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You won’t get Champagne and Caviar on Tigerair Australia

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

That’s correct, you won’t get Champagne and Caviar on Tigerair Australia because it is a low-cost, budget airline and does not pretend to be anything else.

With Ti…

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A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I was talking to an older man the other day, and he was telling me what a worrying world we live in, and he is correct. He expressed his concerns about us traveling so much in …

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A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Le Meridien Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most ultra-modern 5-star hotels. If you like bright and shiny things, you will love this hotel. It is located across fro…

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Ask an Expat: Living in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)

Ask an Expat: Living in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City)


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Vietnam has become a popular destination in recent years. This interview with an expat living in Ho Chi Minh City describes what this country has to offer.

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat on a Flight?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Do you choose the Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat on a Flight? I think we all have our preferences when selecting a seat on a flight, but which one do you aim to book?

While mos…

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20 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We recently published The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World, and then we received another 20 Best Lighthouses in the World. Considering that everyone loves lighthou…

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23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!


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Discover these 23 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Don't miss these incredible attractions when you're there!

SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

27 Hours… Hanoi to Luang Prabang: The Worst Bus Journey in SE Asia?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you done the 24+ hour bus journey from Hanoi, Vietnam to Luang Prabang, Laos? Or Vice Versa? Feared by backpackers all across Southeast Asia - is this journey as bad as they say it is? Read this and decide whether you want to book a flight instead!

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Beating the queues at Les Catacombes, Paris

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Les Catacombes, Paris are an immensely popular attraction and not as ghoulish as you may think. We didn’t have tickets when we arrived on a brisk Wednesday morning be…

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Deluxe Cai Be Daily Tour “Smaller group, better care“

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

6 : 30 AM : Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. 9 : 30 AM : On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat […]

Vietnam: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

Vietnam: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice


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Readers offer advice on holidays to Vietnam. Send us your travel tips on Scotland for the chance to win a £350 voucher with DialAFlight

Money Customs in Japan – Take Cash

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We travel to Japan regularly, and being aware of the money customs in Japan is something we know very well. Buy Japanese Yen before you go.  Surprisingly, as Japan is a …

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Traveler Alert: Which Web Browser Should you Use to Save Money?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Beware. Which web browser should you use when booking your travels?

Different web browsers and different computers will yield very different results if you are booki

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11 Unique Things To Do In Paris

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Paris is possibly one of the most sought-after cities to visit. With things like the top places to see like the Eiffel Tower, embracing its romantic image and finding a good restaurant with a view. These all make it a focal point when thinking of visiting France, but there really is so much more to the … Continue Reading

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PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

South Korea is booming. Over 17 million tourists visited the country in 2016, a number that will only grow as Korean pop culture continues to find its way into the global mainstream. Whether you're into K-pop, K-dramas, cosmetics, or kimchi, there is so much to be excited about in this burgeoning megacity called Seoul.

Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Go Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic. Donegal, pronounced Donegawl, is a remote county in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is an area of outstanding natura…

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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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13 Things to Do, See, & Eat During Winter in Japan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Let us tell you what to look for. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, we enjoy living in places with […]

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Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

The beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava are an amazing place to spend the summer, but what about spending Christmas in Barcelona? CHRISTMAS IN BARCELONA The lights, the tree, and the ornaments — they’re all here. However, Christmas in Barcelona has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies. Below I explain a few things you might enjoy when […]

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Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Tokyo is a fascinating city, and despite its reputation as being a very expensive city, you will be pleasantly surprised at the Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo.  With J…

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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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What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You are Planning a Ski trip to Japan. Well done you. Ever wondered What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan? As veterans of skiing in Japan, we can tell you that it is one of the mos…

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What we learned from our first cruise experience – 50 days

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We have never been on a cruise, and this is what we learned from our first cruise experience, which happened to be 50 days long. Let us share our Cruise Hacks and Recommend…

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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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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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BEAUTIFUL SAIGON II

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I. Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Superior, Deluxe Family Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee in […]

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It is very important that you know How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Travel. When selecting the perfect pair of sunglasses for all types of traveling, be it active or …

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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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10 Best Hostels in Toronto (Updated for 2018!)

by Darren Griffiths @ The Broke Backpacker

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Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

From the hole in the wall pub run by the towns cardiologist, who was the doctor for Metallica, to the milk bar where you can get a whisky, to the hospitable publicans at the …

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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…

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City   One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through […]

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7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam


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Bến Thành Market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Hồ Chí Minh City. It's a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It's a very different experience

Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep y…

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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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Victorinox, Original Makers of the Swiss Army Knife

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The story of Victorinox, Original Makers of the Swiss buy cialis 20 mg Army Knife is interestingThe Swiss pioneer Karl Elsener founded a cutler’s workshop in 1884. T…

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Pai – Northern Thailand getaway (video)

Pai – Northern Thailand getaway (video)

by Tobi @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

In our travel video about Pai we recorded the highlights with our GoPro and drone. Come along on a short trip to Northern Thailand!

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.

Things to Do in Merida Mexico — What to see, Do & Eat in the Yucatan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and you’ll find so many things to do in Merida with kids…or without them. We travel with children, but Merida has something for everyone. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula is great for any and all types of traveler: from grubby solo backpackers to adventurous families to retirees on a luxury holiday. Things […]

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We Did The Ivanhoe Crossing!

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Ivanhoe Crossing has officially been ticked off the Aussie Bucket List!  Driving a river crossing can be dangerous, you need to be equipped with a 4WD and be aware of the elements around you. Stacey has never been a huge fan of river crossings,  maybe it has something to do with  crocodile infested waters or Read More

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How To See The Most Beautiful Ice Castle In Alberta, Canada

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Embracing the snow, icicles and the chilly weather is something that’s amazing during a Canadian winter, especially within beautiful spots in Alberta. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll be hankering to see some of this picturesque side of winter, with the Edmonton Ice Castle being one of the prettiest. I mean, there’s not too many … Continue Reading

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20 Best Hostels in Reykjavik and Iceland (Updated for 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


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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!

Illumination of the Falls Niagara, ON

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Every evening Niagara Falls puts on a lights show, this is Illumination of the Falls Niagara, ON. This has been operational since 1925, funded by The Niagara Falls Illu…

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Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

A screaming kid with a gold fist; a woman who looks like me first thing in the morning and yes, we were Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway.

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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Blue River Hotel 3

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Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Wyndham Worldwide Corporation will acquire La Quinta Holdings, Inc. in a $1.95 billion dollar cash deal announced Thursday morning. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2018, however, in the even that the deal falls through, La Quinta will pay Wyndham a termination fee of $37 million. Wyndham …

Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The country of Vietnam curls around the countries of Laos and Cambodia like a long comma on the Indochinese Peninsula, snugged up on the east against the South China Sea, and bordered on the north by China. The two most famous cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are located on opposite ends of the […]

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Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


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An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover beachside paradise while exploring some of Rayong's best–and least known–beaches and islands.

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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

American Airlines and Delta currently offer a true premium-economy product on select international flights, matching the offerings available with select foreign carriers. United’s been mum on the topic of premium economy, though — until today. In a memo to employees, the carrier finally shared its plans to launch a product later this year, called United …

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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Summer Destinations 2016

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Want to travel the world this summer? Who wouldn’t? One of the biggest obstacles that comes from traveling the world is finding a way to do it without selling your house and car to pay for it. The solution that world backpackers and many a world traveler give is to stay in hostels and other read more »

25 Do’s and Don’ts in Japan

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We are sharing the 25 Do’s and Don’ts in Japan so that you have some insight into what you should and shouldn’t do in this country of the rising sun. Of …

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What is Experiential Travel, and why is it important

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

So what is Experiential Travel, and why is it so important? Let me explain.

It was the imperfect start to a perfect day and the start to our immersion experience in Valenc…

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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.)

Lost in Chiang Mai: A Personal View of How the City Has Changed in 5 Years

by Nikki Scott @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you ever revisited a place only to find it completely transformed? This is how I felt recently upon revisiting Chiang Mai after being away from the city for five years. Chiang Mai had been the home for the SEA Backpacker Office and was personally my home for the best part of three years. During […]

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The Rex Hotel

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Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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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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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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11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Far away from the bustling, neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Okinawa offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. Idyllic stretches of pristine, white-sand beaches and glittering turquoise waters hiding a dazzling world of marine life below. Famed for its vast number of centenarians, the Okinawa archipelago is alive with natural wonders, historical sites and unique cultural and food experiences just waiting to be unearthed by avid adventurers. If it isn’t already, Okinawa should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here are 11 great reasons why. Watch this video and be inspired to explore Okinawa yourself…  1. Stunning cherry blossoms Okinawa comes alive with brilliant shades of pink Sakura, offering the earliest Cherry Blossom. Hanami celebrations run from mid-January through to mid-February, providing avid adventures with the opportunity to take part in Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations all over Okinawa. Visit Mount Yaedake, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago Central Park and Yaese Park where you’ll spend hours soaking in the annual pink phenomenon, a travel bucket-list item for many travel lovers. 2. Locals who understand longevity Discover the secrets of longevity from Okinawa’s elderly residents. Per head, Okinawa’s population is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world – [...]

