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Americas with kids - 2/4 - Sophie’s World Travel Inspiration

Mississippi paddlewheeling – and the War of 1812

Rambling along New Orleans' riverside one day, we come upon the Creole Queen. She is about to sail down the river. Do we want to come along? Now or never... Of course we hop on - and are glad we did. It wouldn't feel right [...]

Mardi Gras World: where the magic happens

Have you ever wanted to experience Mardi Gras? Me, too. As it happened, however, life (i.e. other travel plans) meant we would be in New Orleans 10 days too late. As with most things in Louisiana, Mardi Gras came with the French settlers. Records from [...]

New Orleans in 15 Instagrams

Earlier, I've told you of my first trip abroad - to New Orleans. As an eleven-year-old, I thought it was an exciting and exotic city; the colours, the smells, the people, the jazz, the streets and the street cars, the shops, the horse-drawn carriages... 1. [...]

Zip lining in Costa Rica

By Catarina Redisch at Tarcoles River, Costa Rica When we were in Costa Rica, mum wanted to visit a coffee plantation. My sister and I would rather zip line. We were going to fly between 9 platforms. We took a bus to Tarcoles River. As [...]

Bridges of the Panama Canal

Bridge of the Americas at dawn I've meant to write about the Panama Canal for a while now. Just needed a little nudge - and received it with this week's #frifotos* theme: bridges. So here, finally, are a few images of a day spent crossing [...]

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