Category: Other Fun Stuff

Underwater Cabinet Meeting in the Maldives

BBC (link) reports on a publicity stunt by the government of the Maldives where they held a cabinet meeting underwater.  This was done to show the world how concerned they are in the Maldives of rising water levels due to global warning.  The highest point in the country, population 309,000, is only 2.3M (7.7 feet) above sea level.  This story can be a jumping… Read more →

Options for Independent Travel on your Resort Holiday

This is part four of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel. Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the itinerary for our 2-week trip.  Part three, Cost… Read more →

Cost Breakdown For Our Trip to Puerto Vallarta

This is part three of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel.  Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it.  Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the itinerary for our 2-week trip. The table… Read more →

Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area

This is part two of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel.  Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Puerto Vallarta ‘Please return to your seats we will be landing in Puerto Vallarta soon’.  We were happy to hear this message,… Read more →

Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids

This is part one of four blogs discussing extending a package vacation to include independent family travel. We have always been independent travellers and the thought of going on a package holiday never really crossed our minds.  The idea of being in an exotic location and being stuck with a bunch of tourists in a cookie cutter resort was never that appealing.  We… Read more →

Tsunami hits South Pacific Islands

ABC Australia (link) has several articles on the Tsunami that hits Samoa and countries in the South Pacific.   I feel that discussing natural disasters, and the devestation that they can bring to an area, is important for children.  In this case learn what a tsunami is and how they happen.  I would tend to discuss the devestation aspect in moderation but… Read more →

Travel with Kids? Of Course you Can!!

“You are lucky you travelled when you had the chance…….you know……before you had kids.” In my past life as a respectable employed member of society I worked as a buyer for an international grocery store chain.  Being a buyer meant having to meet with many over eager sales people hoping to make that major sale.  When someone new had an… Read more →

Shark Sanctuary to be Created in Palau

The Associated Press, though MSNBC (link) reports on the tiny Micronesian country of Palau and their efforts to create a shark sanctuary within their territory.  This is a good article to discuss with kids the problems of illegal fishing, in this case sharks for shark fin soup.  Logistically it will be almost impossible to enforce without international assistance or a change… Read more →

Dust Storm in Australia

I was fascinated by the videos provided on the ABC (Australia Broadcasting Corporation) Site (link) and the photos on the BBC site (link).  These are stunning images of a dust storm that has blanketed the East Coast of New South Wales Cin Australia, including Sydney.  Natural events such as this dust storm are fascinating to kids, at least I would have been, and… Read more →