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Cairo: 7 Reasons To Visit Now

Cairo has been on our travel bucket list for years, but the timing was never right. The instability of the 2011 and 2013 revolutions felt too unpredictable and dangerous to take our young children. Egypt received ample negative publicity since 2011, but despite the turbulent past, we were excited to stop in Cairo on our 2018 trip to the Middle East and take in the…

Petra: Five Reasons to Visit Now

Petra has been on our bucket list for years, but the timing never seemed quite right. There’s NO doubt in our minds why Petra is considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world after our recent visit!  We loved Petra! The pictures do not do it justice. Gorgeous. Impressive. I could go on and on. The site is much bigger than…

Tips For Camping In The Sahara Desert With Kids

Trekking to a camp site in the middle of the Sahara Desert via camel, and sleeping in a tent under the milky way in the dead silence,  was one of the most memorable and magical experiences ever.  Definitely the highlight of our Morocco trip and was literally the stuff movies and dreams are made of…

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…

Ten Cool Facts About Easter Island’s Moai Statues

The mystery surrounding Easter Island’s massive Moai statues is what brings most visitors.  There are many theories, but it is still unknown today exactly why they were carved or how these massive stones were transported around the island. 1. The Moai statues on Easter Island all face inward Legend has it that the Polynesian people who built the Moai – the Rapa Nui…

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…

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…

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…