Asia - The Land of Diversity and Wonder

Traveling through Asia has been an eye-opener for me and my family. From the vibrant street life and rich cultural heritage of Bangkok to the breathtaking beaches of Phuket, each place has left an indelible mark on our hearts.

In Taipei, the night markets were a feast for the senses, and the diversity of Hong Kong’s neighborhoods, each with its unique charm, offered us a glimpse into the many facets of Asian life.

These experiences in Asia have not only enriched our travels but also brought us closer as a family, exploring and learning together. 

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Where We've Been in Asia?

Asia Recommendations

  • Plan Visits Early: When visiting popular tourist spots like the Grand Palace in Bangkok, get there early to avoid the crowds.
  • Negotiate Transportation Costs: Always negotiate prices before getting into Tuk-Tuks or other local transportation to avoid surprises.
  • Be Aware of Tourist Traps: Stay cautious of overly touristy spots, as they might not align with personal values or expectations, like elephant rides in Thailand.
  • Bargain Wisely: When shopping at markets, like the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in Thailand, remember to bargain, but also be reasonable as vendors rely on this for their livelihood.
  • Explore Local Foods: Encourage kids to try local cuisine, as travel offers a great opportunity to broaden their taste palates.
  • Embrace Cultural Education: Traveling is a fantastic way to immerse yourself and your children in different cultures, enhancing cultural education beyond books and movies.
  • Learn Adaptability and Resilience: Traveling can teach your family to be adaptable and resilient, especially when things don’t go as planned or when you’re without usual amenities.
  • Encourage Safe Risk-Taking: Traveling can teach children about taking positive and safe risks, helping them navigate life confidently.
  • Stimulate Imagination and Creativity: The diverse experiences in Asia can ignite imagination and a sense of adventure in both kids and adults.
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Asian Food & Drinks

Asia’s food scene is an absolute wonderland, y’all! In Japan, it’s all about the art of sushi and that soul-warming bowl of ramen. Trust me, each bite is a journey in itself. And then there’s Thailand – oh my! The street food here is a riot of flavors. From the zesty Som Tam to the ever-popular Pad Thai, your taste buds are in for a treat.

But wait, there’s more! China’s got everything from the zing of Sichuan cuisine to those cute little dim sums that are just too good. And you’ve got to try the Indian spices in a biryani or with some naan – it’s like a hug in food form.

Let’s not forget the Korean kimchi and bibimbap, offering that perfect kick of spice and tang. And the drinks! Whether it’s Japan’s matcha tea or the bubble tea from Taiwan, it’s all about fun flavors and new experiences. Asia’s culinary adventure is like a party for your palate, and trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

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Accommodation & Transportation in Asia

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Accommodation Tips:

  • Look for kid-friendly features like kids’ clubs, complimentary cribs, and children’s menus.
  • Hostels can be a great budget-friendly option since they often have family rooms.
  • In cities like Hong Kong, neighborhoods like Mong Kok and Wan Chai offer great rentals, close to public transport and major attractions.
  • Websites like TripAdvisor,, and HostelWorld are great for finding accommodations.
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Transportation Tips:

  • Consider red-eye flights for long journeys. Kids can sleep through the night and wake up refreshed for a day of exploration.
  • In places like Singapore, UAE, China or Japan the public transportation system is user-friendly. Navigating the bus and rail systems can be straightforward, even without a phone.
  • Use apps similar to Uber or Lyft, like Grab in Indonesia, Thailand or Vietnam, or Didi in China to significantly ease transportation.
  • Always have a screenshot of your hotel’s address in the local language to show taxi drivers, if you can’t use the above apps.
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Asian Travel Guides & Adventures

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I aim to create meaningful memories, and connect families to places that resonate with a sense of belonging.

My mission is to inspire exploration, strengthen familial bonds, and cultivate experiences through immersive and enriching journeys.

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