Black Sand Beach, Playa Negra, Vieques, Magnetic Beach, Puerto Rico, family travel, traveling with kids
Short of an indiscernible wooden sign with a small hand drawn arrow pointing towards a narrow staircase heading into the jungle, there is no telltale sign of a beautiful oasis hidden on the other side of a dense jungle. In fact, it’s quite likely if you don’t know what you are looking for you could just as easily miss...
Tragedy on Vacation, Drowning at the Beach, Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
I was completely oblivious to what was going on, until the screaming and the shouting became so loud and overpowering that it was impossible to tune out. The three older kids and I were swimming in the ocean at family beach Balneario El Escambrón. The beach here is protected by a coral reef that creates a half moon circular...
Balneario El Escambron Beach, family beach in san juan, puerto rico, traveling with kids, family travel
A trip to the Caribbean means water, at least for our family. We pack just one or two outfits for the trip and plan on spending the entire time in our swimsuits covered in sand. We might leave for an hour or two to get some food, but all that is second to jumping over waves, digging holes in...
Aerophile Balloon Ride Disney Springs, Hot Air Balloon, Orlando, Florida, Groupon Aerophile, creating family memories, traveling with kids
A huge bucket list item for the Diapers on a Plane Family is taking a hot air balloon ride. We love watching the balloons get filled with helium in the early brisk mornings during the Freedom Days festival in our local town, and then look on in awe as hundreds of balloons take to the skies in succession. Someday...
Peace Memorial Museum, Peace Memorial Hall, Atomic Bomb Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Aftermath of Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, traveling with kids, family travels, creating family memories
No words can really quite convey the experience of witnessing the city of Hiroshima first hand. Though Hiroshima is a proper noun and not a verb, it’s difficult to separate the two as Hiroshima is a place defined by its history. A visit to the Peace Memorial Park will offer you a sobering glimpse into the past as you...
Daiso, Daiso Japan, 100 Yen Stores, Jujo Shopping, Harajuku Takeshita Dori, Shopping in Japan with kids, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
Imagine shopping at the Dollar Tree for something other than an obligatory toddler birthday gift, a toilet scrubber, or candy for the movie theater. Imagine going into the Dollar Tree and finding items you actually want to buy and can use for more than 24 hours! Would you believe me if I told you a place like this actually...
Costa Rican Airbnb, Costa Rica, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
The farmer raises his goats in the countryside allowing them to graze freely and milks them every morning. He sets the milk aside for the local woman who comes each morning to purchase the fresh milk. After picking up the milk from the farmer, she travels down the road to the gardener to pick up strawberries, passion fruit, mangoes...
1900 Park Fare, Grand Floridian, Cinderella, Evil Stepsisters, Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Anastasia, Diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
Drizella will beg for your chocolate cake with her knees practically on the floor droning on and on about how she never gets any sugar, while Anastasia is whining nasally in the most irritating fashion about how her life could not get any worse or more miserable, while simultaneously sticking out her tongue and blowing raspberries at Drizella every...
Xel-ha, Xel-Há, All Inclusive, Xcaret, Mexican Riviera, Water Park, Mexico, family travel, creating family memories, traveling with kids
On our trip to Mexico we toured ruins from infamous Mayan civilizations of yesteryear including Chichen Itza, one of the wonders of the world! We swam in underground caves and sinkholes under the hot Mexican sun. We ate heavenly spiced rice and beans every night!  But, even so, we loved playing at Xel-Há All Inclusive Park almost just as much...
Ek Balam with Kids, Ek Balam, Mayan Ruins, Alma's Lds Tours, Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, Mexican Riviera, Yucatan Peninsula, Playa del Carmen
My eldest sister and I span an age gap of 16 years. Believe it or not, she was a grandma before I even gave birth to Miss Molasses. She has four children (and now one grandbaby), all four married, and all of them went to Mexico on their honeymoon. I loved to snicker about how, of all...

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