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Visiting Kamphaeng Phet and Si Satchanalai

By |2020-07-21T02:17:44-05:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Visiting Kamphaeng Phet and Si Satchanalai.  The Sukhothai Kingdom reigned in current northern Thailand for 200 years starting in 1238.  Sukhothai Kingdom was at one time part of the Khmer/Angkor Kingdom, the predecessor of modern-day Cambodia.  Sukhothai is considered to be the first capital of Thailand, followed by Ayutthaya, Thonburi, and with present-day Bangkok. Sukhothai has [...]

Visiting Grand Palace Bangkok

By |2020-07-13T08:15:19-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Grand Palace Bangkok.  The Grand Palace complex in Bangkok is by no means an off-the-beaten-path monument, but it is a positively a must-see masterpiece.  It is the 4th ranked Thing To Do in Bangkok on TripAdvisor with over 16,000 reviews.  The Grand Palace complex is the official residence of the King of Thailand (formally Siam).  [...]

Chris Sutherland … Striking Out On His Own

By |2020-07-10T09:54:38-05:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

Chris has traveled to 193 countries. Chris Sutherland Counting Countries. It was back in February and I was preparing for several months of non-stop travel.  That meant I had to record and prepare five podcasts prior to my trip so I could publish them once my travels began.  And randomly I got an email from Chris [...]

Visiting Koh Mak

By |2020-06-28T03:43:26-05:00June 28th, 2020|Categories: Asia, Off The Beaten Path|

Visiting Koh Mak.  Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Phi Phi.  When travelers think of Thai islands, these are some of the islands where travel plans are made first.  And not without good reason.  There are some fantastic beaches, great restaurants, and awesome resorts.  But, these islands are overflowing with tourists who are scramble between a McDonalds and [...]

Joss Stone … Performing In Every Country In The World

By |2020-06-16T22:33:28-05:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|Tags: , |

Joss has traveled to 204 countries.  Joss Stone Counting Countries.  I have spoken to so many travel legends on Counting Countries, but this interview marks my first time speaking with a person, who gained their fame outside of the travel world.  Joss Stone is a multi-platinum artist who has won a Grammy.  But of course on [...]

Visiting Wat Samphran

By |2020-06-27T07:38:30-05:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Asia, Must-See|

Visiting Wat Samphran.  The visitor to Bangkok will be introduced, whether it is via Tripadvisor or companies offering day trips, to the typical circuit of temples. The tourist will witness the glorious colors of the Wat Phra Kaew, the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, and the sun set behind Wat Arun. These are all amazing temples [...]

7 Most Fascinating Abandoned Wonders Of The World

By |2020-06-03T20:24:00-05:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

I am back with another list in my continuing series which is a play off the 7 Wonders Of The World. This time I have created a list of the 7 Most Fascinating Abandoned Wonders Of The World. I am attempting to make a distinction between Dark and Abandoned sights. The places on this list were [...]

7 Off The Beaten Path Dark Tourism Sights Of The World

By |2020-06-01T11:02:50-05:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

This “best” of list is a bit contradictory in nature. I am compiling 7 Off The Beaten Path Dark Tourism Sights Of The World. Washington Post describes dark tourism as “visiting places where some of the darkest events of human history have unfolded. That can include genocide, assassination, incarceration, ethnic cleansing, war or disaster — either [...]

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