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EER036: Life in Costa Rica with Children

 Building a business in North America can be tough — building a business in Costa Rica with children (and limited funds) is on a completely different level. That didn’t stop Bobby and Shelley Workman, though. This American couple from North Carolina quit their jobs, moved their three daughters to Central America and built a set of villas in Costa Rica, […]

EER015: The Nomadic Family Lifestyle

The Pearce family exemplify what the nomadic family lifestyle should be. What a pleasure this interview was. Brandon and Jennifer Pearce were some of the first long-term family travelers I found on the web. Like Raising Miro and GotPassport, the Pearce family’s site (aptly named Pearce on Earth), helped me realize that the nomadic family lifestyle was […]

Snub-jective: I hate Trip Advisor, but I’m stuck with it

I won’t lie: I hate Trip Advisor. Wait — is “hate” is too strong a word here? How about this: “Overall, I find using the website Trip Advisor to be an unpleasant experience, and while often quite useful, it frequently feeds a regrettable yet deep-seated distrust I have in both the internet and humanity.” There, that’s […]

Tokyo with Children

A city guide for families. Load this convenient, time-saving eBook onto your computer and smart devices, then prepare for a look into Tokyo that few families see.


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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 […]

Penang with Kids: Our Pros and Cons

So much has happened to us since the new year that this blog had begun to atrophy from neglect. I’m really not sure where to begin. Should I start with stories about cooking, carving, fishing and zip-lining in Northern Thailand? Or share how the lovely city of Chiang Mai unwittingly became the backdrop for a […]

About Me

About Me – The short version My name is Jason and I write about art, music, food, cameras, travel and parenting. I like those things. And I love Tokyo —  so much so that I lived there for 12 years. But what I really like is traveling, learning and spending time with my wife and kids, […]