Travel Tales & Tips

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.
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.
Travel Writing Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

Travel Writing Webinar: Follow-Up Q&A

This 20-minute video answers questions we didn't have time for during my recent travel writing webinar.
Free Travel Writing Webinar

Free Travel Writing Webinar

If you missed Dave's free, live webinar, you can watch a recording of it here.
Traveler’s Paranoia: Arriving After Midnight

Traveler’s Paranoia: Arriving After Midnight

A first nibble from the rough draft of Dave's forthcoming book, "The Ghosts of Bùi Viện Street."
Two Kinds of Flooding: Bùi Viện Street’s Halloween Mayhem

Two Kinds of Flooding: Bùi Viện Street’s Halloween Mayhem

Video: Halloween flooding and extreme motorbike gridlock in Ho Chi Minh City.
My Secret Mission: Why I Left Saigon to Write About Saigon

My Secret Mission: Why I Left Saigon to Write About Saigon

Sometimes, the best plan is to drop everything and go do something drastic.