Pai anyone?

Where Chiang Mai was a hipster’s paradise, Pai, a couple hour’s winding drive to the north east is very much a bohemian enclave of harem pants, dreadlocks, vegan food, and just a whole lot of general chilling out. A funky little town situated on a quiet little river, Pai is a peaceful little stretch of […]

Perth for families

Perth. That Australian city on the far western edge of a continent, out there all by itself. Is it on your bucket list for family travel destinations? Well, it should be. Perth may not have the cafe culture of Melbourne, or the glittering landmarks of Sydney, but I would argue that it rivals and even […]

Charmed in Chiang Mai

Thoroughly soaked in Koh Lanta with no end to the rain in sight, we boarded a plane to Northern Thailand, to Chiang Mai. It is the provincial capital of the La Na Kingdom, chosen as their capital in 1296, and the ancient, the old and the new blend together seamlessly to effortlessly charm its visitors into […]

Thailand: Chilling out in Koh Lanta

We arrived in Koh Lanta in the rain, and six days later, we left Koh Lanta in the rain. Our ferry from Koh Mook rocked and rolled through the storm that never abated during the entire two hour journey north across the Andaman Sea. We disembarked in a downpour, and were ushered with our things […]

New Year’s Resolutions

Each year on New Year’s Day, I sit and contemplate the year, and years, past, as well as the year ahead. This year I do it in a campground, on the South coast of Western Australia, surrounded by my little family, old friends, and new temporary friends in a beautiful seaside setting, warmed by bright […]

Enchanted Island: Koh Mook

Koh Mook enchanted us with its ultra laid back island vibe, soft white sand, deep primary forests, and sparkling emerald water. We landed on the pretty beach after a two hour speedboat ride from busy Koh Lipe to find a strip of sand with people milling about, waiting for their ride to the next island. […]