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Here’s What I Received for Making It to SPG Lifetime Platinum

Here’s What I Received for Making It to SPG Lifetime Platinum

by The Points Guy @ The Points Guy

I’ve been a fan of the Starwood Preferred Guest program for a long time, but it looks like I just moved on up from being a fan. In fact, I just received a package from SPG confirming that I’m officially a SPG Lifetime Platinum member. My favorite part of this package — other than the …

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 […]

SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is of course the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit I had […]

Traveling to Dali: The complete guide

by Rita Andreetti @ Sapore di Cina

One of the entrance gates of the Dali city wall – Photo by Matteo Bosi Located in the heart of Yunnan, Dali (大理) is a picturesque town mainly inhabited by the ethnic Bai, who settled here millenniums ago. Or better, this is the Dali Old Town, the original heart, surrounded by a city wall and […]

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?

Nile Cruises: 10 things to see and do

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Deep, in the heart of Africa lies the world’s longest river – the Nile. It flows through a kingdom of breathtaking landscapes, where exotic species of animals live and where colourful cultures depend on its waters to survive. It was once a home to ancient Egyptians, who strongly believed that the river was a god, […]

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.

Visa on Arrival to Vietnam in a nutshell - The Blond Travels

Visa on Arrival to Vietnam in a nutshell - The Blond Travels


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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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Interrogative substitutions and the structure 以…为 in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

Interrogative substitutions谁 (shéi/shuí),什么 (shénme),哪 (nǎ) Interrogative substitutions are similar to the “wh – question words” in English, or the interrogative pronouns in Italian. When using interrogative substitutions, the order of the phrase doesn’t change. The interrogative substitutions, precisely, substitute the word that should be found in the answer. When formulating a question through the use […]

My Visa Approval Letter is incorrect, what should I do?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

For the most proper support on Vietnam Visa Application and Visa Approval Letter as well, kindly inform us immediately through email Support@vietnam-visa.com or Hotline +84. 946.583.583 or contact email of consultant who sent you Visa Approval Letter.  In case you are wondering about having other names on your Visa Approval Letter, kindly get the answer here. 

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Four Seasons Hawaii: The Resorts, The Deals, And Maximizing Your Stay

Four Seasons Hawaii: The Resorts, The Deals, And Maximizing Your Stay

by Ford @ One Mile at a Time

Over the past year and a half, I've had a lot of inquiries from readers and clients about the Four Seasons properties in Hawaii. Of all the Four Seasons properties, I receive the most emails and make the most bookings at the Four Seasons resorts currently operating in the Hawaiian Islands: Four Seasons Hualalai (on The Big Island, Hawaii), Four Seasons Lanai, Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, and the Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina.

I've written in the past about the Four Seasons Preferred Partner program, which is a fantastic way to maximize value when staying at any Four Seasons hotel or resort. Four Seasons properties are largely expensive, especially their resorts in Hawaii, which is why it's a no-brainer to book my clients through Four Seasons Preferred Partner, which offers perks like daily breakfast, room upgrades, and resort credits at no additional cost.

Four Seasons Preferred Partner also allows affiliated Travel Advisors (like me) to combines these perks with ongoing promotions like fourth or fifth night free, daily resort credits, and unlimited golf to help my clients get the most out of their stay. This makes Four Seasons Preferred Partner unique compared to similar programs from other hotel brands, which don't allow you to combine these perks with promotions.

I teach English on Skype: My way to earn money online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Digital nomadism is one of the recent world trends. Many people want to travel, work online and earn money. It is a great option for those, who are tired with the corporate world and want to see and experience more. For a long time I dreamed about working remotely. I wanted to travel and work […]

8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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A Roundtrip Business Class Ticket With Two Airline Credit Cards

A Roundtrip Business Class Ticket With Two Airline Credit Cards

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

For those who are new to points, I think it often helps to provide a simple strategy that allows people to earn a lot of miles quickly, so they can see the value in points. After all, if people can experience the benefits of redeeming miles firsthand, they're much more likely to be engaged in the future. In general I prefer cards that earn transferrable points currencies for my everyday spend, though there are some airline credit cards that have big sign-up bonuses, as well as valuable perks for holding onto the cards.

Of airline cards, there's no airline that allows you to earn as many miles in a short period of time as American, given that they have co-brand credit card agreements with both Barclaycard and Citi. That means two banks are competing for your business, rather than just one. The three most compelling sign-up bonuses are as follows, and allow you to earn 180,000+ miles (these are all best-ever offers):

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!

2 ways to get Vietnam visa in Mumbai, India

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

If you are an Indian passport holder or a resident in Mumbai, India whose nationality is not included in the Vietnam visa exemption list, and you are planning a visit to Vietnam, then remember to apply for visa beforehand as you cannot get into the country without it. But how to get a visa for Vietnam in Mumbai, India? The answer is so easy.

4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a place where it’s good to slow down and relax. During the day you can spend your time shopping in various boutiques and malls, or drink coffee in a beautiful and stylish cafe. And when the sun sets you can head to one of the bars in the city and mingle with […]

How to Use Your American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades After the Expiration Date

How to Use Your American Airlines Systemwide Upgrades After the Expiration Date

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Each year American Airlines top-tier Executive Platinum elites get four “systemwide upgrades” (sometimes internally referred to as “EVIP”s) upon elite qualification. These allow the elites to upgrade themselves — or a friend — one class of service. The catch is that there needs to be upgrade space, and that can be hard to find. Also, American …

Emirates Is Launching Nonstop Flights Between Newark & Dubai

Emirates Is Launching Nonstop Flights Between Newark & Dubai

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Emirates has announced some adjustments to their US service. Most significantly, Emirates has announced that they'll be launching daily nonstop flights between Newark and Dubai as of June 1, 2018.

The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, featuring eight first class suites (not Emirates' new first class), 42 business class seats, and 306 economy seats. The flight will cover a distance of 6,860 miles, and is blocked at 14hr westbound an 12hr30min eastbound.

The flight will operate with the following schedule:

Rituals of Birth, Death and Marriage in Bali

by Shaun Fisher @ inbali.org

A colourful procession marches down the street, narrowly avoided by scooters whizzing past. The 30-degree heat is warping the road and the exhaust fumes are melting into the thick air. Leading the group is a large throne-like structure supported by five men on either side. The throne, which is actually a coffin, has several tiers […]

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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.

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, […]

The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a city that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. After a couple of exhausting day trips into the mountains or other thrilling, action-packed activities, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and just do – well – nothing. Sure, a spa day with massages, manicures, pedicures and facials is […]

Complements of company, means, tools, topics, and directions

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

The complement of company The complement of company indicates the person or inanimate being with which one finds in a specific circumstance or with whom one does or undergoes an action. The complement of company is introduced by the prepositions 跟 (gēn) “with”, 和 (hé) “and/ together with”. Here are a few examples: 我不跟他说了。 Wǒ […]

12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is not as celebrated as its regional cousins Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and even Indonesia. However, this does not mean that it is any less intriguing or wonderful than they are.

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What if I forget to bring photos or print out Arrival Letter when arriving Vietnam Airport?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Along with Vietnam Visa Application Form, Photos & Arrival Letter are compulsory documents to get proper Vietnam Visa when being in Vietnam Airport.  Therefore; if you forget to bring photos or Arrival Letter before arriving Vietnam Airport, you may have to pay extra money (around 2 – 5 USD) for being taken photos by Immigration …

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Get Rid of Overwhelm Instantly

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Do you constantly find yourself overwhelmed in your work or school, or even at home? Wondering if there is just something wrong with you? There’s not. If you are feeling overwhelmed, there is a perfectly reasonable expectation for it. It’s not your fault. More importantly, in this video, find out exactly how to bring your

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1 Hour to More Time and More Money

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

What would you do with more time and more money in your life? Begin that hobby that you’ve always wanted to to do? Spend more time with your family? Go on a vacation? Pay off your car? I’m sure every one of us would say that we could use more time and money. But today

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What common mistakes do Argentina passport holders usually make when they apply for Vietnam visa on arrival?

by Hoa Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Incorrect passport number: Passport number will include both LETTERS and NUMBERS but Argentine citizens always provide numbers only. This might be inconvenient especially in urgent/ super urgent cases as visa provider will again have to collect information which takes time. Missing middle name: When applying for Vietnam visa, it is required that applicant fills in …

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 9 Signs You Are Missing Your Life Purpose

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

You may consider uncovering your life purpose to be peripheral to your everyday life. It seems like something you might do once you get everything else in life figured out: once the kids grow up and your debt is paid off, or maybe once you find your soul mate who will take care of you, then

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

I love New Year’s resolutions. The new year is a great time to reflect on what your life is and what you would like it to become. The word “resolution”, “to resolve,” implies that all you have to do to meet your goals is just make up your mind. But that’s not true. It’s not

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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.

All legitimate ways to get Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

A Visa to Vietnam is required for citizens of Czech Republic. This post will introduce you concisely 3 ways to apply for Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens, including Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnamese E-visa.

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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Jet Airways Cuts Ties With Emirates & Gulf Air As Of April 1, 2018

Jet Airways Cuts Ties With Emirates & Gulf Air As Of April 1, 2018

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Last year Jet Airways made the decision to cut ties with American, as we saw their partnership ending as of December 31, 2017. Now it's no longer possible to earn and redeem AAdvantage miles on Jet Airways, and vice versa. That wasn't the only partnership cuts we saw from Jet Airways last year. They also cut ties with four Star Alliance airlines -- Austrian, Lufthansa, Swiss, and Turkish.

The motive here seems pretty clear. Delta and Jet Airways introduced an expanded partnership as of March 2016, giving travelers more access to the Indian market. For a while there were even rumors of Delta buying a 24% stake in Jet Airways, though that never happened. However, it's clear that Jet Airways is now very much in the Air France-KLM and Delta clique, and that came at the expense of their other partnerships that were focused on transatlantic travel.

Jet Airways has just announced that they're ending even more partnerships. As of April 1, 2018, Jet Airways will no longer partner with Emirates or Gulf Air. Currently it's possible to earn and redeem JetPrivilege miles on both of those airlines, though that will no longer be possible starting in a few months.

A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Many people wonder what vaccinations they should get before they visit Thailand. There is a lot of information about it on the internet. Some websites have long lists of inoculations against scary diseases and it’s hard to tell which of them are really necessary. Before my first trip to Thailand I had the same dilemma. […]

Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia

How to get a visa for Vietnam in Cambodia


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If you're headed to Vietnam after Cambodia, we've got the low-down on the best way to get a Vietnam visa while you are here (hint: don't go to the embassy).

More Great Oneworld First Class Fares From Europe To The US

More Great Oneworld First Class Fares From Europe To The US

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Lately we've seen more and more great international first class fares. It used to be that airlines would consistently discount business class tickets but that first class fare sales were rare, but that has been changing. Nowadays it's not unusual to see transatlantic first class fares of $2,500 or less, especially if traveling roundtrip from Europe to the US (rather than the other way around)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some great American and British Airways first class fares valid for travel from many European gateways to the US. Well, there are some more great fares for this summer, for anyone looking to travel from Europe to the US.

SecretFlying notes that American and British Airways have very attractive first class fares for travel in July and August. To get the fares you have to originate in Oslo and then return to Stockholm, Gothenburg, or Hamburg (so you'll want to use the multi-city feature on ITA Matrix or Google Flights). There are great fares to several US cities, though Miami is among the most attractive options.

Must-known information about Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

When will Spanish be exempted from Vietnam Visa? How to get Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders? How many types of Vietnam Visa? Click here.

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The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You have been thinking of living in Thailand for a long time now. You read forums, reviews, take part in discussions on Facebook groups, calculate the costs of living and wonder how to live in Thailand permanently. This type of decisions is not easy. Among of all other things, you need to make a decision […]

How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

BNO passport & Hongkong passport - which passport you can use when applying visa to Vietnam in Hongkong? Details can be found here.

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Where to stay and eat in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Since 2011, the Big Ten Football Championship game has been held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. If you

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Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Tripp and Tyler is a pretty funny YouTube channel that does lots of skits based on things you may encounter in real life. Just yesterday they uploaded a hilarious video called "A Rental Car Success Story," which I think perfectly sums up most peoples' experiences with the "big guy" car rental companies. Here's the video, if you need a good laugh:

A couple of weeks ago they made a video entitled "Air Travel In Real Life," which is about what it would be like if being a passenger in a car were like being in a plane:

Alaska Airlines Hints At The Introduction Of Basic Economy

Alaska Airlines Hints At The Introduction Of Basic Economy

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

I've always respected that Alaska Airlines does things differently than "the other guys." Unlike American, Delta, and United, they don't offer basic economy fares, and they continue to award miles based on how many miles you fly rather than how much you spend on your tickets. They also continue to have a really compelling award chart for partner redemptions.

As I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, the airline is starting to lose thier mojo, as they're having a hard time balancing being a favorite among employees, customers, and Wall Street. Discontent at the airline is growing among employees, some customers perceive that they're not as special as they used to be, and for the past few years they've been facing an attack at their home airport of SeaTac from Delta, which has driven down prices. On top of all of that, the airline actually tries to differentiate themselves, and it's tough to differentiate yourself while not being able to command much of a revenue premium.

That brings us to yesterday's Alaska earnings call, where Alaska's Chief Revenue Officer, Andrew Harrison, said the following:

Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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One Day in Chiang Mai: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I absolutely love Chiang Mai! I’ve been living here on and off for more than three years now and have been using most of my free time to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Chiang Mai really has a lot to offer and finding the “must-sees” can be a real hassle, especially if you only […]

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.

Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam—and for good reason. From its gorgeous waterfalls, traditional silk factories, and buzzing night market, to its small batch coffee farms, Dalat makes for an ideal getaway from the major cities. In order to make your great escape a bit easier, Vietcetera popped over to the […]

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Buddha Park

by citywalls @ Vientiane

Buddha Park is a curious garden filled with Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the banks of the Mekong River 25km outside of Vientiane.

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Lahti in the magical winter time of Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland boasts some of the most beautiful ice and snowscapes to be found in all of Europe, and the magical gem that is Lahti makes for a perfect escape this winter. Lahti is just a short 1 hour 30 min train ride from Helsinki (or Helsinki Airport), making it a....

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Ladies Who Rock: Sanne Leenman, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When you are a digital nomad, or travel extensively, nutrition and fitness are really important to feel well and energised. I have been struggling with keeping a healthy diet recently as moving from place to place and working long hours have reduced the level of activities I used to do. That’s how I found Sanne […]

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. 

Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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7 Must See Sights In The Mekong Delta

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Come visit the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam to discover hidden wonders. Ecotourism is a strong industry in this lush tropical region. Cruise down the Mekong River in a boat taxi and discover a world from the past. Floating markets, ancient temples, fruit orchards, museums, and scenic rice paddy farms dot the area. Here are 7 must see […]

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Getting A Chinese Visa In Hanoi, Vietnam - NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog


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Everything you need to know about getting a Chinese visa in Hanoi, Vietnam. The cost, what you need to take with you and the whole application process.

How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before Chris and I left Vietnam for Poland we started looking for short-term accommodation in Kraków. We quickly found out that finding one for a good price is not as easy as we previously had thought. I had never rented a flat for such a short period of time in Europe. I was convinced that it […]

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!

Jai Thep Festival in Chiang Mai: A day filled with fun, love and music

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Jai Thep Festival is the newest addition to Chiang Mai’s event calendar. A group of like-minded people got together and decided to do something amazing – they created a music festival unlike any other that has taken place in Northern Thailand before. I love everything about music festivals: the happy atmosphere, crazy people dressed up especially for […]

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 […]

Amex Platinum Card: 8 Major Differences Between The Business & Personal Versions

Amex Platinum Card: 8 Major Differences Between The Business & Personal Versions

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The way I see it, both The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are fantastic cards. I often get questions about which card is better (aside from the obvious fact that one is a personal card and one is a business card). For many people I think both cards can make sense, while for others there's a distinct advantage to one over the other.

In my case, I have the Amex Personal Platinum Card and Ford has the Amex Business Platinum Card, so together I'd say that's a very good combo. In this post I wanted to look more closely at the differences between the two cards.

They have a lot in common, including a $200 annual airline fee credit, access to Amex Centurion Lounges, access to Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass memberships, Hilton Honors and SPG Gold status, access to the International Airline Program, and much more.

Early Mornings in Canggu

by Gemma Clarke @ inbali.org

Unlike in the big smoke, where mornings tend to be reserved for overpriced takeaway coffee and shitty work commutes, waking up early in Canggu is a real delight. The air is cool, the only sounds to be heard are birdsong and the hum of the call to prayer, and the sky is streaked blue and […]

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Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?

Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?


Travel Dave

Can British passport holders enter Vietnam without applying for a visa in advance?

One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

My digital nomad life led me to Da Nang – one of the rapidly developing cities in Vietnam. I chose it mostly because it was by the sea and the internet was supposed to be good. I expected it to be different than Thailand, but I didn’t expect it to be so fascinating and beautiful. […]

Getting a Vietnamese Visa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Getting a Vietnamese Visa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Getting a Vietnamese visa in Kuala Lumpur isn't difficult, but this guide will help you get in and out as quickly and easily as possible.

Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

Leavenworth, WA: Magical Bavarian Village in the Cascades

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Nestled in a beautiful valley of the PNW's Cascade Mountain range is the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, Washington. This local's guide to Leavenworth will help you see this town like a local (we lived there for 6 months after all!). We've got ideas of things to do, restaurants to try and Leavenworth hotels for all budgets. There is so much more than the German-themed exterior. 

Things you need to do before you move to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I know that you’re dreaming of moving to Thailand. No wonder! A lot of people want to live in a country where the sun always shines, people are nice and costs are low. Moving to the Land of Smiles isn’t difficult at all. That is when you prepare accordingly, of course. I lived in Thailand […]

Vietnam visa on arrival for Indians for 5 days

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Hi there, I read somewhere that to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival, I need to provide a copy of my passport and return ticket book. But I also read in your site that I do not need to do any thing, just complete your online form. So, which one is right? Please advise.

8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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Vietnam Restores Cheaper, Single-Entry Tourist Visas for US Citizens

Vietnam Restores Cheaper, Single-Entry Tourist Visas for US Citizens


Travel Codex

The Vietnamese government recently made some very negative tourist visa changes for U.S. citizens a few months ago. Along with eliminating single entry, short term tourist visas, they also raised the visa stamp fee for

The list of blocked websites in China

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

¿Do you want to access any website in China without restrictions? Click here and check out the comparison of the top VPNs that really work in China Latest important information VPNs continue to provide access to websites blocked in China Despite the rumors, VPNs continue to be the best way to get around the Great […]

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.

Aleph Geddis solo exhibition at The Slow

by Samantha Chalker @ inbali.org

Aleph Geddis, the man behind The Slow’s heavily photographed monkey pod sculptures, is soon to take over The Slow’s gallery space of Room 13. His first solo exhibition on the island of Bali, torii will launch on the 13th of January 2018 and remain open to public until the 13th of February. A cult-followed sculptor […]

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I’m not UAE citizens but I’m now currently working here. Can I apply for Vietnam visa via Vietnam embassy in UAE?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Yes. Please be kindly informed that you can apply for Vietnam visa at any Vietnam embassy which is convenient for you. However, before you go, we highly recommend you to check your Vietnam visa requirement via: https://www.vietnam-visa.com/guide/united-arab-emirates/. The information then will show you whether you need to get a visa for Vietnam or not. In …

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Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh - Two Can Travel

How to Get a Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh - Two Can Travel


Two Can Travel

It's easy to get a Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh, Cambodia! We outline three ways to do it: At the Vietnam Embassy, through a Travel Agency or Guest House and

(Updated 2017) Vietnam visa exemption agreement between Vietnam and India

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Is Indian exempted from Vietnam Visa? How can Indian citizens and residents apply for Vietnam Visa? Click to find out!

Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Review

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

We loved staying right in the center of the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires on our trip to Argentina. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods in BA (all with very different personalities), this area is considered by many to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city, filled with lavish homes and fancy shops and restaurants. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is also located in this area, so there’s plenty to see and do all around.

BOOKING

We booked with Hyatt Cash+Points for $125 + 10,000 points per night. Cash rates are easily in the $500+ range, so it makes redeeming points a very attractive offer.

We used a Suite Night Award and were booked into a “Park Suite King” and “59 to 72 sqm: Sitting area: Shower and bathtub: Flat TV: DVD: Butler.”

CHECK-IN

When we were headed to the hotel from the domestic airport (Buenos Aires-AEP), the cab driver had never heard of the hotel– we had to show him name of hotel– but it wasn’t until he read the address that he finally had a general idea of where to take us. Then, he drove right past the entrance, but we said it was fine and just jumped out at the intersection. Walking up, the hotel staff obviously seemed a bit confused that we were arriving by (what looked to be) foot.

At check-in, she confirmed our stay and rate and said, “we have a great room for you in our historic building” — perfect. As it turns out, there are essentially 2 hotels in one: a newer building with many more rooms and the old, renovated “palace” or mansion, connected by a courtyard (and underground walkway).

underground walkway between the two buildings

ROOM

The room, a Park Suite on the Palace side, was very well appointed but somewhat small. In fact, I’m not sure that it could even qualify as a “suite” as it had no separate sitting area or room, just a bedroom with a very large bathroom. From what we’ve read online, the suites are much larger in the newer, more contemporary building, but we really liked the style, feel and decor of the Palace building with the very stately feel of the deep molding around the ceiling and the huge antique windows.

view from room window

Within a few hours of checking in, two of the “butlers” arrived with our welcome gift: a fruit tray with apples, some type of chocolate snack and a bottle of Malbec wine.

BATHROOM

The bathroom was huge- almost as big as the bedroom itself. There’s a bathtub in the main, open area with the sinks and then a closed-in shower and separate toilet area. Plenty of space for two people to get ready at the same time.

SERVICE

While we didn’t need anything special while we were there, we found the service at check-in, breakfast, etc. to be top-notch. They were very helpful if needed, and friendly- everything we’ve come to expect and appreciate in a Park Hyatt.

Welcome letter

PROPERTY

The historic property feels regal and luxurious and, for us, provided a comfortable [...]

Portugal – a destination for digital nomads all over the world

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Portugal has unique surprises and treasures that are waiting to be discovered at the moment and is also an ideal country for digital entrepreneurs and nomads.

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Vientiane Night Market

by citywalls @ Vientiane

The Vientiane Night Market is a quieter and cleaner version of other tourist markets found in South East Asia. Inexpensive clothes and souvenirs take up most of the stalls. The Vientiane Night market has a lot in common with other night markets in Asia. The items for sale are consistent with what you find throughout […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Phong Nha Cave – Ke Bang National Forest Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park is located in the Bo Trach and Minh Hoa districts in the center of Quang Binh province. The park is bordered by Laos in the west. The road distances are about 500 km south of the capital Hanoi and 260 km north of the port city of Da […]

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Getting a Visa for Vietnam: Rules, Snafus, Solutions

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Visa on Arrival or E-Visa for Vietnam It has become so much easier to get a visa for Vietnam since

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SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is, of course, the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit, I had […]

2017 in Review: Travels, Reads, and Music

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

TRAVELING Another year behind us, and my third passport is one year closer to expiration (2023). Which will run out

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Discover Utsjoki, the Nothernmost Destination in Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland is a land known for its icy beauty and frozen charm, and Utsjoki is as wild and mystical it is possible to get in beautiful Finland. Situated at the very northernmost corner of Finnish Lapland, Utsjoki is a place with a rich ancestral heritage for the Sami people. Stunning....

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Southwest Will Fly To Paine Field, Putting The Airport At Capacity

Southwest Will Fly To Paine Field, Putting The Airport At Capacity

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Last May plans were announced for Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport to open a passenger terminal. For those of you not familiar, Paine Field is home to Boeing's Everett Factory, and up until now hasn't been used for commercial flights. Alaska Airlines saw potential in the airport, however, and announced intentions to begin flying out of Paine Field starting in the fall of 2018.

Alaska’s logic for adding service out of there is that for many residents North of Seattle, this could save them over an hour of time for their airport commute. That’s a big community, as the North Sound is home to more than a million people.

Initially the airport is limiting itself to 24 daily arrivals and departures (for a total of 48 takeoffs and landings). Just over a week ago Alaska revealed their full plans out of Paine Field -- they plan on operating 13 daily nonstop departures to eight cities out of Paine Field, to Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.

Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

The phrase “socially responsible travel” is a new trend followed by travelers all over the world, in the context that traveling and experiencing new cultures is popular nowadays. Hanoi, renown for the chaotic Old Quarter, many little temples, Dong Xuan Market that sells household goods and street food, already has so much to offer. However, […]

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Adverbs 只 (zhǐ), 就 (jiù) and 才 (cái) in Chinese

by Armando Turturici @ Sapore di Cina

To out emphasis on a small quantity, you can insert one of the following three adverbs: 只(zhǐ), 就 (jiù) and 才(cái), translatable as “only”. Here are a few examples: 今天上课的人很少,就/只/才十一个人。 jīntiān shàngkè de rén hěn shǎo, jiù/zhǐ/cái shíyī gèrén. Today there were few in class, only eleven people. 我才/只/就睡了两个小时。 Wǒ cái/zhǐ/jiù shuìle liǎng gè xiǎoshí. […]

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.

Vietnam visa cost in December 2016

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Hello, I would like to know the price for a visa multi entry 90 days to Vietnam. How much should I put on the check to the Embassy ( visa + postal fees) ? I'm Indian. Thank you for the answer.

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.

Getting Off the Beaten Path in Seoul, South Korea

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Getting Off the Beaten Path in Seoul, South Korea Wondering what you will do on your next trip to Seoul, South Korea? As the capital and largest city in all of South Korea, there can be so much to see, do and eat that it can be a little overwhelming! This compiled list of the […]

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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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!

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.

The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If there’s one thing in the world everyone can mutually agree on it’s this: Thai food is delicious! And while every tourist who visits Thailand to devour pizza, steak and other western dishes should be ashamed of themselves – as an expat it’s good to know where to go when that craving for western food […]

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ are two of the most popular rewards credit cards out there, and there's not a single best way to redeem those points. The points give you a lot of flexibility, and you can most efficiently redeem them as cash towards the cost of a travel purchase, or transfer them to one of the excellent Ultimate Rewards hotel or airline partners.

The three cards that directly earn Ultimate Rewards points are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve℠, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.

Then the Chase Freedom® Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, and Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card are technically cashback cards, where each point can be redeemed for one cent cash. However, if you can have any of those cards in conjunction with one of the three cards earning Ultimate Rewards points, then you can transfer over those points at a 1:1 ratio.

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival

How to get a Vietnam Visa On Arrival


Two Wandering Soles

Need a tourist visa for Vietnam? We'll show you the options and which one is the cheapest and fastest way to get a Vietnam visa. 

American Is Introducing Free Alcohol In Main Cabin Extra

American Is Introducing Free Alcohol In Main Cabin Extra

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Main Cabin Extra is American's extra legroom economy section. Passengers can pay to upgrade to these seats, and elite members are able to select these seats either at the time of booking or at some window prior to the flight, depending on their status.

In many ways American is lagging behind Delta when it comes to their extra legroom economy seating (which they call Comfort+). That's because Delta offers free alcohol and snacks in Comfort+, while American doesn't. Instead, American only offers Executive Platinum members in economy a free alcoholic drink and snack.

The Forward Cabin notes that American will be introducing new features in Main Cabin Extra, per an internal memo sent to employees. Here's how the memo reads:

Sunset Cruise in Langkawi, Malaysia with Tropical Charters

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Going on a sunset cruise in Langkawi, Malaysia with Tropical Charters. Jen loves sunsets. No matter where we are, if the sun is setting, she wants to see it. And usually we’re lucky enough to have the time to go and find it. It’s probably her number three favorite thing after food and sleep. Oh, […]

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Can diplomatic passport holders apply for Vietnam Visa On Arrival?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

No.  We’re sorry to confirm that Vietnam Visa On Arrival don’t support this type of passport. The only way for Diplomatic Passport Holders to get a visa for Vietnam is through Vietnam Embassy Visa. Please select your country’s name to know the exact location & contact of Vietnam Embassy/ Vietnam Consulate in your home country …

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2 ways to get Vietnam visa in Delhi, India

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

At the moment, there are up to 2 ways to get a Vietnam visa in Delhi India. Figure out them here, what they are and which is the best.

How to Get a Visa to Vietnam - Anna Wickham

How to Get a Visa to Vietnam - Anna Wickham


Anna Wickham

I get this question all the time, and rightfully so: How do you get a visa to live in Vietnam? I’ve been to a lot of countries and visa instructions are notoriously confusing, no matter which country you’re traveling to. I’m almost never certain I’ve done it correctly unless I’ve already been to that country.

Opening hours of Vietnam Embassy in Singapore? Days off of this office?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Working times: From Monday to Friday: 09.00 hrs – 12.00 hrs, 15.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs Days off: Vietnam Embassy in Singapore will off in public holidays. Public holidays 2016 (for reference): January    1st New Year’s Day February   8th 9th 10th Lunar New Year Festival Lunar New Year Festival Lunar New Year Festival April   …

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Air India Takes Delivery Of New “Air India One” Boeing 777-300ER

Air India Takes Delivery Of New “Air India One” Boeing 777-300ER

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Air India primarily uses Boeing 777s and 787s for their longhaul flights. Their 787s are reasonably decent, and feature fully flat business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Their 777s, on the other hand, are more outdated. The planes feature an ancient first class cabin, and business class seats are in a 2-3-2 configuration. The 777-200LR has angled seats in business class, while the 777-300ER has fully flat seats in business class.

While Air India has taken delivery of all the 787s they have on order, the airline still has three Boeing 777-300ERs on order. They're taking delivery of their third to last 777 right now, and they just shared pictures on social media of the new plane. Here's a picture they shared of the plane's exterior (the plane is called "Punjab," and has the registration VT-ALV):

5 things to prepare when travelling to Vietnam from Malaysia

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Visa to Vietnam from Malaysia, exchanging currency, health & travel insurances, checking the weather and learning about destinations in Vietnam are noted.

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Why You’re Too Busy (And What to Do About It)

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

“How are you?” “Busy.” “Crazy, as usual.” “It’s been insane around here.” This seems to be the mantra in offices and homes around the country. Why are we so busy? We have more luxuries than any generation before could ever imagine. Any piece of information we need is available at our fingertips at any moment;

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My Ultimate Guide to Traveling in Namibia

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

My huge free Namibia guide: destinations, safety, driving, food, and much more.

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Unique Accommodation in Cambodia

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Unique Accommodation in Cambodia Cambodia has no shortage of incredible accommodation options, most costing less than half of what you’d spend for a night in a chain hotel in the USA or Europe. From boutique hotels to eco lodges, jungle stays, and historic buildings, we have been lucky to experience a wide range of unique accommodation […]

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A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera

A Guide For Getting Your Tourist Or 5-Year Exemption Vietnam Visa - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Resources online all say different things. So for your traveling needs, we’ve assembled all the resources you need to get a visa to Vietnam.

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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Sponsored Video: Discover the hidden side of Vienna

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Vienna, the fascinating capital of Austria, is a city full of hidden surprises waiting for you around every corner. Discover Vienna’s hidden charms and explore the more unusual aspects of the city with this whole bunch of useful and curious tips. If you happen to have a trip arranged to....

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Inside The New Home of Balinese Punk Rock

by InBali @ inbali.org

“Music in Indonesia is like football in Brazil,” begins Made J, owner of the new home of Balinese punk, metal, rock and blues, Gimme Shelter, in Batu Bolong. “Everyone can play. When they say they can’t, you hand them a guitar and they can play three or four songs. When they say they can, they […]

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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.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Danang City and Sightseeings Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Son Tra Peninsula China Beach (Non Nuoc) My Khe Beach Nam O Beach Xuan Thieu Beach Bac My An Beach Marble Mountains Cham Museum   > Son Tra Peninsula  Son Tra Peninsula is a low mountainous area fully covered by forest . It is one of the city’s  lung. Son Tra Peninsula and the Hai […]

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Got anger? This can help instantly.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Ever feel like you’ve got an “anger management” problem? You’re not alone! In reality, you likely don’t actually have an anger problem. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn a few new ways to deal with it. Anger doesn’t look the same for everyone. Just because you aren’t screaming and throwing things across the room

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Vorarlberg, hut hiking across the mountains of Austria

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Austria’s Vorarlberg mountain range has many beautiful hiking regions to choose from that you will simply be lost for choice. I spent some special days hiking across these Austrian landscapes very recently. My recommendation is to focus on the Montafon and Bregenzerwald regions of Vorarlberg, plenty to see here. The....

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How to organise your own trip and travel on a budget?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You want to see the world, but your earnings and budget don’t allow you to travel? You listen with envy to your friends who tell you about their adventures abroad and you dream to be able to do the same in the future? You want to know how other people can afford to go to […]

Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If you are reading this post, it means that you’re either moving to Thailand, or you would like to move. I am sure that you’ve searched the Internet and you’re still confused which visa to choose. Long-term visas to Thailand is not an easy subject. You need a lot of patience and have quite a […]

Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok

How To Get A Vietnam Visa In Bangkok


Travel Happy

Wondering how to get a Vietnam visa in Bangkok? Read our step by step guide to locating the embassy, what to bring and current visa fees

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.

Testimonial 2018

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Shopping in Chiang Mai: The Best Markets, Boutiques and Malls

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

One of the reasons why tourists visit Chiang Mai is shopping. The city is known mainly because of the Sunday and Saturday markets and the Night Bazaar, which spread across the main streets. These are usually very busy and crowded affairs. It is worth going to one of them to see the great selection of […]

The best places for some tea and pastries in Kuala Lumpur that the Queen would approve

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

This post is brought to you by Traveloka  When you are in Kuala Lumpur but you’ve covered everything this city has to offer, all its touristic attractions and glory, what else can you do? If you are a person who enjoys their siesta time with the perfect cup of English tea and some scones to […]

An Absolutely Incredible 10 Days in Cape Town

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

From hiking mountains to hanging out with penguins and so much more, my time in Cape Town was action-packed and incredible.

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Taking the Ferry from Greece to Turkey (to Greece)

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Long historical enemies, the Turks and the Greeks, especially along the Aegean Sea, have more in common than many will

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Hoian and My Son Sightseeing Guides

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Cantonese Assembly Hall Central Market Chinese Assembly Hall Fukian Assembly Hall Hai Scout Cafe Hainan Assembly Hall Hoian Cathedral Tradditional Handicraft Japanese Covered Bridge Miss Vy’s School of Cooking Museum of History and Culture Museum of Trade Ceramics Old House of Tan Ky Quan Cong Temple Red Bridge Cooking School The Old House of Phung […]

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4 tips for first-time in Vietnam for Indian traveller

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Vietnam has been popular for many foreign tourists recent years. For Indians who want to travel to Vietnam, there are some things you need for your trip. So what should an Indian prepare? Below are the main tips that you should know to make your trip become smoother in this beautiful country.

How to Watch the Historic SpaceX Falcon Launch Up Close

How to Watch the Historic SpaceX Falcon Launch Up Close

by Jennifer Wood @ The Points Guy

Looking to have a blast in Florida? The Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral can practically guarantee it. In the very near future, NASA’s most famous launch complex will take one small step toward one giant leap for mankind when the SpaceX Falcon Heavy — SpaceX’s largest rocket, and the world’s most powerful, which can …

Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After touching down a bit late from our inbound flight from Charlotte, we scurried from Terminal H to L by taking a short train. We were assigned gate L13 and, fortunately, the Lufthansa Lounge was directly across the hall. This allowed us about 45 mins to get showers and freshen up for the next 7-8 hour flight.

BOOKING

We booked this flight using United MileagePlus Miles. We spent a total of 90,000 miles each for the Business Class award, including:

Lufthansa Business Class Charlotte-CLT to Munich-MUC Lufthansa Business Class Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL Air India Business Class Delhi-DEL to Colombo-CMB United Economy Class Charleston-CHS to Newark-EWR

We purposely switched our flights around to have the opportunity to fly Lufthansa’s first A350 since it was a bit of a novelty and was still basically brand new.

CHECK-IN

Although most of the check-in was performed in Charlotte-CLT the day before, the gate agent was checking visas before boarding and marking boarding passes to help speed up the process later.

Boarding and visa check prior to boarding

LH D-AIXA waiting at the gate

BOARDING

Boarding was, as I’m sure we’ll be used to soon once in India, disorganized and very pushy. Quite crazy that people are in such a hurry to get on a plane that isn’t going to leave anyone behind.

Instead of breaking the boarding up by class or zone, they had priority boarding of wheelchairs and babies. But, that’s all the announcements they seemed to make as business class travelers just sort of started going through. Then, people were jumping lines; it was confusing and we didn’t know what to do next. Plus, while the priority boarders were still waiting on the elevator to take them downstairs, the business class travelers were streaming past them to get to the stairs….beating the priority boarders onto the plane. A bit odd…especially since this was Lufthansa.

Business Class boarding area, the calm before the storm of pushy people

Once past the gates, the jet bridge had 2 boarding doors, one for Economy and another for just Business Class (well also for First but the A350 is 3 cabin, not 4).

Rounding the corner, we found the bright, new and clean cabin:

Right after boarding we were offered a welcome drink:

SEAT

We quickly got situated into seats 5A and 5C.

The seats on this A350 are nothing new; it’s the same exact Business Class seat you’ll find on their A330s, A340s, A380s, 747-8s, etc.

It is, by all means, a great product, but it is quickly getting outdated as many other airlines have already switched to an all-aisle access Business Class cabin– that is to say: 1 x 2 x 1 as a seating configuration. Lufthansa, by contrast, has installed their standard (and relatively new) 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration on this brand new plane.

Here’s the seating chart from Lufthansa’s A350s:

The Business class section (split up by a galley and lavatories) has 8 rows x 6 seats for a total of 48 seats.

And, here’s the seating chart for a bunch of other airlines that have received the A350; all of their cabins feature the 1-2-1 [...]

A Whale of a Journey: Eco-Tourism Along Dominican Republic’s North Shore

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  I had already gotten a full dose of the natural beauty and adventure along the North Coast of the

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Indoor Skydiving with the GoPro HERO 6

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

It’s always fun to go on a local adventure close to home. I thought it would be an awesome idea to head on over to Xscape in Milton Keynes to try out indoor skydiving for the first time at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving centre. I managed to get my hands....

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Phnom Penh metered taxis and taxi-booking apps

by Lina @ Move to Cambodia

In the last few years metered taxis have become popular in Phnom Penh, offering a safer and sometimes less expensive ride than the alternatives. Unlike in many major cities, taxis need to be reserved in advance by phone or app, … Continue reading

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Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Many itineraries of a trip to Bangkok will include a visit to one of the city’s many rooftop bars. Situated 63 stories above Bangkok, Sky Bar is arguably the most famous rooftop bar in the City of Angles. But is this posh bar with a view of Bangkok really worth the price? We're sharing our honest opinion and letting you in on everything you should expect if you add it to your Bangkok itinerary.

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.

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!

What Customers Are Saying? Testimonials, feedback from our clients – Reviews by 2016

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2017 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for your reviews. […]

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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.

Why Bristol Is My New Favourite City In the UK

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

Before I visited Bristol, I couldn't understand why it kept winning best city awards. Now, I totally get it.

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Testimonial 2017

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Testimonials 2015 Testimonials 2014 Testimonials 2011 Testimonials 2008 Testimonials 2016 Testimonials 2013 Testimonials 2010 Testimonials 2007  Testimonials 2018 Testimonials 2012 Testimonials 2009 Home Vietnam Impressive on press www.telegraph.co.uk www.vietnamimpressive.com is on Sunday Telegraph – one of the UK’s most important national newspapers. www.tripadvisor.com We are now on the world largest unbiased travel forum ready for […]

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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14 Inspiring Campervan Experts and Their Advice for You

14 Inspiring Campervan Experts and Their Advice for You

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If van life is even remotely interesting to you, you’ll certainly want to read these 14 inspiring and unique stories of people that are making life on the road a reality. From a converted ambulance and an old school bus, to a seriously luxurious campervan and a classic RV, these unique tiny homes are going to blow your mind. These interviews prove that anyone can make van life a reality - whether you’re a digital nomad, a small business owner or a family of five. Each person we interviewed shares the ins and outs of life on the road as well as how they afford their lifestyle.

Kung Fu Tour: Visit the Shaolin Temple

by Sborto Zhou @ Sapore di Cina

For anyone interested in Chinese martial arts, I’m sure that one of your dreams is to be able to visit a place as emblematic as the Shaolin Temple, and that it would be even better if you could interact with some of its masters. However, organizing a trip to the Shaolin Temple is not an […]

September 11th from my notes

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

In September, 2001, I was living in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. I had sold my car for about $4000 and planned to

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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. 

How to Get a Visa for Vietnam: The Complete Guide

How to Get a Visa for Vietnam: The Complete Guide


Sapore di Cina

Complete guide on Vietnam visa application: Types of Visas, Visa online, Visa on arrival, visa requirements, visa fees and much more

Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is the most popular location for expats in the north of Thailand. It is full of hostels, hotels and apartment buildings, which are available to rent in different prices. A room in a condominium can cost only 4,000 Baht per month, plus bills. But how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai if […]

17 Highlights of 2017

17 Highlights of 2017

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

2017 was the year where we worked at a ski resort, lived in a campervan, and moved to Thailand to start working on this blog full time. 2017 was a year of adventures and lessons that we will take with us for life. We'll take you through our favorite moments and lessons of this year.

How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

We live in a world where you don’t need to leave your house to be able to go to school. Thanks to the internet and developed technology we can learn whatever we want and wherever we are. We can also teach anywhere, whether it’s a hostel in Thailand or a nice Airbnb apartment in Italy. […]

Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog

Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

If visas are giving you a headache, you have come to the right place. Here, we look at common questions about Vietnam visas and how to get one.

Long Neck Village: One of the worst attractions in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

There are attractions in Thailand that I would never want to see. These include so called tiger kingdoms, where wild cats are drugged and forced to pose for photos with tourists, or places where elephants are trained to paint pictures or ride bicycles. I wouldn’t visit them because mass tourism is distasteful, but also because […]

Major: Boeing Loses Bombardier Trade Dispute

Major: Boeing Loses Bombardier Trade Dispute

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

This is a major development.

In October we learned of a trade dispute between the US and Canada, or more specifically, between Boeing and Bombardier. Boeing had filed a complaint with the US Commerce Department, asserting that Bombardier was getting illegal subsidies from the Canadian government and dumping its product (specifically, the CSeries aircraft) into the US market. Delta has 75 of these aircraft on order, and clearly Boeing wasn’t happy about that, even though they don’t have a direct competitor for the plane.

The Trump administration sided with Boeing, and proposed a significant tariff on the plane, of up to 300%. Not surprisingly, Delta’s CEO said that his airline still planned to take delivery of the CSeries aircraft, and that they didn’t plan on paying the tariffs. It looked like they were considering some creative solutions, like handing over some of the planes to Aeromexico, which they own a stake in, while they figured things out.

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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Don’t cancel your trip to Thailand yet! Read this first!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

On the 13th of October at 15:52 local time King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the king of Thailand, passed away. The whole country has been mourning him since then. The famous Thai smile is a little less common nowadays, videos of crying crowds and pictures of people holding portraits of the King flood the internet. Tourists, who […]

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

What to do in Bangkok: Unique and Cheap Things You Won’t Want to Miss

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re bored in Bangkok, something's wrong with you! There are endless fun things to do in this ever-growing city. We created a list of top activities that you shouldn’t miss while visiting Bangkok. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Grand Palace and Khao San Road, but some are hidden gems, like an amazing Tuk Tuk Food Tour and an off-the-beaten path floating market. Whether it’s your first time in Thailand or you already have your favorite Soi, this guide is for you!

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.

New and Improved Vietnam e-Visa System for Tourists.

New and Improved Vietnam e-Visa System for Tourists.


The Flight Deal

We have visited Vietnam many times; in fact, one of our team members is about to head to Vietnam in a few weeks. As an American, we need to get a visa to en

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

My detailed guide to walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail, a roughly week-long national trail across England.

Walking the Hadrian’s Wall Trail: An In-Depth Guide is a post from What's Dave Doing?

US Copyright Office Says What We’re All Thinking: American Airlines Lacks Creativity

US Copyright Office Says What We’re All Thinking: American Airlines Lacks Creativity

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

American has been trying to get a copyright on the logo they have been using since they rebranded a few years ago. Specifically, I'm talking about this blue, red, and white thing that's supposed to look like a wing, or a bird, or something.

The United States Copyright Office refused their request, though American filed a request for reconsideration. Unfortunately that didn't get them very far, though the response from the US Copyright Office is epic. The five page explanation of why they're refusing American's claim is worth a quick read, though here are a couple of the best lines:

Why You Shouldn't Overstay Your Vietnamese Visa

Why You Shouldn't Overstay Your Vietnamese Visa


What's Dave Doing?

Why overstaying your Vietnamese visa -- even if only by a day or two, and even if the visa was printed wrongly -- can end up being an expensive mistake.

Check Out Video From the TPG Soundtracks Event, Featuring a Performance by Lil Uzi Vert

Check Out Video From the TPG Soundtracks Event, Featuring a Performance by Lil Uzi Vert

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

This past week, The Points Guy teamed up with Starwood Preferred Guest to throw an amazing party with GRAMMY-nominated artist Lil Uzi Vert. Between the wanderlust-evoking digital exhibition and the booming performance by Uzi, it was a night to remember. Check out the video below to see what you missed: Music and travel are two …

Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When we decided to move to Poland I knew that I wanted to live in Krakow. I had visited the city a couple of times before and I thought it was a magical, lovely place, full of history and a lively international expat scene. We have been here for over 4 months. Living in Krakow was […]

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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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 in spring – Best places to go

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

You will never regret when visiting Vietnam in spring! If you wonder which places are the most beautiful in our country during this season, don't hesitate to collect all information in this article.

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Meet Phil, the man behind Thailand’s #1 TEFL website

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before I moved to Thailand I had done a lot of research about the country and teaching opportunities. I was a complete newbie. All I knew was that I really wanted to live in the Land of Smiles. I had no idea how much a teacher could earn, how to find a job and what […]

A Solid First-Class Experience On American Airlines’ New 737 MAX 8, NYC-Miami

A Solid First-Class Experience On American Airlines’ New 737 MAX 8, NYC-Miami

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

I came into this flight prepared to hate it, but I was surprised to have a good experience. The well-designed seat provided plenty of storage, Wi-Fi was both fast and free, service was top-notch and the food/drink options were solid for a short domestic flight. Cons include a lack of in-flight entertainment screen, reduced seat padding and a slightly smaller bathroom.

GPS May Not Work in the Western US, Because the Air Force’s Jamming It

GPS May Not Work in the Western US, Because the Air Force’s Jamming It

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

If your GPS navigation system fails you on your road trip west this month, it isn’t you — or your Garmin. It’s probably the United States Air Force. Between January 26 and February 16, the USAF will periodically block GPS over a wide swath of the Western states, on dates coinciding with Red Flag 18-1, the military’s …

Walthamstow Wetlands – London’s largest wetland park now open

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finally, the day has come to write about a destination close to my heart, in my hometown of Walthamstow. A classic piece of East End London, I always loved the real and authentic Londoner atmosphere you’d get in the pubs and markets here. There’s a lot of natural beauty to....

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How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Where to Eat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Where to Eat in Siem Reap, Cambodia Siem Reap, Cambodia is known for Angkor Wat, the largest and oldest religious monument in the world. What many travelers don’t know is that it is also one of the best places to experience Cambodian cuisine in both it’s traditional and more modern forms. After many visits to […]

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time


One Mile at a Time

Vietnam is now issuing electronic visas for U.S. citizens. Here's what you need to know.

Tigers In the Wild: Tiger Safaris in India

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

Our driver and guide each lean out of over their jeep doors to scrutinize the dirt road for tracks. “Going

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Ninh Binh Guide

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

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Sony Xperia XZ1 camera features for travellers and photographers

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Join me as I test out the camera features of the Sony Xperia XZ1 in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’m always on the lookout for the latest technology trends and the next best smartphone camera for travellers and photographers. Being a smartphone photographer myself, it’s important to....

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Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Wat Pha Lat, also known as Wat Sakithaka, is a small gem on the map of Chiang Mai. This quiet temple is hidden in the forest and is very often omitted by travellers, who head straight to the nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – one of the most famous temples in the north of […]

Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 2

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This post is continued from Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1. Check it out to see the first half of the review.

BATHROOM

Proving size was really the theme of the experience, even the bathroom was huge:

I took a quick glimpse of the stairs, just to confirm that we were, in fact, on the 2nd floor:

ON-BOARD BAR

Before turning in for the night, we walked around the cabin to explore the on-board bar.

The bar is situated on the top deck of the A380 aircraft, in-between First and Business class:

It was completely empty when we made our way over.

We were a bit dismayed to find that the bar wasn’t stocked as it normally is due to Ramadan, but you can certainly lounge in the area. A flight attendant came over and said that she’d be happy to discreetly make us a drink of our choice in the galley and then bring it in.

The bone-dry bar

The sitting/lounging area was very nice and had seating for 6. We took a few pictures and then headed back to our seats for bed.

THE SEAT – SLEEPING CONVERSION

Having had plenty of food and drinks for one day, we decided it was time to catch a few zzzzs. The flight attendant swiftly converted the suite to sleeping mode while we got ready for bed in the bathroom.

We returned to find the sofa portion of the seat folded down and nicely made up with comfortable sheets and pillows. One of the coolest parts is that, if the divider between the apartments is lowered, our beds were basically touching, so we had the illusion of sleeping in the same bed, which is a nice option if you’re traveling together.

While in the bathroom, we took the opportunity to change into the provided pajamas which was the perfect decision before hopping into the lavish bed.

Pajama time!

The bed is huge and is advertised as 6 feet 10 inches long!

SHOWER

About 3.5 hours before departure, the flight attendants realized that I was awake and came by to announce that I could have a shower whenever I wanted. I let her know soon after and she set off to prepare it. If one is offered the opportunity to shower at 6+ miles high in the sky, there is no choice but to take advantage.

The shower area was loaded down with Bergamote amenities:

Here are a few poor quality photos, sorry in advance:

Pretty crazy and surreal to shower in the sky. The bathroom is large enough to change in and there’s a hairdryer stocked there, too, so the shower is a comfortable experience.

INTERNET

After taking a refreshing shower, I enjoyed a cappuccino and did a bit of computer work.

I purchased Internet for the entire flight for $21.95 and found it to be quite fast and very usable! A quick speed test rendered download speeds of ~4.5 Mbps but upload speeds of only 0.17 Mbps, good thing sending emails and browsing the internet mostly relies on the download speed.

The sun was up [...]

Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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Québec City – A Photo Gallery Walking Tour

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After spending some time in Montreal, we tacked on a visit to Québec City to the end of our trip. While not nearly the size of Montreal, it was a great addition to our Montreal trip because it gave us a better taste of Canada. Montreal, while totally worth visiting (it feels like Europe-meets-North America), has more of an international city vibe and doesn’t give you a true Canadian experience. Québec City, although still quite touristy, was much more of a cultural experience than Montreal.

Although the city changed from French rule to British rule in 1763, only a mere 1.5% of the population is considered an Anglophone — 95% of Québec’s population speaks French as its first language. Québec City is the seat of Québecois government and about 95% of the people conduct the government in French. With a total of 550,000 people living in the city, appx. 50,000 were provincial government and 30,000 were Federal and government subcontractors…so a LOT of these Québec City residents are fluent in French.

Sure, Québec is French Canadian, but there’s no doubt that these parts were settled by the French not too long ago. Many things about the walled city are similar to Arles, a walled city in “its motherland.” In fact, Grande Allee looks almost identical to a road in Arles. And, FYI: this street is DEAD on a Monday night at 11pm in May…although rumored to be hopping on weekends in the summer.

Even though you surely won’t need as much time to explore this small city as you would in Montreal, the drive up is absolutely, 110% worth it because of the pretty Canadian countryside you pass on the way up and also for the authenticity it offers– despite feeling a bit like a tourist trap.

After wearing shorts in Montreal (in May), just a few hours north (and, granted, a significant cold front coming in), it was literally FREEZING in Québec City. I mean, WTF? All I packed was flip-flops and we’ve only got 1 day in this city…so, as much as I wanted to stay inside, explore we must. The #FWP of a self-proclaimed “adventurer.”

Inside the walled city, the atmosphere is a little more lively, with at least a few stragglers walking along the streets and several bars filled with who I would assume to be fellow tourists. The Saint Alexandre Pub was filled with people at 11:45 pm on a Monday night. We highly recommend it for a little atmosphere– and a break from the numbing cold.

 

Kolmanskop, Namibia’s Ghost Town in the Desert

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

Why a ghost town in the desert ended up being the highlight of my Namibia trip.

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Ukrainian International Airlines: Why I don’t want to save money on flights anymore

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Ukrainian International Airlines are one of the top airlines that fly between Thailand and Europe and because of their prices many people choose to holiday in the tropics. Expats from many countries very often use deals and promotions from UIA to visit their families, or to go for a short break to their home countries. Prices are […]

Getting off the Beaten Path in Mumbai, India

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Mumbai is one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in India. We’ve visited twice now, but have barely scratched the surface of all there is to do! We’re so excited to feature this article by local Mumbaikar, Palak Gupta, as she shares her insider knowledge for getting off the beaten path in Mumbai, India.  Getting […]

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

Travel to Iceland: Reykjavik and Golden Circle Tour of the Northern Lights

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Experiencing the surreal beauty of the Northern Lights is a must-do expedition for any serious traveller. The magic of the aurora borealis has to be seen to be believed, and Iceland is one of the best places to take your chance at catching a glimpse of this temperamental natural phenomenon.....

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Second wife and men’s dowry: Relationships in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Every time I research things related to Thai love, I get a little confused. As everything here, also relationships in Thailand are complicated and full of contradictions. Sometimes I think that even Thais can’t figure it out. On one hand the society is very conservative and talking about sex is wrong, on the other, there […]

Are Marriott & Starwood Already Combining “Lifetime” Nights?

