You are a family with bright kids, and on every school holiday, break, or vacation you are constantly searching for things to do and destinations to visit. Does your travel destination vocabulary limit itself to a smattering of theme parks such as Disneyland or Universal Studios? Are you always searching for where to travel over weekends? Or over a two-week vacation? Are you perpetually vacationing FOR your kids?
Our latest trip to Japan took us first to Tokyo, and then a drive through the Japanese country-side later, to see Mount Fuji from Lake Kawagachi, up north to Matsumoto for the Crow Castle, driving south-west to Uji, Himeji, Nara and finally into Kyoto. Took the Shinkansen back into Tokyo to fly out.
We were running down a rote routine for years, always skeptical of venturing further [will the kids like it?], pushing a bit further [is it safe? or convenient?], always using the excuse that with the kids, such trips have now somehow become impossible [will we have a vacation or will it be commotion?]. Always giving in to a laid back cruise, the mindless theme park visit, or the most convenient resort package.
We hope that in these pages, blogs and photographs, you will find the incentives to travel for the cultural, historical and culinary experiences, for yourself and for your kids; and discover ideas about where to travel, when to travel, what to see, and how to capture it through photography, while still having a great time as a family. And of course, going for the much relaxing all-inclusive resort or cruise every once in a while.