My family did not ski growing up and Ian, having been raised in South Africa, obviously did not. We got into skiing in college and enjoyed progressing our skills since. Living in Michigan, which has second the most number of ski resorts of any state in the US, makes it a prime place for … More Tips for Preparing to Ski with Your Kids
My kindergartener started going to a balance calendar school (previous referred to as “year round school”). He starts a few weeks earlier and ends a few weeks later than the traditional calendar, but there are more scheduled breaks throughout the year. One of those was 2 weeks in October. This seemed like the perfect time … More We went to Central Florida… without doing Disney.
I wrote an article for Top Flight Family about seeing Cape Town like a local. Check it out here!
Traveling with young kids always means traveling with carseats. After paying a fortune for using the budget car rental seats in Florida one Spring Break, we vowed to transport our own. Our regular car seats are heavy, big, and cost too much for me to risk sending through with my luggage. We have a travel seat … More Traveling with Carseats: A Lesson Learned
After planning for and surviving 2 days of travel and about 24 hours of total plane time each direction on our most recent trip to South Africa, we have a few updates and additions to our original post about traveling with kids. The First Class Kid Travel Pillow This was far and away the best … More Traveling with Kids: An Update
Here I sit at my computer yet again after finishing a trip, contemplating how to put such a great time into any sort of words. We spent 2 week in Cape Town, South Africa for the Christmas holidays staying at my in-laws house. My Dad also joined us and we strived for a lot of … More Cape Town 2016
The Clutten family decided 2016 would be our year! My in-laws reside in South Africa (Ian’s parents and younger sister) and England (Ian’s older sister, her husband, and two kids). The entire group had not been together since our wedding in 2009. Nearly two years ago, we all started brainstorming for a European holiday. All … More You are going to Turkey? Why?
Traveling with kids is always a parent’s nightmare. A quandary of do or don’t… is it worth the hassle or not. Ian is from South Africa and his parents and younger sister still live in Cape Town. His older sister, her husband and their kids live in England. Before kids we had a passion for … More Traveling with kids and arriving with some sanity. A few tricks.