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What to Wear to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Traveling to Rio de Janeiro is exciting in itself; visiting for Carnival is a whole other experience! Read these tips on what to wear to Carnival in Rio!

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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.

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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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

Travel Safety Tips: I Had My Bag Stolen and These Are 4 Ways I Could’ve Avoided It

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

While theft can't be 100% prevented, it can be avoided. Read these travel safety tips and how they could've helped me avoid being robbed.

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My 5 Biggest Travel Surprises of 2017

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

While I've been a traveler for almost half my life at this point, many things still managed to surprise me as I trotted the globe this year.

MAGIC, MYSTERY AND EXPEDITION OF A LIFE TIME IN THE SON DOONG CAVE

by admin @ My Way Travel Specialist tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos & Thailand.

Son Doong cave located in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam and in the heart of the Phong Nha Ke Bang National […]

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Sibiu, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sibiu, Romania

Why Backpacking in Cuba is Different than Anywhere Else

by Bailey Busslinger @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Only a couple of weeks ago I returned from a backpacking trip that was like no other I have ever been on, exploring the Caribbean island of Cuba! Arriving in Cuba was like taking a time machine back to the 1950’s, which is probably why travelling there was such a different experience - and such an unforgettable one.

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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My Travel Goals for 2018

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

January is the is perfect time  to focus on your travel plans for the year ahead.  I’ve spent the past few weeks coming up with 10 travel goals that I hope to achieve this year . So here is what I am going to focus on in 2018…… Reach my 50th country I have currently…

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July promotions to pay attention to!

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Contact Sarah@mytripcoach.com or Kaley@mytripcoach.com for more details on these last minute specials! End the summer with the perfect Miraval getaway. Enjoy a guided morning hike through the breathtaking Sonoran Desert, relax by the pool in our Arizona sunshine and learn life in balance tools from ...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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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Hot Off The Press: Luxury Family Travel Trends for 2018

by Amie O'Shaughnessy @ Ciao Bambino

I’m just back from my annual trek to ILTM in Cannes with fresh insight on what’s hot in luxury family travel across the globe. The big trend that is driving everything is the massive shift away from valuing the acquisition of “stuff” toward coveting experiences. This phenomenon is good for our children and good for…

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Happy 2015!

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Many of you have asked for photos from my time abroad and I have been extremely slow with them. Vermont provided a perfect sanctuary for me to review them all photos at my own pace and I am happy to share them with you.

The week before thanksgiving last year, I decided to drop what I was doing and complete life goal of living in Southeast Asia. I quit my job and moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to volunteer with a Swiss non-profit. It was a life changing experience and one that I will never forget. The two important things that I did learn were that you are powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision. The what ifs can be consuming but once you are doing it, they slowly start to fade away. In different places, survival requires different things, based on the environment. Capacity for survival is the ability to allow yourself to be changed by environment. I learned to live on $300/month and write down every single expense. I learned to survive without an air conditioner in continuous heat waves. 

For me, it was important to leave everything and the comfort of it all in order to learn more about myself and change for the better. As Robin Davidson's friend said in Tracks, "Getting off your butt and actually doing something for yourself is important for all of us. It's important that we leave each other..so that we can come back and swap information about what we've learnt even if what we do changes us and we risk not recognizing each other when we return." 

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Remember courage is grace under pressure. I wish you a wonderful 2015, one where you have the opportunity to realize your dreams, rediscover your strengths, muster your willpower and rejoice in the simple pleasures that life brings your way.



5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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Fairy tale cities: five destinations of your dreams

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

Winter is a time to snuggle up with a travel book and dream about places far away. And since dreaming is free, it’s sometimes nice to imagine ourselves travelling to places that are magical — places that make us feel like we’re in a fairy tale. We’ve seen them in the movies, but then, that’s mostly [...]

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Guerrilla art and famous faces: the Montreal Mural Festival

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

A visit to Montreal is always special. But on my recent visit, in October, I came across something that was truly special. Everywhere I turned, the city seemed to be covered with art: walls, doors, sidewalks, even storefronts were painted with dazzling designs and colours. It was all thanks to an annual event called the Montreal Mural [...]

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What is your dream?

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

I recently attended a conference and got a question that was a pleasant surprise from the usual networking repertoire. Over casual lunch introductions, instead of asking me what I did for a living, I was asked “What is my dream?” Harold and I had never met before and the question initially threw me for a loop but after thinking about it I answered happily. My response led to a 30 minute conversation I will never forget. 

Harold and I spoke about ambitions, dreams, goals and what gets in our way. He reminded me that it is very easy to add up the reasons why we shouldn't do something but when you actually start to believe in yourself by simply charting out the how it can be done, the process can be reassuring and encouraging. 

Harold and his wife decided to quit their jobs in their forties and take their toddlers on an around the world trip a few years back. His friends, family and neighbors thought he was crazy and questioned their decision every step of the way. Once the family of four returned from their trip, the skeptics were now confused, envious and sometimes even encouraged by the journey. They were initially unsupportive because they idea challenged the conventions around which they've built their own lives; learning about Harold's journey pushed them to get out of their comfort zone.

He reminded me that you need to find the people that are motivating and supportive of innovative ideas. Once you do, you will flourish. 

I left our conversation reminded of my experiences pre and post Cambodia.   Some of my friends and family did not know how to process my decision, and encouraged me to make the safest choice. Some think it was a phase and do not quite understand why I did it, but they also wont ask why.  When I saw Harold again at the end of the day, I gave him a big hug because our conversation reminded me to be proud of my decisions and excited for my future.

The next day I heard the story of Robin Davidson and her solo journey in Australia, from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean in 1977. The pictures and anecdotes left me speechless, teary and amazed. Everyone told her she was crazy, would die, would never make it and was wasting her time. She document her journey in a book named “Tracks” and I can’t wait to read it.  Just the snippet I read made me want to fly to Australia to meet her and hear her stories.

In case you were wondering, my response to Harold’s question was “to open a non-profit in South Asia that addresses the cultural challenges related sexual assault” and “to visit a 100 countries in my lifetime."

It is so easy to get immersed in our day to day life that we go from task to task without even thinking about why we do what we do. Passion allows us to keep going while maintaining a positive outlook. Doing things we love is meaningful and rewarding. But we have to have dreams to aspire to, to motivate us and most ultimately to be truly content with the mark we leave on the world. 

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude- Maya Angelou

Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Hiking Volcan Pacaya near Antigua, Guatemala

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

Close to Antigua, a little over an hour's drive away depending on the traffic, is the less physically imposing but still pretty cool Volcan Pacaya.… Read More Hiking Volcan Pacaya near Antigua, Guatemala

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Photo of the week: making a run for the sun

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

An icy blast of winter is sweeping across the northland — and the southland, too — this week, leaving us all shivering in front of our space heaters. And waking up to another grey morning with frost on the windows, I hear a familiar call: it’s time for a run to the sun. Every year around this [...]

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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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My trip to Vietnam

by Mark @ Mark Bratt Travel

“Stay close together – like sticky rice” says our tour guide.. Our group of 8 people, still jet-lagged, attempt to cross the road in Vietnam for the first time. I’ve spent a bit of time in Malaysia and Thailand but I never made it to Vietnam. It’s been on my wish-list for a while, so […]

5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

by Emma @ Travelettes

The voices of the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc, located on the border with Cambodia, are very diverse. Some people claim it’s still heaven on earth while a few think this old fisherman’s island has all but been destroyed. Phu Quoc is called ”The new Phuket” for a reason: more and more tourists are finding it, and the nature is disappearing as big resorts take over the island. But there are still […]

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 […]

A city break in Bucharest …

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

  We are just back from a city break in Bucharest. Romania had never been at the top of my travel wish list but as I am running out of countries to visit in Europe we found ourselves in Romania for our Easter break. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the city.…

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12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Visiting Vietnam: journal of an unforgettable trip - The Travelling Boomer

Visiting Vietnam: journal of an unforgettable trip - The Travelling Boomer


The Travelling Boomer

Visiting Vietnam: what's it like? The Travelling Boomer shares his two-week trip in 2016, with a look at all the major cities and tourist attractions

A clash of cultures in Seville

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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An Alpine Haven: Cordée des Alpes, Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

My last adventure of 2017 took me to the snowy Alps of Switzerland and the well-known ski resort of Verbier. Although I have been lucky to ski in The French Alps many times before, it was my first trip to a Swiss ski resort. Our base was Cordée des Alpes, a chalet-style boutique hotel right in…

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

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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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.

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!

Why Paralysis Made Me Want to Travel to Every Country in the World

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

My set plan was always to gain two years of career experience after university before thinking about travel. But that would all change. With the beige anoraks and cashmere black overcoats flurrying past me in my blurred peripheral vision, the sound of hundreds of pairs of shoes walking sharply past my ears, I knew something […]

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How I scored a luxury hotel for $106/night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

How I scored a luxury hotel for $106/night in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Private swim-up poolside access? Yes please. Getting the 4th night free via an easy travel hack? Hell yeah.

Awesome Sprinter Vans on Instagram That You Need to See

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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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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Why I Love Living Abroad

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

I love days where I feel connected with the local culture and the people of Cambodia. Tonight was the first time I interacted with Ra, a Khmer colleague, outside of work. Usually expats hang out with one another after work but locals tend go home to their families. But today we invited Ra out with us to catch the sunset and for dinner. It was nice to share our experiences and learn more about each other outside of the professional environment. It was such a great learning experience for all of us. We realized that no matter where we grow up, parents are still the same everywhere. Growing up and gaining our independence was a challenge for all of us and where we were raised did not matter.

A colleague’s wife gave birth today and the office was buzzing with excitement. Ra asked me and another colleague from Australia about the terms associated with pregnancies in the west. We ended up explaining what “being in labor” and what “my water broke” meant. It was hilarious and entertaining but also informative. In Khmer, Ra knew special water came out of a woman.  He just didn’t know what that meant. That’s when we realized even though he was 24 years old, he was very sheltered. Men and women are raised very differently in Khmer culture. Young women might have known about this but the young men wouldn’t because of the conservative nature of their society. 

There is apparently a code of conduct for girls and boys. It is called Cbpab Srei for girls and Cbpab Pros for boys. These two books literally outline the way girls and boys should behave throughout their life.  Men are no longer expected to follow it but women are even though it was banned from schools in 2007. The book of rules encourages total obedience to one’s husband and his happiness. They are also told to deal with any physical abuse that comes their way and wait for their husbands to calm down. Girls are also told to avoid eye contact with elders because eye contact signifies disrespect. In the villages and in some aspects of city life, many people still expect girls to behave this way. I am surprised I never heard of this before. Oh and this shouldn’t come as too much of a shock but these rules were written by a man in the 1800s. 

Society is changing at a pace the conservative members of the community can no longer control. It will be interesting to see how this impacts Cambodia within the next five to ten years. 

The Ultimate Vietnam Itinerary For Backpackers | The Partying Traveler

The Ultimate Vietnam Itinerary For Backpackers | The Partying Traveler


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For most people traveling to Vietnam, the question really isn't about where to go, but about how long to stay somewhere. I went into Vietnam relati...

