international

8 things to know before Shark Diving in Cape Town

We debated shark cage diving for an upcoming South Africa trip. The boys desperately wanted to do it, and the mom voice in my head said ‘are you f-ing crazy?!?’ Regardless, at our family meeting, I was outvoted and we had shark cage diving as a line item on our South African itinerary.  Read what happened…

8 reasons Tavarua Island will steal your heart

We’re often asked what our favorite place is we’ve visited, and it’s so hard to answer… there are the city trips, the wonders of the world, the exotic trips…. BUT…. If you had one place to visit in your lifetime and asked me where to go…. I’d absolutely tell you to RUN not walk to our heart shaped heaven, Tavarua Island…

5 Reasons to Visit Easter Island Now

We knew visiting the Moai sites on Easter Island would be breathtaking, however, seeing them in person was truly a spiritual experience…

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…

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. 

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.