Niyama Private Islands Maldives –

Overwater villa walkway (Credit: Caitlin Martin)Caitlin Martin’s honeymoon series begins here. Part 1, on Anantara Veli, is here.Set just 40 minutes south of Male, the capital of the Maldives, is a dreamy Maldivian retreat like...

Our Maldives Honeymoon, Part 1: Anantara Veli

Anantara Veli overwater villa (Credit: Caitlin Martin)Caitlin Martin’s honeymoon series begins here. Part 2, on Niyama Private Islands Maldives, will be live tomorrow.In our honeymoon planning, the sheer number of things to do at Anantara...

Our Maldives Honeymoon: How We Did It

Anantara Veli’s private island (Credit: Caitlin Martin)If you ask me, the tranquil blue waters and gently swaying palm trees of the Maldives are the visuals of pure luxury. The country’s countless islands (26 ring-shaped...

In Nepal, You Must Follow the Momos –

Steaming momos at Kathmandu’s New Everest Momo CenterIt is just after lunchtime in Kathmandu and the sun is beginning to sting my skin. The heat of early Nepali summer is no joke. The sleeves...

In Nepal, You Must Follow the Momos

Steaming momos at Kathmandu’s New Everest Momo CenterIt is just after lunchtime in Kathmandu and the sun is beginning to sting my skin. The heat of early Nepali summer is no joke. The sleeves...

A Traveler’s Tale (and Guide to What to Do)

Updated: 8/8/2018 | August 8th, 2018I’m going to be completely honest: Singapore wasn’t exactly what I thought it would be. Given its image as a hyper-clean, hyper-lawful place, I expected a very regimented, orderly,...

11 Things to Do in Ishikawa + Non-Melting Ice Cream

Peaceful Kenrokuen in Kanazawa, capital of IshikawaIn March of this year, I dropped into Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture on a swing through the larger Chubu region. I took an ice cream for a stroll through the...

A 4 Day Suggusted Itinerary

Updated: 07/27/2018 | July 27th, 2018Hong Kong. Its name inspires visions of a chaotic, jam packed city with soaring skyscrapers, thick smog, endless noodle stands, big finance, and wild nights out. It’s one of...

What to Do and See in Bangkok: A 4 Day Itinerary

Updated: 07/25/2018 | July 25th, 2018When people tell me they hate Bangkok, I understand. When I first went to Bangkok in 2006, I despised the city and couldn’t wait to get out.It wasn’t until...

9 Reasons to Visit Thailand in 2018

Updated: 7/20/2017 | July 20th, 2018Thailand is one of my favorite countries in the world. Going to Thailand is like going home. That sense of energy, of adventure, of hectic cities. I love it....

How to Turn High Cost Japan into a Cheap Place to Visit

Updated: 7/5/2018 | July 5th, 2018For years, I put off going to Japan because I was afraid of how expensive it would be. The rumors I’d heard about the country’s high prices made me...

My 17 Favorite Places to Eat in Hong Kong

Updated: 07/04/2018 | July 4th, 2018In the crowded streets of Hong Kong, one always finds street vendors serving delicious noodles, roasted ducks hanging in the windows of restaurants, fish tanks full of tonight’s dinner, and...

A Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan

If you are a Harry Potter fan and you haven’t been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan (USJ), it really should be on your bucket list! You can...

An Amazing Week Sailing in Thailand Aboard a Tall Ship

The Star Clipper in ThailandIf you ask me, there’s no better way to experience the idyllic Thailand coast than by sailing on the Star Clipper, an 1830s replica schooner taking guests on Star Clippers tall-ship...