10 things I have learned during my time in Cambodia

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Today was the start of my final 30 days in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Over the last 24 hours, my feelings have been jumping between excitement, fear, and nostalgia. I started to think about what I would say if someone asked what I learned during this experience.
  1. Value your freedom. We are so lucky to live in a country with basic human rights (well almost all of them). It is very easy to criticize our system but at least we have one. What about those who have no voice? Think about how they live.
  2. Our passport is an asset. We get treated differently because of it. I have seen so many friends get extra scrutiny at the airport simply because their passport is from an unfamiliar country. 
  3. Just do it. It sounds simple but it really is that simple. There are so many people in my life trying to figure out what to do next and which idea to choose but the reality is you wont really know until you try. And it really isn't that scary after you take the first step.
  4. The little things we complain about on a day to day basis seem so trivial when people around us are just trying to survive. 
  5. Access to information is a luxury that many don't enjoy.
  6. Surround yourself with people that inspire you. It is so important. It is easy to get depressed during this process but the people around me made all the difference.
  7. Optimism is healthy. The work I do is challenging and the impact is questionable at times but the small wins are just as important as the big ones.
  8. I am not going to miss my bathroom! Everything is in one space and whenever I take a shower, the entire bathroom floods and it is really annoying to use it afterwards. 
  9. Never say there is nothing to do, no matter where you live. There is always something to do. I am finding myself discovering new things even this late in my stay. 
  10. This is a really tough experience. If you do it right, you challenge yourself and really get to know your limits. You grow and have to be honest with yourself. It is life changing.
There is no way I can describe my experience in one sentence but if you want to hear stories, I am more than happy to share :)

Redefining my Identity

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Even though I have been home for seven weeks now, there still seem to be plenty of people to meet and catch up with. I met one such person last week at a local night market that started while I was in Cambodia. He seemed to be pretty progressive and was all about revitalizing downtown. He was even wearing an equality sticker. This guy asked Asghar what he does and after hearing Asghar’s response, he asked me if “I was a lawyer’s wife”. I know he had no ill intentions but I was fuming because his words triggered my insecurities.

When I first moved to Jacksonville, it was extremely important for me to form an identity that does not revolve around my husband. I worked very hard to maintain it but leaving for Cambodia changed that. As soon as I got back, I was back to being just a wife. At least in my mind. 

I bring this story up because my identity has been something I have been struggling with the last few weeks.  I have been spending money without the same discipline I had in Cambodia and feeling guilty about it. I have been earning a paycheck since I was 15 years old and always worked for what I wanted. This is the first time in my life that I have not worked. In Phnom Penh, I wrote down every single one of my expenses in order to stay on track and to keep a record of how much I needed to make ends meet. And now, I am using my husband’s credit card to buy curtains for the house or lunch for myself. I have had friends call me out and say "you are taking this house wife thing too far" or "we need to find you a job because I don't recognize you anymore."

Coming home to no job but a full time volunteer position and a new a house has kept me occupied. I have been busy with projects for the house while having constant meetings for TEDxJacksonville. And I now know that I am much more than just a wife but it does get hard to remember that when you're only accomplishment in a day is setting up a closet at home.

It’s strange to say but this new chapter has been a huge learning experience. I’ve learned that breaks can be a good thing. I actually have the luxury to figure out what I want to do without rushing into something I know I will hate. And I have finally learned that it is ok to depend on your husband financially. The independent woman in me always fought to share the expenses and now I can’t even if I wanted to. It has been a humbling journey and one that has enabled me to be honest with myself.

I needed the break. I needed the time to process everything I saw and felt while I was away. I didn’t want to rush from one experience to the next because I want my last experience to influence whatever comes next.

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The Year that Was and What’s Coming Next for The Planet D

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

When we look back on the year that was, it's hard to believe that we travelled to 22 destinations on five different continents in 2017. It was our plan to slow things down a bit, but when amazing opportunities come up, how can you say no? From horse treks in Kyrgyzstan to basking in the […]

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Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

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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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 […]

Contiki - Vietnam Highlights

Contiki - Vietnam Highlights


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Vietnam Highlights is the perfect way for a taste of Vietnam’s best in a short amount of time. Experience the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, relax and soak up the rays on a beach in Nha Trang, hit Hoi An by bike & chill out in the amazing scenery of Hue. Later, sit back & discover the amazing limestone formations of Halong Bay aboard a traditional junk boat as you indulge in Vietnam’s coolest spots.

My Incredible Malawi Safari in Liwonde National Park

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Liwonde National Park was the last stop on my week in Malawi. I’d had a great week featuring elephants, hippos, some amazing food and beautiful Malawi accommodation, but without a doubt, it was my time at the Mvuu Lodge that impressed me the most. I loved it there. We arrived in the vicinity for our second Malawi safari of the week (the first had been in the Nkhotakota Reserve) and […]

Zagora, Morocco

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Travel costs and prices for Zagora, Morocco

Places to Visit in NSW with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Whether you need to view your itinerary, change or cancel your flight, you can do it quickly and conveniently here. Some other activities you can perform on Manage Booking are seat selection, upgrading of flights and checking out the in-flight entertainment available on your flight.

The Travelettes recap – our favorite travel moments of 2017

by Tabea @ Travelettes

Okay, we will admit: 2018 has been with us for a few days now, but having a moment to sit back and recap while the holidays are still in full swing can be pretty hard, nearly impossible. It may be that we’re just stumbling into the new year, being happy but exhausted, aroused by all the festivities, input, food… And just like that a new year starts without us even […]

What TEDxJacksonville means to me

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Many of you have heard me talk about my work with TEDxJacksonville but I don't think everyone understands the role it plays in my life. I was first introduced to TEDxJacksonville in the summer 2012 when a dear friend decided to move to Colorado. Jessica was my saving grace in Jacksonville. I had been a resident for a little over six months and was very unsure if I could call this city my home. I met her before I moved and our friendship made me believe I could make the city mine. She knew that TEDx could serve to be my portal to other likeminded people and help me keep my sanity.

She was right. I joined the organization in its first year, when it was known as TEDxRiversideAvondale. I thought I would get to meet some interesting people and help as needed but I ended up getting immersed as soon as Asghar and I got back from our honeymoon. I met so many dedicated change agents, many who I proudly call friends now. They helped me see the city’s potential. They made me realize that I could get involved and actually be the change I wished to see.

Moving to the bible belt was my choice but I assumed certain things would be a given in a moderately large city like Jacksonville. I thought there would be tolerance and diversity. I thought the city would be open to new ideas and innovations. The reality was different. The city faced many challenges: no human rights ordinance, racism towards a respectable member of the human rights commission, lack of accessible public transportation and a lack of a vibrant downtown, amongst many other things. In many ways it felt like I had gone back in time and the city’s citizens were choosing to live in a bubble and ignore the progress being made in other cities across the country

But it wasn't  just about the city. It was also about me. I didn’t realize what being a change agent really meant. Growing up in New York, I took the city’s policies and amenities for granted. As a teenager, I volunteered at the library and in soup kitchens and assumed that was all that was needed from me. I didn't think about the big picture. I was comfortable with the little I was doing and spending my remaining time with friends and family exploring the city. I wasn’t challenged.

TEDxJacksonville made me realize that leaving my comfort zone was the best thing I could ever do. When there was nobody around for me to spend time with, I actually spent my time figuring out where I could be most useful. I finally got plugged in. I learned about the city and its resources and treasures, its pitfalls and challenges. But teaching myself wasn’t enough. What was I going to do with the information?

I realized that sharing my views and newfound inspiration with other was the best thing I could do. Providing this information in simple and entertaining TEDx events allowed other citizens of Jacksonville to get plugged in and decide where they wanted to help or at the very at least enabled them to learn more on topics of interest and allowed them to make decisions for themselves. It completely takes over my life between the months of August and October and I wouldn’t have it any other way.  It allows me to help brilliant people with powerful ideas have a platform to share them with others. The best part is seeing all 350 audience member leave the live conference feeling hopeful, encouraged and believing they can lead or at least support the change they want to see. 


I have seen myself and my city transform over my three years as Jacksonville's resident. I have witnessed everyday people influence the culture and help challenge the norms. I have seen myself transform into someone who sees the power of ideas and the potential all around me. It is so easy to be a naysayer and assume things will always be difficult to change. But change starts with small shifts and its ripple effects have the power to go beyond what we ever imagined. 

To everyone who sees all the wrong around them, I challenge you to actually do something about it instead of running away from of it or assuming that it isn’t your problem. I promise the feeling of accomplishment afterwards will be unlike anything you have ever experienced. 

Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com

Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com


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Vietnam is a country rich in culture and history. It's an ever changing country that is forever working to increase its tourism base.

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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INDIAN HOLIDAYS: A Tamil Nadu And Pondicherry Road Trip

by Penny @ GlobeTrove

If you think that you are going to see all of India in one holiday you are sorely mistaken. India is vast and it doesn’t come as a surprise that Indian holidays barely cover much of the expanse of the country. We’ve been traveling so much outside the country that we thought it was [...]

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Becoming a Group Coordinator: Making the transition

by Go Ahead Tours @ Go Ahead Tours travel blog

As a new Group Coordinator, Janet breaks down the process of transitioning from Educational Tours to Go Ahead Tours and what to expect when traveling with us.

Splash! 5 Favorite Ocean Adventures in Oahu with Kids

by Katherine Shirer @ Ciao Bambino

Oahu, Hawaii, elicits visions of a family vacation paradise: sun, sand, surf and much more. And in fact, there is an absolute ton of things to do in Oahu with kids. There are pineapple plantations and macadamia nut farms, cultural centers and museums, temples and palaces, hikes and luaus, botanical gardens and aquariums, not to mention…

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Royal Garden Hotel London Welcomes Little Princes and Princesses

by Tamara Gruber @ Ciao Bambino

What better spot to kick off London explorations than from the back door of Kensington Palace? The Royal Garden Hotel is a 5-star luxury property on Kensington High Street, just steps away from Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Palace. The hotel goes out of its way to welcome families with special packages and amenities…

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A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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A Walk in Washington DC – 12 Must See Monuments and Memorials

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. The opinions and text are all ours. We didn't expect to love Washington DC but if there's one thing we learned in our travels it is that anywhere can surprise you. When IHG© Rewards Club asked us if we'd like to […]

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Essential Tips for Visiting the Vatican with Kids

by Lisa Frederick @ Ciao Bambino

One of the most common questions we get asked by our Italy travel planning clients is, “Should we take our kids to the Vatican?” For most families, the answer is yes … with caveats. The Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica are unquestionable highlights of a visit to Rome, yet they can overwhelm…

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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

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Travel costs and prices for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Osprey Questa Review: Travel Carry-on Only with this Awesome Backpack

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Osprey is our go-to brand for the best travel backpacks and luggage for long-term travel. For a great backpack, read our Osprey Questa review!

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Puerto Montt, Chile

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Travel costs and prices for Puerto Montt, Chile

Things to do in Vietnam - 3 week Vietnam Itinerary - Thrifty Family Travels

Things to do in Vietnam - 3 week Vietnam Itinerary - Thrifty Family Travels


Thrifty Family Travels

Discover the best things to do in Vietnam in this 3 week Vietnam itinerary suitable for DIY travel, including where to stay, getting around & price guide.

Flying in Premium with Norwegian Air

by Jess @ The Travelista

On my recent trip to New York I was lucky enough to fly with Norwegian Air in their Premium Cabin. More comfortable than economy but less luxurious than first class, Norwegian Air’s Premium class offers an affordable upgrade on standard economy cabins. With a range of added benefits such as access to Gatwick’s No.1 Premium…

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

(More Than) 18 American Destinations to Visit in 2018

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

Your American travel inspiration starts now!

Christmas Tours of Italy

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Italy makes a spectacular destination any time of the year, but for an even more magical experience, come during the Christmas season to join festivities celebrating the holiday season which date back for centuries. Lights are in the trees and there are decorations everywhere, just waiting for you in the most beautiful cities of Italy. During your Christmas Holidays in Italy you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents.

