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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Travel

Vicariously explore the places our family has traveled to. Hopefully, our personal travel stories will inspire you to make your own. If you would like more helpful tips to plan your trip, click HERE.

June 8, 2018

We took the family to Kenya and got to add another continent to Jai's checklist. We stayed with a host family and learned how to feed animals, farm and cook traditional Kenyan food. After our 2-weeks of living the simple life, we took a train to Mombasa and stayed...

June 8, 2018

With only a week to explore Dubai, we chose to visit some of the more famous attractions. Walking through the Dubai Mall and Dune-Bashing in the desert are very popular activities for good reason. A lot of fun was packed into a very short period of time. We even found...

April 4, 2018

Our two-weeks in Sri Lanka allowed us to visit three major stops: Colombo, Weligama and Kandy. We explored the big city, southern beaches and central mountains and temples. As a family we surfed some waves in the Indian Ocean and climbed ancient stairs to see wonderful...

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...

March 20, 2018

Our fast week in Singapore was filled with 2 trips to Gardens by the Bay to visit their vast plant-life and water park, a stroll through Little India allowed us to see some beautiful temples and shop and a visit to Sentosa Island where we learned a bit more about the M...

February 9, 2018

The Hedrick family went to the beautiful country of Aotearoa/New Zealand. If you have seen any Lord of the Ring or Hobbit movies, then the landscape is just as it appears in the films. We traveled parts of the hilly North Island and the mountainous South Island, even t...

January 28, 2018

In the middle of our 6-week tour of New Zealand we did a Workaway exchange program in Akaroa with the good people at the Onuku Farm Hostel. We spent three weeks on their grounds hiking, dolphin watching and taking in gorgeous views of the Akaroa Harbor and surrounding...

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...

November 27, 2017

We spent our time in Malaysia in the city of Kuala Lumpur and the coastal town of Kota Kinabalu. We volunteered at a bicycle shop and explored some of Kuala Lumpur's sights, like the Petronas Towers and the Dinosaur Alive exhibit. We didn't see too much becaus...

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