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9 Tips for Stress-Free Airline Travel With Kids

We travel on airlines often.  Hot Hubby is an American Airline Million Miler, and I’m pretty darn close myself.  In fact during Sebastian’s second year of life we lived in Dublin for a year, and he flew 100,000 miles in one year!  However, airline travel with kids requires massive preparation and is rife with potential hiccups and worries.  Here are…

Top 5 Reasons To Visit Lhasa, Tibet

Tibet is one of the most interesting places we have ever visited.  We have all seen the oppression from the Chinese government on TV, but to see and witness it first hand was fascinating, if not a little unsettling…

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…

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…

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…

There’s More to the UK than London!

Growing up in the UK, our family holidays were spent traveling to European countries such as Spain, Italy, France, and Switzerland. Everything is just so darn close in Europe. I suppose this is where my love of travel and adventure originated. Fast forward to marriage and children, and the first thing we did at their birth was to apply for dual citizenship. We did this not only to get into the shortest possible immigration line when traveling (this totally works!), but to also give them the opportunity to live and travel in a country other than the good ole US of A should they choose.