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New York City Christmas – 10 Great Things to See in the City

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Who doesn't want to celebrate Christmas in New York? It seems that every great Christmas movie or memory of ours is somehow associated with NYC. When IHG© Rewards Club  asked us where we'd like to spend our last trip of the year, we suggested the Big Apple. A New York City Christmas celebration has always been our […]

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The Best Things to do in Noosa

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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How to Fika like a local (and the best places in Stockholm)

How to Fika like a local (and the best places in Stockholm)

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

One of the wonderful things about travel is the unique cultural experiences you get to witness and take part in. Of all the wonderful, weird and unique cultural past times I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying, Sweden’s beloved Fika is by far my favourite. In it’s simplest form, Fika is a coffee break. But it really is so much more than that, it’s a chance to slow down, disconnect from everything else and connect with the person in front of you or simply reconnect with yourself. It’s not about quickly slurping down a takeaway cup of coffee and chewing down a pastry while running between meetings, it’s about sitting down to enjoy every drop of your del@icious coffee and savour each bite of your perfect pastry. It’s about community, connection and being present. Unexpectedly, I began to look forward to Fika each day during our time in Stockholm and the Stockholm Archipelago. Each time we’d see our guide from Visit Stockholm her first question would be, “Have you had a Fika yet?” When we’d go to a new hotel, cafe or attraction, the lovely locals would always ask, “Do you need a Fika?” In those moments, you get the sense [...]

Traveling in spring: What to expect in the Canadian Rockies

by Go Ahead Tours @ Go Ahead Tours travel blog

Go Ahead staffer Gustavo set off on a tour of the Canadian Rockies in May, and shares what you can expect on a trip to the region during the spring.

The Two Best Travel Cameras For Video Under $1000

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

The two best video cameras under $1000 right now in late 2017 are the Panasonic Lumix G7 and the Lumix G85. Being so very similar, it can be difficult to tell why they differ by a few hundred dollars in price and if the additional cost of the G85 makes sense for you. Both are […]

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

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


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

Vietnam: The Ultimate 1 Month Itinerary

Vietnam: The Ultimate 1 Month Itinerary


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Vietnam is a beautiful contrast of a country, and one i fell in love with instantaneously. Despite the fact it has been almost 3 years since I last visited, Vietnam is one of those special places that stays with you long after you leave. Even now I find myself day dreaming about the sleepy little town of Hoi An and the pulsating city of Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam is a country with an itinerary for everyone. It has diverse landscapes, exotic food, challenging history and fascinating traditions make it an absolute dream to discover. From the mountaineous region of Sapa in the north, to the tranquil beaches further south it is sure to offer something for everyone. It is also home to the world's largest cave and of course, the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay. With such a harrowing history there is so much to learn about Vietnam, however this once war raveged country is now a rapidly developing nation which seamlessly entwines the traditional with the modern. In addition to it’s landscapes and history, Vietnam is also a culinary experience like no other. The food is simply delicious, Pho is to die for and the claypot dishes from the South are immense. I think I ate about 1000 summer rolls and never once got bored. And let’s not even start talking about the seafood sold on the beaches… Although I would recommend spending as long as possible in this country, a 1 month trip of Vietnam is a good amount of time to travel the country and to slowly start scratching beneath its surface.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Journey to Lizard Island Resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

by Sandy Pappas @ Ciao Bambino

Lizard Island Resort, Australia’s northernmost beach resort, is truly secluded from the rest of the world. The property is literally on the reef; no long boat rides are needed to enjoy one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. For my family, Lizard Island Resort was the highlight of our entire amazing Australia trip. The…

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WordPress Alternatives: A Complete Comparison Guide

by Tom Rogers @ Adventure In You

We have been working online (mainly blogging) since 2015 and within that time frame, one of the most common questions that we get is, “Should I use WordPress for my blog/website?”. Well, today in this post I answer that very question. This complete comparison guide to WordPress alternatives does not only include pros and cons […]

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A Traveler’s Guide To Things To Do In Kovalam

by Penny @ GlobeTrove

Last year Kovalam caught my attention but only because Kovalam was announced as the next destination for our office’s biggest event which my team and I organised. At the beginning of this year over a long weekend we decided to visit Kovalam as we were not getting bookings for Goa. And wow there we [...]

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3 Amazing Travel Destinations for 2017

by Mark @ Mark Bratt Travel

So, the excitement of Christmas is over and the hangover of NYE has finally worn off. It’s time to have something to look forward to. Where will you go in 2017? It’s a big world, and with so many incredible places to discover it can be hard to know where to start. Here are 3 […]

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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8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The end of the year brings much fun and excitement. We get to take time away from work, maybe go on holidays, spend time with loved ones, eat our favourite foods and completely disconnect from our day-to-day routine. It’s a much-needed opportunity to rest, recharge and refresh. Sadly, the holidays always come to an end and, sooner or later, we have to go back to work. Coming back to the office after such a great time away, staring down the barrel of another 12 months of work, can be overwhelming. To help you survive your return to the workplace after an epic festive season, here are 8 easy ways you can beat the back-to-work blues. 1. Start planning your next holiday This is my personal favourite suggestion on this list! While there’s a good chance you may not financially be ready to start splashing out money on a holiday post-festive season, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning. Go to your favourite travel agent and get some brochures for inspiration, set the wallpaper on your phone and computer to your next holiday destination and pin a few photos, postcards or holiday inspiration around your desk. Rather than focusing on being [...]

The Gateway to Japan

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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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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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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What to Wear in Vietnam: Unexpected Items You Should Bring

What to Wear in Vietnam: Unexpected Items You Should Bring


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Wondering what to wear in Vietnam? This all-season packing guide shows you exactly what to bring in your suitcase! Learn more!

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 […]

Mandalay, Myanmar

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Travel costs and prices for Mandalay, Myanmar

Northern Lights Tours of Iceland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Iceland is one of the most famous destinations for seeking a view of the famous dancing lights, and there are several tour options here to give you the best opportunity to spot them.

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15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

I wanted to share these Vietnam travel tips with you, in the hope that you too can dive right into the deep end of the experiences Vietnam has to offer.

Insider Barcelona: What not to miss!

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Home to a vibrant local population numbering 5 million in the metro area, Barcelona has so much going on that every visitor will be kept busy enjoying his or her own unique experience.  Essential activities for first-time visitors include a stroll on the pedestrian boulevard las Ramblas, a visit to ...

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The Least Iranian Place in Iran

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

Iran itself was just about the only place traveling in Tabriz didn't call to mind.

Everything You Need to Know About Scuba Diving in Moalboal Cebu

by Justin Carmack @ Adventure In You

For any self-respecting scuba traveler, the Philippines is the dream destination to get your fins wet. Dive locations that offer wrecks, sharks, walls, drifts, whales, muck, reef and more, and each one unique. There are so many options that a diver could cross off most, if not all, items from their scuba bucket list. One of […]

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Welcoming The Fall

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

As I sit here in Charleston enjoying a relaxing weekend, I cant help but be amazed by the fact that September 1st is here. I am looking forward for my favorite season of the year to start but also can't help but wonder, where did the past three months go? My 21-hour journey back to the States from Cambodia, Christina and Nick’s beautiful wedding on June 1 and coming home to Jacksonville, all feel like they happened yesterday.

June was all about processing how I felt. Setting up the house was a therapeutic experience because it helped restart my life. I really tried to sit down everyday and write a memory from my experience abroad, the unique stories that were special to me. I’m proud of myself but I do have to make a conscious effort to remember the lessons I learned. 

July and August were filled with all things TEDxJacksonville. Getting reacquainted and getting our speakers and performers lined up. The team is comprised of amazing individuals. Every time I am around them, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be part of such a great group and and how amazing it is to be able to inspire people through the work we do.

July was all also about networking. Getting myself out there and meeting people I admire and respect in hopes of finding guidance on what I should be doing in Jacksonville. The most enlightening part of this experience was everyone’s kindness. A lot of time women say women are the most difficult to work with but that was not the case for me. I can’t begin to thank all the amazing women that were a part of this process. They took time out to meet with me, to introduce me to one another and to guide me. I came out of the experience with a newfound sense of confidence because of their faith and trust in me.

Because of these meetings, I have been given a few contracts that will keep me intellectually stimulated while allowing me to figure out which career track is best for me.  From this process, I have learned when you really stop to feel and listen, you realize you can actually define what is most important to you professionally and how to acquire it.

I am one lucky girl. I know I have a lot more to accomplish and I cant wait to start ticking off many more things and am glad to be taking it in as it comes. 

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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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!

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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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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Our team’s 2018 travel resolutions

by Go Ahead Tours @ Go Ahead Tours travel blog

We challenged our travel-loving team to stick to our list of travel resolutions for the new year. Read on to see how we're tackling our travel goals for 2018.

My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

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13 of the best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

13 of the best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

If you’ve been looking for a very good reason to visit the Great Barrier Reef this year, look no further! 2018 is officially the International Year of the Coral Reef, which means it’d be rude not to celebrate with all the creatures who call a coral reef home. Am I right?! The Great Barrier Reef is the only place in the world where you can swim with Dwarf Minke Whales, float over colourful giant clams and look for six of the world’s seven species of turtle. Tropical North Queensland is the gateway to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the perfect destination for an idyllic sun-drenched escape this year. To help you get inspired to visit, here are 13 of the very best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef and celebrate the International Year of the Coral Reef! Planning a trip to Tropical North Queensland? Here are, ‘16 of the BEST things to do in Cairns,’ and, ‘17 of the BEST things to do in Port Douglas.’ 1. Dive with sharks Discover one of the best shark experiences in the world while diving with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. The live-aboard expedition takes you to spectacular, remote Coral Sea drop-offs that attract [...]

Taste the Finest Wines in Italy

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Two of the best sommeliers in the world, Andrea Grignaffini and Luca Gardini, have prepared a list of the top 50 Italian wines.  The Piedmont region, one of my very favorites in Italy,  has a whopping 21 wines on the list.  Take this with you the next time you go to a restaurant for a little test of...

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7 Fun Things to Do in The Picturesque City of Sintra, Portugal

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

There are so many things to do in Sintra, a picturesque city located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon Portugal. The history of the area dates back to the 1400’s when a single monastery was placed on a hilltop in Sintra during medieval times. When the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city, the […]

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My 3 Week Travel Itinerary through Vietnam - North to South

My 3 Week Travel Itinerary through Vietnam - North to South


The Travelista

The Travelista shares her 3 week travel itinerary of Vietnam and shares top tips on how you can adapt the itinerary for your own adventure.

How to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

It was exactly 10 years ago that we fulfilled our New Year's Resolution that changed our lives. It was, January 2008 as we sailed down The Nile River in Cairo celebrating the kick off of The Tour d'Afrique; A cycling race down the continent of Africa. One Year earlier Dave and I made a New […]

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Our trip to Iran

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

Iran has been on my travel wish list for a very very long time. Finally this autumn we made it there! I had heard such great things about Iran and it certainly lived up to all of my expectations. It has the friendliest and most welcoming people, breathtaking Islamic architecture and it is just like…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Izmir, Turkey

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Izmir, Turkey

Le Pliage Longchamp Backpack Review: Why is this Bag so Popular for Travel?

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Read our Le Pliage Longchamp backpack review and find out why female travelers love this versatile, packable, and durable bag!

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One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

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

How to make sure you hit your travel goals in 2018 (free workbook)

How to make sure you hit your travel goals in 2018 (free workbook)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

No more excuses, no BS. It's time to take action and make travel happen.

