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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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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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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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10 Most beautiful culture in Vietnam’s Lunar New Year

by Brandee brande @

The Lunar New Year (Tet, Lunar New Year, Lunar New Year) is considered the most important holiday and festival of the year by the Vietnamese Lunar calendar. This is the family reunion, the children gathering, and so many cultural features are handed down through generations. In this articel, we would like to introduce to you […]

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15 Best Places to See in Vietnam

15 Best Places to See in Vietnam


TuGo Travel Blog

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

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD


The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

In Autumn 2011 I embarked on a volunteer experience in Southern Vietnam for just under a month. In some ways Vietnam is a lot like the rest of South East Asia

What to Pack for Thailand – Thailand Packing List

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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6 Incredible Reasons to Explore Dorset

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

With everything from castles to cake, not to mention some of the most geologically diverse landscapes in the UK, there are plenty of reasons to explore Dorset. Reasons to Explore Dorset Located on the southwest coast of England, acclaimed landscape photographer Andy Farrer discovered there's a lot to get excited about in Dorset and its […]

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Where to go after Halong Bay cruises?

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

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

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Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go

Vietnam Backpacking Guide - Highlights, Maps, Places To Go


Indie Traveller

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

What to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Attractions

What to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Many tourists who fly into Vietnam for the first time are simply amazed as they don't quite know what to expect. Vietnam is a country has something for everyone. If you are a nature buff then, with either the country's beaches, mountains, tropical forests and even a Sahara-like

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.

Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam

Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

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

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.

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however

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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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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Top 10 Places for Adventure Travel in Vietnam - PATA

Top 10 Places for Adventure Travel in Vietnam - PATA


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Vietnam, especially Northern part of Vietnam is the best place for adventure travel with dramatic mountain paths, national parks –… Read More   

Discover Hoa Trung Lake – the mongolian steppe of Danang

by Brandee brande @

Hoa Trung Lake is one of the most popular backpacking tourism sites in Da Nang. This is a golden steppe of Da Nang city. Here is the information for your exploration trip to this place. 1. Where is Hoa Trung? Hoa Trung Lake is a hydroelectric lake in Hoa Lien commune, Hoa Vang district, about […]

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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 […]

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.

Top 6 Specialty food to bring back from Da Nang

by Brandee brande @

Are you traveling to Danang and looking for something to bring home from this beautiful city? Here are the different special food options so your friends and families at home can enjoy a bit of Danang too. 1. Cha Bo (Grilled beef) Cha Bo or Grilled beef is a specialty which many visitors looking to […]

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Why Paralysis Made Me Want to Travel to Every Country in the World

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

My set plan was always to gain two years of career experience after university before thinking about travel. But that would all change. With the beige anoraks and cashmere black overcoats flurrying past me in my blurred peripheral vision, the sound of hundreds of pairs of shoes walking sharply past my ears, I knew something […]

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A Traveller’s Guide to Travel Photography

by Justin @ TuGo Travel Blog

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

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Museums in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Vietnam has a fascinating 2,000 year history and there is plenty to learn about the country's past and how it affects life today. Sadly, however, while there are some excellent museums in Vietnam not all live up to the same standard - many are lengthy photo galleries with few English translations of the contexts or history behind the photos, leaving the visitor bewildered even if they have some prior knowledge of the subject.

That being said, if you choose the right museums on your trip you can learn a great deal and begin to appreciate more the rich history of this country.

The Museum of Vietnam's History
(Inside the gates of the HCMC Zoo/Botanical Gardens, Le Duan, District 1)
Possibly one of the best museums we've seen in Vietnam, the natural history museum of Ho Chi Minh City manages to chart the country's history from prehistoric times and 10,000 year old artifacts to the wars with China and the numerous dynasties that have shaped the development of the Vietnamese nation over time. There are some fantastic examples of sculpture and art from the Cham and Oc Eo civilizations, statues of Buddhas from across the region, collections of porcelain and art from various historical periods and a even a mummy found preserved in Saigon. The narratives on the walls throughout the museum also go some way to helping the visitor understand the many periods of Vietnamese history, with only a few gaps. Highly recommended.

