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How To Visit The Amalfi Coast, Vesuvius and Pompeii From Naples Independently

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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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Sponsored Video: Discover the hidden side of Vienna

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Vienna, the fascinating capital of Austria, is a city full of hidden surprises waiting for you around every corner. Discover Vienna’s hidden charms and explore the more unusual aspects of the city with this whole bunch of useful and curious tips. If you happen to have a trip arranged to....

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The Best Travel Apps Of 2018

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

 Travel apps are useful though tend to give you diminishing efficiency the more of them you load on your phone. Over the past 12 months, I’ve tested a lot of travel apps, but these are the ones I kept and ended up using the most in the last year. You can see all of […]

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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, […]

Driving home for Christmas and heading to South America

by Andrew Wyatt @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Big news – we’ve just booked flights to Colombia in January! As I write this we’re on the ferry back to the UK to celebrate the festive season with family before we begin our 2018 adventures. Driving home for Christmas has taken us to the supreme Cologne xmas markets and to Bruges, which may well […]

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Why You Should Get The IHG Credit Card

Why You Should Get The IHG Credit Card

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday I wrote about the big value you can get from The Hyatt Credit Card. In addition to a huge sign-up bonus, the card has a $75 annual fee and offers an anniversary free night certificate that's valid at any Category 1-4 Hyatt property. You also get Discoverist status for as long as you have the card, and can earn Explorist status when you spend $50,000 on the card in a calendar year. The card is a no brainer for anyone who is eligible and stays at Hyatts at least once in a while.

On that post, reader JJ left the following comment:

What to pack for a trip to Vietnam

What to pack for a trip to Vietnam


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Your detailed guide on when to visit and what to pack for your trip to Vietnam!

Three Places To Visit In Chile In Just Ten Days

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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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 […]

Air India Takes Delivery Of New “Air India One” Boeing 777-300ER

Air India Takes Delivery Of New “Air India One” Boeing 777-300ER

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Air India primarily uses Boeing 777s and 787s for their longhaul flights. Their 787s are reasonably decent, and feature fully flat business class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration.

Their 777s, on the other hand, are more outdated. The planes feature an ancient first class cabin, and business class seats are in a 2-3-2 configuration. The 777-200LR has angled seats in business class, while the 777-300ER has fully flat seats in business class.

While Air India has taken delivery of all the 787s they have on order, the airline still has three Boeing 777-300ERs on order. They're taking delivery of their third to last 777 right now, and they just shared pictures on social media of the new plane. Here's a picture they shared of the plane's exterior (the plane is called "Punjab," and has the registration VT-ALV):

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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Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

Are you a U.S. Citizen traveling to Vietnam? | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam


U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam

You may obtain a Vietnamese visa in three ways:  (1) in advance from a Vietnamese consulate or Embassy; (2) a Vietnamese single-entry e-visa at the website of Vietnam Immigration Department (please view our E-visa Application Steps for more instructions); (3) or you may obtain a written approval letter for a visa upon arrival.  To obtain a written approval letter, you must ...

Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

How to Choose Starter Fish for Freshwater Aquariums

by @ How to of the Day

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

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vietnam 2017 | Original Travel

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Vietnam 2017 | Original Travel


Original Travel

Five reasons why you should visit Vietnam, visit Original travel for our recommendations on what not to miss in this beautiful country.

Guide to the Holi Festival in India

by Zaytoon Hanief @ Travelstart Blog

The Holi festival is the colourful spring celebration that takes place every year around the vast cities and villages of India and signifies the triumph of good over evil!…

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How to Support Your Husband

How to Support Your Husband

by @ How to of the Day

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

22 silly excuses people make for why they can’t travel

by Nick @ Living to Roam

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi is the capital city of Vietnam and is home to around eight million people, which is over 8 percent of Vietnam’s overall population. This area of Asia has a tropical climate with hot, humid weather in Summer but it is completely different in Winter, the temperature sometimes goes down to 8°C. The best weather […]

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The More Interesting Round The World Flying Record I’d Like To Set

The More Interesting Round The World Flying Record I’d Like To Set

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday I wrote about how an Etihad Airways executive set a new record for the fastest round the word journey. He completed the journey in just 52hr34min, which shaved over three hours off the previous world record. The new record holder flew from Shanghai to Auckland to Buenos Aires to Amsterdam to Shanghai.

I had been looking at ways to break that record, though the way in which a round the world trip is defined for these purposes is a bit annoying. Specifically, he set the world record based on flying to approximate antipodal points. Here's how this requirement is defined:

Luxury Hotel on Vancouver Island

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

You can tell a lot about a luxury hotel by the way it greets its guests. You might expect a formal doorman to meet you at the curb and leave you at the front desk. That’s not the case at the Wickaninnish Inn, located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A smiling, fit staff […]

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Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

Do You Redeem Your Chase Ultimate Rewards Points For 1.5 Cents Each?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ are two of the most popular rewards credit cards out there, and there's not a single best way to redeem those points. The points give you a lot of flexibility, and you can most efficiently redeem them as cash towards the cost of a travel purchase, or transfer them to one of the excellent Ultimate Rewards hotel or airline partners.

The three cards that directly earn Ultimate Rewards points are the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve℠, and Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card.

Then the Chase Freedom® Card, Chase Freedom Unlimited®, and Ink Business Cash℠ Credit Card are technically cashback cards, where each point can be redeemed for one cent cash. However, if you can have any of those cards in conjunction with one of the three cards earning Ultimate Rewards points, then you can transfer over those points at a 1:1 ratio.

Why Backpacking in Cuba is Different than Anywhere Else

by Bailey Busslinger @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Only a couple of weeks ago I returned from a backpacking trip that was like no other I have ever been on, exploring the Caribbean island of Cuba! Arriving in Cuba was like taking a time machine back to the 1950’s, which is probably why travelling there was such a different experience - and such an unforgettable one.

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How to travel with 2 passports: Hongkong and BNO

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

BNO passport & Hongkong passport - which passport you can use when applying visa to Vietnam in Hongkong? Details can be found here.

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Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After touching down a bit late from our inbound flight from Charlotte, we scurried from Terminal H to L by taking a short train. We were assigned gate L13 and, fortunately, the Lufthansa Lounge was directly across the hall. This allowed us about 45 mins to get showers and freshen up for the next 7-8 hour flight.

BOOKING

We booked this flight using United MileagePlus Miles. We spent a total of 90,000 miles each for the Business Class award, including:

Lufthansa Business Class Charlotte-CLT to Munich-MUC Lufthansa Business Class Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL Air India Business Class Delhi-DEL to Colombo-CMB United Economy Class Charleston-CHS to Newark-EWR

We purposely switched our flights around to have the opportunity to fly Lufthansa’s first A350 since it was a bit of a novelty and was still basically brand new.

CHECK-IN

Although most of the check-in was performed in Charlotte-CLT the day before, the gate agent was checking visas before boarding and marking boarding passes to help speed up the process later.

Boarding and visa check prior to boarding

LH D-AIXA waiting at the gate

BOARDING

Boarding was, as I’m sure we’ll be used to soon once in India, disorganized and very pushy. Quite crazy that people are in such a hurry to get on a plane that isn’t going to leave anyone behind.

Instead of breaking the boarding up by class or zone, they had priority boarding of wheelchairs and babies. But, that’s all the announcements they seemed to make as business class travelers just sort of started going through. Then, people were jumping lines; it was confusing and we didn’t know what to do next. Plus, while the priority boarders were still waiting on the elevator to take them downstairs, the business class travelers were streaming past them to get to the stairs….beating the priority boarders onto the plane. A bit odd…especially since this was Lufthansa.

Business Class boarding area, the calm before the storm of pushy people

Once past the gates, the jet bridge had 2 boarding doors, one for Economy and another for just Business Class (well also for First but the A350 is 3 cabin, not 4).

Rounding the corner, we found the bright, new and clean cabin:

Right after boarding we were offered a welcome drink:

SEAT

We quickly got situated into seats 5A and 5C.

The seats on this A350 are nothing new; it’s the same exact Business Class seat you’ll find on their A330s, A340s, A380s, 747-8s, etc.

It is, by all means, a great product, but it is quickly getting outdated as many other airlines have already switched to an all-aisle access Business Class cabin– that is to say: 1 x 2 x 1 as a seating configuration. Lufthansa, by contrast, has installed their standard (and relatively new) 2 x 2 x 2 seating configuration on this brand new plane.

Here’s the seating chart from Lufthansa’s A350s:

The Business class section (split up by a galley and lavatories) has 8 rows x 6 seats for a total of 48 seats.

And, here’s the seating chart for a bunch of other airlines that have received the A350; all of their cabins feature the 1-2-1 [...]

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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The Week That Was – #35

The Week That Was – #35

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week It has felt like things started to get back to normal this week. Most people returned to work and I’ve had more emails come through, which is always a good thing. This week for me has been a week of getting things done and doing things I have wanted and needed to do! Everyone went out on Saturday, leaving me home alone with a box of semi-permanent pink hair colour. I love putting colours in my hair but I get a bit nervous sometimes that other people won’t like it, so I don’t do it. With my newfound ‘I don’t care’ attitude (read last week’s TWTW if you missed it) I had no reservations doing it. It didn’t take long at all and was actually pretty easy. Unlike past attempts, I actually took my time doing it and gave it my best ‘professional’ effort. It turned out amazing and I loved it! While I didn’t do it for anyone else, everyone I came across said they loved it too. My grandma, neighbours, friends – it was [...]

Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

Visiting 6 Continents In Under 58 Hours

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

First of all, let me say that I'm sorry to those of you who don't find this interesting. Please skip this post. I understand sometimes this blog can get obsessive about certain topics, and that's just my nature. I love the nitty-gritty of routing rules, connections, etc. That's probably why I find this topic so interesting. I know some people are just as fascinated by this, while others can't stand it. Thank goodness people can just click away if they want to.

