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An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Across the globe, societal norms for tipping, dining, greeting people and other forms of etiquette is totally different. This cultural variation is one of the biggest reasons we travel, but can also be one of the biggest causes of cultural faux pas. You don't wanna be "that guy"

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

5 reasons to use all of your vacation time on Latin America

5 reasons to use all of your vacation time on Latin America

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

And if you live in the U.S. of A, there's a big, fat, juicy travel dream waiting down south.

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Obama thinks you are the future of responsible travel

Obama thinks you are the future of responsible travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

YES WE CAN,

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Tune in, guys: we’ve built the ultimate travel playlist

Tune in, guys: we’ve built the ultimate travel playlist

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Feast your ear tongues on these melody pops.

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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

The best place to see orangutans in the wild is Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo. There are said to be 6000 orangutans in the park. Borneo is shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Tanjung Puting is in Indonesian Borneo, which is known as Kalimantan. Wild orangutans are found only on […]

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You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

What. A. Continent

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8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no ship like a friendship

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Travel the world in 45 seconds

Travel the world in 45 seconds

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watching this video will make your heart beat a little faster.

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

I didn't believe what my well-travelled friends had told me about India. But I was soon to be proven otherwise.

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Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

We see your cold drip filter and raise you a Vietnamese iced coffee (in Vietnam).

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13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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The Ultimate Itinerary of São Miguel Island (Made By An Azorean)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

São Miguel in the Azores is a vibrant garden in the middle of the Atlantic. With so many different landscapes and things to do there, planning a route to explore the island is essential. This is the exact road trip itinerary I use when I get friends visiting São Miguel island and now I’m sharing […]

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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Snowboarding in Iran: turns out it’s a thing

Snowboarding in Iran: turns out it’s a thing

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

One traveller. One snowboard. One Iran. Much epic powder

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10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

by Hayley Griffiths @ Geckos Tales

You don't have to travel to outer space to see some weird stuff.

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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Dalat named one of the ’52 places to go in 2016′ by NY Times

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

The New York Times recently listed delightful Dalat as one of the top 52 places to go in 2016 citing it as “A cool alternative to the usual steamy Vietnamese destination” and we at Hoi An Express fully endorse this, keep reading to find out our top reasons why!     Le Petit Paris in […]

The 12 best hikes in Southeast Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Southeast Asia may not be famous for its hikes, but the region has its fair share of spectacular trails. It’s not that it’s difficult finding good hikes in Southeast Asia, it’s more if they’re worth exploring, given the proximity of Nepal, China and Japan. As adventure travel and hiking specialists in Asia, we say yes,

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Vietnam | Vacation Ideas | Andrew Harper Travel

Vietnam | Vacation Ideas | Andrew Harper Travel


Andrew Harper

Explore vacation ideas to Vietnam and discover the best luxury hotels, restaurant recommendations, photography and travel ideas from Andrew Harper.

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Workin' hard for the money

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Our pick for awesome travel destinations in

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7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Look back fondly on the sights, smells and sounds, and be reminded of your travels long after they've ended with 7 ways to record your journey

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A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

To call it sadness gives it too much weight. But happiness is too vibrant and concrete. I don’t feel identifiably happy as I enter my tenth year on the road. At least not toward travel, particularly. It’s more like a heavy uncertainty. My life is pregnant with pause. I am waiting to hear from the […]

This travel story (A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

It's time to start streaming life

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Nepal

Everything you ever wanted to know about Nepal

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Everything you ever wanted to know about travelling in Nepal is in here. Seriously

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An Awesome 2-Week Thailand Itinerary (For First-Timers)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article will help you craft your very own Thailand travel itinerary. After reading this, you’ll be ready for a trip to one of the most adventure-packed destination in the world! Thailand is a one of a kind place in the world. Despite getting 30M of tourists every year – some spots are already lost […]

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How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

by Kristy Atkinson @ Geckos Tales

If "alone time" ranks consistently high on your list of things to do, this one's for you.

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33 tips for the first-time traveller

33 tips for the first-time traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We asked our well-travelled Facebook fans what advice they'd give to the first-time traveller. Some of it was practical, some was profound, some was weird

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How to Hire a Travel Agency in Hanoi, Vietnam

How to Hire a Travel Agency in Hanoi, Vietnam


TripSavvy

How to find a trustworthy travel agency in Hanoi, Vietnam. What to ask and what to expect. A list of travel agencies of some repute based in Hanoi.

How To Prepare For Your Gap Year In Australia

by Lexi Smith @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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A life on the road: Chuck Ragan

A life on the road: Chuck Ragan

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

"Travelling's where we came from, and where we are." We catch up with globe-trotting folk troubadour, Chuck Ragan, and talk about his life on the road.

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Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

I've bean thinking about you a latte

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We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The best of the best.

