Koh Phi Phi is one of the most popular islands in Thailand. But I hate it. It’s overdeveloped, expensive, and bursting with an overabundance of tourists. What was once a paradise has now become a shallow tourist trap. It’s for that reason that I don’t think I’ll ever go back.
Updated: 01/21/2018 | January 21st, 2018 I’ve been living in Bangkok on and off for two years now. It’s become my base of operations, the place I return to when I am out of money and need to work. I’ve developed a network of friends, business contacts, learned the language, and mastered the city. But […]
I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It’s hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn’t get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!
Posted: 05/01/2017 | May 1st, 2017 Balinese dancing is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen and going to a performance was a highlight of my time in Bali. Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition that is part of the religious and artistic expression of the people on the island. It is dynamic, angular and intensely […]
Posted: 04/22/2017 | April 22nd, 2017 Songkran is a three day water fight that celebrates the Thai New Year. It occurs between April 13th to 15th (which coincidentally is the hottest month of the year). Songkran stands to be the most popular festival of Thailand that marks the beginning of a new solar year and […]
Sri Lanka is a wonderful country that can be a little chaotic. In this post, I share how you can make the most of your trip there by giving you 14 helpful tips that will save you money and time. I also give price lists and options for suggested itineraries.
I’ve met a lot of wonderful people in my travels, but Sri Lankans stood out in a way I’ve never experienced before. They took hospitality to another level and made me feel at home. Here are a few stories of my encounters with some of the kindest strangers I’ve ever met.
I’ve always been interested in seeing the Maldives and, last month, I finally went! I saw both of sides of the tourism here: the famous resorts and the new budget travel trail. Along the way, I learned a lot about this country, it’s current tourism problems, and how to travel around on a budget.
India is a vibrant country where you can have unique experiences. After almost 20 trips to India, Wandering Earl can’t get enough and returns over and over again for more. In this post, he shares 13 of my favorite things to do in India after 18 visits there, both as a traveler and a tour guide.
Isaan is often overlooked when traveling in Thailand, but it’s also one of the most authentic areas to explore. In this post, I get into the nitty-gritty and talk about how to plan a trip and explore the region. Here are six solid tips and a suggested itinerary to get you off the beaten path and into rural Thailand. This way, you’ll be able to experience the real local flavor!
Bangkok has a lot to offer but it reveals its secrets only to those with the time to explore the hidden gems of this megacity. It’s a city full of great things to do, places to eat, and bars, clubs, and sites to visit – but you have to know where to look. Here’s my insider guide that tells you just that!
Thailand’s Isaan region is one of the most under-visited parts of the country and travelers tend to pass through or skip it altogether. But Isaan will exceed all of your expectations if you let it and is a places where you can get off the trail and see what life, unspoiled by tourists, is really like in Thailand.