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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

34 bite sized travel tips to make life easier

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

When you travel nomad-style, slowly moving from place to place, you very quickly learn plenty of travel tips to make your life just that little bit easier. Stopping and soaking up the culture of a place, rather than ticking tourist attractions off a bucket list, is very different to using your 3-4 weeks off work every year to lie on a beach at a resort. Whether you’re travelling alone, with someone else, or as a family like we do, you’ll very quickly learn what works and what doesn’t for you and your particular needs and circumstances. Our first destination when we left Australia was Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and before we’d left our first hotel we’d made changes to the way we travelled. Your travel learning curve really is that quick! So, to give you a head start on things to think about for when you start travelling, or even if you’re already on your way, here are 34 bite sized travel tips to make you’re travel life a bit easier. Learn to be patient I must admit I get frustrated easily, and when travelling like we do, frustrating situations arise every day. From not understanding the language, [...]

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

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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Taiwan president says does not exclude possibility of China attack

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Taiwan president says does not exclude possibility of China attack Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during the end-of-year news conference in Taipei, Taiwan December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Fabian Hamacher TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said that she does not exclude the possibility of China attacking the self-ruled island, amid heightened tensions between the two sides including an increasing number of Chinese military drills near Taiwan Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance towards Taiwan, which it considers a breakaway province, since the election two years ago of Tsai of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. China suspects Tsai wants to push for formal independence, a red line for Communist Party leaders in Beijing, though she has said she wants to maintain the status quo and is committed to ensuring peace. In recent months, China has stepped up military drills around Taiwan, alarming Taipei. China says the exercises are routine, but that it will not tolerate any attempt by the island to declare independence. "No one can exclude this possibility. We will need to see whether their policymakers are reasonable policymakers or not," Tsai said in an interview on Taiwan television broadcast late on Monday, when asked whether China could attack Taiwan. "When you consider it (Taiwan-China relationship) from a regional perspective, any reasonable policymaker will have to very carefully deliberate as to whether launching war is an option," Tsai said. "When our government faces resistance and pressure from China, we will find our method to resist this. This is very important," she added. "In terms of China circulating around Taiwan or carrying out other military activities, our military is carefully following every action and movement in the scope of its monitoring," Tsai said. "Our military is very confident to face these situations." China considers proudly democratic Taiwan to be its sacred territory and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under Chinese control. Taiwan and China have also traded accusations this month about China's opening of new civilian aviation routes close to Taiwan-controlled islands in the Taiwan Strait. Although China has cut off a formal dialogue mechanism with Taiwan, Tsai acknowledged that both sides currently have a method for communications to avoid misunderstanding. Taiwan has been pressing for the United States, its main source of arms, to provide more advanced equipment, but has also been trying to bolster its own weapons programmes, to avoid what Tsai termed "certain political difficulties" that come with buying weapons overseas in the teeth of Chinese opposition. Tsai said she believed one day Taiwan would be able to produce its own submarines, an item Taipei has long pressed for to face China's navy. China's Taiwan Affairs Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tsai's remarks. (Reporting by Jess Macy Yu; Additional reporting by Ben Blanchard in BEIJING; Editing by Nick Macfie) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-1-23

17 Highlights of 2017

17 Highlights of 2017

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

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

by guest @ Travelettes

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

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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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Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Uyuni Salt Flats

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

From Uyuni, Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile by jeep

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5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Busabout | Vietnam

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Incredible smells. Incredible sights. And aromatic fresh food. Vietnam often tops the lists of people's favorite destinations in Asia.

A Motorcycle Trip Through Northern Vietnam

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The misty mountains near the Chinese border are home to a stunning mix of lush landscapes, market towns, and indigenous cultures. Read on.

Best things to do around Osaka Bay

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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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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How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

DIY Campervan Bed Frame with Built-in Storage

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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A 46km Walk Across Singapore Was My Year-End Vacation

by Eugene Ang @ TripZilla Magazine

Exclusive - Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Exclusive - Looted cash, gold helps Islamic State recruit in Philippines By Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents looted cash, gold and jewellery worth tens of millions of dollars when they occupied a southern Philippines town last year, treasure one of their leaders has used to recruit around 250 fighters for fresh attacks. The military said Humam Abdul Najib escaped from Marawi City, which the militants had hoped to establish as a stronghold for Islamic State in Southeast Asia, before it was recaptured by the military in October after five months of ferocious battles and aerial bombardment. Since then, Najib, also known as Abu Dar, has used the booty looted from bank vaults, shops and homes in Marawi to win over boys and young men in the impoverished southern province of Lanao del Sur, military officers in the area said. Hardened mercenaries are also joining, lured by the promise of money. As a result, Islamic State followers remain a potent threat in Southeast Asia even though hundreds of militants were killed in the battle for Marawi, the officers said. "Definitely they haven't abandoned their intent to create a caliphate in Southeast Asia," Colonel Romeo Brawner, the deputy commander of Joint Task Force Marawi, told Reuters. "That's the overall objective, but in the meantime while they are still trying to recover and build up again - fighters and weapons - our estimate is they are going to launch terrorist attacks." On Saturday, militants wounded eight soldiers in two attacks in Lanao del Sur, Brawner said, the first such violence since the recapture of Marawi. In the early days of the occupation of Marawi last May, as black-clad fighters burned churches, released prisoners and cut the power supply, other militants targeted banks and the homes of wealthy citizens, commandeering hostages to help with the plunder. "It was in the first week. They divided us into three groups with seven people each," said J.R. Montesa, a Christian construction worker who was captured by the militants. Using explosives, the militants blew open the vaults of the city's three main banks, Landbank, the Philippine National Bank and the Al Amanah Islamic Bank, Montesa told Reuters in a town near Marawi. They trucked away the booty, easily slipping out of Marawi because a security cordon was not fully in place. They also raided jewellery stores, pawnshops and businesses. Landbank and Al Amanah did not respond to requests for comment. Philippine National said recovering losses because of the Marawi fighting was a concern, but did not give details. The Islamic celebration of Ramadan was looming at the time the militants struck and banks, businesses and homes had more money than usual, said Marawi City police chief Ebra Moxsir. The Maranaos, the ethnic group that dominates the area around Marawi, are mostly Muslims. "There was a lot of money inside the battle area," he told Reuters. "Maranaos keep millions of pesos in safety vaults in their homes. Gold, also. It is a tradition of the Maranao to give gifts of money (during Ramadan)." Montesa said vans they loaded with the spoils of the raids were "overflowing", with money, gold and other valuables stuffed into every crevice of the vehicles. "They were saying it was a gift from Allah. They would say 'Allahu Akbar' (God is greatest) while we were stealing." DANGEROUS REGROUPING The military and police have also been accused by rights groups and by Marawi residents of looting during the conflict. Brawner said a small number of soldiers had been disciplined for looting but the practice was not widespread. However, the centre of Marawi - home to its major banks, main market and grandest residences - was under the control of militants for months. Brawner said authorities were unclear exactly how much was taken by the militants. "It’s hard for us to say. We have heard about 2 billion pesos (£28.25 million) but that's just an estimate." "In the first days, when we were not able to establish that security cordon around the main battle area, that was the time when they were able to slip out with their war booty." The government also said the regrouping of militants in Mindanao, the southern region of the Philippines that has been marred by Islamic and Communist uprisings for decades, was dangerous. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque told Reuters: "There is always the danger of these groups regaining strength enough to mount another Marawi-like operation." Najib is believed to have fled Marawi early in the battle. There are conflicting reports about whether he had a dispute with other leaders or left as part of a preconceived plan. He attempted to return in August with 50-100 more fighters to reinforce the militants, who by then were losing ground, but he was prevented by an improved security cordon, said Brawner. "According to reports, they were able to recruit another 100 to 150. So the estimate is 250 all in all, and this includes children," Brawner said. "They are trying to recruit orphans, relatives of the fighters who died and sympathisers." Parents of children are offered as much as 70,000 pesos plus a monthly salary of as much as 30,000 pesos ($590) to hand over their sons to the group, according to security sources and community leaders briefed on the recruitment. The average family income in the Philippines is 22,000 pesos per month, according to a 2015 government survey. It was about half that in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, where Marawi and surrounding areas lie. Brawner said local residents had told the military that the militant group was also offering bonuses of up to 10,000 pesos ($200) for killing a soldier. Rommel Banlaoi, a Manila-based security expert, said more experienced fighters had also been recruited. These were "mercenaries" attracted by the payouts, he said, but Najib has also tapped into disaffection among Maranao angered by the destruction of large parts of Marawi by the Philippine military's bombing campaign. "That kind of narrative is being used by ISIS to lure people to continue the fight," Banlaoi said, using an acronym for Islamic State. NEXT EMIR? With the looted funds and a loyal following, Najib, could become the new "emir" of Islamic State in Southeast Asia following the death of Isnilon Hapilon in the battle for Marawi, security analysts say. Najib is a hardened fighter and cleric who studied in the Middle East and reportedly trained with militants in Afghanistan, they say. He co-founded Khalifa Islamiyah Mindanao, an insurgent group formed in about 2012 that launched a series of bombings in Mindanao. "He is a very, very important person because he has been there from the start," said Banlaoi. Najib had links to Al Qaeda, which earned him the nickname "al Zarqawi of the Philippines", a reference to the slain leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), Abu Musab al Zarqawi. AQI morphed into Islamic State, to which Najib pledged allegiance in 2014. According to Banlaoi, Najib worked closely with Mahmud Ahmad, a Malaysian militant believed to have died in Marawi who was the key conduit between the Philippines fighters and the Islamic State leadership in Syria and Iraq. Banlaoi said the recruitment effort by the pro-Islamic State remnants led by Najib was "massive and systematic". "If you are well funded, you can do a lot of things." (Additional reporting by Martin Petty, Neil Jerome Morales and Manuel Mogato; Editing by John Chalmers and Raju Gopalakrishnan) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-1-23

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Bali with Kids

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

How one family of 6 travelled around Bali for 3 weeks

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Routeperfect Review

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

As much as I love to travel (heck, I travel for a living), I absolutely hate trip planning. Over the years, I’ve caught on to my partner’s happy-go-lucky attitude towards travel and very rarely plan for things in advance. Let’s face it. Trip planning is time consuming, stressful, and can definitely be overwhelming at times. […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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The Loft Suite at The Tuscany, New York

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Better Tourism Academy

by Dianthe Heddes @ Betterplaces Travel

Graduate traineeship in the tourism sector

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Niños in Cusco

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

Helping 600 children lead a better life

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Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Health insurance and Medicare matters..

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

I found out some time ago my union health plan which is world wide coverage requires me to submit a claim first to Medicare before I can submit a claim to the insurance carrier. This I was told is the procedure. I submit the claim to Medicare and it will be automatically rejected because I'm outside the USA. Once that rejection is made I can then submit the claim to the ins. carrier. Has anyone else dealt with this procedure? I find this whole thing beyond logic. If I submit a claim from a hospital in Bangkok, I'm obviously outside the border of the USA. I called different places in Guam, a US territory, but was told my Medicare will not work there. I suppose it's some kind of closed loophole. People born in Guam are USA citizens. I pay around 5K USD a year for Medicare and my union Ins which in the past was free to retirees, but with the complications of all the paperwork, they win. I don't bother with claim submissions. I am therefore self paying in Thailand. Anyone found a way around this? I am past the age of buying health insurance from Bupa or anyone else as far as I can find on the Net. What do you do?

