Tuk-tuk driver relaxing between rides.

How to Ride a Tuk-Tuk in Cambodia with Minimal Aggravation

I’ve learned how you can minimize the aggravation of dealing with tuk-tuk drivers in Siem Reap, Cambodia – and I’m passing my tips on to you!

Tucker Elliot, The Rainy Season

No matter the border, the Mekong has been an indiscriminate giver and taker of life in Southeast Asia for thousands of years…. without its waters life is a daily struggle for survival; yet with its waters life is a daily bet that natural disasters and diseases will visit someone else’s village, because it’s not if, […]

Floating market, Vietnam

This June, Tourism Forum Casts Spotlight on Mekong Travel

Six nations bordering the mighty Mekong River talk tourism at the 2018 Mekong Tourism Forum – what’s on the agenda at this one-week event?

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 […]

Borobudur, Magelang, Indonesia.

Where to Stay Near Borobudur: Our Three Top Hotel Picks

Stay at one of these three Magelang, Indonesia hotels, and get Borobudur and other attractions right on your doorstep

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?

Anthony Bourdain (1956-2018)

Southeast Asia has a real grip on me. From the very first time I went there, it was a fulfillment of my childhood fantasies of the way travel should be.

Anthony Bourdain at the World Street Food Congress in 2013

My Anthony Bourdain Moment in Singapore.

For the recently departed Anthony Bourdain, food not only built connections between people, it could challenge power.

Relief wall, Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia

Don’t Miss These Five Stops around Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia

Beyond Banteay Chhmar’s main temple, you can also venture out to see a silk factory, satellite temples, and an artificial lake built in the days of the Khmer Rouge

Sin Guat Keong Kopitiam, Lebuh Kimberley, Penang

Lebuh Kimberley: Eating Late Night Street Food in Penang, Malaysia

Penang’s Lebuh Kimberley and its authentic Malaysian street food attracts plenty of foodie fans after dark