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oslob whale shark encounter, philippines

Is it Ethical to Go Swimming with Whale Sharks in Oslob, Cebu?

Are the whale sharks in Oslob being mistreated? How do the snorkelers actually interact with these giant fish? Who benefits the most from a whale shark snorkeling expedition to Oslob?

Boat sailing off Panglao Island, Philippines

10 Things I’ve Learned from a Decade Writing about Travel in the Philippines

Ten years on, the Philippines has not yet lost its ability to surprise me – find out what I’ve learned in a decade of covering my home country

Tourists crossing a bridge in the Lao countryside.

Bridges Across Mekong Tourism: Two Travel Startups Solving the Accessibility Problem

Different but same-same: meet 2 radically different travel startups working to bridge the accessibility gap in Mekong tourism

mekong tourism forum startups

How Innovative Startups are Tackling the Mekong’s Tourism Problems

What does it take to solve the Mekong Region’s tourism problems? As the Mekong Tourism Forum shows, a little technology… and a whole lot of heart.

motorcycle crash and stortzes

Why Travel Insurance Didn’t Help These Bike Crash Victims in Thailand

Travel insurance is a must-have for any trip to Southeast Asia – but even so, no travel insurance policy can cover everything. While most respectable policies will cover trip losses due to injuries or flight delays, coverage can only go so far. Take the case of Matt and Ashley Stortz, a Canadian couple injured in […]

Gereja Ayam, Magelang, Indonesia.

Three Magelang Attractions to See After Borobudur, Indonesia

After visiting Borobudur, why not spend a few more days exploring one of the many other adventures in the Magelang district?

Thahara Pindaya's common room

Thahara Pindaya: A Myanmar Bed & Breakfast Far From the Tourist Trail

The Thahara Pindaya feels like the perfect accompaniment to a stay at the Shan hill country of Pindaya in Myanmar: a cozy home with few pretensions and plenty of heart

Tent interior, Banteay Chhmar

Glamping in Banteay Chhmar in Cambodia: Opulence Amidst the Ruins.

It’s the complete package: luxury “glamping” amidst temple ruins in Cambodia, with a responsible side that gives back to the locals!

Avalokitesvara, Banteay Chhmar

Exploring Cambodia’s Banteay Chhmar Temple Ruins on Foot

Go far beyond the tourist trail and visit the crumbling temple complex of Banteay Chhmar in Cambodia – but watch your step as you go!

Ceremonies & Cow Poop at Sasak Sade Village, Lombok, Indonesia

Of the Sasak Sade Village in Lombok, Indonesia, I’ve written plenty elsewhere; but I captured some video to go with the experience