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2017/12/09 15:46:24

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Have you ever wondering what it's like doing a volunteering experience with children? We did our first as a family in September, helping sea turtles on Tioman Island, Malaysia. It was an amazing week, in which we learnt much, made some wonderful new friends, and helped the project in many ways. I have a new blog post all about it and the common questions we get asked..Link is in the bio above, or go to: https://smallfootprintsbigadventures.com/traveladventures/volunteering_with_children_juara_turtle_project/.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #juaraturtleproject #volunteering #volunteeringisfun #volunteeringrocks #volunteerwork #seaturtlerescue #seaturtleconservation #tiomanisland #worldschoolers #worldschooling #travelwithkids #kidswhotravel #familytravels #familytravelblog #sustainabletravel #ecotraveller #ecotravel #bethechange #helpingout #familyvolunteering #sustainabletourism #voluntourism #supportconservation #conservation #environmentalprotection #saveouroceans #protectwildlife #educateandinspire
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2017/12/09 12:29:52

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Despite the huge amount of beautiful and inexpensive clothes we have seen in Thailand and Malaysia, I have refrained from buying anything until:a) We really needed something, and b) We found fair trade options to buy from (or could be sure the purchase would benefit real artisans and not a big company).The time came yesterday, and we visited Ethnic Lanna, a fair trade organisation who works closely with the Hmong, Karen and Aka hill tribe communities to create and distribute clothing, bags and jewellery. They upcycle with vintage fabrics for many collections, and create new designs based on ancient patterns too..I needed a bag as my current one is so well-loved it is coming undone everywhere. This one I bought features a vintage fabric that would have once been a skirt or shirt, as well as intricate beading and other details. And I needed more pants, which are very common around here, but I am glad to know mine have been ethically made and paid for..My little flower child here loved the hand-embroidered dress she bought, and she is wearing silver bangles and my anklet as her headpiece! Silver jewellery is also everywhere here, so again it's great to know ours are fairly traded..Enjoying fashion with a story and fair working conditions feels so much better than not knowing how it was made. They are also much more precious now that we have practiced restraint, and only bought things when we needed them. Ok, no one really *needs* an anklet I suppose, but it's still precious as I have been wanting one for years!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #ethniclanna #beresponsible #fairtrade #fairtradefashion #ethicalfashion #ethicalclothing #ethicalbrand #ethicaljewelry #fairtradesilver #fairtradebags #upcycledclothing #upcycled #upcycledbags #upcycle #gogreen #repurposed #recycle #reduce #reducereuse #reducereuseupcycle #wanderlightly #shiftingtosustainability #responsibletravel #responsiblefashion #responsibletourism #greenliving #supportartisans #supportartisanmade
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2017/12/07 17:12:01

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We wanted to get out of the city for awhile today, and found a great temple to explore that has a tunnel system leading out to this grassy peak. It's fair to say we all had the feeling of happiness that Allegra is showing so beautifully! The open space and surrounding greenery refreshed us all. Can't wait to explore further into Chiang Mai's natural wonders next week......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #chiangmai #thailandtemple #familytravels #familywalks #umongtemple #naturekids #curiouslittlenomads #worldschoolers #worldschooling #worldschoolingcentral #ventureout #sighofrelief #naturecalling #getoutside #letthemplay #optoutside #adventuretime #explorerkids #gratefullife #greenislife #travellove #livingmybestlife #livinthedream #weknowbecausewego #ouradventure #globalwanderers #takethekids #goadventuretogether #outdooradventure
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2017/12/06 15:30:52

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Around the old town of Chiang Mai are the ruins of a huge wall and the moat, which were built in the 1300s. All corners are still standing and some parts of the wall are too. I love how this corner has started to sink and trees are growing through the bricks.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #chiangmai #chiangmaiwall #ancientcity #oldtown #thailand #stillstanding #oldcity #thailandinstagram #amazingthailand #citycenter #cityphotography #thaistagram #historylesson #travelisthebesteducation #worldschoolers #worldschooling #thaihistory #northernthailand #lannathai #lannakingdom #historyiscool #learningiseverywhere
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2017/12/05 18:44:37

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Had another great catch up with a fellow travel blogger! We met Danielle from @snapsscribblesandsuitcases and had a lovely chat the other day. It's so nice to have colleagues and meet new friends in this somewhat unusual life! And Chiang Mai is quite the hub for travellers!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #travelingtheworld #travelingfriends #instameet #instameetchiangmai #chiangmailife #digitalnomadlife #travellove #travellovers #asiatravels #thailandinstagram #travelcommunity #traveljunkies #wanderlife #wanderlusters #livinthedream #lovetotravel #globalcitizens #ladiesgoneglobal #travelingourplanet
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2017/12/04 16:24:24

