When you become a parent, you child-proof your house, wanting to make sure your kid is kept from harm. And you make rules, hoping to keep them safe. But, our trip to Thailand made me realize, you can’t prepare for everything, nor can you even imagine all of the rules you’ll need for your children. Continue reading
In February, when we were in Asia, we came across a fruit called durian. I had never even heard of it, but we were very curious to try it since people snickered every time we asked about it. What was so funny? We soon found out… Continue reading
I’ve seen video clips of airplanes doing more flips than an Olympic gymnast and even one crashing into bits into the Indian Ocean. And while these crashes are horrific, it’s amazing that people survived them. But, they did.
Airlines don’t want to alarm people unnecessarily, and that’s a good thing. But there are some things you need to know. So fasten your seatbelts, here are 6 signs that indicate your plane may be going down.
Greece is in a world of hurt, financially, that is.
I’ve heard that desperate times create desperate people. And the people in Greece are showing their desperation. We found this out first hand.
Arriving in Athens jet-lagged and exhausted, we trudged through the airport toward the train station. Boarding the train to the city, I kept thinking that something was going to go wrong….
Entertaining the Little Guy on long trips has been fairly easy. All he needs is a toy car, and he is content, playing for hours. So when Disney came out with the movie Cars 2, we bought a few of the cars, excited that he would have some new toys. And Holley Shiftwell, the sleek purple spy car, was one of his favorites. Little did I know, she would cause some major embarrassment. Continue reading
On February 14, 2012, an Iranian man threw two grenades down a busy street in Bangkok. Despite blowing off his own legs, he survived.
We had no idea, even though our hotel was less than five miles away.
I don’t usually read the news while on vacation. I figure it’s nice to kind of fall into a hole where reality doesn’t affect you. But what if the reality is that there’s a terrorist throwing grenades in the city you’re visiting? Shouldn’t you know about it?