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Jai is the fearless four year old explorer. Elijah is searching the cosmos for answers. Rian is finding inspiration in everyday objects. All three make up the Hedrick family.

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In a sea of several travel blogs, we hope ours floats to the top and helps you plan an enjoyable adventure.

Who says you have to be in your early 20's and without kids to explore the world? We are happy to prove them wrong.

A traveling family exploring one tack at a time.

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“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

April 1, 2018

We were happy to have the chance to visit the southern part of Thailand after having toured in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Our family stayed in three different areas around Krabi for 2 weeks. The Phi Phi Islands were just as amazing as we had seen on postcards and in movie...

January 14, 2018

During our trip we thought that it would be important to take a break from the hustle and bustle of traveling and just relax. Our time in Rarotonga, Cook Island was just that. We spent everyday playing on the beach, finding sea life and hanging out as a family. We got...

January 14, 2018

We took a scenic two-week trip up the east coast of Australia. Sydney to Brisbane and back to Sydney allowed us to see numerous beaches, a few lighthouses and a hill full of Kangaroos. Jai got to see another Dinosaur exhibit at the Queensland Science Museum and meet ma...

April 26, 2017

The only thing that I was set on seeing while in Mexico, was Chichen Itza. I was shown a cheap tour company by a hostel friend and we set out the next morning. The 3-hour bus ride through the Yucatan allowed me time to bond with my group of co-travelers for that day.

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