Asia

I’m hoping this is self explanatory but you can find any posts on Asian destinations here.

Sembawang Hot Springs Entrance - the Sign is in black capital letters on a white background, there are tropical green plants all around it. In the top left there is an old fashioned style lamp post and the sky is blue with some wispy white clouds

A comprehensive guide to Sembawang Hot Springs

One of the best things about being marooned in Singapore has been the ability to explore the island in ways we just would never have done had we been able to travel frequently like we used to. Last week, I headed to Sembawang Hot Spring Park with a couple of friends and I just had […] Read more…

Coney Island Singapore - there is a yellow sandy beach at the bottom of the image with stepping stones on it. There are some tree branches hanging over from teh left. The turquoise sea is in the mid-ground and behind it the lush vegetation of Pulau Ubin. In the very far distance some cranes in Malaysia can be seen

A comprehensive guide to Coney Island, Singapore

I stared at the beach. Its soft sand was golden, as if we were on a tropical island, and the water was a warm blue. On the horizon, there was the less that paradisiacal view of an industrial site on the southern tip of Malaysia but even that had a coolness to it – we […] Read more…

A comprehensive guide to Pulau Ubin

The excitement among us was palpable. After a previously rained off trip to Pulau Ubin, three friends and I were at Changi point Ferry Terminal armed with both sunscreen and umbrellas. We were ready to go. It seemed a bit ridiculous to be excited about getting on a boat for five minutes but if COVID […] Read more…

The Best Secret Islands In Southeast Asia - 2 swings in the ocean on the left with the beach in the background. The water is incredibly still and there are palm trees on the beach. The sky is blue with just a few wispy clouds on teh left. The moulds are illuminated by the last of a yellow sunset.

Best secret islands in Southeast Asia with kids

Why the best secret islands in Southeast Asia? As you all know, changing how we travel has moved from being something that interests me to being something we just have to do. This isn’t to say that the best secret islands in Southeast Asia need all of us to go there as soon as we […] Read more…

Best secret islands in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos With Kids - the sun is setting in Bai Tu Long in Halong Bay. There are junk ships on the still water in the foreground and shadowy limestone rocks and islands in the background. The sky is bright orange and the tiny setting sun sets off an orange stripe in its reflection in the water.

Best secret islands in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos

Why the best secret islands in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos? I’ve wanted to visit the islands in Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos with kids for such a long time. In fact, we cancelled our trip to northern Vietnam with just a day to go as the pandemic crisis escalated across the world. After much planning, we […] Read more…

Best secret islands in Thailand with kids

Why the best secret islands in Thailand? I couldn’t write a series about the best secret islands in Southeast Asia without including Thailand! We have been to Thailand twice with the kids but have been underwhelmed by dirty beaches and enormous crowds. Disappointingly, Thailand has certainly suffered from the phenomenon of over-tourism. There are still […] Read more…

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