Five years ago, mom had a crazy idea. I know, I know, that’s pretty commonplace, but trust me, this one was absolutely bonkers. She proposed that four years from then, we would travel the world, and the idea appealed to me. I was but a young buck of nine, and I could think of nothing I would rather do than travel the world with my family. However, it seemed so far away, and I could hardly think that far ahead, and so I buckled down and got on with my life. Continue reading
Bali! The name alone conjures images of white sandy beaches, verdant rice terraces, and graceful dancers decorated in gold. From the Families on the Move Facebook group, we had heard so much about Bali and, more specifically, about Ubud – a mecca where people regularly come for a week and stay for two months. Looking to find a place to sit in one place for a couple of weeks, how could we resist? Continue reading
There is amazing beauty in rural Vietnam, from the spectacular views over terraced rice fields to the warmth and open hearts of the people. Continue reading
The war is everywhere in Vietnam, even though it ended 40 years ago. The references are everywhere, from the propaganda to the souvenir T-shirts. Continue reading
While Siem Reap definitely provided us with amazing images of Cambodia, we left the country having enjoyed other wonderful experiences ranging from some truly outstanding beach time, as well as some cultural and outdoor adventures. Continue reading
While Cambodia’s relatively recent past is dark and grim, its ancient history provides an inspiring counterpoint. Over one thousand years ago, the Khmer empire was at the apex of its power and it controlled much of what is now Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. All that now remains are the incredible temples of Angkor, and even in the hottest season they are crawling with tourists – including us.
Maybe not a typical day, but we’d like to present a day in our lives as global travelers, here in Siem Reap, Cambodia: Continue reading
For our last few days in Nepal, we decided to give ourselves (and our lungs!) a treat and stayed outside of Kathmandu in the surrounding valley. With many sacred sites, exploring this area provided us with lovely last memories of Nepal. Continue reading
Hunting down Rhinos in Chitwan
I had read about Chitwan National Park long before we ever arrived in Nepal and had put it on the ‘must-do’ list. I am very pleased to say that it lived up to all my expectations. Fortunately, I think everyone else in my family enjoyed it too!! Continue reading
“Today will be Nepalese flat – up, then down, then back up again.” This is Chandra, our trekking guide for the next seven days, describing our upcoming first day of hiking in the Himalayas.