6 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe While Traveling

We are mostly joking, we are not suggesting changing passports or speaking with silly accents but you just might want to carry small maple leaf’s or fern leaf’s as slight deflections.5…. Although your wife might be child size, and tough enough to defend herself, you will want to arm her with a screaming device to alert yourself and anyone within a 100 meters that someone is messing with her…. Buddy System – We suggest pairing children up with the oldest and the youngest as a pair, the second oldest goes with the second youngest etc. until you run out of kids…. This unfortunately knocks the Philippines and much of the middle east off your list and unless you can get that crazy canadian government to start being a little less aggressive with asserting its bad self all over the world, this list may grow before it contracts.

The Yellow Fever Plunge

I don’t care how old you are, how much you’ve traveled, or how much time you’ve spent in a hospital, shots are never fun. My little kids, who usually handle immunizations with relative grace, came completely unhinged yesterday in the face of their last remaining injections before the trip. We traveled to the Utah County…

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Big Gulp

Utahns pride themselves in the natural beauty of their state. The Rocky Mountains, forbidding in their jagged majesty yet comforting in their powerful embrace, cast spectacular shadows over the carefully settled desert valleys. Inspired by such awesome surroundings, many residents revel in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, running, and camping. Overall, Utah’s people are…

Can I get an antacid with my internet?

Many of you appreciated Tom’s last post on the wonders of Web 2.0. Though I may feign ignorance, I actually know a thing or two about technology, and like most of you, use it just about every second of my day. I share my husband’s hope in the promise of technology, but unfortunately I seem…

Get Ready, Get Set, Travel 2.0

To me, this blog is a way enrich our travels with the benefits of a socially interconnected world and to extend my knowledge of web 2.0 (I am not a developer and intentionally have yet to ask a developer for help in creating anything on this blog)…. Ideally, I would love people to get involved and give us local recommendations, to follow our recommendations, to meet us when we are in their town, or to share in a healthy exchange of travel ideas and topics…. The simplest way to Travel 2.0 would be to post your travelogues, questions and pictures at one of the great travel social networks like Travbuddy, World66, Travelblog, or Tripadvisor…. Anne will continue to find interesting observations and write about them and I will put up mailing lists and email links for her and will keep the rss feeds, comments and trackbacks up for me.

Goodbye Oscar, Hello Jensens!

One of the biggest incentives I have for taking this trip is to prove to myself and my family that the world is not nearly as big and as bad as we seem to think it is. Though current events are disturbing, they have taken on a different meaning for me since I have been…

Long Distance Dining

Tom made a post yesterday that dealt with the more technical side of his life. Though technology pervades the rest of the Andrus family’s lives, we are not involved in the evolution of the internet the way Big T is. We make advances in our own ways: I am trying to master text messaging, a…