Destination Guides

  • - San Francisco Attractions

8 San Francisco Attractions for Exploring on Foot (Photos)

Mild year-round weather, quirky neighborhoods, beaches, breathtaking views — I just can't seem to stay away from San Francisco. Taking a long, [...]

  • - Austin bars

5 Cool Austin Bars To Frequent

I don’t really know what people do in Austin other than eat tacos and drink beer outdoors. When I first [...]

  • - The Bund

Walking Tour of the Bund, Shanghai (Photos)

Shanghai is a chaotic city characterized by staggering growth and development. Towering apartment complexes are built in under a year, [...]

  • - Backpacking Southeast Asia: Bars

Backpacking Southeast Asia: 5 Bars to Check Out

So...I have a confession to make. I LOVE DRINKING. I know, unique right? And one thing I love more than [...]

  • - Rice terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras

Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras (Photos)

With diverse geographies of mountains, islands, and cities, the Philippines may be my favorite destination in Southeast Asia. The rice [...]

  • - El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

7 Things To Do in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

A beach town on the island of Palawan in Southwestern Philippines, El Nido is home to incredible tropical beaches, islands [...]

  • - cave diving, Sagada, Philippines

How I Ended Up Half Naked in a Cave in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

The cave was slightly cool and damp. A challenging excursion, we slipped through tight orifice after tight orifice, squeezing left [...]

  • - Koh Rong, Cambodia

Island Life: 7 Things To Do in Koh Rong, Cambodia (Photos)

You don't go to Koh Rong with plans, you go to Koh Rong and plans find you. Aesthetically a quintessential [...]

  • - haggling and rules for shopping in China

The Haggling Manifesto: How to Haggle in China

Haggling is a necessary and extremely entertaining part of shopping in China. When I first came to Shanghai in 2011 [...]

  • - Temples of Angkor

Angkor Whaaat?! The Majesty of the Temples of Angkor and Siem Reap Photos

Angkor Wat. Photo by Branden Maes Words that immediately popped to mind when I had the privilege of [...]