The past few days I've talked quite a bit about the round the world flying records that exist. Earlier this week an Etihad executive set a world record for the fastest round the world journey, defined based on traveling to antipodal airports (meaning airports on exactly the opposite ends of the earth).

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.

It’s Easier To Keep Struggling Than To Get The Help That You Need

It’s Easier To Keep Struggling Than To Get The Help That You Need

by Holly Riordan @ Thought Catalog

It's way too hard to find help. It's fucking ridiculous.

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.

Why You Need to Visit Vietnam

Why You Need to Visit Vietnam


THAT BACKPACKER

When it comes to travel in SE Asia, Vietnam has a bad reputation. However, I found Vietnam to be the highlight! Here's why you should visit Vietnam.

Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time

U.S. Citizens Can Now Get An Electronic Visa For Vietnam - One Mile at a Time


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Vietnam is now issuing electronic visas for U.S. citizens. Here's what you need to know.

Best 5 Fly Cam Drone Videos Taken On Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Fly Cams (Drones) On Phu Quoc – The Top 5 Drones equipped with HD camera's, GPS, and programmable flight paths are all the rage right in Vietnam. The following are the 5 best Fly Cam videos made on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam: 1. Phu Quoc Island Tour By Flycam 2. Vinpearl Golf And Vinpearlland Phu Quoc By Air 3. ... Read More

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Puerto Montt, Chile

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Puerto Montt, Chile

Uber Taxi Vietnam Review Promo Code

by Phuquocisland @ Phu Quoc

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Review of Uber Taxi Vietnam – Promo Code (uberPhuQuoc) for Free $15 Ride Included This may sound too good to be true – free Uber Taxi rides, $15 credit to take taxi anywhere in Vietnam (Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City), no taxi booking fees, $1 discount off UberTaxi fares, 25% discount off UberTaxi fares. Initially I felt the same ... Read More

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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8 Must See Sites In The Beachside Resort Of Nha Trang

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

If you enjoy leisurely days at sparkling beaches, delicious Vietnamese cuisine, or underwater adventures in coral reefs, Nha Trang is the spot for you to travel. Known as the most appealing beachside resort-town in Vietnam, Nha Trang Bay has an interesting history and a wide variety of activities to enjoy in and out of the […]

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8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Should I Travel to Costa Rica?

by Gemma Music @ Days to Come

You’ve probably heard about the abundant wildlife, miles of rainforests and grand beaches of Costa Rica, but how much do you really know about this small Central American country? Maybe Costa Rica has piqued your interest recently? Maybe not? Only you know the answer. Either way, now that we have your attention and you’re already reading this article, it’s worth the next 5 minutes of your life to keep reading and find out if Costa Rica is the destination for you. You might just surprise yourself. Capital San José Official Language Spanish Currency Costa Rican colón Population 4.85 millions (2016)

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How to Kill Bahiagrass

How to Kill Bahiagrass

by @ How to of the Day

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

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

Hostels are the way to go for budget-oriented travelers. Visitors can enjoy full of services with small angles, affordable rates. the suggestions below will give you the perfect choice. The Common Room Project Bizarre in concept yet strangely nice in the way it brings it all together, The Common Room Project is where hotel meets […]

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The Loft Suite at The Tuscany, New York

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Sighisoara, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sighisoara, Romania

Izmir, Turkey

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Travel costs and prices for Izmir, Turkey

Phu Quoc Visa | Exemptions| Requirments | Vietnam

Phu Quoc Visa | Exemptions| Requirments | Vietnam


Phu Quoc

Learn about the all new visa exemptions at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam and visit this tropical paradise today. Get a free 30 day visa on arrival.

Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog

Everything you ever needed to know about Vietnam visas | InsideVietnam Blog


InsideVietnam Blog

If visas are giving you a headache, you have come to the right place. Here, we look at common questions about Vietnam visas and how to get one.

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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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.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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 […]

Zagreb: A Quick Break in Croatia’s Capital

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Lahti in the magical winter time of Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland boasts some of the most beautiful ice and snowscapes to be found in all of Europe, and the magical gem that is Lahti makes for a perfect escape this winter. Lahti is just a short 1 hour 30 min train ride from Helsinki (or Helsinki Airport), making it a....

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One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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A Filipino Expat on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From The Philippines To Phu Quoc with love It's more fun in Phu Quoc! We recently caught up with Leziel Sacote Pagalan, a Filipino (pinay to be exact), expat living and working on Phu Quoc Island with 10 of her friends. The following is her expat story, which should be interesting as she herself is from an island nation. ... Read More

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Expat English Teacher on Phu Quoc

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  Teaching English On Phu Quoc Island Teaching English on a tropical island… it is what most millennials who travel abroad dream of.  Here is one living that dream.  Meet Thomas from Holland. For the past 3 years he has lived in Saigon however  this year he wanted to try something different and live on the paradise archipelago of Phu ... Read More

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Are Marriott & Starwood Already Combining “Lifetime” Nights?

Are Marriott & Starwood Already Combining “Lifetime” Nights?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

There's some weird stuff going on at the moment when it comes to my SPG elite qualifying activity. First of all, it appears as if stay and night credits from the SPG Amex are double posting, so those of us with both the personal and business version of the card seem to have received eight elite qualifying stays and 20 elite qualifying nights. Some suggest they've received emails indicating that this is intentional, though I'm skeptical. We'll have to wait and see how it plays out.

However, there's something else going on that I find more interesting. Reader Vasya left the following comment on a post from earlier, about the possibility of changes coming to SPG:

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

84 of the BEST things to do on the Gold Coast!

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Pristine stretches of picture-perfect beaches, waves crashing on the shore as active locals and their gorgeous dogs start the day with a beachfront jog. Bustling coffee shops and quaint eateries serving up healthy bites with a focus on local, seasonal produce. Vintage and thrift stores, stocked to the hilt with one-off threads and beautiful boutiques offering high-end wares. The Gold Coast is a distinctly wonderful mix of earthy energy and vibrant culture. It’s no wonder it’s a must-see destination for so many, with millions of visitors flocking to the glittering Gold Coast streets each year. To help you make the most of your holiday, here are 84 of the very BEST things to do on the gorgeous Gold Coast! Head to Justin Lane’s rooftop bar on a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon) for ice cold beers, cocktails and stunning views of the Burleigh and Gold Coast skylines Treat yo self to a facial, massage or indulgent treatment at organic, vegan beauty salon Earth & Skin in Mudgeeraba Get thrifty at pre-loved Surfers Paradise clothing spot, Arkive Vintage, and scoop up unique and trendy threads Take your hunger to healthy Mermaid Beach spot Poké Poké and sink your teeth into their tropical menu Chill [...]

Friendly South-East Asian destinations for Indian

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Here are list of beautiful Southeast Asian places which having friendly visa policy for Indian citizens. Easy to read and prepare for your next trip!

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The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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What to Wear in Venice: Packing List for Summer, Spring, Autumn, and Winter

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Wondering what to wear in Venice, Italy? We've got 4 Venice packing options for summer, spring, autumn, and winter. Find out everything you need to know!

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An Alpine Haven: Cordée des Alpes, Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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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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Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Besides visiting famous places or trying authentic cuisine, shopping is one of the activities everyone should have on their list while traveling. Hanoi offers so many shopping options for any kind of interests. Find out more what you buy and where to shop in Hanoi. Hanoi Shopping Malls Keangnam Hanoi  Shopping malls are the best […]

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How to Avoid Theft while Traveling: My Top 10 Tried and Tested Tips

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Find out what I did wrong and how to keep your belongings safe and secure with my tried and tested tips on how to avoid theft while traveling!

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Visit our blog for further travel health tips

by dreamsedge @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

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San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Choosing a hotel for your holidays always takes time. Especially when you have a long list of places to visit, you have to book a hotel that is easy for you to commute. When in Hanoi, due to its complicated traffic system and the position of famous tourist attractions, you should book a hotel around […]

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3 Online Steps to get Vietnam Visa Approval Letter for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

How to obtain a Vietnam visa approval letter for South Africans? These are 3 simple steps for you without submission of any document.

How to get Vietnam Visa for citizens of Canada - Latest Guide to go

How to get Vietnam Visa for citizens of Canada - Latest Guide to go


Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Do Canadians need Vietnam visa? How to get visa for Vietnam from Canada? How much does it cost? Are these your concerns? Click to clarify all!

Christmas Tours of Italy

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Italy makes a spectacular destination any time of the year, but for an even more magical experience, come during the Christmas season to join festivities celebrating the holiday season which date back for centuries. Lights are in the trees and there are decorations everywhere, just waiting for you in the most beautiful cities of Italy. During your Christmas Holidays in Italy you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents.

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A Blogging Appraisal of 2017

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Do Indonesian passport holders need a visa to Vietnam? - Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Do Indonesian passport holders need a visa to Vietnam? - Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide


Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

As a part of ASEAN, Indonesia citizens are exempt from Vietnam visa for 30 days. For stay of longer than 30 days, Indonesian nationals may have 2 options: Visit Vietnam embassy in Indonesia or apply for a Vietnam visa on arrival to Vietnam from Indonesia online. Indonesian citizens may apply for both tourist and business visa to Vietnam …

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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I Need You To Know That It Gets Better

I Need You To Know That It Gets Better

by Bianca Sparacino @ Thought Catalog

I need you to know that there are others like you in this world; others who are messy hearted, others who feel things intensely, and without hesitation, others who cannot contain all that they hold within the worlds of their mind because they have only ever known how to pour, how to shatter, how to give and give and give.

