Author Profile: Michele Chan-thomson

Malaysian Meanders

Michele Chan-Thomson writes at Malaysian Meanders about expat life in Malaysia, living in Austin, Texas and introducing her three children to adventures around the globe, one little trip at a time.

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5 Things to Do in Austin Other Than Austin City Limits/SXSW

5 Things to Do in Austin Other Than Austin City Limits/SXSW

Austin, USA

Hordes of festival goers descend upon Austin, Texas this week to attend the Austin City Limits Festival. Locals like me have two choices — either join the crowds to enjoy one live music concert after another or else studiously avoid the entire area until the festival is...   view more

Strolling Down Armenian Street

Strolling Down Armenian Street

George Town, Malaysia

Armenian Street (Lebuh Armenia) is one of my favorite streets in Penang's heritage enclave. It's only a few blocks long, but this street seems to have something that grabs my attention almost every other...   view more

36 Hours in Cody, Wyoming

36 Hours in Cody, Wyoming

Cody, USA

The town of Cody, Wyoming is a popular stopping point for travelers making the long drive between Yellowstone National Park and Mount...   view more

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour

Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour

Waterbury, USA

Visiting the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory has been at the top of my list of must-see food factory tours. Available in 35 countries, I hope that you've been one of the many folks around the world to enjoy their frozen delights with the catchy...   view more

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Penang

Fun Things to Do with Kids in Penang

George Town, Malaysia

"What are we going to do today?" How many times have you heard that one from your children? Here's a collection of ideas for fun activities to entertain your kids. Some of these would be great for kids birthday parties in Penang,...   view more

Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Cattle Drive at the Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth, USA

Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Heck no. That's why I spent the end of the year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area reconnecting with my old university and high school...   view more

Bath, England through Jane Austen's Eyes

Bath, England through Jane Austen's Eyes

Bath, England

When we visited Bath, I was a bit surprised to discover that Jane Austen is linked so strongly to the city. Bath became a popular spa resort town after Queen Anne visited a few times in the early 1700s to "take the waters" for is curative...   view more

Nine Can't Miss Activities in Kauai

Nine Can't Miss Activities in Kauai

Kapaa, USA

In my last post, I mentioned that we had an unusually relaxing vacation on the island of Kauai. As I compiled this list of can't miss activities, I surprisingly realized that we actually did quite a lot. I think the key to not feeling rushed is that we spent a full week on the island in...   view more