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Quick Day of the Dead Skull Mask Tutorial for Travelers

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

We happen to be in Mexico just around the time when Halloween is coming up. Almost at the same time when world celebrates Halloween, Mexican people celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. It’s a celebration when people honours their deceased loved ones and welcomes them back on earth for the day.Part […]

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Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, a German Fairytale

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Visiting Bavaria feels like stepping into a fairytale. Picture forests of tall pointy trees, rolling green fields and medieval towns set against a backdrop of the jagged, snow-topped Alps. Then there’s the castles that dot the landscape, including a turreted Disneyesque masterpiece that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the pages of a storybook. […]

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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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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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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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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5 Things to consider before you teach English in China

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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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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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…

How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Events and Offers in Pattaya - 19 January

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The 'Weekly' inspire mailto is a round up of what's on, what to see, and what to do in Thailand. Email not displaying correctly View web version www.inspirepattaya.com What to do • Where to go • Pattaya Weekly Newsletter Welcome to the Inspire-eMagazine eNewsletter • Events and offers from Pattaya, Bangkok, Koh Chang, Hua Hin and all over Thailand • Find out what's on near you TOP STORIES•ON THE TOWN•FOOD & DRINK• HEALTH & BEAUTY•BUSINESS • THAILAND LIFE •EXPATS• SPORTS•PROPERTY Top Stories Surrounded by Superstition in Thailand - from Thai, Russian to Chinese Inspire is delighted to have teamed up with Dan about Thailand vlogs to bring you his latest vlog from in and around Thailand. The vlogs cover travel and debate on things associated with tourists and expats in the country.... Read More Sitcom This blog has been provided by Stephen Terry BLOG for Inspire. Tiny and Dido are sitting in their shit-hole untidy apartment, discussing the World Cloud monthly comp. 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Svein provides with songs from Elton John to Billy Joel and even some Norwegian melodies "Seven" is one of Pattaya's most famous keyb... Read More Farmers' Market at Havana Bar & Terrazzo Restaurant - 10 February 2018 Visit our Farmer's Market on Saturday from 10:00am - 3:30pm Come and shop at Pattaya's only Farmer Market, held at Havana Bar and Terrazzo Restaurant, located on Beach Road at the front of Holiday Inn. There is ample parking and this chi... Read More Honey Bunnies Night at Shooters Guesthouse, Sports & Coyote Bar - Every Saturday Shooters beautiful coyotes in some naughty little bunny numbers... Shooters Guesthouse, Sports & Coyote Bar, Pattaya 164/9-10, Moo 9, Soi 7, Pattaya Tel: 080 480 6886 Read More ALAN HUDSON: Book signing events at Fraser's Jomtien - 20 January 2018 Alan Hudson - ex England international player, also played with Chelsea, Arsenal and Stoke will be holding a book signing event at Frasers Sports Bar Jomtien on 20th January at 4pm onwards. Read More Thirsty Thursday Pattaya at Hotel Baraquda Pattaya, MGallery By Sofitel - 18 January 2018 Travel Daily’s legendary networking event, Thirsty Thursday, returns to Pattaya in January 2018! RSVP is now open to join the fun at Hotel Baraquda , Pattaya on Thursday 18th January 2018, for an evening of food, drink and networking w... Read More Thailand Smile Jazz Festival at CentralFestival Pattaya - 20 January 2018 Thailand Smile Jazz Festival at CentralFestival Pattaya Read More Happy Australia Day at Dicey Reilly's Pattaya - 26 January 2018 There might not be a parade or fireworks but the greatest hits of 2017 are playing in the background, there's the Australia Open semifinals on the telly and heaps of pork, chicken, beef, sausages and burgers barbecuing, low n' slow, in our ... Read More Royal British Legion Social Event at Hemingways Jomtien - 27 January 2018 Monthly social event will be held at Hemingways, Jomtien on Saturday 27th January from 2pm. You don't need to be ex-services to show you care and everyone is welcome Read More Let's Party and Get Free Karaoke at Amari Pattaya - until 31 March 2018 Amari Pattaya offers the fantastic package to add more style to your dining experience. Add a little fun to your next party. Minimum spending of 35,000 THB and get a free karaoke session. *Prices start from 900 THB net/person (up to 22 m... Read More Special Concert - Noemi Arnoczky at The PUB - Huay Yai - 19 January 2018 Special concert from Diva, Noemi Amorsky direct from Europe and promises to be a very exciting night. She has been trained in the Vienna Conservatory of music & packing out venues everywhere she plays. Not to be missed and one night on... Read More Havana Nights at MIXX Pattaya - 19 January 2018 Havana Nights at MIXX Pattaya Read More Food And Drink Every Tuesday 160 Baht Guinness at The Sportsman Pub Sportsman every Tuesday Guinness for only 160 baht all day and all night, Soi 13 Central Pattaya. Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman Pub and Restaurant has become an institution in Pattay... Read More Breakfast Menu now available at Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ Pattaya - Daily Breakfast Menu now available daily from 8.00 am - 15.00 pm. Come and try our Eggs Benedict, American Pancakes and English Breakfasts in our air conditioned restaurant or open air terrace in Soi Lengkee (off Soi Baukaw). Read More Happy Hours at Akvavit Grill & Bar - Saturday Welcome to Akvavit Grill & Bar Every Saturday AFTER BEACH between 3-6 pm. Special prices in the Bar. The LIVE MUSIC start 3.45 pm to 6 pm. Welcome International lunch buffet includes 1 glass of beer or a glass of wine(red or whit... Read More Teppanyaki US Prime T-Bone Steak at Benihana Pattaya - January - February 2018 American beef on Japanese iron. Come try the new US Prime T-Bone Steak grilled to teppanyaki perfection. Tuck into a big piece of marbled U.S. Prime steak with a sharing feast recommended for two persons. Pass around sea-salted edamame, Ben... Read More Every Day Best Roast Dinner in Pattaya at The Punch & Judy Roast at The Punch and Judy ALL day and night starting from 12:00 - Choose from Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork or a Trio a combo of three meats if you fancy and comes with ALL the trimmings (Meat, Roasty's, Mash, Veg, Stuffing, PI... Read More Savour the Flavour of Japanese at Benihana Pattaya - 19 January 2018 No grapes, no problem-blended rice taste just as nice. Come and join us to sips & nibbles at Benihana Terrace Bar on Friday 19 January 2018. Price: THB 1,250++ per person Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Reservations * Call 038 412120 ... Read More Special Promotion 419 ฿ - Large Peperoni, Bolognese, Coke, free delivery at Pizza Italia Pattaya Inspire Promotion : Large Peperoni, Spaghetti Bolognese, 1,25 CocaCola, free delivery. Read More Australian Wagyu beef at Steak & Co Pattaya Its a great opportunity for people to try this world class beef at give-away prices, somewhere like the Hilton would be charging 3000++ a steak ! Australian Wagyu is Japanese full-blood cattle cross bred with Black Angus catt... Read More Every Friday 249 Baht Pizza & Pasta buffet at The Sportsman Pub NEW Sportsman Pizza Pasta Salad buffet every Friday from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. All you can eat 249 Baht. Go on...fill ya boots!! Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman P... Read More Taste the difference today at Pizza Italia Pattaya! - January 2018 Taste the difference today at Pizza Italia Pattaya! All orders are freshly prepared so please allow 30-40 minutes and wait for a meal that has been created especially for you. Our pizzas are large and the medium size is equivalent to ... Read More Earth Hour Night Dining Special at AVANI Pattaya - 24 March 2018 AT SALA RIM NAM EARTH HOUR SPECIALDINE AT NIGHT BY CANDLELIGHT Dine and chill under the moon at SALA RIM NAM. A “Thai authentic restaurant” that features a true taste of Thailand. Our chefs will take you on a culinary journey throug... Read More Savoury Premium Snow Fish at Mantra Restaurant and Bar Amari Pattaya

 - January 2018 Throughout January 2018, Executive Sous Chef Sumit Potiket and his team have created a unique menu assembling mouth-watering expressions of Snow Fish. Be inspired by Mantra’s exceptional cuisine, which is good for health and also rich i... Read More Tantalizing Wild Mushrooms at Rossini & Cigar Lounge Royal Cliff Hotels Group - Jan-March 2018 Savor new flavours with our Tantalizing Wild Mushrooms promotion at Rossini and Cigar Lounge – The Godfather’s Favourite Read More Health And Beauty Feel fresh and save too at Oasis Spa Thailand - until 31 October 2018 Find your bliss, make time for yourself and get more value for your money at Oasis Spas. All you have to do is follow these simple steps: Go to www.oasisspa.net 1. Enter date, time and the location… click “Book Now”. 2. Choose your... Read More Business Micro Video for Your Business from only 2k baht per month Video is the hot topic for online marketing, it is what your consumer wants to see now over words and photos. Its more captivating and simpler to get messages across. Inspire media will from February 1st be produc... Read More Thaivisa daily E newsletter “Property of The day” Reach 323,000 Subscribers with your property in a single email. Dear Customer, Are you looking to sell your property? Well why not try “Thaivisa property of the Day”. We send out two emails per day to 323,000 subscribers which is a huge reach. The property will feature at the top of the newslette... Read More Thailand Life Cycling Tour of Northern Thailand – Down to the Lake – Thoeng to Phayao This blog has been provided by BALDBRADY’S BLOG for Inspire. Today I cruised down 87 km southwestward to the provincial capital of Phayao, which lies on the shore of Kwan Phayao (Kwan = lake in Thai). Kwan Phayao is one ... Read More Looking for a Seven Eleven? This blog has been provided by MyThai.today for Inspire. That’s right, 7/11 is everywhere in Thailand. Be it a major city or a village in the back country you’re sure to see that famous sign. There at just about eve... Read More Expats 5 signs you need to leave pattaya thailand Inspire is delighted to have teamed up with Dan about Thailand vlogs to bring you his latest vlog from in and around Thailand. The vlogs cover travel and debate on things associated with tourists and expats in the country.... Read More Sports Get your 4 Day Free Trial at Fitz Club by Royal Cliff Hotels Pattaya - from 1- 31 January 2018 Just mention Inspire Media via calling 038 250 421 ext 2621 or drop an email at ash@choicegroupasia.com. When calling 038 250 421 please ask the operator... Read More Kalari Yoga Class at Tony's Fitness Center Pattaya Tai - Tuesday and Thursday NEW KALARI YOGA CLASSES @ TONY'S FITNESS CENTER PATTAYA TAI ... NOW EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY 6 PM Are you interested in a very special yoga style which is the oldest fitness workout in the world with more than 5000 years long tradition... Read More Property Find Your Perfect Property with Thai Visa Property Find Your Perfect Property with Thai Visa Property Click here: http://property.thaivisa.com/ // Read More Business Expats Profile The only directory in Pattaya on expats and business people working in Pattaya Girl Of The Month Get Inspire events on your website (FREE) Advertise with Inspire Inspire connects with expats throughout Thailand from websites, newsletters, app, social networks, You Tube, 24 hour channels on gyms to magazines. It is the essential platform to get your business in front of these expats Read More Inspire-eMagazine You have received this e-mail because you have opted-in to receive occasional communication from Inspire-eMagazine. If you have received this in error or no longer wish to hear from us, please Unsubscribe here Choice Group Asia Co., Ltd. 89/203 Moo 12, Pratumnak Soi 4, Nongprue Banglamung, Chonburi 20150, Thailand

