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I have to admit, I’ve been putting off visiting Venice for YEARS because I didn’t want the crowds to ruin our experience. And, yes, Venice is very congested. But if you can bare the swarms of tourists until the evening hours…this city is utterly magical! Here is a brief glimpse into our evenings exploring this […]

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Back in June of 2023, we spent roughly 3 weeks exploring the Dolomites, Liechtenstein, Bavarian Alps, Austrian Alps and the Julian Alps of Slovenia . We actually kicked off our summer trip with six nights in Bologna/Venice before we headed north into the Alps. (You can easily switch this portion out in the itinerary for […]

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We aren’t big on gifts but we are big on “gifting experiences!” This kiddo checked off a huge bucket list item—Lamborghini Museum! This was the main reason we started our summer trip in Bologna and he said it was one of the best days of his life! I was even was able to purchase him […]

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Buongiorno! We kicked off our summer 2023 European adventures in Bologna, Italy. Bologna is world-famous for its immense cultural, historical and artistic heritage. Breathtaking churches, museums and gardens, the famous porticoes and medieval squares, not to mention the delicious Bolognese cuisine which is known and acclaimed worldwide. It’s one of the lesser touristy cities, but […]

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WE HIKED THE OUTER RIM OF A VOLCANO…our daughter yelled from the top! We are always looking for new places to explore and hike and Panum Crater was pretty darn cool in you are in the Mammoth Lakes area! Did you know that one of the largest super volcanoes (Long Valley Caldera) in the world […]

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Bogotá has more street art per square meter than almost any other city in the world. What better way to explore this amazing city than by bike! We booked a graffiti bike tour with Bogotá Bike Tours which turned out to be a 6hr bike tour (nearly 9 miles)! The street artists drew their inspiration […]

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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground Roman Catholic Church, and one of the Seven Wonders of Colombia for its uniqueness and historical significance. The church was built within the tunnels of a 2000 meters long salt mine in a halite mountain near the Colombian town of Zipaquirá. The cathedral is now a popular […]

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Capturing wonderful family moments has always been very important to me. So, I arranged to have Flytographer photograph our family during our visit. Our photographer used history and humor to engage our kids, while navigating us through the tight picturesque streets and squares of Bogotá.  So very grateful to show our kids this great big […]

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Unlike the cuisine of other countries, Colombian fare can be broken down into six distinctive regional cooking styles: Amazonian, Andean, Caribbean, Insular, Orinoco and Pacific. As the capital city, Bogotá captures elements from all these regional cuisines to create a dining scene full of wonderful dishes and drinks. Here are a few you must try! […]

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We spent a week in heart of Colombia during the kids’ spring break this year. It’s truly a vibrant and engaging city with unique tropical fruits, pre-Colombian historical museums, massive political street murals, and grand 500-year old plazas/churches. Here are the highlights of our trip. MonserrateTake the funicular up to Monserrate at an elevation of […]

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We just spent a fabulous spring break in Bogotá, Colombia! Here is an introductory to our first time in South America. For several decades, Colombia was written off as a tourist destination. A violent communist insurgency, crippled political authority, horrific corruption and a billion-dollar cocaine trade left the country too dangerous for families venture.  But […]

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Back in June of 2022, we spent roughly 3 weeks exploring Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Below is an itinerary to jumpstart your own Scandinavian adventures! COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (3-5 Days) We flew into Copenhagen and kicked off our Scandinavian trip in this amazing city. The Danish capital is that and more: a buzzing north European metropolis, […]

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