Elephant Sanctuary at Hazyview

It's one thing to see animals in the wild, it's a whole different experience interacting with them up-close. During our 3 day Animal Safari at Kruger National Park, we must have seen 50-80 animals in the wild feeding, bathing, and crossing the road. Our kids loved these animals so we decided to visit the Elephant Sanctuary in Hazyview for a more personal and intimate encounter! We started off … [Read more...]

Animal Safari at Kruger National Park

A dream come true!! One of my lifelong dreams has been to do an Animal Safari in Africa. Watching open-air jeeps drive around while spotting the Big 5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and Buffalos) seemed to be such a rush. I have seen dozens of shows on National Geographic and the Nature Channel, I have seen pictures on Social Media and videos on YouTube. However, this week, my dream of … [Read more...]

Lion and Safari Park

Our first safari experience! Before our 3 day trip to Kruger National Park, we were debating whether to visit any other Animal Safaris. There are a lot of different Private Animal Parks to choose from in the Joburg area. It really depends on which animals you want to focus on! When we found out about the Lion Cub Encounters (a chance for our kids to play with lion cubs), we decided to … [Read more...]

Big Bus Tours – Abu Dhabi

This is the third city of our Round-The-World Trip that we are working with Big Bus Tours. We previously did Big Bus Tours of Hong Kong and Dubai. Make sure you read about our amazing 7 day Unlimited Attraction Pass trip of Dubai! I think most people feel that the first day of visiting a new city is overwhelming until you get your bearings. Even though I have visited over 50 countries, I find … [Read more...]

The Yellow Boats – Sightseeing Tour

It's been an amazing 2 weeks exploring Dubai. Before we left Dubai, we wanted to do something unique to see the city from a different perspective. While looking online, we came across The Yellow Boats and saw people getting some amazing pictures from inside one of their distinctive yellow boats. Seeing the beautiful pictures of some of Dubai's landmarks from the comfort of a boat seemed like a … [Read more...]

Unlimited Attraction Pass with Big Bus Tours Dubai

YES...we did it all! Big Bus Tours Dubai has an Unlimited Attraction Pass with 15 different bonuses which you can use within one week. We averaged about 2 attractions per day and finished all 15 bonuses in 7 days. We really felt this was the most comprehensive way to see all the major sightseeing attractions in a short time. For a travelling family with young kids, I highly recommend doing a … [Read more...]

The Highest Building in the World – At The Top Burj Khalifa

Do you have a Bucket List? Make sure you add and cross off Burj Khalifa from the list! Ever since we saw the beautiful Burj Khalifa being built, our dream was to go to the top to step foot inside the highest building in the world! Then after seeing the majestic tower in various movies (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Fast &  Furious 7), it made us want to visit even more! Well, this … [Read more...]

Mini Hotel in Causeway Bay

Looking for budget accommodation on Hong Kong Island? After staying in Kowloon and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we wanted to experience staying right on Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong Tourism Board connected us with the friendly staff at Mini Hotel and we were able to get a 3 night media stay in a beautiful family room. Mini Hotel has 2 locations and another one opening soon: 1) … [Read more...]

Chung King Mansion in Tsim Sha Tsui

In addition to sightseeing and food recommendations, I'll be reviewing different hotels, resorts, and accommodation options for travelling families. Some will be sponsored media stays and some will be just unique accommodations that I think our readers will find informative. Most budget travellers find themselves at Chung King Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon at some point during their stay … [Read more...]

Day Trip to Corregidor Island with Sun Cruises Philippines

Even though my wife was born and raised in Manila, she had never been to Corregidor Island. Well, we decided to change that during our family trip to the Philippines thanks to a media trip with Sun Cruises Philippines! When the crew started singing and dancing when we set off from Manila Bay, we knew we were in for a fun day! The boat trip is a scenic and relaxing one hour journey (only 48 km … [Read more...]

Sightseeing in Manila with Kids

Unlike other big, touristy, and more famous Asian cities such as Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Bangokok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, the capital of Manila is still trying to find itself on the global tourist world map. This was my third visit to Manila (2004, 2012, 2016) the first time before getting married, the second time with our daughter, and this time with all 3 kids. In all honesty, I have never … [Read more...]