Great Wall of China, Beijing, Mutianyu Section, Gondola, Great Wall of China with kids, diapersonaplane, Diapers on a plane, traveling with kids, family travel, creating family memories, china
With over 10 million people visiting the Great Wall of China every year, it’s safe to say this place is on everyone’s bucket list! Remember a few years back when a huge section of the wall crumbled into nothing? If you were like me, you thought: “Gah! If I don’t go now will it even exist by the time...
How Not to Celebrate the 4th of July in Korea as an American Expat
We have had some pretty epic 4th of July celebrations! One year, we flew to NYC to take the kids to the hallmark 5th Avenue FAO Schwarz store for a spontaneous 24 hour trip; another year we spent the summer in Annecy, France and pushed our celebrations out 10 days to match up with Bastille Day; one year, we...
JR, JR Rail Pass, Metro, Subway, Japan, Diapers on a plane, DiapersONAPLANE, traveling with kids, family travel, rush hour japan
The JR trains, or Japan Railway East Company, in Japan are incredible. The network of trains that go in every direction, crisscrossing and weaving with the utmost fluidity, are remarkable. Take the opportunity to walk around the city, and take an elevated crosswalk that crosses above them. You’ll see upwards of 10 lines working their magic. (Even if it...
Hiroshima airbnb, world school, hiroshima, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane,
We didn't know how good we had it. This was our first airbnb experience in Japan, and we didn't fully appreciate the fusion of amenities we were offered. We didn't yet appreciate that traditional Japanese housing offers mats on the floor instead of mattresses, paper for walls, a soaking tub with a bucket instead of a shower, and hand...
Otani Mausoleum ,Cemetary, Buddhism, Monks, Primal Vow, Traveling with kids, Family travel, Diapersonaplane, Diapers On A Plane, Japan, Kyoto
From the long path leading up to the steep stone staircase this site begs to be examined. We found this beautiful residence on a detour. We had planned two days of touring temples and shrines, having mapped them along a specified route. As we were walking up the street, we couldn’t help but stop due to how intriguing the...
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...
Pick pocketed in japan, shinjuku, Don Quixote, safe travels, lesson learned, Tokyo, Japan
Shopping in Japan means having a bunch of cash on you at all times because hardly any business takes credit cards. So, what happens when you lose all your cash and all your credit cards in one fail swoop? What happens when you lose your wallet? How do find lost and found in a foreign country where you don't...
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...
Arisugawa, Arisugawa-no-miya Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Tokyo, Japan, Playground, Library
The 16 acre Arisugawa-no-Miya Memorial Park located amidst the hectic Japanese streets offers a tranquil break from the mad rush of everyday life in Tokyo. Beyond the statues, streams, waterfalls and walking trails, within its grounds is a three tiered children’s playground and the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. It's a wonderful place for families to read, play, and take...
mt. Misen, miyajima, japan, hiroshima, itsukushima shrine, great otorri, traveling with kids, family travel, diapersonaplane, diapers on a plane, ferry, gondola, hiking, views
There is no shortage of things to do on Miyajima. You can play with deer, visit the Itsukushima Shrine and Grand Otorri gate, eat fresh oysters, go hiking, play on the beach, visit the aquarium, explore the neighborhoods and streets, take a gondola ride high into the mountains, and hike up Mt. Misen. It is a children's playground! ► Ranking:...