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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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Marketing a sacred mountain

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

It's been worshipped for at least 1500 years but perhaps this mountain was declared sacred just to attract Silk Road travellers?

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including women travelling alone. In fact, given the country’s recent history, many tourists, particularly...

Most Beautiful Places in Norway to Include on your Bucket List!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

From its picture-perfect fjords to breathtaking mountains to fairytale-like cities, Norway; in Europe; is a lovely visual bonanza. With a postcard-like landscape that can be experienced through hiking, boating and long drives. Norway is known for its stunning natural phenomena like the mesmerizing northern lights and midnight sun. Norway is […]

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Map: High Terrorist Threat countries

by @ Safearound

Countries with a High Terrorist Threat, mapped Because of the rise of terrorist attacks in the last years, we thought travelers would like to see a map of the most dangerous countries regarding terrorism. 2015 and 2016, to date, have been some of worst years in terms of number of terrorist attacks and [...]

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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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Top Tips For The Best Family Australian Road Trip

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

 Have you always dreamt of taking an epic road trip across Australia? There are many memorable and exciting places to see in Australia. It is also a brilliant country to explore for a family vacation.  Get in your vehicle and hit the road, because Australia will gift you with experiences […]

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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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Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam in droves over bitter maritime row

Chinese tourists abandon Vietnam in droves over bitter maritime row


South China Morning Post

Travel warning issued by Beijing after oil rig dispute sparked riots sees visitor numbers dwindle

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 »

The Ultimate Guide on How to get from Danang to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

When traveling from Danang to Hoi An, in Vietnam, there are a few options you can choose. Those options are private car, taxi, bus or, if you are really adventurous, you can rent a motorbike. Whilst Uber and Grab (a local type Uber company) are available in the area, chances […]

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The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

Infographic: Most Dangerous and Safest Countries in 2016

by @ Safearound

The 10 Most Dangerous and 10 Safest Countries in 2016 Here’s a snapshot infographic of the rankings of the most dangerous countries in the world in 2016 based on SafeAround's data. Click here to see the full ranking with 162 countries.

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The Top 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories

by @ Safearound

The Best 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories to make flying better As a kid, flying in an airplane used to be a fun experience. But as an adult, having to successively wait for luggage check-in, security controls, boarding pass control before finding your seat in a crowded plane cabin isn't much fun anymore. With cost-cutting policies, airlines tend to [...]

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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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Which Countries is VRBO Available in?

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

International travel can have all sorts of complications. But with sites like VRBO, it’s actually quite easy because almost all of their services are available in every country in the world (see below for a complete list). Here’s the details on which countries VRBO is available in. Which Countries Does VRBO Have Rentals Available IN? […]

The Absolute Best Halong Bay Cruise | Top 13 Recommendations

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you looking for the best Halong Bay cruise for your next holiday in Vietnam? Join in with thousands of happy travelers on a trip of a life time on the best Halong Bay tour in Vietnam! In order to make your planning that much easier, we have compiled a […]

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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…

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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Travel Rules

by Matthew Walker @ Worldwise Travel Clinics

It’s tempting to ignore ethics when you travel. In fact, it’s very easy to do so. When you don’t speak the language, when you don’t understand the cultural nuances, when you’re a stranger in a strange land it’s pretty simple to ignore any nagging doubts about whether you should actually be doing certain things. After […]

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

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 safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound


Safearound

Vietnam(Cities in Vietman: Ha long, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City)Vietnam is a fantastic country, which has an incredibly rich legacy. Its well known for white sandy beaches, jungle rivers, sophisticated Buddhist pagodas, vibrant city life and fantastically delicious food.One has many ways to entertain himself while in

The most common scams in South America

by efim @ Safearound

Filled with a diverse culture, traditions, and landscapes, South America is an attractive and exciting continent. As a traveler, you will never run out of sights to amaze. However, like in any other very touristic destination in the world, a trip to the fantastic continent of South America has some scams, that tourists should [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

The 7 Best, Strongest and Safest Hard Luggage

by @ Safearound

The 7+ Best, Strongest and Safest Luggage for Travelers Stuck in traffic, running to your gate, rushing through the airport security and finally boarding your flight... Travelling is already a worrisome experience. Having to travel with several luggage when flying by plane can cause of a lot of nervousness. You do not want to [...]

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World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Let me tell you about each of the World Heritage Sites in Morocco and give you my thoughts about if they're worth visiting.

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China Offers 10 Year Visa

by Wes Faires @ Travel the World Visas

US Citizens can now obtain 10 year, Multiple Entry Visas for China.  For details, visit this link: China Visa – Travel the World Visas

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Book Your Luxurious Stay in Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island is an elegant and super luxurious resort on a magnificent sand island just off the East coast of Australia. If you enjoy total bliss and relaxation, strolling on the miles of sandy beaches and you love exploring and adventure, then you came to the right […]

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FBI Changes to Criminal Background Checks

by Wes Faires @ Travel the World Visas

From the FBI’s website:  Due to automation of the mailing process, tentatively scheduled for January 12, 2015, the FBI will no longer provide Identity History Summary results on blue security paper. All responses will be processed on standard white paper.  The US State Department will certify the documents upon confirmation with the FBI.  Source FBI

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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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What is Switzerland Famous for? Here are 13 Things!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Switzerland is the world’s only country where there are four national languages. These include French, Rumantsch, German and Italian. This isn’t the only thing that makes this beautiful country unique. Can I challenge you to name something Switzerland is famous for, before you look at our list?   So What […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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World’s Safest Countries for Women

by @ Safearound

The World's Safest Countries for Women The New World Wealth think tank has ranked the world's countries regarding how safe they are for women. These ratings use various sources  such as interviews with women travelers, female aid workers and migration workers. The study focuses on 4 criteria to define women safety: risks of rape, assault, slavery and trafficking. Here's the ranking of [...]

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Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...

Expedited Travel Visas to Vietnam - Rush Vietnamese Visa Services

Expedited Travel Visas to Vietnam - Rush Vietnamese Visa Services


US Visa Connection

Need an Expedited Travel Visa to Vietnam? Rush Emergency Application Service Available for Quick Vietnamese Tourist and Business Visas. Apply Now!

Is Expedia reliable? Can you book safely through their website?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

One of the world’s biggest third party travel companies, Expedia, has been around for over 20 years. It started as a company within Microsoft, and then was spun out, built up, and then made public as one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. They work with thousands of hotels, airlines, car rental […]

Where a dog has the right to be a dog

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

This artistic community has declared itself as an independent republic and created its own constitution. Oddly, everyone else just goes along with it!

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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…

A capital of change

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

The historic centre of Vilnius shows a city that's been through a lot of turmoil but is now proud of what it is.

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Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Southeast Asia

Pregnant Women Should Consider Not Traveling To Southeast Asia


NPR.org

U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to parts of Southeast Asia because of the risk of catching Zika. Recent outbreaks have occurred in Singapore and Thailand.

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

The royal heart of Bavaria

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

It may not seem as glamorous as other Bavarian castles, but the Munich Residenz is one of the city's gems and worth the visit!

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Best Hotels & Resorts in Vietnam: Recommended Places to Stay for a Memorable Trip!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you scared of getting scammed, when booking your Vietnam Accommodation?   Worried that the place you are booking is not going to live up to your expectations?   Well, WORRY NO MORE!   Today we will share with you a list of the best hotels in Vietnam.  How do we […]

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The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

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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Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The most useful Vietnam Travel tips for families traveling with children. What to do in Vietnam when you travel with kids? Safety advice for parents.

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening ...

Spanish royal gardens

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

You may think Aranjuez Palace is the main attraction - but don't miss the stunning gardens at this Spanish World Heritage Site!

