• Surfer walks among rocks at Blue Point beach, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia
    Bali, Home Display, Indonesia, Photo Friday, Travel

    Photo Friday: Bali’s Blue Point

    There’s this thing I do sometimes with places I’ve visited…I close my eyes and conjure up a colorful mental snapshot of the place. In my memory, for example, London is all white and matte grays. Nice, France on the other hand is muted orange and sandy browns. And Bali is pure blue. Have you ever noticed that? That an entire place can be summed up in a single color or two? David and I ended…

  • Thai students smile with TEFL teacher in a classroom in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Home Display, Teaching, Thailand

    Last Day of School

    By Alexis Well, it’s official! I finished a year of teaching English in Thailand. It’s crazy to think how fast this school year went by…I started back in June and remember feeling like March was sooo far away. And now here we are! To be totally honest, there were a lot of times throughout the year where I considered quitting, but now that I’ve made it, I’m glad that I stuck it out. On Friday, the…

  • A child monk walks across the street in Luang Prabang, Laos
    Home Display, Laos, Photo Friday

    Photo Friday: Child Monk Crossing

    By Alexis I’m back! Sorry for the delay in doing these Photo Friday posts the last couple weeks. I had a family emergency and had to take a last-minute flight back to the States, but luckily David was able to keep the blog going while I was away. For those curious, everything turned out okay back home and now I’m back in Thailand, worry-free :) Since I took a little hiatus, I wanted to make sure…

  • Young girl dressed in a firefighter uniform smiles in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Home Display, Teaching, Thailand

    “I Want to Play With Fire!”

    By Alexis One of the biggest things I’ve had to learn as a ESL teacher in Thailand is flexibility. Here, plans change by the minute and you’re expected to just go with the flow, being perpetually ready at a moment’s notice (traits that don’t come naturally to a Type-A overthinker like me). One day this week, I had just handed out worksheets to a 2nd grade class and was having them write their names up…

  • Airbnb House in Tuscany, Italy
    Home Display, Italy, Travel

    Our Monthly Country Adventure Begins

    By David Well, not quite yet but we just booked our first apartment and we’re really excited! For all of September, we’ll be staying in this insanely beautiful, quaint, lush, perfect Tuscan hideaway. I mean… it’s pretty much perfect. Can’t wait!…

  • Ponds Sunscreen Thailand
    Home Display, Life, Thailand

    Funny Mistakes Happen When You Don’t Speak Thai

    By Alexis I have been using Clean & Clear facewash for nearly a decade, but when we moved to Thailand I knew that I’d run out of it eventually. When that day finally came recently, I was desperate for a replacement. I couldn’t find my exact wash anywhere in Chiang Mai, and decided to look for a different brand at this random beauty shop that’s on my way home from work. Since I am completely indecisive, I went…

  • Young scouts salute the camera in Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Home Display, Teaching, Thailand

    Photos: The Cutest Scouts in Thailand

    By Alexis Fields trips! One of the many perks of teaching English at a public school instead of a language institute. Since I teach at a government-run elementary school here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I recently got the chance to go on a scouting field trip with the first graders (learn how I landed the TEFL job here). I was stoked because: A) I really love hanging out with my students outside the classroom, and B) Who…