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Aster and Connor use mortars and pestles to make Thai curry paste from scratch

Week 09, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Chiang Mai, Thailand Ever since Huatulco, something has happened to my dreams. Not “what I want out of life” dreams. Those are coming true. But my good ole fashioned middle of the night dreams? Those have gotten strange. All my dreams have become about travel. In one, the four of …

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Baby sea turtle surfs its way into the ocean

Our traveling family loved this baby sea turtle release tour in Mexico. Here’s why.

Our kids helped 67 olive ridley sea turtle hatchlings reach the ocean. The soft white sand shustled between our feet and our sandals as we stepped onto one of the most important sea turtle nesting grounds not only in Oaxaca, Mexico, but the world. Our baby sea turtle release tour with OscarTours had brought us …

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Stormy Bangkok skyline

Week 08, Bangkok, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: New city excitement… but also sad news from home I’ve never held with the idea that travel is about “getting away.” Wherever you are, there you are, and so are all the other parts of your life. Even when something is far away, it’s still part of you, distant but …

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Week 07, Mexico, Los Angeles, Seoul, and Bangkok, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: From Mexico to Thailand, with only one scare in between A month and a half, already? Not only had we left our home in Oregon in August. Not only had we traveled Washington State; Victoria, BC; Texas; and Virginia. We had started our first travels in a country new to …

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Week 06, La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: First travel lesson, art of the dead, Día de Muertos, and a secret mission on Oaxaca’s seas were the finale to our time in Mexico During a month and a half in Mexico, our traveling family fully transitioned into full-time traveling. We pulled together as a family of four, looking …

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Aster and Connor hold a blue plastic tub full of 67 olive ridley sea turtle hatchlings.

Week 05, La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: The hole, family cooking in Mexico, wall of Tang, Hasta+ and… Baby. Sea. Turtles. Travel can teach you so many things. You never know what unexpected special feature you might get with your vacation rental. Tang doesn’t just come in orange. When it comes to telling someone you’ll see them …

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24 Hours in Silverton and Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Hiking as a family: How to break down Oregon’s legendary Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park

Yes, hiking 7 miles of waterfalls can be kid friendly! Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park offers a hiking trail that can take in 10 waterfalls. But the total length of the Trail of Ten Falls is also a whopping 7 miles long. Hiking as a family, that can be a lot to do in one …

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Cactus on the beach

Week 04, La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Tricky tamarind, Jellyfishese, drink this cactus, bionique, and surf’s up, just cross this river Traveling the world? Sure. But we are also grocery shopping, taking care of schoolwork, running our business, and doing all the normal ins and outs of regular life too—albeit, not usually with a door-shaped hole in …

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Snorkeling day at Playa La Entrega, just a few minutes from La Crucecita

Week 03, La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Lunch on the beach, snorkeling, our daily adventure, Connor’s teeth, and… a brothel? Peaceful days in a place full of good people. And with an excellent bakery down the street. As we have settled into La Crucecita, the main town in the beachside region of Huatulco, on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, …

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