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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

Food Matters

Food Matters

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

This week I went along to the Food Matters live event. The tagline is “Many Voices, Making Food Matter”. Food is medicine. And I am always interested in sustainable, foods of the future. My focus at this event was to find examples of controlled environment agriculture, algae, seaweed and insects. I was not disappointed, and [...]

Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

2018: Time to Be Kinder to Yourself

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

New Year’s resolution time. I really enjoying hearing people’s answers to the old “any New Years resolutions?” question. Whether they’ve got any hope of sticking to it or not, I just like to know how they’d change their lifestyle, or life course, if they could. Has anyone actually ever stuck to them? Really? This year I will. My resolution for 2018 is simple – be kinder, to myself. Join me? […]

Bokor Hill Station: An Abandoned Site in Cambodia Worth Exploring

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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

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


Charlie on Travel

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

To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

Fun Things to Do in Munich for the Adventurous Soul

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Yes, Munich is home to Oktoberfest, offers tours to Neuschwanstein Castle, has the BMW Museum, and numerous beer gardens, and it's for these attractions the city is most famously known.

But what if you are looking for something new and exciting to do in Munich. This Bavarian city offers many secret activities and adventures that are sure to add some excitement to your next German holiday, and some will most definitely push you outside of your comfort zone!

So once you’re tired of listening to the sounds of a glockenspiel and are done playing dress-up with lederhosen and dirndls, why not try these adventures on for size. Put down that bratwurst or schnitzel, book a Munich taxi, and head to one of these quirky off the beaten path attractions.

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Backpacking Route for New Zealand

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

asia/oceania routes southeast asia | thailand | myanmar | vietnam | indonesia | india | australia | new zealand New Zealand Backpacking Route by Kayla Kurin Our New Zealand travel itinerary starts in Christchurch and loops around the South Island for wildlife, camping, glaciers, and activities for adventure junkies. The route then crosses to the North […]

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Rosé Hotline for New Yorkers is Calling My Name

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

Summer Fridays in NYC just got better with access to on-demand rosé by Wine Awesomeness. Tomorrow, the millennial wine experts and e-commerce brand will kick off its rosé hotline, delivering

Our Top 5 Photos of Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We flew into Buenos Aires, the first stop on our 5.5 month trip through South America. From there we went south, so it’s probably no surprise that all of our top 5 photos come from Argentinian Patagonia. Bariloche We had a few ups and downs during our visit to Bariloche, but one of the ups [...]

Things to do in Hanoi if you only have 2 days | XO Tours Blog

Things to do in Hanoi if you only have 2 days | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Hanoi is the gateway to Northern Vietnam and a must see city during your time in Vietnam. Here is a two day suggested itinerary for Hanoi.

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Vinh Long

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn River rounded landscape is a unique point that makes Vietnam one of the most worth-arriving place in the world. And the most fantastic river rounded view point in Vietnam is Mekong Delta. With these suggestions and reviews about places, services,… about Mekong Delta, we promise you to have the best on-river […]

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10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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 …

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

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...

Got anger? This can help instantly.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Ever feel like you’ve got an “anger management” problem? You’re not alone! In reality, you likely don’t actually have an anger problem. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few new ways to deal with it. Anger doesn’t look the same for everyone. Just because you aren’t screaming and throwing things across the room

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Southern Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Southern Laos Pakse This sleepy town serves as both a border crossing town and as a base for intrepidous adventurers set to explore the Bolaven Plateau. More details on Bolaven Plateau below. Alisa Guesthouse: Clean, spacious and well-located on the main Pakse drag. Recommended in Lonely Planet and for once, LP got it right. Sinouk Coffee: A higher-end cafe serving as an ambassador to its namesake coffee resort. An extensive menu, French patesserie-style interior and the best WiFi in town makes it worth a morning or lazy afternoon. Daolin Restaurant Cafe: This is #1 ON TripAdvisor (as of Aug 2016) and the main reason we visited. Top notch friendly service and delicious food kept us going back several days in a row. Bolaven Plateau Tired of the tourist overload of Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng and ready to explore a multitude of waterfalls, ethnic villages, a cooler climate, coffee plantations via 2 wheels & a motor? With elevation ranging from 1000 to 1350 meters above sea level, the heat notably subsides once you get up to the latter and lays the foundation for a region covered in rivers and rich in fine coffee plantations. Rent a motorcycle and hit up […]

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

11 Fun Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway

by Snow L. @ TripZilla Magazine

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes

Saigon to Hanoi by Motorbike: 5 Suggested Routes


Vietnam Coracle

Thinking about riding the length of Vietnam by motorbike? Here are 5 great routes between Saigon and Hanoi, each one specifically designed to suit the needs of different travellers, based on scenery and time frame among other things.... Continue reading →

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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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.

Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Hiking the Santa Cruz Trek From Huaraz in the Cordillera Blanca

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

Huaraz, home to the mighty Cordillera Blanca, one of the highest mountain ranges in the world outside the Himalaya. With peaks more than 6000...

The best family friendly hikes around El Chalten, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Before traveling to Patagonia with my four year old and three month old sons, I did quite a bit of research and asked quite a few questions in forums about family hikes in Patagonia. The result of my research was a whole lot of not much – there just was not that much information out [...]

Traveling Costa Rica on a Budget

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

Traveling to Costa Rica, on a budget? That sounds like difficult. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Central Laos

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Central Laos Vientiane As far as Asian capital cities go, Vientiane was actually quite pleasant. Not overpopulated, a diverse food scene, cultural attractions, and an expansive night market make it a place that’s definitely worth enduring the heat for. Buddha Park: Whether you’re buddies with Asian mythology or not, the mix of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on this grassy section of land will capture your imagination. You’ll find creatures just knee-high to behemoths several stories tall. Go early to try and avoid the searing sun from baking you alive. Do your best to stay in the area surrounding the streets of Samsenthai and Setthathilath, just above the river and night market. This is where most of the action is within walking distance, including several inner city temples, the aforementioned night market, the cultural center, banks, motorcycle rentals and a variety of top class food options. Thakhek / Konglor Cave Circuit Thakhek is a town that really only serves as a base to explore the circuit of caves that stretch eastwards, and most particulularly, the absolutely breathtaking Konglor Cave to the northeast. Inthira Thakhek: Though placed on the higher end of the expense range for lodging, this place is absolutely worth […]

Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

GoPro tips from the experts

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

Using a GoPro for both photos and videos is not rocket science. After all, it works pretty much like a point and shoot camera, so how difficult can it be? On top of that, the camera can make the right adjustments for each scene on the fly, without much input from the user, so it […]

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Pike Trail Pocket Blanket review

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to try out the Pike Trail Pocket Blanket during a cross-country skiing trip. The product is something I would be more inclined to use hiking, but I am done with backpacking for the season. By taking it with me skiing, I could definitely see the usefulness of the […]

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Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho

by Mr Thien @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn If you long to find an experience, an especially countryside river rounded trial, congratulation! A Can Tho/Mekong Delta tour is what you’re looking for. Can Tho – Mekong Delta Tour Review – Cai Rang Market Cai Rang Market can’t be more suitable to start a Mekong Delta Tour. Recognized as the […]

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Running Chase Rapids on the Allagash River

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

The first two days of our Allagash Wilderness Waterway trip was an adventure due to rain and wind. Fortunately, this weather moved on and the next day was the most beautiful day of the trip. This weather was perfect for running Chase Rapids. Related: Adventurous start on the Allagash River From big lakes to a […]

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Captain Jack will catch you lobsters tonight

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

Maine is well known for its lobsters. Visitors flock to the coast to enjoy the fresh catch. Have you ever been curious to know how this delicious piece of seafood got to your plate? How about what it is like to live the life of a Maine lobsterman? Billy Joel once sang that Captain Jack […]

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How To Travel From Ho Chi Minh To Ha Long Bay? - The Simple Answer

How To Travel From Ho Chi Minh To Ha Long Bay? - The Simple Answer


Vinaday Travel - A Leading Tour Operator

There are many ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Ha Long Bay and you can use more than one transport. The informations will help you saving money and time.

An Overview of Different Travel Bags: Why it’s so Important to Choose the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

I’m sure every traveler at some stage has found themselves in the situation where they’re stuck traveling with the wrong kind of bag.

Whether it’s trying to lug a suitcase through the jungle and beating the crap out of your wheels (been there), or throwing everything into a hiking pack for a stay at a luxury hotel, a travel experience is often about choosing the right kind of bag.

And there are many different types of bags, which will be suitable for different types of trips. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking any bag will do, because you just need something which will transport your things.

Bags are not sacks. They are not meant to be used as sacks. Bags are painstakingly blueprinted to strike a perfect balance between design and utility, for specific types of trips.

So to avoid committing ‘bags faux pas’, consider the following types of bags, and which will be most suitable for your upcoming trip.

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Move Over Las Vegas; Here are 3 Reasons Why Tourists Prefer Macau

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Thanks to appearances in countless Hollywood movies, Las Vegas has been widely regarded as the gambling capital of the world, with the bright lights of Sin City drawing visitors from around the globe for many decades.

However, the famous Nevada city can no longer claim to be the king of casino culture, and, in truth, hasn’t been for just over a decade now.

Rising to park itself firmly on that particular throne is Macau, which has transformed itself remarkably from what was once a sleepy fishing port to a booming Asian tourist destination at the top of many ‘must visit’ lists. Move over Las Vegas, because Macau is where the action is!

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Top 6 Things to Do in Mandalay on Your First Visit

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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The Ups and Downs of Bariloche, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer. From the moment we exited the airport we were in awe. A massive, clear blue lake, [...]

Fire tower trail up a Maine mountain

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

When on a seven day canoeing trip along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, it is nice to have some activities other than paddling. I love to canoe, but on a long trip like this, it helps to mix it up a bit. We had this opportunity on one of our last nights camping when we hiked […]

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Ha Tien: Jewel of the Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

The most attractive place to be in Vietnam’s Mekong region, Ha Tien's irresistible combination of bustling markets, languid backstreets, crumbling shophouses, forested hills, delicious food & local temples, makes it the ‘Jewel of the Delta’.... Continue reading

Where I Went in 2017: A Look Back Through 21 Countries!

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Happy holidays everyone! I hope it’s been a wonderful time filled with love, laughs and delicious food. I took a bit of a hiatus...

Did We Achieve Our 2017 Goals?

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to think about whether or not we achieved our goals for the year, and make new goals for the year ahead. So let’s start with reflection time. How did we do on our 2017 travel goals? Goal 1: Something Asian Check! This one we definitely [...]

How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (and vice versa)

by Lina @ Move to Cambodia

These days, there are a couple of easy ways to go from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh including bus, boat, plane, taxi, and mini-bus. There are options to fit every budget, but some … Continue reading

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Tips for Climbing Machu Picchu

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Considering a trip to Peru? You can't leave without visiting Machu Picchu. Check out these tips for preparing for a trip to this iconic destination. Read More…

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Most Exciting Philippine Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

by Kate Biol @ TripZilla Magazine

Bokor Hill Station: An Abandoned Site in Cambodia Worth Exploring

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam – first impressions

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

After my first days of travel in Ho Chi Ming City and Hanoi (Vietnam), and awaiting more adventures, here are some of the things that were not as I expected them before coming here. Breakfasts in construction sites, motor scooters with an app, and a very cosmopolitan aspect. Motor taxis with an app Being a […]

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Swim with the Pigs!

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

If you venture down to the Out Islands in the Bahamas to this jaw-dropping archipelago called the Exumas, you’ll come across the inhabitants, who are a bunch of

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.

Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Osprey's new 2017 model of the Porter 46 sees some great improvements, but how does it compare to the Farpoint 40?

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Wind, Water & Fury – Hozenji Temple

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

There comes an aura of mysticism and fascination when it comes to ancient rituals of offerings, chants and prayers. Imagine a temple, where fragrant swirls of incense waft past as glowing paper lanterns creak overhead. Candles pierce through the darkness from a glass case, coins tumbling into the donation box resound with sharp clinks and murmurs of prayers float through clasped hands. This is what you’ll find at Hozen-ji Temple, buried in the very heart of one of Osaka’s most popular entertainment districts. While most visitors to Osaka are awestruck by the explosion of lights, delicious scents and exciting sights of Dotonbori, Hozen-ji Temple patiently awaits at the end of a quiet alley known as Hozen-ji Yokocho. Almost mysteriously, all the noise and hustle of Dotonbori just a few dozen steps behind you melt away, replaced by a mist of peace and quiet that wraps you up in it’s calming aura. Hozen-ji Temple has been a key landmark since 1637, just a few decades into the Edo era of 1603-1868. This dimple in history was notable for its stability and popular enjoyment of arts and culture, and Hozen-ji watched throughout its early years as many performance theaters rose – and […]

17 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Zurich

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Local food and scooters in Saigon

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

Discovering Vietnam, that’s discovering its food as well as the urban jungle Ho Chi Ming City actually is. A food tour felt like the right activity to combine both! I already told that Saigon has its own idea of traffic. Cars get stuck in traffic all the time. So when I wanted to discover the […]

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

Getting to Know the Locals in Singapore

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Ok I may ruin my reputation here by admitting this, but this blog is all about honesty so here goes…I didn’t know until I got to Malaysia this year that Singapore was a totally separate country.  Yup!  I just admitted that!!  I got brought up to speed by a 19 year old to boot!!!!  How […]

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How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham

How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham


Anna Wickham

So you’re moving to Vietnam or traveling there soon and you can’t wait to jump on a motorbike and ride through traffic that seriously looks like this: You may not have heard, but it’s incredibly easy to rent or even buy a motorbike in Vietnam. Motorbike shops are everywhere, and it usually costs around $50-100

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 …

5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Do you ever plan your travels around a specific theme? Maybe you’re a foodie who likes to check out lots of restaurants and markets,...

How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Salsa, cigars, 1950s cars and mojitos await in this fascinating country. But you should be aware of a few things...

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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

‘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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12 Most Exciting Philippine Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

by Kate Biol @ TripZilla Magazine

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…

One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Professional Runner Katie Mackey

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Katie Mackey is a professional mid-distance runner, Olympic hopeful and member of the Brooks Beast Track Club. Logging as many as 80 miles per week, she shares her enthusiasm for running, staying healthy and how she's learned to be flexible with running and nutrition when she travels. Read More…

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The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days

The Great Vietnam Motorbike Adventure: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi in 21 Days


Barilee Traveling

Imagine a 2,000+km canvas of sand dunes, rice fields, cave systems, jungles, crystal blue coastline, beaches, mountain ranges and more, and you get to see it all at your own pace from the most pano…

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

The Ups and Downs of Bariloche, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Bariloche was our first introduction to Patagonia, and god damn, we were so excited. Mendoza had been a let down for us (our fault though, not Mendozas), so we were really looking forward to what Bariloche had to offer. From the moment we exited the airport we were in awe. A massive, clear blue lake, [...]

Musician Naomi Wachira

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Naomi Wachira is a very talented Kenyan-born, Seattle-based singer/songwriter who's been compared to Tracy Chapman. Naomi lives life on her own terms and has managed to carve out a successful career as a musician while maintaining her focus on family and friends. Read More…

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Last-Minute Gift Guide 2017

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

Thanksgiving has come and gone. It’s now December 12th. Like me, you may have put off buying gifts or just short on time. It’s an annual challenge to

12 Must-Do Activities in Penghu to Include in Your Taiwan Itinerary

by Cheryl Seet @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

Our Day Trip to Rovinj: A Splash of Colour on an Autumn Day

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

After a few days visiting Pula, we decided to take a day trip to Rovinj, a town that sits on the western coast of Croatia‘s...

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…

Azores Airlines Launches New A321neo Transatlantic Service

Azores Airlines Launches New A321neo Transatlantic Service

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Azores Airlines is making a significant upgrade to its fleet. Beginning Thursday, the airline is operating its first-ever nonstop transatlantic service with an Airbus A321neo, transporting passengers between Boston (BOS) and Ponta Delgada, Azores (PDL). In December 2017, Azores Airlines took delivery of a new A321neo, becoming the first Portuguese operator of the aircraft. Once …

What to Expect on the Komodo Boat Tour in Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Indonesia is full of adventures.  You can climb volcanos, go trekking, do all sorts of water sports, but the Komodo Boat Tour is one not to be missed!  It was definitely not the lap of luxury, and you will definitely need a sense of humour, BUT it was well worth being disgusting, stinky and uncomfortable […]

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel


MyFunkyTravel

Take a ride on the re-unification express as you head by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with our budget friendly backpacking route for Vietnam.

Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

It took us SIX hours to get to the Manor Country House in Oxford, from Portsmouth, SIX HOURS. Unfortunately we’d (me and this new man I dropped into that catch up blog post)  decided to travel on the most difficult weekend of the year for the route, actually, not even weekend, day. Train strikes and inches of snow meant it was four trains, a two hour wait in the cold […]

Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A little slice of Thai life off the usual trail, with prices rarely seen in the south.

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10 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Prague

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

While there are plenty of sights and activities to keep you busy in Prague, a trip to the city should definitely include a few...

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 …

The Ultimate Travel Guide to Stockholm’s Gamla Stan

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

A trip to Stockholm isn’t complete without a trip to Gamla Stan. The city’s Old Town, and one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, this is after all where Stockholm began, all the way back in 1252.

Made up of 4 islands, Gamla Stan is mainly focused on the largest of the group, historically known as Stadsholmen. Stockholm itself means “log island” and as the legend goes, Swedes looking for a new capital that was safe from armed gangs, had filled a log with gold and sent it adrift. When it landed on what is now Gamla Stan, they knew they had found their new capital city.

Gamla Stan is a living museum filled with beautiful churches, narrow winding cobblestone streets, colourful architecture, the finest restaurants, and accommodation to suit all tastes. This is the real Stockholm, and where every Stockholm adventure should begin.

Consider this your ultimate guide to staying, playing, and eating in Gamla Stan.

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An Unintended Trip to Sula Vineyards: Discovering India’s Napa Valley in Nasik

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

A 3 to 4 hour drive from Mumbai, Sula Vineyards is the oldest winery in India. It is a fabulous way to unwind from the hectic bustle of city life, where you can discover the place where Indians first experienced wine.

In 1996, Rajeev Samant planted the first wine grapes in Nashik and today this region is India’s premier wine-growing region, producing 80% of the country’s total wine.

Spread over a total of over 3000 acres, Sula’s vineyards are home to some of India’s finest grapes, so if you’re looking for a place for your next wine tour, you should visit Nashik, in Maharashtra state.

This is India’s Napa Valley; after Sula Vineyards was established in 1999, 35 other wineries followed suit in the region over the next decade. It’s quite incredible how one man paved the way for the emergence of India’s Wine Capital.

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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The OurOyster Worst of 2017

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Because no one only wants to hear the “best of” stories. So come, and revel in my 2017 travel fails. The Pink Vomit Incident i travel a lot for my job, and often, if I need to be in another state for a meeting or a conference on a Monday or a Friday, I will [...]

Where I’ve been & where I’m going (MAP)

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It all started when I went on a People to People ambassador trip to Canada in the 6th grade. 48 countries later, I’m just looking for new adventures

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

Mekong Delta tour 2 days – Is a cruise is for you?

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Exploring the amazing Mekong Delta by cruise is a truly unique experience for everyone. From Cai Be – Can Tho or vice versa, seeing the rice fields of south Vietnam, peaceful village life and various craft making sites. Here we discuss the cruise available for a Mekong Delta tour 2 days […]

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4 Best Places to Visit in Doi Tung, The Switzerland of Thailand

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

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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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.)

Things You Should Consider as a Responsible Traveler / EcoTourist in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

We’ve all seen the obnoxious tourists waddling out of Subway in some beautiful, ancestral city. Chances are, if you catch us on the right day, we’ve all been that tourist.

There is, however, a revolution in tourism that is really starting to take off. A whole new way of thinking which prioritizes responsible travel, and considers the impact we have on the communities and environments we visit abroad.

The negative impacts of tourism are usually pretty clear to the traveler feeling particularly perceptive. But ecotourism is the belief that travel should be ultimately beneficial to both the tourist and the host country.

There is a balance we should all try to find while traveling: remain safe but also truly experience the local scene. Make ripples, but not a splash. Take only memories, leave only footprints. The following are four key things to consider for those looking to travel responsibly in 2018.

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Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island, Canada

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island by Jared Nusinoff Tourists venture out to Eastern Canada to experience the geographical beauty and tranquillity which makes this part of the country unique. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, and a destination to experience the charm and beauty of a relaxed […]

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Train between Saigon and Hanoi

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

More train! Saigon to Hanoi this time! Most of you know that I love a good train travel when the opportunity presents itself. in 2016 I was lucky enough to travel between London and Beijing on the Trans Siberian and Trans-Mongolian rails. At the beginning of this year, I traveled by train from Bangkok via […]

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Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $67 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi from $67 - KAYAK


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Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on VietJet Air from $67, Jetstar Pacific from $171... Search and find deals on flights to Hanoi.

12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

One of the best ways to see everyday Bangkok is to take a bike ride into the sprawling suburbs Bangkok Canal Bike Ride 21 June 2014, 1 Year Ago This Week: Most people greet the idea of cycling in Bangkok with some variation of “Are you insane?”. And while the city’s traffic can be dangerous, […]

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

34 bite sized travel tips to make life easier

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

When you travel nomad-style, slowly moving from place to place, you very quickly learn plenty of travel tips to make your life just that little bit easier. Stopping and soaking up the culture of a place, rather than ticking tourist attractions off a bucket list, is very different to using your 3-4 weeks off work every year to lie on a beach at a resort. Whether you’re travelling alone, with someone else, or as a family like we do, you’ll very quickly learn what works and what doesn’t for you and your particular needs and circumstances. Our first destination when we left Australia was Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and before we’d left our first hotel we’d made changes to the way we travelled. Your travel learning curve really is that quick! So, to give you a head start on things to think about for when you start travelling, or even if you’re already on your way, here are 34 bite sized travel tips to make you’re travel life a bit easier. Learn to be patient I must admit I get frustrated easily, and when travelling like we do, frustrating situations arise every day. From not understanding the language, [...]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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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.

