Sunset at Legian Beach, Bali

Our Adventures and Travels in 2016

We’re well into 2017 now, in fact we’re almost at the end of January, and I’ve had a busy start to the year so far… to the point that I have only now managed to post this 2016 recap of our adventures and travels. It’s very late, I know, but I didn’t want to leave…

Sea Turtle Release - Kuta Beach Bali

Turtle Release with Bali Sea Turtle Society

While in Bali this past July, we participated in a sea turtle release with the Bali Sea Turtle Society which was one of our most memorable experiences of the trip. I’ve mentioned the turtle release on my Snapshots from Bali and Activities in Bali with Kids posts, and in this one I’ll be expanding a…

Autumn at National Trust Winkworth Arboretum

Day Out at Winkworth Arboretum

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been on somewhat of a mission to enjoy the autumn foliage while it lasts and National Trust sites have been my go-to for exploring the countryside near London. Last week we visited Winkworth Arboretum in Godalming, Surrey (just under an hour’s drive from west London), a wooded valley…

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Kelp Tank, La Jolla CA

Our Visit to the Birch Aquarium, La Jolla

One of my favorite places to visit in San Diego is the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, a fantastic, very family-friendly aquarium and oceanographic museum on a hilltop in La Jolla. There’s plenty to see and do for all ages, with various exhibits showcasing the diverse Pacific marine life, hands-on displays to learn…

Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Located across the Badung Strait from Bali’s southeast coast, the small, tranquil island of Nusa Lembongan truly feels a world away from the bustling traffic and crowds of Bali’s beach areas. Our day trip to Nusa Lembongan turned out to be a fun family adventure that we all enjoyed, exploring the island’s stunning coastline and…

Arriving at Nusa Lembongan

Top Activities in Bali with Kids

For our nearly two week holiday in Bali, we were based on the beach in Legian, which is between Seminyak (to the north) and Kuta (to the south). We planned three day trips to Uluwatu, Ubud and Nusa Lembongan, and the rest of the time was spent mostly splashing about in the hotel pool and…

Seminyak Beach at Sunset

Our Family Holiday in Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia offers so much for families, and the locals are truly warm and friendly, especially with children. From the days spent at the amazing pools at Padma Legian Resort, to meeting the monkeys of Ubud Monkey Forest, to bounding around the island of Nusa Lembongan on a golf buggy and so many adventures in…

Lobby at the Four Seasons Hotel Prague

Review: Four Seasons Hotel Prague

We visited Prague, Czech Republic, for a city break in early March, and as I wrote about in my Snapshots from Prague post, one of the highlights of our trip was staying at the highly recommended Four Seasons Hotel Prague which is located within a short walk way from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge.…