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Malaysia

  • Island Hopping, Langkawi: This Tour Will Get You… A) Pregnant, B) Wet, C) All Of The Above?

    Island Hopping, Langkawi: This Tour Will Get You… A) Pregnant, B) Wet, C) All Of The Above?

    Aug 4, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia

    Langkawi, Malaysia is made up of over 99 islands so it makes sense to explore it via boat. Join us as we visit a remote island beach, watch graceful eagles, and swim in a mysterious freshwater lake.

  • Art in Paradise Langkawi: The 3D Art Museum Kids Love!

    Art in Paradise Langkawi: The 3D Art Museum Kids Love!

    Aug 3, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia

    When I heard the 2 words “art” and “museum” it didn’t inspire excitement. But Art in Paradise Langkawi was so much fun, I couldn’t get my kids to leave, even after spending over 2 hours there.

  • Top 15 Things To Do In Langkawi With Kids

    Top 15 Things To Do In Langkawi With Kids

    Jul 30, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia

    Imagine a lush green tropical island, shrouded in mysterious low-lying clouds, surrounded by a warm turquoise sea. Untouched virgin jungle as far as the eye can see. This is a taste of beautiful Langkawi in Malaysia. Now find out what to do on this popula…

  • Mangrove Tour, Langkawi: Surprise Stingray Attack

    Mangrove Tour, Langkawi: Surprise Stingray Attack

    Jul 28, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia

    Dense tropical mangroves trace winding rivers throughout the northeast region of Langkawi, Malaysia. We wanted to get up close and personal with natural beauty of Langkawi, but got more than we bargained for when a friendly stingray encounter backfired.

  • Langkawi, Malaysia

    Langkawi, Malaysia

    Jul 16, 2015 Destinations

    Langkawi is an island about an hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. It's actually closer to Thailand, but makes up part of Malaysia. It's tropical with warm waters and white sandy beaches. Come and see.

  • Where To Eat In Langkawi, Malaysia

    Where To Eat In Langkawi, Malaysia

    Jul 15, 2015 Langkawi, Malaysia

    Langkawi is home to a diverse international food scene, especially considering it's a tropical island. You can find Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and of course local Malay food. Come with us and discover the best places to eat in Langkawi.

  • How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    How We Found Fabulous Food In Kuala Lumpur

    Apr 19, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    One of the hallmarks of our travels is eating where the locals eat. I find that it can be one of the easiest and quickest ways to connect with the local culture and get a deeper understanding of it. So when we were in Kuala Lumpur we knew we had to try so…

  • 10 Things To Do With Kids in Penang

    10 Things To Do With Kids in Penang

    Oct 22, 2013 Penang, Malaysia

    Who hasn't thought of living on an island? We enjoyed our 2 months on the island of Penang discovering everything to do with our kids. And despite the usual shopping centres and cinemas, we found a list of things to do as long as our arm. Perhaps these wo…

  • The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    The 6 Challenges I Faced When Leaving Penang

    Nov 22, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    Leaving a country or city is always a mission and Penang was no different. In fact it had its fair share of challenges. But, as always we overcame those challenges and it feels good. What are your biggest travel challenges?

  • Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Top 7 Things To Do in Penang

    Nov 22, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    We have been to many places in Penang. It seems we have been the busiest we have ever been in this supposedly small Malaysian state. We have made friends, we have enjoyed beaches, played on playgrounds and had a “semi-normal” life… followed by an abnormal…

  • Legoland Malaysia – Asia’s First & It’s a Winner!

    Legoland Malaysia – Asia’s First & It’s a Winner!

    Nov 10, 2012 Johor, Malaysia

    If there was ever a land to be picked to visit for me it wouldn’t have been Legoland. We don’t own Lego, I don’t build Lego, I never even dreamed of what a town made of Lego could be. But the idea of visiting this brand new theme park in Johor had me intr…

  • The 6 Lands of Legoland Malaysia

    The 6 Lands of Legoland Malaysia

    Nov 10, 2012 Johor, Malaysia

    There are 6 different themed lands that make up Legoland Malaysia. Here is my play by play for each one that we visited. Take the time to read if you plan on visiting with kids... That way you can form a plan of action!

  • Johor, Malaysia

    Johor, Malaysia

    Nov 9, 2012 Destinations

    A quick getaway to visit the brand new theme park Legoland. Surprise visits to Big Little Club & Hello Kitty and the most wonderful stay at Pulai Springs Resort. We want to go back to Johor, it's a little KL with a big kid friendly heart.

  • Poo Calamity at Little Big Club

    Poo Calamity at Little Big Club

    Nov 9, 2012 Johor, Malaysia

    It was hard work to find out about this place in Johor. There is no clear web presence, no signage on the way and well, i guess for a brand new theme park it has a long way to come. But I will always remember it as the day my 3 year old got stuck in the T…

  • Exploring the Cave of Gua Tempurung

    Exploring the Cave of Gua Tempurung

    Nov 3, 2012 Ipoh, Malaysia

    Before heading back to Penang we decided to visit Gua Tempurung in the Kinta Valley. Gua Tempurung is one of the larger cave systems found in the scenic limestone hills of Perak. It is the largest natural limestone structure in Peninsular Malaysia. While …

  • Ipoh, Malaysia

    Ipoh, Malaysia

    Nov 1, 2012 Destinations

    A road trip to Ipoh for a two night stay proved to be well worth it. Only 2.5 hours from Penang by car over the bridge we found a Malaysian abnormally set in the most rugger terrain.

  • 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!

  • My Mum on Orang Utan Island, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

    My Mum on Orang Utan Island, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort

    Oct 28, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    When my mum decided to come visit us in Penang not only was I ecstatic, but my husband was ecstatic (babysitter back), and my kids were over the moon. We counted down the days to her arrival and then it was time to pick her up at the airport. We went ma…

  • The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    The Love That Lasts a Lifetime

    Oct 28, 2012 Penang, Malaysia

    “I know you like me.” “What?” “I’ve known for like 6 months.” “Oh.” “So are you going to ask me out?” Thus went the conversation that started the love of a lifetime. When I was 16 Josh asked me out. When I was 21 Josh married me. That means that 20…

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