All posts tagged "Adventures Abroad"

  • Swaziland: Throwing caution to the wind

    “Swazi tussle over virgin tassels,” read the BBC’s unforgettable headline. Absolute King selects teen-virgin bride from a bare-breasted dancing cast of thousands! Slightly embarrassed to admit this, but that was my irresistible introduction to the itsy-bitsy Kingdom...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • Cruise Travel

    The new generation of cruise liners

    • Posted June 9, 2017
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  • Add Dubai To Your Bucket List

    Dubai conjures up images of absurd excess, a playground for the rich, built on the whim of the visionary king. Set within the dazzling  desert state of the United Arab Emirates, this intoxicating blend of new age...

    • Posted December 12, 2016
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  • Bali offers great options for all-inclusive family holidays

    Like many expats, my husband and I don’t have family nearby who can watch our child if we want to take a vacation on our own. So when we decided to take our first holiday to Bali...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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  • A family adventure in Morocco

    I couldn’t have been more excited about visiting Morocco than if I’d chartered my own flying carpet with room for the whole family. Fantasies aside, high expectations can be a dangerous thing (especially with the family in...

    • Posted May 11, 2015
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  • Koh Chang with Kids – Thailand’s enchanting paradise

    When Japanese travel agencies promote package tours to Thailand, you can bet that Pattaya, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Pjuket, Krabi, and Chiang Mai are big on their list of must-visit resorts. If you’re simply looking to escape...

    • Posted November 10, 2014
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  • We rented an airbnb-listed apartment in Paris

    This summer, we had the most wonderful travel experience to Europe and did something different for a change. We stayed at an Airbnb. Tired and bored of hotels and serviced apartments, we ditched the hotel for an...

    • Posted September 10, 2014
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  • I believe I can fly

    How many times have you taken ‘wrong-haul’ flights with disappointing meals? Are you a picky eater? If you are paying for costly air tickets, you might as well look into what is served up in the air....

    • Posted August 9, 2014
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  • Best family travel destinations

    Looking for the perfect getaway? Whether your bags are packed, ready to go or still wondering where to travel next as a family, get some tips to add to your bucket list from globe-trotting families in Tokyo....

    • Posted June 10, 2014
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  • Welcome to paradise: Bali

    “Welcome to Paradise,” the sign says as you arrive in Bali. While the long and sticky wait at immigration—which can be avoided if you fly on Garuda and get your entry papers stamped in flight—proved to be...

    • Posted January 31, 2012
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  • 17 days in Hanoi

    The fragrant smell of cilantro, lemon basil and mint. The bright red chilies and purplish hue of the aubergine in the markets.  The taste of fresh prawns sautéed in garlic and fish sauce.  Vietnam is a delight...

    • Posted May 15, 2011
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  • Enter Boracay

    Mission: to look for a a seaside getaway that offers most water sports activities, has a tropical climate, wide choice of food,  short flight hours, where shopping is easy on the pocket, and English is widely spoken. ...

    • Posted August 30, 2010
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  • Into the mangroves

    When vacationing with the family in Southeast Asia, it’s important to remember that the smaller, more secluded locations can often become the most memorable and enjoyable. The resorts are beautiful, the food is delicious, the people are...

    • Posted June 28, 2010
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  • Holm sweet holm

    Here’s a question for you: which city is known as the ‘Venice of the North’? You might be surprised to learn that it’s Stockholm, but that’s the right answer, and it does live up to the title. ...

    • Posted May 27, 2010
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  • Paris for les petits

    I love Paris in the springtime. Clichéd? Perhaps, but there’s no more enjoyable season to be in the City of Light than when the last of the winter chill is banished from the boulevards and the outdoor...

    • Posted March 29, 2010
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  • Mediterranean blues

    Cruising through the Mediterranean today is not unlike experiencing the life of a historic pirate on the high seas; you’ll sail for days at a time before reaching land, explore new destinations in exotic lands, and bring...

    • Posted February 27, 2010
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  • Turkish delights

    Straddling two continents and boasting a long and storied history, Turkey seduces visitors with its beguiling mix of beaches, bazaars, and melt-in-your-mouth baklava. This unassuming nation with an uber-friendly population doesn’t factor in to many family travel...

