international

Shark Diving in Cape Town: 11 Things to Know

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…

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…

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…

Visit Nepal with Kids: 3 Great Places to See

Discover the wonders of Nepal with kids. From the stunning Himalayan views to the warm Nepalese hospitality, this family-friendly adventure will create memories to last a lifetime…

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…