The War Remnants Museum
(28 Vo Van Tan, District 3)

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10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

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

5 Essential Tips for Planning Your Budget Ski Holiday

by Sarah @ TuGo Travel Blog

Winter is here and the mountains are capped with fresh, white powder! Itching to hit the slopes? Time to start planning! With the holiday season’s many expenses, you’re probably looking to save on your winter vacation. For all you budget-conscious powder-hounds, we’ve put together some tips for planning a cheap ski vacation! Hit up a […]

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Where to Stay in San Francisco – A Guide To The Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

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

Choosing  where to stay in San Francisco can be difficult. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, selecting accommodation can be overwhelming for the first time visitor. Local writer Mimi McFadden created this guide to help you with your decision. A guide to San Francisco includes information on of the 5 most popular areas with suggestions of […]

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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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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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BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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Traveling to Vietnam during Tet: Things to know about.

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

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

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Must do in Brisbane: Things to do in Brisbane with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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How to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution

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

It was exactly 10 years ago that we fulfilled our New Year's Resolution that changed our lives. It was, January 2008 as we sailed down The Nile River in Cairo celebrating the kick off of The Tour d'Afrique; A cycling race down the continent of Africa. One Year earlier Dave and I made a New […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Oahu, Hawaii

by Linnea @ TuGo Travel Blog

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

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India ranks in top 5 list of highest number of visitors to Thailand

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

  MUMBAI, January 23, 2018 — Thailand welcomed over 35.3 million international visitors in 2017 and earned 1.82 trillion Baht in tourism… Read More   

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Tourist attractions that you cannot miss when visit the South of Vietnam

Tourist attractions that you cannot miss when visit the South of Vietnam


Travel Sense Asia

Vietnam is a hospitable and nice country with lots of natural beauty. Once you come to Vietnam, especially Southern Vietnam, you will be attracted by beautiful beaches, farms with lots of flowers and fruits, many floating markets on rivers where almost people live on the boat… All of them are so Vietnam. Were you excited …

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

5 Benefits of Staying at hotels in Danang beach

by Brandee brande @

Danang is a popular destination for both domestic and international visitors with magnificent beaches and majestic natural scenery. It attracts tourists year-round and summer is the time to have the most visitors. Staying at the best beach resorts Vietnam is a great thing for those who come to Da Nang. Experience of many visitors is […]

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Wonderful family trip to Vietnam

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top 15 Places to visit in Vietnam (from iconic destinations to beautiful countryside)

Top 15 Places to visit in Vietnam (from iconic destinations to beautiful countryside)


Pretty Wild World

Do you want to know the best places to visit in Vietnam? We got you covered! Check this post out to learn more where to go and with extra tips on visa.

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Things to do in Bundaberg & Bundaberg Accommodation

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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7 Fun Things to Do in The Picturesque City of Sintra, Portugal

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

There are so many things to do in Sintra, a picturesque city located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon Portugal. The history of the area dates back to the 1400’s when a single monastery was placed on a hilltop in Sintra during medieval times. When the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city, the […]

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2018 Trip Planning: Top 5 Budget Travel Websites

by Linnea @ TuGo Travel Blog

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

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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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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 […]

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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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 […]

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

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

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

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Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Vietnam: Not just a tourist destination!

Vietnam: Not just a tourist destination!


Radio National

Vietnam's role in the dispute over the South China Sea.

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.

Night Markets in Saigon

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

While they may not be as bright and shiny as malls or supermarkets, night markets have their own character and are popular destinations for local people and travellers alike. For many travellers the day is just too hot to spend shopping, and the cooler night air offers an ideal opportunity to grab some souvenirs, while for locals the evening is an ideal time to meet and gather outside and share a meal or a drink under the stars.

There is an enormous variety of goods on offer including clothes, footwear, hats. hair clips, jewellery, watches..etc The prices are normally cheaper than day markets or supermarkets as the sellers pay less for the rent, so there are some great bargains to be had. As well as the choice in souvenirs there's also a great range of food, with many street vendors setting up shop to take advantage of the passing trade.

Some night markets specialise in cheap goods for students and workers, and are located out of town near universities and textile factories, such as the huge Ky Hoa night market on Cao Thang in District 10, where many student live. In these markets the prices are often cheaper than in town and less bargaining is necessary; many people also come to these markets and buy wholesale to stock their shops in town.

The food in Ky Hoa is delicious and surprisingly cheap, just $1 for a bowl of noodles or a plate of broken-rice with grilled pork and fried egg, plus a glass of sugar cane juice on the side. You will find a similar atmosphere at Binh Tay / Cho Lon, Hoa Hung and Ba Chieu night markets.

