• “I do not wake up for less than the perfect beach”

    “I do not wake up for less than the perfect beach”

    In an never-ending search for the best beach in Vietnam, I visit the south side of the island of Phu Quoc.
  • Confessions of a Luggage Shopaholic

    Confessions of a Luggage Shopaholic

    My decades-long addition to luggage. They say "acceptance is the first step to recovery", but I say, "where's the fun in that?"
  • Zombies, Cheese and Bacon Pillows

    Zombies, Cheese and Bacon Pillows

    When you've been traveling so long, "home" takes on a whole new meaning
  • Photography for Dumb Bloggers

    Photography for Dumb Bloggers

    Photography tips from a non-photographer who may or may not know what he's talking about
  • Gone Fishin' in Thanh Da, Vietnam

    Gone Fishin' in Thanh Da, Vietnam

    An oasis in the middle of bustling Saigon, Thanh Da is the perfect place to while away an afternoon...
  • The “Other” Royal Couple

    The “Other” Royal Couple

    A chat with Cinderella and her Prince Charming on the highs and lows of the ballet scene in Vietnam
  • Thanh Da - Saigon's Secret Island

    Thanh Da - Saigon's Secret Island

    Rice paddies and fish ponds just five miles from downtown Saigon
  • "You never get old at the table"

    Armed with a password and a love of good food, I explore Saigon's first ever Secret Supper Club
  • Hanoi vs. Saigon
  • Capture the Color

    Capture the Color

    Five of my favorite photos that capture the colors of travel
  • Indigenous and Prodigenous

    Indigenous and Prodigenous

    From renting apartments instead of hotels and accepting legendary Thai hospitality, a case for finding authentic, local experiences
  • Beach Eats in Nha Trang

    Beach Eats in Nha Trang

    From tamarind crab to tumeric sizzling pancakes to grilled kebabs, Nha Trang is a foodie / beach lover's paradise
  • I Promise To Always Look Up

    I Promise To Always Look Up

    To give or not to give? Dealing with poverty when you travel
  • From the Vault: The Wacky World of Work

    From the Vault: The Wacky World of Work

    From serial killer movie makers to desperate English teachers, the best of Craigslist Vietnam job openings
  • From the Vault: Confronting My Past

    From the Vault: Confronting My Past

    A story of my childhood in Vietnam. The family that went and the family that got left behind.
  • From the Vault: The Perfect Day in Luang Prabang

    From the Vault: The Perfect Day in Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang won the lottery gene pool for towns. Previously the royal capital straddling two rivers, it is now a beautiful, living collection of Lao-French architecture with something for everyone.
  • From the Vault: Secret Saigon

    From the Vault: Secret Saigon

    From high tea 50 stories above the city to a hidden shrine above iconic Ben Thanh Market, these are my favorite off-the-beaten-path things to do in the city I call home
  • From the Vault: What Star Trek Has Taught Me About Travel

    From the Vault: What Star Trek Has Taught Me About Travel

    Dilithium crystals, the Prime Directive and Captain Kirk's intergalactic seduction techniques