ADI’s Travel

We are a young family that loves to travel and go on adventures. When it was just the two of us — David and Iris — as college students we kept ourselves on a very tight budget. Now that we have our amazing daughter, Abigail, we've learned to go on family-friendly trips while still saving big. We love to go on all sorts of adventures, but most of all, we love cute chocolate shops, museums, and plays.


Museum Fun (revisited)

Bringing Abby to the Boston Science Museum where we first met.
April 2024

A Concert of a Lifetime

A weekend day trip for Abby's favorite band!
April 2024

Boston Marathon with a Baby 🏃🏼‍♀️

Perfect weather, cheering the marathon runners on.
April 2024

93% Solar Eclipse in Boston

The heavens line up for something greater: a fun afternoon.
April 2024

Spring Break 2024 - A Family Adventure Through Ireland, London, and Paris

Our first time in Europe. A non-stop whirlwind tour to see all the highlights in 10 days of spring break.
March 2024

Cruise to Roatan, Cozumel, Costa Maya

8 days of pure relaxation!
January 2024

Evaluating Excursions: the Three 'E's

What are excursions? They are a short, fun adventure! They could be any kind of adventure, from horseback riding to touring Windsor Castle to eating pastries at a café.

There are three key factors for evaluating the excellence of an excursion. They are the three 'E's: how ...

  • Engaging is it?
  • Extraordinary is it?
  • Easy-to-access is it?

For each excursion, we rate each factor on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is the least and 5 is the most engaging, extraordinary, or easy-to-access.

Some excursions are extraordinary and easy-to-access, but perhaps not so engaging. For example, take the Mona Lisa, super cool, but a few seconds looking at her at the front of crowd isn't the most engaging experience.

Beginner rock climbing, for example, could be really accessible and really engaging but not an extraordinary experience.

Watching a total solar eclipse at Luxor, Egypt in 2027 is bound to be extraordinary and engaging, but getting there, at the right time, is going to be a challenge.