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A Traveller’s Guide to Travel Photography

by Justin @ TuGo Travel Blog

Photography is the perfect medium for preserving special moments in our lives. This is especially true when we visit places that are so unlike home. Capturing picturesque scenes and extraordinary moments is a way to share our most personal experiences with others—including our future selves—so it’s easy to see travel and photography as perfectly complementary […]

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17 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Zurich

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Things You Should Consider as a Responsible Traveler / EcoTourist in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

We’ve all seen the obnoxious tourists waddling out of Subway in some beautiful, ancestral city. Chances are, if you catch us on the right day, we’ve all been that tourist.

There is, however, a revolution in tourism that is really starting to take off. A whole new way of thinking which prioritizes responsible travel, and considers the impact we have on the communities and environments we visit abroad.

The negative impacts of tourism are usually pretty clear to the traveler feeling particularly perceptive. But ecotourism is the belief that travel should be ultimately beneficial to both the tourist and the host country.

There is a balance we should all try to find while traveling: remain safe but also truly experience the local scene. Make ripples, but not a splash. Take only memories, leave only footprints. The following are four key things to consider for those looking to travel responsibly in 2018.

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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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8 Places to Visit in Italy Before You Have Kids

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Italy is truly one of Mother Nature’s masterpieces, offering a geography boasting incredible landscapes- from the icy Alps to the volcanic craters to the turquoise waters.

The 10 Most Unfriendly Cities in America 2015

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

When people talk about travel, a lot of the discussion will focus on the best places to travel—and there are certain places that rank high on the list of great

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

10 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam


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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

4 Best Places to Visit in Doi Tung, The Switzerland of Thailand

by Serene Chan @ TripZilla Magazine

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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10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam


Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

South-East Asia has one of the oldest and (most popular) backpacking trails in the world and many adventurous types begin their journey in Thailand and include Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in their travels. There is also an increasing amount people taking holidays to Vietnam - drawn by a killer coastline and a curiosity about this fiercely independent country.

My Eye-Opening Trip to Northern India’s Varanasi and Bodhgaya

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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6 Christmas Attractions You Can Visit Year Round

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

For most of us, Christmas only comes once a year and although festivities may start as early as November, most are over by January.

17 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Zurich

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 10 Cafes in Kuala Lumpur for Great Coffee and More

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Steps to a Perfect Vacation

by Heather Wright @ EscapeHere

No matter if you’re planning the trip of a lifetime, or if you’re embarking on a quick weekend getaway, having an awesome vacation (i.e.

What’s New in Cuba For 2016

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

For Cuba, the tourists just keep pouring in as the ‘it’ country of the Caribbean sees global attention thanks to an on-going ease of travel restrictions for Americans.

The Newest Cruise Ships to Watch for in 2016

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Cruises are becoming more and more popular with adults and families as they provide superior amenities, excellent dining choices and can cover a number of destinations in a short amount

The West Coast: What They’re Known For and Why You Should See It

by Bethaney Wallace @ EscapeHere

California, Oregon and Washington State – they’re all about the beautiful sights and the good times.

Top 20 Movie Locations You Must Visit In Your Lifetime

by Lindsay Duncan @ EscapeHere

Working as a set scout is one of the most rewarding yet most difficult jobs in the movie industry.

Vietnam: 10 Not So Obvious Places To Visit - Travel Happy

Vietnam: 10 Not So Obvious Places To Visit - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

Saigon, Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hanoi -- there is a well worn backpacker circuit through Vietnam of its famous cities, but there are also scores of places just

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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8 Cool Things To Do In Singapore To Escape The Perpetual Summer Heat

by Carissa Ng @ TripZilla Magazine

The Artist’s Guide to Amsterdam: 10 Best Spots for Landscapes

by Sara Whitford @ EscapeHere

With its well-preserved 17th century architecture and intricate system of canals, Amsterdam is an artist’s dream, especially among landscape artists.

The 6 Craziest Christmas Displays Around the World

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

‘Tis that time of the year again when home and business owners go completely over the top with Christmas lights and displays.

A Walking Tour of Turkey: 10 Most Cherished Ancient Ruins

by Sara Whitford @ EscapeHere

Discover the ancient relics left behind by the Greeks and Romans, two of the most impressive civilizations of the ancient world.

The 10 Most Beautiful Views in New Zealand

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

New Zealand is a vast country rich with scenic grandeur on a magnificent scale. From busy cities to towering mountains to rushing blue streams, splendor is always on display in NZ.

20 Places To See Before It’s Too Late

by Bruce Yaccato @ EscapeHere

Technically we are all in places that are about to change drastically. There are many remote idyllic, places being threatened by climate change that face melting glaciers or catastrophic flooding.

6 Incredible Hockey Rinks to Visit this Year

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Watching a hockey game, whether it is a professional league or a kid’s game is entirely more enjoyable when you are sitting in the stands, rather than watching it on

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…

The 12 Best Food Truck Cities in America

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

There is no denying it; we are living in a glorious age where food trucks have become the hottest places to grab some grub.

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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7 European Cities With The Best Christmas Markets

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnam in 2017: 7 Places in 7 Days | VIETNAMSVISA

Vietnam in 2017: 7 Places in 7 Days | VIETNAMSVISA


VIETNAMSVISA

You can always spend your next vacation in Vietnam to explore many rivers, beaches, Buddhist pagodas, and colonial landmarks. The scenic beauty of the mostly agrarian country will further make your family spend time closer to nature. But you must consider spending at least 7 days in Vietnam to see its major tourist sites, along …

Best Winter Adventure Parks in America

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

While not all of America sees winter in terms of cold, snow and ice; many states do and instead of hibernating inside, they are choosing to embrace when winter.

10 Essential Travel Packing Tips to Simplify Your Life

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

I’ve spent most of the past few years bouncing from place to place to place, and although that’s a ton of fun, it definitely means...

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How Gay-Friendly Is Vietnam for Tourists?

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Vietnam is a relatively gay-friendly destination for tourists. It isn’t quite the glitter-bomb gay utopia like parts of Thailand. But it’s not overtly homophobic either. Basically, an accurate answer to “How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam?” would be, meh. I spent a whole month backpacking through Vietnam, and I didn’t find much in the way of queer culture. Yes, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi do boast a queer culture. But as I’ll discuss later in this article, even that isn’t quite overt. Read: Is Thailand Really the Most LGBT-Friendly Country in Asia? How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam according to the Law? On paper, Vietnam seems to be one of the more progressive Southeast Asian countries in terms of gay rights. Same-sex relationships and sexual encounters aren’t criminalized. There are certain protections afforded to gay folks against discrimination. And they’ve also lifted a ban on same-sex marriages, even though they still don’t legally recognize it. Furthermore, in recent years, the Viet Pride marches have been gaining a lot of mainstream attention as well. The Hanoi Pride is usually accompanied by an LGBTQI film festival and a bike parade as well. All of this is leading to more mainstream awareness. Taking all of this into account, Vietnam has been praised as a leader in LGBT rights. However, gay rights activists in the country beg to differ. There’s a wide chasm in gay-rights on paper and gay-rights in practice. Anyway, the purpose of this article isn’t to delve into the complicated state of gay-rights in the country but to assess how gay-friendly it is for tourists. If you’re interested in finding out more about gay-rights in the country, you can read these excellent articles in Time and Huffington Post. How Gay-Friendly is Vietnam for Tourists? Like most countries in Southeast Asia, gay tourists shouldn’t really worry about discrimination. Well, a 10-year old kid did call me a ‘faggot’ in Bui Vien Backpacker Street, something I found quite shocking. But I don’t think he really even knew what that meant, had probably been mimicking some of the other tourists. Besides that one odd incident, I found that Vietnam pretty much follows the rule of minding-your-own-business. As such, even when I had gentlemen callers in my hostels while traveling, no one really bat an eye. Of course, public display of affection would likely draw some glances, but that would be true even for straight couples. That’s more of an indicator of social conservatism in terms of public decorum rather than an indication of homophobia. If you’d like to meet other gay folks while traveling, you’ll have to pretty much depend on Grindr and other such apps because there aren’t many gay bars and hotels in Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh, the only gay club available is Republic. It doesn’t see a lot of action during the weekdays. However, if you go on a Friday night, you can catch a drag show. The only gay bar in Hanoi is GC Bar, located in the Old Quarter. Again, it’s active only on weekends. Besides these establishments, you’ll have to settle for regular queer-friendly spaces. This basically means they’re regular bars that are also frequented by gay folks. If you want to find out the specifics of these gay-friendly spaces, you can read this article on LGBT Travel in Vietnam. Conclusion So, basically, Vietnam is a gay-tolerant country, definitely. And if you’re a gay traveler like me, you don’t need to worry about either discrimination or having to “tone it down.” But don’t expect to see a whole lotta’ rainbow flags waving around in gay neighborhoods either. If you wanna find out more about traveling through Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. Having said that, have a queer-fucking-tastic vacation in Vietnam!

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The 8 Best Places to Travel in January 2016

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

It’s January. The holiday season has passed.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Vietnam - PATA

Top 10 Places to Visit in Vietnam - PATA


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Vietnam is a perfect place for any kind of traveler! It has the unique characteristic of fulfilling every need and… Read More   

15 Places You Cannot Visit Even If you Want To

by Lindsay Duncan @ EscapeHere

When you start planning a vacation, the world is at your fingertips.

