The World Is Your Playground

I am really proud of all the travel we have accomplished in the last three years, but we wanted to squeeze in one more trip. Friends rave about Taipei, Taiwan as an easy, fun and inexpensive destination. We took a short three and a half hour flight from Haneda to Songshan, Taipei Taiwan’s smaller downtown … Continue reading The World Is Your Playground

From Snow to Sakura

I love that the first day of spring is an official holiday in Japan, I did not love that this year it snowed. Plans cancelled for the day, we watched enough snow to render leaving the house dangerous but not enough to play in. By Friday, temperatures had warmed and Saturday’s forecast looked great. I … Continue reading From Snow to Sakura

Bravo Mother Earth

Vietnam and Cambodia Trip Part Two: Cat Ba Island in Ha Long Bay For millions of years the rising and falling of the sea formed over 1600 islands and limestone towers in Northern Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay. The scope of the karst topography is somewhat possible to see by looking at Google satellite images. The resulting scenery … Continue reading Bravo Mother Earth

Another 99 Hours in Japan

Last December, Bree and Liam came to visit, squeezing in a quick trip before Christmas. They enjoyed their time enough to return again this year for another 99 hours in Japan. Arriving late Sunday afternoon, Bree and Liam crashed not long after getting to our house. Waking early on Monday, we decided to drive to … Continue reading Another 99 Hours in Japan

Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities

THURSDAY I was engrossed in my in-flight movie and had lost track of time. I looked outside; we were level with water and fishing boats. Before I could completely panic, the wheels touched the tarmac. We were in Hong Kong.  Customs were super efficient, and we quickly picked up a pocket wifi, purchased our Octopus … Continue reading Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities