Venice & The Dolomites Italy Northeast Italy After our month in the mountains of Switzerland, it was time to continue our journey. Our original plan was to spend a few days on the Switzerland/Italy border and then make our way to Croatia by train and ferry. We thought that we’d save Italy for a future […]

Basil, Luzern, & Lake Sarnen, Switzerland

Basel, Luzern, & Lake Sarnen, Switzerland Basel, Luzern, & Lake Sarnen, Switzerland It was hard for us to leave the stunning mountain town of Wengen, but the adventure must go on… From Wengen, we first  rode the trains north so we could explore Basel. Then, from Basel, we once again loaded onto the train and […]

Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen, Switzerland Wengen, Switzerland After our time in the small rural town of Ringoldingen, we continued our Swiss family adventure up higher into the mountains. Our next stop: Wengen, the pedestrian only village accessed only by cogwheel train. While planning our itinerary, we were excited about staying an a pedestrian only mountain village. We bounced […]

Bern, Ringoldingen, & Erlenbach im Simmental, Switzerland

Bern, Ringoldingen, & Erlenbach im Simmental, Switzerland Switzerland From Ireland, we’ve continued on to Switzerland. First stop, Ringoldingen, a small mountain town just west of Erlenbach im Simmental. One of our goals on this trip is to experience life as the locals do as we travel around the world, and Ringoldingen, Switzerland allowed us to […]


Ireland Ireland A quick one hour flight carried us from Edinburgh down to Dublin, and we were impressed with the genuine kindness of the Irish people from the moment we landed. The Hertz shuttle driver seemed genuinely interested in our stay, offering tips on how best to get out of Dublin rush hour and offered […]


Scotland Scotland From London, we headed North, up to Scotland. We followed the recommendation of our Virtuoso partner, Sincerely Paul and opted to take the four hour train from London up to Edinburgh instead of the two hour flight. By the time we factor in clearing security and collecting luggage, total travel time was almost […]

London, England

London, England London, England After our five nights experiencing some of the Virtuoso hotels in Singapore, it was time to continue our family adventure in London, England. Finally, after two and a half months of travel, we would catch up with our target weather. Our goal for the next nine months will be to remain […]

New Zealand

New Zealand New Zealand Our year-long family adventure continued on to New Zealand where we’d spend the month of June, splitting the time between the two islands.New Zealand is an amazing country with a little bit of everything – mountains, beaches, uncrowded outdoor spaces and even a few busy cities. Everywhere we went, people were […]

Hoi An, Vietnam & Singapore

Hoi An, Vietnam & Singapore Central Vietnam Our week in the northern part of the country flew by, and before we knew it, it was time to continue our journey South. We really enjoyed our time with Tony, the guide Exo arranged for us. He was always a step ahead of us, professional, flexible, and […]

Northern Vietnam

Northern Vietnam: Hanoi, Mai Chau, & Halong Bay Good-bye New Zealand, Hello Vietnam July 1st marked the end of our time in New Zealand and the beginning of our short time in Asia, where we left the cold weather behind and were thrown into the heat of summer. We scheduled 10 days in Vietnam. Having […]