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March 17, 2018
Myanmar is the best place to travel in Southeast Asia

Why Myanmar is the best place to travel in Southeast Asia

Why Myanmar is the best place to travel in Southeast Asia I recently went back to Myanmar for the second time. Now, even more so than […]
November 22, 2017
Kathmandu in Photos

Kathmandu in Photos

Kathmandu in Photos   Most people associate Nepal with mountains. Rightly so. The Himalaya stretch over 2400 km through 5 countries and include 10 of 14 of the […]
November 20, 2017
Why I'm Going to Myanmar

Why I’m Going to Myanmar (Again)

Why I’m Going to Myanmar (Again) In the fall of 2013, I went to Myanmar. Only a few days before that, I had found out that […]
October 19, 2017
11 Reasons to Love Lesvos Greece

11 Reasons to Love Lesvos Greece

11 Reasons to Love Lesvos Greece As I traveled around the Greek Island of Lesvos, one story kept resurfacing. That of the foreign tourist who’s been coming to this […]
September 6, 2017

What You Need to Know about Traveling in Kyrgyzstan

What You Need to Know about Traveling in Kyrgyzstan   Kyrgyzstan is a small, mountainous country in Central Asia. Its landlocked territory is home to the semi-nomadic Kyrgyz […]
August 11, 2017

Pennsylvania Face-off: Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Face-off: Pittsburgh vs Philadelphia   As noted in the recent Craft Beer in Pennsylvania: East vs West article, the state of Pennsylvania has an east-west rivalry that goes […]
August 9, 2017

Nepal via Instagram

Nepal via Instagram   Travel in Nepal is an awakening of the senses. You can’t smell the incense or freshly-ground spices wafting out of shops or battle […]
July 10, 2017

Why I’m going to Kyrgyzstan

Why I’m going to Kyrgyzstan   The small Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan has a lot of good things going for it. Unfortunately, it’s relatively remote and obscure. They can’t change […]
June 26, 2017

Nepal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Nepal: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly — A Realistic Look at Traveling in Nepal   This post continues in the series I started with […]
June 21, 2017

Making Sense of Venice with all the Tourists

Making Sense of Venice with all the Tourists: Getting off the beaten track in Venice   Some people think Venice has a tourism problem– as in, too many […]
June 7, 2017

What we saw at the Korean DMZ

On a cold night in January 1968, 31 North Korean spy commandos cut through the most heavily fortified border in the world. Undetected by South Korean […]
May 16, 2017

Why I’m Going to Lesvos Greece

Why I’m Going to Lesvos Greece Over the past couple years, the Greek Island of Lesvos has been a central story of the Syrian refugee crisis. […]
March 27, 2017
things to do in Jamaica

7 Things to Do in Jamaica

While many of us think only of crystal clear waters and white sand beaches when we hear Jamaica, there is so much more to this island […]
March 24, 2017
Andong Hahoe Folk Village

A Walk around Andong Hahoe Folk Village

Andong Hahoe Folk Village Andong Hahoe Folk Village is one of the best places in Korea to experience a traditional village. Although it has become popular […]
March 16, 2017

Memories of Mongolia

Memories of my Mongolia Gobi Trip About 15 kilometers outside of Ulaanbaatar, at a seemingly insignificant spot, we turned off the road and followed a set […]
February 9, 2017
Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget

Traveling Tokyo on a Tight Budget Some think traveling Tokyo on a tight budget is impossible. While traveling in a country’s largest city is almost always […]
January 18, 2017
visit moldova

Why I’m Going to Moldova

Why I’m Going to Moldova We’ve been making our way east from Budapest, where we made a nice base for digital nomading (and relaxing in thermal […]
January 8, 2017

Your Guide to Budapest’s Thermal Baths

A Guide to Budapest’s Thermal Baths Budapest is known for its thermal baths. Humans have been exploiting these mineral-rich waters for health, relaxation, and enjoyment for […]
January 2, 2017
being location independent in Budapest

A Digital Nomad in Budapest

Budapest is a city of grand buildings, elegant bridges, a castle on a hill, and revitalizing thermal baths. I’ve been there a few times in the […]
December 26, 2016
why go to romania

Why I’m going back to Romania

Why I’m going back to Romania Three years ago, my first impression of Romania went something like this: “Wow, there are horse carts here. And people really still […]
November 29, 2016
things to see in iceland

9 Things to See in Iceland

Iceland is a small country in the North Atlantic Ocean which packs a big tourism punch. Many people use a stopover to see Iceland in a […]
October 8, 2016
Carpathians of Ukraine

Experiencing Life in the Carpathians of Ukraine

August 29, 2016
Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto’s Best Site: A Morning at Fushimi Inari Shrine

August 1, 2016

Dhaka Cycle Rickshaws

  Getting local: Dhaka Cycle Rickshaws   In Dhaka cycle rickshaws are the preferred mode of transport. CNGs (tuk-tuks, or auto rickshaws) are popular for longer […]