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...
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...
Subway in Korea with kids
Korea is one of the most child friendly countries we’ve ever been to. Children are welcomed everywhere and doted on at every opportunity. A trip to Korea with kids means becoming accustomed to restaurant owners grabbing our baby and taking her so we can have a peaceful dinner, strangers asking to take photos of our family while giggling and...
Driving a Car in Mexico, Driving in Mexico, Yucatan peninsula, riviera maya, cenotes, adventures in mexico, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
Should you Drive in Mexico? The answer is unequivocally yes! Just like you should definitely Rent a Car in Mexico, (see Part 1), you should absolutely explore Mexico outside of the tourist zones of Cancun and Playa del Carmen. You may have to take your nerves to the gym to pump some iron in advance, because driving in Mexico can...
Temporary Chinese Transit Visa, 72 Hour, 144 Hour, Visa Free China, Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Shanghai Disneyland, Toy Story Hotel Shanghai, Asia, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
Have you ever wanted to go see the Great Wall of China, or visit Shanghai Disneyland without having to pay an extra $1,000 in Chinese Travel Visa's? You can. And, it's easy. We're going to show you how in 2 easy steps. Buy a ticket to a different country than the one you flew in from, within 72...
Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
Koreans love indoor public bath houses. Totally nude public bath houses. I walked into the women’s dressing room with my three little daughters and wanted to walk immediately out. This is what to expect inside a Korean Jjimjilbang with kids! Spasis: Korean Jjimjilbang Bathhouse I felt completely out of place, uncomfortable, and culture shock pressing down on my typically outgoing and willing...
Chinatown in Korea
No matter where you are in the world, or what nationality you hail from, there is just something comforting about a Chinatown. You can count on it in every city, from San Francisco to Incheon, Korea. Excellent Chinese food, red and gold decorations with dragons spewing fire, and a language that makes most foreigners sure the locals are gossiping...
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...
Swimming Primary Activity in Korea
We've been looking forward to today for two weeks. Today is the day of the LDS primary activity in Korea where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints rented an above ground Dough Boy swimming pool! This is one of the best primary activities I've ever been to! It was so well thought out and planned, and...
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,...