TravelWithKidz Blog

Gideon Nurick trained as an archeologist and has always had a passion for travel. He is cofounder of Quivertree Family Expeditions Inc. (http://quivertreeworld.com), a company specializing in custom designed family travel to exciting destinations.  He’s  been all over the world, but now with three young kids in tow it’s not quite as easy as buying a ticket and heading out. Every expedition is tried and tested with his own kids!

Latest Blog Posts:

India with Kids 2013:Taking kids to erotic Khajuraho?

February 11, 2014 at 5:02 pm

India with Kids 2013: Orchha – City of palaces and monuments.

February 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Is it worth venturing off the beaten track with kids? Chanderi, India.

January 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Celebrating Holi in Bhopal

November 8, 2013 at 12:30 pm

A visit to Mandu – a great city now forgotten.

October 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Exploring Maheshwar (day 2)

July 24, 2013 at 1:04 am

India with Kids 2013: Delhi to Maheshwar, and arriving at the incredible Ahilya Fort.

June 24, 2013 at 3:15 pm

India with Kids 2013: The astounding Taj Mahal! Agra Fort too!

June 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

India with Kids 2013. Buffaloes in the house, and we say good bye to the Himalayas!

June 14, 2013 at 1:51 pm

India with Kids 2013. Walking in the Himalayan foothills. Day 3 and attending a Puja.

June 5, 2013 at 2:18 pm

India with Kids 2013. Walking in the Himalayan Foothills (Day 2).

May 28, 2013 at 2:46 pm

India with Kids 2013: Village to village walking in the Himalayan foothills. Day 1

May 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

India with kids 2013. Delhi Highlights

May 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

India with Kids 2013 – Delhi (day 1)

April 30, 2013 at 3:07 pm

India with Kids 2013 – Going back after 5 years!

April 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Roadtripping California (with kids). San Diego and the Southern California Theme Parks

January 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Roadtripping California (with Kids). Santa Barbara to LA

December 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Free and fun – a new “book” on how tourists should behave in Myanmar published!

December 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

Roadtripping California (with Kids) 2012: San Francisco and Berkeley.

November 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Roadtripping California (with Kids) 2012: Crater Lake National Park (Oregon) and the Calatrava Sundial Bridge, Northern California.

November 27, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Roadtripping California (with Kids) 2012: Part 1 – Silver Falls State Park, OR.

November 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Myanmar Travel Updates – November 2012

November 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

Travel, kids and food: Spain

July 13, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Travel, kids and food: How to cope when there is nothing the kids will eat! or Kids and food in the Republic of Georgia!

July 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Travel, kids and food: Turkey

June 25, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Travel, kids and food: Myanmar

June 14, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Travel, Kids and Food: India

May 31, 2012 at 4:05 pm

The Great American Road Trip

May 11, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Burma/Myanmar 2012 – the World’s new hot destination. What does it all mean for tourism?

April 7, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Cape Town with Kids: What to do if you’re 10 years old?

March 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Guatemala with Kids: A Land of Volcanoes

March 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

Guatemala with Kids: Antigua, a colonial gem and a steaming Volcano.

March 8, 2012 at 10:08 am

Guatemala with Kids: Shamans, Ancient Temples, Tarantulas and Monkeys!

February 29, 2012 at 9:29 am

Guatemala with Kids: Introduction – The end of the Mayan Calendar 2012

February 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Ecuador with Kids: Forests, Hummingbirds and Butterfiles – Exploring Mindo

February 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

Ecuador with Kids: Day trips from Quito – No guinea pigs for us thank you very much, standing on the Equator and mango shopping.

February 13, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Ecuador with Kids: Discovering Quito.

February 10, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Galapagos with Kids: Giant Tortoises Rule!

February 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

Galapagos with Kids. Days 5-6: Blue Footed Boobies and elusive land iguanas.

January 28, 2012 at 10:38 am

Announcing an incredible Family Culinary Group Tour to Turkey – Summer 2012!

January 25, 2012 at 11:44 am

Galapagos with Kids. Day 5: Pink Turtles and playing with sea lions.

January 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Galapagos with Kids: Day 4 (part 2). Exploring the sea caves at Punta Vicente Roca

January 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Galapagos with Kids: Day 4: Amazing Isabela! or Have you been so close to a whale you can touch it?

January 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Galapagos with Kids. Day 3: Snorkeling with sharks!

January 8, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Galapagos Islands…with Kids. Day 2: In the Land of the Red Footed Booby.

January 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Galapagos Islands…with Kids. Day 1: Santa Cruz Island – we meet Sally Lightfoot for the first time.

