Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Exploring Cambodia’s dark history

Do you include dark tourism in your travels? If you’ve visited the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Auschwitz in Poland or the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, you’ve engaged in dark tourism: travel to places historically associated with death and suffering. In Cambodia,...
Bringing travel home to your kitchen

Bringing travel home to your kitchen

Have you ever drooled over a dish on your travels and just had to try to replicate it back home? Whether a resounding success or abject failure, bringing travel home to your kitchen can conjure up delicious memories of travel adventures. One of my most memorable...
Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

Visiting Beitou Hot Springs

A brief trip to Taipei’s mountainous suburb of Beitou revealed qualities I was growing to appreciate about Taiwan – scenic wonders, preservation of national gifts, inexpensive or non-existent admission prices, volunteerism, and a people-friendly transportation system....
Is ballooning in Cappadocia worth it?

Is ballooning in Cappadocia worth it?

  Is ballooning in Cappadocia worth it? If being entertained at dawn appeals to you, then set the alarm and prepare to be wowed. Admission is free, so the price is more than right. As the kaleidoscope of hot air balloons glides majestically across the Anatolian sky,...
Splurge on high tea at Burj Al Arab

Splurge on high tea at Burj Al Arab

  Built on a specially created island 280 metres offshore, the distinctive sail-shaped silhouette of Burj Al Arab is one of the most recognizable symbols of modern Dubai. Enjoying it from a distance is relatively easy from places like Jumeirah Beach, but getting...
Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s jewel

Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s jewel

  It might look like a movie set, but it’s real. I’m referring to a scene in the movie Tomb Raider, the one where Angelina Jolie’s character Lara Croft ventures into eerie ruins among the roots of strangler figs and other huge trees. It’s Cambodia’s Ta Prohm: Angkor’s...

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