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This is the most beautiful wall ever! It goes on and on around a temple in Chiang Mai. I also love the Thai script, their lettering is so beautiful I think..I am finding it harder to learn Thai words because I can't read their alphabet, however much I admire it. I found it easier in Malaysia as theirs Latin-based like English. But I want to learn more Thai and have a go at writing their 44 letter alphabet!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #familyoffduty #exploringchiangmai #learningthai #chiangmaistyle #thailettering #thailandonly #worldschoolers #worldschooling #lifeschooling #lifelearning #lifelearner #learnanewlanguage #familywalks #discovermore #traveldeeper #familytravels #familythathikes #urbanhike #urbanhiking #urbanhikers #chiangmaihiking #learningiseverywhere #theworldisourclassroom #familywanders
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2017/12/03 23:43:23

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Elephant Parade is a worldwide phenomenon, and a conservation project that began here in Chiang Mai. We visited their workshop and museum today and learnt about the inspiration for the project: Mosha, an elephant who lost a leg after stepping on a landmine when she was a baby. With funds raised she was able to get a prosthetic leg and her care is taken care of for life at the first elephant hospital in the world. The hospital is also funded by the Elephant Parade and has helped over 3000 elephants in the last 10 years..The beautifully painted large elephants are on display all around Chiang Mai and in many cities around the world. Smaller replicas are also for sale and anyone can have a go at painting their own too. Dante and Allegra loved painting theirs today!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #elephantparade #elephantparadechiangmai #elephantparadeland #elephantconservation #socialenterprise #chiangmailife #elephantart #artandconservation #partofthesolution #elephantparadefan #artislife #worldschoolers #worldschooling #weloveelephants #conservewildlife #elephantlovers
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2017/12/02 18:26:39

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Our hosts took us to a market in the foothills this morning that was amazing! The fresh produce and bread is the best we've had yet (scroll to see the queue for the bread) and I was happy to find this local chocolate too. It's single origin, organic and fair trade, and delicious!.Shopping at markets like this is the way to go, to really support local craftspeople and artisans. And the hand-made products and carefully grown produce are far superior to the mass produced stuff anyway......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #siamayachocolate #nanajungle #nanajunglechiangmai #sustainableliving #sustainability #sustainable #bethechange #ecoblogger #ecofriendly #environmentalprotection #gogreen #thinkeco #supportlocal #farmersmarket #localchocolate #fairtrade #organic #slowfood #farmtotable #eco #savetheplanet #ethical #eatlocal #buylocal #sustainableliving #consciousliving #shoplocal
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2017/12/02 16:34:38

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With our hosts and friends Jet, Pitcha and their son Shira. They were wonderful hosts who helped us a lot, and took the time to take us up to the temple on the mountain last night. We were also treated to home-style Northern Thai food at one of their favourite restaurants, and they taught us how to eat it properly (which we weren't doing!) It's been lovely to get to know them, and to discover parts of Chiang Mai and Thai culture that we wouldn't have otherwise......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #chiangmailife #homestay #homestays #homestaychiangmai #authentictravel #thailandexplorer #neverstoplearning #travellessons #thebesthostfamily #newfriendships #lifelearning #discoverchiangmai #discovermore #traveldeeply #localthai #culturallearning #alwayslearning #worldschoolers #worldschooling #worldschoolingisourlife #travellove #openmyworld #gobeyond #travelernottourist #travelasia
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2017/12/02 14:16:56

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A stunning carved roof and pillars on the top of a mountain! It's part of the temple complex we visited last night, and its also a look out point where you can see the whole of Chiang Mai and beyond. It's magic at night!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #worldschooling #travelbloggers #travelwithkids #travelblogger #kidswhotravel #unschooling #familyadventures #travelersnotebook #incredibleearth #familytravel #unschoolinglife #iamtb #travelersnote #artjournal #travelbug #artiseverywhere #neverknowwhatyouwillfind #woodcarvingart #lookupmore #howdidthisgethere #travelfinds
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2017/12/01 16:03:45