Linapacan – a secret jewel half way between El Nido and Coron

Linapacan – a secret jewel half way between El Nido and Coron

by Gast @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

Do you really want to travel off the beaten path in Palawan? Check out these untouched 52 paradise islands in and around Linapacan.

Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

A premiere locale for seasoned jet-setters and new world travelers alike, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomes you. As Vietnam’s capital and cultural hot spot, Hanoi has enjoyed a long, rich history, with settlement dating back to 3rd century BC. Many areas of the city reflect the remnants of its former French occupation, giving its […]

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10 Tips For First Time Travellers to Ho Chi Minh City

10 Tips For First Time Travellers to Ho Chi Minh City


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Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it is known by locals is one of the youngest and dynamic cities in Vietnam. As a first time traveller, let me share with you my top 10 tips.

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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Tips for visiting Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh

Tips for visiting Hoi An & Ho Chi Minh


Little Grey Box

Ever thought of visiting Vietnam? It’s a beautiful place that comes alive with activity. Locals on the move, buzzing around on scooters like total experts, bustling market places selling everything…

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Let’s hunt for the best banh mi in Ho Chi Minh City   One of the greatest joys of travel is being able to sample local cuisine. There is nothing quite like it and frankly it is one of the many things I look forward to when in a new city. Eating your way through […]

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First Term of World School Done and Dusted

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re back home in Vietnam, resting up after our first term of World School. We covered a lot of ground in three months. Seven countries, no less! It was.

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Atlanta Movie Tours Review: Pics & Clips from Our Movie Location Tour

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

If you get anything out of this Atlanta Movie Tours review, I hope it’s that cinema can be transformative. Sure, it can transform lives, but I’m talking transformative in the most literal sense. Movies transform both ordinary and extraordinary places into something never seen before. Atlanta Movie Tours Review We were hosted by Atlanta Movie […]

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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 useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

From white-sand beaches to world-class vineyards, you will find something to love here.

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Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

An Unusual Holiday In Iceland

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’re taking a break from our usual programming today with a guest post from my awesome traveling friend, Jody E. I have been begging Jody for years to compile.

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When Five Inches is so enjoyable: Economy Plus at United Airlines.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Economy Plus at United Airlines is precisely where the trending market is.

Of course, we all want to fly first class, but let’s face it, without winning the lottery, f

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5 Romantic Getaway Ideas

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

5 Romantic Getaway Ideas that will inspire you to realise your dreams of  unique and unforgettable romantic getaways. Perhaps you’re tired of always celebratin…

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Drinking Culture in Saigon – Part 2: Cocktail Culture, Cuisine & Mixology Bars, and Single-Spirit Bars

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

You have seen the city growing and globalizing, with luxurious department stores, elegant restaurants, shining craft beer taprooms, and fancy nightclubs flocked with young locals. Check my first part of this drinking culture series – about best bars in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for nightlife hanging out spots and craft beer – if you […]

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10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam   Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such as […]

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Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Away but within earshot of the cacophony of motorbikes and beeping horns in Hoi Chi Minh City, you will find a little alley full of Street Art in Saigon. Most things in Sai…

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Hong kong Layover: What to do and How to make the most of your stay

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

If it happens that you have Hong Kong Layover,  Instead of staying at the airport waiting for your next flight. Grab that opportunity to discover the vibrant lively city.    …

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The Week That Was – #35

The Week That Was – #35

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week It has felt like things started to get back to normal this week. Most people returned to work and I’ve had more emails come through, which is always a good thing. This week for me has been a week of getting things done and doing things I have wanted and needed to do! Everyone went out on Saturday, leaving me home alone with a box of semi-permanent pink hair colour. I love putting colours in my hair but I get a bit nervous sometimes that other people won’t like it, so I don’t do it. With my newfound ‘I don’t care’ attitude (read last week’s TWTW if you missed it) I had no reservations doing it. It didn’t take long at all and was actually pretty easy. Unlike past attempts, I actually took my time doing it and gave it my best ‘professional’ effort. It turned out amazing and I loved it! While I didn’t do it for anyone else, everyone I came across said they loved it too. My grandma, neighbours, friends – it was [...]

Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you have ever wondered What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day, we will share our experiences with you.  Kotor, in Montenegro, is known as the Bride of Adriatic an…

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Ho Chi Minh City For Kids

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

The ultimate guide to Ho Chi Minh City for kids: classes, activities, parks, sports, cafes, restaurants and experiences. This list was compiled after our big world school adventure, where.

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Take full advantages of some apps when traveling Saigon

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

Take full advantages of some apps when traveling Saigon Apps to prepare for, organize and simplify travel  Proper planning and forethought can make all the difference between a hectic, aggravating trip and a relaxing, stress- free vacation. Luckily, in this digital age, mobile applications can do a lot of planning for you. Simply download these […]

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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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Spring Creek Rest Area- Free Camp

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

The Spring Creek Rest Area believe it or not was our first free rest area to EVER stay at in Western Australia. We are new to roadside free camps and we are keen to utilise more of them!! After a long day of driving from Derby  we were pretty keen to pull up stumps for Read More

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Exploring Oia, and Falling in Love with Santorini

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you think I am going to tell you that Santorini is stupendous and that Exploring Oia in Santorini is one of the most amazing things we have done, and that you can do too; w…

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EDITORIAL: Asians spared in ‘sh**hole countries’ tirade?

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By now, you’ve heard President Donald Trump’s reported labeling of Haiti and African nations as “sh**hole countries.” Last week, conservative commentator Carrie Sheffield attempted to argue that Trump isn’t as anti-immigrant or racist as those comments suggested. The president “said he would welcome immigrants from Asia, so he is open to accepting people from other […]

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.

Food Bucket list: 21 Must try Food when you travel Around the world

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

So are you hungry now? Me too! I’m  still dreaming about the delicious Pad thai in Bangkok,  Spring rolls in Vietnam,  Tikka Masala, Macaroons in Paris. Wait a minute I can’t…

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BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese

BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese


Northwest Asian Weekly

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my…

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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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities

Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities


The Christina's Blog

Ho Chi Minh City remains a place that can be enjoyed if you have tight money. Here is some tips to do Saigon on a budget.

Watching the San Francisco 49ers Game Live

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Watching the San Francisco 49ers Game live, was an experience that is quintessentially American. The match was the San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, and a sp…

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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is no doubt that Killarney is a popular destination, and we share the Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland from our recent trip to this beautiful Irish town. Fr…

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

Millennials have Discovered B & B’s and are Loving Them

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The aim of this article is for innkeepers to understand exactly why the Millennials have discovered B & B’s and are Loving Them, and what you can do to capitaliz…

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Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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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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Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Ever wondered which places to visit in Switzerland?, well these are  the Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland that needs to be on everyone’s list when they visit t…

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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…

Budget itinerary: 6 days in Vietnam, Cambodia for P25,000

Budget itinerary: 6 days in Vietnam, Cambodia for P25,000


Rappler

Traveler Andrea Javier visits Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Siem Reap, Cambodia. Here's her detailed budget and what she did on her 6-day vacation

84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Pristine stretches of picture-perfect beaches, waves crashing on the shore as active locals and their gorgeous dogs start the day with a beachfront jog. Bustling coffee shops and quaint eateries serving up healthy bites with a focus on local, seasonal produce. Vintage and thrift stores, stocked to the hilt with one-off threads and beautiful boutiques offering high-end wares. The Gold Coast is a distinctly wonderful mix of earthy energy and vibrant culture. It’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination for so many, with millions of visitors flocking to the glittering Gold Coast streets each year. To help you make the most of your holiday, here are 84 of the very BEST things to do on the gorgeous Gold Coast! Head to Justin Lane’s rooftop bar on a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon) for ice cold beers, cocktails and stunning views of the Burleigh and Gold Coast skylines Treat yo self to a facial, massage or indulgent treatment at organic, vegan beauty salon Earth & Skin in Mudgeeraba Get thrifty at pre-loved Surfers Paradise clothing spot, Arkive Vintage, and scoop up unique and trendy threads Take your hunger to healthy Mermaid Beach spot Poké Poké and sink your teeth into their tropical menu Chill [...]

