Raja Ampat is far, even if you start your journey toward it from within Indonesia.Continue Reading
Da Nang Days
Although my trip started stressfully, I look back fondly at all the things to do in Da Nang—and outside the city as well.Continue Reading
Sailing Toward Nirvana
This is Paradise, or as close as I’ve ever come to it.Continue Reading
Brunei is Complicated
Is Brunei worth visiting? It’s complicated.Continue Reading
Is This Asia’s Most Relaxing River Trip?
A slow boat down the Irrawaddy River between the city of Mandalay and Bagan, which is famous for its 2,000 temples.Continue Reading
Luang Prabang Starts Here
How many days should you spend in Luang Prabang?Continue Reading
Orangutans and the Treehouse of Your Dreams
The only thing cooler than a treehouse in the middle of the jungle? A treehouse in the middle of a jungle full of wild orangutans.Continue Reading
Is Jakarta Really So Bad?
The secret to people’s feelings about Jakarta is in its nickname, “The Big Durian.”Continue Reading
Is Vientiane Really That Bad?
Vientiane is not such a terrible place, at least not if you maintain realistic expectations.Continue Reading
The Truth About Southeast Asia’s “Paradise” Islands
Neither Phuket nor Bali are particularly attractive islands, let alone places that live up to the wild expectations travelers tend to have of both.Continue Reading