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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit


There She Goes Again

To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t know what to expect from this place! While I was noting the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, I was constantly overwhelmed by its sheer size. I was also a lot more worried about the “hectic” adjective a lot of travel bloggers liked to tack on as a descriptor, worrying I’d be in a concrete jungle lost in a sea of motorbikes, clinging to my purse in fear. However, I was totally wrong. While, yes, there is a certain craziness about HCMC, it’s also got a ton of charm, probably best reflected in its architecture. It actually became one of my favorite cities in my Vietnam trip. Most of the bigger sites can be found within District 1, which is very easy to do all by foot. If I had had more time, I would have loved to venture out to the other districts where a lot of the more traditional, pre-French Colonial structures are. However, I really only had my feet to take me around and a full day for all of it. To make your list searching easier, I thought I’d outline some of the places to see! Tips on Visiting Ho Chi Minh City VISAS If you're a U.S. traveler, yes, you DO need a visa to enter the country even as a tourist. Unlike Cambodia, you can't just do everything at the airport. You'll need to get a letter of approval online first. Print it and bring it with you. You'll then pay around $25 USD there to get the actual visa in your passport. You can use iVisa to handle getting your letter of approval or even doing an e-visa and paying online instead of waiting until you arrive. Check their quotes here. GETTING THERE I actually found a decent deal with Asiana Airlines, my favorite since 2011! Michelle flew the budget VietJetAir, which she said was okay. I booked mine on Expedia, but I've also been impressed with Kiwi lately, especially if you're on more of a budget. As for getting into the city, I had my hostel arrange a driver for $13, which I paid to him, not the driver. Klook actually has a cheaper deal. It's $12/car that seats up to 4 and $14/car that seats up to 7. WHERE TO STAY I got a private room at Lily Hostel since I was traveling alone for the first few days. I really enjoyed my stay, and the owners were super kind. It's on Bui Ven, which is a big backpacker road, and it's in walking distance of all the major attractions in District 1. I wrote a whole review here about it, and you can check prices on Agoda here. In general, if you want to see the main sites of HCMC, stay in District 1 or nearby. The nicer, luxury hotels are in the same area, which is close to the Opera House and Nguyen Hue Street. GETTING AROUND I would recommend not getting on motorbikes here. It's ultimately up to you though. I took taxis a few times, but mostly I just walked. Actually one day, I wanted to challenge myself, so I only took my camera, some money, and a paper map that I had made little notes on. MONEY + SAFETY I took out money at ATMs just fine. I have Citibank, and there were actually a few Citibanks in the city as well as an ATM right at the airport. In terms of safety, just take precautions. I never felt unsafe, but I was also in the most popular area during the day. WHAT TO WEAR You're fine with whatever you want to wear. HCMC is quite humid, even when I was there in February, so dress in loose, comfortable fabrics. TRAVEL INSURANCE Check with your insurance at home and see if they cover you abroad. You do want some sort of insurance for Vietnam just in case, especially if you plan on using a motorbike! If your insurance at home doesn't cover you, get a quote on World Nomads. It's really quite cheap and covers a lot of things. SIM CARD + WIFI I just picked up a SIM card at the airport, but every time I tried to recharge it during my trip it never seemed to work. There are probably better options, like this 3G Wifi deal with Klook. It's only $5/day and you can connect up to 8 devices. TOUR OPTIONS While it's very easy to wander around District 1 by foot, it may be easier to go on one of these tours. I actually think I enjoy going on some sort of tour first and then wander on my own for the rest of my trip. You usually have a local guide who can tell you about the history and culture more than a guidebook could, and it's a nice way to feel at ease in a new place. Here are some tours that include what I've added below: Saigon Motorbike Adventures What's HCMC without its crazy motorbike reputation? If you want to experience riding around on a motorbike but without the fear or bargaining, then this might be the best option for you. There are different packages, including street food options. Check prices + packages here. Another motorbike option is the Saigon City Tour by Motorbike. Cyclos & Markets Tour Another way of getting around is hanging out in the cyclos (three wheel bikes). The tour includes a few different landmarks as well as a visit to the War Remanents Museum. And, of course, it's more eco-friendly than motorbikes or buses. Check prices here. Saigon Half Day Tour Pretty standard half day tour. This is the general group option, but it might be nice to do the private option, which isn't that much more. Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Drink ca phe su dua. Scratch that, become mildly addicted to ca phe sua da. Oh sweet, Vietnamese coffee. Made with condensed milk, it's so flippin' good, I still dream about it and try to make it on my own. You're going to want to try this and then drink it the rest of your trip! It's all around, the city, and only $1-2, so indulge! Get a view of the city from Bitexco Tower. This is the place to go if you want a landscape view of Ho Chi Minh! You can go to the observation deck on the 49th floor or go up to the 52nd floor and eat or grab a drink at EON 51. Cost: 200,000 VND Times: Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (ticket sales end at 8:45 p.m.), EON 51 Menu, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Address: Tòa nhà tài chính Bitexco, 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé Visit the War Remnants Museum. Of all the things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the War Remnants Museum is the most sobering. Give yourself enough time to wander through because it’s a lot to take in. It’s divided into different parts with a recommended order, and you can see the varying effects the war had on Vietnam. Before you go, I'd do some research so you know what to expect. Crash Courses has a good video that lays down the basics. Cost: 15,000 VND Times:  7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Address: 28 Võ Văn Tần Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon. Built in the mid-1800s after France took over the city, it’s official name is Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Its bricks were imported from France, and it was considered the loveliest cathedral among the French colonies. It’s an excellent starting point to explore the area. Cost: Free Times: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Address: Bến Nghé Send a postcard from the Saigon Central Post Office. Literally, right next door to the Cathedral is the Post Office, built in the later 1800’s. It’s a mixture of French, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. Inside is spacious and lovely, and it’s still functioning! If you can, get a postcard to send! Cost: Free Times: 6:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. Address: 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé Snap a photo of Saigon Opera House. A few blocks down and past the swanky hotels (Hyatt, Continental), you’ll find the Opera house nestled in the midst. This is also probably the fanciest part of Ho Chi Minh City because it’s also where I stumbled across the big name brand stores. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, its majestic style is similar to Le Petit Palais found in France. Cost: Free, though I never went in and photographed it from the outside Times: Opening hours vary. Address: 7 Lam Son Square Walk near the Ho Chi Minh City Supreme People’s Court There’s not a lot of information out there on this building. According to this Google search, it’s in the beginning stages of restoration. It’s hard to not walk by at some point, and with its bright yellow and blue color scheme, you’re not going to miss it. Address: 131 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Enjoy Nguyen Hue Street! This seems to be the main street of Ho Chi Minh City. I was there on Tet and it was flooded with people in their best outfits taking photos with the flowers. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Walk along the whole thing and enjoy the colors and cheerful crowds. Head up to 42 Nguyen Hue Street (an old looking building with a sketchy entrance) and find Saigon Oi, a delicious coffee shop, for a lovely view of the whole street! I also loved Parttea, a cute English tea room. Address: Nguyễn Huệ Eat Banh Mi outside City Hall. At the front end of Nguyen Hue is HCMC’s City Hall (or known as the People’s Committee Hall). It’s a massive structure with a plaza in front of it for viewing. It’s an awesome meeting point, and it’s nice to hang out and eat some Banh Mi with friends. Banh Mi is this delicious baguette sandwich, and you can buy it from one of the ladies with stalls nearby. Address: Lê Thánh Tôn For more food options in HCMC, you may want to check out this street food tour. Take a Day Trip to the Mekong Delta. Since I was kind of nervous visiting Vietnam on my own, I booked a full day tour as soon as I arrived. I'd wanted to see the Mekong Delta anyway, and it was the perfect way for me to get comfortable in a new country. Also, it's pretty much impossible to visit on your own. I wrote a post reviewing my day trip and what you'll see exactly if you want more info. If you have more time, you can actually stay overnight in the Mekong at a homestay, which I always thought would be a unique experience. Here are some Mekong Delta Tours: Full Day Excursion - This is pretty much the tour I did. You're in a bigger group and get taken around the different islands and learn more about the Delta region. Check prices and packages here. Mekong Delta River Cruise - If you want something a little more luxurious and more intimate, you might like this tour. Check prices here. Cai Be Floating Market and Tan Phon Island Tour - I actually wanted to go to the Cai Be Floating market, but since I was visiting around Tet, it was actually closed for the holidays. This is a great option if you're more interested in Mekong's culinary and food history. Check prices here. For More Vietnam Travel Posts A Logistical Guide to Vietnam Top 12 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam 22 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Vietnam For More Reading on Ho Chi Minh City + Vietnam What would you add to this list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City? I know only 3 days is NOT nearly enough! SHARE TOP THINGS TO DO IN HO CHI MINH CITY ON PINTEREST *This post contains affiliate links. I appreciate your

