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Re-Launching the POSH Guide

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.   Continue reading

The Top Five Ancient Temples of Southeast Asia

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.   Continue reading

Colonial Architecture of Southeast Asia

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.   Continue reading

Off the Beaten Track Destinations in Southeast Asia

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?   Continue reading