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These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A truly iconic invention

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8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

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The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Asia is without doubt one of the best regions of the world for an exciting multi-country holiday. With so many countries relatively close together, it seems almost like a wasted opportunity to see only one. The problem is – as always – which countries should you see? As Asia experts, we have years of experience

Read The 5 best multi-country holidays in Asia on Backyard Travel.

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

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Climbing Mount Pico: All You Need To Know For an Epic Hike

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

During my last trip to Azores, I had the pleasure of climbing Mount Pico in Pico island. Here’s my experience and how you can get to the top safely. While it’s not by any means amongst the tallest in the world, Mount Pico can be deceptively difficult to conquer which leads to many failed climb […]

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Vietnam: A travel compendium

Vietnam: A travel compendium


Geckos Tales

you’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

"Travelling didn’t complicate my education, it cleared away the deadwood."

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This easy-to-follow Pico travel guide contains all you need to know to explore Pico island in Azores. Find out the best places to go and how to budget and plan your itinerary. And of course, what and where to eat. Let’s get started! Each island in the Azores has its own charm and appeal. There’s […]

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How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Travelling with curly hair is hard and requires sound grooming advice. Apparently

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The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

by Caroline Bellinger @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia is a tiny country that packs an impressive punch. Here's the scoop.

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6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Smoke bombs at the ready

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5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

by Melissa Spurgin @ Geckos Tales

Forget yoga and gym memberships. This is only way through.

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Elephant welfare: the basics

Elephant welfare: the basics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our sister company, Intrepid Travel recently announced that they stopped offering elephant rides on their trips. The same goes for us too

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10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

It's literally impossible to get bored here

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How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Back to basics: your ultimate travel fashion survival guide.

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The 5 best travel videos of 2014

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

2014 was a brilliant year for visual inspiration. Here, we've rounded up the biggest, the most beautiful, the most inspirational and the most moving videos we've seen over the past 12 months. It's not comprehensive by any means, but we reckon it's a pretty solid list

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BAI DINH – TRANG AN TRIP GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

A more stunning unexplored and enthrallingalternative to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, this incredible day trip take you through the ancient land rich with cultural and geographic wonders that recently […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

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Our Favorite Books of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you like me? Do you love to read? Travel and adventure are my favorite topics, but every once in awhile, a popular fiction book or autobiography finds its way onto my reading list. Here are my favorite books of 2017. Buried in the Sky In 2008, eleven climbers died while trying to summit K2. Two Sherpas survived and this is ...

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Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"I wanted to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, and fish like Hemingway in the Caribbean."

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33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

There’s no denying the myriad attractions of Thailand. Beaches, jungles, cities, spices – this kingdom of intrigue offers endless explorations into culture, nature and history. To help you get to know Thailand a little better, we’ve drawn upon our extensive knowledge of the country to share some of our favorite things about it. You’ll notice

Read 33 fun and interesting facts about Thailand that will surprise and delight you on Backyard Travel.

The most beautiful travel film ever made?

The most beautiful travel film ever made?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Filmed over 20 days and 3500km, Leonardo Dalessandri's incredible 'Watchtower of Turkey' video raises the bar for other travel films.

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What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

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The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Wanderlust levels rising

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Vietnam

Vietnam


Khiri Travel

Apart from the highlights that Vietnam has to offer, the best part of this country is to be out on the streets. Walking around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Than Market, Sapa’s terraces, Hoi An town, and trekking Vietnam’s numerous National Parks is what makes this country special.

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Our mates at Urban Adventures know cities. Here, they tell us how to avoid kooking it in Barcelona.

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Using a Smartphone Camera Lens Kit To Boost Your Photos: Pixter Review

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking for a clever, effective and inexpensive way to boost your photos on your smartphone? Pixter might be the answer you’re looking for. This is a detailed review on of their attachable smartphone camera lens: the Super Fisheye! I confess I had a bit of prejudice against smartphone accessories. It’s just that I’ve seen so […]

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The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Do not attempt this at home.

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8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't forget your Ps & Qs

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6 beauty products you need while travelling

6 beauty products you need while travelling

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because, who are we kidding: we all need some sort of beauty hit.

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24 types of “inspirational” travel quotes (and what they really mean)

24 types of “inspirational” travel quotes (and what they really mean)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We're never quite sure if travel quotes make us really want to throw up or really want to go travelling

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Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Eat, Pray, Love makes a cheeky appearance

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

This travel story (A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

How to know you’re a born traveller

How to know you’re a born traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't deny who you truly are

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Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome.

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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Grand Palace & Emeral Buddha Half Day Tour

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Embark on a tour to visit the marvelous Grand Palace and explore its grounds which feature one of the most well-known temples in Thailand, Learn about the history behind the […]

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Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos advises travellers to not travel to Chile's Villarica Volcano. Because it is erupting.

