Roadtripping in Oman

Situated between the arguably failed state of Yemen, ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia, and flashy UAE, Oman often and undeservedly gets lost in the Middle East shuffle.  It’s this off-the-radar status plus its relatively progressive attitude, political stability, and absolutely stunning landscapes … Read More

The Wanderrlust Guide to Eating Hanoi

Vietnamese cuisine is renowned for bright and balanced flavors, a prolific use of fresh herbs, and a seemingly infinite number of soups (and we all know how I feel about soup).  But, like any modern country, Vietnam is not homogeneous, and … Read More

The Best of SE Asia

Well, folks – that’s all she wrote for SE Asia at Wanderrlust.  After four months in Vietnam, a month in Laos, two weeks in Cambodia, a month in Thailand, a week and half in Malaysia, a week in Singapore and … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Travel Photography

It was the fall of 2012, and I was happily planning my first trip with mom, just us two, to Istanbul. Cheap flight with free exit row upgrade?  Check (thank you, MileagePlus status!).  Cool little flat in the old part … Read More

Weekend Getaway: Washington, DC

At some point, we’ve all been asked for advice on visiting our hometowns, from providing tips for acquaintances and colleagues to playing full-on tour guide and host for visiting family and friends.  And, odds are you’ve asked people in your circle … Read More

Adventures in Caving, Part 2: Hang En

Hang En may be the greatest tease of all caves known to man. Why?  Because Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, is a mere 3 km. walk away, but you cannot go there without signing up for … Read More

From Rags to (Relative) Riches

That about sums up the second leg of our Mekong journey from R?ch Giá to Phú Qu?c Island after leaving C?n Th?. R?ch Giá will not make my list of favorite places in Vietnam.  It’s a classic port town – squalid with … Read More