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The Evolving Value of a Travel Dollar

Don’t look now, but you just got a little richer. There’s just one catch: you have to go traveling. Trying to explain why the U.S. dollar is going up or down is something even experienced economists have trouble with, so I

Doing a One-night Trip to Ayutthaya From Bangkok

Sure, you can visit the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya on a day trip from Bangkok, but this doesn’t do the ruins justice. You end up spending just a few hours seeing the ruins, often during the hottest time of day.

Funny Photos From Bangkok

It’s time to take a break from serious travel advice again and just have a laugh, this time from Thailand.┬áSure, I take lots of scenic photos when I travel, but I revel in the silliness even more sometimes. First up, there

Short-term Apartments Can Be Better Deals Than Hotels

I just spent three weeks in Southeast Asia with my family, which involved lots of hotel hopping. In Bangkok though we split our time between a hotel near KSR and an apartment in a real Thai neighborhood off Sukhumvit. We rented

The Evolution of Khao San Road in Bangkok

Khao San Road has long been like the slutty girl from college you know you should avoid. Half the guys you know have slept with her. She smokes, she’s loud when she gets drunk, she dresses badly, everything taken to excess.