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

How to Sell a Wedding Ring

by @ How to of the Day

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

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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.

How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Flying Blue Promo Awards: 25% off select Air France/KLM Routes June – July 2017

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Note: Booking began on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Don’t miss out on Flying Blue’s spring promo, which allows you to book Air France/KLM awards for 20-25% less than normal in June and July 2017:

The Deal

Award bookings on Air France/KLM routes have been reduced by 20-25% for travel between June 1, 2017 – July 31, 2017.

For those of us sitting in ‘Merica, we’ll be most interested in:

REGION—- USA CITY——————————- Boston-BOS to Europe———– CABIN—— Business—— 1-way—- 46,875— Round-trip 93,750——-

 

All destinations below. Note:  Everything is to/from Europe.

25% off destinations

RegionEurope to/fromAirportCabinRound-tripDiscount AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHEconomy22,50025% off AfricaLagos KinshasaFIHBusiness45,00025% off AfricaDakarDKREconomy37,50025% off AfricaCotonouCOOEconomy37,50025% off Asia-PacificGuangzhouCANPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificBeijingPEKPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificShanghaiPVGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificWuhanWUHBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificXiamenXMNBusiness150,00025% off Asia-PacificHong KongHKGPrem Econ120,00025% off Asia-PacificHo Chi MinhSGNPrem Econ120,00025% off CaribbeanHavanaHAVPrem Econ90,00025% off EuropeLyon, FranceLYSEconomy13,60020% off EuropeStuttgart, GermanySTREconomy13,60020% off EuropeBremen, GermanyBREEconomy13,60020% off EuropeInverness, ScotlandINVEconomy13,60020% off EuropeTurin, ItalyTRNEconomy16,80020% off EuropeHelsinkiHELEconomy16,80020% off EuropeGdansk, PolandGDNEconomy20,00020% off EuropeGraz, AustriaGRZEconomy16,80020% off USA/N. AmericaBostonBOSBusiness93,75025% off USA/N. AmericaMexicoMEXBusiness93,75025% off

 

How to Get It Head to Flying Blue here to see full list of routes: Promo Awards Reference our How-to: Booking Air France/KLM flight post Book between April 1 – 30, 2017 Enjoy your savings!

Don’t forget: 

Booking for this deal runs from April 1 to April 30, 2017 “Reservations must be made exclusively on www.airfrance.com or www.klm.com (except for bookings for children, infants and minors, who are not authorized to book an award on the website).” You’ll still get hit with fuel surcharges! We’ve got a How-to Guide for booking flights with Flying Blue points.

BOTTOM LINE: While the only relevant flight out of the US is Boston, 25% off is still better than nothing and will land you in Europe (or Northern Africa) for 93,750 miles + around $500 in Business Class.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Eyeball a Penguin from a kayak in Antarctica

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

One penguin, one iceberg, one day – that’s all it took to fall for Antarctica. To be honest with you, I wasn’t too sure about Antarctica; it was my husband’s dream. I worried about being cold, bored and sea sick. I was so wrong.  I didn’t get sea sick (OK, queasy for a few hours, […]

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Sony Xperia XZ1 camera features for travellers and photographers

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Join me as I test out the camera features of the Sony Xperia XZ1 in the old city of Chiang Mai, Thailand. I’m always on the lookout for the latest technology trends and the next best smartphone camera for travellers and photographers. Being a smartphone photographer myself, it’s important to....

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2 Weeks in Greece For Every Budget

by Rachel @ Days to Come

Stunning white beaches, turquoise water, great food, spectacular mountain scenery, genuine hospitality and endless culture and history.  These are just some of the reasons to travel to Greece. On top of all this, Greece is a seriously affordable destination. But how much will you really need per day according to your budget? What’s the breakdown of costs to help you plan your visit? We’ve been there and done the legwork for you, so whether you’re travelling on a shoestring or ready for a few weeks of luxury, we’ve got two weeks in Greece for every budget right here. Top budget

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Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

While you are traveling, either for business or pleasure, it is always important to keep your luggage and personal belongings safe. Theft is always a risk, but more often, sometimes things just get lost. Listed here are various ways to keep your belongings safe whenever you’re traveling.

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My Perfect Tenerife Itinerary

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

It’s been two years since I published a post about the 11 places I’d want to visit in the following year. It was November 2015 and I was making plans for 2016. I said I’d visit Angkor Wat, in Cambodia, and Sapa Valley, in Vietnam. And I did – I went with my sister in

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Osprey Questa Review: Travel Carry-on Only with this Awesome Backpack

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Osprey is our go-to brand for the best travel backpacks and luggage for long-term travel. For a great backpack, read our Osprey Questa review!

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Paragliding in Verbier, Switzerland

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Make the most of the South African public holidays in 2018

by Nadia Marth @ Travelstart Blog

As you polish off the last of the Christmas pudding and head back to work feeling refreshed and ready to tackle 2018, the last thing you’re thinking about is your next holiday,…

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Planning A Trip To Vietnam

by Cassandra Caballero Legge @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The country of Vietnam curls around the countries of Laos and Cambodia like a long comma on the Indochinese Peninsula, snugged up on the east against the South China Sea, and bordered on the north by China. The two most famous cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are located on opposite ends of the […]

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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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Dog-Friendly San Francisco Hotel Offers Puppy Love to Guests

Dog-Friendly San Francisco Hotel Offers Puppy Love to Guests

by Alexa Noel @ The Points Guy

At Hotel Nikko San Francisco, you don’t need a pet to enjoy the paw-friendly perks. The Bay Area hotel has appointed a “Canine Operating Officer”  to provide its guests with the best puppy cuddles and kisses. Back in 2015, Hotel Nikko adopted Buster Posey Presutt, a therapy dog that specializes in comforting those around him. Named for the …

No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

How to Set up a Vegan Kitchen

by @ How to of the Day

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

Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 2

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This post is continued from Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1. Check it out to see the first half of the review.

BATHROOM

Proving size was really the theme of the experience, even the bathroom was huge:

I took a quick glimpse of the stairs, just to confirm that we were, in fact, on the 2nd floor:

ON-BOARD BAR

Before turning in for the night, we walked around the cabin to explore the on-board bar.

The bar is situated on the top deck of the A380 aircraft, in-between First and Business class:

It was completely empty when we made our way over.

We were a bit dismayed to find that the bar wasn’t stocked as it normally is due to Ramadan, but you can certainly lounge in the area. A flight attendant came over and said that she’d be happy to discreetly make us a drink of our choice in the galley and then bring it in.

The bone-dry bar

The sitting/lounging area was very nice and had seating for 6. We took a few pictures and then headed back to our seats for bed.

THE SEAT – SLEEPING CONVERSION

Having had plenty of food and drinks for one day, we decided it was time to catch a few zzzzs. The flight attendant swiftly converted the suite to sleeping mode while we got ready for bed in the bathroom.

We returned to find the sofa portion of the seat folded down and nicely made up with comfortable sheets and pillows. One of the coolest parts is that, if the divider between the apartments is lowered, our beds were basically touching, so we had the illusion of sleeping in the same bed, which is a nice option if you’re traveling together.

While in the bathroom, we took the opportunity to change into the provided pajamas which was the perfect decision before hopping into the lavish bed.

Pajama time!

The bed is huge and is advertised as 6 feet 10 inches long!

SHOWER

About 3.5 hours before departure, the flight attendants realized that I was awake and came by to announce that I could have a shower whenever I wanted. I let her know soon after and she set off to prepare it. If one is offered the opportunity to shower at 6+ miles high in the sky, there is no choice but to take advantage.

The shower area was loaded down with Bergamote amenities:

Here are a few poor quality photos, sorry in advance:

Pretty crazy and surreal to shower in the sky. The bathroom is large enough to change in and there’s a hairdryer stocked there, too, so the shower is a comfortable experience.

INTERNET

After taking a refreshing shower, I enjoyed a cappuccino and did a bit of computer work.

I purchased Internet for the entire flight for $21.95 and found it to be quite fast and very usable! A quick speed test rendered download speeds of ~4.5 Mbps but upload speeds of only 0.17 Mbps, good thing sending emails and browsing the internet mostly relies on the download speed.

The sun was up [...]

Classy: Hyatt Counting Award Stays Retroactively For 2017

Classy: Hyatt Counting Award Stays Retroactively For 2017

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

A few days before the new year, World of Hyatt announced some fantastic program changes. One of these changes was that starting in 2018, World of Hyatt free night stays count towards earning status. That means that when you redeem a free night certificate or points for a stay, that night will count towards the requirement for Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist status.

This was really a case of Hyatt playing catch up with their competitors, as Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, etc., all offer elite credit on award stays. With Hyatt's smaller global footprint (meaning that it takes more effort to be loyal to Hyatt), it was long overdue that they made this change.

This policy only formally kicked in as of January 1, 2018, though Hyatt is doing something really classy. World of Hyatt members are reporting that they're getting emails indicating that award nights are being counted retroactively, for 2017.

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 […]

The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

Beware! XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi. If you book with a tour operator in Hanoi that claims to be XO Tours, you have been defrauded! Hanoi sits on a bend in the Red River. To the south and east lies the watery world of the Red River Delta, where farms and villages continue as…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com

Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com


Budget Your Trip

Vietnam is a country rich in culture and history. It's an ever changing country that is forever working to increase its tourism base.

The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Top 10 Sights In Hoi An Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

The historic city of Hoi An is on the central coast of Vietnam and was a major international trading port up until the 19th century. Hoi An has much to offer for tourists: excellent cuisine, ancient ruins, sandy beaches, great shopping, and enough historic buildings to make it a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s one of the […]

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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 […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Local Destinations To Explore In 2018

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

Visit some of South Africa’s lesser-known local destinations for a holiday that rivals any big-ticket overseas trip.
Overseas holidays are amazing experiences,…

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12 things you need to know before visiting Vietnam - The Travelista

12 things you need to know before visiting Vietnam - The Travelista


The Travelista

After 3 weeks of travelling from North to South Vietnam, The Travelista shares 12 essential tips every traveller needs to know before visiting Vietnam.

