Category Archives: Travel

  • Traveling with a Baby

    We’re often asked about traveling with a baby. Isn’t it difficult? Well… yes and no. Here’s the thing about traveling with a kid: it’s different than traveling without one (duh, right?). You have to respect their nap time. You get tired sooner, because now you’re carrying 20 extra pounds all the time. Once they get a bit older, you need … Keep reading
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand:

    Our trip to Chiang Mai was probably the most activity-filled stop we had in Southeast Asia. Because it’s so well-known to tourists and ex-pats, it was pretty easy on us foreigners. Lots of English, lots of chances to connect with people, and even a few folks we already knew hanging around the area.  Besides the lantern festival and meeting the … Keep reading
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Lantern Festival

    As we pushed our way through a great crush of people, moving an inch at a time, we could only think, “This is the subdued version of this festival?!” You see, every year Thailand has a big festival called Loi Krathong. And this festival coincides with a Northern Thailand festival called Yi Peng. In Chiang Mai, the two festivals team … Keep reading
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Elephant Sanctuary

    Imagine you’re a baby. You’re just chilling out in your carrier, bouncing along with Mama and Dada, unfazed by all the crazy places they take you. You’re a world traveler after all. Roman ruins, castles, airplanes, boats. No big deal. You got this. Now they’re taking you somewhere new. Whatevs. You take a nap in the back of a truck … Keep reading
  • October 2016: Phnom Penh, Cambodia — The Killing Fields

    Warning: This is not a happy post. This is, in fact, a very not-happy post. It deals with genocide. We were only in Phnom Penh for a few days, but it really warrants its own blog post. We knew a basic idea of the Khmer Rouge before we got to Cambodia: a group took over the place and killed a … Keep reading
  • October 2016: Siem Reap, Cambodia

    After how poorly our time in KL went, I have to admit, I was not too optimistic about our next stop, Siem Reap. Yes, the Angkor temple ruins would probably be cool, but would we have the same problems as we had the place we just left? Luckily, it turned out MUCH better than we anticipated. We stayed in a … Keep reading
  • September 2016: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    So this is going to be kind of a negative post, and for that I apologize in advance. But despite travel being amazing most of the time, there can occasionally be difficulties, and I don’t want to gloss over those. Like anything in life, it’s not always rainbows and unicorns. We did NOT have a great time in KL. By … Keep reading
  • August 2016: The Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef

    Once our Romsey house sit was over, it was time to head up to the northern part of Australia to meet my sister and brother-in-law in Cairns, where they traveled to SCUBA dive the Great Barrier Reef. After a day in town (and a visit to the aptly named Bat Tree), we rented a car and drove up to the … Keep reading
  • At the End of a Long Day

    “Sorry.” The woman turned back to checking the tickets of people actually allowed to board the plane, the plane I wanted to get on.  I walked toward where Joe sat, ready to tell him we’d gotten another no; there was just no way we could get on the earlier flight without paying hundreds of dollars. We were stuck in the … Keep reading
  • June – August 2016: Australia House Sit

    In June, after spending a month visiting our families in the US, we headed down to Melbourne, Australia. Our plan was to spend a couple of days in the city doing a little sightseeing before taking a train out to a tiny town called Romsey, where we were scheduled to do a two-month house sit. The City of Melbourne Melbourne … Keep reading