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Well I know it has been longer than a month but I am finally writing about our trip to China. I took my son and made the trek to mainland China (remember to have plenty to do on a 12 plane ride!). China is very different than the United States of America. First when we arrived we were pictured and finger printed. The good thing is all the signs are in English so you can navigate yourself through the airport. We finally made it to the hotel and were pictured and finger printed again.
After sleeping, we decided to explore the city we were in. What jumps out at you is the amount of large skyscrapers that are everywhere and most of them are apartment buildings. The size of the city and the amount of buildings are more than any city in the USA. Oh and lots of people. There is also beautiful architecture and history sites that date back to A.D. Amazing when you stop and think about it, here in the USA we have history going back a couple of hundred years and China has history going back more than a couple of thousand years!
It was fun learning about the culture, seeing the history and talking with anyone that spoke English but there is nothing like the United States of America. We all have to remember that we are lucky to live in a beautiful country where we have the freedom and rights to do so much. Going over seas to a different country puts that in perspective, we should all embrace each other and give thanks...and lets start getting along!
Well this year the family went to Destin, Florida for spring break. When I say the family, it is my wife, my son, my daughter and my two dogs. Of course, what better way to spend vacation than with another family that also includes kids and their dog. This adventure started with finding a place to house us all. [...]
Last Friday my friend and I were sitting in our university’s local coffee shop watching an awful student-run magic show. We were two of the 7 people in the crowd who decided to sit there with our coffee at 11:30 p.m. while everyone was out in Athens, Ohio. The magicians were choosing volunteers that happen to be the [...]
If you’re looking to hit the road or fly the skies with your canine companion or feline friend, here’s a few tips to make your trip go as smooth as possible!Hydrate. The ASPCA recommends keeping a gallon of cold water on hand to ensure your pet stays sufficiently hydrated during the trip. PetTravelZone has a Pet Travel Set [...]
I can’t believe that summer is almost here. It seems like our kids just started school yet in just a few weeks they will be running around the house. Anyways let’s talk about fun things to do with the kids outside the normal. Summer parties are great time to bring people together and enjoy one another. [...]
We, as a family, have traveled to many places on spring break. Of course we have done the Disney and Universal theme parks, but we have more fun going to places we have never been or seen before. We love to explore so we try to make an effort to see different parts of the country.Are you ever [...]
Many people question the size of carry-on luggage especially since United Airlines will not start charging for overhead storage area if you choose to purchase their basic economy tickets. Here at Kids Travel Zone we make sure that our kids carry-on luggage is airline compliant.Here is a list of most of the major airlines and their carry-on dimension restrictions: American: [...]
You've got one more week left to enter the Kids Travel Zone Spring Break Photo Contest! Simply share your photos featuring your favorite goodies from Kids Travel Zone with us on our Facebook page (like us first, then post your photo) and you'll be entered to win a $200 gift card to Marriott Hotels! We're accepting entries in [...]
All set to hit the road this spring break? Whether you're driving or flying, we've got some great ideas to keep your kids organized on the trip.Beach SetIf you're hitting the beach this spring break, this 3-piece beach set will be perfect for your little one. This set comes with a beach tote personalized with your child's [...]
Did you know that we have a Baby Shop filled with fantastic personalized gifts for the youngest travelers? Help your little one travel in style, or find the perfect gift for the expecting couple. Here are a few of the items you can find in our Baby Shop. Personalized Baby BibsCheck out these adorable bibs made of absorbent [...]