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The Best Mai Tai In The World

When either on vacation or looking to unwind after a grueling 9 to 5, one of the most commonly ordered drinks to help take you away to a tropical place is a Mai Tai. Served in [...]

Helicopter Over Oahu

After 2 years of living on the island of Oahu I was sure there was no better way to soak up the island paradise than sitting with my toes in the sand on the beach in [...]

Bike The Golden Gate Bridge

A trip to San Francisco isn’t complete without sitting on the dock of the bay and taking in the City’s most iconic sight, The Golden Gate Bridge. Admiring the bridge from a distance, either in the [...]

Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

With their upset victory in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris, Chateau Montelena set off a wine revolution whose ripple effects would continue for decades. The victory not only established Napa Valley as a preeminent wine [...]

Songkran in Nan

Monsoon season in Thailand typically runs from May – November, and while the rains can come down daily like clockwork; some argue that the wettest week in the country is still found in mid April. The [...]

How To Spend A Day In Ayutthaya

For 417 years the ancient island-city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the most wealthy, culturally diverse and militarily dominant Kingdom in Siam, the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. With its three palaces and over 400 temples, accounts [...]

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

Floating markets have become synonymous with Thailand and when mentioning floating markets in Bangkok, initial thoughts are typically filled of the tourist hot spot Damnoen Saduak or the once calm, but now crowded, Amphawa floating market. [...]

Khao Ngon Nak: Dragon Crest Mountain

I’m always on the hunt for an off the beaten path adventure, and when I heard about the Khao Ngon Nak trail in Krabi I knew it would be right up my alley. Located about 30 [...]

Koh Lipe: An Island Paradise

Thailand’s southernmost island is the epitome of the term ‘island paradise.’ The local sea gypsies, the Chao Lay, living in the area call it ‘Paper Island’ because of its small size, white sandy beaches and sea [...]

Bucharest To Brasov By Train

I had it penciled into my itinerary, but a looming snow forecast and a lack of proper winter weather gear had me second guessing traveling from Bucharest to Brasov by train. Helping sway my decision to [...]