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Koh Phangan: day trip to Haad Yuan

Koh Phangan: day trip to Haad Yuan

by Tobi @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

Haad Yuan is surely one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Phangan! Here you can read how to get there and what else you can do.

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.

24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let’s face it, 24 hours in Dublin is never going to be enough time, but if that’s all you’ve got, then here is how to make the most of it. 24 hours in Dubl

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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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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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Exploring Naplfio or Navplion in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When people talk about the history of Greece and the beauty of the aquamarine waters that surround the Greek islands, you can find an excellent example by Exploring Nap…

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Ha Giang Loop, Vietnam: A Biker’s Guide

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Layer upon layer of blue-green mountains reaching out as far as the eye can see; jagged black rocks jutting out of the hazy green landscape and sheer cliffs descending dramatically from the edge of narrow mountain roads — these are just some of the views you will encounter during the 320-kilometer Hà Giang motorbike loop, located in the extreme north of Vietnam.

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USA: 5 Places to Visit if You Love The Wild West

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

The American Wild West is featured so often in Hollywood films and on TV that many of us feel like we know it very well – the cowboys, the gun fights, the drinking establishments, the horses and wagons… The Wild West was so named for the lawlessness of the untamed territories west of the Mississippi […]

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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 »

30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It appears that I am not the only one with a thing for lighthouses, and here are 30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World. It all started when we visited Hook Lighthouse in Ir

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Beach Hostels in Barcelona

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

It’s summertime and “the weather is high,” as Mungo Jerry said. And one of the biggest things going through everybody’s mind is probably some iteration of the first few lines of Nicky Minaj’s Starships, “Let’s go to the beach!” The olympics have been good to Barcelona, helping it rejuvenate itself and becoming one of the read more »

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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How to Get from Narita Airport to Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Many people ask How to Get from Narita Airport to Tokyo. Getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo is easy. Your choices, however, are a little complicated. How you choose to …

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Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Your #TravelFirsts submissions have given IHG® Rewards Club members moments to last a lifetime.

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DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been a tourist-magnet.  It is one of the more popular spots for expats who wish to retire in the Philippines.  The bustling city is home to the scenic Siliman University, the oldest American private university in the country.  Dumaguete City is dubbed as a University town because a large percentage of its population …

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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.

Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We made a decision that we would go Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike. What a great decision this was. If you want to believe the hype about Mykonos being a paradisical islan…

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Food and shopping market you should not miss while visiting Bangkok

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

If you think Bangkok is only made of Buddhas and Temples. Think twice! Don’t be surprised if you need to pay for excess baggage when you’re going home from Bangkok.  Bangkok…

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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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Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

While no commercial aircraft has come close to touching the record transatlantic flight time of the now-defunct Concorde, which clocked in at just under two hours and 53 minutes back in 1996, one subsonic airliner has now come closer than ever before. As The Telegraph reports, this Monday, a Norwegian 787 Dreamliner flew from New …

Everything You Need To Know About The Devils Marbles Hotel

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Just cruising down the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory and yes it was another toilet stop needed. The closest place to pull up where we were  was  a place called Wauchope. Or better known as the Devils Marbles Hotel.  This Outback Pub is without a doubt  legendary, a little oasis in the outback that Read More

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5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

Even if you have a brand new suitcase, it doesn’t mean you know how to pack properly. Things like weather changes can make the contents of your suitcase irrelevant if you’re not prepared, sending you rushing to the store to pick up an umbrella, an extra clothing layer or charger and more toiletries. Or, maybe you’re …

54 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Bali

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 54 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Bali. Bali is known as the Land of Gods, and the Balinese believe that Heaven is Bali and that Bali is Heaven, and i…

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Why I Love Facebook, and Why I Hate Facebook

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I have many reasons why I Love Facebook, and Why I Hate Facebook. Facebook, as we all know, is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create pro…

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10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Going to a new country can be a daunting experience, trying to understand the language, where to go & what to do can be a time consuming challenge. Wayne and I took our first overseas trip together in July 2017. Our trip was mainly based in Ho Chi Minh City as we were visiting family Read More

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Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art. This affluent city has an edginess to it that we were not expecting when we arrived on their National Independence Day. The …

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Koh Samui hotels: where to stay

Koh Samui hotels: where to stay

by Tobi @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

Are you looking for a beautiful accommodation for your Koh Samui holiday? Here we show you the best hotels and some cheaper alternatives.

A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Imagine a treasure hunt of Paris, where the prizes are foodie delights. A gourmet safari where you can go at your own pace, stopping at.

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48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to see, what to do, where to stay and where to eat when you have 48 Hours in Helsinki, a city that will pleasantly surprise you. As the capital city of Finland, spendin…

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4 Reasons I am Loving Twitter @GordyandPaula

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 4 Reasons I am Loving Twitter, right now. I like Twitter, and it was probably the first social media platform I sort of got a handle on when I started travel wri…

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

We’re Home, What’s Next?

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We’ve been home in Ho Chi Minh City for two months but I still haven’t unpacked Big Blue, the rolly suitcase we lived out of during our 10-month world.

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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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Le Cochinchine Mekong Cruises – 2 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Cai Be – Tra On (Lunch, Dinner) 12h00: boarding Le Cochinchine boat, up for cruise to continue to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On. Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s […]

Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Grab wine, coffee or better still an Estonian crafted beer, and let me tell you Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular. It has to do with the fact that this medieva…

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Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

20 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

20 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

Markets, temples and sky bars: 20 great tips for must-sees and activities in the vibrant city Saigon.

Visiting Gibraltar. I’m just not into you!

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

After Visiting Gibraltar, I concluded that, “I’m just not into you!” Let me share with you why Gibraltar didn’t rock my socks (pun intended). …

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Top 5 Places to Get a Tattoo in Ho Chi Minh City

by Vi Bi @ The Christina's Blog

Tattoos once had a stigma in Vietnamese culture. It was considered as something only mafia or bad people had done to their bodies. But nowadays, having a tattoo is a common thing internationally, and it has become the case here in Vietnam. People with receptive minds accept it and local creatives bring this art to […]

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A Guide to Tipping Around the World

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Tipping Around the World is a guide on what countries do you tip in. The list is comprehensive as possible, but feel free to add any others in the comments. Tipping in diff…

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Our International Flight with Tigerair Australia to Bali

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This was the first time that we have taken an international flight with Tigerair Australia. We flew from Australia to the topical island of Bali, an island that is immen

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Devils Marbles- Northern Territory

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Put this one on your Northern Territory Bucket List, these gigantic granite boulders at Devils Marbles, in the Northern Territory, Australia  are pretty darn amazing to see. They are situated right on the Stuart Highway,  so its perfect to pull up, take a break and take in the surrounds. Devils Marbles is a low cost Read More

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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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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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The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, […]

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The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City   What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? It is almost impossible to walk a block in Vietnam’s major cities without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, […]

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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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Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018)..

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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

Backpacker district in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

The area, famous for its vibrant and messy culture, is the mecca for backpackers. The Pham Ngu Lao area in Ho Chi Minh City is known as the ‘backpacker district’ where most backpacking travelerers stay during their holiday, made up of two parrarel streets, Bui Vien and Pham Ngu Lao. It is plausible to say […]

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What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day. The city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of the beautiful country of Croatia, and lies on the Dalmatian peninsula. It is positioned …

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We Found the Best Sim Card with Data in London

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We found the Best SIM card with data in London and Europe. We wanted to know where to get a prepaid data SIM in London and which was the best London sim card for touris…

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Affordable Hotels in the USA: Extended Stay America

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

Everyone who is thinking about traveling in the USA knows this: hotels in the USA are expensive. But, there definitely are affordable hotels in the USA and some affordable hotel chains. I have spent a lot of time in the United States over the past three years and stayed at a wide range of accommodation […]

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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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14 Do’s and Don’ts in Paris

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These 14 Do’s and Don’ts in Paris might be of assistance when you visit the city of light and the city of love. For some reason, people are intimidated by Paris, and th…

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Pet Travel Peeve: Airline Passengers Who Have Too much Carry-On Luggage

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

One of My Pet Travel Peeves are Airline Passengers who have too much carry-on luggage. You know the ones. They have a bigger bag than the one that you just stood in line and …

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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER

15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

When I arrived into Vietnam, I knew very little about the land, people and culture. But in a little over a week, I learned quickly. Here's 5 things to know about Vietnam before you go:

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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The 5 Most Important Things to Look For When Booking a Hotel Room

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

Staying at a good hotel when you travel really can make a big difference to your travel experience. I have stayed at countless hotels and Airbnbs over the years, ranging from the most basic places costing less than $10 per night to rooms going for well over $1000 per night. And the more time I […]

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Koh Lipe drone video

Koh Lipe drone video

by Tobi @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

The dreamlike island in Thailand Koh Lipe looks so stunning from above! In this video we show you the most beautiful places and beaches of Koh Lipe.