Are Marriott & Starwood Already Combining “Lifetime” Nights?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

There's some weird stuff going on at the moment when it comes to my SPG elite qualifying activity. First of all, it appears as if stay and night credits from the SPG Amex are double posting, so those of us with both the personal and business version of the card seem to have received eight elite qualifying stays and 20 elite qualifying nights. Some suggest they've received emails indicating that this is intentional, though I'm skeptical. We'll have to wait and see how it plays out.

However, there's something else going on that I find more interesting. Reader Vasya left the following comment on a post from earlier, about the possibility of changes coming to SPG:

Chinese Visa Application: A Complete Guide

by Furio Fu @ Sapore di Cina

Need help getting a Chinese visa? Click here to find out more! This article is a complete guide to getting a Chinese VISA. Keep reading to find out the answers to the following questions: Do I need a Chinese VISA? How long does it take to get a VISA? How much does a Chinese VISA cost? […]

10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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Overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane: A cheap and easy way to get from Thailand to Laos

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Travelling overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane is an easy and cheap way to get from Thailand to Laos. It is a very popular way of doing visa and border runs for many backpackers and expats, who want to stay in the Land of Smiles a bit longer. Ticket prices are reasonable – for only 750 […]

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

My complete packing list for walking the Hadrian's Wall Trail in northern England, with everything I took, and how well it worked.

My Complete Hadrian’s Wall Trail Packing List is a post from What's Dave Doing?

Patuxay Victory Monument

by citywalls @ Vientiane

Patuxay is a large monument and park that lies at the heart of Vientiane, Laos. It's easily one of Vientiane’s most iconic structures.

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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.

Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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How to get from the airport into Phnom Penh

by Lina @ Move to Cambodia

If you’re looking for a great introduction to Cambodia, there’s no better way to do it than to negotiate your transfer to Phnom Penh from Phnom Penh International Airport (nee Pochentong). Be aware that the taxi situation can border on … Continue reading

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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 […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

If you’ve never meditated before, you probably feel it isn’t for you. Maybe you feel you aren’t spiritual, or not spiritual enough for meditation. Some of you may feel that you can’t sit still that long, or maybe even that you don’t have time in your schedule for yet another “healthy habit” or “productivity hack.”

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Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday I wrote about some fantastic SkyTeam business class fares that are available for travel from Germany to the US. Assuming you can originate in Germany, you can snag a heck of a deal for a ticket on Air France, Alitalia, Delta, or KLM. For anyone who was considering one of those fares, they're actually more readily available now than yesterday. Yesterday the fare had major limits on the dates you could travel, while now they're even available over peak summer dates, which is awesome.

It looks like Star Alliance is largely matching this sale. No, the fares aren't identical in all markets, though Star Alliance airlines have exceptional business class fares for travel between Germany and North America. These fares are valid for many cities in Germany to many cities in North America.

Pha That Luang

by citywalls @ Vientiane

Pha That Luang is the most important national monument in Laos. This gold-covered stupa is in the centre of Vientiane and is a symbol of Lao identity.

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Ziplining in Langkawi, Malaysia with Umgawa Zipline Eco Adventures

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

If you love activities that get your adrenaline pumping and being out in nature, then Langkawi, Malaysia might just be your idea of paradise. There are so many activities you can choose from on the island, from SCUBA diving to island hopping on a jet ski, riding up the steepest cable car in the world, […]

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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.

Reunification Train Hanoi-Saigon Vietnam Information and Service

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

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Getting a Visa for Vietnam: Rules, Snafus, Solutions - The Mad Traveler

Getting a Visa for Vietnam: Rules, Snafus, Solutions - The Mad Traveler


The Mad Traveler

Visa on Arrival or E-Visa for Vietnam It has become so much easier to get a visa for Vietnam since

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 […]

Vietnam Travel Guide: Hue City and Sightseeing Guides

by administrator @ Vietnam Impressive

Bao Quoc Temple Camp Fuller and the Rock Pile Doc Mieu Hai Van Pass Hamburger Hill Ho Chi Minh Museum Ho Chi Minh’s Home in Hue Hue Monuments Conservation Center Khai Dinh’s Tomb Khe Sanh Thai Hoa Palace The Citadel and Imperial City The Dakrong Bridge and the Ho Chi Minh Trail The Flag Tower […]

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Photo Gallery: Charleston, SC Snowmageddon / Snowpocalypse 2018

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Charleston, South Carolina got around 5-6" of snow on January 4, 2018. Here are a few pictures and videos of what it looked like:

Friendly South-East Asian destinations for Indian

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Here are list of beautiful Southeast Asian places which having friendly visa policy for Indian citizens. Easy to read and prepare for your next trip!

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Singapore City Tour during a 10-Hour Layover

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After flying in on Singapore Airlines from Jakarta (Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)), we were faced with a 10-hour layover in Singapore and, because we’ve never visited the city before, we took advantage of the layover and popped out of the airport (as impressive as it was) to see as much as we could in the short time.

Because Singapore is a hub, they’ve made sightseeing during a layover very easy! The airport offers free two-hour tours but, since we had more time than that, we opted to DIY and head out on the hop-on, hop-off bus. This gave us the freedom to do things on our own time and see more than the 2-hour free tour, plus Singapore Airlines/Silk Air boarding pass holders receive a 50% discount on bus tickets! We purchased adult tickets for just $19.50 SGD (roughly $14 USD) each once we hopped on a bus.

We knew that our luggage was checked through to our next destination, so we only had our carry-ons. We opted to store most of what we were carrying so we’d have less things to lug around with us all day and found the baggage storage at the airport to be more than adequate. Plus, there’s a storage area in all three terminals, so it’s very convenient no matter where you’re flying in/out (and pretty cheap for just carry-ons since they charge by weight).

Once we were free of everything but the day’s essentials, we headed through customs and right to the metro stop inside the airport (the metro leaves from Terminals 2 and 3).

It takes about an hour to get into the city center from the airport, so be sure to factor traveling time in your layover plan. We got off the metro at City Hall and walked to the nearby bus stop: aptly named City Hall, too.

Once on the Red Line bus, we decided to stay aboard until we found stops that we wanted to explore more, knowing that we’d get to see more stops if we stayed on the bus longer. Here are the stops where we got off for a bit and explored on foot:

Chinatown: having never been to China, Singapore’s Chinatown was as close as we’d get for a while, we figured. It was pretty similar to other Chinatowns we’ve seen, but still very cool to see and different from the rest of the city.

Old Customs House (near the Raffles Hotel): The famous Singapore Sling cocktail was originally concocted at the Raffles Hotel. We headed to the Long Bar Steakhouse in the luxury hotel to try it from the original place. It’ll cost ya, though… just one drink costs close to $30 (!!) but it does come with all-you-can-eat peanuts.  🙂

Note: The Long Bar Steakhouse is closed for renovations with plans to re-open in mid-2018, but you can still try the Singapore Sling at the nearby Bar & Billiard Room.

The grounds of the Raffles Hotel make you feel like you’re in a time machine to the colonial era since it [...]

10 Intriguing Facts You Should Know About Greenland

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

10 Intriguing Facts you should know about Greenland Greenland is full of cultural history and quaint countryside. Every season, the shores are flocked with tourists. Two of these tourists are Agness and Cez from eTramping. With so many extraordinary activities on offer, it’s easy to see why there’s so much interest surrounding it. Here’s a […]

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Scooters in Chiang Mai: How to drive safely around the city

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Scooters are everywhere in Chiang Mai. Just like anywhere else in Thailand, they are used for transportation of people, goods and even animals. For expats living in Chiang Mai they are a necessary tool to get to work quickly and to see places further away from the city, which often cannot be found in any […]

The Best International Schools in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

The number of expats moving to Phnom Penh is on the rise, and so is the demand for quality international schools for their children. These days you can find an “International School” on just about any corner in the city. It can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stevo and I have […]

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Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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Is Marriott Revising The SPG Program Beginning March 1, 2018?

Is Marriott Revising The SPG Program Beginning March 1, 2018?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Marriott's takeover of Starwood closed in September 2016. As a Starwood loyalist I've been impressed overall by their path towards integration. From day one Marriott and Starwood have offered reciprocal elite benefits and points transfers between programs, while maintaining the benefits of the individual programs.

We do know that eventually Marriott intends to create a single global loyalty program, as they presently run three programs -- Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. Marriott has been working on aligning some policies between programs so that the transformation into a single program won't be quite as radical, when it finally happens. They've also been providing plenty of notice of what's to come, including that Amex and Chase will both be issuing Marriott credit cards in the future.

As far as the merger of the programs goes, Marriott has said that they hope to have a single technology platform in 2018, and then plan to combine the programs at a later point, which presumably means 2019 or later.

Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is an amazing country. Its culture, people, food and weather attract millions of visitors every year. Only here you can sip on an exotic cocktail while laying on a beautiful, paradise – like beach one day and trekking in the mountains, meeting minority tribes and learning how to cook the next day. Holidays in Thailand […]

How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel

How to Get a Vietnam Tourist Visa | BEFORE Travel


BEFORE Travel

So you’ve done it. You have finally booked your tour to one of the most incredible, diverse and stunningly beautiful countries on the planet. Before you start salivating about Vietnamese coffee or googling ‘how do you say thank you in Vietnamese’, you’ll need to get the Vietnam tourist visa. Don’t worry, it’s easy! Almost everyone …

Visa & border crossing information for Vietnam

Visa & border crossing information for Vietnam


Travelfish

An overview to the visas available for travel in Vietnam.

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Kuala Lumpur is a popular Southeast Asian hub known for its food and diversity. Whether you're on a visa run, exploring during a layover, or are making a stop on your Southeast Asia itinerary, we've got some unique ideas of things to do in Malaysia's capital city. From the popular sights to well off the beaten path, we'll walk you through the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

It's interesting to see how Uber has evolved over the years. When Uber was first introduced, the whole selling point of the platform was that it was a cashless system, and tips were expressly discouraged. This was in stark contrast to the taxi industry.

However, over the years they've evolved, especially as dissatisfaction has grown among drivers. Uber has a new CEO, and the company has pledged all kinds of positive changes to help drivers make more money, including the introduction of in-app tipping, which we saw rolled out in the summer of 2017.

When tipping was first introduced, Uber made it clear that this was entirely discretionary. There was no expectation of tipping, and based on the comments most of you left, it's clear that a majority of people didn't intent to tip through the app.

Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After spending a very enjoyable and luxurious 3+ hours in the Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH, it was time for the main event: The Etihad First Apartment!

BOOKING

We booked this bucket list flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a total of 60,000 miles; this was before a major AAdvantage devaluation and now the flight would cost you 100,000 miles for the one-way route from the “Middle East” region to the “South Pacific” region. Furthermore, since we both have the Barclay AA credit card, we got a 10% rebate, driving the total price down to 54,000 miles + ~$79 in taxes each for the ~$6,300+ flight. We got even more value than that though since we arranged a 23 hours stopover in Melbourne-MEL before continuing on to Townsville, Australia-TSV in Qantas Business Class.

CHECK-IN

We were able to take advantage of the free Etihad Chauffeur Service from the Park Hyatt Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport for our Etihad flight.