25 Fun Things to Do in Seoul on Your Very First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

If you’ve never meditated before, you probably feel it isn’t for you. Maybe you feel you aren’t spiritual, or not spiritual enough for meditation. Some of you may feel that you can’t sit still that long, or maybe even that you don’t have time in your schedule for yet another “healthy habit” or “productivity hack.”

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Hotel breakfast when the hotel isn’t finished

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

A breakfast in a construction site Vietnam, you might be a great place to live and work, but having breakfast today wasn’t the most memorable… I’ve had some of the greatest food experiences in Vietnam, but this wasn’t one of them. In a “lost in translation” issue, I missed breakfast in my hotel in Saigon […]

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Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

You’ve Got 9 Long Weekends in 2018 And We’ve Planned The Perfect Getaway for Each

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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 …

Best Mekong Delta tour – So many tours, so little time

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn With so many options to choose from when visiting the Mekong Delta. Here we will checkout the various tours on offer so you can decide which is the best Mekong Delta tour, for you or your group. Best Mekong Delta tour: Mekong Delta – 1 Day (Cai be – floating market […]

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Hanoi is Vietnam at its most exotic, arguably the best place in the country to enjoy street food and culture, taking in the views and flavours on numerous walking tours of the city

Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express

Vietnam Train Travel: Traveling on the Reunification Express


Traveling German

Taking the Reunification Express in Vietnam from Saigon to Hanoi: Leg 1 (How to Get from Saigon to Mui Ne via Binh Thuan). Tips on Vietnam Train Travel.

Sometimes you just need to listen to your heart

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Ok this post is going to sound like a proper ‘first world problem’ post but tough shit… It’s been almost 3 months since I left London in a hurry to get back to my favourite part of the world; Southeast Asia.  I have loved discovering more of what this magical place has to offer, and […]

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Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

Black Sea Explorer - Budapest to Bucharest

by @ Travel

Book by February 15, 2018 and save up to 40% across 2018 Europe river cruises, plus free private door-to-door chauffeur driven transfers.

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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12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Are These the Best Jobs in the World? Jobs That Allow You to Travel (Some With No Experience)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

While there are many careers that will not afford you a care-free lifestyle, or give you the option to work from the comfort of a hammock, in Bali - there are plenty that do (cue the ‘OH. MY. GOSH, no WAY!’)

Check out our list, and maybe quit your job to follow your dreams in 2018!

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The OurOyster Worst of 2017

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Because no one only wants to hear the “best of” stories. So come, and revel in my 2017 travel fails. The Pink Vomit Incident i travel a lot for my job, and often, if I need to be in another state for a meeting or a conference on a Monday or a Friday, I will [...]

#EatTheRainbow: Colourful food from across the globe

by @ STA Travel

Colourful food has been making waves around the world of late, and 2018 will see no stop to that trend. But before Instagram came along, did you know that bright foods have been staples in many countries for years? Red: …

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…

5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, the inquisitions among other eras that shaped world history.

This makes it an interesting country to visit, at least once in a lifetime. However, there are things you need to know before visiting Spain to make your stay an enjoyable one.

The following are 5 important things to know about traveling to Spain.

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24 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Osaka

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days | We Ride Vietnam

Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days | We Ride Vietnam


We Ride Vietnam

Motorbike tours | We Ride Vietnam Motorbike Tours | Vietnam custom motorbike tours on Honda CRF 250 Honda XR 150 or Classic Minsk Vietnam mountain adventure motorbike tours | Ho Chi Minh Trail

Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Open Bus Ticket – Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


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Vietnamese travel agencies offer what’s called an “Open Bus Ticket”. It allows you to travel from Ho Chi Minh City in the south all the way to Hanoi in the north (and probably vic…

Week 52: The End of Remote Year as We Know It

Week 52: The End of Remote Year as We Know It

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

We spent our last weekend together in Mui Ne, a beach town on the coast of Vietnam. The weekend promised sunset jeep rides over sand dunes, relaxing by the water, a bonfire, and one of our last chances to be together as a group. Shortly after arriving to our awesome hostel, we were picked up in […]

Laos Motorbike Tour: 11-14 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Cross the border and ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Hoi An down the legendary supply route. jungles, beaches and ancient cities this Laos Motorbike tour is a great adventure.

Contact us for pricing

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by Bus

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We just left Chile after just over a month in the country – which was amazing – and I will soon get some posts up detailing our experiences. But before I do that, I wanted to detail how we got from San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile to Arequipa in the south [...]

Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Cu Chi tunnels history – A new kind of warfare

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi tunnels history is an extremely important one in the modern history of Vietnam. Since the late 1940’s against the French and then from the 1960’s on wards against the American forces, The Cu Chi tunnels would help re-shape the country forever.   Cu Chi tunnels history The tunnels […]

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Travelling is an Emotional Rollercoaster

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Travel is a rollercoaster, emotionally and physically.  One minute you are high as a kite, riding on adrenaline having the time of your life, then at other times you are in tears, despairing at something awful that has happened (yes yes these things always seem worse at the time!). This year my biggest learning has […]

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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 »

Your Search for the Top Honeymoon Destinations Ends Here

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Weddings are a wonderful time of celebration, and should be one of the most unforgettable events of your life. But if there’s one event more memorable than your wedding day, it should be the honeymoon!

If you’re tossing up between an unforgettable honeymoon and the value of the diamond ring, it could be a tough choice in deciding which one should win.

But with the aim of strengthening the bonds of togetherness and marriage, perhaps one of the following destinations will inspire you!

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24 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Osaka

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Adventurous start on the Allagash River

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

On a six night seven day canoe adventure on the Allagash River, the trip did not take long for the adventures to take place. When you are out in the wilderness for six nights, you know that there will be some difficult moments and most likely some bad weather. On a canoe trip, bad weather […]

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Goodbye Korea: Hello Newest Adventure!

by Barun Sarkar @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve got some life-altering news (no, really). After years on end living it up in South Korea as cross-Pacific expats, we’re incredibly excited to announce that we are FINALLY living out our dreams of living in… Japan!   Since 2010, Barun has visited Japan four times on both business and leisure trips, and from the second he first arrived, he fell head over heels in love with Japan’s sophistication, development and ravishingly beautiful traditional culture. Kyoto in particular, with all its mesmerizing temples and historic sites fed into the natural tour guide in Barun, and it was settled – he would HAVE to live there at least once in his life.   Jen, with her undying love for all things edible, could not tear herself away from the trains of sushi, savoury bowls of ramen, and sizzling gyoza (fried dumplings) on her previous visits to Tokyo and Fukuoka. So when Barun confided in her with his not-so-secret plans for Japan, she clamoured aboard! After a month of real estate agents, temporary apartments and furniture hauls, we’re officially settled in – and what a spot! We’re in the district of Nipponbashi, just steps away from the bustling shopping districts of Namba, […]

Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Shopping in Melbourne, where to get your fashion fix

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Melbourne is defined by its suburbs, and almost every suburb has it’s own shopping precinct. Shopping in Melbourne is like a sport all of its own, to go with the myriad sporting options every visitor to Melbourne should check out. Melburnians are no shrinking violets when it comes to fashion, with many of the country’s trends starting right here in Australia’s fashion capital. However, with so many options, from the biggest chain retailers to the smallest chic boutiques, from enormous shopping malls to suburban shopping strips, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to get what your looking for. To make your shopping experience a little less intimidating, here is a selection of the biggest, best and most popular Melbourne shopping precincts for you to check out during your visit. Bourke Street Mall, CBD Shopping in Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall (Source: Flickr/avlxyz) If you’re visiting Melbourne you’ll probably spend some time in the city centre, so why not start your shopping in the Bourke Street Mall. You’ll find Australia’s biggest department stores, Myer and David Jones, in this pedestrian and tram-only precinct, along with plenty of other big retail chain stores such as Sportsgirl and Zara. At the [...]

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Photo of the Week 7: Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

whoops…it’s been two weeks since I last posted and I’m a little annoyed at myself! I was doing so well keep fairly on top of all this blogging malarkey only to be thwarted by a week of partying, losing my phone, bank card and my pride in Gili T, and a 4 day/4 night boat […]

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5 Ways Prepaid Phones Can Save You Money When Traveling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

When traveling internationally, many cellphone providers charge high rates to cover roaming fees. Sending a text or checking emails quickly becomes a costly expense for travelers.

Many people think that the only ways to avoid paying massive bills is to leave their cellphones at home. But if the thought of living without your smartphone while you travel makes you want to scream, don’t despair.

Many cellphone providers offer affordable options to help you stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Learn about the following five ways prepaid phones can save you money when traveling.

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Becoming Dive Instructor in Costa Rica, Central America

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

Becoming a dive instructor is the dream of many people. This is why I did it, and the choices I made to get certified and teaching.

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Week 43-44: Thailand with Sean (Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok)

Week 43-44: Thailand with Sean (Koh Phi Phi, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

Back in April, Sean booked all of his trips to come see me: June for Machu Picchu, September for Eastern Europe, and December for Thailand. Not gonna lie, I thought it was a little crazy to book travel 9 months in advance, but it was great to know when I’d see him and (I think) […]

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary


THAT BACKPACKER

My one month Vietnam travel itinerary. Travelling from south to north with stops in Saigon, Mekong Delta, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sapa. 

5 Things to consider before you teach English in China

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Things to consider before you teach English in China image via Brian Yap, CC BY-NC 2.0 A guest post by Dimitris Vlachos If you’re interested in teaching English in China, then you’re in for an exciting and rewarding adventure. As a company which specialises in helping people like you teach abroad, we understand what you’re […]

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Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

5 Airlines That Will Compensate You if Your Flight is Cancelled or Delayed

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Compensation for delayed and canceled flights is not a new thing. In fact, in many parts of the world it's actually a requirement that the airline compensates you when they delay your flight.

However just like any other compensation claim, you will have to ensure that you follow the right procedure to increase your chances of getting the money that you deserve.

To help you identify when you might be entitled to compensation, we have put together the following guide, with tips on how to file your claim and the top airlines that compensate their clients for delayed flights.

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5 of the Best Paradise Beaches in Southeast Asia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

5 of the best beaches in Southeast Asia: The beaches in Southeast Asia are famous, think beautiful white sand, crystal clear water and bright blue skies to leave you feeling like you are in paradise!  Add into the mix how cheap Southeast Asia is and you have the perfect recipe for lazying away your days doing […]

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Natural Wonders: Akame 48 Waterfalls

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

With most of us travellers and expatriates sticking to the Japanese cities, it’s literally a breath of fresh air to get out of the city once in a while. If you appreciate waterfalls as much as we do, take the daytrip from Osaka, Kyoto or Nara to Akame 48 Waterfalls, found in Nabari of Mie Prefecture. A place with water so crystal clear, you can trace every stone and bump along the entire riverbed, and even drink it if you’re as daring (or foolish) as one of us was (*cough* looking at YOU, Barun *cough*). Although the name suggests 48 wondrous waterfalls, the number 48 is used as a way to describe “many.” But not to fret, you still get to see 25 magnificent, gushing waterfalls, ranging from big, small, wide and tall. Check out our photos for most of them, but the five main attractions are Fudo Falls, Senju Falls, Nunobiki Falls, Ninai Falls, and Biwa Falls. It’s also famously home to the giant salamander, many of which you’ll be able to see at the Salamander Center at the entrance of the trail. Duration To complete the 3.3 km circuit, the park suggests 3 hours total (1.5 each way). […]

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Cu Chi tunnels by boat – Something a little different

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn A trip to Ho Chi Minh City would not be complete without a trip to the incredible Cu Chi tunnels. Most people travel to the Cu Chi tunnels by bus. But, there is a more stylish way to make the 70km journey north west of Ho Chi Minh City. Travel to […]

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Hello Australia!

by @ STA Travel

Meet Pippa. Former STA Travel Customer Service Manager, European travel addict, and the manager of our new Working Holiday Heroes in Australia. (Essentially, the nice people in our Backpacker by STA Travel stores who help you find your feet, hug …

Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 7 -9 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

The northwest is a great region to explore by motorbike, join us on our ride from 5 to 7 days from Hanoi to Sapa. Terraced rice fields, tea plantations and high mountain hill-tribe villages.

7 Days from 1180$

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5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

No one is stupid. Here’s why.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

How Smart (or Stupid) Are You? On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the smartest person on Earth, where do you rank? I always thought I was smart. I did really well in school and I was totally suited for the way school is set up: I made straight As and could sit and

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Vietnam bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam bus from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


Traveling Ted

Riding a Vietnam bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi with stops along the way in Nha Trang, Hoi An, and Hué with a final stop in Hanoi.

14 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Interlaken

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Continuing our travels in Croatia, our next stop after a week on the Istrian Peninsula was Zagreb for a change of scenery. As far as...

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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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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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Week 50: Exploring Northern Vietnam (Sapa and Hanoi)

Week 50: Exploring Northern Vietnam (Sapa and Hanoi)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

With being sick all week, I wasn’t sure til the last minute if I would be able to join some fellow & former Remotes on a trip to Sapa for the weekend. In the end, I’m so happy I did. After saying goodbye to my parents and Galya, I headed to the train station for […]

Where I’m At: December, 2017 – Hanoi edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Hanoi! It’s been a month bookended by conferences in two different fields. I average about one conference a year, so two in a month is unusual for me. I try to mix it up […]

7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Cruising has become one of the biggest trends in travel recently, though have you ever considered going on a canal barge cruise?

Canal barging is a unique form of slow travel popular throughout Europe, especially in France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. The size of the canal dictates the size of the barge, but the maximum number of guests on board usually ranges from 4-12 passengers.

On board the barge are a handful of crew members who will help make your journey an effortless one, and while the options for barge cruises are vast, a luxury, all-inclusive barge cruise is definitely way to go.

While there are many reasons to take a canal barge cruise, here are the 6 most compelling.

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Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

Bandstand Beds – Community Growing on Clapham Common

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

This is the latest post in a series that I am writing about community growing spaces in urban settings. Bandstand Beds is a community growing project situated on Clapham Common, in south London. Bandstand Beds provides, ‘…an area for the local community to discover the joys and benefits of growing and cooking their own food, [...]

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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How to Bargain in Vietnam

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

How to Bargain in Vietnam A guest post by Jim from Asia Marvels Many travellers in Vietnam are so afraid of paying more than they should that they forget to enjoy their trip. Here is some insight into bargaining in Vietnam to make your time here easier. The first thing you should know about bargaining […]

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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San Pedro de Atacama to Arequipa by Bus

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We just left Chile after just over a month in the country – which was amazing – and I will soon get some posts up detailing our experiences. But before I do that, I wanted to detail how we got from San Pedro de Atacama in the north of Chile to Arequipa in the south [...]

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Trips From Cusco to Add to Your Peru Travel Bucket List!

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

Once considered the centre of the universe by the largest empire of its time, the Incas, today Cusco draws over one million tourists per...

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

24 Hours in London: Amazing Moments in the City Every Hour of the Day!

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

London. Like many world capitals, they say this is a city that never sleeps, and on my most recent trip to the city, I...

Travel the train Saigon to Hanoi: experience and images - Boarding Today

Travel the train Saigon to Hanoi: experience and images - Boarding Today


Boarding Today!

Another epic train ride. In Vietnam, from Saigon to Hanoi. All aboard!

Hokubo: Home Away From Home

by Jen A @ Barilee Traveling

It’s easy for city dwellers like us to get caught up with our bustling metropolis lives and never really thinking much about the countryside. This is a common theme among many city folk in not just Japan, but many developed countries. Thing is, the countryside actually has a ton of things to explore and experience, and is full of warm smiles that welcome you in like family. But, getting out there and finding your way around can pose some logistical challenges.   That’s why JTB, one of the biggest tourism companies in Japan, is investing a ton in promoting some really amazing rural spots and putting together programs to help both Japanese and foreign visitors discover what the countryside has to offer. We were lucky enough to get a special invitation from JTB to have a guided tour of Hokubo, a quaint little county in Maniwa City of Okayama Prefecture located just an easy 3.5 hour direct bus ride from Osaka. Here’s a look at the sites and experiences we got to enjoy!   Takoaka Shrine   A winding single-road into the mountains had us pulling up to a secluded mountainside shrine. Only the pitter patter of the rain atop […]

7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Must-Do Activities in Penghu to Include in Your Taiwan Itinerary

by Cheryl Seet @ TripZilla Magazine

Slow travel – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train

Slow travel – from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train


TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

How to plan a train trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City When I planned my recent trip to Vietnam, it was always with the intention of taking the train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. I am a self-co…

12 Must-Do Activities in Penghu to Include in Your Taiwan Itinerary

by Cheryl Seet @ TripZilla Magazine

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.

Exploring the Glaciers of Argentinian Patagonia

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The southern Patagonian ice field is one of the most important collections of glaciers in the world. The ice field which spreads along the Andes for 350 km’s. There are several places to see the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field, but the two most accessible are in El Chalten and El Calafate. As [...]

Barilee Impressions: Hotel Maui

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Seoul is such a sprawling metropolis that choosing a clean AND affordable place to stay that isn’t a dormitory can feel like a herculean task. On a last-minute trip to Seoul, we were just in that very predicament. A good place to start is a list of recommended accommodations from the Korea Tourism Organization, proudly carrying the “Good Stay” badge of certification. One of these accredited lodgings is Hotel Maui, which although doesn’t bring a taste of Hawaii into downtown Seoul, it does provide a cozy getaway from the hustle of bustle of the city. Just one subway stop from Dongdaemun, the very heart of Seoul city, it matches prime location with fresh digs while running surprisingly reasonable discounted prices for it all. Book through Agoda,  Booking.com or AirBnB for slashed prices on all of their rooms, be it Standard Twin, Standard Double or Standard Triple. Hotel & Facilities Hotel Maui impresses from the outside by combining wood, metal and glass to create a modernistic tower. A “Good Stay” certification sign perches prominently at the entrance. Breeze into the lobby and you’ll be met with bright hues of white with wooden accents and cutesy details, including Christmas decorations for our visit. A […]

The best family friendly hikes around El Chalten, Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

Before traveling to Patagonia with my four year old and three month old sons, I did quite a bit of research and asked quite a few questions in forums about family hikes in Patagonia. The result of my research was a whole lot of not much – there just was not that much information out [...]

My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 10 Most Adventurous Trails in the World

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

A guest post by Rebecca If you love going on adventures and hiking, then we have the list for you! These trails listed below are challenging, beautiful and remote, and will definitely fulfil your need for some adventure! Below, we will share with you the top 10 trails we have found. Top 10 Most Adventurous […]

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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


Travel Happy

If you're wondering "How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam?", see our guide to the prices of Vietnam food, booze, accommodation, travelling and activities

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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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

Suggestions and reviews for Mekong Delta Tour – My Tho in 1 day

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Peaceful and poetic, My Tho is a favorite destination for anyone who seeks for refreshment and recharging after relentless working days. Going on this My Tho 1 day tour, we’ll make sure to give you good impression about Vietnamese landscape, people and culture. Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho) in 1 day […]

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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Cu Chi Tunnels – a visit to the underground legends

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Moving to the underground, living, eating, studying there is not a scientific project, it is what actually happened in Cu Chi Tunnels nearly 50 years ago. The Cu Chi tour doesn’t just bring you to explore the tunnel system below our standing ground, it’s a life-time experience to hear about how […]

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How to do the Cabot Trail in a Day

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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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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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

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…

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

How do you afford to travel so much?

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It’s a common question, “how do you afford to travel so often?” It puzzles many people. A lot of it has to do with prioritization of your budget.

Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season

Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Taking a trip is supposed to be fun, but travelling with the whole family can have challenges of its own, especially if you have children of different ages.

Making sure everyone is having fun means a lot of compromise, while at the same time you have to ensure that you leave time as adults for your own activities and relaxation.

Trip planning is sometimes difficult, but if you take some simple steps and make the right plans, it can be enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are some tips for traveling with the whole family.

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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 …

8 Cool Things To Do In Singapore To Escape The Perpetual Summer Heat

by Carissa Ng @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan

7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan


Mapping Megan

As many a traveler will tell you, taking an overnight train in Asia is quite an adventure, one that I have always found to be enjoyable and something to look forward to.Overnight trains are my favorite means of covering long distances because they're usually friendlier to my budget and more comfortable than taking long road trips being cramped in a small car or bus.The other advantage is that you get to stretch your legs out and get a good night’s sleep in exchange for just a little bit more than you would pay for a hostel or budget hotel.

All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam

All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam


Travelling Apples

Here are a few tips about travelling by train in Vietnam, including not believing everything you read, and why you must be in a soft sleeper!

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Month 3 Round-Up: A Month in Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Well, I spent a lot longer in Indonesia that I had planned, and it’s been one hell of an emotional month!  I spent most of that time with my friend who lives in Canggu, Bali and got to experience what it feel like to live in Asia.  I also got to re-visit one of my […]

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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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7 alternative places to visit in the USA in 2018

by @ STA Travel

Forget the Hollywood Sign, Empire State Building and Grand Canyon! We’re here to share with you those little, hidden gems you’ve never thought about visiting in the USA. From prisons housing the world’s most infamous criminals to speakeasies hidden behind …

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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How I Kicked Achievement Addiction

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

There were a lot more reasons why I decided to transition to full-time employment than I explained a few months ago. One of the main reasons I decided to get a “traditional” job for the first time after being an entrepreneur for 3 years was that I realized I was addicted to achievement. Getting a

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

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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Vietnam: a view from the train

Vietnam: a view from the train


Telegraph.co.uk

The Reunification Railway links Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh City, offering travellers an excellent – and comfortable – way to see Vietnam, says Mark Smith.

