Boston, Massachusetts, History, Founding, Constitution, World School, History, America, First City, 1630, Freedom Trail, Diapersonaplane, Diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
We unequivocally fell in love with Boston, Massachusetts. This is a city that honors and celebrates its revolutionary past, onward looking towards the future, and respects all those who come to bear witness of what was created here. The Italians in the North End, the Irish in the Back Bay and the American’s have all come together to shed...
destination: norway, tromso, kirkenes, oslo, restaurants, things to do, christmas in norway, husky dog sledding, dog sledding, Tromsø, Villmarkssenter, Authentic Scandinavia, Hurtigruten, puppies, snow, ice, polar night, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family adventures, flying standby
After chasing down the Northern Lights unsuccessfully in Iceland four years ago, this unfulfilled dream of ours has never left the forefront of our thoughts. When we read that Tromsø was the one place on Earth where the Northern Lights appeared more than anywhere else in the world, Norway soared to the top of our adventure list. We immediately...
King's Chapel, King's Chapel and Burying Ground, Boston, Massachusetts, Grave Site, Grave markers, cemetery, Revolution, Sons of Liberty, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
Going to church in the King's Chapel is like flying first class in a private suite on a fancy airplane. This is the way to do church. Rather than sitting in long rowed pews, you have a designated pew; and not just a pew but a square cushioned cubicle. We can just imagine how much more pleasant church would...
Massachusetts New State House, Massachusetts State House, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Boston Shoreline, Freedom Trail, Boston, Freedom Trail with Kids, Massachusetts, History of Boston, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
At the top of the hill at Boston Common you can’t miss the New Massachusetts State House with her 23K gold gilded round dome roof. In 1795 Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and William Scollay watched as 15 white horses, one for each state in the Union, pulled the cornerstone up the hill containing a time capsule. It was first...
Duck Tours, Duck Tour, DUKW, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, boston, massachusetts, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, charles river, boat, car, tours, history
While touring the Kuranda rainforest in Cairns, Australia (post coming soon) we had our first encounter with the DUKW. This is an amphibious vehicle that puts the all terrain, in all terrain. DUKW is not an acronym, like you might think, it’s actually the manufacturer's factory serial letters. This bad boy can cover any swath of land you throw...
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Emperor, Japan, Kyoto, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
For all the hooplah about walking the grounds where the once Emperor of Japan once ruled his kingdom before moving the palace to Tokyo, there sure isn’t much to see. The Kyoto Imperial Palace located in the southern part of the city is nearest to the Imadegawa JR Station. It offers entrance for guests to freely walk the grounds...
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...
Rengeoin Sanjusangendo Temple, Family, japan, Asia Family travel, kids, Kyoto
The Rengeoin Sanjusandgendo Temple is the famous temple of 1001 life sized statues of Kannon Bodhisattva. Kannon resides in the center of the temple flanked on each side by 500 bodisatvas in 10 columns of 50. Rengeoin means Temple of the Lotus while Sanjusangendo literally means hall of with 33 spaces between columns, significant because Kannon has the ability...
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...
Kodaiji Zen Garden, Shrine, Big Buddha, Kyoto, Japan, Asia, Gokoku Shrine, Ryozen Graveyard, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane
During our time in Kyoto we had one objective, and that was to visit as many shrines and temples as possible, including all the really grand and magnificent ones. We discovered while searching out the shrines and temples we wanted to visit, that there are hundreds of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. In fact, Kyoto is home to over...

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