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Destination Caribbean! My brother-in-law wanted to do a 30th birthday extravaganza with his family and friends, so the trip to Curaçao was born. It was actually planned at the same time as our Asia trip, but I didn’t help do any of the planning we just came along for the adventure.       Getting […]

Carribean, Islands, North America

February 20, 2020


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Getting There: From Don Phi Phi we again took a ferry over to Phuket. We had arranged for our Airbnb host to pick us up from the dock so someone was waiting for us on the other end. It was about a 40 minute ride from the docks to our house.       Where […]


December 28, 2019


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Getting There: From the Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta, we took the Rungruang Lady Ferry over to the Ko PhiPhi. We’d booked a month in advance on PhuketFerry. But as it turned out, we could have booked at the port for the same price. I think it’s only necessary to book in advance in peak […]


December 21, 2019

Ko Phi Phi

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|| Getting there: To get to Koh Lanta, we flew from Chiang Mai to Trang with a short layover in Bangkok. We waited a little bit too long to book this leg of the trip and ended up paying more than we would’ve liked at about $120/person. A month earlier I’d seen tickets for half […]


December 18, 2019

Koh Lanta

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After a 5 hour plane trip from Beijing (see previous post), we arrived in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I have tons of stories from our time in Chiang Mai, but I’ll break it down into highlights of what we did, tips and recommendations.         || WHERE WE STAYED: We booked an Airbnb to […]

Asia, Travel Hacks

December 15, 2019

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Our flight departed from Newark around 11am. At 14 hours it was the longest flight I had done. Adam has been to India and Russia so he’s been on long flights.   Surprisingly, it really wasn’t that bad. We flew Air China which is not high end, but they had onboard entertainment for every passenger, […]

Asia, Travel Hacks

December 6, 2019

Beijing 24 Hour Layover

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I went to Asia.   WHAT?! It still seems surreal. But dang, it was an amazing adventure.   Earlier in the year we realized we’d have a lull in work at the end of the year, and even though we had a family cruise planned for thanksgiving, we wanted to take advantage of the lull and […]

Asia, Travel Hacks

December 4, 2019

How I ended up in Asia

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Never done a cruise before this one. To be honest I didn’t’ think I would enjoy it because when I go somewhere, I like to get out and explore a country. Not just be dropped off on the beach for a day or two.   BUT, I loved the cruise. Royal Caribbean is the bomb, […]

Islands, North America

November 28, 2019

Family Cruise – Bahamas

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(Scroll down if you’re just here for the pictures!)   On a Friday afternoon, my husband asked if I wanted to take a spur of the moment trip to Southern California. Of course I said “yes duh!” Saturday evening we booked tickets. Wednesday morning we left. We hopped around southern California and stayed with a […]

North America

February 5, 2019

Southern California

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The day dawned early and the skies were clear above the eerie terrain. We got up at 6am, tore down camp, re-drove into the base of Hekla and began our ascent around 7:30. It was a damp and brisk 38 degrees. I dressed in lots of layers on my core.   The first 1o minutes […]


September 1, 2017

Day 9 – Ascent to Hekla

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