How to Organize a Small Bathroom

How to Organize a Small Bathroom

by @ How to of the Day

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

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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Things to do in Omotesando with Kids – Fun on Tokyo’s Glitzy Shopping Street

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Skip the shopping and check out these fun things to do in Omotesando with kids. This is one of Tokyo’s glitziest neighborhoods, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to play here. If you’re looking for things to do in Tokyo with kids, then this is a great place to start. Things to do […]

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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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Our South America trip begins! Visas, vaccines, insurance and packing list

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Tomorrow we set off for Colombia! We’ve been talking about this South America trip for so many years that it’s taken on a surreal, dream-like quality for me. Now it’s a tangible thing. This time tomorrow we’ll be zooming across the sky to the other side of the world. Here’s a look at how we’ve […]

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Required Documents to complete Application for Vietnam visa On arrival

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Which kind of documents required to be provided to apply for Vietnam visa on arrival? Find the answer here.

Humahuaca, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Humahuaca, Argentina

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.

WOW Air’s Record-Breaking Flight to LA Probably Wasn’t Much Fun for Passengers

WOW Air’s Record-Breaking Flight to LA Probably Wasn’t Much Fun for Passengers

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

For some enthusiasts, nothing beats the opportunity to be onboard a record-breaking flight, and the experience can be something to cherish for years to come — I can’t imagine that being the case for customers on this particular WOW Air adventure, however. Ultra-low-cost carriers like WOW Air have one primary mission — to advertise the lowest possible …

Full guide on filling in Vietnam Visa On Arrival Form N1

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Vietnam visa on arrival form N1 or Vietnam entry and exit form - Application for a Vietnamese Visa (N1) is one of the most important documents that you must bring along when traveling to Vietnam if you apply for Vietnam visa on Arrival.

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Retracing my Footsteps in Chiang Mai, Thailand

by Jess @ The Travelista

Before the blog was born and before I really knew what I wanted from life, I embarked on a 4-week backpacking adventure to Thailand with 3 of my best friends. I was 19 at the time and the trip was my first real experience of independent travel (without parents). It was the well-trodden Thai traveller…

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All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog

All-You-Need-to-Know about Vietnam Visa - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

Interested in traveling to Vietnam for tourist or business purposes? This is a complete guide for you in order to ease your process of getting Vietnam Visa.

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Why Do We Need a New Flu Vaccine Every Year?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

Millions of people get the flu shot every year. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Why do I need to have the flu shot each year?” There’s also the question of, “Why isn’t it available in a few doses like other vaccines?” Let’s take a closer look at available scientific research to address […]

72 hours in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with Malaysia Airlines

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Explore Kuala Lumpur, one of the most developed and fascinating capital cities in Asia. Is it all possible to visit within 72 hours? You must think I’m crazy! You’d probably be right, but taking one of Malaysia Airlines’ twice daily flights from London Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur International Airport actually....

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

SPG Accidentally Awards Double Night and Stay Credits

SPG Accidentally Awards Double Night and Stay Credits

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

While there were some minor tweaks at the beginning of the year, the Starwood Preferred Guest program is still operating independently from Marriott Rewards — at least through the end of this year. That means it’s business as usual when it comes to qualifying for elite status, including the ability to earn up to 10 night …

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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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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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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Visiting Slovenia – tiny but lovely Ljubljana and Lake Bled

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

After a fairy tale trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, we set off along Germany’s Romantic Road, driving through tiny Bavarian villages surrounded by forests and peaks. We climbed higher through the Austrian Alps, passing through ski towns where the snow lay like thick icing on rooftops and clung to the branches of pine trees. This winter […]

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How to Apply Conditional Formatting in Excel

How to Apply Conditional Formatting in Excel

by @ How to of the Day

This wikiHow teaches you how to add conditional formatting to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet on both Windows and Mac computers. Conditional formatting will highlight cells that contain data matching the parameters that you set for the formatting.

7 notes to remember for Mexican before Vietnam trip

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Popular tips to help them have a great journey to Vietnam include: how to get Vietnam Visa, when to visit, what to prepare, which currency to take & etc!

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Iceland

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Iceland was a country I’d aspired to visit for some time having read Kaelene’s blog Unlocking Kiki for several years. Visiting in August there was close to 18 hours of daylight per day, but the temperatures in Reykjavik, were similar to those in Wellington in the same month – the difference being that it was Winter in Wellington. I can’t imagine how cold it must be living here in Winter! One thing I will say for Iceland’s tourism industry is that they do tours well. They’re efficient, well organised and regular. Renee and I didn’t really shop around, we just went with Reykjavik Excursions as they operated the airport bus (for a little more you can get dropped to or collected from your hotel rather than the bus station), as well as offering tours to The Blue Lagoon and around The Golden Circle. The Blue Lagoon It cost us about $185NZ for […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

6 Unique ways to spend Australia Day in New South Wales

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The start of the new year brings with it a fresh calendar of celebrations and first on the roster is Australia Day and the accompanying long weekend. Those long summer days, endless blue skies and the inevitable heat wave combined with a few cheeky extra days off make for the perfect mini-break. If you happen to live in the area, are thinking of visiting or simply need some adventure inspiration, New South Wales has you covered with a whole host of fun and interesting ways to spend your Aussie day. To help you get started, here are six unique ways to spend your Australia Day long weekend in regional New South Wales. 1. Tamworth Country Music Festival Australia’s largest music festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival features the ‘who’s who’ of country music as well as Australia’s best-emerging artists who will perform at more than 2,800 events across 120 venues. From 19 – 28 January, there are free and ticketed events taking place each day, including a dedicated family zone and 400 plus buskers hoping to be spotted as the next country music star on Tamworth’s ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ in Peel Street. Some of Australia’s biggest country music stars started out [...]

Vietnam Tips and FAQs - Important Things to Know When Visiting Vietnam

Vietnam Tips and FAQs - Important Things to Know When Visiting Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

This section of Vietnam travel tips and FAQs covers all of the important information you may need to know when visiting the country. Home to a wide range of sightseeing, dining, and shopping opportunities, Vietnam is arguably one of the most visited countries in Southeast Asia. As with

Where to stay in Cusco: Accommodations for Every Budget

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

Cusco: this vibrant and thriving city will make you want to keep adding days to your stay. With a unique blend of architecture, a...

We are moving

by dreamsedge @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Our Dundrum Clinic is moving and currently closed for bookings

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to Diagnose Lymphoma

by @ How to of the Day

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

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.

6 Historic Attractions In Hue Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

In the culturally rich city of Hue, Vietnam, you can explore many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including The Forbidden City, 7 Royal Tombs, and many pagodas. Affordable hotels and savory cuisine beckon visitors year round. Countryside bike tours and river boat tours are also enjoyable ways to explore this scenic area. Hotels are located in the […]

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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.

Custom made? Yes Please! A Guide to Custom Tailoring in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

If you haven’t already heard, Vietnam is a superstar manufacturing country.  In the last several years, many multinational companies have created manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, solidifying the country’s superstar status.  The direct consequence of this is a huge reservoir of skilled and knowledgeable workers who can do everything from shoemaking, jewelry making, dress tailoring, suit…

US Copyright Office Says What We’re All Thinking: American Airlines Lacks Creativity

US Copyright Office Says What We’re All Thinking: American Airlines Lacks Creativity

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

American has been trying to get a copyright on the logo they have been using since they rebranded a few years ago. Specifically, I'm talking about this blue, red, and white thing that's supposed to look like a wing, or a bird, or something.

The United States Copyright Office refused their request, though American filed a request for reconsideration. Unfortunately that didn't get them very far, though the response from the US Copyright Office is epic. The five page explanation of why they're refusing American's claim is worth a quick read, though here are a couple of the best lines:

Trusted websites for online Vietnam Visa for French citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

If you are foreigners and want to visit Vietnam, sometimes you will need to apply for Vietnam Visa. In this post, we would like to give introduce you the concept of Visa on Arrival as well as some helpful websites for your Vietnam visa application, especially for French.

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Tips for travelling with food allergies

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Tips for travelling with food allergies Travelling with food allergies can sometimes feel daunting, but it is possible to enjoy a lifetime of travel once you follow some simple steps. By planning ahead and taking precautions, you can be allergy aware and safe wherever you go. Here are some straightforward tips for travelling with food […]

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A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam

A concise guide to the things to do in Vietnam


My Adventures Across the World

A concise guide to the most fun things to do in Vietnam and the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in only 15 days

Some Of The Best Things I Never Imagined Would Happen: foXnoMad 2017 Highlights

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

Meeting rescued elephants at Wildlife SOS, for example. Years ago when I set a goal of visiting every country in the world and created this site, I had no idea where it would take me. Every year, I’m still amazed at the experiences I have and often as these things are happening, I’m thinking, “I […]

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Visiting friends and relatives overseas

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Travel health advice for visiting friends and relatives overseas Christmas is a very popular time to travel with many people returning home to celebrate with loved ones. Such travel has never been easier or more affordable, thanks to the multitude of low-fare airlines on the market and cheap international flights. Unfortunately, this easy accessibility has […]

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

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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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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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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Memories

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Spurred by the writing of my next book about my years on the road, I find myself wandering the halls of memory reminiscing about my last decade of travel. I dig through old photos and journal entries. I search Facebook for people I met years ago. Stories and faces long forgotten zoom back into my […]

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5 Fun Ways to Experience London’s Art Scene

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Prepare for Higher Airfare as Airlines Deal With Increasing Fuel Costs

Prepare for Higher Airfare as Airlines Deal With Increasing Fuel Costs

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

Despite the Great Squeeze in Economy and introduction of Basic Economy by many airlines, in many ways we are living in a golden age of travel. Economy airfares to Europe and Asia that once might be considered incredible deals are now practically standard. Meanwhile, airlines are battling to provide the best offerings in the forward …

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Romantic Ocean View Resorts in Southern California

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

Eat, sleep and soak in Southern California’s most romantic ocean view resorts. The Lodge at Torres Pines, La Jolla and Bacara Resort and Spa, Santa Barbara Balanced on the coastal clips overlooking the Pacific Ocean, above the community of La Jolla, the Lodge has been drawing avid golfers and lovers to its sunny climate and majestic […]

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Skiing Holiday Tips

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Skiing Holiday Tips Skiing and snowboarding holidays are all the rage at the moment – and it’s easy to see why! What’s not to love about whizzing down the slopes, taking in beautiful Alpine scenery as you go? If you’re a ski first-timer then chances are you’re a little intimidated or baffled by the prospect. […]

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How Much Is The Hyatt Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Worth?

