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LOVE THIS PLACE!

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Natasha C. Tomball, TX LOVE THIS PLACE! Adorable little restaurant in Tomball. Nice and clean and just so homey in there! Everyone that works there is very nice too! The food is always fresh! I’ve had many boba smoothies  from there- all made with fresh fruit. The spicy […]

Facty things: 10 facts about Turkey

Facty things: 10 facts about Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You could say that Turkey has so many things to see and do it needed an extra continent to share the load. Anyway, facts

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An unforgettable night in the Sahara

An unforgettable night in the Sahara

by Ciara Johnson @ Geckos Tales

Camels, mint tea, and sleeping under the stars? Yes please.

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How to Stop Muscle Twitches

How to Stop Muscle Twitches

by @ How to of the Day

Muscle twitches are caused by small contractions in either a part of a muscle or a whole muscle. They can occur in any muscle in the body but often occur in the limbs, eyelids, or diaphragm. They are typically caused by either stimulation to the muscle or by a problem with a nerve. While most muscle twitches are nothing to worry about and pass quickly, there are some that are more severe and are symptoms of serious medical conditions.

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

Eat first, question later: Top food in SE Asia

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Don't think. Just chew

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What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

What the one item you can’t travel without says about you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We admit it. We travellers can be just a little judgmental when we see the things that you just can’t leave home without.

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Geese & Ganders Review & Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

This is a Geese & Ganders Review - they are a party goods company, who have ditched the traditional boy & girl aisles in favor of unique, bold designs that appeal to everyone. They are offering a $100 gift certificate. -jaden
Geese & Ganders Review
My now 13-year old son, Nathan, celebrates his birthday right before Christmas. . . .

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Just leave: an essay on the art of letting go

Just leave: an essay on the art of letting go

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

A call-to-arms for the indecisive.

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This monkey’s friend got electrocuted, so he saved his life.

This monkey’s friend got electrocuted, so he saved his life.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

After his friend was electrocuted at an Indian train station and left dying, this monkey did the unthinkable.

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8 reasons the Galapagos Islands are awesome

8 reasons the Galapagos Islands are awesome

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

They're Ecuadorable *mic drop*

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How to Diagnose Lymphoma

by @ How to of the Day

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

Kibbitzing and Noshing at Schmaltzy, an Evening of Five Stories and Dishes

by Sarah Zorn @ Edible Brooklyn

"It’s kind of like The Moth, but with pastrami egg rolls," the Jewish Food Society says.

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So, you want to travel?

So, you want to travel?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A practical guide to planning your first trip.

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Elephant welfare: what you can do to help

Elephant welfare: what you can do to help

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some simple points to help make the world a better place (for elephants).

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Announcing Our Holiday Issue with Stories from All of Our Territories

by Ariel Lauren Wilson @ Edible Brooklyn

Every year I want to be that person who bakes my friends and family some dark chocolate sablés or sends individualized notes, but every year I make a batch Amazon order the week before Christmas (#nofilter).

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17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

17 pics that’ll make you want to visit Morocco

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If a picture says a thousand words, this article is technically 17,000 words long

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Word Game: Jan. 24, 2018

by Kathleen Saxe @ The Mercury News

FROM ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION

4 reasons to quit real life and go travelling

4 reasons to quit real life and go travelling

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

Is it time for you to call it quits and indulge in some wanderlusty hedonism? Maybe.

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Skydivers play Quidditch Irl

Skydivers play Quidditch Irl

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

The quaffle is released, and the game begins

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Shrimp Pad Thai Salad

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

This Pad Thai Salad recipe features a healthy salad, fit as a main course. This recipe is courtesy of celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new cookbook Bobby Flay Fit: 200 Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle. Learn how to make a spicy, nutty salad dressing Instead of shrimp, you can add grilled chicken breast We’ve teamed up with […]

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The search for solitude in South America

The search for solitude in South America

by Stephanie Wade @ Geckos Tales

I grabbed my backpack, passport and camera and set off backpacking through South America

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The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

The best countries for surviving a zombie apocalypse

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s the zombie apocalypse. It’s finally here. Stick with us if you want to get out alive.

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Elephant welfare: the basics

Elephant welfare: the basics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our sister company, Intrepid Travel recently announced that they stopped offering elephant rides on their trips. The same goes for us too

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Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

Tips for saving for an overseas adventure

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

We’ve put together our top penny-pinching tips so you can hop a big jet plane and begin your adventure sooner rather than later

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3 of Everest’s tallest tales

3 of Everest’s tallest tales

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Did you hear the one about the dog who climbed Everest?

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23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

23 life lessons you’ll only learn at a hostel

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Hostels. You're either gonna love 'em or hate 'em. And as travellers, it's pretty certain that unless your flush with cash, you're going to have to stay in one at some point.

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Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

Your ultimate guide to Italy on a budget

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

The endless carbs, the beautiful people, the ton of culture – there's just so much to love about Italy. But how to do it on the cheap? Here's how

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Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

Treat yo’ self: 5 beaches you should probably be on (right now)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s nothing like it: kicking back on golden sands, taking ‘leg or hot dog’ selfies, sipping coke as the sun sets behind the bottle (just like in the ads), and selecting the photo filter that will engender maximum jealousy in your friends back home.

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The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

The big debate: are you team sunrise or team sunset?

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we humans love more than unparalleled beauty and smug holiday sunset photos, it is trivial arguments. So, I'm pitting sunrises and sunsets against each other. I'm sorry

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Why everyone should live overseas at least once

Why everyone should live overseas at least once

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Home is where your visa is.

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Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

Facty things: 10 facts about Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The best way to learn about Sri Lanka is to travel around and chat to the locals. The second best way is to read these facts. You're welcome.

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What if the world was a music festival?

What if the world was a music festival?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The only lineup you'll ever need

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Turkish delight: the 7 fatal stages of kebab addiction

Turkish delight: the 7 fatal stages of kebab addiction

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Kebab Addiction is a serious affliction. Spot the signs before it's too late.

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What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

What Inca trail? Seven of Peru’s (other) best adventures

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

From the thick and sticky Amazon to the eerie Nazca Lines – Peru has stacks of stuff to get your grubby adventurous mitts on. Here's the best of the rest

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How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

How this group of musicians is making the world a better place – one gig at a time

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

They’re completely self-sustainable – a travelling community of artists and musicians- and they call themselves The Soulfire Project

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How to Write Nursery Rhymes

How to Write Nursery Rhymes

by @ How to of the Day

A nursery rhyme is a short rhyming poem often written for children. This type of poem is a good way to practice using literary devices like rhyme, repetition, and alliteration. They are also fun to say out loud, as they usually have funny or silly details. To write nursery rhymes, start by choosing a topic like an animal, a character, or an object. Then, compose the rhyme by telling a funny or entertaining story about your topic. Listen to how the rhyme sounds out loud, ask for input from others, and revise it if necessary so you end up with a polished piece.

How to Organize a Small Bathroom

How to Organize a Small Bathroom

by @ How to of the Day

With a bit of careful organizing, you can make a small bathroom feel spacious and tidy. Divide your cabinet space with storage containers and baskets. Make use of every inch of wall space by hanging floating shelves up to the ceiling and over the toilet. You can even add racks, rods, or more storage on the back of the door. Embrace creative storage options, like glass jars, for odds and ends.

The Williamsburg Hotel’s Long-Awaited Harvey Is Finally Open for Business

by Sarah Zorn @ Edible Brooklyn

And the restaurant’s ready to ditch the drama and concentrate on dinner service.

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Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

Get in my belly: the best American sammiches

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It takes many names: sarnie, sanga, sammich, sammie; and takes many, many forms. Your first exposure to the sandwich may have been as a child – a peanut butter affair, perhaps – the crusts lovingly removed and disposed of; or your first sandwich may have been encountered in your lunchbox at school – a cheese

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How to Lose Upper Body Fat

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

by @ How to of the Day

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

How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

by @ How to of the Day

Being the new kid at school can be a scary experience! It might seem like everybody else knows exactly how to act, but remember that you aren’t alone. Everybody is nervous their first day, but you can fit right in by making a great first impression, finding friends in your classes and activities, and learning about your new school.

In the Hanukkah Kitchen with Brooklyn’s Syrian-Jewish Community

by Brianna Plaza @ Edible Brooklyn

Food traditions are a link to the past, and for New York’s Syrian-Jewish families, it’s a reflection on their long journey to Brooklyn.

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6 beauty products you need while travelling

6 beauty products you need while travelling

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because, who are we kidding: we all need some sort of beauty hit.

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Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

Make it at home: pisco sour recipe

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everybody knows that the Pisco Sour is Peru's most famous - and delicious - drink. But not everybody knows how to make a Pisco Sour. Well, we do. And we're willing to share this information with you, so long as you repay us by making us some Pisco Sours at some point down the track. Deal? Good

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13 amazing Airbnb places you must try immediately

13 amazing Airbnb places you must try immediately

by Caroline Bellinger @ Geckos Tales

Shut up and take our money

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Name that animal: 7 of Borneo’s wildest wild things (video)

Name that animal: 7 of Borneo’s wildest wild things (video)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Borneo is a pretty wild place, and we don't say that lightly. This video will make you wanna pack your bags and go jungle

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What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

What is Ebola and what does it mean for travellers?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The whole world seems focused on the West African Ebola outbreak, but what exactly is EVD and should it stop you travelling

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These 4 Vietnamese Restaurants in Bushwick Serve Up Major Vegan Eats

These 4 Vietnamese Restaurants in Bushwick Serve Up Major Vegan Eats


Edible Brooklyn

A guide to the very good and very vegan bánh mì, pho and more available in the neighborhood.

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

How to spend 50 British pounds around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where will you spend your nifty fifty?

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6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

6 reasons why you should book a trip to Mexico asap

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

This is what you’re missing out on—and why you, amiga or amigo, should book a trip to Mexico…now

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20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

20 signs you’ve found your travel bestie

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You get me. You really get me

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9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

9 tips to help you be a super responsible traveller

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Travel well, travel light, travel far (but read this first)

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How to Assemble a Senbazuru

How to Assemble a Senbazuru

by @ How to of the Day

The senbazuru comes from an ancient Japanese legend that says a wish will be granted to anyone who folds 1000 paper cranes. Today, in addition to adorning shrines, senbazuru are gifted at weddings, births, or other celebrations. By folding 1000 cranes, stringing your paper cranes, and hanging them up, you can make your own senbazuru to give as a gift or to decorate your home.

5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

5 reasons you should do an India trip while you’re young

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Y'know, other than the fact it's awesome

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Williamsburg’s Saltie Is Closing, So Buy the Cookbook (While You Can)

by Emily Stephenson @ Edible Brooklyn

According to Sarah Billingsley, an editor at Chronicle, there are still copies in the warehouse, but once they’re gone, you’re out of luck.

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10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

10 foods to pile onto your plate in Sri Lanka

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Food, glorious food

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Want a night’s accom…in the Eiffel tower?

Want a night’s accom…in the Eiffel tower?

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

NOT A DRILL,

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Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

Make it at home: pollo taco recipe

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

We've eaten a fair few tacos in our time and we love them all equally. One of the easiest to make at home, however, is the humble pollo (chicken) taco. Here's how to do it at home.

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This Old School Williamsburg Bakery Prepares a Marzipan Feast of the Seven Fishes by Hand

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

At Fortunato Brothers, there are marzipan fruits, intricately decorated hamburgers and, every Christmas, a Feast of the Seven Fishes.

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Listening: What’s your problem?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Listening is the weakest skill for many learners. To improve your listening, you first need to know what your listening problems are. As an English teacher, I usually survey my students to find out what kind of listening problems they’re having. Sometimes the root of the problem is not their listening ability. This is usually ...

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10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Vietnamese Coffee

10 Places to Get a Damn Good Cup of Vietnamese Coffee


L.A. Weekly

While we absolutely delight in the fact that L.A. is in the midst of discovering its coffee culture, we also like to remember that in this city of melting coffee pots, there is more to coffee than just the shots expertly pulled out of a La Marzocco. Take, for example,...

How not to talk about travel

How not to talk about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This is a (very biased) guide to not sounding like a travel snob

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Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

Bali in your belly: our epic island food guide

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the good kind of Bali Belly.

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Henkels 12-Piece Knife Block Set Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Not a review, just a nice giveaway from one of the most premier German knife companies, J.A. Henkels! Jaden

Henckels International makes essential kitchen tools every home chef needs. From steak knives to spatulas, each product offers high quality at an exceptional value. Created in 1895 by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, this value-driven brand guarantees the same . . .

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10 awesome stops you need to make on your great American road trip

10 awesome stops you need to make on your great American road trip

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Stock up snacks, friends. All the snacks.

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A guide to Canggu: the Brooklyn of Bali

A guide to Canggu: the Brooklyn of Bali

by Laura Dawson @ Geckos Tales

If the question is "where's the coolest place in Bali?", the answer is Canggu.

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Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

Namibia roadtrip: An epic look at Sossusvlei

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Sandsational

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Chinese Broccoli with Garlicky Ginger Miso

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

In this recipe for Chinese Broccoli (Gai Lan), you’ll learn: Old Chinese broccoli can be very bitter and stringy. Learn how to choose fresh Chinese broccoli. How to cook thick Chinese broccoli stems without over-cooking the delicate leaves. How to make a savory garlicky ginger miso sauce that pairs well with any vegetable dish What […]

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6 French faux pas to avoid in Paris

6 French faux pas to avoid in Paris

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Don't find yourself on the wrong side of a ‘sacré bleu!’.

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Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

Brunch? Or an epic adventure?

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

We see your cold drip filter and raise you a Vietnamese iced coffee (in Vietnam).

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4 Restaurants Serving Cozy French Fare in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick

by Melissa Banigan @ Edible Brooklyn

These are the perfect winter date-night spots.

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The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

The ultimate guide to Thailand’s islands

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Been? Going? Not even thinking about it? Here's the 411 on Thailand's best islands.

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What it’s really like to visit Cambodia’s killing fields

What it’s really like to visit Cambodia’s killing fields

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

A strange sort of silence seems to settle upon the bus as we arrive.

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How we’re putting our travellers first

How we’re putting our travellers first

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

Everyone’s banging on about “putting customers first” these days, but we mean it. Here's proof.

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Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

Nepal: 21 photographs that will blow your mind

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Enjoy, friends. This is Nepal

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Draymond Green, Klay Thompson joke they will demand trades if Stephen Curry does not select them first as All-Star reserves

Draymond Green, Klay Thompson joke they will demand trades if Stephen Curry does not select them first as All-Star reserves

by Mark Medina @ The Mercury News

Warriors guard Stephen Curry offered more insight on how he will pick his team for the 2018 NBA All-Star game.

Hipster Barbie wins Instagram. World celebrates

Hipster Barbie wins Instagram. World celebrates

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

She may be made of plastic, but her wisdom is carved in stone

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How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

How to be a Masaai warrior (in 5 easy steps)

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Here’s what we reckon it takes to be a badass Masaai warrior

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6 emotions you’ll definitely experience on the trek to Machu Picchu

6 emotions you’ll definitely experience on the trek to Machu Picchu

by Ciara Johnson @ Geckos Tales

Visiting Machu Picchu seems to be on everyone’s bucket list — it definitely was on mine

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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.

5 things no-one tells you about travelling overseas

5 things no-one tells you about travelling overseas

by Naomi Avery @ Geckos Tales

The truth is out there

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Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

Turkey’s most glorious street food in pictures (and words)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some types of food are superior to others, Turkish street food is superior to most. Here's the scoop.