A mother-daughter trip to Vietnam | Go Ahead Tours travel blog

A mother-daughter trip to Vietnam | Go Ahead Tours travel blog


Go Ahead Tours travel blog

Fresh off an around-the-globe adventure to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand with her mom, staffer Lori shares what it's like to do a mother-daughter trip as an adult.

Lessons learned in Brazil, Argentina & Peru

by Go Ahead Tours @ Go Ahead Tours travel blog

There's so much traveler Rick loves about seeing the world. Here's his story of forging connections across cultures on our Grand Tour of South America.

Vietnam Holidays | Independent & Meaningful | 2018/2019 - Rickshaw Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Independent & Meaningful | 2018/2019 - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

Discover the real Vietnam with Rickshaw's independent & meaningful Vietnam holidays. Get close to the locals, history & culture with our specialist's help.

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!

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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How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My not-so-secret source for ultra cheap flight deals.

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!

Explore The Slumdogs in The East of Hanoi

by admin @ My Way Travel Specialist tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos & Thailand.

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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Holidays in Vietnam : Tailor-made tours

Holidays in Vietnam : Tailor-made tours


Evaneos.co.uk

You plan your tailor-made holidays in Vietnam with handpicked local operators. You design your trip at local prices. No middlemen.

The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

A vacation planner for a two week holiday in Vietnam

A vacation planner for a two week holiday in Vietnam


Travelfish

This detailed vacation planner maps out a two to three week trip through Vietnam, travelling from Hanoi in the north to Saigon in the south.

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack Review: Is This Really the Best Purse for Travel?

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Read our Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack review and find out why our readers think this is THE best bag for travel!

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How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

Photo of the week: how to photograph a sunset

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

Long ago, before cloud storage was invented, I asked a couple of long-term travellers how they stored all the photos they took. “We send them home,” they said. “But last week we got a letter saying, ‘Stop sending us pictures of sunsets and waterfalls!” ” I laughed, but it was true: after selfies, sunsets and [...]

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The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad

The Solo Female Traveler's Guide To Vietnam • The Blonde Abroad


The Blonde Abroad

Whether you prefer to eat your heart out or embark on an adventure on the back of a motorbike, this solo female traveler's guide to Vietnam has you covered.

My 2017 Travel Round Up

by Jess @ The Travelista

For my final post of the year, I like to round up all of my travels from the last 12 months. It’s a great way to remember and appreciate everything I have seen and done. I love seeing how these posts turn out as at the start of the year I had no idea I…

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11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Far away from the bustling, neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Okinawa offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. Idyllic stretches of pristine, white-sand beaches and glittering turquoise waters hiding a dazzling world of marine life below. Famed for its vast number of centenarians, the Okinawa archipelago is alive with natural wonders, historical sites and unique cultural and food experiences just waiting to be unearthed by avid adventurers. If it isn’t already, Okinawa should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here are 11 great reasons why. Watch this video and be inspired to explore Okinawa yourself…  1. Stunning cherry blossoms Okinawa comes alive with brilliant shades of pink Sakura, offering the earliest Cherry Blossom. Hanami celebrations run from mid-January through to mid-February, providing avid adventures with the opportunity to take part in Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations all over Okinawa. Visit Mount Yaedake, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago Central Park and Yaese Park where you’ll spend hours soaking in the annual pink phenomenon, a travel bucket-list item for many travel lovers. 2. Locals who understand longevity Discover the secrets of longevity from Okinawa’s elderly residents. Per head, Okinawa’s population is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world – [...]

Things to do in Bundaberg & Bundaberg Accommodation

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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What is a travel agency’s role in today’s world?  Questions answered!

What is a travel agency’s role in today’s world? Questions answered!

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Shelley was a guest on Local Biz Now, hosted by Joe Vagnone and Wayne Bidelman. She explains the role of online travel sites, the advantages to working with a travel agent and more about her My Trip Coach team of travel advisors....

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2017 Round Up: Our Top Ten Travel Articles

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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

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Allianz TravelSmart App

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

Well-known travel insurance provider Allianz has recently launched a new app called TravelSmart™, which aims to make your travels safer and less stressful, in addition to being smarter.

Jet Journal Is A Must-Have App For Any Traveler

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

As much as I love winging trips and choosing my adventures on the fly, I have to admit that I waste a lot of time wondering what I should do once I actually get to my destination. It would save a lot of sitting around if I could effortlessly plan my trip ahead of time.… Read More Jet Journal Is A Must-Have App For Any Traveler

How I fly around the world for next to nothing

How I fly around the world for next to nothing

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

A step by step guide to maximizing your travel hacking plan.

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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The Travelettes Itinerary: 2 Weeks in Georgia (Yes, the Country)

by guest @ Travelettes

Lately, the small country of Georgia (located between Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Black Sea) has been gaining more global recognition thanks to trending fashion designers and a budding electronic music scene. Nevertheless, it is still an off-the-beaten-track destination for tourists and I was one of the first amongst my well-traveled friends to visit this charming country. I have to admit, I knew almost nothing about Georgia before except for […]

What to pack for a trip to Vietnam

What to pack for a trip to Vietnam


Little Grey Box

Your detailed guide on when to visit and what to pack for your trip to Vietnam!

Considering a Sabbatical? Start Here.

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

You don't need to become a travel blogger in order to profoundly change your life though travel.

Nustay Review: How to Save on Your Next Hotel Booking

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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How to Avoid Theft while Traveling: My Top 10 Tried and Tested Tips

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Find out what I did wrong and how to keep your belongings safe and secure with my tried and tested tips on how to avoid theft while traveling!

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How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam


travel. paint. repeat.

What to do, see and eat. (7 min. read)

Why You Should Stay in a Barcelona Apartment

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

It's only by staying in one of the luxury apartments in Barcelona that you can enjoy a truly unique travel experience.

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

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

I’M Hotel Review: A Relaxing Stay in the Heart of Makati

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

All my life, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my hometown Manila. Although there is no place like home, often times, I find this place too intense and chaotic for my liking which is why I moved away 7 years ago. However, during a recent trip back to the Philippines to visit friends and family, […]

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My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary


THAT BACKPACKER

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

12 Incredible Travel Experiences I Found Through Instagram

by Hayden Myers @ Adventure In You

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

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The Best Travel Apps Of 2018

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

 Travel apps are useful though tend to give you diminishing efficiency the more of them you load on your phone. Over the past 12 months, I’ve tested a lot of travel apps, but these are the ones I kept and ended up using the most in the last year. You can see all of […]

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Your guide for planning a two week Vietnam holiday

Your guide for planning a two week Vietnam holiday


Time Travel Turtle

Everything you need to know including detailed suggestions for transport, accommodation and activities!

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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5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Amsterdam with Kids – 7 Attractions You and Your Child Will Love

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Spread the word! Amsterdam is as much a family-friendly destination as anywhere else in the world. Our family travel specialist Ari Charlestein proves you to can travel to Amsterdam with kids.  Amsterdam with Kids For too long, traveling to Amsterdam came with a significant, negative stigma. It had been thought of as a European “Sin […]

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Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What exactly is inside our campervan? We'll show you all the campervan gear we had in our tiny home that made our lives easier and more comfortable. If you're heading out on a road trip, you'll want to check out this packing list. 

‘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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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. 

Bagan, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bagan, Myanmar

Women's Equality Day

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

This week was special, albeit heavy. While highlighting the successes and the importance of women's equality, it reminded me of what feels like a never ending struggle.

On Tuesday, I saw my local community rally behind one woman because of her courage and bravery. Hope McMath has chosen to continuously fight for equity and inclusion. The support she received and the hope she provides has been a beautiful thing to watch. It is a powerful testament of our faith in her and our love for her. 

On Wednesday, I was one of 25 women who received the Jacksonville Business Journal's "Women of Influence" award. I was thrilled to see many men in the audience!  Usually, events for women draw a predominantly female crowd. I had the pleasure of meeting many of the past recipients and was humbled by their accomplishments. They are pioneers who have paved the way for other women and continue to do so through their tireless efforts. As one of the youngest recipients of the award, I understand the responsibility placed on me to continue to positively impact our community. You can read my profile for the award here.

On Thursday, TEDxJacksonville held Women Kicking Ass, one of our most popular events. The event sold out in under an hour, demonstrating the need for this important conversation. The panelists were authentic and honest. They provided great insight on what it means to be a leader in your community, your sector, or your organization. They advocated for women to actively pursue their goals. Most importantly, they reiterated that ceilings can be shattered. 

Friday was Women's Equality Day. In 1971, we designated August 26 Women's Equality Day to commemorate the 19th amendment, passed in 1920 to grant women the right to vote. The first Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls on July 19, 1848. It took us 72 years to earn the right to vote. 

On Saturday, I exercised my right to vote and took my nieces, who are ages 11 ad 14, to the polls with me. 

Seneca Falls was a milestone. The 19th amendment was a milestone. Our recognition of Women's Equality was a milestone. But it baffles me that women are still fighting for equality in 2016 after proving ourselves time and time again. Headlines like, "Facebook, Microsoft, Apple say they offer equal pay" are mind blowing because women have already proven the economics of women's equality. Research has shown conclusively that the more gender-equal companies are, the happier their labor force is. They have lower job turnover. They have an easier time recruiting. They have higher rates of retention, higher job satisfaction, and higher rates of productivity.

We are headed in the right direction. We should celebrate every step forward. But we are far from equality and there is a lot more work to be done. 


Puerto Madryn, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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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In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

Man, I really struggled in Bolivia. Being sick the entire time, terrifying transportation experiences, and more rude locals than I’d met in all of South America up to that point certainly didn’t help. After having a glorious fairy-tale time in Peru, I decided to cross the border and give Bolivia a try. It can’t be… Read More In Hindsight, Maybe La Paz Wasn’t As Terrible As I Thought

Why not try a river cruise next year? Now is the time to book!

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Many of you might not be familiar with Scenic River Cruises, but they are considered by most of us in the travel industry to be the top of the line in the all-inclusive catagory. Why? Scenic FreeChoice – allowing you to choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you the most Sce...

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Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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How to Spend 14 Days in Vietnam

How to Spend 14 Days in Vietnam


MyHammockTime.com | Travel Blog

Vietnam is a great travel destination for couples as well as for solo women travellers. It is safe, beautiful and most of the time a bit loud :P. A few years ago, I went on a solo trip to Bangkok, Vietnam, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and I have found the 2 weeks I've spent back then in Vietnam were the right amount of time. Here is now an idea how to spend 14 days in Vietnam.

Don’t Miss Out On Laos, South East Asia’s Most Overlooked Country

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

You know that scene in The Force Awakens when Rey flies over Takodana after living on Jakku her whole life? "I didn't know there was this much green in the whole galaxy." That's exactly how I felt about Laos.… Read More Don’t Miss Out On Laos, South East Asia’s Most Overlooked Country

What to Pack for Thailand – Thailand Packing List

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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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!

The Backpacker’s Guide To Granada, Nicaragua

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

If one can fight through the unbearable heat of Granada, then there’s a lot to enjoy about this laid-back colonial town in Nicaragua. About an hour away from Managua, it is one of the go-to destinations for travelers flying in. Similar to how most travelers skip Guatemala City and go straight to Antigua, most travelers… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide To Granada, Nicaragua

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Because checking your bag is for the birds.

