travelwithkids

Western Wall: The Heart of Jerusalem

At the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City is the Western Wall. This often called the Wailing Wall, but you will never hear a Jew use this name as it is considered highly offensive.  This name was coined by non-Jews who occupied Israel, mocking the pain of the Jews who wept at the Western Wall after the ancient Jewish Temple was destroyed by…

Top Ten Travel Tips

I’ve been traveling over 45 years. 26 years with hot hubby, and almost 18 years as a family. We’ve visited six continents and over 50 countries. I feel pretty confident we’ve learned some core travel tips along the way…

Penguin Place : Dunedin, New Zealand

Penguin Place is located in Dunedin, and is not easy to get to, but was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand.  Dunedin lies on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, and is covered with beaches and wide open spaces. It’s a massive open space of land where the weather can change in a minute. The…

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…

8 Reasons To Fall In Love With Santorini, Greece

Our travels have taken us many gorgeous places, but the Greek island of Santorini – with skies and oceans so blue it dazzles the eyes – was simply magical.  Santorini is probably the most instantly recognizable Greek island, with dramatic cliffs, jaw-dropping blue domed buildings and pristine whitewashed buildings. The fantastic food, stunning panoramic views, romantic sunsets and beautiful beaches, made it a truly…

6 Must-See Places In Morocco

Morocco is a true feast of all of senses and provides adventure, culture, history and nature. The food, the colors, the spices, the smells, and the scenery were unforgettable.  We drove around the whole country, and here are some of our must-see places…

4 Reasons To Visit Chengdu, China

Chengdu is the vibrant and beautiful capital of Sichuan, and is known for its relaxed vibe and amazing food.  It’s also home to the only research center in the world that focuses on the endangered giant panda. We decided to spend 3 days in Chengdu to explore the city…

5 Best Things To Do In Xian, China

Xi’an is a great place to spend a weekend.  It’s only 4.5 hours by train from Beijing or a short 1 hour flight. Xi’an is located in north central China, and is on many lists as a ‘Must Visit’ city in China…

Cambodia: Drive from Phnom Penh To Siem Reap

We LOVED LOVED LOVED Cambodia.  We loved the people.  We loved the country.  We loved learning there’s so much more to Cambodia than Angkor Wat (we’ll get to that later) and the Khmer Rouge…

Brazil: 6 Things To Do In Rio With Kids

We visited Rio when our boys were 5 and 8 years old and we had a blast.  We’d heard that Rio wasn’t safe and was crowded, but we found the city and the people to be fun, safe, and very kid-friendly.  Here are our favorite things to see in Rio…