Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer and photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. His photos, represented by Alamy and Getty Images, have appeared in publications around the world. He is the author of Odysseus’ Last Stand, which received the Silver Medal for Travel Book of the Year in 2006 from the Society of American Travel Writers. In addition to working as the updating writer for Fodor’s Guidebook to Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, he is the "Bangkok expert" for USA Today's 10Best website, and a regular contributor for publications throughout Southeast Asia such as Silver Kris (Singapore Airlines), Asian Geographic, International Traveller (Australia), Virgin Voyeur, Tiger Tales (Tiger Air), Bangkok 101, Look East, Tropical Magazine, Get Lost (Australia), Sawasdee Thai Air, and Bangkok Post among others.
Tourist sun bathing at the beautiful Bai Sao beach on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam

Over the Border: Lazy Days on Phu Quoc

While plenty of expats make the visa run over to southern Cambodia and the beaches of Sihanoukville, few continue the easy two hour drive down the road to the newly opened border at Ha...
Bangkok Giant Swing

My Bangkok

I have called Bangkok home for the past decade and then some. While the city has changed tremendously over the course of the last 5-10 years, with new condominiums and glitzy shopping malls going...
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Out and About in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur doesn’t get a lot of positive press. Not quite as glitzy or vibrant as say Singapore or Bangkok, it’s like the rather plain sister who gets passed over at the prom. However...
Street Art in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

Georgetown Delight: Architecture, Art, and Street Food Heaven

Penang is one of the easiest weekend escapes from Bangkok, and it is also one of the best. The small island and its historic capital George Town offer a knockout punch of eye-pleasing delights,...
Sea view on Koh Larn Island in Thailand

Koh Larn – Beautiful Island Near Bangkok

Bangkok 9-5’ers don’t have too many options when it comes to beach escapes for the weekend. Barring flying, there’s Hua Hin or Cha Am, which are certainly pleasant enough, but more for the seafood...