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 […]

Tokyo with Children: My City Guide for You and Your Family

The gist: I have a new eBook for sale and you can buy it here. Read on for more details, or click the link in the sidebar. For more details, read on, because if you must know… …I LOVE Tokyo. It’s such an amazing city to explore with children. It’s safe, clean and full of […]

Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City : Vietnam Family Travel

Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City As we’ve mentioned before, we love Ho Chi Minh City. If you happen to be in southern Vietnam with kids, we’d suggest jumping on a bus to the outskirts of town for a visit to Suoi Tein Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City. We were given the […]

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 […]

Drink in Vietnam: Best Juice in Ho Chi Minh City

Have you been to Ho Chi Minh City? If you have, you know how hot it can be. You must drink in Vietnam. I mean, not alcohol (well, that too…), but water or some kind of fluid to keep you hydrated. Before I write further about all the incredible food we’ve stuffed our faces with […]