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What to Expect on a Wine Tour

by Leona @ Days to Come

When travelling across the world, there is always an opportunity to learn new skills, develop a taste for new cuisine, enjoy local experiences and meet new people. This, of course, can all be experienced on a wine tour. Whether you’re stopping for a quick tipple while driving through wine regions or joining a specialist, multi-day wine-tasting tour in Europe or other parts of the world, a winery tour is always a good idea – and even better when you have a designated driver! Before you go, we’ve collected some useful tips to help you understand what to expect when visiting a

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Alone-But-Not-Lonely at the Holidays

by Maureen St. George @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

Full disclosure: I LOVE spending the holidays alone. This probably qualifies me as a total grinch, but listen: zero family drama, and the ability to do whatever you want. What’s not to love? However, even if you’re stoked for it, this time of year can definitely stir up homesickness. Here are some ways I plan [...]

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The royal heart of Bavaria

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Infographic: Most Dangerous and Safest Countries in 2016

by @ Safearound

The 10 Most Dangerous and 10 Safest Countries in 2016 Here’s a snapshot infographic of the rankings of the most dangerous countries in the world in 2016 based on SafeAround's data. Click here to see the full ranking with 162 countries.

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Vegetarian Food In Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

Despite misconceptions, Vietnam is a country with exemplary vegetarian cuisine. There’s a long history of vegetarian food in Vietnam with its roots firmly planted in Buddhist ideologies. The key to understanding the Vietnamese vegetarian food scene is knowing what to look for and where to go in order to find it. Although plenty of standard […]

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Marketing a sacred mountain

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ How to travel safe in Vietnam – Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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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.

What to Pack if You’re Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro (Packing List)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

In October 2010 I traveled to Tanzania with the goal of conquering a mountain. And at 5,895 metres (19,341 ft), it was really, really tall. The highest mountain in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa, and the highest free-standing mountain in the world, if we’re keeping score.

I trekked through some truly incredible landscapes, transformed as a person along the way, and battled through one of the world’s most challenging journeys over 7 days.

Kilimanjaro is powerful, awe-inspiring, and an experience which inspires transformation. But if you don’t know what to pack it’s going to make your life a hell of a lot harder than it has to be.

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Do I need a visa on arrival or visa prior to northern cyprus

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning to travel to northern Cyprus in next week. 1) any visa required in advance or visa upon approval 2) what sorts of documents to be...

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Typhoon Info Message | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

The typhoon season in Vietnam runs from approximately July through November.  Before this year’s season gets underway, we would like to pass along some severe weather preparation tips to U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Vietnam. During the approach of a typhoon or severe storm U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor the storm’s path by listening ...

Vietnam Cookery Centre

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Should I Visit Cuba?

by Gemma Music @ Days to Come

Cuba is a country where you can expect the unexpected. Even for the most seasoned traveller, this Caribbean nation is sure to impress. In a country where vintage cars, Cuban cigars and live music rule the streets; it’s time to find out if you should travel to Cuba. Capital Havana Official Language Spanish Currency Cuban peso Population 11.5 million (2016) What type of traveller is Cuba suited for? Are you a fan of exploring destinations filled with history and charm? Do you enjoy white sand beaches and blue-hued waters? How about vintage cars, pastel buildings and 50s style architecture? Do you

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Solo Travel Destination: Vancouver, Canada

by Guest @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member finds that Vancouver offers many athletic activities to balance out all of the great dining and drinking options.

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Stray Asia

Vietnam Tours and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Passes designed for adventurous backpackers. Get further off the beaten track see all of the highlights of Vietnam.

2017 Round Up: Our Top Ten Travel Articles

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

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

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New Year’s Travel Resolutions

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

NEW YEAR'S TRAVEL RESOLUTIONS >> FEW THINGS EVERY TRAVELLER SHOULD THINK ABOUT WISELY - the sustainable travel is my style! I know what influence me and my travel have on the environment, local communities and their economies (you can read more on sustainable travelling here: https://nomaddict.org/sustainable-travelling/). Why not contributing to others [...]

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Museum of Vietnamese History

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The 8 Trendiest Suitcase Sets for Business Travel

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Travel is the perfect opportunity to sport fun looks and trendy styles. But when traveling for business, it can be tricky keeping up with the latest trends while still maintaining professionalism. It also depends on the industry you’re in.

Whatever your business is, bonding with colleagues, engaging in business meetings, and impressing clients is a part of all business travel. In order to make a good impression, you have to look good from head to toe.

Choose a suitcase that compliments your style and makes you look put together. From mid-century to sleek, here are some of our favorite catalog finds and brand favorites specifically for trendy business travel.

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The most common scams in South America

by efim @ Safearound

Filled with a diverse culture, traditions, and landscapes, South America is an attractive and exciting continent. As a traveler, you will never run out of sights to amaze. However, like in any other very touristic destination in the world, a trip to the fantastic continent of South America has some scams, that tourists should [...]

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Travel between London and Naples

by bblount @ Fodor's Forum

My husband and I are going back to Positano in September. The Flights from USA to Naples are very expensive, and we can fly from Austin, TX to...

Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Vietnam Travel Insurance - Kids Go Free | Holidaysafe

Vietnam Travel Insurance - Kids Go Free | Holidaysafe


Holidaysafe

If you're considering taking a trip to Vietnam, make sure to get coverage for you and the family. Discover how Holidaysafe can find you a great deal.

