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#Travel, Hongkong

Hong Kong: Family Fun in the Outlying Islands of HK! (Travel Guide)

Read First: Hong Kong: Family Fun in the City! (Travel Guide)

Update 12/19/2018: Hong Kong Food Trip Guide like a Local! (24H Itinerary)

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Did you know there is another side of Hong Kong besides its busy cityscape? When visiting Hong Kong, make sure to visit the Outlying Islands of Hong Kong for the hiking trails and their awesome scenery, a preview of the laid-back side of Hong Kong life, and for general great outdoor fun.

Apart from the best well-known Lantau Island where the Hong Kong Disneyland is situated at, there’re other outlying islands which can be experienced by day trip and very convenient.

Our boys loved the family hiking trail in Lamma, exploring the mountains and the fishing village of Tai O in Lantau Island. Make sure to have an extra time to explore the UNESCO Global Geopark of Hong Kong.

Here are the four experiences we highly recommend on your next trip to Hong Kong with your family (and how to get there easily):

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#Hotels, #Travel, Japan

@Planetyze: Family Fun Hostel Experience in Tokyo!

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I was hesitant at first to try Planetyze hostel because it was our first time to stay in a hostel with our four boys when traveling.

It was one of our most memorable and fun stays we had in Tokyo because of how Planetyze redefined the hostel experience for the family.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience and why you should stay here on your next trip to Tokyo:

 

PLANETYZE HOSTEL
2-24-9 Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Telephone: +81 3-5829-4554
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @planetyze
Instagram@planetyzehostel
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Planetyze-Hostel-Cafe-Bar
Website: http://planetyzehostel.com

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#Travel

How Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is Made in Spain

📍Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

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Did you know that Doña Elena Extra Virgin Olive Oil is 100% made in Priego de Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain?

Doña Elena is a world-class Filipino brand and the No. 1 Olive Oil brand in the Philippines. Their olive oil is made and shipped on the same day from the olive farms of award-winning Mueloliva in the southeastern region of the province of Cordoba.

Here’s a little Olive Oil 101 from Spain, the biggest producer and exporter of olive oil in the world.  

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#Travel, Hongkong

Hong Kong: Family Fun in the City! (Travel Guide)

Read Next: Hong Kong: Family Fun in the Outlying Islands of HK! (Travel Guide)

Update 12/19/2018: Hong Kong Food Trip Guide like a Local! (24H Itinerary)

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Hong Kong is one of our family’s favorite destinations. We’ve always loved its endless options for great food, the different festive celebrations, and the inspiring landscape. It’s ever-evolving, with new train lines being developed to connect the outlying islands, and with more places to explore, the kids will never get bored.

 

Here’s our travel guide to new places to discover in the city, the best restaurants to eat with the kids, and last minute tips to maximize your family fun in Hong Kong.

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#Travel, China

HUA QUAN: Awesome Artist Village in Jiangxi, China! (Photo Essay)

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Hua Quan Village is an art and cultural village located south of Yingtan in Jiangxi, China. The village is situated near the famous Longhu (Dragon Tiger) Mountain, one of China’s most beautiful natural heritage sites, and the birthplace of Taoism.

The village spans over 16 hectares, making it one of the largest art and cultural centers in the world.

Here’s what we loved about the village and why you should include this on your next trip to China…

 

HUA QUAN VILLAGE
18 Tianshi Road, Longhu Shan District, Yingtan City, Jiangxi Province, China
Telephone: +86-0701- 663-5999
Facebook: Hua Quan Village
Instagram: @hua_quan_village
Website: www.huaquanvillage.com

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#Hotels, #Travel, Ireland

KILKEA CASTLE: A Castle Birthday for My Queen (and our First Impressions of Ireland)! @KilkeaCastle

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In Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland (one hour away from Dublin), you’ll find KILKEA CASTLE. It’s a majestic 12th century castle that’s been transformed into a luxury hotel.

We celebrated Rache’s birthday in this beautiful place–befitting of my queen and love of my life–on our first-ever trip to Ireland. It was really magical and definitely one of the best travel experiences we’ll cherish forever. 

Here is a photo essay of our stay at Kilkea Castle…

 

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Once the medieval stronghold of the Fitzgeralds, earls of Kildare, the Castle was built by Hugh de Lacy for one of Strongbow’s Norman Noblemen, Walter de Riddlesford. Today it stands proudly ready to extend a five-star welcome to travelers from around the globe.
 
Set on 180 acres of its own wonderful woodland, gardens and golf course, Kilkea Castle enchants from the moment you drive down the beech-lined avenue overlooking the Killeshin Hills, only minutes from the ancient Mullaghreelan Woods.” (Kilkea Castle Website)

KILKEA CASTLE
Kilkea, Kilkea Demesne, Castledermot, Co. Kildare
Telephone: +353 59 9145600,  (U.S.): +1 (855) 9 KILKEA
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Kilkea Castle Kildare
Instagram: @kilkeacastle
Websitehttps://www.kilkeacastle.ie/

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#Travel, Taiwan

TAIWAN FOOD: The Ultimate Taipei Food Guide!

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Anyone who has been to Taipei knows how much the capital city of Taiwan loves FOOD. The city and its people seem to be very proud of their penchant for anything delicious.

So, if you’re planning to visit Taipei, you’re in for a treat as we tell you right here what’s really good and worth the extra pounds!

 

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#Travel, Japan

Tokyo Helicopter Night Cruise (Photo Essay)

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The Tokyo Helicopter cruise is a fun and exciting way to see the beautiful city of Tokyo!

The 15minute ride takes you 600 meters high above the skyline, where you can enjoy the cites beautiful landmarks like Mt Fuji fading away in the background, or the famed Tokyo Sky Tree that darts from the ground like a neo-futuristic beacon made of steel and shimmering lights. 
  

Tokyo Helicopter Cruise: EXCEL AIR SERVICE INC.
14 Chidori, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture 279-0032,  Japan
Operating Hours: Open every day except Thursdays 
Telephone: +81 47-380-5555  
Website: excel-air.com   

Daily Flight Schedules:
Day-Flight 4 pm-4:15 pm
Night-Flight 7:45 pm – 8 pm

Book the lowest  Tokyo Helicopter Cruise rates from Klook!

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#Travel, Japan

ROBOT RESTAURANT: An Exciting Modern-Day Kabuki Experience in Tokyo!

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Robot Restaurant is a modern-day cabaret show that has become one of Japans top tourist attractions

The live entertainment is a crazy combination of eastern and western pop culture, modern dance, light-shows, Japanese mecha, and live anime! The only way to truly describe Robot Restaurant is that, it is a type of modern-day Kabuki.  

The 90-minute spectacle is divided into four acts that feature an array of friendly and heroic creatures who have to fend off an invasion by the Evil Robot Empire or something — to be quite honest we weren't really sure what was going on, but we loved every minute of it!  

However, visitors shouldn't expect a typical dining experience, as it's more about the show than food. While meals are available for an extra charge, you can also buy refreshments and snacks between each act. 

If you ever find yourself in Tokyo and have a few minutes to spare, with a few bucks to spend, Robot Restaurant should be on your to-do list when visiting Tokyo.  It is something that is purely Japanese and something you can only see in Japan. 

(Tip: Eat before you watch the show, so you can focus on the amazing performances and animatronics.) 


ROBOT RESTAURANT
160-0021  1-7-1 Kabukicho Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Hours:
3:30pm—11:30pm Daily
Phone:
+81 3-3200-5500 
Web: www.shinjuku-robot.com

Book the best Robot Restaurant rates from Klook!

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