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Life with My Father ABC-TV Journalist Frank Mariano By Tony Mariano, Part II

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Tony Mariano on the evacuation and fall of saigon in his words: On April 29th of 1975 Bing Crosby began to croon “White Christmas” over Armed Forces Radio, the prearranged signal the begin the evacuation of all Americans and others to the Navy’s 7th fleet just offshore in the South China Sea. I was hired that day as a field producer for ABC News in New York and sent from Hong Kong to the Philippines with instructions to manage logistics in Manila and to coordinate a satellite feed for ABC after picking up Ken Kashiwahara at the Navy base in Subic Bay. I also was told to cover the first evacuee allowed off the USS Blue Ridge. The TV station was ready and I got word the chief enlisted man had left the ship and I was on my way. I scrambled to an awaiting helicopter at the station and I took a quick flight to Subic Bay to meet Ed Bradley CBS News who had drawn the short straw for this assignment. The first thing he did was hand me very heavy Navy duffle bag stuffed with every piece of raw film from every news agency covering the evacuation and mass exodus out to the Navy fleet. The recorded history of the end of an era was in my hands and I it was my responsibility to get it back to New York as quickly as possible for distribution, processing and broadcast. 

Net Neutrality, Momondo Mystery, Airline Merger

Net Neutrality, Momondo Mystery, Airline Merger

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

On my mind: Net Neutrality is on the chopping block,…

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Your Itinerary 04: What’s in My Bag for Costa Rica

Your Itinerary 04: What’s in My Bag for Costa Rica

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Find out what photo gear I bring and how I pack it for a week of shooting in Costa Rica. I've been traveling and photographing in Costa Rica for seven years, and I have a streamlined kit that allows me to shoot and move around easily.

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Your Itinerary 31: Travel Gear with Lumoid.com

Your Itinerary 31: Travel Gear with Lumoid.com

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Lumoid.com founder and CEO Aarthi Ramamurtny talks about how she got into the photo gear rental business and how loomed.com makes life easier for travelers.

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Activation Receipts, Epic Adventure, Shugden Schism

Activation Receipts, Epic Adventure, Shugden Schism

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

On my mind: I moved too slow on the Capital…

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The New York Times Profiles Authors Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo on their Agent Orange Experience and Possible Expansion of VA Benefits

The New York Times Profiles Authors Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo on their Agent Orange Experience and Possible Expansion of VA Benefits


"Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

"During the Vietnam War, the United States sprayed some 20 million gallons of the defoliant known as Agent Orange over South Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Nearly four million people were exposed to the chemical, which the government claimed was non-toxic," wrote Clay Risen, New York Times deputy opinion editor, in an interview with In a New York Times interview with authors Michael Morris of Savannah and Dick Pirozzolo of Wellesley and Boston who were exposed to the deadly defoliant when they served in Vietnam.Risen writes, "The government was wrong: Fifty years later, approximately one million people in Asia and the United States suffer from a range of disorders, including multiple forms of cancer, that have been linked to Agent Orange exposure.

Your Itinerary 36: Peyton Hale from Landscape to Travel

Your Itinerary 36: Peyton Hale from Landscape to Travel

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Peyton Hale is known for his landscape photography, but his work with the Giving Lens over the last few years has turned him into a travel photographer.

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Your Itinerary 02: An Interview with Juan Pons Part 2

Your Itinerary 02: An Interview with Juan Pons Part 2

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

This week Juan and I finish our conversation about RV travel and shooting on the road. We discuss trip planning, camera gear considerations and more.

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Top Places to Visit in 2018, Named by New York Times | Good News from Southeast Asia

Top Places to Visit in 2018, Named by New York Times | Good News from Southeast Asia


Good News from Southeast Asia

Luang Prabang is once again back in the global spotlight after the New York Times named the former capital of Laos one of the 52 top places to visit in 2018.

Your Itinerary 29: Toronto Travel Tips with Bill Hertha

Your Itinerary 29: Toronto Travel Tips with Bill Hertha

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Photographer Bill Hertha shares his tips for traveling and shooting in Toronto Canada.

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Aqaba, Jordan: Diving the Red Sea

by Tess Vigeland @ Tess Untethered

One of the most valuable aspects of travel – aside from meeting wonderful people in every single country – is what it teaches you about geography. Here, on my first journey to the Middle East, I find myself gobsmacked by the proximity of the four countries surrounding Aqaba, at the southern tip of Jordan, where I’ve been the last three days. The photos below are from two days of diving in the Red Sea, which I failed to part. Day one was a shore dive — my first! — and looking out from the dive site, you could scan across the...

Travelling In Vietnam - Travel Happy

Travelling In Vietnam - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

Backpacking in Vietnam tips and advice

How ‘The New York Times’ Whitewashed the 1968 ‘October Surprise’—and Why It Still Matters

How ‘The New York Times’ Whitewashed the 1968 ‘October Surprise’—and Why It Still Matters


The Nation

Ever since Nixon and Kissinger undermined the Vietnam peace talks to win that election, politicians have used militarism abroad to defeat domestic opponents.

Your Itinerary 24: Travel and Composition with Rick Sammon

Your Itinerary 24: Travel and Composition with Rick Sammon

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Photographer Rick Sammon loves to help photographers make better images. This week he shares tips for better composition and better traveling.

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Club Carlson Visa Double Points on Gas Sort of Posting (and Words of Warning)

Club Carlson Visa Double Points on Gas Sort of Posting (and Words of Warning)

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Club Carlson Visa cardholders are eligible to earn double points…

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Your Itinerary - This Week in Photo

Your Itinerary - This Week in Photo


This Week in Photo

Essential tips and tricks for the traveling photographer.

The New York Times presents Footsteps - The Crown Publishing GroupThe Crown Publishing Group

The New York Times presents Footsteps - The Crown Publishing GroupThe Crown Publishing Group


The Crown Publishing Group

Based on the critically acclaimed New York Times travel feature, FOOTSTEPS is a curated collection of essays exploring iconic authors’ relationships to landmarks and cities around the world. ...

Amazon picks 20 finalist cities for 'HQ2'

Amazon picks 20 finalist cities for 'HQ2'

by Ben Popken @ NBC News Top Stories

Amazon's HQ2 race tightened as it released 20 finalist cities for its second quarters location, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and New York City.

5 Most Neglected Vietnam War Sites in Saigon and How to Discover Them

5 Most Neglected Vietnam War Sites in Saigon and How to Discover Them


Inspitrip Blog

Vietnam War Sites: Saigon was a hotbed of activity during the Vietnam War and 3 out of these article photos have won the Pulitzer prize for photography.

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

Saigon Charity Tour – Full Moon Dream in Saigon

by pis @ Place in Saigon

Rach Ong charity house

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Millions of Miles to Millions of Crabs: My Podcast Interview on The Global Travel Conspiracy from

Millions of Miles to Millions of Crabs: My Podcast Interview on The Global Travel Conspiracy from

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Listen as I join Gary Arndt on his relaunched podcast The Global Travel Conspiracy for topics ranging from miles and points to the Christmas Island red crab migration that I just experienced this month.

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Aggressive Hotel Maids, Last Cycad, How to Book Emirates First Class

Aggressive Hotel Maids, Last Cycad, How to Book Emirates First Class

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

On my mind: I have not done anything with credit…

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Ben Tre – An Oasis For Vietnam Travellers

by Guest Travel Writer @ Vietnam – Travel Happy

Infamous as the town about which a US Army major declared “It became necessary to destroy Ben Tre to save it”, Bob James finds the city has become a fascinating stop to see everyday life in rural Vietnam – and also has one of the country’s best (and not outrageously priced) hotels A river taxi […]

The best shopping experiences in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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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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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 […]

Can Tho: Travelling The Mekong Delta

by Guest Travel Writer @ Vietnam – Travel Happy

Can Tho Vietnam is one of the key areas to see life lived on the water in the Mekong Delta – and also to see just how fast Vietnam is changing. Bob James explains why you should try to get to Can Tho sooner rather than later. Cruising down Can Tho’s quiet waterways beneath a […]

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam | Have Camera Will Travel

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi, Vietnam | Have Camera Will Travel


Have Camera Will Travel | Places

Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum in the heart of Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, honors the founding leader of the Vietnamese state. High resolution images.

NYT Travel: Overselling Vietnam Beer?

NYT Travel: Overselling Vietnam Beer?


9000 Hours in Saigon

Yesterday my sister sent me a link to a New York Times Travel section article called “In Vietnam, Traveling an Unlikely Beer Trail” in which the author embarks on what he describes as &…

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 […]

The Dramatic Portrait

The Dramatic Portrait

by @ This Week in Photo (TWiP)

In this interview New York City based portrait photographer Chris Knight joins me to discuss how he has developed his personal style, the importance of disregarding gear, and also his thoughts on post-processing vs "real photography".

