Top 10 Unique Hotels in Bangkok

by Beth Whitman (December 8th, 2012)

I use Bangkok as a jumping off point for many of my adventures, specifically when I travel to Bhutan and Burma. That puts me there at least twice a year. Sometimes I stay in budget hotels and sometimes in more, well, mid-range hotels (such as the Amari Boulevard, one of my faves). But Bangkok offers […]

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Judging a Book, er Traveler…

by Beth Whitman (June 4th, 2012)

Last fall I was in the Bangkok Airport at a food kiosk. I was waiting in line to get a fruit smoothie for breakfast and there was a gentleman in line of front of me. It was super early and we were practically the only ones in the whole food court. He was an older […]

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Round the World (and back) this Spring ~ Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (May 25th, 2012)

To say the least, my travels this spring have been surrealistic. In 2 months’ time, I was in Thailand, Bhutan, Italy, Germany and Zambia. Oh, and Texas. I haven’t done the math, but I might have racked up 60,000+ miles. The strangest moment came for me was when I was in Zambia looking over images […]

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Fear-based Travel (and Life)

by Beth Whitman (February 20th, 2012)

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from a woman (I’ll call her Jane) who runs a tour company. She was looking for companies to connect with because the economy had not been good to her. She was doing the right thing – finding ways to help get the word out about what […]

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B in B, B & B

by Beth Whitman (October 10th, 2011)

This was my neighbor’s take on my travels over the coming weeks. Beth’s in Bangkok, Bhutan and Burma. Exactly. It is a busy few weeks for B but I have a feeling of excitement that I haven’t had in a long time because much of these travels will be completely new for me. While this […]

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Buddhist Prayer Bowls: Photo of the Day

by Beth Whitman (October 7th, 2010)

When you visit the Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, you’ll notice a row of prayer bowls along one wall of the building, along the back side of the Buddha. For good karma, you can purchase/donate about $1 in exchange for 108 coins. As you walk along this wall you place the coins, plink plink plink, into […]

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What Constitutes a Dangerous Destination?

by Beth Whitman (May 10th, 2010)

What constitutes a dangerous destination? Depending on your ethnicity and accent, these days it might be Arizona. But that’s a can of worms best not opened here. Seriously. Two “dangerous” destinations on many travelers’ radars right now are Bangkok and Mexico (yeah, the whole country if you ask most people). Really, though, just how much […]

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Making a list, checking it twice – Preparing for 5 weeks of travel!

by Beth Whitman (February 22nd, 2010)

I leave in about 48 hours for Hanoi. (Aaaaaah!) But Vietnam isn’t the only country I’ll be visiting in the next 5 weeks. I’ll also be in Cambodia, Thailand and Bhutan. It appears that temps will range from the 90s in Bangkok and Saigon to the 30s (at night) in Thimphu, Bhutan. As the queen […]

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Photo of the Day: I Wanna Be Just Like You (Monks)

by Beth Whitman (September 18th, 2009)

I recently posted a photo of one monk taking a picture of another monk at a temple. On Facebook, I received a lot of comments from people who had seen monks doing things not so typical of monks (like buying cigarettes). So, I thought I’d put together some more photos of monks doing not so […]

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Photo of the Day: Bangkok Mannequins

by Beth Whitman (September 3rd, 2009)

Walking down Khao San Road in Bangkok is an experience, to say the least. Nightlife that never ends… transvestites at every turn… drug deals happening in the light of day… illegally reproduced CD’s and DVD’s for sale… vendor upon vendor lining every square inch of sidewalk. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this […]

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