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Giai Điệu Praha (Prague)

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Có người nói Praha đẹp hơn Paris. Tôi không tin. Nhưng bây giờ thì tôi cảm được nhận xét ấy không phải không có căn cứ. Praha là thành phố cổ kính còn nguyên vẹn nhất Âu châu, là “thành phố của trăm tháp vàng”, là “bài thơ bằng đá”, là khúc hát đắm say, […]

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EXPLORING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES: AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN URBAN FRONTIER

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

Los Angeles is a big valley full of mystery. Most Americans have grown to view Los Angeles as an uncomfortable patchwork of suburbs and expressways. Images of riots, earthquakes, and endless traffic have given the city a notorious reputation throughout the states. Tourists unfamiliar with the city’s physical dysfunction will often make overambitious itineraries and then quickly find that getting around is half the schedule. So, how can you simplify your visit and make the most of LA’s complexities?

One great place to start is downtown Los Angeles, as it is compact, walkable, fascinating, and regularly overlooked in guidebooks and discussion of LA.

Some history:
As Eastern and Midwestern Americans flocked west to Los Angeles in the early 20th Century, they built the young new city to resemble what they had back home: tight, organized urban grids with well-defined sidewalks, street trees, squares ... Read More »

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19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Best Price on California Guest House in Ho Chi Minh City + Reviews

Best Price on California Guest House in Ho Chi Minh City + Reviews


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11 Unique Things To Do In Paris

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Laugh Factory Hollywood

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“Our Trip was Great, Well Organized.”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Jirina Welch, from San Jose, California, traveled with us on our 14-day China, Tibet, Everest Adventure and wrote us this quick letter about her trip: Hi, Lee. As I promised, here are my comments […]

Things to Do in Saigon & Arrival in Vietnam – World Travel Family

Things to Do in Saigon & Arrival in Vietnam – World Travel Family


World Travel Family

Things to do in Saigon. From arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, to where to stay, getting around and places to eat, a guide to Saigon Vietnam.

Santa Monica Downtown Saturday Farmer's Market

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RENTING A BEACH HOUSE IN MENDOCINO, CALIFORNIA (2006-2007)

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

I’ve never had much desire to be financially rich. The simple luxuries that I enjoy are generally limited to the proletarian chic and rainy mornings with no obligations. Six bedrooms, a Dodge Viper, anything first-class/VIP, a young second wife, a doorman, toothy children with middle initials- those things just don’t interest me much.

However, no river long enough doesn’t contain a bend. My lifelong fiscal complacence was rocked in February of 2006, when I first stepped foot into what my friends and I still refer to as simply ‘The House’. The House that Philosophy Built. One day it will be mine.

It was a rainy February in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most Bay Area Februaries are. The late winter may be gloomy and damp, but as a result, the surrounding California countryside ripens from its summertime brown into a spectrum of electric ... Read More »

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Ushuaia Attractions

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Beneath the Martial range’s serrated spires, on the Beagle Channel’s north shore, the city of Ushuaia is both an end (the virtual terminus of the world’s southernmost highway) and a beginning (the gateway to Antarctica).

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“We Had a Very Good Time and the Scenery Was Spectacular”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Linda & John Gowdy, from Poestenkill, NY, traveled with us on our Copper Canyon 8-day to the Bottom and wrote us this quick letter about their trip: Laurie- I wanted to thank you for all […]

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives

Luxury Saigon River Tours by Exciting Speedboat | Les Rives


Les Rives

Les Rives operates luxury Saigon River tours to the Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels, Unesco listed Can Gio Forest, in Ho Chi Minh City, and more.

Tu viện Montserrat, Barcelona

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Đỉểm Tâm Linh  Giữa Đỉnh Núi Địa Trung Hải Tu viện Montserrat và Vương Cung Thánh Đường Montserrat đã từ lâu được Tây Ban Nha coi là bảo vật quốc gia và khu bảo tồn về văn hóa và tôn giáo uy nghi, diễm lệ này nằm cách thành phố Barcelona chừng 50 cây số về […]

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10 important tips for travelers in Vietnam

by Định Nguyễn @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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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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New Travel Advisories for U.S. Travelers

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

On January 10, 2018, the Department of State launched improvements to how we share information with U.S. travelers. These improvements will provide U.S. citizens with clear, timely, and reliable safety and security information worldwide. Under the new system, every country will have a Travel Advisory, providing levels of advice ranging from 1 to 4: Level […]

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Esplanade Shopping Center

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

Edmonton, Canada – Your 1 Week Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Miss Loi Guest House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Miss Loi Guest House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Showcasing a sun terrace and views of the city, Miss Loi Guest House is located in Ho Chi Minh City in the region of Ho Chi Minh Municipality, just 0.