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


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

Homestay Peru

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

Stay with a host family and experience local life

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Van Life Interviews: From Our Vantage

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Experiencing a Whale Watching Tour in Sydney

by Sarah Appleford @ Travelling Apples

One of my most memorable experiences during our travels has been whale watching.  To see these enormous creatures launch majestically into the water is incredible.  So when I was up to Sydney for work, I couldn’t wait to catch the last of the humpback whale season with Oz Whale Watching tours. Gathered at King St Wharf 9 at 8am, we were a group of about 20 people with cameras eager to catch a glimpse of a whale or two.  Once on board we headed out through the Harbour guided by our host Biggles.  Sydney of course put on perfect weather for our outing which enabled us to soak up many of her sights including Luna Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Luna Park on the harbour’s edge The impressive Sydney Opera house best seen from the water Biggles’ voice could be heard in the background as we cruised towards the heads, sharing a bit of history of Sydney and about the whales themselves. During this time of year the humpback whales are making their way south, and sightings of mothers with their newborn calves can be had. This leg of their journey is a little slower than usual so [...]

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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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A Beginner’s Guide to Ubud, Bali

by Annika @ Travelettes

Ever since Eat Pray Love, Bali has been a firm favorite on the solo female traveler’s radar. After all, it was here where Liz found enlightenment amongst the rice paddies, new friends, a new fortune and finally a new love. While the movie doesn’t really tell us where Liz is finding this Balinese paradise, ever since single women have been flooding Ubud, yoga mat and green juice in hand with […]

Refill my bottle

by marcela @ Betterplaces Travel

Download the app and help keep Bali plastic waste free

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Win an American Tourister Case worth £119

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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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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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Prague

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

This travel story (A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Motorbiking Around Vietnam - ( A BACKPACKERS GUIDE 2016) 

Motorbiking Around Vietnam - ( A BACKPACKERS GUIDE 2016) 


Mad Monkey Hostels

Motorbiking Around Vietnam - A backpackers guide to Vietnam on two wheels. A quick guide on how to get your bike and travel through Vietnam on a motorbike

25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Top 10 Most Adventurous Trails in the World

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

A guest post by Rebecca If you love going on adventures and hiking, then we have the list for you! These trails listed below are challenging, beautiful and remote, and will definitely fulfil your need for some adventure! Below, we will share with you the top 10 trails we have found. Top 10 Most Adventurous […]

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5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life!

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Countries that are cheap to live in and offer a high quality of life! While everyone’s definition of ‘cheap’ and ‘high quality of life’ may differ, these countries offer an affordable cost of living certainly in comparison to most developed countries whilst still having a huge amount to offer. A budget of US$1000/month (€850, […]

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10 challenges I overcame that made my world even bigger

by Emma @ Travelettes

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

DIY Campervan Kitchen for less than $50

DIY Campervan Kitchen for less than $50

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

A DIY campervan conversion just isn’t complete without a working kitchen. Check out our step-by-step tutorial that walks you through everything you need to make your own DIY kitchen for your campervan or RV, complete with a working sink, stove, storage and counter space for chopping all those fresh veggies!

40 photos that will inspire you to visit Tajikistan!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

TAJIKISTAN – “Never heard of it. No idea where it’s located. Isn’t that a dangerous country?…” Just a couple of responses I got from people when I told them I traveled through Tajikistan, a country you generally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so. Tajikistan is absolutely stunning and the people are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Even though […]

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DIY Campervan Curtains

DIY Campervan Curtains

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you have a campervan or RV, you will need to make curtains to block out the light (and give your tiny home added privacy, of course!). This simple tutorial walks you through all the steps so you can make your own DIY campervan curtains fast and super cheap!

A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

To call it sadness gives it too much weight. But happiness is too vibrant and concrete. I don’t feel identifiably happy as I enter my tenth year on the road. At least not toward travel, particularly. It’s more like a heavy uncertainty. My life is pregnant with pause. I am waiting to hear from the […]

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The Ultimate Backpacking Vietnam Route Planner

The Ultimate Backpacking Vietnam Route Planner


Be My Travel Muse

What should you add to your Vietnam backpacking route? From the South to the North or vice versa, this itinerary will help you plan out your highlights.

How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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 Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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12 Years Of Travel: Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Malaysia’s Perhentian Islands are a backpacker haven with great beaches and cheap scuba diving Perhentian Kecil Beach, Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 28 June 2006, 9 Years Ago This Week: I’d been commissioned to write a story about diving in the Perhentian Islands by Asian Diver magazine – while it’s a bit of a trek to get […]

Snap shots of Sri Lanka

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Stumbled upon some photos of my 2015 Sri Lanka trip! Our Sri Lanka trip was a crazy, beautiful roller-coaster ride full of highs and fortunately no single low. We were surprised by the diversity of Sri Lanka. In our mere 12 days we saw pristine temples, hiked through seemingly endless tea fields in misty mountains, boarded […]

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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On new travel plans and more…

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

My last ‘personal’ blog titled ‘On work and wanderlust has a publishing date of almost two years ago. Therefore, time for a small update on my personal life and also to reveal new exciting travel plans! On a personal note In september, I finally obtained my Ph.D. degree, which I celebrated together with friends, family and […]

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No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Get inspired to travel with this ranking of top budget-friendly destinations around the world...

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Backpackers Guide to Bali

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Backpackers Guide to Bali Bali is a weird place.  It is firmly on the backpacker trail but is a also a very touristy holiday island (mostly for Aussies!), meaning that places and prices vary greatly, and it is generally one of the more expensive parts of Southeast Asia. Despite this, Bali is a must visit […]

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Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple

Cycling Vietnam: The Ultimate DIY Guide - A Cruising Couple


A Cruising Couple

Want to cross-country cycle Vietnam? This is the guide for you! Learn all the details about how to replicate our six-week cycling trip from Hanoi to HCMC:

Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

Thailand's Famous Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong & Yi Peng

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If releasing a sky lantern during Thailand's famous Yi Peng festival is on your travel bucket list, you will definitely want to check out this article that walks you through everything you need to know to enjoy Loy Krathong and Yi Peng in Chiang Mai. Plus, we're sharing which event you should avoid!

A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

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Day Trip Itinerary to Kukup

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

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

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


The Blonde Abroad

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

A top (gear) trip through Vietnam by scooter

A top (gear) trip through Vietnam by scooter


Traveller

Inspired by Clarkson and co, Jade Bilowol and Brett Davis hit Vietnam on vintage Vespas.

Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

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

Best day trips from Prague

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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8 Travel Destinations for the Chinese New Year Holidays in 2018

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Culture in Sydney on a Budget

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Culture in Sydney on a Budget Sydney Harbour Bridge, CC BY-SA 2.0 by Alex Johnson No doubt that even finding cheap flight deals; you just spent around $1500 flying to the great land down under. G’day. Chances are you’ve also flown into Australia’s largest city, the beautiful Sydney but that doesn’t make up for the […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam

Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam


Vietnam Coracle

Many readers write me wanting to know how much to budget for a road trip by motorbike through Vietnam. I've put together this list of necessary expenses, and an estimate of total daily cost while on the road in Vietnam... Continue reading →

Thailand's big four banks see profits dip for first time in two years

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Thailand's big four banks see profits dip for first time in two years Nonperforming loans increase while lending remains slow YUKAKO ONO, Nikkei staff writer File photo BANGKOK -- Thailand's big four banks posted a combined net profit decline for 2017, the first time they have done so in two years, as nonperforming loans increased, according to earnings reports released by Monday. The Thai economy is projected to have expanded by around 3.4% in 2017, primarily due to a strong rebound in exports. But sluggish private investment recovery has seen loan growth at the four banks hover at a mere 4%. Combined net profits of Bangkok Bank, Krung Thai Bank, Siam Commercial Bank and Kasikornbank came in at 132.944 billion baht ($3.98 billion) for the year ending Dec. 31, down 12.5% on the year. Full story: https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/Thailand-big-banks-profits-dip-for-first-time-in-two-years -- NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW 2018-01-23

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

Top 101 Unique Gift Ideas For Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you’re looking for a gift for someone who loves to travel, but you can’t afford to buy them a flight around the world, we’ve got a ton of ideas for you - 101 ideas, to be exact! From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use to pretty gifts for their home, this is one of the most complete gift guide out there. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect unique gift for your favorite traveler!

This MAY mean money for some people.

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

January, 2018 If you lost money using Western Union you may get a refund If you sent money to a scammer using Western Union you may get a refund If you sent money to a scammer through Western Union between 1 January 2004 and 19 January 2017, you may be entitled to a refund after the global money service agreed to repay a settlement of $586 million to scam victims. Claims must be submitted by 12 February 2018. FULL Details Here: http://tinyurl.com/y9v3jd5n PS I know tiny URL's are not the best but the original URL is ridiculously long.

To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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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...

Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

What is Sustainable Tourism and What Does it Look Like Around the World

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

What is sustainable travel? Well, isn't that a good question! I am delving into what sustainable tourism looks like around the world: from Colombia to Germany! Read real life stories and examples of how sustainable travel can transform our world for the better and become a part of the change!

Getting to Know the Locals in Singapore

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Ok I may ruin my reputation here by admitting this, but this blog is all about honesty so here goes…I didn’t know until I got to Malaysia this year that Singapore was a totally separate country.  Yup!  I just admitted that!!  I got brought up to speed by a 19 year old to boot!!!!  How […]

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Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel

Vietnam Holidays | Tailor-Made Vietnam Tours | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

At Audley our Vietnam holidays are tailored by specialists who have first-hand knowledge of the destination so they can create your ideal itinerary

A clash of cultures in Seville

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam


Gizmodo

Buying a $450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here's how you can do it too.

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

Family Travel: Around Vietnam with Kids in Just 8 Days

Family Travel: Around Vietnam with Kids in Just 8 Days


Sassy Mama

Vietnam (with kids) in 8 days?! Seriously? Impossible! How? One mama shares how she made it happen, including itinerary, hotels, and hits & misses.

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

Top 16 Things To Do in Kuala Lumpur

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Travel Secrets Unveiled: Why Does The Pirates of the Caribbean Ride Smell Weird?

by Audrey Farnsworth @ Fodors Travel Guide

Here we will discuss travel secrets and answer questions you have.

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

Thaivisa Video News - 23 January

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

News from around Thailand and the World. Weekday, daily news show from the biggest foreign media in Thailand - Thaivisa.com To voice your opinion on our busy forum click below 1. Gangland revenge motive cited after brutal murder of Israeli man on Chaweng Beach https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021523-gan…/ 2. Bomb in market in Thailand's south kills three, wounds 18 - security official https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021402-two…/ 3. Hospital director mistaken as illegal logger, shot dead in Kanchanaburi https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021567-hos…/ 4. Search operation underway for Irishman who is missing in Thailand https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021539-sea…/ 5. 10 Chinese tourists and bus driver injured in bus plunge into roadside ditch https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021536-10-…/ 6. Isaan policemen to undergo urine tests for drug abuse https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021537-isa…/ 7. Cop finds 200 meth tablets in Thai man’s anus then poses with his bum https://www.thaivisa.com/…/1021436-cop…/ -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-1-23

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

6 Easy Ways To Travel Around Vietnam | Around The World + Kids

6 Easy Ways To Travel Around Vietnam | Around The World + Kids


Around The World + Kids

Heading to Vietnam? Here are 6 very affordable, easy ways to travel around Vietnam. Find out your options and their cost, so you can see more of Vietnam.

Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

32 Easy & Creative Travel Photography Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

If you want to improve your photography skills so you can take better travel photos, you've come to the right place! Whether you’re a total newbie to taking pictures, or you’re an experienced photographer trying to polish your skills, this article is full of photography tips and hacks for people of all levels. 

Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Two students dead, 17 injured in shooting at Kentucky high school By Vernell Hackett Two people were killed and multiple others wounded in a shooting at a high school in western Kentucky on Tuesday. BENTON, Ky. (Reuters) - A 15-year-old boy opened fire with a handgun inside his high school in rural western Kentucky on Tuesday, killing two fellow students and wounding a dozen other youths before he was arrested, the state's governor and police said. The shooting began shortly before 8 a.m. CST (1400 GMT) at Marshall County High School in Benton, a small farming town about 130 miles (210 km) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee, according to Kentucky State Police and Governor Matt Bevin. Authorities declined to discuss possible motives for the shooting. There was no immediate indication of how well the suspect knew the victims, but officials said he was believed to have acted alone and faces multiple charges of murder and attempted murder. "There's no good answer for it," Bevin told reporters at a news conference. "There's 1,000 hypotheses we're not going to go into." The bloodshed at the school, where nearly 1,150 students are enrolled, was the latest outbreak of gun violence that has become a regular occurrence at schools and college campuses across the United States over the past several years. Tuesday's rampage occurred just 32 miles (52 km) from Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, where in 1997 a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a group of students, killing three. At Marshall County High, 14 students were hit by gunfire, two of them fatally, officials said. A 15-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 15-year-old boy died at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center's trauma unit in Nashville, Bevin and hospital officials said. Four of the other gunshot patients brought to Vanderbilt were expected to survive, doctors said. Less severely wounded students were taken to other hospital in the area. Another five students suffered non-gunshot injuries, Bevin said, bringing the total number of injured to 17. The 15-year-old suspect walked into the school armed with a handgun and started shooting, Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders said at the news conference. Bevin said the youth was apprehended at the school "in a nonviolent" manner, but the governor did not elaborate. Sanders said students followed training they had recently received from state police in how to respond to such incidents. No further details of the circumstances of the shooting were immediately released by authorities. None of the students involved were being publicly identified, Bevin said. Agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined in the investigation, officials said at the news conference. The school serves Marshall County, which has population of about 31,000. During the news conference at the county Board of Education, Bevin paused to collect himself as his voice choked with emotion, asking members of the news media to exercise restraint in dealing with the families of victims. “I beg of you again - respect the fact that these children belong to this community and to specific families in this community. And this is a wound that is going take a long time to heal. And for some in this community it will never fully heal.” White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the shooting, adding, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families there." (Additional reporting by Colleen Jenkins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Peter Szekely in New York, Suzannah Gonzales and Chris Kenning in Chicago and Ben Klayman in Detroit; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Jonathan Oatis) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-24

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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Simultaneous 90 Day Reports.....????

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

An unusual situation. 16 days before my 90 was due; I mailed in the report registered mail. Tracking only shows it accepted at the PO. It was actually travelling within the same postal code. Three days later, still nothing. I did an online attempt, and it went pending, where five days later it is still pending. Yesterday, I called the CM office and she says she did get my report, all good and will send later this week. I didn't tell her I had an online pending, and would just as soon get the online slip. I called the help line at online reports and she said it takes a week now. Any suggestions? Looks easy enough to cancel the online request. This is my first report on this departure card, but I got a one year extension two months ago. Their system shows my successful online reports from 2016, but I quit using it last year. Anything to avoid going to Promenade. I have another week. Thanks.

Food For Foreigners new shop open!

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Now I am in no way associated with this business (FFF), however a friend told me about it and just this morning I went along to have a look at this new shop and was very pleased that I did. It's been almost 34 years since I left England, however many of the items on sale here brought back memories........ Wagon Wheels, Heinz baked beans, Baked Beans with sausages, HP and Daddies sauces, Fray Bentos steak and kidney puddings, Yorkshire tea, a good selection of pies, from steak and kidney pies through to Cornish pasties and some absolutely fabulous bacon, a range of frozen sausages, jars of cockles, English pickled onions and so on and so on – – the list is far too long to remember or to publish here. Not only was there a good selection of things from Blighty, the prices were very reasonable and far less than I had expected, so obviously I stocked up and I have to admit to throwing in a bag of Bassett's liquorice allsorts and a small box of Jaffa cakes (couldn't resist those in my younger days). So where is it? It is south of the Chalong circle (the traffic around which was very reasonable this morning) about a kilometre or two down on the left-hand side in a enclave of offices and shops called Fisherman's Way 2. It doesn't seem very big when you first walk in, but the shelves are absolutely chocker with produce, as are the freezers and fridges. And for the record they also sell a range of men's and women's perfumes (don't ask me why). I sincerely hope that the folks who have opened this succeed with it, because I need a place like this in which to vary my shopping..........

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Flying in Premium with Norwegian Air

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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The Gateway to Japan

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

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

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

London is steeped in history, but it’s also shaping the future of how we control the landscape Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London 10 June 2012, 3 Years Ago This Week: I spent a few days in Greenwich for my 40th birthday – it seemed appropriate to go back to the Source Of All Time as I […]

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

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Discover: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

Video Exclusive: Iceland Airwaves Music Festival 2017

by Rachael Roth @ Fodors Travel Guide

This November, Fodor’s traveled north to Reykjavik to capture the soul and sounds of Iceland Airwaves, the country’s preeminent musical event.

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary

My 1-Month Vietnam Travel Itinerary


THAT BACKPACKER

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

Extending tourist visa based on marriage

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Here's the situation. I'm living in Finland and my wife is in Bangkok. We are going to have a child in the next few weeks. I applied for a non-O at the embassy in Helsinki, but could not get it because in the Finnish population registry my wife's nationality was marked at "unknown". So I ended with a single entry tourist visa. Looking at my flight dates, total time in Thailand will be a bit over 90 days. I know I can extend TR visa for 30 days, but is it possible to extend TR for 60 days based on marriage? I know I could extend non-O for 60 days, but I'm not sure if I can do the same with tourist visa. Any suggestions on the best way to stay around 100 days in Thailand in this situation? I could fly in and out to a neighboring country, but it seems a bit excessive and would rather avoid that.

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

U.S. Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair Howard Schneider FILE PHOTO: Jerome Powell waits to testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his nomination to become chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in Washington, U.S., November 28, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, a move likely to provide continuity in U.S. monetary policy with the economy growing now for nine years straight. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 84-13 to approve the 64-year-old lawyer to a four-year term as Fed chair beginning early next month. It was the most lopsided of recent Fed chair votes, signaling both Powell’s bipartisan appeal and the ebbing of some of the tensions raised by the central bank’s aggressive response to the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. Controversy over those Fed policies led to a narrower 56-26 vote margin when Yellen became chair in 2013, and a 70-30 vote when former chair Ben Bernanke was named to a second term. Powell will be “central to ensuring a safe and sound financial system while supporting a vibrant, growing economy,” banking committee chairman and Idaho Republican Mike Crapo said on the Senate floor. “He will play a key role in rightsizing federal regulations and alleviating unnecessary burdens.” Powell takes over as chair with U.S. monetary policy on a steady course toward gradually higher interest rates and a smaller balance sheet. However, a debate is brewing within the central bank about whether it needs to rethink its approach to inflation and whether the recent massive tax overhaul legislation will affect the U.S. economy. Powell must also decide how far to accommodate a push by the Trump administration to roll back some post-crisis financial regulations. The potential for financial deregulation advocated by the Trump administration prompted the most pointed opposition to Powell, a former executive at the Carlyle Group private equity firm whose credentials as Fed chair are rooted in his understanding of markets. Powell is not an economist by training. “We need a Fed chair who can stand up to Wall Street,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat. “That person is not Governor Powell.” The 12 votes against Powell included both Democrats and some conservative Republicans. Powell, 64, was nominated by Trump in November as a largely uncontroversial pick whose monetary policy views are closely aligned with Yellen‘s. He has served on the Fed’s board since 2012 and over time became supportive of the consensus forged by Yellen for gradual interest rate increases and a slow decrease in the asset holdings the Fed accumulated while fighting the crisis, without abandoning a willingness to take extraordinary steps again if a crisis recurs. During a Senate hearing on his nomination in November, Powell said he would “respond decisively,” if necessary, to future problems. Powell has never dissented on a monetary policy decision during his nearly six years at the Fed, though recently released transcripts of central bank deliberations during 2012 showed his discomfort at the time with the Fed’s massive bond-buying program. He later came to see Yellen’s go slow approach as important to helping the jobs market recover and to share her concerns that low inflation justified a cautious approach to raising interest rates. While interest rates have been rising, they remain low in the context of a 4.1 percent unemployment rate, and on an inflation-adjusted basis still hover around zero. The Fed raised interest rates three times last year and policymakers indicated last month they would likely raise them three times more this year as part of their gradual campaign to put policy on a more normal footing. Initially tapped for the Fed board by then-President Barack Obama as a moderate Republican, Powell emerged over the fall as Trump’s choice to lead the Fed from a slate of possible nominees that included both Yellen and some who might have pursued a sharp policy shift. The Senate confirmation vote was originally 85-12, but Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein changed her vote to a “no.” Aides to Feinstein were not immediately available to comment on the senator’s decision. Reporting by Howard Schneider; editing by Tim Ahmann and Clive McKeef -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-24

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

Stories from my Sustainable Trip with the UNWTO

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

I feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to travel around the world with the United Nations World Tourism Organization to raise awareness about sustainable travel. This adventure brought me paragliding in Colombia, snorkeling in Mexico and through some of Germany's most magical Christmas markets. Come along on my journey and read my deep thoughts, funny wonderings and most memorable stories and pictures!

