Playing in the mud, getting splashed with paint, lighting up the night or getting chased by zombies all add a little excitement to the typical 5K race. Fun runs are all the rage and a great way to get newbies involved in running; or to give veteran runners a change of pace. Most fun runs remove the [ ... ]
Head over to Universal Studios Hollywood for 2 new rides and an expanded Studio Tour! It’s a perfect mmer Vacation Idea.
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As a runner, I wanted to pay my respects to the Boston Marathoners; as an environmentalist, I didn’t want to use a lot of gas to go to ston.
We had no choice but to drive to Boston to pick my daughter up at college; the self-same daughter who refuses to eat industrialized food or buy clothing pr [ ... ]
Recently, I had the opportunity to teach my Year 3 students of Ajman Academy all about planning and taking a trip. In our school, we follow the PYP model of education, where we break our year up into six blocks, each one focusing on a transdisciplinary theme and central idea. Within [ ... ]
We, the Year 3 class of Ajman Academy in the United Arab Emirates, wrote this article in order to help parents know what to expect in Thailand when travelling with kids. Since we are 7-9 years old, we researched what to do in Thailand from a kid’s perspective. We had to do a lot of thinking and re [ ... ]
Dell Rapids is a beautiful and quaint piece of Americana history with its Pink Rose Quartz buildings from the local quarry. Along the banks of the picturesque Big Sioux River since 1871, this small community of 3,650 is located approximately 15 minutes north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This l [ ... ]
Opened in 1953, Dan Hotel Tel Aviv was the first luxury hotel in Israel and has maintained its status as the “Grande Dame” of Tel Aviv hotels ever since. Part of a 14 hotel chain operating in Israel, the Dan Tel Aviv hotel is in a category of its own in service and opulence in the Israeli hospit [ ... ]
Usually I write about travels as a mom, but with Mother’s Day imminent and my mom’s birthday just passed, it’s time to reflect on travels with my own mom.The reason I am a TravelingMom today is largely thanks to my own mother (and no small part my father, but this is mom’s day!). She gave birth to me in Nepal and raised me mostly in a village for the first few years of my life. This was followed by Mexico City for a couple years and lots of moving around within the United States.
I firmly believe those formative experiences have made me more open to cultures even vastly different from the US. But even more than open, I seek them out and am able to feel like I can belong anywhere. Without her as an example, I wonder if I would find it as easy myself being a mother living in a foreign country.
Other adventures weren’t quite so dramatic but certainly memorable. My parents used to regularly “kidnap” my brother and me. On one such occasion, we had planned an outing and my dad was called away for a fake emergency. We left without him and as we drove down the road, mom shocked my brother and I by stopping to pick up a hitchhiker. Of course it turned out to be my dad carrying the luggage to take us on a mini-vacation.The adventurous spirit runs throughout my family on both sides. But today I thank my mom for, among so many other things, giving me these experiences!