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 …

You know you’ve been to the Mad Cool Festival when you wake up in your Madrid hotel room at 2:00 in the afternoon with your pillow covered in glitter and sparkles. In fairness, this particular festival in Madrid doesn’t even start until 6:00 in the evening at the earliest, and it doesn’t wrap up until …

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 …

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 …