Exploring with the Lisbon tourist card

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a city full of winding cobbled streets, bright yellow trams, wide piazzas, historic buildings and UNESCO treasures. Picture medieval towers, dome-roofed monasteries, baroque palaces and ornate churches. If, like us, you have just a few days to explore the city, it could be worth getting a Lisbon tourist card which grants […]

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Apple West Medical Supplies

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Apple West is a specialized medical supply company, supporting those in long-term need of urology supplies (e.g., catheters). We aim to improve the daily routine of our clients’ bladder and bowel programs. We are a Medicare approved vendor and accept most private insurance including cash-n-carry clients. Apple West works hard to manage as much of […]

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Taking a Cruise: 6 Myths on Travel & Access

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

For some people, a cruise is the trip of lifetime, a celebration, a repeat occurrence, or perhaps the best and only way to travel, but not a utopia of wheelchair accessible travel. Cruise travel representatives will always say that cruising is wheelchair accessible, and to some degree they are right, but not entirely. Everything is not […]

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Malta Island near Italy: Wheelchair Accessible Travel

by Haian Dukhan @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Malta is a fast growing tourist destination for European travellers  especially after the violent events that Turkey and Tunisia have recently witnessed which made the demand grow on visiting the country. The country joined the EU in 2004 and despite that joining the EU requires of the member countries to achieve a minimum level of […]

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Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

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

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Celebrating Tet in Saigon

by Jimmy @

As a child, every year we always celebrated Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) as it was the most important date in the yearly calendar. It was also be a date that I would dread yet enjoy at the same time. The day would start my … Read all about it!

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12 Incredible Travel Experiences I Found Through Instagram

by Hayden Myers @ Adventure In You

We all know Instagram is the favored place for people to post what they had for breakfast, post their #sundayselfie, their #ootd and pretty much anything they think will get the Insta-universe liking and following their posts. However, there are less cringeworthy types of posts – believe it or not – and they come in […]

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

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Nice Restaurants in Amsterdam

by Lena @

I’ve always talked about routes because I love the sport, I love hiking… but life is not only about hiking! so today I’ll talk about five good restaurants around Amsterdam. Bierfabriek This restaurant is my favorite! Several months ago they moved to a new and bigger place. It’s located in the center of Amsterdam, close […]

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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…

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

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

Culture in Sydney on a Budget

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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How to Give Amazing Mindful Gifts Even if You’re Saving for Travel

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

When you’re saving for travel, holiday season can make a huge dent in the travel budget. Here’s how to get through the season without going broke — while still giving amazing mindful gifts to your friends and family. People are always looking for great gift ideas for travellers. But how should we travellers give back? […]

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Get help if fever and headache appear after forest walk: Health Ministry

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Get help if fever and headache appear after forest walk: Health Ministry By The Nation Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, spokesman and deputy permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry The Public Health Ministry has warned tourists returning from a trip to a forest during the winter season to seek medical attention if they come down with a fever and headache as they could have caught scrub typhus or malaria. Scrub typhus is spread to people through bites by infected chiggers (larval mites) and the latter through bites by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles, said Dr Opas Karnkawinpong, spokesman and deputy permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry. Though the two diseases occur year-round, the numbers of cases rise during the winter season. From October 1, 2017 until January 12, 2018 there were 2,185 scrub typhus patients in Thailand two of whom died, said Opas. Scrub typhus symptoms include fever, headache (especially in the temples and forehead), body aches, and dry cough. Symptoms appear 10-12 days after being bitten. Some 40 per cent of patients also had “eschars”, dark red patches of dead skin tissue, around the skin areas where infected chiggers bit them. Some patients suffer from serious complications, such as pneumonia and encephalitis, which could turn deadly. Chiggers live in shaded humid bushes. Opas also advised that people emerging from the forest should shower and wash their clothing right away to prevent chigger bites. From October 1 until January 12, some 500 people were diagnosed with malaria. Symptoms include fever and headache as well as serious complication affecting the brain and blood, and kidney failure. Symptoms show 14 days after being bitten, Opas said. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30336651 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-19

Congaree National Park, SC Accessible Hiking Tips

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Congaree National Park is located at the southern end of South Carolina, just outside the state capitol of Columbia. It is a preserved wildlife area, receiving the most government protection from mankind’s footprints. Part of the park’s boarder aligns with the Congaree River and acts as a flood plain before reaching the ocean. Wintertime brings […]

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers


Bunch of Backpackers

What are the costs to travel Vietnam? Inc. average costs per day, price examples and budget Vietnam tips from a fellow backpacker.

Mexico City and Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

by Robert Antonisse and Laura Lea Clinton @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Robert did not make this trip with me, but I thought I would write it up anyway as I think it could be helpful.  I spent about a week in September 2016, partially for work and partially for pleasure. For the pleasure part, I stayed with a friend in Polanco.  For the work part, I […]

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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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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Visiting Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone

by Scot Wiesner @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are known as two of the most beautiful national parks we have for a reason. Located in the Rocky Mountain Range mostly in Wyoming but also small parts in Montana and Idaho, they allow the public a bit of viewing access to the natural wonders and wildlife […]

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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.

My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks

My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks


My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks

If you are wanting to travel the world and you want to do it without spending alot of money! This is the perfect site for you! 2Hearts2Backpacks

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly


A Little Adrift

Everything I needed to know to backpack from one end of Vietnam to the other. A guide to what to see and do, where to stay, and responsible travel.

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Best ways to travel around Vietnam - Rickshaw Travel

Best ways to travel around Vietnam - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

There's many ways to get around Vietnam. This traveller's guide from Rickshaw Travel's Vietnam experts will help you plan your next Vietnam adventure.

Thailand Access with a Manual Wheelchair

by Carina Ho @ wheelchairtraveling.com

I am a T2 paraplegic and I travelled through Thailand for two weeks in a manual chair with my boyfriend, who is not in a wheelchair. With its amazing cultural and geographical diversity, I discovered that there are limitless ways to experience Thailand. For wheelchair users however, this is not yet the easiest of countries […]

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12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

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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When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

24 Hours in Los Angeles: A Day of Eating, Drinking & Art in LA

by Madeline Burch @ Departful

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UK Visa & Immigration to Relocate Visa Application Centres from Bangkok to New Delhi

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

UK Visa & Immigration to Relocate Visa Application Centres from Bangkok to New Delhi 19 January 2018 In June this year, United Kingdom Visa & Immigration (UKVI) will relocate its visa decision making centre from Bangkok to New Delhi. This is part of UKVI's long-standing global strategy to modernise its visa operation and consolidate visa decision making into large regional hubs. There will be no change to the visa application process in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, or to overall service standards. The move to New Delhi will maximise the benefits of new technology that allows for visa-decision making to be independent of the country of application. It will drive efficiency savings and achieve greater standardisation of visa decisions around the world. British Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Brian Davidson, said: "The UK is fully committed to a strong and broad-based relationship with Thailand. The number of Thai nationals applying for UK visas and travelling to the UK rises every year. We are delighted at this growth as it shows the strength of the links between the two countries and that Thai people still love to visit the UK, whether for work, study, family or leisure. UKVI is committed to supporting these links and ensuring that we continue to provide safe and secure visa decisions, excellent customer service and value for money to the UK taxpayer." Customers in Thailand will see no change to visa service standards. Customers will still apply for their visas online and submit their biometrics and documents at two Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Bangkok and Chiang Mai managed by VFS-Global. UKVI, in conjunction with VFS-Global, are committed to delivering excellent customer service in Thailand and new customer services at the VACs will continue to be rolled out during 2018.

13m need training for economic upgrade, experts say 

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

13m need training for economic upgrade, experts say By WICHIT CHAITRONG THE NATION THAILAND NEEDS to turn 13 million people into skilled workers in order to upgrade the economy and escape the middle-income trap, said local and international economists. Labour force upgrading is seen as one of the key challenges for Thailand as the country moves towards Economy 4.0, Kiatanantha Lounkaew, economic lecturer said yesterday at a seminar entitled “Re-Design Thailand” hosted by Thammasat University ‘s Faculty of Economics. The proportion of skilled workers in Thailand is only 14.4 per cent of the country’s total labour force, according to Human Report 2016. This is considerably lower than in countries that are well on the way to Economy 4.0, such as Singapore, Sweden, Finland and Germany whose shares of skilled labour are around 45 per cent to 50 per cent, said Kiatanantha. The figure from the report suggested that Thailand needs to turn 12.81 million into skilled workers. The government has been promoting vocational education aiming at producing more skilled workers. “But it is not only quantity that counts, it is also quality,” he said. Some vocational colleges have worked closely with private companies in order to train their students at factories. But we need to scale it up to nationwide level, he suggested. As the government promotes 10-targeted industries which require highly skilled workers, the fast-changing world of business has led to a wide gap of skilled labourers. Significant skills gap A recent survey found that there are significant skills gap in industries which have been designated as champion for Thailand 4.0 , such as ICT, food processing, automobile , logistics, health and wellness , he said. “The challenge is how to close the skills gap as soon as possible , and many countries have succeeded in doing that ” he said. In addition, substantial skills gap is found in the area of creativity, responsibility,work discipline and ability to put knowledge into practice, he said. He said the import of specialists from abroad may address the problem to a certain degree but the government must make sure that these foreigners would also train Thai workers. He referred to the government new smart visa programme which will allow specialists stay in the country for four years. Asked whether he agreed with a plan to raise daily minimum wage nationwide , Kiatanantha said that raising of minimum wage would help consumption and support labourers to cope with the rising cost of livings. Speaking at the same forum, Jong-Wha Lee, director of Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University, said good human capital is essential for a developing economy to become a high-income country. Other factors include strengthening the rule of law, maintaining a high level of investment and a high growth path. Thailand economic growth suffered sharply after the 1997 Asian financial crisis before rebounded, but in recently year growth have been slower at around 2-3 per cent. It is projected that the Thai economy needs to grow an average of 5 per cent annually in order to achieve high income status in the next 20 years. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Economy/30336600 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-19

Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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How to enjoy a Xiamen weekend getaway on your own

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

A guide on why you should visit Xiamen and how to have yourself a Xiamen weekend getaway with a 3D2N itinerary focused on the Siming area and Gulangyu.

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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.

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

To call it sadness gives it too much weight. But happiness is too vibrant and concrete. I don’t feel identifiably happy as I enter my tenth year on the road. At least not toward travel, particularly. It’s more like a heavy uncertainty. My life is pregnant with pause. I am waiting to hear from the […]

This travel story (A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World

The cost of traveling in Vietnam - Jimmy Eats World


Jimmy Eats World

Before arriving, I knew that the cost of traveling in Vietnam was going to be quite affordable, but by no means where the final figure ended up.

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

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


An Epic Education

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

My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

5 Ways Prepaid Phones Can Save You Money When Traveling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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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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Visiting Bournemouth, the UK’s top seaside town

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

January isn’t the best time for a seaside break in the UK, but when The Cumberland Hotel invited us to stay with them in Bournemouth, we couldn’t resist the chance to visit our former home, which has also been voted the top seaside town in the UK. After a low-key New Year’s Eve, it was […]

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Lunar New Year 2018: Best Restaurants in SG for Lo Hei and CNY Eats

by Sassy Mama @ Sassy Mama

Get ready for Lunar New Year 2018 with our Chinese New Year dining guide of Lo Hei delights and more. Huat Ah! Lunar New Year is just around the corner and while some use the long weekend for a quick no-flights island getaway, others get into the full CNY spirit – embracing the CNY fashion, doing family visits, and indulging […]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


Travel Happy

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

Shopping in Melbourne, where to get your fashion fix

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Indulge in Guilt-Free Luxury at 7 of the World’s Best Green Retreats

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These luxury green retreats may not be totally affordable but they are FABULOUS and guilt-free. Even if you travel on the cheap, these 7 eco retreats are all you need to fire up your 2018 travel dreams. Who doesn’t love to look at pictures of exotic retreats around the world? It’s even better when they […]

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Caledonia State Park, Pennsylvania Camping

by Maurya Elliott @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The 1,125-acre Caledonia State Park in the state of Pennsylvania is located between Chambersburg and Gettysburg along the Lincoln Highway, US 30. The park is nestled within South Mountain with farmlands on either side and the Blue Ridge Mountain Range to the north. Within South Mountain there are four state parks and 84,000 acres of state […]

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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam


Gizmodo

Buying a $450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here's how you can do it too.

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Backpacking Route for Mexico

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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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.

Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Wonder where to go Myanmar for the most meaningful memories? The following is our 7-day travel itinerary on the top-ranked destinations in the country you can have a chance to visit all. Also called the Golden Land, Myanmar is a spectacular country which is still relatively untouched by tourism. Thanks to thousands of iconic sights […]

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Stockholm’s Gamla Stan

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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8 Accessories Which Will Transform Your Travel Style in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Nustay Review: How to Save on Your Next Hotel Booking

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with Nustay as part of their #NuStayExplorers team. As always, my opinions are my own. While traveling, accommodation usually takes a large chunk of your travel budget. Although I am a go-with-the-flow kind of gal, over the years, I have also become quite picky about where I stay. With […]

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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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Rosie the Riveter Park, Museum, Memorial, & Shipyard

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historic Park is located on the San Francisco Bay in the industrial heart of Richmond, California.  This historical area is dedicated to the hard working people at the Ford Assembly Plant on the U.S. home front during World War II. They were known as the Rosie Riveters. When […]

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Penang on a Budget

by Laura | Following our Feet @ Following our Feet

I was really looking forward writing this post. Penang is an amazing experience, and Georgetown has been our favourite city in South East Asia. I think it was the mix of delicious food, amazingly nice people, many different cultures coexisting peacefully, and the incredible street art around the city of George Town that made this […]

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Genting Dream cruise review and survival tips by an indie traveller

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Can an indie traveller survive a cruise holiday with more than 3,000 other people and a rigid schedule? Here's a review of my 6D5N Genting Dream Cruise from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Phuket.

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Back by popular demand! Porn Star Nat and US sugar daddy Harold, 68, resurface!

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Back by popular demand! Porn Star Nat and US sugar daddy Harold, 68, resurface! Video screenshot Former porn star Nat "Nong Nat" Ketsarin and her aging sugar daddy businessman husband Harold Nesland are back in the spotlight. Following news that they may have ceased to be an item last year comes the revelation that Harold, filthy rich and 68, didn't know exactly what he was getting into when he got hitched. Yes, he knew that he had landed a piece of Thai eye-candy other men would swoon over, but he had no idea she was a porn star. "He thought I was just an actress," admitted 31 year old Nat in an interview with Thai media reported by Tnews. "He only found out I had done porn after we signed on the dotted line". Pressed by a reporter for his reaction to that and asked whether he was able to accept her past, she replied: "Yes, he was excited. In fact he wanted a demonstration of my abilities". Nat also revealed in the brief interview that they had originally met due to a mutual business acquaintance. Perhaps mindful that Nat is now sporting a few "love lines" around the eyes, Tnews referred to her as now being the "mother" of adult movie stars. No details were given as to the exact status of their relationship at present though that may be a moot point - Harold is still rich. Source: Tnews -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-01-19

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Our South America trip begins! Visas, vaccines, insurance and packing list

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Tomorrow we set off for Colombia! We’ve been talking about this South America trip for so many years that it’s taken on a surreal, dream-like quality for me. Now it’s a tangible thing. This time tomorrow we’ll be zooming across the sky to the other side of the world. Here’s a look at how we’ve […]

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My Visit to Taipei, Taiwan with a Wheelchair

by Vic Su @ wheelchairtraveling.com

My wife and I visited Taipei, Taiwan recently on the first leg of a three stop tour of Asia.  Since I have family there, I was able to stay with them and save some money on accommodations. However, in the past I have stayed at an airbnb in Taipei, which was a bit cramped but […]

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The cost of traveling for two years.

by Jimmy @

“How much does it cost to travel for two years?” “How can you afford to go away for so long?” “Did you win the lottery or something?” These were the most commonly asked questions while I was travelling. My simple … Read all about it!

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Festival Essentials: The A-Z list

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Next year’s festivals are starting to announce the line ups – exciting times! With Christmas around the corner it’s a great time to start thinking about the essentials for festivals so you can get your order in to Santa / Amazon. Here’s a quick A-Z, courtesy of SMC Coach Hire, so you can start to get excited for all the festival fun to come in 2018. – Post in collaboration […]

How To Travel Around Vietnam – The Wanderlust Bug

How To Travel Around Vietnam – The Wanderlust Bug


The Wanderlust Bug

It can be daunting planning a trip to an entirely new place – one of the things I personally struggle with is working out how to actually get from place to place. Vietnam is definitely…

Finding perfection (and a possible future home) in Porto

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Despite having just booked one-way tickets to Colombia, Andrew and I have been talking a lot lately about finding a future base in Europe. As much as we love our freedom, we know that after our South American adventures we’ll need to find a base in Europe where we can hang up our backpacks, work […]

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Behold Las Lajas Sanctuary – the most beautiful church in Colombia

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Of 16 hour bus rides and making friends on a cable car – a story about my border-crossing experience from Colombia to Ecuador and my detour to see the beautiful Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales.

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The Best Halong Bay Tour Experience

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

  A turquoise blue water with thousands of 500 million year old limestone island formations topped with green forests and cave formations inside them. That’s Halong Bay! Halong Bay is one of the world wonders that sure must not be missed when visiting Vietnam. As locals say “If you haven’t been to Halong Bay, you […]

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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?

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Top 10 Most Adventurous Trails in the World

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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Thai Senior and Disabled Travel Company Tour

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Thai Senior and Disabled Travel Co., Ltd., is a tour operator and travel consultant for accessible tourism in Thailand, with professional teams who are experienced and specialized in Senior and Disabled citizen tour operation, tour planning, and various other services. Thai Senior and Disabled Travel is the first tour operator for an Accessible tourism in Thailand. We are aware […]

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Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel

Luxury Vietnam Tours, Private & Tailor-made | Jacada Travel


Jacada Travel

Private, bespoke trips to Vietnam with Jacada Travel. Contact one of our experts today to start planning your luxury getaway.

Festive Fun at the Prague Xmas Markets

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

It’s nearly Christmas! Well, it certainly feels like it here in Prague. The streets are strung with fairy lights and the squares full of huge sparkly Christmas trees and stalls selling gifts and mulled wine. This is all set against a backdrop of Prague’s Gothic spires and domed cathedrals, cobbled streets and stone bridges. Oh, […]

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Thoughts on buying secondhand Mercedes/BMW or Mazda Cx-5?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Recently started living in Bangkok and want to buy a car for fun, some weekend getaways etc. Will not be driving many km. Only had 1 car before and dont have much experience and knowledge on cars. Want to buy second hand directly from a private owner. Thinking of buying either a 2-3 year old Mazda CX-5 for 7-800.000 baht Or find a 4-6 year old Mercedes/BMW for around 1-1.2 mill baht Think also maybe u can get a fun 7-10 year old Mercedes E-line at a good price. Using UK/German prices as benchmark and taking maintenance cost, depreciation in to consideration. Where is the most value? Hoping some car owners here have some thoughts and tips to share.

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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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.

Colorado Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is located at the base of Mt. Princeton in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The picturesque setting creates a relaxing ambiance to get-a-away from city life. People come for both the scenery and the hot springs. Hotel Details Parking: Designated accessible parking is available in the lot next to the […]

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This Phnom Penh Boutique Hotel is a Unique Retreat in the City Centre

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

This Phnom Penh boutique hotel is perfect for couples or families who want comfort, style, and a peaceful place to retreat after exploring the bustling city. There’s a special magic that happens when a hotel finds the right balance between comfort, design, and a welcoming atmosphere. TeaHouse Asian Urban Hotel, a welcoming boutique hotel in […]

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash File photo: Roy Bennett arrives at the high court in Harare January 13, 2010. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo (Reuters) - Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday. The crash of a private Huey helicopter in rugged terrain near Raton, New Mexico, on Wednesday evening killed Bennett, 60, along with his wife, Heather Bennett, 55, James Coleman Dodd, 57, of Colorado, Charles Ryland Burnett, 61, of Texas and Paul Cobb, 67, of Texas, New Mexico State Police said. Bennett, a former treasurer general of the opposition MDC party, was an important figure in Zimbabwean politics and served time in prison under former President Robert Mugabe. He recently told CNN that his country would never again let itself be ruled by a dictatorship. "Roy was a resolute and committed fighter for democratic change in Zimbabwe," the MDC said in a statement. The party described Bennett as a charismatic grassroots politician and successful farmer in the country's eastern Chimanimani District. He was fluent in Zimbabwe's Shona language, it said, and had helped hundreds of impoverished villagers pay school fees for their children. Though white, Bennett fought for the rights of black Zimbabweans, the party said, and had the nickname "Pachedu," a Shona word that translates as "together" or "one of us." The National Transportation Safety Board said it was investigating the crash 15 miles (24 km) east of Raton. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Daniel Wallis) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-19

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

Family Travel: Around Vietnam with Kids in Just 8 Days

Family Travel: Around Vietnam with Kids in Just 8 Days


Sassy Mama

Vietnam (with kids) in 8 days?! Seriously? Impossible! How? One mama shares how she made it happen, including itinerary, hotels, and hits & misses.

On new travel plans and more…

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

My last ‘personal’ blog titled ‘On work and wanderlust has a publishing date of almost two years ago. Therefore, time for a small update on my personal life and also to reveal new exciting travel plans! On a personal note In september, I finally obtained my Ph.D. degree, which I celebrated together with friends, family and […]

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A Day Trip to Cozumel Mexico in a Thunderstorm

A Day Trip to Cozumel Mexico in a Thunderstorm

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

During our 3 month Mexico trip we decided to spend a month living in Playa del Carmen to properly explore surrounding Quintana Roo area. One of the first things we did, was taking a day trip to Cozumel… The tropical island is quite small and can be explored well in one full day, taking a […]

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What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to the perfect geographical location, Vietnam has inherited many wonderful landscapes from Mother Nature and absorbed the essence of neighboring cultures. This makes people wonder what to see in North Vietnam. Because I have spent almost all of my life here, I can confidently say that I know this area inside out. My friends […]

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Eugene O’Neill National Historical Site

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Eugene O’Neill Historical Site is a beloved residence of one of America’s most influential playwrights and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Overlooking Mt. Diablo in Danville, California, Eugene moved his family here in the 1930s because the picturesque landscape inspired his writing. Some of Eugene’s famous works include Hard Day’s Journey into Night, A […]

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12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Columbia, South Carolina Marriott Hotel

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Marriott in Columbia is located downtown, just a few blocks from the University of South Carolina and about twenty miles from Congaree National Park, which is a great day-trip location.  Hotel Amenities Main Doors: Automatic  Check-In Desk: Has a lowered section for more accessibility. Food: The large lobby has a bar and a restaurant. […]

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One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

Vietnam is a country filled with delicious food, friendly people and a rich history. We traveled for a little over one month backpacking this action-packed nation. The itinerary below is a perfect guide from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City for anyone visiting Vietnam for the first time. 

Vietnam Transportation Guide

by Lena @

Getting Around Vietnam There are many options to get around Vietnam: airplane, bus, train, motorbike, private transport, bike. I indicate in the next table the different alternatives along with relevant links (bus companies, official train web, maps). This way, you can check timetables, prices and then choose your best alternative. In the last section of […]

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Wisconsin Potawatomi State Park Camping & Trail Tips

by Scot Wiesner @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Potawatomi State Park is located in Door County of northeastern Wisconsin. For those of you not familiar with WI, it’s the peninsula or thumb pointing into Lake Michigan. Door County is known as a great vacation place with many wineries, a lot of artistic influence and very crafty shops. You will not find any fast […]

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Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Dream Trip to Vietnam

Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Dream Trip to Vietnam


Adventure In You

Planning a trip to Vietnam but don't know where to start? Here are our tips on visas, where to go, where to stay, and what to do. Vietnam is a beautiful...

The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Planning a Scooter Trip In Vietnam

Planning a Scooter Trip In Vietnam


TripSavvy

Check out this guide to planning and experiencing your scooter trip to Vietnam so you can be prepared.

How to get around the temples

by Lena @

Getting around the Angkor Temples – All the options What are the best options to get around the Angkor Temples? It is the typical question when you are thinking of visiting the temples. In fact, I searched all the alternatives before going there. The choice depends on who you ask, so I tell you the […]

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High Cliff State Park, Wisconsin Wheelchair Access

by Scot Wiesner @ wheelchairtraveling.com

On the northeast corner of Lake Winnebago, the largest lake in Wisconsin, you will find High Cliff State Park. High Cliff is just what the name says, it’s located on a cliff along Lake Winnebago and gives a great view of the northern portion of the lake. It offers a campground, hiking trails, a recreation […]

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Four months smoke free!!!

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Hi Everyone There seems to be little interest in the 'stop smoking' forum, so I thought I'd start a new thread to see if anyone wants to talk about it. I was a smoker for about 35 years (Bloody hell!) I quit September 17th 2017, the day before the new tax increases were supposed to arrive in Thailand. Ironically, it seems that my old brand's price didn't go up; thank God I didn't know that at the time. How have I done it? I am using will power and that is all. Please don't misunderstand me, if people are using gum, patches, hypnosis, whatever, more power to you. The important point in all this is the stopping; it doesn't matter how... What are the benefits/downsides? The benefits for me are a massively increased sense of taste and smell. Honestly, it is the sense of taste that has been the real shocker; I was a smoker for around 35 years, so I never really tasted Thai food for all the time that I have spent in the country; now I have. And it is delicious! There other big benefit is that I cycle almost every day for about 20 Kms, and now I feel much better doing it. I am getting more oxygen into my lungs (already!) and I am not getting that burning sensation when I am panting/out of breath. There are no downsides. If there are any smokers out there who are thinking of quitting, do it. If I can do it after 35 years, then you can as well. It is difficult, but well, well, worth it. Good luck!

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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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you travel more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

40 photos that will inspire you to visit Tajikistan!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

TAJIKISTAN – “Never heard of it. No idea where it’s located. Isn’t that a dangerous country?…” Just a couple of responses I got from people when I told them I traveled through Tajikistan, a country you generally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so. Tajikistan is absolutely stunning and the people are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Even though […]

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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.

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

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Helendorf River Inn in Helen, Georgia

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Helen is a quaint little down along the Chattahoochee River surrounded by the mountains and wine country of Georgia. Many of the buildings replicate a Bavarian Alpine town, creating a unique and picturesque place to stay. The Helendorf River Inn Suite & Conference Center is located along the river and one of the rooms is wheelchair accessible […]

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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Florida Coral Reef State Park Wheelchair Access

by Jeannette Seitz @ wheelchairtraveling.com

This marine wonderland was the first undersea park in the U.S., established in 1963 to preserve and protect nearly 70 nautical square miles of living coral reefs, mangrove swamps, seagrass beds, and tropical hammocks. Located on the coast of Key Largo in the Florida Keys, the park is 25 miles long and extends 3 miles […]

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My 13 favourite travel movies of all time

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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Useful tips and information for traveling around Vietnam

Useful tips and information for traveling around Vietnam


VXA Travel

Are you traveling to Vietnam soon? Here we tell you what you need to know and do before starting on your trip to Vietnam.

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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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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34 bite sized travel tips to make life easier

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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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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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.

Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months). How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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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.)

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Want to know where to go backpacking in Vietnam? I mapped out a Vietnam travel route. Start in Hanoi and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City.

SoftWheel by Numotion

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The SoftWheel by Numotion is a simple, yet revolutionary design to keep manual wheelchair rolling smoothly in everyday life. I have used other shock absorption options in the past, but they often add too much additional weight to the chair overall, so pushing yourself around gets harder, which is also more strain on your shoulders. […]

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary


THAT BACKPACKER

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

An exploration of Vietnamese Food from North to the South

by Jimmy @

Vietnamese food is simple, yet exciting and loved by millions around the world – me especially. After the first year of travel primarily through Latin America, I felt that I should spend the majority of the second year in the country of my heritage. What I … Read all about it!

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A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018 from Travel Sense Asia

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Christmas is about spending time with family and friends. It’s about creating happy memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for choosing us for your travelling. We hope to bring the best experience for you in the new year… Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and your family!

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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…

8 Savannah Outdoor Attractions & Activities

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

#1 Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation Wormsloe State Historical Site and Plantation is perhaps one of the most photographed spots in Savannah, Georgia, at least the entrance is. At the very least, tour groups will stop at the gate or drive down the long, Oaktree-lined dirt road, but this park has much more to offer […]

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Backpacker Accommodations in Thailand

by Laura | Following our Feet @ Following our Feet

We have put together a list of all the accommodations where we stayed during our travels in Thailand. For each place, we comment on cleanliness, staff friendliness, comfort, location and price. We point out what we loved, liked or did not like about these places, as not all of them met our expectations. Bangkok – Hide Hostel […]

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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10 awesome things to do in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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Awesome And Affordable Gift Ideas For Travelers

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

 If you are searching for awesome gift ideas for travelers, look no further. Whether it for Christmas or any other occasion, your friends, family and generally travel loving peeps will be stoked to get one of these. We have done the research and listed some of the most exciting, useful and just fun things that […]

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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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.

A literal pain in the neck – what happened when I lost my voice while travelling

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

I lost my voice completely while travelling in Krakow

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A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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

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Experiencing a Whale Watching Tour in Sydney

by Sarah Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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How to Travel around Vietnam - Following our Feet

How to Travel around Vietnam - Following our Feet


Following our Feet

Vietnam can get really confusing when travelling around. Here we give you some information to helpfully save you some time and headaches!

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

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Cape Town, South Africa: Local Expert Travel Tips

by Rida Desai @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Cape Town in South Africa is one of the most diverse cities in the world along with the friendliest people. Accessibility is an issue but with proper planning lots of fun can be had. There is so much to do in a day, that it’s best keeping your eye on the weather and plan your time […]

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Planning a trip to Vietnam

by Lena @

What do you need to know before travelling to Vietnam? What are the best months to visit it? Where to go? and what are the places that you shouldn’t miss? What route can you take? Here are the answers to these questions. Also, there is a lot of information to prepare your trip on your […]

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Buying a laptop in Yangon

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

One of our work laptops has been mortally wounded so planning a quick trip into Yangon to get a replacement. Anyone have information of what makes/models are 'hot' in the country? Also need to know any recommended IT shops in town to check out. Since this an urgent, work-related and ultimately client reimbursable, the cost isn't so much of an issue but no need to go high-end. The machine only needs to have moderate processing power, maybe around i3 level processor and 2Gb RAM, 250 or 500 Gb HD; enough to handle simple stuff like Word docs, Excel spreadheets and the like. Thanks! NL

Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

by Howard Chabner and Michele DeSha @ wheelchairtraveling.com

This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to a lesser extent, one in 2006.  We also went to Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access in Rome, in Naples and in Pompeii; they can be found on the same website as […]

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

Brice Hotel in Savannah, Georgia

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Brice Hotel in Savannah, Georgia is a chic, boutique hotel on the edge of the downtown area.   In the center of the hotel is a lovely courtyard surrounded by patio lights, which makes it a great setting for special events. Other little lounge areas are located inside the hotel as well, including the […]

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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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My trip to Tibet: 20 photographs from the Roof of the World

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

It was quite a spontaneous idea to visit Tibet. I was traveling in China and Tibet was so close, I just couldn’t resist. So, shortly after arriving in China, I also arranged my trip to Tibet. I’m forever glad I did. No country has ever kept me under its spell as Tibet. The unsurpassed beauty […]

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Oaxaca and Mexico City Wheelchair Travel Tips

by Carina Ho @ wheelchairtraveling.com

I am a T2 paraplegic and I travelled through Mexico for a month in a manual chair with my boyfriend, who is not in a wheelchair in 2016. I spent the majority of my time in the city of Oaxaca and a few days in Mexico City. Depending on where you visit, you will likely […]

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park Wheelchair Tips

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,” and are usually the first stop for visitors. Vehicles scurry to find a place to park alongside the road, but I fly right by them knowing this is only the beginning and that there is much […]

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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs

Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

We spent December 2013 in Vietnam, travelling from Hanoi down to Saigon. Here's how much Visiting Vietnam cost us.

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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How to Prepare for a Ski Trip

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

Your first ski or snowboarding trip is going to be exciting, but it should also involve some preparation and smart packing choices. Here are some useful tips how to prepare for a ski trip, that I have discovered myself during my snowboarding trips to Italy. These might make your trip even better than it’s already […]

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Italy breaks up Chinese crime ring involved in drugs, prostitution

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Italy breaks up Chinese crime ring involved in drugs, prostitution By Silvia Ognibene FILE PHOTO - Italy's prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho talks during a news conference in Rome, Italy June 30, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - Italy ordered the arrest of 33 people on Thursday on suspicion of running a Chinese mafia group involved in gambling, prostitution and drugs, and which dominated the transport of Chinese goods across Europe. The group's base was in Prato, near Florence, a hub for the textile industry where many factories are owned and run by Chinese, police said in a statement. But the network had members in other parts of Italy and across Europe, with arrest warrants issued in Rome, Milan, Padua, Paris, Madrid and Neuss, Germany, the statement said. Those detained are accused of being members of a mafia organisation and other crimes. The suspected boss, Naizhong Zhang, was based in Rome. He used profits from illegal activities to build a massive transport company that dominated the trucking of goods for thousands of Chinese companies, police said. In one phone intercept published in a court document, Zhang recounts meeting three associates in France and telling them they could stop working with him if they wished. "I only said two things. 'If you go with me, you will live. If you go against me, you will die,'" he is quoted as saying. "The next day, at midday, they all three came to me and said they wanted to join forces," he added. It was not immediately possible to contact the arrested men or their lawyers for comment. Zhang won a near-monopoly in distribution across much of Europe through threats and violence against Chinese company owners, anti-mafia prosecutors said. Thursday's operation broke up "a dangerous organisation that had used force to take control of trucking, and was financed by its illegal activities," Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said in a statement. Italy has a long history of home-grown organised crime, including the Sicilian Mafia and the Calabrian 'Ndrangheta, but immigration to Europe has opened the way for foreign crime groups to take root, including the Nigerian and Chinese mafias. "Being able to shed light on mafia character of this group is almost incredible," Federico Cafiero De Raho, Italy's chief anti-mafia prosecutor, told a news conference. "It's quite unusual to be able to identify a complex Chinese mafia organisation." The investigation, called "China Truck", began in 2011 following a turf war in Prato between rival Chinese gangs -- one group originating from Zhejiang province in eastern China and the other from the southeastern province of Fujian. Some 40 people were thought to have been murdered between 2005-2010 before Zhang, who came from Zhejiang, emerged from the war as the undisputed criminal boss, a judicial source said. Magistrates estimated that his group's business activities were worth "hundreds of millions of euros". Apart from the arrests, prosecutors seized eight companies and an equal number of vehicles and "a few" millions of euros. (Writing by Steve Scherer and Crispian Balmer in Rome; Editing by Catherine Evans) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-19

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

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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Routeperfect Review

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

As much as I love to travel (heck, I travel for a living), I absolutely hate trip planning. Over the years, I’ve caught on to my partner’s happy-go-lucky attitude towards travel and very rarely plan for things in advance. Let’s face it. Trip planning is time consuming, stressful, and can definitely be overwhelming at times. […]

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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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Exploring Peru with a Wheelchair

by Robert Antonisse and Laura Lea Clinton @ wheelchairtraveling.com

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Peru, take it!  Lima is a vibrant city of about 25 million, and is full of things to do.  One of the things Lima is most known for is its food.  If nothing else, you can entertain yourself by trying out the many restaurants with amazing dishes.  […]

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7 Outdoor Attractions Outside of Atlanta, Georgia

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Atlanta, Georgia is a central hub for the south with an international airport just outside of town and Savannah, Georgia is on the coast with its own type parks and outside fun. Just outside of Atlanta, in nearly every direction, is something to do or see. Of course, a plethora of churches should be expected as Georgia is one […]

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How to Travel around Vietnam

by Laura | Following our Feet @ Following our Feet

Vietnam can get really confusing when travelling around. They have schedules and set stations so it shouldn’t be that difficult right? Well, let me tell you sometimes it can get a bit challenging. Here we give you some information to helpfully save you some time, money and headaches! Hanoi to Cat Ba The journey from […]

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Rome, Italy Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips

by Regan Linton @ wheelchairtraveling.com

When I found out my brother had decided to do a destination wedding in Switzerland, I was jazzed: a joyous excuse for a trip to Europe! One of the great things about Europe is that the continent is compact: once you’re there, it’s easy to sample numerous different cultures with minimal travel. The biggest challenge […]

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An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam


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

Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Fall in love with the Buddhist temples and monasteries, pristine white beaches, and ancient Asian culture? Then, it is time to visit Myanmar, or commonly known as Burma. Here is a must-see destination for those who are fond of Buddha and beaches. What makes the country apart from the crowd is a collection of numerous […]

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The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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Vietnam Itinerary: How to Get the Most from 1–4 Weeks in Vietnam

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

These one-week itineraries can be done on their own or combined to create the ultimate adventurous Vietnam itinerary. This is an amazing country, so grab our itinerary suggestions and get planning your trip! Unless you’ve got months and months to explore Vietnam, I suggest you plan your Vietnam travel route for a specific region. There’s […]

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

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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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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St. Louis, Missouri Tower Grove Neighborhood

by Jessi Hatfield @ wheelchairtraveling.com

One of the best St. Louis neighborhoods to spend the day exploring is the Tower Grove area. Locals will divide this up into South Grand, Tower Grove Heights, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the Shaw neighborhoods, so don’t be confused in your excursion when you hear these references. This area is home to a fabulous […]

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Photostory: Day of the Dead Parade in Merida, Mexico

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

  Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is a unique event. Once a year Mexicans welcome spirits of their lost loved ones back to the earth for a day. The most impressive part of this tradition is a parade with hundreds of people dressed in skull masks. Scroll down […]

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning a road trip across the USA and are trying to stay on a budget, you have come to the right place! We have put together the best, most practical and most creative money-saving tips and hacks so you can road trip for cheap! Have the time of your life while still saving money on food, transportation and accommodation with our advice!

6 Easy Ways To Travel Around Vietnam | Around The World + Kids

6 Easy Ways To Travel Around Vietnam | Around The World + Kids


Around The World + Kids

Heading to Vietnam? Here are 6 very affordable, easy ways to travel around Vietnam. Find out your options and their cost, so you can see more of Vietnam.

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel


MyFunkyTravel

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

A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

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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.

Cat Ba & Ha Long Bay

by Laura | Following our Feet @ Following our Feet

One of the most famous destinations in Vietnam is Ha Long Bay. Normally people book a two day one night cruise tour. You will do different activities like kayaking, snorkelling and visiting different islands. If you already know us, you’ll know that we always try to organise things ourselves and we love to find the […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Best Travel Ideas for First Timers in Hanoi, Vietnam | THE TRAVEL LEAF

Best Travel Ideas for First Timers in Hanoi, Vietnam | THE TRAVEL LEAF


THE TRAVEL LEAF

Here are great ideas and tips to make you feel awesome as first timers in Hanoi, Vietnam. Everything from creative things to do to handpicked places to stay

Vietnam Visa On Arrival – everything you need to know

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Non O renewal 45 days from stamp not visa -

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Dragged our toddler out of bed at 6.30am to go to Chaengwattana today. Arrived at 7.45am and got seen at 10.30am. All docs in order but no extension. It's my fault for not knowing the rules but (as ever here) the rules seem <deleted> dumb. Visa expires 22nd Jan but last entry 30th Dec so my stamp is end of March which is > 45 days so they won't do it. I explain I travel 2 - 3 times per month for work so if I can't do it now I'll have no visa to enter under when I next return. They told me to get a re-entry. So I've already got (and paid for) a multiple entry visa and I have all the docs for (and want to pay for) a multiple entry extension but in the meantime I need to queue again and pay again for a re-entry permit?!?! Where's the logic in that?? Anyway I'm not queueing only to got and waste another morning there in a few weeks and then go a 3rd time to pick it up, I'll just go and get another visa.

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

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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Chiang Rai Travel Guide: Explore the Weird and Wonderful

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

As we found out while visiting, Chiang Rai province is fast becoming a fantastic destination for those wanting a more chilled vibe but still with lots of attractions in and around the city to be explored as this Chiang Rai travel guide will reveal. Located in the far north of Thailand, Chiang Rai often gets […]

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Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Trump administration appeals 'Dreamer' immigrant ruling to top court FILE PHOTO: People march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the planned dissolution of DACA in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. September 5, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Yang WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday it had asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling last week that blocked President Donald Trump's move to end a programme that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. The Republican president in September rescinded, effective in March, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme put in place in 2012 by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump asked Congress to come up with a legislative fix. A variety of Democratic state attorneys general, organisations and individuals challenged Trump's action in multiple federal courts. The administration is challenging a Jan. 9 decision by San Francisco-based U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who ruled that DACA must remain in place while the litigation is resolved. The Justice Department is not filing an emergency application that, if successful, would result in the judge's ruling being put on hold. That means the programme will remain in effect during the litigation. "It defies both law and common sense for DACA ... to somehow be mandated nationwide by a single district court in San Francisco," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement on Tuesday announcing plans for the appeal to the high court. "We are now taking the rare step of requesting direct review on the merits of this injunction by the Supreme Court so that this issue may be resolved quickly and fairly for all the parties involved," Sessions added. Since the programme was implemented, about 800,000 young, mostly Hispanic adults dubbed "Dreamers," have been protected from deportation and allowed to work legally in the United States. As of September, when the most recent figures were made available, 690,000 young adults were protected under the programme. "Dreamers came out of the shadows based on a representation that if they qualified for the status, they would be allowed to stay in the country. Now they're being used as bargaining chips in a high-stakes immigration policy debate in which their status should have no part," said Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney for the public interest law firm Public Counsel, which represents six DACA recipients in the case. Alsup's ruling came during negotiations between Trump and congressional leaders over immigration policy. Those talks fell apart after Trump rejected a bipartisan deal and provoked outrage with his reported use of vulgar language to describe African countries in a meeting with lawmakers on immigration. The Justice Department's move to go directly to the Supreme Court is unusual as the administration is essentially seeking to circumvent the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously ruled against it over Trump's temporary travel bans on people entering the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. Even if the high court agrees to take up the case, it is unlikely to rule until its next term, which starts in October and runs until June 2019. (Reporting by Eric Walsh; Additional reporting by Lawrence Hurley and Dan Levine; Editing by Sandra Maler and Peter Cooney) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-19

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling across the U.S.A. can be expensive, especially when you're living in a gas-guzzling campervan. Despite gas prices, you can still have a budget friendly road trip. We kept track of everything we spent during our 3 months on the road in the United States and broke it down by category for you to see. If you're planning your own campervan or RV road trip, you're going to want to read this.

Copenhagen, Denmark Accessible Travel Tips

by Grace Kestler @ wheelchairtraveling.com

I went to CPH to visit a friend for New Years, but there are many reasons why CPH is such a great city. For starters, it’s the capital of Denmark. There is a lot of history and things to do because of that. CPH sits along the coast and is surrounded by water, making it […]

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Getting to, from and around Vietnam

Getting to, from and around Vietnam


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An overview on how to get to, from and around Vietnam. Includes information on public transport options and safety concerns.

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.

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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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Dubai, UAE Wheelchair Travel Review

by Secret Agent Sanchez @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Recently I was invited to travel to Dubai for a competition call “UAE Robotics for Good.” My team ended up winning the international award and grand prize! Dubai is a place if you don’t have money, you can’t really do anything. If you’re looking to see very large buildings, then yes go to Dubai. It’s like Las […]

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Exploring Kranji Countryside – Refreshingly rural Singapore

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Imagine modern metropolis Singapore surrounded by mangroves and dotted with farms? Just head up to Kranji Countryside to see a different side of Singapore.

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

It is likely that building a strong family bond and exploring new lands will be two of the most popular resolutions in 2018, as strengthening the family relationship and discovering new cultures will significantly change the life of each person. So, obviously, a wonderful family trip to Vietnam will be a stone killing two birds […]

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Blue Lime Phnom Penh – A Tranquil Retreat in the Heart of the City

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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This boutique hotel in Phnom Penh is the perfect retreat from the buzz and hum of the city. For people who want to stay in the city centre but also enjoy a spot of quiet relaxation, Blue Lime Phnom Penh is ideal. As with most cities, many of the hotels in Phnom Penh city centre […]

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How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

It's easier than you think to plan a sustainable trip. You don't need to book an ecotourism resort with a hefty price tag or volunteer in a remote village for weeks on end. Any type of traveler can plan a sustainable vacation if you know where to start. In this article, we'll walk you through practical and easy ways you can plan a sustainable trip.

Visa extension based on marriage (Chaeng Watthana)

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Today I went to Chaeng Watthana. Arrived there about 8:15am. Already a long queue in front of the Immigration office which will open 8:30. I had to take a queue number (I still don't know for what) then wait in the queue. The number was actually for nothing but you need to have one for allowed to enter. but you give the queue number in front of the Immigration office the the officer. At the Service Desk i became the Visa document and I proceed to the queue for extension of visa (counter L). Then had to wait same many of the other persons. While this time I filled out the form for extend stay in the Kingdom. Around 11am we could go to the counter which checked my documents and so far everything seems in order. this took about 5 minutes and I also became a paper with the information about overstay and their fines/banes, which I had to sign, then out and wait my number for the real officer. About 11:30 we can go and the officer checked every document again and as well some of the original documents. Ask a few questions about where we life, how long we know each other. After this we had to move to another desk where all the information was entered in a computer and a new paper was printed out, which we had to sign (Both). Then the third desk (I think a senior officer which had a short check again, and again some signatures to made. about 12 clock she realize I not had a copy of my TM6... so she told I should go run downstairs for a copy of the TM6 and bring it back to her.. not need to wait for queue. So I hurried because now the announcement for leaving everybody because of lunchtime.... but I could make the copy and bring it back to the senior immigration officer.. she was waiting. All in all I had to say all the persons working there were very friendly. The documents I was bringing with me: Passport 1 passport picture of me Copy of Passport (Front page, Page with Visa and Entry stamp) everything on one A4 Copy of Yellow Book (Front page, Page with my name) (Original nobody wanted to see) Pink ID card Copy of my Pink ID card ID card of my wife Copy of ID Card of my wife Copy of Tambien Ban (Blue Book) of my wife (Original was with us, but nobody wanted see them) Marriage certificate (Extract from record of marriage ICCS) from Switzerland Copy of marriage certificate KorKor 22 Copy of KorKor 22 Bank Book (Deposit) Bank letter including a copy of all the pages from the bank book (was made by the bank.. thanks) 4 pictures of us (2 were we stay in front of our condo door to see the room and house number of the condo) all 4 pictures printed on one A4 A printed map of our condo Copy of TM6 (this I forgot.. so had to do there) Shortly after 12 we were finished with everything and I can go again for pickup my extension on February 16. The 90 day notification she also has done right away. As this was my first extension I not knew what I had to expect. So after I have done it, I must admit it's not that horrible to do. Except of the 4 hours spend at the Immigration but was actually expecting something worse...

Naples, Italy Complete Wheelchair Access Guide

by Howard Chabner and Michele DeSha @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Naples is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful bays and coastlines, hills rugged and gentle, gorgeous sweeping vistas, and a sunny, mild climate; and cursed with an active volcano, Vesuvius, at its doorstep.  It’s hard to appreciate just how close Vesuvius is until you’ve been there.  Almost everywhere you are in and around […]

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

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


Taylor's Tracks

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

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Vietnam trains, flights and public transport | finder.com.au

Vietnam trains, flights and public transport | finder.com.au


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Getting around Vietnam is simple thanks to this handy guide to transport options throughout the country and in major cities.

This is Where to Stay in Kampot for Comfort, Free Bikes, and a Peaceful Pool

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Kampot, this modern hotel is right in the city centre. You’ll be a short walk from the best local cafes, bars, and restaurants, or a simple stroll along the river. Many Kampot hotels are a few kilometres outside the city, with gorgeous river views, but it’s a bit […]

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Fourteen Reasons Why I Love Vietnam

by Jimmy @

This is the second successive year that I’ve returned to Vietnam. The first stint lasted nearly nine months that took me from the north to south; with my recently stay only lasting a quick two months. What can I say – I just love the place! Vietnam is a popular … Read all about it!

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Our 2017 travel roundup

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

As the year draws to a close and we prepare to leave for South America in January, it’s time to take a look at our 2017 travel roundup. I feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed yet another year full of new experiences, adventures and travel. In 2017, we managed to live in Thailand, trek to […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Driving home for Christmas and heading to South America

by Andrew Wyatt @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Big news – we’ve just booked flights to Colombia in January! As I write this we’re on the ferry back to the UK to celebrate the festive season with family before we begin our 2018 adventures. Driving home for Christmas has taken us to the supreme Cologne xmas markets and to Bruges, which may well […]

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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Florida Everglades National Park Wheelchair Access Guide

by Jeannette Seitz @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Everglades National Park in Florida is the third largest national park in the U.S., protecting 1.5 million acres of unique terrain on the southern tip of the state of Florida. Diverse ecosystems lie within its borders, such as barely-flowing freshwater sloughs lush with sawgrass, loamy pine woods, dense and shady hardwood hammocks, majestic cypress domes, […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This blog features important Vietnam tips and tricks for first-timers. How to be street smart, travel safely, not being ripped off and have a blast!

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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2017 Round Up – Everywhere I travelled this year

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

I spent almost half of 2017 travelling through South America, Europe and Asia – here's a look at where exactly I went.