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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's time to choose: cup or passport

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon travel blog and guide has all you need to know to plan your trip to the trendiest hotspot in Europe right now. Budget, tourist traps and places not to miss vs main tourist traps, places to eat and of course insider tips. After all I’ve lived in Lisbon for a decade! I know […]

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Travel? There’s an app for that

Travel? There’s an app for that

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

A few apps to help you out next time you head on out into the world.

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What it’s like to travel in Egypt right now (as an American)

What it’s like to travel in Egypt right now (as an American)

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

It may surprise you

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Walk the Camino de Santiago Solo

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I laced up my shoes, put on my pack and let the weight sink into my hips.  Am I ready? Am I up for this? I asked the man at the front desk which direction to get to the Camino de Santiago trail in Pamplona. He got out a map and showed me how to […]

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20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You get me. You really get me

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What your travel habits say about you

What your travel habits say about you

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Here, we’ll explore the big questions such as, are you a roller or a folder? A window or an aisle guy? A backpack or suitcase go-er? You know, the kind of habits you debate with fellow

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17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

It’s a simple fact that travel is transformative. If you travel Southeast Asia with an open mind, there’s no doubt your journeys will affect you. If you grew up in a Western country, you feel the effects even more. The contrast to what you’re used to back home can come as a shock, but, as

Read 17 surprising ways traveling Southeast Asia like an insider can change you on Backyard Travel.

The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

Wi-fight it: 12 travel tips for tragic wi-fi addicts

Wi-fight it: 12 travel tips for tragic wi-fi addicts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The signal is strong with this one

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Ultimate Travel - Why you should definitely travel Vietnam!

Ultimate Travel - Why you should definitely travel Vietnam!


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If Vietnam is not on your bucket list, it should be! Let Ultimate Travel convince you why you should travel Vietnam ... it won't take us long!

This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Robin Esrock is a global adventurer, travel writer and TV guy. And he just became one of our favourite travellers ever

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Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Get a post-grad from the school of life

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Most travel quotes are cliched and overused. We found a bunch that aren't.

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5 awesome things to do in Guatemala

5 awesome things to do in Guatemala

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Guatemala may be small, but it's packed full of things for travellers to do. Here, we've selected some of them and presented them in a completely original and groundbreaking list-like format for you. Isn't the internet great?

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Geckos travel quiz is here. And it’s awesome

Geckos travel quiz is here. And it’s awesome

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One quiz to rule them all

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So, you want to travel?

So, you want to travel?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A practical guide to planning your first trip.

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Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

It's like a social experiment, but without all the science

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Probe a little deeper into the chronicles of Winnie the Pooh, and a wealth of travel advice awaits the budding expeditioner. Seriously. This stuff is gold.

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TAM COC – CUC PHUONG 2 DAYS

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Active and close to nature in awe inspiring landscapes during this 2 day trip. An ideal combination of sightseeing, physical challenges and a genuine nature experience – from the peaceful […]

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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14 reasons euro train travel is better than taking the bus

14 reasons euro train travel is better than taking the bus

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Trust us on this one: our (loco)motives are pure

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How to do the Cabot Trail in a Day

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

Everyone tells you that you should plan for 3 to 5 days on the Cabot Trail – a 185 mile drive around the tip of Cape Breton Nova Scotia passing along and through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands. Nova Scotia is beautiful, and most people vacation on the whole province of Nova Scotia, which means […]

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Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Yes no. Maybe. I don't know. CAN YOU REPEAT THE

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A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


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Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It's a whole new world, guys. Let Disney show you how to discover it

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Traveling with kids – it’s hard, but it’s worth it. Depending on the age of your offspring, the challenges vary, but as parents and travel experts, we have some insights on how to streamline a family vacation. To share the things we’ve learned through years of experience planning – and taking – family trips in

Read How to plan a family vacation – a step-by-step guide, with tips and checklist on Backyard Travel.

A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

This travel story (A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We decided that the film crew should do everything a Geckos traveller would do; sleep in treehouses, cruise the Kinabatangan River and climb a mountain

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6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Be a traveller, not a tourist. Do Angkor Wat right.

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16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Not all heroes wear capes

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We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There is no track. He is the track.

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Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Park rangers protect the animals that we travellers love. But over the past 10 years, more than 1000 rangers have been killed on the job. The majority of these deaths were homicides.

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I’m not a big fan of the term ‘influencer’, however I must admit, it does describe much of what I do. Over the past few years the term travel blogger has been taken over by the term travel influencer; honestly we do more than blog I suppose. My goal is always to inspire, or convince […]

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 2: South Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

In this, the second part of our two-part series on avoiding common tourist scams in Vietnam, we focus on popular tourist destinations in the south of the country. Saigon, Nha Trang and Hoi An all have their fair share of scams and safety hazards that travelers should be aware of. (Read Part 1 of this series…

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


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At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

17 travel goals to set in 2017

17 travel goals to set in 2017

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Resolution #1: make more resolutions...