January 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Galapagos Islands…with Kids: Intro and Getting there

January 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Myanmar Update

December 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

How to choose an airline when traveling with kids?

December 19, 2011 at 8:47 am

South Korea with Kids: A day in Seoul

December 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Thailand with Kids: Sailing around Monkey Island and Sam Roi Yot National Park

December 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Thailand with Kids. Dolphin Bay – A beach paradise.

November 30, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Thailand with Kids: Chatuchak Market,and saying good bye to Bangkok.

November 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

Thailand with Kids. Bangkok (day 2). Cooking lessons and indoor markets.

November 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Thailand with Kids: Bangkok (day 2). Backstreets and temples.

November 22, 2011 at 9:54 am

Thailand with Kids: Thai Food – Our dinner with Mark Wiens, Thai Food Expert.

November 21, 2011 at 12:02 am

Thailand with Kids: Bangkok (part 1). Thai massages at Wat Pho, and crazy catfish at the Thewet Jetty.

November 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

Travel with Kids: What to do when your kids get sick (or our experience at a Bangkok hospital).

November 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids – Important tips and what you need to know.

November 13, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Looking back at our Monsoon itinerary – must sees and places we missed.

November 11, 2011 at 11:00 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Is it Safe?

November 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Final days in Yangon, a sick child and goodbye to Burma.

November 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Inle day 4 – Amazing Kakku.

November 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

Myanmar/ Burma with Kids. Inle day 3. Indein and back to Nyaung shwe.

November 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Inle (part 2). A visit to Sankar (Sagar).

November 3, 2011 at 12:01 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Lake Inle (part 1). Houses on Stilts and floating islands.

November 1, 2011 at 8:31 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Giant Spiders at the Pindaya Caves

October 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

Myanmar/ Burma with Kids: Kengtung (part 2).

October 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Myanmar/ Burma with Kids: Kengtung (Kyaing Tong) – Hill tribes and markets (part 1).

October 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Myanmar/Burma with Kids: Education in Myanmar – our kids learn a valuable lesson.

October 7, 2011 at 8:56 am

Myanmar/Burma with Kids: Trekking in Hsipaw.

October 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Myanmar/Burma with Kids: Exploring Hsipaw (day 1)

October 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Planning to go off the beaten track.

October 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Myanmar/ Burma with Kids: Pyin oo Lwin (Maymyo)

October 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Myanmar/Burma with Kids: Mandalay Day 3: Nearly struck by lightning on Mandalay Hill.

October 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

Myanmar/ Burma with Kids: Mandalay – chapatis, monasteries and gold leaf.

September 23, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: From Monywa to Mandalay – caves, monkeys and Justin Bieber!

September 22, 2011 at 7:05 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Stuck on the Irrawaddy or How not to go boating in Burma!

September 19, 2011 at 8:43 am

Myanmar / Burma with kids: Bagan to Mt. Popa: Scary monkeys, monasteries and our new friend Zozo.

September 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

Myanmar / Burma with kids: Bagan Day 2 – rat kebab anyone? Markets, soccer and village life.

September 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Bagan.

September 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids. Transport in Myanmar.

September 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

Myanmar / Burma with Kids: Changing money protocols, and The Amazing Shwedagon!

September 5, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Myanmar / Burma with Kids. Myanmar or Burma? What’s in a name?

September 2, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Myanmar / Burma with kids. Day 1: Arrival in Yangon.

September 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Visiting Myanmar/Burma with Kids: Where?? Why?? Preparations.

August 29, 2011 at 11:45 am

Australia with Kids: Tropical Queensland

July 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Australia with Kids: The Outback Part 3: Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

July 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Australia with Kids: The Outback Part 2: Kings Canyon

July 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Australia with Kids: The Outback Part 1: Alice Springs.

July 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Australia with Kids: The Blue Mountains

July 7, 2011 at 11:03 am

Australia with Kids: Sydney

July 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm

California with Kids: Yosemite National Park

June 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Travel with Kids: How to choose a hotel (when traveling overseas).

June 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Olympic National Park with Kids

June 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

Wyoming with Kids: Grand Tetons National Park

June 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Yellowstone National Park with Kids

June 9, 2011 at 9:07 am

The South West with Kids: Closing the circle.

May 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Utah With Kids: Bryce Canyon National Park

May 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Utah with Kids: An oasis in the desert – Lower Calf Creek Falls.

May 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Utah with kids: Capitol Reef and Fruita

May 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

Utah with Kids: Goblin Valley State Park

May 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Utah with Kids: Hiking to the Great Gallery at Horseshoe Canyon

May 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

Utah with Kids: Arches National Park.

