Archive of ‘Places’ category

3 easy things to do with a toddler in Tokyo

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01. Take a train to Mount Fuji If you’re traveling with a toddler – it’ll be all about the train ride. But, if your kid is a bit older, they might just notice – and appreciate – the view. We took a trip to Chureito Pagoda to view the famous mountain. (About two hours away […] Read more…

Loloata Island, Papua New Guinea

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I admit, the city of Port Moresby lacks what one would call “tourism draws,” but I wouldn’t hesitate to take a visitor to Loloata Island… should we ever get a visitor here. Loloata is a small resort island off the coast of Port Moresby, accessible from town by a 20ish-minute car ride followed by a […] Read more…

5 Ways: To entertain your kids in Singapore

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Singapore is a city of contrast. The perfectly preserved shop houses of China Town and bustling streets of Little India back up against the cities ultra-modern architecture, creating an interesting juxtaposition of not only cultures, but also moments in time. Singapore is a city racing for the future, but glimpses of its romantic colonial past […] Read more…

5 things: To know about Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport

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Sea-Tac Airport gets around 34 million air passengers a year and the facility doesn’t discriminate against its junior jet setters and their adult companions. The airport has a handful of kid-friendly amenities including 13 family restrooms, a family lane at TSA check points and drinking fountains that make cool gurgling sounds. Here are five more […] Read more…

25 family travel bloggers share their #1 vacation destinations

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Since having our second son a few months ago our travels haven’t slowed down, but unfortunately my email checking has… Was very disappointed to miss the opportunity to be included in this list of awesome blogs at TripAdvisor last month. However, my loss doesn’t mean we can’t all gain something from this article! My little traveling […] Read more…

(Not that) Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

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I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but when my husband asked if I wanted to go to the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur my first thought was, “Oh they have that grocery store chain here?” Um. No. Not that Central Market. This one is far more interesting. Ready for your history lesson? KL’s Central […] Read more…

Stay, See, Savor: A weekend in Cairns, Australia

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There are lots of reasons to visit Cairns – the climate (Cairns gets 300 days of sunshine a year), the plethora of shopping, restaurants and entertainment facilities; and above all, the location to the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns is considered its International Gateway.) STAY The Esplanade is a happening place, full of shops, restaurants and beautiful views. […] Read more…

Port Moresby Nature Park, Papua New Guinea

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A welcome escape from Port Moresby, the city’s Nature Park offers a clean, green, shady and safe 14-acres to wander. It re-opened in 2012 as PNG’s only zoological + botanical park, and has quickly become the number one attraction in the area. (It was formerly known as the National Capital Botanical Gardens.) Generous cages are […] Read more…

5 things: To love about Kuala Lumpur’s malls

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It seems that all over Southeast Asia, people spend a majority of their time in malls, and not necessarily because they have a shopping habit. The consumerism bothers a lot of travelers, but for locals and expats alike, malls offer more than just another product. Here are my 5 favorite things about the malls in […] Read more…

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