Top 7 Things to do in Pai

Top 7 Things to do in Pai

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Pai is a quaint mountain town in North Thailand famous amongst backpackers. In this article, I’ll show you exactly why by detailing the top 7 things to do in Pai. There’s no shortage of things to do in Pai. You can chase waterfalls, do circus tricks in hostels, get trippy on mushrooms, explore picturesque landscapes, and so much more. It’s no wonder that Pai is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in Thailand. I hadn’t actually heard of Pai until I started traveling. Even backpackers in Bali and Cambodia often referred to it as a destination I must visit. As such, when I was in Chiang Mai, I decided to take a day trip to Pai. That day trip turned into a week-long trip. And even then, I hadn’t had enough. Some of my friends went there for a weekend and ended up staying for a month! In this article, I’ll detail the top 7 things to do in Pai if you’re there for a short time. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Chiang Mai 1. Ride Around on a Scooter While the town of Pai has its hipster charms, the true beauty lies in going beyond and exploring the countryside. There are vast swathes of lush hills, green valleys, waterfalls, and a number of other sights to behold. Simply take a map, pack a bag, rent a bike, and ride around! Most hostels and hotels offer bike rentals. However, you can also rent the bikes from the town for ฿100 (Approx. ₹200 | $3) a day. It’s ideal to also get an insurance for the bike, especially if you’re not a skilled bike rider. A lot of crashes happen around here. There were at least 4 folks in my hostel alone who’d been in a bike accident, myself included. But more on that in the next part. 2. Go to Pam Bok Waterfall Chasing waterfalls is one of the most popular things to do in Pai. While there are various great waterfalls, the best one is Pam Bok. However, it’s also a little more difficult to get to. You have to ride your bike up a steep zig-zag hill. You should be super careful here. The waterfall itself is surrounded by cavernous walls with a refreshing pool in its midst. Other popular waterfalls in Pai are Mo Paeng Waterfall and Mae Yen Waterfall. Fair Warning: It’s common for people to crash their bikes going down the Pam Bok waterfall slopes. In fact, it’s so common that most bike rental shops have a warning about it printed on fine bold letters. Too bad I didn’t actually read that sign until after I’d already crashed. It was my first time riding a bike. Pai is a great place to learn bike riding, they said. ‘They’ here referring to literally all the backpackers I met along the way. So I hopped on a bike and wobbled my way to the waterfalls along with my newfound backpacker friends. While riding down the slopes, I lost control of my bike. It started speeding down and I couldn’t stop it. I tried to swerve, but it was too late. I hit the railing along the cliff face and my body flew off the bike and past the railing on the edge of the cliff face. Luckily, I escaped with minor scrapes and bruises. My bike was totaled and my helmet had apparently flown off the edge of the cliff. Two Argentinian women were passing by and they stopped for me. One of them was a skilled rider and she hopped on my bike and I hopped in with the other. They were nice enough to take me back to the town. Once I got there, the bike rental guys didn’t even bat an eye at the damages. They took me to the repair garage where they assessed the damages. I had to cough up ฿5000 (Approx.  ₹10,000 | $150). I was still better off. Some of the guys in my hostel had had it a lot worse and were temporarily incapacitated. So, yeah, be careful. 3. Walk along Su Thong Pae, the Bamboo Bridge If you ride higher up the Pam Bok waterfall, you’ll come across Su Thong Pae. Walking along Su Thong Pae is one of the most chill and beautiful things to do in Pai. It’s a 500-meter long bridge made entirely of bamboos, and it stretches across lush green rice fields. There’s a temple at the end of the bamboo bridge which we’re not allowed to enter. However, the walk in itself is worth it. They also have some open-air restaurants here for you to eat at after you’re done with the walk. 4. Scale the Pai Canyon  One of my favorite things to do in Pai was walking along the Pai Canyon. The Pai Canyon makes a great spot from which to enjoy the sunset. Most people go there at around 5.30 PM. However, at that time, it’s also really crowded. As such, if you’d like to walk along the Pai Canyon, then you should go there earlier. Friendly advise, don’t try to scale the canyon on flip-flops. I know that should seem obvious. But my Brazilian friend and I did just that — we walked along the canyon in our flip-flops. It’s terrifying and perhaps even more stupid than trying to ride up a steep hill on a bike when you don’t know how to ride! 5. Explore Lod Cave Another one of the popular things to do in Pai is exploring Lod Cave. Well, to be accurate, Lod Cave is located 40 km from Pai. However, it’s close enough if you’re driving. The cave is made of a series of vast impressive limestone walls and tunnels. You can get a guide to take up to 3 people for ฿150 (Approx.  ₹300 | $5). There’s a river running right through the cave as well. You can take a bamboo raft to go across it. That would cost you an additional ฿300 (Approx.  ₹600 | $10) per group. It’s best to do this with a group so you can split the cost. 6. Dip into a Natural Hot Spring After you’re done with all the activities for the day, it’s a must to dip into the natural hot springs. Relaxing in these hot pools was one of my favorite things to do in Pai. There are two natural hot springs in Pai — Pai Hot Springs, and Sai Ngam Hot Spring. Pai Hot Springs is located within a well-established resort, of sorts. It’s well preserved and features a series of hot pool sections, marked out based on how hot they are. As such, whatever your preferred temperature, you’ll find a spring to your liking. However, it’s also quite expensive at ฿300 (Approx.  ₹600 | $10). If you want a cheaper hot spring, try Sai Ngam Hot Spring. This isn’t as vast and is quite a bit more crowded. However, it only costs ฿20 (Approx.  ₹40 | $0.60). 7. Party and Eat at the Walking Street One of the most fun things to do in Pai is exploring its Walking Street at night. During the evening, the city center comes alive with lively bars, street vendors, and cafes. You can find all kinds of food in street stalls for ridiculously cheap costs. There are a number of fun bars with live music. And if you ask the right people, you can even go to a bar where they serve mushroom shakes. In addition to the shake, they also offer a place to trip safely. Where to Stay in Pai Best Backpacker Hostel in Pai — The Famous Pai Circus Hostel The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is, undoubtedly, the most fun backpacker hostel I’ve ever been to. Granted, it’s not the cleanest or the most well-facilitated. But it’s definitely the most fun. In fact, staying at The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is one of the best things to do in Pai! One of the biggest appeals of the hostel is that they have an infinity pool overlooking the hills and valleys. Around that, they have a poolside bar with a great selection of cocktails. They play music all through the evenings. At night, they even create a bonfire. Furthermore, there are various games that you can play in the hostel. They offer regular circus tools like the spinning pins, hula hoops, etc. You can try your hand at those. If you wanna just chill, they also have a series of hammocks in summer huts. Besides that, they have a restaurant where they serve complimentary dinner. The accommodations are made of a series of huts, and the bathrooms sometimes have plumbing issues. However, if you can look past that, The Famous Pai Circus Hostel is the best place to stay. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs ฿200 (Approx. ₹400 | $6). You can make the booking from the Famous Pai Circus Hostel Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in Pai — Pai Island Resort If you would like to stay in majestic villas with private pools surrounded by lush fields and mountain views, your best bet is the Pai Island Resort. It’s located on Mae Hong Son and features a series of 10 fully-furnished villas made of teak wood. You can check out the latest rates at the Pai Island Resort Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Pai hotels and accommodations in Agoda. So these are the best things to do in Pai if you’re there for a short stay. However, it’s entirely possible that you may just decide to set up roots there. Or at least stay for an extended period. In that case, I’m sure you’ll find a bunch of other things to do in Pai as well. Feel free to comment and let me know about your experiences with Pai! Did you get into any silly bike accidents like me? Did you trip on mushrooms and see the face of God? Lemee know down below!

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Best things to do in Bali: experience it the local way!

by Elena Ferranto @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

There is certainly no shortage of things to see and do in Bali, but how do you make sure you leave this culturally rich island with the feeling that you truly saw it rather than being just another tourist doing touristy things? While being one of the top travel destinations and seeing millions visitors a year, Bali […]

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7 Legendary Toy Stores That Even Adults Will Love

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

It is no secret that kids go crazy for toy stores and planning a vacation with a trip to one always brings smiles.

The Thrill (and Terror) of Canyoning in DaLat, Vietnam

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Canyoning in DaLat is one of the most thrilling things I did in Vietnam. It’s also the most terrifying, especially considering I’m a self-professed wimp with little to no hand-eye coordination. However, physical terrors aside, Canyoning in DaLat was an incredible experience. If you’re traveling through Vietnam, I highly recommend you stop by the mountain town of DaLat and try canyoning. While I was in DaLat, I stayed at this charming hostel called Mooka’s Home. It had some of the cleanest and nicest dorms I’ve had so far. Furthermore, the family that runs the hostel set up barbecue nights every alternate day. It’s a great way to meet other backpackers to eventually share your DaLat canyoning experience with. The host of the hostel was also nice enough to arrange a group Canyoning in DaLat tour for us. And they even lent me shoes! I’d lost mine earlier in Ho Chi Minh’s Bui Vien Backpacker Street, but that’s another story. Read: Top 5 Things to do in DaLat About Canyoning in DaLat Canyoning in DaLat is one of the most touted activities amongst backpackers traveling through Vietnam. I hadn’t initially planned on going Canyoning in DaLat. Jumping off cliffs doesn’t generally fall within the purview of things I do. But I’d heard so much about it that I figured my Vietnam travels wouldn’t really be complete without Canyoning in DaLat. Canyoning in DaLat comprises a series of activities such as abseiling, rappelling, cliff jumping, and the washing machine. The latter involves… well, you’ll find out soon enough. It can get pretty slippery there so you should be really careful and listen to the instructions carefully. You can book a DaLat Canyoning Group Tour for $70. They’ll pick you up from your hostel at 8.30 AM and take you through all the activities. Before starting, they’ll also make you sign contracts freeing them from any and all liability. Basically, it’s a legal document to prevent lawsuits should you smash your head, break your knees, or even die. It’s fairly standard stuff… I guess? But going through a list of ALL the things that can go wrong is more than a little unnerving. Anyway, as long as you’re careful, you won’t get crippled or die. If that’s any comfort. Plus, the tour guides will also give you a very comprehensive lesson before starting off. They’ll show you how to wear the harness and how to descend down the waterfalls. Following that, there will also be a dry abseiling session. It gets pretty crowded here so you might have to wait a while for your turn. But once the lessons are done, you’re ready to start Canyoning in DaLat! Abseiling Abseiling is the main activity when you’re canyoning in DaLat. It involves climbing down a cliff face with the help of ropes and harnesses. To do it right you need to master the correct hand and leg movements. For an average person, it shouldn’t pose much of a difficulty. But if you’re someone like me, i.e., someone whose limbs have difficulty communicating with each other, it might be a challenge. There are two dry cliffs that you have to go rappelling down. One of them is 18 meters, and the other is 30 meters. While abseiling in the first, I smashed my knees. While abseiling down the second, I smashed my head against the jagged rocks. Let’s just say it’s a good thing my helmet was well fastened. Getting Swept Away… After abseiling twice, we came by a little current of water. The tour guide asked us to cross our arms and descend into the current. Meanwhile, he held on to our legs while we positioned ourselves against the current. Once we were well positioned, he let go of our legs so we could get swept away by the current. Basically, you have to just surrender your body here until you reach a clearing. Getting swept away by the current poses its own terrors. However, it came as a welcome relief after the abseiling. Primarily because I was just a passenger in my own body and I didn’t have to worry about doing anything. Just let the tour guide do what he wants with your body, lol. Jumping off a Cliff Next, we were taken up to a cliff for a little meal. The meal comprises some Bahn Mi and tropical fruits. Delicious! Following that, we were asked to jump off into the water below. No harnesses. No ropes. Just you and your floatation device. You can make the jump from a 7-meter height or an 11-meter height. The latter involves taking a running start so that you can get past the rocks below. Oh yes, you should also be careful not to slip on the moss and lichen at the edge of the cliff. Yeah, no thanks. I think I prefer my head intact. I made the jump from the 7-meter position. No accidents. The other group members went for seconds and thirds. I was pretty happy with my one baby jump. Cliff jumping? Tick. Next! The Washing Machine Now, this is the most twisted (literally) part of Canyoning in DaLat. It starts off pretty basic. You have to go abseiling down a cliff face. We’d done it twice already No biggie. But as you reach the halfway point, you enter the waterfall. Literally, you enter the waterfall. It starts beating down on your head with all the force of gravity. At this point, we’re not supposed to either bend backward or lower our heads. The former could lead to a spinal injury, and the latter could lead to… decapitation? Just kidding, not decapitation, but it’s still pretty risky. You’re supposed to leave the rope at this point and simply fall into the water as fast as possible. Once you do, you get turned round and round and round… like a washing machine you see! Allow the current to carry you towards the boulders, where your group members will haul you up. So… do you see why I called Canyoning in DaLat both a thrill and a terror? But momentary terror aside, I’m really glad I did this. It’s quite an experience. Besides, barring my ego, I came out of the experience relatively unscathed! I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences! If you’ve already tried Canyoning in DaLat, do comment and let me know what it was like for you! Was it as terrifying? Or do you think I’m just being a precious snowflake? If you want to find out anything else about Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers as well. In it, I tell you about all the other amazing things you can do in this beautiful country!

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5 Things to See and Do in Transylvania

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Transylvania is one of Eastern Europe’s most captivating regions and although it is often known as the land of bloodthirsty vampires and wolves, it is in fact loaded with incredible

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by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

I’m sure every traveler at some stage has found themselves in the situation where they’re stuck traveling with the wrong kind of bag.

Whether it’s trying to lug a suitcase through the jungle and beating the crap out of your wheels (been there), or throwing everything into a hiking pack for a stay at a luxury hotel, a travel experience is often about choosing the right kind of bag.

And there are many different types of bags, which will be suitable for different types of trips. So don’t fall into the trap of thinking any bag will do, because you just need something which will transport your things.

Bags are not sacks. They are not meant to be used as sacks. Bags are painstakingly blueprinted to strike a perfect balance between design and utility, for specific types of trips.

So to avoid committing ‘bags faux pas’, consider the following types of bags, and which will be most suitable for your upcoming trip.

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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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Extreme Sports Guide: 10 Best Spots in the World for Insane Stunts

by Sara Whitford @ EscapeHere

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

Eco-tourism has become something of a buzzword in recent years.

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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Traveling to Vietnam during Tet: Things to know about.

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

If you had to pick one holiday of the year as the most important to Vietnamese, the Tet Nguyen Dan would be the one. The festival is celebrated in Vietnamese communities all over the world. The Tet Festival is a great time to visit as the days building up to the Festival are abuzz with […]

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5 American National Landmarks That Deserve a Trip All Their Own

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by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

How you can travel continuously by working remotely

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

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Life is such a wonderful gift especially when you can explore the beautiful world we live in. Do you dream of climbing the Machu Picchu, seeing the sun rise in Borobudur Temple, exploring undiscovered Papua New Guinea, or maybe experiencing Thailand while munching on its finest street food? “How wonderful it would be to travel […]

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The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Nine beautiful reasons why you should visit Peru in your lifetime

by Emma Clair Kelly @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

It was 1532 when Fransisco Pizarro led his Spanish army into Peru and laid siege to the Inca civilization and since then Peru has held a fascination for visitors because of its diverse environment, vibrant culture and stunning landscapes. When you set off on a journey through Peru, you plunge into an authentic, unique and...

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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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Smile Makeover Vietnam Package Tour for 07 Nights & 08 Days

by @ Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

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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 »

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California is a delightfully diverse destination with a colorful history.

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by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

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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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The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

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Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


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A south-to-north tour of Vietnam War sites, like Hue and Hoi An. Learn more about historic Vietnam War sites of interest to visit on your trip to Vietnam.

