Southeast Asia

Got your sights set on Southeast Asia? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer thanks to my many trips to the region, which have seen me visit the countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and important tourist attractions like Angkor Wat, Putrajaya and the Singapore Zoo.

The Problem With This Popular Bangkok Getaway Spot

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Is Koh Samet worth the excruciating journey to reach it? 

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Northern Thailand’s Most Enchanting Environs

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If you’re pressed for time on your trip to Thailand, I would almost go so far as to say you should visit Chiang Rai instead Chiang Mai—it’s that good!

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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 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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Yes, I Left America Because Trump Won

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

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Three Perfect Days in Penang

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

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