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Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

Travel advisories

Travel advisories


Cathay Pacific

Travel advisories concerning Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights and destinations

Best day trips from Prague

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Get more out of your time in the Czech Republic with these suggestions of day trips from Prague. With a variety of destinations, there's something for everyone.

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Can I Wear Capris in Egypt? (Or a Complete Egypt Packing Guide for Women)

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When I was preparing for my tour in Egypt, I had so many questions about what to pack. This was going to be my...

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Vietnam

Vietnam


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Links to further information about Vietnam

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…

How to Spend 1 Week in the Seychelles

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Located in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles are a group of 115 islands that are basically the definition...

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Ten Reasons to Get Travel Insurance When travelling Abroad

by raph @ Safearound

Holiday insurance or travel insurance is important, first of all in order to make sure to be able to afford medical care of any kind. Basically, the chief purpose of insurance is to mitigate your financial risk.  According to recent research, the average medical treatment abroad for foreigners costs between $2000-2500 and can be [...]

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10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

Turkish Airlines Offers 15% Discount For Booking Flights Through App

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

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

Best Time to Visit Goa, India: Best Season & Month

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Goa is a magical place to visit. Many tourists describe the weather as being perfect- not too hot or cold … if you go there at the right time of year that is. The best season to visit Goa in India is during the winter; whilst the best month to […]

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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7 tips to prepare your children for vaccines

by Matthew Walker @ Worldwise Travel Clinics

At Worldwise we give vaccines to children all the time. Here are several practical things you can do to prepare your children for having vaccinations. When booking your appointment at the travel clinic, tell us that the appointment is for children. That way we can ensure we allow plenty of time for discussion, distraction and […]

VRBO vs Hotels – What is the best option for travel?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

The world of the sharing economy has certainly changed the way we travel. From being able to book reservations in local apartments or houses, to getting around in shared cars, bikes, and more, it’s easier than ever to see the world. But we wanted to run a fair comparison between one of the biggest names […]

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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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

A History Lover’s Guide to Dublin, Ireland

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

You might know a thing or two about Dublin. For example, you might know that it's the capital of Ireland and that it's 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…

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a...

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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Is VRBO Safe and Legit?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

We get asked about the new economy of short term rentals, and whether or not services like VRBO are safe and legitimate ways to book travel or to rent out unused vacation homes. We thought we would answer some of the most common questions below that we hear from our readers to help you make […]

Storm weakens as it nears Vietnam

Storm weakens as it nears Vietnam


BBC News

Storm Tembin killed at least 240 people when it battered the Philippines on its way to Vietnam.

5 Things to Do in Zion National Park That Don’t Involve Hiking

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

When it comes to national parks in the United States, the secret has long been out about Zion National Park. It's one of the...

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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

Best Time to Visit Coorg (Kodagu), India

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Located in Karnataka India; Coorg (also known as Kodagu) receives a lot of tourists annually. It has incredible views and a lot of charm. It’s a great place to take a vacation if you go during the right months. Even though Coorg is a great place to visit year round, […]

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8 of the Best Ancient Sites to See in Egypt

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Even though Egypt has some exciting large cities and an interesting contemporary culture, I won't lie: the main reason I wanted to visit was...

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Tricks and tips you should know to avoid pickpockets

by efim @ Safearound

Pickpocketing is a serious problem in tourist destinations all over the world. Every day a frightening number of pickpocket incidents occur all around the globe. According to the official statistic around 400, 000 pickpocket incidents occur around the world daily. NYPD reports 3,000 incidents of pickpocketing a day, however, most go unreported. 1 [...]

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The Absolute Best Day Trips from Osaka, Japan | Not to be Missed!!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you planning your Osaka itinerary and wondering what the best day trips from Osaka are? – Let us help you plan & book your day trip from Osaka today! – Osaka in Japan, is one of the most beautiful port cities and is a commercial center on the Japanese […]

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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.

