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Visit Hong Kong With Kids in 48 Hours

Hong Kong is a mixture of old and new, east and west. It is a fascinating city with delicious dim sum, floating islands, and an incredible skyline. Only have 2 days to spend in Hong Kong on a layover? Here are the 5 best things to do in Hong Kong with kids if you only have 48 hours…

Swimming with Sharks and Sting Rays in Moorea, Tahiti

Discover the untouched beauty of Moorea with kids. It’s the hidden gem of French Polynesia. It’s a simply stunning island near Tahiti… Visit with your kids, swim with sharks, and feed some stingrays, too…

Christ the Redeemer: Five Interesting Facts

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. Here are some interesting facts about Christ the Redeemer…

Five Travel Books 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 Family Travel Insurance for Your Next Trip?

When should you purchase travel insurance for a family trip, and when do you not really need travel insurance? Let’s consider both options for trips and family vacations…

5 Reasons to Visit Machu Picchu With Kids

Waking before the birds to catch the 5:30 AM train from Cusco, our journey to Aguas Calientes was a cocktail of crabby kids, stunning landscapes, and the unmatched anticipation of setting foot in Machu Picchu. Despite early morning grumbles, the promise of adventure (and perhaps the sight of a llama or two) soon had everyone wide-eyed; proving once again that the best family…

5 Reasons to Travel to Developing Countries with Kids

Our traveling circus is hitting the road again, and this time we’re headed to Nepal, Bhutan and India. I’m often asked why we travel to developing countries with kids, 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…

There’s More to the UK than London!

We decided to spend our time driving around areas of England that are often overlooked. It was quite liberating to have no hotels arranged and no itinerary, we saw a lot of the UK outside of London…