Top 5 places for a Night Time Local Experience in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 5 places for a Night Time Local Experience in Ho Chi Minh City


Back of the Bike Tours

Saigon is absolutely wonderful at night. Between the energy, lights, traffic, and tons of people who are finding their way through the city after the sun goes down. Even though there are plenty of bars for you to wander in and out of making new friends and having drinks, the part of Saigon at night that is truly special can be found at the parks and outside the more accessible famous sightseeing destinations in Ho Chi Minh Ciy.

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the ...

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10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now


Condé Nast Traveler

If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, take the time to visit these ten hot spots, spanning cafes, historic buildings, and temples.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by Train How-To


Passing Thru

Visiting Vietnam? While flights within the country are very inexpensive, consider going from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City by train! Here's how we did it.

21 Best Life Changing and Motivational Books To Read

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Reading can truly bring us to places. It can also inspire us and bring the best out of people even during the darkest times in their lives. Books are like personal mentors. They build us. They help us see the wrong and the right in the things that we are doing in life. Books are words of wisdom intricately designed ...

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Visiting Ho Chi Minh City in December - Inspitrip Blog

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City in December - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

Here are why December is the most ideal time of the year to travel Ho Chi Minh City and where you should visit in this time.

WHERE TO VISIT IN VIETNAM - PICK VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOURS

WHERE TO VISIT IN VIETNAM - PICK VIETNAM HIGHLIGHTS TOURS


Travel Sense Asia

If you don't know where to visit in Vietnam to get stunning landscape, cheap price, and good food, TSA provides the series of best spot in Vietnam highlights tours. 

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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Five must-visit places in Vietnam

Five must-visit places in Vietnam


The Jakarta Post

Need a place to spend your summer vacation? Think Vietnam.

Photo Essay: CET Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Eliza Singleton, (Elon University) Student Correspondent for CET Prague Fall 2017                

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10 exceptional features of Vietnam’s Seaplane ride | Hai Au Aviation

by Hai Au Aviation @ Hai Au Aviation

The aviation market is thriving with names such as Vietnam Airline, Vietjet Air and Jetstar. As a result, Hai Au Aviation, with its unique seaplane ride, is lesser known in the general airline sector. Here are 10 exceptional aspects of Hai Au Aviation that you might not know: BOTH BY LAND AND BY SEA Seaplanes […]

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Top 10 best places to visit in Pattaya

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Pattaya is known as a place to party (of course with a good meaning). But it does not stop there, Pattaya also has a lot of things to do and to watch for the whole family in the wilderness of the city again. You can enjoy the impressive beauty of the city, sandy beaches, and […]

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Why you need to get to the Philippines!

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Everyone is raving about the Philippines as the hottest destination for 2018. From snorkeling with turtles, diving into crystal waters and relaxing under palm trees, there is something for everyone…   Boracay The heart of the Philippines and a popular choice by travellers is Boracay. With a 5km long white sandy beach, it’s stunning, jaw dropping scenery doesn’t make it …

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Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Earth Trekkers

Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

11 Best Vietnam Destinations

by @ The Travel Ninjas

With so many great Vietnam destinations, choosing is tough. After more than a year here, we haven’t seen it all, but we can help narrow...

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20 Best Hostels in Mexico City (Updated for 2018)

by Rachel @ The Broke Backpacker

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A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam


My Adventures Across the World

A concise guide to the most fun things to do in Vietnam and the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in only 15 days

10 Amazing Fairytale Castles In Germany You Cannot Miss

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Goodbye, Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Paige Carlin, (Elon University) Student Correspondent CET Prague, Fall 2017 The time has come for me to say goodbye to Prague and I’m beyond grateful to be able to say that this semester has been everything I’d dreamed of and […]

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

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

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

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

Top 10 Places you must visit in Vietnam | The 2017 Guide

Top 10 Places you must visit in Vietnam | The 2017 Guide


Hai Au Aviation

From world heritage sites to the top cities, this country has something for everyone. Here are the top ten places to visit in Vietnam.

Mount Fuji day trip blog — How to spend one perfect day itinerary in Mt Fuji?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Let’s discover the most famous iconic of Japan through our Mount Fuji day trip blog — Mount Fuji one day itinerary (Mt Fuji one day itinerary, Mount Fuji day trip itinerary) start from Tokyo and from when to visit Mount Fuji to best places to visit in Mt Fuji with Living Nomads: One-day excursion to […]

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How to get the awesome places to visit in North Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Welcome to Northern Vietnam, we are confident to give you the best trip when coming here. You have just spent 3 days to experience in the famous destinations in Hanoi and Sapa. The north of Vietnam is so great because it offers wonderful opportunities to meet the strange folk in the peak of mountains as […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Hanoi to Halong Bay: 7 ways to travel | The 2018 Guide

by Thi Nguyen @ Hai Au Aviation

Halong Bay, recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most favorite tourist attractions in Vietnam. It is famous for thousands of limestone islets with different shape raising up from the immensely blue water. Visiting this beautiful site must be on the bucket list of almost every traveler to Vietnam. One of their […]

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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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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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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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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection


Travel For Women | Cultural Immersion | Guided MissDirection

Guided MissDirection is a travel company designed exclusively for women. Our all-planned small group tours allow for safe culturally immersive adventures!

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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Best onsen in japan — Top 5 best onsen towns in Japan

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

If you are planning to go to a place and want to find an Japanese onsen (Japanese hot springs) place that fits your itinerary, there are plenty of options along the Japan country. Are you are looking for the best Japanese onsen? Let’s discover the famous and best onsen in Japan with top 5 best […]

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2085 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2085 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Booking.com

Great savings on hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam online. Good availability and great rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay.

TruTravels’ Facebook Groups

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

When touring with us you can now go and find your TruTravels’ Facebook groups in anticipation to the tour.  Our TruTravels’ Facebook groups will have your tour leader and future travelers in ready to get chatting, exchange packing and travelling tips whilst getting excited for the adventure ahead! How can you access the TruTravels’ Facebook groups? We send out the …

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

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


The Points Guy

Ho Chi Minh City is the jumping off point for many people visiting Vietnam. Here are seven things you should consider before you head there.