Should You Book a Business Trip on Expedia?

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

Perhaps you’re new to business travel expenses or you’re at a new job where you’re just not sure whether using a site like Expedia is the appropriate way to book a trip. The answer is typically: “sure!” but there are a few things to consider before booking a business trip on Expedia, including your company’s […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

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

The 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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18 Travel Bloggers with Different Perspectives to Follow in 2018

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

Here's a fun fact for you: There are more than 2 million blog posts published online every single day. Tens of thousands of those are...

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The Gateway to Japan

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

For centuries, Osaka Bay has been the Gateway to Japan. Now it has become one of the most interesting areas for tourists to discover.

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A clash of cultures in Seville

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

These two monumental sites in the centre of Seville say a lot about a period of Spanish history when civilisations were clashing.

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Is Cambodia safe for travellers?

Is Cambodia safe for travellers?


Time Travel Turtle

After recent reports about an increase of crime in Cambodia, I thought I would share my experiences and offer some advice.

Map: Which Countries Are Safe to Visit

by @ Safearound

Countries Which Are Safe to Visit, according to the UK Foreign Office The United Kingdom Foreign Office (FCO) gives advice to British travelers about the safety of most of the world's countries. These ratings take into account several criteria such as war, terrorism, crimes against tourists, etc. VIEW WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES The [...]

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Best things to do around Osaka Bay

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

Here is your detailed step-by-step guide for exploring the three main cities around Osaka Bay: the Gateway to Japan.

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Vietnam Travel Tips & Travel Advice that SHOULD Know Before you Go!

Vietnam Travel Tips & Travel Advice that SHOULD Know Before you Go!


Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Are you planning to travel to Vietnam? Find all the essential information that you NEED to know -Vietnam Travel Advice & Vietnam Travel Tips!

The Ultimate Guide on How to Get from Hanoi to Hoi An (& Vice Versa)

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Hoi An is a small town in central Vietnam that has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1999. It is known for its rich history, historical heritage, architecture and atmosphere.Well that is all lovely and I bet you already know that Hoi An is worth a visit.  So […]

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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The most popular scams in Southeast Asia

by efim @ Safearound

  Scams in Southeast Asia are very similar to those each tourist might enforce whenever he will be. Most of the scams in Asia are based on the naive trust of tourists who are delighted by the spirit of vacation and beauties around. When visiting unfamiliar places, particularly with language barriers, and another kind [...]

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Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE


CHOICE

Where to get the best cash rates, phone rates, phone apps for maps and currency conversions, and why you should blame sharks when the internet cuts in Vietnam.

St. George, Utah: More Than Just a Gateway to Zion

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

I'll be honest with you: I only knew two things about St. George, Utah, prior to this year. For one, I knew it had...

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The Absolute Best Things to do in Kampot & Kep, Cambodia!

by Jolene Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Cambodia is full of surprises and beautiful places..  Just as you thought that you have almost seen it all, something new pops up and this post is all about places like that!  It is about the best things to do in Kampot and Kep! After our journey from Phnom Penh […]

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The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

The Pegasus 737 That Ran off a Cliff Might Fly Again

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

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

Reasons why you will Fall in Love with Honfleur France!

by Andrzej Ejmont @ Wanderlust Storytellers | Family Travel Blog | Travel with Kids | Travel Tips

Everyone writes lists of the best things to do in Honfleur, France … ultimate guides on what to do in Honfleur, France. But what about an adventure? What about the spontaneity of discovery? Can you discover things to see in Honfleur that no one has seen yet? Our France road […]

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Chinese Travel to Vietnam Plummets Amid South China Sea Standoff

Chinese Travel to Vietnam Plummets Amid South China Sea Standoff


WSJ

As the government evacuates thousands of Chinese from Vietnam following deadly anti-Chinese riots, Chinese tourism to the country is also taking a hit.

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


The Points Guy

Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

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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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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