This is the true story of a travel editor who is terrified of flying. A mixture of duty to his field and a confrontation of fears caused him to volunteer to fly the longest flight in the world, from New York to Singapore during its inaugural week.
Sarocha Pakeenuya and Benjawan Sansittisakunlird, the two in-house marine biologists at the Four Seasons Koh Samui, go by their nicknames Pla and Benji. But, perhaps they should carry a different moniker: the Drs. Frankenstein of Thailand.
I saw two words in a 171-word email and my curiosity was piqued: Bar. Flight. I saw another two and my heart started racing: Jose. Andres. And then three more and I was hooked: Ramos. Gin. Fizz.
This world is made up of stories and Anthony Bourdain spent the last 20 years being its bard.
It’s a well-trodden cliché that airline food is vile. It’s so heinous, in fact, that two James Beard-awarded chefs who have added airline food to their repertoire won’t even eat it. But, they’re doing everything they can to make it better.
You needn’t wish upon a star or chant “once upon a time” to find these fairy-tale lands.
Does driving along the Croatian coast sound like a terrifying excursion along winding and treacherous roads, where maniacs in Rimacs ignore speed limits, where death awaits you around every blind corner?
Like so many spooky tales, ours begins on a dark and stormy night.
John Waters is hosting a punk party in Oakland and everyone’s invited.