Posted on 17. Jun, 2013 by Steph.
I love food. I’m also poor. Luckily for me I find that when traveling that cheap food: hole in the wall restaurants, street stands and hidden local spots, is usually the best food. Since I’m usually so good, I try not to feel guilty about the occasional splurge. Like when I’m in New York and [...]
My photos of Angkor Wat were not the best, nothing like this beautiful shot from Agness of eTramping: There is one place in Siem Reap, Cambodia which will take your breath away and leave you speechless and it is called Angkor Wat. It is known not only for being the largest religious complex in the [...]
People love to read on vacation. All of those long flights, lazy afternoons on the beach and languorous days are perfect for stretching out with a book. It’s the best time for light, escapist reading. During the winter I immerse myself in serious novels and long reads but when it gets super hot out I [...]
It’s common knowledge that I’m really, really into trying local food, and recently that’s culminated in an obsession with taking food tours. From exploring Chinatown in Manhattan to combing the streets of Trastevere Rome, I’ve found food walking tours to be a great way to get to know the food culture of a neighborhood. Sometimes [...]
Finding legitimate chinese food in the United States is a tricky thing. Sure there’s a chinese joint in even the smallest small town, but they all dish up “American-Chinese food” a gloopy, uniform, selection of heavy items that only vaguely resemble their chinese counterparts. Since I’ve come back from China this fake chinese just isn’t [...]
Phuket leaves a lot to be desired but it does have some postcard perfect moments like this one of Patong Beach taken by Samantha Coughran of The Wandering Curl.
I’m writing this sprawled across the couch, barely moving except to occasionally reach for my well-deserved beer. This past week in Toronto drained the life out of me. Between the Bloghouse and TBEX I was constantly on the move. Now it’s time to be still for… well probably not for very long. I’ve come home [...]
This weekend I am at TBEX Toronto, networking with over 1000 travel bloggers an industry folks. It’s one of my favorite weekends of the year, and it means that around this time last year I was out in Colorado for TBEX Keystone. It also means that it was around a year ago that I got [...]
Washington DC in the summer is swelteringly hot, dangerously crowded and well, not really our best face. DC is much more pleasant during our breezy spring and sunny golden autumn, but most people still choose to come on their summer vacation. If you must come during the summer, be prepared for 95 degree afternoons, hoards [...]