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Mysterious Skull Parade – Day of the Dead, Mexico

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

  Two years ago I saw a James Bond movie and the scene with a huge Day of the Dead parade in Mexico with people dressed as skeletons stuck to my mind. It somehow seemed so daunting and attractive all at once. So I secretly added it to my bucket list as one of the […]

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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15 freelancer jobs to make money on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

Marin Headlands National Park Wheelchair Tips

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Marin Headlands National Park, managed by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is located right off the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Sausalito from San Francisco. The most popular area is Fort Cronkhite with Fort Baker on the bay-side, Fort Barry in between and Tennessee Valley in the northern highlands. The Marin […]

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Talkeetna Lodge in Talkeetna, Alaska

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Talkeetna Lodge in Talkeetna, Alaska is a luxurious accommodation for visitors with views of the mountains of Denali National Park, including Mount McKinley, and a grand stone fireplace in the lobby. The small town of Talkeetna has a few shops and restaurants for tourists, and an accessible shuttle that takes visitors from the Talkeetna […]

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Access in Vietnam: What to Expect & Travel Tips - wheelchairtraveling.com

Access in Vietnam: What to Expect & Travel Tips - wheelchairtraveling.com


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I choose to travel to Vietnam on a whim. I wanted to go to Southeast Asia and I had heard Vietnam was cheap. I also have a bad habit of impulse buying plane tickets. I took my mom knowing she was adventurous as well. We traveled for 10 days, mainly staying in the North. Overall, …

The Best Eco Yoga Mat to Energize Your Practice in 2018

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you’re looking for an eco yoga mat that is durable, comfortable, and non slip, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve tried all of these yoga mats and my reviews will help you choose the right mat for you body and your practice. Students are always asking me what yoga mat I use. Because […]

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Morocco Accessible Travel Tour

by Daniella Johnson @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Morocco Accessible Travel Consultants believe that exploring the world should be for all people. Regardless of ability or limitations. From personalized tours to adaptive camel saddles, we think differently. We create differently. Discover Morocco with us through a different perspective – yours. One of the biggest attractions to Morocco is its rich culture which developed […]

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Wisconsin Camping: Wheelchair Access Overview

by Scot Wiesner @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Wisconsin is a great place to live and an even better place to camp. There are numerous private campgrounds around the state along with nearly 50 state-run campgrounds affiliated with State Parks and natural areas. WI State Park Camping Website. The majority of those state-run campgrounds are handicap accessible as far as having disabled sites available. […]

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Travel Sense Asia(TSA) will attend The Travel Mart AEC from Jan 16 – Jan 19 2018 in Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

The Travel Mart AEC is the overarching voice of travel trade partners in the ASEAN Economic Community. It was first conceptualized by travel and leisure gurus as the go-to marketing arm of businesses who wish to showcase their travel products and services locally and abroad. Fueled by their passion and determination to see the industry […]

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

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.

Backpacking Route for New Zealand

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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Best Travel Ideas for First Timers in Hanoi, Vietnam

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam is a vibrant city with so much to offer. It was one of our last stops in our month-long Vietnam trip and I sure can say that the trip ended the best way possible, as Hanoi left us with a great impression on Vietnam. I would describe Hanoi as a […]

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HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA


Travel Sense Asia

Currently, travelling in Vietnam alone is becoming the hot trend. There are many highlights reasons that lead to take a Vietnam tour. Read now!

Visiting Slovenia – tiny but lovely Ljubljana and Lake Bled

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

After a fairy tale trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, we set off along Germany’s Romantic Road, driving through tiny Bavarian villages surrounded by forests and peaks. We climbed higher through the Austrian Alps, passing through ski towns where the snow lay like thick icing on rooftops and clung to the branches of pine trees. This winter […]

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Motorbiking Around Vietnam - ( A BACKPACKERS GUIDE 2016) 

Motorbiking Around Vietnam - ( A BACKPACKERS GUIDE 2016) 


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Motorbiking Around Vietnam - A backpackers guide to Vietnam on two wheels. A quick guide on how to get your bike and travel through Vietnam on a motorbike

7 of the Best Yoga Travel Destinations for Your 2018 Adventures

by Jane @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

If you think India is the ultimate yoga travel destination, think again! These 7 places (plus 7 great alternatives) are our picks for the very best yoga adventures in 2018! A couple of years ago, we made our first trip to India. Having heard from all our yogi friends what a mind-blowing spiritual experience it […]

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Why Sri Lanka Inspires for a Second Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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How to Keep Your Style on Point Whilst Travelling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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Our 2018 Goals: Trek Everest, Live Van Life, Make $20,000 a month

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Whew! Is it just me or was 2017 a huge whirlwind of events and experiences. For my partner Tom and I, this year literally flew by so fast. To some, our life looks like it’s made up of epic adventures, non-stop travels, and fancy hotels. While some of this is true (#bestjobever), we also go […]

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Travelling Europe by car: tips and things to consider

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

In the last three months, we’ve travelled over 5,000 miles across nine countries in Europe by car. The journey has taken us from the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam and the beaches of the Algarve to Bavarian castles, Slovenian lakes and finally, to Prague. Here’s a look at our experience of travelling Europe by car, including […]

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel at Pismo Beach, CA

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel in Pismo Beach is located on the central coast of California in between San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Sitting right on the beach, there are ample ocean views. Hotel Amenities Parking: Self-parking and valet are available, but there is limited accessible parking spaces. One such space is near is entrance, […]

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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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Shallow Pockets: How to travel Vietnam on a budget | XO Tours Blog

Shallow Pockets: How to travel Vietnam on a budget | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Vietnam is one of the most popular budget travel destinations in the world. The easiest way to travel frugally is to know how and where to find the bargains!

Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam

Vietnam Adventure: How to Get the Most from Your Mindful Travels in Vietnam


My Five Acres

Want to get the most from your Vietnam adventure? This guide answers all your Vietnam travel questions, like where to stay & eat, safety in Vietnam for solo travel, what to pack, and which tourist traps to avoid. Plus we share our ideal Vietnam itineraries for 1 week to 1 month in the country!

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

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


Mapping Megan

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

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam


Be My Travel Muse

What can you expect to spend in Vietnam, even during the Tet holiday? What kind of budget is realistic? This post evaluates the cost of traveling in Vietnam

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 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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Savannah, Georgia Accessible Travel Tips & Attractions

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

A rich history mixed with a chic, country lifestyle is why Savannah, Georgia is one of the most popular places to visit in the world. With so much to do and see in and around Savannah, travelers will need to be selective. Throughout Historical Savannah you will find of plethora courtyard squares where people often gather, […]

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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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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Pacific Grove Borg’s Motel

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Along the Monterey Bay coastline is the small beach town of Pacific Grove, neighboring the cities of Monterey and Carmel. There are a few wheelchair accessible places to stay in Pacific Grove. The Borg’s Motel is across the street from the ocean near Lovers Point Park, and a few blocks from the downtown area.   […]

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

How to care for your winter wear between trips in hot humid weather

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Tips for tropical folk like me who have no idea how to care for your winter clothing because we use it so infrequently, and how to store it in hot humid conditions.

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Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple

Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple


A Cruising Couple

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

Getting Around in Da Nang - Da Nang Transportation

Getting Around in Da Nang - Da Nang Transportation


vietnam-guide.com

Getting around in Da Nang is fairly convenient compared to other cities in Vietnam thanks to its spacious roadways, bridges, and walkways as well as budget-friendly public transportation. Known as the tourist capital of South Central Vietnam, there are plenty of sightseeing, dining, and shopping opportunities available

How dangerous is it to cycle Bolivia’s infamous Death Road?

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

It was exhilarating, it was tiring, it was breathtaking. But how dangerous is it really to cycle the North Yungas Road, also known as the infamous Bolivia Death Road?

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Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

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

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam


Departful

This Vietnam Travel Guide has all the travel tips you need. From when to go, how to travel, and what to do once you're in Vietnam, we've got you covered

Fort Lauderdale, Florida Wheelchair Travel Tips

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The ocean city of Fort Lauderdale on the coast of Florida is a very popular vacation spot, and the gateway to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Mexico for some travelers. What draws everyone to this beach town are its miles and miles of pristine beaches, though The Swap Shop, Florida’s largest market that’s open 365 days […]

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A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Fort Lauderdale Riverside Hotel Accessible Rooms

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a luxury, boutique hotel located in the Historical District of Downtown along the Tarpon River and Las Olas Boulevard. The location alone makes this hotel a starting point for visitors exploring the area. Hotel Amenities Restaurants & Bars: The hotel’s ground-floor restaurant is fine dining experience with outdoor and […]

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There’s no escaping the passion for sport in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

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

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We’re Trekking Mt. Everest Basecamp…Come Join Us!

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Ever since I was a child, I could remember spending hours looking at my uncle’s old National Geographic magazines, gaping at the photos of exotic destinations and epic adventure experiences. At that time, I thought going on these adventures would remain nothing but a far-fetched dream. Little did I know that the little travel blog […]

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Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam

All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam


Travelling Apples

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

How 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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Getting around | About Vietnam

Getting around | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Though still a little rough around the edges, Vietnam’s transport network is continuing to improve. Most travel takes place on the roads, which are largely...

Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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2017 Round Up: Our Top Ten Travel Articles

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

Here we are (again) at the start of another year. Where did the time go? As we take stock of […]

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6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Overview: San Francisco, CA Access Travel Guide

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

San Francisco may be one of the hilliest cities in the USA, but this doesn’t mean that it is not accessible for wheelchair travel. Power wheelchairs will have more freedom to explore the inner neighborhoods of San Francisco, but those using manual chairs may need to be pushed. There are, however, a few areas in […]

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Fort Funston Overlook and Trail Accessibility

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Fort Funston (MAP) is located along the Pacific Ocean shoreline on the southwest side of San Francisco across from Lake Merced. It was once the Lake Merced Military Reservation, and today it is an outdoor space managed by the Gold Gate National Recreation Area under the National Park Service. Park visitors come here to stroll […]

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Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

‘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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Female solo backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

‘What were your experiences as a female solo backpacker in Iran?’ This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last summer. If you have been following my travels on Instagram or Facebook, you know I truly had the time of my life. In Iran I felt 100% free, careless and happy. I […]

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An unexpected detour to Gwangju and Damyang

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Gwangju is the most democratic place in South Korea and one of the first places outside Seoul I explored on my own. See what you can see and do in Gwangju and nearby Damyang famous for its bamboo forest.

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The Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide. Essential Travel Information

The Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide. Essential Travel Information


MapTrotting

Our Vietnam guide is full of tips to help you get the most out of your visit to Vietnam including daily budgets, destinations, food, drink and climate info.

Cleveland, Ohio: Things to Do with a Wheelchair

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Cleveland, Ohio is a historical U.S. city with a diverse population that share a love for good times, food and drinks. Situated along the Lake Erie, Cleveland was a local hub early on and has continued with these roots while adapting itself with some modern twists. Nightlife is taken seriously and so are the few […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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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Vientiane giving out tourist visas to people who have had lots already?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

I have been getting METV the past couple of years, and before that I had several tourist visas from around the region, including a couple from Vientiane. Would I have a problem getting a tourist visa in Vientiane? If so, are there other embassies in the region that would likely give me one?

