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Week 23, Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan

Diary of a Globetrotting Family Bangkok huskies, tween on board, bad air, and we are two for two on crazy late arrivals into Japan We returned to Bangkok for a few days of sightseeing—but the air quality took an unexpected toll. Still, we loved getting to know Thailand so well, and knew we would be …


Stripey cat lying on a wooden shelf at a cat cafe in Hua Hin, Thailand

Week 20, Hua Hin, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family Phantom pain, kittens, Thai dentists, and I’m leaving my family A week of everyday living on the road in Hua Hin, Thailand, observations on the differences between dentists in Thailand versus the USA, but also with some serious phantom pain for Jodie. And a strange circumstance, involving the Air Force… …


Week 19, Hua Hin, Thailand

Diary of a Globetrotting Family Chile excitement, tech problems, kiddo differences, Hua Hin night markets, and a beach surprise for Aster Excited for chiles? Wow, I did not expect that from a certain 11-year-old. But as we settled into Hua Hin, Thailand, the four of us tackled more technical difficulties and got to know the …


The Blue Temple is both an amazing place to visit when seeking things to do in Chiang Rai with kids, but also a great opportunity to recharge, relax, and re-center..

5 things to do in Chiang Rai, Thailand with kids [and a few places your family can skip]

Enjoy Thailand’s northern hill country: Chiang Rai with kids The rolling green hills remind you that Thailand’s bigger cities, like Chiang Mai and Bangkok, are a world away. If hill country such as Oregon’s Coast Range, Virginia’s Blue Ridge, or even Scotland’s Pentland Hills are in your memory, they might come to mind. Of course, …


Family travel destinations: The first 3 countries we visited and WHY we chose them

3 main principles guide our family travel destinations There are so many reasons people pick where and why they travel to certain countries. Sometimes it’s for a love of the culture, or maybe family history and ancestry. In our case, we’ve focused our family travel destinations around 3 main factors: As you can also imagine, …


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 …