Adventures in Latvia

One of my earlier Lonely Planet travel guides was updating Latvia. At the time they had me keep a “trip journal,” and here are some excerpts from the adventures in Riga and the countryside beyond. … More Adventures in Latvia

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Losing my Southbound Thai Train Virginity – Bangkok to Surat Thani

Shortly after graduating from college, when I had enough money saved up, my fearless friend Lani & I bought Around the World plane tickets for like $2,000 that literally took us around the world in 80 days. We began in Hong Kong and ended in Paris and in between stopped in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, … More Losing my Southbound Thai Train Virginity – Bangkok to Surat Thani

Lost in Backpacker Land: Researching Lonely Planet Thailand

 Khao Sahn Road, Bangkok Thailand Wed. Aug 11, 2004 The nights are the hardest. The nights make my stomach lurch and turn. How I can feel so alone on one of the most crowded, frenetic, chaotic, tourist heavy stretches of pavement in the world I do not know. All I know is that somehow, despite … More Lost in Backpacker Land: Researching Lonely Planet Thailand