Category Archives: Recommended

Wat, Did You Say? 5 Must-Do’s of Siem Reap

By Perrin 1. Wake with the paper boy. When sunrise hits the shadows of Angkor Wat, it’s curtain rise on opening night. An early start is your ticket to the light show, and also your first defense against an equatorial … Continue reading

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Iceland Day 2 | Rugged

By Perrin The Golden Circle beckons Dave and me out of hibernation.  This circuit of landmarks encompasses Geysir zone, a geyser minefield the size of an airport; Gullfoss waterfall, a two-tiered glacial cataract and natural wonder; and Þingvelli national park, … Continue reading

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Dumbo, Up Close & Personal

By Perrin Elephants stomped into my life in Chiang Mai, Thailand, where vendors parade “Dumbo” and “Babar” around bars selling pricey food to feed their 11,000 pound pets.  The elephants slouch under heavy metal chains. Revelers bat their bitty elephant … Continue reading

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Recommended | Conjure new flavors with local cooks

By Perrin Anne and I kicked off our Thailand meal sampling with green curry, which we bought on the sidewalk for 30 baht (less than a dollar). Following ten minutes of belly rubbing, eye rolling, gum smacking, lip licking, and … Continue reading

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Top 30 Travel Moments

I returned to the US last week and people keep asking me if I’m experiencing culture shock and if I’m sad to be back.  Apparently my friends and family don’t think they’re entertaining.  After seven months on the road with … Continue reading

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Lanterns, Fire and Boats, Chiang Mai!

Holidays Without Regulations on Handheld Explosives By Perrin Chiang Mai has two claims to fame. First, it is the capital of Thailand’s northern province. Like Boston, it lacks pedestrian-plowing taxis, emphysema-inducing smog, fashion-forward lady-boys, and the repute of the larger … Continue reading

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Searching for Holy Cookies

I am a cookie connoisseur and I search out the desserts in each of my destinations (France still holds the cookie crown, by a landslide). I was super psyched when I was doing research for my friend Jen’s visit and … Continue reading

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