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29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s that time of year again, and while not all of us hail from the bountiful United States of A, we reckon everyone could do with a little extra gratitude

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Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I was working late one night and had a surprising email from a potential client come across my screen.  It talked about a possible opportunity to work on a travel project with a theme of’ ‘Firsts’.  They asked me to provide my list of ‘firsts’ (bucket list items) I wanted to do – and encouraged […]

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Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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Travel: it’s all in the anticipation

Travel: it’s all in the anticipation

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

I’m two weeks away from hauling myself across the world and I’ve suddenly realised something new

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3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

by Lindsey Howard @ Geckos Tales

We can't solve these mysteries. Nor can science. Can you?

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Why I Want to Go Back to Ireland & Bring You With Me

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

It was love at first sight. I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs, and underneath her incredible expanse of sky, she stole my heart. […]

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13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Java is a full-on travel experience. Here are 13 reasons why. You're welcome.

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Shallow Pockets: How to travel Vietnam on a budget | XO Tours Blog

Shallow Pockets: How to travel Vietnam on a budget | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is one of the most popular budget travel destinations in the world. The easiest way to travel frugally is to know how and where to find the bargains!

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take your #wanderlust to the next level with the help of professional Instagrammer, Melissa Findley.

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Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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How not to talk about travel

How not to talk about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This is a (very biased) guide to not sounding like a travel snob

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The Best Of Siquijor: Itinerary, Tourist Spots and Budget in 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Siquijor travel guide and itinerary has all you need to know to plan your trip to one of the best hidden gems of the Philippines. Dreamy waterfalls, secret tropical beaches and memorable sunsets await you in Siquijor: the island of fire! Siquijor island has been known as land of witchcraft, enchantments and sorcery. So […]

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Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whilst travel to the likes of South East Asia, Europe, Africa or South America is ever popular, there are ways to get even more out of your hard-earned escape from normality

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Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

We're gonna find out who's naughty or nice

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Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the New Berlin

Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the New Berlin

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Travel trends come and go, but hipsters endure

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How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

They’re completely self-sustainable – a travelling community of artists and musicians- and they call themselves The Soulfire Project

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Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Yep, you read that right. Enter the quiz, win a trip, flights and $1000 spending money for TWO.

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

99 percent of first-time travellers to Ho Chi Minh City will beeline for Ben Thanh Market in hopes of fulfilling all of their shopping needs. Locals, however, hardly frequent or recommend this market. Though it remains a must-see attraction, there are plenty of other shopping arenas that will delight all shopaholics visiting the city. Here, […]

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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Damnern Saduak Floating Market

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Immerse yourself in the colors, flavors and chatter of Thailand’s most famous marketplace with a full-day tour from Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. Experience the fun and chaos […]

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How to stay safe and avoid scams in Vietnam – Part 1: North Vietnam

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Generally, Vietnam is a very safe country in which to travel. Compared to most major tourist cities in the West – Paris, London, New York, Rome – the streets of Vietnam’s urban centers are much less threatening. However, in some of the more popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, there are a handful of tourist scams and…

The ‘wanderlust’ gene: is travel in your DNA?

The ‘wanderlust’ gene: is travel in your DNA?

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Ever wondered why you couldn't rid yourself of a niggling sense that you just had to be somewhere else? Wonder no more.

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How to Know When to Travel Anywhere – The Rove.me experience

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

We live in a rushed era where the “fast-food” concept has arrived to the travel world too. Many people out there can do a life of travel based on keeping a count of countries visited and bragging themselves because of it. But is that really the essence of traveling? For me, the whole purpose of […]

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Vietnam: a travel compendium

Vietnam: a travel compendium

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

You’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

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How To Spend 14 Days In New Zealand

by Abbie Redman @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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Is Southeast Asia Safe To Travel To?

by Lexi Smith @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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What NOT To Do On Your Gap Year In Australia

by Felicia Lindqvist @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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The Best 2018 Destinations for Extreme Travel

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

It’s that time of year when you get the ‘best’ lists giving you ‘new’ ideas of where to go next year.  But in an effort to not be like everyone else, I focused on my favorite type of travel – extreme travel.  Check out Lonely Planet, AFAR, and the New York Times for the typical […]

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The 7 deadly sins of travel

The 7 deadly sins of travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

In case you were wondering

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GROUP TOUR HOA LU – TAM COC 1 DAY

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Ninh Binh is a city in North Vietnam with population of 130,517 people, famous for the nearby karst scenery and the village of Tam Coc. There is nothing to do […]

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is seeing more and more visitors each year, with the actual number of tourists per year reaching well over 6 million.  Some areas in Vietnam, such as Halong Bay, Sapa, and Hoi An, are very beautiful but also packed with tourists year round.  Fortunately, if you want to get away from the crowds, you…

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

The land of pharaohs and pyramids certainly doesn’t need an introduction

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15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

I wanted to share these Vietnam travel tips with you, in the hope that you too can dive right into the deep end of the experiences Vietnam has to offer.