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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World Heritage Sites in Morocco

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Backpacking Germany Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Best day trips from Prague

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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How a Pilgrim spends a Day – Camino Frances

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Can you imagine how relaxed it would be if you don’t have to think about your  next step? You just do what you did yesterday… And the day before yesterday…and before that day etc.. You can hardly imagine that in the hectic life we have in this time and age. But would you like that? […]

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A capital of change

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Solo Female Travel in Vietnam 

Solo Female Travel in Vietnam 


www.highheelsandabackpack.com

Located on the well-trodden backpacker's trail around South East Asia, solo female travel in Vietnam is common, and the country is rated time and again as being one of the best destinations for solo t

Door: Holly Hollyson

by Holly Hollyson @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

I had no idea that Vietnam was so safe! I just read this out loud to my Dad, who said, 'well it must be pretty safe because there are plenty of people there. Did you know that there are more Vietnamese in Vietnam than in any other country in the World'. #dadlogic

Before you travel to Vietnam - Sarah Sees The World

Before you travel to Vietnam - Sarah Sees The World


Sarah Sees The World

Requirements for Passports, Visas and vaccinations for travel to Vietnam. This New Zealand travel blogger found the information online confusing.

10 Reasons Why Bhutan Should Be On Your Travel Bucket List

by highheelsandabackpack @ www.highheelsandabackpack.com

With less than 29,000 international visitors each year, the mysterious Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the least visited countries in the world. It is a nation that sparks the intrigue of many an intrepid adventurer. Captivated by the allure of the road less traveled, a land fabled to be occupied by dragons, magic, and […]

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

If you're an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don't worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese ha

18 Most Affordable Places to Travel for Under $18 a Day

by Sama Abdi @ Days to Come

There’s no doubt that we live in an incredibly beautiful world. But, what do you do when you want to travel but your bank account thinks otherwise? Instead of spending hours searching the internet high and low, we’ve compiled a list of the most affordable places to travel to in 2018. Don’t let yourself miss out on incredible experiences because you think you can’t afford it and make this year one for the books.    Note: All currencies listed below are in US dollars. All countries listed below have an average night’s cost at an affordable hostel or hotel at

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam is Safe to Travel!

Vietnam is Safe to Travel!


Halong Hub - Halong Bay Cruise Blog

“The Travel Risk Map for 2017” has listed Vietnam as a safe place to travel especially for backpackers and female solo travelers since the dangers are low.

Vietnam travel tips for beginners

Vietnam travel tips for beginners


Travelfish

Some introductory points first time visitors to Vietnam should consider.

How to Save Money for Travel: Top Tips to Save

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Here are 12 ways to save money for travel. No advice to cut lattes. No talk of shorter showers. Just a solid how-to approach to saving cash for travel.

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High Heels & a Backpack’s Best Hate Comments in 2017

by highheelsandabackpack @ www.highheelsandabackpack.com

I love to see the discussions that my writing sparks and witness the sharing of stories and experiences between readers to offer each other support and encouragement for their world adventures. It is exactly why I wanted to become a Travel Writer and Blogger. I have made so many great connections through the travel industry […]

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My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam


Safe and Healthy Travel

My First Trip at Halong Bay was also my first solo trip and this trip made me the solo traveler I am today!! UNESCO Halong Bay is wonderful and a MUST!!

Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

Vietnam Traveller's Fast Questions and Answers

Vietnam Traveller's Fast Questions and Answers


Asia Pacific Travel

Vietnam Travel

World’s Safest Countries for Women

by @ Safearound

The World's Safest Countries for Women The New World Wealth think tank has ranked the world's countries regarding how safe they are for women. These ratings use various sources  such as interviews with women travelers, female aid workers and migration workers. The study focuses on 4 criteria to define women safety: risks of rape, assault, slavery and trafficking. Here's the ranking of [...]

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5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Door: Eden Mint

by Eden Mint @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Great tips! I have a couple of Vietnamese friends who travel back home each year. They always encourage me to visit there someday, it really does sound like an amazing place! I love the culture and food. Have a great day :) <a href="http://www.mintnotion.com" rel="nofollow">http://www.mintnotion.com</a>

Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

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

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

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Pic of the Week: Sarangkot, Nepal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

A Solo Travel Society member shares his view of the mountains in a photo taken in Sarangkot, Nepal, a popular location for watching sunrises and sunsets.

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

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

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

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Reactie op Cycling to the beach – Trinidad door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Thank you very much! I love to cycle and explore a place!!

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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


The Points Guy

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

Do I need a visa on arrival or visa prior to northern cyprus

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

I am planning to travel to northern Cyprus in next week. 1) any visa required in advance or visa upon approval 2) what sorts of documents to be...

SUSTAINABLE TRAVELLING IS BECOMING TRENDY

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

SUSTAINABLE TRAVELLING >> The way we travel is as important as the places we travel to and activities we take up. It marks not only your experience as a traveller but everything it is composed of. Travelling, exploring and getting to know new places is something most of the people [...]

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Door: jerryt2000

by jerryt2000 @ Reacties op: My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Nice blog. I'm now planning a trip to SE Asia and have enjoyed your pictures and words describing your travels. Thanks, JT

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide: Planning The Ultimate Trip Through Vietnam


Departful

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

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

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

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

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When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

It is an amazing place! I am still looking for a good Vietnamese restaurant around here haha, nothing can top that food!

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Bangkok ontdekken – Thailand

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Bangkok is zo’n stad waar je als toerist die van Azië houdt moet zijn geweest natuurlijk. Je ontkomt er ook haast niet aan omdat bijna elke vlucht via Bangkok of Kuala Lumpur gaat. Sommige steden zijn echt wel de moeite waard om even te ontdekken en na een aantal bezoeken vond ik toch ook Bangkok […]

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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.

10 things to do before you travel internationally

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Excluding the mandatory essentials of booking flights and accommodation and even if you’re only travelling overseas for a short period of time there are a number of easy to forget items it’s important to cross off before hopping on a plane. Prevent stress by ensuring you’ve considered these 10 things to do before you travel internationally. 1. Check your Passport It seems a no brainer, but the number of stories you hear of people turning up to fly with an expired passport makes this a mandatory item in this list. There needs to be enough space in your passport for new stamps, it can’t be damaged and should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your journey. Make sure you take copies of your passport and carry them with you, and make use of modern technology by either scanning or taking a photo of the relevant pages and store […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Discover: 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.

Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

I Hate Hiking and I Hate the Cold, But I Love Greenland

by Sama Abdi @ Days to Come

Most travellers will share stories about that one trip or experience that changed their lives forever. For me, that moment was a trip to Greenland. But first, let me rewind and tell you a bit more about myself and how I got the chance to explore the coolest (or chillest!) island on Earth.         I hate hiking and really hate the cold At first glance, I appear to be a rather tall and slender woman, one who you would assume partakes in regular physical activity and enjoys it. On both counts, you would be very wrong. My Sub-Saharan African genetics are

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Seven Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Hij had de schorpioen nog goed vast hoor :) Ja ik vond het super om er een aantal dagen door te brengen!!

My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Door: Ellie - Flash & Frugal

by Ellie - Flash & Frugal @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

This sounds great - I'm going to Vietnam for 4 or 5 days from Singapore next month and will most likely be going alone so this is extremely relieving!

The young traveller's guide to Vietnam

The young traveller's guide to Vietnam


Stuff

Brittany McCrystal travels to "one of the most incredible countries I have visited".

Latin travel playlist

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

TRAVEL PLAYLIST - LATIN >> PART I - Puerto Rico, Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Mexico Good rhythms can stay in your head as long as good travel memories. They make you dance, flow and move, contributing to the whole experience. Selection of Latin American songs was chosen by the nomaddict [...]

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Door: Posh, Broke, & Bored

by Posh, Broke, & Bored @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Oh, I'm glad to know that Vietnam is very safe! I've only been once, to <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com/2015/02/hanoi-vietnam-day1.html" rel="nofollow">Hanoi and I absolutely loved every chaotic, hectic moment of it</a>. I felt safe but that might have to do with the fact that I had a chaperone and group looking after me. I also felt absolutely safe when I was in <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com/search/label/Cuba" rel="nofollow">Havana, Cuba</a> - I wonder if Communism has something to do with that? x Jasiminne: <a href="http://www.poshbrokebored.com" rel="nofollow">Posh, Broke, & Bored</a>

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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Tips for Traveling with the Whole Family

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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Solo Travel Destination: Sao Miguel, Portugal

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

Here's how a member of the Solo Travel Society spent two enjoyable days on Sao Miguel, the main island of Portugal's Azores.

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11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam

Crime and personal safety | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Vietnam is a relatively safe country for visitors, including women travelling alone. In fact, given the country’s recent history, many tourists, particularly...

Dear Female Travelers: Reasons Knixwear Is the Greatest Travel Underwear You’ll Ever Own!

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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All you can Wish @ Viewdeck Cottages El Nido

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

A night all you can wish for..  Viewdeck Cottages El Nido is great place! If you go to El Nido you immediatly start dreaming of the beautiful bay and the great views you get with those great rocks, the sun setting and you swimming and relaxing to the max!! I booked a room at Viewdeck […]

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Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Ja echt heerlijke dagen gehad!! Die dieren zijn super om te zien, kan ik ook uren naar kijken!

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

12 Years Of Travel: Bangkok Canal Bike Ride

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Door: the roaming coconuts

by the roaming coconuts @ Reacties op: My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

Love it! We just got back from Ha Long Bay, and soon Danielle is going to make her first trip as a solo traveller. Lots to relate to. And yeah, loooved the scenery!

How to Deal With the Flu While Traveling

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Day-to-day life can already be stressful enough. That’s why travel can be such a welcoming break. Traveling is an opportunity to get away from the mundane, humdrum of everyday life. Not only does time away relax you, but it also rejuvenates the body and senses. Unfortunately, though, sickness can happen at any time. Whether you’re […]

How I Take Care of Sensitive Skin While Traveling

by Maureen St. George @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

For me, trying to maintain sensitive skin while traveling is one of the most difficult and exasperating parts of the whole adventure. I’ve found that a strict minimalist approach works best, and below are a few dependable, non-prescription products that are always in my beauty bag. I can assure you that these suggestions are all my own, [...]

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The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

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

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


A Little Adrift

This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

How to Stay Dry while Cycling #kattegattleden

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

I went cycling for a week in Sweden!! Along that beautiful West Coast of Zweden. I loved it and really felt like it! It was a challenge for me to do so! I would also go camping while cycling the #Kattegattleden, a cycle path of 370K along the westcoast of Sweden. How to Stay Dry […]

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Reactie op The Hidden Gem of the Pacific – New Caledonia Travel Guide door Jen Hajime

by Jen Hajime @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

I didn't even know where Caledonia was until I saw your post. Opening doors to new worlds for us readers! www.nynomads.com Rentfree, living on $100/week in NYC

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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‘Sleeping’ on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam

‘Sleeping’ on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam


VickyFlipFlopTravels -

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam 9 Hour Stopover in Qatar: Is It Worth Exploring?

5 Ways To Survive When Traveling In Rougher Countries

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Most people follow the Banana Pancake Trail when setting off on their adventures. In other words, they follow the same routes millions of travelers have already experienced. They are playing it safe even if they don’t know it.

Surviving when you’re traveling in rougher countries isn’t the same. You need to approach things differently if you want to stay out of trouble. Let’s look at a few examples to ensure you’ll always be prepared.

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Ten Reasons to Get Travel Insurance When travelling Abroad

by raph @ Safearound

Holiday insurance or travel insurance is important, first of all in order to make sure to be able to afford medical care of any kind. Basically, the chief purpose of insurance is to mitigate your financial risk.  According to recent research, the average medical treatment abroad for foreigners costs between $2000-2500 and can be [...]

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

24 hours in Stockholm, Sweden

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

One of the great things about travelling in Europe is the cheap flights available between the cities there. Renee and I bought some ridiculously cheap flights to spend a weekend in Stockholm in August. We arrived late on a Friday night from Bergen and flew back to London on the Sunday afternoon which basically left us with just 24 hours in Stockholm to explore, but which proved enough time with a planned route and some prioritising. The World Triathlon Championships were taking place in Stockholm the same weekend and with the costs of accommodation high we stayed in a Airbnb in Södermalm. Our 24 hours in Stockholm At 10am on Saturday we loaded up on Bagels and coffee for breakfast at The Bagel in the middle of Södermalm. I went with the ‘New York’ which was the classic Salmon, Cream Cheese and Capers. At 10:40am we set off on foot towards downtown Stockholm […]

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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.)

Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Fun! I hope you'll have a great time in Vietnam!

TOP 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

8 Tips for Volunteer Teaching Abroad

by Kelly @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

Volunteering as a teacher abroad is a noble thing to do. It could be something you deliberately planned for when organizing the trip or something more spontaneous you thought about as you interacted with locals. It’s a powerful way to leave a lasting impact on a community. Yet, good intentions are not always enough. History [...]

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Solo Travel Destination: New Mexico Road Trip

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

This Solo Travel Society member found beauty and solitude on a New Mexico road trip filled with art, culture, and stunning landscapes.

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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Spanish royal gardens

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Where a dog has the right to be a dog

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Passport Travel Safety Tip

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

PASSPORT TRAVEL SAFETY TIP >> USE LAMINATED COLOR PASSPORT PHOTOCOPY YOU SHOULD NEVER LOOSE IT. If there was just one item you would never want to loose during your travels, probably your passport would to be the one. This is the proof of your identity, possibility of moving [...]

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37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

Travel Documents Safety Tip

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS SAFETY TIP >> WILL SAFE YOU A LOT OF TROUBLE IN CASE OF LOOSING YOUR DOCUMENTS THIS TIP WILL HELP YOU IN CASE OF LOOSING TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. It is highly advisable to keep all your valuable belongings with you at all times. By valuable items I mean: [...]

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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.

5 Ways Prepaid Phones Can Save You Money When Traveling

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

When traveling internationally, many cellphone providers charge high rates to cover roaming fees. Sending a text or checking emails quickly becomes a costly expense for travelers.

Many people think that the only ways to avoid paying massive bills is to leave their cellphones at home. But if the thought of living without your smartphone while you travel makes you want to scream, don’t despair.

Many cellphone providers offer affordable options to help you stay connected no matter where you are in the world. Learn about the following five ways prepaid phones can save you money when traveling.

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Lessen die ik eerder al leerde – Vipassana meditatie

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Volgende week ga ik weer… Ik ga naar Belgie om mijn tweede Vipassana course te volgen. Ik ga gewoon weer 10 dagen stil zijn, geen oogcontact maken of  anderen aanraken of aanrakingen accepteren.. Ik ga 10 dagen mediteren volgens die Vipassana methode, de methode die Goenka vastlegden en ontwikkelde. In december 2016 deed ik dit […]

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My favourite places of 2017 (and a wishlist for 2018)

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Out of everywhere I went last year there are some clear winners in my mind as to my favourite places of 2017. 2017 was an epic year of travel for me. I achieved all the plans and dreams I had this time last year, visiting five countries for the first time and quite a number of new cities. Madrid, Spain I’d been to Barcelona before and was surprised when it didn’t blow me away as I’d expected it to. This meant I hit Madrid in July without high expectations and found it to be one of my favourite places. Madrid was sweltering but the rooftop pool at Dear Hotel Madrid was beautifully cool as well as being located in the vicinity of views and cocktails. The breakfast offering was also outstanding and our room probably the biggest Renee and I had while travelling through Europe. The shops were open late, […]

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Backpacking South Africa Budget Travel Guide 2018

by Ana Pereira @ The Broke Backpacker

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What to See in North Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, the inquisitions among other eras that shaped world history.

This makes it an interesting country to visit, at least once in a lifetime. However, there are things you need to know before visiting Spain to make your stay an enjoyable one.

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

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Eating dog meat

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

IS DOG MORE LIKE A FRIEND OR...A DELICACY? >> EATING DOG MEAT AS A WORLDWIDE TREND NEARLY EVERYBODY LIKES ASIAN CUISINE So do I - spring rolls, banh khoai, pho soup, bhan mi in Vietnam – they are all absolutely delicious!. A few days ago, cycling in North Vietnam [...]

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Where is it Safe to Travel in the Middle East?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The Middle East is a vast region that spans a couple of continents, from parts of Asia, through the Sinai Peninsula, to portions of Northeastern Africa. Home to some of the world’s most glorious natural landscapes, it’s also considered a rising travel destination. The architecture is also one-of-a-kind. Pyramids, temples and structures that are so […]

Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

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

Blockchain Technology In Vietnam: Becoming A Global Leader?

by Hao Tran @ Vietcetera

Vietnam is still best known for its agricultural output, but it’s a nation in transition. In fact, it’s currently one of the fastest growing countries in Asia and its rapidly diversifying economy has surpassed Thailand’s and Malaysia’s. Foreign capital investment hit US $24.4 billion in 2016, and factory production is shifting from traditional export goods […]

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Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE

Things to know for travel in Vietnam - CHOICE


CHOICE

Where to get the best cash rates, phone rates, phone apps for maps and currency conversions, and why you should blame sharks when the internet cuts in Vietnam.

Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

Why You Should Travel Now, Not Later

by highheelsandabackpack @ www.highheelsandabackpack.com

As I sat perched at the end of my bed, coffee in hand, I scowled as I scrolled through my email inbox, and tapped furiously away at my keyboard possessed with a rage that would rival the Incredible Hulk as I worked through sending out numerous chase emails to freelance writing clients that were dragging […]

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Women Who Travel Solo: Solo Travel in Vietnam

Women Who Travel Solo: Solo Travel in Vietnam


Something In Her Ramblings

Female solo traveler Hannah Smith talks the ins and outs of traveling alone in Vietnam, from avoiding taxi scams in Ho Chi Minh City to the best way to visit the famous My Son ruins in this week's Women Who Travel Solo. How did you get started traveling? I went... #blog #vietnam #womenwhotravelsolo

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Map: High Terrorist Threat countries

by @ Safearound

Countries with a High Terrorist Threat, mapped Because of the rise of terrorist attacks in the last years, we thought travelers would like to see a map of the most dangerous countries regarding terrorism. 2015 and 2016, to date, have been some of worst years in terms of number of terrorist attacks and [...]

