Author: 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.

Experiential travel is fast becoming a top trend among travelers, with more folks looking for a deeper immersion in the places they visit, beyond just “hanging out in a resort” or “visiting the temple” as used to be the norm.

Over the past decade or so, Bangkok has become one of Southeast Asia’s premier destinations for those interested in a tipple. From theme bars to some of the best mixologists, you’re never going to go thirsty in this city. Yet,

While it’s no easy thing to get awarded a Michelin star, getting awarded two stars is next to impossible. There are more than 3,000 restaurants in the world with a Michelin star, but only some 400 with two stars, and

Other than hotel buffets, half a decade ago it was tough to find a decent brunch in Bangkok. That all changed when Roast and its hip partner Roots Coffee arrived on the scene, with Roast starting up casual all-day brunch

W hile the job of a food critic might sound appealing, at times it leaves plenty to be desired. Often an exercise in excess, the fine dining, fine wines, and quite often pretentious food or surroundings leave one hankering for

Sukhumvit Soi 11 is reinventing itself as a food mecca, with last month’s opening of its new community mall, featuring a slew of chic new eateries and bars. One of the coolest of the bunch is Los Atico, a Mexican-styled

Perhaps there is a reason why “palate” and “palette” sound the same. At the recently Michelin star-awarded Canvas, an artist’s touch is on display, and your taste buds are certain to be stimulated on all fronts. Chef Riley Sanders is

The Lebua at State Tower is already well known for its dazzling sky-high bars and restaurants. Some of Bangkok’s top standout places to drink and eat are located here, hundreds of meters above the cityscape and Chao Phraya River. Mezzaluna, winner

A year ago, Bangkok foodies had much to celebrate, with the launching of The Michelin Guide, Bangkok, and a worldwide recognition and celebration of Thai cuisine and fine dining in  Bangkok, spotlighting it as one of the culinary hotspots on the

We’re almost two decades into this century, and it’s that time of the year again, the new one, where folks feel like they get a fresh start, or at least they try to spin it that way. It’s also that time