How to experience life on the Hanoi train tracks by way of the famed Train Street. Updated August 2021: As of mid-October 2019, tourists are no longer allowed to stand outside by the rails of Train Street. However, you can go inside one of the bars lining the tracks and watch from there. Views would …

I wasn’t sure about a guided D Day tour of the Normandy Beaches because my obsession with the history of the Second World War means I envisioned exploring Normandy on my own. I wanted to wander without a timeline through the area that I had researched, read about, and obsessively watched on Band of Brothers …

This is part one of this Kuala Lumpur street food guide. For part two of this Malay Street food tour, visit here. When I told people in Thailand that my next stop was Kuala Lumpur, multiple sources gushed: “Oh, the food there is the best.” So, naturally, the first thing that I did upon arrival …

Our group of food tourists is dutifully following our guide through the rain of Kuala Lumpur on part two of this Malaysian Street Food Tour. If you’re joining from Part One of this tour then you know that our guide Fadly has already taken us to street-food stands and local haunts throughout the village of …

This post explores the Shoes on the Danube Promenade and the Dohány Street Synagogue, and the other must-visit WWII sites of Budapest. Sometimes simplicity makes for the most powerful memorials, and that is true of the Shoes on the Danube Promenade. I returned here multiple times when visiting Budapest. It is a beautiful and somber …

This walking tour of Prague is a free and self-guided tour. When I walked this route, it was just two months after my partner died of cancer, and I was walking in his footsteps. It turned out to be a beautiful and wishful walk through loss. When I first decided to travel to all of …