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Christmas Tradition around South East Asia

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Vietnam Christmas Tradition Christmas eve is more of an important day in Vietnam as Christmas day isn’t counted as a public holiday so there is no real Christmas tradition on the day itself. The Vietnamese gather the streets on the 24th to kick start their celebrations by throwing confetti, taking pictures, and enjoying the glistening festive lights and decorations. As …

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

9 Fabulous Places To Visit In Sri Lanka

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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From Minority to Majority: On Navigating My Identity Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Stephanie Jamilla (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Fall 2017 As I sit on a bench on the Book Street (Đường Sách), which has become one of my favorite nooks of Saigon, and draft my final blog post, it strikes […]

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Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Top Ten Places To Visit In Vietnam

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

Vietnam is one of the most magnificent areas of Southeast Asia. It is home to amazing cities and countryside filled with culture, history and stunning sights. It is a country jam-packed with seasides, mountain ranges, and national parks. For tourists planning to explore this exquisite country, there is no end to the options available to […]

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Seaplane Service in Asia

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

Seaplanes are becoming more and more popular throughout Asia. In countries often surrounded by water on at least one side, amphibious aircrafts are a no-brainer for everything ranging from emergency situations to tourism. The idea of creating vessels that could both float and fly is something that goes back as far as the late 1800s. […]

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Bangkok to Krabi — How to go to Krabi from Bangkok?

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Krabi Dive Travel is a great trip for those wishing to spend a leisurely vacation in the South Thailand Sea. It is located between Phang Nga and Trang, Krabi boasts with over 150 islands and 150 km of coastline (most of them are white sand beaches and clear blue waters), along with tropical forests, majestic […]

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

8 Best Things to Do in Newcastle, United Kingdom

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

The best things to do in Newcastle can be divided into two categories: rich heritage and urban sophistication. From an industrial powerhouse, this city in Tyne and Wear in the north east of England has transformed itself into a vibrant and spirited cultural hub. What were once massive factories and warehouses got converted into hip galleries, museums, boutique hotels, exceptional ...

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10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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Formerly known as Saigon and Prey Nokor (at different times), Ho Chi Minh City was re-named after the country's revolutionary leader (and the first leader in North Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh. It is the largest city

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Staying In A Overwater Bungalow At Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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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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10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam


Touropia

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains

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...

Koh Kood: A Most Fabulous Island (But Not Quite For Me)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Koh Kood is often billed as "Thailand's last unspoiled island". And I didn't like it.

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Why TravelSmart Is the Ultimate, Unmissable App For Travelers

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Top 8 Travel Trends blooming in 2017 | Hai Au Aviation

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

Spring of 2017 is upon us and the options for upcoming holiday time are plentiful. All around the world, travelers are beginning to make their plans for the months ahead. Where to go? What to do? How to book? Any number of questions seep into our heads as we consider what to do with those […]

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Experience Halong Bay like a local | The 2017 Guide

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

Halong Bay, Vietnam is known for many beautiful sights and sounds. Because it is a Unesco World Heritage sight, travelers from all around the globe flock to this stunning destination throughout the year. As a result, tourism is high and tourist locations are sometimes overrun. If you are traveling to Halong Bay for a quick […]

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CET Advises all Brazil Students to get Yellow Fever Vaccine

by Shelley Jessee @ CET Academic Programs

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization recommended that travelers to São Paulo be vaccinated for Yellow Fever. For this reason, CET has advised all CET Brazil students to get a Yellow Fever vaccination. For those students who are able to […]

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Nine Reasons I Always Get Travel Insurance

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Visit Ho Chi Minh City in a tailor-made tour

Visit Ho Chi Minh City in a tailor-made tour


Evaneos.co.uk

All travel information and tour ideas in Ho Chi Minh City, 100% customisable with our on-site travel agents in Vietnam

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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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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The Most Amazing Vietnamese Cyclo Ride

by @ The Travel Ninjas

My first Vietnamese cyclo ride was the most amazing in the whole country. The “driver” pulled me and the cyclo WITH HIS EYES! I thought...

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Briancon – The Highest Town In France And The Beautiful Ski Village Of Montgenevre

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

I’ve always been a fan of embracing the season and so when winter swung by London and the first snow of the season had fallen, we hopped on a train in search of the ski slopes of France. Funnily enough, our trip to France would actually involve taking the train to Italy and then finishing … Continue Reading

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Photo Essay: CET Japan

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Rina Lindenmayer, (Soka University of America) Student Correspondent CET Japan, Fall 2017                    

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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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Complete List of Recommended Cheap Hotels in South Africa

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Here is the ultimate list of the BEST HOSTELS IN SOUTH AFRICA, where you will find reviews, photos, prices, and locations. These are the Best Hostels in Cape Town, the Best Hostels in Johannesburg, the Best Hostels in Durban, and the Best Hostels in Port Elizabeth.  Check out this list of the Ultimate List of the Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa! Visiting other African countries? Check out 15 Things ...

