The Yellow Boats – Sightseeing Tour

It's been an amazing 2 weeks exploring Dubai. Before we left Dubai, we wanted to do something unique to see the city from a different perspective. While looking online, we came across The Yellow Boats and saw people getting some amazing pictures from inside one of their distinctive yellow boats. Seeing the beautiful pictures of some of Dubai's landmarks from the comfort of a boat seemed like a … [Read more...]

Unlimited Attraction Pass with Big Bus Tours Dubai

YES...we did it all! Big Bus Tours Dubai has an Unlimited Attraction Pass with 15 different bonuses which you can use within one week. We averaged about 2 attractions per day and finished all 15 bonuses in 7 days. We really felt this was the most comprehensive way to see all the major sightseeing attractions in a short time. For a travelling family with young kids, I highly recommend doing a … [Read more...]

The Highest Building in the World – At The Top Burj Khalifa

Do you have a Bucket List? Make sure you add and cross off Burj Khalifa from the list! Ever since we saw the beautiful Burj Khalifa being built, our dream was to go to the top to step foot inside the highest building in the world! Then after seeing the majestic tower in various movies (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Fast &  Furious 7), it made us want to visit even more! Well, this … [Read more...]

Mini Hotel in Causeway Bay

Looking for budget accommodation on Hong Kong Island? After staying in Kowloon and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, we wanted to experience staying right on Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong Tourism Board connected us with the friendly staff at Mini Hotel and we were able to get a 3 night media stay in a beautiful family room. Mini Hotel has 2 locations and another one opening soon: 1) … [Read more...]

Chung King Mansion in Tsim Sha Tsui

In addition to sightseeing and food recommendations, I'll be reviewing different hotels, resorts, and accommodation options for travelling families. Some will be sponsored media stays and some will be just unique accommodations that I think our readers will find informative. Most budget travellers find themselves at Chung King Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon at some point during their stay … [Read more...]

Day Trip to Corregidor Island with Sun Cruises Philippines

Even though my wife was born and raised in Manila, she had never been to Corregidor Island. Well, we decided to change that during our family trip to the Philippines thanks to a media trip with Sun Cruises Philippines! When the crew started singing and dancing when we set off from Manila Bay, we knew we were in for a fun day! The boat trip is a scenic and relaxing one hour journey (only 48 km … [Read more...]

Sightseeing in Manila with Kids

Unlike other big, touristy, and more famous Asian cities such as Singapore, Kuala Lampur, Bangokok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo, the capital of Manila is still trying to find itself on the global tourist world map. This was my third visit to Manila (2004, 2012, 2016) the first time before getting married, the second time with our daughter, and this time with all 3 kids. In all honesty, I have never … [Read more...]

Island Hopping in the Philippines

With 7,000+ islands, you can't visit the Philippines without exploring some of these islands yourself! Back in 2004, I travelled to the 3 major regions of the Philippines: Luzon, Cebu, and Mindanao including a lot of the major islands. However, since getting married, we haven't done as much island hopping. Well, on this trip, we decided to change that by going to Bohol, Camiguin, and the … [Read more...]

Family Travel Bloggers – Round-The-World Trip

Finally! We are heading off on our Round-The-World (RTW) Adventure on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 with our first stop in Manila, Philippines to celebrate Anne's Parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. We will be in Manila for Christmas and New Years as well as doing some Island Hopping in Bohol and Camiguin. From the Philippines, we will be visiting Anne's brother in Hong Kong while doing our first family … [Read more...]

Cozy Cabins Nature Resort

Every summer, our family loves taking road trips. Last year, we did the Cascade Loop, Vancouver Island, and Northern BC. This year was the Sunshine Coast, the Coast Mountain Loop, and the Okanagan. We travelled around the Okanagan a few years ago with just our daughter before Ryan and Renzo were born and have been wanting to go back ever since! This year, we got an invite to stay at the … [Read more...]

Coast Mountain Loop

  So far, it's been a great summer in Vancouver! After almost a week of rain, this week has been sunny and warm so we decided to do the Coast Mountain Loop! We will be driving from Vancouver to Pemberton, taking a small 2 cabin sightseeing train to Lillooet, then to Lytton back to Vancouver. This is the first time we are going to do this loop so it should be exciting with lots of surprises … [Read more...]