Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral

Visiting Saigon's Notre Dame Cathedral, which was constructed in the late 19th century. The church sits on an island between busy streets.
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People Watching at the Bamboo Bridge in Luang Prabang

A stop to take in the views at the bamboo bridge in Luang Prabang, Laos, while wandering through the touristy town on my first day.

Sampling Craft Beer in Saigon

Discovering new craft beer in Saigon, Vietnam, at Pasteur Street Brewing and East West Brewing in District 1.

Wandering in Dalat, Vietnam

Wandering through the streets of Dalat, Vietnam's eternal spring city in the Central Highlands, on the first half day after a long bus ride from Mui Ne.

Quiet Return to Jiufen

A return to the hillside town of Jiufen in Taiwan before the tourist crowds arrive. The trip was full of beautiful views and relaxing coffee and tea.
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Tasting Taichung’s Most Expensive Donut

On a trip through Taichung, Taiwan, I stopped at CJSJ, a fancy pastry shop known for their chocolate and run by a Michelin star chef, for a donut.
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The Art of Packing for Travel

It's not always easy packing for a trip, especially if it's a long one. Here are some of the essentials I pack to ensure I have what I need.

Private Resort in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Enjoying being the only guest at a resort hotel during my stay in the beach town of Mui Ne, Vietnam.
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Eating through Vientiane

Vientiane provided my introduction to Laotian cuisine. It was a great sampling of refreshing and spicy food that made me crave more.
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Things I Won’t Miss About Taipei

I've already made my list of things that I'll miss about Taipei after I depart, so it was only fair to create another list of things I won't miss.
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What I’ll Miss About Taipei

As I prepare to move away from the city I've called temporary home for almost three years, I think of the things that I'll miss about Taipei.

Survival Guide: Taipei Now Available

The perfect Taipei travel guide for adventurous travelers -- "Booze, Food, Travel Survival Guide: Taipei" is now available on Amazon.

Learning Korean History at Seodaemun Prison

A day of wandering through Seoul led me to visit Seodaemun Prison History Hall in the city's Seodaemun Independence Park.
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Painful oBike Ride in Taitung, Taiwan

In the small southern city of Taitung, I was determined to take a bike ride along the coast, but ran into some problems along the way, one being the oBike.
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Returning to Saigon

A second journey to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Reflections on returning to Saigon after almost four years and re-experiencing the food, traffic, and people.