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The Best Snorkeling Spot’s Around Bali

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Bali is famous for it’s stunning sunsets and awesome surfing, yet the snorkel spots are just as incredible. In fact, scientist’s have said that Bali, along with the rest of Indonesia, is part of the ‘coral triangle’. This means that the snorkeling here is the most bio-diverse, hot spot for marine life in the world! If you are stuck on …

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

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

25 Epic Things To Do In Namibia

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

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

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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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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips


VacationIdea

November to April is the best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

As of today, Las Vegas' Monte Carlo Casino Hotel remains closed pending the investigation of last week's fire and the impending repair work. At this time, reservations at the Monte Carlo are being moved to other MGM Mirage hotels. In addition, the Lance Burton show will be suspended for the time being and all tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded.

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

Tao Dan Park – Why it’s an Authentic Place to Meet Locals in Saigon

by @ The Travel Ninjas

If you want to experience Saigon like a local, spend a morning in Tao Dan Park. It’s a large, public park in the heart of...

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Things to do in Omotesando with Kids – Fun on Tokyo’s Glitzy Shopping Street

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Skip the shopping and check out these fun things to do in Omotesando with kids. This is one of Tokyo’s glitziest neighborhoods, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to play here. If you’re looking for things to do in Tokyo with kids, then this is a great place to start. Things to do […]

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Atlanta Movie Tours Review: Pics & Clips from Our Movie Location Tour

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

If you get anything out of this Atlanta Movie Tours review, I hope it’s that cinema can be transformative. Sure, it can transform lives, but I’m talking transformative in the most literal sense. Movies transform both ordinary and extraordinary places into something never seen before. Atlanta Movie Tours Review We were hosted by Atlanta Movie […]

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3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs


CET Academic Programs

Written by Leah Phan (University of Florida), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016 Activities Artinus 02-04 đường số 9, khu đô thị mới Him Lam D7, Tân Hưng, 7, Hồ Chí Minh Artinus is a 3D interactive art museum. Tickets range …

AO Show at The Saigon Opera House – Fun, Amazing & Meaningful

by @ The Travel Ninjas

The AO Show is one of the coolest things to do in Saigon. It’s a rich experience with layers of enjoyment. First, the venue is...

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

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 D.C. […]

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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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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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top ski resorts in Hokkaido — Top 5 places & best ski resorts in Hokkaido

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Hokkaido is known as a heaven for skiing in Japan like the Hawaiian North Shore is to surfing. The northernmost island of Japan is a Mecca for those who love the snow powder. Its reputation emerges thanks to the amount of snow falling every winter. However, it’s not all about quantity. Snowstorms in the north […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

10 Unique Things To Do In Saigon, Vietnam

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Looking for original things to do in Saigon? After several months exploring this city, we have some unique ideas to round out your itinerary. Some...

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The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Photo Essay: CET Shanghai

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Chloe Chang (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Shanghai, Fall 2017                

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Where to Stay in Bangkok Can Make or Break Your Trip

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

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

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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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The Beautiful Nungnung Waterfall In Bali And Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

After a day off spent doing not much but relaxing, visiting the Monkey forest and getting two massages – the latter of which was a Thai massage where someone walks all over you (Oh, how I hurt the next day!), we decided to start our trip around the island with a visit to Nungnung waterfalls. … Continue Reading

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Suriname for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Paramaribo | Nieuw Nickerie | Cajana | Lelydorp | Nieuw Amsterdam | Groningen. The Republic of Suriname ...

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Five Gorgeous Places To Visit In Galicia In Just Three Days

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

L'articolo Five Gorgeous Places To Visit In Galicia In Just Three Days sembra essere il primo su My Adventures Across the World.

New Year, Same Me! – TruTravels talk New Years resolutions

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

NEW YEAR, STILL THE SAME ME! I say there is nothing wrong with the person you are already and instead of making false pretences, we should perhaps use the new year to focus on the ‘REAL YOU’. Think about all the things you love to do, the things that make you happy and then project your energies on doing them …

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – ...

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Using Tokyo metro 24 hour ticket — You can discover all the best places of Tokyo during one day for only 600 yen!

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Tokyo, a dream destination for many people who like to travel, has a lot of invitations, making the choice of places to visit is so difficult, especially if you have only one day to visit. Moving in the inner city will be an expensive fee if you do not plan on signing carefully. And this […]

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Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Binh Quoi Village – Bamboo Oasis in the City

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Binh Quoi Village is one of the best-kept secrets in Ho Chi Minh City. It looks like a traditional bamboo village on the Mekong Delta...

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Alaska Airlines Considers Introducing Basic Economy

Alaska Airlines Considers Introducing Basic Economy

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

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

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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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Competition – Win a trip for two to the Philippines – Flights & Tour

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Christmas is just around the corner and its a time for spreading love, therefore we have decided to give you the chance to take your best friend to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world… The Philippines! Up for grabs is two spots on our awesome 10 Day Philippines Experience where We start in Cebu, only a short …

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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Peru

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Peru for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Lima, Peru | Arequipa, Peru | Chiclayo, Peru | Trujillo, Peru | Cuzco, Peru | Cajamarca, Peru. ...