How Much Is The Hyatt Credit Card Sign-Up Bonus Worth?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The Hyatt Credit Card is one of my favorite hotel credit cards, and it's a card I've had for years. I find this to be a card that's worth holding onto long term, given that it offers an annual free night certificate valid at a Category 1-4 property, Discoverist status for as long as you have the card, and historically gives you access to cardmember only bonuses. I value these benefits at significantly more than the card's $75 annual fee.

So this is a card I recommend getting thanks to the long term value it offers, though I also think it's worth highlighting just how generous the sign-up bonus is. Keep in mind that this card isn't subjected to the 5/24 rule, meaning that you can qualify for the sign-up bonus even if you've opened five or more new cards in the past 24 months.

The Hyatt Credit Card offers a sign-up bonus of 40,000 World of Hyatt bonus points after spending $2,000 within the first three months. On top of that, the card offers a further bonus of 5,000 World of Hyatt points after adding an authorized user and having them make a purchase within the first three months.

Koh Kood: A Most Fabulous Island (But Not Quite For Me)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Koh Kood is often billed as "Thailand's last unspoiled island". And I didn't like it.

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Festive Fun at the Prague Xmas Markets

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

It’s nearly Christmas! Well, it certainly feels like it here in Prague. The streets are strung with fairy lights and the squares full of huge sparkly Christmas trees and stalls selling gifts and mulled wine. This is all set against a backdrop of Prague’s Gothic spires and domed cathedrals, cobbled streets and stone bridges. Oh, […]

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Hyatt Is Retroactively Counting 2017 Free Nights Toward Elite Status

Hyatt Is Retroactively Counting 2017 Free Nights Toward Elite Status

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Hyatt is delivering good news to some of its World of Hyatt members. In December, the hotel chain announced that beginning January 1, 2018, all free night awards will count toward elite status. Now, World of Hyatt is emailing some members informing them that award nights from 2017 are retroactively being counted toward elite status. …

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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Buy World Of Hyatt Points With Up To A 30% Bonus

Buy World Of Hyatt Points With Up To A 30% Bonus

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Through February 23, 2018, World of Hyatt is offering up to a 30% bonus on purchased points. This promotion is publicly available, meaning that all members should be eligible for the same offer. With this promotion you can receive the 30% bonus as long as you purchase at least 5,000 points in one transaction.

If you max out this promotion you can purchase a maximum of 71,500 World of Hyatt points at a cost of $1,320, which is a rate of ~1.85 cents per World of Hyatt point. Members are limited to purchasing a maximum of 55,000 points per account per calendar year, pre-bonus.

Hyatt offers a bonus on purchased points several times per year, and when they do, we typically see bonuses in the range of 30-40% So the 30% bonus is normal, though it's on the lower end of the bonuses we see. For example, the last two promotions we've seen on purchased points have offered up to a 40% bonus, and the last time we saw a bonus of "only" 30% was last May.

7 Must See Sights In The Mekong Delta

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Come visit the Mekong Delta region of Southern Vietnam to discover hidden wonders. Ecotourism is a strong industry in this lush tropical region. Cruise down the Mekong River in a boat taxi and discover a world from the past. Floating markets, ancient temples, fruit orchards, museums, and scenic rice paddy farms dot the area. Here are 7 must see […]

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How to Fika like a local (and the best places in Stockholm)

How to Fika like a local (and the best places in Stockholm)

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

One of the wonderful things about travel is the unique cultural experiences you get to witness and take part in. Of all the wonderful, weird and unique cultural pastimes I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying, Sweden’s beloved Fika is by far my favourite. In it’s simplest form, Fika is a coffee break. But it really is so much more than that, it’s a chance to slow down, disconnect from everything else and connect with the person in front of you or simply reconnect with yourself. It’s not about quickly slurping down a takeaway cup of coffee and chewing down a pastry while running between meetings, it’s about sitting down to enjoy every drop of your del@icious coffee and savour each bite of your perfect pastry. It’s about community, connection and being present. Unexpectedly, I began to look forward to Fika each day during our time in Stockholm and the Stockholm Archipelago. Each time we’d see our guide from Visit Stockholm her first question would be, “Have you had a Fika yet?” When we’d go to a new hotel, cafe or attraction, the lovely locals would always ask, “Do you need a Fika?” In those moments, you get the sense your [...]

Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack Review: Is This Really the Best Purse for Travel?

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Read our Rebecca Minkoff Julian backpack review and find out why our readers think this is THE best bag for travel!

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Fort-de-France, Martinique

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Fort-de-France, Martinique

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.

Nine Reasons I Always Get Travel Insurance

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

L'articolo Nine Reasons I Always Get Travel Insurance sembra essere il primo su My Adventures Across the World.

Shangri-La Is Offering Bonus Points With Their App

Shangri-La Is Offering Bonus Points With Their App

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Shangri-La has just launched a new mobile app, and they have a great offer for Golden Circle members who use it. This promotion is valid through April 30, 2018.

On the most basic level, members can earn 100 points just for downloading the app and logging into their account through it. There are no other steps required, and bonus points should post within 2-4 weeks. If you're not a member, signing up through the app will get you the same reward.

This promotion also has the potential to be valuable if you're planning a stay at a Shangri-La. Specifically, Golden Circle members can earn double points for bookings made through the app, and triple points for bookings made through the app where mobile check-in or check-out is also used via the app. This promotion is valid for stays that are booked and consumed during the promotion period, and bonus points should also post within 2-4 weeks of eligible stays.

15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog

15 Essential Things To Know Before Your Trip To Vietnam - Inspitrip Blog


Inspitrip Blog

I wanted to share these Vietnam travel tips with you, in the hope that you too can dive right into the deep end of the experiences Vietnam has to offer.

Frequently asked questions about Vietnam Visa for Australians

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Do Australian need visa to Vietnam? Is there Vietnam Embassy in Brisbane? Is VOA Vietnam legitimate? How & where to get Vietnam Visa for Australian? etc.

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Get a Vietnam Visa with This Guide

Get a Vietnam Visa with This Guide


TripSavvy

Visitors going to Vietnam must show a valid Vietnam visa before being allowed into the country. A guide to where and how to get your Vietnam visa.

A Roundtrip Business Class Ticket With Two Airline Credit Cards

A Roundtrip Business Class Ticket With Two Airline Credit Cards

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

For those who are new to points, I think it often helps to provide a simple strategy that allows people to earn a lot of miles quickly, so they can see the value in points. After all, if people can experience the benefits of redeeming miles firsthand, they're much more likely to be engaged in the future. In general I prefer cards that earn transferrable points currencies for my everyday spend, though there are some airline credit cards that have big sign-up bonuses, as well as valuable perks for holding onto the cards.

Of airline cards, there's no airline that allows you to earn as many miles in a short period of time as American, given that they have co-brand credit card agreements with both Barclaycard and Citi. That means two banks are competing for your business, rather than just one. The three most compelling sign-up bonuses are as follows, and allow you to earn 180,000+ miles (these are all best-ever offers):

How to travel from South Africa to Vietnam?

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Travelling from South Africa to Vietnam, you will need to take notice of Vietnam visa, the flight and some recommendations for Vietnamese sightseeings.

Singapore City Tour during a 10-Hour Layover

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After flying in on Singapore Airlines from Jakarta (Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)), we were faced with a 10-hour layover in Singapore and, because we’ve never visited the city before, we took advantage of the layover and popped out of the airport (as impressive as it was) to see as much as we could in the short time.

Because Singapore is a hub, they’ve made sightseeing during a layover very easy! The airport offers free two-hour tours but, since we had more time than that, we opted to DIY and head out on the hop-on, hop-off bus. This gave us the freedom to do things on our own time and see more than the 2-hour free tour, plus Singapore Airlines/Silk Air boarding pass holders receive a 50% discount on bus tickets! We purchased adult tickets for just $19.50 SGD (roughly $14 USD) each once we hopped on a bus.

We knew that our luggage was checked through to our next destination, so we only had our carry-ons. We opted to store most of what we were carrying so we’d have less things to lug around with us all day and found the baggage storage at the airport to be more than adequate. Plus, there’s a storage area in all three terminals, so it’s very convenient no matter where you’re flying in/out (and pretty cheap for just carry-ons since they charge by weight).

Once we were free of everything but the day’s essentials, we headed through customs and right to the metro stop inside the airport (the metro leaves from Terminals 2 and 3).

It takes about an hour to get into the city center from the airport, so be sure to factor traveling time in your layover plan. We got off the metro at City Hall and walked to the nearby bus stop: aptly named City Hall, too.

