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  • It's Good To Have Fabulous Family in New York

    It's Good To Have Fabulous Family in New York

    Jan 9, 2013 Northeast, USA

    A shout out to the relatives we stayed with in New York who were generous to the max and whom my kids still talk about. Plus a few Jewish Kosher food tips you might not have known.

  • To Eat or Not To Eat – That is Not the Question in Vegas

    To Eat or Not To Eat – That is Not the Question in Vegas

    Dec 19, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Vegas, the city of sin is home to many of the 7 deadly sins and gluttony is high on the list. Everywhere you look there is a buffet. While in Vegas we did head to a few of the buffets, generally one every second day with a few squished in at the end that …

  • San Diego: Penthouse Living & Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

    San Diego: Penthouse Living & Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road

    Dec 8, 2012 Southwest, USA

    We had use of a hire car in San Diego and it was my first time driving on that side of the road. Luckily that scary experience was mixed with the most amazing Penthouse we could have found in San Diego.

  • Our Last Day in Hollywood: American Girl, Gap & Farmer's Market

    Our Last Day in Hollywood: American Girl, Gap & Farmer's Market

    Dec 5, 2012 Southwest, USA

    Our last day in Hollywood we decided to visit a few places I had wanted to stop on the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus, but never had time. La Brea Tar Pits & the Farmer’s Market. Well we never made it to the Tar Pits, as I got very distracted with shopping at the Gap…

  • There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    There Is Plenty To Do In Chiang Mai

    Nov 28, 2012 Thailand

    During our stay in Chiang Mai we hung out lots with friends and also managed the occasionally family activity as well. Here’s a brief overview of some of the shenanigans that we got up to.

  • Visit Chiang Mai: Accomodation, Transport & Food

    Visit Chiang Mai: Accomodation, Transport & Food

    Nov 22, 2012 Thailand

    Transport from the airport, where we stayed, where we ate. The practical things about Chiang Mai.

  • Pulai Springs Resort, Johor: An Impressive Utopia

    Pulai Springs Resort, Johor: An Impressive Utopia

    Nov 13, 2012 Johor, Malaysia

    If you are thinking of staying for a night or two in Johor to hit up Legoland & Hello Kitty then we have found the place for you. Here's a few words about the place we stayed in during our recent trip to Johor

  • Where To Eat In Penang

    Where To Eat In Penang

    Oct 31, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    During our stay in Penang, we have visited a number of places to eat. I found it so hard to choose the restaurants to eat out despite the number of alternative blogs, tripadvisor and Penang websites. So here is a list of the places we ate and you can deci…

  • Shopping In Penang: Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market

    Shopping In Penang: Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market

    Oct 30, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    Visited the Queensbay Mall & Tanjung Bujong Wet Market - more great places for you to shop at! Plus a toilet-themed restaurant & free lollies!

  • Our Foray into the

    Our Foray into the "Real" Penang

    Oct 20, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    It gets me when people say you haven’t seen the “real” ____. Whether it’s the “real” Disneyland, or the “real” Penang. Where I live and what I experience is real. So what makes my “real” Penang any less real then someone else’s? What makes our perception …

  • A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    A Tropical Birthday on Monkey Beach

    Oct 11, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    That was an absolutely amazing day. 3 boats, 30 people all headed to Monkey Beach. We had a 5 year old’s bday party there with fairy bread (Americans never heard of it!), we swam, we fed monkeys, and we talked for hours. You ever have one of those days th…

  • 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 …

  • My 7 Hours of Bangkok Highlights... Not the Type You’re Thinking of

    My 7 Hours of Bangkok Highlights... Not the Type You’re Thinking of

    Sep 19, 2012 Thailand

    Ever spent 7 hours at a hair salon for a full head of highlights? It's a journey perhaps you can learn from. Maybe leave the hairdresser appointment to another country.

  • Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Thailand’s Delectable Delicacies

    Sep 18, 2012 Thailand

    There are some real great places to eat in Bangkok. There is anything from the delectable street food on every corner to clean, air-conditioned restaurants in malls to Guinness Book Record Holder restaurants with seats for over 5000 people and 1500 staff.…

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Fathers & All You Can Eat Cake

    Fathers & All You Can Eat Cake

    Sep 3, 2012 Thailand

    Thank goodness Father’s Day only comes around once a year, otherwise we may look more like the cakes we devoured then we wish to. In Australia Father’s Day is celebrated the first Sunday of September. We celebrated in Bangkok with all you can eat cake buf…

  • 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.

  • 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.