11 inspirational movies that’ll make you want to travel

11 inspirational movies that’ll make you want to travel

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

No, Eat Pray Love does not feature anywhere on this list

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7 Reasons You NEED To Do Surf Camp Australia

by Laura De Wispelaere @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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The future of travel: new video report reveals startling travel trends for 2015

The future of travel: new video report reveals startling travel trends for 2015

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Only 100 aeroplanes expected to fly in 2015 and travellers can look forward to eating more ice cream, study says

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6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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31 emotions only travellers will understand

31 emotions only travellers will understand

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

As a company that runs trips all over the world, we feel pretty qualified to try and summarise how it feels to take your first trip. So we did, with gifs.

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Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

What's bugging you

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Why Skydiving Is A MUST DO On Your Gap Year

by Felicia Lindqvist @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This blog features important Vietnam tips and tricks for first-timers. How to be street smart, travel safely, not being ripped off and have a blast!

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Old McDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had some...vegetables

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Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which Vietnam City Is Right For You?

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Struggling making a decision between Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh for your upcoming trip to Vietnam? In this article I’m comparing both cities in terms of food, safety, places to visit and overall vibe for you to decide its overall travel potential. Which one is the right for you? Vietnam is not the easiest of […]

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26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

All aboard!

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Borneo. You probably know it for its rainforests, orangutans and world-class scuba diving. But there’s a lot more to this lush tropical island. Did you know that its jungles provide a rich habitat for rare creatures? It’s also home to the world’s largest (and most pungent) flower, its richest monarch and the highest peak in

Read 25 Fun and Interesting Facts about Borneo that will inspire you to go on Backyard Travel.

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre

Vietnam Travel Guide & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Boasting stunning scenery & beaches, Vietnam is the perfect Asian destination! Cover all your bases while travelling in Vietnam with our Vietnam travel guide.

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Want some aloe vera for that travel burn

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6 Reasons Not To Visit Hoi An

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Hoi An is a small town that is incredibly diverse. From the travel-back-in-time feeling created in its UNESCO-protected Ancient Town, to its picturesque beaches, romantic rivers and desert-island style Cham Islands; it’s got someone to offer almost everyone. But is it really the right place for you? 1. Don’t visit Hoi An if you don’t […]

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly


A Little Adrift

Everything I needed to know to backpack from one end of Vietnam to the other. A guide to what to see and do, where to stay, and responsible travel.

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Single and ready to mingle

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10 awesome facts about Peru

10 awesome facts about Peru

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Peru has loads of facts. Here are 10 of them, curated by us, for you. Travel well.

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My 31 Favorite Travel Tips From My 31 Years Of Age (Auch!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Looking at my travel resume, I have been fortunate to have visited more than 30 countries in 4 different continents. About time to put together my favorite ever travel tips that work anywhere in the world. This year I’ve turned 31 years old (auch!) which also means 31 years of collecting travel experiences. With every […]

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12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel and airports. They’re intrinsically linked. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s simply no avoiding ’em (unless you swim). There’s loads of splashy, flashy ones that make you so relaxed you’ll forget about the seven hour layover. But today we’re going to look at some of the world’s weirdest. 1. Qamdo Bangda Airport, Qamdo, Tibet If

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

by Chris Girdler @ Geckos Tales

This trip will cost you a lot of moneypennies.

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Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Let’s be honest, Internet is the biggest rip-off when you’re travelling. Fear not amigos, here’s seven apps that have your back for those wifi-free moments in life (not that they’re a bad thing)

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This is what it’s like to travel in Europe right now

This is what it’s like to travel in Europe right now

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

This is Europe beyond the headlines

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Tips and hacks for Europe rail travel

Tips and hacks for Europe rail travel

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Ride on the peace train

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Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

I know what stress is. Anxiety, though? That’s a whole other wild and unbridled beast that rose up and clocked me in the noggin the minute I stepped on my first international flight

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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

I’m sharing my full planning insights to visit Naples, Pompeii, Vesuvius and Amalfi Coast on a fully independent trip. I’ve used no expensive tours or agencies and I now show you how you can do the same. This is the fun and adventurous Italy! I just came back from a surprise trip I prepared to […]

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Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Havana good time

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The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Fall in love #sorrynotsorry

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13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

If you can relate to – or you are mildly suffering from - any of these symptoms, we suggest taking affirmative action.

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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With great travel, comes great responsibility

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Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Halong 1 Day With Incredible Asia Journeys Day Cruise – Group Tour

by admin @ A Travel Mate

A day cruise on the Incredible Asia Journeys is the best choice for your to experience the magnificent Halong Bay with our “all-in-one” itinerary for a limited time schedule. You […]

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Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel + writing = one of the greatest jobs on earth.

