Up close with Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village

New Zealand has so much to offer tourists, from scenic hikes (“tramps”) to beautiful beaches to world-class vineyards. But one element that sets Aotearoa (“the land of the long white cloud”) apart from all the other countries of the world is the presence and integration of the indigenous Maori culture. From the moment we landed … Read more

Glass Bottom Boat Whitianga: Exploring the beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

The Coromandel Peninsula was one of our family’s favorite areas of the North Island of New Zealand. There are so many things to do in Coromandel that we could have stayed much longer than five days we spent. But one activity really stands out for our family as our favorite activity: our Coromandel tour with … Read more

A delectable family cooking class in Buenos Aires, Argentina

family cooking class in buenos aires

The smell of sautéed onions, bell peppers and garlic filled the kitchen. Our children 6 and 3 years old were laughing wearing their chef’s hats and aprons as Norma guided them gently through the process of forming and filling their own homemade empanadas. As a parent, it was a pleasure watching their little hands form … Read more