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD


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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

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by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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by Bethaney Wallace @ EscapeHere

There’s no denying that the U S of A is an incredibly large country.

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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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

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Sapa: One of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Vietnam

Sapa: One of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Vietnam


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Sapa, in the northwestern highlands, is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam with amazing scenery and fascinating culture. #travel #vietnam

12 American College Sports Venues to See Before You Die

by Bruce Yaccato @ EscapeHere

It is a curious, almost inexplicable sociological phenomenon, uniquely American. The fanatical devotion and big business of college and university sport is unmatched elsewhere in the world.

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by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

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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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Unique day trips from Jakarta that will refresh your mind

by Fransisca Angela @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

While there are a lot of interesting things to do and historical places to see in Jakarta (I’ll save these for another post), as a local who lives here, I often like to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a more laid-back environment. In this post I’ll share my recommendations of day […]

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Priceless Experiences at District Wharf D.C.

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

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

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by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Nairobi is not so straight forward when visiting as a traveler. How should you spend 2 days in Nairobi? Most travelers look at TripAdvisor that offer a handful of things to do in Nairobi, but they don’t give a good impression of Nairobi as a city or of the Kenyan culture, in my opinion. This […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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by Rina Marcotte @ EscapeHere

With over 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface covered in water and billions of years of world history, it’s no wonder that our planet’s oceans, seas and lakes hold 

The Best of Culture in Vietnam

The Best of Culture in Vietnam


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The Best Travel, Food and Culture Guides for Vietnam - Local News & Top Things to Do

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

More Americans visit Mexico more than any other international destination, and Canadians are not far behind.

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by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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

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Arriving in Alberta’s section of the Rockies, arguably the most picture-postcard perfect area in Canada, the first thing that strikes me is that everyone should visit this part of the world at least once in their lifetime. Such a shame it would be to never set eyes on mountains this majestic, witness skies this blue...

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by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

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by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

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When you think of Singapore, a few things might come to mind. Some are towering cities flooded with international business people; others is sprawling resort complexes that essentially act as entertainment centers. These are certainly among the prevailing images of this metropole at the southern edge of Malaysia, and they maybe give a feeling that […]

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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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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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More than 128,000 readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted for their favorite cities in the world outside of the U.S. and the votes have been tallied.

20 Places You Must Visit In Vietnam

20 Places You Must Visit In Vietnam


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Find out the things you just have to do when visiting Vietnam. Whether you are just dropping by Hanoi, or riding through Ho Chi Minh city, do check out the places and activities listed!

A Queer Guide to Chiang Mai Gay Bars and Hotels

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Looking for a fabulous queer night out in Thailand’s northern spotlight Chiang Mai? In this article, I’ll list out the best Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels to queer up your holidays! There aren’t as many Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels in the city as one may hope. It’s a great city, and, like most of Thailand, it’s surprisingly LGBT-friendly. However, Chiang Mai is a bit lacking in fabulous gay spaces. Chiang Mai does have a dedicated street — soi 6 — that’s considered a gay street. However, it’s not nearly as exclusive as, say, Bangkok’s Silom soi 4 or soi 2. Read: A Queer Ol’ Guide to Navigate Gay Bangkok Some may even say this lack of exclusivity is a good thing. While there aren’t a whole lot of Chiang Mai gay bars available, most of them are at least gay-friendly. However, if you’re looking for a fabulous queer night out, just being gay-friendly doesn’t cut it. You need cute bare-chested bartenders, drag queens, glitter, and the whole shebang! Well, I spent a period of 2 weeks in Chiang Mai. And in this article, I’ll tell you all about the exclusive Chiang Mai gay bars. I’ll also give you few recommendations for gay and gay-friendly hotels in the city. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Chiang Mai Best Chiang Mai Gay Bar — RAM Bar One of the most well-reputed Chiang Mai gay bars in the city is RAM Bar. Perhaps the primary reason for RAM Bar’s lasting appeal is their nightly cabaret show. If you enjoy a good drag show, you can’t miss this. Every evening, for a period of two hours, they put out a number of cabaret shows onstage. While the drag bars in Bangkok are more comedically inclined, the shows in RAM Bar are purely performative. The drag queens take you through a whole range of diverse numbers. From ethnic folk ballads to 80s diva classics and steamy Top40 numbers, they serve it all! I went to the RAM Bar on several occasions and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they always change the numbers. The centerpiece of the show featured a steamy out-of-drag performance of Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment”. After the show is over, you can even approach the performers, interact with them and take photographs. They don’t charge an entrance fee. However, you’re expected to at least order something while you’re there. The cheapest thing on the menu, including water, costs ฿100 (Approx.  ₹200 | $3.50). Other Chiang Mai Gay Bars 69 Bar 69 Bar is one of the latest Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. It’s also located in soi 6 and has been founded by the owners of the former gay sauna — 69 Massage. 69 Bar offers seating both inside and outside. They have purple walls all around and a cute set of wait staff. However, it’s just a regular gay bar and doesn’t feature any shows. As such, it’s one of the best Chiang Mai gay bars for meeting people, not so much for solo entertainment. Secrets Bar Secrets Bar is one of the oldest Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. As such, its prime demography seems to be an older expat crowd. Secrets Bar is located quite close to RAM Bar. However, when I went there, it happened to be quite empty. However, that isn’t necessarily representative of all days in the bar, Secrets Bar is a great place to chill, play some pool, and meet people. Best Gay Hotels in Chiang Mai  Now that you know about the best Chiang Mai gay bars, it’s time to look into the gay hotels. The best Chiang Mai gay hotels are ideally located within a short distance of soi 6. As such, they’re easily accessible to all of the Chiang Mai gay bars. Duangtawan Hotel Duangtawan Hotel is one of the most luxurious Chiang Mai gay hotels. It has its own outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, restaurants, etc. Furthermore, the rooms offer a clear view of the city beyond. However, what makes it one of the best gay hotels is its proximity to the best Chiang Mai gay bars. You can book Duangtawan Hotel from Agoda. Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai Bodhi Serene is one of the best gay hotels in Chiang Mai. It’s a short walking distance from the Night Market and the Chiang Mai gay bars. Furthermore, it also features an outdoor pool, courtyard, and lavish rooms with wooden furnishings. You can book Bodhi Serene from Agoda. The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel is located on the western front of Chiang Mai Old Town. It’s within walking distance of the best Chiang Mai gay bars in the city. As far as the aesthetic is concerned, it’s designed in a Thai-Lanna architectural style, surrounded by a tropical courtyard. You can book The Rim Chiang Mai Hotel from Agoda. De Naga Hotel Chiang Mai De Naga Hotel isn’t as closely located to the Chiang Mai gay bars as the other hotels on the list. However, it’s within walking distance of some of the most stunning temples and as such is great for sightseeing. It’s also close to GINGER & Kafe, a gay-owned and run restaurant, and several gay massage parlors. You can book De Naga Hotel from Agoda. De Lanna Hotel De Lanna Hotel is located smack right in the middle of Chiang Mai Old Town. As such, it’s within close proximity of all the best queer attractions in the city. The Chiang Mai gay bars are within a short walking distance, as are popular gay spas such as House of Male and Sanctuary. You can book De Lanna Hotel from Agoda. Well, so these are some of the best Chiang Mai gay bars and hotels in the city. As you can see, Chiang Mai doesn’t have as many queer exclusive spaces as Bangkok. However, it still has plenty for a fabulous queer night out in the city! Do comment down below and let me know which of these queer hangouts you liked best. And if you have any other questions about them, feel free to ask away!

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23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!


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Discover these 23 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Don't miss these incredible attractions when you're there!

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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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by Tammy Landry @ EscapeHere

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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

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by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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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Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Hoi An is, without a doubt, the best city in Vietnam. In this article, I’ll tell you about the top 7 things to do in Hoi An. There are a number of reasons I consider Hoi An to be the best city in Vietnam. It’s centrally located and accessible to some of the great cities in the south and the north. Furthermore, it’s situated in such a way that you can experience a vast range of pleasures. You have the beaches and the coast. There’s the beautiful countryside with its rice fields. And, best of all, there’s the Ancient Town. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best things to do in Hoi An. I’ll also give you a brief overview of the best places to stay at in Hoi An. Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore Hoi An Ancient Town Exploring Hoi An Ancient Town isn’t just one of the most important things to do in Hoi An, but in all of Vietnam. Hoi An’s ancient town used to be the imperial center of Vietnam at one point. And now, it has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In order to get in, you have to pay an entrance fee of ₫ 120,000 (Approx. $5.25 | ₹340). However, it’s totally worth it. There are a number of great cafes and restaurants by the waterways. The streets are lined with glowing dragons and lanterns. And you can also take a romantic ride down the waterways on gondolas. But no words can do justice to how special Hoi An’s Ancient Town really is. Only pictures can come close to doing its beauty justice. 2. Check out the Lantern Market Hoi An is home to some of the most stunning lantern markets I’ve ever seen. Imagine shops after shops lit up with thousands of intricately designed and colored lanterns. Take some time to simply walk amongst these lanes of lanterns. If you enjoy aesthetic photography, exploring lantern markets is one of the most important things to do in Hoi An. You won’t be disappointed. 3. Get Yourself a Tailor-Made Suit One of the major tourist attractions in Hoi An are the tailors in the city center. Whenever tourists visit Vietnam, they’re always drawn to the tailors in this city. They have a reputation for tailoring fine clothing for you within 24 to 48 hours. Furthermore, they’re insanely cheap and they offer free fittings and adjustments. I can’t personally vouch for this because I didn’t get any suits made. But a lot of friends I was traveling with got bags, suits, dresses, and even shoes made. They were pretty happy with the purchase. However, I’ve also heard about some pretty sketchy practices used on tourists. To avoid a bad experience, read this guide to buying couture clothing in Hoi An. 4. Explore the Countryside Hoi An is surrounded by vast fields of rice paddies, hills, and valleys. Everything here looks bright green and fresh, almost as if it were painted on canvas. You can rent yourself a bike or a cycle and go riding around the countryside. 5. Explore the Beaches If you venture forth a little further still from the city, you’ll find a number of great beaches. Hoi An is a coastal town after all. I got myself a hostel that was right on one of the beaches. That gave me the opportunity to dig my toes in the sand during the days and still be able to explore Hoi An and its nightly wonders. The beaches in Hoi An are some of the quietest and most isolated I’ve seen. They’re completely empty most of the times. And at other times, you’d only find a handful of people there. 6. Climb up the Marble Mountains Okay, so the marble mountains aren’t exactly located in Hoi An. They’re closer to the city of DaNang. However, if you rent a bike, a short 45-minute ride will get you there. The Marble Mountains are a series of five marble and limestone hills on the outskirts of the city. They’re quite easy to climb up if that’s something you’re interested in. You can either climb up using the stairs carved on the outside of the hills. Or you can even boulder your way up from the inside via a series of tunnels and caves. The view from the top is pretty stunning. You can see the entire city, countryside, and the beaches on all sides, sprawled out before you. 7. Take a Day-Trip to BaNa Hills BaNa Hills is a beautiful French medieval-esque town located high up in the mountains. It boasts a year-round celebration, which includes beer drinking, street performances, rides, etc. This is certainly the most picturesque part of Vietnam. And it doesn’t much feel like Vietnam at all. In fact, it doesn’t even feel like Asia! Not kidding. The architecture is designed in a French colonial style, which is understandable considering Vietnam used to be a French colony. However, all the performers and waiters here are all unanimously white. Which is pretty strange. You should ideally go to BaNa Hills during the “Bestival” Festival. It goes on from the 1st of August to the 3rd of September. However, getting to BaNa Hills is quite a chore. From Hoi An, you’ll have to take a mini-bus to DaNang, either early morning or the night before. At DaNang, you’ll have to arrange for a Private BaNa Hills Full Day Tour, which costs $75 (Approx. ₹4,806). I know, it’s pretty expensive. However, it includes the transportation cost, the cost of the cable cars, and the lavish buffet you get to enjoy. Read: Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town Where to Stay in Hoi An Best Backpacker Hostel in Hoi An — Vy’s Seaside Homestay Vy’s Seaside Homestay was a really chill backpacker hostel in Hoi An. As the name suggests, it’s located on the beach. It’s a pretty quiet beach so you can enjoy it in isolation. As far as the aesthetics are concerned, Vy’s Seaside Homestay wasn’t anything special. It had dorms with adequate beds and mosquito netting. The bathrooms were okay, and so was the dining room. However, what it lacked in aesthetic capital, it more than made up for with a great vibe. I met some really cool people here, with whom I could explore some of the wonders of Hoi An. The beach was quiet and solitary and was only ever used by other guests of the hostel. Vy, the hostess, also let you rent bikes with which you could go to the city. It was a short 15 minutes ride to the city center. She also gave us a map of all the important attractions in the vicinity. Furthermore, at night, she would take us to a nearby beach club that played lovely live music. However, the beach club was in the neighboring beach, a 30-minute walk away,. But we didn’t mind the long walk down the beach at night. It was pretty special. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450). However, you can check out the latest rates at the Vy’s Seaside Homestay Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in Hoi An — Anantara Hoi An Resort Anantara Hoi An Resort is located on the banks of the Thu Bon River. It’s widely considered to be the most luxurious resort in Hoi An. It has the waterways running past it, and some stunning beaches a short boat ride away. It’s located in Hoi An Ancient Town, which is any way the most aesthetically stunning location in Vietnam. Furthermore, the resort also has all luxury amenities including pools, spa, cocktail bars, etc. You can check out the latest rates at the Anantara Hoi An Resort Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Hoi An hotels and accommodations in Agoda. Well, that’s it for my rundown of the best things to do in Hoi An. As you can see, my list included things that you can also see and do around Hoi An. I hope this proved helpful for you to plan out your travels. Feel free to comment below and let me know about your journey. If I missed out on some vital things to do in Hoi An, please let me know in the comments!

