Patuxai park in Vientiane, Laos
08 Sep 2014

Cities and Their Celebrity Doubles: Vientiane / Robert Downey Jr.

Vientiane wasn’t always the laid back, family friendly Lao capital you see today. For a period in the 1960’s and 70’s it was a town where anything went, where foreign spies mixed with prostitutes in city bars; a place you probably wouldn’t take your wife and kids to. The same

06 Aug 2014

The Funniest Travel Moments on TV

Are you sick of watching boring travel documentaries? Get your travel TV fix a more entertaining way by watching these clips, featuring some of the funniest travel moments from shows such as Flight of the Conchords, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Peep Show. You’ll see a guy punch a fish, an argument

Mel Gibson in the Year of Living Dangerously
10 May 2014

The Reel Guide: Movies Set in Indonesia

Indonesia is home to a unique blend of cultures and landscapes, and an equally unique blend of movies which are set there. The Japanese occupation is a well documented part of Indonesia’s history, but less known are the mass killings after the failed coup in 1965. Watch these movies set in

11 Apr 2014

Travel Playlist: A Musical Journey Around the World

One of the things I love about travel is getting onto a bus (or train) headed somewhere new, putting my headphones on and watching a new world go by. It’s the sense of freedom I imagine someone in the throws of a midlife crises feels when he hops into his

18 Feb 2014

10 Fictional Film Planets I Would Love to Travel to

I think I was born too early. In 1000 years there will probably be someone just like me, reading a Lonely Galaxy guidebook and planning a galactic trip to remote planets. Until then I have to rely on movies to explore other worlds. Here are some fictional film planets that

18 Nov 2013

Cities and Their Celebrity Doubles: Bangkok / Nicholas Cage

Nicholas Cage is that rare sort of character. He wouldn’t seem out of place if you saw him shooting up heroin in the bathroom of your local pub, but you also wouldn’t be surprised to see him on TV, dressed in a suit, trying to stop little African kids getting