Traveling to Koh Samui for the first time? Here’s what you can expect…

Thanks to my super-long break from blogging, the pictures that I have taken from my Asian and Latin American travels have been collecting dust on my hard drive. However, now that I have gotten the hang of running the day-to-day aspects of my business, I am finally making a commitment to get back to documenting […]

Best Destinations for a Memorable Honeymoon

Honeymoon is always the best time in all the relationship. It is because of this fact that most of us try to choose the best destinations for honeymoon. If you are married and all set for a honeymoon, you should know what exactly you need to choose and where you should go so that the […]

Establishing a home base: somewhere to chill until travel inspiration strikes again

Clearly, I’m crazy. At least this is what I’m sure many of my travel blogger friends are thinking about me being in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada this time of year. No mountains, no tropical beaches … what the hell is he thinking? After 14 months in Latin America (posts on this will be coming to […]

Gagwonsa Temple: A Chief Cultural Attraction In Cheonan, South Korea

With South Korea having the rich past that it does, its not long after a foreigner arrives here before they go searching for relics of its heritage.  As such, I also went looking for the most vaunted cultural attraction in Cheonan, Gagwonsa Temple, within the first few months of being settled in South Korea (little […]

I’m Not Dead: Back After A Break

Hey folks, sorry about the extended absence lately. Between spending time with family, getting buried under a ton of work, and getting settled in a new region in the world (hola from Mexico!), I took a bit of a break from the blog. Coming soon: A continuation of content from Canada, Korea and Southeast Asia, […]

Photo: Tropical Dream Sequence in Malaysian Borneo

While most people travel to Kota Kinabalu only to continue on to climb one of the tallest mountains in Southeast Asia (Mount Kinabalu), lovers of tropical beach paradises take note: there are some idyllic hideaways lying just offshore of this frontier city in Malaysian Borneo. Head to Jesselton Pier and purchase a ticket to one […]

Photo: Fruit Market in Penang, Malaysia

When traveling through Southeast Asia, access to food is rarely a concern.  Convenience stores, food carts, and hole-in-the-wall restaurants abound everywhere you go, leading to an unexpected conundrum: instead wondering if you’ll be able to find good food, you’ll be debating just where you’re going to have one of an endless variety of meals to […]

Traveling For The Avid Poker Player

NOTE FROM JAMES: The following is a guest post contributed by Angela Stevens, who has become the first author on this site other than myself in its history.  All views expressed are her own and do necessarily reflect my opinion, nor that of The Pursuit of Excitement.  That said, I am a big fan of […]

Photo Series: James And Bob The Elephant, BFF’s For Life!

On my first trip to Thailand, I spent a lot of time in the mountain paradise of Pai.  About two weeks to be exact. During that time, I experienced many of the things that the Pai Valley had to offer, including one of many elephant camps. Thanks to my friend Katie, who seemingly knows half […]