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by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Forget your passport, when it comes to travel, appropriate underwear is one of the most essential things. (Don’t actually forget your passport, but I’m sure you get what I meant!)

But traditional cotton underwear isn’t always the best option for travel – they’re slow drying and they absorb moisture meaning cotton isn’t the most comfortable or hygienic thing to wear for extended periods of time.

Underwear might be one of those things you don’t think twice about, but purchasing a pair for the practicalities of travel can make or break a trip. There are plenty of options out there for travel-specific underwear, but when it comes to being specifically designed for women, Knixwear is a Canadian based brand you should know.

The following are seven reasons why Knixwear is the greatest travel underwear you’ll own. But the biggest reason? The amount of confidence you gain from wearing them, for all the reasons below.

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Last October, when the temperature was in the last throes of a typical long Mediterranean summer, Scott Balaam from our team embarked on a whirlwind tour of Spain exploring four cities by train in four days, one of these cities was Tarragona, a small but beautiful coastal city long overshadowed by Barcelona, its more famous neighbour. Here’s...

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2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

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

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Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


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The following are 5 important things to know about traveling to Spain.

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Places to visit in Vietnam | Audley Travel


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by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Indonesian Borneo has several islands with some great scuba diving – there are plenty of surprises waiting underwater Jawfish with eggs, Borneo 2 June 2010, 5 Years Ago This Week: Jawfish are one of my favourite sea creatures – they live in vertical tunnels dug in the sand and peer out over the top with […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Where to Lose and … Find Yourself in Greek Mykonos

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

The Aegean Sea has been characterized by many as the heart of the Mediterranean and has been commonly linked to colorful mythology, tales of pirates and fishermen, and, in recent years, as the hot-spot of cosmopolitan summer party life for island-hoppers.

Among the family of the Aegean islands however, stands one in particular which is perhaps its most precious jewel: Mykonos beams effervescently due west and it’s certainly not shy at showing it.

Being the favourite destination of vacationists worldwide, Mykonos has become synonymous to beautiful, luxurious and vibrant vacations. But Mykonos is so much more than what the eye meets: it’s actually the ideal place where you can lose yourself on its surface and also find it in its depth.

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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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12 European Christmas Market Images To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

For many, the holidays just seem to kind of sneak up on us.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam for First-Timers

9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam for First-Timers


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Where to go in Vietnam? Check out these top tourist spots, best places to visit, must-see attractions, beautiful sights & more.

8 Unusual Organized Tours for an Outstanding Vacation

by Heather Wright @ EscapeHere

Are your usual travel plans seeming a little flat? Do you want a travel experience that is truly conversation-worthy when you return home? Do you crave something out-of-the-box, but can’t

‘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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The Coolest Things To Do In The Czech Republic In The Winter

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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10 Things to See and Do on Prince Edward Island

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

The beautiful island of Price Edward Island is just a small speck in Canada, but offers much in the way for visitors.

Top 5 Things to do in SaPa

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

SaPa is a chill mountain town in North West Vietnam famous for its rice terraces. In this article, I’ll tell you all about the top 5 things to do in SaPa. SaPa, Hanoi, and Halong Bay form a triumvirate of the most popular attractions in Northern Vietnam. While Hanoi and Halong Bay represent the city and the coast, SaPa represents the rural mountains. As such, there are a lot of things to do in SaPa related to trekking, hiking, and sightseeing. Most people who go to SaPa stay for 2-3 days at one of the many local homestays. This is a unique opportunity to experience local village life and trek deep into the mountains and the rice terraces. Being one of the most touted tourist attractions in Vietnam, you’d be remiss to ignore SaPa. To help you figure out what to do here, these are the top 5 things to do in SaPa. Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore the Rice Terraces Exploring the rice terraces is one of the most important things to do in SaPa. SaPa is considered to have one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Vietnam. It comprises vast green hills with rice terraces carved along the cliff face. The scenery presents a treasure trove of photography opportunities as well. 2. Visit Cat Cat and other Local Villages Another one of the popular activities in SaPa is to explore the local villages. There are several local villages in the area. However, the most popular ones are Cat Cat Village and Ta Phin Village. Both these villages have their own respective charms. You can explore some of their cultural activities and performances, go shopping for souvenirs, or eat out at the cafes. Cat Cat Village also offers a unique sight in the form of hydro-powered mills and small waterfalls. 3. Climb Fansipan Mountain Fansipan Mountain is referred to as the roof of Indochina as it’s the highest mountain in Vietnam. Climbing to the top provides an unmitigated panoramic view of all the local villages and rice terraces for miles around. While the climb can be conquered in a day, most people need 2 to 3 days to reach the top. You can book a 2-Day Fansipan Trekking of Sapa Tour for $100. 4. Check out the Waterfalls There are various stunning waterfalls all along SaPa valley. You’ll probably come across several of them while trekking. However, you can also rent a bike and ride around to check them all out. The most popular waterfalls in the area are Cat Cat Waterfall, Thac Bac (Silver) Waterfall, and Thac Tinh Yeu (Love) Waterfall. 5. Eat the Local Street Food SaPa can get pretty chilly and all that trekking can work up an appetite. So it’s a pleasure to sit at one of the street food joints and enjoy some freshly grilled local food. Chances are that you won’t be able to communicate with them very well, lacking a common language. So just shut your trap and eat whatever is placed before you. You won’t be disappointed. My personal favorite was a freshly grilled little bird. Crunch. Where to Stay in SaPa Best Backpacker Hostel in SaPa — SaPa Odyssey Hostel While exploring SaPa valley, I used SaPa Odyssey Hostel as my base. It’s just a short 10-minute walk from the city center. So it’s pretty convenient to get there. You can also rent bikes from them and go around to explore the villages and terraces. They can also arrange private tours for you. The dorms and bathrooms were also clean. The bunk beds came with curtains for privacy. And the food was delicious, if a little more expensive than the local food. However, the best aspect of the hostel was that it was perched over a little cliff. As such, the balcony provided a stunning view of the valleys below and the hills on all sides. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380). However, you can check out the latest rates at the SaPa Odyssey Hostel Agoda page. Best Luxury Resort in SaPa — Amazing Hotel SaPa Amazing Hotel SaPa is considered to be one of the best luxury hotels in SaPa. It’s situated in the middle of the city so it’s accessible to all the attractions in the vicinity. Furthermore, they have all the luxury amenities such as swimming pools, karaoke bars, rooftop restaurants, spa, etc. You can check out the latest rates at the Amazing Hotel SaPa Agoda page. You can also find other suitable SaPa hotels and accommodations in Agoda. That’s all I have to say about exploring SaPa valley. Spend a good 2 to 3 days there so you can tick off all the things to do in SaPa. However, just be prepared to walk… a lot. If you have any other recommendations on SaPa activities and sights, feel free to mention it down in the comments!

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8 Things to See and Do in Cambodia

by Rina Marcotte @ EscapeHere

After the fall of the terrifying and violent Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1990s, Cambodia has slowly re-established itself as a popular backpacker and off-the-beaten-path tourist destination.

Ho Chi Minh City Things To Do – Attractions & Must See - SmarterTravel

Ho Chi Minh City Things To Do – Attractions & Must See - SmarterTravel


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Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. Given its size and history, it should be no surprise that there are many attractions and things to do when visiting. Religion There are many historic religious structures in the city.  Cao Dai Temple, …

6 reasons why everyone should visit Bavaria at Christmas (inc.video)

by Becky Moore @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

A land of cuckoo clocks, fairytales, and a festive cheer unlike no other in the world, Bavaria is arguably one of the world’s best places to visit at Christmas. A few weeks ago we took a trip to under-the-radar Regensburg, a university city hailed as the best preserved medieval city in Germany. Although it’s an under-the-radar...

10 Things to See and Do in Santa Cruz, CA

by Tammy Landry @ EscapeHere

With a population of a little of 62,000, Santa Cruz is situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay about 32 miles (51 km) south of San Jose and about

Top Places to Celebrate New Years Eve in Canada

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

It is one of the most awaited festivals all over the world, where people come from all nooks and crannies to indulge themselves in one epic partying spree.

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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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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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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10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


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Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and old temples. An overview of the most amazing tourist attractions in Vietnam.

Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Private sector commits to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism at FITUR

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 23, 2018 — Seven companies and one association formalized their commitment to the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism… Read More   

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8 Italian Attractions Every Kid Should Experience

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

Taking your kids on vacation is always a gamble, will you be able to find enough fun, engaging activities to keep them satisfied and tired out at the end of

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by Rachel Despres @ EscapeHere

Italy. Australia. Thailand. These popular destinations are on most everyone’s travel bucket list, and for good reason. They’re rich with history, vibrant culture and sensational food.

Top 19 Things to Do in Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia

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Top 15 Places to Visit in Vietnam | 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Top 15 Places to Visit in Vietnam | 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon


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Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries to backpack through. Every region presents its own set of unique wonders. In this article, I’ll give you a brief intro to the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam.

10 Memorable Places Best Visited By Cruise Ship

by Lindsay Duncan @ EscapeHere

When planning your next vacation, there are a variety of trips you can go on.

THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

The 10 Best Stargazing Spots in the Northern Hemisphere

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

We’ve told you where to find the best views of the heavens in the southern half of the world; the southern hemisphere’s positioning makes it a particularly good location for

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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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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Move Over Las Vegas; Here are 3 Reasons Why Tourists Prefer Macau

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Thanks to appearances in countless Hollywood movies, Las Vegas has been widely regarded as the gambling capital of the world, with the bright lights of Sin City drawing visitors from around the globe for many decades.

However, the famous Nevada city can no longer claim to be the king of casino culture, and, in truth, hasn’t been for just over a decade now.

Rising to park itself firmly on that particular throne is Macau, which has transformed itself remarkably from what was once a sleepy fishing port to a booming Asian tourist destination at the top of many ‘must visit’ lists. Move over Las Vegas, because Macau is where the action is!

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Five must-visit places in Vietnam

Five must-visit places in Vietnam


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

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous for its burgeoning surfing scene, Newquay also has some stunningly beautiful scenic walks along its cliffs too. Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall 21 May 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Less than fifty miles from where I grew up, I’d never been to Newquay until this visit to see a friend who I’d first met in […]

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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America’s 12 Most Beautiful College Campuses

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

America is loaded with beautiful college and university campuses that not only drive students to attend these schools but visitors from all over the world.

The 7 Safest Cities For Women to Travel Alone in Europe

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

There has never been a better time than now to be a solo female traveler looking to explore Europe.

Ultimate Asia guide for women traveling alone

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

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Did you know that we, women, are making up nearly two-thirds of travelers today? If you also do a quick Google search on ‘solo female travel’ you can see that in the past 5 years, the interest in this topic has more than tripled. Even when we’re traveling with a male partner it is 85% […]

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9 Things to See and Do in Serengeti National Park

by Susie Stauffer @ EscapeHere

Africa’s Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is one of the most famous parks in the world and the ultimate destination for game drives or witnessing the astounding, annual Great Migration.

