Traveler Reads: The Unwanted by Kien Nguyen

Kien Nguyen's memoir The Unwanted reminds readers of the struggles many faced to survive following the fall of Saigon.
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Rooftop View in Taipei

The view from a rooftop in Taipei can be wonderful when the weather is clear, and I was fortunate enough to get treated to such a view.
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Best Solo Travel Destinations

There are a lot of great places to travel on your own. Here are some of my favorite solo travel destinations.
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Eating Around Mexico City

I didn't get to eat nearly as much food in Mexico City as I had planned, but I found some amazing cuisine that makes me want to return.
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Finding Friendship on the Road

Solo travel can be a lonesome experience, but traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely, even for the introverted explorer.

Led by a Local: My Tour of Mexico City

I met up with a friend in Mexico City for a local's tour. We went to some must-visit sites and stopped off for drinks and amazing food.

Art and Wandering in Washington, DC

On a weekend trip through Washington, DC, I planned to wander through a few art museums to enjoy a bit of culture on offer in the nation's capital.
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Relaxing at Casa Luna in San Miguel de Allende

A stay at boutique hotel Casa Luna in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, was just what I needed for a relaxing few days to recover from illness.
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First Impressions of Mexico

Impressions of Mexico (mostly Mexico City) after spending some time wandering through the streets and visiting and the sights.
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Thoughts on Traveling Solo

Not everyone wants to travel alone, but solo travel can be freeing and fun. There are some ways to make the experience better and less lonely.
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The Road to Avoiding Foreign Currency Exchange Fees

Dealing with foreign transactions can be a headache for some travelers, but with a little preparation and research, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Sidewalks and Alleyways in Seoul

What better way to see Seoul than by walking endless miles along the sidewalks to experience the food and beauty of the city.
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Final Rainy Hike in Yangmingshan, Taiwan

For my final journey through Taiwan's Yangmingshan National Park, my luck with the weather did not change. It was a wet hike as a memory.
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I Don’t Trust TripAdvisor’s Travel Reviews

I'm not a fan of TripAdvisor for the most part. They have some worthwhile information and deals for travelers, but the crowd-sourced reviews are awful.
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A Taste of Kavalan, Taiwan’s Premier Whisky

As my first assignment as a freelance reporter in Taiwan, I took a trip to the Kavalan Whisky distillery in Yilan for a taste of award-winning whisky.