Category children

from Michigan to California by car

Well, the day finally came. We packed up everything we thought we’d need for the road and the new apartment, loaded up the cat, and off we went! Was it hard? No, not really. M is excellent in the car, she rarely complained. She was confused about where we were going and why, though. We […]

Side trip to Nagarkot

If you’ve been in Kathmandu for a bit and are dying to get out of the city, but don’t have time for a trek or longer excursion, take a few days in Nagarkot! This was a great experience for both myself and my preschooler. We stayed in Club Himalaya, the high end hotel in this […]

Take the long layover in Hong Kong!

If you’re going to Nepal from North America, there’s a good chance you will have at least one long layover somewhere in the Middle East or Asia. I’ve heard that Singapore is the best airport for a long layover, but I want to share our amazing experience in Hong Kong International airport. We spent a […]

the Kathmandu sites (with a preschooler)

There aren’t many (or any) play areas for children in Kathmandu. There is a dreadful lack of playgrounds and green spaces, so most children simply stay inside or play on the roof. Visiting the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu is a way to escape the dust and smog of the city and find some […]

autumn in the midwest

Summer in Michigan is beautiful, but I think autumn in the Midwest is my favorite time of year in any place on the planet. Knowing we are leaving for a life of traveling makes me appreciate this last spectacular season at “home”. Who knows when the next fall we spend in Michigan will be? It […]

When you’re three in Manhattan…

We just had the pleasure of spending a few days in one of my all time favorite places: New York City. We hit up the island of Manhattan twice and went on a full-out playground tour. So what do we recommend doing with preschoolers if you find yourself in Manhattan for a day? I’d say¬†anything […]

East Bay area: what to do

We were staying with our friends about an hour’s drive east of San Francisco in San Ramon. We didn’t want to drive to the city every day, of course, so I found several great things to do that were closer. The first thing, of course, was hanging out with the friends we miss and enjoying […]