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...
Christmas in Iceland, celebration, Christmas, Scandinavia, Iceland, Reykjavik, Ice, Snow, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
Iceland has intrigued us ever since Gabriel first graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree, and he applied for a job at CCP Games in Reykjavik. We were enamored by the idea of walking outside to go snowboarding, writing books in the summer twilight, and that crime is so low even the police don’t carry guns. Sadly, Gabriel didn’t get this...
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...
Salem, Massachusetts, Tales & Tombstones, Haunted Trolley Ride, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids,
Salem, Massachusetts didn’t prove to be quite what we expected. During our trip to Boston, we carved out a day to spend touring the most iconic Halloween destination in America. Rather than festive Halloween celebrations, however, we found little more than a torture chamber of silliness. While we infinitely enjoyed learning about the history of Salem, and touring the...
Frankenstein's Castle, Salem, Massachusetts, Witch Village, Haunted House, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, creating family memories, traveling with kids, family travel
Please, explain to me how Frankenstein’s Castle is voted Salem’s Best Haunted House? What exactly were the criteria for elements of judging? Are there no other Haunted Houses within driving distance to choose from? Was judging completed by kindergartners? Was the judging based solely off of Frankenstein Haunted Houses? Maybe it was up against other Haunted Houses that have...
Old Burying Point Cemetery, Salem, Massachusetts, Halloween, Haunted, Witch City, Salem Witches, Hanging Tree, Hanging Judge, Tombstones, Diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, creating family memories, family travel
Neither Boston nor Salem, are lacking in the old cemeteries department. Both cities have numerous burial grounds for key players in the early colonial era and American revolution. The tombstones are thin, frail and lean with the wind, they are difficult to read and have unique puritan etchings on them. They are fascinating and remarkable and contain a sense...
Salem Massachusetts Halloween
The Witch Dungeon Museum is just one of the witch attractions from which to choose from in the wich of Salem, Massachusetts also known as Witch City. There is also the Witch History Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, the Witch House, Salem Witch Village, Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers, Salem Witch Hunt Film & Tours, the Witchery,...
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Halloween, Candy, Decorations, Party, Characters, Diapers on a plane, Diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids
It’s no secret we love Halloween. It was my Grandmother’s favorite holiday, and she passed on her love for it to me. Our family copied her idea for a black Halloween tree with eyeballs for ornaments, a papier-mâché undead bride sits on our mantle, we’ve already made festive cupcakes with blood spilling out of them, and we have spiderwebs completely...