From the Co-Founders:

Welcome to Edition No. 5 of Just a Moment in Travel - Kids Edition.

The photo below with our kids was taken for our very first issue, JAM in Venice, exactly one unfaded year ago. Four attained issues for each season later, we start a new year with our first project, Just a Moment, able to reflect and enjoy what we have learned and accomplished along the way.

Here's what we wrote in that first letter: "Building something from scratch not only involved exploring..., but it also took us on an incredible journey through very unfamiliar algorithms, admins, assets, and a foreign world of all things digital. Intensely taxing but so gratifying." It's true. We are happy with what we have engineered and executed, creating pages and bringing content to fruition, the people we have met, interviewed and worked with, the editing and more editing, our photography and videos - all while working toward continually building, practicing, learning for new projects and next goals as a production team.

For this summer, we wanted to embrace our jobs as moms. Many have asked how, where, when, why we travel so much with our daughters (Imogen just turned 10 years old, Chloe is almost 10) so we decided to share a few of our favorite destinations: London, Singapore, and Vancouver - making sure to include a often neglected age group (not toddlers/little kids anymore and not yet teenagers) when "family travel" is discussed or written about for summer vacation. We have covered fun stuff for both adult and child, which is how we both like to travel, in JAM's "day in the life of" organized by morning, day and night for each city. Please enjoy!

Thank you,
Helen and Annie
Two More Minutes, LLC

"Just a Moment"

/jəst ə ˈmō mənt/ noun
1. A visual compendium showcasing a day in the life of a person, place, or thing.

JAM Co Founder Photo W Kids

Imogen & Chloe w/moms

JAM Travel World Map

Travel with Kids

London, Singapore, Vancouver

Before starting JAM's three city day's journey, we thought it might be fun to share a few fun facts and offer a brief history lesson for the kiddos to read on these splendid cities.


JAM London Prime Meridian Photo

Prime Meridian Line

Named at various times Caer Ludein, Londinium, Lowonidonjon, Lundenwic, and Lundenburh, London was established by Romans, conquered by a Brittonic tribe led by Queen Boudica, re-inhabited by Anglo-Saxons, attacked by Vikings, conquered by Normans, and in the 16th century expanded rapidly into a major commercial center, the London of the British East India Company and Shakespeare. The original fortification wall built by the Romans still defines the boundaries of the City of London, called the ‘Square Mile’ by locals, while London contains the City of London and 32 other boroughs with a population of 8.8 million and still growing.

London is the home of the Prime Meridian,
0 degree longitude, and Greenwich Mean Time. Every place and time zone on the globe is measured in terms of its distance east or west from this line, which divides the eastern and western hemispheres of the Earth. A fitting beginning to our journey!




Sir Thomas Raffles

Halfway across the globe, during the 14th Century, while Medieval London was changing from a French-influenced country to an English one, a prince from Palembang was on a hunting trip when he caught a glimpse of an animal he had never seen before. Taking it as a good omen, he founded a city on the same spot, naming it The Lion City, or Singapura, from the Sanskrit words “simha” (lion) and “pura” (city). Located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, the city flourished as a trading post for vessels from all over Asia and Europe.

In 1819, Sir Thomas Raffles established a British colony in what is now modern Singapore. After WWII, occupation by the Japanese and the British, and temporarily becoming part of Malaysia, Singapore finally became a sovereign nation in 1965. Singapore is famous today for its street food, created out of the city’s rich tradition of multiethnic influences; what began as a way of eking out a livelihood is now earning Michelin stars.



JAM Vancouver George Vancouver

George Vancouver

Vancouver’s first inhabitants arrived in the area following the Last Glacial Period, 11,700 years ago. The Coast Salish peoples had settlements thoughout modern-day Vancouver, including in what is today Stanley Park, a beautiful urban park with a West Coast rainforest. Vancouver had its beginning as a sawmill during the gold rush, gaining a saloon run by the talkative Gassy Jack, which grew into Gastown and then became Granville, and eventually Vancouver itself.

The city was named after George Vancouver, an explorer from the British Royal Navy who mapped out the Pacific Northwest coastline, and who spent only a day in the area of the city named after him. Nowadays, Vancouver has become an international hub along the Pacific Rim and a stand-in for almost every other city around the world in film and TV, from San Francisco in Godzilla to Seattle in Fifty Shades of Grey, from Minnesota in Juno to both(!) New York and Pyongyang in The Interview, from a jungle in Jumanji, to a futuristic dystopia in I, Robot.

Written by Krystal Chang



Krystal Chang

Krystal Chang is a writer and designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Design Within Reach, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.
IG: @krystalchang


Amanda Quinn Olivar, JAM's arts and culture editor, is also the editor at Curator magazine, producer of Seeing is Believing: Women Direct and the play Paint Made Flesh. She has collaborated on Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies and an upcoming project with Zandra Rhodes. She sits on the boards of London's Fashion and Textile Museum and The Chimaera Project. As a curator and arts advocate, she received the HeArt Award for her work benefiting A Window Between Worlds. Amanda has curated exhibits at The Cornell Art Museum, The Skirball Cultural Center, Fresno Art Museum, and Brand Art Center. Amanda lives and works in Los Angeles.

Thank you to Imogen Smith and Chloe Copus.