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi

Vietnam Cycling: Bike Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi


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Cycle through Vietnam from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi among backdrops of rice paddies, emerald jungle, and white beaches at REI.

Loews Hollywood Hotel $$$-$$$$

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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Telunas Resort Indonesia, A Natural Paradise Near Singapore

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We spent Christmas in Singapore. Of those 2 weeks the highlight was our 3 days staying at Telunas Resort on their private island site. Along with the Private Island’s luxurious over-water villas we also had the chance to experience the fantastic family friendly facilities on the neighbouring Telunas Beach Resort site for a slightly different […]

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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“A Vacation of a Lifetime”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Larry R Hanson, from Carrabassett Valley, ME, traveled with us on our Copper Canyon 6-day Independent Trip and wrote us this quick letter about their trip: Greetings Laurie, Sending you a thank you for putting […]

First Night In Rome

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Rome is beautiful, busy, sometimes manically so and one Italian city I just knew I had to spend ‘proper time’ in. Like none of that racing from sight to sight and instead more time for Aperol spritz and gelato! I wanted to enjoy Rome at my own pace, eat as much delicious food as possible, … Continue Reading

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Pick Your Parade: How to Do Mardi Gras in New Orleans

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Mardi Gras is New Orleans at its peak: colorful, over-the-top, and full of vibrant history and tradition. The festivities range from colorful street masks and costumes to balls: masquerade parties that occur at the end of a parade where the Mardi Gras royalty present themselves and party with their friends and the paying public.

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Cadillac Hotel $-$$

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Must-see attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Where to Travel in 2018: Horoscope Edition

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

Not sure where to travel in 2018? Find out what the stars have in store for you…

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Discover: Lubbock

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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.

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Argentina Gets It

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One of the first things I noticed when we arrived in Argentina was their comprehension of “size matters” . Okay, okay, after this I promise to give the size matters thing a rest but I … Continue reading

Budget Things To Do In Sydney, Australia

by A Couple for the Road @ Dave's Travel Corner

Sydney is a city people save up to see, and spend years waiting for the opportunity. With great culture and beautiful scenery, it’s no wonder why Sydney is so popular. However, it’s also a large city that can be daunting to visit if you haven’t planned on how to save for the trip or how […]

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Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Los Angeles, California as low as ₫12,408,069

Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Los Angeles, California as low as ₫12,408,069


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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Chilling Out In Bocas del Toro, Panama – March, 2017

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At the end of our 5 month journey through South America we decided to spend 3 weeks chilling out in Bocas del Toro, Panama. We had read that Bocas was ‘the’ place for retirement in … Continue reading

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

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Relax at the best bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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ROAD TRIP USA: LOS ANGELES to LAS VEGAS via MOJAVE DESERT BACKROADS

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

For tourists to the USA, one of the most often-traveled routes is Los Angeles to Las Vegas. We have seen it in countless movies, including The Hangover, Very Bad Things and Swingers. I have spoken to many international tourists who have made this drive. Almost always, they travel straight along Interstate 15, making the 4+ hour drive as fast as they can, seeing power lines, billboards and truck stops along the way.

However, if you take a full day and the initiative to push your car off the restrictions of the 4-lane Interstate and into the depths of the desert, you will find a rewarding journey filled with surreal desertscapes and highway ruins, exposing layers of forgotten Americana that few international travelers can experience in American cities. Additional time may allow for some exploration of Joshua Tree National Park, famous for ... Read More »

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Myanmar – Miến Điện

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Bagan – Xứ Sở Của Chùa Vàng Tráng Lệ Dù được gọi là Burma (tiếng Việt là Miến Điện) trước kia, hay là Myanmar hiện naythì quốc gia này đang địa điểm du lịch đầy bí ẩn và hấp dẫn của thế giới hiện đại! Mặc dù   người biết đến nhưng Myanmar (Miến Điện) là […]