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Travelettes recap – our favorite travel moments of 2017

by Tabea @ Travelettes

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

Discover Bhutan

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

Through the eyes of our local experts

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Spanish royal gardens

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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

by guest @ Travelettes

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

TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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 […]

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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Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Events and Offers in Bangkok - 23 January 2018

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

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Read More Johnny Osbourne : Godfather of Dancehall At The Overstay - 26th January 2018 We are very very excited to have one of the last legends of Reggae music , the man behind some of the classics we have loved : Johnny Osbourne!! At 70 years of age Johnny is a veteran a man that saw it all and was at the heart of It : S... Read More Pool Party Pass At Bangkok Bar Crawl Sukhumvit - 27th January 2018 Would like to go to the Bangkok's famous Pool Party? We are here for you! Bangkok's Famous pool parties have become a must do for all locals and travelers alike. enjoy your Saturday away from the temples and shopping centers. Don't fo... Read More Valentine's Day at amBar Bangkok - 14 February 2018 Share the love this Valentine's Day with an intimate dinner for two at amBar. Tuesday, 14 February 2018 4 PM - 12 AM THB 2,900 net per couple including; • Sushi & Sashimi Platter • Special Valentine's dessert • A bottle ... 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Read More Foster The People Live in Bangkok At Moonstar Studio - 28th January 2018 Foster The People is a Los Angeles-based Indie Pop band, which achieved remarkable success right with their debut album "Torches". The album was nominated for "Best Alternative Album" at the Grammy Awards. The song "Pumped Up Kicks" from th... Read More Black Valentine's Blues At The Drunken Leprechaun Bangkok - 14th February 2018 Black Valentine's Blues with The Drunken Leprechaun For all our single or heartbroken friends: We will make sure you won’t be surrounded by couples! Come join our Black Valentine’s with; • Black Cocktails for THB 250 • Bloo... Read More RUSSELL PETERS "DEPORTED WORLD TOUR" AT IMPACT HALL 1 - 4TH MARCH 2018 Don't hesitate to get your best seats! SUPERSTAR COMEDIAN RUSSELL PETERS RETURNS TO ASIA WITH THE DEPORTED WORLD TOUR BANGKOK, 4 MARCH 2018 IMPACT EXHIBITION HALL 1 On Sale 20 January 2018 (BKK, 10 January 2018) – AE... Read More Heat Up Valentine's Day At The Westin Grande Sukhumvit - 14th February 2018 Dine under the stars 25 floors above the city with your beloved over a memorable 4-course Aphrodisiac Valentine’s Menu and enjoy the romantic ambiance and spectacular view. Four courses of “aphrodisiac” dishes begin with Tasmanian ... Read More Chinese New Year feast at Pagoda Chinese Restaurant - 14th February 2018 This Chinese New Year, gather your friends and family and welcome the “Year of the Dog” in style at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park! Mark this auspicious occasion, with unique gourmet set menus crafted by our team of chefs at Pago... Read More The Ultimate Full Moon Party with Mizz G At The Club Khaosan - 31st January 2018 The Ultimate Full Moon Party with Mizz G Khaosan Road's long-standing hotspot, The Club, which recently celebrated its 11th anniversary, invites to the Ultimate Full Moon Party with special guest Mizz G at the decks. The event will also fe... Read More Start with Sweet - The Valentine Mode At Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit - 14 February 2018 Start – Flirt – Love Story present “The Start” Start with Sweet .. The Valentine Mode “First word will happen only when you start” The best way to start the first conversation, first smile, first happiness and first LOVE wi... Read More BEAM 2nd Anniversary At Beam - 27th January 2018 It all started with one night in Dalmation with Jacques Greene. 1 music festival, 2 years and so many parties we stopped counting later, here we are. Blessed to be doing what we love and pushing Bangkok's music scene. So we invite you to... Read More Chang Carnival 2018: World of Illusion At Asiatique The Riverfront / 16-17 February 2018 Chang Carnival returns with a new fantasy-themed event concept. From February 16-17, the 2-day music festival will take place in Bangkok, at Asiatique The Riverfront. The event will feature Buddha Bless, Joey Boy, Slot Machine, Modern D... Read More Chinanatown Fair 2018 At Soi NaNa - Chinatown 28th January 2018 As a part of TCDC's Bangkok Design Week 2018 : The New-ist Vibes ออกแบบไปข้างหน้า, Soi Nana residents are hosting 'Chinanatown Fair 2018'. Chinanatown Fair is a creativities focused event that combines art... Read More Not So Wasted At The COMMONS - 27th January 2018 As part of the Bangkok Design Week 2018, The COMMONS is organizing Not So Wasted!, a whole day dedicated to sustainability and food waste reduction. It’s a brand new year, so let’s do something good (and green) together! When people ... Read More Food And Drink Super Bowl + Dog & Beer Promotion at The Drunken Leprechaun Bangkok - 29 January 2018 SUPER BOWL LIVE SCREENING at The Drunken Leprechaun Monday, 5 February 2018 from 6 AM onwards Free Budwiser beer koozie for the first 50 bookings! DOG & BEER PROMOTION 29 January - 5 February 2018 1 American Hot Dog & 1 bot... 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5 Day Berlin Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Day Trip Itinerary to Kukup

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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…

Family trip Suriname

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

Getting to know the land of their ancestors – the Better Places way

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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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The royal heart of Bavaria

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Holiday Suriname

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

How one family spent 3 weeks travelling around Suriname

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U.S. Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

U.S. Democrats withdraw offer to fund Trump's border wall By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell DACA recipients and supporters protest for a clean Dream Act outside Disneyland in Anaheim, California U.S. January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Tuesday withdrew an offer to fund U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, as tough negotiations over the future of young illegal immigrants resumed in the Senate. A day after the end of a government shutdown linked to wrangling over immigration, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said he pulled the offer because of what he said was Trump's failure to follow through on the outlines of an agreement the two men discussed last Friday. "So we’re going to have to start on a new basis and the wall offer is off the table,” Schumer told reporters. During the 2016 election campaign, Republican Trump said Mexico would pay the cost of building a wall along the southwestern border of the United States to keep out illegal immigrants. Mexico has rejected the idea. As a result Trump has been forced to ask Congress for U.S. taxpayer funds for the wall; government estimates are that it could cost over $21 billion. With Democrats and many Republicans arguing there are more effective border enforcement tools than a wall, the proposal has become a major sticking point in immigration negotiations, which in turn have complicated talks about funding federal agencies. The Senate's No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin, asked by a reporter whether Schumer offered Trump $25 billion for the wall in a major concession to the president, did not dispute the figure, but said: "He did it in the context of a negotiation." Democrats have been spearheading an effort to protect around 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation after Trump last September announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme instituted by his predecessor President Barack Obama, a Democrat. The programme, which began in 2012, gave qualified so-called Dreamers, immigrants who were brought illegally into the United States as children, temporary protection from deportation and the ability to study and work in the United States. Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, criticized Schumer for pulling the wall funding offer. "That basically sets the DACA discussion back," he told reporters. Cornyn said there have been discussions of he and Durbin being a "clearinghouse" for suggestions from senators on legislation to rescue Dreamers from the threat of deportation and provide permanent protections for them. In agreeing on Monday to end a three-day-old government shutdown and fund the government until Feb. 8, Senate Democrats got a promise from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he would allow an immigration debate on the Senate floor in the near future, the first one since 2013. Durbin said a similar commitment is now needed from Paul Ryan, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, where a Dreamer bill would presumably face a much harder path to passage than in the Senate. The White House on Tuesday rejected the idea that a bipartisan bill sponsored by Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham could be the core of a solution. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the proposal was "totally unacceptable to the president and should be declared dead on arrival." Trump himself has vacillated on immigration between tough rhetoric demanding a U.S. border wall and a softer tone urging a "bill of love" for Dreamers. "Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. (Reporting by Richard Cowan, Susan Cornwell, Amanda Becker, Makini Brice and Steve Holland; Editing by Andrew Hay, Bill Trott, Grant McCool) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-24

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…

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

Eco-Friendly Products for Responsible Travelers

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling responsibly is so much easier when you're prepared and have the right tools. This list of eco-friendly travel gear will help you travel more sustainably and will lessen your footprint on the environment. 

16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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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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HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA


Travel Sense Asia

Currently, travelling in Vietnam alone is becoming the hot trend. There are many highlights reasons that lead to take a Vietnam tour. Read now!

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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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Planning a Scooter Trip In Vietnam

Planning a Scooter Trip In Vietnam


TripSavvy

Check out this guide to planning and experiencing your scooter trip to Vietnam so you can be prepared.

My trip to Tibet: 20 photographs from the Roof of the World

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

It was quite a spontaneous idea to visit Tibet. I was traveling in China and Tibet was so close, I just couldn’t resist. So, shortly after arriving in China, I also arranged my trip to Tibet. I’m forever glad I did. No country has ever kept me under its spell as Tibet. The unsurpassed beauty […]

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A 46km Walk Across Singapore Was My Year-End Vacation

by Eugene Ang @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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12 Years Of Travel: Jawfish With Eggs, Derawan, Indonesia

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Cancer sufferer gets bulk of ‘embezzled’ donations returned to him

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Cancer sufferer gets bulk of ‘embezzled’ donations returned to him By The Nation After 17 months of waiting, a 25-year-old Nakhon Phanom man stricken with nasopharynx and eye-socket cancer on Monday was finally able to get his hands on around Bt6 million, out of around Bt9 million-worth of donations that had poured in nationwide for him in 2016. This was after his common-law ex-wife, who had taken the money and moved back to her parents, agreed to return the remaining money to him. Dechrit Khammungkhun also forgave Phatchareeporn Suwanphrom, 22, for reportedly having spent Bt3.2 million of the Bt9 million and gave the brand-new pickup truck that she had bought to their five-year-old daughter, who is under her care. Dechrit’s cancer was brought to the media attention by his father Prasert Khammungkhun, 58. Shortly afterwards, actor Bhin Bunluerit, also famous for helping the underprivileged and the ailing, visited the young man at home and narrated his story via a televised and radio show, leading to a huge number of donations coming Dechrit’s way. After the ex-wife absconded with the money to stay with her parents, Dechrit's family assigned a lawyer to sue her and her family in Nakhon Phanom Provincial Court. The hearing in a criminal lawsuit for embezzlement was due to commence on Monday, with a civil lawsuit scheduled to begin next Monday. However, just before the court session began on Monday morning, the Khammungkhun family’s lawyer negotiated with Dechrit, offering to return a total of Bt6.03 million remaining in two bank accounts – an offer that he accepted. Dechrit then told the judge that he forgave his ex-wife’s family for spending Bt3.2 million of the donated money, and gave the pickup purchased with some of the funds to his toddler daughter. In the afternoon, his former wife and her lawyer transferred the money to Dechrit and brought evidence of the transfer back to the court to present to the judge, leading to the charges against her and her parents being withdrawn. Dechrit said he would use the money to fund his cancer treatment at Bangkok’s Chulabhorn Hospital, where he was this week having an initial X-ray check-up. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30336959 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-24

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

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island, Canada

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Discovering the capes and coastal gems of Prince Edward Island by Jared Nusinoff Tourists venture out to Eastern Canada to experience the geographical beauty and tranquillity which makes this part of the country unique. Prince Edward Island is the smallest province in Canada, and a destination to experience the charm and beauty of a relaxed […]

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Travelling is an Emotional Rollercoaster

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Travel is a rollercoaster, emotionally and physically.  One minute you are high as a kite, riding on adrenaline having the time of your life, then at other times you are in tears, despairing at something awful that has happened (yes yes these things always seem worse at the time!). This year my biggest learning has […]

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Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Son identifies murdered Italian father by tattoo - suspects still in Thailand, say cops

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Son identifies murdered Italian father by tattoo - suspects still in Thailand, say cops Picture: Daily News The Italian man murdered in Phichit has been identified by his son who met with police investigators yesterday. Luca de Stefani confirmed that a graphic tattoo on a limb that survived the fire was that of his father Guiseppe de Stefani, 61. The Italian was murdered near a reservoir in Bung Narang district on Friday. He was mutilated and set fire to in tires. Police were expected to obtain arrest warrants yesterday for his wife and her new French lover. Both fled after attempting to burn the body. They are believed to be hiding in a nearby province. Police said that they are still in Thailand - the French man could not leave because he is an illegal immigrant, they said. Police have obtained other evidence such as tire tracks from the French man's car at the scene, a five liter can of gasoline from the wife's house and said yesterday that there had been a withdrawal via ATM of money from the victim's account that contained around 10,000 baht. DNA has been taken from the son for comparison to confirm what the police have believed all along. Source: Daily News -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-01-24

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam Travel Blog | Better Places Travel | 100% tailor-made

Vietnam Travel Blog | Better Places Travel | 100% tailor-made


Betterplaces Travel

Read about the vibrant city of Hanoi in Vietnam.