Eating vegetarian & vegan while travelling Australia

by @ STA Travel

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or you simply want to cut down on your meat and dairy consumption for ‘Veganuary’ and beyond, you don’t have to compromise your beliefs or dietary needs just because you’re travelling. In fact, one of …

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

Vertical Farming and Farm Business Innovation

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Farm Business Innovation Show Last week I attended the Farm Business Innovation Show in Birmingham. I participated as an exhibitor, as a volunteer with the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). It was a valuable learning experience and led me to question where vertical farming in the UK can flourish. Alongside us on the AVF stand were AVF [...]

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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Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection


Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Guided MissDirection is a travel company designed exclusively for women. Our all-planned small group tours allow for safe culturally immersive adventures!

What is a RTW ticket?

by @ STA Travel

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and head out into the big wide world? Good decision. But do you just have the vague notion of travelling ‘around the world’ in your head and are not actually sure how it …

14 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Interlaken

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Backpackers Guide to Bali

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Backpackers Guide to Bali Bali is a weird place.  It is firmly on the backpacker trail but is a also a very touristy holiday island (mostly for Aussies!), meaning that places and prices vary greatly, and it is generally one of the more expensive parts of Southeast Asia. Despite this, Bali is a must visit […]

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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

Saigon / HCMC To Hoi An - Fly Or Train? | Vietnam travel forum

Saigon / HCMC To Hoi An - Fly Or Train? | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

Hi all, After a little bit of advice - I've had a quick search but can't see anything that direct... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

How to Book the Cheapest Hotels in 2018 (Which Match Your Travel Style Perfectly)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

One of my biggest pieces of advice for booking a hotel has always been to ask yourself why. And the answer should be beyond the obvious “I need a place to stay for the night”.

Because millions of people are booking into hotels every night. But how many of them are actually getting their choice right?

The solution? Nustay; a new hotel search engine which has 1.2 million hotels at rates cheaper than any other online booking site (seriously). And, by crunching data about your interests, it matches you with hotels which reflect your travel style.

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Top 6 Things to Do in Mandalay on Your First Visit

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

The Sunrise History Tour (Pohang, Gyeongju & Ulsan)

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

We’ve already traveled Korea extensively over the last seven years, so we but there’s still a few spots that we’ve always wanted to cross off our checklist. So when Korea Tourism Organization reached out for help to improve how tourists discover South Korea and everything it has to offer, we jumped on the chance. During a hectic three day, two night escapade around the southeastern coast, we were immersed in the coastal culture and history of Pohang and Ulsan, the ancient history of the Silla kingdom capital of Gyeongju and epic sunrises everywhere in between. Check out the photo highlights of our work below! Pohang Naeyeonsan and The Twelve Waterfalls (Mt. Naeyeon) Jukdo Market Pohang Corvette Museum Yeongil Beach Homigot The Japanese House Street What to eat Mulhoe (물회) Spicy Raw Fish Soup & Daegu (대게) Crab Feast Where to stay Eco Hotel – Goodstay Gyeongju Bulguksa Temple Daereungwon Tomb Complex Cheomseongdae Donggung Palace and Wolji Pond in Gyeongju What to eat Ssambap (쌈밥) at Byeolchaeban Gyodong Ssambap Where to stay Hanok Sodamjeong Ulsan Bangudae Petroglyphs Jangsaengpo Whale Culture Village Bamboo Grove Ganjeolgot Cape What to eat Hoe Deop Bap(회덮밥) at Chungpa  

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Get inspired to travel with this ranking of top budget-friendly destinations around the world...

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Photo of the Week 8: The Beautiful Gili T

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

This week I’ve stopped for a little travel break in Canggu, Bali. I’m in a bit of a weird place, mentally, and after almost 3 months of non-stop travel and partying (yeah I know it’s not really that long compared to what some people do but hey…), I needed a break. Mentally I was/am burnt […]

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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How not to get smelled out on your next road trip

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MembersMarkDetergent #CollectiveBias I recently returned from a one month long road trip to Maine in New England. Laundry and staying clean was a constant concern while adventuring in the woods and along the rivers of New England. I […]

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Review: La’Baab Restaurant, Phnom Penh

by Julia @ Move to Cambodia

Cambodian cuisine is delicious, interesting, and varied, but there are few sit-down restaurants in Phnom Penh that do Khmer food justice. Restaurants with a pleasant ambiance also tend to be tourist-oriented, and are likely to serve an incoherent array of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Japan! Cosplay Galore

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

After three weeks of running around Osaka to find an apartment and set it up, we were going a little stir crazy and needed to do some exploring. Luckily, we didn’t have to go far to feed our travel-hungry spirits, since we had moved into Osaka’s bustling district of Nipponbashi – packed with shopping, restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions. We hopped on our bicycles for a little wandering around the ‘hood, when we almost ran right into barricades blocking off the street for a massive, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd that stretched for as far as we could see. We had stumbled upon Osaka’s anime hub of Den Den Town hosting its annual Nipponbashi Street Festa, an all-out free-for-all exhibition of the otaku subculture that worships Japanese anime and manga in all its quirky glory. Men, women, Japanese, expats, young and…slightly not as young all took part in the cosplay bonanza. Completely decked out in amazingly detailed costumes, they staked out spots on the asphalt to pose for the thousands of gawking cameras and the fans behind them, clicking away as if the cosplayers had just jumped out of a manga comic. We joined the fray of photographers, so check out some of […]

Where I’m At: January, 2018 – Otres Beach edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Otres Beach, and happy new year! Where I’ve Been Hanoi A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:47am PST Ahh Hanoi. Every time I go back I’m amazed […]

How to Escape Living Paycheck to Paycheck

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Money is never the problem. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are certainly not alone. According to a recent report from Career Builder, 78 percent of full-time workers in the US are living paycheck to paycheck. You might think that you are struggling because your boss doesn’t give you the raise you deserve or

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Ho Chi Minh Trail Motorbike Tour: 7 Days 7 Nights

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Ride the Ho Chi Minh Trail from Hanoi to Hoi An. Experience the legendary supply route that takes us across the DMZ. Battle sites, National parks, beaches and ancient cities this ride has it all.

7 Days 7 nights from 1430$

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Did You Know Australia Has Pink Lakes?? You Have To See These To Believe!

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

It was the crack of dawn but Peter and Jeanie Kelly from Murray Offroad Adventures were on time and ridiculously chirpy. All it took, however, was a dash down the Mallee Highway and a quick pit stop at the Hattah General store (Jeanie phoned our coffee order ahead, the star) for those early-morning dozy feels to disappear as the day started to brighten and the temperature began to rise.

The pink lakes of Murray Sunset National Park are truly breathtaking. Endlessly blue skies sit against bright pink waters and sparkling salt deposits; this is one phenomenon you have to see to believe.

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Be Bold Podcast Has Moved!

by Beth Whitman @ Wanderlust and Lipstick

Join me for all the episodes of the Be Bold podcast on the new Be Bold podcast website. Here you'll find my conversations with extraordinary women performing at high levels in travel, adventure, entrepreneurship, music, sports, philanthropy and more. Read More…

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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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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Our Top 5 Photos of Argentina

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

We flew into Buenos Aires, the first stop on our 5.5 month trip through South America. From there we went south, so it’s probably no surprise that all of our top 5 photos come from Argentinian Patagonia. Bariloche We had a few ups and downs during our visit to Bariloche, but one of the ups [...]

Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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. …

Travel Itinerary and Budget for 1 Month in Vietnam

Travel Itinerary and Budget for 1 Month in Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

1 month in Vietnam, is enough time to travel from Saigon to Hanoi. This guide tells you where to go, for how long, and how much to budget.

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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Singapore to Hanoi by Train: An Extraordinary Journey in 19 Days

Singapore to Hanoi by Train: An Extraordinary Journey in 19 Days


TripZilla

A day-by-day photo travelogue of an incredible overland journey: from Singapore to Hanoi by train.

Sculpture in Regents Park

Sculpture in Regents Park

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

If you happen to be in London then check out the sculpture in the park.

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

17 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Zurich

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Week 49: The Fam Takes Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi)

Week 49: The Fam Takes Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Tet, an important holiday celebrating the Vietnamese New Year. The streets were full of festively-clad people, and many stores and restaurants were closed. Traffic was supposedly “slow,” but it still felt like a city full of scooters to us. Shortly after settling into my (amazing) apartment, I […]

25 Fun Things to Do in Seoul on Your Very First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

4 Best Places to Visit in Doi Tung, The Switzerland of Thailand

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Chris camps overnight on top of Guatemala's Volcán Acatenango and witnesses lava eruptions...

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Get Rid of Overwhelm Instantly

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Do you constantly find yourself overwhelmed in your work or school, or even at home? Wondering if there is just something wrong with you? There’s not. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is a perfectly reasonable expectation for it. It’s not your fault. More importantly, in this video, find out exactly how to bring your

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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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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.

✨ High Tea Magic at Ashford Castle ✨

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

After a long road trip around Ireland this September with my family, we regaled ourselves to an Afternoon High Tea at the fairytale-like Ashford Castle, a medieval castle

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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?

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo


Indiana Jo

Vietnam is a popular holiday place. Having visited twice, here's what to see in Vietnam in 2 weeks-with suggested itineraries. Got longer?Combine the routes

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi


TripSavvy

See all the options for getting from Saigon to Hanoi compared in detail. Choose if a bus, train, or flight is best for getting around Vietnam.

A Family Christmas on the Road

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

This is our third Christmas while on the road. Jacob’s first Christmas was in Albania. It was a pretty low key affair and we didn’t really do anything in particular since Jacob was too young (10 months) to remember anything. We did get to have his photo taken with Albanian Santa though. His second and [...]

A Family Travel Guide to Torres Del Paine, Chile

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip. In fact, many people, even people in the local tourist industry, warned us against it. But in reality, hiking and travelling around the Torres Del Paine national park, is very much [...]

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

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.

Travel is A Privilege & Not Everyone Can Travel As Much As You

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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8 Cool Things To Do In Singapore To Escape The Perpetual Summer Heat

by Carissa Ng @ TripZilla Magazine

Pick My Brain: PR & Marketing Hotline

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

Are you in need of public relations guidance? Not have a big budget and just need to bounce ideas off a professional?
Pick my brain for an hourly rate

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera)

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera) The Balearic Islands have long been popular holiday destinations, mostly for Northern Europeans looking for a short sunny getaway. Typically people fly in and fly out, only visiting one island but it is possible to do a longer, backpacking trip in the Balearic Islands. You […]

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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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.