April 20, 2011 at 10:36 am

Utah with Kids: Newspaper Rock and Canyonlands N.P.(Needles and Island in the Sky).

April 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Colorado with Kids. Mesa Verde National Park.

April 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Colorado with Kids: The Durango Railroad

April 12, 2011 at 3:39 pm

New Mexico with Kids: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

April 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Arizona with Kids: Canyon de Chelly – An incredible cultural and natural experience.

April 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Utah with Kids: Monument Valley

April 4, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Arizona with Kids: Antelope Canyon

March 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

The Grand Canyon with Kids – The North Rim

March 29, 2011 at 9:20 am

Zion National Park with Kids

March 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm

How to choose a family holiday destination (part 2).

March 11, 2011 at 4:58 pm

When is the best time of year to travel with Kids?

March 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

France with Kids – Reliving the Middle Ages in the Dordogne

March 2, 2011 at 3:54 pm

France with Kids. Introduction.

February 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

How to choose a family holiday destination or, where should we go this year? Part 1.

February 24, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Israel with Kids (4). The South.

February 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

Israel with Kids (3). The North.

February 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Israel with Kids (2) – Jerusalem

February 10, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Israel with Kids (1) – Tel Aviv

February 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Travel with kids to the Republic of Georgia: The good, the bad and the ugly.

February 7, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Farewell Svaneti, farewell Batumi, hello Turkey.

February 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The High Caucasus. A visit to Ushguli, the highest town in Europe.

February 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The High Caucasus: Svaneti (day 2)

February 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The High Caucasus – Svaneti (day 1)

January 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Introducing Svaneti

January 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Kutaisi

January 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

Tbilisi with Kids: kids’ stuff, a great museum and some of the best Thai food we have eaten!

January 25, 2011 at 10:55 am

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Touring the Winelands of Kakheti

January 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Sighnaghi – an “unreal” town, and a real Georgian feast!

January 18, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Wine and cha-cha -the Spirit of Georgia

January 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: From the Russian border to the Azerbaijan border – a day trip to Davit Gareja.

January 12, 2011 at 10:29 am

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Mt.Kazbek (Stepantsminda) – Jewel of the Caucasus.

January 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The Military Highway to the High Caucasus

January 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Vardzia – one of the greatest sights of Georgia

January 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The monastery of Sapara and the way to Vardzia.

January 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Staying with a concert pianist in Borjomi (via unpronouncable Uplistsikhe).

January 4, 2011 at 11:28 am

Republic of Georgia with Kids: The Stalin Museum in Gori.

January 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

Republic of Georgia with Kids: A visit to Mtshkheta – and don’t forget the Barf Washing Powder!

December 12, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Scenes of Tbilisi

December 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Tbilisi with Kids – Day 2

December 8, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Tbilisi with Kids – Food and Drink!

December 8, 2010 at 11:55 am

Tbilisi with Kids -Fabled city of the Silk Road

December 1, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Overnight Train to Tbilisi

November 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids. Batumi – Our own Ancient Roman fortress (almost) and the Black Sea.

November 23, 2010 at 6:03 pm

Republic of Georgia with Kids: Batumi. The vacation capital of Georgia.

November 16, 2010 at 3:56 pm

The Republic of Georgia…with Kids. Would you take your kids to a wartorn country on holiday?

November 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Istanbul with Kids – The Covered Market, cruising the Bosphorus and the Topkapi Palace

October 9, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Istanbul with Kids: The Great Istanbul Taxi Scam

October 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

Turkey with Kids: Trabzon (day 2)

October 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Turkey with kids. Trabzon (day 1)

October 6, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Turkey with kids: The Black Sea Region – Ayder and the Kackar Mountains

October 4, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Turkey with kids: The kids eat their first kofte, and an overnight bus ride to the Black Sea.

October 1, 2010 at 11:46 am

Turkey with Kids: Amasya – day 2.

October 1, 2010 at 10:35 am

Turkey with Kids: Rock Tombs of Amasya

September 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Independent Family Travel – does prebooking hotels make sense?

September 30, 2010 at 9:57 am

Turkey with Kids: The Black Sea – Sinop to Amasya

September 29, 2010 at 9:09 am

Turkey with kids: The Black Sea – Amasra to Sinop.

September 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Turkey with Kids: Cakraz (Amasra)- A Black Sea Paradise. Beach, sun and no foreign tourists!

September 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Turkey with Kids: Safranbolu to Cakraz (Amasra). Black Sea Heaven.

September 26, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Turkey with Kids: Istanbul to Safranbolu.

September 22, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Istanbul with Kids – Mysterious Markets and Busy Bazaars

September 22, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Turkey with Kids: Istanbul – Kariye (Chora Church), Istiklal Street and “The Ice Cream Scam”.

