The amount of love we feel in our hearts today is probably the most full we have ever felt. Today, we recognize our loved ones back in the States but we also have over 30 valentines here at Baan Dada. They celebrate like we do, showing appreciation to those we love with flowers, letters, music, […]Read more "Music Lover’s"
Monday in Thailand is a national holiday but it’s not recognized here at Baan Dada other than kids having the day off from school. With Sunday being an exhausting day of cycling, we were told breakfast would be served a little later. This was the first evening I didn’t have to set an alarm. Still […]Read more "Our hearts have been awakened "
We have been biking since we were little but we’ve never considered ourselves cyclists and never thought we would be cycling in Thailand. Mel has biking in her blood as her dad, Duke, bikes every Friday and Sunday and has participated in many bike races during his life so far. When we arrived at Baan Dada we found out […]Read more "Thailand Bikathon"
Early to rise, early to yoga. Malina, the volunteer coordinator and our instant friend has been experiencing some back issues. Naturally, when she asked us to take over her weekly yoga class we didn’t hesitate, OK maybe we did a little, but we didn’t want to say no. We love yoga and it’s been a […]Read more "Thai Time"
Not only are we here to volunteer and share our love with the children but we are passionate about learning from them and embracing their lifestyle, too. That means we are sleeping on thin mats under mosquito nets and taking cold bucket showers. For the next week we are vegans who do not drink alcohol and […]Read more "The Good Kind"
Jazz Festival and Crawfish Festival have always held a special place in our hearts not solely because of the music but also because they have become a family affair. Our hearts melted when we heard Louisiana was still suffering immensely from the flooding this past year. We reached out to Michael Arnone, founder of Crawfish […]Read more "A Holiday Family Affair"
A few weeks ago, we were approached by “She-Explores”, as many of you remember we were featured on their website http://www.she-explores.com a year ago. The founder of Uproute, a new travel community platform, saw our profile on “She-Explores”and felt a connection because he takes Sriracha on every road trip too! They thought we would be a perfect […]Read more "Uproute Blog Feature"
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays and spending it on the road makes it even more special. This week we returned to The Healy Senior Center in Humbolt County, California for their annual Thanksgiving Day lunch. We spent the holiday here last year and it only felt right to return again this year. We arrived […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving! "
When we heard back from The Happy Factory we had just began a new leg of the trip. We had just left Denver and were like kids on Christmas Day! We were so excited to be making toys like little elves and delivering them along our route to those in need of some cheer. We still had so […]Read more "The Happy Factory"
Our passion for music is evident in our lives. Our desires guide our travels to switch routes or lead us in directions for the sole purpose of catching one of our favorite bands. When music pairs with another important aspect of who we are, spreading good karma by helping others, we know we are being […]Read more "Conscious Alliance Collaboration"