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

Surprises and Smiles in Siem Reap

Vietnam and Cambodia Trip Part Three: Siem Reap We arrived in Siem Reap a little after six pm. I was glad we'd opted for e-visas in advance as Cambodian immigration took awhile. They let Will and I cut the line, but made Mike wait which was pretty pointless other than getting Will out of the … Continue reading Surprises and Smiles in Siem Reap

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

Ikimasho: Travel with Little Ones

Vanessa, Jaxon and Isaac's Visit Part 2 Vanessa and I met in Maryland when Will and Jaxon were 18 months old. We hit it off immediately and became adventure buddies taking the boys on weekly outings exploring Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Not many people would journey halfway around the world with a four year old … Continue reading Ikimasho: Travel with Little Ones

Tokyo is Mine

Vanessa, Jaxon and Isaac's Visit Part 1 Walking Vanessa and our boys to our first sight-seeing destination, I was delighted to see the familiar graffiti "Tokyo is Yours". It always reminds me of my very first visit to Tokyo. I lined the boys up under the words and told him to say, "Tokyo is Yours!" … Continue reading Tokyo is Mine