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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Ever wondered which places to visit in Switzerland?, well these are  the Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland that needs to be on everyone’s list when they visit t…

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes  (pronounced rho-dos) is an odd little place, with a highly controversial history. Visi…

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Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is no doubt that Killarney is a popular destination, and we share the Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland from our recent trip to this beautiful Irish town. Fr…

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Thai Friendly, (The Best Dating Site in Thailand?)

by Masculine Profiles @ Masculine Profiles

Thai Friendly, with over 1 million members, it's one of the top two dating sites to find a Thai Friendly girl. In terms of the number of members online at any given time, it is arguably the most active.Thai friendly brings together an great variety of women: There are young and bubbly “fun-time girls”, to... Read More

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

How to have your own Internet System on a Cruise Ship

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The internet on cruise ships is notoriously slow, and notoriously expensive, but this post explains How to have your own internet system on a cruise ship.

 

On our …

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Visiting and Discovering the City of Stavanger in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had the distinct pleasure of visiting and discovering the city of Stavanger in Norway. This is a cool little city, which also happens to be a city of great Norwegian pr…

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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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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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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Flights to Vietnam | Emirates Malta

Flights to Vietnam | Emirates Malta


Emirates Malta

Book flights to Vietnam today. Free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats and award-winning entertainment – all part of the Emirates experience. - Emirates Malta

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 […]

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

How to Kill Bahiagrass

How to Kill Bahiagrass

by @ How to of the Day

Bahiagrass, also called highway grass, is often used for turfgrass or forage and can easily infiltrate your lawn, garden, or landscape plot as an undesirable weed. Bahiagrass is easily identifiable by its characteristic Y-shaped seed-head, and is present only in warmer climates. Although it will take time and persistence to remove bahiagrass, you can get rid of this pesky plant with the help of herbicides and regular lawn and garden maintenance.

Eating vegetarian & vegan while travelling Australia

by @ STA Travel

Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian, or you simply want to cut down on your meat and dairy consumption for ‘Veganuary’ and beyond, you don’t have to compromise your beliefs or dietary needs just because you’re travelling. In fact, one of …

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 […]

The Complete Guide: Getting A SIM Card In Vietnam - Vietcetera

The Complete Guide: Getting A SIM Card In Vietnam - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Yet another perk of living in Vietnam is the cheap cost for mobile data.

How to Save Money When You Travel

by Charlie Stone @ Backpacker Bible

Travelling around a country or around the world can be the best time of your life. Unfortunately, it can also cost a lot of money. You can always get a better deal if you take the time to plan your travel or vacation well in advance. You can also go to places where other people […]

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Hotel Review: Park Twin at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel Review: Park Twin at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City


The Points Guy

A deep dive into one traveler's flawless stay at this five-star, French Colonial hotel in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

TPGtv Episode 16: Learning to Cook Vietnamese Food

TPGtv Episode 16: Learning to Cook Vietnamese Food

by The Points Guy @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

After a long (and fun) night hitting the night life scene in Hanoi, I was ready to explore another side of the city — its cuisine. One of my favorite things about traveling is being able to see new places, immerse myself in foreign cultures and taste exciting flavors. The Vietnamese food scene is perhaps best well …

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam


Getting Stamped

Traveling to Vietnam and looking for the best Vietnam destinations? When planning a trip to Vietnam narrow it down to the best places to visit in Vietnam.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We visited ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, in Sweden. Gordon wasn’t really fussed, but I said, ‘take a chance on me.‘ He said well, ‘you are the danc

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How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

by @ How to of the Day

Quails sometimes stop laying eggs due to stress, lack of calcium or minimum sunlight. However, there is no need to worry as this problem can easily be taken care of if you give your quails the proper care they need.

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.

Getting a Visa to Vietnam (Don't Make the Mistakes I Did!)

Getting a Visa to Vietnam (Don't Make the Mistakes I Did!)


Passport Delicious | London Restaurant Blog | Solo Female Travel Blog

Get a visa for Vietnam or arrange Vietnam visa on arrival online

Cheap Flights to Vietnam 2018. Return Airfares from $298

Cheap Flights to Vietnam 2018. Return Airfares from $298


I Want That Flight

Cheap Flights to Vietnam. Discount flights from $298 (AUD). Cheap Australia to Vietnam flights.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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!

the money-saving airfare search tools

the money-saving airfare search tools


FareCompare.com

FareCompare provides robust airfare shopping tools that give you the power to save some serious cash on your next flight. Discover the FareCompare difference today!