Ben Thanh Night Market

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Hue's Imperial Citadel

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

The Tay Son Rebellion in Vietnam brought Nguyen Phuc Anh to power in 1802. Declaring himself Emperor Gia Long, he began construction on a grand fortress-palace in Hue in 1804. Today the emperor's construction is known in Hue merely as “the Citadel”, and its inner sanctum, once the home of the emperor and his family, is called “the Purple Forbidden City”. Although the Citadel and its Imperial City were badly damaged during the Vietnam War in 1968, they remain one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations.

Early History of the Citadel

Like many of Asia's leaders of the past, the emperor relied upon traditional methods of divination, called geomancy, to choose the location for the Citadel. With a wish to create a sort of mini-Forbidden City like the one in Beijing, tens of thousands of labourers were conscripted to construct his fortress and palace. They dug a ten kilometer moat, along with thick earthen walls, to create the Citadel's perimeter. Copying the French military architect Vauban, these earthen walls were later replaced by two-meter-thick stone walls. Inside the outer perimeter, a smaller moat and smaller brick walls bounded the emperor's Purple Forbidden City. The Purple Forbidden City, besides elaborate residences, also included a network of gates, courtyards, and administrative buildings. The emperor didn't live to see the completion of his architectural masterpiece; dying in 1820, the Citadel was finally completed in 1832 by Gia Long's son, the Emperor Minh Mang.

The Citadel and the Vietnam War

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The 8 Commandments of Traveling with Your Partner

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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A Walk in Washington DC – 12 Must See Monuments and Memorials

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

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. The opinions and text are all ours. We didn't expect to love Washington DC but if there's one thing we learned in our travels it is that anywhere can surprise you. When IHG© Rewards Club asked us if we'd like to […]

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Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

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

9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam for First-Timers

9 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam for First-Timers


Detourista

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

Kong: Skull Island tour package to Vietnam film locations

Kong: Skull Island tour package to Vietnam film locations


South China Morning Post

Trips to Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and central coast buttressed by five days in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City; also in travel news, luxe Chiang Mai deals and rooms with a heck of a view in Seoul

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: 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?

8 Top Places to Visit in Northern Vietnam - International Living

8 Top Places to Visit in Northern Vietnam - International Living


International Living

Vietnam is one of the most scenic countries I have ever explored. No matter where I go, I’ll find something beautiful, odd, or just different than...

Best Cabin Backpack for Carry On Only Travel

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

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

The History of Hoi An's Ancient Town

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Today, westerners know the Vietnamese city of Hoi An mostly as a tourist destination. Thanks to its proximity to the Marble Mountains and lovely China Beach, Hoi An draws many visitors each year. But at one point in its history, Hoi An was far more than a tourist destination; in fact, it was one of the most important seaports in all of Southeast Asia.

Early History of Hoi An

Hoi An was first settled by the Champa people, a Malay-Indonesian people who arrived in Vietnam from Java originally around 200 BC. In the first century AD, the Champas founded Hoi An. At that time, the city was called “Lam Ap Pho”, or Champa City.

The Champa Kingdom was a large and powerful one, and although My Son (which no longer exists except for a few ruins) was the Cham's spiritual capital, Hoi An was its commercial capital. In the first century, Hoi An was the largest harbour in Southeast Asia. From Hoi An, the Cham gradually built control over the spice trade, bringing great wealth to the city. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Champa-dominated Hoi An ruled the trade in spices and silks, with their influence stretching as far west as Baghdad. The Cham exported aloe and ivory, and supplemented their trading income with calculated acts of piracy and caravan raids.

The Decline of the Champa Kingdom

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9 Must Visit Places In Da Nang For First Time Visitors

9 Must Visit Places In Da Nang For First Time Visitors


Justgola

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

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam

Travel Advice and Advisories for Vietnam


Travel.gc.ca

Country Travel Advice and Advisories from the Government of Canada

What Makes The Holidays At Universal Orlando Epic

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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Amsterdam with Kids – 7 Attractions You and Your Child Will Love

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

Spread the word! Amsterdam is as much a family-friendly destination as anywhere else in the world. Our family travel specialist Ari Charlestein proves you to can travel to Amsterdam with kids.  Amsterdam with Kids For too long, traveling to Amsterdam came with a significant, negative stigma. It had been thought of as a European “Sin […]

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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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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

The post Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town appeared first on Indie Traveller.