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Feeling Lost in this Beautiful World…

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Visiting the Philippines in December I wrote the following: I’m back in Asia… I love this part of the world so much but at the same time I hate it and I don’t understand it. The people always smile at you ….but you  never know what they think. The food is delicious… but the environment […]

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The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Traveling to Vietnam: 5 Tips for Avoiding Minor Annoyances

Traveling to Vietnam: 5 Tips for Avoiding Minor Annoyances


Pink Pangea: The Community of Women who Love to Travel

Traveling to Vietnam was an amazing experience. Follow these tips and you'll also avoid these annoyances. Travel to Vietnam: 5 Tips for Avoiding

Bogota ontdekken; te voet, te fiets en vanuit de lucht – Colombia

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Ik begon mijn Colombia reis in Bogota, zoals de meesten denk ik. Bogota is de hoofdstad van Colombia en met 8 miljoen inwoners zo groot dat we dat als Nederlanders bijna niet kunnen bevatten 🙂 Bogota ligt op 2640 meter hoogte waardoor het de vier na hoogste hoofdstad ter wereld is! In Bogota is het […]

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How to Book the Cheapest Hotels in 2018 (Which Match Your Travel Style Perfectly)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

One of my biggest pieces of advice for booking a hotel has always been to ask yourself why. And the answer should be beyond the obvious “I need a place to stay for the night”.

Because millions of people are booking into hotels every night. But how many of them are actually getting their choice right?

The solution? Nustay; a new hotel search engine which has 1.2 million hotels at rates cheaper than any other online booking site (seriously). And, by crunching data about your interests, it matches you with hotels which reflect your travel style.

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Are These the Best Jobs in the World? Jobs That Allow You to Travel (Some With No Experience)

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

While there are many careers that will not afford you a care-free lifestyle, or give you the option to work from the comfort of a hammock, in Bali - there are plenty that do (cue the ‘OH. MY. GOSH, no WAY!’)

Check out our list, and maybe quit your job to follow your dreams in 2018!

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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10 Cool Travel Spots to Visit in 2018

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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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.

CHRISTMAS TRAVEL GIFT

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

CHRISTMAS GIFT >> PERSONALIZED TRAVEL PLANNING VOUCHER CAN YOU IMAGINE A BETTER CHRISTMAS PRESENT THAN UNFORGETTABLE TRAVEL MEMORIES? Christmas Travel gift Planning Voucher by nomaddict.org is a comprehensive itinerary for personalized travelling > Pay only 25% to book it in advance and get the Voucher < > Pay [...]

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Book and Travel Without a Credit Card: Top Tips

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

No credit cards? No problem. Here's how to travel without a credit card and, bonus, it will help you stay within your budget.

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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT HO CHI MINH CITY DURING TET

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List

Solo Female Travel: Traveling Alone in Vietnam as a Woman - Her Packing List


Her Packing List

Jonai couldn't find anyone to join her on a motorbike trip in northern Vietnam so she traveled alone. Read about her experiences traveling alone in Vietnam.

The Top 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories

by @ Safearound

The Best 6 In-Flight Travel Accessories to make flying better As a kid, flying in an airplane used to be a fun experience. But as an adult, having to successively wait for luggage check-in, security controls, boarding pass control before finding your seat in a crowded plane cabin isn't much fun anymore. With cost-cutting policies, airlines tend to [...]

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A clash of cultures in Seville

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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How to get the awesome places to visit in North Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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An Overview of Different Travel Bags: Why it’s so Important to Choose the Right Bag for Your Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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

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My Numbers of 2017

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

The year is ending and on this last day I do feel the urge to share some of my numbers of 2017, this year of traveling!! I had a great year, travelwise… Also at home and at my job as a policeofficer my year was good and nothing happened to me that didn’t gave me […]

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TPG Reader 2018 Travel Goals: Getting Delta Lifetime Gold Status

TPG Reader 2018 Travel Goals: Getting Delta Lifetime Gold Status

by Sarah Silbert @ The Points Guy

We’re following TPG readers as they work toward a variety of travel goals in 2018, running the gamut from important first steps in the points & miles hobby to more advanced plans such as an around-the-world award trip. The final reader we’re introducing is Fern M., whose goal is definitely on the more “expert” end …

Adventure Activities to Capture the Best of Vietnam

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

Vietnam has something for everyone; wild and adventurous backpackers, urban explorers, nature appreciators, and luxury seekers alike. This is made possible, predominantly by the fact that the country is so wonderfully diverse; no matter what your interests are, Vietnam is sure to whet your appetite for travel experiences and satisfy even the most severe cases […]

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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I traveled these eight places in Turkey & this is why I am sharing with you

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

*Surrounded by exoticism, picturesque landscapes, different customs and customs than I am accustomed to, Turkey is a fascinating destination with a...

World Travelers: Stop Being Pretentious Arseholes

by highheelsandabackpack @ www.highheelsandabackpack.com

  Athens, Greece – It’s Christmas day and I sit among a group of expats, international world travelers, and a general motley crew of individuals like myself that were unable to make it home to enjoy the festive period with their families. In an arguably less than traditional manner, we sit down to a Christmas […]

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Can an airport lounge membership save you money?

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

It’s a trap that’s easy to fall into: once you’ve experienced what it’s like to have an airport lounge membership it’s very hard to opt out again. After several years of free passes and a gifted membership, last year I found myself without access to Air New Zealand’s Koru Lounge and associated member benefits. Sitting at the gate to wait for your flight without the glam feel and perks a lounge brings suddenly feels a lot less glam. There are generally four ways you can gain access to an airport lounge: Pay for a business-class (or better) ticket Improve your airline status to Gold or higher. This means frequently flying with the same airline rather than purchasing the best fare available Travel with someone who is a member Pay for a membership My Westpac credit card meant no joining fee and a $125 discount on the annual fee for Air New Zealand’s Koru airport […]

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Working Full-Time and Getting Your Travel Fix

by Maureen St. George @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

Coming back to work in the US at a full-time corporate job after traveling and working abroad for years was a total 180, to say the least. One of the hardest things to adjust to was the longer hours, and the lack of opportunity (or feeling too burnt out) to hop on a cheap flight [...]

