Africa

South Africa – Land of extinct and endangered species

We wanted to go to South Africa to see the African elephants. While you can see them in National Parks and Sanctuaries, they can no longer roam free.

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First Impressions of South Africa & Kenya

As a Canadian living in America and traveling to Africa for the first time, here are my initial impressions of South Africa and Kenya.

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Kenya with Kids: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi

The elephant is my eldest daughter’s favorite animal. So going to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi was a must for our family.

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Kenya with Kids: Life on a Kenyan Beach

We spent just over a week in a thatched-roof house near the Kenyan beach of Galu Kinondo, just south of the more famous Diani beach.

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Kenya with Kids: Getting from Nairobi to Mombasa

The trip had a lot of new transportation experiences for all of us, and almost every one has a story…

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South Africa with Kids: Addo Elephant National Park & Tsitsikamma National Park

We finally get to see my eldest daughter’s favorite animal, the elephant, up close at Addo Elephant National Park. Then it’s onto Tsitsikamma National Park.

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South Africa with Kids: Hermanus, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park

During our second week in South Africa, we went to Hermanus, Cape Town, and Cape Point, stopping to see the South African penguins on the way.

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Kenya with Kids: Nairobi & The Great Rift Valley

On our first full day in Kenya, we went to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and The Giraffe Centre. On our second day, we explored The Great Rift Valley.

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Kenya with Kids: Getting from Galu Kinondo Beach back to Nairobi

We wrote about our adventure getting from Nairobi to Mombasa. Our journey from Galu Kinondo Beach back to Nairobi was even more eventful!

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Asia

Malaysia with Kids: Week 1 – Kuala Lumpur & Surrounding Area

We spent our first week in Malaysia checking out the shopping centers and an amusement park in Kuala Lumpur before exploring the surrounding area.

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Malaysia with Kids: Week 2 – Kuching & Mulu National Park, Borneo

During our second week in Malaysia, we flew to the island of Borneo and explored Kuching, Bako National Park and Mulu National Park.

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Thailand with Kids: Dolphin Bay Resort, Sam Roi Yot

After traveling through 4 continents and 7 countries, 5 days at the Dolphin Bay Resort was just what we needed. It was the perfect place to spend Christmas!

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India with Kids: Week 1 – New Delhi, Agra & Keoladeo National Park

During our first week in India with kids, we explored some of the sites in New Delhi, Agra, and Bharatpur, many of which are World Heritage Sites.

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India with Kids: Week 2 – Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park & Mumbai

During our second week in India with kids, we explored Jaipur, including the Amer Fort, Ranthambhore National Park, and Mumbai.

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India with Kids: Week 3 – Mumbai, Kochi and Kumily

During our third week in India with kids, we continued exploring Mumbai before heading south to the Indian state of Kerala where we visited Kochi and Kumily

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India with Kids: Week 4 – Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Goa

During our last week in India, we went on a houseboat in Alappuzha (Alleppey), then spent our final days relaxing on a beach in Goa.

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Thailand with Kids: Bangkok – Food, shopping, culture, and fun!

Once again we found ourselves back in Bangkok. This time we decided to stay in the city center and explore more of the traditional tourist destinations.

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Thailand with Kids: Chiang Mai and Elephant Nature Park

After Christmas, we went up to Chiang Mai and tried our hand at Thai cooking. Then it was onto Elephant Nature Park to ring in 2016 with the elephants!

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Malaysia with kids: Week 3 – Orang utans, sun bears and a river cruise!

Goodbye Malaysia!

We spent our last few days in Malaysia in the State of Sabah, on the northeast part of the Island of Borneo. Our main reason for going there was to try and see the Pygmy elephants, as well as the orang utans and sun bears.

Show off!
Show off!

We stayed at Paganakan Dii, which bills itself as a Rainforest retreat. There is not much rainforest left in Sabah, as it’s all been replaced with palm tree plantations. Retreat is also code for ‘far away from what you want to see’. We had to drive on unpaved, bumpy roads to get to it, and many items on their limited menu were out of stock.

Our room in Paganakan Dii. Between this and Mulu, we were in quite close quarters for 8 nights, with no pool to relax in.
Our room in Paganakan Dii. Between this and Mulu, we were in quite close quarters for 8 nights, with no pool to relax in.
You could relax in these hammocks though.
You could relax in these hammocks though.