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Understanding disaster tourism: is it ever ok?

Understanding disaster tourism: is it ever ok?

by Caroline Bellinger @ Geckos Tales

Is visiting a disaster zone always unethical? We find out. Kind of.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Wadi Rum, Jordan

Weekday Wanderlust: Wadi Rum, Jordan

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Let's run away to Wadi Rum

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The beautiful game: Brazil world cup infographic

The beautiful game: Brazil world cup infographic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Four things we love: Brazil, football, the World Cup and presenting facts in an attractive and accessible way.

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Keep the Holidays Going With These Traditional Orthodox Christmas Dishes

by Karen Resta @ Edible Brooklyn

These are some of the traditional Greek and Egyptian foods used to celebrate the holiday—and where to find them.

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Why are the Vietnamese so rude?

Why are the Vietnamese so rude?


levels.io

After 6 months of Thailand, I had to leave as my visa expired. I decided to visit Vietnam’s capital to see how the remote working scene was here. My arrival in Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam’s business capital), has been bumpy to say the least. If you’re used to the always smiling Thai, then Vietnam will ...

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.

One year on: What language learning am I doing?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Chúc mừng năm mới, các bạn! Happy new lunar year of the rooster. I hope it’s a great one for you personally, professionally and in your language learning life too. Speaking of, I’m well overdue an update here, aren’t I? Read on for a recap of my language learning in 2016, what study habits and techniques ...

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Article One year on: What language learning am I doing? from More Vietnamese.

Carmen Sandiego returns: we roadtest the new app

Carmen Sandiego returns: we roadtest the new app

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

She's back, nerd.

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A 30-second guide to Hanoi with Geckos adventures (that’s us)

A 30-second guide to Hanoi with Geckos adventures (that’s us)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Hanoi in 30 seconds. You're welcome.

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Join Us This Saturday for Our Debut Chef’s Lab Popup Dinner at Industry City

by The Editors @ Edible Brooklyn

Cocktails in a tent, a five-course pop-up dinner and a taste of Brooklyn-brewed saké—we're planning a special Saturday evening to say the least.

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The best Vietnamese food north of I-10 in the Houston

The best Vietnamese food north of I-10 in the Houston

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Lee W. Spring, TX Saigon Pho is a hidden gem of Vietnamese food and is without peer in the northern Houston Metro area.  The food is outstanding and the bakery items are among the best that I’ve ever had–seriously. The macarons and petit fours are simply amazing.  The […]

Jordan: the world’s most instagrammable destination?

Jordan: the world’s most instagrammable destination?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Move over Kim Kardashian, there's a new Instagram queen in town.

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Oh my. There aren’t words for how delicious it was

Oh my. There aren’t words for how delicious it was

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Tiffany L. Huntsville, TX I had the Red Pepper Chicken and spring rolls. The chicken was good but it was more of a soupy mix with chicken in it. Kind of an odd thing, but it wasn’t bad. The spring rolls were just okay. Crispy and fresh, but […]

Travel the world in 45 seconds

Travel the world in 45 seconds

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watching this video will make your heart beat a little faster.

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Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

Have pounds, will spend: how to live the high life in London

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

It's London. Like a boss.

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Plan to See the Lights in Dyker Heights? Here’s a Guide to Eating in the Neighborhood

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

The incredible holiday displays start going up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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Le Drugstore, Paris | Stylish Sustenance on the Champs Élysées, B

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

  With a striking redesign by British designer Tom Dixon and a tempting new menu by three-star chef Eric Frechon, the legendary Le Drugstore at the top of the Champs-Élysées once again offers a good reason to stroll up the most famous avenue in Paris. This is good news, too, since with one or two exceptions, […]

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It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

It’s official: find out which country has the most powerful passport

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Visa accepted here

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to Prevent Nausea

How to Prevent Nausea

by @ How to of the Day

Nausea is uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily life, but it’s often possible to prevent it with some careful planning. Change your diet, so that you are eating small meals throughout the day. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of clear liquids. If you feel a wave of nausea coming on, wipe down your face with a cool cloth or lie down. If your nausea is severe, reaching out to your doctor for advice can also be helpful.

How to Order Contacts

How to Order Contacts

by @ How to of the Day

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

How to Inspect Element on Chrome

How to Inspect Element on Chrome

by @ How to of the Day

This wikiHow teaches you how to inspect the HTML source code of a visual element on any web page on Google Chrome, using a computer.

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.

Educating Joey Essex – exclusive footage

Educating Joey Essex – exclusive footage

by Joey Essex @ Geckos Tales

We took Joey Essex to Africa, and he was kind enough to send us some exclusive footage of his time out there. Top lad

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Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the New Berlin

Germany’s grunge capital: why Leipzig is the New Berlin

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Travel trends come and go, but hipsters endure

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8 of the most Instagrammable countries on earth

8 of the most Instagrammable countries on earth

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Always filter your wanderlust

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Everything we ordered was good

Everything we ordered was good

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

V T. Houston, TX I feel like there should always be an Asian food place near where you live. It’s for those Sunday evenings when you don’t want to venture too far from home, but aren’t too excited about cooking. Such an evening took us to Saigon Pho. […]

How to haggle without humiliating yourself

How to haggle without humiliating yourself

by Max Opray @ Geckos Tales

Lessons learned from the time I disgraced myself over a bit of cheese in Mozambique

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10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

10 awesome travel podcasts that should be on your phone

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

The world is divided into those obsessed by podcasts, and those who will one day become obsessed with podcasts.

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Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

How to do full moon parties right

How to do full moon parties right

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Buckets of booze, open water and a flaming rope. What could possibly go wrong?

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Instagram Language Diary Challenge

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

I often use instagram in my language learning. I’ve mentioned that now I often take part in the Language Diary Challenge, but what is it and how can you use it to improve your Vietnamese? From offline to online As you might know, when I was learning Korean I started writing a sentence a day. ...

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Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here's why. | Geckos Tales

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here's why. | Geckos Tales


Geckos Tales

Due to the scarcity of fresh milk in Vietnam, coffee drinkers need to get creative. Don't be surprised to find egg, condensed milk or cheese in your brew.

Your guide to Vang Vieng: Eat, Drink, Do

Your guide to Vang Vieng: Eat, Drink, Do

by Ben Leach @ Geckos Tales

Heading to Vang Vieng? Read this first.

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

26 emotions you’ll feel on a long haul flight

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

So many hours airbourne, so many emotions, so many gifs

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Our Guide to Holiday Markets Around the City

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

Whatever your edible (or otherwise) gift needs, there's a market in either Brooklyn or Manhattan for you.

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Spoon 2, Paris | A Curious Carrousel of Flavors, B-

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

Gastronomic entrepreneur Alain Ducasse’s new version of his restaurant Spoon (the original  closed after a long run just off the Champs Elysees several years ago) is called  Spoon 2. It occupies the former premises of one of Yannick Alleno’s Terroir Parisien restaurants in the Palais Brogniart, the old Paris stock-market building in the heart of […]

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Our New York Coffee Gift Guide

by Liz Clayton @ Edible Brooklyn

With a proliferation of specialty coffee crafters across the boroughs has come a burst of creativity that's perfectly timed for the gift-giving season.

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9 world leaders with more swagger than Lebron James

9 world leaders with more swagger than Lebron James

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Politics just got sexy

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Weekday Wanderlust: Tokyo, Japan

Weekday Wanderlust: Tokyo, Japan

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!

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How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

How to not suck at airport layovers (in five easy steps)

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

There are ways to not suck at airport layovers – ways to be really good at airport layovers, even. And it all starts with one question

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Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

Flying high: the 10 best airlines of 2015

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So, the World Airline Awards have rolled around again. How time flies!* And the aviation industry has gone about honouring the world’s best flying cars with what we assume would be trophies in the shape of propellers and an abundance of mini G&T bottles. * Sorry not sorry. 1. Qatar Airways It’s like I’ve died

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5 road trips to take you back in time

5 road trips to take you back in time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s something about a good road trip that brings out the child in all of us. Hours are spent watching the world whizz by to the tinny soundtrack of a specially curated playlist, and there will likely be a sing-a-long at some point too (and who doesn’t love a sing-a-long?). More often than not, though,

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The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

The best pick-up lines I’ve heard in the Middle East

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One part creepy, two parts funny.

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Oops. Japan’s cherry blossoms are here 3 months early

Oops. Japan’s cherry blossoms are here 3 months early

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Pretty in pink

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7 of the most insane cycling world records ever

7 of the most insane cycling world records ever

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

These cycling world records make the Tour de France look like like child's play.

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The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

The traveller’s guide to Cambodia

by Caroline Bellinger @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia is a tiny country that packs an impressive punch. Here's the scoop.

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Fun Packed Winter Weekend in the Northern Fox River Valley

by Tai Kojro-Badziak @ walking on travels

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6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

6 countries you should totally visit before turning 25

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Foreeeevver young. I want to be, forever young

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A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

A ruin bar-hopper’s guide to Budapest

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just like a regular bar, only crumbly

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The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

The ultimate guide to eating gluten-free in Italy

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

Foodies, get excited

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24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

24-hours in Cuzco: your guide to Peru’s coolest city

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

There's more to Cuzco than super-cool llamas and awesome ponchos.

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Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

Annapurna vs. Everest: which hike will you like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If you're already tossing up whether or not you should tackle Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit, good. You're on the right track.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Vinicunca, Peru

Weekday Wanderlust: Vinicunca, Peru

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Head for the hills, IGers

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The lemon grass beef was so flavorful

The lemon grass beef was so flavorful

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Kathy M. Houston, TX I came here because of the great reviews and there aren’t any good pho places around the Tomball area. So my boyfriend and I decided to give this place a try. Food: We ordered the lemon grass beef spring roll for our appetizer and […]

High Schoolers Show Their Culinary Chops By Preparing Multi-Course Meals with Local Produce

by Victoria Marin @ Edible Brooklyn

To celebrate the end of her summer internship, 16-year-old chef Kiara McCracken served her 20 guests a five-course dinner of Local Roots NYC produce.

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8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

8 reasons you should spend your uni break in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Reason #7: You get to say things like "Back in 'Nam..."

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10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

10 simple tips to get the travel photos of your dreams

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Taking good photos whilst travelling can be hard. This makes it heaps easier.

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Cherry blossoms flooding a lake = magic

Cherry blossoms flooding a lake = magic

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

This is why God invented drones

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Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

Got wine? A guide to South America’s best

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We all know France, Italy and Spain make some kickass wines. But South America’s wine output is formidable too. Here's the scoop on some of the main wine producing spots in South America. Go here, drink wine, have fun

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Infographic: a beginner’s guide to argentine wine

Infographic: a beginner’s guide to argentine wine

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Argentina. Famous for steaks, dancing, and wine. Here's a delicously robust infographic about the latter

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5 reasons to use all of your vacation time on Latin America

5 reasons to use all of your vacation time on Latin America

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

And if you live in the U.S. of A, there's a big, fat, juicy travel dream waiting down south.

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: a guide to Vietnam’s epic cities

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

Decisions, decisions

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This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

This couple turned a school bus into a nomadic hostel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Yes, it is as cool as it sounds

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Comice, Paris | A Deliciously Suave New Table, A-/B+

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

With the opening of Comice, I’ve finally found a delicious reason to head for the 16th arrondissement, since this restaurant is the suave but relaxed address with outstanding contemporary French cooking this quiet bourgeois part of Paris has so sorely been missing. Traveling to meet a friend here for lunch just before Christmas, I found […]

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31 emotions only travellers will understand

31 emotions only travellers will understand

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

As a company that runs trips all over the world, we feel pretty qualified to try and summarise how it feels to take your first trip. So we did, with gifs.

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Origins 14 – La Régalade | Chef Ollie Clarke’s Great Bistro Cooking for the 21st Century, B+

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

      British chef Ollie Clarke has bought the legendary La Régalade in the 14th Arrondissement and is transitioning it towards a new name, Origins 14 – La Régalade. In all likelihood, this will be shortened to Origins 14 once Clarke has settled in, but for the time being, the moniker La Régalade is being […]

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10 reasons why solo travel is overrated

10 reasons why solo travel is overrated

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Solo travel can be character building, enlightening, challenging and edifying. It can also be kinda lame

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31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

31 ultimate travel hacks every traveller needs to know

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel hacks (and life hacks) are hot property right now. So we tried to come up with a list of our own (and failed).

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17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

17 pics of Malaysia that will make you want to go RN

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Get around it, people

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Backpacking then and now: a 50-year retrospective

Backpacking then and now: a 50-year retrospective

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Know your roots, kids.

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Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

Breaking news: Malia Obama just went on a Bolivia group tour

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Where to next, Malia

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How to Support Your Husband

How to Support Your Husband

by @ How to of the Day

Your support helps your husband feel loved, honored, and understood. If your batteries have been running low in the support department, try out some new strategies that show your husband you’re still his No. 1 cheerleader. Start by praising him more often and making a few tweaks to your communication patterns. Before long, your husband will be saying, “Thanks for being so supportive, honey!”

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

Heading to Asia? Here are 9 books you should definitely read

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Eat, Pray, Love makes a cheeky appearance

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Amazin’ animals of Peru’s Amazon

Amazin’ animals of Peru’s Amazon

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

They're animals. They're amazing. What more do you want

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The food and service was excellent!

The food and service was excellent!

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Tori P. Spring, TX The food and service was excellent! The restaurant itself is on the small side, but it was nice and clean. I ordered the brisket pho and it was delicious. The broth was great. They have a small and large order. I went with the […]

The gross truth about altitude sickness

The gross truth about altitude sickness

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Curse you, altitude!

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Love Halloween? Get to Salem, USA

Love Halloween? Get to Salem, USA

by Che-Marie Trigg @ Geckos Tales

It's scary good

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Wanna meet our new Everest Basecamp BFF?

Wanna meet our new Everest Basecamp BFF?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no mountain high enough

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Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

Let them eat avo: the 5 best Aussie brunches in London

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

All your breakfasts are belong to us

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11 inspirational movies that’ll make you want to travel

11 inspirational movies that’ll make you want to travel

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

No, Eat Pray Love does not feature anywhere on this list

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Veterans angry, disappointed following PBS’ Vietnam War documentary

Veterans angry, disappointed following PBS’ Vietnam War documentary


The Mercury News

South Vietnamese and American veterans are disappointed with Ken Burn’s documentary on the Vietnam War.

When Does Your Family Need an Annual Multi Trip Insurance Plan?

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

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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.

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

15 places you’ve been mispronouncing your entire life

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

IT'S CHOWDER! SAY IT RIGHT!

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6 ultimate adventures for 2015

6 ultimate adventures for 2015

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

NOW, the tail end of 2014, is a pretty good time to talk about the adventures we think are worth tackling next year. So, hi.

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5 awesome things to do in Kathmandu (that aren’t epic hikes)

5 awesome things to do in Kathmandu (that aren’t epic hikes)

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Kathman-don't miss out!

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Well played, Iceland tourism board. Well played.

Well played, Iceland tourism board. Well played.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Well played, Iceland. Well played

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12 free (and awesome) things to do in New York

12 free (and awesome) things to do in New York

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

No money no problems.

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Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

Is this the happiest dog stuck in a hedge ever?

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Once in every generation there comes someone whose never-say-die attitude and relentless optimism in the face of hardship set an example for every living thing on the planet. Today, we have found that someone. He is a Shiba Inu dog in Japan who got stuck in a hedge. Snapped by twitter user @yamamochi223, this little

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Stranger things: The world’s weirdest facts

Stranger things: The world’s weirdest facts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Remember when potatoes were against the law? True story.

