Viña Del Mar: Concon Dunes and Beaches

After spending a week in the desert we thought it was time to see some of Chile's gorgeous beaches. So we headed straight for the coastline west of Santiago - Viña Del Mar. Viña Del Mar is a somewhat resorty and way-less-sketchy-than-neighboring-Valparaiso beach town. The gorgeous sunset views from our Airbnb were unparalleled. The apartment [...]

Hand of the Desert in Atacama

Visiting Chile's Atacama Desert With Kids Before leaving the Atacama desert, we had one last stop to make- and not an easy stop by any means. This stop was more of a 4 hour drive, 1 night, and 3 hour drive back detour. Pretty sure it took me longer to force Danny's hand on this [...]

The Lagunas of the Atacama Desert, Chile

Visiting Chile's Atacama Desert With Kids These are some of the other sites in Chile's Atacama Desert we visited with our kids during our stay in San Pedro. They were quite a bit further away than the closer, easy sites and the roads were much, MUCH rougher. But we still managed to see them just [...]

The Moon and Mars in Atacama Desert

Visiting Chile's Atacama Desert with Kids If you think the driest place on earth is not fit for a baby, you're probably right. Between the elevation, the heat, the cold, and the sheer vastness of this desolate place, anything can happen. But we were already in Chile, and we're not going to be coming back [...]

Little Footprints in Atacama

Atacama Desert with Baby and Toddler in Tow We went to the driest place on earth - the Atacama desert - with our 5 month old and 2.5 year old. Although we only scratched the surface of this incredible desert, we saw some incredible things. I read pretty much the entirety of the internet about [...]

Highlights of Western Austria

With a toddler, of course 😉 1. Small villages in Western Austria Hochkonig, Austria Pick any small town in the province of Salzburg, and stay there for a few days soaking in the views and taking day trips to nearby lakes and hikes. We were looking for a home base Airbnb that would be close [...]

Southern Spain Highlights

Sevilla I loved everything about this city. Of the larger Spanish cities we visited (Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla), this was by far my favourite. From the beautiful Moorish architecture, to the Flamenco dancers at Plaza de España and the gardens at the Alcazar - this city was a photographer's playground. I even felt safe enough to [...]

Travel fails of 2018

We managed to do much better this year, compared to last year - didn't get mugged, stranded, hospitalized, or scammed! 1. (Not) Stargazing in Westcliffe Went stargazing in one of the best spots in the world, Westcliffe, Colorado, without checking the forecast. It was cloudy, rainy, and cold. Needless to say, we did not see a [...]

Bavaria with a toddler

We found all of Germany to be extremely child friendly, but this area in particular blew everything else out of the water! Here are some of the highlights around Bavaria that are baby and toddler friendly 1. The views from Garmisch-Partenkirchen Let me just start with the fact that this was the view from our [...]

Stranded in Lagos

TL;DR - got stranded in the middle of the highway for 4 hours because of mechanical failure. Lessons learned - ask to see the car history of the car you're renting. And if it's been to the mechanic a thousand times for battery problems, maybe ask for a different car. When I was initially planning [...]