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Looking across the Son River in Phang Nha, Vietnam with kids

Week 14, Tam Cốc & Phong Nha, Vietnam with kids

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Quiet days, long train rides, and boat tour through a massive cave Our travels in Vietnam with kids have their share of excitement. They have their calmer times too. In these days between Christmas and New Year, we enjoyed the quiet moments of traveling the world. Plus one giant cave …


Angkor... Angkor Wat... Angkor Thom... what the wat?

Week 12, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, and Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: On the ground and in the air of one of the world’s great cities In the 1100s and 1200s, the world’s largest city wasn’t London or Paris, not Mexico City or Tokyo. Nope. The world’s largest city held an estimated population of around one million people, had engineered water reservoirs …


Excited to visit one of Thailand's most iconic and eclectic temples.

Week 11, Chiang Rai, Thailand, to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Global offices, big life questions, indoor leopard, shuttle surprise in Siem Reap Ah, December! In short sleeves and sandals. Starting to look ahead toward Christmas, it’s going to be a very different holiday season for us. Still. With Chiang Rai being such a great family destination, we put aside thoughts …


Week 10, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family: Illusion, night market challenge, what anxiety hates, and the fruit that makes the devil drool… or retreat 6 rooms of illusion, a night market challenge, what anxieties hate, and trying the dreaded durian for the first time: As our family travel Chiang Mai turned toward Chiang Rai, we had quite …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …