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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.
How to Disarm Your Inner Writing Bully

How to Disarm Your Inner Writing Bully

When you write, do you say mean things to yourself about your writing that you'd never say to anyone else?
The Psychology of Writing 1: Overcome Writer’s Block and Write With Confidence

The Psychology of Writing 1: Overcome Writer’s Block and Write With Confidence

Dave's new online workshop explores the psychology of writing and how to be a happier, more productive writer.
Travel Coaching Video: Travel Safely and Avoid Scams in Bangkok

Travel Coaching Video: Travel Safely and Avoid Scams in Bangkok

Eavesdrop on Dave's travel coaching session: How to get around, avoid rip-offs, and have fun in Thailand's capital.
Infiltrating the Beautiful People

Infiltrating the Beautiful People

A travel-humor flashback from 2002: Dave goes undercover in France to judge the judgmental.
She Smoked Parliaments

She Smoked Parliaments

Guest Globejotter Deborah Burghardt shares a personal memoir about cigarettes, disabilities, and glamour in the 1950s.
Vietnam Video Diaries: Vietnamese Money

Vietnam Video Diaries: Vietnamese Money

So you want to be a millionaire? (Dave gets back to his "one-take" YouTube ranting and comes close to breaking stuff.)
Living on Vietnam Time

Living on Vietnam Time

As a teenager, my greatest fear was being sent to Vietnam. Now I am moving there, and I'm thrilled.