Harbor Sweets, Salem, Massachusetts, Chocolate, Harbor Sweets Chocolate, Factory Tour, cleandiaper, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories, things to do in salem
My very first job, at 16 years old, was at See’s Candies in Portland, Oregon at the Lloyd Center Mall. I loved it so much I transferred to the store in Orem, Utah during college, and when Gabriel and I were married came back to my job at Lloyd Center. Eating bon bons all day? That's the life. Especially,...
Blue Boar Inn, Midway, Utah, Romance, Overnight, Literary Figures, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
It began the way the best stories always do, with a boy and a girl who fell in love. In the 1950's, Jay and Sandy Niederhauser met on a street corner in Salt Lake City, Utah. More in love now than they were in 1959, the couple has now spent over 50 years together. Today the couple spend their days...
Golden Circle, Iceland, Strokkur, Thingveillir, Gullfoss Waterfall, driving, snow, ice, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane
When we traveled to Iceland, during the middle of December and the dark of winter, we had to pick our activities deliberately. With approximately four hours of daylight we couldn’t see everything, it just wasn’t mathematically or cosmically possible. The Golden Circle is 300 kilometers of Iceland’s most popular sites and attractions, including incredible sites that you can’t find...
Volcano House, Iceland, Eyjafyallajokull, Reykjavik, Christmas in Iceland, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
The Volcano House in the city center of Reykjavik doesn’t sell batteries, but they are open on Christmas Day. They are the only place we could find open on Christmas Day in Iceland, when my insulin pump ran out of batteries and we were desperate. That is just the how of why we came to the Volcano House, (you...
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...
Laugardalslaug, Winter Swimming, Geothermal Pools, Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland with kids, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
Believe it or not, Iceland wasn’t the last time we went winter swimming. There is something entirely primal about confronting below freezing weather in your skivvies and jumping into a slightly less cold pool. It kick-starts your heart, makes your bones jump and fills your lungs with the breath of a dragon. Swimming is a natural pastime in Iceland,...
Blue Lagoon, Iceland, Christmas in Iceland, Geothermal, Lava Rocks, Swimming, Winter Swimming, Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
My birthday falls two days before Christmas. It is on December 23, the eve of Christmas Eve. My mom left the hospital immediately after I was born to come home to take care of her five other kids and create the magical Christmas they expected to have. Growing up, Christmas was always a very enchanting time in our household....
Fjörukráin Viking Restaurant, Christmas Buffet, Christmas Market, Viking Village, Traditional Icelandic Christmas, Christmas in Iceland, skate, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, Christmas Village of Hafnarfjörður & Christmas Buffet at Fjörukráin Viking Restaurant
When we visit a new place, we love living as the locals do - participating in local customs, eating the native foods, walking through their neighborhoods, and everything else. When we came to Iceland for Christmas, we wanted to have an Icelandic Christmas. We wanted to eat skate on Þorláksmessa, (dish of putrefying shark), and reindeer on Christmas. We...
Hallgrímskirkja, Views, Christmas in Iceland, celebration, Christmas, Scandinavia, Iceland, Reykjavik, Ice, Snow, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
Hallgrímskirkja Church, erected high on the hill in the city of Reykjavik, brags of her immense beauty, as she can be seen from nearly any point within the city. She stands as a beacon, with the wings of the church flanking her towering peak and resembling the pipes inside her. Yet, the exquisite beauty of Hallgrímskirkja is nothing compared...
Iceland, Christmas in Iceland, Reykjavik, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon, Strokker, Thingvillar, Iceskating, Winter Swimming, Continental Divide, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, Creating Family Memories, Family Travel, Traveling with kids
Iceland is one of the most intriguing places we’ve ever been. It was unique unto itself, and the culture was fascinating. The way that the people in Iceland honor the land, and the sea, and they way that they celebrate life and respect their ancient beliefs of Norse mythology was compelling to be a part of. We were treated...
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