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The 7 Best, Strongest and Safest Hard Luggage

by @ Safearound

The 7+ Best, Strongest and Safest Luggage for Travelers Stuck in traffic, running to your gate, rushing through the airport security and finally boarding your flight... Travelling is already a worrisome experience. Having to travel with several luggage when flying by plane can cause of a lot of nervousness. You do not want to [...]

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Attempted Kidnapping in Vietnam: How To Stay Safe When Using Taxis - Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World

Attempted Kidnapping in Vietnam: How To Stay Safe When Using Taxis - Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World


Go! Girl Guides - Helping Women Travel The World

You can take taxis in Vietnam, but follow these safety tips to ensure your utmost safe experience.

Miami Sunrise

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While dreaming sweet dreams my travelbuddy tries to wake my up by poking my leg.

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Where to explore after your Halong Bay trip? Hanoi, for sure!

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

There’s a common question that many friends and travelers ask me once they finish their amazing visit to Halong Bay: “What can I do once I’m back to Hanoi?” Most of them arrive to the hotel after lunch, take a quick shower and relax, trying to find what to do during that afternoon/evening. Some of […]

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8 Accessories Which Will Transform Your Travel Style in 2018

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Toen ik weer eens naar Thailand ging bedacht ik me dat ik nog nooit in een Nationaal Park was geweest in Thailand. Toch bezocht ik verschillende parken en deed safari’s maar in Thailand nog nooit! Dit keer kwam helemaal vanuit Colombia tijdens mijn 5 maanden reis, ik wilde terug naar Azië en lekker genieten.. Op […]

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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.

Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Solo Travel Destination: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Solo Traveler

This Solo Travel Society member offers her top ten things to see and do in Ho Chi Minh City.

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?

Things I learnt when an airline lost my luggage

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

In July I was travelling from Barcelona to Luxembourg when security strikes at Barcelona airport meant we were unable to get through security in time to board our flight. However our checked bags did make the flight and took off without us and were subsequently lost by the airline for four days. This resulted in us having to find an alternative route to Luxembourg with only the clothes on our back and the items in our hand luggage. Just over a month later my luggage again failed to turn up on a luggage carousel, this time in Auckland. Thankfully this time it was located within a few hours in Frankfurt, having missed my connection to Hong Kong 30 hours earlier. I got it back three days later. Here are some of the things I learnt when an airline lost my luggage which will improve your situation if it ever happens to […]

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Reactie op Een dag uit het leven van een pelgrim – Camino Frances door Ik ga nooit de pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostella lopen! Of toch wel… | Wanda Wandelt

by Ik ga nooit de pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostella lopen! Of toch wel… | Wanda Wandelt @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

[…] Foto: Jacomijn Heupink van Safe & Healthy Travel die ook de Camino Frances liep. […]

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound

How safe is Vietnam | Safety Tips & Crime Maps | Safearound


Safearound

Vietnam(Cities in Vietman: Ha long, Hanoi, HoChi Minh City)Vietnam is a fantastic country, which has an incredibly rich legacy. Its well known for white sandy beaches, jungle rivers, sophisticated Buddhist pagodas, vibrant city life and fantastically delicious food.One has many ways to entertain himself while in

Tricks and tips you should know to avoid pickpockets

by efim @ Safearound

Pickpocketing is a serious problem in tourist destinations all over the world. Every day a frightening number of pickpocket incidents occur all around the globe. According to the official statistic around 400, 000 pickpocket incidents occur around the world daily. NYPD reports 3,000 incidents of pickpocketing a day, however, most go unreported. 1 [...]

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Best Budget Destinations for Solo Travelers: the 2018 Shortlist

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

I've scoured the lists of budget destinations recommended by other sites and come up with a shortlist of my top destinations for budget solo travel in 2018.

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The Five Best Destinations During the Rainy Season

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Traveling to a foreign country is a thrilling experience. Most tourists visit a different country during the warmer and drier months when there is a high influx of tourists. Travelers prefer sun-filled days to bask in the sun on the sandy beaches. They want to shop in the quaint villages or see the local landmarks […]

I traveled these eight places in Turkey & this is why I am sharing with you

by beautyofheaven @ Fodor's Forum

*Surrounded by exoticism, picturesque landscapes, different customs and customs than I am accustomed to, Turkey is a fascinating destination with a...

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.

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips

Backpacking Vietnam Travel Guide 2017 - Adventure Tips


The Broke Backpacker

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

Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Door: kevin

by kevin @ Reacties op: My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

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Door: Jacomijn Heupink

by Jacomijn Heupink @ Reacties op: My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

The trip was a 3 day 2 night all in price. I don't know what I paid for it anymore, sorry. JY<br /><br />And Thanks @jerryt2000 Very good to hear!! I'm on the last weeks of my travel now, really enjoyed SEasia again!!! Twitter about it under #SEasia14 :)

Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Travel To Dalat: The Ultimate Guide To A Weekend Getaway

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam—and for good reason. From its gorgeous waterfalls, traditional silk factories, and buzzing night market, to its small batch coffee farms, Dalat makes for an ideal getaway from the major cities. In order to make your great escape a bit easier, Vietcetera popped over to the […]

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Door: Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life

by Yvonne - The Tourist Of Life @ Reacties op: The Solo Female Travelers Guide To Vietnam

Haha dad logic is the best logic there is. But yeah its' relatively safe! I mean, there are creeps everywhere but once I read that only 3% of the Vietnamese ever dealt with harassment while in The Netherlands that is about 60% or something. And I think The Netherlands is pretty safe too ;-)

Solo Female Travel in Bhutan

by highheelsandabackpack @ www.highheelsandabackpack.com

Solo Female Travel in Bhutan Land of dragons, mythical creatures and magic. Nestled deep within the high Himalayas awaits the mysterious dragon Kingdom of Bhutan. As one of the world’s least visited countries, not an awful lot is known about Bhutan internationally. Talk of travel here is accompanied by concerns of expense, and frets about inaccessibility. […]

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Hiking up to hidden Ursa Beach – Portugal

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

While I’m not really convinced about the saying ‘travel the unknown’, knowing that ‘unknown’

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Een prachtig diertje! En zoveel groter dan ik had verwacht. Geweldig om te zien en aan te raken!