7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Ninh Binh is a little-known paradise of rolling hills and limestone cliffs about 100 kilometers from Hanoi. There aren’t a whole lot of things to do in Ninh Binh. But I’d still say it’s pretty essential to your Vietnam travels. As you can tell from the number on the title, there aren’t a lotta’ things to do in Ninh Binh. I mean, that’s not entirely true. There are plenty of attractions and distractions in Ninh Binh. But when I say “Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh”, I’m mostly referring to the musts. The experiences that should become highlights of your adventures through Vietnam. On that front, Ninh Binh doesn’t have a lot to offer. But do I still recommend stopping by Ninh Binh?  Abso-fucking-lutely! Despite the slim pickings, what Ninh Binh does offer, is phenomenal. You won’t find Ninh Binh in most of the Vietnam travel brochures. It’s often referred to as an “Inland Halong Bay”, and it receives quite a bad rap as such. A lot of the backpackers I met along the way chose to skip Ninh Binh altogether. They seemed to consider it an uglier sister to Halong Bay’s glorious attractions. As crass as that analogy may be, it’s also entirely unfounded. Sure, Ninh Binh isn’t grand in quite the same scale as Halong Bay. But it comes with its own set of charms. Like Halong Bay, the primary things to do in Ninh Binh involve exploring the grottoes by boats. However, one of the reasons I actually prefer Ninh Binh is because of how quiet it is. I suppose being neglected by the travel agents has its own perks. It feels relatively untouched. A slice of Vietnamese beauty that hasn’t been foiled by the gnawing claws of tourism and crass consumerism. Though I’m aware that in writing this I’m probably contributing to the very thing that I seem to so abhor. Forgive my hypocrisy. Enough with the intros. Read on for the best things to do in Ninh Binh! Side note: You can read more about traveling through Vietnam in my blog Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. 1. Explore the Grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An Look at a map or a bird’s eye picture of Ninh Binh. You’ll find that Ninh Binh has a serpentine river slithering amidst dense vegetation and green hills on both sides. Rowing down that river on boats is one of the primary things to do in Ninh Binh. That’s why most tourists come here to begin with. There are various limestone cliffs that rise above the waters and you get the chance to row underneath them. It’s a visually stunning experience that you cannot avoid. Furthermore, it will also offer the opportunity of taking some stunning Instagrammable shots. There are two prime avenues through which you can explore these grottoes: through Tam Coc or through Trang An. You can go about it in two ways. You can ride a bike to the destination, get a ticket, and get a private boat. This will cost approx. ₫ 150,000 ($6.60 | ₹430). The boat ride will take you through the major caves over a period of 2 hours. Alternatively, you can also get yourself a Tam Coc Mua Cave Full Day Tour. This is an all-inclusive tour that will take you through all the primary attractions in the vicinity. It costs $79, meals, transportation, and a cooking class included. 2. Trekking and Exploring the Local Ninh Binh Villages  The Ninh Binh countryside is made up completely of hills and quaint little villages. After you’re done exploring the grottoes, you can take a break and start exploring. The regions around Tam Coc and Trang An are full of beautiful trekking spots. It’s helpful if you have a bike so you can ride around looking for the perfect spots. Climb up to the top of hills, explore the caves, look at the temples, and walk through the villages. I don’t need to tell you any more about this. You just need to go out, ditch the map, and explore freely. 3. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park If you have the time, you can also take a one hour drive over to Cuc Phuong National Park. It’s a rainforest that you can take your time trekking through, exploring the fauna and flora along the way. You can also take a guide to visit the Endangered Primates Rescue Center, which houses a number of endangered primates. Where to Stay in Ninh Binh Best Backpacker Hostel in Ninh Binh — Tam Coc Homestay Tam Coc Homestay is a really cool backpacker hostel in Ninh Binh. As the name suggests, it’s located in Tam Coc. As such, it’s really close to both the grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An. You can rent a bike at the hostel and get there in about 20 to 30 minutes. Though the hostel doesn’t have a great bathroom facility, it makes up for it with a great ambiance. It’s surrounded by the green fields and valleys on all sides, and there’s a limestone cliff right behind it. They also serve delicious food at their on-site cafe. A bed in a dorm room for a night costs approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450). However, you can check out the latest rates at the Tam Coc Homestay Agoda page. Best Hotel in Ninh Binh — The Vancouver Hotel The Vancouver Hotel Ninh Binh is located smack right in the middle of the city center. They don’t have prime luxury facilities such as a spa, swimming pool, etc. However, they do have a lovely garden and comfortable accommodations. You can check out the latest rates at the Vancouver Hotel Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Ninh Binh hotels and accommodations in Agoda. I hope this article has given you some cool ideas on things to do in Ninh Binh. However, feel free to explore other areas as well. In case you have more questions, you can also read this detailed travel guide I discovered online. I think it has some pretty valuable tips that can help you. If you wanna’ know more about Ninh Binh travels and activities, let me know down below!

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Unique and Unusual Places to Visit in Milan

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Top 5 Places to Enjoy Los Angeles Like A Local

by Joy Ling @ TripZilla Magazine

V’Spirit Classic brings the art into your Halong Bay cruise.

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

The word “V’Spirit” actually means “Vietnamese Spirit”, and our goal is to create a space for Vietnamese culture and to bring the quintessence of Vietnamese traditions to all passengers. In this regard, in every little details of V’Spirit, there is always a connection to an aspect of our rich and diverse culture. Bát Tràng porcelain […]

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Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam

Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam


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(VOV) -The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) has announced the top 10 spiritual destinations that attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.

18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Top 6 Places to Visit in Sarikei, Sarawak

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

9 Fabulous Places To Visit In Sri Lanka

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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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Go See Halong Bay and Ninh Binh, Go See Kong

by Minh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

“It became my mission to put this country on screen and to let the world know how spectacular it is”, Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts said.   Kong: Skull Island was released worldwide in 2D, 3D in select theatres, and IMAX beginning March 10. It has been receiving many positive comments from many moviegoers all over the […]

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Fun Things to Do in Munich for the Adventurous Soul

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Yes, Munich is home to Oktoberfest, offers tours to Neuschwanstein Castle, has the BMW Museum, and numerous beer gardens, and it's for these attractions the city is most famously known.

But what if you are looking for something new and exciting to do in Munich. This Bavarian city offers many secret activities and adventures that are sure to add some excitement to your next German holiday, and some will most definitely push you outside of your comfort zone!

So once you’re tired of listening to the sounds of a glockenspiel and are done playing dress-up with lederhosen and dirndls, why not try these adventures on for size. Put down that bratwurst or schnitzel, book a Munich taxi, and head to one of these quirky off the beaten path attractions.

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The 7 Best Cities to Buy Property in Europe

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

There is no better time than right now to purchase property in Europe, especially for foreign investors or retirees who are looking to snag a hot deal.

10 Most Enchanting Towns in Germany

by Kirsten Schlewitz @ EscapeHere

In a country filled to bursting with medieval villages, charming towns, idyllic small cities and gorgeous scenery, it’s tough to narrow down a list of the 10 best places to

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by Susie Stauffer @ EscapeHere

California’s 17 Mile Drive winds along a dramatic coastline connected to the Pacific Coast Highway, a world-renowned coastal drive with a wealth of striking natural attractions.

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by Bruce Yaccato @ EscapeHere

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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.

America’s 10 Coolest Scenic Caves

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Cave’s are truly among Mother Nature’s most fascinating creations. They are worlds of their own, shaped by geological processes over thousands of years.

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.

Four Places Worth Visiting in Santorini

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

As your ferry approaches the port of Santorini and you watch the island getting closer and closer, it’s easy to believe that you’re sailing into the view of one of Alfred Sislay’s idyllic paintings.

On the southernmost border of the Aegean archipelago, Santorini is not only considered to be one of the most beautiful islands of Greece, but one of the most stunning in the world.

Once you set foot on the island, Santorini will take you on a trip into its past: it’s here you’ll come face to face with the ancient Minoan civilization and the magnificent frescoes it left behind, the grand and fearsome eruption of its volcano and the huge caldera that’s still marveled at by thousands of tourists each year, and of course, its beautiful re-birth as one of the most picturesque places of this Earth.

These are the four top places to visit while you’re there.

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My Eye-Opening Trip to Northern India’s Varanasi and Bodhgaya

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

China Vacation: 10 Things To Know Before You Take Off

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

You’ve booked your ticket, made your hotel reservations and you’re ready to enjoy the glorious combination of unspoiled natural beauty, lively cities, and cultural history that await the fortunate travelers to China.

Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Exploring BaNa Hills is one of the most visually exciting and confusing parts of traveling through Vietnam. I went exploring BaNa Hills from Hoi An. I hadn’t heard about it before. But while I was in Hoi An, a few backpackers told me about this lovely French medieval-esque mountain town that I simply had to explore. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An I googled some of the pictures and they looked simply stunning. It did fit the description. It truly was a little French town in Vietnam. The architecture, the music, the performances, so very European. However, what really confused me was just how white it was. All the waiters in the restaurants, the people working on the rides, and the performers… all white. I mean, I get it, it’s designed in a European theme. But sheesh, did they also have a White Only policy? Anyway, regardless of that, I really enjoyed exploring BaNa Hills for a day. In this article, I’ll give you a detailed overview of this little French fantasia. If you want to read about my musings on the sheer whiteness of it all, you can skip to the last part — BaNa So White. How to get to BaNa Hills Taking a Tour The easiest way of exploring BaNa Hills is via a Private BaNa Hills Full Day Tour. It will cost you $75 (Approx. ₹4,806). However, that will include the cost of transportation, the cable cars, and a lavish buffet in the best restaurant. The only problem is that you’ll be on a clock the whole time. As such, you’ll have to explore everything quick so that you can get back to the rendezvous spot in time. Going Solo You can also go exploring BaNa Hills on your own as well. But it will cost you almost the same as the group tour. You’ll have to first get to the city of DaNang. From there, you can get a roundtrip taxi which will cost you approximately ₫ 600,000 ($26 | ₹1,700). The entrance fee, including the cable cars, is ₫ 650,000 (Approx. $28 | ₹1,850). If you decide to enter the Wax Museum while you’re there, that will cost you extra. The Wax Museum price is ₫ 100,000 (Approx. $4.50 | ₹300). As for the food, if you get the same buffet as the one offered in the tour, you’ll have to pay ₫ 200,000 (Approx. $9 | ₹600). What (and Where) to Eat in BaNa Hills There are plenty of food stalls all around BaNa Hills. They offer everything from waffles, hot dogs, and Bahn Mi, to lavish buffet spreads. I recommend eating at Arapang Restaurant. They serve a lavish buffet that never ends and includes everything you could possibly ask for. The cost of the buffet is ₫ 200,000 (Approx. $9 | ₹600). What to See and Do in BaNa Hills The Botanical Gardens The first stop from the cable cars will be the botanical gardens. This is an incredibly stunning location, full of a colorful range of exotic flowers and orchids. You can also wander around the buildings in the area to check out some of the Buddha statues, wine cellars, etc. The French Village After the Botanical Gardens, the French Village is the next stopover. It’s pretty crowded all the time. Over 10,000 tourist set out exploring BaNa Hills every day, and all at about the same time. All of the buildings here are designed in a French colonial style. However, what you realize soon is that BaNa Hills is less a town and more of a theme park. They have festival-like street vendors and food stalls all around the premises all year round. They have live music playing all the time. And there’s a horde of tourists everywhere. The French Village isn’t very large. You can pretty much explore all of it in 30 minutes. The Fantasy Park While exploring BaNa Hills, one of the central attractions to check out is the Fantasy Park. It’s kind of like an amusement park that goes three floors down. There are gaming arcades and massage parlors on the lower floors. There’s a roller coaster next to the building, and there’s also a wax museum you can check out. Again, one of the most stunning aspects of the Fantasy Park is the architecture. It’s designed in an elliptic TimBurton-esque style that’s really cool. Best Time to Visit BaNa Hills The best time for exploring BaNa Hills is probably during the “Bestival Festival.” It’s a beer-drinking festival that goes on from the 1st of August to the 3rd of September. Other than the beer drinking, the festival also sees a lot of street performances, held every 30 minutes. I got to witness one which started off as a Star Wars inspired skit, followed by a pop medley. However, since this is a festival during peak Summer, it’s also the busiest time. If you would rather explore BaNa Hills in (relative) solitude, and don’t care for the festivities, go during the winters. Where to Stay in BaNa Hills If you want to explore BaNa Hills in solitude and quiet, you’d have to stay overnight. Most people here come with the tours, which finishes at around 5 or 6 in the evening. So the ideal means of exploring BaNa Hills is to stay here overnight. Unfortunately, BaNa Hills doesn’t have any hostels or cheap hotels. As such, you’ll have to choose between one of several expensive luxury hotels. The best luxury hotel in BaNa Hills is Mercure Danang French Village. It’s centrally located, has some great views of the town, and is designed in a manner that goes along with the French medieval vibe of the whole town. They also have a fitness center and barbecue facilities. You can check out the latest rates at the Mercure Danang French Village Agoda page. BaNa So White Now… as I mentioned earlier, while exploring BaNa Hills, I was really confused about the Vietnam-erasure. It didn’t seem like a place that belonged to Vietnam, or even to Asia. The French-styled architecture made sense because Vietnam used to be colonized by the French. As such, you can see French influences in every facet of life in Vietnam, be it the food or the architecture. However, while exploring BaNa Hills, I was hard-pressed to find a single brown face in a position of service. It was all white folks. From the wait staff at the restaurants to the street performers. Upon speaking to some of the folks there, I found out that most of them were fellow travelers and backpackers. Some of them wandered into BaNa Hills while traveling and simply decided to find a job for themselves for a little while. And furthermore, BaNa Hills is a tourist attraction more than an actual town. A tourist attraction based on the USP that it’s a little Europe tucked away in the heart of Vietnam. That’s what draws all of its local and international tourism. So I suppose that explains why BaNa is so white! I don’t wanna’ jump to any conclusions about how they keep it so white, but imma leave it up for interpretation. La Fin! Well, so that’s all about exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Colonial Town! I hope you enjoy checking it out. And I hope this article helped you figure out how to get there and what to do. If you have some other recommendations about exploring BaNa Hills, please mention it down in the comments! If you want to find out anything else about Vietnam, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers as well. In it, I tell you about all the other amazing things you can do in this beautiful country!