Travelling to Iran : Everything you need to know

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

Iran was definitely the highlight of our travels last year. I had wanted go there for a long time and it exceeded all my expectations.  From its breathtaking architecture to its hospitable people, it was one of the best countries I have traveled to. While we were travelling in Iran in November I received lots…

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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5 Wholesome Things To Do In Amsterdam

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

I know this blog is called “the partying traveler” and Amsterdam has a reputation for being one of the world’s top party destinations, but I figured every other blog out there has already beaten Amsterdam’s party scene into the ground. Amsterdam’s red light district, hookers, and weed are definitely the first things that come to… Read More 5 Wholesome Things To Do In Amsterdam

Vietnam Guide - Be My Travel Muse

Vietnam Guide - Be My Travel Muse


Be My Travel Muse

A Guide to Vietnam, full of tips for every part of the country, along with some off the beaten path gems for solo travelers, groups, and couples!

A Blogging Appraisal of 2017

by Jess @ The Travelista

As a way of reflecting on my highs and lows of 2017, I have decided to write a blogging appraisal. This post has been inspired by friend and fellow blogger Wanderlust Chloe, who recently wrote her own blogging appraisal of 2017. As Chloe mentioned in her original post, we bloggers don’t get an appraisal. We…

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Sighisoara, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sighisoara, Romania

Is This America’s Most Beautiful Road Trip?

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

Everything you need to know about driving California's Route 1, namely suggestions for stops along the way based on where you're starting from and how long you have.

Christmas Tours in England and Scotland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

From the glistening, frosted landscapes to bustling Christmas markets on cobbled squares and carols carrying on the breeze, the UK is the ideal place to celebrate this very special time of year. Every destination is dressed with its finest decorations. During your Christmas Holidays in the UK you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents. Travelers looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when visiting the UK from late November until Christmas each year. With so much charm, fantasy, and tradition, a trip to the UK during the Christmas season is bound to inspire awe in any traveler, and luckily there are several tour options available to allow you to make the most of these Christmas-wonder-lands.

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Family Holiday in Caloundra: Things to do in Caloundra

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

Best Places to Visit in South Australia

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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What is Eid?

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Today marked the first day of Eid ul Fitr, a celebration that marks the end of a long month of fasting for 1.6 billion Muslims around the world. I sometimes describe it as the Muslim Christmas to my friends in Jacksonville because very few know about it despite the 10,000 plus Muslim population in Jacksonville.

I look forward to this holiday even though I am not a devout Muslim because it reminds me about who I am and where I am come from. This is probably my loneliest Eid because my parents are in Canada and my in-laws are in Dubai. My mom always mails me a care package of food so I cant taste the goodness I would get at home but with her being away I got nothing. My in-laws call Jacksonville home and when they are in town, they always make sure our family gets together for Eid prayer and a family celebration afterwards. This year, I worked on Eid and Asghar has been prepping for a deposition so we didn't partake in any festivities.

This holiday also gives me an excuse to raid my SouthAsian closet, courtesy of my mom. That's right, when SouthAsian girls get married they get a wardrobe full of clothes as a gift from their parents. But I didn't get dressed up this year and it makes me sad.

Jacksonville, FL is a very southern town in the bible belt. My friends from around the world and New York always wish me Eid Mubarak on this day but none from my now hometown ever do. I don't blame them for it but I do wish they would take the time out to learn more about the different cultures around them. Discussing Islam in this town can be a controversial topic even if I see myself as a liberal muslim/agnostic. I do think I have a responsibility to share my identity but am never sure when to bring it up.

So the point of the post is come ask me about where I am from and who I am :)

13 Travel Resolutions for 2018 that are not Destinations (and will actually satisfy your Wanderlust)

by guest @ Travelettes

Now that 2018 is here, I’m sure all of you are excited about planning your upcoming trips and working on your travel bucket list as well. While there are hundreds of articles on the internet talking about the ‘Top Destinations Where You Must Travel in 2018’ and ‘The Budget-Friendly Countries To Visit in 2018’ (even on Travelettes you can find an unusual travel bucket list for 2018 and money-saving tips […]

San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Cross Body Purses: The Best Travel Shoulder Bags for Women

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Looking for the best travel shoulder bags for women? Female travelers love cross body bags! Our readers vote for their favorite cross body purses!

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Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Dream Trip to Vietnam

Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Dream Trip to Vietnam


Adventure In You

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

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

6 things I learned about you from my 2017 reader survey

6 things I learned about you from my 2017 reader survey

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Human stories, authentic experiences, and traveling on a budget (without backpacks or hostels) - I've got your back in 2018.

Facing Death and Cherishing Family

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

On Wednesday the 10th, my cousin informed me that my uncle was on his deathbed and could pass any day. I knew I wanted to say goodbye and be there for my cousins. I left Friday morning. Surprisingly, the five-hour drive to Fort Myers was painless and quick. I think because it was the first time in a long time I got to be alone with my thoughts and without the constraints of my calendar.

I arrived at the house at 3pm and realized that I had not actually seen any of the other guests in over two decades. One of the lovely aunties started interrogating me as soon as I arrived in the typical brown fashion asking questions like, who are you? What are you studying? Are you married? Startled and cornered, I answered nervously and looked around for a familiar face. After exchanging long hugs with my cousins, I went and said hi to my uncle. He responded with the biggest smile and it made my day. It was so great to see him react and respond and so sad because I realized how hard this weekend would be for me. Cowardly thing to say, I know, considering I wasn’t the one about to lose a parent.

It became apparent pretty quickly that some of the relatives there were dealing with the situation without actually considering what my uncle or my cousins would want. It was frustrating to watch. Everything from food to laying positions to medical treatment was up for debate. Everyone felt they were right. I don’t know how my cousins handled this for weeks at a time. They have been so brave and I admire their courage. I only hope I can be as strong as them when the time comes.

My uncle was a tenacious man and he wasn’t ready to go yet. The energy in the house revitalized him and he fought to remain with us. We had a great weekend with him, filled with laughter, inappropriate jokes, and delicious food. We even watched his beloved Gators play on tv. The weekend flew by. Sunday came before we knew it and one by one we all left to tend to life’s commitments. 

The following Saturday, September 20th, I got the text. My uncle had passed away peacefully in his sleep. The funeral would be on Sunday. I quickly rearranged my commitments for the weekend and hoped Ahmed could join me this time. When I approached him, I started crying thinking about my cousins and what they were going through. We left as soon as we could but the ride down was very different this time around. Both of us realized we had never actually attended a funeral for a relative or any Muslim funeral for that matter. It was also difficult to acknowledge that one day we may need to say goodbye to our parents.

Sunday morning was tough. Not knowing what lay ahead, we got up, came up with a game plan for the day and did what we know best, helped with logistics. I think, for me, it was a great way to distract myself from facing my emotions. I didn’t want to cry in front of my cousins. I felt I had no right to and so I tried to be an anchor for them. We prayed, said our goodbyes and laid him to rest. We were all so relieved that he was finally free of his pain and suffering and at peace.

Because of work the next morning, we left for Jacksonville right after the funeral. During the ride home, I came to terms with the fact that I need to improve relationship with both my parents. My mom and I speak everyday but I don't give her the time and patience she needs. My dad and I need to work on communicating in general. Life is so short. The things that irritate us or make us angry are fleeting and not worth it. Parents are a blessing despite how wrong we think they always are and we need to cherish every day we have with them. I know this is harder said than done but I am determined.

Chable Resort & Spa: A Kid-Friendly Hideaway in the Yucatan Jungle

by Tanvi Chheda @ Ciao Bambino

Arriving at Chable, a hacienda-turned-38-casita resort and spa within Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, we were ready for a bit of jungle fun — and that’s exactly what we got. Tucked away on 750 acres of lush tropical foliage, the year-old property beautifully blends the plantation history and traditions of the area with plenty of contemporary comforts.…

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Vietnam packing and travel checklist - CHOICE

Vietnam packing and travel checklist - CHOICE


CHOICE

Don't bother writing a list of what to do and what to pack before you go to Vietnam, because we've already written it for you.

Is Mexico City Overrated?

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

I fell asleep my first night in Mexico's capital wishing I'd skipped it for Baja California or Oaxaca.

One Year Since Cambodia

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

It has been nearly two months since my last post. I've been meaning to write but keep getting pulled in lots of different directions. I have a long list of posts to write on Vietnam, Hawaii, Montreal, Asheville and Savannah and I promise to get to them before the summer is over. 

While attending a wedding party this weekend, a conversation on Cambodia led me to realize it has been exactly one year since I moved back home. I remember when I was getting ready to move to Asia like it was yesterday. At the time, a lot of my friends were worried I was giving up on the momentum I had achieved and were not sure I was making the right decision for my career. You already know how enriching that experience was for me.

The past year has been full of professional and personal development highs for me. I have been working at the Jacksonville Chamber since August and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am managing a cutting edge project with the goal of improving our region's college attainment rate from 36% to 60% by 2025. You have no idea how baffling this statistic is for all the locals. People just assume everyone goes to college and graduates when in reality more than half don't.  

I also recently learned that I am an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar for 2015 and part of  Leadership Jacksonville Class of 2016. Both programs present an opportunity to engage with a dedicated group of leaders, locally, nationally and worldwide.

The amount of support and advice I have received in Jacksonville has been unbelievable. I've said this before and I'll say it again but the women here have helped me in countless ways. They have made themselves available for multiple coffee dates and lots of honest feedback sessions. 

The pressure to be great is huge because I don't want to let anyone down. But it is also the motivation to keep going and to keep setting higher expectations for myself. I have never felt a greater sense of community then I do now in Jacksonville. I am excited to be part of the change and can't wait to see what comes next.


Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Christmas Tours in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Come explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, home to imperial palaces and fairy-tale castles, Bavarian villages and Baroque cities, the mysterious Black Forest and the snow-capped Alps. This is storybook Europe, where half-timbered inns painted with festive flowers lean over quiet country roads, and the Gothic spires of castles rise from craggy bluffs above the Rhine River.

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Discovering Florida on a Baby Boomer Road Trip

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

Sometimes, winter can get too much to bear. And when that happens, there’s a place not far away that offers the perfect relief: sunshine, fun and relaxation, with fresh orange juice thrown in. It’s called Florida, and this week The Travelling Boomer sets off on a trip to explore and discover it from three different [...]

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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER

15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

When I arrived into Vietnam, I knew very little about the land, people and culture. But in a little over a week, I learned quickly. Here's 5 things to know about Vietnam before you go:

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For A Trip To Vietnam - foXnoMad

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For A Trip To Vietnam - foXnoMad


foXnoMad

This is a guest post by Claudia Tavani, a former human rights lawyer and academic who has previously written about traveling in Cuba and the 5 best beach i

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Three Immaculate Days in Isfahan

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

This is the moment my trip to Iran truly begins, I muttered to myself the moment I set eyes upon the illuminated Shah Mosque and the violet clouds above it.

Basel Christmas Market: What to Pack, See and Do

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I’m just back from Basel Christmas Market, my first time checking out some Crimbo stalls in Europe. FIRST TIME. It was great. After my limited experience at the delights of Manchester German Market, and London Christmas Market, this one was definitely bigger, better and had a much bigger variety when it came to the stalls. In short, it was way better. So for today’s festive post, I just wanted to […]

A Resort Guide to Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

After my ski trip to Verbier in December 2017, I’ve put together this handy resort guide to Verbier for anyone considering a trip to this glamorous Swiss ski resort. An Introduction to Verbier Verbier is one of Switzerland’s best-known ski resorts and the largest in the 4 Vallées ski area. With its stunning location, challenging…

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Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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2018: Time to Be Kinder to Yourself

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

New Year’s resolution time. I really enjoying hearing people’s answers to the old “any New Years resolutions?” question. Whether they’ve got any hope of sticking to it or not, I just like to know how they’d change their lifestyle, or life course, if they could. Has anyone actually ever stuck to them? Really? This year I will. My resolution for 2018 is simple – be kinder, to myself. Join me? […]

The Impact of Sound

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

Another week has gone by and I have started to think less deliberately about Cambodia. Now it just hits me at random times when an experience makes me think of parallels from my time in Asia.

