Things to do in Penang: The Blue Mansion vs The Peranakan Mansion

There are lots of things to do in Penang with kids. In fact, the entire country is a great family travel destination, but this particular little island off the coast of Peninsular Malaysia is an especially great place to  learn, eat and play. Things to do in Penang: The Mansions If you’re only in town […]

Terra Mítica: One of the Best Amusement Parks in Spain

There are many amusement parks in Spain, and we’re just visiting our first in the country. Terra Mítica in Spain’s southeastern Alicante province has a lot of fun shows and rides for visiting families. Terra Mítica is not a perfect amusement park, but it’s usually rated one of the best amusement parks in Spain and we would […]

Visiting the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang with Children

Malaysia’s Tropical Spice Garden is a great place to go in Penang with kids, but there are a few ways to enjoy your visit even more. THE TROPICAL SPICE GARDEN IN PENANG One of the best parts of visiting Penang is the food. We love Malaysian food, and learning about the spices that comprise its […]

Sea Kayaking in Spain with Siesta Advisor – Javea, Costa Blanca

Sea kayaking in Spain may be the best way to witness the beauty of the Mediterranean. That’s certainly what I was thinking as we slid through the turquoise water under the Spanish sun. SEA KAYAKING IN SPAIN WITH KIDS We were in Javea (also spelled Xàbia), in Spain’s Costa Blanca region. This eastern corner of […]

How to Visit Tsukiji Fish Market with Kids: Japan Family Travel

Japan’s Tsukiji Fish Market is a fascinating place. It’s also a tricky one to recommend to families with young children. You love Japanese food and you know that Tsukiji sushi is some of the best in the world. Now, do you know how to visit Tsukiji Fish Market with kids? I mean, this place is […]

How to Watch Sumo in Tokyo with Kids — Japan Family Travel Tips

If you want to know how to watch sumo in Tokyo with kids, you’re in the right place. I’ve been to the Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo’s Sumo Stadium) half a dozen times for matches, and one or both of my kids came along. Watching sumo in Tokyo with kids is a blast, and it’s not that […]

Places to Visit in Tokyo: East Side – Japan Family Travel

There are many interesting places to visit in Tokyo, and some of them are east side of the Imperial Palace. For over half of my 13 years in Japan, the east side of Tokyo was home. I’ll share some of my favorite places with you below. Places to Visit in Tokyo – East Side We […]

13 Things to do in Bilbao with Kids – Spain Road Trip

Looking for things to do in Bilbao with kids? We’ve got’em. The best time to visit Bilbao with kids is summertime, of course. However, no matter when you travel to Bilbao, you’ll find a creative, dynamic city to explore. Things to Do in Bilbao with Kids  Below I’ve listed up our recommendations for what to […]

Tips for Visiting Monasterio de Piedra: Spain Family Travel

The Monasterio de Piedra Park is an incredibly beautiful place. We stopped by on the way back to Valencia from Zaragoza, and were glad we did. Founded in 1194, this monastery and the land surrounding it are a lush nest of green in a desert of crumbling yellow. Despite being close to several major cities, driving to Monasterio […]

15 Great Things to Do in Asturias with Kids – Spain Road Trip

Despite the many things to do in Asturias, this region of northern Spain is often overshadowed by its neighbors Galicia and the Basque Country. However, during our road trip through northern Spain, we discovered many awesome things to do in Asturias with kids. In fact, we spent the longest period of our trip in the […]

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