Looking ahead to 2018 🌎 ✈️

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

At the end of 2017, most people will evaluate their year and look ahead to those perennial New Year’s Resolutions. I am not unique by any means in

Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

A Family Travel Guide to Torres Del Paine, Chile

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

As I mentioned in my post about El Chalten, it was hard to find information about family friendly hikes prior to our Patagonia trip. In fact, many people, even people in the local tourist industry, warned us against it. But in reality, hiking and travelling around the Torres Del Paine national park, is very much [...]

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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More Than Sushi: Osaka Street Food

by Barilee Traveling @ Barilee Traveling

Heading to Osaka? Whip out your elastic pants and fill that wallet with cash because you’re about to take on the food capital of Japan, famous for being a hub for Japanese cuisine from all corners of the country. Oodles of street food can be found within the more bustling districts, where tourists and busy businesspeople with a full schedule are looking for a quick and tasty fix. Here’s a quick list of the top street foods you absolutely have to indulge in on a trip to the big O! Okonomiyaki   Okonomiyaki was born and perfected in the streets of Osaka, so needless to say, a trip to this foodie city just wouldn’t be complete without gorging on this filling dish. Imagine a thick pancake made with a hearty mixture of egg, finely diced veggies and your choice of meaty topping, ranging from bacon to seafood delights. Or just say “niku nashi de onegaishimasu” for a vegetarian-friendly meal. Foods with “yaki” in the name means “grilled,” and okonomiyaki is grilled to perfection on an iron griddle before its smothered in a sweet ‘n savoury sauce or four. Have it on the go as a true-to-form street food, but if […]

Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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17 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Zurich

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

I love New Year’s resolutions. The new year is a great time to reflect on what your life is and what you would like it to become. The word “resolution”, “to resolve,” implies that all you have to do to meet your goals is just make up your mind. But that’s not true. It’s not

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8 Accessories Which Will Transform Your Travel Style in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Do you have an instant pot? They’re like magic, right? You put ingredients in, head to work, and eight hours later this amazing meal emerges.

Accessories are the instant pot of the fashion world. They can transform ensembles without a ton of time, effort, and often even money. Which is exactly what the savvy traveler needs.

Although comfort is top of the list, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look stylish too whether you’re heading off to the wilds of Africa, or urban exploration in chic New York.

With this in mind, check out these tips on keeping your style on point, whilst travelling this season. Read on for eight accessories you need in 2018.

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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…

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Four Places Worth Visiting in Santorini

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

As your ferry approaches the port of Santorini and you watch the island getting closer and closer, it’s easy to believe that you’re sailing into the view of one of Alfred Sislay’s idyllic paintings.

On the southernmost border of the Aegean archipelago, Santorini is not only considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, but one of the most stunning in the world.

Once you set foot on the island, Santorini will take you on a trip into its past: it’s here you’ll come face to face with the ancient Minoan civilization and the magnificent frescoes it left behind, the grand and fearsome eruption of its volcano and the huge caldera that’s still marveled at by thousands of tourists each year, and of course, its beautiful re-birth as one of the most picturesque places of this Earth.

These are the four top places to visit while you’re there.

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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 …

A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

Mapped out: 2018′s top trending travel destinations

by @ STA Travel

New Year, new plans, new holiday allowance. We’ve pulled together our list of the top destinations to visit this year, whether they be an up and coming country or an old favourite making a resurgence. All these destinations are longing …

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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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

Top things to do in Vietnam, plus suggested routes. Travel tips and advice for backpackers and independent travelers.

My incredible 2000km scooter ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, Vietnam

My incredible 2000km scooter ride from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi, Vietnam


Stuff

Travelling 2000km across Vietnam on a scooter has its risks - but it's a great way to see the country and meet the locals.

Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

One of the main attractions in Ubud (Bali) is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It is a small area in the center of the city. Some 600 Balinese Longtail Monkeys live here. (Macaque in English). Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud (Bali, Indonesia) The park is located in the center of Ubud, one of the hubs […]

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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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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

Brussels Community Garden – A regenerative food system

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

When I travel, I am looking for evidence of connections that can help regenerate our food system. At the end of June, I boarded an early Eurostar departure from London and arrived mid-morning in Brussels. I spent the rest of the morning looking around the Botanique Gardens.  In the afternoon, after checking into my hotel, [...]

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared The cost of travelling from Europe to the United States and Canada (or vice-versa) is going down. The suggestion that budget airlines could start operating transatlantic flights has been around for a while but it’s only in the past year or so […]

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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.

Week 46: The One With The Bed Bugs (Koh Rong, Cambodia)

Week 46: The One With The Bed Bugs (Koh Rong, Cambodia)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

Ok, so I’m getting used to life in Phnom Penh during our second week – checking out more hipster cafes like Artillery, Enso, and Backyard Café, being productive, and enjoying the seemingly endless sunshine (dry season in Cambodia means blue skies for days). I’ve even grown accustomed to getting a tuk-tuk: instead of asking a […]

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 …

Week 42: Weekend in Pai

Week 42: Weekend in Pai

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

Our first weekend in Thailand, our community manager Travis organized an overnight trip to Pai. Pai is a small town in the mountains a few hours away from Chiang Mai, and is known for being a bit of a hippy backpacker town and for a stunning but somewhat dangerous road between the two cities. A […]

The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A Top 100 of inspiring travel Instagrammers, ranked based on user engagement and activity.

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My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

Saving rainforests equals saving ski races is a cool effect

Saving rainforests equals saving ski races is a cool effect

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

Last year I was poised to race my fifth American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race (affectionately called the Birkie.) There was plenty of snow and conditions looked great. A week before the race a warming spell hit the northwoods. Five days of 50 degree plus weather and a couple of rainstorms washed out the race. They […]

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Top 6 Things to Do in Mandalay on Your First Visit

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to Travel This Fall

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It’s odd to be planning for fall in the dead of heat, but it’s a great time to jump on your fall and holiday travel plans. Here are

Basel Christmas Market: What to Pack, See and Do

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I’m just back from Basel Christmas Market, my first time checking out some Crimbo stalls in Europe. FIRST TIME. It was great. After my limited experience at the delights of Manchester German Market, and London Christmas Market, this one was definitely bigger, better and had a much bigger variety when it came to the stalls. In short, it was way better. So for today’s festive post, I just wanted to […]

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.

Our 2018 Travel Goals

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

It’s actually a little bit difficult for me to write a 2018 goals post since most of our 2018 travel is already mapped out. But I guess even the best of laid plans can change… We are currently about 6 weeks in to a 5.5 month trip through South America. We started by flying into [...]

11 Fun Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway

by Snow L. @ TripZilla Magazine

11 destinations to beat Blue Monday

by @ STA Travel

Cheer up chappy! We know it’s Blue Monday but blue is definitely NOT a colour we associate with being down in the dumps. How could it be when you’ve got the Philippines’ turquoise oceans, Santorini’s dome roofs and the mountain …

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore by train

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

After spending the new years eve in Kuala Lumpur, I decided to head for Singapore. By train. Buying a train ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore Buying a train ticket at the Kuala Lumpur Sentral station is pretty straightforward. The ticket booths have a central reception where you tell where you’d like to go and […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Did We Achieve Our 2017 Goals?

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The year is coming to an end and it’s time to think about whether or not we achieved our goals for the year, and make new goals for the year ahead. So let’s start with reflection time. How did we do on our 2017 travel goals? Goal 1: Something Asian Check! This one we definitely [...]

My 13 favourite travel movies of all time

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

As someone who loves to travel, there’s something extra special about watching travel movies. I’m an enormous movie buff. I’ll watch almost any kind of movie, and even if it’s rubbish, find something to enjoy about it. As soon as I watch a really good travel movie, I want to head into my bedroom, get my backpack out, fill it up with clothes and head to the airport. Being inspired to travel by watching amazing travel movies is one of life’s great pleasures. Here is a list of my 13 favourite travel movies of all time. Apart from the common travel theme running through them all, they all have other concepts and ideas that conjures up an incredible sense of wanderlust whenever I watch them. The idea that it’s never too late to travel, it will change your life immeasurably, you’ll meet amazing people along the way, and that we should use every day we have to live life to the fullest, are so powerful they inspired me to sell everything I owned and set off on a nomadic adventure with my wife and son. So if you’re at home looking for travel inspiration, on the road with time to [...]

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

4 Best Places to Visit in Doi Tung, The Switzerland of Thailand

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

There’s no escaping the passion for sport in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The level of passion the locals have for sport in Melbourne is insane. Read the two major newspapers, listen to any talk back radio, or turn on the TV at pretty much any stage across the weekend, and chances are sport will be front and centre. I love my sport, I worked in professional sport in Melbourne for nine years, and even I get sick of the coverage. If there’s such as a thing as sports poisoning, then almost every Melbournian has a severe dose 12 months a year! If you’re a visitor to Melbourne with an interest in sport, you’ve come to the right place. At any time of the year you can check out some sporting event featuring the world’s best going at it. The number of world-class athletes who call Melbourne home and ply their trade here, plus the world-class athletes who visit with their clubs or for major sporting events is mind-boggling. So to try and cut through the clutter and confusion for you, here’s a comprehensive guide to sport in Melbourne. Australian Rules Football (AFL) Melbourne Cricket Ground With nine teams based in Melbourne and another one an hour away in Geelong, Australian Rules Football [...]

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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

15 freelancer jobs to make money on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Being a freelancer is a recent phenomenon from a mass scale point of view. Once upon a time work and travel were mutually exclusive pastimes for almost everyone. You either worked or you travelled, but 99% of us really couldn’t do both. Of course back when I first travelled overseas I worked as a primary school teacher in London for two years, but that was different. I couldn’t just get up and live somewhere else one day just because I felt like it. I was living in London, in a bricks and mortar building I had to go to Monday to Friday, earning money by teaching little English kids how to read and write. Today things are much, much different. The freelancer community is exploding and the amount of people either leaving their jobs to freelance online, or negotiating with their employer to work from home or on their travels, is in the tens of millions worldwide. For many it doesn’t matter whether you’re in your home office or on a beach in the Bahamas, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection you can do the exact same job to the exact same standards. Without any qualifications, [...]

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Phnom Penh public buses

by Pete Ford @ Move to Cambodia

In a city that now contains ride-hailing apps for tuk tuks and taxis, as well as the existing motorbike taxis and tuk tuks on most street corners, the bus system is still a welcome addition. Phnom Penh’s public bus system … Continue reading

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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…

Backpacking Route for Mexico

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

latin america routes south america | brazil | patagonia | central america | mexico Mexico Backpacking Route Our backpacking route for Mexico takes in the best the South of the country has to offer. If you follow it, you’ll travel from the tranquil seas of the Caribbean to the giant waves of the Pacific via […]

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The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus

The Hanoi to Saigon : Travelling on the Open Bus


OurOyster.com

Vietnam is a country which has long attracted backpackers. It offers a culture that is unique in South East Asia. War history tourism is popular, the food is great and is becoming more and more pop…

Week 45: New Year, New City: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Week 45: New Year, New City: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

Cambodia is best known for Angkor Wat, the incredible archeological complex near Siem Reap built by the great Khmer empire of the 12th Century. On our first big trip, travel-partner-in-crime Angela and I spent a few days exploring the temples of Angkor as a side trip from Thailand. We had the best time with our […]

Hanoi 1 day motorbike tour

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Visit Duong Lam Ancient Villages and Ba Vi Mountain National Park or to Cuc Phuong National Park on this one day motorbike tour. Great if you don't much time but want to see Vietnamese traditional life.

