Wishing You Amazing Adventures in 2015

Our 2014 adventures included cruising California’s Gold Country, surfing on Maui, riding hippogriffs in Orlando, chasing alligators in Miami, and riding ziplines in San Diego. And because that wasn’t enough, Jocelyn also spent two weeks in Costa Rica.

San Diego in September (and October)

We’re off for a full family vacation in the southwestern corner of our fair state! That’s right: San Jose Unified just won’t drop this “Fall Break” nonsense, so we’re playing along for a week in San Diego.

Follow along on Twitter, and keep an eye on Storify!

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Among our plans, a […]

Spring 2014 – California’s Gold Country

Time for another Road Trip!

Last summer, we hit the road to explore thirteen Spanish Missions, motivated by Felicia’s Fourth Grade California history curriculum.

When they return from Spring Break, her class will officially embark on their journey through California’s Mission period, followed closely by their unit on the California Gold Rush.

So, we […]

Spring 2014 – California’s Gold Country

Time for another Road Trip!

Last summer, we hit the road to explore thirteen Spanish Missions, motivated by Felicia’s Fourth Grade California history curriculum.

When they return from Spring Break, her class will officially embark on their journey through California’s Mission period, followed closely by their unit on the California Gold Rush.

So, we […]

Happy 4th of July from Hong Kong!

From one former British Colony to another … Happy Independence Day! #mkChina http://t.co/qUOuFnYz1N

— David Keller (@dhkeller) July 4, 2013

For those of you who missed the live-tweeting (approx 2:00 am PDT) from Afternoon Tea at The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong, here’s a recap:

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Fuli & Yangshuo

In addition to all of the fun, active things we did along the Yulong River and Li River, we also found a little time to be proper tourists — and watch shows and shop!

On our second night in Yangshuo, we made plans to see the fancy light show on the Li River, Impression Sanjie […]

Yangshuo — by Bike, Kayak, and Canoe

In a way, this trip has been all about different modes of transportation.

Our plane flights from SFO to Beijing totaled 7000 miles (plus an airport tram). Our bullet train ride to YueYang was more than 900 miles. And we’ve taken two other flights since. But we also rode a limo to the airport, took […]

Bamboo Surfing Down the Yulong River

It was hard to avoid the draw of riding a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, especially since our balcony view afforded us a constant stream of other tourist riding the boats. So we joined in the fun!

All along the river, there were barges with drinks and snacks for sale, and there were […]

Chengdu (also cool without Pandas)

Before we even got to the Panda Base in Chengdu, we knew we would enjoy exploring this city. Even on the ride from the airport to the hotel, it was clear that this city was different was different — cleaner, more modern, vibrant, pleasant, etc.

It had been a very early flight out of Changsha, […]