MUST SEE: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Thailand

Cooking!The Thai Floating Markets!  Long Tail Thai boats are loaded high with fruits and the smell of cooking food (right on the boat!) fills the air....more

Things America Does Differently According to a Brit.

Hi BeautiesSo I have just two days left in America.. my flight is 6pm tomorrow night! Wahhhh. In the past 3 weeks I've noticed a few different things when I compare America to England, this is not to say one option is better than the other! They're just observations:...more

How Do You Want to Feel? Vacation Edition.

Do you go on vacation to escape the pressures of everyday living? Do you go on vacation to be restored in any manner? Do you go on vacation to re-connect with parts of yourself that take second position more often than not? What if you went on vacation to experience the energy of the place as much or more than the visuals of the place?...more

7 of the Most Family Friendly Cities in Europe

Some parents worry about taking their children abroad. They're concerned the trip will be too expensive or that the kids won't be able to appreciate the experience. Despite these arguments, it's important to introduce your kids to different cultures and instill an interest in travel at a young age.If you're thinking about visiting places that have a deep history and culture ā€“ and are friendly to families ā€“ try these seven cities. ...more

Awesome kids MUCT HAVE cycling gear

An AWESOME list of Kids MUST HAVE cycling gear! ...more

Traveling to a Different Country? Here is a List of Mistakes You Should Not Make

Each year millions of people travel to different countries other than their native ones to explore new culture, life and scenery. With the increase of foreign tourists, international travel became comparatively easier and hassle free. Here is a list of mistakes you should avoid while traveling to a different country....more

An unplanned Gatlinburg getaway

Iā€™M not quite sure how to describe the city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee other than a town that took my breathe away. I spent one weekend recently in Gatlinburg with husband Ronnie and daughter GG. It was actually an unplanned getaway....more

Shanghai Headlines Showcase Absurdity

The news made it's usual trip to crazy town this week in the "Around China" section of the local newspaper so I thought I would share with you this collection of news briefs that showcase the absurdity of human behavior:...more

Lazy Sunday in Shanghai

Happiest discovery of the day was that "my" subway line, the #9, goes right to Tianzifang Alley, my fav place to shop.  How did I not know this before??  It's the little things that make me happy.  Pathetic.  If you come to Shanghai, you absolutely must shop there.  Quaint and photogenic, the crowded alleyways are lined with interesting stuff.  One place even had Cronuts, the croissant/donut that is so hot in NYC right now.  Trendy!...more

Evening Stroll in Shanghai

The culture here, especially in warmer months, is to enjoy the outdoors and stroll with friends, family and pets.  I'm all about walking and having adventures so I embraced this tradition and took a walk last night along the Huangpu River in Pudong near our apartment.  It was hot and humid with the AQI in the 160+ "Unhealthy" range, which in Shanghai means a lovely evening, so everyone was out enjoying themselves.  Without Thom, it's not as much fun but he will be home soon, so in the meantime, I had to get out and enjoy some unhealthy air all by my lonesome.&n...more