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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?


a checklist for your international travel

International Travel Checklist


I’ve traveled internationally so many times that packing for such a trip has become second nature. I realize, though, for some, the thought of what to pack and what to remember might be a bit daunting. I’ve got you covered over at Petit Elefant with an international travel checklist. I hope this guide will help you the next time you set out on a grand adventure far, far away!


jet lag

Tips for Handling Jet Lag
From my recent trip to the states, I came home with the worst jet lag I’ve ever had. For about four mornings, I woke up around 2 am wide awake and could not go back to sleep. I did my part of staying up until at least 8 or 9 pm, but that didn’t do the trick. Perhaps if I would have followed some of my other advice (ahem), it would have helped me recover much quicker. I’m right back on track now and bookmarking my own words for my next overseas travels!
Read my tips for handling jet lag over at Petit Elefant!