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.

5 Top Things to do in Casablanca

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are the 5 Top Things to do in Casablanca. Famous in fiction for the movie that bears its name, Casablanca is not so much a Hollywood romance destination as a bustlin…

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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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World School Morocco: Living The Berber Life

by Barbara @ The Dropout Diaries

A chunk of Moroccan flat bread lands on the table in front of me. Another chunk thunks down in front of each of my kids. Fayza, Mohamed’s wife, is.

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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.

Six best places to discover Perth outdoor fun

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover the wealth of outdoor experiences on offer right at Perth's doorstep with these six adventures.

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Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Beaches may be Phuket's biggest draw, but Thailand's largest island has cultural treasures beyond the shore.

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Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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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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Medical Tourism is more than just Fake Boobs

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Medical Tourism and Health Tourism are growth industries in the travel sector. While these terms are often used interchangeably there is, or should be a difference…

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Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruises – 3 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Embark My Tho – Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner) 08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km). 10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan. The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and […]

A Step by Step Guide to Planning the Ultimate Luxury Weekend Staycation?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This is a Step by Step Guide to Planning the Ultimate Luxury Weekend Staycation because you deserve it. A Staycation is the latest in travel trends, where you don’t le…

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Travel tips for Tet in Vietnam

Travel tips for Tet in Vietnam


Travelfish

You thought you could relax with Western new year celebrations out of the way?

10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Known as the Paris of Asia, Hanoi beckons to millions of tourists each year to Vietnam thanks to its thriving arts scene, colonial architecture, museums, shopping districts, and the scenic natural beauty of over 20 lakes, pagodas, and over 50 Buddhist temples. Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam, was ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards™ […]

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

If you somehow find yourself visiting Clipperton Island and lack things to do (understandably), try running around the island and timing yourself; the record circumnavigation time is one hour and 17 minutes.

Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We visited ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, in Sweden. Gordon wasn’t really fussed, but I said, ‘take a chance on me.‘ He said well, ‘you are the danc

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8 reasons Tokyo should be your next travel destination

8 reasons Tokyo should be your next travel destination

by Gast @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

Tokyo is a superb city that you will love! Here you find 8 reasons why this Japanese mega city is worth a visit.

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

Backpacking Vietnam; the ultimate guide to exploring one of South East Asia's most mysterious and beautiful travel destinations...

The Week That Was – #36

The Week That Was – #36

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week This week we officially kicked off our YouTube Incubator with the guys at Changer Studios in Brisbane. What the heck is a YouTube Incubator? Well, in this instance, it’s an eight-week program run by Screen Queensland and the guys at Changer. It will connect the eight chosen channels with key experts who can educate us and share valuable insight on how we can meet our goals. Beyond that, for Matt and me, it’ll help us get closer to our big goal of our travel show! We met with the guys at Changer Studios this week and shared all our goals, strengths, weaknesses, what we do and don’t know, what we want to work on and more. It was really detailed and a great way for us to put into perspective where we’re at and what we want to get out of the program. Between now and our meeting next week, our channel is being analysed by one heck of an expert who knows a LOT about YouTube and its algorithm. I’m really excited to hear what he [...]

Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me tell you about Nick the Greek and exploring the island of Corfu in Greece. I am fairly sure that when you get off a cruise ship in Greece, the waiting hordes of taxi dr…

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Appreciating a Prolonged Layover at London Gatwick

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Appreciating a Prolonged Layover at London Gatwick.

The benefits of exploring the many sights and sounds of London have been well documented throughout the years, ac…

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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.

The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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The Week That Was – #34

The Week That Was – #34

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week Happy New Year! Last we spoke, I was wrapping things up for 2017 and getting ready to enjoy a little bit of time off. Christmas came and went quickly, as it always does. I made a big family dinner on Christmas Eve and found myself in bed early. Both Matt and I woke up early and excited on Christmas morning, bouncing out of bed before 6am, doing our best not to wake my sister and cousins, despite how much we really wanted to. We sat together and opened presents then had breakfast together. Afterward, we joined Matt’s family for a delicious Christmas lunch. In true Aussie Christmas style, the kids were in and out of all the pool all day, there was plenty of delicious food and yummy drinks, all topped off with an insanely huge and absolutely amazing pavlova. It was a great Christmas. When I was younger I was a little too obsessed with having the perfect, epic New Year’s Eve. Now, it’s far more low-key and far more enjoyable – a Netflix [...]

Our Flight from Sydney to Manila on Cebu Pacific Air

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The first thing I noticed when we arrived for our flight from Sydney to Manila on Cebu Pacific Air, was the uniforms of the flight attendants. I know that most people woul…

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

XO Tours Blog

XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Blog and Vietnam travel tips!

Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. There are LOADS of fairytale castles in Germany and we’re talking about castles that have actually inspired real fairytales, loved by billions across the world. Some of these … Continue Reading

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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Turkish Airlines is offering a 15% discount for any domestic or international flight booked through its mobile app between now and Saturday. The discount applies to both economy or business-class flights purchased between January 18 and 20, for travel between January 20 through December 31, 2018. The promotion seems to be part of a push to get …

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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Pretend you are a Tourist in Your Home Town

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Pretend you are a Tourist in Your Home Town #wkendtravelinspiration

Too often, we spend so much time traveling else where, that we forget about what is outside of our …

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Backpacking Vietnam on a Budget: 2-3 Week Itinerary + Tips

Backpacking Vietnam on a Budget: 2-3 Week Itinerary + Tips


Taylor's Tracks

Backpacking Vietnam on a budget is easily done, but with so much to see in the country where do you even start? Learn how to spend 2-3 weeks in Vietnam, what to do backpacking in Vietnam and help building a Vietnam backpacking route plus Vietnam travel tips and a Vietnam budget.

17 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Turkey

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Turkey is an amazingly diverse and complex country, and these 17 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Turkey will help make you visit that much more enriching.�…

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A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

A visit to the most famous markets in Ho Chi Minh City   Perhaps the last thing you want to do while on vacation is buying groceries or souvenirs. After all, it should be a time of relaxation, a break from your everyday. That is one way to look at it. For me, the market […]

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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.

Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Some of the most stunning European architecture can be found in Ljubljana, including works of famous architect, Jože Plečnik.

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How to Own an Iconic Norwegian Sweater

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I love winter but am not a fan of being cold, so I am going to share with you, how to own an Iconic Norwegian Sweater. I remember talking to someone from Norway who said there …

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EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

We’ve been using Airbnb with kids since 2013, and today I’ll tell you some of my tips on how to use Airbnb for families. Airbnb for Families — How to Use Airbnb with Kids There’s lots of information out there on how to use Airbnb, but most of it is for couples and single travelers […]

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City   Saigon puts on another face at nightfall and switches into a completely different gear. The bustling metropolis is famed for hand-working people, but come the evening, and you can find many of those same city slickers seeking out some equally-as-hard playing time out on the town. […]

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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.

10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City - LoveYourTravels

10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City - LoveYourTravels


LoveYourTravels

Travelling to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time? LoveYourTravels tips will help you survive your first few days madness in the city. What can by overwhelming experience our tips will make you a pro in no time.

BEAUTIFUL SAIGON HOTEL III

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Big promotion 20% off for Deluxe room: Stay 1 nights in Deluxe Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee in room Terms […]

To See Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Come Extra Early

To See Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Come Extra Early


TripSavvy

An overview of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which contains the embalmed body of the Vietnamese leader.

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…

How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

by Alexa Noel @ The Points Guy

During a White House meeting on January 11, President Trump stated that immigrants from Norway would be preferable over immigrants from “shithole” countries like Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations, according to several reports. According to The New York Times, when Trump heard that Haitians were among those who would benefit from the proposed …

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide


Stuff

Amidst the heat and noise of southern Vietnam, there's both action and tranquility on offer.

Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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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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15 Best Hostels in Miami (Insider Guide • 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City   While Ho Chi Minh City offers accommodations ranging from luxurious chain properties to budget options for backpackers, there are a select amount of boutique hotels. The intimacy of chic design, interesting architecture and urban locales are big contributors to the underground appeal of boutique hotels. These […]

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Travel Writers Share Their Experiences with Airbnb.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We asked some Travel Writers Share Their Experiences with Airbnb, to ascertain what is working, and what is not. We are not writing for Airbnb, but we do use their servic…

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How to enjoy Universal Studio Singapore as solo traveler

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Singapore is not only made of a skyscraper, luxurious shops, hotels and garden of the bay. It’s also a place for people who want to have fun and for the…

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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A Road Trip in Iceland is on our Radar

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

A Road Trip in Iceland is on our Radar, and there are some ways to do this. This is what we have found out so far. Depending upon the time you have on this island, will depend o…

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The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

After a Pegasus Airlines 737 nearly fell into the sea in Turkey last Saturday, engineers have started the process of recovering the damaged aircraft. Pegasus flight 8622 was traveling from Ankara (ESB) to Trabzon (TZX) when upon landing, the plane skidded off the runway and found itself hanging off the side of cliff — just …

10 Tourist Tips in Saigon

10 Tourist Tips in Saigon


Hello Saigon!

Friends have been visiting Saigon a whole lot recently and I have been getting questions on why this, why that. So, I decided to address it here in this blog post. Here’s 10 tourist tips when…

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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5 Facts about unique Hostels in Style

by Gomio.com @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Looking for a cool and unique Hostel which fits completely to your needs can be very tough and annoying. Therefore we recommend to ask the Gomio Team simply via our social channels such as Twitter or Facebook. Go and stay at the unique hostels of this world! It’s important to realize that Hostels can be read more »

Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

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.

3 Must See Places in Cuba to Discover The Country’s Beauty & History – 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

by James Crier @ Spend Life Traveling

Cuba is quickly becoming a popular tourist destination. With its rich history, lush tropical landscape and incredible people the country has a lot to offer. The island, the largest in the Caribbean, has sugar-white beaches and is dotted with tobacco fields. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the […]

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What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Katakolon, Greece is a hole-in-the-wall port that is surprisingly charming. The port of Katakolon or Katakolo is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering an opportu…

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Best 5 Places to Visit in Mekong Delta

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Are you looking for the most rewarding experiences from a Mekong Delta tour in the South of Vietnam? Indeed, your trip will be unforgettable and fantastic if you get the fascinating insights into life in the Delta region through discovering special features in culture, cuisine, history, and religion of each specific area. Let’s start here! […]

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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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.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Looking Fabulous when you Travel – Ciao Bella Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Ciao Bella Travel are a travel accessories and clothing company for female travelers, dedicated to bringing you fabulous products to make your trip both stylish a…

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Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Located just 20 minutes from Portland, we spent a day Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England. Weymouth is the archetypal English seaside holiday destinatio…

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7 Must See Sights In The Mekong Delta

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Come visit the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam to discover hidden wonders. Ecotourism is a strong industry in this lush tropical region. Cruise down the Mekong River in a boat taxi and discover a world from the past. Floating markets, ancient temples, fruit orchards, museums, and scenic rice paddy farms dot the area. Here are 7 must see […]

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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.

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City   While Ho Chi Minh City offers accommodations ranging from luxurious chain properties to budget options for backpackers, there are a select amount of boutique hotels. The intimacy of chic design, interesting architecture and urban locales are big contributors to the underground appeal of boutique hotels. These […]

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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.

10 useful tips to travel in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10 useful tips to travel in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Cheryl Lam | Life . Adventures . Memories

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is a city in Southern Vietnam, with a high population of 8.4 million (as at year 2016). Being well known for its French colonial landmarks, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, as well as its delicious Vietnamese cuisine and street foods,

7 Surprising Reasons Why You Need to Downsize from your McMansion

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

While it was the norm to own your home on your block of land, where you raised your children and stayed there until you couldn’t any longer; times have changed R…

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DIY Guide to Halong Bay: Dodge the Crowds & Get More Bang For Your Dong!

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, chances are that the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay is on your itinerary… and so it should be! Made up of around 2000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is just a stone’s throw away from Hanoi. A few clicks on your favourite search engine will suffice to understand […]

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7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The Points Guy

Ho Chi Minh City is the jumping off point for many people visiting Vietnam. Here are seven things you should consider before you head there.

Canadas Rocky Mountaineer

Canadas Rocky Mountaineer

by @ Travel

The Canadian Rockies must surely rank amongst the very finest scenic and wildlife holidays on earth! The magnificent Rocky Mo...

Vietnam With Kids: 23 More Travel Tips For Families - The Dropout Diaries

Vietnam With Kids: 23 More Travel Tips For Families - The Dropout Diaries


The Dropout Diaries

Heading to Vietnam with kids? Here's some more travel tips to follow up on my `23 Tips for Taking A Toddler On A Tour Of Vietnam' post.

7 Killer Reasons to Slow Down when you Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

7 Killer Reasons to Slow Down when you Travel

The temptation to see every possible thing when you travel is prevalent. It is because you have traveled a long way to get to t…

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

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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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

The Highlights of our year as Travel Bloggers

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The wonderful thing about being travel bloggers is that we have no idea of what our year will look like, and I guess that is totally true with life also. That is why our tagl…

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Ho Chi Minh-Vietnam Trip Guide - Itinerary + Budget for First-Timers

Ho Chi Minh-Vietnam Trip Guide - Itinerary + Budget for First-Timers


Detourista

Traveling to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam for the first-time? Here's a detailed travel guide with sample itinerary, budget, spots to visit & more.

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam   Vacations are for reducing stress, not adding to it. Unfortunately, things can happen to make any vacation a stressful experience, no matter how beautiful the locale and destination. Some things you are not able to control, such as the weather or flights delayed. Other things, such as […]

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Visiting and Discovering the City of Stavanger in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had the distinct pleasure of visiting and discovering the city of Stavanger in Norway. This is a cool little city, which also happens to be a city of great Norwegian pr…

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10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Ha Long Bay is the most popular travel destination in Vietnam, and just glancing at a friend’s travel photos will show you why. The emerald-green waters, verdant mountains, grottoes, and spectacular limestone islands sprinkled throughout the bay beckon tourists from all over the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are so many ways […]

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Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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The Golden Key Hotel Concierge – Les Clefs d’Or

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The Golden Key Hotel Concierge is the Ultimate Insider, who belongs to an organisation called Les Clefs d’Or

A concierge of a hotel is there to help with direct…

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Mekong Eyes Cruises – 3 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Daily departures ( except 31st per month and Feb 29th annual ) Day 1 : 08.00 * Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (only included for those pax using the shuttle service) **For tour that starts from Cai Be on even date, pickup time in Saigon is at 9am for those who use the shuttle […]

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Optimal Guides and Tips : For first time traveler to Boracay Island

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Out of 7,107 beautiful islands in  The Philippines, Boracay Island is still the top choice for beach lover all over the world. Who would never fall in love on this…

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20 Best Hostels in Mexico City (Updated for 2018)

by Rachel @ The Broke Backpacker

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Why you should get lost when you travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The more we travel, the more we have come to realize that, sometimes, it is ok to get lost when you travel. In fact, getting lost can often be better than finding your way on …

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How to avoid these 16 epic travel mistakes!

How to avoid these 16 epic travel mistakes!

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Everyone has their own unique travel style. From those crafty travellers who know how to work a budget like nobody’s business to the cashed-up luxury travellers with matching luggage and cashmere sleep socks (are those a thing?!) No matter what your travel style or experience level, there are still times you’re going to make a mistake. Now, look, we don’t claim to be perfect. In fact, we’ve messed up countless times! Which is how we know all about these 16 epic travel mistakes and how to avoid them… 1. Falling victim to common scams Sadly, there are a lot of people out there who see tourists as potential marks and an opportunity to make a quick buck. Scams come in all shapes and sizes and a bad scam can ruin your holiday altogether and, potentially, leaving you feeling like you don’t like a destination because of your experience. The Fix: Before you go, research common scams at the destination. A quick google search should reveal enough information for you to feel prepared and aware of what you might experience. That way, when it does happen, you’ll know how to spot it and avoid it with confidence. Read: How to avoid these 12 common [...]

Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam

Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam


An Epic Education

Wondering if you'd go to Vietnam with kids? Here's our complete guide to family travel in Vietnam. Getting around, what to do/see/eat, where to stay, etc.

