Tips for Traveling with a Baby in Japan - Diaper Bag for Air Travel

Posted on: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 01:09 By: yunyao

The list of items contained in our diaper bag for air travel, annotated with how essential each item was based on our experience as follows:

*** Must have

**   Nice to have

*     Not needed

For travel gear that may not fit in your diaper bag, please visit this page.

  • Portable changing pad (***)

This is definitely essential for both in the airports as well as on the airplane. We like our JJ Cole Collections Changing Clutch.

Tips for Traveling with a Baby in Japan - Travel Gears

Posted on: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 06:50 By: yunyao

We traveled with Boyan, our 13-month son last month to Japan (for those who are wondering, yep, he is the main reason why this blog has been so quiet in the past couple of years. :-)) and spent a unforgettable 10 days there. Before I went there, I searched over the web for tips, but they seemed to scattered around. I therefore decided to share our experience and hope it will be useful for others.

To make the information most useful, I will just list items we brought with us for the trip and comment on how essential each item was based on our experience denoted in the following way:

*** Must have

**   Nice to have

*     Not needed

1. Travel Gears

Museum and Cultural Tour of Bulgaria in 9 Days - Day 1 (More)

Posted on: Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:22 By: yunyao

We were quite amazed by the National Archaeological Museum, especially the Thracian treasures. 

The museum is located in the largest and oldest former Ottoman Mosque in Sofia.

Thracian treasures. Can you believe that they were made before the Roman Empire?

Free Airport Wi-Fi? ---- Don't Count on It in Europe (Update on 08/25/2013)

Posted on: Fri, 10/26/2012 - 19:28 By: yunyao

I was traveling in Europe last week. While I enjoyed the history, culture and food very much, I was not a big fan of the airports. Like many people, I would like to stay connected most of the time, at least be able to access my emails and the Web from time to time (say every 2-3 hours). Unfortunately, passing through the following three airports in Europe is almost like returning back to stone age, in  terms of connectivities.

Best Chocolate Places in Manhattan

Posted on: Sun, 11/13/2011 - 21:02 By: yunyao

I recently stayed in Manhattan for a few days during a business trip. My colleague and I were looking for places to buy some special chocolate to bring back home. We asked a few locals New Yorker as well as consulted the web for recommendations. Here are the list of stores we collected.

We only have 3 hours to spend in the city. So we went to La Maison Du Chocola store in the Rockefelle Center, the store closest to our hotel.

Planning a Dream Trip to Italy the Easy Way

Posted on: Sun, 10/16/2011 - 23:13 By: yunyao

Huahai and I have just returned from our first trip together to Italy. The trip itself was wonderful and unforgeable. However, it usually took a lot of planning for such an extensive trip, unless you hire someone else to do it for you or join a tour group.

We usually enjoy traveling at our own pace and explore the area; therefore, we (basically myself) always do our own travel planning. Unfortunately, as a very busy professional, I do not really have much time to do the planning. (Can you believe someone have actually spent half a year to plan a two-week's trip to Italy and produce a travel plan with 90 pages?)

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