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10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

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Vietnam Travel

Vietnam Travel


Abercrombie & Kent

Vietnam luxury tours from Abercrombie & Kent combines beautiful landscapes from beaches to forests with a diverse culture for an unforgettable trip.

Can you travel yourself young?

Can you travel yourself young?

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

All signs point to yes.

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Lisbon 3-Day Itinerary: What to See In Europe’s Hipster Capital

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This Lisbon 3-day itinerary is ideal for anyone visiting for the first time the portuguese capital. It’s packed with insider advice of what’s REALLY worth to do and hipster tips to see the major sights. Bem-vindo a Lisboa! Oh Lisbon. The city oozing the million-dollar combination of tradition, charm and modernism. The alluring culture, the […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

You know how in the Wizard of Oz when Dorthy gets to Oz and there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. She is temporarily enthralled with it – but soon she wants to find out what’s behind the smoke…and literally what’s behind the curtain. Her curiosity leads her to the almighty Oz, a man who […]

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A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

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27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Bangkok is the most visited city in the world, and in our opinion it’s one of the region’s most exciting capitals. It’s a bustling, vibrant, cosmopolitan metropolis where countless adventures await. There’s so much to experience in Bangkok it can be hard to know where to start. There are temples to visit, markets to shop,

Read 27 fun and interesting facts about Bangkok that will make you want to go on Backyard Travel.

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where to next, Malia

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there was any achievement worth documenting, it would undoubtedly be that time you conquered Everest Base Camp. Right? So when talented traveller Nicole Van Heeswyk decided to don her hiking boots, she made a savvy decision and threw her camera in too. What resulted was a rad little video taking you day-by-day on a Geckos Nepal

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Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Open your chakras and let's do this.

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5 profound ways travel changes you

5 profound ways travel changes you

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Until it happens to you, you simply can’t relate.

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

The 19 Best Travel Accessories To Save Space, Time And Money In 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This article is a comprehensive list of all the items and travel accessories that make your life easier when you are on the road. Based on my personal experience and the latest trends out there. How many have you got already? Let me start by saying I’ve seen loads of lists of “must-have” travel accessories […]

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Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

Travel? There's an app for that

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The best places in Viet Nam to visit in October & November

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Some like it hot, but many don’t! The autumnal months of October and November are the perfect time to visit Vietnam for those who can’t handle the heat.  Autumn is in full-swing and temperatures across the country become comfortably cooler.  Whilst much of the country is wet and stormy at this time of year, it […]

Cape Breton Hikes and Adventures

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

My mom and I turned into the French Mountain parking lot in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. I pulled into a parking space and walked over to the Skyline Trail sign. I had heard about this trail, it was supposed to be the premier Cape Breton hikes in the park for views. I had seen […]

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Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha – City Temple One Day

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Royal Grand Palace is the most important landmark in Bangkok, and are most frequently visited by foreign tourists as well as the local Thai people. It is famous for its […]

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

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How To Get From Lisbon Airport to City Center (Without Getting Scammed)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Find out how to conveniently get to some of the most popular places in Lisbon’s city center. First tip: stay away from taxis! Lisbon is one of the most charming capitals in Europe. There are many unique things to do, see and taste here, ensuring you have a memorable time. I recommend that you stay […]

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Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This wins the travel memorabilia award. Hands down

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6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

by Courtney Smith @ Geckos Tales

Packing problems, like elevators, are easy to run into. Here's how to steer clear of the mistakes.

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Are you looking for cool travel spots to visit? How about somewhere different than the ultra-popular Paris, London, New York City, or even Iceland? Sure, those are all amazing, but if you are looking for a place that is a little more unique, we have some ideas for you. This is not an “off-the-beaten-path” list nor is it a “best ...

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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Traveller's Guide: Vietnam

Traveller's Guide: Vietnam


The Independent

Loaded with historic interest, majestic mountains and national parks, ravishing sandy beaches and fascinating cities, and boasting a stupendous national cuisine, Vietnam is a compelling destination.

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We sent a few lucky Geckos travellers and a film crew up Kinabalu, and they seemed to have an exhaustingly epic time. Here's how they did it

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Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I am always barefoot. I used to have dreadlocks. I can play the didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica and Aztec drum simultaneously. I have been on the road for over 15 years. Who am

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Is Naples Safe For Tourists? What You (Really) Need To Know

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

It’s 2017 so time to sort this drama once and for all. Is Naples safe for tourists or not? Let’s spill the truth! It’s the elephant in the room of every discussion around Naples. Just like happened when I visited Rio de Janeiro, most of my conversations before heading to Italy’s third largest city had […]

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The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Travelers often ask us for recommendations for the best family-friendly holiday in Asia. We’re firm believers that Asia is great for family trips, but we know it’s difficult figuring out what the best destinations are in this vast region for your specific family needs. To help you plan the most amazing family trip in Asia,

Read The 10 best family-friendly destinations in Asia on Backyard Travel.

