Tag: Travel

Cape Town with Kids

TOP TEN ELEVEN THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS! 1. Drive to the Cape of Good Hope  via Chapman’s Peak.  Take the cable car to the top of the mountain and feel the wind that makes this Cape so treacherous to sailors.   Stop in one of the tidal pools along the way, which if you are…

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We’re Not in Brooklyn Anymore

Our arrival in Ethiopia, our first stop in our trip around the world, did not get off to an auspicious start. We’d stopped over for the night in Dubai, where we marveled in the airport at the talking hologram displays, the four story interior water feature, the banks of gleaming stainless automated sinks in the…

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Packing

I spent more hours than I care to admit researching what luggage to bring, and finally decided on two 65L wheeling backpacks (from Osprey) and a daypack for each of us (also from Osprey for no other reason that I’d run out of energy to look into other brands). We debated the backpack-versus-wheeling-bag question for…

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Itinerary

Ten months, two continents, and twelve countries. Ethiopia Uganda South Africa Namibia or Botswana (maybe) India Myanmar Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Laos South Korea Japan

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Health and Safety

Vaccines Not surprisingly, opinions about the need for vaccines range among traveling families as much as they do among families back home in the United States.  Nearly everyone we’ve encountered gets the ones recommended by the CDC.  For the countries we are visiting that included all the usual suspects the kids already got at the…

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