As far as chefs go he offers more jokes than most, along with insights into Southeast Asian cuisine.
Here are capsule reviews of three fast-selling paperbacks by famous travel and guidebook writers: good, quick reads that pull the curtain back on a few of the travel industry's dirty little secrets and outright lies.
I enjoyed my brief stay on Phuket island on this trip for a few reasons, but the definite highlight was the day trip to Phang Nga Bay with John Gray Sea Canoes.
No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to g...
It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.
In the ecologically diverse region of Southeast Asia, sea, rainforest and national parks are inhabited by an abundance of extraordinary wildlife, some of which are endemic species.
Now, I don't know what is true or not. I think there are three people in this world that know exactly what happened there and unfortunately, they are not issuing a joint statement.
Despite global praise for Burma's democratic reforms, the country hasn't resolved its decades-long legacy of ethnic persecution. Burma's refugees fear what will happen to them next.
Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.
Bangkok, listen. Bangkok, no. I say, no. I do not want a suit that's specially made. I rarely tie a tie. My wife may gawk at fitted Chinese dresses, she may touch their magically thick twill. She will not buy.
If you love to travel, meet new people and experience different cultures, volunteer vacations are a great way to see the world. I've volunteered in the Canary Islands, Mexico and Jamaica. So, when I visited Thailand recently, I stopped by the local orphanage to check out a volunteer opportunity.
My wife Barbara and I are back in Chautauqua for the 2014 season, two of our favorite months in the year, full of lectures, performances, and beautiful Finger Lakes weather.
South East Asia is the perfect place to spend a relaxed holiday away from everything that causes the blood to boil. If you need some inspiration as to where to stay, here are five of our favorite properties for a chill break in South East Asia.
In a world where even the sacred is devoured, one can't help but wonder, in another century or so, whether there will anything left but a horde hungry humans, and those that will inherit the earth, cockroaches?
Without real and continuing steps towards resolving problems and the will to stay the course for human rights and civil liberties, the country will become darker than ever.
You know how it goes. Something hits you wrong and you fly off the handle. Just like that. Yesterday morning I was absorbed in to-do details yakkin...