Stephen Lioy is a photographer and travel writer from the United States who is currently based in the Central Asian city of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In between exploring the mountains of the country or trying to track down snow leopards, Stephen prepares writing and photography for a number of internationally-respected publications. To see more photos and updates from Central Asia and beyond follow him on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
As a former Soviet republic that shares a border with China, Kazakhstan poses a few unique bureaucratic challenges for travelers. Find out what you need to do and what arrangements you need to make before you visit.
Away from the popular sites near Cairo, these lesser-known Egyptian temples and religious sites offer a deeper insight into ancient Egyptian life.
Stephen Lioy finds himself continually wonderstruck as he explores the world's second-largest ice field outside the polar regions.
Stephen Lioy goes kayaking in the Rock Islands of Palau, with just a trusty kayak, a tent, and five days of food.