Travel News

Launching the travel blog

Many of the emails I receive include questions about my travels. How did you get there? Where did you stay? How did you find a guide? What did you see?…

Burma: slowly opening its doors

Bagan temple, Myanmar. As a 'road junky', I know what you're thinking: 'Burma is reforming so quickly, let's rush off to Burma before tourists snatch up all its unspoiled beauty!'…

Exploring Asia’s lost world

Abandoned by conservationists and the global community, Virachey National Park in Cambodia remains a wildernesses of surprises. An interview with Greg McCann. Haling-Halang and the barrier mountains separating Cambodia and…

How do tourists view the Serengeti?

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, an immense expanse of East African savanna, is a world famous tourist destination because of its plentiful megafauna, particularly the great migrating herds of wildebeest.…

Into Colombia’s Sierra Nevada

A birders' paradise with a violent past. A motmot in Colombia's Sierra Nevada. Photo by: Miguel Hernandez . The highest coastal mountain on the planet rises 18,942 feet (5,775-meters) above…

The ultimate bike trip: the Amazon rainforest

An interview with Doug Gunzelmann. Like all commercial roads through rainforests, the 5,300 kilometer long Rodovia Transamazonica (in English, the Trans-Amazonia), brought two things: people and environmental destruction. Opening once-remote…