Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park Observatory

Griffith Park, that giant swath of green at the eastern edge of the Hollywood Hills, is one of the largest urban parks in North America and despite being rather wild and rugged, is surprisingly close to Los Angeles proper.  It’s (apparently) sometimes referred to as the Central Park of Los Angeles, but whereas New York’s […]

Tips for Trekking Northern Thailand

Guidebooks and travel agencies advertise similar things in their hill trek tours: staying in a far removed hill tribe, cooking and eating native cuisine, elephant rides, visiting tea plantations, and so on.  In my experience we got all that we paid for in our trek, but the isolated hill tribe we stayed in did not […]