Loy Krathong in Chiang Mai

We have about seventeen travel-related posts floating in our collective heads. And yet they’re incredibly hard to write—somehow it feels strange to write about What To Do in your current city when you’ve barely been there yourself, or to find the muster to wax poetic about the lovely art of travel when you’ve just spent a day working, wandering streets, and schooling the kids.

I want to share my thoughts about travel, about how doing it extendedly is changing me, changing the kids, changing our marriage, changing us. But those are big words. Big thoughts. Good thoughts, but big ones. And so they stay in journals and in prayers for now.

We have posts in draft about the technology in our backpacks; another kid-perspective post about Chiang Mai, and more general thoughts about why, even though we’re loving this year, we’re not cut out for indefinite location independence.

I’m also working furiously on an upcoming project, and completing it gets the better part of my work energy these days.

And so, I give you photos here. Lots of photos. Loy Krathong was a few weeks ago, and I’ve always wanted to see it. So far, it remains the highlight of my time in Thailand.

More about travel soon. In the meantime, here’s a visual of a lovely evening with lanterns in the city.

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong

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4 Comments

  1. Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista

    Those photos of your son looking up while it’s being lit! Speechless. The epitome of travel taken in by the eyes of a child. And that last photo is a riot. I like that the two people in the background are also laughing. Paparazzi!!!

  2. Amanda Kendle

    Beautiful pictures Tsh. I have friends who’ve just moved to Thailand with their young kids and I saw similar Loy Krathong pictures from them – looks amazing. It sounds like the effects of your trip are too big to blog about – which is probably a very good sign. Keep loving it!

  3. Caitlin Mallery

    Hi Tsh. Just wanted to say your tips and posts have been a great encouragement and inspiration to me. I am currently in temporary vacation mode for a couple months (just in the USA) and all your ideas have helped me. Traveling simply with toddlers is not easy but I am finding out ways to make it work. Thanks for sharing your journey! Caitlin Mallery malleryadventures.blogspot.com

  4. Marla Taviano

    Our youngest got to spend her 6th birthday in Chiang Mai, and we had the surprise opportunity to light/release a lantern. So much fun!! She’s going to wake up in Cambodia on her 9th bday this year. Can’t wait!

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