My family loves to travel, as documented on this blog. Maybe it’s more accurate to say that I passed on this love for exploration to our children, making travel a regular part of our lives and something we look forward to each time. As much as traveling can be exciting and full of promise, it’s… Continue reading How to Travel Around the World — With Kids In Tow!
Don’t you think children are such sponges for learning? Luckily, there are so many places where we can take them where they can observe the world and its wonderful creatures. I’m talking about marinas, zoos, aquariums as well as centers for space, technology, and innovation. When we find ourselves in a city with something educational… Continue reading 5 Kid-Friendly Science and Innovation Museums
When you think of including kid-friendly activities in your travel itinerary, the first instinct would be to think of adventure parks and play-oriented places. However, I think we would be underestimating our children by limiting them to such things. While we do look out for such fun ideas, we also don’t shy away from immersing ourselves… Continue reading 8 Kid-Friendly Museums Around the World
Let’s continue with our culinary journey! If you remember our last blog post (as seen here), I shared with you some of my most memorable meals in Cape Town, Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore. This time around, we are going to Hong Kong, Bali, Napa Valley, New York, Oslo and Cappadocia. I am grateful to have been able to try all these gastronomic… Continue reading My Best Restaurant Experiences From Around the World (Part 2)
Norway’s travelers usually expect to be swept away by the country’s magnificent natural attractions, visiting its quaint towns, touring its mountainscapes and fjords, and chasing the Northern Lights. But Norway is also home to one of the most cosmopolitan cities, filled with museums and cultural centers. I’m talking about Oslo, Norway’s capital and one of… Continue reading Oslo: Scandinavia’s Hip and Cool Capital (Norway, Part 4)
So here we are on our fourth day in Tromsø, on our final attempt to catch the Northern Lights. Many people consider catching a sight of the Northern Lights, aka the Aurora Borealis, as part of their bucket list, but you must know that there are no guarantees about seeing this. While there are tools to know the… Continue reading The Most Spectacular Show in the Sky: The Aurora Borealis (Norway, Part 3)
Past the freezing Arctic Circle, far into the northeastern part of Norway is the city of Tromsø — and the second leg of our Arctic Adventure.
As I have mentioned before, this year has been nothing short of amazing. As this year comes to a close, I see that it’s also been a wonderful year in travel. I went to places that moved me, left an impact, and filled me with so much awe and wonder. I am humbled and grateful at… Continue reading Best of 2015: My Favorite Travel Moments
After more than 24 hours of flying in between four different airports, we finally arrived in our first destination in Norway, the city of Bergen. Here is a melting-pot of cultures and Norway’s most international and second most-populous city. It is home to a historic and colorful row of Hanseatic commercial buildings called Bryggen (Norwegian for wharf), a UNESCO World… Continue reading The City of Bergen and the Fjords (Norway, Part 1)
Hello from beautiful, chilly Norway! The past few days have been magical. I’m with my family taking in the breathtaking scenery in this part of the world, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. But I’ll need some time to process all this when I get back, so I can give a proper… Continue reading From Manila to Norway: How To Be in Two Places at the Same Time