Island Adventures: A day out on Phuket

November 3, 2012 in Asia, blog, Thailand, Travelogue

Some days it just feels like you need to “get out” and “have an adventure.” We love the days when we just pile into a car, turn up the music […]

Creating Community On The Road

October 29, 2012 in Asia, Thailand, Travelogue

“This is almost as good as Camp Wood!” Ezra announced, with a grin of delight before he snapped his goggles back over his eyes and bombed back into the pool. […]

My Life Is Not A Postcard: In Which I Rant & You Learn Some Things You Didn’t Know

October 27, 2012 in Asia, Thailand, Travelogue

I have a bee in my bonnet. It’s a community bee, not any one person. Not any one comment, not any one moment, rather the culmination of annoying little buzzings […]

Snorkeling Nai Yang Beach: A Photo Essay

October 26, 2012 in Asia, blog, Education, Thailand, Travelogue

Sometimes, there are perfect days. Today was one: Lunch on the beach A long walk on the sand Sun on my shoulders Shells to collect Bubble crabs to lay on […]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Procession for Jui Tui Shrine (Photo Essay)

October 21, 2012 in Asia, Thailand, Travelogue

  I don’t know if I really have the words to capture this. The following come to mind: Disturbing Nauseating Violent Sad Painful Confusing Loud Cacophonous Overwhelming Very, very foreign […]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Mae Kao Beach, Fire Walking (Photo Essay)

October 20, 2012 in Asia, blog, Thailand, Travelogue

I think, in retrospect, what I will remember most is the beat of the drum. Deafening, unrelenting and punctuated with the brassy clang of cymbals. The trembling bodies of entranced […]

Phuket Vegetarian Festival: Mae Kao Beach Procession

October 20, 2012 in Asia, blog, Thailand, Travelogue

**WARNING** Descriptions and photos in this post may be disturbing to some. Please preview for young children. We rolled down the windows on the car, as we crept into town, […]

A Visit to the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project & Bang Pae Waterfall, Phuket

October 19, 2012 in Asia, blog, Thailand, Travelogue

The first sound we heard was their singing: A high, haunting whistle-wail that rose and fell in waves through the jungle canopy. “They sound so much different than the howler […]

My Layer Cake Life: This is not the travel blog you were looking for

October 15, 2012 in Asia, Inspiration, Thailand, Travelogue

Do you live life in layers? So often to me it seems like our lives are layer cakes: Different flavours Different textures Sweet fillings Sometimes icky fillings The occasional nut […]

Families On The Move Meet-Up: Penang, Malaysia Adventures

October 11, 2012 in Asia, Malaysia, Thailand, Travelogue

I lay on my back in the azure ocean, the temperature of a warm bath and listened to my own heartbeat. Beyond that, the soft tinkle of the bell and […]