A look back into V’Spirit 2016 New Year Gala Dinner – The Space of Vietnamese Culture

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

First and foremost, V’Spirit Cruises wishes you a Happy New Year, a year big with success and achievement, a year rich with the affection of those who are dear to you, a year with mellow with happiness and contentment! Just a few days ago, the world said good bye to a memorable 2015 and welcomed […]

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6 things to do in Danang on Lunar New Year 2018

by Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort @

Danang is the third largest city in Vietnam where Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan) is celebrated grandly. If you are planning to celebrate the New Year of the Chicken at the beautiful beach city in Central Vietnam, we would suggest several venues and events for you to take part. Bach Dang Flower Street […]

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Updated Vietnam blogs and websites

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

After more than a year of neglect I realised it was high time to update the listings of English language blogs and websites devoted to Vietnam - after all, some people on the list have left Vietnam and returned since I last edited it like Jon Hoff at Its The Final Word

As well as some notable publications that were missing - The Word HCMC, a guide to living in Saigon, and Viet News Online, Tuoi Tre's (the most popular VN newspaper) new English language publication - there are a whole host of great blogs that I'd not got round to adding before.

Notable additions are Hanoi Scrachpad, a great blog with excellent in depth writing covering the history and background of the subjects covered - see the recent post on for an example.

Also great are A Girl In Asia whose posts on food (and gorgeous photos) have filled a gap since other dedicated food bloggers have left Vietnam, Michael Sieburg who has also just returned to Vietnam, and Backwater Views with more food and slices of life from Saigon.

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Family Holiday in Caloundra: Things to do in Caloundra

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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The 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 […]

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 to Stay in Bangkok Can Make or Break Your Trip

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

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

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The Year that Was and What’s Coming Next for The Planet D

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

When we look back on the year that was, it's hard to believe that we travelled to 22 destinations on five different continents in 2017. It was our plan to slow things down a bit, but when amazing opportunities come up, how can you say no? From horse treks in Kyrgyzstan to basking in the […]

Read the original post The Year that Was and What’s Coming Next for The Planet D on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.

Can Scientists Predict Cholera Outbreaks With Satellites?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Cholera, a bacterial disease usually spread by food or water, can be fatal if not treated right away. The disease initially causes intestinal distress and dehydration. Cholera is a fast-acting disease that can turn deadly within hours. Poor sanitation and unclean water systems create a breeding ground for cholera in developing countries. Areas like Yemen […]

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.

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Go Asia Travel

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

10 Most beautiful beaches in vietnam you should visit at least one

by Brandee brande @

Vietnam has a long coastline more than 3,400 kilometres, which is favourable for sea tourism. The beauty and tranquility of the beaches in Vietnam is one of Asia’s best kept secrets. Vietnam is one of the best beach holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. Here is the list of best 10 beaches in Vietnam, South to […]

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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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21 Incredible Places To Visit in Vietnam - Advice From Travel Experts

21 Incredible Places To Visit in Vietnam - Advice From Travel Experts


Journalist On The Run

From the mountains of Sapa, to Vietnams's best beaches, cities and bays, here are the top 21 places to visit in Vietnam, recommended by travel experts.

Vietnam War | War Sites in Vietnam

Vietnam War | War Sites in Vietnam


Vietnam Travel Guide

Here you'll find information about some of the main Vietnam War sites which are now visited by tourists to the country.

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

Travel tips in Lunar New Year 2018

by Brandee brande @

Do you intend to visit Vietnam on Lunar New Year 2018? The following notes will help you during this trip.  Choose your destination The tourist attractions waiting to welcome the new year and the most interesting things that tourists should visit on the occasion of the first year are: Hanoi ancient capital with the ups […]

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Vietnam Tours

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

Is it best to explore Vietnam on a guided tour?

Vietnam is a beautiful country with a great deal to offer the visitor. However it is also a country that can be very tiring and at times frustrating to navigate, particularly when short on time. Yet travelling independently can be extremely rewarding, so should a traveller go it alone or seek the help of professionals?

It is hard to give a general answer for all visitors as it really depends on what you wish to get from your trip. If you simply want a holiday, perhaps with a bit of culture thrown in then why not book independently - you can find a luxury resort around the beaches of Mui Ne or Hoi An that will offer a great chance to relax and unwind, with daytrips to nearby sights and attrations that can offer a glimpse of life in Vietnam, should you get bored of the beach.