Our (free!) chauffeur service

The trip took about 1.5 hours total.

The airport has a dedicated First & Business class check-in area.

And so the experience begins!

First Class check-in desks

We left the lounge and made the (extremely) long trek to Gate 61 in Terminal 3, literally the furthest away from the Lounge.

As we approached the gate area, they were doing a secondary document check:

BOARDING

Knowing it would be dark at the time of boarding, we snuck a few pictures before hopping in the lounge:

Etihad A6-APG sitting at the gate

We made our way down (ok, more so really up since we were on top deck) of the long jet bridge to board the flight.

We took a left after boarding to find the First Class cabin:

While I didn’t necessarily need to be shown to my seat since I’d studied it online numerous times and been counting down the days to this moment, a flight attendant escorted us anyway. She showed us to our seats, 3K and 4K:

Of the 9 First Class seats (well, 10 if you include The Residence), there were just 2 other passengers aboard, so 4 of us total.



SEAT

The seat was, well, let me just type a direct quote from McCown as we got settled it: “OMG. There was what I expected and anticipated from reading many, many reviews and then there’s the real thing. And let me just say, OMG.”

The sheer size and space and privacy are unprecedented and staggering.

The big, leather seat is luxurious and makes you feel like you’re visiting your grandfather instead of couped up on a plane.

The couch is perfect for having company over in your apartment. And then switched into a bed when you’re ready to sleep.

I mean, it’s realistically closer to a throne than a seat:

The empty neighboring suite

View from seat 4K

View of IFE and sofa (that converts to a bed)

The actual seat featured a few tactile buttons as well as a touchscreen for a variety of controls.

It was all really a sensory overload. The tiny compartments, sliding doors and gadgets and gizmos [...]

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 ...

Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

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.)

What Southeast Asian Countries Require a Visa?

What Southeast Asian Countries Require a Visa?


TripSavvy

Southeast Asia is generally open to US citizens, with different degrees of visa-free access throughout the region!

Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart 2017

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I recently had the opportunity to participate in Madhya Pradesh Travel Mart, the 4th annual such event, in Bhopal, India,

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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.

Milktooth: Delicious Breakfast in Indy

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

  As we indicated in our post about the best places to eat and stay in Indianapolis, Milktooth Restaurant stood as

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Is there Vietnam Consulate in Dubai?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Dubai may be the most famous destination in UAE but in fact, this city doesn’t have much political offices.  Specifically, there is no Vietnam Consulate in Dubai or Vietnam Embassy in Dubai. If you’re looking for those offices to apply for a visa, please come to Vietnam Embassy in Abu Dhabi (the UAE National Capital) …

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All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog

All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Interested in traveling to Vietnam for tourist or business purposes? This is a complete guide for you in order to ease your process of getting Vietnam Visa.

Why I Stopped Hating Los Angeles

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

I had an irrational hatred of Los Angeles for the better part of two decades, yet it only took a few days to completely change my mind.

Why I Stopped Hating Los Angeles is a post from What's Dave Doing?

US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

In October Brazil announced that in 2018 they'd begin issuing electronic visas for citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan. This is such a huge step in the right direction, given that previously getting a visa to Brazil was both costly and time consuming. Well, there's great news -- as of today, US citizens can apply for Brazilian e-visas. The cost to apply is just $40, plus a $4.24 service fee, which is a huge reduction over the previous fee of $160.

You can apply for a Brazilian e-visa here, and read all the frequently asked questions here. To apply you'll need to register on the site, complete the visa application form, upload mandatory documents, answer a set of questions, and then make the online payment for the fee.

The application page indicates that visas should be approved 4-5 business days after the completed application is submitted. E-visas should be valid for two years from when they're issued, or when the passport expires, whichever comes first. They're valid for multiple entries, though you can't spend more than 90 days per year in Brazil with an e-visa.

Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

Ultimate Japan Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know for Your First Visit

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you're planning to visit Japan, this information-packed guide has the answers to all your questions. We are sharing exactly how much it costs to travel to Japan, and we're throwing in some money-saving budget tips! Plus, find out the best places to go in Tokyo, which Japanese foods to try, and how to ride the bullet trains. This is the most complete Japan travel guide out there and will help you plan the trip of your dreams.

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam Travel Guide – Is Vietnam expensive for Indian citizens to explore?

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Kindly read more on this article to estimate quickly your budget when staying in Vietnam, including visa fee, accomodation fee, foods & drinks fee, etc.

Preview: IHG’s Revamped PointBreaks List

Preview: IHG’s Revamped PointBreaks List

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Earlier I wrote about how IHG is revamping their PointBreaks promotion. This is a promotion they've been offering on a quarterly basis for years, which allows you to book select hotels for just 5,000 points per night. Given that I value IHG points at ~0.5 cents each, that's the equivalent of paying just ~$25 per night for a hotel room, which is a steal.

The issue is that the quality of the hotels on the lists has been gradually decreasing over the years, to the point that many of us don't even bother trying with the promotion anymore. It's great if you happen to be traveling to somewhere that has a PointBreaks hotel, but otherwise it's just not worth going out of your way to stay at one, in my opinion.

This week IHG has announced that they're changing up the PointBreaks promotion, and more specifically, hotels will cost 5,000, 10,000, or 15,000 points per night going forward. IHG is promising that they'll offer more hotels than in the past, and presumably higher quality hotels as well.

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 […]

18 Free (& Cheap) Things to Do in Budapest

18 Free (& Cheap) Things to Do in Budapest

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

With its vibrant nightlife, rich history, tasty food and friendly locals, there is so much to love about Budapest! We're sharing our favorite cheap activites, best things to eat, and hidden gems in Hungary's capital. There are so many things to do in Budapest — from the ultra popular to the off the beaten path — and the best part is many of them are free! You'll quickly understand why Budapest is one of our favorite cities in Eastern Europe!

Moving to Chiang Mai: How much money do you need for the start?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If after visiting Chiang Mai you started thinking that it would be a great place to move to for a little while, or you want to become a teacher here and stay in the north of Thailand longer, then you must be wondering how much money you need, so moving to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be […]

Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is not only popular because of its weather, food and smiling people, but also because of relatively low prices. You can live here comfortably on around $500 a month. It all depends on which part of the country you want to live in and what kind of lifestyle you prefer. Expats, who have been […]

Getting a Bali visa: everything you need to know

Getting a Bali visa: everything you need to know


inbali.org

Getting a Bali visa: everything you need to know about getting an Indonesian visa. What type of Visa you require e.g. a Visa on Arrival or Visa in Advance?

Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Teaching English online has many advantages. You can live anywhere you want, travel and earn money at the same time. Thanks to it I’ve managed to live in Thailand, Vietnam and Poland and soon I’m going to be travelling again. So far I’ve only told you about the good side of online teaching, but what […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Time in Manila

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

Manila, Philippines is a huge metropolis that can feel overwhelming when you first arrive. There are so many things to see, do and eat, that’s it’s hard to know where to begin! That’s why we’re excited to share this guest post by Roger Timbrook from Expert World Travel who gives his first hand advice on ways to […]

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6 Adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Northern Thailand, is truly rich in culture, nature and food. Attested by more than 300 Buddhist temples, numerous historical sites, 4 colourful festivals and uncountable markets, Chiang Mai cannot be missing on your Thailand itinerary. It’s also a playground for adventurers, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies. Chiang Mai will […]

Blitz Deal: ~$614 RT Raleigh, Baltimore, Boston or Chicago to Beijing-PEK in New Delta A350 Premium Select

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This fare first popped up about 2 weeks ago, but it’s still alive so I thought others might find it useful!

The Deal Active departure airports: Raleigh-RDU, Baltimore-BWI, Boston-BOS, Chicago-ORD, Chicago-MDW Destination: Beijing, China-PEK Active dates: Depends on the departure city but around January 2018 to April 2018. Price range: $614-696 depending on the dates and the departure city. You can pretty easily include a stopover at Detroit-DTW on either the outbound or return trip–but no idea why you would want to do that. This deal is for the NEW Delta Premium Select cabin on their brand new A350s. The new cabin is a proper premium economy cabin, similar to what the European or Asian carriers have been offering for years. According to Delta, the seats feature 75% more recline and 8″ more legroom than traditional economy.

How to Get It Head to Google.com/flights Enter departure airport as “RDU,BWI,BOS,MDW,ORD” (this will show you all of the options from the area) and arrival airport as “PEK“ Select “Premium Economy” as the class of service Everything for this deal will route through Detroit-DTW since that is the only route that Delta is currently flying it’s new A350 to Beijing-PEK, so if you want to limit your search to just 1-stop itineraries, you can click to limit the connection airport to only DTW. If you leave this blank or set to “Any connection”, you see all of the multi-stop itineraries that will most likely also go through Atlanta-ATL, Cincinnati-CVG, New York-JFK, etc. View the calendar to see the lowest fares available: Select your preferred flight times. A few things to watch out for here: Make sure your long-haul routes are from Detroit-DTW to Beijing-PEK and double check that the aircraft is an A350 in Premium Economy. The great news with Delta’s new service is that if you book Premium Select for your international routes, the domestic segments book into First Class. Double check that this is the case. At this stage, you can click to book directly with Delta or, if you search the route directly on the Delta website, you can view a few more options.

Don’t forget:

If you book with Delta, you can book today and will have 24 hours for a free cancellation. Delta’s Premium Select earns a 50% MQM bonus, so this trip would net 21,000+ MQMs, meaning you’ve nearly earned Silver Medallion with one trip. BOTTOM LINE:

This is a pretty awesome deal to try out Delta’s new Premium Select cabin for just about $100 more than economy. Redeeming miles for the same cabin would cost ~128,000 SkyMiles so this fare is quite a bargain. As an added bonus, the domestic segments book into Delta First and the MQM bonus will yield 20k+ MQMs for elite status qualification.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

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Vietnam Visa Online - Vietnam Visa On Arrival Services With 24/7 Support


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Vietnam visa on arrival is available for 192+ nations! Get visa for Vietnam: online visa, tourist visa, business visa, E visa to Vietnam with GREENVISA.IO

American Lets You Self-Upgrade To Main Cabin Extra For Free

American Lets You Self-Upgrade To Main Cabin Extra For Free

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

I thought I knew most of American's policies, though this is something I had no clue about. Main Cabin Extra is American's extra legroom economy seating, which will soon feature new benefits, including complimentary alcoholic drinks.

Technically Main Cabin Extra isn't a separate class of service, which is to say that it's still part of economy. However, my assumption has always been that you're not allowed to upgrade yourself from economy to Main Cabin Extra for free. After all, there's an extra fee to sit in those seats, and I figured American considered it to be sufficiently separate (then again, I guess nowadays American charges a fee even to sit in most regular economy seats).

As a point of comparison, I know Delta and United both explicitly prohibit self-upgrading to their extra legroom economy seats.

Go Wild in Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

The stunning region of Mayo (situated on Ireland’s western seaboard) is renowned for its remote, wild landscapes and spectacular coasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. In this article I’m going to take you through some of the best things to see and do along the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect setting....

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

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.