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Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies

Malcolm Browne, Journalist Who Took The 'Burning Monk' Photo, Dies


NPR.org

Browne won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing and spend decades as a writer for The New York Times, but it's that picture that he's remembered for.

Your Itinerary 32: Lee Starnes in Saigon

Your Itinerary 32: Lee Starnes in Saigon

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Lee Starnes went traveling and never came home. Find out how this traveling photographer found a new photographic style and a new career in Southeast Asia.

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Your Itinerary 17: Photographing Antarctica

Your Itinerary 17: Photographing Antarctica

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Antarctica conjures up dreams of adventure on the sea and ice. Local Expert Gary Arndt shares his travel experience and tips for photographing Antarctica.

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Your Itinerary 38: Jay Dickman and the Visual Narrative

Your Itinerary 38: Jay Dickman and the Visual Narrative

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

` Jay Dickman is a storyteller Jay Dickman is probably the guy you picture when you think “Travel Photographer”. Jay has been everywhere and he’s been telling stories with photographs longer than a lot of you have been alive! Jay started as a newspaper photographer, won a Pulitzer Prize and ended up working for National …

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Writer Dick Pirozzolo of "Escape from Saigon" Marks November 11 by Calling for Employers to Hire Veterans—Cites Leadership, Other Skills

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Best way to thank someone for their service is to make sure employers are considering them for jobs that utilize the leadership and management skills acquired in the military. Most notably, their can-do spirit. Military folks believe they can achieve anything. After returning from Vietnam, I served with the 253 Combat Communication Group in Massachusetts. We could install all the navigation, air traffic control and communication needed for a temporary airport, while the Navy Seabees, built the runway and erected tents for the whole lot of us. Done quickly and as a matter of routine. And consider Mike Cotton, who created a surf club at China Beach while serving in Vietnam so that airmen and soldiers could get a taste of home when they were off duty. It would be great to hear from veterans about their job hunting experiences, how the military helped them with their careers and also from companies looking to hire smart, motivated veterans with a can-do attitude.

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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New York Times names Vietnam a place to travel in your 20s - Place in Saigon

New York Times names Vietnam a place to travel in your 20s - Place in Saigon


Place in Saigon

Ha Long Bay in northern Vietnam. Photo by Reuters/Kham Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Hue stand out as some of the must-see places in the country. A new travel check list by the New York Times has listed Vietnam among 20 places you should visit in your 20s, an age when people are eager to explore the world but do not have a ...

A Lot of Japanese LCCs, Sperm Whales Strike Back, Stop Banning Plastic Bags

A Lot of Japanese LCCs, Sperm Whales Strike Back, Stop Banning Plastic Bags

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

On my mind: I just booked a South African LCC…

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Delta Launches Elevate Your Status to Buy Your Way Up

Delta Launches Elevate Your Status to Buy Your Way Up

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Delta Elevate Your Status has launched for members on the…

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Saigon Ranks With Casablanca, Shanghai or Istanbul, for Intrigue, Mystery Danger and Romance

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

In his latest blog post, Dick Pirozzolo, Author of "Escape from Saigon" and Boston Public Relations Guru writes about the mystery, intrigue, romance and danger of Saigon in novels, movies and even comics over the past decades. Saigon, like Casablanca, Shanghai or Istanbul, is a city synonymous with intrigue, mystery, danger and romance. Perhaps that is why so many stories are set in Saigon—once known as the Pearl of the Orient and celebrated for its Parisian boulevards, French colonial villas, intimate piano bars and of course brothels. Most folks can tick off "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene, "Good Morning Vietnam" by Adrian Cronaur, "The Love"r by Marguerite Duras and the musical classic "Miss Saigon." Perhaps one day "Escape from Saigon" will rank with the classics.

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Your Itinerary 35: Levi Sim is Everywhere

Your Itinerary 35: Levi Sim is Everywhere

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Photographer Levi Sim talks about travel, teaching and making portraits on the road. Find out what this full-time pro packs for his assignments.

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Your Itinerary 09: Everything Everywhere with Gary Arndt

Your Itinerary 09: Everything Everywhere with Gary Arndt

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Your Itinerary interview with full-time traveler, blogger and travel photographer of the year Gary Arndt. Find out how his one-year vacation turned into a new travel lifestyle and an award winning photography career.

