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Climbing the Sticky Waterfalls of Chiang Mai

About an hour north of Chiang Mai is the Bua Thong Waterfalls, or more affectionately known by us western travelers as The Sticky Waterfalls. They are not named as such because my son Bear has eaten a pile of watermelon and covered them with sticky goo, but due to some magical mineral deposits which make them […]

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Saying Goodbye to Thailand and Hello to Bali

Last week we said goodbye to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Unfortunately, it was time to leave. Even though we had wished to just for longer, we had only put 6-weeks into our calendar for this part of our travels. We’ve already decided we’ll be going back in the future, and next time we’ll stay for longer. That […]

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My Thoughts on the Bombings in Thailand

Last week the southern region of Thailand was hit by several bombs, targeting tourist areas. After having several concerned relatives and friends reach out, I thought I’d take a few moments to compile my thoughts and opinions on what happened and how it might affect our continued travels. TLDR version: It probably won’t. To get […]

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A Weekend Trip to Koh Lanta

Since Lauren’s sister C and her boyfriend T are still in town, we decided to make a quick trip down to the beaches of Koh Lanta, Thailand last weekend. We woke up bright and early at 4am last Thursday to hop on a plane down to Krabi. From there we took a shuttle van down to the beautiful […]

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Motorbiking in Chiang Mail; Avoiding the Fuzz

I’ve learned very quickly that when riding a motorbike in Chiang Mai as an obvious tourist, you need to be careful of the local traffic police. Last week we decided it would be a good idea if we started to look at getting a motorbike for the rest of our time here. The main reason […]

Remote Work

Coworking in Chiang Mai at Punspace

Over the last 6-months of working for Automattic, I’ve had the opportunity to work in a number of locations. Early on, one of the things I identified is that I do not like working from home. This, however, flies in the face of what many of the people I work with value working for a distributed […]

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Passport to Asia – Part 3: Chiang Mai

By the time we left Bangkok for Chiang Mai, I finally felt we had a handle on our baggage. Sure, it was still an inappropriately large number of bags, but I think the mere acknowledgement of how hard it was and planning around (and for) it has helped immensely. Unlike our previous flights, this one not […]

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Passport to Asia – Part 2: Bangkok

We landed in Thailand at around 4:30am. Our flight was one that seemed like it would be one of the worst so far, due to an overly hungry mommy, hassle at the airport due to baggage weight, and everything bearing food being closed due to the late hour. However, upon getting on the plane, we […]

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Passport to Asia – Part 1: Japan

When we left 2-weeks ago I had every intention of posting about the places we would be going on a regular basis. My intention was not just to write a few blog posts, but to keep my family up to date with where we were going so that they wouldn’t feel completely left out of […]