The Fantasticable was a kid favorite! Flying high in the French Alps, above the hamlet of Plaine-Dranse, to Châtel. The kids soared at almost 100 km/h (60 mph) and 240 meters above ground (790 feet). Are we nuts for letting our kids do this?
How important is connecting with locals when you travel?
As I look through our thousands of photos from the past 3 1/2 years of travel, I find it all very overwhelming. I am amazed at how much we have been able to see, smell, touch, taste, and experience. With each location, there has always been one thing that stands out the most to us and that is our connections with the locals.
When we first moved to Spain a few years ago, we would see people flying around in the sky with parachutes (paragliding). We had no idea what it was and drove over to La Herradura to check it out. It turns out this is one of the best places for paragliding in Spain, right over the Mediterranean Sea! We watched so many of them floating in the sky and then landing on the beach. I knew I wanted to try it one day, as I love to try anything that is full of adventure.