Category Archives: Travel

Travel articles and travel advice from Tommy. Learn more about his favorite international destinations and get inspiration for your next adventure.


Perfect Day for the Beach at Bingin
Nothing much better than a beautiful beach in Bali and a perfect Indian Ocean swell rolling over the western horizon. This gallery covers the highlights of an amazing afternoon of shooting surf photos at Bingin…
The Optimist’s Guide to Island Beach Camping
Kris and Kristen bought a small traditional Filipino boat known as a bangka to take on short trips to the islands surrounding El Nido. Preston and I borrowed their little boat one day to take an overnight trip …
Bangkok Temple Tour: Chao Phraya River to Wat Pho
Even if you're too cool to be a tourist, a visit to Bangkok wouldn't be the same without at least a quick stopover to see one of the many historic buddhist temples (wats). Wat Pho is my favorite because of the …
Bangkok Guide: Getting Around the City
Depending on where you're headed, Bangkok has more options for getting around than most cities. A lot of tourists opt for the sputtering tuk tuks that are featured on brochures and guide books everywhere. But m…
Exploring Luang Prabang: Highlights Around Town
Luang Prabang is definitely a new favorite place for me. It's a U.N. World Heritage city in the northern part of Laos on the banks of the placid Mekong River and near the Chinese border. Even better, it seems t…