    • Posted January 30, 2010
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  • Make tracks for Malaysia

    If you watch any English TV station in Tokyo, you’ve probably seen the colorful (and yes, annoyingly catchy) commercials for Malaysia. While the incessant jingle may be a bit much to handle, it turns out that this...

    • Posted December 29, 2009
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  • In search of the man in red

    A traditional white Christmas with the family is a rarity these days. Fortunately, the old-world Christmas feeling of snowball fights, jingling reindeer bells, snowflake-patterned jumpers and the man in red, Santa Claus, can be found by the...

    • Posted November 28, 2009
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  • A capital adventure in Vietnam

    A few decades ago, the nation of Vietnam was synonymous with armed conflict and the horrific struggles of war. Yet the intervening years have banished the shadows of this sad chapter in Asian history and Vietnam, poised...

    • Posted October 1, 2009
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  • Mummy knows best

    Pharaoh fever is upon us, thanks to this summer’s ancient Egyptian exhibitions. Follow in the archaeologists’ footsteps to a world of sarcophagi and snorkeling, and let Egypt answer the holiday needs of all mummies (and daddies)! Egypt...

    • Posted August 31, 2009
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  • Going green in Costa Rica

    “Green” is the travel motto of the 21st century, and there’s no better place for a family eco-adventure than the jungles and beaches of Costa Rica. The country’s commitment to preserving the natural environment is matched only...

    • Posted July 26, 2009
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  • A gold mine of activities in San Francisco

    San Francisco, that famed city by the bay, owes much of its development to the gold rush of 1848. The discovery of that precious commodity led to a boom in the tiny California coastal community, and modern-day...

    • Posted June 29, 2009
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  • Chinese delight

      As travel prices fall out of the sky, take your young emperors and empresses to the new Shanghai and let them feel the energy and savor the style of this mega-city. Over the last two decades...

    • Posted April 29, 2009
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  • Hong Kong Fooey

    Steaming dim sum, dazzling harbour views and peaceful island retreats. Hong Kong is the perfect city break. It’s been over a decade since Hong Kong was handed back to China, the confusion has passed and the “one...

    • Posted March 30, 2009
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  • Blame it on Rio

    There is nowhere on earth quite like Rio de Janeiro. The very mention of the name conjures up images of unparalleled hedonism, tropical splendour, beautiful people and of course carnival. Add to this the darker side of...

    • Posted January 27, 2009
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  • Out and about in the city of angels

    So, you’ve landed at LAX after your pleasantly relaxing AA flight. Then what? Well, let TF help out by suggesting just a few new, interesting and fun things to do for the whole family, such as:Visit the...

    • Posted December 25, 2008
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  • The holiday wish list

    The end of the year is one of the rare occasions in a family’s hectic schedule that allows us, for better or for worse, to all be together. With school trips and extra curricular activities encroaching on...

    • Posted November 29, 2008
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  • Fast and furious!

    Telling people you are going to Vegas with the kids gets a mixed response. Vegas is tainted for better or worse by the likes of Clooney, Cameron, Sinatra, Celine, and Hunter and friends. Love it or loathe...

    • Posted November 4, 2008
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  • Postcard from Paradise (A journey to Bali)

    When people think of Bali, they conjure up images of paradise, lush tropical beaches, rice terraces, and an exotic native culture. Bali is all of that, and more: a great place for a family escape! Before we...

    • Posted August 27, 2008
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  • Beijing Beckons

    The eyes of the world are on Beijing, as thousands of onlookers descend on the Olympic city for the spectacle of the Games. Beijing is both a beautiful ancient city as well as a thriving metropolis: a...

    • Posted August 5, 2008
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  • Alaska log – cool cruising

    Soon Japan’s rainy season will end and give way to balmy weather, prompting allergy sufferers and perspirers dreading the next three months to daydream of cooler temperatures and escape the wrath of another Tokyo summer.  To beat...

    • Posted June 30, 2008
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  • The ultimate indulgence

    Michael Hasset hits the paradise trail.

    • Posted April 30, 2008
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  • Paradise Found (Kota Kinabalu)

    Boasting baby orangutans, jungle adventures and two luxurious Shangri-la resorts, Borneo’s Kota Kinabalu region is a slice of heaven in the South China Sea.

    • Posted March 6, 2008
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