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crazy boutique hotel experience


Have you ever had a crazy experience that just never seemed to end? Like you didn’t think another thing could happen, but then it did, and then so did another, and another? That happened to Jeremy and I at a boutique hotel in Joburg. Read all about our experience that we now look back on and laugh about over at Petit Elefant.

Family Fun Travel

the chiang mai experience

Our Thailand trip feels like so long ago! Our time in Chiang Mai was such a blast! We experienced so many new, fun things as a family. I don’t even remember anyone getting grumpy! Check out a brief photo journal of our time and click over to Petit Elefant to read the specifics of where we went so you can plan your own trip to Chiang Mai!

riding elephants

elephant kiss

sticky falls

cooking school

food trucks

fish spa

Family Fun Travel


On our trip to Thailand, we got to spend a day in Bangkok. It was short, but we packed as much as we could into that time. Here is a photo journal of our day there. To read about the adventures of where we went, click over to Petit Elefant!


Tuk Tuk

Water Taxi

Weekend Market Stall

Weekend Market

Wat Arun

Wat Arun

Family Fun Travel

island life in koh chang thailand

family photo

We returned a week ago from an amazing family holiday in Thailand. Jeremy and I were in this fabulous country 15 years ago, and although, there was some familiarity and memories that rushed back to us, experiencing it with family that we hadn’t seen in 3 1/2 years was the true highlight.


beach fun

A washed up jellyfish…I wonder if this is the culprit that stung Joshua’s arm.

We started our journey in Koh Chang, an island accessible by a 30 minute ferry ride. It was rainy season on the island which meant crowds were low which meant beaches were perfect. Our days were spent lounging by the water, snorkeling, checking out waterfalls, and eating…lots and lots of eating. (Click over to Petit Elefant to read the specifics on our Koh Chang activities.)


Admittedly, I’m not a water person, so the soft beach sand, warm sun, and a good book were every bit of relaxing to me. The snorkeling was fun, although I did get a bit banged up when I hit some rock or coral, not sure what it was.

at the waterfall
I thought this sweet family from Bangladesh offered to take a family photo of us until they stood next to my family waiting for me to click. Ha!

my family

This was only half our trip. I have LOADS more photos to share. Stay tuned!

Recipes Travel

the best pizza on earth

New Haven Pizza

Now you might think you’ve had the best pizza on Earth, but if you’ve never tried a pie in New Haven, Connecticut, then I’m skeptical that your assertion is true. I’m over at Petit Elefant sharing my top New Haven pizza dives. If that doesn’t pique your interest, then perhaps my recipe for mashed potato pizza will?

What’s your favorite pizza toppings?