Best City in Southeast Asia with Kids: Penang or Chiang Mai?

Where would you say the best city in Southeast Asia is for a family traveler? I’ve met several families traveling through Southeast Asia. They often follow a similar route through the region, stopping at places like Hanoi, Bali and Phuket, to name a few. Two of the most popular places for families are Penang (Malaysia) and […]

Our 10 Best Apps for Homeschooling on the Road

As we’ve been traveling, I’ve researched dozens and dozens of apps for homeschooling, seeing which ones might work well for our kids. We’ve tried out many of them — some we keep, and others we don’t. Check out our 10 best apps for homeschooling. Our Top 10 iPad Apps for Homeschooling Listed here are the […]

Our Homeschool Scheduling Method

It has been a struggle to craft a homeschool scheduling system that all four of us can agree on. When I say “it has been,” I also mean: “And it continues to be, so make mine a double.” In the past eight months, our trial and error record is littered with triumphs and failures — […]

Secret Lives: Walter Mitty and me

To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel.  That is the purpose of life. Oh, what ponderous words permeate Ben Stiller’s little film. Did I say “little?” This movie is about as small and subtle as an Icelandic sunrise, and it’s been on […]

Family Travel Problems: The Meltdown

“I want to go home!” The walls were fairly thin in our building, so I’m sure everyone on the floor could hear. “I HATE traveling, I HATE homescholing, I HATE Thailand…” He paused. I was pretty sure the next words would be “…and I HATE YOU, too,” but he reconsidered and looked away. That’s when […]

Zipline in Chiang Mai with Kids

Zipline in Chiang Mai with Kids Amongst the many, many things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, going on a zipline tour may be the most popular. There are a number of operators out there, and several are worth a look. Not with Flight of Gibbon The biggest (and most expensive / most promoted) […]

Chiang Mai Fishing – Fun Day with Kids in Thailand

As I’ve previously mentioned, there is plenty of things to do in Chiang Mai with Kids. My personal favorite activity was our fruit carving lesson, but if I ventured to guess the kids’ favorite, it would likely be our trip in Chiang Mai fishing. Fun Day in Chiang Mai Fishing with Kids These pictures should make that […]

Airbnb Tips: My Tips for Using AirBnB in Southeast Asia, Europe & Beyond

As more people travel for longer periods, I get more requests to talk about tips for staying at Airbnb in Southeast Asia. They also ask about tips for Airbnb in Europe and Airbnb in Mexico. Airbnb in the USA and Airbnb in Latin America as well. Here’s you’ll find my tips on using Airbnb in […]

Thai Cooking Class in Chiang Mai with Kids

In a continuing quest to hand my children sharp objects, I signed us up for a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai while we were there. If you’re in Chiang Mai with kids, I highly recommend trying one yourself, but look around at the options to see which one is right for you. There are […]

Chiang Mai with Kids: Fruit Carving in Thailand

There are many things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, but our fruit carving class was probably my favorite. If you’ve never seen Thai fruit carving, then do a simple google search and you’ll be blown away. Amazing stuff. Chiang Mai with Kids: Fruit Carving in Thailand I knew that we wouldn’t be able […]

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