September 17, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Turkey with Kids: Arrival in Istanbul

September 14, 2010 at 11:50 am

A small note on Turkish Food and Travel with Kids

September 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Turkey with Kids: Bursa – silk and peaches.

September 13, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Turkey with Kids: Istanbul to Bursa

September 11, 2010 at 9:36 am

Cape Town with Kids: Township Tour

September 9, 2010 at 8:03 am

Johannesburg with Kids: To Visit or Not (+ the World Cup Soccer Final!)

September 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm

South Africa with Kids – World Cup 2010 – a soccerfest for adults and kids alike

September 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

South Africa with Kids: Up and Down the Garden Route.

September 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

Cape Town with Kids: Is Winter (July/August) a good time of year to visit?

September 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

Cape Town with Kids: Climbing up Table Mountain with a 5 year old.

September 2, 2010 at 2:28 am

Cape Town with Kids: Soccer fever June 2010 – Vuvuzelas and Zakumi

September 2, 2010 at 1:43 am

How to plan a big family trip with kids (Part 2).

June 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm

How to plan a big family trip with kids (Part 1).

May 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

South Africa with Kids: Kwazulu-Natal – the best things come in small packages!

May 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Travel with kids- public transport or private vehicle?

May 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Cape Town with Kids: An overview.

May 1, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Best for Kids in….Namibia

April 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm

What makes a parent want to take their kids somewhere far away and exotic?

April 12, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Oaxaca with kids

April 12, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Mexico with kids: Mexico City

April 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Mexico with Kids: On the Bus with a 3 year old.

March 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Mexico with Kids: Guanajuato to Michoacan

March 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Cambodia with Kids. Best of …Siem Reap

March 29, 2010 at 6:43 pm

India with Kids. Best of… Coorg

March 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

India with Kids. Best of …Mysore

March 29, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Mexico with Kids: The Mummy Museum, Guanajuato.

March 23, 2010 at 1:36 pm

India with Kids: Best of …Hampi

March 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Cape Town with Kids: Best of…Boulders Beach

March 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

A New Series – Best for Kids in…

March 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Mexico with Kids: Mexican buses, and the road to Zacatecas

March 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Mexico with kids: Arrival in Tlapepaque (Guadalajara).

March 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

Spain with Kids: Barcelona, Bilbao, Picos de Europa, Santiago de Compostela, Bayona.

March 9, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Travel with Kids: What’s the hype??

March 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Morocco with Kids: Fes, Marrakech, Ourzazate, Essaouira!

December 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Cambodia with Kids: Markets and murals in Siem Reap

November 14, 2009 at 9:14 pm

Cambodia with Kids: The incredible Angkor Wat.

November 10, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Cambodia with Kids: Palm Village, Siem Reap – an oasis.

November 10, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Cambodia with Kids: Scammed at Siem Reap airport.

November 9, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Singapore with Kids: Rained out in Singapore

November 8, 2009 at 11:30 pm

India with Kids: Varkala beach – the best sunset in the world??

October 16, 2009 at 4:35 pm

India with Kids: A Kerala backwaters houseboat cruise.

October 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

India with Kids: Dealing with a sick child.

October 6, 2009 at 6:53 pm

India with Kids: Oil lamps at night in Historic Cochin.

September 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm

India with Kids: Train travel and thoughts on Indian transport in general.

September 24, 2009 at 11:15 am

India with Kids: Entering Green Kerala, and an evening of Theyyam

September 21, 2009 at 4:50 pm

India with Kids: Coorg – coffee and momos – a place of magic off the radar in South India.

September 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm

India with Kids: Is it dangerous?

September 14, 2009 at 2:04 pm

India with Kids: An Indian Safari!

September 14, 2009 at 9:40 am

India with Kids. Sweet Mysore pak and other good things!

September 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

India with Kids: Wonderful Mysore!

September 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

India with Kids: Belur, Halebid and Shravanabelagola.

September 8, 2009 at 11:32 pm

India with Kids: Rural India – Lessons from Ganesh, rural life and bad bad roads.

August 28, 2009 at 10:35 am

India with Kids: Hampi (or How to visit a ruined city with a 3 year old).

August 26, 2009 at 2:25 pm

India with Kids: Domestic Flights – An early flight to Hubli.

August 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

India with Kids: Rosh Hashana in Mumbai

August 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Mumbai with Kids: An Introduction

July 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

India with Kids: Long distance flights.

July 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

India with Kids: The health risks??

July 16, 2009 at 10:37 pm

India with Kids: Where to go?

July 15, 2009 at 1:45 pm

India with Kids? Are you serious?

July 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm