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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.

Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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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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Top 10 things to do in Portugal

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Portugal is an amazing place, full of delicious food and drink, amazing buildings, and cultural experiences. Listen to our top ten things to do in Portugal in this Portugal travel podcast.

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

Norwegian Dreamliner Breaks JFK Speed Record

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

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

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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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism | Flight Centre

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Discover the southern regions of Vietnam with our Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. At Flight Centre you'll find great deals on a great selection of holidays.

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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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.)

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

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

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

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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.

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: San Salvador City | Santa Ana | San Miguel | El Cuco | Sonsonate | Suchitito ...

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Tegucigalpa, Honduras | San Pedro Sula, Honduras | La Ceiba, Honduras | Sula, Honduras. If you’re pressed ...

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Ho Chi Minh City Weather - Travel and Local Information Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Weather - Travel and Local Information Guide


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Ho Chi Minh City has a tropical monsoon climate - it's very much a typical steaming hot Southeast Asian metropolis where you can expect it to be either hot and dry or hot and wet. Regardless of the time of year, you'll never need more than one layer of

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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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.

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 4 days – CaiBe VinhLong ChauDoc CanTho Tour Code: SBL9A Day 1: Saigon- LongAn – My Tho – Vinh Long ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour drive to LongAn, the gateway to the mighty Mekong. First stage 25k from LongAn suburb to MyTho…

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A Weekend in Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

In an attempt to catch the last of the autumn colors, Tim and I went a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in early November. We spent a weekend exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, using Gatlinburg, Tennessee as our home base. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the United States’ most visited national park. It actually receives twice ...

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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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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How to celebrate Oktoberfest Tulsa

by Adam Cheshier @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Oktoberfest in Tulsa? Here's everything you need to know about the festival, including how to get there and what to drink.

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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Top 10 things to do near Vilanculos Mozambique

by Sabine Behrmann @ Indie Travel Podcast

From diving to horse-riding; picnics on the beach to exploring the local market -- there's plenty to do in Vilanculos, Mozambique.

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour 3 days: LongAn – MyTho – CaiBe – VinhLong – CanTho This tour takes three days and two nights. It’s available all year round. Tour code SBL 8 Day 1: Saigon – LongAn – MyTho – VinhLong ( Lunch, dinner) Leaving Saigon, our shuttle will take you for about one hour…

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Attending a Ganga Aarti: how to worship the Ganges River in Haridwar

by Sebastian Wojnar @ Indie Travel Podcast

Haridwar’s Ganga Aarti has taken place nightly - rain or shine! - at Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat since 1910. Find out how to experience the Ganga Aarti for yourself.

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to deal with travel stress

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling can be stressful. But don't let travel stress ruin your journey -- use our seven tips for de-stressing on the road!

How to celebrate Easter in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

by Leanne Dunlop @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Christian festival of Easter is celebrated widely across the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Find out how you too can celebrate Easter in Coleraine.

How to get around New Zealand podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get around New Zealand? Check out our New Zealand transport tips in this NZ travel podcast.

Ninh Binh province seeks ways to tap tourism potential

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The northern province of Ninh Binh has huge potential of tourism development, the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) Online Newspaper reported, adding that t he province’s comparative advantage increased when the Trang An Ecological Complex was recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Ninh Binh province is endowed with unique and diverse tourism […]

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Zanzibar

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Zanzibar for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Nungwi | Stone Town | Paje | Kendwa | Kiwengwa | Matemwe Zanzibar, an island in Tanzania, is ...

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Best Solo Travel Memories of 2017

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

As the year drew to a close, I asked the Solo Travel Society, "What are your best solo travel memories of 2017?" Here's what they had to say.

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How to do the Cabot Trail in a Day

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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A food lover’s treasure hunt through Paris

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Vietnam Alive - Discover the real Vietnam & Indochina!

Vietnam Alive - Discover the real Vietnam & Indochina!


Vietnam Alive - Discover the real Vietnam & Indochina!

Vietnam Alive Travel is the boutique private tour operator in Vietnam. We offer customized travel services for individuals, families, groups and businesses

Cambodia: All you need to know before travelling to this Asian country

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The BasicsPopulation: Almost 15 millionCapital: Phnom PenhCurrency: Riel Languages: Khmer, English and FrenchReligion: Theravada BuddhistEmergency number: 117 Visa, Please    Who needs one? All foreign passport holders, except passport holders of Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines , Thailand and Vietnam require a visa to enter Cambodia. Most visitors require a tourist visa, and it […]

Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

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

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Mekong River Cruise CanTho ChauDoc PhnomPenh 3 days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise CanTho ChauDoc Phnompenh provides you an opportunity to see bustling floating markets, natural arroyos system and river life on the mekong from Vietnam to Cambodia. Tour Code: SBL18A Day 1: SaiGon – CaiBe – CanTho (Lunch) We depart at 8:00am and head south to the river town of Cai Be, a rural…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


KAYAK

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

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

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

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

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

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

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Swaziland: A safari setting like no other

by Michelle Lewis-Loubser @ Indie Travel Podcast

Swaziland may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, but it’s big on experiences. Read about how to make the most of your Swaziland trip.

Visit Saigon on a trip to Vietnam | Audley Travel

Visit Saigon on a trip to Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Saigon is just one of the places you could visit on your tailor-made trip to Vietnam. Let Audley help you to create your perfect itinerary

Flat whites and short blacks — a Melbourne coffee tour

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Melbourne is a city of coffee and cafes. We joined a Melbourne coffee tour with Context Travel for a morning of coffee and history.

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Mekong River Cruise and Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong river cruise and homestay in Cantho 2 days, a wonderful and relaxing way to see the river life and tropical gardens in mekong delta Vietnam. A lengthy cruise ~ 45km through islands and branches of Mekong river, we cruise down narrow waterways to remote villages. Tour Code: SBL6B Day 1: Sai Gon to Cai Be…

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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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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.

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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21 Best Life Changing and Motivational Books To Read

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Reading can truly bring us to places. It can also inspire us and bring the best out of people even during the darkest times in their lives. Books are like personal mentors. They build us. They help us see the wrong and the right in the things that we are doing in life. Books are words of wisdom intricately designed ...

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Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide Acquires LaQuinta for $1.95 Billion

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

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

Top 10 things to do in Chile

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Chile is an incredible country, stuffed full of experience all the way down its considerable length. While there’s plenty to do in the capital of Santiago, if you’re looking for the best things to do in Chile it’s definitely worth venturing further afield. 1. Star-gaze in the Atacama Desert. With one of the clearest night […]

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.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Our Favorite Books of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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How to be a tourist in your own backyard podcast

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's always possible to keep the travel mentality alive, by being a tourist in your own backyard! Listen to our local travel podcast for advice.

How to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

by Linda Smith @ Indie Travel Podcast

From early March to late May, Japan's gorgeous cherry trees are in bloom -- and the whole country celebrates! Learn how to celebrate the cherry blossom festival in Japan!

5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, you should know that there is a lot more to see here than just the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Berlin is the largest city in Germany and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It’s a diverse city filled with world-class museums, beautiful squares to wander through, and ...

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Travel diary: A year of housesits and family time

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's been a year of slow travel for us -- lots of time housesitting and spending time with family. Check out our late-2017 travel diary.

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days | Homestay in CanTho

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling tour 2 days to CanTho Cycling the delta with boat cruise, and possibly a nice homestay. Tour Code: SBL 11. Available all year round. Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch) 07:30 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive…

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An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Vietnam’s homestays growing too fast

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

A visitor from Dublin, Ireland who traveled alone to Mai Chau valley and stayed with a local family last August described the experience as his happiest time in Asia. “I’ve been on a lot of tours during the summer but I can really say this was by far the best. The ‘family’ slogan really hit […]

Seattle City swear-ins

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

A guide to 2017 Asia-Pacific festivals

by Nicole Leigh West @ Indie Travel Podcast

From fun-filled water fights to sparkling headdresses and nature’s finest displays of beauty, the Asia-Pacific region hits the festival circuit running in 2017. Better yet, festivals give you the perfect excuse to travel and experience the wonder of cultural displays! Are you ready for the adventure? Here’s a guide to 2017’s Asia-Pacific festivals. Songkran, Thailand […]

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.

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.

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Solo Travel Destination: Sao Miguel, Portugal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

Here's how a member of the Solo Travel Society spent two enjoyable days on Sao Miguel, the main island of Portugal's Azores.

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The Layup Drill — The Best of 2017

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

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.

What to pack for travel with children

by Krystal Rogers-Nelson @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for travel with children is quite a different experience to packing for solo or couples' travel. Check out our packing tips for traveling with kids.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

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

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

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour Phnompenh to SaiGon 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Mekong Delta Cycling Tour PhnomPenh to SaiGon Tour Code: SBL9C Day 1: PhnomPenh to ChauDoc (Dinner) Boarding on HangChau speed boat at Phnompenh boat pier for a 4 hours cruise down the Mekong river, crossing the border Kamsamnor to Vinh Xuong -Viet Nam. Then a little more cruise to ChauDoc. Our guide will pick you…

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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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What to eat in Buenos Aires

by Craig Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

There's plenty of deliciousness to be found in Buenos Aires, and the city is finally shaking off its vege-unfriendly status. There's little of that here though. If "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" applies, then "When in Buenos Aires, eat these tasty finds" will certainly work too.

Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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How to get from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura, Spain

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Sometimes it makes sense to fly to an alternative airport and make your way to your final destination by ground transport. In the Canary Islands, if you're going to Fuerteventura, you might want to fly into Lanzarote.

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

Visa to Vietnam

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

The Government has agreed to electronic visa to Vietnam for citizens of six countries including Australia, Cananda, India, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates. According to the Resolution No. 124 / NQ-CP on the addition of the list of countries with citizens to be piloted electronically, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed…

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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.

Nikon KeyMission 180 And 70: The Next Best Action Camera for Sailors

by Kach Medina @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

One month ago, Nikon sent us their action cameras to review, but I didn’t know where to use it for as we have three units of GoPros. If you’ve been following our adventure, you’ll know that we are now focused on our first sailing across the Caribbean. I’ve been focusing now on being a housewife (or shall I say boat ...

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Solo Travel Destination: Vancouver, Canada

by Guest @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member finds that Vancouver offers many athletic activities to balance out all of the great dining and drinking options.

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Governor’s office recruiting for Ruth Woo Fellowship

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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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.

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast


Indie Travel Podcast

Free online travel guide for Saigon City / Ho Chi Minh City. Travel amongst the Vietnamese and see the sites of Saigon.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Valley of Fire is a brilliant, colorful spot located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. What is the Valley of Fire? The Valley of Fire is a state park located 50 miles ...

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Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Northland New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

However long you have to spend in Northland, New Zealand, a stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves is highly recommended.

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.

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours & cycling Vietnam


Sinhbalo

Sinhbalo - specialized in Mekong delta tours. We have been organizing Mekong delta tours in Vietnam for more than 20 years. Our tours made by a delta local.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Contest winners

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

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

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

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

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

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

United’s New Premium Plus Cabin to Launch This Year

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

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

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

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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Book and Travel Without a Credit Card: Top Tips

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

No credit cards? No problem. Here's how to travel without a credit card and, bonus, it will help you stay within your budget.

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5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

5 Useful Apps That Will Help You Perfectly Pack Your Suitcase

by Lori Zaino @ The Points Guy

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

How-to guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Beth Leslie @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get the most out of the weird and wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Check out this guide for tips on what to do and see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

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

Win the “Guess the Destination” Giveaway!

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Some lucky solo traveler will win a fabulous New Year's gift from Exodus Travels and Solo Traveler.

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

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


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

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

How to walk the Milford Track podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Milford Track is the most famous of New Zealand’s Great Walks — and for good reason. An easy track, wonderful scenery and birdsong, and good infrastructure make the Milford one awesome track. Learn how to prepare for the walk in our Milford Track podcast.

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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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia |CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

Cycling Mekong Delta Vietnam to Cambodia | CanTho ChauDoc HaTien 4 Days Tour Code: SBL9B Day1: Sai Gon to Cai Be, Vinh Long and to Can Tho (Lunch, dinner) 8.00 am our shuttle will take you out of town on an approx. 2hrs drive to Cai Lay where you collect your bicycles and enjoy a…

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BLOG: A year of wonder

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

Money for travel podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our money for travel podcast for tips on saving for travel, making money while travelling, and how to spend less while travelling.

5 lessons I picked up while traveling Ho Chi Minh

5 lessons I picked up while traveling Ho Chi Minh


GMA News Online

Pride in simplicity, history in food, and so much more. Current Philippine trending info on popular art, culture, society, movie, music reviews, travel destinations, food, classic literature, bestseller book lists, modern, retro design, health, wellness, exercise, fitness, people, events, beauty, makeup tips, latest fashion, clothing, fads.

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Mauritius for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will definitely help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Grand Baie | Port Louis | Mont Choisy | Trou aux Biches | Flic en Flac ...

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Should I do a tour?

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Although we love to travel independently, sometimes a tour is the best way to see your destination. Check out our favourite tours for indie travellers.

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

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

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

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

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

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Port Vila, Vanuatu | Luganville, Vanuatu. Vanuatu is an archipelago ...

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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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Gifts for travellers podcast (aka gifts we love)

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our travel gift podcast for tips about what presents to buy for travellers. We've received some awesome travel gifts over the years!

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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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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Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

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

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Earth Trekkers

Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

Guangzhou Association’s new legal counsel

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

Why Couchsurfing is perfect for couples

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

Couples looking for accommodation will have slightly different priorities to other travellers. However, Couchsurfing is one of the best options, for everyone really, but especially for couples.

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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Behind the Scenes of An Influencer or Blogger Campaign

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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Mekong River Cruise PhnomPenh, ChauDoc, CanTho, Saigon 3days

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

At Phnompenh, the Mekong splits into two main branches: the HauGiang (Tonle Bassac) which flows via ChauDoc, LongXuyen and CanTho to the sea; and the TienGiang (Tonle Mekong) which splits into several branches at VinhLong and empties into the sea at six points. The Mekong river cruise from Phnompenh to ChauDoc, Cantho and onto Saigon…

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Toi's Travel Home, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Toi's Travel Home, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Booking.com

Located in the District 3 neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City, one mile from Golden Dragon Water Puppet Theater, Toi's Travel Home features air-conditioned...

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to Save Money for Travel: Top Tips to Save

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Here are 12 ways to save money for travel. No advice to cut lattes. No talk of shorter showers. Just a solid how-to approach to saving cash for travel.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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29th annual Mochi Tsuki on Bainbridge Island

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

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

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


Northwest Asian Weekly

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

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Mui Ne among most beautiful beaches in Asia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Canadian Travellers, a Canadian travel guides magazine, has chosen Mui Ne as one of the top 11 most beautiful beaches in Asia. Mui Ne beach ranks second in the list, just trailing behind Ko Lipe – an island off the Andaman Coast, south of Thailand. According to the magazine, Mui Ne beach is just a […]

How to celebrate Surva in Pernik, Bulgaria

by Dianne Thomas @ Indie Travel Podcast

Every year, the town of Pernik in Bulgaria hosts Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games. Get the most out of your Surva experience with this guide!

Cape Breton Hikes and Adventures

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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

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

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

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

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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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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Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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Why use public transport when travelling

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling by public transport is an experience in itself when visiting a new city! Listen to our public transport podcast.

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

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

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

The Best 2018 Destinations for Extreme Travel

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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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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You’re Not Alone: You’re Solo!

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Musings on solo travel. Thanks to our readers. Cheers to 2018!

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

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.

Top 5 things to do in London

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Delve into history, see a show, enjoy the parks -- if you find yourself wondering what to do in London, England, these five things to do are a great place to start.

Proposal on visa extension for Russian visitors

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on July 24 asked the Prime Minister to extend visa exemption from 15 days to 30 days for Russian visitors. The move aims to facilitate Russian tourists’ travelling to Viet Nam, helping increase the frequency of tourism activities. Earlier, the Prime Minister decided on unilateral visa exemption for […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Discover: 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?

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

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

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

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Cycling holiday? How to bike through Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Australian Bruce Ford and two mates pushed their legs to the limit when they cycled 1,000 kilometres across Cambodia to raise money for the charity, Tabitha. He shares the story of this trip: snakes, tarantulas and all. Cambodia is a big country. Where did you start? We flew into Siem Reap with our own mountain […]

‘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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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

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


The Points Guy

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

How to spend one day in La Coruña podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's easy to spend a week or more in the Spanish seaside city of La Coruña, but one day is okay too! Check out our guide to how to spend one day in A Coruña, Spain.

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi

How to Travel From Saigon to Hanoi


TripSavvy

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

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

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

These are the 10 Most-Liked Airbnb Listings on Instagram

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

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

Vietnam: Take notes! Travel writing, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam: Take notes! Travel writing, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City


latimes.com

Sightseeing and writing go hand and hand on this 11-day tour of Vietnam that explores the country's cities in the north and south as well as the Mekong Delta, the country's fertile "rice bowl," and the islands of Halong Bay.

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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How to Survive Bhutan’s Famous Naked Monk Dance

by Evan Purcell @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Bhutan in late October? Don't miss the Naked Monk Dance in Bumthang, central Bhutan. Check out our Naked Monk Dance festival article for tips!

Top 5 Galician tapas

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Galicians love to eat out, and a lot of the names on the menu will be new to you. Here's five of the best Galician dishes for your trip to northern Spain.

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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Mini Travel Guide : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Mini Travel Guide : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Sharon Loh

Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon as it is still sometimes be called) is often said to be the biggest city in Vietnam. It was once the capital of France’s colony. And it is also one of the city in …

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

The checklist: How to pack for Burning Man

by Leigh Shulman @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for Burning Man, be it your first time or not, is an overwhelming experience. This what to pack list will help you be prepared for anything.

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

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


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

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

Top Solo Travel Posts of 2017 and All Time

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

One post directing you to many. Here are links to the top solo travel posts of 2017 and the top solo travel posts of all time on Solo Traveler.

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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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8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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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.

The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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How to spend half a day in Graz, Austria

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

From the Schlossberg to the Murinsel to the Hauptplaz -- and everything in between -- there's heaps to do in vibrant Graz. Check out our half-day itinerary for Graz, Austria.

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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How to get around Australia podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Australia is a land of huge distances, so choosing the right transport is a big deal! Find out how to get around Australia in our Australia transport podcast.

Our Weekend Guide In The Beautiful City Of Bergen, Norway

by Kach Medina @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

After 6 days of cruising along the beautiful and rugged coasts of Norway with Hurtigruten, we finally arrived in the very beautiful City of Bergen! It was raining and cold when we arrived but the coldness was tolerable that I noticed that my hands weren’t shaking. Haha. It is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to ...

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A unified police precinct for the ID

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

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.

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Best Budget Destinations for Solo Travelers: the 2018 Shortlist

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

I've scoured the lists of budget destinations recommended by other sites and come up with a shortlist of my top destinations for budget solo travel in 2018.

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Six best places to discover Perth outdoor fun

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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11 Best Things to Do in Cornwall, United Kingdom – Where to Go, Attractions to Visit

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Lush countryside, dramatic coastal sceneries, famous castles, culinary genius – there are never-ending things to do in Cornwall. It is a peninsula located in the southwestern tip of England with a unique culture and mild climate. This ancient Celtic kingdom is beautiful and inspirational, guaranteed to enthrall any traveler. Here are 11 things to do in Cornwall, but definitely, these ...

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Pic of the Week: Sarangkot, Nepal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member shares his view of the mountains in a photo taken in Sarangkot, Nepal, a popular location for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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Vietnam

Vietnam


Khiri Travel

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

Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season

Why You Should Travel to Vietnam During Rainy Season


Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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PATA Travel Mart set for Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

The Pacific Asia Travel Association will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The event is being hosted by the ministry of tourism of Cambodia and will take place from September 17th-19th. PTM 2014 will offer delegates the opportunity to buy and sell Asia Pacific travel […]

Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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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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Happy Holidays and Bucket Lists

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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The Long Tan Cross Memorial

by Sinh Le @ Sinhbalo

HCM City – LongPhuoc Tunnels –- Nui Dat former base -– Long Tan Cross (One Day Trip) Tour Code: SBL4B Departure 7:30 am at your hotel, we drive 2 hours to BaRia and on to LongPhuoc commune. We visit LongPhuoc tunnels, constructed by the VC in 1948. Passing the big memorial building, you will find…

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Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City


Stuff

It seems like a simple task but this daring venture requires a clear head and nerves of steel.

Travel diary: Five months in New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Five months in New Zealand (and about five weeks in Australia) have shown us that there's no place like home... and also, no place like the open road.

Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

Haitian Ad Agency Creates Campaign Around ‘Shithole Countries’

by Alexa Noel @ The Points Guy

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

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

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


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

Despondent Seattle teen found a future through film

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

3 people accused of operating Georgia brothel sent to prison

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

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

Ho Chi Minh City | Vacation Ideas | Andrew Harper Travel

Ho Chi Minh City | Vacation Ideas | Andrew Harper Travel


Andrew Harper

Explore vacation ideas to Ho Chi Minh City and discover the best luxury hotels, restaurant recommendations, photography and travel ideas from Andrew Harper.

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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India to reopen the Road to Mandalay

by Thái Lê Hoàng @ TNK Travel

Travellers will be able to travel by bus on the new highway between India and Burma immortalised by Rudyard Kipling. For more than a century the Road to Mandalay has evoked longing, nostalgia and the exotic East for artists ranging from Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell to Frank Sinatra and Robbie Williams.Now travellers from India […]

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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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.

How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Death Valley National Park is filled with unusual spots to visit and the Racetrack Playa may be one of the most bizarre. This is the place to see those mysterious sailing stones…the large rocks that somehow glide over this dry, muddy surface, leaving imprinted trails behind them. This is not a spot you can just visit on a whim. Getting ...

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

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

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Mexico City | Guadalajara | Tijuana | Puebla | Ciudad Juárez | Monterrey. Mexico has always been ...

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

Fly To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam From $425 Round Trip—Normally $700+

Fly To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam From $425 Round Trip—Normally $700+


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Dreaming of a PHO-bulous adventure? Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and explore this busy city while searching out the best banh mi or bowl of pho. You'd better book soon because these prices won't last! FLIGHT OVERVIEW Airlines: Asiana (4-star airline), ANA (5-star), EVA Air (5-star), China Eastern, Air China, or China Southern…

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Awesome Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @tingglyteam

Awesome Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @tingglyteam


Two Monkeys Travel Group

Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam, also known as Saigon until 1975. It was changed when the South lost against the North. Despite the name changin(...)

Nice travel guide: what to do in Nice, France

by Mandy Nicholls @ Indie Travel Podcast

Amazing beaches, delicious food, connections with France, Italy, and Monaco -- what isn't to love! Find out what to do, where to stay, and how to enjoy Nice, France, in our Nice travel guide.

Best Places for North Americans to Travel in Winter

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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24 Hours in Jerusalem 

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

24 Hours in Jerusalem - After a brief visit, I've put together my perfect to do list for a short visit to Jerusalem.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Solo Traveler

This Solo Travel Society member offers her top ten things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Food Intolerance Isn’t The Same As Food Allergies– Here’s Why And Why You Should Get Tested

by Kach Medina @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Most of my life, I was having problems with my indigestion and stomach cramps. I thought it’s normal for me since I lasted this far having the same problem everytime I eat my favorite Menudo, Nilaga, and even every Filipino’s favorite breakfast– Pandesal (Just thinking about its delicious smell when it comes out from the bakery’s oven makes me crave ...

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

by Sherry @ Ottsworld Unique Travel Experiences

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

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