This Land Is Ours to Lose: Mabul, Borneo

“Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” - Chief Seattle A crown of waves tickled my forehead as I drifted face-down through the lucid water. Tiny fish speckled the current in a ribbon of wayward confetti. To... Continue Reading →

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Meeting Doctress Dolittle: Sabah, Borneo

“I used to like palm trees,” I thought, as I watched them whiz past our car window in a green-brown blur. “Now I can’t stand them.” We were on our third day of travel across the interior highways of Malaysian Borneo and the view still hadn’t changed. The legendary jungles and exotic Tarzan vines of... Continue Reading →

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What Instagram Doesn’t Tell You About #Vanlife

Imagine you own an old house. You gambled on charm, chose that claw-foot tub and rustic wood over new plumbing and boring, yet unblemished counter tops. Admittedly, that charismatic old-timer comes with your standard, endearing kinks: creaking floor boards, occasional water leaks, mystery smells, clanking and growling in the night. Like any old house, something... Continue Reading →

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Taste Travel: Wantan Mee with Char Siu

“Noodles are not only amusing, but delicious…” - Julia Child “I love you, noodles.” - Anthony Bourdain “Eat your heart out, plate.” - Bowl of noodles The Dish My top three favourite dishes in all the world come in a bowl. There’s just something about the simple perfection of a handmade, unbroken string of al... Continue Reading →

Taste Travel: Samosas

The Dish I have decided that the best part of a samosa is not what’s inside, but rather what holds together this flavorhouse curry explosion: the flaky, buttery, crunchy crust. Without this etherial wrapping paper, these bite-size (often fist-sized) delicacies would be nothing more than deficient dumplings. Instead, eating a samosa is like an edible... Continue Reading →

Taste Travel: Nasi Lemak

The Dish When I first locked eyes with the beady orbs of ikan bilis, they were staring up at me from inside the great plastic unknown of my inflight food tray. Cruising 42,000 feet above the Tasman Sea, I was excited by the prospect of any plane food that didn’t contain the Budget Airline Signature... Continue Reading →

How to Plan Your New Zealand Vacation

You’ve always wanted to visit New Zealand, and now you’ve settled on the mystical land under down-under for your next vacation. You’ve carved out a full three weeks this February when you’ve heard the weather is perfect on the other side of the world—temperate summer fading into a gilded autumn, with an average 14 hours... Continue Reading →

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