Day 14: Belgrade-Gritty Perfection

The train ride here was a life test. I generally find that the longer your trip- albeit on a bus, train or airplane, your propensity for wanting to kill someone goes up exponentially as time marches on. Leaving the city of 'Bar' on coastal Montenegro at 9:00 am on the local train started as a…

Day 12: Top Ten Things to do in Montenegro as a Family

About a week before taking off for our big trip, a colleague of mine stopped to chit chat, he had heard from Ava that the first stop on our itinerary was Montenegro. I confirmed that it was, the rest of our conversation went something like this. Casey: "Ugh, my family and I visited there a…

Day 10: Making a Monster in Budva, Montenegro

Today was one of those 'magic' days. It started out with me taking a deep sea fishing trip in the morning off the coast of Budva, Montenegro. We didn't catch many fish, but it was enough to make into a tasty ceviche for dinner that evening. At lunch, we ate at the Astoria Beach Hotel…

Day 5: Killing Jetlag in Kotor, Montenegro

We arrived at Tivat airport in Montenegro at 9:50 am last Tuesday morning. The elation of arriving in eastern Europe was subdued by the baggage claim which spit out only 2 of our 3 bags. Since this wasn't the first time a checked bag didn't meet us at the destination, I approached the lost and…

Day 1: So It Begins- In South Korea

Today began like a normal day for most people in South Korea. For most people, alarm clocks stirred families awake one member at a time and into their familiar routine of starting their day. Moms and dads prepared for work and children rejoiced only slightly about summer break knowing that much of their much deserved…

Part 4-The Travel Gear Diaries: Clothes for a Year of Travel

From now on, we'll be living out of our backpacks. At 8:30 yesterday morning a small group of movers paid Hyundai Hometown building #209, apartment #1703 a visit and boxed up 15 square meters of life's belongings for a restful hibernation in long term storage. We knew this day would come, but it's a tad…

My Favorite Social Media Strategies to Raise Website Traffic

As our trip departure is less than two weeks away, I've been ramping up social media over the last few weeks which has exploded traffic to our family's travel site. Although I started this blog just under a year ago, I've spent the last 10 months focusing on writing core content which has resulted in…