Family Fun Foto: Mesa Verde National Park (World Heritage Site)

Prior to our move to Thailand in the summer of 2010, we took a road trip from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles, California camping our way through National and State Parks. We had no specific plans really other than that we wanted to arrive in Los Angeles to get on our plane to Thailand.  We … Continue reading Family Fun Foto: Mesa Verde National Park (World Heritage Site)

Mexico Will Be There Next Summer

It's been a hectic summer for us!  We came back to the US in April instead of June, due to a family illness.  We knew we had to home-school M in Texas since school year was not over until June in Chiang Mai. But wait, we have M at home with us for three months.  … Continue reading Mexico Will Be There Next Summer

Family Foto Fun – “Angry Birds”

Going to Memorial City Mall is one of M's favorite activities in Houston.  It may have something to do with the 'milky-way play castle' and the ice skating rink.  In addition to these, "Build-a-Bear" is conveniently placed only steps away from the playground.  If you cherish your financial bottom line, try to avoid B-a-B... You've … Continue reading Family Foto Fun – “Angry Birds”

Family Foto Fun – “Trespassing!”

Pictures don't lie.  Where are they trespassing to this time?  An empty parking lot?  Sigh! This parking lot in Houston has two (yes, two) security guards, melting in the heat, to guard a hospital parking lot (labeled for hospital staff only) on a Sunday.  It's not gated, but perhaps they feared that nearby residents or … Continue reading Family Foto Fun – “Trespassing!”

Our Very Own Personalized Summer Camp in Houston

It's been  a trying summer for all of us.  Last Summer in 2010, by this time, we were wrapping up everything here in Houston to head out on our road trip like we did in 2009. This summer, due to unexpected discoveries with our current tenants, we're waiting to find and lease out our home … Continue reading Our Very Own Personalized Summer Camp in Houston

Top Five Most and Least Essential Mindsets for Family Travel

After our whirlwind, cross-country, cross-pacific jaunts as a family, we wanted to share a few things that we found to be very essential and a few that were, not-so-essential, during our travels.  Of course, as with any blog post that contains a list, it's not meant to be prescriptive, but just based on our own … Continue reading Top Five Most and Least Essential Mindsets for Family Travel

The Other Famous Question: What To Do In Chiang Mai, Thailand

If you are in the planning phase and fretting about where to stay in Chiang Mai, don't fret.  Please don 't fret.  Read my post with a very creative title of "Where to Stay in Chiang Mai" because you're not alone.  This is the most popular question we receive from travelers. The question "What to … Continue reading The Other Famous Question: What To Do In Chiang Mai, Thailand