Destination Guides

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

Matsumoto Starts Here

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There’s no one-right-way to construct a Matsumoto itinerary—and no correct number of days to spend here.

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The Best Escapes from Auckland

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This post is not about Auckland sightseeing—it’s about what to do once you’ve had your fill of it.

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Tokyo for Any Traveler

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Tokyo is actually many different destinations in one.

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Epilogue: Christchurch

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Time changes people—and places; it usually improves them, even if it doesn’t fully heal.

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Tears of Franz Josef

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Certainly, people like the Archduke had bigger things to worry about.

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But It’s Just a Queenstown Fantasy, Baby

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How could it have taken me so long find stillness in moments like these, when I have so many fewer left than I’ve already lived?

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Fall is the Best Season for Surfing

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Fall is the best time to surf, no matter where in the world you prefer to catch a wave.

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Tekapo’s Last Lupines

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New Zealand is a satisfying destination, albeit one that’s imperfect in many of the ways I suspected it would be.

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