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center

That said, the girls enjoyed the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, particularly the outdoor nursery, where the younger ones wrestle, do somersaults and get into trouble with their keepers, just like little kids! The Center is on the edge of a forest reserve, and the older orang utans can come and go as they please – there is no fencing around.

The outdoor nursery. The keepers have to keep the orang utans off the ground, as they would not be on the ground in the wild.
The outdoor nursery. The keepers have to keep the orang utans off the ground, as they would not be on the ground in the wild.
You lookin’ at me?
You lookin’ at me?

Two older organ utans can often be sighted on the boardwalk. Those are the ones who like to steal things from tourists. I also learned that the nearby Jungle Resort feeds them, so that they’ll come by the Resort. This works at cross-purposes with the Center’s goal of returning the orang utans to the wild.

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center just opened to the public last year (2014). There is only one viewing platform, so it doesn’t take very long to see the bears. The Center is working on adding more platforms. They have telescopes so you can get a nice, close view of the bears. Unfortunately, like the elephant tusks and rhino horns, sun bears are illegally taken for their bile. It is destined for China to be used for unproven medicinal purposes. Hence, the need for this rescue and rehabilitation facility.

Sun bear
Sun Bear!
Amy loves Sun Bears! That’s her newest addition to her stuffed animal collection
Amy loves Sun Bears! That’s her newest addition to her stuffed animal collection

Kinabatangan River Cruise

The next day, the girls and I made a quick stop at the Rainforest Discovery Center. We then had a 2+ hour drive to the Kinabatangan River for a river cruise. This is where we were hoping to see the Pygmy elephants, but it was not to be. We saw lots of proboscis, silver leaf and macaque monkeys in the trees. We also saw a crocodile, horn bills, eagles, egrets and a beautiful kingfisher. One thing we didn’t expect to see were palm trees, however; the palm oil plantations are coming right up to one side of the river.

It rained during part of our riverboat cruise. We were in a longboat.
It rained during part of our riverboat cruise. We were in a longboat.
Sunset on the Kinabatangan River
Sunset on the Kinabatangan River

The girls got bored in the river cruise. The river boat wasn’t fast enough for them and they had seen a lot of the same animals when we stayed in Kuching, Sarawak, on the west side of Borneo. The girls liked the musical instruments they found at the Lodge where we took the cruise from. Anthony and I enjoyed the buffet dinner and talking with fellow travelers. We started to see some of the same people, as they were also doing the Borneo nature circuit.

The girls really enjoyed playing these instruments. They were quite good at it.
The girls really enjoyed playing these instruments. They were quite good at it.

Amy's Birthday

The next day was Amy’s birthday. She decided she didn’t want to go anywhere. Amy spent the morning using some of her presents, while Anthony applied for our Indian Visas (we’re still working on the train tickets). In the afternoon we decided to take a trip to town for ice cream, and once there went to see the orang utans again. We had some tears at dinner that night because Hannah wouldn’t wear her party hat to the restaurant, but the birthday cake made it all better.

Party hats, masks, noise makers, balloons & candy. This is a party Pinkie Pie would approve of!
Party hats, masks, noise makers, balloons & candy. This is a party Pinkie Pie would approve of!
Yes! A Barbie paper doll book. Just what I wanted.
Yes! A Barbie paper doll book. Just what I wanted.

The next day we flew to Thailand. At the airport in Malaysia, Amy decided she’d had enough. We had been traveling for 4 months at that point and Amy really wanted to go back to California to practice guitar. I thought about sending her to Toronto to stay with her Grandmother, Uncle and our cats, but knew she would start having fun again. To find out what we did to cheer her up, check out our first post from Thailand.

Another day, another flight! We took these small propeller planes across Borneo.
Another day, another flight! We took these small propeller planes across Borneo.
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Australia

Australia with Kids: From Melbourne to Sydney

During our time in Australia, we travel along the Princes Highway from Melbourne to Sydney, stopping in small towns along the way.

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Australia with Kids: Sydney in 36 hours!

There are many things to do in Sydney with kids. Exploring the Sea Life Aquarium, the Taronga Zoo, and Manly beach are just a few that we tried.

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Brazil

First Impressions of Peru and Brazil, South America

One of the reasons I wanted to visit two countries in each continent was so that we could have a slightly better sense of the diversity within and between countries.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio de Janeiro – Part 1 – The Setting

After staying in a small village in the Andes, we appreciated all the conveniences Rio de Janeiro had to offer. It is a beautiful city with a lot to offer.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio – Part 2 – The Cariocas (The Residents)

The residents (Cariocas) of Rio are known for their laid back vibe, and we definitely found that to be the case. They were very friendly and helpful to us.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio – Part 3 – Family Friendly City

In this last of a 3-part post about Brazil with Kids: We love Rio, I write about the family friendly nature of Rio de Janeiro.

