• From the Outside In: My Reflections as a Non-Muslim Wearing the Burqa in Silicon Valley

    My curiosity to try wearing the most conservative Muslim, black Burqa drapery in California overcame my dread that I would be found out by a Muslim who might eagerly approach me as any of us might do … [Read More]

    From the Outside In: My Reflections as a Non-Muslim Wearing the Burqa in Silicon Valley
  • Travel Writer’s Toys and Technology

    The benefit of being a travel writer is that you can mix pleasure and work. If you love traveling and writing and moving - then your work is not really "work". In today's travel writing world - there … [Read More]

    Travel Writer’s Toys and Technology
  • Undiscovered Brunei

    Brunei Darussalam (meaning an Abode of Peace) is a country that one often cannot even locate on the world map. When I told friends I was coming to Brunei one said "oh, why don't you also visit India … [Read More]

    Undiscovered Brunei
  • Without An Address, You Can’t Go Home

    When I lived in Las Vegas, my title at United Parcel Service was "Bad Address Clerk." Because Vegas is a town of drifters, grifters and shifters of identity, packages would continually go astray, … [Read More]

    Without An Address, You Can’t Go Home
  • Hollywood’s Latest Studio Attraction

    The Jeff Probst Show is one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood right now - and for good reason. While no stranger to television, this is five time Emmy award winner Jeff's first television talk show. … [Read More]

    Hollywood’s Latest Studio Attraction
  • A slice of Venice in Oakland

    I've lived in the Bay Area, in northern California, since I was a kid, but have rarely had a reason to visit Oakland over the years. Oakland often evokes images of a poverty ridden, perhaps even a … [Read More]

    A slice of Venice in Oakland
  • Yosemite

    During our latest visit to "the park" in mid October, Yosemite Falls was flowing like in mid Spring. Sometimes you just get lucky! The shoulder seasons (early spring, mid to late fall) are excellent … [Read More]

    Yosemite
  • The Power & Beauty of Sub Saharan Africa

    Upon finalizing my flights to South Africa from Bangkok, I told a good friend who has traveled extensively in Africa that I would kiss the African soil for him. He replied, "Kiss Africa's ground for … [Read More]

    The Power & Beauty of Sub Saharan Africa
  • Tuscan Delights

    When I first married into a Tuscan family, I was stunned at the sheer number of butcher shops that stood under the elegant porticos in Greve-in-Chianti's gracious piazza. This tiny town in the middle … [Read More]

    Tuscan Delights
  • Santa Barbara, CA

    Santa Barbara is like a bright tapestry, woven from time, and enriched with the colors of history and culture. Some cities grow old and then slowly die. Santa Barbara never grows old, just more … [Read More]

    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Exploring the Diversity of Hawaii’s Big Island

    We boarded the plane leaving for Kona behind a clean cut well-dressed businessman toting a RollAboard with a book tucked in tightly in the back. Only one word of the title showed, "sex" and this … [Read More]

    Exploring the Diversity of Hawaii’s Big Island
  • Exploring Bermuda, an Introduction to the Island

    Getting Here There are nonstop flights to Hamilton from a number of cities along the east coast of the USA as well as London Gatwick. It is surprisingly a short flight from many major metropolitan … [Read More]

    Exploring Bermuda, an Introduction to the Island
  • Car + Vacation, Volvo Factory Tour, Gothenburg Sweden

    Recently I was in Sweden to help promote Volvo's Car + Vacation program for overseas car buyers - sponsored by Volvo, Visit Sweden, West Sweden Tourism and Skåne Tourism. This was an appropriate trip … [Read More]

    Car + Vacation, Volvo Factory Tour, Gothenburg Sweden
  • Visiting Trinidad in the West Indies: Short Notes

    Flights to the Island arrive at POS (not the most politically correct airport code in the world) but it stands for Port of Spain. On a good day (without traffic) it takes about 30 minutes from the … [Read More]

    Visiting Trinidad in the West Indies: Short Notes
  • Exploring Local Agritourism in Southern Sweden

    The region of Skåne is Sweden's "breadbasket", a landscape filled with agriculture, both rolling hills and flatlands and is surrounded by the Baltic Sea on three sides. Entry to this region is easy - … [Read More]

    Exploring Local Agritourism in Southern Sweden

Above the Clouds

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Visa run to Cambodia

My visa within Thailand was expiring in 2 days. Time to make another run for the border. Usually we … [More]

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Journals

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What to do in Seoul

When traveling to East Asia Western tourists often hawk to Tokyo or cities in China, not to mention … [More]

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Guides


Chamonix, France

Chamonix is located in France close to the borders of Italy and Switzerland. Chamonix is located … [More]

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Interviews


Adam Pervez: Travel Writer, Speaker

Photos courtesy of Adam Pervez Adam is currently on a round the world trip (RTW), exploring his … [More]

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Press Releases

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Saudia Inaugurates Services at LAX,...

(Los Angeles, California – April, 2014) Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the flag carrier airline of … [More]

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Highlight of the Month


Victoria Falls - April 2014

Victoria Falls is best seen from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides of the river. The Victoria Falls … [More]

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Book Reviews

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How to Barter for Paradise

How to Barter for Paradise by Michael Wigge Michael Wigge, the man from Germany who pushes the … [More]

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Travel Products

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Bluffworks New Generation of Pants

Bluffworks founder Stefan Loble recently reached out to me indicating he had released the next … [More]

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