familytraveltips

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…

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. 

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!

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…