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Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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10 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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Your Itinerary 16: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Your Itinerary 16: La Fortuna, Costa Rica

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Host and Local Expert Rob Knight shares travel and photography tips for La Fortuna, Costa Rica in the shadow of the Arenal Volcano.

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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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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 […]

3 COOL PLACES TO HAVE VIETNAMESE FOOD IN DISTRICT 1

by pis @ Place in Saigon

Beside well-known Vietnamese restaurants such as Quan Bui, Cuc Gach Quan and Secret Garden, you actually have other places that also deserve to be as known: The Fish Sauce on the top floor on 41 Le Duan in district 1. It is a pretty nice restaurant with high ceiling and big plate-glass windows that give you a nice view on Notre-Dame church and the ...

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I Am Not the Unicorn the New York Times Was Looking For

I Am Not the Unicorn the New York Times Was Looking For


Tess Untethered

I finished the application for the job of a lifetime from a bedouin tent in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum, crossing my fingers that the wifi, in the middle of nowhere, would get it to its destination.

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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This Blog is Out at Sea

This Blog is Out at Sea

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

This blog is out at sea till mid-January.

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Tonight 12/19: Seattle Miles and Points Meetup

Tonight 12/19: Seattle Miles and Points Meetup

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Tonight join our Reach for the Miles PNW for a…

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The Stolen Scream

The Stolen Scream

by @ This Week in Photo (TWiP)

Join New York based celebrity and entertainment photographer Noam Galai and I on this episode of Behind the Shot as we take a look at how a simple social media post of a selfie made Noam a household face around the world.

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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 […]

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, […]

Your Itinerary 01: An Interview with Juan Pons

Your Itinerary 01: An Interview with Juan Pons

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Episode 1 of Your Itinerary is part one of my two-part interview with nature and wildlife photographer Juan Pons. Juan just led his first RV photo workshop and he took a five week trip in his Airstream last summer. Juan and I talk about some of the ins and outs of different types of RV's, and what it's like to travel and shoot from an RV.

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Your Itinerary 23: Professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath

Your Itinerary 23: Professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Talk about a dream job! Australia’s first professional Instagrammer Lauren Bath gets paid to travel around the world, photograph amazing locations and share images on her phone!

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Color, Composition and Contact

Color, Composition and Contact

by @ This Week in Photo (TWiP)

Jack Reznicki is a commercial people and children photographer from New York City, with client list that reads like a dream resume. He has even had several Time Magazine covers. Join me on this episode of Behind the Shot as I sit down with Jack to discuss his image Indonesia Kids.

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Check Out this Exposé on Mileage Brokers, from a Blog You Should be Reading

Check Out this Exposé on Mileage Brokers, from a Blog You Should be Reading

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

For all you interested in buying and selling you miles,…

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FTU Seattle 2018: Black Friday $30 Off + Free Book + Welcome Dinner for First 100 Tickets

FTU Seattle 2018: Black Friday $30 Off + Free Book + Welcome Dinner for First 100 Tickets

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Frequent Traveler University Seattle 2018 has launched with a Black…

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Mai Khoi for The New York Times |

Mai Khoi for The New York Times |


Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photographer

A few weeks ago I had cool assignment for The New York Times come in, to photograph Mai Khoi, a young and very talented musician who's campaigning for a seat in Vietnam's General Assembly. Having always been occupied by party-line stalwarts, her entry into the body would shake things up, to say the least, and would be a welcome voice to many in the country I'm sure.

Vietnam from above: These shots from north to south will take your breath away

by pis @ Place in Saigon

An aerial tour that brings you to some iconic places around Vietnam – from photo contest ‘Vietnam from above’. Lan Ha Bay, Hai Phong Trang An, Ninh Binh Cat Ba, Hai Phong Nhat Le Beach, Quang Binh Complex of Monuments, Hue Hoi An, Quang Nam Ke Ga Cape, Binh Thuan Tuyen Lam Lake, Lam Đong Ca Mau Cape, Ca Mau VnExpress

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The Worcester Sunday Telegram: 'Escape from Saigon’ captures War’s end."