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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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 [...]

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travelling with the Canon Mark IV

by Thuymi @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

After meeting talented photographers from @DiscoveryEarth Instagram account, we asked them what would be their ultimate photography gear. They came back to us with the Canon 5D Mark IV accompanied by these 2 lenses: 24-70mm...

How to Order Contacts

How to Order Contacts

by @ How to of the Day

There are many different ways to order contacts quickly and easily. Make an appointment with your optometrist and get your prescription. Then, decide whether to buy straight from your doctor, an optical chain, a big-box retailer, or online. Provide all of your prescription information and wait for them to verify everything. To save some money, make sure to check for rebates, discounts, or bulk savings.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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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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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.

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Trekking in Nepal

by Alli Ruttger @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

When you decide to travel to Nepal, chances are that a trek through the Himalayas is in your plans. Trekking in Nepal can be for anyone. Even though Nepal is home to the world’s highest...

What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day. The city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of the beautiful country of Croatia, and lies on the Dalmatian peninsula. It is positioned …

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How to Wash Toms Shoes

How to Wash Toms Shoes

by @ How to of the Day

Toms shoes are comfortable and fun to wear, so they're probably going to get dirty from a lot of wear. You can wash them by hand using a simple cleaning solution, or you can pop them in your washing machine. Let them air dry – the dryer can ruin the fabric. If you need to freshen up the leather soles, mix up your own deodorizing powder.

How to Avoid Texting Your Ex

How to Avoid Texting Your Ex

by @ How to of the Day

Are you worried about caving in and texting to your ex? You may not have superhuman willpower, but there are some steps you can take to make sure that doesn't happen. Minimize your chances of pressing “send” by asking someone else to talk you out of it. Getting some distance from your ex--literally and figuratively--and keeping yourself busy can also help you avoid texting them.

Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Buying a SIM Card in Vietnam

Buying a SIM Card in Vietnam


Too Many Adapters

Looking to stay connected in Vietnam? Buying a local SIM card is inexpensive, with good coverage and data speeds. Here's what you need to know.

Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

A screaming kid with a gold fist; a woman who looks like me first thing in the morning and yes, we were Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway.

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam - Contented Traveller

Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam - Contented Traveller


Contented Traveller

This is our experience about Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam. We are not people who choose to disconnect from our social media platforms when we travel

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.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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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How to Afford to Travel Long-Term

by Sara @ Backpack & Bike

"I don't have money to travel" is the sentence muttered most often about why people don't travel as often as they'd like. But what if I told you that you don't need a lot of money to travel? Sounds like a good deal right. Here's 7 tips on how we afford to travel for half a year straight.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let’s face it, 24 hours in Dublin is never going to be enough time, but if that’s all you’ve got, then here is how to make the most of it. 24 hours in Dubl

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Backpacker’s Budget Guide to Singapore

by Neha @ Backpacker Bible

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ACL surgery recovery phases

by Ladyexplorer @ The world is waiting

Week 0: Right after acl reconstruction surgery Super painful, swelling at its worse Couldn’t get outta bed for 1 day Focus is on straightening No weight-bearing Week 1: Bandage removed No weight-bearing Physio starts with focus on straightening, control of quads & light bending Slight discolouration with...

How I Kicked Achievement Addiction

by Anna @ Anna Wickham

There were a lot more reasons why I decided to transition to full-time employment than I explained a few months ago. One of the main reasons I decided to get a “traditional” job for the first time after being an entrepreneur for 3 years was that I realized I was addicted to achievement. Getting a

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Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Go Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic. Donegal, pronounced Donegawl, is a remote county in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is an area of outstanding natura…

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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 […]

How to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang - Nomadic Boys

How to get a Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang - Nomadic Boys


Nomadic Boys

Vietnam requires most passport holders to obtain a visa beforehand. Getting our Vietnam visa in Luang Prabang was simple and straightforward.

Sandals Resorts Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

That’s right, you no longer have to travel halfway around the world to stay in an overwater villa. This type of accommodation used to only exist in the Maldives, Tahiti, and Bora Bora. There are now overwater bungalows in Jamaica at Sandals South Coast and Sandals...

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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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How to get Vietnam visa in Bangkok - Guide to Visa Vietnam

How to get Vietnam visa in Bangkok - Guide to Visa Vietnam


Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

If you are in Bangkok and need to organize a Vietnam visa there, you can do it easily if you know where to go.