If you're a budget traveller, a backpacker short on money but with plenty of time, for a real adventure we would highly recommend travelling independently. You are in the unique position of being able to explore the nooks and crannies of the country where few would normally venture, to take the time to meet local people and ask where they would go and visit if they could. Furthermore, the cheap tours available to budget travellers are normally geared towards economies of scale, with rigid itineraries, packed buses and a fairly generic feel, so little is to be gained by taking the pre-planned route.

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Best Places to Visit in South Australia

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Spending Lunar New Year in Halong Bay with V’Spirit Cruises

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Travel to Halong always promises a great experience to travelers, in any occasions during the year. Tet Holiday is not an exception, although there are things you should learn to expect in advance. What is Tet? Tet Nguyen Dan, or Tet for short, is considered the biggest and most popular festival of the year in […]

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24 Hours in Nice – Sometime’s You Only have a Day to See it All

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

Face it: sometimes you don’t have a great deal of time to spend in a city. But I’ve learned that you can pack a lot in in just 24 hours, if you plan ahead and prioritize what you want to do. Here's what I did with my short 24 hours in Nice, France. By Susan […]

Read the original post 24 Hours in Nice – Sometime’s You Only have a Day to See it All on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.

Top 5 places to visit in Vietnam - TravelManagers

Top 5 places to visit in Vietnam - TravelManagers


TravelManagers

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

The Perfect Honeymoon spot: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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25 Epic Things To Do In Namibia

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

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

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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.

Priceless Experiences at District Wharf D.C.

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

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

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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.

Rick Stein's food tour across Vietnam

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

We're back in the UK for a few more weeks still so it was great to see Vietnam featured on primetime TV on Thursday night, when Rick Stein, a popular UK chef, spent an hour travelling and eating through Vietnam as part of his Far Eastern Oddessey, which can be viewed here on BBC iPlayer.

We really enjoyed the show - and it was great to see a travel program on Vietnam where for once the food featured was about much more than macho presenters drinking snake's blood - food in Vietnam is so divine it always annoys me to see countless presenters grossing-out over dishes that many people in Vietnam wouldn't eat, either.

Retracing the journey

For those who have developed a taste for Vietnam after seeing Rick's show, here's a quick itinerary of his travels, should you wish to explore some of the places he saw and foods he ate!

He started the show visiting floating villages and the market in Chau Doc, at the border with Cambodia, deep in the Mekong Delta, before heading to the trading hub of the Mekong, Can Tho - famous its floating market, though he didn't pay it a visit.

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How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Discover Lunar New Year Celebrations Around the World

by Holiday Beach Danang Hotel & Resort @

Traditional New Year or Lunar New Year is a great holiday of many countries in the world. Follow us to discover the culture of Lunar New Year. 1. The Vietnamese Lunar New Year Lunar New Year (or Tet Nguyen Dan or Tet ) is Vietnam’s most important festival and holiday time. It is the Vietnamese […]

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How a Water Park Without Water Became One of Vietnam's Hottest Attractions

How a Water Park Without Water Became One of Vietnam's Hottest Attractions


OZY

This deserted playground looks like a spine-tingling scene out of Jurassic Park.

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

The post 1 Week Indonesia Itinerary: How to Make the Most Of Your Trip appeared first on Indie Traveller.

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

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

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

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The Best Hotels in Lombok for all Budgets

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

The post The Best Hotels in Lombok for all Budgets appeared first on Thrifty Family Travels.

The Ultimate Guide of Places to Visit in Vietnam

The Ultimate Guide of Places to Visit in Vietnam


Thrifty Family Travels

From the North of Vietnam to the South and everywhere in between, this guide covers the best places to visit in Vietnam, where to stay and what to do.

Five must-visit places in Vietnam

Five must-visit places in Vietnam


The Jakarta Post

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

Vietnam Itinerary Ideas | Audley Travel

Vietnam Itinerary Ideas | Audley Travel


Audley Travel

Our Vietnam specialists have a whole host of itinerary ideas that are sure to inspire your next tailor-made holiday to Vietnam with Audley

Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


TripSavvy

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

The Best Things to do in Noosa

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

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

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Study finds that Sabre is the global leader in best fare flight search options

by PATAIntern @ PATA

SINGAPORE, January 24, 2018 — Outperforming the competition, global travel technology provider Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR) consistently delivers the lowest fares with… Read More   

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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.

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 […]

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.