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Uber For International Travelers?

Uber is a great way to get around in a lot of cities around the world.

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Brazil with Kids: Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu)

Iguazu Falls is quite the site to see. We explored this wonder of nature from the Brazil side, getting up close with a speed boat ride into the falls.

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Europe

Italy with Kids: Week 1 – Exploring Rome and Vatican City

During our first week in Italy with kids, we explored the capital city of Rome, taking in all the usual sites, as well as trying some different things.

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Italy with Kids: Week 2 – Florence, Viareggio & Siena

During our second week in Italy with kids, we explored the Tuscany region, visiting Florence, going to Carnivale in Viareggio and wandering around Siena.

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Italy with Kids: Week 3 – Parma, Naples, & Herculaneum

During our third week in Italy with kids, we explored Parma before heading south to Naples. From there, we went to the Herculaneum Archeological Area.

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Final Week of Our Round the World Family Adventure!

We spent the final week of our 6 month Round the World adventure in Italy. We went to on opera in Naples, as well as to Pompeii and Sorrento.

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India

India with Kids: Week 1 – New Delhi, Agra & Keoladeo National Park

During our first week in India with kids, we explored some of the sites in New Delhi, Agra, and Bharatpur, many of which are World Heritage Sites.

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India with Kids: Week 2 – Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park & Mumbai

During our second week in India with kids, we explored Jaipur, including the Amer Fort, Ranthambhore National Park, and Mumbai.

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India with Kids: Week 3 – Mumbai, Kochi and Kumily

During our third week in India with kids, we continued exploring Mumbai before heading south to the Indian state of Kerala where we visited Kochi and Kumily

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Traveling with Kids: 5 months into our Round the World Family Adventure

It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the last month of our 6 month Round the World trip.

The last two months have differed in that we haven’t had to cook or go grocery shopping (except for fruit). We’ve been staying in hotels or rooms in a home stay where we don’t have a kitchen. It major cities like Bangkok, Delhi and Mumbai, it’s just as cheap to eat out. While eating at a hotel is more expensive than street food, it still is a lot cheaper than eating out in Canada or the US.

Anthony and I have had a chance to try much more local food because we haven’t had to cook. I’ve also eaten many more vegetables, as the Elephant Nature Park and many places in Rajasthan only served vegetarian (though the girls still managed to avoid eating most vegetables).

Bangkok street food
Bangkok street food
Laksa: One of Anthony’s favorite foods in Malaysia

Similarly, we haven’t had to do laundry as it is common to send laundry out. Few people have a washing machine and no one has a dryer (who needs one when you have the sun). Hand washing clothes is  common, especially in India. In Thailand, we could find places that charged by weight, but in India they charge by item. It is still relatively cheap though and frees up a lot of time to do other things.

Dhoby Khana: Where clothes are still washed by hand. Kochi, India
Dhoby Khana: Where clothes are still washed by hand. Kochi, India
We shared a spacious room in Bharatpur, India
We shared a spacious room in Bharatpur, India

Also, because we’ve been staying in hotels or home stays, we’ve had to share a single room as often as not. In Kerala, we had two rooms in all our home stays, but then it was back to a single room in Goa.

We’ve encountered electricity cuts again, which are a part of daily life in Kerala and Goa. We’ve also had to get used to carrying cash around again as India is still largely a cash based society.

The pace of travel has increased as well. Even though we are in each country longer, we rarely stay in one place more than 2-3 nights. The girls don’t seem to mind too much, they just go with the flow. Sometimes they have to do homework in a car, train or plane, and other times they get to watch movies.

Doing homework in Sawai Madhopur, India
Sleeping on the train in India
Sleeping on the train in India

We been on two overnight trains in India and it’s worked out okay, even though, on the last train, two of us were in a compartment and two in the aisle bunks. Unlike African trains, Indian trains don’t have an attendant to make your bed, nor do they have a restaurant car (you have a choice of a veg or non-veg meal which will be delivered to you). On the other hand, they had A/C cars and ran on schedule for the most part.

Besides Anthony getting sick in Thailand and Hannah continuing to pick at what were once bug bites, we’ve all remained healthy.

