the POSH Guide

the best of travel destinations and gear


Giving the Best Luggage: Tumi

Nov 4, 2020

1 min read

The Tumi Alpha Travel Organizer As we're approaching the giving season, I thought I would give you some gifting ideas for the people in your life with itchy feet, for when they can start traveling again. There are very few brands that I would actually consider myself “loyal” to, and Tumi luggage is one of them.

Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Southeast Asia

Oct 20, 2020

4 mins read

While pundits continue to argue about what the extended travel bans mean in the long term for tourism, I believe it's safe to say that most destinations that were popular before the pandemic will, eventually, be popular again. That may leave some of you in a bit of a quandry: Do you really want to go where there are a lot of people, and therefore a higher risk?

Colonial Architecture of Southeast Asia

Oct 7, 2020

5 mins read

As a one-time architect, I have a deep interest in the built environment. While the colonial era — some might say “occupation” — when European powers held sway over much of Southeast Asia had a lot of negative aspects, the wedding-cake confections of the buildings it left behind are still fascinating, where they still exist.

The Top Five Ancient Temples of Southeast Asia

Sep 29, 2020

4 mins read

In reviewing my 20 years worth of content and photos for the rebuild of this site, I thought it might be a good idea to summarize my favorites in a single article, to give you some travel inspiration. In this first list, I've selected some of the most memorable historic sites.

Re-Launching the POSH Guide

Sep 15, 2020

1 min read

Finding the good things in life, from my current base in Portland, Oregon. Welcome to the all new incarnation of the POSH Guide. There's not just a new look, but some new tech that will allow me to integrate more features into the site.