Destination Guides

Browse through the detailed destination guides I’ve created for all the more than three-dozen countries I’ve visited.

Florence’s Best Museums—and a Trick to See Them Fast

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Here are some of Florence’s can’t-miss museums—and a way to see them without spending all day in line.

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Unadulterated Southern Thailand

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Nakhon Si Thammarat is unpretentious, understated and, yes, unadulterated.

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Is Vientiane Really That Bad?

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Vientiane is not such a terrible place, at least not if you maintain realistic expectations.

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Is This Asia’s Most Enjoyable Lost City?

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Sukhothai feels deserted compared to Ayutthaya—and every other “lost city” I’ve visited in Southeast Asia.

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Three Charming Days in Chengdu

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No matter your current mindset about China’s panda city, here’s how to make the most of three days in Chengdu.

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Three Crazy Days in Chongqing

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I was surprised by Chongqing’s beauty. And I don’t mean the Muzak cover all All4One’s “I Swear” that was playing as I waited to clear Chinese immigration, although that was a nice touch.

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Unleash Your Inner Child at Niagara Falls

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Use Niagara as an excuse to unleash your inner child and make travel fun again.

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Three Dreamy Days in Krabi

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With just three days in Krabi province, you can experience a truly wide range of the best beaches in Thailand, among the Kingdom’s other treasures.

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