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It’s been almost 2 weeks since I left the mountain and there’s been a lot of thoughts and emotions I’ve had to unpack since then.  The first time I climbed Kilimanjaro I felt like I left a lot of emotional baggage on the mountain but this time it sort of feels like the opposite.  I’m […]

countdown to kilimanjaro

I can’t believe it’s January.  It still feels like November to me, like the holidays and Stink’s birthday haven’t occurred yet.  But here we are in the new year and suddenly my trip to Tanzania is staring me straight in the face. I’ve been doing a lot of daydreaming lately, wondering what this trip is […]

As parents we all want our family travel vacations to be memorable, educational and enlightening. But how do you plan a trip that your child is guaranteed to enjoy? By taking their personality and temperament into consideration. This article will discuss the 4 basic temperaments with travel suggestions designed to nurture each child’s interests. The […]

Ever since we moved to northern Virginia our travels as a family have significantly tapered off.  We’ve spent the last year exploring this new area of the US and saving up for bigger trips.  And while I’m headed back to Kilimanjaro with the Curvy Kili Crew in March I also wanted to plan a family […]

kid friendly souvenirs nepal

Nepal is certainly a traveler’s paradise with its friendly locals, affordable prices and sweeping views of the Himalayas.  And whether you’re an adventurous family or a doting relative there are plenty of child friendly souvenirs to bring home with you.  Here’s a list of my 8 favorite kid friendly souvenirs to buy in Nepal. 1. […]