Chiang Mai During Songkran Festival

Chiang Mai During Songkran Festival

this year we were lucky enough to find ourselves in the middle of Songkran craziness, and I'm happy to say we survived the World's Biggest Water Fight. From April 13-15, the entirety of Thailand celebrates its New Year. Specifically, Chiang Mai is famous for celebrating its Songkran "Water Festival" with the biggest parade in the nation, [...]

Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

Once known as the ancient capital of the feudal empire of Vietnam, Huế is a perfect sightseeing stop for history buffs and architectural enthusiasts alike. Think imperial cities, emperors, hidden tombs and religious serenity at the core of it all. During the Vietnam war, Huế was in a very vulnerable position due to its proximity to [...]

Back to Bangkok

Back to Bangkok

DAMNERNSADUAK FLOATING MARKET: Getting to this market is half the adventure; Huge monitor lizards laze around houses on stilts, pythons are used as a tourist attraction and vendors charm their way into your wallet. All the while, you don't even have to get off your boat! MAEKLONG STATION: One of the largest fresh seafood markets [...]

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Stepping off the boat and onto the long pier resembles something out of Jurassic Park scene. The inpenetrable jungle emerges almost immediately out of the sand, with its stunning natural features hinting at a fantastical world lurking beyond. Beautiful clear water crashes up against monstrous granite rocks, with the backdrop of impressive limestone cliffs jutting [...]

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech was one of the first places that really incited my wanderlust. Halfway around the world on a study abroad semester, I was like most young wide-eyed backpackers, soaking it all up and taking it all in, expecting the best time of my life with each budget airline I boarded. The floodgates of curiosity opened, [...]

Tabarca, Spain

Tabarca, Spain

TABARCA  A Genoese Island in Spain Tabarca is a tiny island with such history and beauty. With only 70 registered inhabitants living there today, fishing and tourism drive its economy. During the peak season 2,000-3,000 visitors show up per day. It takes an hour and a half to see the whole island on foot, but [...]

Malaysia, Where We’re All Food Fanatics

Malaysia, Where We’re All Food Fanatics

It's a funny thing being in a country like Malaysia. People here love food. It's said that Malaysians live to eat, not the other way around. Most countries have a specific food culture, some stronger than others and some better than others, but Malaysia really walks the walk when it comes to food pride. Here, everyone gushes about the diverse cuisine [...]

Pulau Keke: A Sliver of Sand in the Deep Blue

Pulau Keke: A Sliver of Sand in the Deep Blue

Paradise was closer than we thought. Before we moved to Makassar, I knew we'd be living on the coast, but never suspected visiting an island like this would be on a normal weekend itinerary. Not far off the southwest coast on the island of Sulawesi, a sliver of uninhabited sandy escape pokes its head out into the [...]

The City of Angels

The City of Angels

Los Angeles, like other great global cities, rouses a certain kind of swanky grandeur in people's minds. There's a palpable pulsing energy of perfection, aspiration and possibility in the City of Angels...Basking amongst the opulence and laid back So-Cal vibe is half the fun. As I walked 5 miles from West Hollywood to the ritzy Beverly [...]