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by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Chiang Mai is one of the most popular cities in Northern Thailand, surrounded by mountains and valleys on all sides. It draws its appeal for too many reasons to list. However, in this article, I’ll tell you about the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. When people think of Thailand, they usually think of Bangkok or the beaches and islands down south. As such, Thailand is often treated as more of a party destination. However, there are some true gems in Northern Thailand as well. The city of Chiang Mai is the perfect base from which to explore all of those hidden treasures. I spent a period of two weeks in Chiang Mai. Over that time, I also explored the regions around Chiang Mai. In this article, I’ll give you an outline of the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. Read: Bangkok Travel Guide — Navigating Asia’s Sin City 1. Sightseeing Chiang Mai is every bit as developed as Bangkok. However, it’s not as chaotic. It’s a pleasure to simply walk around the city and explore all that it has to offer. If you love exploring pagodas, you’re in luck. Chiang Mai Old City has hundreds of temples. Some of the most popular temples in the city are Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Umong, and Wat Sri Suphan. If you’re really interested in them, you can read this article on the 7 Best Temples in Chiang Mai. One of the most popular things to do in Chiang Mai is to speak to the monks. Several of the temples give tourists a private audience with a monk. As such, if you have any questions about their lives, you can ask away! Chiang Mai Old City also has a river running right through it. Most of the backpacker hostels are located around it because it’s the most beautiful spot in the city. You can walk along the riverside and explore all the dining options and street food joints. 2. Bathing an Elephant Almost everyone who visits Chiang Mai takes a day to go to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. It’s one of the most fun things to do in Chiang Mai. One of the reasons why Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is so popular is that they treat their elephants with love and care. I know that sounds like something that all sanctuaries should do. However, it’s not. I’ve been to plenty of places that treat animals terribly and encourage the most abusive tourist practices. They left a pretty bad taste in my mouth. As such, initially, I was also pretty queasy about going to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. However, as I eventually learned, they’re an ethical sanctuary that puts the needs of the elephants ahead of all else. For starters, they don’t let anyone ride the elephants. The Elephants aren’t made to do little tricks for the amusement of tourists either. Furthermore, all tourists are given outfits that won’t be jarring to the elephants’ sight. You can touch them if you please, admire them in their natural habitats, and bathe them. 3. Witness a Muay Thai Boxing Match Muay Thai is a type of Boxing that’s considered Thailand’s national sport. It’s also one of the toughest forms of martial arts. As such, one of the popular things to do in Chiang Mai is witnessing a Thai Boxing match. The most popular stadiums for this are Kawila Boxing Stadium and Thapae Boxing Stadium. The entrance fee is between ฿400 to ฿600 (Approx. ₹800 to ₹1200 | $12 to $18). 4. Go on a Culinary Expedition You can’t really know a city until you’ve tried some of its local cuisines. North Thailand has a set of cuisine unique to it, different from the rest of the country. The following are some of the must-try dishes, according to me at least. Cha Yen Cha Yen is a traditional Thai Iced Tea. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks in Thailand. You can find one in any restaurant in the city or in the street joints as well. Tom Yum Noodles This is a type of sour and spicy noodle soup served with chicken or beef, along with lemongrass. However, the most delicious aspect of this dish is the type of noodle they use. It’s a crispy noodle that gradually grows soft as it’s allowed to soak up the gravy around it. Khao Soi Khao Soi is a typically North Thailand dish made of red curry and coconut milk. It’s served with noodles and chicken. If you’re on a budget, and you’re looking for a place to eat at regularly, try The Samurai Kitchen. Everything in their menu costs just ฿59 (Approx. ₹115 | $1.75). 5. Partying There are a bunch of great spots for partying all around Chiang Mai. However, the riverside area in Chiang Mai Old Town has some of the best party places. It’s lined with bars and clubs that blast music late into the nights. If you wanna’ go bar hopping, you can check out this list of Top 10 Nightlife spots in Chiang Mai. My personal favorite party spot was The Ram Bar. It’s a gay bar that hosts some of the most stunning Cabaret shows in all of Thailand. While the drag shows in Bangkok are comedically driven, Ram Bar is purely performative. If you enjoy drag shows, definitely check it out. Read: A Queer Guide to Chiang Mai Gay Bars and Hotels 6. Day Trip to Chiang Rai One of the most popular things to do in Chiang Mai is to take a day-trip to Chiang Rai. It’s located about 2 to 3 hours from the city center. You can simply book a tour from your hostel or hotel. However, if you’ve got a bike, that’s even better. What’s so special about Chiang Rai? Chiang Rai has some of the most unique buddhist temples in all of Southeast Asia. They’re popular for their Black and White Temples. These are temples painted either entirely white or entirely black. It’s a stunning sight to see. However, the prime attraction is the Pure White Temple. 7. Weekend Trip to Pai Pai is a hilltop city that’s extremely popular in the backpacking community. It’s located about 4 hours from the city, and makes for a great weekend getaway. 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Best Luxury Resort in Chiang Mai — Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa is a minimalist resort that looks a bit like a wooden box from the outside. It’s located right next to the river and features 84 luxury accommodations surrounded by reflecting ponds with water lilies. It’s a true paradise resort. You can check out the latest rates at the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Agoda page. You can also find other suitable Chiang Mai hotels and accommodations in Agoda. So these are the top 7 things to do in Chiang Mai. However, this is really just a beginners manual on things to do in Chiang Mai. There’s so much more to do and see in Chiang Mai if you’re there for a longer period. Do comment down below and let me know what your Chiang Mai travels were like. If you think I missed out on something vital, feel free to mention it down in the comments!

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Northern Thailand off the tourist trail

by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

The northern region of Thailand differs considerably from the rest of the country, both in climate and geography as well as culturally and linguistically. An area with hill tribes, green mountains, rivers and waterfalls, often set against a backdrop of swirling mists and fog. It is an area that is perfect for the more adventurous […]

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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

One Week in Laos: Top 10 Attractions You Should Visit

One Week in Laos: Top 10 Attractions You Should Visit


TripZilla

Discover the wonders of Laos by visiting these top attractions.

Epilator: What Is It And Why I Stopped Shaving My Legs

by Arnette @

Happy 2018 dear friends!! I thought I would write a post because it’s been forever just to warm me back up into the whole blogging thing. It’s going to be a funny post but it’s going to ease me back into the habit of blogging. Epilator. Do you know what it is? Here’s a definition of […]

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12 Things to Love About Ibiza

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

The island of Ibiza is well-known for its lively nightlife scene, beautiful beaches and more than six million tourists who visit it each year.

The Top 7 Tourism Trends for 2016

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

Just as in other industries, travel and tourism experiences trends: a certain type of trip becomes incredibly popular, or a previously unknown location becomes a must-see destination.

The Top 10 Artsy Towns in America

by Bruce Yaccato @ EscapeHere

For those with the slightest creative bent, there is something inherently romantic about ‘artsy’ places, places where great artists congregated, often out of poverty, a sense of adventure, a disdain

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

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


XO Tours Blog

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

TUI Holidays | Discover Your Smile

TUI Holidays | Discover Your Smile


TUI Holidays | Discover Your Smile

TUI offers a fantastic range of tailor-made holiday experiences, from handpicked hotels, flexible flight options & much more to destinations around the world.

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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Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Why You Should Use A NYC CityPASS To Explore New York City

by Arnette @

Thinking about buying an NYC CityPass?  In the fall of 2013, I was in NYC and used an NYC CityPASS to explore. The premise of my NYC trip was to spend time with my cousin Chris who owns a gallery in Melbourne and was going to be there for work. I am quite fond of […]

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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…

PATA Nepal Student Chapter to advocate the overcrowding issue of Gosainkunda

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

NEPAL, January 19, 2018 – The PATA Nepal Student Chapter recently organized a trip to explore and promote Gosainkunda as… Read More   

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The Top Hostels to Stay (and Save) When in Europe

by Bethaney Wallace @ EscapeHere

Despite what the movies may have shown you, hostels can be a great and affordable way to travel across Europe. They’re quick, efficient, and provide a no-thrills attempt at necessities.

7 Beautiful Caribbean Island Destinations You’ve Never Heard Of

by Lindsay Duncan @ EscapeHere

Looking to go on vacation? Dreaming of a warm destination with sandy beaches and bright sunshine? Instead of jetting off to Turks and Caicos or Aruba, check out these breath

15 Amazing Hotels Around The World For Under $100

by Bob Bales @ EscapeHere

While it is very easy to spend a lot of money when staying at a nice hotel there are some places around the world that have world class service and

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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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

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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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

The 16 Best Places to Live in America 2016

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

From sea to shining sea, America is a beautiful country filled with varied landscapes, eye-popping attractions and friendly people everywhere you go.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Attractions in Vietnam are plentiful, ranging from stunning natural landscapes, untouched islets and quaint villages to war museums, colonial structures, and ancient citadels. The Cu Chi tunnels, located outside Ho Chi Minh City, represent the sheer grit and ‘can-do’ attitude of the Vietnamese while a visit

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

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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An Introvert’s Guide to 8 Incredibly Secluded Places

by Susie Stauffer @ EscapeHere

Stare at the horizon for hours; ponder the world; dig your toes in the sand; climb a mountain; gaze across endless forest or ocean–change your perspective and you can change

6 Essential Croatian Destinations

by Brea Elford @ EscapeHere

It seems like everyone and their dog is flocking to Croatia these days, and for good reason; this country is has everything- beaches, nightlife, history, culture, scenery… all at a

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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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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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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7 Trips Perfect for Taking in Your 20s

by Susie Stauffer @ EscapeHere

Age is just a mind set but your body, on the other hand, can deal out something a little less easygoing than attitude when you start getting up in numbers.

6 Things You Need To Know About All-Inclusive Resorts

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

The all-inclusive resort, where throngs of tourists convene to enjoy all the food, drink and sunshine they can handle.

6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Cruising has become one of the biggest trends in travel recently, though have you ever considered going on a canal barge cruise?

Canal barging is a unique form of slow travel popular throughout Europe, especially in France, Italy, Scotland and Ireland. The size of the canal dictates the size of the barge, but the maximum number of guests on board usually ranges from 4-12 passengers.

On board the barge are a handful of crew members who will help make your journey an effortless one, and while the options for barge cruises are vast, a luxury, all-inclusive barge cruise is definitely way to go.

While there are many reasons to take a canal barge cruise, here are the 6 most compelling.

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8 Up-and-Coming Cities in Malaysia to Discover in 2018

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

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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10 Mistakes Most Tourists Make in Chicago

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

You know the saying: when in Rome, do as the Romans do. As travelers, we know this is true in any city we visit, including the Windy City.

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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8 Awesome Things to Do on California’s Kern River

by Kathryn Casna @ EscapeHere

Looking for a great place to visit where you can really get a feel for the California landscape? Then check out the Kern River.