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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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11 Of The Prettiest Villages To Visit In Europe

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Let’s be honest, Europe is awash with thousands of pretty little villages to explore, but there are always those select few that really stand out. One of the things I love most about Europe is how diverse our continent is. After all, no two countries are the same and you’re really spoilt for choice when … Continue Reading

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in El Salvador for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: San Salvador City | Santa Ana | San Miguel | El Cuco | Sonsonate | Suchitito ...

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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Photo Essay: CET Siena

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Morgan Ryan, Student Correspondent (University of Virginia) CET Siena, Fall 2017          

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

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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Taipei Kaohsiung itinerary — How to travel from Taipei to Kaohsiung?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

If you have an opportunity to travel to Taiwan, do not forget Kaohsiung city. You will not be too worried because Living Nomads will give you a guide to move from Taipei to Kaohsiung by specific and detailed ways. This is the Taipei Kaohsiung itinerary (suggested itinerary Kaohsiung) guide on how to travel from Taipei to […]

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of ...

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BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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Memories

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Stories and faces long forgotten zoom back into my […]

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17 Best Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh

by @ The Travel Ninjas

The best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh will amaze you with bold flavors, fresh ingredients, perfect balance – and super cheap prices. We lived in...

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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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Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh – Best Day Tours

Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh – Best Day Tours


The Travel Ninjas

Read about some of the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh – day tours exploring the surrounding area. Choosing can be complicated, but it’s worth the effort.

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii, USA

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Hawaii for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will definitely help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Honolulu, Hawaii | Hilo, Hawaii | Kona, Hawaii | Composed of tropical islands, it is known ...

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10 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh - Best Attractions in Saigon

10 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh - Best Attractions in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Many of the best attractions in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) centre around the events of 20th century war and conquest. It sounds sombre, and in parts it is, but there are some truly fascinating historical activities suitable for all ages. From classic French architecture to perfectly maintained

Tour Passes with TruTravels- The easiest way to travel South East Asia!

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Your opinion matters… Why tour passes? Well, we have been running trips throughout South East Asia for four years now, from one tour to thirteen across 5 countries and we wouldn’t be where we were today if it wasn’t for all you wonderful travelers! We have been offering combo trips for the past two years now which have proven super …

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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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Awesome Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @tingglyteam

Awesome Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam @tingglyteam


Two Monkeys Travel Group

Ho Chi Minh City is the biggest city in Vietnam, also known as Saigon until 1975. It was changed when the South lost against the North. Despite the name changin(...)

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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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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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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9 of the Best Movies Set in New York City

9 of the Best Movies Set in New York City

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

For the first time in 15 years, the GRAMMY Awards are coming back to New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The city will welcome award show patrons all across the city — from Wall Street to Central Park, every neighborhood will get into the groove in preparation for music’s biggest night. To celebrate all things …

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Boracay Island in Low Season – Finding Bliss, Beauty, and Elbow Room on the “World’s Best Island”

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Boracay Island is a double-edged sword. This Philippine island is undeniably gorgeous and a dreamy tropical paradise. It has sparkling turquoise waters, powdery white beaches,...

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3 Best (Legit) Saigon Spas

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Cheap massages abound in Saigon (aka Ho Chi Minh city). It’s a real perk when traveling here, but the quality and “reputability” of the massages...

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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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The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

15 Things to do in Las Vegas with Teenagers

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Is Las Vegas a good place to bring teenagers (or your kids)? Will they have fun? Is there enough for them to do? If you are wondering if you should visit Las Vegas with teenagers, we can help. We visited Las Vegas at the end of December, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. At the time we took this trip, ...

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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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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

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

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

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

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

Protected: 5 Excellent Reasons To Go On A Day Trip From Florence To Cinque Terre

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Dynamic Differences Between One-Day and Overnight Halong Bay Cruises

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

Halong Bay, Vietnam is filled with a variety of activities, from caving to kayaking to cruising. One of the best ways to see the sights is a cruise through the emerald seas surrounding the distinctive karsts sprinkled throughout the bay. While there are infinite companies and deals for cruises around Halong, two of the most […]

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Suoi Tien – Vietnam’s Weirdest Amusement Park

by @ The Travel Ninjas

Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Suoi Tien is Vietnam’s wacky Buddhist wonderland. It’s Vietnam’s weirdest amusement park and maybe the strangest in all of...

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

What Makes The Holidays At Universal Orlando Epic

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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

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

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

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

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce and the country’s biggest city...

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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12 Of The Best Things To Do In Ottawa, Canada

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

You’ve probably guessed that Canada is one of my favourite countries. After exploring the gorgeous spots in Alberta (like those iconic Ice Castles) and delving into west coast city life in Vancouver, I just knew I needed to see every inch of Canada. Though, let’s start with baby steps, eh? After all, it’s the second … Continue Reading

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Three Places To Visit In Chile In Just Ten Days

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

What are seaplanes used for? | Hai Au Aviation

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

In the growing age of technology, there seem to be more and more methods of transportation every day. From bicycles to cars to rockets, advances in transportation are some of the main reasons we can explore, defend and communicate. We often overlook seaplanes as a method of transport. Over the course of history, seaplanes have […]

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Kyoto festival — Top 10 best events & most famous festivals in Kyoto you must see

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

In the ancient capital Kyoto, the traditional events and festivals have been passed down from generation to generation and have been celebrated for thousands of years. Because there are four seasons in Japan, every time you visit Kyoto city, you will have different impression and experience in mind here. Therefore, in this article, let’s explore […]

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The 8 Commandments of Traveling with Your Partner

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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

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


An Epic Education

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

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

Photo Essay: CET Florence

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Tessa Carreiro, (Brandeis University) CET Florence, Fall 2017                    

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15 Best Hostels in Miami (Insider Guide • 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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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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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Vanuatu for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Port Vila, Vanuatu | Luganville, Vanuatu. Vanuatu is an archipelago ...