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

They tell the story through the lives of war correspondents Sam Esposito and Lisette Vo, sandwiched between a terse narrative about the final decline of opposition to the north. Sam returns to Vietnam as a Washington, D.C., newspaper correspondent after the Kennedy assassination, wanting to get away from the U.S. He’s remained there for 13 years. Lisette is half-French, half-Vietnamese, and American, working for a broadcast news company. “She portends the rise of women in the media,” Pirozzolo said. They remain until the bitter end because of their work. “They’re journalists,” Dick Pirozzolo said

Place In Saigon Café – Place In Saigon Signature

by Kieu Thu Ngo @ Place in Saigon

We guarantee our best things in our best efforts. Here’s Place In Saigon building from the ground. There is a coffee shop that we always try to put our heart, mind, and soul into even the smallest things. With all our love and respect, Place In Saigon café is founded to show our gratitude to customers and partners as well as provide everyone with ...

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I Am Not the Unicorn the New York Times Was Looking For

by Tess Vigeland @ Tess Untethered

I finished the application for the job of a lifetime from a bedouin tent in the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum, crossing my fingers that the wifi, in the middle of nowhere, would get it to its destination.

Son Doong cave makes New York Times travel list

Son Doong cave makes New York Times travel list


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

The central province of Quang Binh has been included in a list drawn up by the New York Times of 52 global places to go to in 2014.

FTU Comes to Australia April 14-15, See You in Brisbane!

FTU Comes to Australia April 14-15, See You in Brisbane!

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Frequent Traveler University's first Australia event has just launched. Join us April 14-15 at the Marriott Brisbane! Use code EARLYBIRD here by January 31, 2018, for 20 AUD off the regular price of 299 AUD.

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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 […]

Your Itinerary 13: Pro Travel Photographer Robert Holmes

Your Itinerary 13: Pro Travel Photographer Robert Holmes

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Bob Holmes's career makes us all want to be professional travel photographers when we grow up. He shares fantastic stories and sage advice.

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The Suit That Couldn’t Be Copied

The Suit That Couldn’t Be Copied


The New Yorker

When I saw Davide Taub’s clothes, I was struck with desire. I sensed that wearing one of his garments would make me a different person.

Your Itinerary 28: On the Road with David M Byrne

Your Itinerary 28: On the Road with David M Byrne

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

David M Byrne really gets around A lot of people travel and make pictures these days. Thanks to the internet we get to see more photos from around the world than ever before. These photos range from iPhone snapshots to compelling photographs that depict a place in a unique way. Many of David M Byrne’s photos …

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Your Itinerary 10: Beyond Street Photography with Valerie Jardin

Your Itinerary 10: Beyond Street Photography with Valerie Jardin

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Photographer and educator Valerie Jardin explains that there is more to her work than the beautiful street photography she is known for. She also shares tips for creating a compelling travel portfolio.

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Com tho ga – claypot chicken rice

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

According to the worldwide web, cooking in unglazed pots has been around since Roman times, or 27BC. Cooking rice in claypots is also thousands of ...

Your Itinerary 25: Travel with Wedding Pro William Innes

Your Itinerary 25: Travel with Wedding Pro William Innes

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Professional wedding photographer William Innes shares tips and insight for better travel and better travel photography.

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Christmas, Stay Warm – Saigon Charity Tour

by Kieu Thu Ngo @ Place in Saigon

For some people, charity is about giving. But for the likes of you, it is a way of living. It has been 4 years since Saigon Charity, which Place In Saigon is the main sponsor of, was founded. There are thousands of roads we have gone on, thousands of people we have given our love to, thousands of days and nights we have been ...

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When the Only Flight Goes Mechanical for a Week (Virgin Australia)

When the Only Flight Goes Mechanical for a Week (Virgin Australia)

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Solomon Airlines, Air Niugini, Air Nauru, Aircalin, Fiji Airways and…

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Your Itinerary 12: Arcanum apprentice adventures with Dave Garber

Your Itinerary 12: Arcanum apprentice adventures with Dave Garber

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Your Itinerary this week features photography enthusiast Dave Garber. Dave talks about his experience as an Arcanum apprentice and how it has improved his travel photography

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Your Itinerary 06: Interview with Shiv Verma

Your Itinerary 06: Interview with Shiv Verma

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Anyone can take people to beautiful places and show them around. Providing a unique experience is what makes the difference between the average photo tour and something wonderful that clients will remember for the rest of their lives. Shiv and I begin by discussing travel, photography and scouting locations, and we ended up trading tips for creating unique trips and providing great experiences for clients.