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

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...

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.

15 Best Places to See in Vietnam

15 Best Places to See in Vietnam


TuGo Travel Blog

Vietnam is quickly becoming one of the hottest destinations in South East Asia for Canadians. Find 15 gorgeous places to add to your Vietnam bucket list.

TOP 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Winter in Japan: Why You Should Visit The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go

by Beatrice Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

The 17 Best City Parks in Europe

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

17 of the very best city parks in Europe. Find the ultimate combination of urban and natural in Europe’s most beautiful city parks.

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8 Cool Things To Do In Singapore To Escape The Perpetual Summer Heat

by Carissa Ng @ TripZilla Magazine

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. 

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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The 8 Most Beautiful Views in France

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

There’s a reason that France ends up near the top of lots of travel bucket lists—the country is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world.

5 Top Places Not to Miss in Vietnam - Mapping Megan

5 Top Places Not to Miss in Vietnam - Mapping Megan


Mapping Megan

There are numerous reasons why you should make it to Vietnam one day. Breath-taking landscapes, friendly and hospitable Vietnamese, affordability (backpacking in Vietnam is popular and it's a well known destination among budget travellers), and of course, coffee, coffee, coffee! Yes, there is nothing better than enjoying a cup of black (ca phe den) or iced coffee with condensed milk (cap he sua da) while watching as life goes by on a corner of the street!When planning your Vietnam itinerary, there are certain places you can’t afford to miss. You may not know, but Vietnam has all the off-the-beaten-path experiences that you are all looking for, such as hiking the Northern mountain area of Sapa or taking photos over the beautiful sunrise in Hoi.

12 of the best and most beautiful European under-the-radar travel destinations to visit in 2018

by Beth Pinches @ Global Grasshopper – travel inspiration for the road less travelled

What better way to kick-start the new year than making some exciting travel plans? If you anything like us then you probably want to avoid somewhere swamped with tourists or over anglicised and head to somewhere to experience another culture… people, language, food and lifestyle. To help you choose we’ve collectively compiled a list of...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Experience the Best of Downtown NYC on a Bus Tour

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Unlike Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, also known as the Downtown, offers a dramatic contrast between the new and the old. The experiences you will get there span from the 17th century, and the best way to savor every moment is by using a bus tour service.

Basically, there are so many things to do and see in Lower Manhattan, and what tour you choose depends on the time you have to spend in the area. Keep in mind that Manhattan is the mother of New York City, thanks to the contribution of the Dutch and the British.

Read on to learn more about touring Downtown NYC on a tour bus.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Laos - Laos Must-See Attractions

Top 10 Things to Do in Laos - Laos Must-See Attractions


visit-laos.com

Laos is one of the few truly exotic travel destinations left in the world. With a 'back-in-time' feel to it and with a truly friendly population combined with atmospheric Buddhist temples, places of interest and enigmatic heritage sites, you are guaranteed a roller coaster of a cultural ride

10 Cool Day Trips from Bangkok

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Bangkok is an extremely cool city to explore and while we recommend taking the time to discover everything it offers, there are also some pretty epic day trips to take

Top 10 Ways to Experience Barcelona like a Local

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world, but more and more, the city is getting a name as just another party city...

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10 Must Visit Spots in the Seychelles Islands

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

The Seychelles islands form an archipelago off the southeastern coast of the African continent.

Ten Incredible Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You’ve probably seen the popular pictures of Lake Bled, with its pretty island church and its stunning backdrop of mountains. The town is popular year-round...

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Hands Up If You Love Animals! 8 Places To Head To in Singapore For Wildlife Lovers

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Amazing Historic Hotels in Florida

by Jeff Waddle @ EscapeHere

With its seemingly endless coastline, crystal clear water and warm weather year-round, Florida has been attracting people like a magnet for generations.

Weather in Halong Bay

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Halong weather is typical for tropical coastal climate, which has two main seasons all year around. From April to September, it is often hot and humid; from October to March the weather is dry with some cold months. The average temperature of Halong Bay is 24°C. In the summer, the average temperature is 35°C while […]

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Tested And Reviewed: A Fall 2017 Beauty Product Round-Up

by Arnette @

I’ll be the first to admit I’m a product junkie. Whether it’s travel product, tech, makeup, or beauty, I can’t help but love trying new things. It probably comes from my days when I was fashion retail buyer. I’m always watching trends and seeking out new things. In the past few months, I’ve tested a lot […]

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10 Underrated Attractions in Singapore to Check Out on Your Next Trip

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Quiz: Canada, How Well Do You Know Your Own Country?

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

How’s your Canadian geography? If you like to think of yourself as an expert on all things Northern, take our short quiz to see just how many Canadian cities you

9 Must Visit Places In Da Nang For First Time Visitors

9 Must Visit Places In Da Nang For First Time Visitors


Justgola

Danang has been the most attractive destination in the world recently. More and more tourists make their trip to Danang city to experience the beauty of friendly people, unique culture and impressive landscapes. Once you go there, you should not miss these 9 must visit places.

7 Best Road Trip Movies

by Heather Wright @ EscapeHere

The call of the open road carries with it a certain cinematic quality, which is probably why there is such an abundance of road trip movies.

7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Top 10 Hotels Pools in Orlando

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

It is easy for any hotel to dig a hole, fill it with water and charge extra because they now offer a pool.

8 Up-and-Coming Cities in Malaysia to Discover in 2018

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

8 English Attractions Every Kid Should Experience

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

Taking your kids on vacation is always a gamble, will you be able to find enough fun, engaging activities to keep them satisfied and tired out at the end of

Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The 11 Best Urban Beaches in Europe

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Most European waterways are not suitable for summer, due to health concerns, but that hasn’t stopped cities from inventing some pretty amazing urban beaches.

TOP 8 Places To Go Outside Of Hanoi

TOP 8 Places To Go Outside Of Hanoi


Serenity International Dental Clinic Vietnam

Hanoi, one of the most beautiful of the colonial Indochinese cities, is often the start or end point of a trip to Vietnam, and what a great welcome or farewell it is. However with a population of 7 millions people, sometimes you might find it hard to have

2018 Trip Planning: Top 5 Budget Travel Websites

by Linnea @ TuGo Travel Blog

If you’re reading this, chances are you love to travel. And what’s better than travelling? Seeing the world for the best price possible! Travelling consistently throughout the year is important to me, so I’m always on the hunt for the best-priced flights, and I use multiple travel websites to plan my trips. Recently, I’ve found […]

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The 7 Best Wineries on Waiheke Island, NZ

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

In the past two decades New Zealand’s Waiheke Island has gained recognition in terms of a top producing wine region.

10 Over The Top All-Inclusive Vacation Amenities

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

All-inclusive vacations are undeniably easy; all you have to do is show up and every need is catered to, without you having to open your wallet.

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…

The 10 Most Exotic and Out of the Way Destinations for Couples

by Bob Bales @ EscapeHere

You have traveled to Cancun and done the party scene, spent the night in a lodge in the mountains and now you are looking to just get away from it

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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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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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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Top 5 places to visit in Vietnam - TravelManagers

Top 5 places to visit in Vietnam - TravelManagers


TravelManagers

Full of colour and activity, Vietnam offers a whirlwind of great food, culture and natural wonders. Here’s our list of Vietnam’s top 5 must-see destinations:

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.

7 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia

7 Best Places to Visit in Southeast Asia


Ordinary Traveler

Southeast Asia has an abundance of diverse countries for all types of travelers. Discover the best places to visit before planning your next trip.

The Best Off the Beaten Path Honeymoon Destinations

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Throw everything you ever thought about honeymoons out the window. Forget the typical all-inclusive resorts, cruises or cottage getaways.

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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The 5 Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in Canada

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Canada is one of the safest places to visit, whether you are traveling in a group or alone and that bodes well for women who are looking to visit this

Vivid Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Also known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, the street became famous after photographers started posting pictures of blooming trees.

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10 travel tricks that will save you a fortune

by Lance Whilst @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Heading abroad is great fun. Whether you’re off on your annual summer family holiday or a romantic city break over a long weekend, exploring a new place is exciting and rewarding. But going abroad can be expensive if you don’t plan well. You’ve got to think about how you’re getting there, where you’ll stay, what […]

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10 Things to See and Do in Kent County, England

by Tammy Landry @ EscapeHere

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

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My childhood memories of Hawaii include soft, sandy beaches, warm wind, and easy living. Although I’ve visited Kauai quite recently, this was my first time back in Oahu in a very long time. Coming back as an adult, I loved it even more than I remembered. The landscape, the food, the activities, the people… what’s not […]

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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

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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by Sara Whitford @ EscapeHere

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by Sanne Meijboom @ I Like Local Blog

I Like Local Blog

Bali just made it to the number one global travel destination in 2017  in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards ahead of London, Paris and Rome. What makes Bali truly unique and popular among travelers is that it combines all things many travelers are looking for. It has a tropical climate, delicious food, a vibrant culture, stunning […]

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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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by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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Get Huge Discounts on a Private Pool Villa at The Leaf Jimbaran Bali

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Bali has become one of the world’s premier travel destinations and for good reason. The popular Indonesian island is constantly ranked as one of the best islands to visit, enticing tourists from across the globe to experience its treasures.

Whether you come to seek nightlife that never ends, a relaxing eco-retreat, exciting outdoor recreation, delicious cuisine, or the hospitality of its inviting residents, Bali is sure to cater to the holiday you desire.

For those who desire a luxury villa retreat, with a private pool, beachfront seafood restaurants and laidback vibes, Luxury Escapes are offering 69% off stays at The Leaf Jimbaran for a limited time.

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10 Amazing Fairytale Castles In Germany You Cannot Miss

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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The 5 Best Places to Buy Property in Australia

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond

Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond


Finding Beyond

With the huge growth of tourism in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is becoming a very popular vacation destination. Vietnam has been on the backpacking map for a long time but only over the past few years have non-long term traveller friends of ours started to ask our opinion on where in Vietnam they should visit if…