1 Day tour from $115

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Oolong tea – History and Teasers

Oolong tea – History and Teasers

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

In my previous post, I described my first tea tasting session with Andrew Perryman of Tea & Glory in Camden. In this post, I will share some interesting tidbits that Andrew shared about the history and the production process of Oolong tea. A little bit of History In around 1658 when the British started importing [...]

The Cu Chi Tunnels – A testament to Vietnamese resilience

by Christopher Barker @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The Cu Chi Tunnels A sprawling network of tunnels spanning nearly 200km, The Cu Chi tunnels expand from close to the border of Cambodia to the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City. The tunnel system also included hospitals, schools, dormitories and strategy rooms. The scale of the network was underestimated by […]

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How to Keep Your Style on Point Whilst Travelling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Travelling is hard work – there’s no doubt about it. Waiting around, dragging heavy suitcases, keeping hold of your crazy mate who wants to get the party started at 5am at the airport, sitting in very close proximity to complete strangers on public transport and planes – this is why planning what you’re going to wear for this ordeal is important.

Although comfort is top of the list, you want to look stylish too whether you’re heading off for a romantic break with your beau or a wild party holiday with the girls in Amsterdam.

With this in mind, check out these tips on keeping your style on point, whilst travelling this season.

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Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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Cambodia’s Water Festival

by Cassie @ Move to Cambodia

Cambodia’s famous Water Festival is one of the highlights of the calendar year, bringing together people from across the country for three unforgettable days of boat racing, fireworks and festivities. Heralding the end of the rainy season and the coming … Continue reading

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

How to get from Phnom Penh to Hanoi (and vice versa)

How to get from Phnom Penh to Hanoi (and vice versa)


Move to Cambodia

A detailed explanation of the transportation options available in getting from Phnom Penh to Hanoi, Vietnam. Including planes, trains, buses.

Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

Food Tour in Ho Chi Minh City

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

In February, I visited Ho Chi Minh City. I arrived on the train at 4 am, after a two and a half day trip from Hanoi. I spent the day walking to and through Ben Thanh Market and then visited the Fine Arts Museum. By late afternoon, I was ready to check into my hotel [...]

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.

Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of Honshu (the largest island of Japan). Like many casual visitors to Japan with no ties to the country, I had never heard of Aomori. There are 47 prefectures (like a province or state) in Japan, and Aomori is one of the lesser visited of Japan. [Map of […]

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

My Incredible Malawi Safari in Liwonde National Park

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Liwonde National Park was the last stop on my week in Malawi. I’d had a great week featuring elephants, hippos, some amazing food and beautiful Malawi accommodation, but without a doubt, it was my time at the Mvuu Lodge that impressed me the most. I loved it there. We arrived in the vicinity for our second Malawi safari of the week (the first had been in the Nkhotakota Reserve) and […]

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Most Exciting Philippine Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

by Kate Biol @ TripZilla Magazine

14 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Interlaken

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

1 Week Indonesia Itinerary: How to Make the Most Of Your Trip

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Rachita shares how you can see the best of Java and Bali in one shorter trip.

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24 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Osaka

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

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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BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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Week 49: The Fam Takes Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi)

Week 49: The Fam Takes Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi)


Marina Lvova

We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Tet, an important holiday celebrating the Vietnamese New Year. The streets were full of festively-clad people, and many stores and restaurants were closed. Traffic…

Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Sri Lanka

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Sri Lanka is on the up, and now is the time to visit! Sri Lanka was always vaguely on my radar, but it wasn’t until last year when some friends were telling me how amazing it was, that I decided to give it a visit myself. Sri Lanka is a beautiful place, just South of […]

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

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…

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple

Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple


A Cruising Couple

Want to cross-country cycle Vietnam? This is the guide for you! Learn all the details about how to replicate our six-week cycling trip from Hanoi to HCMC:

The Sunday sesh: Perth’s big 5!

by @ STA Travel

Do as the Western Aussies do and say ‘Catch ya’ to snoozy Sunday’s and hello to Sunday sessions! Whether it’s a go hard or go home (at 10pm) kind of deal, a few beers by the beach or a perfectly …

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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Week 47: A Visit to Sleepy Kampot (Cambodia)

Week 47: A Visit to Sleepy Kampot (Cambodia)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

After last weekend’s bed bug (and sand fly, as we later realized) misery, I spent the majority of the week at home, in air conditioning, rubbing myself with hydrocortisone and popping Benadryl like candy. One deviation from this was a visit to Tiny Toones’ studio. Dancing with Tiny Toones We learned a bit about Tiny Toones […]

Chiang Rai Province: Why It’s Worth a Stop in Northern Thailand

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Chiang Rai highlights: from mountain-top views stretching into Laos to scenic villages among the tea fields.

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Why You’re Too Busy (And What to Do About It)

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

“How are you?” “Busy.” “Crazy, as usual.” “It’s been insane around here.” This seems to be the mantra in offices and homes around the country. Why are we so busy? We have more luxuries than any generation before could ever imagine. Any piece of information we need is available at our fingertips at any moment;

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Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Dear Female Travelers: Reasons Knixwear Is the Greatest Travel Underwear You’ll Ever Own!

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Forget your passport, when it comes to travel, appropriate underwear is one of the most essential things. (Don’t actually forget your passport, but I’m sure you get what I meant!)

But traditional cotton underwear isn’t always the best option for travel – they’re slow drying and they absorb moisture meaning cotton isn’t the most comfortable or hygienic thing to wear for extended periods of time.

Underwear might be one of those things you don’t think twice about, but purchasing a pair for the practicalities of travel can make or break a trip. There are plenty of options out there for travel-specific underwear, but when it comes to being specifically designed for women, Knixwear is a Canadian based brand you should know.

The following are seven reasons why Knixwear is the greatest travel underwear you’ll own. But the biggest reason? The amount of confidence you gain from wearing them, for all the reasons below.

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Mekong Delta Tour Review – where to go in An Giang

by Admin @ Vinaday Travel – A Leading Tour Operator

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn An Giang is a fresh experience for Mekong Delta Tour. So many things we make sure you will want to try and see. Mekong Delta Tour Review – Mount Sam in An Giang Mountains are not usually sites in favor for Mekong Delta Tour. But the case of Mount Sam is […]

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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.

Oolong Tea Tasting

Oolong Tea Tasting

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Tea Time It was coming up to 4pm, and I was walking down Chalk Farm Road on my way to Tea & Glory. I was going to meet up with Andrew Perryman, a certified tea sommelier, who was going to guide me through my first tea tasting. The first tea that Andrew will introduce me too [...]

Spa Terminus Saturday Market

Spa Terminus Saturday Market

by Trish @ TRISH TRAVEL FOOD

Hidden away in Bermondsey is a collection of food producers who principally sell wholesale. However, on a Saturday morning, if you know where to find the railway arches they are located in, they open the doors to the public, and you can get a taste of heaven. Every couple of months if I wake up [...]

10 awesome things to do in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

There are so many things to do in Melbourne it would literally take days to write a single article. So instead I’m going to choose 10 of the best that I believe you should do if you ever visit my home town. Melbourne has now won ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ award, presented annually by The Economist, five years in a row. That’s an incredible achievement by anyone’s standards, but it’s easy to see why. No matter what you’re into there’s something for you to do, like dining in first-class restaurants, attending a wide range of sporting events in world-class stadiums, taking in a play or musical in gorgeous theatres, or experiencing masterpieces in our amazing arts precinct. There is of course just one problem with Melbourne, it’s expensive. There’s no escaping it, you’ll need a little money in your pocket to fully appreciate this city. But by using services like Couchsurfing, the free inner city trams, and free events that can be found at That’s Melbourne, you can definitely have a great time without breaking the bank. You could also do a free walking tour when you first arrive so you can work out where everything is and get [...]

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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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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Where to Lose and … Find Yourself in Greek Mykonos

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

The Aegean Sea has been characterized by many as the heart of the Mediterranean and has been commonly linked to colorful mythology, tales of pirates and fishermen, and, in recent years, as the hot-spot of cosmopolitan summer party life for island-hoppers.

Among the family of the Aegean islands however, stands one in particular which is perhaps its most precious jewel: Mykonos beams effervescently due west and it’s certainly not shy at showing it.

Being the favourite destination of vacationists worldwide, Mykonos has become synonymous to beautiful, luxurious and vibrant vacations. But Mykonos is so much more than what the eye meets: it’s actually the ideal place where you can lose yourself on its surface and also find it in its depth.

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Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi

Bicycle Tour: Saigon to Hanoi


SpiceRoads Cycle Tours

Saigon to Hanoi by Bicycle | Experience Vietnam by bike, from Saigon to Hanoi

11 Fun Things to Do in Batam for Your Next Weekend Getaway

by Snow L. @ TripZilla Magazine

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature

Vietnam by the night train: Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Find out the best way to explore this coastline using the Vietnam railways.

Culture in Sydney on a Budget

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Culture in Sydney on a Budget Sydney Harbour Bridge, CC BY-SA 2.0 by Alex Johnson No doubt that even finding cheap flight deals; you just spent around $1500 flying to the great land down under. G’day. Chances are you’ve also flown into Australia’s largest city, the beautiful Sydney but that doesn’t make up for the […]

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Cooling down on the Bolita Hostel trails

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

When planning my Costa Rica adventure, I wanted three days in Corcovado National Park; however, I wanted to spend more time in the Osa Peninsula. I made arrangements with Osa Rainforest Rentals to stay three days in Dos Brazos. It was a good decision as I got to see a side of the Osa Peninsula […]

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Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail: 12- 14 Days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Drive from Hanoi to Saigon via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Experience the entire length of the country on this fascinating tour, Jungles, war sites, beaches and ancient cities this motorbike tour has it all.

12 Days from $2340

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

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…

The Best 2018 Destinations for Extreme Travel

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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25 Fun Things to Do in Seoul on Your Very First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Southwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 2-4 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Perfect for people who only have a few days to ride. Lush valleys, village home stays and wonderful countryside riding, our Mai Chau / Pu Luong southwest tour is great for all riders.

Starting from 320$

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Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam

Riding the Reunification Express in Vietnam


The Independent

It's a dilemma: “frog porridge Singapore-style” costs 40,000 Vietnamese dong (about £1.20) but plain “frog porridge” just 28,000. I study my laminated menu as we rattle on south through the night. Does “Singapore-style” mean a spicier sauce, perhaps, or bigger bits of frog?

5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life!

