I'd already considered myself a fairly savvy traveller by the time I arrived in Thailand. After all, I'd lived in Asia for over a year and had just spent three weeks making my way around poverty-stricken Cambodia. It's amazing how your naivety and vulnerabilities seem to stand out like a beacon when . . .
Somewhere along the way, I became somewhat of a national park collector. That's not to say that I'm opposed to other parks: state, provincial, municipal. But, I know that national parks are a reliable bet for sampling the-best-of-the-best landscapes during short stopovers in particular areas. With . . .
Here's the thing: no matter who you are or where you are in life, at some point while thinking about Thailand, the image of a serene beach paradise will pop into your head. It will be a place to lie on warm, pale sand and drink from coconuts, to play in shallow waves, and perhaps to dance the night . . .
I'm lazy when it comes to planning. I pass it off as being laid-back, going-with-the-flow. But, honestly, I've had better experiences by doing just a little bit of research in advance. Through my time traveling, I've cultivated research methods that work for me with minimal effort. These may be . . .
Backpacking through Southeast Asia is becoming a rite of passage for young travelers. The budget is on point, the landscape is beautiful, and the culture is rich and diverse. Not to mention the food--you can't forget the joyous thing that is Southeast Asian cuisine. Any type of traveler can find a . . .