Photo Souvenirs from Family Travel Snaps

Disclaimer: this is a paid collaboration. All opinions and the ideas are my own! ūüôā¬† While I am a minimalist traveler, my son is a curator of toys and novelty items that leave the suitcase bulging. I love the idea of going away with a compact waterproof camera, returning only with the photos I capture….

My favourite destination… California, USA

My love affair with Los Angeles started almost a decade ago when I first set foot on the dusty palm tree lined sidewalks. I was in town for an epic family gathering with my relatives of Armenian decent to celebrate my cousin’s wedding. Then, a film and media student, the lure of Hollywood studios and…

Road trip from LA to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon

So, I never imagined that my first time in Las Vegas would be with a toddler, but there we were, looking out onto the glistening neon lights of sin city.¬†¬† As part of a two week visit to America, my parents and I, and Noah of course, road-tripped from Hollywood, California to Las Vegas so…

Taking the Plunge… in Mexico

  We were in the back of a taxi. Noah looked up at me with his big grey-blue eyes in anticipation. We just grinned at¬†each-other. We were on our way to the airport, going to a¬†far-away¬†place called Mexico, completely and utterly by ourselves. We had traveled before, even braving a couple of long haul flights…

Twenty -one ways we are saving for our dream trip 

Looking out into the depths of the Grand Canyon, splashing around¬†with¬†dolphins in Mexico, lounging by the pool in Dubai… For many parents, especially in households on a single income,¬†these trips may seem unattainable. Noah and I are embarking on saving for our next big trip. This will be our second trip since a very significant…

10 Fun Things to do in Dubai with Preschoolers

Why should adults have all the fun? Dubai is abundant with family-friendly activities, many of which are perfect for preschoolers. If you’re heading to Dubai with preschoolers, here are our top ten suggestions: Hang by the pool Every time we go anywhere, checking out the swimming pool is always the first thing on Noah’s mind….

The Wonder of Iceland

An otherworldly landscape of seemingly endless nooks and crannies to explore, Iceland is sure to ignite your child’s sense of adventure. ¬† After a three hour flight and a short bus ride through moss covered lava fields, we arrived in Reykjavik, the northern most capital in the world. It was a pleasant surprise that our…