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The month of September was super busy for us and seemed to fly by! We spent all month preparing for the birth of our son and before we knew it, we were in the hospital anxiously awaiting his arrival. So naturally,

I have always had an affinity for flea market shopping, and while living in Germany, I got spoiled having access to some of the most well-known markets in the world. Shopping the Marché aux Puces was one of the things I knew I would

During our recent trip to Thailand, I was so inspired by the culture, style, and stunning landscape that once we returned home, I decided to take that inspiration and redo our guest room. Moving into a traditional Japanese rental has come with its

Before moving to Japan, I had never eaten lotus root, but now that we live here, I see them served everywhere! This summer, lotus fields seemed to have taken over the Japanese countryside, which inspired me to finally try this popular Asian delicacy. Luckily, Ryan

Throughout the Summer months, the Japanese countryside is full of lotus fields stretching as far as the eye can see. It's an amazing sight, as the lotus flower is revered in Japan for its ability to rise from the dirty, murky waters

 Now that we have entered the third trimester of our pregnancy, the month of August has been spent preparing for the arrival of baby number 2, working on our house {the nesting phase is in full swing}, and trying our

Krabi is the perfect holiday destination for those looking for a serene area to vacation in southern Thailand. With over 200 islands off its 150km-long coast line, a jungle-covered interior, towering limestone cliffs, caves, waterfalls, and exotic wildlife, Krabi features breathtaking scenery

As someone who does a lot of travel planning, I was in desperate need of a system to help me organize all of my trip ideas and planning notes while researching new travel destinations. While planning our trip to Thailand, I created a detailed travel guide +

Batik painting is an ancient art form originating in southern Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia and something I discovered during our recent trip to Thailand. In an effort to learn all about Batik painting first hand, we traveled to a small, predominately Muslim