20 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We recently published The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World, and then we received another 20 Best Lighthouses in the World. Considering that everyone loves lighthou…

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A Very Pleasant Place to Visit is Warnemunde in Germany

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had never heard of Warnemunde in Germany and were only visiting because our cruise ship was stopping there. The reality on cruises is that you generally only get one d…

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Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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Things I Learned about Monaco and Monte Carlo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I had known a couple of things about Monaco before I visited … but not a lot. I was always confused between Monaco and Monte Carlo. These are the Things I Learned abo…

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

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


XO Tours Blog

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

Which Airport Should You Fly Into When Traveling to Vietnam?

Which Airport Should You Fly Into When Traveling to Vietnam?


TripSavvy

See what you need to know about flying into Vietnam. Learn if Saigon or Hanoi is better for arriving, visa information, getting around, and more.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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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 [...]

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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How to help responsibly when you’re living in Thailand?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand attracts hundreds of expats every year. Many settle here to pursue an entrepreneurial career, or become a teacher. Life in Thailand is simple and pleasant, something that you rarely get in the western countries. Quite often expats in Thailand want to show their appreciation and give something back to the community and wonder how […]

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.

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?

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Discover: 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.

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.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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. 

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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 […]

Visiting Flåm in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It was a day when everyone woke early on the cruise ship because we were Visiting Flåm in Norway. I am talking 4am early because we were sailing along the Aurlandsfjord, …

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How to get from Bangkok to Hpa An via Mae Sot

by Ben Reeson @ Backpacker Bible

to Hpa An

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Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I have made no bones about the fact that we were charmed by Ireland, but I do have a message to Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels. We loved the raw natural b

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Hotel Review: Park Twin at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

Hotel Review: Park Twin at the Park Hyatt Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City

by J. Keith van Straaten @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

As many of us in the hotel-credit-card game know, getting a free-night award is only half the battle. Finding a good place to use it before it expires is a whole other matter. With so many programs shuffling desirable properties into categories that are out of reach, the sweet spots are few and far between. …

#1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal has been named ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ by TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row, 2017 ‘Travellers Choice’ Awards on its websi…

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30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It appears that I am not the only one with a thing for lighthouses, and here are 30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World. It all started when we visited Hook Lighthouse in Ir

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Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I am calling it here and now; Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination. I probably shouldn’t tell people this and ruin what is one of the most delight…

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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. 

TPGtv Episode 18: Staying at the Park Hyatt Saigon and Making My Acting Debut

TPGtv Episode 18: Staying at the Park Hyatt Saigon and Making My Acting Debut

by The Points Guy @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

I’d started off my first-ever trip to Vietnam by spending a few nights checking out the nightlife and learning to cook my favorite dish in Hanoi, then flew by seaplane to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise. Now it was time to head south to Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City, as it’s called today, where I …

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 […]

7 Budget Things To Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

7 Budget Things To Do in Luang Prabang, Laos

by Sara @ Backpack & Bike

Laos in general is great for that because the whole country seems to move at a slower pace. Perfect for backpackers on a budget! Here are 7 must-do's that won't break the budget.

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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 […]

48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to see, what to do, where to stay and where to eat when you have 48 Hours in Helsinki, a city that will pleasantly surprise you. As the capital city of Finland, spendin…

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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.

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 […]

Mapped out: 2018′s top trending travel destinations

by @ STA Travel

New Year, new plans, new holiday allowance. We’ve pulled together our list of the top destinations to visit this year, whether they be an up and coming country or an old favourite making a resurgence. All these destinations are longing …

Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

To be quite honest I had never heard of Valentia Island in Ireland. When we were planning our road trip of 3 weeks in Ireland, we knew we couldn’t do everything beca…

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Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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Why You Must Visit Dingle in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You must visit Dingle when you go to Ireland. Everyone loves Dingle, including the Irish, because there is a lot to love about this seaside town on the west coast of the Wi…

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Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

by Emily McNutt @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

Update 2/16/17: Vietnam has introduced a new e-visa option, which lets you know within 3 days whether or not you’re approved. You must be a citizen of one of 40 countries, and the US is one of them. There’s a flat $25 fee for a single entry, 30-day visa. To apply, go to the Vietnam e-visa …

TPGtv Episode 17: Cruising Around Ha Long Bay’s 2,000 Islands in Vietnam

TPGtv Episode 17: Cruising Around Ha Long Bay’s 2,000 Islands in Vietnam

by The Points Guy @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

After spending a few days exploring Hanoi and learning how to cook my favorite Vietnamese dish, it was time to leave the bustling city behind and explore Vietnam’s natural side. Located about a four-hour drive from Hanoi, Ha Long Bay is a beautiful coastal area consisting of roughly 2,000 islands that’s been a UNESCO World Heritage site …

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.