Walking is not as common in Jacksonville as I would like, mainly because the city is a large sprawl. However, I decided to walk to a meeting yesterday afternoon because the venue was literally 5 minutes away. Once I started my walk, I realized why most people don’t do it during the day- it is always TOO HOT. Walking in the heat immediately took me back to Cambodia and my daily lunch walks or walks to the market on weekends. Except there they involved a lot of vendors calling at you and you could never walk in peace and quiet. TUK TUK and MOTO became two words I hated hearing because there was just no rhyme or reason behind them. You could literally just get off a tuk tuk and another driver would call at you. This was a common complaint from expats because those of us that are used to saying no thank you had to keep stopping once or twice a minute to say Aw Tay (No Thank you in Khmer).

So now walking in silence in Jacksonville was so strange. I didn’t feel normal. I was craving to hear a honk or a scream or something. And then I felt crazy for wanting sounds we would label as obnoxious. This weird conundrum let me to hastily enter the wrong shop. I ended up in a vapor shop instead of a coffee shop.

This morning at breakfast, the theme of sound came back.  There was a large family with two young children. One of these kids was screaming for fun at 9am. I think most patrons wanted  the parents to do something about this but I loved it. It added “character” for me.

I never thought something as simple as sound would be a part of readjusting back to my life here but I guess you just never know what element is going to stick with you.

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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Why you should visit Bologna now !

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

Bologna is the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy and my favourite city in Italy by far.  If you haven’t already been, here’s why you should go now!   It’s not touristy Somehow Bologna has stayed off the well trodden tourist trail in Italy .It feels like the real Italy. There isn’t a…

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What to do in Vietnam? Lots of options.

What to do in Vietnam? Lots of options.


Dont worry Just travel

Here are ideas, what to do in Vietnam, inspiring you with a myriad of spot-on Vietnam travel tips. Read our Vietnam travel guide and start your trip.

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!

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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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!

Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Join the Olympic Winter Games in South Korea!

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Trust the team at My Trip Coach for this once in a lifetime experience!  We will work hand in hand with our partner RoadTrips to personalize every aspect of the Korea Winter Games Experience. Take a look at the 2018 Winter Games complete with venues, game schedule and day tours. Exclusive MyTripCoac...

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My trip to Vietnam

My trip to Vietnam


Mark Bratt Travel

“Stay close together – like sticky rice” says our tour guide.. Our group of 8 people, still jet-lagged, attempt to cross the road in Vietnam for the first time. I’ve spent a bit of time in Malaysia…

Is New Year’s Eve in Times Square Worth It?

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

New Years Eve in Times Square is possibly the world’s most famous New Year’s celebration. Watching the ball drop, jamming to the musical performances, and joining more than a million people filling a tiny area of New York City seems like a great way to ring in the New Year. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime kind of… Read More Is New Year’s Eve in Times Square Worth It?

Yes, you can have a full time job and still see the world (here's how I do it)

Yes, you can have a full time job and still see the world (here's how I do it)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Since 2011, I've traveled to 40 cities in 17 countries, all while holding down a demanding full-time job.

The Best Things to do in Tasmania

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Marketing a sacred mountain

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Southern Ocean Lodge: Ends-of-the-Earth Seclusion on Australia’s Kangaroo Island

by Sandy Pappas @ Ciao Bambino

The remote location is what sets Southern Ocean Lodge apart: It is perched above Hanson Bay on the southwest coast of Kangaroo Island, the last outpost between Australia and Antarctica. The island itself is referred to as the Galapagos of Australia, home to a host of endemic wildlife — koalas, wallabies, sea lions and, of course,…

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The Best Place To Travel Right Now: Answering My Inbox Q&Av2

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

 I’m sent a lot of travel and tech questions by email and although I reply to them all, I want to share some of those responses publicly to help more of you travel smarter. In the video above, I answer your questions about the best places to travel right now, good VPN choices, and […]

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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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PONDICHERRY TRAVEL GUIDE: Plan Your Perfect Holiday

by Penny @ GlobeTrove

Have you ever thought about visiting Pondicherry? The city is very popular in India as a holiday destinations. In a way it is rather exotic because of the influence that the French have had on the city. Pondicherry has always been on our list and quite recently we got a chance to finally see the [...]

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The horror and joy of dining alone as a solo traveler

by Constanze @ Travelettes

I remember it like it was yesterday. My first time traveling solo was two years ago when I made my way to Thailand – and there I was, in Chiang Mai, standing on a street corner, sweating (only partly because of the 40°C heat). The one thing I dreaded about solo travel was eating alone. What would everyone else think of me, sitting there all by myself? But there I […]

Vietnam Itinerary: A Two Week Journey From South To North - GlobeTrove

Vietnam Itinerary: A Two Week Journey From South To North - GlobeTrove


GlobeTrove

Trying to plan an exciting trip to Vietnam? Draw some inspiration from Jocelyn's two week Vietnam Itinerary. It's pretty action packed!

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How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

What to do, see and eat. (7 min. read)

How to Pack Carry-on Only for 2 Weeks in Europe in Winter

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

One of our readers traveled carry-on only for 2 weeks to Europe in winter including Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. Find out how she did it!

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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 […]

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

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


Taylor's Tracks

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

My top 10 travel apps

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

  Apps are pretty much a part of everyone’s daily life. From Instagram and Snapchat to Whatsapp and Facebook most of us spend a considerable amount of time on apps . There are so many travel apps available that can help you plan trips and also make life easier on the road. In fact there…

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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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Win an American Tourister Case worth £119

by Jess @ The Travelista

As an attempt to shake those back-to-work blues, I am kicking off the New Year with an exciting travel giveaway! January is a time for planning exciting trips for the year ahead, so I think it’s only fair you have a suitcase equally as fabulous as the trips you’re dreaming up. I’m giving away this…

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Jakarta, Indonesia

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Jakarta, Indonesia

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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The royal heart of Bavaria

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Where to Stay in San Francisco – A Guide To The Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Choosing  where to stay in San Francisco can be difficult. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, selecting accommodation can be overwhelming for the first time visitor. Local writer Mimi McFadden created this guide to help you with your decision. A guide to San Francisco includes information on of the 5 most popular areas with suggestions of […]

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Oslo on a budget

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

I have wanted to visit Oslo for a long time but have always been put off by the fact that it’s so so expensive. This summer I decided to bite the bullet and booked two tickets to Oslo for myself and Ava for a 2 night break. I’m not going to lie there is no…

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Andalusia Travel – 5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

From the classic Alhambra to ‘Fifty Shades of Pink’, there’s plenty to explore and train your lenses on in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Peter Hendrie leads Andalusia travel photography tours every February and shares his reasons for why you should visit this magical destination.  Andalusia Travel – A Magical Photo Tour All Andalusia Travel photos […]

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Yangon, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Yangon, Myanmar

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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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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Humahuaca, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Humahuaca, Argentina

Van Life Interviews: From Our Vantage

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

  As you can tell by the recent influx of van life articles, I have been heavily inspired and excited by our own van life plans. In fact, I just got word that all my visa applications for Europe went through! Yippeee. So with that in mind, here is another awesome interview that I have […]

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What it’s Like to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

“SHOOOOOEEESSSS” From the moment the surgical-masked woman on the front desk screeched at me to take my shoes off the second I entered the door, I knew the capsule hotel in Tokyo was going to be an experience. It had taken me an hour to find the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, even though it was apparently just a ten-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station. A whole 60 minutes with over […]

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD


The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

In Autumn 2011 I embarked on a volunteer experience in Southern Vietnam for just under a month. In some ways Vietnam is a lot like the rest of South East Asia

10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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The World’s Best Weekend Trips

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

Your next trip can be epic, even if you've only got a few days to spare.

Four U.S. Cities to Explore in 2018

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

If you're looking for a great starting point for your 2018 travel itinerary, this post has some of the most exciting, nuanced destinations in America.

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam


Departful

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

New Video: Backpacking Through Peru

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

When someone asks me what to expect going into Peru, the answer is everything. You literally do not know what can happen in Peru or what you’ll see. Machu Picchu? Yeah. Rainbow-colored mountains? That too.  A desert oasis? Why not. Gigantic drawing carved into the ground? Would you expect anything less? Backpacking through Peru remains… Read More New Video: Backpacking Through Peru

Best things to do around Osaka Bay

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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The suite life: a sneak peek at the glitziest cruise ship cabins

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

For most of us, booking a cruise is about trying to find the best price for an inside or an ocean view cabin — maybe a balcony, if we’re feeling flush. But there’s a whole other world of cruise ship cabins, one with private dining rooms and cushy furniture and even butlers. You could call it [...]

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The travel itinerary template I use to plan all my trips (free download!)

The travel itinerary template I use to plan all my trips (free download!)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My travel itinerary template just got a big upgrade. And you can download it for free.

A capital of change

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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How to Dress for Cold Weather and Not Over-Heat

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Ever traveled in winter when it's freezing cold outdoors but you roast the minute that you walk indoors? Read these tips to avoid this issue!

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

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

While you are traveling, either for business or pleasure, it is always important to keep your luggage and personal belongings safe. Theft is always a risk, but more often, sometimes things just get lost. Listed here are various ways to keep your belongings safe whenever you’re traveling.

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Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Tips To Stay Within Your Budget While Vacationing In Japan

by Tiffy @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.

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The Best Hotels in Lombok for all Budgets

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

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

Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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A traveller’s New Year resolutions for 2018

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

The sun came out on first day of 2018 – at least, around here. And hopefully, that foretells a year full of more great travel, for me and for you. So it seems appropriate to set some travel goals for the next 12 months, and since it’s New Year’s, why not make them New Year [...]

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3 ways Chile will inspire your inner artist

3 ways Chile will inspire your inner artist

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Chile totally surpassed my expectations and I left feeling more inspired, refreshed, and ready to create than ever. Artist or not, you'll leave this beautiful and diverse country with the same feeling. (7 min. read)

My Way Travel - Specialist in Southeast Asia Tours

My Way Travel - Specialist in Southeast Asia Tours


My Way Travel Specialist tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos & Thailand.

Discover Southeast Asia with My Way Travel. We offer customised travel packages to Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. Contact us today for best deals!

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 […]

Our trip to Chengdu, China

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

We started our summer travels this year in China. I had never been and decided to jump right in and instead of opting for the more obvious tourist hot spots of Shanghai and Beijing we  chose Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province in China and is famous for it’s  pandas and spicy…

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

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Holiday Diary – The Scott’s Namibia Roadtrip

by Mark @ Mark Bratt Travel

This 8 night, 1251 mile road trip came about with just an 8 word brief to Mark Bratt “Take us to the edge of the earth”. He came back to us with the plan of a self-drive around Namibia and the rest, as they say, is history. Day 1 Day 1 saw us fly to […]

What’s important when choosing a travel specialist to plan your vacation?

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Experience: Choose an advisor with a proven track record, one with proven and trusted experience within the luxury travel industry covering all aspects of what goes into creating a personal and tailored journey. Knowledge: As the saying goes, “Knowledge is king” – ensure your travel partner ha...

