Category: Travel Stories
A Weekend in Malacca

A Weekend in Malacca

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The 16th century Portuguese A Famosa fort in Malacca. Malacca (or ‘Melaka’ in Malay) is a state with a capital city of the same name situated about a two-hour drive south ...

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Interview with Bo Jakobsson, Manager of Villa Sabai Jai, Thailand

Interview with Bo Jakobsson, Manager of Villa Sabai Jai, Thailand

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Luxury Travel Magazine interviews Bo Jakobsson, Manager of Villa Sabai Jai, Thailand. Three exclusive, boutique pool villas for rent on the small island Koh Tao in the Gulf of ...

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My In-Depth Guide to Experiencing the Maldives

My In-Depth Guide to Experiencing the Maldives

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The Maldives conjure up images of pristine beaches, reef-ringed atolls, and luxurious bungalows on the water, where lucky guests can observe fish through glass floors and jump ...

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Zoo Escape: Red Panda Goes on 8-Month Vacation

Zoo Escape: Red Panda Goes on 8-Month Vacation

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Three red pandas took full advantage of a weather-induced opportunity last winter and escaped from their home in the Hangzhou Zoo. A branch in the pandas' cage broke under the ...

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How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Nothing About

How to Plan a Trip to a Place You Know Nothing About

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This week I am going to Sri Lanka and, outside a few facts I’d picked up by reading the news and talking to friends over the years, I recently realized I knew shockingly little ...

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The Swedish Birthday Party

The Swedish Birthday Party

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As I sat in my tuxedo, taking another sip of Swedish schnapps, I turned to the girl next to me and whispered: “Why are there so many speeches?” “At birthday parties like ...

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Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)

Reader Mail: Answering Your Questions (#2)

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In June, I asked for reader questions but I got so many responses I decided to split the answering your questions into two parts. Part 1 can be found here, but today I’m going to ...

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The Life of a Travel Writer: An Interview with David Farley

The Life of a Travel Writer: An Interview with David Farley

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When I started getting involved in travel writing in New York City, one name came up in conversation often: David Farley. He was a rock-star writer who taught at NYU and Columbia, ...

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