We lived in Kitty Hawk, NC for about two years, and you can’t do much better for a summer vacation spot. We’ve gone back every year since we left, and recently headed down there with my mom for three days to see old friends and re-explore our old haunts. First thing’s first, we headed to the ocean. Kids don’t seem to mind too much that sand is one of the worst
We Waleses are a nature-loving bunch, and I will take just about any chance I can get to teach our kids about nature. They never get enough of it. When we were in Minneapolis recently for a wedding, we decided a trip to the Minnesota Zoo was in order. Nestled in the broad, leafy suburbs of Minneapolis, the zoo sits on a large acreage, and offers generously sized enclosures and a decent layout.
Trish and I are big time nature lovers, and DC was offering up the opportunity to catch the blossoming of the elegant, picturesque cherry blossoms fringing the tidal basin. The blooming of the cherry blossoms is well-hyped every year, and with good reason. They’re beautiful. In fact, they’re so popular, the city puts on a festival every year to celebrate the flowers, and the ties between the United States and
Many of the advice columns out there in relation to traveling with children tend to offer advice for somewhat older kids. Like, from four or five years old and up. There are a few doling out ideas for younger children, but I think the dearth of articles geared towards young children/toddlers/babies is due to the lack of parents bringing out their young kids, which in turn is due to the
Yesterday we took advantage of an empty day with no rain to explore a couple of islands south of the “mainland”. I had never been to any of these, and Trish had not been in many, many years, so off we went, in search of a nice, quiet area where the kids could roam around and explore at their leisure, but could not escape. Small, open islands fit the bill
I decided that during our time back here in Singapore, I want to explore a few nature-y places I have yet to visit, and see if hauling the kiddos with me as well is doable/practical/fun. I had the chance recently to check out a sliver of a nature reserve near VivoCity/Sentosa called Labrador Nature Reserve to see what kind of nature I could get myself into. I actually wasn’t expecting too much. Once
If you have but a few days in central Singapore with the kiddos, and you’ve exhausted all the traditional tourist haunts, sticking to central Singapore and still branching out and finding new experiences is quite possible. Here is a list of a few select places to take the young ‘uns and have some fun. Robertson Quay The three quays (Boat, Clarke, Robertson) all have their own distinct appeal and clientele.