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE


CHOICE

Where to get the best cash rates, phone rates, phone apps for maps and currency conversions, and why you should blame sharks when the internet cuts in Vietnam.

The Taj Mahal has wifi, goes insta crazy

The Taj Mahal has wifi, goes insta crazy

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The Taj Mahal, India’s 17th century ode to love, death and all things marble, recently decided to go wifi friendly and in response the world went selfie crazy.  Which was only to be expected. I mean, we’re talking about the Taj here. Probably one of the internet’s most googled travel images. So to prepare you

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Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no mountain high enough for these travel hacks

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10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

There’s just something about London. With its iconic skyline, trendy neighborhoods, world-class museums, and long list of popular attractions, London is a city that every traveler should visit. We put together this 5-day London itinerary to help you have the best experience here. About this London Itinerary In general, I grouped sites together based on their location in order to ...

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5 Aussie-made beauty products for travel

5 Aussie-made beauty products for travel

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Beauty is only skin deep. So make that skin as moist as possible.

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

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What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The whole world seems focused on the West African Ebola outbreak, but what exactly is EVD and should it stop you travelling

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9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Travel well, travel light, travel far (but read this first)

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A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

They're the gadgets we deserve, but not the ones we need right now.

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Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

Achieving wellness abroad isn’t as impossible as you might think

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Why SE Asia is great for muslim travellers

Why SE Asia is great for muslim travellers

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Halal for days

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The mysterious tale of Hoi An’s Cao Lau

by HAE Marketing @ Hoi An Express Travel

Hoi An’s legendary Cao Lau is shrouded in mystery. Amazingly, despite being the signature noodle dish of Vietnam’s hippest heritage town, both its origins and essential ingredients are unknown to almost everyone. The sweet and smoky broth of Cao Lau shows more than a hint of Chinese-style flavouring and the name is rumoured to be […]

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

This travel story (A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

I was expecting to find myself in some sort of ghost town

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23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Hostels. You're either gonna love 'em or hate 'em. And as travellers, it's pretty certain that unless your flush with cash, you're going to have to stay in one at some point.

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Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Bullet trains, cat cafes, and the best ramen you've ever eaten. Hello Japan.

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Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Say 'hola' to a bunch of Geckos travellers adventuring through Central America

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a curated list of the major Lisbon hidden gems and secret places. No touristy bullshit or pretentiousness here. Whether you are living in Lisbon, have a few extra days to explore or you’re an hipster looking for the off the beaten track, this article is for you. Lisbon holds a special place in […]

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How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Resolve to stick to your goals, yo.

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10 reasons why solo travel is overrated

10 reasons why solo travel is overrated

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Solo travel can be character building, enlightening, challenging and edifying. It can also be kinda lame

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Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

by Brooke Forman @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know: what to pack, what to eat, how to get around, and more

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17 Instagram Pics That Make Us Want To Travel To Bali NOW

by Lexi Smith @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I received thousands of submissions for my round the world contest, and I enjoyed reading every single one of them. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. Today, I'm very excited to announce the official winner of the round the world contest! The journey begins next month.

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Come with me (well, these Instagrammers)... and you'll be... in a world of pure imagination.

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So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chicken not included.

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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

A collection of funny travel memes and GIFs that are real AF and perfectly describe any of your last vacations. Featuring some of my favorite ones ever! Going on a trip is full of funny situations that happen over and over. I’ve put together what usually happens to me and went looking for memes and […]

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“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Scientists think experiences will make you happier than material stuff. Who are we to argue?

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Meet the lego couple doing travel better than you

Meet the lego couple doing travel better than you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

They've been around the block

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Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just like that, another year comes to an end. As we get ready to flip the calendar over into 2018, it’s nice to look back and reflect on the past year. For us, 2017 was all about balancing work and school and sports with as much travel as possible. It was a hectic year, but we all think that, don’t ...

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Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

I visited my parents in South Dakota this holiday and was reminded of how harsh the Great Planes can be in the winter. As the whole US seems to be in a deep freeze right now it’s only natural to look out that frosted up window and dream of the warm sun hitting your face […]

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

HA NOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences. At its heart is the chaotic Old Quarter, […]

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Is this the world’s coolest travel map?

Is this the world’s coolest travel map?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geotags just got sexy

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The cheapest countries in the world in one awesome infographic

The cheapest countries in the world in one awesome infographic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A handy infographic for travellers that could save you money.

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HALONG 1 DAY WITH ALOVA CRUISE – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

Hạ Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

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The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take our quiz and go in the draw to win all of the travels

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Vietnam travel guide & advice for your next visit

Vietnam travel guide & advice for your next visit


Travelfish

Vietnam, Asia's hottest destination. From postcard-perfect beaches and glowing white ao dais, this can be a very rewarding destination

Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Off the beaten track tours in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.


mrlinhhomestay

Mr Linh’s Adventure is a professional, enthusiastic travel company, specialising in off-the-beaten-track and jungle adventure tours in remote areas Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

How to Experience Cabot Cliffs Golf Course When You Don’t Golf

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

“What is a links course anyway?” I asked as we pulled into the swanky Cabot Links Lodge in the little town of Inverness in Cape Breton. I’m not a golfer, so I don’t follow golf, I know nothing about golf terms, and I never really understood the ‘draw’ to what motivates people to be excited […]

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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because getting lost in a new book is right up there with getting lost in a new city.

