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 […]

Working Remotely: How I asked my boss about it

Working Remotely: How I asked my boss about it I can tell you the day I decided to pursue working remotely: It was Saturday, November 24th, 2012, and I was in Oaxaca, Mexico, using up nearly all my vacation days to attend my sister’s wedding. Lounging on the beach drinking fresh-squeezed orange juice, I watched […]

Don’t fear the creeper: Snakes, shadows and a lesson in overcoming fear

Travel has a way of teaching you skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life. It can teach you about patience, perseverance, tolerance and how to deal with boredom, and it can also teach you about overcoming fear and facing the unknown. This is what I was thinking about as we sped through the night […]

How I defined Success in Japan

Before I explain this so-called success in Japan, let’s give my wife and few close friends a moment to finish laughing. Finished yet, guys? Guys? My wife is laughing because when most people define “success in Japan,” it involves a swank apartment in Denenchofu, Kamiyacho or somewhere similar, and a bankbook with lots of zeroes […]

Embrace the Drag: Dealing with Boredom in Family Travel

One of my favorite writers regarding Family Travel is Jennifer Miller of the Edventure Project, and one of my favorite pieces there is her 10 Tips for Traveling with Kids. There are many nuggets of hard-earned wisdom in there, but one nugget in particular felt like a thump on the nose: it was simply titled “Unplug.” Children, […]

Lessons in Perseverance: How Travel Made Our Kids Stronger

Lessons in Perseverance: Travel and Children Bad luck, bad health or bad timing. Any one of these can deliver a hefty blow to one’s travel itinerary. So how about all three? In our first month on the road, we we visited by the entire trio of travel bummers, all within the course of two weeks. […]