Once on the Red Line bus, we decided to stay aboard until we found stops that we wanted to explore more, knowing that we’d get to see more stops if we stayed on the bus longer. Here are the stops where we got off for a bit and explored on foot:

Chinatown: having never been to China, Singapore’s Chinatown was as close as we’d get for a while, we figured. It was pretty similar to other Chinatowns we’ve seen, but still very cool to see and different from the rest of the city.

Old Customs House (near the Raffles Hotel): The famous Singapore Sling cocktail was originally concocted at the Raffles Hotel. We headed to the Long Bar Steakhouse in the luxury hotel to try it from the original place. It’ll cost ya, though… just one drink costs close to $30 (!!) but it does come with all-you-can-eat peanuts.  🙂

Note: The Long Bar Steakhouse is closed for renovations with plans to re-open in mid-2018, but you can still try the Singapore Sling at the nearby Bar & Billiard Room.

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Discover: Takaoka

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

What with Vietnam visa if I’m far from the Embassy

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

I wanna obtain a Vietnam visa. But my place is far from the embassy. I’m in George. Do I have any other option? Please advise.

Photo Gallery: Charleston, SC Snowmageddon / Snowpocalypse 2018

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Charleston, South Carolina got around 5-6" of snow on January 4, 2018. Here are a few pictures and videos of what it looked like:

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

As tourists, Ho Chi Minh City can seem very centralized because not only are many of the tourist attractions around District 1, the centre of the city, but this district is also quite compact.  However, with 24 districts, the city is actually very spread out and some of the other districts are more than twice…

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Travel health tips for seniors

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

    Travel health tips for seniors It’s never too late to go on an adventure! In fact, travelling in your later years as a senior is one of the best times to travel. Forget trying to cram everything you can into a two-week holiday that has to be taken at a certain time of […]

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Phu Quoc Island Trip Report

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Trip Report Phu Quoc is Vietnam's largest island and it is slowly becoming Asia's next top vacation destination. This is the only place in Vietnam where you get a 30 day visa exemption and the island is famous for its fish sauce and black pepper. For a quick overview of the island, please refer to Phu Quoc's Infographic, ... Read More

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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.

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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Family Travel. The best and the worst family getaways.

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

Family travel is a time to make memories that last a lifetime. Over two decades and to over two dozen countries, I traveled with my kids, usually without an adult partner to help out. If you want to do more than beaches and amusement parks, then read on for tips and scroll down for suggestions for […]

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Magic in the heart of the Austrian Alps

Magic in the heart of the Austrian Alps

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

From ski slopes with stunning vistas to fine food at the top of the world, the Austrian Alps roll out the welcome mat. Not far from the violin harmonies of Mozart in the gilded halls of Salzburg, I discovered a quieter perfection – the sound of a gurgling mountain stream and cowbells while hiking through […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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The Two Best Travel Cameras For Video Under $1000

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

The two best video cameras under $1000 right now in late 2017 are the Panasonic Lumix G7 and the Lumix G85. Being so very similar, it can be difficult to tell why they differ by a few hundred dollars in price and if the additional cost of the G85 makes sense for you. Both are […]

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Christmas Travel Tips

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Christmas Travel Tips Take advantage of our Christmas travel tips If you’re anything like us, chances are your wanderlust is increasing rapidly now that the winter is well and truly upon us. The dark days and cold weather may leave you longing for the warmer temperatures and guaranteed sunshine of Southeast Asia or South America. […]

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From Sweden To Phu Quoc With Love

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From sweden To Phu Quoc with love We recently caught up with a newly engaged couple from Sweden who visited Phu Quoc in 2017.  The following is their account of the island. Interview Tell us a little about yourself. Who are you and where are you from? → My name is Mikael Bellon and my fiances name is Sarita Sihvonen, ... Read More

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Mandalay, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Mandalay, Myanmar

On the road with Wild Kiwi Tours

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

Recently I got to explore the highlights of the bottom of New Zealand’s South Island with Wild Kiwi who offer a number of different small group tours around New Zealand for 18 to 35 year olds. The entire Southern Voyager tour is spent ducking in and out of National Parks (five in total) and visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We spent two nights in Franz Josef, three nights in Queenstown and our final night in Mount Cook National Park where we stayed in clean, tidy and warm hostels with a maximum of four people to a room. Our transport for the week was a pimped out Mercedes tour bus which towed a trailer behind it carrying our luggage. It was comfortable, had both air-conditioning and a heater, WiFi (when the local population was greater than about 15 people) and USB charging ports. The tour gives you a heap of activity choices […]

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How to Write Nursery Rhymes

How to Write Nursery Rhymes

by @ How to of the Day

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

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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Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

Great Star Alliance Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Yesterday I wrote about some fantastic SkyTeam business class fares that are available for travel from Germany to the US. Assuming you can originate in Germany, you can snag a heck of a deal for a ticket on Air France, Alitalia, Delta, or KLM. For anyone who was considering one of those fares, they're actually more readily available now than yesterday. Yesterday the fare had major limits on the dates you could travel, while now they're even available over peak summer dates, which is awesome.

It looks like Star Alliance is largely matching this sale. No, the fares aren't identical in all markets, though Star Alliance airlines have exceptional business class fares for travel between Germany and North America. These fares are valid for many cities in Germany to many cities in North America.

US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

US Citizens Can Now Apply For Brazilian E-Visas

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

In October Brazil announced that in 2018 they'd begin issuing electronic visas for citizens of the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan. This is such a huge step in the right direction, given that previously getting a visa to Brazil was both costly and time consuming. Well, there's great news -- as of today, US citizens can apply for Brazilian e-visas. The cost to apply is just $40, plus a $4.24 service fee, which is a huge reduction over the previous fee of $160.

You can apply for a Brazilian e-visa here, and read all the frequently asked questions here. To apply you'll need to register on the site, complete the visa application form, upload mandatory documents, answer a set of questions, and then make the online payment for the fee.

The application page indicates that visas should be approved 4-5 business days after the completed application is submitted. E-visas should be valid for two years from when they're issued, or when the passport expires, whichever comes first. They're valid for multiple entries, though you can't spend more than 90 days per year in Brazil with an e-visa.

The best time for you to visit Mauritius!

by Zaytoon Hanief @ Travelstart Blog

A tropical island vacation destination off the coast of East Africa, Mauritius is as beautiful as it is exotic and adventurous! This is a popular vacation spot for everyone…

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Etihad A380 First Apartment – Flight EY 460 Abu Dhabi-AUH to Melbourne-MEL – Part 1

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

After spending a very enjoyable and luxurious 3+ hours in the Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH, it was time for the main event: The Etihad First Apartment!

BOOKING

We booked this bucket list flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles for a total of 60,000 miles; this was before a major AAdvantage devaluation and now the flight would cost you 100,000 miles for the one-way route from the “Middle East” region to the “South Pacific” region. Furthermore, since we both have the Barclay AA credit card, we got a 10% rebate, driving the total price down to 54,000 miles + ~$79 in taxes each for the ~$6,300+ flight. We got even more value than that though since we arranged a 23 hours stopover in Melbourne-MEL before continuing on to Townsville, Australia-TSV in Qantas Business Class.

CHECK-IN

We were able to take advantage of the free Etihad Chauffeur Service from the Park Hyatt Dubai to Abu Dhabi International Airport for our Etihad flight.

Our (free!) chauffeur service

The trip took about 1.5 hours total.

The airport has a dedicated First & Business class check-in area.

And so the experience begins!

First Class check-in desks

We left the lounge and made the (extremely) long trek to Gate 61 in Terminal 3, literally the furthest away from the Lounge.

As we approached the gate area, they were doing a secondary document check:

BOARDING

Knowing it would be dark at the time of boarding, we snuck a few pictures before hopping in the lounge:

Etihad A6-APG sitting at the gate

We made our way down (ok, more so really up since we were on top deck) of the long jet bridge to board the flight.

We took a left after boarding to find the First Class cabin:

While I didn’t necessarily need to be shown to my seat since I’d studied it online numerous times and been counting down the days to this moment, a flight attendant escorted us anyway. She showed us to our seats, 3K and 4K:

Of the 9 First Class seats (well, 10 if you include The Residence), there were just 2 other passengers aboard, so 4 of us total.



SEAT

The seat was, well, let me just type a direct quote from McCown as we got settled it: “OMG. There was what I expected and anticipated from reading many, many reviews and then there’s the real thing. And let me just say, OMG.”

The sheer size and space and privacy are unprecedented and staggering.

The big, leather seat is luxurious and makes you feel like you’re visiting your grandfather instead of couped up on a plane.

The couch is perfect for having company over in your apartment. And then switched into a bed when you’re ready to sleep.

I mean, it’s realistically closer to a throne than a seat:

The empty neighboring suite

View from seat 4K

View of IFE and sofa (that converts to a bed)

The actual seat featured a few tactile buttons as well as a touchscreen for a variety of controls.

It was all really a sensory overload. The tiny compartments, sliding doors and gadgets and gizmos [...]

What you should bring to Vietnam | XO Tours Blog

What you should bring to Vietnam | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

A top 10 list of things to bring to or pack for Vietnam.

I Promise You’re Not Going To Miss Him Forever

I Promise You’re Not Going To Miss Him Forever

by Colleen George @ Thought Catalog

But what you should know, deep down, is that this is what was meant to happen.

Discover Utsjoki, the Nothernmost Destination in Finland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Finland is a land known for its icy beauty and frozen charm, and Utsjoki is as wild and mystical it is possible to get in beautiful Finland. Situated at the very northernmost corner of Finnish Lapland, Utsjoki is a place with a rich ancestral heritage for the Sami people. Stunning....