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Writer Dick Pirozzolo of "Escape from Saigon" Marks November 11 by Calling for Employers to Hire Veterans—Cites Leadership, Other Skills

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Best way to thank someone for their service is to make sure employers are considering them for jobs that utilize the leadership and management skills acquired in the military. Most notably, their can-do spirit. Military folks believe they can achieve anything. After returning from Vietnam, I served with the 253 Combat Communication Group in Massachusetts. We could install all the navigation, air traffic control and communication needed for a temporary airport, while the Navy Seabees, built the runway and erected tents for the whole lot of us. Done quickly and as a matter of routine. And consider Mike Cotton, who created a surf club at China Beach while serving in Vietnam so that airmen and soldiers could get a taste of home when they were off duty. It would be great to hear from veterans about their job hunting experiences, how the military helped them with their careers and also from companies looking to hire smart, motivated veterans with a can-do attitude.

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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Ask a concierge: Ho Chi Minh City

Ask a concierge: Ho Chi Minh City


Move North America

What to do and where to dine in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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FTU Seattle 2018: Cyber Monday till Tuesday $30 Off + Free Book + Welcome Dinner for First 100 Tickets

FTU Seattle 2018: Cyber Monday till Tuesday $30 Off + Free Book + Welcome Dinner for First 100 Tickets

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Since everyone in the miles and points world has been…

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Budget Travellers or Cheapskates?

by AsiaLIFE @ AsiaLIFE Vietnam

This is probably a bit contentious but today I am going to write about the plethora of stories that are cropping up on social media ...

Marketing to Photographers

Marketing to Photographers

by @ This Week in Photo (TWiP)

In this interview I sit down with New York City based photographer, educator and marketer James Maher. James and I discuss some of the tips and suggestions for photographers just starting to think about building a business.

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Escape From Saigon coauthor Morris Reflects on the PBS Series, "Vietnam"

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Erik Villard and Michael Morris with Lynn Novick, coproducer "The Vietnam War" By Michael Morris Coauthor of "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" For those of us who spent a critical part of our youth in Vietnam during the war, and lived to remember it, that decade-long conflict will forever echo in our consciousness. But it’s not just the participants who were affected by it. For our entire generation, and even for those who were born after the war, Vietnam...

Chase Offers: One Card Per Login to Get Multiple Offer Credits

Chase Offers: One Card Per Login to Get Multiple Offer Credits

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Chase Offers launched with portals to register Chase Marriott cards…

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8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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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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Your Itinerary 19: New York Times Travel Show

Your Itinerary 19: New York Times Travel Show

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Mike Driscoll attended the New York Times Travel Show where he interviewed tour operators to find out about their offerings for traveling photographers.

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The New York Times: Footsteps by New York Times | PenguinRandomHouse.com

The New York Times: Footsteps by New York Times | PenguinRandomHouse.com


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A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world   Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy...

EVA Air Infinity Mileagelands and Phantom Availability

EVA Air Infinity Mileagelands and Phantom Availability

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

EVA Air Infinity Mileagelands is a Citi ThankYou transfer partner.…

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Sketching Saigon: Charming Indie Cafes Through the Eyes of Taiwanese Illustrator

by pis @ Place in Saigon

In Shao-Chen Lin’s new sketchbook, On-the-spot Sketching at Cafes in Saigon, Vietnam, the southern metropolis is defined by its most charming aspect: a robust coffee culture that permeates every corner of the city, from weathered downtown apartments to hidden hẻms in the outskirts of District 3. There’s a special selection of Vietnamese words that, over time, have somehow transcended their original grammatical function to take on ...

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Your Itinerary 26: Better Photos with Joe Brady

Your Itinerary 26: Better Photos with Joe Brady

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Joe Brady makes a living helping folks make better photos. This week Joe shares tips and techniques for better travel photography.

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Caecilia & Tim’s Saigon Wedding

by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Photography @

Earlier this month I was honored to photograph the wedding of Caecilia and Tim at Thao Dien Village on the banks of […]

'Miss Saigon': Theater Review

'Miss Saigon': Theater Review


The Hollywood Reporter

The 1989 blockbuster musical by the 'Les Miserables' team, which updates the tragic Madame Butterfly tale to the end of the Vietnam War, returns to Broadway in its first major revival.

Escape From Saigon coauthor Morris Reflects on the PBS Series, "Vietnam"

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Erik Villard and Michael Morris with Lynn Novick, coproducer "The Vietnam War" By Michael Morris Coauthor of "Escape from Saigon - a Novel" For those of us who spent a critical part of our youth in Vietnam during the war, and lived to remember it, that decade-long conflict will forever echo in our consciousness. But it’s not just the participants who were affected by it. For our entire generation, and even for those who were born after the war, Vietnam...