We also still have all of our luggage with us, with only a few lost/left behind items such as another water bottle, one of Hannah’s nightgowns and my sunglasses which I lost to a wave in the Arabian Sea yesterday. Anthony’s wallet fell out in the car we took to Kumily, however; the driver arranged to get it to him in Alappuzha, much to Anthony’s relief.

These are the sunglasses I lost, shortly after taking this picture.
These are the sunglasses I lost, shortly after taking this picture.

While the girls are keen to return to California, they have still enjoyed themselves these past two months, especially Dolphin Bay Resort and the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.

Sammy on his first day back after our trip
Sammy on his first day back after our trip

Our minds our now turning towards our return to California. Anthony has been in contact with his work and I’m trying to figure out what to do with the girls. We’ll also have to arrange for the cats to fly back…that is if Grandma and Uncle Paul haven’t grown too attached to them!

That said, we’re all looking forward to our last stop: Italy, even though it will be 30 degrees colder than Goa! Hannah and Amy are especially looking forward to all the pasta and gelato they’ll get to have there! Anthony the history, wine and coffee, and I’m looking forward to seeing what it’s like to live in Italian apartments.

Cheers to Italy!
Cheers to Italy!

We’re soaking up the sun, sand and surf until then!

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India with Kids: Week 4 – Alappuzha (Alleppey) and Goa

During our last week in India, we went on a houseboat in Alappuzha (Alleppey), then spent our final days relaxing on a beach in Goa.

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3 Things to do in Mumbai with Kids

There are many things to do in Mumbai with kids. However if you only have about 48 hours here are three good recommendations.

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India with Kids: Traveling within India by car, trains, planes, rickshaws & more!

For 29 days, we traveled around India by car, trains, planes and more. This posts details the costs and our experience with each mode of transportation.

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Italy

Italy with Kids: Week 1 – Exploring Rome and Vatican City

During our first week in Italy with kids, we explored the capital city of Rome, taking in all the usual sites, as well as trying some different things.

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Italy with Kids: Week 2 – Florence, Viareggio & Siena

During our second week in Italy with kids, we explored the Tuscany region, visiting Florence, going to Carnivale in Viareggio and wandering around Siena.

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Italy with Kids: Week 3 – Parma, Naples, & Herculaneum

During our third week in Italy with kids, we explored Parma before heading south to Naples. From there, we went to the Herculaneum Archeological Area.

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Final Week of Our Round the World Family Adventure!

We spent the final week of our 6 month Round the World adventure in Italy. We went to on opera in Naples, as well as to Pompeii and Sorrento.

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Uber For International Travelers?

Uber is a great way to get around in a lot of cities around the world.

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Kenya

First Impressions of South Africa & Kenya

As a Canadian living in America and traveling to Africa for the first time, here are my initial impressions of South Africa and Kenya.

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Kenya with Kids: The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi

The elephant is my eldest daughter’s favorite animal. So going to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi was a must for our family.

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Kenya with Kids: Life on a Kenyan Beach

We spent just over a week in a thatched-roof house near the Kenyan beach of Galu Kinondo, just south of the more famous Diani beach.

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Kenya with Kids: Getting from Nairobi to Mombasa

The trip had a lot of new transportation experiences for all of us, and almost every one has a story…

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Kenya with Kids: Nairobi & The Great Rift Valley

On our first full day in Kenya, we went to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and The Giraffe Centre. On our second day, we explored The Great Rift Valley.

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Kenya with Kids: Getting from Galu Kinondo Beach back to Nairobi

We wrote about our adventure getting from Nairobi to Mombasa. Our journey from Galu Kinondo Beach back to Nairobi was even more eventful!

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Malaysia

Traveling with Kids: Three Months into our Round the World Family Adventure

After three months traveling around the world with kids, I give you the lowdown on food, health, education, accommodations and more!

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Malaysia with Kids: Week 1 – Kuala Lumpur & Surrounding Area

We spent our first week in Malaysia checking out the shopping centers and an amusement park in Kuala Lumpur before exploring the surrounding area.

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Malaysia with Kids: Week 2 – Kuching & Mulu National Park, Borneo

During our second week in Malaysia, we flew to the island of Borneo and explored Kuching, Bako National Park and Mulu National Park.

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Uber For International Travelers?

Uber is a great way to get around in a lot of cities around the world.

