Asia

Planning a trip to the Far East? Check out the advice, stories and tips I’ve written over the course of my many trips to Asia, which have seen me visit the countries of Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, China, Hong Kong India, Laos, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and important tourist attractions such as Angkor Wat, The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Unadulterated Southern Thailand

Thumbnail image for Unadulterated Southern Thailand

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

Continue reading →

Is Vientiane Really That Bad?

Thumbnail image for Is Vientiane Really That Bad?

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

Continue reading →

Is This Asia’s Most Enjoyable Lost City?

Thumbnail image for Is This Asia’s Most Enjoyable Lost City?

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

Continue reading →

Three Charming Days in Chengdu

Thumbnail image for Three Charming Days in Chengdu

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

Continue reading →

Three Crazy Days in Chongqing

Thumbnail image for Three Crazy Days in Chongqing

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.

Continue reading →

Three Dreamy Days in Krabi

Thumbnail image for Three Dreamy Days in Krabi

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.

Continue reading →

Yes, I Left America Because Trump Won

Thumbnail image for Yes, I Left America Because Trump Won

The 2016 election didn’t put an end to my life in the U.S.—it reminded me that it was already long over.

Continue reading →

Three Perfect Days in Penang

Thumbnail image for Three Perfect Days in Penang

If you spend your three days in Penang like I did, you’re sure to be privy to a similar fate.

Continue reading →