How I used basketball skills in a Chinese hospital

I once used basketball skills taught to me by my dad to navigate a Chinese hospital.  My son was the basketball and I was the player. We were in Fuzhou, China, a small-by-Chinese-standards city of about 7 million people, on the Tawain Strait  – the sliver of ocean between Taiwan and southeast China. And, our … Continued

Have you been to the 5th smallest country in the world?

Can You Get Your Passport Stamped Inside Italy?

Have you been to the 5th smallest country in the world? Did you know that there is a country inside Italy that is not the Vatican? The world’s oldest surviving sovereign state and oldest republic is San Marino and it began in AD 301. It is officially the Republic of San Marino and is the … Continued

YEAR ROUND FESTIVALS IN PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

Year Round Festivals in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a beach resort city on the Pacific Ocean’s Bahia de Banderas. With a year round climate of 70-100 degrees Fahrenheit, beautiful tropical beaches, and activities every season, it’s no wonder that Puerto Vallarta attracts tourists year round. People love Puerto Vallarta for having the activities of a resort town with friendly … Continued

10 Fascinating Historic Sites in Canada

Explore 10 Historic Sites in Canada for a Peek in the Past!

Thank you to USA Today 10best for inviting me to write: “Explore the history of Canada at these 10 fascinating sites. Take a peek into the past” As the world’s second largest country that spans six time zones, borders three oceans and shares the longest undefended border in the world, Canada has much to offer any tourist … Continued

What did I do in Edinburgh, Scotland?

After an incredible trip in Ireland, I went to Scotland for my very first visit. I flew from Dublin to Edinburg on Ryan Air and then took the Tram from the airport to Haymarket. The weather was so beautiful that I strolled to my hotel. I had bought a SIM card from 3 in Ireland … Continued

What would you do? Operation Jericho

Who is Jonathan Ball? “He skipped the senior prom for boot camp and took his first plane ride to report in San Diego. The environment was challenging and purposely disorienting, but he loved it. He volunteered for all tasks and immersed himself in the training to gain experience and expertise over eight years of service, … Continued

Whales, Walruses, and Polar Bears in the Russian Far East

The polar bear sauntered down the beach toward us. My heart pounded as he squinted in our direction, no doubt weighing the nutritional value of the 20 or so tasty morsels wrapped in fleece, down and Gore Tex just 40 yards away. I hurriedly took several photos, then looked around and figured I could probably … Continued

Tips and Tricks for Traveling Internationally with Kids

Traveling internat ionally with kids creates a lifetime of memories and instills a love for adventure and learning about other lands, but there are a few things to keep in mind once you’ve ventured across the oceans. Schedule, but don’t overschedule. Have an itinerary of what you want to see and do, but don’t fret … Continued

Discovering Marvelous Munda in the Solomon Islands

Discovering Marvelous Munda in the Solomon Islands

During my two weeks in the Solomon Islands, I explored Honiara, Gizo and literally took a 10min flight to Mundo from Gizo! My dive computer did not even recognize it as a flight we were so low in the sky. I had a window seat and took great photos and video. The Solomon Islands include 900 … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel