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In The Know Traveler · 6d ago

Don’t just travel Southeast Asia- live it!

A lot of my friends are envious of my so-called traveler’s lifestyle. But in truth, I don’t see myself as a traveller. I actually am not at all attracted to the idea of constantly moving, li...
In The Know Traveler · 1W ago

Looking for Leopards in Sri Lanka – With a Dash of Comfort

Looking for leopards at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, sounds like one of the easiest things to do, especially once you learn that the park is known to have the largest population of leopa...
In The Know Traveler · 2W ago

Feeling Good at Leukerbad, Switzerland’s Thermal Pool Village

If you have the hots for hot springs, Leukerbad is the place to hot tail it to. In January I boarded the Glacier Express from St. Moritz at southeastern Switzerland and rode cross country to...
In The Know Traveler · 2W ago

Panic in Puerto Rico!

The mood across the table was gloom. A heavy aura of tense suspense had descended into the living room. You could see worried expressions on our faces if there had been enough light to do so...
In The Know Traveler · 3W ago

Kerala – Slow and Peaceful

In September, just after the refreshing monsoons had cooled Kerala, I went on my first houseboat along the incredible lakes and rivers of Kerala. The slow life along the river and centuries ...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

In Search of The Bird of Paradise

It’s just after 3:00 am when a voice outside my cabin door calls softly, telling me that its time to go. I make my way gingerly up the internal staircase from below decks in pitch darkness, ...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Embracing Colombian Beer Culture

Beer Culture in Colombia When I left the United States to be an English Teaching Fellow in Colombia, friends and family inevitably asked two things: “Isn’t it dangerous?” and “What food or d...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

The Secret Side of Santorini

“Santorini would not be what it is without Pinterest.” As my Greek taxi driver maneuvered the twisting turns around the volcanic mountains, the island was laid out below us: scattered farms,...
In The Know Traveler · 1M ago

Van Life in the South of Spain

Van Life Everywhere I looked online, van travel was stylishly portrayed. Elegant people draped over beautiful hand-made bedspreads; friends laughing, beers in hand and the soft golden light ...
In The Know Traveler · 2M ago

Fishing Village Fiestas in the Philippines

Filipino Fiesta I was fortunate enough to spend 9 months in San Fernando on Palawan Island in the Philippines. San Fernando is about an hour North East of El Nido and the cliché’s ‘off the b...