Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

Recovering in Bangkok

Jul 22 2014
Lumpini Park near our apartment in Bangkok.

“Oh, poor Clark… Must be tough traveling in Thailand for three months…” But we just hit a wall. In Chiang Mai, we were done traveling. Here’s how we dealt with it, pushed through the wall, and hit stride again.

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Koh Samui vs. Koh Tao — on second thought…

Jul 01 2014
Drinks-on-the-beach-with-Jack-Koh-Tao

So it turns out that I’m not much of a fan of Koh Tao. Oh, sure… it’s beautiful, the snorkeling is amazing, and we had a great time there. But after making a fabulous first impression, we quickly grew tired of Koh Tao.

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Elephant Rides, River Canoeing and Floating Houses at Khao Sak National Park

Jun 29 2014
Khao-Sak

One of the most unique and stunning places we have ever visited. We rode elephants, saw caves and took in the natural beauty that is Khao Sak National Park.

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10 Reasons to Visit Khanom on Your Next Thailand Vacation

Jun 26 2014
khanom-beach

Khanom is an undiscovered gem in Thailand. It’s pristine white sand beaches and palm tree lined roads are basically undiscovered by most tourists. We loved out time there. It was the ideal spot for our family, and I would argue for any family who is vacationing in Thailand. Here are my top 10 reasons why you should plan to visit Khanom on your Thailand vacation.

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Ramblings, Koh Samui vs. Koh Tao, and busted budgets in Thailand

Jun 22 2014
Our first evening on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. Photo by Monica Vandeventer. All Rights Reserved

Our time in Thailand has gone back and forth from “life as normal” to total vacation. We’ve been mostly off-line and in total vacation mode, leading to a spending spree in Koh Samui and Koh Tao.

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Travel Math: How paying for three months in Thailand is easy

Jun 14 2014
Smoothies-in-Khanom

Admit it. We’ve been posting these amazing photos and sharing all these incredible experiences from Thailand. And you’ve been wondering how much this all costs. It’s okay. We don’t mind telling you.

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Monkey College

Jun 12 2014
Emery-holding-coconut-for-a-monkey

After a few weeks in Khanom we set off to see the famed Monkey School. Now don’t expect books and exams, but monkeys do learn a very valuable trade here.

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Life in Thailand just as I imagined it…

Jun 10 2014
Emery-and-Abby-at-CC-Beach-Bar

Life in Thailand at CC’s Beach Bar is pretty much what I pictured in my mind when we were planning this trip on the other side of the world. It is perfection.

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Ramblings from Thailand

Jun 06 2014
Emery on our long tail boat on the way to our floating house.

With family travel, rarely do amazing days end amazingly. We crashed. And the kids shouted for joy when we had McDonald’s for dinner.

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Settling in Khanom, Thailand

May 27 2014
Khanon-Beach-with-boats

Where is Khanom, and how did we end up here? The story of how we got here, rented our house and why we love Khanom.

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Traveling in Thailand under Martial Law and Military Coup

May 25 2014
Photo: Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press

We have now experienced being in a country under martial law and a military coup. Those words sound scary, but what do they really mean for traveling in Thailand?

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4 Great Family Activities in Bangkok

May 21 2014
Siam Ocean World

Bangkok can be a tough city for any tourist. Being there with kids can be even more challenging! Planning kid friendly activities that are also fun for adults can make a family vacation come alive. Here are 4 activities that should be great for kids and parents alike.

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Reflections on Bangkok

May 21 2014
SIam-Center-from-Sky-Train

I was a bit intimidated at the thought of Bangkok, but we found a good balance in this city. I think Bangkok is the city of contradictions. It is unlike any city I have experienced before.

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Photos from the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

May 20 2014
Marquee-Shot-of-Grand-Palace-BAngkok. Photo by Clark Vandeventer. All Rights Reserved.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand is crowded and touristy, but it was also more than that. It is also beautiful. Astoundingly beautiful and astoundingly opulent. One of my best experiences so far in Thailand.

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Why we venture out at all

May 12 2014
Emery Lounging at our apartment in Bangkok

The biggest misconception about travel is that it is glamorous. Writing from my luxurious apartment in Bangkok, I am telling you that it’s not all glamorous. Sometimes I wonder why we venture out at all.

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