Work and travel? 10 pros and cons of freelancing on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

While Sarah and I managed to accumulate a small pile of cash from selling everything we owned before leaving on our nomadic adventure, we knew we were going to have to work and travel if we wanted to do this for the long haul. Not only did we need to cover our travel expenses, but we also had two mortgages to service, and the rental income didn’t cover the repayments. When we got to Thailand, about five weeks into our trip, I managed to get a job teaching English in Chiang Mai. It was only 16 hours a week which gave me plenty of time to explore the area, but the pay was ordinary by Australian standards at $US9 per hour. That meant while I made enough to enjoy living in northern Thailand, it didn’t even come close to covering the mortgage repayments back home. It was during our two month stay in Chiang Mai that Sarah started working online as a freelance writer. She signed up to a couple of freelancing websites and began applying for writing jobs. Despite having no experience as a writer, in no time at all she managed to acquire several clients via Upwork. Initially [...]

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Backpacking Route for New Zealand

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

asia/oceania routes southeast asia | thailand | myanmar | vietnam | indonesia | india | australia | new zealand New Zealand Backpacking Route by Kayla Kurin Our New Zealand travel itinerary starts in Christchurch and loops around the South Island for wildlife, camping, glaciers, and activities for adventure junkies. The route then crosses to the North […]

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The best hotel in the world is in Cambodia and costs just £78 a night

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

The best hotel in the world is in Cambodia and costs just £78 a night, according to the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards, with a Cotswolds B&B named No1 in Europe TripAdivsor has named the best hotels in the world in its annual Travellers’ Choice Awards, with the number one hotel singled out as the £78-a-night Viroth’s Hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5289335/TripAdvisor-reveals-best-hotels-world.html#ixzz54zfI8xTs

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

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


Taylor's Tracks

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

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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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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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The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Japan says trans-Pacific trade pact, without U.S., to be signed in March

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Japan says trans-Pacific trade pact, without U.S., to be signed in March By Kaori Kaneko and Takashi Umekawa FILE PHOTO: Trade ministers and delegates from the remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) attend the TPP Ministerial Meeting during the APEC 2017 in Da Nang, Vietnam November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Na Son Nguyen/Pool TOKYO (Reuters) - Eleven countries aiming to forge a new Asia-Pacific trade pact after the United States pulled out of an earlier version will hold a signing ceremony in Chile in March, Japan's economy minister said on Tuesday in a big win for Tokyo. Trade officials from the 11 countries had been meeting in Tokyo to try to resolve rifts including Canada's insistence on protection of its cultural industries such as movies, TV and music. An agreement is a huge plus for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, which has been lobbying hard to save the pact, originally called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the original 12-nation trade agreement last year. Abe has painted the deal as a spur to growth and reform in Japan and a symbol of commitment to free and multilateral trade at a time when Trump is stressing "America First" policies. Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said that the new agreement, known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP), or TPP-11, would be an "engine to overcome protectionism" emerging in parts of the world. He also said Japan would explain the importance of the deal to Washington in hopes of persuading it to join. Ministers from the 11 countries including Japan, Australia and Canada had agreed in November on core elements to move ahead without the United States, but demands by countries including Canada for measures to ensure the deal protects jobs have been a sticking point to finalising the agreement. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also said last week that the new agreement would leave a door open for eventual U.S. participation. (Writing by Linda Sieg; Editing by Nick Macfie) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-1-23

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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All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam

All you need to know about travelling by train in Vietnam


Travelling Apples

Here are a few tips about travelling by train in Vietnam, including not believing everything you read, and why you must be in a soft sleeper!

Your guide for planning a two week Vietnam holiday

Your guide for planning a two week Vietnam holiday


Time Travel Turtle

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

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

Campervan Essentials: The Ultimate Packing List

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

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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Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly


A Little Adrift

Everything I needed to know to backpack from one end of Vietnam to the other. A guide to what to see and do, where to stay, and responsible travel.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Where a dog has the right to be a dog

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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7 Muslim-Friendly Destinations for The Budget Traveller in 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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10 Places to Celebrate Carnival Around the World

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Traditionally taking place just before Lent begins, Carnival is a time to be a little bit naughty before you spend 40 days being nice! Through...

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

15 freelancer jobs to make money on the road

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Being a freelancer is a recent phenomenon from a mass scale point of view. Once upon a time work and travel were mutually exclusive pastimes for almost everyone. You either worked or you travelled, but 99% of us really couldn’t do both. Of course back when I first travelled overseas I worked as a primary school teacher in London for two years, but that was different. I couldn’t just get up and live somewhere else one day just because I felt like it. I was living in London, in a bricks and mortar building I had to go to Monday to Friday, earning money by teaching little English kids how to read and write. Today things are much, much different. The freelancer community is exploding and the amount of people either leaving their jobs to freelance online, or negotiating with their employer to work from home or on their travels, is in the tens of millions worldwide. For many it doesn’t matter whether you’re in your home office or on a beach in the Bahamas, as long as you have a laptop and an internet connection you can do the exact same job to the exact same standards. Without any qualifications, [...]

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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‘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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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

A Blogging Appraisal of 2017

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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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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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Travel Itinerary and Budget for 1 Month in Vietnam

Travel Itinerary and Budget for 1 Month in Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

1 month in Vietnam, is enough time to travel from Saigon to Hanoi. This guide tells you where to go, for how long, and how much to budget.

My 13 favourite travel movies of all time

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

As someone who loves to travel, there’s something extra special about watching travel movies. I’m an enormous movie buff. I’ll watch almost any kind of movie, and even if it’s rubbish, find something to enjoy about it. As soon as I watch a really good travel movie, I want to head into my bedroom, get my backpack out, fill it up with clothes and head to the airport. Being inspired to travel by watching amazing travel movies is one of life’s great pleasures. Here is a list of my 13 favourite travel movies of all time. Apart from the common travel theme running through them all, they all have other concepts and ideas that conjures up an incredible sense of wanderlust whenever I watch them. The idea that it’s never too late to travel, it will change your life immeasurably, you’ll meet amazing people along the way, and that we should use every day we have to live life to the fullest, are so powerful they inspired me to sell everything I owned and set off on a nomadic adventure with my wife and son. So if you’re at home looking for travel inspiration, on the road with time to [...]

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam Visa On Arrival – everything you need to know

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The whole idea of a Vietnam Visa On Arrival approval letter seems a little strange to me. Having to apply and send money to a website you don’t know is legit, to get emailed an approval letter that must be presented at your arrival airports Visa On Arrival office (with more money) before you get your visa is a real leap of faith, especially for the inexperienced traveller. Given Vietnam was the first country we went to when we left Australia, we were about as inexperienced as you can get. But this is the process we went through and it worked out perfectly. What is a Vietnam Visa On Arrival As the name suggests, a Vietnam Visa On Arrival is simply when you’re issued with your visa when you arrive by plane, as opposed to organising it before you leave your country. You can go through your local Vietnamese embassy to ensure you have a visa before you leave your country if you prefer, but it’s more expensive, you’ll need to send your passport away and it takes more time. The bonus is you can just walk through customs on arrival without having to head to the Visa On Arrival office, [...]

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Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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The horror and joy of dining alone as a solo traveler

by Constanze @ Travelettes

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

Events and Offers in Pattaya - 23 January

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

The 'Weekly' inspire mailto is a round up of what's on, what to see, and what to do in Thailand. Email not displaying correctly View web version www.inspirepattaya.com What to do • Where to go • Pattaya Weekly Newsletter Welcome to the Inspire-eMagazine eNewsletter • Events and offers from Pattaya, Bangkok, Koh Chang, Hua Hin and all over Thailand • Find out what's on near you TOP STORIES•ON THE TOWN•FOOD & DRINK• HEALTH & BEAUTY•BUSINESS • THAILAND LIFE •EXPATS• SPORTS•PROPERTY Top Stories Royal Cliff Rewards The Children’s Staff With Scholarships Worth Over THB 300,000 Pattaya, Thailand – Similing faces and happiness all around amongst the Royal Cliff’s staff as the senior management handed the annual scholarship to the staff. Royal Cliff is committed in taking care of their staff as best they can es... Read More The week that was in Thailand news: Hey General! Leave us kids alone! 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Read More Passion is Always in Fashion at Benihana Pattaya - 14/15 February 2018 Feel the love this Valentine’s Day at Benihana at AVANI Pattaya with our Utage set menu and complete your feel with a glass of ‘Rose Petal Drink’ Priced at THB 4,599 nett per couple. Contact Details 2nd ... Read More Hawaiian Pool Party at Bang Sarey Nordic Resort - 26 January 2018 Hawaiian Pool Party at Bang Sarey Nordic Resort LET'S GET READY TO RUUUUUMBLE! What do you get if you cross a swimming pool, The Beach Boys and some pineapple? The Grand Hawaiian Pool Party at Bang Sar... Read More Happy Australia Day at Dicey Reilly's Pattaya - 26 January 2018 There might not be a parade or fireworks but the greatest hits of 2017 are playing in the background, there's the Australia Open semifinals on the telly and heaps of pork, chicken, beef, sausages and burgers barbecuing, low n' slow, in our ... Read More Royal British Legion Social Event at Hemingways Jomtien - 27 January 2018 Monthly social event will be held at Hemingways, Jomtien on Saturday 27th January from 2pm. You don't need to be ex-services to show you care and everyone is welcome Read More Earth Hour Night Dining Special at AVANI Pattaya - 24 March 2018 AT SALA RIM NAM EARTH HOUR SPECIALDINE AT NIGHT BY CANDLELIGHT Dine and chill under the moon at SALA RIM NAM. A “Thai authentic restaurant” that features a true taste of Thailand. Our chefs will take you on a culinary journey throug... Read More Food And Drink 325฿ Special of the week - Steak Louise at Akvavit Grill & Bar 325฿ Special of the week - Steak Louise at Akvavit Grill & Bar Read More Happy Sunny Downing at Benihana Pattaya Throw a party that’s unique and fun for everyone with Anders Olsen our Mixologist recipes combining mouthwatering contemporary bites menu. Buy 1 get 1 for free daily from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Don’t... Read More Satay Promotion at Breezeo by Royal Cliff Hotels Pattaya - February 2018 Don’t miss out on trying our mouth-watering Satays in our popular beachfront restaurant, Breezeo - Be Yourself Dining. For more information, please contact Guest Relations at Tel: (66 38) 250 421 ext. 2007, 2037 or ema... Read More Large English Breakfast only for 180 Baht at The Punch & Judy Pub Two eggs any style Two sausages Three bacon Baked beans Grilled tomato Mushrooms Sauteed potatoes Two toast & marmalade Tea or coffe JUST 180 bath The Punch & Judy in Pattaya, Established on H... Read More Every Tuesday 160 Baht Guinness at The Sportsman Pub Sportsman every Tuesday Guinness for only 160 baht all day and all night, Soi 13 Central Pattaya. Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman Pub and Restaurant has become an institution in Pattay... Read More Breakfast Menu now available at Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ Pattaya - Daily Breakfast Menu now available daily from 8.00 am - 15.00 pm. Come and try our Eggs Benedict, American Pancakes and English Breakfasts in our air conditioned restaurant or open air terrace in Soi Lengkee (off Soi Baukaw). Read More Every Friday 249 Baht Pizza & Pasta buffet at The Sportsman Pub NEW Sportsman Pizza Pasta Salad buffet every Friday from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm. All you can eat 249 Baht. Go on...fill ya boots!! Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman P... Read More Savoury Premium Snow Fish at Mantra Restaurant and Bar Amari Pattaya

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TripZilla’s Picks: Top 7 Travel Blogs in Singapore for 2017

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

This travel story (A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating. ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

My 2017 Travel Round Up

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Awesome Sprinter Vans on Instagram That You Need to See

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Best ways to travel around Vietnam - Rickshaw Travel

Best ways to travel around Vietnam - Rickshaw Travel


Rickshaw Travel

There's many ways to get around Vietnam. This traveller's guide from Rickshaw Travel's Vietnam experts will help you plan your next Vietnam adventure.

Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months) How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

Cheap Road Trip Across the USA: 47 Practical Tips

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

Campervan Budget for a 3-Month Road Trip

by Ben Zweber @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

Traveling across the U.S.A. can be expensive, especially when you're living in a gas-guzzling campervan. Despite gas prices, you can still have a budget friendly road trip. We kept track of everything we spent during our 3 months on the road in the United States and broke it down by category for you to see. If you're planning your own campervan or RV road trip, you're going to want to read this.

The story of the Eton educated English lord and the Thai soap queen wows Thais

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

The story of the Eton educated English lord and the Thai soap queen wows Thais Thai social media is abuzz with comment after it was alleged that a rich upper crust English lord is the new love interest of one of Thailand's most enduring soap stars. Thai Rath reported that James Palumbo - the 54 year old mega rich and Eton educated Lord Palumbo of Southwark - is now an item with Kwan Usamanee. Though Kwan, 32, was remaining tight lipped about the affair. The scandal plagued actress who has appeared in countless TV serials went to the computer crimes police in 2015 after someone posted pictures of her allegedly having sex. But that doesn't seem to have deterred filthy rich Palumbo who likes dogs. Palumbo, a businessman and co-founder of The Ministry of Sound Group that has music and nightclub interests, was pictured with his son Alex, 27, in Bangkok. Thai Rath said he had been known to be living in London with a Thai woman named only as "Pim" for three decades. He was listed in a Sunday Times rich-list as having 350 million pounds or around 16 billion baht. The Oxford graduate and former City of London whizz-kid has a long association with Thailand having helped stray dogs in Nakorn Nayok. He is said to have a whippet called Mr Bounce. Thaivisa notes that The Ministry of Sound opened a fancy nightclub in Sukhumvit in the late 1980s/early 1990s that has long since closed. Lord Palumbo who entered Britain's House of Lords in 2013 has never married. He has been instrumental in helping the political party known as the Liberal Democrats in the United Kingdom. Source: https://www.thairath.co.th/content/1184515 -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-1-23

Complete Guide to Motorbiking Vietnam

Complete Guide to Motorbiking Vietnam


Paula Through the Looking Glass

Complete Guide to Motorbiking the Length of Vietnam. Pros & Cons, Routes & Costs, Hints & Tips. A Female Perspective.

12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

5 Best Low Cost Long-Haul Airlines for Budget Travellers

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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Photo of the Week 7: Malaysia, Singapore & Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

whoops…it’s been two weeks since I last posted and I’m a little annoyed at myself! I was doing so well keep fairly on top of all this blogging malarkey only to be thwarted by a week of partying, losing my phone, bank card and my pride in Gili T, and a 4 day/4 night boat […]

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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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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

This travel story (A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Marketing a sacred mountain

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

There’s no escaping the passion for sport in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The level of passion the locals have for sport in Melbourne is insane. Read the two major newspapers, listen to any talk back radio, or turn on the TV at pretty much any stage across the weekend, and chances are sport will be front and centre. I love my sport, I worked in professional sport in Melbourne for nine years, and even I get sick of the coverage. If there’s such as a thing as sports poisoning, then almost every Melbournian has a severe dose 12 months a year! If you’re a visitor to Melbourne with an interest in sport, you’ve come to the right place. At any time of the year you can check out some sporting event featuring the world’s best going at it. The number of world-class athletes who call Melbourne home and ply their trade here, plus the world-class athletes who visit with their clubs or for major sporting events is mind-boggling. So to try and cut through the clutter and confusion for you, here’s a comprehensive guide to sport in Melbourne. Australian Rules Football (AFL) Melbourne Cricket Ground With nine teams based in Melbourne and another one an hour away in Geelong, Australian Rules Football [...]

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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A 46km Walk Across Singapore Was My Year-End Vacation

by Eugene Ang @ TripZilla Magazine

Where I Went in 2017: A Look Back Through 21 Countries!

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Happy holidays everyone! I hope it’s been a wonderful time filled with love, laughs and delicious food. I took a bit of a hiatus...

Backpacking Route for Mexico

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

latin america routes south america | brazil | patagonia | central america | mexico Mexico Backpacking Route Our backpacking route for Mexico takes in the best the South of the country has to offer. If you follow it, you’ll travel from the tranquil seas of the Caribbean to the giant waves of the Pacific via […]

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5 Things to consider before you teach English in China

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

5 Things to consider before you teach English in China image via Brian Yap, CC BY-NC 2.0 A guest post by Dimitris Vlachos If you’re interested in teaching English in China, then you’re in for an exciting and rewarding adventure. As a company which specialises in helping people like you teach abroad, we understand what you’re […]

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam


Departful

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

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

How To Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Trip

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

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

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking Route for Vietnam - MyFunkyTravel


MyFunkyTravel

Take a ride on the re-unification express as you head by train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City with our budget friendly backpacking route for Vietnam.

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam: The Ultimate 1 Month Itinerary

Vietnam: The Ultimate 1 Month Itinerary


halfthisworldaway

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

Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel

Backpacking in Vietnam: Travel Route & Map | Charlie on Travel


Charlie on Travel

Want to know where to go backpacking in Vietnam? I mapped out a Vietnam travel route. Start in Hanoi and travel south to Ho Chi Minh City.

Bosses call for U-turn on wage rises

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Bosses call for U-turn on wage rises By The Nation Kalin Sarasin, centre, chairman of the Joint Standing Committee of Commerce, Industry and Banking with fellow JSCCIB members at a press conference where they pushed for the process of setting a minimum daily wage to be reopened. THE NATION’S top private-sector advisory grouping has called on the government to go back to the drawing board on the recently announced rises in minimum daily wages that its members say do not reflect the different economic conditions across the country. The request of the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) to the government for the extent of the wage rises to be reconsidered follows a poll of its members that pointed to the finalised rates being higher than those proposed by provincial wage committee Kalin Sarasin, chairman of the JSCCIB and chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said the JSCCIB yesterday wrote to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, asking that the government revise the minimum daily wages decided by the Central Wages Committee. Instead, it should follow the decisions made by provincial wage committees in line with Section 87 of Labour Protection Act, BE 2541 (1998), the advisory grouping said. Section 87 sets out the factors that the wages committee should consider when setting the minimum wage rates. The JSCCIB's member survey found that 92 per cent of operators in all provinces agreed that the rises announced for 2018 are higher than the rates that had been proposed by the provincial wage committees. This meant that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and farmers could be hit hard by the higher wages, which they say are not adequately based on economic conditions in each area of the country, the advisory grouping said. The provincial wage committees of 35 provinces, including Rayong, did not propose any wage increase. Despite their views, the minimum daily rate was raised by 7 per cent from Bt308 to Bt330. On the other side of the pay debate, the State Enterprise Workers' Relations Confederation and the Thai Labour Solidarity Committee (TLSC) also wrote to Prayut seeking to have the wage rise imposed at the same rate nationwide. According to Thanaporn Vichan, TLSC vice chairman, the letter to the Prime Minister also requested that the provincial wage committees be abolished in favour of a national wage committee, and that measures be launched to control product prices. Chalee Loysoong, TLSC vice chairman, pointed to a flawed system in the organisation of the provincial wage committees. Provincial wage committees in some provinces do not have a representative from the employee side and, therefore, a proposed wage rise comes from the employer side only, he said. He also argued for the addition of an academic director or another director of a similar background, such as a social economist, to the national wage committee. This would help to ensure all sides of the argument would be heard adequately. Chalee added that among key concerns that are not acceptable to the labour side is a reduced contribution to the Social Security Fund. The TLSC wants the Labour Minister or the Labour Department permanent-secretary to review the wage rise decision before forwarding it to the Cabinet meeting, he said, adding that the wage rise must take account of the actual situations that acceptable are to both employers and employees. Prayut said the minimum daily wage had not been raised for three years and that this year's increases were not too high. Moreover, they could spur increased spending and strengthen the country’s economic structure. “This is what we want to make everyone understand. If we want to use money, we have to find certain data of operators, workers and the government on how we can move ahead. Otherwise, everything will collapse," he said. According to Nattaporn Jatusripitak, a spokesman for the deputy prime minister, said Prayut had asked the Ministry of Commerce and related agencies to prevent impacts that may arise to people's costs of living. Previously, the ministry reported to the Cabinet that the recent wage rises have had only a minimal impact on product prices. In response to the likely postponement of Thailand's general election, Kalin believed that business confidence would remain intact as the economy has started recovering in the wake of a start to projects under the government’s infrastructure investment plans. This reflected improved confidence in the investment climate and was helped by the government's focus on the grassroots economy. “According to our interviews, foreign investors from several countries including the United States, the European Union, China and Japan, still need to invest in Thailand,” Kalin said. “This year we will celebrate the 185th anniversary of the Thailand-US relationship, which could encourage US investors to make more investments.” Chen Namchaisiri, chairman of the Federation of the Thai Industries, said that confidence would not be affected by any postponement in the election as such a decision would be based on reasonable grounds. “Now, any postponement of the general election is in the legal process and has not yet reached a certain solution,” Chen said. Foreign investors have not raised questions on the issue; instead, they have paid more attention to a draft bill on investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). Poj Aramwattananont, vice chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, said that everything was still in accordance with the government’s road map to democracy and that the possible postponement of the general election could arise as the outcome of legal processes. The economy can move forward regardless, Poj said. Over the past four years, Thailand has confronted worse political situations and remained resilient and, this time, the country would again manage, he said. In regard to the overall economy, Prayut said the government has a plan to solve the problem of poverty in the country, and related agencies, including the Bank of Thailand, have been monitoring the economic conditions and the baht’s movements. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/Economy/30336967 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-24

Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

TripZilla’s Picks: Top 18 Travel Destinations for 2018

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

Packing List For Vietnam - Travel Happy

Packing List For Vietnam - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

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

A Resort Guide to Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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How to Bargain in Vietnam

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

How to Bargain in Vietnam A guest post by Jim from Asia Marvels Many travellers in Vietnam are so afraid of paying more than they should that they forget to enjoy their trip. Here is some insight into bargaining in Vietnam to make your time here easier. The first thing you should know about bargaining […]

