Southeast Asia Travel​​

Saigon From The Backseat
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Saigon From The Backseat

A tour of Saigon from the backseat of a motorcycle. By Justin Calderon It’s dusk in Ho Chi Minh City — or Saigon as it is still called here — and the haze of the […]

Not A Typical Day In Cambodia
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Not A Typical Day In Cambodia

I have yet to meet a person who is not fascinated with Cambodia. Even if the person has no desire to visit the country, they never stop asking about the people, the culture, the safety, […]

Diving Papua New Guinea
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Diving Papua New Guinea

Maybe it’s the -15 I see on my thermometer this morning that is making tropical destinations front and center on my mind. I have to personally thank the crew at GoNomad for taking me to […]

Deep Water Soloing Thailand’s Koh Poda Island
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Deep Water Soloing Thailand’s Koh Poda Island

Kayak to a limestone spire jutting defiantly out of the Andaman Sea. Climb said rock formation without that cumbersome safety gear. Willing or not, jump from spire into the ocean safety net waiting below you. […]

Eating At Your Friendly Neighborhood Balinese Warung
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Eating At Your Friendly Neighborhood Balinese Warung

There are people who like to eat local and then there are people who like to eat local. It’s quite a difference. Eating street side vendors is often an experience, a lesson in culture, and […]

Ever Wonder What Volunteering In Cambodia Is Like?
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Ever Wonder What Volunteering In Cambodia Is Like?

  Volunteering abroad is full of highs and lows. Choosing to do that in Cambodia, one of the least developed countries in the world, has it’s own set of issues. Seeing the body pits from the […]

What’s It Like To Travel To Singapore . . . In Five Minutes?
What’s It Like To Travel To Singapore . . . In Five Minutes?

What’s It Like To Travel To Singapore . . . In Five Minutes?

Whenever I’m doing my own videos (next to come on Monday!), I’m always thinking, “How can I really immerse a viewer in the experience of the trip?” Well, one way to do that, would just […]

What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?
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What Exactly Is Bánh Sèo Anyway?

Bánh xèo means either “sizzling cake” or “sound crepe,” depending on what your Google search turns up, but either way, the name refers to this southern Vietnamese crepe made of rice flour, water, coconut milk, […]

In Search Of The Next Phuket — In Vietnam
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In Search Of The Next Phuket — In Vietnam

In the never-ending quest to discover the “Phuket of the ’80′s,” could it be that the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, just off the Cambodian border in the Gulf of Thailand, is the real thing? […]

Your Guide To Cheap Luxury In Southeast Asia
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Your Guide To Cheap Luxury In Southeast Asia

Now that the dollar is back on its seemingly inexorable decline against most world currencies, it’s about time for Americans (and East Timorians, Panamanians, etc. . . ) to start thinking again (as if they […]