Top 15 Places to Visit in Vietnam

by Rohan @ 50 First Steps, by Rohan Tandon

Vietnam is one of the most fascinating countries to backpack through. Every region presents its own set of unique wonders. In this article, I’ll give you a brief intro to the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. When I first started backpacking through Vietnam, I thought 30 days would be more than enough to cover the whole country. Boy was I wrong! There are so many great places to visit in Vietnam that it left me scrambling to see them all! Towards the end of my travels, I was on an overnight bus for literally 5 days at a stretch. I would reach my destination, explore it all day, and then move on to the next. I couldn’t see all the places I wanted to see, but I still saw plenty. Anyway, I hope you don’t make the same mistakes I did. If you have enough time, go to Vietnam for 2 months, at least. If not, this article will help you determine which are the best places to visit in Vietnam. Arranged from South to North, these are the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. 1. Phu Quoc Island Phu Quoc island is located off the southern coast of Vietnam. It’s a pretty chill island with some great beaches and amazing trekking opportunities. It’s not as crowded as some of the other islands in Southeast Asia, but it’s every bit as stunning. Important Things to do in Phu Quoc Island: 1. Explore the various Phu Quoc Beaches, especially Cay Sao Beach and Long Beach. 2. Check out the fabulous Phu Quoc Beach Clubs, especially Paradiso Beach Club. 3. Climb up to Suoi Tranh Waterfall. 4. Eat gross crustaceans at Dinh Cau Night Market. 5. Explore the whole island on a bike. Read: Top 5 Things to do in Phu Quoc Island Best Hostel Accommodation Q Hao Hostel Approx. ₫ 120,000 ($5.50 | ₹350) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Phu Quoc Agoda page. 2. Mekong Delta Mekong Delta, located on the southern tail of Vietnam, is popular for its floating markets. They use boats to navigate canals that are used for trading and commerce purposes. I personally didn’t much care for Mekong Delta. However, a lot of people really seem to enjoy watching people trade fruits and vegetables. Read: Exploring the Mekong Delta Floating Markets Best Hostel Accommodation Mekong Delta Inn Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Can Tho Agoda page. 3. Ho Chi Minh City Ho Chi Minh is usually either the first or the last city that people explore. It all depends on where you start traveling from. Either way, I’d suggest that spending 2-3 days in Ho Chi Minh City is more than enough. It’s definitely a city you must explore, especially because of its connection to the Vietnam War. But beyond that, it doesn’t come close to being one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. Important Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels. Take a day trip to the Mekong Delta Floating Markets. Spend a day sightseeing. You can check out the Museum of Ho Chi Minh, the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and Starlight Bridge. If you enjoy partying, you can spend a night or two at the (in)famous Bui Vien Backpacker Street. Finally, check out the local markets and get some cheap souvenirs! Read: Top 5 Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City Best Hostel Accommodation Bui Vien Hostel Approx. ₫ 150,000 ($6.50 | ₹420) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Ho Chi Minh Agoda page. 4. Mui Ne Mui Ne acts as a beautiful and relaxing punctuation between travels through Vietnam. It doesn’t offer a lot of great attractions or activities. However, it features some lovely beach clubs and resorts. Important Things to do in Mui Ne: Chill out at the Beach Clubs, such as Joe’s Cafe and Garden Resort. Take Kitesurfing lessons. Go sandboarding at the White and Red Sand Dunes. Hike along the Fairy Stream. Explore the Fishing Villages. Read: Top 5 Things to do in Mui Ne Best Hostel Accommodation Mui Ne Backpacker Village Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Mui Ne Agoda page. 5. DaLat After the quaint coastal bliss of Mui Ne, you can get amped up for some heady activities at DaLat. This is a mountain town popular amongst backpackers for one primary reason — Canyoning. Most people go to DaLat for abseiling, rappelling, cliff jumping, and other freaky activities. You can read more about my experiences in my blog The Thrill (and Terror) of Canyoning in Dalat. Important Things to do in DaLat: Go Canyoning. Wander amongst the labyrinthine corridors of Crazy Houses. Explore Pongour Waterfall. Get lost in the dizzying cavernous Maze Bar. Take a cable car to Truc Lam Temple. Read: Top 5 Things to do in DaLat Best Hostel Accommodation Mooka’s Home Approx. ₫ 100,000 ($4.50 | ₹280) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Da Lat Agoda page. 6. Nha Trang Nha Trang is a coastal city a short drive from DaLat. It’s not nearly as amazing as Mui Ne or Hoi An, the coastal cities that come before and after it. However, you’ll be passing it one way or the other. So you can make a shortstop. Important Things to do in Nha Trang: Go to Bai Duong Beach. Explore Ba Ho Waterfall. Explore the Po Nagar Cham Towers complex. Check out the Long Son Pagoda. Read: 8 Fun Things To Do In And Around Nha Trang Best Hostel Accommodation iHome Nha Trang Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Nha Trang Agoda page. 7. Hoi An Hoi An is definitely one of the top 3 places to visit in Vietnam. And when it comes to cities, it’s perhaps the best in all of Southeast Asia. It has everything you can ask for. It’s a coastal city so it’s got some peaceful beaches. There’s a countryside full of lush green fields waiting to be explored and limestone hills waiting to be scaled. And finally, the city itself is stunning and glows up in beautiful embers every night. Important Things to do in Hoi An: Explore Hoi An Ancient Town. Check out the Lantern Market. Get a tailor-made suit for yourself. Explore the countryside. Dig your toes in the sand. Scale the Marble Mountains. Take a Day-Trip to BaNa Hills. Read: Top 7 Things to do in Hoi An Best Hostel Accommodation Vy’s Seaside Homestay Approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hoi An Agoda page. 8. BaNa Hills BaNa Hills is one of the most popular hill stations in Vietnam. It’s a charming French medieval-esque town that you can only access via cable cars. Getting there is difficult and expensive but it’s well worth it. It’s more of a European themed amusement park than it is an actual town. As such, they have street performances every 30 minutes, rides, street food vendors, etc. Important Things to do in BaNa Hills: Explore the Botanical Gardens. Wander amongst the French Village. Check out the Street Performances. Go on a Rollercoaster Ride. Explore Fantasy Park with its arcades and wax museums. Read: Exploring BaNa Hills, Vietnam’s French Medieval Fantasy Town Best Resort Accommodation Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills Approx. $80 | ₹5,200 9. Hue Hue is the ancient heart of Vietnam. It can be compared to Siem Reap in Cambodia. As such, it’s one of the most important places to visit in Vietnam for history buffs. Popular for its vast swathes of ancient temple grounds and complexes, you can spend 2-3 days here. Unfortunately, this is one of the locations I had to skip, though my friends said they loved it. Important Things to do in Hue: Enter the Forbidden City. Take a Dragon Boat to Thien Mu Pagoda. Wander amongst the Tombs of the Emperors. Walk along the Japanese Bridge. Explore Hue Imperial City. Read: 7 Awesome Things to do in Hue, Vietnam Best Hostel Accommodation Freedom Hostel Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hue Agoda page. 10. Phong Nha Phong Na is popular for its vast swathes of stalagmite and limestone caves and grottoes. The most popular cave here is the Phong Nha Cave, which has been inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read: Things to See and Do in Phong Nha Best Hostel Accommodation Phong Nha Gecko Hostel Approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Phong Nha Booking page. 11. Ninh Binh Ninh Binh is one of my most cherished travel destinations from Vietnam. Even though it’s not extremely popular, I think it’s one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. It’s often referred to as an Inland Halong Bay. That’s mostly because it’s popular for the limestone cliffs that rise out of the rivers. However, unlike Halong Bay, it isn’t crowded with tourists all the time and is quite peaceful. Important Things to do in Ninh Binh: Explore the Grottoes of Tam Coc and Trang An. Trekking and Exploring the Local Ninh Binh Villages. Visit Cuc Phuong National Park. Read: Top 3 Things to do in Ninh Binh Best Hostel Accommodation Tam Coc Homestay Approx. ₫ 160,000 ($7 | ₹450) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Ninh Binh Agoda page. 12. Hanoi Hanoi forms the central triumvirate of attractions in the Northern Vietnam portion, the others being SaPa and Halong Bay. It’s not one of my favorite places to visit in Vietnam and it isn’t particularly noteworthy as a city. It’s not as visually stunning as Hoi An, and it doesn’t have a lot of attractions in close vicinity either. However, it’s used as a base to explore SaPa, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh on either side. Important Things to do in Hanoi: Go sightseeing to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Explore the area around the Hoan Kiem Lake. Go to the Hanoi Opera House. Watch a Water Puppet Theatre. Read: 12 Things to do in Hanoi that you shouldn’t Miss Best Hostel Accommodation Central Backpackers Hostel — Old Quarter Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Hanoi Agoda page. 13. SaPa Valley SaPa is one of the most visually stunning places to visit in Vietnam. It’s a quiet mountain town popular for its vast green hills offset by rice terraces carved on the sides. Most people stay at local homestays here and trek around the rice terraces and local villages for 2-3 days. Important Things to do in SaPa Valley: Explore the Rice Terraces. Visit Cat Cat and Ta Phin Villages. Climb Fansipan Mountain. Check out the Cat Cat, Thac Bac, and Thac Tinh Yeu waterfalls. Eat local street food. Read: Top 5 Things to do in SaPa Best Hostel Accommodation Sapa Odyssey Hostel Approx. ₫ 130,000 ($5.75 | ₹380) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the SaPa Agoda page. 14. HaLong Bay HaLong Bay is often the last (or first) stop for most tourists. It’s another one of the most popular places to visit in Vietnam. In fact, most of the Vietnam travel brochures you read probably feature scenes from HaLong Bay. You can set upon a cruise here for 2-3 days, exploring hidden caves and islands. Important Things to do in HaLong Bay: Discover hidden caves and grottoes. Go Island Hopping to Cat Ba Island and others. Go Kayaking. Take an overnight Cruise. Read: 5 alternative things to do at Halong Bay Best Hostel Accommodation Halong Happy Hostel Approx. ₫ 110,000 ($5 | ₹320) Best Cruise Halong Paloma Cruise Approx. ₫ 4,855,500 ($215 | ₹13,750) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the HaLong Agoda page. 15. Cat Ba Island Cat Ba is the largest of the islands in the Cat Ba Archipelago. It’s accessible via boats taken from HaLong Bay. This is a popular overnight destination for tourists who have embarked upon a HaLong Bay cruise. Read: 5 Things to do on Cat Ba Island Best Hostel Accommodation Central Backpackers Hostel — Catba Approx. ₫ 230,000 ($10 | ₹650) You can find other resorts, hotels, and accommodations in the Cat Ba Agoda page. Well, so these are the top 15 places to visit in Vietnam. I hope this will help you plan your travels through Vietnam better than I did. If you want any other information on traveling through Vietnam, such as the rates, transportation, food, visa, etc, you can read my Comprehensive Vietnam Travel Guide for First Timers. If you’re concerned about Visa, you can use the services of Vietnam-Visa to apply for Vietnam Visa on Arrival. Having said that, I hope you enjoy this amazing country. Do comment down below and let me know about your personal favorite places to visit in Vietnam as well!

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Top 10 Badlands Around the World

by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

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by Lindsay MacNevin @ EscapeHere

Looking to spice your family vacation up? Perhaps you are sick of white sand beaches, all-inclusive resorts of over-the-top kid based destinations.

Competition: win a fabulous £1000 hotel stay with Hotel Bonanza

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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…

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by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Magnificent Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage site has charmed many people before, during and after their visit to this wonderland. But maybe because of its dreamlike beauty, travelers sometimes feel being let down when visiting other places. Well, don’t worry, Vietnam has many to offer. Right here, we will introduce to you some places […]

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by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Do you have an instant pot? They’re like magic, right? You put ingredients in, head to work, and eight hours later this amazing meal emerges.

Accessories are the instant pot of the fashion world. They can transform ensembles without a ton of time, effort, and often even money. Which is exactly what the savvy traveler needs.

Although comfort is top of the list, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to look stylish too whether you’re heading off to the wilds of Africa, or urban exploration in chic New York.

With this in mind, check out these tips on keeping your style on point, whilst travelling this season. Read on for eight accessories you need in 2018.

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10 Things to See and Do in Iceland

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by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

The Best Countries in Southeast Asia to Visit, Ranked

The Best Countries in Southeast Asia to Visit, Ranked


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Most travelers to Cuba have one thing in common; they tend to stick with the better-known areas of Havana, Varadero or Cayo Coco.

5 Airlines That Will Compensate You if Your Flight is Cancelled or Delayed

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Compensation for delayed and canceled flights is not a new thing. In fact, in many parts of the world it's actually a requirement that the airline compensates you when they delay your flight.

However just like any other compensation claim, you will have to ensure that you follow the right procedure to increase your chances of getting the money that you deserve.

To help you identify when you might be entitled to compensation, we have put together the following guide, with tips on how to file your claim and the top airlines that compensate their clients for delayed flights.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Taking a trip is supposed to be fun, but travelling with the whole family can have challenges of its own, especially if you have children of different ages.

Making sure everyone is having fun means a lot of compromise, while at the same time you have to ensure that you leave time as adults for your own activities and relaxation.

Trip planning is sometimes difficult, but if you take some simple steps and make the right plans, it can be enjoyable for everyone involved. Here are some tips for traveling with the whole family.

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The 10 Most Friendly Cities in America 2015

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

As travelers, we talk a lot about the best places to visit.

5 Must-Visit Destinations in Washington, D.C. for Families

by Emily Matras @ EscapeHere

With hundreds of monuments, museums, and memorials to choose from, a visit to D.C. can quickly turn overwhelming as you try to cram everything in.

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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8 Great Microbreweries in the Midwest

by Jeff Waddle @ EscapeHere

The heartland of the U.S. has brought us world-famous beers like Budweiser and Miller High Life and in recent years, it’s become home to an increasing number of outstanding microbreweries.

The Ultimate South Korea Travel Guide

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You may have already read my guide to visiting the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics Games —but if not, you can find it here. There’s plenty...

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Top 10 Cafes in Kuala Lumpur for Great Coffee and More

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

8 Interesting Travel Destinations With Low Terror Risks

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

The tragic events of the Paris attacks and political instability in many countries has some travelers re-evaluating their upcoming travel plans.

The 10 Best Places To Spend New Year’s Eve in Europe

by Ashley Rayner @ EscapeHere

New Year’s Eve is a time most of us look forward to putting the old year behind us and starting with a fresh slate in the new year.

Lonely Planet’s 10 Most Accessible Vacation Destinations for 2016

by EscapeHere Staff @ EscapeHere

The world’s population is rapidly aging and this is having an impact on global business and tourism as companies are slowly starting to realize that accessibility is not just an

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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10 Amazing Historic and Cultural Attractions to See in New Mexico

by Jeff Waddle @ EscapeHere

For over four centuries, New Mexico has been a cultural crossroads, a place where Spanish, Native American, Mexican and American influences have co-mingled to create a rich and unique society.

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