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Malaysia with kids: Week 3 – Orang utans, sun bears and a river cruise!

Goodbye Malaysia!

We spent our last few days in Malaysia in the State of Sabah, on the northeast part of the Island of Borneo. Our main reason for going there was to try and see the Pygmy elephants, as well as the orang utans and sun bears.

Show off!
Show off!

We stayed at Paganakan Dii, which bills itself as a Rainforest retreat. There is not much rainforest left in Sabah, as it’s all been replaced with palm tree plantations. Retreat is also code for ‘far away from what you want to see’. We had to drive on unpaved, bumpy roads to get to it, and many items on their limited menu were out of stock.

Our room in Paganakan Dii. Between this and Mulu, we were in quite close quarters for 8 nights, with no pool to relax in.
Our room in Paganakan Dii. Between this and Mulu, we were in quite close quarters for 8 nights, with no pool to relax in.
You could relax in these hammocks though.
You could relax in these hammocks though.

Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center

That said, the girls enjoyed the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, particularly the outdoor nursery, where the younger ones wrestle, do somersaults and get into trouble with their keepers, just like little kids! The Center is on the edge of a forest reserve, and the older orang utans can come and go as they please – there is no fencing around.

The outdoor nursery. The keepers have to keep the orang utans off the ground, as they would not be on the ground in the wild.
The outdoor nursery. The keepers have to keep the orang utans off the ground, as they would not be on the ground in the wild.
You lookin’ at me?
You lookin’ at me?

Two older organ utans can often be sighted on the boardwalk. Those are the ones who like to steal things from tourists. I also learned that the nearby Jungle Resort feeds them, so that they’ll come by the Resort. This works at cross-purposes with the Center’s goal of returning the orang utans to the wild.

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center just opened to the public last year (2014). There is only one viewing platform, so it doesn’t take very long to see the bears. The Center is working on adding more platforms. They have telescopes so you can get a nice, close view of the bears. Unfortunately, like the elephant tusks and rhino horns, sun bears are illegally taken for their bile. It is destined for China to be used for unproven medicinal purposes. Hence, the need for this rescue and rehabilitation facility.

Sun bear
Sun Bear!
Amy loves Sun Bears! That’s her newest addition to her stuffed animal collection
Amy loves Sun Bears! That’s her newest addition to her stuffed animal collection

Kinabatangan River Cruise

The next day, the girls and I made a quick stop at the Rainforest Discovery Center. We then had a 2+ hour drive to the Kinabatangan River for a river cruise. This is where we were hoping to see the Pygmy elephants, but it was not to be. We saw lots of proboscis, silver leaf and macaque monkeys in the trees. We also saw a crocodile, horn bills, eagles, egrets and a beautiful kingfisher. One thing we didn’t expect to see were palm trees, however; the palm oil plantations are coming right up to one side of the river.

It rained during part of our riverboat cruise. We were in a longboat.
It rained during part of our riverboat cruise. We were in a longboat.
Sunset on the Kinabatangan River
Sunset on the Kinabatangan River

The girls got bored in the river cruise. The river boat wasn’t fast enough for them and they had seen a lot of the same animals when we stayed in Kuching, Sarawak, on the west side of Borneo. The girls liked the musical instruments they found at the Lodge where we took the cruise from. Anthony and I enjoyed the buffet dinner and talking with fellow travelers. We started to see some of the same people, as they were also doing the Borneo nature circuit.

The girls really enjoyed playing these instruments. They were quite good at it.
The girls really enjoyed playing these instruments. They were quite good at it.

Amy's Birthday

The next day was Amy’s birthday. She decided she didn’t want to go anywhere. Amy spent the morning using some of her presents, while Anthony applied for our Indian Visas (we’re still working on the train tickets). In the afternoon we decided to take a trip to town for ice cream, and once there went to see the orang utans again. We had some tears at dinner that night because Hannah wouldn’t wear her party hat to the restaurant, but the birthday cake made it all better.

Party hats, masks, noise makers, balloons & candy. This is a party Pinkie Pie would approve of!
Party hats, masks, noise makers, balloons & candy. This is a party Pinkie Pie would approve of!
Yes! A Barbie paper doll book. Just what I wanted.
Yes! A Barbie paper doll book. Just what I wanted.

The next day we flew to Thailand. At the airport in Malaysia, Amy decided she’d had enough. We had been traveling for 4 months at that point and Amy really wanted to go back to California to practice guitar. I thought about sending her to Toronto to stay with her Grandmother, Uncle and our cats, but knew she would start having fun again. To find out what we did to cheer her up, check out our first post from Thailand.

