Renting a Car in Panama
It only takes once to read about bus drivers getting bonuses for not killing passengers to run the other way. But even knowing that, in the end, public transportation might have been a better choice than the hell we experienced being stranded on the side of the road for 5 hours after renting a car in Panama.  And then there...
Boat on the Panama Canal
We traveled 44,986 miles in 2019, and finally after a decade of travel are starting to understand the allure of luxury travel. It’s not just about nice accommodations and being pampered, it’s about vacation not feeling like work. When you travel as much as we do, sometimes vacations just feel like a burden. The groceries, the cleaning, the cooking... If you...
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Our most magical experience during our family trip to Scandinavia was Husky dog sledding in Norway through the snow blanketed fields of Tromsø. Truly, we had some incredible experiences in the land of Trolls - a spiritual excursion to witness the Northern Lights in Kirkenes, an authentically cultural journey through the North Cape on the Hurtigruten, and even celebrating...
How to behave inside a tiny Japanese shower as a giant foreigner is probably not a question you ever thought you'd need to google search. But here you are. Standing face to face with a shower nozzle positioned lower than your belly button and a large square box as deep as your shoulders.  This is different.  But don't worry. We are...
Sinpo International Market
Traditions at Sinpo International Market date all the way back to 1885! As a result of political division, wars and unrest immigrants from Japan, China, Russia and even America settled in Korea. Locals took advantage of the growing population, and began selling vegetables in an open market. Over the next 100 years, this small and simple market grew to become...
Girls Enjoying the Little Snowie 2 the Best Shaved Ice Machine
The most amazing thing we discovered in South Korea is Bingsu. Now I know I use superlatives a lot, but this time it's 100% worthy. Bingsu is Korean Shaved Ice. No,... it's next level shaved ice and you're about to find out just what that means. Get ready, because this article is going to change your life. We are going to...
Wolmi Theme Park Rides
If you want to throw away $30 we could recommend far better ways to do it. Wolmi Theme Park is like a miniature, run down, vacant Coney Island with no beach access, and then imagine something even worse. Wolmido Island is highly touted on everyone’s “Top 10 Things you Can’t Miss in Incheon, South Korea” but for our family...
Half Day DMZ Tour with Kids
There was no way we were going to come to Seoul, South Korea and be within 30 miles of North Korea and not cross the border into the land of no return and the most secluded country on the planet. Today we traveled on a Half Day Korea DMZ Tour to North Korea with our kids; twin 8 year...
dream city in korea
Korean Fried Chicken is the number one thing that draws people from all over the world to visit this tiny peninsula the size of the state of Indiana. Okay, maybe I'm just speaking for our family, but there is nothing like Korean Fried Chicken anywhere else on the planet! It's perfectly spicy while also balancing a sweetness that punches your...
Bamdokkaebi Night Market with Kids
We continued our bug eating adventures on Day 45 in Seoul, South Korea by the Han River at Bamdokkaebi Night Market. Bamdokkaebi Night Market is a lively family friendly market that includes local sellers, dozens of food trucks, live music, a water play area and beautiful views. It is located inside Yeouido Hangang Park along the Han River. Day 45...