A handful of favorite sites:
www.idealist.org – The web’s best spot for finding international volunteer/internship opportunities directly.
www.tbbc.org – Learn about the Karen struggle at the site of Thailand Burma Border Consortium.
www.drumpublications.org – Keeping Karen language and culture strong.
www.couchsurfing.org – “Participate in creating a better world, one couch at a time.”
www.travelfish.org – Optimal source for Southeast Asia travel info.
The Thailand blog – See what I’m up to at Travelfish Thailand – 3 posts weekly from yours truly plus daily stories from writers based in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Ko Tao and the Andaman coast.
www.indiamike.com – The web’s best place to get answers about traveling in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
www.bootsnall.com – One of the best independent global travel forums on the web.
www.nomadicmatt.com – Solid site for global travel deals.
www.lonelyplanet.com – Still the most complete site for touring the world.
matadornetwork.com – Solid resource for travel writing/photography and blogs.
www.thedfr.com – Good site that stays on top of up-and-coming travel blogs.
www.nationalgeographic.com – The world’s best team of photographers for over 100 years.
www.bangkokvanguards.com – Doing good (and fun) things in Bangkok.
www.chilipastetour.com – Homegrown Bangkok area cooking, tours and more.
www.allpointseast.com – Off the beaten track tours of Asia.
www.silkroadteas.com – Importing rare and fine Chinese teas to the US.
www.inpursuitoftea.com – Out of New York City, farm-sourced fine teas from the East.
www.eatingasia.typepad.com – Outstanding food blog based out of Penang, Malaysia but spanning several countries in Asia.
www.bangkokglutton.com – Adventures in Bangkok street food.
www.richardbarrow.com – An extensive collection of Thailand blogs; we especially like “Buddhism in Thailand”.
Tezza’s beaches and islands – Cutting edge travel info on islands of Thailand, Bali and beyond.
www.ajarn.com – All about teaching ESL in Thailand.
www.thaivisa.com – Exhaustive (and cheeky) Thailand travel forums.
www.buddhistravel.com – Good resource for exploring Buddhist sights and meditation centers throughout Asia.
www.vimokkha.com – The site of one of my favorite Thailand meditation temples, Wat Sanghathan in Nonthaburi.
forestsangha.org – The site of the late Ajahn Chah’s network of Thai forest monasteries.
Being with Dying – A blessing of end of life care resources from Roshi Joan Halifax of Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
www.bswa.org.au – The site of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.
www.accesstoinsight.org – An expansive resource for the Pali Canon and other Buddhist writings.
www.dhammatalks.net – A long running free portal for teachings of Theravada Buddhist masters.
www.burlingtonbuddhist.org – The site of our local Burlington, Vermont Buddhist community.
www.theravadastudies.org – Another good place to practice meditation in the Burlington, Vermont area.