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 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 …

touchdown Jesus on a walking tour of the dark history of new oreleans

If you’re looking for a ghostly guide to the dark history of New Orleans, look no further than this self-guided, big-easy walking tour. But first: Why is the History of New Orleans So Dark? Maybe it’s the above-ground graves or maybe it’s the colorful history of voodoo and dark magic, slavery and rebellion, fires and …

The food in Hanoi is – without question – some of the very best that I’ve had in all of Southeast Asia, which is why I’m so glad I went on a Hanoi food tour! Much of the culinary life in Hanoi takes place right on the sidewalk – from cooking soft-shell crabs to shelling …