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

What You Need to Know When Travelling with Pets Outside of Canada

by Melissa @ TuGo Travel Blog

Holiday pet travel The holidays are for family; and for many, pets are part of the family too. If you’re considering bringing your pets along to visit family or friends outside of Canada, there are some things you’ll need to know before leaving the country. Requirements for pets leaving Canada Before you go, make sure […]

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Stunning Pictures from the best resorts in Da Nang

by Brandee brande @

Da Nang is not only known for its many scenic spots, but also famous for its many beautiful resorts. See all these pictures, you will understand why the resorts in Da Nang is always a place that many people want to experience when coming to here. Holiday Beach Da Nang hotel & resort With a […]

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Andalusia Travel – 5 Reasons to Visit the South of Spain

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

From the classic Alhambra to ‘Fifty Shades of Pink’, there’s plenty to explore and train your lenses on in southern Spain’s Andalusia region. Peter Hendrie leads Andalusia travel photography tours every February and shares his reasons for why you should visit this magical destination.  Andalusia Travel – A Magical Photo Tour All Andalusia Travel photos […]

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10 Amazing Fairytale Castles In Germany You Cannot Miss

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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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 […]

The Best Things to do in Tasmania

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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Hue's Royal Tombs and Pagodas

by jonny @ Vietnam Travel -

The imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945, Hue is filled with beautiful monuments, impressive architecture, and is especially well-known for its royal tombs. Sadly, the city suffered a lot of damage during the Vietnam War, due to its location close to the border of North Vietnam. American bombs damaged many of the historic sites at Hue, and once the war was over, the Vietnamese Communist Party intentionally neglected the remaining historic sites because they were seen as remnants of a “feudal regime”.

Happily for Vietnam and visitors to Vietnam, recent years have brought a change in policy, and the history of Hue is gradually being restored. Despite the damage done, Hue remains a beautiful, fascinating place to visit.

The Citadel

The Nguyen emperors made their home the Citadel, a massive stone fortress that conjures up more scenes of battle than of luxury – the Beijing Forbidden City this is not. Although it's referred to as 'ancient', the Citadel was built in the early 1800s, and covers an area of 6 km. Walls ten metres thick surround the outer edge, but inside are open courtyards filled with beautiful gardens and private apartments.

Vietnam's version of the Forbidden City was almost totally destroyed by French in the late 1940s. The Citadel became a battle site again in 1968 during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War. Today, less than a third of the inner palaces and apartments remain. Renovations are starting to restore some of the Citadel's former glory.

Royal Tombs of Hue

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Vietnam Emerging as an Attractive Tourism Destination for Indians

Vietnam Emerging as an Attractive Tourism Destination for Indians


NDTV.com

Vietnam, a country known for its exquisitely beautiful places and rich food, is emerging as an attractive tourism and business destination for Indians. The incentive of cheap manufacturing and an untapped market is also helping in bringing Indian companies to Vietnam in big numbers.

Getting to know more about V’Spirit Cruises new destination – Cat Ba Nature Reserve Area

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Starting from February 1st 2016, V’Spirit Cruises will apply a new itinerary with new destinations and new activities. In the new course, we will take you to Cat Ba Natural Reserve Area. Why don’t we spend a little time to know more about our newest destination. Cat Ba Island is situated a mere 50 km east of […]

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20 Places You Must Visit In Vietnam

20 Places You Must Visit In Vietnam


Trip101

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

Lan Ha Preservation Zone Clean-up: Small Steps, Big Impact

by Thanh Tung @ V'Spirit Cruises

Halong Bay is the first choice of many travelers when it comes to Vietnam. This is why the number of tourist increase annualy in Halong. Thanks to its magnificent beauty, the reputation of Halong Bay has traveled wide and far, in fact, many travelers fly to Vietnam just to have a look at this infamous […]

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Places to Visit in NSW with Kids

by Melissa Delaware @ Thrifty Family Travels

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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.

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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New York City Christmas – 10 Great Things to See in the City

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

Who doesn't want to celebrate Christmas in New York? It seems that every great Christmas movie or memory of ours is somehow associated with NYC. When IHG© Rewards Club  asked us where we'd like to spend our last trip of the year, we suggested the Big Apple. A New York City Christmas celebration has always been our […]

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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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Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

The post Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition) appeared first on Indie Traveller.

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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13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam


Getting Stamped

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

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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.)

Sandals Resorts Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

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

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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: Clipperton Island

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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