5 Things To Do In Bangkok (Beyond The Obvious)

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Look up the best things to do in Bangkok, and you’ll find a number of popular attractions headlining most lists: the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Chinatown, and the floating markets, to name a few. These have become popular recommendations for a reason, and should absolutely be incorporated into your travel plan. But as is so […]

Guide to Ernest Debs Park

Ernst Debs Park - Debs Pond

Located just north of downtown Los Angeles sits a small, often forgotten park called Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. In fact, you’d probably never hear a word about it if it weren’t for the ultra-cute lake that sits, surrounded by trees, at its summit. In fact, the lake and the surrounding hiking trails are what […]

China: Top Things to See and Do in Chengdu

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Chengdu, located in the Sichuan province of western China is famous for so many things…most notably their rolling hills at the base of the Tibetan Plateau, their spicy cuisine and they hot Chengdu women!  The Sichuan province is one of China’s most popular tourist destination for all these reasons and more. Even as the capital […]

Indonesia: Independent Trekking in Papua’s Central Highlands

Papua, Indonesia

Until 1930 the central highlands of Papua were believed to be completely uninhabited.  But when two Australian gold prospectors made an expedition into the western central highlands, those assumptions were shattered forever.  What they found were numerous tribes speaking hundreds of different languages and who lived in such isolation that they had no concept of the outside […]

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 […]

Guide to Elysian Park

Angeles Point, Elysian Park

What’s that big green splotch surrounding Dodger Stadium?….its none other than the often overlooked Elysian Park.  Despite being overshadowed by its massive neighbor to the north (Griffith Park), Elysian Park is still packed with things to see and do.  Its home to Dodger Stadium and just a few minutes from Downtown LA, Hollywood, and Silverlake/Echo […]