We visited Hong Kong to see family and remind the kids about life in Hong Kong. We visited Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, Mai Po Marshes, Disneyland and many markets. We spent a day at Cheung Chau Island and went to Nan Lian Garden.
| Maui, Hawaii
Our first airplane trip after COVID! We spent 10
days on the Hawaiian Island of Maui learning to
Surf, snorkeling and visiting attractions all over
| Taiwan 2
Our second trip to Taiwan, we started at Sun Moon Lake -
a park in the middle of the country. We then visited
Taipei and took a day trip to see Yangmingshan National
| Hong Kong 13
As the kids get older, we can visit more Hong Kong
Disneyland - this time we stayed for the night parade!
We had a great visit to the Fung Yuen Butterfly reserve,
we visited Po Toi Island and I took some long exposure
videos of Mong Kok where we stay.
| Japan 7
Mark has a new place in Shinjuku, Tokyo so we crashed at
his place for a week on our way back to Canada. We took
a mini-trip to the Izu Peninsula and were really lucky
with cherry blossom season.
| Hong Kong 12
Visiting Family in Hong Kong! Visited some Nature
Highlights (Mai Po Marshes for birds, Fung Yuen
Butterfly Reserve for Butterflies). Family went to Hong
| Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa is pretty close to Hong Kong - only two hours
away by plane. We stayed at a resort for a few days and
then rented a home for a few days.
| Hong Kong 11
Visiting Family in Hong Kong! Visited some Nature
Highlights (Mai Po Marshes for birds, Tai Po Kau Nature
Reserve and Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve for
Butterflies). Family went to Repulse Bay and Hong Kong
Disneyland! Added bonus - living in Mong Kok.
| Hong Kong 10
Another family visit, this time in the Spring. We went
biking in Mui Wu Bay, birding in Mai Po Marshes, Shek O,
Our first trip to Taiwan! Helen has friends in the
country so we visited Taiwan, Kenting and Tainan.
| Hong Kong 9
Yup, nineth trip to Hong Kong! My parents, their friends
and their friends children joined us so we visited some
of the top sights - the Peak, The Giant Buddha, Tai O.
New for me, we did a boat tour of Sai Kung. We revisited
Mai Po Marshes and Shek O. A pretty packed few weeks.
| Japan the 5th
Six days in Japan visiting Mark - a few days in Tokyo
and a few Days in Hakone looking for fall colors and
enjoying the hotspring at the Ryokan.
(October, November 2014)
| Hong Kong the 8th
More Kids! Claira is now about 10 months old, Helen's
Maternity leave is drawing to a close and it will only
get hotter in Hong Kong. We had almost two weeks in Hong
Kong and tried to pack as much as we could in with two
kids. We saw a flower show at Victoria Park, visited
Ocean Park and saw various markets and playgrounds
| Hong Kong the 7th
We had points to fly to Hong Kong but there wasn't a lot
of flexibility about the dates - pretty much May or not
at All. We spent much of the trip doing family things,
but we did get out to see the fruit market, Visit Tai O
Village and go to the beach at Shek O.
| Hong Kong the 6th
We were called to Hong Kong on Short notice with an 8
month old baby. Nara got to see the sights and I got to
see the new years fireworks!
| Hong Kong the 5th
Helen was quite pregnant at this point so we booked a
trip to Hong Kong before we were overwhelmed with baby
stuff to bring. Includes Dim Sum and buildings wrapped
Mark was posted to Singapore for his work and since
Helen and I were in the neighbourhood (Hong Kong) we
really did have to swing by. We really enjoyed the food!
| A Fourth Trip to Japan
We have visited Japan in the spring (for cherry
blossoms) and the fall before. We figured for a new
experience we should try winter! Our favourites like Hot
Spring baths, traditional inns and kaiseke meals figured
prominently in our trip.
Kong for Chinese New Years
We had a trip to Japan planned for the spring, and if
you are crossing the Pacific, you might as well make the
extra step to visit Family. We visited Chinese New Years
Celebrations at local temples, and visited themed
| Hong Kong the 3rd
Back again to visit family, we also stopped by Macau,
Cheung Chau Island and Hong Kong Wetlands Park. Plus
more time in markets!
Helen has family in Hong Kong so we both of us were
already in south east Asia. We decided to take a local
flight to nearby country and Vietnam came up number one.
| Costa Rica
Helen and I were just recently married and we figured a
trip to some place warm was in order. We had choices
(Hawaii, the Caribbean) but we decided on Costa Rica on
the strength of recommendations from friends. We weren't
My grandfather served in India in World War II so
stories and artifacts from India spiced up my childhood.
I had time off with my Sabbatical so I decided to go. I
visited Delhi, two national parks, the Thar desert and a
number of smaller cities.
| New Zealand
Sean and Catherine were getting married outside of
Auckland and if you are going to fly that far to see a
wedding, you should probably stick around and see more
of the place. Saw some of the North and South Island.
| Hong Kong
Helen has family in Hong Kong and as part of my
sabbatical this year, we went to visit her family for
two weeks. Hong Kong is a small area but there was lots
of sights to see.
I returned to Hong
in Nov 2007
A week in a popular sun destination. Life is mostly in
the all inclusive resort but I did make it out on a
caving trip and a trip to Santo Domingo - the capital of
the Dominican Republic.
| My First Trip to
It's not often you get to travel to another continent on
the companies dime. I was lucky enough to do some work
in Europe and have enough time to take pictures while I
| A Third Trip to Japan
A road trip around the southern most island of Kyushu
and Shikoku in the spring of 2004.
| A Second Trip to Japan
Eric is in Kumamoto so five us of us went to
visit. We spent three weeks visiting Japan.
| The Big Island of
Eight days of relaxing and fun! Seven of us rent
an apartment in Kona and see the sights.
Our first serious trip out of the country - Jesse, Sean
and I spend two weeks in Japan.
| Kauai, Hawaii
Mark and I had both just finished a project and it was
time for a vacation!
Sean's family generously offered their vacation rental
for six of us to winter vacation.
| Grand Canyon Road Trip
My first real road trip, Mark and I spent a week driving
to the Grand Canyon and then visiting my sister and San
Fransisco. (October 1998)