Blog Posts

April 29, 2010

How it Rolls in Peru: The April Update

After severe flooding in January washed out the tracks, train service to Machu Picchu was interrupted and the sanctuary closed. Many families scheduled to travel in February and March had to scramble, shifting their vacations to other destinations and putting their Peru plans on hold. Let us promise you none of this was fun, but…

April 27, 2010

Life in Motion – Without Turning Green

Several of our Thomson Family Adventures involve time on boats, or in vans on mountain roads… Ah yes, just this first sentence makes me feel queasy. And indeed we spend a lot of time chatting with families about how to combat the effects of motion. I’ve been plagued by motion sickness my whole life. When…

April 21, 2010

Meet Our Pal, Barbara Ruttenberg

Another is our ocassional series of interviews with our past guests. Barbara began her Thomson travels on a Thomson Safari in 2000, and has been on 3 Thomson Family Adventures with her grandchildren since; and we hope there will be many more! How / when did you find TFA? My first trip with TFA was…

April 12, 2010

Alaska and a Small World

Saturday evening I went to the High School Gospel Fest concert at Tufts University. Eight or nine different area schools had come together for the day to meet and inspire each other with music; their sessions were capped off by an evening concert of wonderful music, which is the part I went to. Through an…

April 7, 2010

St Catherine’s Monastery

At Thomson Family Adventures we always try to mix up the must-see sights with the lesser traveled path. This is especially true in Egypt where we begin in Cairo, end in Luxor, and in the middle: Sharm el Sheik! This gives all ages a breather from the antiquities and dense history of the pharaohs, and…