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Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15

Disclaimer: In exchange for two nights, I am writing this review.  Additionally, I would like to specifically thank Ann at The Marcom Pro for helping to arrange this review, and Jern, a marketing manager at this hotel, for meeting with … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Pullman King Power Bangkok, Thailand

Disclaimer: In exchange for a two-night stay at this #BangkokCityHotel, I am writing this review. The Pullman King Power Bangkok is located in the Phaya Thai neighborhood of the sprawling Thai capital.  It is near to the transportation nexus of … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Raffles Jakarta, Indonesia

Disclaimer: In exchange for a one night’s stay in the Raffles Room with dinner at the Raffles Jakarta, I am writing this review. My colleague was interested in visiting the Indonesian megalopolis, so as a former resident, I was glad … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Air Choice One, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Burlington, Iowa (BRL)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Air Choice One, I was offered a round-trip flight between Chicago and Burlington, Iowa. After a recent move to the Chicago area, I started to feel excited about different airlines and routes … Continue reading

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Watch those Airport Scales

It goes without saying – though I’ll say it anyway – that travel during the holiday season somehow becomes even more of a nuisance.  Everything you never liked about planes, trains, automobiles, and bikes is amplified to the nth degree. … Continue reading

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Travel Photography Tip: Look Both Ways

I’ve gotten yelled at by my fair share of security guards for either inadvertently – or purposely – trespassing, and/or taking photos where signs specifically say not to do so.  Whoops.  For instance, at the above Qingjing Mosque in Quanzhou, … Continue reading

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Five Rajasthani Dishes to Try When You Visit India (Guest Post)

Steeped In The Cauldrons of History Rajasthan is one of the most popular states in India – the raison d’être being the bosom of royal bloodlines and their kingdoms. To this day, the forts in Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, lakes in … Continue reading

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The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show

Disclaimer: In exchange for a press pass to The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show, I am writing this brief review. The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show took place on 8-10 January, 2016, at the Javits Center … Continue reading

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Look Down on Us: Japanese Sewer Covers (Many Photos)

If memory serves, my first unusual encounter with a Japanese person was at Yellowstone National Park in 1995.  He came up to my family, asked to take a picture with us, and then proceeded to photograph a garbage bin. Not … Continue reading

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Northeast India – Matchless Opportunities for Ecotourism

There is a certain mysticism associated with the states of Northeast India, mostly due to the fact that people from the rest of the country do not know much about this largely hilly terrain. Another factor why the seven states … Continue reading

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