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Saigon Ranks With Casablanca, Shanghai or Istanbul, for Intrigue, Mystery Danger and Romance

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

In his latest blog post, Dick Pirozzolo, Author of "Escape from Saigon" and Boston Public Relations Guru writes about the mystery, intrigue, romance and danger of Saigon in novels, movies and even comics over the past decades. Saigon, like Casablanca, Shanghai or Istanbul, is a city synonymous with intrigue, mystery, danger and romance. Perhaps that is why so many stories are set in Saigon—once known as the Pearl of the Orient and celebrated for its Parisian boulevards, French colonial villas, intimate piano bars and of course brothels. Most folks can tick off "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene, "Good Morning Vietnam" by Adrian Cronaur, "The Love"r by Marguerite Duras and the musical classic "Miss Saigon." Perhaps one day "Escape from Saigon" will rank with the classics.

Your Itinerary Episode 00: Hello World!

Your Itinerary Episode 00: Hello World!

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

The TWiP audience has spoken, and one of the most requested topics for the show has been travel photography. After much searching and vetting, I’m really excited to announce the newest addition to the TWiP Network — “Your Itinerary” with host Rob Knight!

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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When Adele and Sam Smith break into the cool world of Saigon typography

by pis @ Place in Saigon

They say art is everywhere. This artist/fanboy has proved it. Saigon streets have always been a paradise of cool typographies. Maxk Nguyen, a Ho Chi Minh City-based artist, saw a cool sign one day at a cheap sidewalk eatery selling various types of boiled eggs, including the embryo balut (which is not for the faint of heart). “And I played a good 30 minutes ...

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Life with My Father ABC-TV Journalist Frank Mariano By Tony Mariano, Part II

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

Tony Mariano on the evacuation and fall of saigon in his words: On April 29th of 1975 Bing Crosby began to croon “White Christmas” over Armed Forces Radio, the prearranged signal the begin the evacuation of all Americans and others to the Navy’s 7th fleet just offshore in the South China Sea. I was hired that day as a field producer for ABC News in New York and sent from Hong Kong to the Philippines with instructions to manage logistics in Manila and to coordinate a satellite feed for ABC after picking up Ken Kashiwahara at the Navy base in Subic Bay. I also was told to cover the first evacuee allowed off the USS Blue Ridge. The TV station was ready and I got word the chief enlisted man had left the ship and I was on my way. I scrambled to an awaiting helicopter at the station and I took a quick flight to Subic Bay to meet Ed Bradley CBS News who had drawn the short straw for this assignment. The first thing he did was hand me very heavy Navy duffle bag stuffed with every piece of raw film from every news agency covering the evacuation and mass exodus out to the Navy fleet. The recorded history of the end of an era was in my hands and I it was my responsibility to get it back to New York as quickly as possible for distribution, processing and broadcast. 

Citi Retention Offers Now Firmly Annual

Citi Retention Offers Now Firmly Annual

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Citi has been cracking down on retention offers since early…

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Your Itinerary 07: Extreme RV’s with Mike Cohen

Your Itinerary 07: Extreme RV’s with Mike Cohen

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Your Itinerary this week is my interview with photographer and RV’er Mike Cohen. When I started this podcast I decided I wanted to have photography enthusiasts on the show in addition to professional photographers. Mike doesn’t make pictures for a living, but I think you’ll find his photography and his travels very interesting. He takes his 4x4 RV to lots of places we would all like to go and photograph.

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Antipasti dreaming

by Sylvie Bigar @ Sylvie Bigar

Even the deafening sidewalk construction in front of Cafe Fiorello couldn’t keep me away when antipasti dreaming switched to full antipasti craving. Twisting grilled calamari, breaded cauliflower, caramelized fennel, luscious caponata. Perfect solo lunch at the counter with the New Yorker.