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8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

8 reasons Central America is dominating right now

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Central America. It's so hot right now

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Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

Heading to Vietnam? 6 things you should definitely know

by Lauren Marinigh @ Geckos Tales

Vietnam has crazy amounts of things going for it

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How to Drive on Black Ice

How to Drive on Black Ice

by @ How to of the Day

Winter driving isn't only about dealing with snow; ice on the road is a real threat. Black ice, in particular, is dangerous because it's invisible (the term "black ice" being somewhat of a misnomer, as the ice is visible). However, you can better protect yourself by understanding and knowing how to deal with this winter issue.

Tune in, guys: we’ve built the ultimate travel playlist

Tune in, guys: we’ve built the ultimate travel playlist

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Feast your ear tongues on these melody pops.

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10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature

10 Vietnamese foods you need to try | Travel Feature


Rough Guides

Vietnamese food is very distinct, and can be the highlight of a visit. These are 10 essential Vietnamese foods everyone should try.

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

16 nuggets of travel wisdom (and trash) from twitter

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Twitter: home to Justin Bieber's ego, trolls, swathes of useless information, cat pictures and, when you dig a little deeper, some interesting takes on the world of travel.

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Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

Geckos travel photo comp: the best of the best (so far)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It wasn't easy, but we've picked out two sets of winners from the past few months.

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Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

Turkey mythbusting: everything you know is wrong

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

If Turkey was a TV show, the following points could be considered ‘spoilers’.

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Heads up: The Taj Mahal will be covered in mud for a year

Heads up: The Taj Mahal will be covered in mud for a year

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Going to India? Read this

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6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

6 things Joey Essex learned about Africa when he was in Africa

by Joey Essex @ Geckos Tales

We took Joey Essex to Africa. After we were sure he got home one piece, we asked him to tell us about all the stuff he learned whilst he was there

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7 reasons to visit Machu Picchu when you’re young

7 reasons to visit Machu Picchu when you’re young

by Megan Arzbaecher @ Geckos Tales

Spoiler alert: it's awesome.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Inle Lake, Myanmar

Weekday Wanderlust: Inle Lake, Myanmar

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Row, row, row your boat

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The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

The unofficial history of the selfie (a tale of four parts)

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Everything you never wanted to know about how selfies didn't start.

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8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics

8 best Vietnamese eateries in Singapore, picked by ST's food critics


The Straits Times

There's no need to travel to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi for a good bowl of pho, or your favourite banh xeo Vietnamese pancake. Singapore now has plenty of Vietnamese eateries with a range of food offerings from across Vietnam. Take your pick from salads and spring rolls, to noodles and banh mi, as well as other main dishes and desserts.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

7 Bakeries to Order Your Thanksgiving Pie From

by Bridget Shirvell @ Edible Brooklyn

From traditional pumpkin to non-traditional candy bar variations, these local bakeries have all your Thanksgiving pie needs covered.

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“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

“Travel makes you happier than possessions” – science

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Scientists think experiences will make you happier than material stuff. Who are we to argue?

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Old meets new: are these the coolest Paris pics ever?

Old meets new: are these the coolest Paris pics ever?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be

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Active Listening: Transcribing

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Today we continue looking at listening. Last week we checked that it’s listening we’re struggling with. Here’s a technique to help you diagnose your listening problems. The basic idea is that you watch a video or listen to some audio and write down what you hear – ie. you transcribe it. Why should you do ...

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Article Active Listening: Transcribing from More Vietnamese.

Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

Suffering from a quarter-life crisis? There’s a mountain for that.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whilst travel to the likes of South East Asia, Europe, Africa or South America is ever popular, there are ways to get even more out of your hard-earned escape from normality

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14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

14 Instagram stars that’ll make you want to travel RN

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Come with me (well, these Instagrammers)... and you'll be... in a world of pure imagination.

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Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

Shopping for spells in the La Paz witches market

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

La Paz it's amazing

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Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

Tokyo to Osaka, in photos: Japan with Geckos Adventures

by Julie Germansky @ Geckos Tales

Sushi, shopping and ancient temples, our Discover Japan trip is 10 days of amazement

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8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

8 easy ways to be an awesome traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't forget your Ps & Qs

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Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

Ho ho go: our ultimate Christmas travel gift guide

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

We're gonna find out who's naughty or nice

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Tips and hacks for Europe rail travel

Tips and hacks for Europe rail travel

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Ride on the peace train

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6 hidden gems to check out in Thailand

6 hidden gems to check out in Thailand

by Harris Newman @ Geckos Tales

So much more than party islands

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The natural high of Iguazu falls

The natural high of Iguazu falls

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Forget Disney Land, Iguazu Falls is most euphoric, most uncontrollable smile-inducing place on earth. We've even got the science to prove it.

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Fitbit Charge & Bobby Flay Fit Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

We've partnered with Bobby Flay to inspire you to keep up with your 2018 healthy lifestyle resolutions! They've provided us with a Fitbit Charge 2 and a copy of Bobby Flay Fit Cookbook.

One of the recipes we're featuring from the cookbook is a low-carb version of Pad Thai, made into a crunchy, healthy salad. Find . . .

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7 reasons a Geckos adventure makes the perfect grad gift

7 reasons a Geckos adventure makes the perfect grad gift

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

It's the gift that keeps on giving, until the trip is over, then it stops

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

The most mind-blowing travel videos of all time

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Wanderlust levels rising

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What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

What it actually looks like to trek in Nepal, Geckos style (photos)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Picture this

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27 signs you’re a born explorer

27 signs you’re a born explorer

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Behold: the answer to the question everybody wants to know.

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Best of (the lunar year) 2014

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

It’s New Year’s Eve! The Year of the Horse is about to end and everyone is about to get a year older. So let’s take a little look at the best of More Vietnamese over the past year and look ahead to 2015 (Year of the Goat). Top Articles from 2014 (Year of the Horse) ...

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We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

We asked you guys for travel hacks, you guys nailed it

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The best of the best.

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A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

A night in Paris’ Shakespeare & co bookshop

by Melissa Welham @ Geckos Tales

No. Heming. Way

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These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

These guys invented clothes that translate your brain thoughts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A truly iconic invention

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Kalorik Heart Waffle Maker Review & Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Kalorik Heart Waffle Maker Review
This Spring, make breakfast fun with Kalorik's Heart Waffle Maker. With a pre-made waffle mix, you can be serving a pretty breakfast in less than 15 minutes.

The unit is compact and lightweight. There are two lights and a temperature knob.

The grates are nonstick, the unit can also be stored upright to . . .

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From Istanbul with love: the story of Geckos leader Emir Sagir

From Istanbul with love: the story of Geckos leader Emir Sagir

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

“I was born in Tarsus, where heroes come from,” laughs Emir Sagir, one of Geckos finest (and perhaps funniest) leaders in Turkey

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What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

What the heck is that? Navigating Japan’s foodie wonders

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Udon know what you’re missing

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Where to Eat Before the Prospect Park Fireworks on New Year’s Eve

by Jaime Green @ Edible Brooklyn

You have a few great options for meals, before welcoming 2018 with a bang.

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24 hours in Buenos Aires

24 hours in Buenos Aires

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BA is for artists and lovers, dreamers and realists, foodies, fashionistas, shoppers, dancers, revolutionaries, historians and 24 hour party people.

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A sweet tooth’s guide to Tokyo

A sweet tooth’s guide to Tokyo

by Samantha Reid @ Geckos Tales

Willy Wonka would be proud

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Le Flaubert, Paris | A Truly Excellent Bistro, A-/B+

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

  A really excellent recent meal at Le Flaubert, which was originally called Le Bistrot d’a Cote when two-star Michelin chef Michel Rostang first opened it thirty years ago, got me to thinking about the impact of the internet on restaurant writing. To wit, the only reason I had this fine feed at a restaurant […]

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What’s your European spirit animal? (yeah, science)

What’s your European spirit animal? (yeah, science)

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

It's like a scientific test, but not.

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Parm Italian Restaurant at Barclays Knows Its Place

by Zachary Lazar @ Edible Brooklyn

The restaurant embraces a craving you might not have known you had, a desire for old-school red sauce Italian-American food.

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Istanbul will turn you into a massive tourist but that’s ok

Istanbul will turn you into a massive tourist but that’s ok

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Sometimes totally fanning out over a destination is compulsory.

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17 emotions you’ll experience on an African safari

17 emotions you’ll experience on an African safari

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

So many animals, so much Africa, so many gifs.

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How to know you’re a born traveller

How to know you’re a born traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Don't deny who you truly are

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A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

A guided tour of a Maasai warrior’s home

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Remember MTV cribs? This is like that, but with Maasai Warriors

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First time to eat Pho

First time to eat Pho

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Carla J. Spurcewood, TX First time to eat Pho. This was a great place to start. I loved it. Will go there again!

The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

The six travellers you’ll meet on the road

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take our quiz and go in the draw to win all of the travels

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24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

24 hours on the trans-Siberian railway

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Here’s our guide on how to occupy 24 hours on the greatest train journey on earth

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Vietnamese Ice Coffee Recipe (Cafe Sua Da)

Vietnamese Ice Coffee Recipe (Cafe Sua Da)


Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Step by step how to make Vietnamese Ice Coffee from cookbook author Jaden of Steamy Kitchen.

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

Pinch them pennies: 8 money-saving travel tips

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Workin' hard for the money

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10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

10 facts that will make you fall in love with sloths (all over again)

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Sloths are by far and away the best animal in the world. They are both adorable and utterly ridiculous. Here's proof

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What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

What is beauty? One woman’s quest to break conventions

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Who runs the world? Girls

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There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

There’s more to Mexican food than tacos. Here’s proof.

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We freakin' love tacos and burritos as much as the next person, but there is more to Mexican food than just burritos and tacos

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The Brooklyn Kitchen’s Co-Founder Wants to Start a Vinegar Revival

by Sarah Whitman-Salkin @ Edible Brooklyn

We chat with Harry Rosenblum about his new book and get the recipe for his saucy piquant pork chops.

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Why SE Asia is great for muslim travellers

Why SE Asia is great for muslim travellers

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

Halal for days

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A life on the road: Chuck Ragan

A life on the road: Chuck Ragan

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

"Travelling's where we came from, and where we are." We catch up with globe-trotting folk troubadour, Chuck Ragan, and talk about his life on the road.

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How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

How to get over the post-holiday blues (in 10 easy steps)

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Now you’re home, and the relief you first felt at returning to your own bed is waning. Here’s our unscientific guide to beating the blahs

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Why we changed the Geckos age range

Why we changed the Geckos age range

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A simple letter from us to you

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A Vegetarian Guide to Japan

A Vegetarian Guide to Japan

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

Miso happy!

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Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

Wellness 101: How to stay fit and healthy while traveling

by Britt Skrabanek @ Geckos Tales

Achieving wellness abroad isn’t as impossible as you might think

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An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

An interactive guide to etiquette around the world

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Across the globe, societal norms for tipping, dining, greeting people and other forms of etiquette is totally different. This cultural variation is one of the biggest reasons we travel, but can also be one of the biggest causes of cultural faux pas. You don't wanna be "that guy"

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Can you travel yourself young?

Can you travel yourself young?

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

All signs point to yes.

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19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

19 photos that prove Egypt is really wow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Egypt. Home to ancient civilisations, mind-boggling landscapes, totally unbelievable architecture and a raft of utterly awesome travel experiences in waiting. If you're into that kind of thing.

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India: Taj Mahal tidbits (infographic)

India: Taj Mahal tidbits (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because infographics are awesome, India's Taj Mahal is awesome, and this just seemed like a good thing to do.

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Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

Mumbai to Delhi: a world of contrasts and contradictions

by Nick Reid @ Geckos Tales

I didn't believe what my well-travelled friends had told me about India. But I was soon to be proven otherwise.

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Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

Wildlife blooper reel: it’s basically defcon 1 of cuteness

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Think wild animals and images of lions stalking across the African savanna and gazelles leaping through long grass likely spring to mind. Hippos bobbing in a lagoon, a tower of giraffes languidly munching on leaves… Maybe you think about a seal, swimming gracefully though the depths of the ocean, or a meerkat perched atop a

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Obama thinks you are the future of responsible travel

Obama thinks you are the future of responsible travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

YES WE CAN,

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World wonder personality test: which of the 7 are you?

World wonder personality test: which of the 7 are you?

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Wonder no longer

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This Brooklyn Incubator Kitchen Has Gone National

by Bridget Shirvell @ Edible Brooklyn

Pilotworks, a local incubator kitchen in the former Brooklyn Foodworks space, has found success in a holistic approach to food entrepreneurship. Now they're getting ready to expand.

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Song of the Summer (V-Pop)

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Actually this song by solo singer Tóc Tiên is probably more popular for its dance… there aren’t that many words in it really. It’s no Gangnam style, but the middle part of the song has a fun, copyable dance that’s been popular with young people in Vietnam over the last few months. Here’s a karaoke ...

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You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

You should travel to South America in your 20s. Here’s why.

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

What. A. Continent

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Girl power: Meet American Vice Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady

Girl power: Meet American Vice Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Basically, she's the coolest

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The most beautiful travel film ever made?

The most beautiful travel film ever made?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Filmed over 20 days and 3500km, Leonardo Dalessandri's incredible 'Watchtower of Turkey' video raises the bar for other travel films.

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The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

The X-isles: 10 other-worldly destinations right here on planet earth

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Who needs the moon when you've got Mendenhall Glacier and Socotra Island? Nobody. That's who.

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Seven things you have to do when you visit Morocco

Seven things you have to do when you visit Morocco

by Katie Hoare @ Geckos Tales

Your wanderlust will be off the chart when you’ve finished this read

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How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

How millennials are helping shape the hotels of the future

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Hello, yes, room service? Send up the robot butler

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An Instagram journey through Burma

An Instagram journey through Burma

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Since I'm fresh off the plane from the very rad 'Feel the Burm' trip, I figured I might as well go with the old adage 'a picture tells a thousand words'. Yay for Instagram.

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This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

This guy made us fall in love with travel all over again

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Robin Esrock is a global adventurer, travel writer and TV guy. And he just became one of our favourite travellers ever

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Travel? There’s an app for that

Travel? There’s an app for that

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

A few apps to help you out next time you head on out into the world.

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8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

8 things Bill Murray can teach you about travel

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

He does films, he does advice; he's your new favourite travel guru

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How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

by @ How to of the Day

Type 2 diabetes often begins with an insulin resistance, which causes the pancreas to overwork itself and eventually start producing less insulin. This low production of insulin can cause the blood sugar levels in your body to drop. There is no quick cure or reversal for type 2 diabetes, but you can take steps to make living with it manageable. Natural treatments like following a balanced, clean diet and exercising regularly can help to keep your blood sugar under control. You can also try taking plant-based supplements to regulate your insulin levels naturally, though you should still take diabetes medication if it is prescribed to you. If you experience any adverse effects while taking supplements or your medication, speak to your doctor right away.

8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

8 reasons Costa Rica is even more awesome than you thought

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

As if you needed any more reason to visit this uber-special South American land.

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

7 awesome things to do in Costa Rica

7 awesome things to do in Costa Rica

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There's more stuff to do in Costa Rica than look for sloths, you know.

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6 incredible animals our park rangers protect

6 incredible animals our park rangers protect

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Park rangers are doing it tough to protect our wildlife. Here's the lowdown on just a handful of the incredible creatures they're laying their lives on the line to protect.

