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  • Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Breaking the Ice at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang Foam Party

    Oct 8, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    As the cloud of white foam closed over my head, I felt a moment of panic. My nose was blocked and I gasped. Big mistake. The soapy white bubbles slipped down my throat and I was gagging. I couldn’t get a breath in. Every breath existed of more bubbles. I …

  • Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Meltdown @ Tropical Spice Garden, Penang

    Oct 5, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    I try never to listen to the labels people place on each other especially the labels they give children. Terrible Twos is a horrible term in which I am constantly refusing to believe, but there are those moments when you are in a lush garden surrounded by…

  • Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Close Encounter at Thailand’s Tiger Temple

    Sep 29, 2012 Thailand

    I recognize this post may be a bit controversial due to the negative media coverage of tiger sanctuaries in Thailand, however here is our close encounter with the 100+ tigers at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua in Kanchanaburi.

  • Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Bangkok's Exclusive Countdown

    Sep 20, 2012 Thailand

    Here is a compact wrap up of our Bangkok trip. Including 10 things to do with toddlers in Bangkok, 5 must-eat foods in Bangkok, 4 things for kid free adults to do in Bangkok, 3 things to remember for Bangkok transport, 2 things not to do in Bangkok and 1 …

  • 8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    8 Things To Do With Kids In Bangkok

    Sep 19, 2012 Thailand

    You didn't think Bangkok had anything to do, did you? A shopping playground for adults and a nightlife for singles. Bangkok is a far cry from the typical family destination? But we found eight! 8 things your toddlers will love!

  • Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Angsana’s Thai Home Cooking School – Food and Fun!

    Sep 17, 2012 Thailand

    After reading several reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to contact Angsana for a Thai Cooking Class. She had great communication and fixed us up for a Friday morning. There was a market visit, menu planning, cooking and then eating! YUM!

  • Funarium Bangkok – “Fun” is Just the Beginning!

    Funarium Bangkok – “Fun” is Just the Beginning!

    Sep 16, 2012 Thailand

    We found a secret little gem situated right in the middle of Bangkok's central residential district between Sukhumvit Road and Rama 4 Road. Your kids will absolutely love it.

  • The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    The Gem Scammers of Wat Pho, Bangkok Temples

    Sep 14, 2012 Thailand

    If we hadn’t read about the well-known Gem Scam we would have totally fallen for the smiling, seemingly genuine Thai man. Join us as we resist the scammers through Siam Paragon, Grand Palace & Wat Pho.

  • Fantasia Lagoon, Bangkok's Secret Water Park

    Fantasia Lagoon, Bangkok's Secret Water Park

    Sep 13, 2012 Thailand

    You probably won't read about Bangkok's Fantasia Lagoon water park in guide books and even most locals don't even know where it is. We reveal one of Thailand's best kept toddler secrets.

  • Traditional vs Modern: Bangkok's Chatuchak Market vs Siam Ocean World

    Traditional vs Modern: Bangkok's Chatuchak Market vs Siam Ocean World

    Sep 2, 2012 Thailand

    Our first weekend in Bangkok we knew we had to head to Chatuchak. This weekend market is one of the largest and best known outdoor markets in the world. With over 200,000 visitors per weekend. After this we headed to Ocean World, one of the largest aquari…

  • 5 Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong

    5 Things To Do With Kids In Hong Kong

    Aug 30, 2012 Hong Kong, China

    Hong Kong has so many things to do. And while they may not be as child friendly as the other Asian countries if you look hard enough you can see a country catering for your little one's wonderfully.

  • Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Hello Land of Smiles, City of Angels, Bangkok

    Aug 30, 2012 Thailand

    Our first day in Bangkok, city of angels and Thailand, the land of smiles. So great back to be in a land of smiles and friendliness towards the kids. Plus cheap food and lots of space. So far we are in love with Bangkok. Settled in just fine.

  • The Peak, Yung Kee & Goodbye's

    The Peak, Yung Kee & Goodbye's

    Aug 29, 2012 Hong Kong, China

    Our day & evening adventures on The Peak with its tantalizing display of twinkling lights. Our very yummy dinner at the Michelin star restaurant Yung Kee. Our hot fun at Hong Kong park and our final Hong Kong goodbyes.

  • Disneyland Hong Kong: Not The Happiest Place On Earth

    Disneyland Hong Kong: Not The Happiest Place On Earth

    Aug 28, 2012 Hong Kong, China

    “To all that come to this happy place: welcome. Disneyland is your land." Walt Disney would roll over in his grave if he took his kids to Hong Kong Disneyland…. Or rather melt in his cryogenically frozen capsule. Certainly this was not the 'happiest place…

  • No Hop Offs On Our Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

    No Hop Offs On Our Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour

    Aug 27, 2012 Hong Kong, China

    With kids a Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour is the perfect solution for seeing all the sights... You might not make a lot of stops, but you can still see everything from the open top view and hear a great commentary too.

  • 5 Things To Do With Kids In Manila

    5 Things To Do With Kids In Manila

    Aug 26, 2012 Manila, Philippines

    So you just want to know where to take the kid's in Manila? Well, do not despair we have prepared a quick list for you to run to on your next visit to Manila.

  • Ever Wanted To See Noah's Ark?

    Ever Wanted To See Noah's Ark?

    Aug 25, 2012 Hong Kong, China

    Noah's Ark is the newest attraction located on Ma Wan Island in Hong Kong. it is an evangelical Christian theme park and the world's only full size replica of Noah's Ark. Never heard of it? Come take a look!

  • The Redeeming Qualities of Manila

    The Redeeming Qualities of Manila

    Aug 24, 2012 Manila, Philippines

    Okay so our last week was much better than the first two weeks. We did a day trip to Corrigedore, WWII overload. We meet with missionaries, had dinner with employees and landlords. We visited the Children's museum & the famous Rizal Park. Josh also played…

  • Fun Things To Do In Manila: Holding An Orang Utan's Hand

    Fun Things To Do In Manila: Holding An Orang Utan's Hand

    Aug 17, 2012 Manila, Philippines

    What’s up with Manila? It certainly is not as exciting and easy going as Kuala Lumpur. It is not as laid back and beautiful as Boracay. It isn’t actually anything I can rave about or would care to come back to. But we have committed to two weeks here (sin…

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    10 Things To Do With Kids In KL

    Aug 3, 2012 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Our first trip to KL with the children was so different to our first trip last year without them. To be honest it was more fun, there are so many things you have an “excuse” to do when you have kids. Here is compilation of the top attractions we visited …