8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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The combination of charity and trekking – 4th Saigon Charity Tour birthday

by pis @ Place in Saigon

Christmas – Stay Warm! (15-17 Dec, 2017)

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48 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

48 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

Travel Essentials Why go now? The dry season in the southern portion of Vietnam runs from December to April, making now the ideal time to visit the country's biggest metropolis. The city will also be in party mode on 30 April. Liberation Day celebrates the anniversary of the end of the American War and the reunification of the two halves of Vietnam in 1975. Touch down

The Worcester Sunday Telegram: 'Escape from Saigon’ captures War’s end."

by Dick Pirozzolo, Pirozzolo Company Public Relations @ "Escape from Saigon - a Novel"

They tell the story through the lives of war correspondents Sam Esposito and Lisette Vo, sandwiched between a terse narrative about the final decline of opposition to the north. Sam returns to Vietnam as a Washington, D.C., newspaper correspondent after the Kennedy assassination, wanting to get away from the U.S. He’s remained there for 13 years. Lisette is half-French, half-Vietnamese, and American, working for a broadcast news company. “She portends the rise of women in the media,” Pirozzolo said. They remain until the bitter end because of their work. “They’re journalists,” Dick Pirozzolo said

Your Itinerary 22: See the World with David duChemin

Your Itinerary 22: See the World with David duChemin

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Photographer, educator and author David duChemin discusses travel photography and his latest ebook, See the World.

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Your Itinerary 27: Teaching and Traveling with Darlene Hildebrandt

Your Itinerary 27: Teaching and Traveling with Darlene Hildebrandt

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Darlene Hildebrandt loves to help people make better photographs. This week she talks about travel and how she helps the communities she photographs.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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From soldier's road to tourist highway

From soldier's road to tourist highway


msnbc.com

If relentless American bombing didn't get him, it would take a North Vietnamese soldier as long as six months to make the grueling trek down the jungled Ho Chi Minh Trail. Today, you speed along the same route at 60 mph, past peaceful hamlets and stunning mountain scenery.

Saigon Charity in Ben Tre 2017

by pis @ Place in Saigon

Full Moon Dream

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One Bag One Month, How Stalin Became Stalinist, Ethiopian Chicago?

One Bag One Month, How Stalin Became Stalinist, Ethiopian Chicago?

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

On my mind: I travel carry-on only, though at the…

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Buy The New York Times: Footsteps - Microsoft Store

Buy The New York Times: Footsteps - Microsoft Store


Microsoft Store

Get the The New York Times: Footsteps at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings. Download or ship for free. Free returns.

Taking The Foodie Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Guest Travel Writer @ Vietnam – Travel Happy

Get a unique view of night time Saigon from the back of a motorbike with XO Tours’ elegant female guides. Bob James heads out on a whistlestop run through six of Ho Chi Minh City’s districts with three spectacular pitstops for Vietnamese food. There’s a reason why many visitors to Ho Chi Minh City think […]

Saigon (HCMC) | Tonkin Travel

Saigon (HCMC) | Tonkin Travel


Tonkin Travel

In less than a decade, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, has transformed itself into Asia’s most dynamic boomtown—the epitome of the Wild, Wild East.  Discover it’s transformation with these tours: SAIGON (Full day) SAIGON (Half day) SAIGON EVENING STREET FOOD TOUR VESPA TOUR – THE INSIDER’S SAIGON ON MORNING VESPA TOUR – THE INSIDER’S SAIGON …

10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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FTU Seattle 2018: Holiday Sale $20 Off, Beginner Boot Camp, New Speakers

FTU Seattle 2018: Holiday Sale $20 Off, Beginner Boot Camp, New Speakers

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

Frequent Traveler University Seattle on February 24-25, 2018 has a holiday sale! Use code FTUSTOCKINGSTUFFER by 12/31 for $20 off and more!

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Did the Iberia 25% Off Award Sale Never End?

Did the Iberia 25% Off Award Sale Never End?

by Stefan Krasowski @ Rapid Travel Chai

In March, Iberia launched a worldwide 25% off award sale to celebrate 25 years of Iberia Plus. The sale was advertised as ending April 11, 2017. So why I am still seeing those discount prices in December 2017?

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UBELONG Company Program: Vietnam, Peace through the lens

UBELONG Company Program: Vietnam, Peace through the lens


UBELONG

UBELONG Company Programs news. Team building, leadership and international volunteering trips for companies.

Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival) in Vietnam

by Kieu Thu Ngo @ Place in Saigon

Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, or the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival as we refer to it in America, is a wonderful, ancient festival that revolves around children. The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival (Tet Trung Thu) dates back as far as 15-20,000 years ago in Southeast Asia, and is traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month. This year, the ...

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Your Itinerary 20: New Rules for U.S. to Cuba Travel

Your Itinerary 20: New Rules for U.S. to Cuba Travel

by Frederick Van Johnson @ TWiP Your Itinerary

Doug Kaye Talks about the new regulations for U.S. to Cuba travel and how they impact photographers and photo workshops.

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