Asia

May 13, 2014
moving to malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia

I’m Moving to Malaysia   With the exception of visiting my family for a couple months at the holidays,I have been traveling the world for the […]
May 7, 2014

Squid Jigging in Terengganu; the What, Where, and Are You Serious?

What is squid jigging and where is Terengganu? Two very good questions. But first: how did I get this opportunity?     I’ve been blogging for […]
April 21, 2014
why i went to oman

Why I went to Oman

  Oman is a country off most travelers’ radar. It’s a tad isolated on the end of the Arabian Peninsula and suffers from its geography. It […]
January 30, 2014
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Myanmar via Instagram

Myanmar is a fascinating country. For years it’s been off the beaten tourist track. Now it’s opened up and welcoming travelers . In Myanmar you’ll find […]
January 15, 2014
trekking in Nepal

Highlights of Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal has been 15 of the most spectacular days of hiking in my life. Incredible mountains, tough climbs, unforgettable sunrises, epic views, and interesting […]
December 18, 2013
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Myanmar (Burma) Travel Updates

The first thing you’ll notice in Myanmar is the fast pace of change in the country. If you’ve never been there, you’ll have to rely on […]
December 13, 2013

Stunning Bagan Myanmar [photos]

  Bagan is best seen at sunrise and sunset. But really it’s spectacular at any time of day. In the early and late hours you’ll get […]
November 26, 2013

First Impressions of Myanmar (Burma)

  As I breezed through immigration and customs with my visa already in hand, it was hard not to notice: Myanmar is ready for tourism. They’ve […]
November 3, 2013

Four Days in Singapore

Singapore has been growing on me. My last few visits there have elevated the city state to one of my favorite places in Asia. During the […]
October 10, 2013

What you Need to Know About Singapore

After too many boring lectures from uninteresting tour guides, I had an idea. Why not cut through all the tedious explanations and just give the traveler […]
October 3, 2013
A Digital Nomad in Kathmandu

A Digital Nomad in Kathmandu, Nepal

  Kathmandu has been a stop on the traveler’s circuit since overlanders on the hippie trail came blazing (in more ways than one) from Istanbul via […]
September 26, 2013
bhaktapur nepal

A Walk around Bhaktapur Nepal

  Upon landing in Nepal we were looking for a small city or quiet town to decompress after a hectic time in India. Kathmandu is crowded, […]
September 19, 2013
Rajasthani Portraits

Rajasthan Portraits from Jodhpur

I’ve made a special effort in India to take more portraits. The diversity of India is best represented by various ethnic groups, their different physical features […]
September 15, 2013

Pre-Reading and Highlights of the Malaysia – Singapore Trip

In preparation for my Malaysia & Singapore Food and Culture Tour, I wanted to give you some links to articles that I’ve published that will both […]
September 8, 2013

Bhutan Visa Policy and Tourism Strategy Explained

Bhutan is well-known for its isolationist history, its policy of Gross National Happiness, and its commitment to preserving its natural environment. Another thing that keeps Bhutan […]
September 5, 2013
malaysia faqs

Travel to Singapore & Malaysia FAQs

The following is a resource for travelers planning to visit Singapore or Malaysia. Some of the questions are specifically geared towards those individuals attending my Malaysia […]
September 1, 2013
kolkata

Kolkata (Calcutta) via Instagram

  I recently got my first smart phone. It’s my first phone with a camera, too. I know, I’m a little late when it comes to […]
August 29, 2013
digital nomad in rishikesh

A Digital Nomad in Rishikesh

Traditionally, Rishikesh has attracted Hindu pilgrims, yoga enthusiasts, meditation students, and those seeking enlightenment.     But recently the town has lured digital nomads and other […]
August 22, 2013

Photos from the Road: Punakha Dzong, rice paddies and a Madman

  After driving over the 3,000 meters+ Dochula Pass, we twisted and turned our way down into the lower elevations of the Punakha Valley. Here we […]
August 17, 2013
bhutanese culture

Introduction to Basic Bhutanese Culture

The Dzong     The dzong is the predominant architectural feature of Bhutan. You’ll see one in nearly every city you visit. It was these fortresses […]
August 13, 2013

7 Views out my train window

I wanted to give a short photo essay capturing the scenery out the window of the train. Trains connect almost every part of India and are an […]
August 10, 2013
Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya

Sitting under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya

Of the four sites associated with Buddha, this is the most revered. In 623 BC, Siddhartha Guttama, son of the Brahman, came here to meditate. Today, […]
August 6, 2013

My Daily Routine in Rishikesh: Writing, Internet, Yoga

Rishikesh is well suited for the long-stay traveler, the yoga or meditation student, or anyone needing rest in their life. Rishikesh proper is actually a large, […]
August 2, 2013
facts about Bhutan

Why I’m going to Bhutan (and interesting facts about Bhutan)

If there’s one country in the world that I thought I’d never visit, it’s Bhutan. The Land of the Thunder Dragon is not only a remote Himalayan […]