Sa Kaeo prepares for February ethnic food fair

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Sa Kaeo prepares for February ethnic food fair SA KAEO, 19 January 2018 (NNT) - Various agencies in Thailand's eastern province of Sa Kaeo will co-organize an ethnic food fair in early February. The announcement was made during a news conference presided over by Deputy Governor Ronnarong Nakhonchinda. The conference took place at the Indochina Hotel in the Arnnayaprathet District. Attendees included chairperson of Sa Kaeo Tourism Business Association Ratree Saengrungruang, Sakaeo Provincial Cultural Officer Chaiyanun Sangthong and Deputy Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Nakhon Nayok Office Prawat Mungcharoenrat. The ethnic food fair will run from February 2nd to 4th at the Soi Ban Yuan community on Mit Samphan Rd. The area will be transformed into a walking street, flanked by more than 100 outlets selling foods from ethnic groups from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China and Thailand. Old houses will be renovated to improve the community’s landscape and welcome visitors. Deputy Governor Ronnarong said the event will give visitors a rare opportunity to try a myriad of homemade ethnic dishes and shop for locally-made products. -- nnt 2018-01-19

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

Things to do in Turin Italy in One Day: Pizza, Gelato & Must-See Sights

by Stephen @ My Five Acres

My Five Acres
My Five Acres - Travel. Adventure. Yoga.

Here’s your guide to things to do in Turin Italy in one day, including the best pizza and gelato as recommended by our local friends! It includes a self-guided walking tour map, too. Though it’s not a huge city like Rome or a capital of fashion like Milan, Turin Italy (also known as Torino) is […]

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Getting around Vietnam by Train - The Occasional Traveller

Getting around Vietnam by Train - The Occasional Traveller


The Occasional Traveller

One of my favourite ways of getting around Vietnam was by train, even if one journey took 16 hours!

Southern Mexico Accessible Tours and Tips

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

People come from all over the world to soak up the sun in Mexico year-round. Besides the turquoise waters, warm inviting climate and Mexican food, what drew me and boyfriend to this country was the history of one of the world’s oldest known civilizations, the Mayans. Ancient sites have been uncovered and carefully preserved for […]

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9 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Una Vida Tulum, Mexico

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

1. Jungle Vibes at Una Vida UNA VIDA TULUM is a real treasure in jungle right on the side of Tulum. It’s nicely hidden from curious eyes and all the city noise. The jungle feels are all over the Una Vida territory as well as its surroundings. The jungle view of my Una Vida villa […]

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Accessible Italy? Yes we can!

by wheelchairtraveling.com @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Italy is famous to be an ancient and rich country, full of history and masterpieces of art. But have you ever wondered how difficult is rolling on cobblestones dated back to 13th century? Or be sure that this amazing room in an old Renaissance Palace is 100% accessible? Well, don’t worry anymore! we have all […]

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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Woman trampled by elephant coming from Thailand

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

A woman was seriously injured by a wild elephant in Battambang province yesterday. Police confirmed it was the same six-tonne female elephant that strayed into Cambodia from Thailand on January 10. District police chief Song Sopheak said Chork Kimhai, 32, a local farmer, was trampled by the beast while she was sleeping in her tent in a cassava field in Bour commune. “She was transported to the hospital following the incident,” he said. “She is still being treated, having suffered several broken ribs.” Mr Sopheak said the elephant moved towards Nam Sap Mountain after the incident. read more http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50103163/woman-trampled-by-elephant/ -- © Copyright Khmer Times 19/01

Outback Australians grounded as pilot crisis worsens

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Outback Australians grounded as pilot crisis worsens By Jamie Freed FILE PHOTO - Waiting passengers watch a Qantas Airways Boeing-737 aircraft being towed on the tarmac from the domestic terminal at Brisbane Airport in Australia, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray (Reuters) - A recruitment drive by Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd after a seven-year hiatus is exacerbating shortages of pilots at regional air services that provide a lifeline to remote communities in the country's sparsely populated Outback. As airlines from Asia, Europe and North America vie for pilots amid a global shortage, there is growing concern among people in Australia's vast interior who rely on flights to major cities for medical treatment. Ewen McPhee, a doctor in the remote mining town of Emerald, said that when he referred patients for specialist care they often needed to travel nearly 1,000 km (621 miles) to the nearest big city, Brisbane. "Then they have to fly," he said. "It is an 11-hour drive otherwise for an ill patient with quite a significant problem." Over the last four months the 80-minute flights have not been as reliable as usual, McPhee said, with last-minute cancellations for lack of pilots. Regional Australia's predicament illustrates the broader risks the aviation industry faces from a lack of pilots as the number of annual air passengers globally is expected to nearly double to 7.8 billion over the next 20 years. Around the world, airlines will be forced to review the wages, training and conditions they offer younger pilots as they open new routes and pursue ambitious expansion plans. Australia's pilot shortage closely parallels one in the United States, where major airlines are on a hiring spree and regional carriers like Seattle-based Horizon Air have cancelled hundreds of flights because of a lack of aviators. Both countries have a culture of pilots paying up to $100,000 of their own money for training and flying for years at regional carriers on low pay to gain experience to be hired by major airlines. To help fill in the gaps, the Australian government has reopened two-year visas for foreign pilots. Regional airlines however say longer visas are required to attract pilots from overseas. Qantas began hiring again in 2016 after years of financial strife, during which it offered pilots leave without pay to work for other airlines. By mid-2018, it says it will have employed 300 new pilots, many from regional airlines. Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd <VAH.AX> hired roughly another 120 pilots over the past year to fly major domestic and international routes. HIGH COSTS, LOW PAY While the Australian government offers loans of up to A$75,000 for students at select flying schools, trainee flyers still need tens of thousands of dollars from other sources to get their stripes. Such costs are a major reason the number of student pilot licences issued annually has fallen 23 percent since 2006, according to official figures. Once out of flight school, young first officers at relatively large regional carriers only earn about A$60,000 ($48,000) a year, while being based in high-cost cities like Sydney where the average house price is about $1 million. "There is not a lot of incentive for smart young men and women to get into aviation," said Shane Loney, a Qantas pilot and vice president of the Australian and International Pilot Association. "They have got a significant up-front cost to get qualified and then there isn't good pay unless they're fortunate enough to land a career with a big airline like Qantas or Virgin." Unlike major Asian and European carriers such as Singapore Airlines Ltd <SIAL.SI> and easyJet plc <EZJ.L>, Qantas does not offer a cadet programme, although it partners with universities for its regional arm. Virgin, meanwhile, had 2,500 applications for 12 cadet spots last year. Australia does not have a formal requirement for airline pilots to have 1,500 hours of flying experience like in the United States, but informally airlines want pilots with at least that number of hours for jets. Even junior turboprop pilots in Australia usually have hundreds of hours, said Kirsty Ferguson, the founder of Sydney-based airline interview coaching firm Pinstripe Solutions. "Australia is having the same gaps in regional flying as in the U.S.," she said. GLOBAL CHURN U.S. regional carriers like Mesa Airlines Inc and Skywest Inc <SKYW.O> are so short of pilots they are raising salaries, offering sign-on bonuses worth up to $50,000 and aggressively recruiting Australians and other foreigners eligible for visas. The U.S. Airline Pilots Association has said regional salaries are moving in the right direction. In Australia, airlines with tight profit margins have not raised pay significantly despite pressure from unions, even as profits have recovered due to heavy cost-cutting. At Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) <REX.AX>, which operates 33-seat turboprops, former cadets are paying agreed penalties of more than A$25,000 to escape a seven-year contract to advance to better-paid jobs at bigger airlines. Rex has seen a spike in turnover as bigger airlines recruit. It wants the government to open up four-year visas for pilots with a path to permanent residency, said Chris Hine, a senior Rex executive and chairman of its flying school. High turnover is not limited to Rex. Qantas's regional arm QantasLink, which employs 400 pilots, hired more than 80 last year and expects to hire another 100 this year as pilots leave for bigger airlines, including Qantas. Others are heading overseas to carriers such as Dubai's Emirates and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd <0293.HK> while the opportunities are available. "It just follows the trend of cycles in aviation," Australian Federation of Air Pilots President David Booth, a Virgin pilot, said of the hiring rush. "This one is a little bit worse than normal, but I don't think it is going to last forever." ($1 = 1.2544 Australian dollars) (Reporting by Jamie Freed in Singapore; Editing by Stephen Coates) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-19

Nisene Marks State Park near Santa Cruz, CA

by Secret Agent Sanchez @ wheelchairtraveling.com

The Nisene Marks State Park, located just right off Hwy 1 near Santa Cruz California, is a beautiful peaceful redwood forest on the coast. It became a State Park in 1963 by donation of the Marks family and was also the epicenter of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The Park is about 9,600 acres, but […]

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Discover: Clipperton Island

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

5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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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…

Staying at Saharan Motor Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles

by THE TRAVEL LEAF @ THE TRAVEL LEAF

For my first trip to Los Angeles, we had 2 weeks to explore this unique place. It turned out to be totally not enough for such a big and diverse city. We had chosen 3 different locations to live in LA area, in order to feel all sides of the LA life rhythm. One of […]

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Seoul, South Korea by Wheelchair

by Vic Su @ wheelchairtraveling.com

My wife and I visited Seoul on the third leg of a 3 stop tour of Asia.  We had some trouble getting there because we flew on a budget airline, and they were not really equipped for wheelchair travelers.  In retrospect, I would not have flown on a budget airline, but with a more established […]

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The Resort in Kampot That Will Make You Feel Like (a Chilled-Out) Tarzan

by Jane @ My Five Acres

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This rustic resort in Kampot, Cambodia, is a perfect place to relax by Kampot river and experience the Cambodian countryside. For adventurers who are looking for a quiet retreat, this jungle hideaway is ideal. As a full-time traveller, I have stayed in all types of accommodation – luxury boutique hotels, colonial style beach resorts, family […]

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How to Bargain in Vietnam

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

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

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How to 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…

Eating my way through Batam in 24 Hours

by Jaclynn Seah @ The Occasional Traveller

Singapore's easiest getaway option is the nearby Batam Island, part of Indonesia's Riau Islands. Here's what I did (re: ate) in Batam in just 24 hours.

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Amazing Angkor Temples

by Lena @

Two, three or four days in Siem Reap – Note: I travelled in April 2017 – Most of the travelers spend two or three days in Siem Reap. Is this time enough to see everything? Well, let’s say that two days is the time required to see the essentials. Although, if you have more days, you […]

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Awesome Sprinter Vans on Instagram That You Need to See

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

If you find yourself scrolling down Instagram for hours on end in search of some travel inspiration, chances are, you would have stumbled on to a few photos of #vanlife. Recently, there has been a huge rise in young people opting to forgo living in a traditional home. Instead, their habitat of choice is a […]

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Accessible Cruise to Alaska’s Inside Passage

by Mike OKray @ wheelchairtraveling.com

Four years ago I took my very first cruise which happened to be to one of the best destinations a person could ever dream to visit, Alaska.  Since then it has been my dream to visit again.  This past May my dream became a reality as my parents and I spent another wonderful week exploring […]

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Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

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