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes  (pronounced rho-dos) is an odd little place, with a highly controversial history. Visi…

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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.

#1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal has been named ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ by TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row, 2017 ‘Travellers Choice’ Awards on its websi…

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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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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

Trump says program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Jan. 14 that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have […]

How to Eat Well When Skiing

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It does not matter how good a skier or boarder you are, learning how to eat well when skiing is very important. Without the proper fuel in your system your shredding abili…

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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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Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

How about seeing the best of New Zealand on your next holiday? A hallmark of any trip is the great food and wine – from.

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BEAUTIFUL SAIGON HOTEL I

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I.Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Standard room, Superior Double, Superior Triple, Deluxe Double, Deluxe Family Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water […]

‘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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Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes. Naples is generally the southern Italian city that people transit through on their way to the archaeological ruins of Pom

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Nan, Thailand: Remote Mountains & Indigenous Communities

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Nan, located in the most eastern part of Northern Thailand in the valley of its namesake river, is a charming little town with a historical center. Surrounded by the spectacular misty mountains of Doi Phu Kha National Park bordering Laos, Nan is a place where you will find many old temples and teak wooden houses, where foreigner tourists are rare and people still enjoy the traditional slow lifestyle of the Northern Thai people.

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Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

To be quite honest I had never heard of Valentia Island in Ireland. When we were planning our road trip of 3 weeks in Ireland, we knew we couldn’t do everything beca…

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Travelling the World as an Introvert: How I Coped

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

What difficulties might one face when travelling the world as an introvert? One traveller describes her personal experiences on a world trip and how at first, she ignored her needs and tried to be someone that she's not. Introversion is something that affects many people and in spite of the obvious challenges, this article proves that it is possible to fully enjoy travel as an introvert, you just need to listen to yourself...

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Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The end of the year brings much fun and excitement. We get to take time away from work, maybe go on holidays, spend time with loved ones, eat our favourite foods and completely disconnect from our day-to-day routine. It’s a much-needed opportunity to rest, recharge and refresh. Sadly, the holidays always come to an end and, sooner or later, we have to go back to work. Coming back to the office after such a great time away, staring down the barrel of another 12 months of work, can be overwhelming. To help you survive your return to the workplace after an epic festive season, here are 8 easy ways you can beat the back-to-work blues. 1. Start planning your next holiday This is my personal favourite suggestion on this list! While there’s a good chance you may not financially be ready to start splashing out money on a holiday post-festive season, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning. Go to your favourite travel agent and get some brochures for inspiration, set the wallpaper on your phone and computer to your next holiday destination and pin a few photos, postcards or holiday inspiration around your desk. Rather than focusing on being [...]

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…

Can You Travel Hong Kong on a Backpacker Budget?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Over all, Hong Kong cost us around HKD$3,500 for two people for three nights. Solo travellers might find themselves spending a little less than this. It’s a beautiful city with so much to offer, and its often overlooked by backpackers. We wholeheartedly believe that anyone who doesn’t visit here is missing the opportunity to see a different side to China, unlike anywhere else.

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

BLOG: A year of wonder

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Triumph” is the word I use to depict the year 2017. It’s not that I had invented a major breakthrough to save the Northwest Asian Weekly, which has been struggling like all print media. But the more I thought about last year, words like “extraordinary,” “serendipitous,” and even “miraculous” […]

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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An Epic Education’s Year in Family Travel 2017: Family Travel Roundup 2017

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Kayaking in Borneo. Lava tubes in the Canary Islands. Horseback riding in Mexico and scuba diving in Indonesia. It’s been a full year for Team Epic Education (aka the Yoshikawa-Jenkins family). Here are a few highlights from our year in family travel 2017. An Epic Education’s Year in Travel 2017 Spain, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, and […]

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Governor’s office recruiting for Ruth Woo Fellowship

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

The office of Gov. Jay Inslee, in partnership with the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA), is recruiting individuals with a commitment to civil rights and equality for the Ruth Woo Fellowship. The fellowship is named after the late Ruth Woo, a civil rights leader who fought for social justice and equality for all […]

Overseas Travel- Our First Overseas TripTogether

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Yep, you read it right. Wayne and I are off on our FIRST ever overseas trip together! For those that know Wayne on a personal level, he sure is not the type of bloke that likes to move away from the ‘normality’ of Aussie Life. His holidays are much preferred traveling Australia in the ute Read More

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Ask an Expat: Living in San Francisco, California, USA

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

What is expat life in San Francisco like? San Francisco is an incredible city and a popular place for exapts to move to. But as much as I love visiting San Francisco, with its extremely high cost of living I don’t think it’s a city I would ever move to. It does fascinate me though: […]

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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13 Tips: How I became an AIRBNB super host & earned $20k in 10 months

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Do you have an extra place that you don’t know what to do? Or are you looking for extra income by welcoming guest in your home?  AIRBNB is a website…

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Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

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?

Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Ho Chi Minh travel tips and Vietnam visa guide for Portuguese

Ho Chi Minh travel tips and Vietnam visa guide for Portuguese


Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Brief but coincise information about some Ho Chi Minh Travel Tips, along with guide to get Vietnamese visa for Portugal citizens.

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice patties, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I can’t say I knew a lot about this town, but I can tell you that Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain was one of those serendipitous moments. This city was amaz…

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Where to find the most beautiful islands in The Philippines

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

The Philipines is a tropical country made up of beautiful islands. In fact, it consists of  7,107  beautiful islands lying between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. We…

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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 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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8 Places to Explore in the East Kimberley’s

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

If you’re planning a road trip to the East Kimberleys, Australia, you have come to the right place to find out some of the best places you need to explore when you visit there. We travelled  the bitumen road from Kununurra to Derby and although, we didn’t tick off everything on our Kimberley bucket list, Read More

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Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

Alaska Airlines Debuts New Employee Uniforms, Its First Combined With Virgin America

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Disclaimer: Alaska wants its employees to be the first to see the new uniforms, so photos of the custom-made garments have yet to be released to the media. We will update this story with photos once we get them. Alaska Airlines debuted the latest change to its airline in its ongoing merger with Virgin America. …

Things I Learned about Monaco and Monte Carlo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I had known a couple of things about Monaco before I visited … but not a lot. I was always confused between Monaco and Monte Carlo. These are the Things I Learned abo…

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Popular IHG® Rewards Club catalog items for less than 80,000 points

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

You have lots of options for redemptions—and they start as low as 300 points.

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Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce and the country’s biggest city...

8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

As the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is often known as the Paris of the Orient. With rich cultural influences from France and China, Ho Chi Minh City is the most multicultural city in Vietnam. Here you can […]

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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…

Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

Driving The Stuart Highway- Port Augusta to Darwin 

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

With the beautiful The Great Barrier Reef, the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge and breath taking Opera House, backpacking across Australia or even doing the Lap of Australia with the family  is a dream harboured by most people the world over. In September/ October 2017, a part of this dream turned into a reality where we went Read More

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You must Explore The Ring of Beara in Ireland – or maybe not.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

While many people have heard of the spectacular Ring of Kerry in Ireland, you must explore The Ring of Beara which is absolutely not to be missed. The Ring of Beara in Irel…

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Casas Particulares, special lodging in Cuba

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

This blog is about Casas Particulares in Cuba, a special housing option available in Cuba. We have another post with some awesome travel videos related to backpacking in Cuba. Cuba is one of the fastest growing places to visit right now. Not only does it have some great sights to see, things to do, but read more »

6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam


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Discover Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon during your private tour of Vietnam! ➤ Receive Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon Travel Tips from our experts.

14 Unique Things you can do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Here are 14 Unique Things you can do in Tokyo. Tokyo is one of the most vibrant, energetic and dynamic cities on the planet. Not only will you experience one of the most ama…

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Will Cook for Food – One Chef’s Tip for Eating AMAZING Food While Traveling

by Jakob Polaco @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Learn about the practice of “staging” where a cook can work (and eat) under chefs from around the world, for short unpaid apprenticeships, in exchange for experience.

