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Ten Ways Your Family Can Discover Singapore

<<< Guest post by Astrid Vinje >>> The city of Singapore has always held a special place in my heart. As a kid living in Southeast Asia, Singapore was like a shining city on the [...]

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Vietnam: 100 Unusual Travel Tips and a Guide to Living and Working There, a Q&A with author Barbara Adam

Do you love guidebooks? Sure you do. Whenever you go to a bookstore (yes, bookstores still exist) you can’t help wandering over to sniff the spines of books that take you to places like [...]

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Hong Kong Star Ferry

I have a lot of photos. That is putting it mildly. I’ve taken tens of thousands of photos since my dad first handed me a camera when I was 8 years old. For the rest of the summer, and maybe [...]

Kid Memories at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

There are little things in my life that I look back on that make me think, “wow!” Sometimes that “wow” ends with “what were we thinking,” while other times it goes something like “how cool was [...]

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Getting From Shenzhen to Beijing on 3 Words of Chinese

Back in 2010 we took what for us was a pretty monumental trip. We headed to China with Dek when he was 14 months old. Insanity, I know. It gets better. I did it again 6 months later by myself [...]

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Summer Palace in Beijing Inspired ‘Cinder’ Author Marissa Meyer

With the New Year fast approaching you may think there is nothing left to look forward to. Normally I would agree with you. Unless we are off on another adventure, the winter months tend to be [...]

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The Gates of Fushimi in Southern Kyoto with Kids in Japan

Orange, orange everywhere, I hummed to myself. The color was a bit overwhelming, but also mesmerizing. I remember wishing I’d had an orange M&M to compare the color too. Or an orange crayon. [...]

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Follow the Orange Arches of Fushimi Japan

Following our exploration of the Golden Pavilion and Ryonan-ji Temple in northwestern Kyoto, we headed south. What greeted us at our destination was a sight no guidebook could ever fully [...]

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All’s Quiet On The Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto Japan

It was quiet. Too quiet. Once we left the Silver Pavilion, the crowds thinned out and we were left to stroll a path thousands of people had taken over the years. For this city girl, the quiet is [...]

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Did you know there is an aqueduct in Kyoto Japan?

Imagine my surprise when we were walking down the Philosopher’s Path in the Nanzenji temple grounds and came across an aqueduct. Weren’t they invented by the Romans? Shouldn’t [...]