Explore the Possibilities with Your Kids


  • Happy New Year

    January 1, 2018

    Every New Year’s Eve,  as the clock strikes midnight, I look ahead with hopes and dreams for …what exactly?…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Mid-Autumn Festival

    October 22, 2017

    If you were in Guangzhou, you’d call it “Jūng-chāu Jit.” In Korea, “Chuseok.” In Vietnam, “Tết Trung Thu.” And…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Taste This! Does this Taste Funny?

    January 20, 2016

    Okay, this is a thing that happens: You sit down to a nice meal, either at home or abroad,…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • What Not To Ask An Adoptive Parent

    September 11, 2015

    We’ve been a family for a long time now, and I often forget that Yao Yao is adopted. (No,…

    Travels with Yao Yao

    July 15, 2015

    My husband, Jim, and I have traveled all over the world together. And when we added Yao Yao, our…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Souvenirs Gone South

    June 11, 2015

    I admit, one of the best – and lasting – parts of travel is bringing back a representative piece…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Surfing in Sri Lanka

    May 15, 2015

    Here’s where it gets fun – fun for me, anyway. The instructor took Jim and Yao Yao and showed…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Tea Trails of Sri Lanka

    March 12, 2015

    My husband, Jim, and I are coffee drinkers by nature and by habit, but each of us will enjoy…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • A Small Hindu Temple in Sri Lanka

    March 6, 2015

    On our drive to Bandarawela, my daughter, Yao Yao, saw this lovely Hindu temple and asked to stop. It…

    Travels with Yao Yao
  • Yao Yao’s Top 10 Islands #3 Bali

    February 7, 2015

    Bali is not only one of Yao Yao’s favorite islands, but one of her favorite places in the whole…

    Travels with Yao Yao