Traveling the world with children

This is a travel blog about our family of 4 (Jesper, Line, Noah and Vitus) from Denmark and our travels overseas.

We have always loved to travel but in 2015 we took the big step and planned a 6,5 month trip around the world visiting Cyprus, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Australia, Hawaii, California, Mexico, Cuba and the Deep South (USA). That was a great experience and we documented it all on this travel blog.

In the summer of 2017 we headed out again visiting The Northern Territory and Queensland in Australia as well as Bali and some nearby islands in Indonesia.

In 2018 we spend the summer vacation on the Island of Sardinia (not documented on this blog), but in 2019 we decided to chase another dream and visit the States again to discover the national parks of Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone, Bryce, Zion, Anthelope Canyon and Grand Canyon.

Come a long and experience the world with us.

To find blog posts concerning a specific country just click on “Countries” in the menu and select the country – posts will be at the bottom of the page.

 

Hiking to Fern Falls and Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountains

By on July 22, 2019

On the second day in Rocky Mountains we decided to the Fern falls hike. Unfortunately we could not find any parking space near the trailhead and ended up walking 2.5 kilometers just to start the hike. Of course a free parking space appeared 200 meters from the trailhead after 45 minutes of walking 🙂

The walk to Fern falls was nice but not among the most spectacular, but a good start and with enough elevation gain to make us tired at the end.

Besides a lot of chipmunks and squirrels we did not see any animals but just before we got back to the parking lot we saw a small snake. Snakes being the boys’ favourite wild animal they noted the hike as a great success.

The streams next to the trail were ice cold and with very warm feet we competed to see who could stand the longest in the stream. Vitus surprisingly won by a landslide and while our feet hurt for at least a couple of minutes he seemed totally unaffected.

On the fourth day we did some more research and opted for the Lake Haiyaha hike from Bear Lake Trailhead. Again the parking lot was full so we needed to take the shuttle from “Park and Ride”. After 45 minutes of waiting for a place on the bus we finally headed for the trailhead. Only this time not one but 20 parking spaces were free once we got there. We really need to get better at this!!

The hike to Lake Haiyaha was one of the most beautiful hikes we have ever done. We even got to play with snow on the way up.

The scenery at the lake could not have been more perfect.

The air was around 27 degrees and with water close to freezing we naturally had to go for a swim. Very nice but VERY cold.

A perfect day if you like hiking and we were all very tired and happy when it was time to go to sleep

Arriving in Denver and Going to Rocky Mountains

By on July 22, 2019

Arriving late the day before we spent our first day shopping the last items for the first part of our camping trip in Rocky Mountains and Yellowstone. Having been forcefully upgraded to a HUGE Nissan Amada we did not have

Nusa Lembongan: Roads from hell on Nusa Penida and amazing snorkeling with Manta Rays

By on August 10, 2017

  To say that we had been nervous about the boat-trip from Gili to Lembongan would be a huge understatement. Friends of ours, traveling 2 weeks before, had disembarked on the way (at Padang Bai) because they found it too

Gili Islands – relaxing and snorkeling all day long

By on August 9, 2017

When we were finally able to leave Ubud early in the morning on July 29th, we were transported to Padang Bai to take the Bluewater express boat to Gili Air. The weather forecast said no wind, but that turned out

Ubud adventures – Rafting, waterfalls, woodcarving and Monkey Forrest (and a round of food poisoning)

By on August 1, 2017

Arriving in Denpasar Bali the first thing we noticed was the humidity. It might not be much warmer than Australia but it sure felt like it. We were picked up in the airport by Nicktours and driven to our hotel

Final days in Australia – Fitzroy Island and Cars 3 in the cinema

By on July 30, 2017

The day after snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef we went to Fitzroy Island to relax on the beach, snorkel and explore. Naively we thought we could just show up at the pier and buy a ticket, but unfortunately the 9

Snorkeling at Great Barrier Reef

By on July 27, 2017

  After having changed the date for our pre-booked Great Barrier Reef day tour for the second time because of unpredictable weather, we finally went. It was quite windy, around 10 ms and waves of 1,5 meters, and the boys

Mareeba Rodeo – A real Aussie country experience

By on July 20, 2017

In the Tablelands we came across several posters for the Mareeba Rodeo. Going to local events has given us some of our best travel memories and this time it only took small change of plans to make it fit. Arriving

Aussie football, chocolate tour and hikes at Mission Beach

By on July 18, 2017

Checking the weather forecast for the 100th time it finally indicated abundant sunshine in the days ahead. Therefore we decided to go to Mission Beach as they have almost crocodile free beaches and Dunk Island (where you can go snorkeling)

Exploring the Atherton Tablelands

By on July 16, 2017

After Noah’s birthday, we decided it was time for some more adventurous stuff again. So we drove to the Atherton Tablelands – a huge and beautiful area in the mountains near Cairns. There are a lot of hairpin turns on

Visiting Sugarland Water Park and celebrating Noah’s birthday Aussie style

By on July 14, 2017

After our trip to Cape Tribulation we headed south for a few relaxing days at a 5 star caravan park and celebrating Noah’s 7th birthday. Close to the park was the Sugarland Waterpark. Not particularly big but with enough slides

Rainy days, great views and sighting the endangered Cassowary at Cairns, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation

By on July 11, 2017

Arriving in Cairns It was a clear blue sky most of the way flying from Darwin to Cairns. Well at least until the last 15 minutes when suddenly a thick layer of clouds appeared and we could no longer see

Northern Territory Adventures: Yellow Water Cruise, 3 Gorge Cruise and amazing Litchfield National Park

By on July 6, 2017

Yellow Water Cruise – Cooinda On day 3 of our Northern Territory adventure we had to get up really early to watch the sunrise on the Yellow Water Cruise at Cooinda. After a bit of hazzle getting around 160 people

First days in NT – Jabiru and Cooinda

By on June 29, 2017

At 5 am and 30 hours after leaving Aarhus we touched down in Darwin, Australia. Sometimes getting through security in Australia can take a long time, but this time we almost set a new record and just 20 minutes after

New York – wow, final stop!

By on May 3, 2016

As the final stop on our 6,5 months’ journey around the world, we decided to visit New York for 3 days, as we would need to do a stop over there anyway to catch our flight home to Denmark. Non