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The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Welcome to the Kaleidoscope

The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street: Welcome to the Kaleidoscope

The opening scene from Dave's forthcoming book about the stories beneath the surface in Saigon's backpacker ghetto.
Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Keynote Speech: The Joy of Culture Shock

Dave was the keynote speaker at the 2017 Go Learn Travel Expo at the University of Utah. You can watch his lecture here.
A New World of Craft Beer Pubs in Saigon

A New World of Craft Beer Pubs in Saigon

A wave of new microbreweries is changing the way people drink beer in Ho Chi Minh City.
Free Travel and Writing Workshops in Salt Lake City

Free Travel and Writing Workshops in Salt Lake City

Dave's on his way to Salt Lake City. Catch his free travel and writing seminars at the University of Utah – February 22-25.
Radio Interview with Rick Steves: Vietnam Part 2

Radio Interview with Rick Steves: Vietnam Part 2

Part two of Dave's radio interview with Rick Steves about life in Vietnam airs on January 21. Listen to it here!
Not My Bully: Part Three

Not My Bully: Part Three

"Get over it" is a favorite demand of bullies. I'll do that on my terms, not theirs.
Not My Bully: Part Two

Not My Bully: Part Two

I didn’t realize I had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A concert changed everything.
Not My Bully: Part One

Not My Bully: Part One

As a teenager, bullying nearly drove me to attempt suicide. Thirty-one years later, this is my story.
Laos in Seconds: A Laotian Video Vacation

Laos in Seconds: A Laotian Video Vacation

Follow Dave's holiday in Laos. He's making a new, fast-paced video every day from December 19, 2016, to January 5, 2017.
Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

Why I’d Rather Stab Myself in the Eardrums than Fly VietJet This Holiday Season

A budget airline wishes its passengers a crappy new year.