Travel Tales & Tips

Côn Đảo Part 3: The Serene Dichotomy of Côn Sơn Island

Côn Đảo Part 3: The Serene Dichotomy of Côn Sơn Island

Untrampled by tourism: Can tranquil beauty overcome this Vietnamese island's horrific past?
Côn Đảo Part 2 – Midnight in the Cemetery: A Vigil for Võ Thị Sáu

Côn Đảo Part 2 – Midnight in the Cemetery: A Vigil for Võ Thị Sáu

Spirit worshipers gather in the dead of night to pay homage to a Vietnamese martyr.
Hilarious Headlines at the Kulata Café

Hilarious Headlines at the Kulata Café

On an Australian quest for caffeine, Guest Globejotter David Higham finds big laughs in small-town news.
Côn Đảo Part 1: The Prisons of Côn Sơn Island

Côn Đảo Part 1: The Prisons of Côn Sơn Island

This Vietnamese island is a tropical paradise with a tortured past.
We’re Going to Eat What?!?! – A Thailand Street Food Challenge

We’re Going to Eat What?!?! – A Thailand Street Food Challenge

Guest Globejotter Joan Lindsay Kerr promises to eat whatever she is offered. Rural Thailand tests her courage.
Vietnam Video Diaries: The Karaoke Candy Seller

Vietnam Video Diaries: The Karaoke Candy Seller

A quiet outdoor restaurant gets noisy when a guy pulls up on a motorbike with candy to sell. He's got a secret weapon to get everyone's attention!
The Ho Chi Minh Chicken Emergency

The Ho Chi Minh Chicken Emergency

60-second story – A renegade hen on the streets of Saigon: What could possibly be the problem?
My Norwegian-Vietnamese-Cambodian Christmas

My Norwegian-Vietnamese-Cambodian Christmas

Frogs in tamarind sauce, mystery ooze in the bathtub, and a song lost horribly in translation.
Refocusing for 2016: Living in Vietnam’s Low-Cost Economy

Refocusing for 2016: Living in Vietnam’s Low-Cost Economy

Living in Saigon is cheap. I'm passing my savings onto my writing students!
How Facebook is Ruining Solo Travel

How Facebook is Ruining Solo Travel

Are you shutting yourself off from the world? Don't let social media make you anti-social.