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Experience the nightlife in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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New Astronaut Training Experience Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

CAPE CANAVERAL – January, 2018 – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – The race to Mars has already begun, and with the opening of the new Astronaut Training Experience® (ATX) at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex this February, guests will be the first to “touch down” on the Red Planet. The all-new Astronaut Training Experience will use […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

Icehouse Pasadena

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An Insider’s Look at Sled Dog Racing in Alaska

by Lisa Maloney @ Moon Travel Guides

Alaska really heats up in February and March, as some of the biggest sled dog races in the world kick off: the 1,000-mile Iditarod and Yukon Quest, and the fast-and-furious sprints of the Fur Rendezvous Open World Championship.

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Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Hello world!

by admin @ Saigon On Fifth

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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The Moroccan Sahara. A Sunset Camel Ride in Erg Chebbi.

by Pete Martin @ Dave's Travel Corner

It has been a long day, yet one that has been extremely enjoyable. Two days in a car would not have been a preferred choice after my disastrous week of cycling in the Atlas Mountains but Mousa, my guide, has made the right calls with stops for both the sights on the way and for […]

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California's Little Saigon to mark Lunar New Year

California's Little Saigon to mark Lunar New Year


Daily Herald

The flowering tree outside Tong Le's house in Southern California sprouts but one tiny yellow blossom in early winter. But by the time the Vietnamese community of Little Saigon readies for the Lunar New Year at the end of January, the branches of the hoa mai tree will brim with the yellow flowers that are ubiquitous during the annual celebration known as Tet.

Vibe Hotel $-$$

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Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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The best ‘Phở’ stands in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Lake of the Hanging Glacier-Invermere, British Columbia-Canada

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If you have EVER wanted to do an epic day hike then this one should be on your list! I will say that getting to the trailhead is a trek in its own right and … Continue reading

THE EPHEMERAL MAGIC CARPET: VISITING CALIFORNIA’S SPRINGTIME WILDFLOWERS

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

California’s nickname, The Golden State, comes not only from the gold rush of 1849, but is also inspired from the autumnal golden and yellow hue of the fields and hills, and the springtime poppy blast that rewards residents for surviving the soggy winter rains. This annual flower explosion could only be described by The Insane Clown Posse as a “miracle”.

You should visit; and, first things first: it’s all about timing. The bloom will only last a few weeks and often peak unexpectedly, depending on the amount of rain received in the weeks and days before the flower season. The impressiveness of the flowers is different each season, but the flowers do tend to consistently gather in the same locations each year.

I have two favorite places that I return to each spring season when I am in California:

Death Valley – The flowers ... Read More »

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The Beautiful Coastline of Norte Chico, Chile – January, 2017

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After a 10 hour bus ride with a crappy bus company (Tur Bus), we arrived in the small port city of Caldera in the Atacama region. We hadn’t booked a hotel in advance so we … Continue reading

Canals and Rainforests – Panama City, Panama – February, 2017

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We were excited to finally arrive in Panama City and start our 6 week adventure. I was especially excited to be at sea level again after our time in Bolivia. Panama City is a very … Continue reading

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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10 CITIES TRAVELERS LOVE TO HATE

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

Every good traveler should have, and is entitled too, his or her own unique opinion about what makes a certain place good or bad, likable or repulsive, worthwhile or overrated. Opinions are fun. I like hearing them as much as I like giving my own.

Some of my own opinions are atypical:

I have never enjoyed the Thai islands
I have not left my heart in San Francisco, even after visiting hundreds of times
I am not moved by high, jagged mountain ranges
Nebraska has the best landscapes of any American state
Chongqing, China- a polluted, hazy mess of a city- is spectacularly gorgeous and worth returning to again and again (I miss it as I type…)
I have a hard time finding a good meal in Italy

Throughout the globe, when groups of travelers meet up to discuss travel, opinions and superlatives often come out (I hate…..I ... Read More »

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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Dixie Hollywood $-$$

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Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City


Travel Channel

Check out the must-see sites of this compact and energetic city.

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.