Why Sri Lanka Inspires for a Second Trip

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

Since I started travelling four years ago, I have been lucky enough to experience truly varied cultures and places, many of which I hold dear. Sri Lanka, however, has always had a special place in my heart and I’ve made it my mission to convince everyone else of its merits.

Despite a troubled past, Sri Lanka and its people are well on their way to a full recovery. More than that, they are very welcoming to people who wish to experience the beauty of their country and perhaps contribute a bit to stimulating the local economy.

I had such a great experience in Sri Lanka that I even decided to start my own blog about the country and inspire as many people as possible to visit! You can find the blog at takemetosrilanka.com.

With friendly people, incredible food, and stunning locations throughout the country, there are plenty of reasons to choose Sri Lanka as your holiday destination. You’ll love Sri Lanka for the following reasons, and it’s for these reasons that the country will inspire a second trip!

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

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

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.

9 Reasons Why Everyone Loves Marrakech

by Julie Faye Germansky @ Days to Come

Although Marrakech isn’t the capital of Morocco, the allure of this bustling city never fails to attract many visitors from around the world. Marrakech is a must-visit destination for travellers seeking out a quintessential Moroccan experience with a whole lot of surprises. If you’re yet to find out what the hype about Marrakech is after seeing endless images on your social feeds, heard stories from a friend-of-a-friend who visited or are simply out of the loop on just how magical Marrakech is, you’ll quickly find reasons to love it too. Here are 9 reasons why everyone loves Marrakech (so prepare

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Money & Travel: How to Manage It, Stretch It and Hide It

by Kelly @ Go! Girl Guides – Helping Women Travel The World

It’s what helps us to travel, what keeps us from traveling, and it’s something we don’t talk about enough when it comes to travel: money. In helping a good friend plan an upcoming trip through Central America, I realized there’s a ton of stress surrounding money and travel. Here are just a few questions she [...]

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How to Plan Your Solo Travel Budget – On Any Budget

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

Travel budgeting made easy with 2 practical approaches followed by 8 steps and a spreadsheet for your personal solo travel budget.

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

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

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

This travel story (A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America

by Lauren Barth @ Departful

The post How to Travel Like a Local in Europe & North America appeared first on Departful.

Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Nee de schorpioen kroop niet op mijn arm... Ik raakte alleen het puntje van de staart aan :) Alleen juist het gevaarlijkste stukje hahaa maar hij werd goed vastgehouden door de gids!!

How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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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.

7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan

7 Things To Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam - Mapping Megan


Mapping Megan

As many a traveler will tell you, taking an overnight train in Asia is quite an adventure, one that I have always found to be enjoyable and something to look forward to.Overnight trains are my favorite means of covering long distances because they're usually friendlier to my budget and more comfortable than taking long road trips being cramped in a small car or bus.The other advantage is that you get to stretch your legs out and get a good night’s sleep in exchange for just a little bit more than you would pay for a hostel or budget hotel.

Halong Bay Weather in September

by Halong Hub Editors @ Halong Hub – Halong Bay Cruise Blog

The Halong Bay weather in September is characterised by high temperatures and frequent rain showers, which is representative of the tail-end of the summer season. If you’ve been wondering whether or not to travel to Halong Bay in September, this article should be all you need to point you in the right direction. We’ll share […]

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Reactie op 3 dagen in het Khao Yai NP -Thailand door Safe and Healthy Travel

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties voor Safe and Healthy Travel

Ik raakte alleen de schorpioen zijn staartpuntje aan...hij zat niet op mijn hand :) dat was de gids zijn hand!! Ik denk dat hij dat ook niet aandurfde.

A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

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

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

This travel story (A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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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.

Fietsen buiten Rome: Bracciano en Martignano Meer ontdekken

by Safe and Healthy Travel @ Safe and Healthy Travel

Een citytrip naar Rome is altijd goed. Welk jaargetijde je ook gaat er is genoeg te zien. Ik ging in oktober en bedacht me dus dat het dan nog net lekker zou zijn om buiten te kunnen zitten. Ik had het goed gegokt. Overdag hadden we ruim 20 graden maar in de avonduren koelt het […]

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How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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


An Epic Education

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

Should I Travel To Vietnam? - Days To Come

Should I Travel To Vietnam? - Days To Come


Days to Come

Have you recently asked yourself, "Should I travel to Vietnam?" Find out if Vietnam is the right destination for you to explore.

The Pros and Cons of Voluntourism

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Voluntourism, otherwise known as Volunteer Tourism, continues to be a popular alternative to the normal vacation. A traveler can visit some exotic region with the purpose of volunteering. It can be an excellent way for individuals to learn about a different culture and explore a country while helping those in need. Many voluntours are in […]

The Hidden Gem of the Pacific – New Caledonia Travel Guide

by thetouristoflife @ The Tourist Of Life

New Caledonia, also called Kanaky by its Melanesian inhabitants, is a tropical paradise with a cosmopolitan flair.

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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6 Reasons You Should Go On a Canal Barge Cruise

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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Reactie op These Are The Stops I Made Between Hanoi And Hoi An door em-ily-grace

by em-ily-grace @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

How did you travel between these destinations? Bus, motorbike...?

