Tag: OTZ recommends

Okefenokee Swamp Tours: Swamp Park vs National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee Swamp Tours: Swamp Park vs National Wildlife Refuge

Okefenokee Swamp Tours on Georgia/Florida border. Which one should you pick? We tried two different ones and here’s what they were like.

Chester Luggage Review – Minima Carry-on

Chester Luggage Review – Minima Carry-on

We’d never heard of Chester luggage until we were contacted by a representative from the company. We learned Chester Travels has been around for over two years now, and they’re seeking to make some waves with high-quality, low cost luggage. The Chester representative asked if […]

Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands. A Parents’ Guide.

Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands. A Parents’ Guide.

Despite all of our travels and Shon growing up in New England, neither of us had ever seen a whale in the wild. Not until we went whale watching in the San Juan Islands, that is. Most Washington state whale watching tours require travelers to […]

Where to Stay in Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona

People’s ideas of the best place to stay are as varied as their ideas on the best food or the best music. There are many factors that affect one’s choice. When we were deciding where to stay in Barcelona, we had to look for a […]

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Traveling Kids 2018.

The Best Last-Minute Gifts for Traveling Kids 2018.

So here you are, with the 1st week of December already behind you, but the holiday presents for the globe-trotting kids in your life are still unpurchased. Here are the best last-minute gifts for traveling kids and some of them don’t even require shipping. (As […]

Are JBL Noise Canceling Headphones Worth It? Real World Review 2018

Are JBL Noise Canceling Headphones Worth It? Real World Review 2018

Jenia and I have been flying extensively since 2012. We’ve found intercontinental flights can be really draining. In the last few years we started hearing more and more about how great noise-canceling headphones are for long flights, but because good ones are expensive, we steered […]

Three Things to Buy Before Moving Abroad

Three Things to Buy Before Moving Abroad

Must-Buy Things Before Moving Overseas So you’re a soon-to-be expat? You’ve signed a contract and you’ll be living overseas, abroad, in an exotic locale rubbing shoulders with fascinating people from cultures new and unexperienced. That’s wonderful! If you know anything about Our Traveling Zoo, we […]

The Best Toiletries for Hand Luggage

The Best Toiletries for Hand Luggage

We are a family that travels light – the only times we bring full-size suitcases is when we are moving internationally. The rest of the time, it’s carry-on only: a couple of small rolling suitcases and a couple of backpacks. Unsurprisingly, I have perfected both […]

Life in China: Our Five Favorite Chinese Foods

Life in China: Our Five Favorite Chinese Foods

Our last installment in the Life in China series was about cost of living here in Shenzhen, China. This week, we are writing about our favorite truly authentic Chinese foods. China is renowned for its cuisine, of which it has eight main sorts. Each one […]

Mekong Delta Tour: Toddlers on a Speedboat

Mekong Delta Tour: Toddlers on a Speedboat

Mekong Delta tour is a fantastic way to escape the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and explore the slower life on the river.