Lonely Planet China history expert
Hong Kong (but not Alison)
Southwest China: Lijiang and Tiger Leaping Gorge
Good times had by all.
Post Edit: Look a little closer at the picture of Emily. You can see Bryan in the background playing Chinese chess with some of the locals in the East market. So really, that picture has everything: cute kid, friendly-but-overbearing mom, old dudes playing games on the street, curious crowd, and the foreigners loving every minute of it.