Welcome! I’m Christine!

I’m a Jesus loving entrepreneur, artist, designer, foodie, and traveler, and my love of travel started this blog. I love traveling with my family to discover new places, create fun memories, and check off places on my bucket list. Travel has been the balm in my healing journey and is always something that has given me life.

It’s always fun and refreshing when going to new and exciting places (and sometimes can be exhausting too when I’m dragged to kiddie places). Over the years, I’ve learned a thing or two about traveling with kiddos who are very picky about food and get bored easily.

I’ve created this blog to inspire your travels to destinations you may not have thought of, share travel tips, and give you a resource for fun kid things to do around the world.

It is my intention to make the most of this time I have with my kids before they are all grown up and off to college. The days are slow, but the years go by fast, as they say. I want to create happy memories with my kids, while also doing fun and interesting things for us parents too.

That’s also the intention I have for you… that you will be inspired to make the effort, take the time, and set aside some money to go to places that will create happy memories with your family. And perhaps, you’ll check off a bunch of things from your bucket list along the way!

A little bit about us…

We are the Kim family – Christine, Jae, Sophie (11), and Conner (4).

We used to live in New York, but moved to Texas (during covid) for a new job opportunity for Jae. We travel mostly during school breaks and weekends. We’re based in the Dallas area.

We’ve compiled a travel bucket list that we try to review regularly to narrow down where we want to go next. Rather than taking random trips, we like to find the time, then allocate money and effort go towards trips that really make our travel dreams come true. You can always make more money, but can’t get time back, so we like to get clear on what we want, and then make it happen. For us, travel has been much more fulfilling that way.

We’re foodies and love a good Michelin star meal, but also love to find places that our kids love too! A bit more about our kids below…

Sophie

At the age of 11, Sophie now has more stamps on her passport than some adults we know! We’ve taken her to Cancun, Montreal, Quebec City, Aruba, Bermuda, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand – Bangkok & Chiang Mai, Bali, UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Iceland, Amsterdam, Santorini, Positano, Marrakesh, Barcelona, Paris, Qatar, and Myanmar! And those are only the international destinations we’ve taken her to.

Sophie is always getting excited about things, celebrating life, and planning her next birthday party many months early. She loves creating her own TikTok videos, diamond painting, gymnastics, and going to school. Although some traveling families have decided to homeschool, we’ve decided to send her to school because she just loves being social!

Girl sitting on bench at Hello Kitty Island - Seoul, Korea
Hello Kitty Island – Seoul, Korea

Conner

Conner got his passport at 1 month old. At 4.5 years of age, he has already traveled to Mexico, Bermuda, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Myamnar, and Qatar, with many cities and states in the U.S. too — Florida, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Arizona, Utah, Los Angeles, Maine, Kentucky, all over New York, and so many states we’ve driven through. He’s already a mini world traveler!

Conner has been posing for pictures since he was only 1 year old! He learned very quickly from his older sister. He’s always laughing, giggling, running around, and doing something silly. He definitely keeps life active and funny!

My favorite:

Bucket List Places

  • Santorini, Greece
  • Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Bagan, Myanmar
  • Azulik, Tulum, Mexico
  • Positano, Italy

Places to stay

  • Shell House, Cancun
  • Dhara Devi in Chiang Mai
  • Banyan Tree – Bangkok

Destinations

  • Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Paris, France
  • Portugal
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Tokyo, Japan

Kids Attractions

  • Peppa World
  • Kidzania
  • Sanrio World
  • Disney World
  • Universal Studios