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There’s really no way to get from Thailand to LA without traveling over 24 hours.  For an extra $1000 I could have taken a shorter flight, without the six-hour layover, but instead of splurging, I pretended I was paying myself $1000 to travel a little longer. Hey guys, I just made $1000 in one day!  You can too! So Drew was driving down from Seattle with our new minivan, our two fat dogs and a car seat for Cole and all I had to do was get on the plane in Chiang Mai, fly one hour to Bangkok, get our…

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Today’s post is by my husband, Drew — you’ll see why in a minute. ~Christine Listen, we’re professionals, people. It’s Chiang Mai in November, which means it’s Loi Krathong time. We’re in our element. The only problem: In the lead-up to this year’s Yee Ping lantern release, the atmosphere in Chiang Mai seemed way less festive, the result of making the event happen a week before Loi Kratong would truly get started. Our enthusiasm wasn’t quite there. “But we have to go, we have to shoot it!” We both agreed. We came up with a brilliant plan: Go late, leave…

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  Since being back to Chiang Mai, Cole has been asking us to go for a ride on the motorbike, usually right before he falls asleep at night.  He’s like, “I’m tired, you know what would be relaxing?  A ride around the old city.  Seriously, let’s go right now.” But what he really says is: “SHOES!!! SHOES!!! GO! GO!” Then Drew and I scramble from whatever position of repose we were enjoying to take a 10 PM jaunt around the city. On this night, we’re driving around, Cole has already fallen asleep and everything it’s dark and quiet. Drew: Look,…

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  iPhone pic. Someone asked why there aren’t more pics of me on the blog, and this is why! Low light iPhone pics because my husband loathes my camera.  Have you tried to take a self portrait with a sleeping baby using a dSLR?  Exactly. So we left Koh Lipe, took  a ferry to Pak Barra, then a mini bus to Hat Yai.  We spent a day running around this Thai border town, famous for it’s shopping, me with my pregnancy-bladder and considering more than once just peeing behind a car.  I’m in the second trimester now, and that day,…

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This might have been it, but it was stormy. I almost never traveled in my twenties.  Not much anyway, and not outside of the US very often.  My first time in Europe came in 2003 on my two-week honeymoon and we spent our one year anniversary in Bermuda — that’s it.  Back then, Drew had a DVD copy of The Beach and we must have watched it half a dozen times, so starved we were for travel inspiration.  Since then Thailand was this magical place I wanted to see, but it seemed impossible.  How do you even go there if…

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