Growing up in Florida’s endless summers, I’ll admit that my current all-encompassing love for the changing seasons was hard won. I moved from Florida to California, living blocks from the beach, and did not own a pair of closed-toed shoes until I made the unfortunately timed decision to move to Virginia at the tail end… Read More What to do in Winter in Japan
After a whirlwind trip through Vietnam and Cambodia, our family arrived for a few days of relaxation in Thailand. We’d deliberately structured the trip this way, with our intense sightseeing and city-hopping packed into the start of the trip, and the final few days set aside for some pool lounging and beach bumming. It worked… Read More Beaches & Elephants in Thailand
I spend a great deal of time traveling with my kids, taking them to incredible locales, on amazing adventures, and generally choosing to take our chaos on the road as often as possible, then writing it all down. Throughout our adventures, I’m usually the one driving them around. MBH is often elsewhere for work, and… Read More My Kids Don’t See Me Work… But They Do See Me Drive – Washington Post
Our time in Cambodia was a magical whirlwind of temple exploration, discovery, and … Read More Cambodia – With Kids!
Our trip to Vietnam was – by far – one of our family’s favorites. We loved the culture, the food, the vibe of every city we visited. Before our trip, we were a tad worried about bringing a two-year-old and a three-month-old along. I was especially concerned about vaccinations, given our daughter was too young… Read More We Took a Baby to Vietnam & Lived to Tell the Tale. Barely.
Just after Thanksgiving, we decided to take advantage of the long weekend (thanks American holidays!) to drive up to a gorgeous city in Japan, Nikko. We’d heard it was beautiful and serene, and those both seemed like things we’d really appreciate with a new three-month-old in our household. So we packed both our kids up… Read More The Gorgeous Winter Wonderland of Nikko, Japan
Oh, the Shinagawa Aqua Park was absolutely one of our most fun days in Tokyo. My daughter was still brand-new and the day dawned rainy, so I definitely wasn’t in the mood to ‘go out,’ let alone on an adventure nearly an hour away from our house. But my handsome son had a modeling audition,… Read More Shinagawa Aqua Park
This beautiful seaside Korean city was the perfect getaway from Japan!… Read More Visiting Busan, South Korea
One of the most beloved foods in all of Japan is the simple cup of noodles. It’s something I was familiar with before our move, so I’d put off a trip to the museum in Yokohama, saving it for a rainy day. That was a mistake. This museum is AWESOME. I went with a friend,… Read More CupNoodle Museum
These two spectacular locales in Nara and Osaka are worth a trip.… Read More Todaiji Temple & Namba Yasaka Shrine