• Not so fast Google (maps)

    Not so fast Google (maps)

    There is no question that if you need to find the fastest route between two points, Google Maps revolutionized the way people search for and receive directions. You don't even need an address anymore. If you can roughly spell the name of the destination, Google [...]

  • From hostel to guesthouse

    From hostel to guesthouse

    Apparently Penang has origins in gold. Lots of goldsmith shops, and lots of families with heritage in goldsmithing. That's the story behind the guesthouse I chose in Penang. I'm trying to limit my lavish lodging stays in favor of simpler, more local establishments. I can [...]

  • The Storm Before the Calm

    The Storm Before the Calm

    Isn't it funny that no matter how much you plan, you always seem to be an a panicked frenzy at the 11th hour? I guess the monsoon that bowled through Houston today didn't help the cause. Everything was closed. The banks. The pharmacy. Even the [...]

Beautiful Stinking India

I'm so conflicted. Let me start by saying, despite what may appear to come across [...]

Jungly, mountainy escape

“I wish I had more time…” (But don’t we all.) That’s what I sat thinking [...]

Transit in Bangkok: A quick word

Bangkok has it all. Really. It's a massive cosmopolitan metropolis with over 8 million people, [...]

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