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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EXPLORING 10 GREAT CITIES THROUGH ICONIC MUSIC VIDEOS

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

Generally clocking in between three and five minutes, a good music video is a wonderful little escape from wherever we’re sitting. Many videos just feature bouncing cars, bouncing women and sleeveless drummers. However, some take us on fun journeys around the world. Let’s take a look:

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:
Solange, Losing You (2012)

The city as fashion. Inspired by the colors and textures of Cape Town’s townships, Solange and her video-friends are looking like beautiful curtains while bouncing around at the pool, the tailor, a barbershop and other ramshackle Cape Town locales. They explore local transportation in a taxi van and from atop the handlebars of a bicycle. Looks fun, eh?

The video was filmed around the neighborhood of Langa in Cape Town. Langa was established in the 1920s as a designated black African community and is today both poverty-stricken and colorful, as seen in the ... 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.)

Cô Bé Bán Diêm – The Little Match Girl

by admin @ AV Travel

Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), nhà thơ, tiểu thuyết gia Đan Mạch, nổi tiếng với những truyện cổ tích viết cho thiếu nhi. Tuy nhiên, những tác phẩm tiêu biểu nhất của ông đều có nội dung sâu sắc, gây ấn tượng sâu sắc, và thực chất là dành cho người lớn thì đúng hơn. Trong […]

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Samesun Hostel, Venice Beach $-$$

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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.

Jasper, Canada – Your Winter Weekend Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Cheap Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) from $490 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) from $490 - KAYAK


KAYAK

Search prices for China Eastern and more. Search and find deals on flights to Ho Chi Minh City.

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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TEACHER! TEACHER!

TEACHER! TEACHER!


No Regrets Traveler

I've been in Vietnam for a month.  Based on the common term used by my younger students during teaching practices I can now officially call myself, “TEACHER! TEACHER!” It’s time to buy a motorbike, a helmet, travel a little and do some research on the 3rd largest city in Vietnam… Da Nang. 

Hollywood Farmers Market

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Istanbul, Turkey (II)

by admin @ AV Travel

Istanbul, ngay từ năm 660 trước Công lịch với tên gọi Byzantium, đã là một trong những thành đô huy hoàng nhất trong lịch sử nhân loại thời đó. Đó là nhờ ở vị trí chuyển tiếp hài hòa 2 nền văn minh cổ kim và Đông –Tây, như chúng tôi đã minh họa ở […]

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Hotel Wilshire $$-$$$

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

Marina del Rey Hotel $$$-$$$$

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Mayor Garcetti Announces a Record-breaking Year for the L.A. Economy

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

LOS ANGELES —Los Angeles’ economy continued to surge in 2017, as tourism, travel through LAX, and Port cargo broke all-time records yet again. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the record-breaking numbers today at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, alongside Councilmember Joe Buscaino and leaders from the Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Development Department, the Los Angeles […]

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Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Carnival – The Craziest Party in Las Tablas, Panama – February, 2017

by admin @ free2explore.ca

While we were in Panama City doing research on where we should go next, we found out that we would be in the country for Carnival. We both agreed that we definitely had to go … Continue reading

Istanbul, Turkey (I)

by admin @ AV Travel

Nơi Hội Tụ Đẹp Nhất Của  Nền Văn Minh Âu – Á Nói đến Thổ Nhĩ Kỳ là người ta nghĩ ngay đến một trong những số ít những quốc gia có nền văn hóa pha trộn Tây phương và Đông phương. Đó cũng là xứ sở của các điều kỳ diệu, trong đó Istanbul […]

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Must-stay boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Santa Monica Farmer’s Market

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Jackson Hole’s Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017

by Rich Pearce @ Dave's Travel Corner

Ah, the beauty of Wyoming and the awesome splendor of a total solar eclipse — what more could one ask for on a summer vacation? Last August, I finally checked these two long-standing items off my bucket list. From the time I was young, solar eclipses have captivated my imagination, and  I have been intrigued […]

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Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

Luxe City Center Hotel $$$

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Hotel Salina $-$$

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Fusion Suites Saigon

Fusion Suites Saigon


Secret Escapes

A chic hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1, in the heart of the city's lively bar and restaurant scene

