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Tokyo Drift: Embracing cultural irrelevance

This past February, Jamie and I were walking through a department store in Chiang Mai. The evenings in Northern Thailand had turned cooler than expected, so we were out shopping for a few bedtime blankets. As we passed through the kids’ section,  Jamie — who has just turned 11 the month before — noticed an orange cat pattern […]

Motorcycle Trip to Hoi An from Hue: Vietnam with Kids

You can do a lot with 120ccs. That’s the engine size of the motorcycles we rode one rainy day in Vietnam. It was a fun motorcycle trip to Hoi An from Hue with Kids. These are small vehicles, to be sure, but you might be surprised at just how much these clunky contraptions can carry. On this particular day, their […]

WELCOME TO AN EPIC EDUCATION

We’re glad you’re here. Looking for something in particular? This is a good place to start. If you have any questions, contact me anytime. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I’m happy to help if I can. Here are links if you want to find out more about us or about my Tokyo City […]

What I’ve Learned from Family Travel: 15 Insights From a Traveling Dad

People sometimes ask me what I’ve learned from family travel. After our first full year on the road, I tried to express how I felt. Interestingly enough, much of what I wrote then still rings true with us today, but there is more to the story. What I’ve Learned from Family Travel If I’ve learned […]

What’s in My Bag: Our Year-One Family Travel Gear

As August flies by, we get ever closer to our first anniversary of full-time family travel. Twelve months ago, I was frantically selling our belongings at home and collecting all the travel gear, while at the office I was hammering out a remote working agreement with my boss. Family Travel Gear When we first left Japan, we carried a ton with […]

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 […]

Is Family Travel Dangerous? Looking, Leaping and Learning your Limits

Is family travel dangerous? It can be if you’re not careful, calm and self aware. I am rarely all of these things at once, but I’m working on it. Is Family Travel Dangerous? As I’ve mentioned before in these pages, this blog is called An Epic Education, but the kids aren’t the only ones learning […]

Penang through the Apartment Window

Greetings from Malaysia! Alas, our time in Taiwan came to an end. It was hard to say goodbye to all our friends there, both old and new, but it was time to move on to the next country. We’ve been in Penang for two weeks now, and are now settled into our new routines. It […]

Meat Your Dinner: My girl goes vegetarian in Southeast Asia

During our very first week traveling, our girl M decided to try being a vegetarian in Southeast Asia, a decision she came to on her own. Keiko and I eat meat, but we have supported her on this. In many ways, Taiwan is an ideal place to go meat-free. For one, there are delicious vegetarian […]

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 […]

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