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Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, India

I emerged from the warren of Old Delhi backstreets, bloated and exhausted. Bloated because my guide had insisted I sample all the best street food in Old Delhi. Exhausted because every...

A Gordian traffic knot on a busy street in Old Delhi India

The bus braked suddenly, jolting me awake. I blinked rapidly, trying to reconcile the scene outside my window. Somewhere between Agra and Delhi, India, hundreds of sheep crossing the highway had brought...

King Bedroom #2, one of three bedrooms in the family suite at Prakash Kutir B&B, is equipped with air conditioning, LCD TV, in-room wifi, and ensuite bathroom

There’s a lot of chatter these days about cultural immersion and authentic travel experiences. One of the best ways to have such experiences is to stay in a local home or...

Street Art in George Town, Penang, includes this mural, titled "Teach You Speak Hokkien"

My original visit to the island-state of Penang, Malaysia, was one of the most culturally rewarding experiences in all of my travels. The architecture in the UNESCO World Heritage capital city...

Filipino beauty queens parade at the Opening Night ceremony at TVEX in Manila 2016

This past October, I flew to the Philippines, to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Conference, officially known as TBEX in Manila 2016. My association with TBEX began back in 2009, when...

The glass geodesic dome covers two rainforest showers and the wooden hot tub. A cold plunge tub is on the outside deck.

I was completely and utterly exhausted. A couple of months earlier, my right hip and knee had begun to ache constantly and walking long distances was becoming increasingly difficult. I booted...

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