Our Homeschool Scheduling Method

It has been a struggle to craft a homeschool scheduling system that all four of us can agree on. When I say “it has been,” I also mean: “And it continues to be, so make mine a double.” In the past eight months, our trial and error record is littered with triumphs and failures — […]

Secret Lives: Walter Mitty and me

To see the world, things dangerous to come to. To see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel.  That is the purpose of life. Oh, what ponderous words permeate Ben Stiller’s little film. Did I say “little?” This movie is about as small and subtle as an Icelandic sunrise, and it’s been on […]

Family Travel Problems: The Meltdown

“I want to go home!” The walls were fairly thin in our building, so I’m sure everyone on the floor could hear. “I HATE traveling, I HATE homescholing, I HATE Thailand…” He paused. I was pretty sure the next words would be “…and I HATE YOU, too,” but he reconsidered and looked away. That’s when […]

Zipline in Chiang Mai with Kids

Zipline in Chiang Mai with Kids Amongst the many, many things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, going on a zipline tour may be the most popular. There are a number of operators out there, and several are worth a look. Not with Flight of Gibbon The biggest (and most expensive / most promoted) […]

Chiang Mai Fishing – Fun Day with Kids in Thailand

As I’ve previously mentioned, there is plenty of things to do in Chiang Mai with Kids. My personal favorite activity was our fruit carving lesson, but if I ventured to guess the kids’ favorite, it would likely be our trip in Chiang Mai fishing. Fun Day in Chiang Mai Fishing with Kids These pictures should make that […]

Airbnb Tips: My Tips for Using AirBnB in Southeast Asia, Europe & Beyond

As more people travel for longer periods, I get more requests to talk about tips for staying at Airbnb in Southeast Asia. They also ask about tips for Airbnb in Europe and Airbnb in Mexico. Airbnb in the USA and Airbnb in Latin America as well. Here’s you’ll find my tips on using Airbnb in […]

Thai Cooking Class in Chiang Mai with Kids

In a continuing quest to hand my children sharp objects, I signed us up for a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai while we were there. If you’re in Chiang Mai with kids, I highly recommend trying one yourself, but look around at the options to see which one is right for you. There are […]

Chiang Mai with Kids: Fruit Carving in Thailand

There are many things to do in Chiang Mai with kids, but our fruit carving class was probably my favorite. If you’ve never seen Thai fruit carving, then do a simple google search and you’ll be blown away. Amazing stuff. Chiang Mai with Kids: Fruit Carving in Thailand I knew that we wouldn’t be able […]

Penang with Kids: Our Pros and Cons

So much has happened to us since the new year that this blog had begun to atrophy from neglect. I’m really not sure where to begin. Should I start with stories about cooking, carving, fishing and zip-lining in Northern Thailand? Or share how the lovely city of Chiang Mai unwittingly became the backdrop for a […]

This Just In: We are alive and will resume blogging shortly

Oh dear…has it really been nearly FOUR MONTHS since my last post? That seems like decades ago at the pace we’ve been living. Well I can assure you that we have not gone missing, and no, we weren’t on that plane everyone is talking about. Our journey continues. After my last posting (I’m all healed […]