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life! While everyone’s definition of ‘cheap’ and ‘high quality of life’ may differ, these countries offer an affordable cost of living certainly in comparison to most developed countries whilst still having a huge amount to offer. A budget of US$1000/month (€850, […]

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Bokor Hill Station: An Abandoned Site in Cambodia Worth Exploring

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Experiencing a Whale Watching Tour in Sydney

by Sarah Appleford @ Travelling Apples

One of my most memorable experiences during our travels has been whale watching.  To see these enormous creatures launch majestically into the water is incredible.  So when I was up to Sydney for work, I couldn’t wait to catch the last of the humpback whale season with Oz Whale Watching tours. Gathered at King St Wharf 9 at 8am, we were a group of about 20 people with cameras eager to catch a glimpse of a whale or two.  Once on board we headed out through the Harbour guided by our host Biggles.  Sydney of course put on perfect weather for our outing which enabled us to soak up many of her sights including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Luna Park on the harbour’s edge The impressive Sydney Opera house best seen from the water Biggles’ voice could be heard in the background as we cruised towards the heads, sharing a bit of history of Sydney and about the whales themselves. During this time of year the humpback whales are making their way south, and sightings of mothers with their newborn calves can be had. This leg of their journey is a little slower than usual so [...]

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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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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.

Travel to Iran: 24 Tips for Your First Visit

by Dina Malyana @ TripZilla Magazine

Get Huge Discounts on a Private Pool Villa at The Leaf Jimbaran Bali

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Bali has become one of the world’s premier travel destinations and for good reason. The popular Indonesian island is constantly ranked as one of the best islands to visit, enticing tourists from across the globe to experience its treasures.

Whether you come to seek nightlife that never ends, a relaxing eco-retreat, exciting outdoor recreation, delicious cuisine, or the hospitality of its inviting residents, Bali is sure to cater to the holiday you desire.

For those who desire a luxury villa retreat, with a private pool, beachfront seafood restaurants and laidback vibes, Luxury Escapes are offering 69% off stays at The Leaf Jimbaran for a limited time.

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

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Things You Need to Know About the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Are you looking for an extreme trekking challenge? Then you’ll love Nepal’s epic 62-kilometer trek to Everest Base Camp which lies 5,365 meters above sea level.

The Mount Everest base camp trek will take you through tiny mountain villages and pine forests, alongside topaz rivers and across staggeringly-high suspension bridges to the foot of the world’s highest mountain. However, with sub-zero temperatures and altitude sickness to contend with this isn’t a challenge for the faint-hearted.

Having completed the trek myself, here are some important tips on how to survive the journey to Everest Base Camp.

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

Week 51: And Then I Jumped (Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam)

Week 51: And Then I Jumped (Canyoning in Dalat, Vietnam)

by marinalvova @ Marina Lvova

After being away from the group for the first 1.5 weeks of our last month, I decided to sign up for both upcoming weekend trips that our community leader Travis was organizing: Dalat and Mui Ne. Dalat is a mountain town about seven hours away from Saigon, and a popular destination for canyoning. Disclaimer: when […]

Work and travel? 10 pros and cons of freelancing on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

While Sarah and I managed to accumulate a small pile of cash from selling everything we owned before leaving on our nomadic adventure, we knew we were going to have to work and travel if we wanted to do this for the long haul. Not only did we need to cover our travel expenses, but we also had two mortgages to service, and the rental income didn’t cover the repayments. When we got to Thailand, about five weeks into our trip, I managed to get a job teaching English in Chiang Mai. It was only 16 hours a week which gave me plenty of time to explore the area, but the pay was ordinary by Australian standards at $US9 per hour. That meant while I made enough to enjoy living in northern Thailand, it didn’t even come close to covering the mortgage repayments back home. It was during our two month stay in Chiang Mai that Sarah started working online as a freelance writer. She signed up to a couple of freelancing websites and began applying for writing jobs. Despite having no experience as a writer, in no time at all she managed to acquire several clients via Upwork. Initially [...]

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You’ve Got 9 Long Weekends in 2018 And We’ve Planned The Perfect Getaway for Each

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Why Sri Lanka Inspires for a Second Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Since I started travelling four years ago, I have been lucky enough to experience truly varied cultures and places, many of which I hold dear. Sri Lanka, however, has always had a special place in my heart and I’ve made it my mission to convince everyone else of its merits.

Despite a troubled past, Sri Lanka and its people are well on their way to a full recovery. More than that, they are very welcoming to people who wish to experience the beauty of their country and perhaps contribute a bit to stimulating the local economy.

I had such a great experience in Sri Lanka that I even decided to start my own blog about the country and inspire as many people as possible to visit! You can find the blog at takemetosrilanka.com.

With friendly people, incredible food, and stunning locations throughout the country, there are plenty of reasons to choose Sri Lanka as your holiday destination. You’ll love Sri Lanka for the following reasons, and it’s for these reasons that the country will inspire a second trip!

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1 Hour to More Time and More Money

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

What would you do with more time and more money in your life? Begin that hobby that you’ve always wanted to to do? Spend more time with your family? Go on a vacation? Pay off your car? I’m sure every one of us would say that we could use more time and money. But today

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Northwest Vietnam Motorbike Tour: 5–7 days

by We Ride VN @ We Ride Vietnam

Northwest Vietnam offers fantastic roads mixed with steep mountain passes and hill-tribe villages. Start in Mai Chau and head up the middle road to Sapa and over the highest pass in Indochina.

5 Days from $860

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Vietnam Visa On Arrival – everything you need to know

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The whole idea of a Vietnam Visa On Arrival approval letter seems a little strange to me. Having to apply and send money to a website you don’t know is legit, to get emailed an approval letter that must be presented at your arrival airports Visa On Arrival office (with more money) before you get your visa is a real leap of faith, especially for the inexperienced traveller. Given Vietnam was the first country we went to when we left Australia, we were about as inexperienced as you can get. But this is the process we went through and it worked out perfectly. What is a Vietnam Visa On Arrival As the name suggests, a Vietnam Visa On Arrival is simply when you’re issued with your visa when you arrive by plane, as opposed to organising it before you leave your country. You can go through your local Vietnamese embassy to ensure you have a visa before you leave your country if you prefer, but it’s more expensive, you’ll need to send your passport away and it takes more time. The bonus is you can just walk through customs on arrival without having to head to the Visa On Arrival office, [...]

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12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

8 Cool Things To Do In Singapore To Escape The Perpetual Summer Heat

by Carissa Ng @ TripZilla Magazine

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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 …

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Massaya, a live volcano in Nicaragua- The devil’s gates –

by Koen Blanquart @ Boarding Today!

That day we went up to Massaya, to a live volcano in Nicaragua and saw the lava… Visit a volcano in Nicaragua Seen those scenes in Lord of the Rings where Frodo has to throw the ring in the lava at Mount Doom? After hiking in New Zealand and having a feeling of the outside of […]

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

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.

[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Signs You Are Missing Your Life Purpose

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

You may consider uncovering your life purpose to be peripheral to your everyday life. It seems like something you might do once you get everything else in life figured out: once the kids grow up and your debt is paid off, or maybe once you find your soul mate who will take care of you, then

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Cape Breton Hikes and Adventures

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Experience the Best of Downtown NYC on a Bus Tour

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Unlike Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, also known as the Downtown, offers a dramatic contrast between the new and the old. The experiences you will get there span from the 17th century, and the best way to savor every moment is by using a bus tour service.

Basically, there are so many things to do and see in Lower Manhattan, and what tour you choose depends on the time you have to spend in the area. Keep in mind that Manhattan is the mother of New York City, thanks to the contribution of the Dutch and the British.

Read on to learn more about touring Downtown NYC on a tour bus.

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Our 2018 Travel Goals

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

It’s actually a little bit difficult for me to write a 2018 goals post since most of our 2018 travel is already mapped out. But I guess even the best of laid plans can change… We are currently about 6 weeks in to a 5.5 month trip through South America. We started by flying into [...]

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city with Vietnam Airlines

Flights from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city with Vietnam Airlines


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The distance from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is 1161km. The flight takes about 2 hours. Our always gives passengers the best services and good price.

Exploring the Glaciers of Argentinian Patagonia

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

The southern Patagonian ice field is one of the most important collections of glaciers in the world. The ice field which spreads along the Andes for 350 km’s. There are several places to see the glaciers of the Southern Patagonian ice field, but the two most accessible are in El Chalten and El Calafate. As [...]

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches. The sand is a brilliant white and the water a magnificent crystal-clear blue that you usually see on travel brochures and postcards. The big grey rocks with splashes of bright orange act as the beach’s bookends, while the native bushland that often lines the beach’s edge remains virtually untouched. The beaches are not tropical. Instead they are rugged, wild and sometimes isolated. And despite the Great Eastern Drive from Orford in the south to St Helens in the north being famous the world over for its spectacular coastal views, you’ll often have the beach to yourself if you choose to stop for a swim or a walk. Anywhere else on Earth, and a coastline like this would be a magnet for hotel chains, global tourist operators and real estate developers. But for some reason Tasmania’s east coast remains a quiet, charming and relatively undiscovered corner of the world lined with quaint little towns and spectacular national parks. We spent five days exploring the east coast from our rental home in Four Mile Creek, a town consistently of exactly four streets, a children’s playground and a cricket ground. Our balcony overlooked [...]

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You’ve Got 9 Long Weekends in 2018 And We’ve Planned The Perfect Getaway for Each

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam


VickyFlipFlopTravels -

Halong Bay: The Most Beautiful Place in the World? 'Sleeping' on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam

Chicago Travel & Adventure Show to plan your next trip

by Traveling Ted @ Traveling Ted

This year the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show comes to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on February 10 and 11. It is a great opportunity to get ideas and inspiration for your next adventure and to get information from local tourist bureaus, adventure companies, and lodging groups. I have been attending for several years […]

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What it’s Like to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

“SHOOOOOEEESSSS” From the moment the surgical-masked woman on the front desk screeched at me to take my shoes off the second I entered the door, I knew the capsule hotel in Tokyo was going to be an experience. It had taken me an hour to find the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, even though it was apparently just a ten-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station. A whole 60 minutes with over […]

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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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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Learn How to Make Your First Camping Trip as Enjoyable as It Can Be

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Going camping is a great way to reconnect with Mother Nature. If you have never been camping before, you may not know how to properly prepare for your first trip.

Roughing it is no longer necessary when camping. There are things that you can do to make the trip more enjoyable and less stressful.

Use the following guide for a few tips and tricks to use to make your next camping trip as fun and safe as possible.

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A Family Christmas on the Road

by OurOyster @ OurOyster.com

This is our third Christmas while on the road. Jacob’s first Christmas was in Albania. It was a pretty low key affair and we didn’t really do anything in particular since Jacob was too young (10 months) to remember anything. We did get to have his photo taken with Albanian Santa though. His second and [...]

Biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - What to Know

Biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - What to Know


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Tips from someone who has been there and done it - everything you need to know about biking from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.

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