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A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel hacks (and life hacks) are hot property right now. So we tried to come up with a list of our own (and failed).

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How we’re putting our travellers first

How we’re putting our travellers first

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everyone’s banging on about “putting customers first” these days, but we mean it. Here's proof.

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The Best Apps To Buy Cheap Flights On Your Phone (Updated for 2018!)

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

Finding a good and reliable travel app can be a hard task. In this article I will try to answer the question: which are the best apps to find cheap flights on your phone? Booking flights before vs now Not many years ago, you need an appointment with your travel agent to book a flight. We booked […]

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8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

He does films, he does advice; he's your new favourite travel guru

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What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Why you NEED to learn to Surf on Your Aussie Gap Year

by Bernie Augstein @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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7 Unique Experiences and Things To Do in Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

These are some of the most unique things to do in Pico you can’t miss when you’re in the island. Pico is the second largest island of the Azores archipelago – after São Miguel. Despite being the most obviously volcanic, it still boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Between the green meadows, the lava fields, […]

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Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some travel brands are good at making infographics (us), some countries are good at making tea (Sri Lanka). When you put the two together, you get this.

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Bali’s Volcanic Eruption: What You Need To Know

by Bernie Augstein @ Ultimate Adventure Travel

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A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

This travel story (A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Prime Minister to travel to Vietnam and Philippines

Prime Minister to travel to Vietnam and Philippines


Prime Minister of Canada

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will travel to Vietnam and the Philippines from November 6 to 14, 2017.The trip provides an opportunity for the Prime Minister to meet with partners in the Asia-Pacific region, and promote a progressive trade agenda that creates good, middle class jobs and more opportunities for people on both sides of the Pacific.

PERFUME PAGODA 1 DAY – GROUP TOUR

by admin @ A Travel Mate

The Perfume Pagoda (Chùa Hương) is a vast complex of Buddhist temples and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountains. The Perfume Pagoda one of the most important religious […]

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4 reasons to quit real life and go travelling

4 reasons to quit real life and go travelling

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

Is it time for you to call it quits and indulge in some wanderlusty hedonism? Maybe.

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What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We admit it. We travellers can be just a little judgmental when we see the things that you just can’t leave home without.

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10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Mid-February marks Vietnam’s most important date – Tet, the New Year’s period. It can be hard getting accurate insider information about Tet celebrations and what happens across the nation during its most festive period. It can be hard figuring out if Tet is a good time to visit Vietnam. Knowing what we know about Tet,

Read 10 reasons to visit Vietnam during Tet Festival on Backyard Travel.

Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Live it. Learn it

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This Valentine's day, you deserve the world.

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What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

by Lauren Ravida @ Geckos Tales

Read all about it

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6 household critters and their epic adventures

6 household critters and their epic adventures

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

To celebrate pets, travel, and travelling pets, here are eight of our favourite non-human companions who have gone where no creature has before (probably)

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The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Many travellers who catch wind of the cost and logistics of a trip to the Galapagos in the “too hard” basket. But they shouldn't.

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5 things no-one tells you about travelling overseas

5 things no-one tells you about travelling overseas

by Naomi Avery @ Geckos Tales

The truth is out there

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8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Their adventures were seriously epic

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7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail

by Maeve Nolan @ Backyard Travel

Luxury cruises in Asia are an undisputed treat. ‘Throw off the bowlines’ as the Mark Twain quote urges – cast away your ties to ordinary travel and embrace the timeless enchantment of the overwater journey. Cruising is one of our favorite ways to see a country – all the more when it’s aboard an elegant

Read 7 Short Luxury Cruises in Asia that will make you want to set Sail on Backyard Travel.

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because there's more to a good travel to-do list than just falling out of the sky, seeing the sights and locking your love to a bridge in gay Paree

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

Vietnam Tips And Tricks: 26 Key Things To Know Before Your Trip

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This list of useful tips and tricks of Vietnam is mostly intended for first-time visitors but it can help anyone achieve a safe and worry-free travel. It should alert you for common mistakes and prepare you for traveling to one of the most amazing countries on Earth. I mean it. Not gonna lie: Vietnam is […]

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Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season

Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

You hear the words “rainy season” and start looking at other vacation alternatives. But I say embrace the rainy season, it's one of my best kept travel secrets!

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Twitter: home to Justin Bieber's ego, trolls, swathes of useless information, cat pictures and, when you dig a little deeper, some interesting takes on the world of travel.

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