In a remote corner of the Gulf of Thailand, Santhiya Resort and Spa combines its superb location on the island of Koh Pha-Ngan with a strong commitment to the conservation of its natural and cultural heritage to put in contemporary context the mystique of the historic Kingdom of Siam.
In the heart of Chiang Mai’s Old City, Tamarind Village is a charming boutique hotel that translates ancient Northern Thai architecture into an inviting contemporary version of a traditional Lanna village.
Over the past centuries, the commercial center Chiang Mai, the once capital of the Lanna Kingdom in northern Thailand has shifted eastward from its fortified historic center to an area between its moat and the Ping River, where it is dominated by the famous Vieng Ping Night Bazaar.
Founded over seven centuries ago in the foothills of the Himalayas as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Lanna, Chiang Mai has preserved within its medieval center the Buddhist treasures and traditions that make it today’s cultural capital of Thailand.
This most memorable Thanksgiving Day happened over seven decades ago to people who had never heard of Thanksgiving, but on that particular year had much to give thanks for. I feel it’s especially timely this year, to recall this other time in recent history when “the eyes of the world were upon us,” and we, as a nation united, rose to the challenge.
Long shunned by tourists for its gritty reputation, Marseille, the colorful ancient threshold between France and the Mediterranean basin is undergoing a spectacular renaissance. At its core is the new waterfront Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations.
From its popular Bouchons to internationally revered local chef Paul Bocuse, Lyon is a city that takes its cuisine seriously. Nowhere is that more obvious than at the little known teaching restaurant Vatel.
First a flourishing Gallo-Roman center, then a financial and industrial powerhouse, Lyon has long been a fertile ground for museums. From fine arts to the history of silk, and from Gallo-Roman civilization to the invention of the cinema, there are over 20 museums in Lyon to satisfy the most diverse interests.
I was barely in my teens when travel became a driving force in my life. Now as a travel writer and photographer, I have visited over 45 countries in some of the most photogenic corners of the planet, taking tens of thousands of pictures along the way. With my work, I thrive to capture the natural… and cultural uniqueness of each area I visit. Get to know me better…