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Panama Day Trips: Monkey Island, Panama

Two seas, two species of mischievous Panama monkeys, two types of lazy sloths, two ferry transits across the Panama Canal, two excellent guides… and all in one day. Far and away, the highlight of our family visit to Panama City was the “ocean to ocean” tour with Panama Day Trips to visit Monkey Island, Panama. […]

All-inclusive Bocas del Toro hotel: Al Natural Resort

If your family is looking for a true getaway to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect to each other, Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro, Panama is the place to be. We were thrilled when Bocas del Toro all-inclusive Al Natural Resort, one of the leading luxury eco-resorts on the island, invited us to be […]

Kids activities in Scottsdale and Phoenix

The Phoenix area holds a special place in our hearts – I’ve visited at least a dozen times since my aunt and uncle moved there two decades ago, and in many ways it feels like a second home. We have collectively experienced the city through many lenses: as a teen visiting with family, on my […]

Where to stay in Flagstaff: Little America Flagstaff review

Frequent readers of this blog will know that our family generally chooses vacation rental apartments when we travel. We like the space and the feeling of homeyness. But when I was looking into places to stay in Flagstaff for our visit to the Grand Canyon on our big road trip, I kept coming back to […]

Spain in winter: Why Spain should be your next winter holiday destination

While your friends make their plans to join the masses on sandy beaches or charming-but-packed Northern European Christmas markets, imagine yourself strolling through sunny Sevilla surrounded by locals enjoying the quiet holidays or taking in Guernica in Madrid after just a few minutes’ wait. Welcome to Spain in winter! Our family’s winter visit to Spain […]

Under the Tuscan Sun: Fine Wine Tasting Tours and Lunch at Avignonesi

All it takes is five minutes driving through the Tuscan countryside before you realize that this place is much more stunning than the pictures you see online. Rolling hills and small towns dot the region. The sun radiates down on beautiful lush green landscape as far as the eye can see.  Much has already been […]

Paris with kids: 5 tips for an amazing family trip to Paris

Usually when families think of kid-friendly vacations, theme parks and all-inclusive resorts are the first options that come to mind. Those trips with kids have their place, but if your heart sings at the thought of exploring Europe with kids, I have one piece of advice to offer: DO IT.   We’ve gone on many […]

Choosing Wings: Our family gap year and trip around the world

We love so many things about our family’s life in LA. We are surrounded by an amazing network of family, we have wonderful friends, we are deeply involved in a religious community that we love, the weather is usually amazing and the list of activities is never-ending. But as you might imagine, life in the […]

Family-friendly British Columbia: Things to do in Vancouver with kids and day trips from Vancouver

We love Vancouver! Now that that’s out of the way. Vancouver (and the rest of British Columbia) has so much to offer families – a mix of city life, quiet leafy streets for strolling, restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, and more outdoor activities than you could ever tackle on one trip. We love […]

How to sail Croatia in style

We always love exploring coastal regions by boat, and the beautiful blue waters of the Adriatic Sea off of Croatia provide an ideal adventure for our family trip! While there are many options for sailing and kayaking in Croatia, we hooked up with Opcija Tours, based in Split, for our private charter.   “Wait, did […]

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