A unified police precinct for the ID

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Starting on Jan. 24, Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon will all be in the same police precinct. “I’m excited about it,” said Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best. “It’s been a long time coming.” Best said that about a year ago, the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) Public Safety Task Force […]

Not Having Travel Insurance is a Pain in the Butt

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

In these current times, we don’t even think about travel without travel insurance, because Not Having Travel Insurance is a Pain in the Butt. Most travellers ask us�…

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How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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San Fermin – More than the Running of the Bulls

by Mattea Kearney @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

     Get ready to get wild. We’ve all heard about the glorious event that is the running of the bulls. Thousands of tourists being chased down little Spanish streets by a parade of bulls. But the running of the bulls is only one component of a much bigger festival: San Fermín. Festivities commence with read more »

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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SAIGON EUROPE HOTEL

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I.Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Standard room, Superior Double, Deluxe Double, (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee […]

Seattle City swear-ins

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Attorney Pete Holmes, and Councilmembers M. Lorena González and Teresa Mosqueda took their respective oaths of office at Seattle City Hall on Jan. 8, to begin their official four-year terms. Mosqueda and Durkan were sworn in last November to fill out the remainder of the terms for the elected officials […]

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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25 Things that Annoy Me about Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We eat out at least once a day, sometimes twice and at other times we do the trifecta, so these are the 25 Things that Annoy Me about Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars. I know, I k…

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Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City   After a long hard week at work, one of the best things to do is spend either Friday night or Saturday night out. There is tendency for the young to go to the bars to chill out, grab a drink and relax in Ho […]

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11 Travel Scams that Make Great Stories

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 11 Travel Scams that make great stories, and others where you can learn a lesson. I don’t think that anyone is immune from travel scams, but being more aware c…

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Why Travel Agents are Back in Style

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The story of why travel agents are back in style

  • Once upon a time travel agents did all of the work for you when you went on vacation.
  • Then along came the internet, lots of gr

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How to Fly First Class or Business Class Cheaply

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We all want to know how to fly first class or business class cheaply, or at least, how to get cheap first class or business class tickets on airlines. They only the trouble …

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

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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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Guangzhou Association’s new legal counsel

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

On Jan. 3, the Guangzhou Association of Washington state announced that it has engaged Zhaocheng Zhou, a prominent lawyers from China, as its legal counsel. The Guangzhou Association has strengthened the relationship between the United States and China, in trade, economic development and growth, promoting cultural and educational exchange and building partnerships. Several community members […]

Barcelona 360 Spotlight

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to one of our favorite hostels in the city of Barcelona. Since we are based out of this city we take pride in promoting it and want others who visit to feel welcomed and have an unforgettable experience. Barcelona 360 Arts and Culture is a hostel that read more »

Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I am calling it here and now; Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination. I probably shouldn’t tell people this and ruin what is one of the most delight…

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Ask an Expat: Living in New York, USA

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

New York, many people dream of moving here… But what is it really like to move to New York? To build a new life in this popular expat city? In this Ask an Expat series I interview people living all over the world but outside of their home country. I try to help paint an honest picture of […]

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Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon   Coffee was introduced to Vietnam by the French in the 19th century. And although Vietnamese coffee can be considered obscure, the country is actually the second largest coffee producer in the world. The Vietnamese coffee culture is not to be dismissed easily. Even though the […]

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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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Jasper, Canada – Your Winter Weekend Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Jasper, Canada is one of the biggest reasons to visit Canada in winter! This already spectacular park, and home to the Canadian Rockies totally transforms in winter to some almost fairytale-like winter wonderland. The lakes freeze over, waterfalls turn into magnificent ice sculptures and mountain roads turns into ski slopes! Not many places in the … Continue Reading

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VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

comprehensive DIY budget travel guide and itinerary of Ho Chi Minh City

Useful, if trivial, information about London and Londoners

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Useful, if trivial, information about London and Londoners

London is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the world. There are many articles about what to s

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Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Looking for a family getaway with lots to do? Here are some fun locations throughout the U.S. for kid-friendly vacations.

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


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Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What is it about lighthouses that appeal to so many people? We live next to two lighthouses in Australia, and we love them. So maybe that has something to do with it. Check …

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Visiting Flåm in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It was a day when everyone woke early on the cruise ship because we were Visiting Flåm in Norway. I am talking 4am early because we were sailing along the Aurlandsfjord, …

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10 Tips For Budding Travel Photographers

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

In response to requests throughout my trip for picture-taking and gear tips, I’ve compiled a list of insights that have helped me improve my photography related experiences throughout the past two months.

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Ngumban Cliff Rest Area- Free Camp

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Camping and doing the lap of Oz is high on many people’s bucket lists now days. With many people on the road and the rising costs in everyday expenses, everyone is trying to save a pretty penny or two by opting for free camping options. Free Camping is exactly that, for FREE.  It doesn’t matter Read More

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How to Visit Uxmal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Mexico

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Many people think that the best Mayan ruins in Mexico are found at Chichen Itza near the town of Valladolid. It’s true that Chichen Itza is larger and also very impressive. That said, our family thought Uxmal was the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the country. Read below and […]

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Do You Make These 21 Travel Mistakes?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Of course, we all make mistakes in organising our travels, but Do You Make These 21 Travel Mistakes? You really shouldn’t be making these, seasoned traveller or not.…

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Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

On our recent cruise, we visited many places in Europe, and we had the Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries. This is because it worked really well everywhe…

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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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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Out of all the Greek islands like; Corfu, Samos, Santorini or Mykonos, Crete is (without a doubt) the largest. It’s a place filled with everything from historic forts, plates of yummy Greek food and oodles of beautiful scenery. There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Crete. I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, as I said, … Continue Reading

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A Very Pleasant Place to Visit is Warnemunde in Germany

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had never heard of Warnemunde in Germany and were only visiting because our cruise ship was stopping there. The reality on cruises is that you generally only get one d…

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

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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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Magical Memories of Lake Argyle

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Its known that Lake Argyle is  “the jewel of the Kimberley” and you know what, there  exactly right. Of all the amazing  places we have visited so far in the land down under, Lake Argyle is absolutely the most majestic and memorable place we have ever visited. If this place isn’t on your Australian Bucket Read More

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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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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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10 Things Not to Miss in Indonesia – Insider Tips

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

Indonesia is a country rich in culture and full of spectacular natural views and landscapes that will stay with you forever. With around 18000 islands, there are many unique things to do in Indonesia. Unfortunately on my travels to Indonesia I ended up in a hospital with dengue fever and didn’t see many of the […]

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Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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Ubud Monkey Forest In Bali – Things To Know Before You Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

My first visit to the Monkey Forest was fraught with an unnecessary amount of anxiety! One of us, can’t remember who it was (all I know is that it wasn’t me 😀 ) mentioned how the monkeys in the forest were kinda crazy and would attack people for food or even for things like their … Continue Reading

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Edmonton, Canada – Your 1 Week Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The city of Edmonton in Canada is not necessarily the city everyone might have a ready made travel plan and itinerary for. Vancouver, perhaps or even Toronto but seeing as we had to get one together after visiting recently, and one that saw us make the most of the season we visited in, I figured … Continue Reading

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Despondent Seattle teen found a future through film

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By RYAN BLETHEN The Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — When Vannady Keo left his mother’s Kent home after his freshman year of high school to live with his father in Seattle, he could not have foreseen the importance of the decision. As a freshman at Kentlake High School, Keo was struggling with depression, not doing […]

New destination: Cabo Verde

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Here at Gomio we are happy to announce that we are continuously growing the amount of affordable accommodations that we can provide you. Recently we have added our first hostel to the list in Cabo Verde and we want to share with you our excitement. What better way to do so than to get out read more »

The Layup Drill — The Best of 2017

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Welcome to another edition of The Layup Drill. In this column, we take a brief look back at 2017 and list the top Asian American athletes of 2017 and look forward to 2018. Last month, the Seattle Mariners missed out on signing Shohei Ohtani as the young, prized Japanese […]

How to Get Fit BEFORE you Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Whether you like it or not, traveling can be exhausting, so this is How to Get Fit Before you Travel. You are out seeing and doing things that are different, and your body n…

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3 people accused of operating Georgia brothel sent to prison

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two Chinese women and a Malaysian man whom prosecutors say operated a brothel near Atlanta that lured women from around the U.S. to work as prostitutes have been sentenced to federal prison. Court records show that 45-year-old Xiaohong Huang, 59-year-old Chan Kong Chow and 54-year-old Biyun Gong […]

6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The start of the new year brings with it a fresh calendar of celebrations and first on the roster is Australia Day and the accompanying long weekend. Those long summer days, endless blue skies and the inevitable heat wave combined with a few cheeky extra days off make for the perfect mini-break. If you happen to live in the area, are thinking of visiting or simply need some adventure inspiration, New South Wales has you covered with a whole host of fun and interesting ways to spend your Aussie day. To help you get started, here are six unique ways to spend your Australia Day long weekend in regional New South Wales. 1. Tamworth Country Music Festival Australia’s largest music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival features the ‘who’s who’ of country music as well as Australia’s best-emerging artists who will perform at more than 2,800 events across 120 venues. From 19 – 28 January, there are free and ticketed events taking place each day, including a dedicated family zone and 400 plus buskers hoping to be spotted as the next country music star on Tamworth’s ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ in Peel Street. Some of Australia’s biggest country music stars started out [...]

Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruiser – 2 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Embark My Tho – Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner) 08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km). 10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan. The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and […]

We just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is something about alternative places, that meant we just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town in Denmark. Amongst the icons l…

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Coming up with a plan for New Year’s Eve in Ho Chi Minh City   New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the holiday season. People throughout the world hit the streets in order to enjoy the day. Their goal is to celebrate life and to watch one year end and another begin. It […]

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These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

Airbnb released a list of their 10 most-liked listings on Instagram and the crowd has spoken: Everyone loves a home with a view — and it doesn’t matter if it’s a secluded forest, private terrace or amazing cityscape. Take a look at the Instagrams with the most likes and comments and you may find your …

4 Best Day Trips From San Diego, California (That Aren’t Theme Parks)

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

I am back in San Diego again. I have been spending a lot of time in San Diego in the past few years and absolutely love this city. But, I also love going on day trips outside of the city and there are plenty of opportunities for that around here. Do you love the outdoors, […]

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Christmas in Asia: What’s A Homesick Backpacker To Do?

by The Content Castle @ South East Asia Backpacker

Turkey, stuffing, Christmas crackers and a questionable present from your gran — this is what Christmas is all about, right? Wrong. Being away from home for the holidays can be tough for a backpacker on the road; some might even say it's the hardest part about travelling. so here's a guide to "Badaa Din" and how to sprinkle some backpacker Christmas spirit, no matter where in the world you are!

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Hostels in Greek Islands

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Greece, a great country place to visit for the backpacker or budget sensitive traveler. In the past Greece was once very expensive to visit but it is now affordable. Here, we will focus on some of the wonderful Greek Islands. In Greece one of the amazing attractions that one can easily find are the Greek read more »

Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This is our experience about Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam. We are not the sort of people who choose to disconnect from our social media platforms when we travel be…

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San Diego: What to See & Do on a Short Trip

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

San Diego, a Californian city known for its beaches, parks and sunny climate. I have been traveling to San Diego for months at a time for several years now. Why? Because San Diego is beautiful! Whether you are into surfing and other water sports, into hiking or more into history, arts and museums, San Diego […]

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Everland Resort: What to Do at South Korea’s Biggest Theme Park

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It's South Korea's biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world's steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.

11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips


VacationIdea

November to April is the best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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.

Singapore – 10 more things you should not miss

Singapore – 10 more things you should not miss

by Tobi @ Travel blog about Southeast Asia: Home is where your Bag is

From temples to sky bars: In this article we will show you 10 more awesome sights in the vivid Asian metropolis.

The Best Family Vacations in Spain – Costa Brava, Costa Dorada & Costa Verde

by Sanne Wesselman @ Spend Life Traveling

Finding a destination that keeps everyone happy for a family vacation can be a complicated task. However, Spain might just be the perfect choice for your next family vacation. With beautiful beaches, countless activities, good food, culture and incredible nature Spain is a great travel destination. I have been traveling to Spain (and on and […]

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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.

Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise?

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me ask you something about a comedy cruise. Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise? Do you have it in you to accept the muscular spasms from laughter? Will you perhaps …

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Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia – where all that glitters …

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I think I would have to say that St Petersburg in Russia was not at all what I was expecting, and Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia revealed that all that glitters,

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Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City   It’s a big world out of there- so big that it can be daunting to decide what destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don’t let indecision let you down, […]

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29th annual Mochi Tsuki on Bainbridge Island

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Jessica Kai Curry NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY What started as a private celebration between friends and family on Bainbridge Island has grown into a widely-anticipated public festival that attracted over 1,000 participants this year. The highlight of the Jan. 7 event marking the 29th annual Mochi Tsuki was unquestionably the mochi making demonstration, led by […]

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


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Backpacking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Listen up! We've rounded up the best places to stay, things to eat, and things to do.

8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

If you enjoy leisurely days at sparkling beaches, delicious Vietnamese cuisine, or underwater adventures in coral reefs, Nha Trang is the spot for you to travel. Known as the most appealing beachside resort-town in Vietnam, Nha Trang Bay has an interesting history and a wide variety of activities to enjoy in and out of the […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine


South East Asia Backpacker

Known by locals by its former name, Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam became Ho Chi Minh City in 1976 following the country's victory over the French...

11 Gorgeous Places To Visit On The Coast Of Cornwall, England

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Let’s be frank, charming seaside trips are amazing. I mean, at the first sight of sunshine (or dry even dry weather for that matter) us Brits rush to the sea. It’s in our blood! Especially in Cornwall, where there’s a whole heap of pretty seaside towns and coastlines to explore. If you’ve never had a … Continue Reading

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The 17 Best West End Theatre Shows In London To See

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Confession: The very first West End Theatre Show In London I saw was years and years ago and I remember being very unenthusiastic prior to seeing it. It was all Lloyd’s idea – mostly to escape the cold in London.We’d all popped round to celebrate New Year’s in London (we hadn’t moved to London back … Continue Reading

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5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Why You Must Visit Dingle in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You must visit Dingle when you go to Ireland. Everyone loves Dingle, including the Irish, because there is a lot to love about this seaside town on the west coast of the Wi…

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10 Essential Travel Tips for Newly Vegan Travellers

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

10 Essential Travel Tips for Newly Vegan Travellers by Dale Davies of AngloItalian

I have asked Dale Davies to share with us his tips for newly vegan travellers. As a fam

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5 best deal sites in Saigon

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

Five best deal sites in Saigon Shopping and traveling seem to go hand in hand.   Some travelers get to know a place through its museums and monuments, others through its scenic landscapes or traditional cuisine. But for globetrotters who love to shop, there’s no truer way to experience a place than by haggling with […]

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SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

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Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

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

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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Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I have made no bones about the fact that we were charmed by Ireland, but I do have a message to Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels. We loved the raw natural b

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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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Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Teen travel. Tween travel. Budget travel via workaway jobs. We’ve talked to lots of parents to travel with teens and tweens, but today we’re going to hear from some of the kids themselves. These four traveling sisters have been on the road with their parents for over two years so far, and in this episode of […]

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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.

Christina's Saigon

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Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

An excellent day trip from the charming town of Kilkenny in Ireland is to go and visit Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.Hook Lighthouse …

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Stay near the BTS and MRT in Bangkok

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Stay near the BTS and MRT in BangkokClick To Tweet when you are choosing where to stay, in the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok can be quite daunting as the city is vast, w…

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Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

How to Travel When you Have a Fear of Heights

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This article is about How to Travel When you Have a Fear of Heights, not an article on how to overcome your fear of heights. A phobia like Acrophobia, the fear of heights is …

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Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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Visiting Kristiansand in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We were Visiting Kristiansand in Norway because it is one of the popular cruise stops, and also a summer destination for local people. Kristiansand is Norway’s …

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Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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Explore the City of Cairns Itself

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

You have made it to Tropical North Queensland, and to Cairns, so here are some ideas to explore the city of Cairns itself.

After you have been to the Great Barrier Reef, on…

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Pay a visit to five most famous pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ Travel Tips – KIM TRAVEL

Pay a visit to five most famous pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City  Ho Chi Minh City is well- known for its impressive architecture which includes some beautiful pagodas that exemplify the Oriental architectural style. Not only do Buddhist followers visit pagodas on important occasions as an ancient traditional habit, but world travelers also tend […]

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Guide and Tips for Couples who want to visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Guide and Tips for Couples who want to visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


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Ho Chi Minh is an affordable place to visit and a popular destination best for all types of travelers including, Solo traveler, families, and Couples.

Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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Contest winners

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

A few of our readers won a recent contest we ran, picking the top five biggest stories of 2017 affecting the local API community. Rochelle Yuen won a $25 gift certificate to Ocean Star, Tony Vo won a $25 gift certificate to Tai Tung, and Rose Wong won a mixed fruitcake from Cake House, which […]

Unusual Travel Tips For Vietnam | Flight Centre

Unusual Travel Tips For Vietnam | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Blogger, guidebook author and street food tour guide Barbara Adam gives us some of her more unusual travel tips for Vietnam.

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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4 Places To Relax This Summer

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

When you just need that x factor to make the most of the summer break, you might like to consider these 4 Places To Relax This Summer. There is something about the summer mo…

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