When traveling within Europe, we do our best to travel with lightweight cabin luggage only. This allows us to use some of the low-cost flights we find using Skyscanner, which typically charge extra for any checked bags. Most airlines allow you one carry on item and one personal item. Of course those sizes can vary slightly depending on the airline. After our 1 year of nomadic travel and homeschool, we are pretty much experts at packing lightly.
So far I have traveled to 50+ countries in my lifetime and I have to say, I fell in love with the nature and beauty in Langkawi, Malaysia. Shhh, don’t tell anyone else about these awesome things to do in Langkawi. I am almost hesitant to tell you about it, as I don’t want tourism to spoil what we have experienced.
We were fortunate enough to experience two different resorts during our week-long visit to Langkawi. Langkawi is made up of a cluster of 99 islands, which are all part of the UNESCO World Geopark as of 2007. The first few nights we were at the Meritus Pelangi and our last few nights we had the pleasure of experiencing something a bit different. We stayed at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort in a rainforest! Who wouldn’t want to stay in a tropical rainforest right?
As we have spent the past several months exploring Southeast Asia, we kept hearing people mention how beautiful it was in Langkawi, Malaysia. If at all possible, we were going to try to make it to this island to test it out on our own. After spending over a month in Southern Thailand it was time to make our move to Malaysia.
I originally planned to take the ferry from Phuket, Thailand to Langkawi, Malaysia. After some thought, I realized the family just wasn’t going to be up for a full day on the ferry and we found extremely inexpensive flights from Krabi to Penang. A new plan was hatched based on the deals we found. I know you are wondering, “So how did you get to Langkawi?”
After a wonderful 5 weeks in Southern Thailand, including a family vacation, it was time to move on to a new country. This was to be a weekend of milestones. Alan and I were celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary and Lars and Anya were heading to country number 25. Hello Malaysia!
Our Christmas holiday in Scotland would not be complete without a stupendous meal to go along with all of the great memories we’ve had while in Edinburgh. We were fortunate to eat at Kyloe Restaurant & Grill, and let me tell you it was definitely memorable.
Oh how we love Valencia! Last time we visited we stayed in a hotel, but this time we wanted a little more space and a kitchen. We chose Valencia Flats and were pleasantly surprised when we found out we had a terrace too!
We’re going to do something fun in this post. Something fun, and something easy. We get so many comments from readers who like reading our blog, and they often ask how to start a blog of their own. In the past, we have kept our tips and tricks to email, as we wanted to stay true to our Family Travel Blog vibe. Though as with anything, things begin to change. We are answering this question far more often and people look to us as the experts. So, the time has come to share what we know with you and make sure it is easy to understand.
If you find yourself in Southern Utah, we know where you can pamper your body! We had the pleasure of working with Adventure Hub St. George in scheduling us a wonderful massage with StGeorgeMassage.com. It was perfect after our epic day out in the desert on the side by side, read more about that here.