Lego Discovery Center, Atlanta, Georgia, Legos, Kids, Family Travel, Traveling with Kids
Here’s a little bit of worldschooling word math for you. A family of 6 goes go The Lego Discovery Center and pays $22.95 each; and that’s with the discount. The baby is free. The experience is worth an approximate $10 value per child at best, and Mom and Dad should be free to sit around and wait for the...
Bioluminescent Bay with kids, mosquito bay, vieques, puerto rico, abe's snorkeling and bio bay tours, traveling with kids, family travel
Bioluminescent Bay is a like a fairy tale come to life where magic flows straight from your fingertips and metamorphoses into a million twinkling stars submerged underwater. Contained only by the natural barrier of the mangrove trees the luminary creatures create a singular habitat full of awe and mischief. The experience of Bioluminescent Bay transcends earthly explanation; it is...
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...
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...
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...
Chichen Itza, Mexico, Mayan Ruins, Yucatan Peninsula, Alma Tours, Diapersonplane, Diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids, creating family memories
Not one, but two of the Wonders of the World revolve around lost and abandoned cities of Mayan civilization. One being in Peru: Machu Picchu, and the other in Mexico: Chichen Itza. These civilizations had complex and layered pyramid shaped temples, miles of networked roads that connected each city, and the summer and winter solstice each year manifest celestial...
Alma's LDS Tours, Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Ik Kil, Guided Mayan Tours, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, family travel, traveling with kids
It’s practically impossible to think of Mexico and not think of Chichen Itza. Mayan Ruins and Mexico are fairly synonymous with one another, and Chichen Itza is the most famous of them all. It’s even one of the Wonders of the World. So obviously, it was on our ‘must do’ list of adventures during our recent trip. We also...
Cenote Ik Kil, Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mayan Ruins, Sinkhole, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories
One of the stops during our guided tour with Alma’s LDS Tours was the cenote Ik Kil, even though our time was short. We spent a long time at Ek Balam and Chichen Itza with no complaints. The fascination of these ruins were too compelling to tear ourselves away, so we had just 30 minutes to spend the last...