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Review: NodPod Travel Pillow
Sleeping on an airplane just got easier. New travel pillow keeps your neck in place so you can sleep while sitting up.
Thai with a Denver Twist
One of the many joys of travel is discovering new cuisine. It’s even better when a new cuisine you’ve come to love becomes available in your own hometown. Such is the case with Aloy Modern Thai in downtown Denver. Bangkok natives and sisters Bo Bean and Arisa Chanchokpong have brought their family’s cooking traditions to …
Video: Exploring Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto
During my last trip to Japan I found this amazing ancient shrine in Kyoto and spent hours exploring it. I shot a video of my experience to share. Here’s what you should know before you go: Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto When was the shrine built and why? No one know exactly when it was …
Diving at Sipadan Island: Jacque Cousteau’s Favorite Dive Site
Jacques Cousteau called this dive spot near Sipadan Island an “untouched piece of art.” Aaron Gekoski explains why.
Video: Cycling Across Japanese Islands
During my last trip to Japan I rented a bicycle and cycled 160 kilometers across six beautiful islands in two days, following the Shimanami Kaido cycling route. There were six islands connected by massive bridges with no special sights or interesting tourist spots. However, the ride itself was wonderful. Massive bridges allowed me to get from …
Video: Abandoned Hotel in Bali
I found this abandoned hotel in Bali over a year ago when I was traveling from Kuta to Bedugul, up in the mountains of Indonesia. The hotel was named Taman Rekreasi Bedugul, so it’s not far from the town of Bedugul. Some call it the Ghost Palace Hotel. I couldn’t wait to get back up …
Preserving Western Roots
Here in Colorado, Western culture is part of our treasured heritage.
Hong Kong on My Mind
In the moonlight, I can see the outline of the Rocky Mountains, so I know that I’m back in Colorado. Yet, the lights of Hong Kong still reflect in my mind, and it’s hard to leave the images behind.
Video: 100km Walk Around Tokyo in 3 Days
5 things I Learned During my 100km Walk Around Tokyo No Trash Cans The only available trash-bins are in the mini-marts. Trash cans disappeared from the streets of Tokyo right after the sarin gas subway attack in 1995 and they never reappeared. The lack of trash cans did not lead to people polluting the city …
Who Needs Luggage Anyway?
There is water on the bathroom floor, but it can’t be helped. My clothes — my only other set of clothes on this continent — are dripping wet from their fresh hand washing. It was an act of desperation, really, and one that might not be beneficial. Will my clothes really dry overnight here in …
Caribbean Blue Waters
The turquoise water beneath our catamaran is so clear that I can see a school of tiny purple fish circling our anchor rope at least 10 feet below the surface. The fish are surrounded by orange and green coral, and yellow sea fans wave slowly in the currents. I’m eager to see this underwater world …