Our own lovely and beguiling Eileen caught up with Rick Steves for a few thoughts on traveling in Europe and one of his favorite destinations in the world at the Los Angeles Times Adventure and Travel Expo. Rick is the author of...Read More
Part two with Steve Peer’s intervew with Joel Carillet. You do a lot of street photography, do you ever encounter hostility from your subjects? Sometimes, but rarely. A recent experience: I took a picture of the hands of...Read More
Think of Italy and one of the first things that comes to mind is rich tradition and culture. There's more art than one can see in a lifetime. There's food and family, and there is the midday rest. Walk down the streets...Read More
I grabbed Michael Tay in between television interviews and the mayhem of the Citrawarna media event in Melaka last month. There was a certain buzz in the air that mostly came from inviting journalists from 33 countries and...Read More
I cornered Blair Hartland (International Marketing Manager for Chistchurch Cantebury Tourism) at the recent KiwiLink trade event in Los Angeles. The place was packed and a buzz of the latest about New Zealand. Here our brief...Read More
My most memorable time in New Zealand was spent with a few kind Maori people that were willing to show me a little about there culture and ways. I was fascinated and grateful for the opportunity. I met Leanne Maahingarangi...Read More
I would see the same enthusiastic reaction every time I mentioned my pending meeting with the Wizard. Every Kiwi I encountered had a tale to recount about his legendary skills. And I always heard a glimmer of civic pride and a...Read More
I met Ernie Philip in Squilax at the Quaaout Resort, somewhere between Chase and Salmon Arm, just off of Highway 1 in the middle of British Columbia. He showed up wearing a bright turquoise, traditionally patterned shirt and...Read More
At the recent ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) Tourism Forum held in Davao City in the Philippines, I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of several of Singapore's most popular entertainers. One in...Read More
I must admit I had more than a few misconceptions about Brunei Darussalam before my recent trip to this year's ASEAN Tourism Forum held in Davao City, Philippines. I am not alone. While it is frequently connected with the...Read More
I originally interviewed Kirk Demeter of Down Under Answers for a popular travel trade magazine earlier this year. While the primary focus of the interview was geared toward travel professionals, Kirk Demeter knows the South...Read More
Well, I will not be buying the CD anytime soon, but I sat attentively watching their purposeful powdered-faces. They moved methodically to the twanging of the Japanese three-stringed instrument. It was a bit hypnotic. With the...Read More
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