EER008: Gap Year Family Travel Interview

Gap year family travel can be tough to plan, but life-changing once put in place. We met Katie, Danny, Caleb and Isaiah in central Vietnam last year. The beautiful town of Hoi An provided the perfect backdrop for the parents to chat and the kids to get to know each other. It’s rare that we meet […]

The Perhentian Islands with Kids – Reasons to Skip

[NOTE: I shelved this post, Perhentian Islands with kids, for nearly six months, wondering if I should broadcast such harsh criticisms on a place I’ve been for less than a week. Since then, however, I’ve met with a number of people who’ve been recently and confirmed my fears, so I publish it now  — with a […]

Rock Climbing in Railay Beach, Krabi with Kids

  It’s after 2AM, and I still haven’t fully packed for our (second) trip to Sumatra tomorrow (we love Bukit Lawang). Instead, I spent far too much time fiddling around with diligently editing the Youtube video you see above. So for tonight’s post on rock climbing in Railay Beach, Krabi with kids, I’ll let the imagery do most of […]

Visiting Penang War Museum with Kids

Visiting Penang War Museum with Kids Ghosts, bombs and paintball — welcome to the Penang War Museum. Near the southern tip of Penang Island is where you’ll find this scruffy, fairly recent attraction. I’ll use the term “museum” here loosely. It’s more of a historic site: a once-abandoned WWII fortress that’s had 60 years of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hot Springs and Mount Sibayak in Berastagi with Kids

Have you hiked up on active volcano? We have. We hiked up Mount Sibayak in Berastagi with kids. It was a trip. You see, it’s only an hour away from Mount Sinabung that has erupted several times since September, 2013. We didn’t scare kids with this fact, but were thinking what if ourselves. Mount Sibayak […]

Bukit Lawang with Kids: Jungle Trekking, Tubing and Orangutans

This was our first time to Sumatra, Bukit Lawang with kids, but it won’t be our last. The flight time from Penang was about 50 minutes. Then from the Medan airport came a three-hour drive over rough roads as we moved further from the city and close to one of the last jungles that orangutans […]

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