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This is my idea of a heavenly breakfast! Allegra thought so too and ended up eating most of it :) Luckily her pancake was almost as good!.Free Bird Cafe is wonderful social enterprise that donates 100% of its profits to refugees from Myanmar. It also served delicious food with heart and soul, plus sells zero waste items and second-hand clothes and books. My kind of place! Once a week they also host an open lunch for women working or passing through Chiang Mai to connect with each other. I just might have to stop by again......#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #freebirdcafe #chiangmaifood #chiangmaicafe #chiangmailife #chiangmai2017 #socialenterprise #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitcafe #withrefugees #partofthesolution #supportrefugees #feelgoodfood #feltrightathome #peacewarriors #organicfoods #organiccafe #smoothiebowl #smoothiebowls #smoothiebowllove #organicwithlove #foodmadewithlove #traveldeeper #momlife #travelmum #wearetravelmums #nevergettoeatmyownfood
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2017/11/30 13:34:42

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New friends are so nice to have :) We met up with inspiring travelling family @whereistheworld yesterday, and loved sharing stories while our kids all had a great time together. Allegra just adored Kacela and held her hand all the way to dinner :).It's wonderful how easy it is to find people on a similar path with social media, and it's wonderful that so many families are exploring the world together! Thanks Kyla, Randy, Kacela and Calais for a wonderful evening. Hopefully we get to catch up again along the way!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #familyoffduty #travellove #travelfamilies #travelfamily #newfriendships #travelersnotebook #worldschoolers #theworldisourplayground #kidscantravel #kidswhotravel #kidstravelling #kidstravelblog #familytravels #familytravelblog #familythathikes #worldschooling #travelwithkids #worldschoolingisourlife #meetingnewfriends #familyfriendsfun #familytraveltribe #familytravelmoment #familytraveling #familytravelling #thatsdarling #chiangmai2017 #thailandtravels #whereistheworld
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2017/11/29 17:35:30

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These are huge Christmas decorations at a shopping mall near us in Chiang Mai. They look beautiful but I've been wondering why snowflakes are so associated with this time of the year. I mean I know that half of the world has a white Christmas and the celebration has been held in cold climates for longer (and it does get cool in the mountains here). But it's hot for the rest of Thailand, and growing up in Australia we are very used to having hot Christmases too!.In recent years Aussies have had summery pictures and decorations available everywhere to reflect the true experience for us. Many families also choose lighter meals rather than heavy roasts and desserts. I think it's more authentic to make the tradition our own, but perhaps this takes some time after adopting a celebration..As the world gets smaller and celebrations spread further, do you think they are best made a region's own or kept very traditional?.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #bigquestions #pondering #liveauthentic #christmasdecor #symbolism #christmasaroundtheworld #travelersnotebook #traditions🎄 #whitechrismas #hotchristmas #overthinking #smallworld #christmasiseverywhere #aussieblogger #hotchristmasisstillchristmas #familytravels #celebratechristmasinsummer #kidstravelblog #familytravelblog #familyoffduty #samebutdifferent #traditions #symbolsofchristmas
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2017/11/28 22:00:29

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We played with poo today! We had a great time at an excellent sustainable paper company, who use fibre from elephant poo as well as horses and cows to make their products. Dante is holding a dried (and odourless) elephant poo. Did you know elephants can do up to 500kg of this a day?!.It was very hands-on and we were able to have a go at the whole paper-making process. It was great fun! They did a wonderful job of making an unpleasant-sounding process really interesting, colourful and enjoyable. And of course there were poo jokes! And the "pootique" and poopoo cookies!!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #smallfootprints #elephantpoopaper #elephantpoopoopaperpark #sustainability #gogreen #savethetrees #greentravel #worldschoolers #worldschoolingcentral #worldschooling #unschoolinglife #theworldisourclassrom #partofthesolution #conserveourplanet #responsibletourism #sustainabletravel #reducereuserecycle #outdoorclassroom #naturallearning #sustainablepaper #betterpaper #environmentallyfriendly #exploringtheworldtogether #ecofriendly #ecofriendlykids #kidswhotravel #goadventuretogether #funforallages
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2017/11/26 17:47:22

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Chiang Mai is a groovy city! Yes we are very far from home, but after one day we already feel quite comfortable here. Our hosts are wonderful, we made some local friends over breakfast, and we're excited to see what the next few weeks bring!.....#smallfootprintsbigadventures #aussieblogger #aussiebloggers #aussiefamily #chiangmaicafe #chiangmaithailand #travellove #familytravelblog #kidscantravel #wherearewe #farfromhome #thailand🇹🇭 #travelmore #travelmom #bringitonlife #exploreeverywhere #familyoffduty #familytravel #travelersnotebook #cantwaitformore #exploringtheworld #worldschooling #worldschooling #friendlycity #worldschoolingisourlife #traveldeep #familyfriendly