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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‘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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Escaping to La Brenne National Parc, France

by enduranceadventures @ Dave's Travel Corner

Sipping my coffee by the lake, I could just make out a tiny dark speck in the water. Eagerly grabbing my friend’s binoculars I trained them onto the black dot, and as it slowly came into focus, resembling a small beaver with a rat like tail, I realised that I was looking at a coypu… […]

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Hang out to some amazing coffee spots in Saigon

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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Subway Cave Lava Tubes

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“It Was Grand and We Felt Safe”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Dianne Raymond, from Fort Fraser, BC Canada, who recently traveled with us on one of our Copper Canyon Independent Trips and had this to report: I really enjoyed it all. Some of the favorite […]

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

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Places to Visit in Singapore

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We spent almost 2 weeks in Singapore at Christmas and split our time between a budget hostel near the Singapore River, a short walk from the marina, quays and Marina Bay Sands, and a more luxury Resorts World Hotel on Sentosa Island. We also took the opportunity to take a 3 day break to an […]

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Innsbruck và Pha Lê Swarovski

by admin @ AV Travel

Nói đến Innsbruck, thủ phủ của tỉnh Tyrol (Cộng Hòa Áo), du khách đã có dịp đến thăm thế nào cũng có ngay ấn tượng về một thành phố sơn thủy hữu tình nằm giữa những thung lũng, đồi núi của rặng Alps, bên bờ con sông Inn. Tên của thành phố cũng từ đây […]

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Smithsonian Journey – An Illustrated History of Travel

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

This epic travel tome captures thousands of years of human travel. Set in chronological order, one doesn’t necessarily need to start in the beginning. Simply randomly open a page and you will be hooked. Names such as Christopher Columbus, Magellan, Amelia Earhart, Roald Amundsen and many others leap from the pages – great explorers in […]

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Copper Canyon 11-day Ultimate Adventure Chosen as “Unordinary Trip of the Month”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

This month, California Native’s 11-day Ultimate tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon  has been selected by InfoHub.com as their “Unordinary Trip of the Month.” One of our most popular trips, this small-group fully-escorted tour explores Copper Canyon, the real “Treasure of the Sierra Madres” from top to bottom. A truly unique experience, Copper Canyon is four […]

Plan a 7-Day Cultural Tour of Belize

by Lebawit Lily Girma @ Moon Travel Guides

Belize is a cultural melting pot, where descendants of ancient civilizations and unique ethnic groups peacefully coexist. Immerse yourself through a cultural tour of Belize's food, music, museums, and activities with this 7-day itinerary.

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Keeping Fit in the Winter at Destination Kohler

by Jaime Scilingo @ Dave's Travel Corner

Growing up in the Midwest, it is a rite of passage to fall victim to winter weight gain.  With shorter days and frigid temperatures, leisurely strolls to the store turn into short sprints to the bus.  Daily activities that help you stay slender tend to hibernate as the common Midwesterner slips into a more sedentary […]

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EXPLORING THE CALIFORNIA DELTA ON 1850cc

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

“Manmade deltas and concrete rivers. The south takes what the north delivers.”

-Pavement, Unfair (1996)

In the fall of 2007, Bill and I were working and living in Berkeley, California. The environment of rose gardens, soy lattes and meatless pizzas was a far cry from our Midwestern hometowns. On weekends, we needed a break from Berkeley’s froufrou.

Plunging headfirst into a mid-20s crisis, we both bought motorcycles. Bill – a purple Harley Sportster 1200cc; and myself – a cherry red Yamaha V-Star 650cc.

Riding our motorcycles in the city didn’t quite satisfy us. Going west was impossible, due to an ocean. North and south too hair-raising; so we often headed east, regressing back into true American farmland, across the Coastal mountains and into the pastoral California Delta; the Midwest of the West.

 

 

The journey would begin in Berkeley with 24 miles of freeway to get out of ... Read More »

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Patagonia Vacation Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Nature

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

Patagonia offers an astonishing diversity of natural environments for travelers to explore on a 2-week vacation. The coastline abounds in wildlife, including elephant seals, penguins, and sea lions.

