Philosopher's Path, Kyoto, Meditation, Artist, Trees, blooming, shrines, temples, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel
I was 9 years old the first time I read Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. This still remains one of my favorite books, no doubt in part, because it left such a lasting impression upon my young mind. The internal dilemma Raskolnikov is tormented with throughout the book is so raw and pointed. The fear, loathing, and guilt is...
Currency in Iceland, Icelandic Money, Krona, Bankers, Economy, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel
The local currency in Iceland is the króna, kr or ISK. Similar to all Scandinavian countries which utilize a version of the krone. Króna translates to crown, a nod to declaring autonomy in 1885 by printing their own banknotes, and ultimately gaining independence from Denmark in 1918.  Iceland is no stranger to the trouble with its currency. From its long...
Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Shrine, Japan, Kyoto, Asia, History, Hiking, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Traveling with kids, family travel,
The Fushimi Inari-Taisha is a wave of blood orange gates that sing a melodious song of loyalty. Each gate is one voice in a chorus singing hymnals to the sky. As the music cascades and swells, it sends the gates soaring like a melody up the mountain side to the god of the mountain Inari. This is the best...
Ice skating, tjorin pond, reykjavik, iceland, city center, ice, snow, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
In the winter, Tjörnin Pond, in the city center of Reykjavik, is a gathering place to play ice hockey and soccer, and to go ice skating. This can be done formally or informally, as there is no where to rent ice skates for the pond. This means you’ll want to either bring your own skates or step out in your boots...
Les Chefs de France, dinner, lunch, Epcot, France, World Showcase, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel
We love Epcot; in fact, Epcot and Disney's Animal Kingdom are our family's favorite parks at Disney World. That might be a little sacrilegious for parents of toddlers to admit, but we love how immersive each park is! These parks are dedicated entirely to the guest experience and to the seclusion of the outside world, more so than any...
miyajima, japan, hiroshima, itsukushima shrine, great otorri, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, ferry,
Miyajima is home to the famous Itsukushima Shrine, the iconic famous shrine that floats on water. This location is considered one of three of the most beautiful sites in the whole of Japan. In addition to the shrine and temple, there are deer covering the island that walk with you and steal all your food, and a gondola ride...
Rafting on the Martha Brae River, Rafting on the Martha Brae, River Rafting in Jamaica, Martha Brae, Jamaica, Falmouth, Yah Mon, Disney Cruise, Excursion, Caribbean, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
Bamboo River Rafting on the Martha Brae River was our favorite excursion when we stopped in Falmouth, Jamaica during our Disney Cruise on the Disney Fantasy. This is not to be confused with white water river rafting, which is typically what comes to mind when we talk about this excursion and everyone’s jaw drops to the floor when we...
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, known locally as the MFA, houses an incredible 450,000 works of art from Gauguin to Monet to Rembrandt, and even a few pieces from Van Gogh. In this three story building you find the Arts of Europe, Arts of the Americas, sculptures, furniture, vases, contemporary pieces, plus a bookstore, and a...
Cancun, Family Hotel in Cancun, All Inclusive Resort in Cancun, Mexico, Hotel Zone, Family Hotel in Cancun, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
We headed to Cancun as a last resort option. A last resort, because Cancun has never been at the top of our list for places I was remotely interested in going. Whenever I think about Cancun all I can think about are spring break bikinis and young adults with extremely poor judgement getting plastered all the livelong day. But,...
Boston Common, First Stop on the Freedom Trail, Freedom Trail with Kids, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
The first stop on the Freedom Trail is Boston Common. This 50 acre park in the center of the city has a playground, visitors center, restaurants and food trucks, frog pond and is adjacent to Boston Public Garden home of the famous swan boats and where Mr. and Mrs. Mallard make their new home with 8 baby ducklings. It...

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