Traditonal Tongan Dance

Okay, so the ambiance is not the best. Those bright florescent lights of the Los Angeles Convention Center make everything appear a little harsher than need be. Still, Miss Tonga Tourism USA, Naioka Lavulo, looked great and strutted her stuff for ITKT’s camera...

In Video: Nepal Tourism

Two things happened when I walked up to the Nepal Tourism Board booth at the Los Angeles Times travel show. One, I was happy to finally see Nepal promoting themselves in the U.S. Two, I had a chance to meet Hikmat of the Nepal Tourism Board. He is funny, personable,...

In Video: Papua New Guinea

Last month, I met up with Mary Jane of Trans Niugini Tours at the LA Times travel show, for the very first time, to learn about the high- and low-lands of one of the most unique places left on planet, Papua New Guinea. I’m jealous of her travels there and her...

The Last Geisha of Kisarazu

There are only 13 geisha left in the city of Kisarazu, making only 13 left in Chiba Prefecture. While many may symbolize the geisha with Japan, the art form is slowly disappearing. This is one of those times when being a travel writer has its advantages. This day I...

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Geisha

I can’t help but love this video from my recent visit to the Chiba Prefecture. Rock, Paper, Scissors with a geisha in Kisarazu, Japan. It is a really a game. It is a drinking game that the geisha practice and become pretty good at — I was beaten pretty...

Jorge and Tazumal, El Salvador

Here is my video interview with Jorge of Tour In El Salvador at the Tazumal Archeological Site in Chalchuapa, in Santa Ana. As Jorge puts it, “…it is the place where they sacrifice the victims. There are also several other sites in the neighborhood...

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