Swimming Primary Activity in Korea
We’ve been looking forward to today for two weeks. Today is the day of the primary activity where the church rented an above ground Dough Boy swimming pool. We promised we would be on time for the first time ever, and we were! Being in South Korea we’ve missed swimming so far this summer, and so we did not want...
Swimming in Korea
We love living in South Korea and are having an amazing time. However, not going to lie, some things are frustrating. Like the language barrier which we are working on but are never going to master in the next six weeks. Then there is the complicated food. Man, I miss just knowing what to order and not being surprised...
Seoul U, Korea
We are spending the entire summer in the city of Incheon, South Korea while Gabriel teaches two summer courses at the Global Campus! Follow along with Week 2 of our Travel Journal while we explore the city, learn the Korean language and live as temporary expats in the land of the morning calm.     Day 8: Puppies and Popsicles! Day 9: Spasis...
Our Perfect Family Day on Jeju Island
We were already sore from so much walking yesterday, but we managed to kick it up a notch today and ended with spending a perfect family day on Jeju Island. Thankfully, we all got a little more sleep. I swapped beds with Gabriel and took the twin bed with the baby. Sounds like a tight fit, but I pushed...
Exploring Waterfalls on Jeju Island with Kids
A double bed and a twin bed is just not enough for a family of six. The twins took the floor mat, I took the double with the squirmy baby discovering her fine motor skills and Daddy shared with Eclair. I was up all night. Every time I heard a grunt, or a deep breath, or heard the bed...
Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
One of the things we love the most about summer is swimming. In fact, at the age of three last year Eclair won the cannonball contest at our local pool in the 6-10 age bracket! Summer just isn’t summer without a picnic poolside, bronzed skin and teaching the babies new mermaid tricks. So, we are struggling a little bit...
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...
Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Disney Water Parks, Florida Water Parks, Walt Disney World, family travel, traveling with kids, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories
Disney offers two themed water parks in Orlando, Florida. Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach. Typhoon Lagoon is the wreckage left as a result of a typhoon that swept through Florida dislodging and disarming boats, trees, slides, fishing gear, surfboards and the like leaving them where Mother Nature thought best. We’ll just save you the trouble and tell you right...
Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground, anaheim, disneyland, good neighbor hotel, hojo, retro family fun, swimming, disney's california adventure, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, traveling standby
The Howard Johnson Anaheim Hotel and Water Playground opened 10 years after Disneyland debuted to the public and was the first good neighbor hotel located in proximity to the park. It’s a five-time winner of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States, and claims to be the #9 family hotel in the entire country. A bewildering...
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,...