5 Unforgettable Days in Oman with Kids

Exterior of the Grand Hyatt Muscat

Visiting Oman with kids marked a special and transitional moment in our family’s life. Our kids were born and raised in Taiwan, but at the age of 4 and 5, in autumn of 2019, we moved permanently to Canada, where I grew up. After selling our house and getting rid of all our things in …

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Our Incredible Osaka Cherry Blossoms Experience

The best places to see cherry blossoms in Osaka

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to go to Japan to see the sakura (cherry blossoms). This fleeting phenomenon comes only once a year, transforming temples, parks, and even ordinary streets across Japan into masterpieces of art. This dreamy display welcomes the spring season and reminds of the transient nature of beauty …

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Italy with Kids: Top Tips, Places to Visit, and More!

Travel tips and things to do in Italy with kids

Italy is one of Europe’s most compelling destinations. With its picture-perfect beaches, some of the best (and very kid-friendly!) food in the world, and more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, Italy has a pretty convincing resume. A visit to Italy with kids is more likely to include traditional villages and historical sights …

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Strawberry Picking at a Strawberry Farm in Dahu, Taiwan

Little girl picking strawberries in Dahu, Miaoli, Taiwan

All across Taiwan, Dahu (大湖) is practically synonymous with strawberries. Every winter, plump, juicy, bright red strawberries from Dahu township in Miaoli County make their appearance in fruit markets around the country, with the best ones fetching high prices. But for the best Taiwanese strawberry experience, nothing beats going right to the heartland of strawberry …

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15 Fun Things to Do in Drumheller with Kids

Drumheller is without a doubt one of the top attractions in all of Alberta, Canada for families with toddlers or young kids. Whether or not your kids are dino freaks, they are bound to find something to love about Drumheller. A little touristy, yes, but Drumheller’s museum is world class, and its badlands scenery is …

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A Guide to Dinosaur Provincial Park’s Hiking Trails & Tours

The best dinosaur provincial park tour and dinosaur provincial park hikes

Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the most compelling and family-friendly attractions in southern Alberta. Besides the incredible badlands landscapes, a great campground, and the chance to find dinosaur fossils, there are also some great hikes and tours available in the park. In this article, I’m going to introduce the five main Dinosaur Provincial Park …

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

Dinosaur Provincial Park in southern Alberta is one of the world’s great dino destinations. It features an otherworldly badlands landscape (the largest of its kind in Canada), and one of the highest concentrations of dinosaur fossils in the world. Be careful not to confuse Dinosaur Provincial Park with Drumheller, its touristy cousin. Dinosaur Provincial Park …

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Our Awesome Dinosaur Provincial Park Camping Experience

Boy looking over the Dinosaur Provincial Park Camping Site

Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the gems of Southern Alberta. It is Canada’s largest badlands area and features some the most surreal and impressive landscapes beyond the Rockies. Dinosaur Provincial Park is often overshadowed by its touristier cousin, Drumheller. While Drumheller has the better museum, Dinosaur Park offers a far better opportunity to see …

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Quirky Xitou Monster Village in Nantou, Taiwan

Xitou Monster Village Nantou Taiwan

Quirky Japanese theme park? Cultural-historical oddity? Full-on tourist trap? Awesomely freaky place to spend the night? It’s hard to sum up the Xitou Monster Village (aka Nantou Monster Village) in just a few words, so you’ll have to read on below to find out exactly what on Earth it is. While difficult to define, and …

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Vienna with Kids: Our Incredible Winter Visit

Vienna was our final stop in a 10-week round-the-world trip with our kids. We were moving from Taiwan to Canada, and traveled to 11 countries in between, mainly in the Middle East, Balkans, and Central Europe. Since we did a loop around Central Europe, we had actually passed through western Austria about a month earlier, …

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