Rengeoin Sanjusangendo Temple, Family, japan, Asia Family travel, kids, Kyoto
The Rengeoin Sanjusandgendo Temple is the famous temple of 1001 life sized statues of Kannon Bodhisattva. Kannon resides in the center of the temple flanked on each side by 500 bodisatvas in 10 columns of 50. Rengeoin means Temple of the Lotus while Sanjusangendo literally means hall of with 33 spaces between columns, significant because Kannon has the ability...
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...
Dos Ojos, Cenote, Mexico, Cancun, Mexican Riviera, Swimming, Family Adventure, diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane, creating family memories, family travel, traveling with kids, cenotes in Mexico, cenotes for families,
We wasted the day lazily away at Tulum, enjoying every minute soaking up the historical scenery, architecture and powerful location of the most important trade post in the Mayan civilization of the 13th century and didn’t want to stop swimming in the shadow of El Castillo, but nearby was Dos Ojos. Dos Ojos: The cenote with two eyes. We don’t...
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...
Kyoto Imperial Palace, Emperor, Japan, Kyoto, Traveling with kids, Family Travel, Diapers on a plane, diapersonaplane
For all the hooplah about walking the grounds where the once Emperor of Japan once ruled his kingdom before moving the palace to Tokyo, there sure isn’t much to see. The Kyoto Imperial Palace located in the southern part of the city is nearest to the Imadegawa JR Station. It offers entrance for guests to freely walk the grounds...
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...
Moab Giants, Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Museum, Dinosaur Playground, diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating memories
Moab Giants is a Dinosaur Museum in Utah, and it is a big deal. Like, both literally and figuratively. You can see the literal giant dinosaurs from the highway every time you drive through the town of Moab on your way to Arches National Park. They look real, and they look incredible. Figuratively, they look like they are going...
miyajima, japan, hiroshima, itsukushima shrine, great otorri, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, ferry,
Miyajima is home to the famous Itsukushima Shrine, the iconic famous shrine that floats on water. This location is considered one of three of the most beautiful sites in the whole of Japan. In addition to the shrine and temple, there are deer covering the island that walk with you and steal all your food, and a gondola ride...
Toy Story 4 at the Movies in South Korea
Today we went to the movies to see Toy Story 4, which sounds simple, doesn't it? As an Expat in Korea, everything is complicated. If you think going to the movies in South Korea is simple, you are so wrong. Not just wrong, but so wrong. It doesn’t help that we don’t speak the language and that we are notorious for...
Venice Canals in Songdo
Much of the artificial city of Songdo, South Korea is modeled or recreated after famous landmarks located in other parts of the world. Incheon’s Central Park is a fair comparison to Manhattan. The Songdo Convention Center is supposed to resemble Australia’s Opera House, and from the right angle it's spot on. But I haven't even been to Venice, and I...