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Hollywood Premiere Hotel $$

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Castaway On San Blas Islands, Panama – February, 2017

by admin @ free2explore.ca

Everything we read and heard indicated that the San Blas Islands were not to be missed on a visit to Panama. We had also read that the road from Panama City to the port was … Continue reading

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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Dusit2 Hotel Constance $$-$$$

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Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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Soaring High in La Paz, Bolivia – February, 2017

by admin @ free2explore.ca

We flew from Santiago to La Paz and we couldn’t help but wonder what we might have missed by not being able to take the overland tour from San Pedro De Atacama, Chile to Uyuni, … Continue reading

Bolsa Travel Little Saigon Travel Agency Garden Grove 92840

Bolsa Travel Little Saigon Travel Agency Garden Grove 92840


Little Saigon Orange County Vietnamese Community in Westminster California

Bolsa Travel is located in the Bolsa Mini Mall plaza and offers travel packages and services especiallyVietnam trips.

Courtyard Huntington Beach Fountain Valley

Courtyard Huntington Beach Fountain Valley


Marriott

Courtyard Huntington Beach Fountain Valley hosts a welcoming setting with picturesque views. Settle into our hotel with free high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site dining options.

An Exciting Trip to a Renaissance Festival

by Craig Hebert @ Dave's Travel Corner

Horse hooves are pounding the ground at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival! Then- BAM! A wooden lance strikes armor, wood splinters fly and both knights are layed-out on the ground. I hear a member of the audience ask someone, “Ya think this is fake?” This is asked as the wobbly knights stand up, wood splinters from […]

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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.

6 Lesser-Known Nashville Live Music Venues

by Clare Haugh @ Moon Travel Guides

They call it “Music City” for a reason: Nashville’s music scene is legendary. From live venues to indie studios, rowdy honky-tonks to intimate folk shows, this is where America goes to make music.

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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.

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.

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

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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10 Tips for Planning a Trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras

by Margaret Littman @ Moon Travel Guides

Let the good times roll. This motto is at the heart of Mardi Gras, where for a few blissful weeks people live life to the fullest. But your trip could flop without careful planning: luckily, here are 10 ways to make sure you have the perfect Mardi Gras.

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Vietnamese coffee: the best coffee shops in Hanoi, Saigon and London

Vietnamese coffee: the best coffee shops in Hanoi, Saigon and London


olive magazine

Read our guide to the best coffee shops in Hanoi and Saigon, Vietnam, and what coffee to order while you're there. Plus: we reveal our favourite Vietnamese coffee shop in London...

Hot and Sour Soup Recipe (Suan La Tang)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Simple and satisfying soups are commonly served with other dishes to make a multi-dish Asian meal but you don’t always have to follow convention! When autumn’s chill recently set in big time, I decided to make a pot of hot-and-sour soup for lunch. It was a main dish bowl of soup, the star of the...

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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.

New Brunswick, Canada Invites Travelers to Tackle Winter Head-On

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

Five Reasons to #ExploreNB this Snow Season NEW BRUNSWICK (January 2017) – With the highest snowfall in the Canadian Maritimes, winter in New Brunswick delivers a number of reasons for travelers to come out of hibernation and enjoy the province’s cold weather culture. From snow-filled outdoor adventures to festivals, here are just five ways to […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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A few days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam – May, 2016

by admin @ Saigon – free2explore.ca

We spent our last few days in Vietnam meandering around Ho Chi Minh city. We stayed in district one which is one of the main tourist areas. Our hotel was down a little alley which … Continue reading

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

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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The Oltrepo Pavese – Milan’s Secret Wine Region

by Stef Smulders @ Dave's Travel Corner

Though frequently called the Tuscany of the North of Italy, the Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy, only 40 miles south of Milan, is fairly unknown abroad. Tourists pass the area closely when travelling to the real Tuscany, to Umbria or further south. This is a pity as the Oltrepò really offers something worthwhile for almost every […]

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Enjoy Oxnard’s Culinary Side during “Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week”

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

Enjoy Oxnard’s Culinary Side during “Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week” January 19-28, 2018 Oxnard, CA – Both residents and visitors are invited to discover the many flavors of Oxnard during “Oxnard Dine, Wine & Beer Week” taking place January 19-28, 2018. A variety of unchained and unique restaurants throughout Oxnard will participate providing foodies […]

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Tropicana Motel $$

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

by Editor Content @ KIM TRAVEL

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

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Stay Hotel $-$$

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Planning Your Time in Ho Chi Minh City - Moon Travel Guides

Planning Your Time in Ho Chi Minh City - Moon Travel Guides


Moon Travel Guides

Ho Chi Minh City is a sensory overload. Step into the chaos with optimism, these tips on planning your time, and experience life in Vietnam’s largest city.

