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Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal, India

We arrived in Delhi to incredible humid heat, crowds, and thick dust. June is the low season to visit Asia, and the front end of monsoon season, but we barely saw rain at all…

Five Travel Book That Won’t Disappoint

These books are practically falling apart at my house, and have been read many times over as we dream, plan, and long for our next family adventure.  Hopefully this list will inspire you to plan an adventure of your own…

5 Reasons to Visit Machu Picchu with Kids

We woke at 5.30am, caught the train and rode the 4hr journey to Aguas Caliente.   The boys were crabby and not super excited to be woken early, but the sun and excitement soon began to kick in – we were traveling to legendary Machu Picchu with our kids! We boarded the Peru Rail Expedition train and found our seats surprisingly decent. The scenery was…

3 Things You Need to Know About Traveling Nepal With Kids

Our summer adventure finally arrived after tons of research, lists, and checking them twice! We were traveling all over Nepal with kids, and heading from Los Angeles to Kathmandu via Guangzhou, China. Our layover was just long enough to sample the most delicious dim sum for breakfast. The flight into Kathmandu was simply breathtaking with panoramic views of the Himalayas from both sides of the plane. We landed, picked up our Nepalese visa (you’ll save a ton of time if you complete the paperwork online first), and collected our luggage. 

There’s More to the UK than London!

This past Christmas we were planning to visit the UK to spend time with our family then head onto Jordan. Petra is on our bucket list, and after much research, we felt safe traveling there with our family. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. After a terrorist attack on December 18th, the US Embassy issued a warning alerting US citizens to avoid traveling to…