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

The first thing which you need to do when you come to live in Thailand is to find a good place to stay. It’s a stressful process for those, who want to settle here for the first time, but despite what you might think, finding an apartment, or a house in the Land of Smiles […]

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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combo Sapaly train

by huyen @ Vietnam Impressive

Reunification Trains Victoria Express Carriage China to Vietnam Trains Tours in Sapa   Combo Sapaly Train and Sapaly Hotel in Lao Cai: you are looking for a free & easy package for an amazing trip in Sapa? Taking overnight trains to Lao Cai, Sapaly Express and Sapaly hotel in Lao Cai provide a first class train service with good […]

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Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

First of all, let me say that I'm sorry to those of you who don't find this interesting. Please skip this post. I understand sometimes this blog can get obsessive about certain topics, and that's just my nature. I love the nitty-gritty of routing rules, connections, etc. That's probably why I find this topic so interesting. I know some people are just as fascinated by this, while others can't stand it. Thank goodness people can just click away if they want to.

The past few days I've talked quite a bit about the round the world flying records that exist. Earlier this week an Etihad executive set a world record for the fastest round the world journey, defined based on traveling to antipodal airports (meaning airports on exactly the opposite ends of the earth).

6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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Why Otres Village is Sihanoukville’s new foodie hotspot

by Cassie @ Move to Cambodia

Once a peaceful river retreat between rice paddies, Sihanoukville’s Otres Village has quickly evolved into one of Cambodia’s coolest and most vibrant destinations. A short walk from Otres Beach, the village is home to locals, expats and tourists alike, offering … Continue reading

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Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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Ladyboys: The third gender in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

What comes to your mind when you think of Thailand? I know what you will say. You will probably tell me about paradise beaches, palm trees, good food, temples, Buddha statues and scooters. Then, with a bit of irony and humour, you will mention go – go bars and ladyboys. You might even wink at […]

If I get the Vietnam visa approval letter, do I need to inform it to the Vietnam Embassy in Abu Dhabi?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

No. The visa approval letter is the document to get Vietnam visa on arrival. It has nothing to work with the Vietnam Embassy in UAE. When you get the letter, you only need to print it out and prepare other items as guided to pick up full visa upon your arrival at Vietnam international airport.

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Getting a Vietnam Visa in Vientiane

by citywalls @ Vientiane

With a border stretching 2,000km and plenty ways to cross it, a side trip to Vietnam makes perfect sense. Getting a Vietnam visa in Vientiane is quick and easy. The turnaround time is one day – there is no one day service contrary to online reports. Book your trip accordingly and be mindful of holidays […]

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Full guide for US citizens to get Vietnam visa

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

Vietnam is undoubtedly the fantastic nation which many tourists prefer to take a trip to in their holidays. More and more foreigners visit Vietnam, including the citizens of US. If you are looking for how to get visa for Vietnam from USA, below is useful information for you.

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

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

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

What to do in Dubai – the ultimate winter sun holiday escape

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

When the British forecast is a bit frozen for the foreseeable future, why not consider an escape from the cold of winter in the UK to the heat of Dubai? This useful guide will give you some tips on how to best enjoy Dubai in the sun, and also give....

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“Drive-by Shooting” in Madhya Pradesh, India

by Kevin Revolinski @ The Mad Traveler

I traveled to Central India for a chance to see tigers in the wild. Madhya Pradesh, a central state, has

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Alaska Airlines Considers Introducing Basic Economy

Alaska Airlines Considers Introducing Basic Economy

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Alaska Airlines, after finally completing its takeover of Virgin America, may now follow in the footsteps of the big three legacy US carriers. During Alaska’s earning’s call on Thursday, the company hinted that it had been looking at basic economy and unbundling fares, and how those actions could positively affect its revenue. 2017 saw the introduction …

7 Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan

by Jennifer Joslin @ Two Can Travel

This is a guest post from Tiffy, a.k.a. AsiaTravelBug. Tiffy has visited Japan 6 times. Her favorite cities are Kyoto and Tokyo and she would choose to visit Japan over Paris in a heartbeat. She is excited to share her picks for the best scuba diving spots in Japan!  7 Best Scuba Diving Spots in Japan […]

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How to Escape Living Paycheck to Paycheck

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

Money is never the problem. If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, you are certainly not alone. According to a recent report from Career Builder, 78 percent of full-time workers in the US are living paycheck to paycheck. You might think that you are struggling because your boss doesn’t give you the raise you deserve or

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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!

Less Is More

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

After travelling for five years, I was so sick of it, I thought I'd never get my travel buzz back. I finally did, learning less is actually more.

Less Is More is a post from What's Dave Doing?

Shopping with the Taobao app: The guide for those who don’t speak Chinese

by Giorgia Borza @ Sapore di Cina

Even though new applications and online shopping sites no longer offer Taobao as the only tool for purchases, it still remains one of the most preferential for online purchases. Just think about the success Taobao has each year with 11.11 (双11, “double 11”), which isn’t just a party for singles, but also a chance to […]

What is so great about Vietnam?

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

There is no wrong reason to visit a country, and no matter what lights up your day, you have plenty of destinations to choose from. However, Vietnam will offer you everything from above and more.

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Is there any visa passport photo requirement for Spanish when applying Vietnam visa on arrival?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

When you apply for Visa On Arrival online, you do not need any photo when submitting the form via: https://booking.vietnam-visa.com/step1.html But when you arrive at Vietnam International Airports, 2 photos are required documents along with hard copy of Approval Letter, Orginal Passport, Stamping Fee to get your visa stamped upon arrival. 2 photos will be attached …

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No one is stupid. Here’s why.

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

How Smart (or Stupid) Are You? On a scale of 1 to 10, ten being the smartest person on Earth, where do you rank? I always thought I was smart. I did really well in school and I was totally suited for the way school is set up: I made straight As and could sit and

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Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai: The Most Romantic Things to do

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is famous for its culture, temples and markets. It’s a city that attracts visitors from all over the world, who look for the real Thailand. Not many consider it to be a romantic destination and they head to the islands for honeymoons and getaways with their loved ones. But do you know there […]

Visa cost between VOA Vietnam and Vietnam Embassy Visa

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

With the development of life, tourism has become a necessity for everyone, nowadays foreign travel is no longer too difficult, all procedures become easier, cost is also cheaper than. The demand for Visa and Passport also increases accordingly. So what is visa? How much is it and how can you save money as applying visa? In this post, we will propose the comparison cost between VOA (Visa on arrival) and embassy visa.

How to Inspire Your Intellect on the Island

by Shaun Fisher @ inbali.org

Bali can be grounding. A place to get out of your mind and into your body. Yoga, massages, hiking, and good food – where the senses reign and physical hedonism is ubiquitous. Days drift by where you are unsure you even had a thought, and if there was one, you doubt it was interesting or […]

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That Time I Ate Portland

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

Sometimes I return to a city for the weather.
Sometimes I return to a city for the culture.
Sometimes I return to a city just to eat.

That Time I Ate Portland is a post from What's Dave Doing?

It Was 20 Years Ago Today: A Love Letter to Seattle

by Dave @ What's Dave Doing?

It's been nearly 20 years since I first visited Seattle. I loved it then, and despite the big changes in both of us, I still love it to this day.

It Was 20 Years Ago Today: A Love Letter to Seattle is a post from What's Dave Doing?

Deal Alert: US Cities to Hawaii from $318 Round-Trip

Deal Alert: US Cities to Hawaii from $318 Round-Trip

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

Want to see the latest flight deals as soon as they’re published? Follow The Points Guy on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to text message alerts from our deals feed, @tpg_alerts. Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an …

Review: Emirates New First Class 777 Dubai To Brussels

Review: Emirates New First Class 777 Dubai To Brussels

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

My flight from Dubai to Brussels was scheduled to depart at 8:20AM. Since I've reviewed Emirates' first class lounges in Dubai before (in both the A Concourse and B Concourse), I decided to skip the lounge this time and head straight to the gate. My flight was departing from gate B3. That's a remote gate, which sure isn't a nice way to start the journey in Emirates' uber-luxurious new first class.

The gate area opened at around 7:20AM, at which point my boarding pass was scanned and passport verified. The gate agent questioned me relentlessly about whether I had ever stayed in Europe for more than 90 days. He didn't just ask once, but several times. I asked if there was a problem, and he just said "Belgium is very strict about that." 

At that point I was in the holding room. There were escalators leading down to the buses heading to the gates, but they didn't board the first bus until 7:45AM.

Full guide on filling in Vietnam Visa On Arrival Form N1

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Vietnam visa on arrival form N1 or Vietnam entry and exit form - Application for a Vietnamese Visa (N1) is one of the most important documents that you must bring along when traveling to Vietnam if you apply for Vietnam visa on Arrival.

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

Interview with teachers in Thailand: Bob and Corona from the States

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

It’s been almost 5 years since I did my TEFL course with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wow! I can’t really believe it. Time goes fast. I still think that the month I spent training to become a teacher was one of the best times in my life. I really got to learn a […]

Hoi An, the ‘Yellow City’ of Vietnam

by Hanh Pham @ Vietnam visa for Indian citizens | Vietnamvisa.org.in

The World Heritage site of Hoi An which is also known as the Yellow City of Vietnam is home to grand colonial houses mingled amid Chinese wooden trader’s houses.

Getting a Vietnam Visa in Vientiane - City Walls

Getting a Vietnam Visa in Vientiane - City Walls


Vientiane

Getting a Vietnam visa while in Vientiane is quick and easy. Here's a step by step breakdown of where to go and what to do.

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 […]

Visa for Vietnam: complete information, procedures & costs

Visa for Vietnam: complete information, procedures & costs


Vietnam Impressive

Visa for Vietnam has been improved in procedure and less frustration for travelers. You can have your visa easily on line saving time queuing at Embassies

What is the Vietnam visa cost and procedure at Vietnam Embassy in UAE?

by Phuong Nguyen @ Visa FAQ – Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

For detailed cost & procedures to get Vietnam Visa at Embassy, you should contact directly the Vietnam Embassy in Abu Dhabi. However, Vietnam-visa.com can give you some brief information below: – Processing time: 3 – 5 working days – Processing Vietnam Visa Fee: $USD 67 – 95 – 2 passport-sized photos – Additional fees: Postal …

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Myanmar (Burma) visa information | Go-Myanmar.com

Myanmar (Burma) visa information | Go-Myanmar.com


Go-Myanmar.com

Comprehensive and up-to-date information on visas for Myanmar, including a list of key facts process for getting a visa in your own country and in Bangkok.

Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat, definitely earns its spot on the list of must-see places in Thailand’s capital. It is home to one of the city’s most iconic streets and a haven for street food lovers. I have been to Bangkok many times before, but for some reason, I’ve never made it to Chinatown. That’s why […]

Pong Kwao Hot Springs: A very hot attraction in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pong Kwao Hot Springs is a a hidden gem in the area of Chiang Mai. It’s hard to find and one must have quite a bit of time on their hands to navigate through the mountain roads to find it. But, once you get there, it will be hard for you to leave. Chris and […]

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