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Category Archives: Travel

While it is well-known for its taboo tourist attractions, Amsterdam boasts so much more than cheap thrills. Think: romantic canals, vast flower fields, immaculate old-world gardens and museums steeped in Dutch history. I recently joined The Giant on his work trip in Germany sans kids, and we tagged on a few extra days in Amsterdam–a […]

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For my 40th birthday, I wanted to celebrate by having a little solo time. So, I booked a trip to New York City, sans kids, sans Giant. And it was fabulous! I needed this getaway to refresh my soul and to live in the moment. I got to catch up with old and new friends […]

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I can honestly say I love traveling with my kids. It pleases me to no end to watch them soak in and explore a new destination, particularly a foreign country where they have to be resilient and adaptable to a new culture, foods and language. Of course, it’s also a ton of work – from […]

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Vietnam is such a culturally rich and vibrant country, and to say that it has my heart is an understatement. It was my birthplace before my family fled the war when I was a baby during the Fall of Saigon, seeking refuge in a Thai camp. (You can read more about my story here.) Recently, my […]

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