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Hong Kong in 48 hours With Kids

We had 48 hours in Hong Kong on our way to Cambodia, and wanted to be sure we hit the ground running with a productive plan.  Hong Kong is such a mixture of old and new, east and west, it makes for a fascinating city visit with delicious dim sum, floating islands, and an incredible skyline. It’s a full assault on your senses…

Swimming with Sharks and Sting Rays in Moorea, Tahiti

Moorea is a simply stunning French Polynesian island… it’s literally the stuff movies are made of (wait, I think a few movies were filmed there actually).  In fact some say it’s the most beautiful island you’ve never heard of. We took the red-eye from LAX on a 9 hour flight.  I’d heard since you do…

Five Interesting Facts About Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is on the bucket list of many travelers, and some might find it daunting to visit with small children…. nope, not us, we didn’t think twice about taking our traveling circus to see this sacred statue…

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…

10 Reasons to Visit Bhutan with Kids

10 reasons to visit Bhutan with kids. We took the scariest flight we have ever taken from Kathmandu into Paro, Bhutan.
We immediately realized Bhutan was a very special place with it’s amazing topography of mountains, forests, rivers, clean air and small population.
Bhutan is the last Himalayan Buddhist kingdom and is sequestered at 2,000m above sea level, has 73% forest cover and…

World’s Scariest Airport: Paro, Bhutan

I was less than thrilled to board a tiny prop plane for our 45 minute flight from Kathmandu to Paro, the international airport of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Drukair operates in an alpine environment with a small fleet, and delays often occur due to weather or other operational issues…

Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

When should you purchase travel insurance and when do you not really need it…

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…

5 reasons to take your kids to third world countries

Our traveling circus hit the road in June, and this time we were headed to Nepal, Bhutan and India. I’m often asked why we choose third world countries, and I always think that’s an interesting question. I mean doesn’t everyone want to visit everywhere in the world in no particular order?!?!?!  Turns out that no they don’t! Sitting on the plane…