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There’s now a new way to search for flights: happiness

There’s now a new way to search for flights: happiness

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Second star from the right and then straight on 'til morning

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Saltie Is Gone but Their Scuttlebutt Recipe Lives On

by Marian Bull @ Edible Brooklyn

Copies of Saltie's cookbook are already in the triple digits on Amazon. Thankfully Food52 published their beloved Scuttlebutt recipe in 2014.

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Amsterdam after dark: Beyond the red light district

Amsterdam after dark: Beyond the red light district

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Less sleazy. More Yeezy

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The best places to visit in March

The best places to visit in March

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

When March rolls around you will have just gotten stuck in to the year, but you’ll probably already be ready for a break from uni or work. That’s why we’re bringing you our top picks for places to visit in March

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Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food

Jacksonville man dishes secrets on good Vietnamese food


jacksonville.com

Eric Nguyen has trouble naming his favorite Vietnamese dish.

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

Photo comp: winners, grinners and epic shots

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The illustrious Geckos photo comp is underway, which means we’re knee-deep in the best travel shots from all around the globe. And because we’re kind and considerate people, we thought we’d share the most epic photographs to come across our desk and grace our computer screens thus far.  There’s everything from the cute (but admittedly kinda

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I find it to have one of the best Pho broths in town

I find it to have one of the best Pho broths in town

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Shehryar H. Houston, TX This place gives you a good amount of meat in your soup, specially if you are interested in shrimps. I find it to have one of the best Pho broths in town. Great stuff.

Best Travel Deal Apps and Websites to Download Before You Book Your Next Trip

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

Smartphone and passports and woman with smartphone via Shutterstock.com. This post contains affiliate links. 

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The future of travel: new video report reveals startling travel trends for 2015

The future of travel: new video report reveals startling travel trends for 2015

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Only 100 aeroplanes expected to fly in 2015 and travellers can look forward to eating more ice cream, study says

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What you need to know before hiking the Annapurna

What you need to know before hiking the Annapurna

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Get some knowledge inside of you

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The Farewell With Flowers Is a Bartender’s Ode to Her Late Grandmother

by Olivia Hu @ Edible Brooklyn

It's inspired by a Manhattan, but made with baijiu and aged Osmanthus wine.

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Had great Chicken Pho and Shrimp Curry … it was Delicious !

Had great Chicken Pho and Shrimp Curry … it was Delicious !

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Maureen A. The Woodlands, TX Had great Chicken Pho and Shrimp Curry … it was Delicious !  Nice family run business.  Everything on menu and others tables looked great.  Check it out.

Brooklyn Cider House Brings a Basque Experience to Bushwick

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

Between the five courses on the prix fixe menu, you can catch ciders straight from their barrels.

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There’s still time for Brazil. Get on it.

There’s still time for Brazil. Get on it.

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Rio. It's always a good idea

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6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

6 reasons you should do an African safari while you’re young

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

You should probably get started stat

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Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

Travel bragger vs social addict. Which one are you?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

It's like a social experiment, but without all the science

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TV tonight: ‘Criminal Minds’ delves into bizarre murders

TV tonight: ‘Criminal Minds’ delves into bizarre murders

by Chuck Barney @ The Mercury News

Also, Taylor Kitsch plays David Koresh in the six-part miniseries 'Waco'

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

Word up: the 5 best travel language apps

by Justin Meneguzzi @ Geckos Tales

Travel? There's an app for that

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7 Tips For Managing The Holidays With Toddlers

by Anna Julien @ walking on travels

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3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

3 of the world’s biggest travel mysteries

by Lindsey Howard @ Geckos Tales

We can't solve these mysteries. Nor can science. Can you?

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Weekday Wanderlust: Agra, India

Weekday Wanderlust: Agra, India

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

More like Taj Mahal-vellous, amirite

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I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

I think the food in Lima might be better than sex

by Rachel Uberti @ Geckos Tales

Tips to help you leave Lima with some stimulating dining experiences

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Infographic: Peru in numbers

Infographic: Peru in numbers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Llamas, alpacas, Machu Picchu, Inca Trails, corn, guinea pigs, potatoes. That's Peru in a nutshell. Here's Peru in an infographic

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7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

7 reasons why the US West Coast is heaven on Earth

by Stephanie Hood @ Geckos Tales

West is best. Here's why.

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The Woman Behind Fort Greene’s LaRina Pastificio & Vino Broke Out of the Home Kitchen

by Melissa Banigan @ Edible Brooklyn

“We are better,” Silvia Barban says of women chefs. “We have to be more tough.”

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5 profound ways travel changes you

5 profound ways travel changes you

by Frances Smith @ Geckos Tales

Until it happens to you, you simply can’t relate.

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24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

24 hours in Rio de Janeiro

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Rio de Janeiro. So cool there have been cars, knickers, and even Duran Duran songs named after it.

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Bring it, 2017: Our 7-step guide to making goals

Bring it, 2017: Our 7-step guide to making goals

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

You got this

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Travel: it’s all in the anticipation

Travel: it’s all in the anticipation

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

I’m two weeks away from hauling myself across the world and I’ve suddenly realised something new

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An anti-romantic’s guide to Paris

An anti-romantic’s guide to Paris

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Get a room, people

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Fort Greene’s Miss Ada Is Serving a Proper Hanukkah Cocktail

by Carly Fisher @ Edible Brooklyn

The Beet-On combines arak, beet juice, lemon, mint and simple syrup for the perfect complement to latkes.

The post Fort Greene’s Miss Ada Is Serving a Proper Hanukkah Cocktail appeared first on Edible Brooklyn.

Learning to Say Hello in Vietnamese Is Easier Than You Think

Learning to Say Hello in Vietnamese Is Easier Than You Think


TripSavvy

Learn how to say hello in Vietnamese and read about basic greetings, honorifics, etiquette, and more.

Why voluntourism isn’t always what you think

Why voluntourism isn’t always what you think

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Do it right. Do your research.

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How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

How to escape the crowds at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

Keep these secrets in your back pocket.

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Bolivia is South America’s most underrated country. Here’s why.

Bolivia is South America’s most underrated country. Here’s why.

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

This is a MUST

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Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

Snoop Dogg’s attempt to hire an entire country is completely legit

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

The internet is losing its mind because Snoop Dogg tried to rent an entire country. Turns out it wasn't such an outlandish request.

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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.

The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

The South American food you (probably) won’t want to eat

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We love South America with all of our hearts and all of our souls and all of our brains. But we don't necessarily love it with all of our stomachs, all of the time.

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The ultimate guide to India (part 2)

The ultimate guide to India (part 2)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

What's the quickest way to make friends in India? Does the Taj live up to the hype? We've the answers.

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24 hours in split

24 hours in split

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s a real buzz about Split. It could be the sunshine, the food, the history, the views, the beautiful people. In truth, it's probably the lot

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How to Refurbish a Wooden Dollhouse on a Shoestring Budget

by Renee Hamrick @ walking on travels

The post How to Refurbish a Wooden Dollhouse on a Shoestring Budget appeared first on walking on travels.

The Inca trail commandments

The Inca trail commandments

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Love thy neighbour, be nimble, and quench thy thirst for adventure

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Horoscopes: Jan. 24, 2018

Horoscopes: Jan. 24, 2018

by Eugenia Last @ The Mercury News

Libra, do whatever it takes to secure your finances, legal issues or any domestic matters that have been causing concern.

7 reasons to get to Ecuador, Pronto

7 reasons to get to Ecuador, Pronto

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Heads up. It's Ecuadorable

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Fake it ’til you make it: passing for a local in Europe

Fake it ’til you make it: passing for a local in Europe

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

This is not going to be a disaster at all

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Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

Wand-erlust: 9 harry potter spells for travellers

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Reading Harry Potter, I  always wondered why the characters didn’t travel more. Sure, the Weasley’s went to Egypt that one time and the Triwizard tournament came to Hogwarts, but did Voldemort put a ban on international

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Have you been doing something?

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

The last thing I posted is that you should do something, no matter how big or small, to get your learning back on track. Somehow that was 2 months ago. So I thought I’d check in and ask how you’re doing, did you manage to do something? I did. Not quite as much as I’d ...

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How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

How to stick to your travel resolutions & win at life

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Resolve to stick to your goals, yo.

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TURKEY’S OTTOMAN EMPIRE (INFOGRAPHIC)

TURKEY’S OTTOMAN EMPIRE (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You cannot go to Turkey without learning some stuff about the Ottoman Empire. So don't.

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The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food

The East Village’s Wave of Vietnamese Food


The New Yorker

Madame Vo and Hanoi House appeal to New York’s cravings for authenticity, offering traditional dishes in obligatorily hip settings.

8 things to look out for at Cusco’s San Pedro market

8 things to look out for at Cusco’s San Pedro market

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Peru's San Pedro Market is a good one. Here are the top eight things that will assault your senses, and perhaps even your sensibilities, at San Pedro Mark

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Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

Chilean volcano loses its cool, insane video ensues

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos advises travellers to not travel to Chile's Villarica Volcano. Because it is erupting.

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8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

8 of Vietnam and Cambodia’s best street foods

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Cambodia and Vietnam are home to more deliciousness than you could begin to imagine. Also, memes.

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SÀI GÒN PHỞ

SÀI GÒN PHỞ


SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Vietnamese noodle house - Unique and Authentic Vietnamese Food

Everything you need to know about: Sri Lanka

Everything you need to know about: Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Sri Lanka's often referred to as something of a 'Little India'. Find out why its an incredible country in its own right

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6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

6 packing mistakes every first time traveller makes

by Courtney Smith @ Geckos Tales

Packing problems, like elevators, are easy to run into. Here's how to steer clear of the mistakes.

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I strongly recommended all the food

I strongly recommended all the food

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Alexander A. Willowbrook, Houston, TX First I wanna say don’t judge a book by its cover so don’t be cheated by the way it looks it’s very decent looking but wait until you taste their foodSecond , One of the places that I would come for the rest […]

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

Meet the skater who gave up a six figure salary to travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"I wanted to bartend like Tom Cruise in Cocktail, and fish like Hemingway in the Caribbean."

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Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

Explore the Galapagos Islands with google street view

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Galapagos Islands: way more interesting that looking up your own house on Street View.

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Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

Coffee for travel: Where you can go on 1 cup a day

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's time to choose: cup or passport

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Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

Korea’s photoshop masters are winning the internet

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I genuinely don’t know what people expect when they make honest-to-god requests of faceless internet bodies. Like, c’mon world – this is the same web that gave us Rick Rolling and 10 hours of the Nyan Cat.  But boy, am I glad that they do. Because once in a while, something so full of beauty and

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How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

How to not be ‘that guy’ at morning alms in Luang Prabang

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Just be cool

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What your travel habits say about you

What your travel habits say about you

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Got travel hacks? Tell us your best and win the trip of a lifetime to India, Vietnam or Turkey. Here, we’ll explore the big questions such as, are you a roller or a folder? A window or an aisle guy? A backpack or suitcase go-er? You know, the kind of habits you debate with fellow

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Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

Good for the Seoul: Korea’s Kimchi Festival

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

All aboard for the fermentation station

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Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

Treat yo’ self: a super-sensual guide to the world’s best massages

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

A massage is the ultimate form of treating yo' self

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10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

10 Instagrammers every traveller should follow

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Every couple of weeks, we put the call out for Instagram's best travel shots. Here are some of our favourites from week 1.

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What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

What the hell is “the cuddle chair” and how should we feel about it?

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Someone has invented a cuddle-able chair for long-haul flights. It's making me nervous.

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How Two Cooks Mix Cuisines at Thanksgiving to Make the Holiday Their Own

by Shanika Hillocks @ Edible Brooklyn

For many, today’s Thanksgiving table boasts versions of traditional dishes that originate in immigrant upbringings.

The post How Two Cooks Mix Cuisines at Thanksgiving to Make the Holiday Their Own appeared first on Edible Brooklyn.

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.

London street eats: Our ultimate market guide

London street eats: Our ultimate market guide

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Please sir, can I have some more

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How to Prepare Your Dog for Your New Baby

How to Prepare Your Dog for Your New Baby

by @ How to of the Day

Bringing a baby home is an exciting time for both you and your pet. Though it may take some time for your dog to adjust to the new family member, you can ease the transition by preparing your pet for this change.

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

26 emotions you’ll have on an overnight train in Vietnam

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

All aboard!

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6 tips on how to win at travel photography

6 tips on how to win at travel photography

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

While we’re not all just aiming for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their friends – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous. But short of hiring a professional photographer to tag along (yes, apparently that’s a thing now),

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New Prospect Lefferts Gardens Restaurant Risbo Is a Chef’s Love Letter to the Neighborhood

by Phylisa Wisdom @ Edible Brooklyn

The concept began with demographic research to ensure they were being community and culturally responsive to the gentrifying area.

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10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

10 tips for a good night’s sleep in a hostel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

No more counting sheep

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Highs and woes: the 23 (emotional) stages of a Mt. Kinabalu climb

Highs and woes: the 23 (emotional) stages of a Mt. Kinabalu climb

by Ella Benjamin @ Geckos Tales

Good mountains are hard to climb and Kinabalu is no exception. Here's a visualisation of the emotional rollercoaster this Bornean beast is famous for.

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8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

8 ultimate sights you should see in Marrakech

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Unmissable things, by very definition, should not be missed. Here are some of those things in Marrakech.

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The giant Galapagos tortoise in numbers (infographic)

The giant Galapagos tortoise in numbers (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we about the Galapagos Islands, it's the giant tortoises. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about them.

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The broth is delicious! absolutely the best pho I’ve had

The broth is delicious! absolutely the best pho I’ve had

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Shelly P. Spring, TX I really needed some pho to clear my sinuses. We went here for lunch.  It is located in a shopping center, as you enter they have a small french fence and cute decor. We were promptly greeted and seated.  The owners son waited on […]

Inca trail permits are up, guys. Here’s all the deets

Inca trail permits are up, guys. Here’s all the deets

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's on. It's on like Donkey Kong.

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8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

8 mistakes every traveller makes in Barcelona

by Urban Adventures @ Geckos Tales

Our mates at Urban Adventures know cities. Here, they tell us how to avoid kooking it in Barcelona.

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Nicky Bomba: why I’m backing the thin green line

Nicky Bomba: why I’m backing the thin green line

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We dropped Nicky a line to find out why he got involved with The Thin Green Line and what it is about conservation that gets him all fired up to go out there and play music and stuff

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5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

5 natural wonders you have to check out in Morocco

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Geckos Tales

Desert, mountains, and a whole bunch more

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Proof that South America never stops being awesome

Proof that South America never stops being awesome

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

An extremely scientific social media experience that South America is amazing, all the time.

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Nepal one year on: trekking the Annapurna with the common wanderer

Nepal one year on: trekking the Annapurna with the common wanderer

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Essential reading

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

How to tip in 11 countries around the world

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Need a hot tip? Read this

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13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

13 things only people who’ve been to Java will understand

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Java is a full-on travel experience. Here are 13 reasons why. You're welcome.

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Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

Make it at home: Moroccan lamb tagine recipe

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

We love Morocco and we love food. So here's how to make what we reckon is one of the most freakin' delicious dishes in the world.

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The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

The top five rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

The best bars to be found above the banh mis.

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Luang Prabang: the ultimate Zen

Luang Prabang: the ultimate Zen

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Prepare for good vibes. This is Luang Prabang, people.

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A quality Bahn Mi can be had here

A quality Bahn Mi can be had here

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Scott M. Houston, TX A quality Bahn Mi can be had here. Service was friendly and fast. Also enjoyed the spring rolls. Looks to be a family run gem.

Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

Broke and bodacious: the best student destinations for 2015

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

This one goes out to all my fellow overworked-and-underpaid students out there

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7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

7 ways to record your travels so they last a lifetime

by Jen Welch @ Geckos Tales

Look back fondly on the sights, smells and sounds, and be reminded of your travels long after they've ended with 7 ways to record your journey

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The 10 commandments of the Indian railway

The 10 commandments of the Indian railway

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Like religion and Ikea furniture, the Indian railway needs commandments (or instructions) to help you make the most of it

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

24 hours in Havana

24 hours in Havana

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Since Raul Castro’s sweeping economic reforms began to take hold in 2010, Cuba is evolving, with Havana at the vanguard of change

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What Is Pommeau and Why Are New York Cideries Making More and More of It?

by Carly Fisher @ Edible Brooklyn

A new generation of pommeau makers aren’t bound by rules, creating their own interpretations of this classic French cordial.

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Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

Meet the gang: Geckos travellers on the road

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Say 'hola' to a bunch of Geckos travellers adventuring through Central America

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Best things to eat in New York for under $20

Best things to eat in New York for under $20

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Eat your way around New York on the cheap

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Amazing damn pho and pork

Amazing damn pho and pork

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Samus M. Spring, TX Amazing service, very nice atmosphere and amazing damn pho and pork. I really recommend coming here if you have a pho craving! My first choice for pho, second choice is Pho Thanh Long.

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

How to travel with curly hair (in 4 easy steps)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Travelling with curly hair is hard and requires sound grooming advice. Apparently

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Review: Morocco handbook (by footprint guides)

Review: Morocco handbook (by footprint guides)

by Katie Hoare @ Geckos Tales

We review Footprint Guides' latest edition of their Morocco Handbook.

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Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

Treat yo’ self: the world’s best local markets

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Although it’s tempting to seek out the golden arches of McDonalds or retreat to the familiarity of the nearest supermarket while overseas, we urge you to take a different path.

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We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

We interview the world’s worst travel bragger

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There is no track. He is the track.

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Relationship survival guide: love on the road (not on the rocks)

Relationship survival guide: love on the road (not on the rocks)

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Keep the love alive

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

Geckos’ ultimate guide to Bangkok

Geckos’ ultimate guide to Bangkok

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Get more Bangkok for your buck

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5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

5 reasons why New Orleans is the food capital of the U.S.

by Alex Temblador @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know about this foodie must-visit

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Quick fix: 3 awesome animal videos

Quick fix: 3 awesome animal videos

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Procrastinate from whatever it is you're supposed to be doing, and head to Uganda, Peru and Kenya in under a minute

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5 airports from around the world that do not suck

5 airports from around the world that do not suck

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Who needs access to fancy members-only club lounges when you’ve got airports like these

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Why you 100% have to visit Miyajima Island in Japan

Why you 100% have to visit Miyajima Island in Japan

by Cynthia Chou @ Geckos Tales

A gem unlike any other in Japan

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Exploring Japan: a video diary from Flying the Nest

Exploring Japan: a video diary from Flying the Nest

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Get ready for ramen, a day at Tokyo Disneyland, some fascinating cultural sites, more ramen and heaps of cool and kawaii things

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13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

13 reasons to go cycling in Vietnam right now

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A wise man (probably) once said: "He who travels in by bike has a way better time than he who travels on foot", and we're inclined to agree.

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Kevin Durant defends All-Star selections while sympathizing with snubbed players

Kevin Durant defends All-Star selections while sympathizing with snubbed players

by Mark Medina @ The Mercury News

Warriors forward Kevin Durant addressed Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook implying the Warriors should not have four players in the All-Star game.

Best budget breaks for uni students

Best budget breaks for uni students

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Step away from the books

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Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

Ditch the Gold Coast: 4 Schoolies ideas to give you the feels

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

These hot spots are serious contenders for your Schoolies trip

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The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

The other way to Machu Picchu: a guide to tackling the Quarry Trail

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Though the 'classic' Inca Trail gets a lot of press, the Quarry Trail is a pretty damn fine alternative.

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14 reasons euro train travel is better than taking the bus

14 reasons euro train travel is better than taking the bus

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Trust us on this one: our (loco)motives are pure

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5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

5 places you need to check out in Northern Thailand

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

This ain't your daddy's Full Moon Party

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10 awesome facts about Peru

10 awesome facts about Peru

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Peru has loads of facts. Here are 10 of them, curated by us, for you. Travel well.

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Roadshow: All-electronic tolling coming in a few years

Roadshow: All-electronic tolling coming in a few years

by Gary Richards @ The Mercury News

Interstate 580 from Dublin to Castro Valley is in desperate need of carpool lanes, says reader.

6 Bars Making Winter Cocktails You Can Sip All Season Long

by Melissa Banigan @ Edible Brooklyn

Hot toddies, spiked eggnog and buttered rum are holiday classics, but here's what to sip when January hits.

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How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

How to pack everything you need in your carry-on luggage

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It can be done. Seriously.

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Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

Why you should ditch your phone the next time you travel

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Switch off on your next overseas adventure.

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4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

4 reasons why you should definitely go to Goa

by Melanie Ewan @ Geckos Tales

White sand beaches, palm trees, and the Arabian Sea. Ah, beautiful Goa

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

7 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the East Coast

by Carrie Pallardy @ Geckos Tales

Take a quick trip to somewhere awesome you’ve never been before

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Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

Wi-Fi free zone: 7 essential offline apps for travellers

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Let’s be honest, Internet is the biggest rip-off when you’re travelling. Fear not amigos, here’s seven apps that have your back for those wifi-free moments in life (not that they’re a bad thing)

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Weekday Wanderlust: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Weekday Wanderlust: Okavango Delta, Botswana

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

No such thing as the Delta blues in Botswana

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Where to Find Ebinger’s Beloved Blackout Cake Across Brooklyn and Manhattan

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

The legendary dark chocolate layer cake has become a hit the world over, with variations available far and wide. Here's where to try it.

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

What it’s like to travel in Egypt right now (as an American)

What it’s like to travel in Egypt right now (as an American)

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

It may surprise you

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So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

So, you think you can cross the road in Vietnam?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chicken not included.

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10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

10 reasons you’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

by Amber Dunlap @ Geckos Tales

It's literally impossible to get bored here

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6 things you’ll probably learn in Burma

6 things you’ll probably learn in Burma

by Damien Currie @ Geckos Tales

Burma (Myanmar) is a South East Asian country totally unlike any of its neighbours. Here are six things you'll probably learn there.

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FV Hospital - World Class Healthcare in Vietnam

FV Hospital - World Class Healthcare in Vietnam


FV Hospital

FV Hospital is a JCI accredited multi-specialised healthcare facility located in Ho Chi Minh City’s new urban development, in Saigon South, and just

7 ridiculously underrated destinations in SE Asia

7 ridiculously underrated destinations in SE Asia

by Bridget Kapinus @ Geckos Tales

Southeast Asia really does have all the ingredients for a perfect vacay

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9 foolproof tips for getting cheap flights

9 foolproof tips for getting cheap flights

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

There are cheap flights, there there are cheaper flights, then there are flights you get when you use these tips.

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Restaurant Eels, Paris | A Solidly Talented Table in the 10th Arrondissement, A-/B+

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

  Named for his signature dish–a composition of smoked eel with reglisse  (liquorice root), apples and hazelnuts, Restaurants Eels is the best new table of La Rentree (the Fall season) in Paris. The solid allure of this place is foremost due to the superbly witty, inventive and assured cooking of chef Adrien Ferrand, but also […]

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What are the Best Travel Quotes to Take You into the New Year?

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

Travel quotes are all around us, but finding the best travel quotes to kick off the new year can be tough. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorite quotes along with some of our favorite photos from the past few years. Hopefully these travel quotes, whether you travel with kids or not, will bring […]

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ENTRE 2 RIVES, A Good Vietnamese, B; RESTAURANT JEAN-FRANCOIS PIEGE, A- Alexander Lobrano

ENTRE 2 RIVES, A Good Vietnamese, B; RESTAURANT JEAN-FRANCOIS PIEGE, A- Alexander Lobrano


Alexander Lobrano

Following an epic Champagne tasting at the Grand Hotel with a friend, we were not very hopefully stalking the rainy streets around the Opera for a quick, tasty, inexpensive meal, when we found ourselves standing in front of a nice looking Vietnamese place neither of us had ever heard of before, Entre 2 Rives. Since …

The 5 Best Restaurants in Tomball

The 5 Best Restaurants in Tomball

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

There’s been an explosion in Tomball’s growth over the past few years. There have been infrastructure improvements, such as the 249 Toll Road and the Grand Parkway expansion, new shopping centers and, of course, new restaurants. That means that these days there are many new dining choices, in […]

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

A day in the life of a Burmese street food enthusiast

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

You’re a satay connoisseur, regularly grab Rogan Josh on the run, break fortune cookies by the handful and can smell Vietnamese mint from a mile off, but you’ve probably never said “let’s get Burmese for dinner tonight”.

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You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

You should visit Myanmar right now. Here are 10 reasons why.

by Elle Gillard @ Geckos Tales

It's Myan-marvellous! (Sorry not sorry)

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How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

by @ How to of the Day

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

5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

5 ways travel will help you through your quarter-life crisis

by Melissa Spurgin @ Geckos Tales

Forget yoga and gym memberships. This is only way through.

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The world hide-and-seek championship is officially on

The world hide-and-seek championship is officially on

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One Mississippi...two Mississippi

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Wish you were beer: 12 ales to sip on your overseas escapades

Wish you were beer: 12 ales to sip on your overseas escapades

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

The beers we like the most, in the places we like the yeast.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Guatemala

Weekday Wanderlust: Guatemala

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Cameras at the ready?

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Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

Heading to Japan? Here’s what you should definitely know

by Brooke Forman @ Geckos Tales

Here's everything you need to know: what to pack, what to eat, how to get around, and more

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Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

Vietnamese coffee will change your life. Here’s why.

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

I've bean thinking about you a latte

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The 5 best travel videos of 2014

The 5 best travel videos of 2014

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

2014 was a brilliant year for visual inspiration. Here, we've rounded up the biggest, the most beautiful, the most inspirational and the most moving videos we've seen over the past 12 months. It's not comprehensive by any means, but we reckon it's a pretty solid list

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Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

Aks & elephant tusks: the life of a park ranger

by Oliver Pelling @ Geckos Tales

Park rangers protect the animals that we travellers love. But over the past 10 years, more than 1000 rangers have been killed on the job. The majority of these deaths were homicides.

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The 7 deadly sins of travel

The 7 deadly sins of travel

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

In case you were wondering

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9 unmissable Latin American drinks

9 unmissable Latin American drinks

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Learn the lingo, drink the drinks, eat the foods, repeat.

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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.

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

5 places you should absolutely check out in North India

by Evan Ceretti @ Geckos Tales

India will change you, one way or another

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Letter: We should recognize immigrants for their contributions

Letter: We should recognize immigrants for their contributions

by Letters To The Editor @ The Mercury News

The oppression of immigrant families is inhumane and makes no sense economically. Immigrants play a critical role in California’s status as the sixth largest economy in the world. About 71 percent of tech workers in booming Silicon Valley are foreign-born. Undocumented farmworkers are largely responsible for the success of the state’s $47 billion agricultural industry. […]

Healthy Vietnamese Food That's Lower in Calories

Healthy Vietnamese Food That's Lower in Calories


Verywell

Learn quick tips to find healthy Vietnamese food in restaurants, at the grocery store and even make low-calorie Vietnamese food at home.

Weekday Wanderlust: Kanazawa, Japan

Weekday Wanderlust: Kanazawa, Japan

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Yes please.

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5 Aussie-made beauty products for travel

5 Aussie-made beauty products for travel

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Beauty is only skin deep. So make that skin as moist as possible.

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Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

Sri Lanka: down to a tea (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Some travel brands are good at making infographics (us), some countries are good at making tea (Sri Lanka). When you put the two together, you get this.

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Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

Buzz Aldrin wins #tbt, publishes expense form to the moon

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This wins the travel memorabilia award. Hands down

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What to Make with New York’s Regional Grains

by Carrington Morris @ Edible Brooklyn

Greenmarket wants you to bake this holiday with bounty from the local bread basket. We've got your shortbread and pancake recipes to start.

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Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

Our guide to East Africa’s Great Migration

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's just one place on Earth to catch the Great Migration: East Africa. But should you visit the Serengeti or the Masai Mara? And when should you go?

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How 3 Brooklyn Restaurants Serve Up Fish for the Holidays

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

We talked to Italian, Jewish and Vietnamese restaurants to get a look at how fish binds the borough.

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The lessons I learned traversing 10,000km across Africa

The lessons I learned traversing 10,000km across Africa

by Jon Collins @ Geckos Tales

Epic journeys yield epic lessons. This one is no exception.

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The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

The legendary burrito lasagne (recipe)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's common knowledge that the burrito is one of the most incredible foods the world has ever seen. The same goes for lasagne. Here's how to combine 'em

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How to shave, Indian style

How to shave, Indian style

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Beauty is in the eye of the brush holder

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How to Move Large Rocks

How to Move Large Rocks

by @ How to of the Day

Moving large rocks for landscaping or construction may seem like an impossible task, but there are actually several methods you can use. You can move large rocks small distances with a ratchet hoist or to help you situate the rocks for moving them manually by dragging them or using a plank and rollers. You can also use a skid steer, and while it’s the easiest option, it’s also the most expensive. No matter what method you choose, you’ll be able to move large rocks to a new location.

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

How to survive your first trip to India (in 12 easy steps)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

There’s so much more to India than you might think. This includes stuff that - gulp - you might not be prepared for.

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Pho was very good, $9.99 for a huge bowl

Pho was very good, $9.99 for a huge bowl

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Adam S. New Braunfels, TX Pho was very good, $9.99 for a huge bowl. It was a little hot inside the restaurant. Over al 5 starts!

Where to Eat Chinese Food on Christmas in Brooklyn

by Ariel Kanter @ Edible Brooklyn

Get a big group together and make a reservation at Mile End, Kings County Imperial or others now. (In other words, the more people at the table, the more you can order.)

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The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

The Galapagos Islands: 5 reasons every traveller needs to go

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Many travellers who catch wind of the cost and logistics of a trip to the Galapagos in the “too hard” basket. But they shouldn't.

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The cold air cure: why you HAVE to experience winter in Canada

The cold air cure: why you HAVE to experience winter in Canada

by Tia Duck @ Geckos Tales

Walking in a winter wonderland.

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Top 10 Films: Best Vietnam Movies Ever

Top 10 Films: Best Vietnam Movies Ever


ReelRundown

There have been many films about Vietnam and the war, but only a few are truly great films. Here's a list of the absolute best.

How to say 'very good' in Vietnamese

How to say 'very good' in Vietnamese


WordHippo

The Vietnamese for very good is rất tốt. Find more Vietnamese words at wordhippo.com!

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.

24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

24 hours in Vientiane: the Mekong’s most chilled city

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

This is why Laos rhymes with Wow.

