Travel with Kids

GTGL Snippets: Family Night at the Museum for the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Ten of the terracotta warriors were on display in Philadelphia for the first time in 30 years at The Franklin Institute. Philly is one of only two cities in the United States to host what is called the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition, the other city being Seattle. Naturally, we had to see it as it is definitely one of those family outings that we don't want to let pass. Who knows when these archeological gems will be near us again?!

GTGL Snippets: Family Night at the Museum for the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

5 Places in the World to Go for a Family Holiday

The world is packed with spectacular attractions and unbelievable places of interest. Whether you’re an avid mountaineer, a hopeless romantic, or an adventure seeker, this season it’s time to take the kids with you on a memorable journey around the world. We’ve chosen five of the best places for families.

5 Places in the World to Go for a Family Holiday

Reflections on our experiences together while hiking through Mt. Tamalpais

For this year's Get There | Get Lost Founders Meetup (I just came up with that, and I'm going to make it a thing!), we had planned a two-day excursion of some of Bianca's tried and tested places in Marin County, and one of them was Mt. Tamalpais. 

I had some reflections on our travels together - how often we see each other, and how it's never enough. 

Reflections on our experiences together while hiking through Mt. Tamalpais

GTGL Snippets: The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens

The first glimpse of it got us all awestruck. We followed the path to the viewing deck, all the while taking glances of the intricate water garden, to have a full scale perspective of the whole thing. 

Pure elegance.

GTGL Snippets: The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens

That time when we took a 'basic' tour of Coron

Coron is part of the Calamian Group of Islands, which serves as a jumping point for island-hopping adventures to other islands in the area as well as for the wide-range of exciting activities Palawan has to offer: snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and trekking, and so much more. 

Despite the generic itinerary template arranged by our tour operator, nothing about our three-days-two-nights package was a basic experience. 

That time when we took a 'basic' tour of Coron

Packing for National Championships in Disney

For the second year in a row, my daughter's Pop Warner cheerleading team is heading to the national championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Feeling a little bit of a pro this year, I thought I'd share a checklist of things to pack. 

Packing for National Championships in Disney

Trip Planning with Multiple Families

When you have several heads of households going on a trip, that’s several folks who are used to making the call for pretty much everything in their family lives on a regular basis.

Several of them can even be trip planners themselves. Though some of them are probably more often just financiers. There’s numerous considerations: logistics, multiple wish lists, multiple personalities, the list could go on.  Here’s some things that have helped me plan trips with multiple families. 

Trip Planning with Multiple Families

The Antidote to Post-Travel Blues

Bianca: So, did you find one? An antidote? 

Me: No. 

It's been almost three weeks since we came back from our family vacation to the Philippines, and I haven't written a single word about it. Aside from this trip being the highlight of our summer, with so much anticipatory joy surrounding the weeks (or maybe even months) leading to it, it was also our first time back to our home country since moving to the United States five years ago. So, for us, our downer mood isn't just brought about by having to transition back to the real world, it's also due to having to get used to not being surrounded by the love and care of family and longtime friends.

The Antidote to Post-Travel Blues