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 [...]

How to Get the Vietnam Tourism Safety?

How to Get the Vietnam Tourism Safety?


Travel Sense Asia

Vietnam is a friendly and safe place to travel. With a sprinkling of common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. However, some tourists met some problems during the trip in Vietnam country. Today, we will give the essential information with a cool head and sensible planning for you to get the Vietnam …

The 8 Commandments of Traveling with Your Partner

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

In collaboration with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group We have been traveling the world together for over 1,600 days (and counting) straight. Luckily, we travel pretty well together – but travel can be a big test of a relationship. A few things about traveling with your significant...

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Get to know my story and become an online English teacher!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

6:30 am in Chiang Mai. I am slowly dragging myself out of bed. It’s my second week of working in Thailand and I’m slowly beginning to think what I should do next. Is it worth looking for another job? Another school? Maybe it’s time to go back to England? I look at Chris, who is […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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

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.

How To Find The Best Sites To Explore In Italy

by Scott Carruthers @ Backpacker Bible

Are you planning to go to Italy? I know that top on your mind is popular destinations such as the Coliseum, the city of Naples, and Sicily. Most travel advisors, like myself, D Scott Carruthers, will recommend these and other top tourist destinations. Once you start planning, you’ll notice that you cannot have enough of […]

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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!

 

Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Grab wine, coffee or better still an Estonian crafted beer, and let me tell you Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular. It has to do with the fact that this medieva…

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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 […]

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnam to Laos – How to Travel by Bus & Get a Laos Visa on Arrival - Backpack & Bike

Vietnam to Laos – How to Travel by Bus & Get a Laos Visa on Arrival - Backpack & Bike


Backpack & Bike

What is it really like to travel by bus from Vietnam to Laos? What is the border crossing like? How much is a Laos Visa? Here's how.

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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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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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 […]

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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How to Get a Travel Visa for Vietnam

How to Get a Travel Visa for Vietnam


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Whether you are visiting for business, to discover family, or to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of Vietnam, you will need written permission, called a visa, to enter the country. A visa indicates your country of citizenship, when you are...

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 […]

User Submitted Post

by Tiffany Thorn @ Yangshuo Insider

David my tour guide did an excellent job, he really made the excursions interesting and was more than happy to go the extra mile to stop at scenic spots to allow me to take photos. He took me to get some cough medicine as I was sick on the day of the tour. Had a Continue Reading

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Exploring Naplfio or Navplion in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When people talk about the history of Greece and the beauty of the aquamarine waters that surround the Greek islands, you can find an excellent example by Exploring Nap…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Getting there | About Vietnam

Getting there | About Vietnam


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The number of direct flights to Vietnam’s three main international airports – Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, in order of importance – have...

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Le Meridien Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most ultra-modern 5-star hotels. If you like bright and shiny things, you will love this hotel. It is located across fro…

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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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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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.

TPGtv Episode 15: Hanoi’s Most Historic Hotel and Partying with the Locals

TPGtv Episode 15: Hanoi’s Most Historic Hotel and Partying with the Locals

by The Points Guy @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

Following an epic layover in London, a quick ride on the Eurostar train from London to Paris and an okay-but-snug flight on Vietnam Airlines’ A350, I finally reached Hanoi, the first stop on my first trip to Vietnam. I managed to sleep for most of the 11-hour and 20-minute flight, so I was able to start …

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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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Visiting Gibraltar. I’m just not into you!

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

After Visiting Gibraltar, I concluded that, “I’m just not into you!” Let me share with you why Gibraltar didn’t rock my socks (pun intended). …

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Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia – where all that glitters …

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I think I would have to say that St Petersburg in Russia was not at all what I was expecting, and Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia revealed that all that glitters,

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DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

When making your own DIY campervan conversion, one of the most important things to think about is how to make the bed. It's what you’ll be sleeping in, after all! We have put together a step-by-step tutorial that walks you through how to make your very own DIY bed frame for your campervan or RV.

Exploring Oia, and Falling in Love with Santorini

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you think I am going to tell you that Santorini is stupendous and that Exploring Oia in Santorini is one of the most amazing things we have done, and that you can do too; w…

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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 […]

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.

