When I think of the holidays, I always think of fun family party games! When I was growing up, in a household with 6 kids, every holiday was full of energy, games, and entertainment. Sometimes we would be out on the driveway playing basketball, or football on the front lawn, but indoors we would always enjoy family games. Charades, Pictionary, and Trivial Pursuit were always favorites of mine.
We ventured to Lo Pagan Mar Menor, Spain for the weekend, so we could experience the healing powers of the natural Lo Pagan mud baths! Lo Pagan in the Murcia province, part of Costa Blanca Spain, is the place to go and it is easy access. It is about 3 1/2 hours from Almuñécar, 4 hours Northeast of Costa del Sol, 2 1/2 hours South of Valencia and 4 hours Southeast of Madrid.
So far I have traveled to 50+ countries in my lifetime and I have to say, I fell in love with the nature and beauty in Langkawi, Malaysia. Shhh, don’t tell anyone else about these awesome things to do in Langkawi. I am almost hesitant to tell you about it, as I don’t want tourism to spoil what we have experienced.
Singapore is a wonderful place to visit, as it is so clean and organized. That does however come at a price, so be a bit prepared for a little sticker shock, as Singapore is expensive. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the country for a little bit. We had a wonderful 48 hours in Singapore with kids. We want to share what we have learned with you so you can get ideas of things to do in Singapore with kids and a couple of options on where to stay. These are also great options if you just have 24 hours in Singapore!
Do you love cats?
We have the purrrfect thing for you to do in Chiang Mai. Visit a cat cafe!
We just had a fantastic day! What made it so great? I got to meet some elephants.
For my 45th birthday, Heidi and the kids decided to do something pretty unique. It checks all the boxes for coolness, awe, and fun. We went to the Elephant Nature Park, part of Save Elephant Foundation.
I give you all fair warning that this will be a different kind of post. It’s about the card game Twenty One (Blackjack). There, you’ve been warned.
One of the things that’s interesting about being a parent with multiple kids, is that I get to see different thought patterns at play, for example, boy mentality vs. girl mentality. Last night I saw some interesting dynamics, which was kind of funny. Continue reading
We are a family of four from North Carolina and have taken countless road trips and airplane trips since the kids were born. Our kids are now 8 and 10 years old and love travel games. Over the years we have figured out how to make Family Road Trips “smooth sailing” and keep the entire family laughing too. Don’t tell the kids, but they are also being educated at the same time with these car games. If they knew this, they wouldn’t play the “games”. We can modify all of these games to suit our international travel as well.
In the course of embracing Spanish culture, we speak the native language, eat regional foods, and play the local sports. But sometimes, that’s not enough. Sometimes it’s necessary to break the confines of habit, culture, and norms. To that end, Anya and I created a new sport which will challenge “customary thought” on what a sport actually is.