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5 reasons why Rio is the coolest city in South America

5 reasons why Rio is the coolest city in South America

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

Beaches, parties and so much more

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Juste, Paris | A Great Catch for Seafood Lovers, B+

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

  Juste, a stylish raw bar and seafood takeaway place just down the street from the exquisite neo-classical church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette in the 9th Arrondissement, is an address we’ve been meaning to try for a longtime. This is because we both love oysters and liked the idea of a place that offered them outside the […]

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Weekday Wanderlust: Venice, Italy

Weekday Wanderlust: Venice, Italy

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

That's amore like it!

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The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

The ultimate fall travel guide 2016

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Fall in love #sorrynotsorry

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Graft Cidery Wants to Create a New Identity for American Cider

by Nina Sparling @ Edible Brooklyn

“Now we’re asking: What can cider do better than beer?”

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How to Sell a Wedding Ring

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

by @ How to of the Day

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

10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

10 of the world’s most other-worldly creatures

by Hayley Griffiths @ Geckos Tales

You don't have to travel to outer space to see some weird stuff.

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Cuomo Proposes No Student Goes Hungry Program to Increase Student Access to Healthy School Meals

by Emily Farr @ Edible Brooklyn

Still just a proposal, it would promote free and reduced-price school meals and ensure that schools are sourcing from New York farms.

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Your ultimate 2017 festival calendar

Your ultimate 2017 festival calendar

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Supersoakers, skeletons and lots of kimchi. It's gonna be a year to remember

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Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

Travel Asia like a pro: the top phrases to know

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Live it. Learn it

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Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

Reading on the road: 5 inspirational travel books

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because getting lost in a new book is right up there with getting lost in a new city.

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If they haven’t run out of bbq pork sandwiches, get one… they’re delicious

If they haven’t run out of bbq pork sandwiches, get one… they’re delicious

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Jessica M. Tomball, TX Excellent customer service. The food is always good. I Love their tiny little desserts, and if they haven’t run out of bbq pork sandwiches, get one… they’re delicious.

Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

Is this Japan’s coolest samurai city? All signs point to yes

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Pump up the Kill Bill soundtrack and let’s get started. Here's 7 good reasons to pop in on Kanazawa next time you're in the Land of the Rising Sun

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It’s official: these are the world’s friendliest countries

It’s official: these are the world’s friendliest countries

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

All aboard the SS Friend Ship

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Watch: Our fav airline safety clips of all time

Watch: Our fav airline safety clips of all time

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Pop the popcorn, guys.

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What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

What it’s like to travel in Thailand on a small group tour

by Lauren Ravida @ Geckos Tales

Read all about it

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It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

It’s official: these are the 10 cities with the hottest locals

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Get them while they're hot

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The beef spring rolls are HUGE and full of flavor/beef.  Wow.  5/5

The beef spring rolls are HUGE and full of flavor/beef. Wow. 5/5

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Abigail D. Tomball, TX The beef spring rolls are HUGE and full of flavor/beef.  Wow.  5/5 The steamed rice with lemongrass shrimp:  a TON of shrimp and a lot of onions, sauce and very fresh. It’s not my type of taste but if you want heavier than traditional […]

17 travel goals to set in 2017

17 travel goals to set in 2017

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Resolution #1: make more resolutions...

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Filmmaker goes to Myanmar, comes back with crazy video

Filmmaker goes to Myanmar, comes back with crazy video

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Ben McNamara's 'The Golden Land' is god damned beautiful.

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Go to Buenos Aires. Party with La Bomba.

Go to Buenos Aires. Party with La Bomba.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Konex Cultural Centre is renowned for being a hub of Buenos Aires nightlife. But on Mondays, the effervescent atmosphere gets turned up to 11, at around the same time as La Bomba die Tiempo take to the stage

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9 sweet spots to check out in Mexico

9 sweet spots to check out in Mexico

by Jeremiah Ganicoche @ Geckos Tales

South of the border, down Mexico way

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Our Name Is Farm Promotes Sustainability and Food Access Through Digital Storytelling

by Caroline Choe @ Edible Brooklyn

“No community can be made by shutting people out. We’re here championing the message of inclusiveness.”

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So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

So hot right now: the world’s top travel trends in 2016

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Want some aloe vera for that travel burn

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Connecting Farms and City Restaurants, This New Produce Supplier Puts Flavor First

by Rachel Nuwer @ Edible Brooklyn

Farmers receive yearly visits and work directly with Natoora’s produce buyers to plan out the next growing season based on chef demand.

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Language Learning: Tackling Vietnamese with The Dropout Diaries

Language Learning: Tackling Vietnamese with The Dropout Diaries


walking on travels

Learning a new language for an English speaker, especially one as different as Vietnamese, can make you want to cry. The Dropout Diaries explains her frustrations with this beautiful but aggravating language.

Gnaoua ‘bout that: Morocco’s world music festival

Gnaoua ‘bout that: Morocco’s world music festival

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Chant like no one's watching

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Wonderful prices, wonderful food, and wonderful staff.

Wonderful prices, wonderful food, and wonderful staff.

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Angel T. San Antonio, TX Drove in to Tomball from over an hour away to try this place out, and let me just say…WELL WORTH THE TRIP. A friend of mine heard me mention in passing of my obsession with Pho and my disappointment with there seemingly being […]

Things to do in Gettysburg PA during the Holiday Season

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

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A mind-blowing 4-minute tour of Japan

A mind-blowing 4-minute tour of Japan

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

BRB just booking tix to Japan

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8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

8 tips for making friends as a solo traveller

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no ship like a friendship

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Stopped learning? Just do something. Anything.

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Do you like my notepad? It’s pretty. So nice that I haven’t used it yet, even though I bought it months ago. Mostly because I don’t know what to write on the first page. It should be special for a special notepad, right… Wait, what has this got to do with language learning? Well, the ...

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Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

Vegan and proud: the best countries to not eat animals

by Tarah Miller @ Geckos Tales

Old McDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had some...vegetables

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Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

Attention: Chicago is recreating the Ferris Bueller parade

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A festival dedicated to a world that doesn't think it's seen anything good today

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6 places you need to visit in western Canada (as told by a Canadian)

6 places you need to visit in western Canada (as told by a Canadian)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

O Canada!

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Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

Insects suck: how to avoid creepy crawlies on your travels

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

What's bugging you

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Travel Smarter and Save Money with a Stay at YWCA Hotel Vancouver

by Claudia Laroye @ walking on travels

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12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

12 London instagrammers you should be following. Stat.

by Hannah Foster @ Geckos Tales

London has never looked so filtered.

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A Vietnamese straightsword

A Vietnamese straightsword


Peter Dekker's Mandarin Mansion: Antique Arms & Armor

A very good example of a Vietnamese straightsword or kiem, in great condition. It has an interesting handle with lacquer over gold foil. The mother of pearl inlays are very well done, and there are no losses to this precious work.

Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

Yoga much? 7 places to bring your downward dog

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Open your chakras and let's do this.

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The best late-night snacks in Europe

The best late-night snacks in Europe

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Better than 'Le Maccas'

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Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

Make it suntory time: these are Japan’s best whisky bars

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Welcome to the Land of the Rising Suntory

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Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

Your dream treehouse is waiting, and it’s in Borneo

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Who needs hotels? Welcome to the jungle, punk.

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How to Grow Oats

How to Grow Oats

by @ How to of the Day

Oats can serve many different purposes, whether you eat them, feed them to your farm animals, or use them to benefit your farmland. While oat seeds need a certain soil condition and proper care in order to thrive, growing oats is a relatively simple and straightforward process.

Drink Forthave Spirits’ Limited Marlo Amaro at Williamsburg’s Marlow & Sons

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

The light, compelling amaro is the result of a months-long tasting and aging process.

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Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

Why it’s important to travel when you’re young: the statistics

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travelling whilst you’re young is probably the best thing you can do with your time. And because we’re kicking off our ULTIMATE TRAVEL ADVENTURE competition, we thought it was a good time to share this information with you

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Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

Interested in a career in travel writing? Top tips from the experts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel + writing = one of the greatest jobs on earth.

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Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide

Vietnamese Food: The Ultimate Food Guide


Travel + Leisure

“An com chua?”If you’re going to understand Vietnam and the Vietnamese, this three-word phrase is key. A friendly greeting exchanged throughout the day, it poses a seemingly mundane question: “Have...

Lake Charles Mardi Gras: A Family Celebration In Southwest Louisiana

by Tai Kojro-Badziak @ walking on travels

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Weekday Wanderlust: Mexico City

Weekday Wanderlust: Mexico City

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Pack your bags, amigos.

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Toasted cheese sandwiches of the world

Toasted cheese sandwiches of the world

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

First you get the cheese, then you get the power, then you get the women

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Supper Club Babetown Uses Food to Build Queer Community

by Leah Kirts @ Edible Brooklyn

“I don't think that great food is coming from anxious, terrified hands," says the founder, Alex Koones. "Good food comes from happy hands.”

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Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

Conquer Annapurna with these tips and hacks

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Ain't no mountain high enough for these travel hacks

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The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

The ultimate guide to Ko Samui, Thailand’s hottest island

by Izabel Antle @ Geckos Tales

Waterfalls, beaches, nightlife and all the good stuff!

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

10 places you should totally travel after exams

10 places you should totally travel after exams

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Sweet freedom

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Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

Bali’s best kept secrets you should check out asap

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

Hint: it's not the beaches

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Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

Safari etiquette 101: 8 tips for an African adventure

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

To help you get the best out of your trip

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Le Camondo, Paris | Summer in the City, B-

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

Le Camondo is a very clever restaurant. This makes great sense, too, because so was the family for which this table was named, and the space the restaurant occupies was formerly the garage and stables of the sumptuous mansion constructed near the Parc Monceau in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris by architect René Sergent for banker […]

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This Williamsburg Restaurant Is Working Toward a Zero-Waste Kitchen

by Bridget Shirvell @ Edible Brooklyn

Chef Christina Lecki joined Reynard as executive chef in July with an ambitious goal: reduce the kitchen’s waste to zero.

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How to spend 24 hours in Athens

How to spend 24 hours in Athens

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Athens is the birthplace of democracy, home of the Olympic Games, and played a pivotal role in early philosophy, art, theatre and souvlakis

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A practical guide to climbing a volcano

A practical guide to climbing a volcano

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Scaling a Nicaraguan volcano isn't just about the physical challenge of doing the thing. It's about taking in all of the awesome (and wildly different) landscapes you'll pass on the way up and back down

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11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

11 foods to try in Germany that aren’t schnitzels

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

Taste buds at the ready.

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Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

Into the wild: Borneo like you’ve never seen it before (video)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We decided that the film crew should do everything a Geckos traveller would do; sleep in treehouses, cruise the Kinabatangan River and climb a mountain

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Surviving Venice on a backpacker’s budget

Surviving Venice on a backpacker’s budget

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

It costs a lot to look this expensive

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Watch All of the Food Loves Tech 2017 Panel Discussions and Kitchen Demos

by The Editors @ Edible Brooklyn

Plus mark your calendars for 2018.

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Having 2 Americano drinks

Having 2 Americano drinks

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Kent M. Kearney, NE Having 2 Americano drinks. Apparently they haven’t made prior so I am helping. Is fun and the girls are most cooperative. I shall return. Nice drinks we put inside soup containers as they were out of large to go cups. Just right. Thanks Ladies.

Vins des Pyrénées, Paris | A Marais Bolthole Gets a Clever Reboot, B

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

  Tinkering with a neighborhood institution is always risky, but the new version of Vins des Pyrénées is a solid success. Why? Truth be told, this wonderful old hole-in-the-wall that’s been open in one guise another since 1906 is actually more appealing now than it’s ever been, with much better food than it served in the […]

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8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

8 pieces of profound advice, as told by winnie the pooh

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Probe a little deeper into the chronicles of Winnie the Pooh, and a wealth of travel advice awaits the budding expeditioner. Seriously. This stuff is gold.

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Crossing the Drake: rite of passage or water torture?

Crossing the Drake: rite of passage or water torture?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The Drake Passage: Antarctica's ultimate leveller.

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Letter: Commission must support needed water projects

Letter: Commission must support needed water projects

by Letters To The Editor @ The Mercury News

The recent East Bay Times article that related nearly a dozen landmark water storage projects may not be approved was a major surprise and very disappointing to any observer concerned about a reliable water supply for California. (“Plans for new dams, reservoirs in California hit big hurdle,” Jan. 19) The issue appears to be accounting […]

Fausto Opens This Saturday in Park Slope, Taking Over the Former Franny’s Space

by Shana Clarke @ Edible Brooklyn

The new owners want to build a spot that is “of and for the neighborhood,” much like its beloved predecessor.

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Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

Off the beaten tap: the best beers in Prague

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Czech 'em out

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London’s cheapest (and weirdest) eats

London’s cheapest (and weirdest) eats

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Can London really let go of its affluent reputation and allow us penny-pinching vagabonds to enjoy decent grub? Of course it can

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The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

The ultimate global pub crawl (prepare your liver)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Do not attempt this at home.

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The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

The 22 best travel quotes you’ve (probably) never heard

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Most travel quotes are cliched and overused. We found a bunch that aren't.

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5 things you never knew about the Galapagos Islands

5 things you never knew about the Galapagos Islands

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If we told you Charles Darwin didn't invent evolution, would you believe us?

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4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

4 places you can experience the real life game of thrones

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Are you an Arya or Sansa kinda gal? More of a Grey Worm or a Tyrion fella? Wanna hang with the cool kids in King’s Landing and then climb the wall with the Wildlings? Well, guess what? YOU CAN GO TO ALL OF THE PLACES FOR REALZ.  So sharpen your swords and don your best

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How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

by @ How to of the Day

Have you set up a freshwater aquarium and are ready to purchase fish to add? This article will guide you on which fish are good for different aquariums.

5 awesome things to do in Guatemala

5 awesome things to do in Guatemala

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Guatemala may be small, but it's packed full of things for travellers to do. Here, we've selected some of them and presented them in a completely original and groundbreaking list-like format for you. Isn't the internet great?

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How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

How to be an Instagram pro in 6 easy steps

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take your #wanderlust to the next level with the help of professional Instagrammer, Melissa Findley.

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5 weird and wonderful shrines around the world

5 weird and wonderful shrines around the world

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Giveth of your glass eyeball and ye shall receive health

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People are going bonkers for cherry blossom selfies

People are going bonkers for cherry blossom selfies

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Don't be a possum. Respect the blossom

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33 tips for the first-time traveller

33 tips for the first-time traveller

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We asked our well-travelled Facebook fans what advice they'd give to the first-time traveller. Some of it was practical, some was profound, some was weird

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How to Kill Bahiagrass

How to Kill Bahiagrass

by @ How to of the Day

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

Latin America’s best party cities

Latin America’s best party cities

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

From beachside reggaeton to back alley salsa, tango in hidden nightclubs and backyard samba competitions, Central and South America sure knows how to party

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Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

Travelling with anxiety (and learning to leave it behind)

by Millie Lester @ Geckos Tales

I know what stress is. Anxiety, though? That’s a whole other wild and unbridled beast that rose up and clocked me in the noggin the minute I stepped on my first international flight

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How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

How to be an introvert and still be awesome at travelling

by Kristy Atkinson @ Geckos Tales

If "alone time" ranks consistently high on your list of things to do, this one's for you.

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam's students perform mysteriously well on tests, and researchers have figured out why

Vietnam's students perform mysteriously well on tests, and researchers have figured out why


Business Insider

A new World Bank paper studies why Vietnamese students test as well as students from rich countries. The answer: cultural differences and education investment.

8 reasons India will blow your mind

8 reasons India will blow your mind

by Hayley Griffiths @ Geckos Tales

When it comes to India, 'crazy' is an understatement.