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

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Trump to meet with world leaders, business CEOs at Davos forum By Steve Holland U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after signing directives to impose tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels before signing it in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and other world leaders when he attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week, White House officials said on Tuesday. Trump is due to take an overnight flight on Wednesday night to snowbound Davos, where he will encourage investment in the United States and cooperation on national security issues, including the fight against Islamic State and North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Trump will have a full day of meetings in Davos on Thursday and then deliver a keynote address to the forum on Friday before returning to the United States later that day. White House senior economic adviser Gary Cohn said Trump will use his speech to encourage global companies to invest in the United States and take advantage of Trump's corporate tax cuts. He will also stress his "America First" policies and seek more reciprocal trade policies from U.S. allies, Cohn said, in keeping with Trump's belief that international trade deals are tilted against the United States. "The president will continue to promote fair economic competition and will make it clear that there cannot be free and open trade if countries are not held accountable to the rules," Cohn told reporters. Trump will be the first U.S. president to attend Davos in 20 years, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite "globalists" that he bashed in his 2016 presidential run. In addition to meetings with world leaders, Trump will also host a small dinner for European business executives on Thursday night. "The attendees run companies that have sizeable footprints in the United States. They have invested in our economy, we want them to continue to do so and encourage others to join them," said Cohn. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster said Trump will meet with Britain's May to discuss North Korea, the Syrian civil war and the Iran nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran and which Trump has vowed to abandon unless changes can be made. Trump and May have had a rocky first year since Trump took power, which included British anger over the U.S. leak of the name of a suicide bomber in Manchester last May. The two sides have been unable to agree on an appropriate time for Trump to visit Britain. Earlier this month, he pulled out of a potential February trip for the opening of a new U.S. embassy in London. Trump's meeting with Netanyahu will be his first one since he declared that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a decision that has strained U.S. ties with some Arab leaders. McMaster said that in the meeting with Netanyahu, Trump will "reiterate America's strong commitment to Israel and efforts to reduce Iran's influence in the Middle East and ways to achieve lasting peace." Other meetings include Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who is chairman of the African Union, to discuss trade and security. Trump will also meet with President Alain Berset of Switzerland. (Reporting by Steve Holland; writing by Ayesha Rascoe; editing by Phil Berlowitz and Rosalba O'Brien) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-01-24

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

The east coast of Tasmania is all about the beaches. The sand is a brilliant white and the water a magnificent crystal-clear blue that you usually see on travel brochures and postcards. The big grey rocks with splashes of bright orange act as the beach’s bookends, while the native bushland that often lines the beach’s edge remains virtually untouched. The beaches are not tropical. Instead they are rugged, wild and sometimes isolated. And despite the Great Eastern Drive from Orford in the south to St Helens in the north being famous the world over for its spectacular coastal views, you’ll often have the beach to yourself if you choose to stop for a swim or a walk. Anywhere else on Earth, and a coastline like this would be a magnet for hotel chains, global tourist operators and real estate developers. But for some reason Tasmania’s east coast remains a quiet, charming and relatively undiscovered corner of the world lined with quaint little towns and spectacular national parks. We spent five days exploring the east coast from our rental home in Four Mile Creek, a town consistently of exactly four streets, a children’s playground and a cricket ground. Our balcony overlooked [...]

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Getting around | About Vietnam

Getting around | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Though still a little rough around the edges, Vietnam’s transport network is continuing to improve. Most travel takes place on the roads, which are largely...

Getting to, from and around Vietnam

Getting to, from and around Vietnam


Travelfish

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

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 »

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!

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

The rise of the transatlantic budget airline – WOW, Norwegian & Level compared The cost of travelling from Europe to the United States and Canada (or vice-versa) is going down. The suggestion that budget airlines could start operating transatlantic flights has been around for a while but it’s only in the past year or so […]

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The Antarctica Trip Checklist

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

You can hike. You can snowshoe. You can go mountaineering, you can kayak, you can even camp out under the stars. There are plenty of ways that you can explore the stark beauty of Antarctica – the rugged landscapes, the drifting icebergs, the determined wildlife that includes lots and lots of penguins. The question about […]

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An Alpine Haven: Cordée des Alpes, Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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What to Expect on the Komodo Boat Tour in Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Indonesia is full of adventures.  You can climb volcanos, go trekking, do all sorts of water sports, but the Komodo Boat Tour is one not to be missed!  It was definitely not the lap of luxury, and you will definitely need a sense of humour, BUT it was well worth being disgusting, stinky and uncomfortable […]

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Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers


Bunch of Backpackers

What are the costs to travel Vietnam? Inc. average costs per day, price examples and budget Vietnam tips from a fellow backpacker.

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Manchester United top world football money list

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Manchester United top world football money list LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United <MANU.N> have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain's Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two. The Premier League club topped the Deloitte Football Money League for the 10th time by posting a revenue for the 2016-17 season of 676.3 million euros (£593.1 million), 1.7 million euros more than the reigning European champions. Barcelona were third on 648.3 million euros. The combined revenue for the top 20 highest-earning clubs rose by six per cent to a record 7.9 billion euros. The top 20 was made up of 10 English clubs, who were boosted by the fact that 2016-17 was the first season of the current Premier League broadcast rights deal. The remaining 10 clubs comprised of three each from Spain, Germany and Italy and one from France. Seven-time European champions AC Milan dropped out of the top 20 for the first time. The 44.5 million euros United received from UEFA for their victory over Ajax Amsterdam in the 2017 Europa League final was crucial to retaining their number one status, although broadcast revenue is now the largest individual revenue stream for the top 20, accounting for 45 per cent. Dan Jones, partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: "United's ability to retain first position is all the more impressive against the backdrop of the weakened pound against the euro, and with both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona forecasting further revenue growth in 2017-18, the battle at the top will likely come down to on-pitch performance again next year. "With all three clubs through to the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League, it may be as simple as the club that goes furthest in the competition will have the best chance of topping the Money League next year." Big movers include former Premier League champions Leicester City, who climbed from 20th last year to 14th, and Southampton, who enter the top 20 for the first time in 18th position. Both were boosted by playing in European competitions last season. Elsewhere, Inter Milan climbed four places to 15th thanks largely to commercial growth following their takeover by Chinese company Suning Holdings Group. (Reporting by Matt Westby; Editing by Christian Radnedge/Jeremy Gaunt) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-1-23

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

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

Famous as the backdrop for the 2003 movie Under The Tuscan Sun, Cortona is a stunning medieval town perched above the surrounding countryside View from Cortona, Italy 11 June 2013, 2 Years Ago This Week: Despite the vast amount of information about every conceivable travel destination available, I still find myself occasionally stumbling upon places […]

Here’s What Travelling Alone As An Introvert Feels Like

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Day Trip Itinerary to Kukup

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Festival Essentials: The A-Z list

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Next year’s festivals are starting to announce the line ups – exciting times! With Christmas around the corner it’s a great time to start thinking about the essentials for festivals so you can get your order in to Santa / Amazon. Here’s a quick A-Z, courtesy of SMC Coach Hire, so you can start to get excited for all the festival fun to come in 2018. – Post in collaboration […]

Shopping in Melbourne, where to get your fashion fix

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

Melbourne is defined by its suburbs, and almost every suburb has it’s own shopping precinct. Shopping in Melbourne is like a sport all of its own, to go with the myriad sporting options every visitor to Melbourne should check out. Melburnians are no shrinking violets when it comes to fashion, with many of the country’s trends starting right here in Australia’s fashion capital. However, with so many options, from the biggest chain retailers to the smallest chic boutiques, from enormous shopping malls to suburban shopping strips, it can be overwhelming to know where to go to get what your looking for. To make your shopping experience a little less intimidating, here is a selection of the biggest, best and most popular Melbourne shopping precincts for you to check out during your visit. Bourke Street Mall, CBD Shopping in Melbourne, Bourke Street Mall (Source: Flickr/avlxyz) If you’re visiting Melbourne you’ll probably spend some time in the city centre, so why not start your shopping in the Bourke Street Mall. You’ll find Australia’s biggest department stores, Myer and David Jones, in this pedestrian and tram-only precinct, along with plenty of other big retail chain stores such as Sportsgirl and Zara. At the [...]

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

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

My Trip to Alishan: Spending a Night in the Mountains of Taiwan

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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10 FREE Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur for Travellers on A Budget

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

Female solo backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

‘What were your experiences as a female solo backpacker in Iran?’ This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last summer. If you have been following my travels on Instagram or Facebook, you know I truly had the time of my life. In Iran I felt 100% free, careless and happy. I […]

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Paragliding in Verbier, Switzerland

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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12 Incredible Travel Experiences I Found Through Instagram

by Hayden Myers @ Adventure In You

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

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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16 Travel Essentials to Buy From Daiso Before a Vacation

by Hafiza @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera)

by myfunkytravel @ MyFunkyTravel

Backpacking in the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca & Formentera) The Balearic Islands have long been popular holiday destinations, mostly for Northern Europeans looking for a short sunny getaway. Typically people fly in and fly out, only visiting one island but it is possible to do a longer, backpacking trip in the Balearic Islands. You […]

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Ultimate Road Trip: Vietnam’s Northern Loop

Ultimate Road Trip: Vietnam’s Northern Loop


Fodors Travel Guide

Yes, the words 'Vietnam' and 'road trip' might sound scary when put all together. But believe us, once you've made it out of bustling Hanoi, the countryside offers many multi-sensorial rewards.

The Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide. Essential Travel Information

The Ultimate Vietnam Travel Guide. Essential Travel Information


MapTrotting

Our Vietnam guide is full of tips to help you get the most out of your visit to Vietnam including daily budgets, destinations, food, drink and climate info.

The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Phuket Poll: Do you believe in Bitcoin?