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Bagan, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bagan, Myanmar

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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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 […]

10 Unmissable Things To Do In Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

With all the incredible things to do in Mexico, I think I will never tire of it. I have been there 3 times already, and each time I visit I discover a little bit more. I am absolutely in love with its people, its culture, and the overall atmosphere and vibe I get when I

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My 2017 Travel Round Up

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Types of Vietnam Visa for Netherlands & tips on Vietnam visa on arrival for Netherlands

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

A Vietnam visa is required for all Netherlands passport holders visiting Vietnam, applicable for all kind of purposes including tourist, business and so on.

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Vietnam Visa Fee for UK citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

For UK passport holders, to obtain Vietnam visa is a compulsory step for entering Vietnam. Vietnam Visa Fee for UK citizens can be classified into 2 types.

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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.

Atlanta Movie Tours Review: Pics & Clips from Our Movie Location Tour

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

If you get anything out of this Atlanta Movie Tours review, I hope it’s that cinema can be transformative. Sure, it can transform lives, but I’m talking transformative in the most literal sense. Movies transform both ordinary and extraordinary places into something never seen before. Atlanta Movie Tours Review We were hosted by Atlanta Movie […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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 […]

American Airlines to Spend $1.8 Billion in 2018 Making Economy Worse, Premium Better

American Airlines to Spend $1.8 Billion in 2018 Making Economy Worse, Premium Better

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

According to American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, the world’s largest airline is in the midst of the “most aggressive and successful aircraft modernization in the history of commercial aviation.” Indeed, the airline has taken delivery of almost 400 new aircraft over the last four years. In addition to buying new aircraft, the airline spent money …

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For A Trip To Vietnam - foXnoMad

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For A Trip To Vietnam - foXnoMad


foXnoMad

This is a guest post by Claudia Tavani, a former human rights lawyer and academic who has previously written about traveling in Cuba and the 5 best beach i

How to Wash Toms Shoes

How to Wash Toms Shoes

by @ How to of the Day

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

Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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How to Pack Carry-on Only for 2 Weeks in Europe in Winter

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

One of our readers traveled carry-on only for 2 weeks to Europe in winter including Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, and Munich. Find out how she did it!

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What’s the H3N2 Flu Strain and Why is it so Dangerous?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

There may be many strains of the flu, but only one can be broken down further. The H3N2 flu strain mutates and changes, making us label its different subtypes. These subtypes are categorized by the World Health Organization based on host of origin, geographical origin, strain number and year of isolation. The flu virus is […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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A perfect itinerary for your two-day Mekong Delta tour suggested by a local

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

The Mekong Delta, otherwise known as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, is a colourful display of various shades of green. Here in this water world, boats float in the lazy rivers, buffalos wander in the rice fields and ripe fruits adorn the trees. It is also here that visitors will get a true taste of […]

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How to Start a Dairy Farm

How to Start a Dairy Farm

by @ How to of the Day

Dairy farms take a lot of money and capital to start up, way more than a meat operation does. Know what you're getting into and how you want to get into it before you decide to start a dairy farm. Even if you grew up on a farm, managing your own means sitting down for long, careful planning sessions. This guide will help you through these, but remember that local knowledge is invaluable for any farmer.

5 things to prepare when travelling to Vietnam from Malaysia

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Visa to Vietnam from Malaysia, exchanging currency, health & travel insurances, checking the weather and learning about destinations in Vietnam are noted.

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JetBlue and Boarding Pass Are Giving Away Flight Vouchers

JetBlue and Boarding Pass Are Giving Away Flight Vouchers

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Dream about free travel? Good news: JetBlue and luggage and accessories company Boarding Pass have teamed together to offer vouchers for free flights every month. During the course of this year, JetBlue and Boarding Pass will give away one voucher each month as part of their “Explore America” giveaway. Boarding Pass will be highlighting a …

Southern Italy where they’ve perfected the art of slowing down

by Laura Kiniry @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

When our cook, Fausta Solfa, mentioned that dinner would be at 7:30 pm, someone in our group asked: “Is that 7:30 pm regular time or Italia time?” The rest of us started laughing. Four days into our week-long sojourn in southern Italy and we were finally getting used to the pace: be ready by 8:30 […]

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How to Prepare for a Trip to Vietnam

How to Prepare for a Trip to Vietnam


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Vietnam has only been a unified, independent nation since 1975, but it possesses a culture that goes back thousands of years and attracts many tourists annually. Preparing for a trip to Vietnam is key to making your visit to this...

How to Prevent Nausea

How to Prevent Nausea

by @ How to of the Day

Nausea is very uncomfortable and can interfere with your daily life, but it is often preventable with careful planning. Modify your diet, so that you are eating small meals throughout the day. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of clear liquids. If you feel a wave of nausea coming on, wipe your face with a cool cloth or lie down. If your nausea is severe, consulting your doctor for advice may be helpful.

Everything you need to know about how to study abroad as a South African

by Aislinn Corbet @ Travelstart Blog

Ever dreamed of being able to study abroad between the magnificent Gothic spires of Spain or amongst the indie music stores and vintage bookshops of Haight-Ashbury…

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Do I need a Visa to Visit Vietnam ? - A Visit in Saigon

Do I need a Visa to Visit Vietnam ? - A Visit in Saigon


A Visit in Saigon

Usually yes. It depends on : The passport you have (the country). See the Wikipedia link below, for differences between countries. Some western countries don’t need a Visa for a stay of less than 15 days. The time you want to stay in Vietnam (Usually Tourist Visas are for 1 month or 3 months). Single … Continue reading Do I need a Visa to Visit Vietnam ? →

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Why TravelSmart Is the Ultimate, Unmissable App For Travelers

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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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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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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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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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 […]

Québec City – A Photo Gallery Walking Tour

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

After spending some time in Montreal, we tacked on a visit to Québec City to the end of our trip. While not nearly the size of Montreal, it was a great addition to our Montreal trip because it gave us a better taste of Canada. Montreal, while totally worth visiting (it feels like Europe-meets-North America), has more of an international city vibe and doesn’t give you a true Canadian experience. Québec City, although still quite touristy, was much more of a cultural experience than Montreal.

Although the city changed from French rule to British rule in 1763, only a mere 1.5% of the population is considered an Anglophone — 95% of Québec’s population speaks French as its first language. Québec City is the seat of Québecois government and about 95% of the people conduct the government in French. With a total of 550,000 people living in the city, appx. 50,000 were provincial government and 30,000 were Federal and government subcontractors…so a LOT of these Québec City residents are fluent in French.

Sure, Québec is French Canadian, but there’s no doubt that these parts were settled by the French not too long ago. Many things about the walled city are similar to Arles, a walled city in “its motherland.” In fact, Grande Allee looks almost identical to a road in Arles. And, FYI: this street is DEAD on a Monday night at 11pm in May…although rumored to be hopping on weekends in the summer.

Even though you surely won’t need as much time to explore this small city as you would in Montreal, the drive up is absolutely, 110% worth it because of the pretty Canadian countryside you pass on the way up and also for the authenticity it offers– despite feeling a bit like a tourist trap.

After wearing shorts in Montreal (in May), just a few hours north (and, granted, a significant cold front coming in), it was literally FREEZING in Québec City. I mean, WTF? All I packed was flip-flops and we’ve only got 1 day in this city…so, as much as I wanted to stay inside, explore we must. The #FWP of a self-proclaimed “adventurer.”

Inside the walled city, the atmosphere is a little more lively, with at least a few stragglers walking along the streets and several bars filled with who I would assume to be fellow tourists. The Saint Alexandre Pub was filled with people at 11:45 pm on a Monday night. We highly recommend it for a little atmosphere– and a break from the numbing cold.

 

Tips For Being An Eco-Friendly Traveller 

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

When you visit somewhere new, here’s how you can do your best to support the environment, the community and the economy in a sustainable way.
You want to come home with…

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

12 Things To Know Before Flying A Drone So You Don’t Crash It [VIDEO]

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

Drones are most vulnerable when you’re first learning to fly them while repairs are just as costly and crashes potentially dangerous. Earlier this year I wrote the 12 things I learned from crashing drones you should know before your first flight. In the video version above I go over basic settings, why higher is better, […]

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Zagora, Morocco

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Zagora, Morocco

14 Little Ways To Let Your Guard Down

14 Little Ways To Let Your Guard Down

by Marisa Donnelly @ Thought Catalog

Accept the fact that sometimes you won’t understand why you’re feeling a certain way, and that’s okay.

Jakarta, Indonesia

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Jakarta, Indonesia

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam


Be My Travel Muse

What can you expect to spend in Vietnam, even during the Tet holiday? What kind of budget is realistic? This post evaluates the cost of traveling in Vietnam

Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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The Life Of A Scuba Dive Instructor on Phu Quoc Island Meet Edgar, a Scuba Dive Instructor and underwater photographer living and enjoying life on Phu Quoc Island.   The following is his expat story. Interview with a phu quoc island scuba dive instructor About you What is your name and where are you from? My name is Edgars Balodis, and ... Read More

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10 Things To Do In Hanoi Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Known as the Paris of Asia, Hanoi beckons to millions of tourists each year to Vietnam thanks to its thriving arts scene, colonial architecture, museums, shopping districts, and the scenic natural beauty of over 20 lakes, pagodas, and over 50 Buddhist temples. Hanoi, the capitol of Vietnam, was ranked in the 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards™ […]

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Vietnam in spring – Best places to go

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

You will never regret when visiting Vietnam in spring! If you wonder which places are the most beautiful in our country during this season, don't hesitate to collect all information in this article.

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

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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Vietnam Travel Information

Vietnam Travel Information


Stray Asia

Stray's guide to travelling in Vietnam includes essential information about visas, currency and climate and what to expect in Vietnam.