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The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

The ultimate alternative bucket list (for travellers)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Because there's more to a good travel to-do list than just falling out of the sky, seeing the sights and locking your love to a bridge in gay Paree

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The cheapest countries in the world in one awesome infographic

The cheapest countries in the world in one awesome infographic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A handy infographic for travellers that could save you money.

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Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

Geckos traveller treks Everest base camp, makes awesome video

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there was any achievement worth documenting, it would undoubtedly be that time you conquered Everest Base Camp. Right? So when talented traveller Nicole Van Heeswyk decided to don her hiking boots, she made a savvy decision and threw her camera in too. What resulted was a rad little video taking you day-by-day on a Geckos Nepal

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Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants

Houston Chefs' Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants


Houston Press

Cultural diversity shines in Houston, especially in the food scene. One genre that is very well represented is Vietnamese cuisine. Readers ask all the time which restaurant serves the best Vietnamese food, but it's a question that can't easily be justified with one answer. Restaurants can be known for great...

Vietnamese Kho Style Chicken

Vietnamese Kho Style Chicken


BBC Good Food

A quick, simple and extremely tasty meal.

Everything you ever wanted to know about Nepal

Everything you ever wanted to know about Nepal

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Everything you ever wanted to know about travelling in Nepal is in here. Seriously

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Meet the Olive Boat, a Party Essential That Solves an Age-Old Problem

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

A Brooklyn ceramicist known for her jewelry has made a foray into housewares with a brilliant idea.

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10 reasons why Penang is the gem of Malaysia

10 reasons why Penang is the gem of Malaysia

by Izabel Antle @ Geckos Tales

Don't overlook this star of SE Asia

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Best seafood phó in Tomball!

Best seafood phó in Tomball!

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Yvette S. Tomball, TX Best seafood phó in Tomball! Serving sizes are so with the price. They are also the only Vietnamese restaurant open on Sunday’s! The entire staff is friendly!

Geckos travel quiz is here. And it’s awesome

Geckos travel quiz is here. And it’s awesome

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

One quiz to rule them all

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Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

Pop-culture travel: welcome to the breaking bad effect

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

It's time to start streaming life

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8 of Central America’s most delicious cornstars

8 of Central America’s most delicious cornstars

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Time is a flat circle. So are quesadillas

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Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

Our 10 Cambodian island commandments

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Rule 1: Honour thy Cambodian Island, for it is glorious.

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How to Sync Bookmarks on Chrome on iPhone or iPad

How to Sync Bookmarks on Chrome on iPhone or iPad

by @ How to of the Day

This wikiHow will teach you how to sync your bookmarks on Chrome for iPhone or iPad. By signing in to Google Chrome, your bookmarks and history on all your computers and devices will be synced with the Chrome app on your iPhone or iPad.

How to Wash Toms Shoes

How to Wash Toms Shoes

by @ How to of the Day

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

Beautiful Colombia: beyond the conflicts, cocaine & cartels

Beautiful Colombia: beyond the conflicts, cocaine & cartels

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

A no-nonsense guide to Colombia's most beautiful assets.

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Long layover? 12 ways to pass the time at Changi airport

Long layover? 12 ways to pass the time at Changi airport

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Say no to aimless wandering - Changi Airport's got your back.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Jaipur, India

Weekday Wanderlust: Jaipur, India

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Indi-ahhhhhhh.

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6 household critters and their epic adventures

6 household critters and their epic adventures

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

To celebrate pets, travel, and travelling pets, here are eight of our favourite non-human companions who have gone where no creature has before (probably)

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Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

Our partner picked up a responsible tourism award. Up top.

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With great travel, comes great responsibility

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Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

Shake it off: a travel guide to hand-holding

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

Much of travel’s allure hinges upon a return to days of child-like wonder in the face of all that is foreign and new.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Los Angeles

Weekday Wanderlust: Los Angeles

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Not just green smoothies and Kardashians.

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6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

6 sweet destinations under a 5-hour flight from the West Coast

by Melissa Ariganello @ Geckos Tales

West Coast, best coast

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Countries that look like things

Countries that look like things

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!

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Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

Win a trip and flights for two, plus $1000 spending money

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Yep, you read that right. Enter the quiz, win a trip, flights and $1000 spending money for TWO.

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5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

5 awesome things to do in Hoi An, Vietnam

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

The coastal Vietnamese town of Hoi An is known for its sleepy atmosphere and strong French influence. It’s a great spot to relax between bustling capital cities, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do.

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Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

Tiny hamster eating tiny burrito is the best video ever

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

If there's one thing we love more than actual Mexican burritos, it's videos of tiny hamsters eating tiny Mexican burritos. Compliments to the chef.

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My Sri Lankan adventure with Geckos

My Sri Lankan adventure with Geckos

by Sarah Phasey @ Geckos Tales

It’s been a big week on the Geckos Sri Lankan Adventure tour, with a few more days to go until we are finished. We’ve already experienced so much of this wonderful country and I keep secretly hoping I can just hit pause for a little while

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How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

How to drink beer and eat food in south East Asia

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

If you think you know how to drink beer and eat food in SE Asia, think again.

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Is this the world’s coolest travel map?

Is this the world’s coolest travel map?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geotags just got sexy

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The Senate Tax Bill Will Increase an Already High Burden on New York’s Hungry

by Emily Farr @ Edible Brooklyn

It's estimated that people in poverty will pay an average of $3,448 more in taxes, increasing the total tax burden on Americans in poverty by $140 billion.

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Why Italy might be your spirit country

Why Italy might be your spirit country

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Brace yourself. Wanderlust incoming

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Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

Why you should go live on an island in Cambodia

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Put de lime in de coconut and drink it all up

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10 great Vietnam war films

10 great Vietnam war films


British Film Institute

With Michael Cimino's Oscar-winning epic The Deer Hunter back in UK cinemas, we take a tour of duty around 10 of the best Vietnam war movies.

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

Where to travel (based on your relationship status)

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Single and ready to mingle

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Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

Finished school? Here’s why you should travel

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Get a post-grad from the school of life

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The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

The ultimate travel fashion advice, as told by an ex-model

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Back to basics: your ultimate travel fashion survival guide.

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What to Pack in a Traveling Kitchen for your Vacation Rentals

by Tai Kojro-Badziak @ walking on travels

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Weekday Wanderlust: Giza, Egypt

Weekday Wanderlust: Giza, Egypt

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Walk like an Egyptian.

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The Ten Best Memoirs of the Vietnam War

The Ten Best Memoirs of the Vietnam War


Council on Foreign Relations

Yesterday, I posted my picks for the best histories of the Vietnam War. While those books all provide excellent analyses of the war, another way to u…

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

16 things you can fit on a bike in Vietnam

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Not all heroes wear capes

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My language learning in 2017

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

How is it the end of 2017 already? Here’s a now annual tradition to reflect on my language learning over the past year, update you on what study habits I’ve kept up with and what I’ve changed about my language learning routine. I’ve started with a general overview, then moved into a month-by-month breakdown of ...

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Article My language learning in 2017 from More Vietnamese.

Introducing your Euro 2016 summer bucket list

Introducing your Euro 2016 summer bucket list

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Do them. Before you are dead

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How a Friendsgiving Celebration Allows Space for New Traditions

by Caroline Choe @ Edible Brooklyn

Including recipes for a maple- and cider-brined turkey served with gochujang gravy.

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Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

Facty things: 10 facts about Egypt

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

There’s old, and then there’s Egypt old. It’s a whole new level of old. Even Cairo has been around since 969 CE (that’s just like BC but more politically correct).

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Good morning, Vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam


the Guardian

Every morning, thousands of Hanoi citizens start the day with a steaming bowl of 'pho' - the street food at the heart of Vietnam's life and culinary renaissance after years of war and famine. Is this the best soup in the world?

Vang Vieng now: hedonistic party town made good?

Vang Vieng now: hedonistic party town made good?

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

Five years ago, Vang Vieng was the greatest party scene on the planet

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Letter: Dysfunction on the Alum Rock board is embarrassing

Letter: Dysfunction on the Alum Rock board is embarrassing

by Letters To The Editor @ The Mercury News

As a parent of three children at Adelante Academy and a product of this community, I am so embarrassed by the dysfunction of the Board of Trustees in the Alum Rock Union School District. (“Alum Rock parents rally in support of superintendent,” Jan. 18) I have always been a champion for East San Jose and […]

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

Conquering Kinabalu: trekking Borneo’s biggest peak

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

We sent a few lucky Geckos travellers and a film crew up Kinabalu, and they seemed to have an exhaustingly epic time. Here's how they did it

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Kitchen Ter(re), Paris | Superb Pasta on the Left Bank, A-

by Alexander Lobrano @ Alexander Lobrano

With a menu of artisanally made pastas napped with vibrant Asian inspired sauces and a sidewalk terrace on the quieter end of Boulevard Saint Germain in the 5th Arrondissement, chef William Ledeuil’s restaurant Kitchen Ter(re) is the best new restaurant in Paris this summer. Ledeuil, one of the most consistently amiable and innovative chefs in […]

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The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

The 20 feels of the Inca trail, as told by llamas

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

In honour of the Inca Trail, here’s a list of feels being felt (so hard) by llamas. Because, why not

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Exceptional reasons to go to South America right now

Exceptional reasons to go to South America right now

by Leigh Barnes @ Geckos Tales

There's so much awesome stuff going on in South America that it's impossible to condense it all into one post, but here are my highlights.

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2018 Beer Trends to Watch According to Leading Brooklyn Brewers

by Niko Krommydas @ Edible Brooklyn

Ten Brooklyn brewers play Hopstradamus and forecast the biggest beer trends for the coming year.

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6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

6 ridiculously tasty destinations for cheap eats

by Bridget Kapinus @ Geckos Tales

Prepare to drool. Then book your next trip

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How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

How to (not) conquer the Inca trail

by Amanda Linardon @ Geckos Tales

Because sometimes these things don't go to plan.

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5 hidden gems to check out in Cambodia

5 hidden gems to check out in Cambodia

by Evan Ceretti @ Geckos Tales

Beyond Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh there's a ton of Cambodian gems waiting to be explored

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13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

13 ways to tell if you have the travel bug

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

If you can relate to – or you are mildly suffering from - any of these symptoms, we suggest taking affirmative action.

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A beginner’s guide to trekking in the Americas

A beginner’s guide to trekking in the Americas

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Heading to Central or South America? Embarking on a trek? This one's for you.

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How to Install a French Drain

by @ How to of the Day

A French drain, also called a curtain drain, is made by placing a perforated pipe in a trench that has been filled with gravel. It is a great option if you want to direct surface water away from your home’s foundation to remove surface water or to prevent flooding. Installing a French drain is a simple job that requires a bit of planning and the right materials. Start by picking a location for the drain that is sloped and the right type of pipe. Then, dig the trench for the drain and put the drain in properly so it can direct water away from your home.

A surprisingly good taste

A surprisingly good taste

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Viridiana P. Tomball, TX I went here not knowing what to expect I had the Chiken breast Pho and it came out with a surprisingly good taste plus the waiter was very nice. This is a hidden gem here in Tomball.

The here and Laos: your ultimate guide (to Laos)

The here and Laos: your ultimate guide (to Laos)

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Everything you need to know about Laos, with pictures and maps and stuff.

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What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

What it’s really like to visit Hiroshima

by Madelene Flanagan @ Geckos Tales

I was expecting to find myself in some sort of ghost town

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Tết 2016

by Elisabeth Ruth (Thảo) @ More Vietnamese

Hello again. I know it’s been a while, but I’m aiming to make a fresh start in 2016 (Lunar New Year aka Tết is just round the corner) and return to posting more often. Stay tuned!

Article Tết 2016 from More Vietnamese.

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

Dear Romania, I think you changed my life

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

"Travelling didn’t complicate my education, it cleared away the deadwood."

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Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

Why it’s better to do Europe on a group tour

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

There's a whole lotta Europe to explore. This is how you do it right

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What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

What’s a Geckos trip in Cambodia really like?

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travellers often ask us what our trips in Cambodia are like. And we figured the best way to show them was to make a video about it. So that's exactly what we did

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This is what it’s like to travel in Europe right now

This is what it’s like to travel in Europe right now

by Common Wanderer @ Geckos Tales

This is Europe beyond the headlines

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10 easy ways you can change the world in 2017

10 easy ways you can change the world in 2017

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Ch-ch-ch-chaaaaanges

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KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

We're giving away our second KitchenAid Artisan 5-Quart Mixer for 2018!! Congrats to Nicole McArdle for winning our last KitchenAid Mixer giveaway that just ended.
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch with the KitchenAid® Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. This mixer also features 10 speeds to thoroughly . . .

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Your crash course guide to: Honduras

Your crash course guide to: Honduras

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Exercise high degree of excitement

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Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

Japan’s new currency: fingerprints

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Short on cash? Give 'em the finger

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15 postcard-perfect places to visit before you die

15 postcard-perfect places to visit before you die

by Natalie Babic @ Geckos Tales

If these places were postcards, they'd be really good postcards

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Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

Japanese dads jumping next to their daughters is awesome

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The internet's next hottest trend. Maybe.

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Super friendly staff and great food!

Super friendly staff and great food!

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Peter V. Houston, TX Super friendly staff and great food! This place has very generous portions! Our waitress recommended the fried chicken wings with the fish sauce. First I was hesitant but agrees to give it a try. It was AWESOME! I highly recommend trying it.

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

8 profound travel lessons, as taught by Disney movies

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It's a whole new world, guys. Let Disney show you how to discover it

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The most inspiring rendition of ‘stand by me’ you’ll ever hear

The most inspiring rendition of ‘stand by me’ you’ll ever hear

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

A multicultural cast sing one of the greatest songs of all time. You won't believe your ears

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Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

Welcome to El Sal, your new favourite destination

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

That Central America, he's so hot right now.

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The ‘wanderlust’ gene: is travel in your DNA?

The ‘wanderlust’ gene: is travel in your DNA?

by Cam Hassard @ Geckos Tales

Ever wondered why you couldn't rid yourself of a niggling sense that you just had to be somewhere else? Wonder no more.

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There’s Been 50 Percent Growth in the State’s Craft Beverage Producers Since 2014’s Craft New York Act

by Alicia Kennedy @ Edible Brooklyn

New York now ranks at No. 5 in the U.S. for number of craft beverage producers across categories, and every region of the state has seen an increase in the number of makers.

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Celebrate Three Kings’ Day With Alcapurrias at George’s Restaurant in Williamsburg

by Angely Mercado @ Edible Brooklyn

Just smelling the chicken and the yams when I happen to walk by feels like being in elementary school again.

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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.

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

Bond, James Bond: how to travel like 007

by Chris Girdler @ Geckos Tales

This trip will cost you a lot of moneypennies.

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Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

Heads up: London is holding a year-long festival of punk

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Don't be another brick in the wall.

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Where in the world is drake?

Where in the world is drake?