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The Beautiful City of Bordeaux, France

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

One our wine trip to France, we went from one absolutely stunning Chateau, to another to yet another – the Château Belles Vignes (all of which were found on the amazing Oliver’s Travel website). It was gem and after gem and this new one did not disappoint! Alas, on arrival to Bordeaux, with minutes to … Continue Reading

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9 Things To Do In Charleston, South Carolina

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The city of Charleston is South Carolina’s oldest, largest and (arguably) most interesting city. For us travellers who don’t live in the US, South Carolina as a whole isn’t the most obvious place to visit but there’s a whole lot of fun things to do in Charleston, South Carolina that a trip to the city is almost … Continue Reading

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The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

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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10 Things To Do In Austin, Texas When Visiting For The First Time

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Austin is one city you have to visit in the US! When we did our road trip across America, even from tale of previous travellers alone, we just knew we’d have to visit. There are so many things to do in Austin, Texas that make it stand out – not just amongst other Texan cities … Continue Reading

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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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10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

The whirlwind formally known as Saigon is a hot, noisy, dynamic city that rarely sleeps, with a complex history and plenty of culture to soak up. Combine this with the laughably good-value prices of everything from lodgings to lunch, and there’s never been a better time to explore this south Vietnamese gem. Here are 10 ways to make the most of a visit. 

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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Halong Bay Cruise Review: 2D1N L’Azalee Cruise and Seaplane flight

by Phuong Luu @ Hai Au Aviation

This March, my friends and I decided to register for a tour in Halong Bay and of course, wanted to see the real stunning view in “Kong: Skull Island”. ABOUT HALONG BAY Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site, The bay has emerald green water and over 2000 limestone islands dotting the landscape. The […]

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Lyft Investigates Claims of Spying on Passengers, Including Mark Zuckerberg

Lyft Investigates Claims of Spying on Passengers, Including Mark Zuckerberg

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Lyft, the ride-hailing company that brands itself as the more friendly version of Uber, is in hot water. The Information reported yesterday that Lyft is investigating allegations that its current or former employees tracked Lyft riders and accessed their information when they weren’t supposed to. Employees were allegedly tracking romantic partners and even celebrities, including …

List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Honduras for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Tegucigalpa, Honduras | San Pedro Sula, Honduras | La Ceiba, Honduras | Sula, Honduras. If you’re pressed ...

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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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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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10 Unmissable Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

With all the incredible things to do in Mexico, I think I will never tire of it. I have been there 3 times already, and each time I visit I discover a little bit more. I am absolutely in love with its people, its culture, and the overall atmosphere and vibe I get when I

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Cruising the Sea of Cortez with Offshore Outpost

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

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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20 Best Hostels in Reykjavik and Iceland (Updated for 2018!)

by Aaron @ The Broke Backpacker

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Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


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Ho Chi Minh City has exotic food, colonial architecture, and memories of war, writes Guy Wilkinson.

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam


Getting Stamped

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

10 Best Hostels in Toronto (Updated for 2018!)

by Darren Griffiths @ The Broke Backpacker

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Travel Sense Asia in AEC Tourism Promotion Trade in Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

From Jan 16 – Jan 19 2018, Travel Sense Asia attended successfully the Travel Mart AEC in Myanmar. With the trend of traveling all over the world, Travel Sense Asia is one of the leading companies finding and serving the customers from Asia. As in previous years, global tourism continued to experience steady growth in 2016. […]

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Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


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Backpacking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Listen up! We've rounded up the best places to stay, things to eat, and things to do.

Top 10 best Orchard road Singapore shopping malls you should not miss

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

This popular Orchard Road Singapore is “dedicated” to shopping. Currently, there are 22 markets and 6 commercial centers in this area, and all are splendid, crowded and you can not miss. So, how to choose the best place to visit? Living Nomads has helped you find the best Orchard road shopping mall (Orchard road best shopping […]

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Top places to visit in 2018

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

There are so many incredible places waiting to be explored in this world. Here are our top places to visit in 2018…   Vietnam The first of our Top Places to Visit in 2018 is Vietnam. This country is a long, narrow country neighboured by the South China Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders. Vietnam is full of stunning …

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12 Of The Best Things To Do In Morocco

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Morocco is a pretty incredible country to explore. Now, I know I say that to lots of places, but I truly mean it! It’s one of those countries that’s so much more than just the Souks of Marrakech, with so many of the best things to do in Morocco outside of the city itself. From the unspoilt … Continue Reading

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2 Amazing Days in Death Valley: Our Itinerary from Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you like the idea of exploring sand dunes, climbing down into an extinct volcano, hiking through canyons, and seeing one of the United States’ most unique landscapes, Death Valley is calling your name. With 2 days in Death Valley, you can see the main highlights, although more time allows you to explore further. Here is our two day itinerary ...

