Finding gratitude in difficult situations

Yesterday started out like just about any other day in Bali. You wake up, make some breakfast, make some coffee, chase the baby around, and then load up on the motorbike and decide where to go for the day. Unlike other days up till then, we decided to go a little further out and head […]

Climbing the Sticky Waterfalls of Chiang Mai

About an hour north of Chiang Mai is the Bua Thong Waterfalls, or more affectionately known by us western travelers as The Sticky Waterfalls. They are not named as such because my son Bear has eaten a pile of watermelon and covered them with sticky goo, but due to some magical mineral deposits which make them […]

Our visit to the Elephant Nature Park outside of Chiang Mai

Just before leaving Chiang Mai, we finally did one of the things Lauren has been wanting to do for years, we went to see the elephants. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re imagining we went to one of those places where you get to ride elephants around and they paint for you. Where they […]

Saying Goodbye to Thailand and Hello to Bali

Last week we said goodbye to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Unfortunately, it was time to leave. Even though we had wished to just for longer, we had only put 6-weeks into our calendar for this part of our travels. We’ve already decided we’ll be going back in the future, and next time we’ll stay for longer. That […]

My Thoughts on the Bombings in Thailand

Last week the southern region of Thailand was hit by several bombs, targeting tourist areas. After having several concerned relatives and friends reach out, I thought I’d take a few moments to compile my thoughts and opinions on what happened and how it might affect our continued travels. TLDR version: It probably won’t. To get […]

Motorbiking in Chiang Mail; Avoiding the Fuzz

I’ve learned very quickly that when riding a motorbike in Chiang Mai as an obvious tourist, you need to be careful of the local traffic police. Last week we decided it would be a good idea if we started to look at getting a motorbike for the rest of our time here. The main reason […]