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 […]

Stars Archery in Kuala Lumpur with Kids

Stars Archery in Kuala Lumpur with Kids Ready. Aim. BULLSEYE. If you’re in Kuala Lumpur with kids and looking for things to do, you’ll find that the city offers a number of indoor and outdoor options. As for indoor fun, Stars Archery in Kuala Lumpur located in Berjaya Square Mall is easily one of our favorites. Kuala Lumpur (a.k.a. […]

Family Travel Year in Review – Epic Education 2014

Man-o-man, what a year! I’ve learned a lot since last January, and have tried to reflect on 2014 in the video you see above, but of course, I don’t expect a YouTube clip to even scratch the surface of everything we’ve seen, learned and felt. Looking back on the year in review, it’s hard to believe that we […]

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 […]

Caged: Kids, Zoos & Animal Cruelty in Southeast Asia

We hadn’t been in the park for 30 minutes before I realized we should leave, but then a stork shat on my arm, and that sealed the deal. It shouldn’t have taken a warm torrent of bird splatter to know it was time to go, but I know a cue when I see one. We were at the […]

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 […]

Kuala Lumpur with Kids: Inside the Batu Caves

On our recent road trip through Peninsular Malaysia, we enjoyed a day at the Petrosains Science Discovery Museum, but a few days before that we experienced one of the most beautiful sites in the area: the Batu Caves. There is so much to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids, and this may be my favorite place in town. […]

5 Reasons Why You should Travel as a Family Now

I occasionally get questions from people who are curious about how we travel: How can we afford it? How do the kids make friends? What do I carry with me? What about school? I love answering these, and welcome your questions if you have them — feel free to contact me, or ask away in the comments below. One […]

Petrosains, The Discovery Center with Kids – Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

If you’ve been to Kuala Lumpur, you might have been to Petrosains, The Discovery Center in KLCC. Until recently our only experience in Kuala Lumpur was its airport, where we played Uno and read Percy Jackson while waiting for flights. Penang has been our home base for seven months now. On a recent road trip, however, we found ourselves in […]

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