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 …

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 …

When my bus arrived in the “city center” of Chiang Dao, a small community on the side of Doi Chiang Dao Mountain in a sleepy part of northern Thailand, I thought I had missed my stop. The word tiny is too large for that town. But there was a driver waiting with a songthaew, and …

We solo travelers like to say that you will learn a lot about yourself when you travel alone. Though I completely agree, I think it’s more accurate to say that traveling alone will teach you to unlearn yourself. Here’s what I mean: I couldn’t wait to learn to scuba dive while traveling solo in Thailand. …

This post describes exactly how to visit elephants in Thailand ethically. Because if you are anything like me, when you think about your dream trip to Thailand, you are thinking about splashing in a river while you frolic and bathe a grateful elephant. But please… Don’t. Do That. And please, for the love of all …