Elephant kisses, petting tigers and fish spa-ing in Chiang Mai, Thailand

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On February 13, 2014 0 Comments

This was definitely Mom’s favorite day in Chiang Mai (actually it was her favorite day in the two weeks we were on vacation!). Our first stop was Maesa… Read More »

Three Great Temples to Visit in Chiang Mai Thailand

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On February 12, 2014 0 Comments

After a week with my brother, his wife, their 26-month old twins, and a live-in nanny, the walls started closing in on their “smallish” (for 7 anyway) Shanghai… Read More »

Happy Chinese New Year!!

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On January 30, 2014 2 Comments

2014 is going to get even better for me tomorrow as the Year of the Horse (my Chinese astrological sign) officially begins. Per the Chinese calendar, the 1st… Read More »

Reader Question: Thailand or Indonesia?

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Reader Questions On January 29, 2014 4 Comments

Kim Cochenour posed the following question on Facebook: “Have you been to Thailand or Indonesia? Are there sites to see you would recommend or specifics we should know… Read More »

Mom and her 26-mo old grandkids

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On January 28, 2014 0 Comments

Mom’s trip to China is made!!!! This is what makes travel with aging parents worthwhile!

Best Dining Experience EVER: Ultraviolet by Chef Paul Pairet

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Reviews: Shows, Restaurant, Bars, etc. On January 26, 2014 0 Comments

Always a good way to start vacation – Mom and I made it to Shanghai Friday night with no issues!  An even better way to start vacation though… Read More »

We’re OFF to China!

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On January 23, 2014 0 Comments

Mom and I are off to China today! WOO HOO! 14 hr flight from NY’s JFK airport to Tokyo-Narita, Japan followed by a 4 hour flight to Shanghai,… Read More »

China/Thailand Travel Prep

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Packing Suggestions On January 9, 2014 0 Comments

I’m excited to announce that Mom and I are about to embark on another big trip together: on January 23 we travel to Asia for just over two… Read More »

Summer Flashback!!!

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations, Hotels On December 14, 2013 0 Comments

Gonna be a lloonngg winter folks (when it finally arrives next week!!).  I’m currently in LA but heading back tomorrow night to NYC.  Hopefully I’m late enough that… Read More »

Hidden Gem in Southeast Asia: Malaysia

In Asia-Pacific Travel Locations On November 12, 2013 0 Comments

Mom and I have visited my brother yearly since he relocated to China in the spring of 2006. We typically like to combine our family visit with exploring… Read More »