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Phuket Poll: Do you believe in Bitcoin? The Phuket News A man looks at ATM machines for Bitcoin in Hong Kong. Bitcoin's reported value has soared over the past year, breaking many records, and risen more than 20-fold since the start of 2017. Photo: AFP PHUKET: Bitcoin may have launched nine years ago, but cryptocurrencies are now taking the public imagination by storm as an alternative form of currency – but this one entirely beyond the influence of the global banking industry. However, it has been a rocky road since 2009, with serious questions asked of the security involved in trading cryptocurrencies, despite the advent of Blockchain, a public ledger of all transactions kept online for all the world to see. Of note, the theft of a reported US$65 million of the digital currency from a brokerage based in Hong Kong in September 2016 alone saw global prices fall from around US$620 to around $535 per Bitcoin. Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-poll-do-you-believe-in-bitcoin-65688.php -- © Copyright Phuket News 2018-01-23

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…

What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Java with Kids

by Linda @ Betterplaces Travel

Marlous, Albert, Nila and Ilan discover the hidden beauty of Java

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To Travel Or Not To Travel?

by Serene Leong @ TripZilla Magazine

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

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

U.S. needs to pay attention to relationship with Britain, Tillerson says By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The United States needs to pay attention to its treasured relationship with Britain, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday just days after Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London citing anger at the sale of an embassy. Trump's cancellation of his trip has raised questions in Britain over the links between Washington and its closest traditional ally in Europe -- widely called the "special relationship". More than a year into his presidency, Trump has yet to visit London and many British voters have promised to protest against a man they see as crude, volatile and opposed to their values on a range of issues. Tillerson, a former Exxon Mobil CEO, met British Prime Minister Theresa May in her Downing Street residence and then held talks with Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. "We treasure this relationship, and I treasure Boris's relationship with me personally and the work that we do together on these many issues," Tillerson told reporters. "Sometimes we forget about the importance of our own relationship," he said. "We need to pay attention to that relationship and the importance of this relationship on a bilateral basis as well." A pillar of Britain's foreign policy for a century, the special relationship with Washington has taken on added importance as Britain prepares to leave the European Union in 2019. May and Tillerson discussed "continuing depth and breadth" of the special relationship, May's office said. They also touched on one of their most pressing diplomatic challenges: disagreement over the future of a landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. The deal has been cast into doubt by Trump, but Britain, along with France and Germany, wants to keep it. TREASURED RELATIONSHIP? May was the first foreign leader to visit Trump after his inauguration in January last year, and they were filmed emerging from the White House holding hands. She later said Trump took her hand in a gentlemanly gesture as they walked down a ramp. But British officials have been dismayed by some of Trump's pronouncements, particularly a proposed ban on Muslims entering the United States and most recently when Trump rebuked May on Twitter after she criticised him for retweeting British far-right anti-Islam videos. During May's U.S. trip a year ago, she extended an invitation to Trump to make a formal state visit - which includes pomp, pageantry and a banquet with Queen Elizabeth. The invitation was accepted, but no date for the visit has been set. While in London, Tillerson visited the new $1 billion (£719 million) U.S. embassy. Trump earlier this month criticised the move to new diplomatic premises as part of a bad deal agreed by the administration of Barack Obama. Trump cancelled a trip to London to open the new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse a bad deal agreed by the Obama administration to sell the old one for "peanuts". Tillerson was greeted by U.S. Ambassador Woody Johnson as workers finished planting shrubs in the grounds of the new embassy. America's top diplomat then met some of the marines who are stationed at the embassy. "The embassy actually, is gonna really work," Johnson said. Asked when there would be a ribbon cutting ceremony, Ambassador Johnson said: "At some point we're going to do it, but there's no urgency to that. We'll do it when the time is right." (Editing by Guy Faulconbridge) -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-1-23

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Where to Travel in 2018. Tried and Tested (15) Travel Destinations

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

New year, new destinations. So many of them! But fear not, we are here to help you decide where to travel in 2018! From exotic Japan to peaceful Oman, from white sand beaches in Greece to glaciers in Antarctica, we have a list of incredible places to keep you inspired all year long! These tested […]

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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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Thai-American Citizen and the Military Draft

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Hello, currently, I'm 15 with just a Thai citizenship but has had permanent residence in the US since 2005. My mother is applying for citizenship and once the naturalization process is done, I will also inherit the American citizenship therefor making me of Thai-American citizenship. I plan on joining the US Air force and then eventually moving back to Thailand. Assuming I move back to Thailand before the age of 30 (the age where conscription is void), will I still have to go through Thai conscription? Also, what kind of reaction will the government have towards me, seeing that Thailand does not recognize dual-nationality. Will it be considered treason and be stripped of my Thai citizenship?

My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

10 awesome things to do in Melbourne

by Chris Appleford @ Travelling Apples

There are so many things to do in Melbourne it would literally take days to write a single article. So instead I’m going to choose 10 of the best that I believe you should do if you ever visit my home town. Melbourne has now won ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ award, presented annually by The Economist, five years in a row. That’s an incredible achievement by anyone’s standards, but it’s easy to see why. No matter what you’re into there’s something for you to do, like dining in first-class restaurants, attending a wide range of sporting events in world-class stadiums, taking in a play or musical in gorgeous theatres, or experiencing masterpieces in our amazing arts precinct. There is of course just one problem with Melbourne, it’s expensive. There’s no escaping it, you’ll need a little money in your pocket to fully appreciate this city. But by using services like Couchsurfing, the free inner city trams, and free events that can be found at That’s Melbourne, you can definitely have a great time without breaking the bank. You could also do a free walking tour when you first arrive so you can work out where everything is and get [...]

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

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

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

Vietnam by Motorbike: The Best Six Weeks of my Life

Vietnam by Motorbike: The Best Six Weeks of my Life


Adventure In You

Vietnam by motorbike is an epic adventure! You hear some horror stories but for me traveling Vietnam by motorbike was the best decision I made. However...

Nustay Review: How to Save on Your Next Hotel Booking

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

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

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One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary

One Month in Vietnam: A Complete Itinerary


Two Wandering Soles

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

A capital of change

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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My 3 Week Travel Itinerary through Vietnam - North to South

My 3 Week Travel Itinerary through Vietnam - North to South


The Travelista

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

Sometimes you just need to listen to your heart

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Ok this post is going to sound like a proper ‘first world problem’ post but tough shit… It’s been almost 3 months since I left London in a hurry to get back to my favourite part of the world; Southeast Asia.  I have loved discovering more of what this magical place has to offer, and […]

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5 of the Best Paradise Beaches in Southeast Asia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

5 of the best beaches in Southeast Asia: The beaches in Southeast Asia are famous, think beautiful white sand, crystal clear water and bright blue skies to leave you feeling like you are in paradise!  Add into the mix how cheap Southeast Asia is and you have the perfect recipe for lazying away your days doing […]

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Are we heading back on the beaten track?

by Kathi @ Travelettes

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

Month 3 Round-Up: A Month in Indonesia

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Well, I spent a lot longer in Indonesia that I had planned, and it’s been one hell of an emotional month!  I spent most of that time with my friend who lives in Canggu, Bali and got to experience what it feel like to live in Asia.  I also got to re-visit one of my […]

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TOP 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Groups issue statement of support for ‘We Walk’ marchers

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

Groups issue statement of support for ‘We Walk’ marchers By The Nation Photo from People Go Network Facebook page Almost 150 organisations have released a joint statement demanding that authorities stop exercising their absolute power to intimidate ‘We Walk’ marchers. This followed the listing of arrest warrants against eight prominent members of the demonstration movement on allegations of gathering more than five persons for staging a political protest, which is banned by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO). A total of 144 organisations issued the statement on Tuesday denouncing the oppression of the campaigners of the long march for protecting citizens’ rights and demanding that the authorities respect freedom of expression. The umbrella non-governmental organisations People GO Network started their long march from Thammasart University in Pathumthani to Khon Kaen last Saturday to campaign for the protection of universal health coverage, food security, community rights, and political rights. However, from the very first hours of their march, the activists faced strong interference from the police and military officers. The NCPO saw their activity as a political protest and hence a violation of NCPO order 3/2558, so its representative filed a complaint with Klong Luang Police in Pathum Thani on Sunday against eight prominent members of the march. This is despite the fact that the marchers have tried to avoid violating this order by dividing into separate groups of four persons. “The organisations listed below commonly view that this march is the rightful exercising of freedom of expression, which is protected by the current Constitution and does not affect national stability, but it will disturb legislation and policy planning of NCPO to benefit some capitalists, so we support this campaign, as it alerts the public to this problem,” the statement reads. It was also claimed in the statement that oppression of the activists in this campaign was a vivid example of the unjust use of power by the NCPO against the people. It urged the NCPO to protect the people’s rights, accept the campaigners’ demands, and return full democracy to Thai society. Meanwhile, the People GO Network has asked for donations of equipment for their communication team to broadcast via Facebook Live, as they have had difficulties in properly broadcasting the whole march during the first days of their campaign. Their list of needed equipment was: five mobile phones, two external batteries, two tripods for mobile phone, and two selfie sticks. The group stated on their Facebook page that they did not want money donation and did not need expensive equipment, as they just required usable communication tools for broadcasting live throughout the march. It was reasoned that they have to broadcast all their journey live to let people easily watch their campaign and prevent any unexpected operations against the protesters. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30337026 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-24

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam


VickyFlipFlopTravels -

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

Must-sees and stops you can dare to skip for your next trip to Vietnam!

Must-sees and stops you can dare to skip for your next trip to Vietnam!


Off-The-Path

You've always wanted to travel through Vietnam? After reading our guide including the best travel tips you will immediately book a flight - promised! ;)

Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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New school director, 51, under fire for ‘intimate relationship’ with schoolgirl, 14

by @ Thai Visa Daily Digest

New school director, 51, under fire for ‘intimate relationship’ with schoolgirl, 14 By PRASIT TANGPRASERT THE NATION A 51-YEAR-OLD school director accused of having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Bua Yai district has been transferred effective immediately. School director Nathapop Boonthongtho was transferred out of the school to an inactive post pending a disciplinary panel’s investigation. Nathapop did not show up at work this week. If he is found guilty, he will be sacked from the civil service and also face criminal charges, Nakhon Ratchasima Primary Education Service Area Office 6 deputy director Supapongsa Chantharang said yesterday. A Ban Patong Thanoen Samakkee School committee and teachers this week brought the scandal to the media’s attention by producing Line chat messages from the girl’s mobile phone as evidence. That evidence prompted the Nakhon Ratchasima Primary Education Service Area Office 6 to establish a disciplinary panel to investigate the allegation and prepare assistance for the Mathayom 2 student. The office’s Promotion of Educational Provision Group head, Khomkrit Mumthaisong, yesterday led panel members to visit the school to investigate the alleged three-month relationship, which reportedly started shortly after the school director took a position at the school. The committee was expected to gather evidence and report its result to the office’s director within seven days, Supapongsa said. A friend of the victim told the panel that the girl previously had a boyfriend in Mathayom 3, but after Nathapop took the job at the school he had made advances and had an “intimate relationship” with her. The friend said the school director would tell the girl to skip classes to go on trips and stay with him at a resort. The victim had said she was “in love” with Nathapop and he had promised to ask the girl’s family for permission to marry her on February 14, the friend said. In another development, Paiwan Haithong, the leader of a residents’ group calling for Nathapop to be punished, filed a libel complaint against him at Bua Yai Police Station, claiming she had received a threatening phone call from him in which he had made accusations about her son. Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/national/30336978 -- © Copyright The Nation 2018-01-24

Photo of the Week 8: The Beautiful Gili T

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

This week I’ve stopped for a little travel break in Canggu, Bali. I’m in a bit of a weird place, mentally, and after almost 3 months of non-stop travel and partying (yeah I know it’s not really that long compared to what some people do but hey…), I needed a break. Mentally I was/am burnt […]

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2017 Round Up: Our Top Ten Travel Articles

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

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

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

by Lewis Lai @ TripZilla Magazine

Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

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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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

10 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Sri Lanka

by Paula @ Paula Through the Looking Glass

Sri Lanka is on the up, and now is the time to visit! Sri Lanka was always vaguely on my radar, but it wasn’t until last year when some friends were telling me how amazing it was, that I decided to give it a visit myself. Sri Lanka is a beautiful place, just South of […]

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5 reasons why you should still visit Phu Quoc Island

by Emma @ Travelettes

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

7 One-Week Itineraries for Vietnam – Take Your Pick!

7 One-Week Itineraries for Vietnam – Take Your Pick!


TripZilla

With one week to spare, which part of Vietnam should you visit? Take your pick from these one-week itineraries which combine destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Ha long Bay, Sapa, Mui Ne, Sapa, Phu Quoc and more!

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

Is Sky Bar in Bangkok Worthwhile?

by Katie Diederichs @ Blog | Two Wandering Soles

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

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