What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Katakolon, Greece is a hole-in-the-wall port that is surprisingly charming. The port of Katakolon or Katakolo is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering an opportu…

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Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

On our recent cruise, we visited many places in Europe, and we had the Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries. This is because it worked really well everywhe…

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Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I can’t say I knew a lot about this town, but I can tell you that Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain was one of those serendipitous moments. This city was amaz…

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“Amazing Private Trip along the Yulong”

by YsInsider120777 @ Yangshuo Insider

I found them through an online article by them about touring parts of the YuLong that are less traveled by going further up the river. Jane responded very quickly to provide a private tour that included an English speaking driver, stop at Xianggong Hill (DO NOT MISS THIS!), 2 hr bamboo raft tour (we only Continue Reading

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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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Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes. Naples is generally the southern Italian city that people transit through on their way to the archaeological ruins of Pom

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc 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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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.

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia


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Heading to Southeast Asia? Lucky you. Check out our travel guides for Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and all other countries, plus bag the cheapest flights, transport, tours and more...

Cruising the Sea of Cortez with Offshore Outpost

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

Our last trip of 2017 had us cruising the Sea of Cortez with Offshore Outpost. It wasn’t your typical cruise at all. Everything about cruising with Offshore Outpost is way different than any other cruise we’ve been on. So when they asked us to join...

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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Upgrade Travel option (UTo) | Vietnam Airlines

Upgrade Travel option (UTo) | Vietnam Airlines


Vietnam Airlines

Use Upgrade Travel Option (UTo) offered by Vietnam Airlines and Optiontown to upgrade your Economy Class ticket to Business Class or Deluxe Economy Class.

Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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Travel from Kampot to Vietnam without a package tour

Travel from Kampot to Vietnam without a package tour


Backpacker Bible

Travelling from Sihanoukville / Kampot / Kep – Cambodia to Can Tho / HCMC – Vietnam without a package deal. When travelling from Sihanoukville, Kampot or even Kep to Vietnam a tour company named Kampot Tours and Travel is the usual choice to get to destinations in Vietnam. Many people opt for a simple complete …

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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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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How to Get a Vietnam Visa | Indiana Jo

How to Get a Vietnam Visa | Indiana Jo


Indiana Jo

Find out how to get a vietnam visa - up to date info, cost comparison, official visa links and pros and cons of each way of applying for a Vietnam visa.

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

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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9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pai is a small town in the north of Thailand. For years it’s been popular with yoga, Thai massages, vegetarian cuisine and nature enthusiasts, who value healthy lifestyle and relaxation over the noise and chaos of a city. It was once a favourite hang out place among the hippie crowd and only recently it gained popularity […]

How to get Vietnam visa in Malaysia

How to get Vietnam visa in Malaysia


Vietnam Immigration Department - Vietnam Visa Online Application Form

Malaysian citizens no need visa to Vietnam if their staying is less than 30 days. But Vietnam Visa is required for the Malaysian whose staying in Vietnam is longer than 30 days.

International Dating (10 Tips) International Cupid Dating Website

by Masculine Profiles @ Masculine Profiles

International Cupid is hands-down one of the best tools you can use to meet women when you’re attempting International Dating. Tinder is awesome for hooking up while abroad. In the past, a player who was traveling to a new country in the hopes of meeting some sexy girls would be forced to hedge all his... Read More

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Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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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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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 […]

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

by @ How to of the Day

Losing fat from the upper half of your body requires a few different approaches. You’ll need to do some cardio workouts to burn fat. Exercise your chest and arms and your back to emphasize your muscles and get rid of pesky back fat. And eating a healthy diet can make sure your hard work in the gym doesn’t go to waste.

What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you have ever wondered What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day, we will share our experiences with you.  Kotor, in Montenegro, is known as the Bride of Adriatic an…

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Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise?

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me ask you something about a comedy cruise. Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise? Do you have it in you to accept the muscular spasms from laughter? Will you perhaps …

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boat

How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boat


Mad Monkey Hostels

How to get from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh - Getting from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh, Bus, Flights, Boats

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.

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.

25 Epic Things To Do In Namibia

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

One of the most underrated places on the planet is the southern African country of Namibia. If you love adventure, nature, and culture you’ve come to the right place – There are plenty of things to do in Namibia. Home to the oldest desert in the...

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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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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.

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!

Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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.

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.

Our top 5 best scuba diving sites in Asia

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

We love scuba diving and always try to squeeze in as much of it as we can during our travels. We first got certified during our big trip in Asia, then […]

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BEST GAY TRAVEL INSTAGRAMMERS OF 2017!