32 Ho Chi Minh City guesthouses and hotels - Travelfish.org.

32 Ho Chi Minh City guesthouses and hotels - Travelfish.org.


Travelfish

Our selection of 32 guesthouses and hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. All were visited and reviewed in person by a Travelfish researcher.

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Je Me Souviens Quebec / I Remember Quebec

by Abdul Rastagar @ Dave's Travel Corner

“Quebec is the most beautiful city in North America I’ve seen.” – Sebastian Bach Leaving aside that Sebastian has quite clearly never been to Puebla, Mexico, I am inclined to agree with him. Quebec, indeed, is a most fanciful city, romantically trapped in an era long gone and full of Old World charm. I first […]

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

Exploring Little Saigon in SF's Tenderloin Neighborhood

Exploring Little Saigon in SF's Tenderloin Neighborhood


Northern California Hostels

The first time you take a stroll through the Tenderloin, the San Francisco neighborhood surrounding HI San Francisco City Center, you might feel a little disoriented: you thought you were in San Francisco, right? So what’s with all the Vietnamese signs, restaurants, and markets? 

Photo Diary: People and Places… in Saigon, Vietnam

Photo Diary: People and Places… in Saigon, Vietnam


Hand Luggage Only

When I put up a "photo diary" I usually try to focus on saying less and "letting the photos do the talking" but before you know it, I end up blabbering away! This time however

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.

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.

Best Spots to Grab a Beer in Fort Collins, CO

by Veronica Baas @ Dave's Travel Corner

Fort Collins is home to over 20 unique, successful breweries. Some are nationally recognized, and for good reason, but don’t miss out on the hidden gems this college town has to offer. Use this guide to brewery hop and you’ll hit the best local microbreweries, and popular companies too! New Belgium Brewing Company New Belgium […]

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GOODBYE, GOD. I’M GOING TO BODIE

by Steven @ California – The Hungry Suitcase

“Goodbye god, I’m going to Bodie” – diary entry of a little girl moving from San Francisco to Bodie

My favorite California destination to come back to again and again, Bodie is an eerie ghost town that once housed 7,000 residents and is now home to a few helpful park rangers and some squirrels. Located 8,000 feet in elevation, near the California / Nevada border, about 75 short American miles (120km) southeast of Lake Tahoe, Bodie is a perfect tie-in to any trip to the more-famous lake. Getting there is half the fun, as you drive south through some canyons and finally veer off onto a hairy 13-mile dirt road into the heart of the high desert landscape.

Bodie thrived in the 1870s, when prospectors predicted it would bring enormous amounts of gold. While the town did produce some gold, production quickly declined. At ... Read More »

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Dynasty Center and Saigon Plaza

Dynasty Center and Saigon Plaza


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“We Would Definitely Travel This Way Again”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Allan & Mildred Karlin, from Morgantown, WV, traveled with us on a 7-day Peru Explorer and wrote us this quick letter about their trip: We really did not have any expectations, the way the trip […]

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Giấc Mơ Mùa Đông

by admin @ AV Travel

Bài hát “Giấc Mơ Mùa Đông” nổi tiếng là bài hát ra mắt trình làng của ca sĩ Alsoul năm 1999. Bài nay lập tức đã trở thành bài hát nổi tiếng trong năm và cũng là bài hát đã mang lại tên tuổi cho Alsoul từ đó cho đến nay.

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Carlton Motel $-$$

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Andaz West Hollywood $$$-$$$$

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

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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.

Jamaican Roots & Culture: 10-Day Itinerary

by Oliver Hill @ Moon Travel Guides

Delve into the pulsating cultural milieu that shapes and defines Jamaican society. The roots of Jamaican popular music will become vivid with this tour, designed to immerse visitors in the island’s singular musical gold mine.

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“It Was Truly Impressive”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We just recently returned from your 7 day Copper Canyon tour and I just wanted to tell you how impressed we were!

