Malacca with Kids: Dust and Neon – Malaysia

Malaysia is packed with fun stuff to do with children:the museums of of Kuala Lumpur, the beaches (and precarious waterfalls) of Langkawi, and of course, all that Penang has to offer. Our next Malaysian destination was Malacca, so we drove down to soak in the old-town ambiance. The history runs deep there, and a lot the most interesting […]

How to Earn Money while Traveling: Our Kids’ Experience

Kids can earn money in so many different ways. It’s a skill every parent should teach their children, but it wasn’t until we hit the road that I realized how challenging this would be for a nomadic family. I cut a lot of grass when I was young. It was punishing work, especially in the heat […]

Tune In: The Importance of Music in Family Travels

I remember when I really cared about the music I listened to. Wait, that’s not true. The importance of music hasn’t changed — I’ve just stopped talking about it all the time. So what I mean to say is that I remember when I was an asshole about music. You know the type: snobbish, judgmental, and full of strong opinions […]

Kuala Lumpur with Kids: Inside the Batu Caves

On our recent road trip through Peninsular Malaysia, we enjoyed a day at the Petrosains Science Discovery Museum, but a few days before that we experienced one of the most beautiful sites in the area: the Batu Caves. There is so much to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids, and this may be my favorite place in town. […]

5 Reasons Why You should Travel as a Family Now

I occasionally get questions from people who are curious about how we travel: How can we afford it? How do the kids make friends? What do I carry with me? What about school? I love answering these, and welcome your questions if you have them — feel free to contact me, or ask away in the comments below. One […]

Petrosains, The Discovery Center with Kids – Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

If you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur, you might have been to Petrosains, The Discovery Center in KLCC. Until recently our only experience in Kuala Lumpur was its airport, where we played Uno and read Percy Jackson while waiting for flights. Penang has been our home base for seven months now. On a recent road trip, however, we found ourselves in […]

Tokyo with Children: My City Guide for You and Your Family

The gist: I have a new eBook for sale and you can buy it here. Read on for more details, or click the link in the sidebar. For more details, read on, because if you must know… …I LOVE Tokyo. It’s such an amazing city to explore with children. It’s safe, clean and full of […]

How We Love Eating in Vietnam: Crickets, Cobras and Crusty Baguettes

I’ve eaten a lot of street food in my life, and out of everywhere I’ve visited, few places come close to the experience of eating in Vietnam. The quality, the flavors, the variety…just listen to Bourdain: this place can change your life. I’ve written a few entries that were Vietnamese food-related: our favorite juice stand, our cooking class and […]

Reading Rights: The “Percy Jackson Problem” and Me

A nation that does not read much does not know much. And a nation that does not know much is more likely to make poor choices in the home, the marketplace, the jury box, and the voting booth. And those decisions ultimately affect the entire nation…the literate and illiterate. — Jim Trelease There are various […]

Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City : Vietnam Family Travel

Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City As we’ve mentioned before, we love Ho Chi Minh City. If you happen to be in southern Vietnam with kids, we’d suggest jumping on a bus to the outskirts of town for a visit to Suoi Tein Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City. We were given the […]

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