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

We are so excited to announce that the awesome Gaycities who we absolutely adore, have nominated and awarded us as their best gay travel Instagrammers of 2017! We’re super excited […]

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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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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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

Lunar New Year, or more commonly known as Tet, is a wondrous and prosperous time in Vietnam, and is an event that is anticipated throughout the year!  It marks the arrival of spring, a brand new start for many of life’s endeavours, and is a time to appreciate and spend time with family.  If you…

6 Money Saving Tips for Traveling Japan

by Sara @ Backpack & Bike

Japan is a weird and wonderful place that everyone MUST visit once, or twice, or many times, in their lifetime. Here's how we (almost) stuck to our budget in this expensive metropolis.

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Travel Experts Choice: 27 of the Best Tourist Spots in the Philippines

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

There are 7,641 islands in the Philippines how do you decide which ones to visit? We asked 30 travel experts what their favorite place in the Phillippines was and made this list of the best tourist spots in the Philippines. No matter where you go...

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Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

An excellent day trip from the charming town of Kilkenny in Ireland is to go and visit Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.Hook Lighthouse …

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You are Planning a Ski trip to Japan. Well done you. Ever wondered What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan? As veterans of skiing in Japan, we can tell you that it is one of the mos…

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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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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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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

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

by Catlyn Wolf @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

Vietnam is an incredible country to visit, full of rich history, wonderful food and reasonable prices. Free-wheeling Ho Chi Minh City is typically the jumping off point for many travelers starting in the south and heading up through Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi or Ha Long Bay, or the grand finale city if you’re doing it the other …

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. […]

2 Overlooked & Underrated Must-Visit Villages in Northern Laos

by Sara @ Backpack & Bike

Want to get off the backpacker trail? The beautiful mountains of Northern Laos will surely put you at ease. Visit these 2 overlooked and underrated villages – Muang Khua & Muang Ngoy.

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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!

How to save money on your next hotel booking with Nustay

by Stefan Arestis @ Nomadic Boys

Nustay hotels is the latest travel website we have discovered which we are absolutely loving. It’s one of the best travel resources for booking hotels because it provides the lowest available hotel […]

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10 Amazing Fairytale Castles In Germany You Cannot Miss

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

Did you know there are over 20,000 castles in Germany? Yeah, neither did we! Deciding which German castles to visit can be a daunting task. We’ve traveled to Germany 6 times and seen a ton of gorgeous castles in Germany. Let us help you pick...

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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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Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me tell you about Nick the Greek and exploring the island of Corfu in Greece. I am fairly sure that when you get off a cruise ship in Greece, the waiting hordes of taxi dr…

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What we learned from our first cruise experience – 50 days

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We have never been on a cruise, and this is what we learned from our first cruise experience, which happened to be 50 days long. Let us share our Cruise Hacks and Recommend…

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What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Away but within earshot of the cacophony of motorbikes and beeping horns in Hoi Chi Minh City, you will find a little alley full of Street Art in Saigon. Most things in Sai…

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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.

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


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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 ...

Visiting Kristiansand in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We were Visiting Kristiansand in Norway because it is one of the popular cruise stops, and also a summer destination for local people. Kristiansand is Norway’s …

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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 […]

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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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 […]

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. […]

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

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

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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How to Diagnose Lymphoma

by @ How to of the Day

Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. They are generally divided into 2 groups, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, although the term non-Hodgkin lymphoma encapsulates a variety of lymphomas. Both general types of lymphoma have similar basic symptoms, so if you spot them you won't initially know what type of lymphoma might be developing. Lymphoma is properly diagnosed by identifying common symptoms and then getting a medical diagnosis. In order to give a proper diagnosis, your doctor will run a variety of tests on you, typically including imaging and a biopsy of one of your lymph nodes.

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!

7 alternative places to visit in the USA in 2018

by @ STA Travel

Forget the Hollywood Sign, Empire State Building and Grand Canyon! We’re here to share with you those little, hidden gems you’ve never thought about visiting in the USA. From prisons housing the world’s most infamous criminals to speakeasies hidden behind …

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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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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How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

by @ How to of the Day

Veganism is a form of vegetarianism that eliminates all animal products. It is a difficult, but rewarding, life choice. Taking some time to prepare your kitchen will help make it easier to experience the many benefits of a vegan diet.

Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Getting around Angkor Wat

by Ladyexplorer @ The world is waiting

Cycling is a great way to get to and around the Angkor Wat compounds. It lets you take your time to explore and appreciate the grandeur of this ancient temple – worth every bit of our long bumpy bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem...

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.

Boeing Gets FAA Certification for the 787-10

Boeing Gets FAA Certification for the 787-10

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

The latest variant of Boeing’s successful 787 Dreamliner has gained its amended type certificate (ATC) from the US Federal Aviation Administration. On Monday, Boeing announced that it had received the necessary ATC, meaning it’s been cleared for commercial use and Singapore Airlines could take delivery of its first 787-10 as soon as the first half …

Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Tokyo is a fascinating city, and despite its reputation as being a very expensive city, you will be pleasantly surprised at the Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo.  With J…

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All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is a country, where Buddhist philosophy blends with mysticism and superstitions. Faithful gather in golden temples to pray to Buddha statutes and offer money and food to different gods to get rid of misfortunes and attract good luck. Thais are very superstitious and they strongly believe in ghosts and mystic energy, which is everywhere and […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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 […]

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).

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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Southeast Asia for New Zealanders – What to know about visa & travel

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

To begin your trip to the attractive Southeast Asia, let's figure out where you can initiate first and whether you need visa to these places or not.

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TPGtv Episode 14: Heading to Vietnam for the First Time on Vietnam Airlines’ A350

TPGtv Episode 14: Heading to Vietnam for the First Time on Vietnam Airlines’ A350

by The Points Guy @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

For a while, Vietnam was in the number one spot on my travel bucket list — I’d always seen photos of the country’s amazing landscapes and heard about its friendly people and delicious food. I’m also a huge AvGeek and wanted to make sure I got there in the coolest way possible. My options were to fly …

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

DIY Campervan Conversion on a Tiny Budget in Less Than 1 Week

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If taking a road trip in a campervan or RV is a dream of yours, we have everything you need to know to turn this dream into a reality. This article is chock-full of tips and all the steps needed to make your own DIY campervan conversion on a small budget! Learn how to build a bed frame and make your own working kitchen, even if you’ve never built anything before!

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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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 […]

Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Located just 20 minutes from Portland, we spent a day Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England. Weymouth is the archetypal English seaside holiday destinatio…

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How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham

How and Why to Get a Motorbike License in Vietnam - Anna Wickham


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So you’re moving to Vietnam or traveling there soon and you can’t wait to jump on a motorbike and ride through traffic that seriously looks like this: You may not have heard, but it’s incredibly easy to rent or even buy a motorbike in Vietnam. Motorbike shops are everywhere, and it usually costs around $50-100

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Cheap Flights to Vietnam from $474 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights to Vietnam from $474 - KAYAK


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Search prices for United, China Eastern, XiamenAir, ANA, Air China and more. Search and find deals on flights to Vietnam.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art. This affluent city has an edginess to it that we were not expecting when we arrived on their National Independence Day. The …

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Vietnamese Women: How to Get Laid in Vietnam - Masculine Profiles

Vietnamese Women: How to Get Laid in Vietnam - Masculine Profiles


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If you're traveling to Vietnam you'll definitely want to spend some quality time with fun and sexy Vietnamese women. Come read THE guide how to Do Vietnam

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 […]

The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What is it about lighthouses that appeal to so many people? We live next to two lighthouses in Australia, and we love them. So maybe that has something to do with it. Check …

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Hello Australia!

by @ STA Travel

Meet Pippa. Former STA Travel Customer Service Manager, European travel addict, and the manager of our new Working Holiday Heroes in Australia. (Essentially, the nice people in our Backpacker by STA Travel stores who help you find your feet, hug …

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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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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How to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (and vice versa)

by Lina @ Move to Cambodia

These days, there are a couple of easy ways to go from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh including bus, boat, plane, taxi, and mini-bus. There are options to fit every budget, but some … Continue reading

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What Makes The Holidays At Universal Orlando Epic

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The holidays are here and they’re in full effect at Universal Orlando. All of your favorite things at the park are still here, but there might be a few holiday twists. There isn’t a bad time to visit Univeral Orlando but we think it’s safe...

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How To Get A Vietnam Visa On Arrival In Vietnam

How To Get A Vietnam Visa On Arrival In Vietnam


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You can apply for a Vietnam visa online and collect it at the airport on arrival in Vietnam. Here's how the process works.

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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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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The Ultimate Travel Guide to Costa Rica

by Jessica Perigny @ Adventure Faktory 🌍 A platform gathering inspiring travel experiences to inspire people to travel more and live abroad.

