Tag Archives: traveling with children

Caving with Kids in Chiang Dao, Thailand

A reason to leave the city would be to witness the beauty of nature. So, we escaped with our friends from the grip of Chiang Mai for the greener pastures of Chiang Dao, a small town a 1 1/2 hours north of the city. We rolled into the bus station looking very stylish. The bus […]

Celebrating on Monkey Beach, Penang

Admittedly, we have a lot of fun experiences, maybe more than the average family. Our most fun experiences are shared with others. Meeting other travelers or locals transforms a time that would have been simply memorable to extraordinary. The energy level of our meet up in Penang was immense. We traveled to Penang to meet […]

The Perfect Storm in Penang

As I sit in the 9th floor apartment overlooking the ocean, I’m exhausted. My head leans back against the couch and I watch the dark storm clouds creep their way towards shore, the wind picks up so fiercely that it whistles and the rain, which just started, is pelting down. This is a powerful storm. […]

I call these my smoothie birds: Vibrant and Green.

Exotic Breakfast & Exotic Birds in KL

I took a quick poll on our Facebook page to see what Mr. King should eat for breakfast. He dutifully had all the options. Included on his plate was sushi, miso soup, roti canai (an Indian flat bread), Malaysian pau (a puffy and chewy steamed rice bun), Indian dahl, an omelet and a croissant. That […]

The thrill of escalators.

The Joy of Escalator Riding

There were many shouts of joy when they spotted the first one and it never diminished. My children are 4 & 2 years old. Discovering places with us, they feel our sense of adventure and it doesn’t matter where we are as long as there is adventure for them as well. In Kuala Lumpur, the […]

Petrosains Discovery Center - Kuala Lumpur

Petrosains Discovery Center – Kuala Lumpur

Traveling with toddlers changes travel. It’s the truth and we’re realizing that 2 toddlers in tow creates for more, eh hem, “opportunity” to experience attractions that we’d most likely skip. (Babies are so much easier to travel with.) Take for instance the Petrosains Discovery Center. Located inside the Suria KLCC Mall, it would not be […]

The childish Art of Luggage Riding

Air Travel with Toddlers Made Easy

Getting through an airport can be quite an affair alone, but add two small children and the anxiety level can rise quickly. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that our chosen lifestyle involves lots of travel. We love to discover new places, but getting to them can be tedious. In […]

Petronas Towers at night

Discovering Kuala Lumpur

The newly installed alarm clock app on our iPad successfully went off at 3:30am. That means I set it correctly. Mr. King had no faith though and barely slept through the night thinking we’d wake up late and miss our early morning flight to Kuala Lumpur. We’re doing a visa run, having a little vacation […]

Elephant painting

Celebrating “4” at Elephant Safari Lodge

“It’s my birthday. I’m going to ride elephants. And eat ice-cream. It’s my birthday.” My boy sings, he’s excited and he’s back. He deserves this. Our ease into living in Bali was tormented by a severe ear infection that left him spiritless. The infection spread to the mastoid bone of his skull making his ear […]

Best water loungers ever!

Splishing and Splashing at Bacab Eco Park

Their bags are packed, the sunburned skin has healed (although it’s still peeling) and the Castenadas are ready to go home to Iowa. We’ve had an incredible week of fun, but their flight doesn’t take off until 4pm and it’d be a shame to spend the day just waiting for a flight. After all, we […]