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...
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
Of all the truly incredible adventures we participated in during our family Christmas trip to Norway, from our spiritual excursion to witness the Northern Lights in Kirkenes, to the authentically cultural journey through the North Cape on the Hurtigruten, to celebrating a Norwegian Christmas in Oslo, our most magical experience was our husky dog sledding ride through the snow...
Northern Lights, Viewing the Northern Lights in Norway, Seeing the Northern Lights as a Family, Norway, Kirkenes, Russian Border, Family Adventure, Diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, misadventures of a standby traveling family, family travel, traveling with kids
When we settled on chasing the Northern Lights in Norway for our Christmas celebrations we took a lot of time to prepare. Even frantically so. We read about using our camera, seeking them out, where to go, how to go, when to go, including seeing them at Christmas, how to dress, how the weather affected chances of seeing them,...
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...
Granary Burial Ground, Granary 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
Across the street from the Granary Burying Ground is Beantown Pub. For some reason, a joke we heard about the pub runs through my head everytime I think about this site: “This is the only place you can get a cold Sam Adams while looking at the cold Sam Adams.” I don’t know that it’s particularly funny, but it’s...
Park Street Church, Social Justice, 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 time of completion in 1809, the Park Street Church was the tallest structure in Boston. The steeple itself stood 217 feet tall. Until the year 1867 no matter where you stood in the city, or if you arrived from the water, you would be able to see the steeple of the church. Today, the steeple is a...
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...
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...
Freedom Trail, Boston, Freedom Trail with Kids, Massachusetts, History of Boston, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
Stretching throughout the city of Boston and across the Charles River Bridge is a conspicuous brick path winding through the center of the sidewalk. This is the Freedom Trail. It doesn’t require a map, or a how to guide; it’s easy to follow and impossible to miss. It charts the course of the early settlers of Boston and the...
Great Wall of China, Beijing, Mutianyu Section, Gondola, Great Wall of China with kids, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories, china
With over 10 million people visiting the Great Wall of China every year, it’s safe to say this place is on everyone’s bucket list! Remember a few years back when a huge section of the wall crumbled into nothing? If you were like me, you thought: “Gah! If I don’t go now will it even exist by the time...
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