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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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Visit Saigon on a trip to Vietnam | Audley Travel

Visit Saigon on a trip to Vietnam | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Saigon is just one of the places you could visit on your tailor-made trip to Vietnam. Let Audley help you to create your perfect itinerary

Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

‘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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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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The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

These Top 10 Destinations in Vietnam Are Just a Taste of the Country

These Top 10 Destinations in Vietnam Are Just a Taste of the Country


TripSavvy

Can't figure out where to go in Vietnam? Choose from this list of the top 10 destinations in Vietnam.

Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems – Backpacking Vietnam

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

Halong Bay’s Hidden Gems Halong Bay’s hidden gems and beauty have put Vietnam firmly on the map, with around 5 million tourists visiting each year. Check out our recommendations for the best places to escape the crowds in Vietnam’s number one tourist hotspot… #1. Ti Top Island Ti Top island is one of the biggest islands in Halong Bay and …

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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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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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Sandals Resorts Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Perfect Honeymoon spot: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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7 Churches for Visita Iglesia during the Holy Week in Pili, Camarines Sur

by Yvette Rebadulla @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Spend the Lenten Season on a journey with Christ through a Visita Iglesia in Pili, Camarines Sur. Pili is the capital city of Camarines Sur and is one of the best destinations during the Holy Week. This place has a deep connection with religion since the proclamation of Christianity by the Spanish missionaries in Pili dates back to the early ...

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Am I eligible as a gap year student?

by Eleanor Nesbit @ CET Academic Programs

Gap year students can spend all or part of their gap year with CET. Kickstart your gap year with a CET high school summer program. These thematic summer programs are designed for students ages 15 through 18 who have not […]

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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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Inside a Cessna Grand Caravan 208B – EX

by Angela Lewonczyk @ Hai Au Aviation

You can enjoy your flight in a secure environment. Furthermore, behind each seat is a leather pouch that houses safety pamphlets and emergency procedures. Your pilot will talk you through the emergency process before take-off, including where emergency equipment is. Let’s take a look inside Cessna Grand Caravan 208B – EX! A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE A […]

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

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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10 Gorgeous Islands To Visit In England

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

We’re pretty lucky in England! I mean, not only do we have some lovely cities like Cambridge, Bath and London, we have a whole heap of treasures that are right on the doorstep of many bigger towns and cities. You might remember me banging on about my love for the Isles of Scilly and how … Continue Reading

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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

A few hundred kilometers away, there are extremely beautiful paradises for Saigon residents. It is a sweet Phu Quoc, Con Dao poetic, Thanh An peaceful, Thieng Lieng wild, Long Son green. Do not miss these beautiful islands to refresh your experience, as you hide from the hectic pace of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Now, …

Phnom Penh: Beyond Cambodia’s Temples

by TruCrew @ TruTravels

4 Reasons Why You Should Visit Phnom Penh Our Cambodia tours all visit Phnom Penh. With the perfect mix of history, culture and nightlife, Cambodia’s eclectic capital is the perfect place to begin your adventure. # 1. Central Market Phnom Penh’s Central Market, or Psar Thmei as the locals call it, sits inside an impressive art deco inspired domed building. All …

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A review of our “Foodie” tour by a renown New York Chef

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Here is an excerpt from the food diary of Mario Tolentino, a New York Chef and winner of The Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2010.  Mr. Tolentino, a street food fanatic, decided to take part in our “Foodie” tour on August 6th, 2011.  He was kind enough to send his review of “The Lunch Lady” and…

Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

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

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

by Katherine Fan @ The Points Guy

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

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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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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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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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

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

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

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

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

My Perfect Tenerife Itinerary

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

It’s been two years since I published a post about the 11 places I’d want to visit in the following year. It was November 2015 and I was making plans for 2016. I said I’d visit Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, and Sapa Valley, in Vietnam. And I did – I went with my sister in

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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

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

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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List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico

by Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor @ Two Monkeys Travel Group

Before you go, check out our Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Mexico for recommendations that include rates, locations, and great reviews. This article will help you with your stay! Browse through our best hotel finds in these top cities that cover: Mexico City | Guadalajara | Tijuana | Puebla | Ciudad Juárez | Monterrey. Mexico has always been ...

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Top museums in Tokyo — Top 10 best museums in Tokyo you must visit

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, let’s come to visit these incredible museums in Tokyo. Tokyo is known as the home of the world’s most impressive works of art, film, science, history, and culture. It means you’ll be able to admire both local and national museums spreading across the city. Thus, choosing […]

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Best Places to visit in Vietnam - TruTravels

Best Places to visit in Vietnam - TruTravels


TruTravels

Find out the best places to visit in Vietnam. Explore bustling cities, the magical islands of Halong bay and explore the history of Ho chi Minh city

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