Throughout our travels our children have been exposed to many cultures different than our own, learning along the way to see people as individuals rather than judging them based on religion or the color of their skin. The recent collision of travel and terrorism has created many questions for us as a family. While we want to stay firm in our decisions to travel, we are finding unforeseen concerns along the way we need to address. Every November our family makes it a point to reflect and count our blessings. We keep a board in the kitchen where everyone writes one thing they are thankful for every day of the month. This year, due to the chaos of planning a Thanksgiving… [Read More]
London is one of those fabulous cities I long to return to again and again, so I’m thrilled to have Anna from Four Kids One Mom Guide to London sharing the inside scoop on a traditional Christmas in London! As part of our Holiday Celebrations Around the World, we’re exploring the holidays in different countries. I’m enjoying learning about new cultures and traditions every week and I hope you are too!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate Christmas in Japan? It’s probably similar and different than what you would expect. In this week’s Holiday Celebrations Around the World series, Caleb from Kids Travel Japan is sharing the history and traditions of this country. I was definitely surprised by some of their traditions and I’m guessing you might be too. Celebrating Christmas in Japan With the exception of New Year, Christmas is perhaps the most celebrated holiday on earth. The Western world has truly spread this December holiday to the ends of the earth and Japan is no exception. However, because Japan doesn’t have a thick and deep history of Christianity, the Japanese adore this celebration in their… [Read More]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySavings #CollectiveBiasWhen we’re planning for vacation, we make a list of essential items to bring along to keep our family healthy while we travel. This list includes everything from vitamins to bandages, but we try not to overload our suitcases, so only the most important items make the trip. Before we hit the road, I stock up on some healthy essentials, but I don’t want to pay full price, so I am always on the look out for sales and discounts on these items. I keep a running list on my phone of essential items we need for our travels. With a trip coming up over… [Read More]
This year I am thrilled to be part of Passports with Purpose, the annual travel bloggers fundraiser. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back this holiday season and make a difference. Worldreader is this year’s beneficiary. The funds raised will bring digital readers to five libraries in Kenya. These e-readers will provide about 6,250 children, teachers, and parents with access to more than 50,000 books. More information about the project can be found here. As an avid reader, this fundraiser really speaks to me. Join me in supporting this cause, and you will also have a chance to win some amazing prizes!
The celebration of Diwali in India is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. I am excited to have Karilyn from No Back Home sharing her insight about this Festival of Lights that takes place throughout India on different dates depending on the the lunar calendar. This is the second post in our Holiday Celebrations Around the World series and honestly, it is a holiday I never knew anything about. Karilyn used to live in India and after reading this, she has convinced me to experience this festival (and India) first hand.
It can be difficult to comfort a child while driving, but the Petit Somme Neck Pillow attempts to help little passengers rest easier with its innovative, intelligent design. Designed by Shirin Pope after an exhausting car ride with her then six month old daughter, she noticed her child spent more time crying than sleeping. After exhaustive research, she came to the realization her child’s head was falling forward during car rides, causing her airways to close and compromise her breathing. She began searching for a pillow to support her daughter’s neck and was unable to find one, so Petit Somme was born.
This is the first in the series of posts about holiday celebrations around the world, and I am thrilled to have Katja Gaskell from Globetotting.com sharing the Mexican festival of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) to start things off. I love her site and if you haven’t checked it out, head over there now to see where they are headed on their latest adventure. We have always encouraged our children to learn about other cultures, and one of the easiest ways to do this is through teaching them about traditions, foods, and holiday celebrations. Hopefully, you’ll use this to start a conversation with your kids about celebrations around the world or use it to educate yourself about another culture.
Many adults might head to Kansas City for their famous barbecue restaurants and jazz clubs, but there are many fun things to do with kids in Kansas City. The self proclaimed City of Fountains (there are over 200 throughout the metropolitan area) is a Midwestern gem, home to the Kansas City Royals, a Spanish themed outdoor shopping area, and a thriving art scene. Visitors will be thrilled to find there are plenty of affordable family friendly attractions to enjoy with kids in Kansas City.