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Tips for Traveling with Children in Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

The most useful Vietnam Travel tips for families traveling with children. What to do in Vietnam when you travel with kids? Safety advice for parents.

Mont Tremblant: The Perfect Winter Getaway

by Janice @ Solo Traveler

On a Mont Tremblant weekend getaway I relearned how to ski and how to reclaim the weekend. Here's everything you need to know for your Tremblant trip.

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12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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How to Travel with a Peanut Allergy and See the World

How to Travel with a Peanut Allergy and See the World


Earth Trekkers

Traveling with a peanut allergy may be easier than you think. Here are tips and tricks after traveling to 57 countries on six continents.

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA

HOW TO TRAVEL TO VIETNAM ALONE - HIGHLIGHTS TOUR | TSA


Travel Sense Asia

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

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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Planning Travel beginns here - tips, inspirations, nomaddict travel blog

Planning Travel beginns here - tips, inspirations, nomaddict travel blog


nomaddict

We share excitement, passion and travel experience hoping this is where your dream begins. Let's start planning travel somewhere you have never been before.

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo

My way on the highway: An expert's guide to travelling solo


Traveller

Put off by the prospect of travelling alone? Ute Junker has been doing it for two decades. Here are her tried and tested survival strategies.

12 Years Of Travel: View From Cortona, Italy

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

AN ADDICTION THAT CAN BE HEALTHY

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

TRAVEL ADDICTION >> An addiction that can be healthy After having tried for the very first time, they find themselves genuinely keen on doing it. They cannot stop dreaming about new destinations and craving for an unknown. Can any travel addiction be good for anybody at all? Have you ever thought [...]

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

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

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.

12 Years Of Travel: Newquay Cliffs, Cornwall, UK

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Top Solo Travel Posts of 2017 and All Time

by Tracey @ Solo Traveler

One post directing you to many. Here are links to the top solo travel posts of 2017 and the top solo travel posts of all time on Solo Traveler.

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Map: Which Countries Are Safe to Visit

by @ Safearound

Countries Which Are Safe to Visit, according to the UK Foreign Office The United Kingdom Foreign Office (FCO) gives advice to British travelers about the safety of most of the world's countries. These ratings take into account several criteria such as war, terrorism, crimes against tourists, etc. VIEW WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRIES The [...]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Currently // The aftermath of a multi-month adventure

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

It blows my mind that I have a UK bank account and passport as well as New Zealand ones. I can get off a flight, rock straight through customs, use my Oyster Card on the Tube, walk into a bar in London and pay with a local bank card. I spent my last few days in London in late August wondering why I don’t live there. I cycled along canals on a Boris Bike, walked through parks as people sunbathed and enjoyed picnics, ate at amazing restaurants, and drank outside at pubs with good people. But surely it’s possible to somehow have the best of the travel and home worlds, regardless of how isolated this country is? Because I also love living in Wellington right now. I also start to struggle with the pace of long-term travel, perhaps even becoming anhedonic. I want to be where my friends and family […]

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

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

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

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The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

How to Deal With the Flu While Traveling

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Day-to-day life can already be stressful enough. That’s why travel can be such a welcoming break. Traveling is an opportunity to get away from the mundane, humdrum of everyday life. Not only does time away relax you, but it also rejuvenates the body and senses. Unfortunately, though, sickness can happen at any time. Whether you’re […]

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Reactie op 7 Of My Favorite Moments In Iceland door Jen Hajime

by Jen Hajime @ Reacties voor The Tourist Of Life

Wow. I love the layout of your blog and the photos of your trip are certainly inspiring me to travel there sooner than later. I hear it's utterly cold at this time of year though. How did you all fair? www.nynomads.com Rentfree, living on $100/week in NYC

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.

Best things to do around Osaka Bay

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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Is Cambodia safe for travellers?

Is Cambodia safe for travellers?


Time Travel Turtle

After recent reports about an increase of crime in Cambodia, I thought I would share my experiences and offer some advice.

Seven Unique Drinking Traditions From Around the World

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

With every trip to a different country, you’re expected to take in the local customs. Eat the food, visit the sites, live like someone who calls the place home. For many travelers, this also applies to alcohol. To get the most of a region, you will often need to experience the bar scene or try […]

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

by Meg Jerrard @ Mapping Megan

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

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

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

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

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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.

The most popular scams in Southeast Asia

by efim @ Safearound

  Scams in Southeast Asia are very similar to those each tourist might enforce whenever he will be. Most of the scams in Asia are based on the naive trust of tourists who are delighted by the spirit of vacation and beauties around. When visiting unfamiliar places, particularly with language barriers, and another kind [...]

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Door: The Fairy Stream and Sand Dunes at Mui Ne, Vietnam - Safe and Healthy Travel

by The Fairy Stream and Sand Dunes at Mui Ne, Vietnam - Safe and Healthy Travel @ Reacties op: My first trip at Halong Bay & Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

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The Gateway to Japan

by Michael Turtle @ Time Travel Turtle

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

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The Pros and Cons of Staying in a Hostel

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Most people eventually outgrow the idea of living with a roommate. A desire to have personal space in your living conditions only increases when traveling. After a long day of exploring the city, you likely want to crash in a hotel room, away from strangers. But, for those that want to try spending the trip […]

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

Is It Safe To Travel To Vietnam? - Vietcetera

Is It Safe To Travel To Vietnam? - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Vietnam is safe for backpacker, solo traveller, female traveller and solo female traveller because...

12 Years Of Travel: Thames Barrier, Greenwich, London

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

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

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Money Safety Travel Tip

by Tomek Basinski @ nomaddict

MONEY SAFETY TRAVEL TIP >> PREVENT YOURSELF FROM PICKPOCKETING WHILE TRAVELLING HOW TO KEEP YOUR WALLET SAFE DURING THE TRAVEL? Well, there are many tips on how to keep your stuff safe while travelling. Most important is to start with those easy ones you can apply anytime with no [...]

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