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The Best of Bangkok: A Viator Tour of the City’s Highlights thumbnail

As a Bangkok veteran who has made almost twenty trips to the city, I love that I never seem to run out of new things to do. This round, though, I was showing around a first timer — and I felt very responsible for making sure he saw the traditional highlights of the city in addition…

It’s Official! Announcing my Viator Ambassadorship thumbnail

Today, I’m excited to announce that I am a member of the 2014 Viator Ambassadorship team. Excited because as a world leader in tours and experiences, Viator is a brand I’ve enjoyed partnering with and freelancing for since 2012, and a bit proud too — because it’s an honor to be asked to represent a brand you…

Sunshine State Scuba Day Four: Ginnie Springs thumbnail

Road trips always seem to find me entering a weird time-space continuum where every day that goes by just blows my mind. I seem to wake up every morning and say, wait, it’s day three already? How did day four sneak up? I’m supposed to seriously believe this is the last day of our road trip…

New Orleans Nightlife: Getting Off Bourbon Street thumbnail

Now, I know what you’re thinking about the three posts I’ve written so far about my girl’s trip to New Orleans. Thanks for the tip on that crazy stylish and affordable boutique hotel! Nice photos of the Garden District and the French Quarter. And very cute attempt at pretending you didn’t drink 2,000 calories per day…

The Great Escape: Month 60 Roundup thumbnail

Oh, my monthly roundups. They are so ridiculously out of sync with real time now (this post is basically eleven months late, whoops!) that I recently considered axing the series, but I decided to play catch up instead — so brace yourself for a couple of these coming up! However, now that I’m writing on multiple…

Father’s Day from Above: A Helicopter Ride over Los Angeles thumbnail

When you travel or live abroad long term, it’s inevitable that you’re going to miss a lot of the important little holidays and events that you don’t really realize are so special until you don’t have the choice to be around for them. Like Father’s Day, for example. Ever since I started spending more of them away…

Hotel Crush: Casas Brancas in Búzios thumbnail

It’s been called the Brazilian St. Tropez and the Hamptons of Rio; basically, it’s this pocket of the planet’s infamous playground for the rich and famous. Welcome to Búzios, Brazil. I’ve never been to the Hamptons and I couldn’t point out St. Tropez on a map, but I knew I had to go to Búzios. Less than three…

Street Art, Sunset and Sugarloaf: The Perfect Last Day in Rio de Janeiro thumbnail

A week in Rio de Janeiro flew by. I knew it would. Heather and I had debated what to do with our final day in the city. There were so many options! We’d hit a lot of the major must-sees — we’d woken up before dawn to be (literally) the first two people at Christ Redeemer, we’d…

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