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Great Train Journey of Scotland

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

Day 1 Welcome to Glasgow Arrive at Glasgow Airport and meet with your guide who will escort you to your coach. Your first stop will be at the Riverside Museum, formally known as the Museum of Transport. The Zaha Hadid-designed museum is packed with fascinating exhibits, high-tech and hands-on intera...

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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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What’s the most expensive city — and the most dangerous?

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

There are a lot of things that make a city a great place to visit: great attractions, good food and beautiful architecture are a must. But then, there are the more practical things, like how much it will cost for a restaurant meal and whether you can walk the streets in safety — getting mugged isn’t going [...]

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The results of Living on $2/day for a month

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

We did it. We survived an entire month on $2/day for food and drinks. What this really means is we didn’t go  out at all in the month of March. 

Our friends didn’t particularly love this idea and were skeptical if we could keep it up. We found creative ways to interact with them without having to go out. This included art walk, morning runs, running the Gate River Run, potluck dinners and movie nights. Many were worried about us starving but the reality is we actually ate really well. We enjoyed cooking at home and figuring out recipes together. Asghar has mastered bread making and stir fry and even gained a few pounds because of his love of fresh bread. I have figured out how to buy groceries in a smart way. I actually lost a few pounds and feel a lot less tired because everything has been fresh and homemade. We now use everything we buy in that week and nothing gets lost in the bottom drawer.

Asghar would say the whole thing was hokey but a lot of fun. It wasn't a real challenge for him. He doesn't think we did anything difficult because we didn't follow the guidelines strictly. For example, we used our pantry items in addition to the groceries we bought. We had three dinners on the calendar at the homes of friends and family and we didn't cancel them even though purists would say they should have been cancelled or their cost should have been deducted from the budget. He holds himself to such high standards and would only say we accomplished a great deal if we did this project strictly on $2/day.

I’m sure many of you are wondering if it was all worth it. My answer is a resounding yes, so much so that I am going to keep it up. For starters, we collectively saved a whopping $1500. We only spent $112 out of our allotted $124 on food. This was an eye opening experiment because we just didn’t realize how much we spent going out. Now that we know, we have decided to set our monthly total to $500. Once we reach that limit, we are going to stay in for the remainder of the month. This is obviously a work in progress and we are eager to make it work but we are going to take it a month at a time.

The time indoors resulted in Asghar and I spending a lot more time together and completing a lot of time consuming projects including our taxes. We were able to build a new raised bed, plant some new flowers and clear out some weeds. When I say we, I’ll be honest it was mostly him. My time was spent on cleaning the house, working on TEDxJacksonville, fighting with Comcast. The remaining time was spent reading books and the stack of magazines that used to pile up every month. 

I would highly recommend this project to anyone wondering if they have the discipline to meet their long term goals. Financial goals  both short term and long term are something we discuss and plan for all the time and this really helped us put it into perspective. I have been saying this forever but I really believe that goals are so much more accessible and realistic when you write them down and come up with a plan. You start to believe the rest is attainable because you have a plan. That alone gets you a third of the way there. 

4 of the World’s Best Road Trips

by Mark @ Mark Bratt Travel

We take a look at some of the world’s best 2 week road trips: Namibia Recommended Wheels:SUV – the high driving position is great for spotting wildlife The open roads and good infrastructure make Namibia the ideal destination for an adventurous road trip. Fly into Windhoek and spend a night here before driving up to […]

How to pack for winter travel (in a carry-on)

How to pack for winter travel (in a carry-on)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Bulkier clothing and extra layers means you have to be even more ruthless about what you bring.

Paragliding in Verbier, Switzerland

by Jess @ The Travelista

My stomach burst with nerves as I read the text over breakfast at Cordée des Alpes. It was Lucie from the hotel letting me know that the weather conditions were good and that the paragliding could go ahead at 11am that morning. The day before I was told it would be highly unlikely that I…

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Must do in Brisbane: Things to do in Brisbane with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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6 Incredible Reasons to Explore Dorset

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

With everything from castles to cake, not to mention some of the most geologically diverse landscapes in the UK, there are plenty of reasons to explore Dorset. Reasons to Explore Dorset Located on the southwest coast of England, acclaimed landscape photographer Andy Farrer discovered there's a lot to get excited about in Dorset and its […]

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Camp Vietnam | Explore and Volunteer in Vietnam | Volunteer in Vietnam

Camp Vietnam | Explore and Volunteer in Vietnam | Volunteer in Vietnam


Camp Vietnam | Summer Camp Vietnam 2018 |

Camp Vietnam - Visit Ha Long Bay and Sapa, walk along waterfalls and stay in beautiful stilt houses and teach in Monks Temples! Camp Vietnam!

Spanish royal gardens

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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10 Unforgettable Ways to Experience New York with Kids

by Lisa Frederick @ Ciao Bambino

New York City is perhaps the world’s most thrilling playground for kids of all ages. The pool of possibilities is bottomless, and no niche is too small — whatever your children are passionate about, they’ll find ample ways to indulge, from shopping to show tunes. Here are 10 of our favorite ideas for tailoring a…

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Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

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

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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My 3 week Vietnam itinerary - Travel with Trish

My 3 week Vietnam itinerary - Travel with Trish


Travel with Trish

  If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will know that Ava and I spent 5 weeks in Asia this summer traveling  through southwest China, Vietnam and  Cambodia. Three weeks of our trip were spent in Vietnam and I wanted to share  our itinerary here in this post . If you are  thinking…

Hitchhiking sailboats: the easy way to try your hand at sailing!

by guest @ Travelettes

How many times have you dreamed about sailing… and thought it wasn’t for you? I know I’m lucky to have been a sailor since a young age. Sailing was in my weekly routine since I was ten, and it’s still a huge part of who I am. Being at sea has always made me feel stronger and happier and it still does, every time! Recently, when talking about my sailing […]

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Best day trips from Prague

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Things to do in Bangalore (Rediscovering the city)

by Penny @ GlobeTrove

While I have been in Bangalore for over a year, I’ve been lazy. I haven’t stepped out to explore. My excuse has always been that I saw the highlights of the city when I was a child and when Bangalore was the old Bangalore. The pretty Bangalore. Times have changed, and the city has [...]

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Yes, Macau is Magical

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

What follows is not only a Macau travel guide but, I hope, a rebuke of the prevailing wisdom about the territory: That it's not really all that great.

7 last-minute gift ideas under $35 for ladies who love travel

7 last-minute gift ideas under $35 for ladies who love travel

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Coming up short on gift ideas for a lady traveler (or travel lover) in your life? Looking for an extra stocking stuffer or two? Here are a few inexpensive ideas guaranteed to make women with #wanderlust smile on Christmas morning.

Photo of the week: the guitarist in the Bethesda Arcade

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

One of the pleasures of touring Europe is coming across scenes like this: a lonely guitarist, playing his instrument in front of row of Roman arches, with classical mosaics all around. Only this isn’t Europe: it’s New York, in a place called the Bethesda Arcade. More specifically, it’s in Central Park, the green space that dominates the [...]

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24 Hours in London: Amazing Moments in the City Every Hour of the Day!

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

London. Like many world capitals, they say this is a city that never sleeps, and on my most recent trip to the city, I...

Three Amazing Days in Abu Dhabi

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

This Abu Dhabi travel itinerary illustrates precisely the reasons a trip to Abu Dhabi is more authentic and interesting than a Dubai-only UAE trip.

Turning Thirty and Trying Something New

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

February was a decadent month. My parents visited and brought lots of home cooked meals. Asghar and I went to Hawaii for a week and had the most amazing time, topped off by a lavish meal at Red Salt in Kauai. Upon our return, we hosted a party to celebrate my 30th birthday with our wonderful friends in Jacksonville. This was followed by a meal at Roy’s with family and then a delicious dinner at Bistro Aix on my actual birthday. Wow.

Needless to say, I felt spoiled, gluttonous and a little guilty.  My loved ones are wonderfully caring and know how to make a girl feel special. But it also made me feel like we have too much. It made me think back to my time in Cambodia trying to stretch my $300/month allowance as far as I could. I realized that I just don’t think about where our money goes as much as I believe I should. Yes, we save and are conscious about not incurring debt, but generally we spend our income without a purpose. So I came up with an idea and proposed it to Asghar.

For the month of March, we have decided to only spend $2/day/person on food and beverages, $28/week or $112/month. We both felt like it would be fun to do this together and a great way to challenge ourselves. We have decided everything in our pantry is fair game since we barely use those items. Purists would probably consider this cheating but we are taking baby steps.

Discovering the items in our pantry has actually been a lot of fun. We realized we have a lot of flour so we decided to bake our own bread. In three days, we have baked two loaves and they were delicious. One was lemon poppy and the other was a plain white loaf. We are working on our yeast starter for sourdough next.

Grocery shopping has also changed. Instead of just buying things on our list without looking at the cost, we found ourselves comparing weight and costs for most of our items. On March 1st, we went to get our goods for the week and only spent $23.50 and have $4.50 left over. Fresh field farms was great for chicken and produce!  Shopping was actually pretty easy once we decided what we were cooking for the week and planned ahead. The planning has allowed us to prepare our breakfasts and lunches for the next day in advance, which has reduced the temptation to spend money outside.

We both do need our daily coffee intake. Luckily, if you remember, we won free coffee for a year from Corner Bakery. This has helped me significantly since I hate the coffee at work.


The biggest challenge has been declining social invitations. We knew this would be the toughest part going in because this where most of our cash goes. Some friends get what we are doing and some don’t. Some have been really receptive and have been interested in doing potlucks and dessert evenings. But it is also really nice to have downtime at home because we can't go out. I am getting to do things I want like writing this post and working on my travel scrapbook. 

It may seem like a random thing to do but I am really excited about seeing how far Asghar and I can take this and what we will learn from it. I know we will be ready to go Orsay as soon as this is over but we may also only bake our own bread from now on, or learn to be a little more conscious of how much we spend. I hope in the long term we will become a bit healthier and a bit more aware of how little we need to be comfortable.

Vacations Can’t All Be Butterflies and Magic. Or Can They?

by Robert Schrader @ Leave Your Daily Hell

When a dream vacation becomes a nightmare, it can seem like the universe is against you, but travel problems often exist on a less-than-cosmic scale.

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. 

Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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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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A Traveler’s Guide To India On A Budget

by Cal Bailey @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

India is a popular destination for travelers around the world thanks to its beauty, ancient and modern wonders, and the pull of adventure.

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What to Pack for Punta Cana: Packing List for Dominican Republic

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Want to know what to pack for Punta Cana? Read our packing list for the Dominican Republic to prepare for your tropical adventure!

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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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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Travel essentials | About Vietnam

Travel essentials | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

AddressesLocating an address is rarely a problem in Vietnam, but there are a couple of conventions it helps to know about. Where two numbers are separated by...

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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Where a dog has the right to be a dog

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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

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


Jacada Travel

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

The Loft Suite at The Tuscany, New York

by Jess @ The Travelista

For our final 2 nights in New York City we checked in to The Tuscany, which is a signature hotel within the international St Giles Hotel Group. Located at 120 E 39th Street, the hotel was conveniently located on the east side of Midtown. Before arriving, I already knew that The Tuscany New York was…

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Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam


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

Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

A love affair with Italy

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

  My love affair with Italy has been a long distance relationship for the most part, spanning nearly two decades. I remember falling in love with this amazing country. I was 19 and had moved to Bologna to study there for the year. I was young,  enthusiastic and so excited for my Erasmus year .…

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Patagonia: the Ultimate Travel and Hiking Guide

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!

