4 days in Tokyo: 8 amazing things to do

Japan is a country that if you have an interest in it and think you'll like it, you'll probably love it. For the longest time it wasn't high on my list of places to travel, but slowly inched its way up – then promptly smashed my expectations. Our 2016 trip was short; it was the first time we left our young kids for more than a week (nine days to be exact) – so we focused on seeing the ...

The adventurous 10 day Vietnam itinerary

I get it. It's impossible to decide where to go in Vietnam with limited time, because there are so many cool spots from North to South. So instead of spending hours figuring it out like I did, go with this adventurous 10 day Vietnam itinerary and you'll have no regrets.

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An unforgettable Bai Tu Long Bay cruise (Vietnam)

Legend has it that millions of years ago, a dragon descended on the sea Northeast of Vietnam, dropping hundreds of eggs, which hatched to form beautiful karst mountains jutting out from the sea. Bai Tu Long means "the dragon departs her offspring." Clearly she knew her work was done, as she looked back over her leathery shoulder at the calm turquoise waters and fairytale ...

10 Days in Bali with Kids

Culture, scenic beauty, gastronomic delights, equatorial heat, adventure activities, and killer nightlife - Bali has it all. It's not easy to decide how to spend your 10 days in Bali with kids when there are so many things to do there, but we figured out a pretty sweet itinerary.

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What to do in Phong Nha National Park, Vietnam with kids

When I return from a trip, I usually write about my favourite place first. From our December 2018 trip, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Phong Nha) in Vietnam was that place. This magical UNESCO world heritage site is set in lush surroundings in Central Vietnam, and features the most amazing caves. It's listed as the number three place to visit in all of the country by Lonely Planet, but ...

What to eat in Japan


Someone once asked me, "Where is the place you've travelled with the best food?" My answer? Japan. I loved almost everything about Japan, but the food really stole my heart, hence the reason I'm writing about it before anything else from our trip. So, if you're wondering what to eat in Japan, the short answer is: EVERYTHING.

Now here's the long answer...
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Unfortunate YOLO experiences: the boat to Luang Prabang, Laos

Have you ever had something happen to you while travelling where you were paralyzed for a good few minutes (or hours...or days...) thinking, "W.T.F... did that actually just happen?!" A boat to Luang Prabang, Laos from Northern Thailand presented a situation of the sort for me back in 2002.

While I love to tell positive stories and useful tips regarding travel, the reality ...