8-Day Falkland Islands Travel Itinerary

by Wayne Bernhardson @ Moon Travel Guides

For visitors to southernmost Patagonia, the Falklands make an intriguing detour, but an inflexible one. The islands offer unique wildlife viewing opportunities. Colonies of Sea Lions, Elephant Seals, Penguins and other sea birds are a must-see for travelers.

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Skiing in Romania. Cavnic Maramures

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve had a fantastic time skiing here in Romania, the kids took a few lessons while Chef and I were free to head up the mountain. Being child-free is a pretty new experience for us, as full time child-wranglers and educators, it kinda rocked! After just 3 lessons D was joining us on the big […]

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48 Hours in Budapest. What to Do.

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

Ask anyone who has traveled through Eastern Europe to name their favorite city and they will almost definitely say Budapest. Home of beautiful buildings, steaming spa baths and delightfully cheap beer, there’s really nothing not to love.Budapest is the ideal destination for people who want a weekend getaway. Two days in Budapest is all you […]

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Scotty's Castle

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Hawthorne Del Aire Certified Farmer’s Market

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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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.

Discover: Takaoka

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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.

Wat That Thong

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An Interesting Twist to an Old Story

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when we receive comments and photos to share. From our story “Her Uncle Rode With Pancho Villa” we received many interesting comments by family members of people associated with Pancho Villa: Crickett Quijada Hi Lee, thank you for writing this article on my great uncle Ricardo Gonzalez with Francisco Villa and his wife Maria Luz Corral […]

Feast on tofu in O.C.'s Little Saigon for a new view of what bean curd can do

Feast on tofu in O.C.'s Little Saigon for a new view of what bean curd can do


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Why: The people at Dong Phuong Tofu know their way around the soybean. In their headquarters in Westminster — a.k.a. Orange County's Li...

January in Breb. Life in the Freezer

by Alyson Long for World Travel Family @ World Travel Family

We’ve been waiting for this. When we first had the idea of basing ourselves in Romania, locals told us winter temperatures can easily drop to -25C. We checked online, we couldn’t find any records of temperatures that low, so we kind of didn’t believe it but wanted to find out what it was like. With […]

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“Because It’s There”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

One of the many highlights of our California Native 14-day Tibet Everest Explorer is a visit to the North Base Camp of Mount Everest. Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak […]

“The Scenery Was Spectacular!”

by The California Native International Adventures @ The California Native Travel Blog

We appreciate it when our guests share their stories, comments and photos with us and allow us to post them on our blog. Bonnie and Morris Papich, from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, traveled with us on our Ireland Dingle Way Walking Tour and wrote us this quick letter about their trip: Dear Lee I want to stress how […]

East Hollywood Certified Farmers' Market

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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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The 17 Best West End Theatre Shows In London To See

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

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

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Elusive Resplendent Quetzal – Boquete, Panama – March, 2017

by admin @ free2explore.ca

We opted to take the bus from Las Tablas to Boquete via David rather than going all the way back to Panama City and flying to David. This decision involved transfers in Chitre, Santiago, and … Continue reading

Đặng Thế Phong – Tài Hoa Mệnh Yểu

by admin @ AV Travel

Nhạc sĩ Đặng Thế Phong sinh năm 1918 tại thành phố Nam Định và mất năm 1942 tại Hà Nội vì bệnh lao, là một nhạc sĩ tiền chiến tiêu biểu cho nền Tân nhạc Việt Nam. Cha mất sớm, gia cảnh túng thiếu, Đặng Thế Phong phải bỏ học khi đang theo học năm […]

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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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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.

Discover: Clipperton Island

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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.

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Hà Nội Vắng Những Cơn Mưa

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Mới hôm nào Hoàng Linh từ Budapest còn nhắc, trời Cali đã vào thu hay chưa mà sao chưa thấy Quỳnh Như, Simone Nga và Việt Hùng nhắc tới mùa thu, trong khi bên trời Âu thu đã thay màu áo, con đường mới hôm nào đưa du khách đi qua nay lá đã đổi […]

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Emergency Landing & The Worlds Biggest Mirror – Uyuni, Bolivia – February, 2017

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When we boarded our flight from La Paz to Uyuni with Boliviana Airlines, the first thing Gordon said was “I feel pretty good we’re on a CRJ, a Canadian made plane”. It turned out to … Continue reading

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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Hollywood Inn Express North $-$$

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