Jungle Trekking to Village Homestays in Nepal

It was the evening after I’d been roared at by a wild tiger that I met British zoologist, John Sparshatt, in Thakudwara, Nepal.  I quickly grew to know him as Jungle John and he told me we could trek through the jungle to a village homestay not too far from here.  We were sharing a starlight Read More …

A Year of Adventure Live, Travel, Teach – 2017

I kicked off 2017 with a road trip around Japan as the year quickly turned into a whirlwind of adventure here on Live, Travel, Teach.  Sometimes I can’t believe half of what I did was actually real, but somehow it was.  I pulled off an 8-month farewell tour of Asia including in two more epic road trips, Read More …

Dozens of Facts You Didn’t Know about the Philippines!

After two trips to the Philippines and quite a few to other Southeast Asian countries, I feel that I need to fill you in on a few lesser known facts about the Philippines.  My adventures in the Philippines weren’t exactly to secret hideaways.  Plenty of travel bloggers have written about Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan with countless Read More …

Top Activities and Attractions in Koh Samui

With lots of beautiful beaches, rejuvenating spas, and diving hot spots in the corals or partying hard all night, Koh Samui, is a non-stop beehive of activity. This resort town, full of upscale hotels and fancy bars and restaurants, is the second largest island of Thailand and is situated in the Gulf. The mere mention Read More …

Kayaking Cat Ba Island – The Best of Northern Vietnam

We woke up at Cat Ba’s Monkey Island Resort in Lan Ha Bay with not nearly enough sleep.  Yesterday was exhausting and today, day 2 of filming Vietnam Discovery, promised to be just as jam-packed.  Right after breakfast, we jumped in a boat with the film crew and a few others headed for sea kayaking.  On the ride Read More …

11 Things to do in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Phong Nha is my favorite place to visit in Vietnam and if you love the outdoors it will definitely be your number one place to see in Vietnam too!  I first heard about Phong Nha when Son Doong’s discovery was announced by National Geographic in 2009 and booked one of the first expeditions into the cave Read More …

The Best Season to Trek in Sapa, Vietnam

Many travelers coming to Vietnam want to see Sapa for its picturesque rice terraces but don’t know when is the best time to visit.  Well the truth is whenever you come to SaPa you are sure to enjoy stunning landscapes but locals will tell you the most picturesque time is September just before the rice Read More …