A Bali Jolly Christmas

We've returned from our Bali Jolly Christmas and are settling into "winter" in Chiang Mai. It dropped into the 60s last night! Bali was fun, beautiful, and wild. I'll keep this short: It's green, tropical, and beautiful. There are rice paddies on the beach, dense...

Vroom Vroom

In the latest edition of Keegan and Lauren do things...we did two things. Samoeng Loop Our scooters had to be returned on the 17th and we flew to Bali on the 18th, so we wanted to take advantage of our last week. Our first adventure was the Samoeng Loop, which is a...

Cheeseburger in Paradise

We started our tropical beach adventure by cramming onto an Air Asia flight to Krabi. I would not recommend Air Asia to anyone over 5'5, as our knees were literally jammed into the seats in front of us. Thankfully it was only a 2-hour flight. Krabi's weather was a...

Doi Suthep Revisited

Our first trip up Doi Suthep was wonderful, but we missed out on things since we didn't have our own transportation. Now that we're Asian scooter experts, we were able to revisit the mountain with more freedom. The ride up and down the mountain on scooters is an...

Doi Suthep and Bua Thong Waterfalls

Doi Suthep On Saturday we headed up Doi Suthep (the mountain that overlooks Chiang Mai) to visit the Buddhist temple near the top. We chose the hottest day so far (94 degrees and 80% humidity) to be sardined in the back of a truck with 11 Chinese tourists for a...

Quick Update

Not too much to update here but I wanted to post something. It's been a busy and uninteresting week. It's hard to remember that we both have adult responsibilities while we're here. Lauren's semester is in the final stretch and my work is picking up with Black Friday...

Loy Krathong & Yee Peng

Last weekend was the joint celebration of Loy Krathong and Yee Peng. Loy Krathong is held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar.  Yee Peng is celebrated in Northern Thailand on the full moon of the second month of the Lanna (I'll...

Getting Settled

It's been crazy adjusting to the timezone and lifestyle here. Pretty much every morning we walk out onto the street and have an "Oh shit, we're in Thailand" moment. Typically it's when dodging scooters while crossing the street or getting honked at by a red truck. The...

Day 1 in Thailand

I'm awful at writing and remembering to take pictures, but I'll try my best. After 3 flights and 30 hours of total travel time, we arrived in Thailand. The travel was long, but overall not bad. I would probably not book another 15 hour flight in economy. I am getting...