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

He started from the bottom, now he's here

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

Roadtripping from LA to San Francisco, in photos

by Phoebe Escott-Kenny @ Geckos Tales

Everything was a first for me. Every place and activity on the itinerary, roadtripping with a small group from LA to San Fran, was a new experience for me

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Godzilla is now a Japanese citizen, for reals

Godzilla is now a Japanese citizen, for reals

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

So it turns out Godzilla is 61-years old. Yep that monster guy or girl, with its giant monster feet, could actually be your dinosaur-lizard amalgam grandparent. And that dinosaur-lizard amalgam grandparent is now a certified, legal and official citizen of Japan. Aren’t you proud? Just recently, the fire-breathing, radioactive Godzilla was welcomed into Tokyo with

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The 16 best things to do in London

The 16 best things to do in London

by Emily Kratzmann @ Geckos Tales

Lon-done

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This new drone footage of the Himalayas is mesmerizing

This new drone footage of the Himalayas is mesmerizing

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Is this real life

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8 things you wouldn’t expect to find in China

8 things you wouldn’t expect to find in China

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Ready to get some China learnin’? Here we go

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How to Say Thank You in Vietnamese

How to Say Thank You in Vietnamese


wikiHow

Learning the words to say thank you in Vietnamese is a helpful and rewarding step to convey your gratitude while in Vietnam. Of equal importance, familiarize yourself with how people convey appreciation in Vietnamese culture. Be sure to...

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

Here’s how to have the best time ever at Burma’s Inle lake

by Louise Burton @ Geckos Tales

Inle Lake is a pretty spectacular place to spend some time. It's also a pretty spectacular place to do some stuff

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Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

Into the wild: a photographic journey through Borneo (with Melissa Findlay)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Whether you already thought Borneo was cool or you've never even thought of Borneo at all, these photos will melt your face.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Death Valley, USA

Weekday Wanderlust: Death Valley, USA

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Life is a highway

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The 17 essential Vietnamese restaurants in Los Angeles

The 17 essential Vietnamese restaurants in Los Angeles


Eater LA

LA has some of the best Vietnamese cuisine anywhere in America

Weekday Wanderlust: Ao Nang, Thailand

Weekday Wanderlust: Ao Nang, Thailand

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Take me to Thailand. STAT.

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How to Protect a Sleepwalking Child When You Travel

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

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Geckos photo comp is back, baby

Geckos photo comp is back, baby

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You've got to risk it to get the biscuit

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Life on a Geckos trip: a video diary from flying the nest

Life on a Geckos trip: a video diary from flying the nest

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Geckos. IRL. Bring it on

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I’m only giving this place 5 stars because I can’t select 10

I’m only giving this place 5 stars because I can’t select 10

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Will T. Benton, LA I’m only giving this place 5 stars because I can’t select 10. This place is amazing! Pho, boba, and macarons?!?! The food is amazing, chill atmosphere, great music, amazing service. Best place I’ve been in a while!!! I got to speak with the owners. […]

8 things to expect when backpacking with your bae

8 things to expect when backpacking with your bae

by Brad Whiteford @ Geckos Tales

What to expect when you're expecting loved-up, adventurous bliss.

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My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

My first Geckos trip to Bali: Expectations vs. reality

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

So, this is for all of you wondering if you should book a small group adventure. The answer is yes. Yes, you should.

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6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

6 foolproof techniques for ditching your travel buddy

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Smoke bombs at the ready

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Prepare for chills: this is non-humans of New York

Prepare for chills: this is non-humans of New York

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

Because animals have interesting backstories too.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Dalawella Beach, Sri Lanka

Weekday Wanderlust: Dalawella Beach, Sri Lanka

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

You are the wind beneath my swing

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From Warsaw to Greenpoint, Polish Cuisine Blends Old and New

by Jackie Summers @ Edible Brooklyn

Twenty-seven years after the fall of communism, a generation of chefs is ready to show the world what Polish cuisine can be.

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Bali what? Here’s why you totally have to visit the Gili Islands

Bali what? Here’s why you totally have to visit the Gili Islands

by Juliann Cheryl @ Geckos Tales

There's so much more to Indo than Bali

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Paula Deen Riverbend 12-Piece Cookware Set Giveaway

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Here's another Paula Dean Cookware Set up for grabs! Congratulations to Michael Herber for winning our last set :-) jaden

Give easy-going, delicious home cooking a fresh turn with the dishwasher-safe convenience of the charming, colorful Paula Deen Riverbend Aluminum Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set.

Make home-cooked mealmaking easy with easier cleanup, with durable and stylish Paula Deen Riverbend . . .

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Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

Everest: ain’t no mountain higher than (infographic)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Nepal is home to Mount Everest. This website is home to loads of infographics. Eventually, the two had to collide.

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The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

The ultimate guide to India (part 1)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

It's a massive country, so we drilled our expert for all the information you need for the best Indian escapade ever.

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Beautiful India and Nepal, captured on film

Beautiful India and Nepal, captured on film

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watch this. Get your emotions all fired up. Then pack your things and go.

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A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

A professional photographer’s guide to Turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Our photographers friends have unfollowed him on Instagram because they can't stand seeing him getting paid to do super cool stuff, like going to Turkey, whilst getting paid for it. Understandable.

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Wi-fight it: 12 travel tips for tragic wi-fi addicts

Wi-fight it: 12 travel tips for tragic wi-fi addicts

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The signal is strong with this one

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An intro guide to the islands of Thailand

An intro guide to the islands of Thailand

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

Wear sunscreen, bucket responsibly and avoid that guy on the beach selling 'herbal medicine'. You'll be fine

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12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

12 of the weirdest airports you’ve ever seen

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Travel and airports. They’re intrinsically linked. Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s simply no avoiding ’em (unless you swim). There’s loads of splashy, flashy ones that make you so relaxed you’ll forget about the seven hour layover. But today we’re going to look at some of the world’s weirdest. 1. Qamdo Bangda Airport, Qamdo, Tibet If

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Cuisinart Hurricane Pro CBT 2000 Blender

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

We are reviewing the Cuisinart Hurricane Pro CBT-2000 Blender, detailing both PROs and CONs.
Cuisinart Hurricane Pro CBT-2000 Blender Review
This is one powerful blender! Cuisinart put in 3.5 horsepower with a 30,000 RPM Turbo Boost feature. The blender comes with a BPA-free Tritan, 64 ounce jar.

Here are the specs:

Powerful commercial-grade 3.5 peak Horsepower – highest in . . .

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Weekday Wanderlust: Banff, Canada

Weekday Wanderlust: Banff, Canada

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Oh Canada.

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Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

Where you should travel next (using tv theme songs)

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Yes no. Maybe. I don't know. CAN YOU REPEAT THE

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Liddabit Sweets Joins JoMart Chocolate for a Brooklyn Retail Supergroup

by Carly Fisher @ Edible Brooklyn

A neapolitan marshmallow that will take on the shape of an ice cream bar and a line of saucy truffles are in the works.

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Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

Why you should definitely visit Sri Lanka’s south coast

by Sara Melotti @ Geckos Tales

Beach, please.

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8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

8 reasons you should make travel your valentine

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

This Valentine's day, you deserve the world.

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10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

10 travel instagrammers who are actually rly good

by Naomi Russo @ Geckos Tales

Ten extremely solid accounts that we know are sure to give you the wanderlusts

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16 animals that have better beards than you

16 animals that have better beards than you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Animals: proving beyond reasonable doubt that being completely covered in hair is no excuse for not having a massive beard

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Travel Toys Gift Guide: Prepare Kids For A New Adventure

by Anna Julien @ walking on travels

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How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

by @ How to of the Day

Brrr! When the winter temperatures dip low, living and working in a sub-zero climate can really take its toll. By employing a few tricks, however, you can stay warm despite the cold weather.

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

How to shoot like a pro: tips from photographer Maja Zonjic

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

"Owning the most expensive gear won’t make you a better photographer" and other advice from documentary photographer Maja Zonjic

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Snowboarding in Iran: turns out it’s a thing

Snowboarding in Iran: turns out it’s a thing

by Taz Liffman @ Geckos Tales

One traveller. One snowboard. One Iran. Much epic powder

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Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

Morocco for dummies: 7 reasons we love the place

by Eliza Gower @ Geckos Tales

You think it's going to be like walking through the set of Aladdin, but then you're totally blown away by the extent to which a trip to Morocco is really like a magic carpet ride

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Firecracker Shrimp Recipe – only 3 ingredients!

by Jaden @ Steamy Kitchen Recipes

Firecracker Shrimp Recipe is a 3-ingredient recipe with a Mango Ginger Dipping Sauce (ready in 3 minutes). This is a festive way to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 on February 16th. The shrimp signifies happiness, and the “firecracker” scares away bad luck and bad spirits! We’ve partnered with Argo® Corn Starch to bring you this recipe! […]

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Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

Xavier Rudd talks travel, inspiration and what makes a ‘real’ journey

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

I am always barefoot. I used to have dreadlocks. I can play the didgeridoo, guitar, harmonica and Aztec drum simultaneously. I have been on the road for over 15 years. Who am

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Meet Sana, the Geckos leader defying gender stereotypes in India

Meet Sana, the Geckos leader defying gender stereotypes in India

by Rebecca Shapiro @ Geckos Tales

It didn't take long for Sana Jinah to realise what she wanted. She wanted something that’d take her out of her comfort zone and into the world

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Meet the lego couple doing travel better than you

Meet the lego couple doing travel better than you

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

They've been around the block

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7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

7 strange and epic things to do in Cambodia

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Yes, ogling Angkor Wat, feeling humbled at the Killing Fields, and eating your body weight in amok are Cambodian essentials, but there’s a few must-do things for those of us who dabble in the wilder side of life. Though there are many daredevilish experiences to be found exclusively in Cambodia, I’ve come up with a

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Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

Keep calm and Camden on: The best of Camden in a day

by Julia D'Orazio @ Geckos Tales

Rock around the Lock

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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.

Where to Go in Williamsburg for Traditional Italian-American Food

by Heather Chin @ Edible Brooklyn

Get your red sauce, soppressata and cannoli fixes at these spots.

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6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

6 of the weirdest travel accessories you probably don’t need

by David Nagle @ Geckos Tales

They're the gadgets we deserve, but not the ones we need right now.

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Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

Old meets new: an epic Instagram tour of turkey

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We picked 13 photos from (our own) Instagram that'll make you want to go to Turkey right now.

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24 types of “inspirational” travel quotes (and what they really mean)

24 types of “inspirational” travel quotes (and what they really mean)

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

We're never quite sure if travel quotes make us really want to throw up or really want to go travelling

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10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

10 Reasons to Drive to Tomball

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

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Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

Why you should drop everything and travel Cuba now

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Havana good time

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Shimmy over Rio: Cuba’s Carnival is where it’s at

Shimmy over Rio: Cuba’s Carnival is where it’s at

by Philippa Whishaw @ Geckos Tales

Shake what yo mama gave you

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The Taj Mahal has wifi, goes insta crazy

The Taj Mahal has wifi, goes insta crazy

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

The Taj Mahal, India’s 17th century ode to love, death and all things marble, recently decided to go wifi friendly and in response the world went selfie crazy.  Which was only to be expected. I mean, we’re talking about the Taj here. Probably one of the internet’s most googled travel images. So to prepare you

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Vietnam: a travel compendium

Vietnam: a travel compendium

by Chloe Papas @ Geckos Tales

You’ll never be twiddling your thumbs in Vietnam. Here's the drill.

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Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

Meet Lombok: Bali’s charming, charismatic and super hot cousin

by Joy Hui Lin @ Geckos Tales

Livin' la vida Lombok.

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6 must-have tips for happy camping

6 must-have tips for happy camping

by Kellie Bright @ Geckos Tales

Going camping soon? Read this first. Or suffer the consequences.

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29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

29 things all travellers should be thankful for (yeah, even you!)

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

It’s that time of year again, and while not all of us hail from the bountiful United States of A, we reckon everyone could do with a little extra gratitude

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9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

9 reasons you should seriously consider traveling to Egypt

by Passport & Plates @ Geckos Tales

The land of pharaohs and pyramids certainly doesn’t need an introduction

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8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

8 things about Buddhism you never learned in school

by Tayla Gentle @ Geckos Tales

Animal transfiguration, super strength hair follicles, self-mummification, power of the mind dry-cleaning - welcome to Buddhism school, rookie.

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24 hours in Panama City

24 hours in Panama City

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

With unmetered taxis, supreme coffee options and one of the world’s greatest engineering feats at your doorstep, there’s a lot to like about Panama City

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Science has come up with the cure for jet lag

Science has come up with the cure for jet lag

by James Shackell @ Geckos Tales

WHAT A TIME TO BE

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8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

8 places you definitely shouldn’t take travel photos

by Katrina Imbruglia @ Geckos Tales

Back away from the camera. Put down that filter. Slowly lower your ridiculously oversized iPhone 6+ to the ground. Sure we all want to be heroes on Insta, but do you really want to be that guy who posts pics of locals trying to bathe in peace or takes a selfie at a cremation? This is

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11 awesome facts about India

11 awesome facts about India

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

The fact of the matter is, you probably haven't heard these

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A local’s guide to eating tarantulas in Cambodia

A local’s guide to eating tarantulas in Cambodia

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Watch and learn as our Cambodian local leader takes his group into the deepest and most 'delectable' depths of arachnid cuisine.

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Weekday Wanderlust: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Weekday Wanderlust: Angkor Wat, Cambodia

by Geckos Tales Team @ Geckos Tales

Wat what?

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5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

5 faux Indian food ‘facts’

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

There's SO much more to India than delicious curries

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5 reasons why Ubud is the real hero of Bali

5 reasons why Ubud is the real hero of Bali

by Melanie Ewan @ Geckos Tales

The cultural centre of Bali is a

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8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

8 women who will inspire you to drop everything and travel

by Libby Shabada @ Geckos Tales

Their adventures were seriously epic

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Really really great Vietnamese food

Really really great Vietnamese food

by VietnamDaily.News @ SÀI GÒN PHỞ

Meg T. Tomball, TX Love this place. My husband loves the pork sandwich and I usually get the chicken bun or chicken pho. And of course Thai bubble tea. Really really great Vietnamese food.

Things to do in Tempe on a Girls Weekend Getaway in Arizona

by Keryn Means @ walking on travels

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How To Shop At Thrift Stores Like A Pro

by Renee Hamrick @ walking on travels

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18 Places To Get Incredible Vietnamese Food In Sydney

18 Places To Get Incredible Vietnamese Food In Sydney


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Because it does exist - you just need to know where to look.

5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

5 awesome adventures to have in 2018

by Amy Foyster @ Geckos Tales

Our pick for awesome travel destinations in

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New Cookbook ‘Bollywood Kitchen’ Pairs Indian Cuisine and Celluloid in Technicolor Pages

by Jasleena Grewal @ Edible Brooklyn

When people found out author Sri Rao had worked in Bollywood, they asked him for film recommendations and about Indian food simultaneously.

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Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

Turn down: your ultimate guide to Angkor wat

by Travel Textbook @ Geckos Tales

Be a traveller, not a tourist. Do Angkor Wat right.

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Robot punches unicorn: a first hand account of Tokyo’s robot restaurants

Robot punches unicorn: a first hand account of Tokyo’s robot restaurants

by Dean Harries @ Geckos Tales

Within moments, a tribal-cyber woman emerges from the darkness and screams: “Are you reeeeeady humans?”

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How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

How to Get Quails to Lay Eggs

by @ How to of the Day

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

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

Why Japan is the ultimate destination for first-time travellers

by Jo Stewart @ Geckos Tales

Bullet trains, cat cafes, and the best ramen you've ever eaten. Hello Japan.

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How I learnt Vietnamese - Part 1 - More Vietnamese

How I learnt Vietnamese - Part 1 - More Vietnamese


More Vietnamese

Back in March I passed the 3-year mark since I started learning Vietnamese. In this time I’ve worked hard but also taken some breaks where I’ve done little but maintain my level. Recently I realised that even though I started this blog over year ago, I haven’t told you much about how I actually learnt ...>> Read more

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