Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

A holiday gift guide to provide you with ideas while you shop for the traveler on your list.

On Cameras and Equipment

On my winter trip to Iceland I discovered the limitations of my Panasonic Lumix. Attempting photos of the northern lights convinced me to buy a new camera.

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.
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Travel Necessity: Making Coffee on the Road

The most important necessity for me to have while traveling is coffee. I couldn't live without my travel coffeemaker.
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Booze Review: Ghost Coast Whiskey from Savannah

A review of Ghost Coast whiskey from in Savannah, GA. These include a straight bourbon, grain whiskey, and honey and ginger whiskey.

Traveler Reads: The Body by Hanif Kureishi

"I'd been alive a long time but my life, like most lives, seemed to have happened too quickly, when I was not ready." I was...
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Walk in These Shoes

I hate shopping, so it's important for me to buy products that last. Of course, I wasn't thinking that my boots would last as...

Traveler Reads: Apologies Forthcoming

Shiao Su leaned his forehead against the closed door and shut his eyes.  The vibration of the Zheng strings passed through the door to...
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Traveler Reads: Burmese Days by George Orwell

The categorization of expats is what makes George Orwell's Burmese Days relevant today. The scenery and situations may have changed, but there is much more with which to identify as we travel the world.
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Survival Guide: Taipei Now Available

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

Reviewing the Columbia Techlite hiking shoes that I've had for a couple years--the durability and comfort will be missed when they wear out.
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Traveler Reads: The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Review of Graham Greene's The Quiet American, one of Anthony Bourdain's favorite books, which is set in Vietnam during its war with France.

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.