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The Week That Was – #35

The Week That Was – #35

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week It has felt like things started to get back to normal this week. Most people returned to work and I’ve had more emails come through, which is always a good thing. This week for me has been a week of getting things done and doing things I have wanted and needed to do! Everyone went out on Saturday, leaving me home alone with a box of semi-permanent pink hair colour. I love putting colours in my hair but I get a bit nervous sometimes that other people won’t like it, so I don’t do it. With my newfound ‘I don’t care’ attitude (read last week’s TWTW if you missed it) I had no reservations doing it. It didn’t take long at all and was actually pretty easy. Unlike past attempts, I actually took my time doing it and gave it my best ‘professional’ effort. It turned out amazing and I loved it! While I didn’t do it for anyone else, everyone I came across said they loved it too. My grandma, neighbours, friends – it was [...]

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo

What to See in Vietnam in 2 Weeks | Indiana Jo


Indiana Jo

Vietnam is a popular holiday place. Having visited twice, here's what to see in Vietnam in 2 weeks-with suggested itineraries. Got longer?Combine the routes

Vietnam Tours from Australia | My Adventure Store

Vietnam Tours from Australia | My Adventure Store


My Adventure Travel

Vietnam tours from Australia's most exciting tour agency. Small groups, amazing experiences! Talk to one of our travel experts about tours to Vietnam now.

The Week That Was – #36

The Week That Was – #36

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week This week we officially kicked off our YouTube Incubator with the guys at Changer Studios in Brisbane. What the heck is a YouTube Incubator? Well, in this instance, it’s an eight-week program run by Screen Queensland and the guys at Changer. It will connect the eight chosen channels with key experts who can educate us and share valuable insight on how we can meet our goals. Beyond that, for Matt and me, it’ll help us get closer to our big goal of our travel show! We met with the guys at Changer Studios this week and shared all our goals, strengths, weaknesses, what we do and don’t know, what we want to work on and more. It was really detailed and a great way for us to put into perspective where we’re at and what we want to get out of the program. Between now and our meeting next week, our channel is being analysed by one heck of an expert who knows a LOT about YouTube and its algorithm. I’m really excited to hear what he [...]

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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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 much it cost: 2 weeks in South America

How much it cost: 2 weeks in South America

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My real itinerary and costs for flights + hotels in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay

Before there were blogs

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

I woke up today to sounds of rain and thunder and decided to spend my morning reading and writing, two things I enjoy immensely when I have the time. Today, I'm going to be writing a journal entry to my childhood best friend in a book we have been sharing since 2012. While reading some of the past entries, I decided to also look back at my past travels. In doing so, I discovered old emails I used to send to a group of about 25 of my closest friends and family. They bring back such fond memories of laughter, love and adventure. I don't know why I stopped so I am also going to write one today after five years. I thought I would share one with all of you from New Year's Day 2011.

1/1/11

Hi everyone,

Firstly, Happy New Year!!

The last two weeks have been an absolute gastronomical delight for me and full of unexpected adventures.

We were stuck indoors because England is still learning how to cope with snow, i.e. a usual 2 hour journey from Birmingham to London took us 15 hours. On the bright side, my mom cooked everything my heart desired and it came to the point that we began to only partake in eating and sleeping. While staying with an uncle in London, I also continued to meet more delightful family that have now made me want to reach out to distant relatives and reconnect because I have learned that family doesn't always come with drama.

I had the honor of spending Christmas and New Year with two beautiful families, the Khorugdharry's in London and the Suarez's in Bilbao. Both welcomed me into their homes and were kind enough to allow me to witness their traditions. In London, I even got entrusted to help cook the xmas meal! And it has to be said that the food was delicious and I'm sure our capabilities surprised everyone at the table. It was also a pleasure to see little Tahj open his presents and play with his new drum set for us, there is nothing like seeing the magic of xmas from a child's perspective.

In Bilbao, the celebrations for New Year's lasted into the next evening and definitely tested my endurance! Not only did I get to experience the annual countdown with a grape eating competition but prior to that the matriarch of the house was kind enough to cook an amazing meal while being careful to take care of everyone's dietary needs. We then went on to the seaside village of Pedernales to continue the festivities. Here, a beautiful 84 year old grandmother invited us all to celebrate at her home and taught me that life needs to be lived with romance or else it isn't worth it at all.

I am looking forward to seeing the city of Bilbao and San Sebastian in the new few days while taking time out to eat as many Pinxtos as possible because they are absolutely delicious. Apparently, San Sebastian is famous for Pinxtos and has 16 Michelin star restaurants so my plans to diet are going to have to wait. Over the course of my travels in the last few weeks, I have met many wonderful people and visited many beautiful cities while partaking in new experiences and am now looking forward to being in New York next week!

Until Peru..

Love,


Sabeen

10 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Prague

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

While there are plenty of sights and activities to keep you busy in Prague, a trip to the city should definitely include a few...

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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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

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 […]

Packing List For Vietnam - Travel Happy

Packing List For Vietnam - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

Here's a comprehensive packing list for Vietnam to help you bring all the essentials and enjoy your Vietnam trip to the max.

Perfect Gift for Game of Thrones fans!

by Shelley Knoedler @ My Trip Coach

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, this might be the perfect Christmas gift from someone that loves you! *If you book before January 12th, your companion flies free plus My Trip Coach will send you 50 Euros to spend on your trip!  Contact Shelley@mytripcoach.com for details. Quest for the Throne 7 or...

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What I wish I’d known before volunteering as a teacher in Bali

by guest @ Travelettes

Chaos. That’s the one word that instantly sprung to mind as I looked out over my 40 Balinese kindergarten students in horror. One little boy was dancing on the table, another throwing puzzle pieces on the floor, and several were brawling in the middle of the tiny overcrowded classroom. One thing was for certain: the angelic, perfectly behaved little children of five minutes ago, when their full-time teacher was in […]

10 challenges I overcame that made my world even bigger

by Emma @ Travelettes

Often, when you learn something new or dare to do something you haven’t done before, it opens up new possibilities. Sometimes it feels like traveling actually creates more new destinations on your travel bucket list than it actually ticks off. For each mountain you climb you find ten more – and you decide you want to try paragliding as well. When you learn to surf suddenly there are five more […]

The Backpacker’s Guide To Hanoi

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

Like many capital cities in Asia, Hanoi is mistakenly seen as a stepping stone to better destinations. The rapidly-developing city is massive and full of things to do, yet most backpackers tend to just skim over it.… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide To Hanoi

Best Cabin Backpack for Carry On Only Travel

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Fort-de-France, Martinique

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Fort-de-France, Martinique

My 3 week Vietnam itinerary

by trish78 @ Travel with Trish

  If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you will know that Ava and I spent 5 weeks in Asia this summer traveling  through southwest China, Vietnam and  Cambodia. Three weeks of our trip were spent in Vietnam and I wanted to share  our itinerary here in this post . If you are  thinking…

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Postcard from Ecuador: Snorkeling with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands

by Dana Rebmann @ Ciao Bambino

It took less than a minute after stepping foot on North Seymour Island to be blown away by the Galapagos Islands. I was taking off my life jacket, being careful not to trip on a cluster of rocks below, when I realized the largest rock was in fact a curled-up sea lion. It was a…

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Priceless Experiences at District Wharf D.C.

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. The opinions and text are all ours.   Have you always wanted to be an ambassador? Enjoy the perks of elite status but don't ever stay enough in the same hotel to reach it? Well you can now! While visiting Washington […]

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How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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What it is Like to be Home

by noreply@blogger.com (Sabeen) @ Restless Wanderlust

I have been home for three weeks now and it has felt like a roller coaster of emotions. I spent my first week in New York. The first few days were with family and I spent most of those eating, sleeping and recovering from a cold. The reminder of the week was all about helping Christina have the best wedding she could possibly have. It was so much fun watching one of my closest friends get married. There was laughter, there were tears and there was lots of hugging. There was an open bar and a ton of food, including a caviar station. There wasn’t much time to think. And I’m glad there wasn’t because I don’t think I would have known how to process anything around me.

I went from basic to luxury in a matter of days and my mind was perplexed.

After a few days of celebrations with Christina and Nick, Asghar and I headed to Jacksonville together the following Monday. I had seen our home before I left but it felt so foreign to me when I first stepped inside. I didn’t know how to connect with it. I felt overwhelmed and spoiled. Asghar went straight back to work and I spent my days inside our house, my nights catching up with friends over dinners. I didn’t leave the bedroom the first day because I didn’t know what to tackle first and staying in bed seemed like the best option.  Since all my clothes were in boxes, I was dressing out of Asghar’s closet.  Finally, I built up the courage to start working to make this house into our home. And now, after 12 days, it feels like ours.

We put so much time and energy into it this past weekend and that made the world of difference for me and my emotions. WE. Yes, I had been doing things here and there and seeing all the people that I love but something was missing. I felt different and didn't know how to reassume my old life without feeling guilty for all that I have. But when Asghar and I started working together, something just clicked. I remembered how hard we worked to get here. How we have always pushed to achieve our goals. None of which warrants any guilt. And so I have made my peace and look forward to the next opportunity that will allow me to give back to my home, the city of Jacksonville.  

The biggest challenge for me has been my response to the never ending question, “how was your trip?” My instinctive response is always to say it wasn’t a trip, I lived there so you have to be a bit more specific. But I realize that is a mean answer so I usually say, “It was wonderful and life changing.” If someone wants to know more, they can ask but most do not.

I don’t want to forget my experience and I don’t want to talk about it like I was there for charity. I want to carry it with me when I am thinking about how I speak with others and how to spend our money. And most importantly, by remembering there is a whole world out there and my life is one of privileges and freedom that I can’t take for granted.

Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

A fresh look at all the gear I use to pack super-light, and how I organize it all to stay sane throughout my trip.

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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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. I'm not one of those people.

Slimline seats: look what they’re doing to us now

by Paul Marshman @ The Travelling Boomer

It’s happening again — the big squeeze. According to a recent report, the airlines are coming up with yet another way to make flying uncomfortable. And once again, the story is about United Airlines, but this time the offence is something called “slimline seats”. The report says that United — already famous for the kicking-and-screaming ejection [...]

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Let’s Stop Encouraging The “Counting Countries” Style of Traveling

by Eli, The Partying Traveler @ The Partying Traveler

Before I started traveling nearly full-time, the measure of my travel experiences was always summed up by the number of countries I had crossed off. Lately, I’ve begun realizing how meaningless that number actually is. Let me clarify that this isn’t a stab at knowing how many countries you’ve been to, but the mindset of… Read More Let’s Stop Encouraging The “Counting Countries” Style of Traveling

One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Are we heading back on the beaten track?

by Kathi @ Travelettes

What is the hottest travel destination this year? I mean, where do you have to go, if you want to up your Instagram game, impress your friends back home and hopefully also that cute traveler in the hostel bar across from you? After all, you don’t want to be that person, who has to say, ‘I’ve not been there yet’, when everybody else seems only interested in that one destination. […]

A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

24 Hours in Nice – Sometime’s You Only have a Day to See it All

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Face it: sometimes you don’t have a great deal of time to spend in a city. But I’ve learned that you can pack a lot in in just 24 hours, if you plan ahead and prioritize what you want to do. Here's what I did with my short 24 hours in Nice, France. By Susan […]

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Getting off the Beaten Track in Vietnam

by admin @ My Way Travel Specialist tours in Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos & Thailand.

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Love a Little Extra Paradise: The Outer Islands of the Cook Islands

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

If you are planning a visit to the Cook Islands and you are looking for something off the beaten path, consider one of the outer islands.

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