Category: Travel

Can I Travel with Kids?

Can I Travel with Kids?

“Can I travel with kids?” You’d be amazed how often people ask this question! Of course you can travel with kids! You can travel with big kids, and you can travel with small kids. At this point, ours, both under six, have been to almost […]

Keeping a Routine While Traveling with Kids

Keeping a Routine While Traveling with Kids

Part of the fun of traveling is that you get to leave your routines behind, right? Well, that maybe true to an extent. However, since we travel with our kids, we find that keeping a routine while traveling with kids is vital. Knowing which aspects […]

Top Tips for New Expats. Be Prepared for Life Overseas!

Top Tips for New Expats. Be Prepared for Life Overseas!

Moving overseas is a great, big undertaking! Accordingly, we are frequently asked by people who are preparing to move overseas for the first time if we’ve garnered any wisdom we can share with them. The short answer is yes! We’ve definitely got some tips for […]

Are JBL Noise Canceling Headphones Worth It? Real World Review 2018

Are JBL Noise Canceling Headphones Worth It? Real World Review 2018

Jenia and I have been flying extensively since 2012. We’ve found intercontinental flights can be really draining. In the last few years we started hearing more and more about how great noise-canceling headphones are for long flights, but because good ones are expensive, we steered […]

Three Things to Buy Before Moving Abroad

Three Things to Buy Before Moving Abroad

Must-Buy Things Before Moving Overseas So you’re a soon-to-be expat? You’ve signed a contract and you’ll be living overseas, abroad, in an exotic locale rubbing shoulders with fascinating people from cultures new and unexperienced. That’s wonderful! If you know anything about Our Traveling Zoo, we […]

Legoland Malaysia with Young Kids: 2018 Review

Legoland Malaysia with Young Kids: 2018 Review

Have you been to a Legoland theme park? We’d always heard great things about these theme parks, so when we were in Malaysia during February, we decided to go. Here’s what we learned about visiting Legoland Malaysia with young kids. Practical Info about Legoland Malaysia […]

The Best Toiletries for Hand Luggage

The Best Toiletries for Hand Luggage

We are a family that travels light – the only times we bring full-size suitcases is when we are moving internationally. The rest of the time, it’s carry-on only: a couple of small rolling suitcases and a couple of backpacks. Unsurprisingly, I have perfected both […]

Visiting Kazan: Russia’s Third City

Visiting Kazan: Russia’s Third City

Kazan If you’re a FIFA fan, you know that Russia hosted this year’s World Cup. The games were held in eleven cities, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. Those big cities are deservedly renowned for their significance, and they are the places most folks visiting Russia go. […]

Alpine Russia: The Caucasus

Alpine Russia: The Caucasus

Everyone knows about Russia. It’s a massive country with the kind of climate that would freeze fire, if that were possible. You probably know Jenia originally hails from Russia. When I, Shon, was offered a teaching job there in 2015, I took it, thinking it […]

How to Get to Hong Kong Airport from Shenzhen

How to Get to Hong Kong Airport from Shenzhen

So you need to get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and the options aren’t clear. We compiled a list of options with approximate costs/travel time/level of convenience. Ferry This is a preferred method of many because of its speed (about 30 minutes from […]