Monthly Archives: February 2015


Vik, Iceland

Three things that make a great travel photograph 17

I’ve been photographing Iceland for the last few weeks, trying to extract every ounce of color and light from a typically grey, dark place in February. The weather absolutely did not cooperate: winds blew so hard I could barely stand at times, with gale warnings regularly in effect and gusts to 25m/sec (55mph). […]


Make vacations doable on nearly any budget

The New York Times reports that scientists from psychology to biology are finding that vacations and time away from the regular routines of daily life are helpful in promoting mental well-being and good physical health. You might be thinking, “Great, but they aren’t good for my wallet.” There are several ways […]


5 ways to get off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia 13

I’ve recently had several people tell me, when talking about their upcoming trips to Southeast Asia, that they’re sure Thailand is nice, but they won’t be visiting because it’s too touristy. While there’s no denying Thailand is an incredibly popular tourist destination – Bangkok was the second most-visited city in […]

Laos

Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai

5 festivals in Southeast Asia worth traveling for 8

Southeast Asia is a place filled with color, spirituality, tradition and celebration. Everywhere you turn you’ll come across bright decorations, daily rituals and plenty of excuses to party. While festivals of all shapes and sizes are held in different places throughout the year, the five celebrations below are some of […]