Our 3-days exploring Seoul with kids

Our 3-days exploring Seoul with kids

Compared to North America, one of the best things about living in Asia (and Europe) is that experiencing another country an culture is always just a short flight away.  When we lived in Hong Kong, we tried to fit short trips as much as my work allowed.  One of our favourite of these short excursions … Read more

Port Douglas & The Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas & The Great Barrier Reef

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas For our ventures to visit the Great Barrier Reef, we flew into Cairns with a plan to visit two key attractions – snorkeling at the Agincourt Reefs and a visit to the Kuranda Rainforests.  We landed in heavy rain which was worrisome, and was very glad when we heard … Read more


Our Melbourne 3-Day Itinerary with Kids

Melbourne was easily our favorite city in Australia. I think the best way to describe Melbourne is that it has a bit of everything. With the many open air cafes, there’s an element of Europe to parts of the city; but at the same time there are multi-cultural pockets throughout the city to satisfy any … Read more

Family Travel Hobbiton New Zealand

Hobbiton Movie Set

Visit New Zealand and not pay homage to Middle Earth?  Not a chance!  After a fun morning of zorbing and racing luges, we left Rotorua and went back onto the road towards Matamata, about 1 hour northwest of Rotorua.  We arrived at Shire’s Rest, which was a nice name for what was effectively a staging … Read more

Family Travel view from Skyline Rotorua New Zealand

Rotorua Fun Activities

Zorbing The next day was fun day!  To be honest, we were really pleased by how well behaved the kids were through the trip so far, but we wanted to build in some fun activities in the itinerary to cater to their needs as well. How did the day start?  How about rolling down a … Read more

Family Travel Auckland New Zealand

Leisure Day in Auckland

Taking it easy in Auckland Most of the trip planning research told us that Auckland itself was “just another city” and that the highlights of New Zealand was outside of the city. With that in mind, we planned to spend only one day in Auckland on the itinerary. Mount Eden Village We landed at 8:00am … Read more

Family Travel Rotorua Geothermal Area

Rotorua Geothermal Area

Rotorua About 3 hours south-east of Auckland, the Rotorua geothermal area is famous for its technicolor sulphur pools, bubbling springs, mud baths, and geysers.  It also offers a plethora of fun activities, from mountain biking to whitewater kayaking as well.  Our family stayed here for about 2 days in total, but could have easily stayed … Read more

Family Travel sheep Rotorua New Zealand

New Zealand North Island: 4-day Itinerary

A whirlwind tour of the New Zealand’s North Island in 4 days?  Yes!  It was jam-packed but we were able to fit in some amazing adventures!  We experienced the beauty of glow worm caves underground to exploring the natural technicolor sulphur springs at Wai-o-Tapu.   Of course with kids, we packed in some fun times … Read more

Family Travel Waitomo Caves New Zealand

Waitomo Glow Worm & Ruakuri Caves

Waitomo Glow Worm Caves A visit to the Waitomo to see the glow worm caves were easily one of the highlights of our New Zealand itinerary. We felt like we truly went to a whole different world! The kids enjoyed seeing the variety of stalagmites and rock formations … and of course, the incredible little … Read more