Costa Rica is a beautiful country that needs to be visited as soon as possible! It has been a long trend for the youth in Canada for vacationeers to travel there for a cheap, but...

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. 

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 […]

Travelling to Tanzania? 5 Reasons to Book Local

by Viva Africa Tours @ Backpacker Bible

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The Perfect Honeymoon spot: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The Maldives is that tropical paradise we all dream about and hope to visit someday. The images we saw instantly sold us on making the trip, but how do you pick which Maldives resorts to stay at? We spent 6 weeks island hopping around the...

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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11 Cheap Things To Do in Hiroshima, Japan

by Sara @ Backpack & Bike

No need to blow your backpacker budget in Hiroshima. There are many things to do that won't cost much! Here are 11 things to do in Hiroshima for cheap.

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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.

Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We made a decision that we would go Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike. What a great decision this was. If you want to believe the hype about Mykonos being a paradisical islan…

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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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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 [...]

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.

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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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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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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The 10 Most Anticipated Hotels Opening Around the World This Fall

The 10 Most Anticipated Hotels Opening Around the World This Fall

by Adam Erace @ Vietnam – The Points Guy

Just because Labor Day weekend is behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to stop traveling. Whether you’re planning a fall or wintertime getaway, these 10 hot new hotel openings should be on your travel radar. While the list below is by no means exhaustive, it represents the best of the best of fall openings in destinations …

Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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 […]

[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 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 […]

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

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


NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

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.

What is a RTW ticket?

by @ STA Travel

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and head out into the big wide world? Good decision. But do you just have the vague notion of travelling ‘around the world’ in your head and are not actually sure how it …

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.

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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Staying In A Overwater Bungalow At Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The quintessential over the water bungalow in the Maldives was once was just our dream, finally came true at Cinnamon Dhonveli in the Maldives! A bucket list worthy stay to say the least! We spent 3 nights at Cinnamon Dhonveli in a gorgeous over the water bungalow....

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: Where To Go And What To Eat

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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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

We just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is something about alternative places, that meant we just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town in Denmark. Amongst the icons l…

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Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

From the hole in the wall pub run by the towns cardiologist, who was the doctor for Metallica, to the milk bar where you can get a whisky, to the hospitable publicans at the …

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The Highlights of our year as Travel Bloggers

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The wonderful thing about being travel bloggers is that we have no idea of what our year will look like, and I guess that is totally true with life also. That is why our tagl…

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Where to Stay in Bangkok Can Make or Break Your Trip

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

Deciding where to stay in Bangkok, more than in many other cities, can really make or break your trip. Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok is home to more than 9.5 million people. If you look at a map of Bangkok you’ll be more than overwhelmed...

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TOP 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

We recently put together for you an itinerary for exploring Ho Chi Minh City as part of our Custom Itineraries for Vietnam series.  After you have explored Ho Chi Minh City and if you have an extra day in your travel itinerary, short day trips are a great option.  Fortunately, outside of the city, there are several places…

Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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How to Sell a Wedding Ring

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

by @ How to of the Day

There are a lot of reasons you might want to sell a wedding ring. Whatever they are, you want to make sure you get the best price and have a good experience. Prepare your ring for sale by getting an appraisal and having your ring cleaned. You can sell your ring online, but make sure you find a reputable seller. You can also trade in your ring if it’s a diamond ring. It’s a great way to get a new piece of jewelry.

Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep y…

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Getting to, from and around Vietnam

Getting to, from and around Vietnam


Travelfish

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

You must Explore The Ring of Beara in Ireland – or maybe not.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

While many people have heard of the spectacular Ring of Kerry in Ireland, you must explore The Ring of Beara which is absolutely not to be missed. The Ring of Beara in Irel…

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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 [...]

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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 […]

33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Transport in Thailand: All you need to know

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

South East Asia is famous for its crowded streets, speeding mopeds, buses and trains that never go on time and ever present chaos in public transport. Thailand is a bit more developed than the other nearby countries, but when it comes to its transportation it’s not that much differnet. It’s easy to get lost here. […]

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. 

Travel from Vietnam to Laos

Travel from Vietnam to Laos


Mien's Blog

Let me start my blog by saying this: I LOVE Laos! I seriously do. This country is such a beautiful and peaceful haven for anyone who dreams of an escape from the bustling Hanoi. The laid-back lifes…

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, […]

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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10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

1. DENTAL FLOSS

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

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

by Phuc 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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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.

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