Another day, another flight! We took these small propeller planes across Borneo.
Another day, another flight! We took these small propeller planes across Borneo.
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New Zealand

New Zealand with Kids: Week 1 – The North Island

During our first week in New Zealand with the kids, we explored the North Island including Rangitoto Island, the Waitomo Caves, and Rotorua.

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New Zealand with Kids: Week 2 – The North and South Islands

During our second week in New Zealand we explored The Hobbiton, the International Antarctic Center, the Willowbank Wildlife Center and Aoraki Mount Cook.

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New Zealand with Kids: Week 3 – The South Island

During our last week in the South Island of New Zealand, we took the Christchurch Re:Building tour and met some of the marine mammals in beautiful Kaikoura.

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Traveling with Kids: Three Months into our Round the World Family Adventure

After three months traveling around the world with kids, I give you the lowdown on food, health, education, accommodations and more!

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South Africa

South Africa – Land of extinct and endangered species

We wanted to go to South Africa to see the African elephants. While you can see them in National Parks and Sanctuaries, they can no longer roam free.

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First Impressions of South Africa & Kenya

As a Canadian living in America and traveling to Africa for the first time, here are my initial impressions of South Africa and Kenya.

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Uber For International Travelers?

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South Africa with Kids: Addo Elephant National Park & Tsitsikamma National Park

We finally get to see my eldest daughter’s favorite animal, the elephant, up close at Addo Elephant National Park. Then it’s onto Tsitsikamma National Park.

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South Africa with Kids: Hermanus, Cape Town, Table Mountain National Park

During our second week in South Africa, we went to Hermanus, Cape Town, and Cape Point, stopping to see the South African penguins on the way.

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South America

Peru with Kids: Machu Picchu – Exploring the forgotten Inca site

How does the saying go ‘Getting there is half the fun.’? That was certainly true of our trip to Machu Picchu.

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What The Girls Thought Of Peru: My Interview with Hannah & Amy

Before we leave Peru I wanted to find out what the girls thought of this beautiful country. Here’s what they had to say:

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First Impressions of Peru and Brazil, South America

One of the reasons I wanted to visit two countries in each continent was so that we could have a slightly better sense of the diversity within and between countries.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio de Janeiro – Part 1 – The Setting

After staying in a small village in the Andes, we appreciated all the conveniences Rio de Janeiro had to offer. It is a beautiful city with a lot to offer.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio – Part 2 – The Cariocas (The Residents)

The residents (Cariocas) of Rio are known for their laid back vibe, and we definitely found that to be the case. They were very friendly and helpful to us.

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Brazil with Kids: We ❤️ Rio – Part 3 – Family Friendly City

In this last of a 3-part post about Brazil with Kids: We love Rio, I write about the family friendly nature of Rio de Janeiro.

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Peru with Kids: Lima – Huaca Pucllana, Chocolate Making & More!

We spent the first 2 days of our Round the World family adventure in Lima, Peru. We spent most of our time exploring the Miraflores neighborhood.

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Peru with Kids: Exploring the sites of the Sacred Valley

With 9 days to explore the Sacred Valley, we’ve planned a combination of down days with sightseeing days, including some of the lesser known sites.

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Brazil with Kids: Iguazu Falls (Foz do Iguacu)

Iguazu Falls is quite the site to see. We explored this wonder of nature from the Brazil side, getting up close with a speed boat ride into the falls.

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Thailand

Thailand with Kids: Dolphin Bay Resort, Sam Roi Yot

After traveling through 4 continents and 7 countries, 5 days at the Dolphin Bay Resort was just what we needed. It was the perfect place to spend Christmas!

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Thailand with Kids: Bangkok – Food, shopping, culture, and fun!

Once again we found ourselves back in Bangkok. This time we decided to stay in the city center and explore more of the traditional tourist destinations.

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Thailand with Kids: Chiang Mai and Elephant Nature Park

After Christmas, we went up to Chiang Mai and tried our hand at Thai cooking. Then it was onto Elephant Nature Park to ring in 2016 with the elephants!

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Thailand with Kids: Bangkok – Ice Skating, Star Wars and Safari World

We spent our first few days in Thailand in Bangkok, the Capital City. Instead of doing the touristy things, we relaxed by going ice skating and to a movie.

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