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Is Europe Safe to Visit Right Now?

Thanks to a few high-profile terrorist attacks and riots across Europe and ongoing media coverage of things that are only ever bad, I’ve gotten a number of emails asking me if Europe is safe …

How to Backpack Europe: My Step-by-Step Guide

So, with this season soon upon us, I wanted to create an awesome resource page that will help you plan your trip. I visit Europe multiple times a year, have been all over the continent, and now eve…

The Great Escape: Month 58 Roundup

Where I’ve Been• Two nights on my Thailand Wine Tour• Three nights in Bangkok• Three nights in Hua Hin• Two nights in Khao Sok• Seventeen nights on Koh TaoHighlights&…

Are Travel Agents Still Useful?

Back before the Internet, when people wanted to plan a vacation, most used a travel agent. These lovely folks would book your flights, cruises, resort stays, honeymoons, and everything in between.O…