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

How to Lose Upper Body Fat

by @ How to of the Day

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

All you need to know about Vietnam visa for UK citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

This post briefly presents 3 legitimate way to get a Vietnam visa for United Kingdom passport holders, including: Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival & Vietnamese E-visa. Click for full details!

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A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Things to Do in Puerto Escondido — Fun Things to Do in Oaxaca, Mexico’s Southern Port

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Out of all the things to do in Puerto Escondido, sunsets may be our favorite, but there’s much more to this sleepy Mexican beach town than that. Much more. Beautiful beaches, fantastic food, incredible wildlife, and a laid-back surfer vibe. There are lots of reasons to visit Puerto Escondido, in Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca. […]

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Finding perfection (and a possible future home) in Porto

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Despite having just booked one-way tickets to Colombia, Andrew and I have been talking a lot lately about finding a future base in Europe. As much as we love our freedom, we know that after our South American adventures we’ll need to find a base in Europe where we can hang up our backpacks, work […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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How to Order Contacts

How to Order Contacts

by @ How to of the Day

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

Stand Up Paddle Boarding The Islands Of Phu Quoc

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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  From South Korea To Phu Quoc For SUP: Stand up paddle boarding Flat seas, crystal clear water, light winds, 28 islands, 3 main rivers, 1 large lake and more importantly… no sharks! Phu Quoc is a dream destination for those who love action water sports and the island is slowly becoming the action water sports capital of Vietnam. WHAT'S ... Read More

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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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Amex Platinum Card: 8 Major Differences Between The Business & Personal Versions

Amex Platinum Card: 8 Major Differences Between The Business & Personal Versions

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The way I see it, both The Platinum Card® from American Express and The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN are fantastic cards. I often get questions about which card is better (aside from the obvious fact that one is a personal card and one is a business card). For many people I think both cards can make sense, while for others there's a distinct advantage to one over the other.

In my case, I have the Amex Personal Platinum Card and Ford has the Amex Business Platinum Card, so together I'd say that's a very good combo. In this post I wanted to look more closely at the differences between the two cards.

They have a lot in common, including a $200 annual airline fee credit, access to Amex Centurion Lounges, access to Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass memberships, Hilton Honors and SPG Gold status, access to the International Airline Program, and much more.

Travel essentials | About Vietnam

Travel essentials | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

AddressesLocating an address is rarely a problem in Vietnam, but there are a couple of conventions it helps to know about. Where two numbers are separated by...

10 Easy Day Trips You Can Take From Prague

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Best Things To See In Ha Long Bay Vietnam

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

Ha Long Bay is the most popular travel destination in Vietnam, and just glancing at a friend’s travel photos will show you why. The emerald-green waters, verdant mountains, grottoes, and spectacular limestone islands sprinkled throughout the bay beckon tourists from all over the world. In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are so many ways […]

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What to Wear in Vietnam: Unexpected Items You Should Bring

What to Wear in Vietnam: Unexpected Items You Should Bring


Travel Fashion Girl

Wondering what to wear in Vietnam? This all-season packing guide shows you exactly what to bring in your suitcase! Learn more!

The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Taipei is inarguably one of the top street food cities in the world. Taiwan is known as the land of snacks: they have literally invented and re-invented genre after genre of snack food over the years. From pearl tea to fried chicken, the Taiwanese are all about inventing and perfecting the ultimate snack foods. Think Chinese-influenced foods created with the ingenuity and dedication to perfection that (you would think) only the Japanese would bring. While Taipei isn’t quite as famous with local Taiwanese as Tainan for their snack culture, they’ve got it covered and will most likely be your first stop in Taiwan. The sheer volume of street food options available alone are enough but, matched with the quality and price of the food available on the streets, it’s pretty much unbeatable. The catch with Taipei street food though, is ... Read More »

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Taking a Scenic Flight over Franz Josef Glacier

by sarahkennerley@gmail.com @ Sarah Sees The World

This week I spent two nights in Franz Josef with Wild Kiwi. It’s a small, two street town in New Zealand’s South Island with beautiful mountain views, the continual drone of helicopters, and with the exception of the Kiwi Conservation Centre staff, pretty much everyone has a foreign accent. Mount Cook and Franz Josef glaciers are in the nearby mountains attracting tourists. Both glaciers come down to within 300m of sealevel, are surrounded by rainforest and are rapidly receeding – Franz Josef Glacier has lost about 800m since 2008. With a full day of free time there to explore, what I really wanted to do was get up close to a glacier. Probably the cheapest way to do so is to walk up to a viewpoint for Franz Josef Glacier which takes about 1.5hrs return from a carpark. Lilian and I however took the ‘YOLO’ attitude and decided to see it […]

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

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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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.

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

Although we are very proud of the acclaim our tours have received over the years, we realize that they are not suitable for everyone. These are the 3 main reasons we think some guests should not book our tours: If you are looking for a typical food tour – All the dishes and stops on the “Foodie” tour are carefully curated to…

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

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


Taylor's Tracks

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

Our 2017 travel roundup

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

As the year draws to a close and we prepare to leave for South America in January, it’s time to take a look at our 2017 travel roundup. I feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed yet another year full of new experiences, adventures and travel. In 2017, we managed to live in Thailand, trek to […]

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The Dark Side Of Being An Empath: 5 Powerful Ways The Highly Sensitive Experience The World Differently

The Dark Side Of Being An Empath: 5 Powerful Ways The Highly Sensitive Experience The World Differently

by Shahida Arabi @ Thought Catalog

Empaths are not all “light and love.” Far from it. Many struggle with depression, anxiety, various addictions and self-doubt due to their high sensitivity and receptiveness to taking on the emotions of others.

The Best Place To Travel Right Now: Answering My Inbox Q&Av2

by Anil Polat @ foXnoMad

 I’m sent a lot of travel and tech questions by email and although I reply to them all, I want to share some of those responses publicly to help more of you travel smarter. In the video above, I answer your questions about the best places to travel right now, good VPN choices, and […]

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Vietnam tourist visa for US citizens

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

Vietnam tourist visa is the most popular type visa in Vietnam, and for all the United States citizens wanting to pay a trip to Vietnam, holding a Vietnam tourist visa is acquired. There are 5 types of tourist visa in Vietnam ranging from 1month single entry, 3 months single entry, 1 month multiple entry, 1 year multiple and 3 months multiple entry.

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What to do in Dubai – the ultimate winter sun holiday escape

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

When the British forecast is a bit frozen for the foreseeable future, why not consider an escape from the cold of winter in the UK to the heat of Dubai? This useful guide will give you some tips on how to best enjoy Dubai in the sun, and also give....

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Ho Chi Minh vs Hanoi: 6 highlights and you’ll get your perfect choice

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Finding reasons to love Vietnam is not a difficult task, especially when you look at the charming landscapes, sprawling beaches, mesmerizing mountains and unique scenery only found in Vietnam. With all this, it is easy to forget the big cities of Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. We are going to compare and […]

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Where to Take the Best Photos of Japan: As Told by a Pro

by Matthew Smith @ Days to Come

Embarking on an adventure to Japan is easily one of the most rewarding experiences for any photographer as the country offers such diverse opportunities to shoot a variety of subjects. During my recent visit to Japan, I focused predominantly on Japanese architecture, street portraits and uncovering the best locations to shoot the perfect image. To find out where to take the best photos of Japan (along with a few handy tips), keep on reading. Best time to visit Japan Japan is an incredible country boasting culture, sights and history unlike anywhere else. Despite its small size, there is so much

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How to Move Large Rocks

How to Move Large Rocks

by @ How to of the Day

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

Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

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

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25 Uncomfortable Changes You Need To Make In Your 20s If You Want To Live A Life Without Regret

25 Uncomfortable Changes You Need To Make In Your 20s If You Want To Live A Life Without Regret

by Becca Martin @ Thought Catalog

Continue to push yourself out of your comfort zone. Don’t let yourself get stagnant.

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.

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.

Florida airport hell and a taste of Miami

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

‘Welcome to the USA’, the sign was just visible above a sea of people crammed into the arrivals terminal at Fort Lauderdale Airport. It was nearly midnight and after a nine-hour flight from London, we’d now been stuck in immigration queues for almost four hours. The perfect start to our two-day layover in Miami, right? […]

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How to Sync Bookmarks on Chrome on iPhone or iPad

How to Sync Bookmarks on Chrome on iPhone or iPad

by @ How to of the Day

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

Working online: 5 things you need to know before diving in!

by Maggie @ Living to Roam

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Go Wild in Mayo along the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

The stunning region of Mayo (situated on Ireland’s western seaboard) is renowned for its remote, wild landscapes and spectacular coasts along the Wild Atlantic Way. In this article I’m going to take you through some of the best things to see and do along the Wild Atlantic Way. Perfect setting....

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Aerolíneas Argentinas AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

Aerolíneas Argentinas Flight # AR 1413 Mendoza-MDZ to Buenos Aires-AEP Dept 11:25 am Arrv 1:01 pm

Mendoza is quite a small, mostly domestic, airport. They have a few international flights, but mainly just to Santiago, Chile-SCL, just on the other side of the mountains. Our hotel advised us that arriving appx 1 hour before departure is more than enough time to check-in with bags when traveling to Buenos Aires.

BOOKING

We booked this segment as part of a larger Delta SkyMiles award ticket. Finding and adding Aerolíneas Argentinas award space to a Delta award reservation can be a bit tricky, so check out our guides here: Booking an Awesome Argentina Itinerary with Delta SkyMiles + Other SkyTeam Partners and All about our South American trip to Chile and Argentina: Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires.

CHECK-IN

We arrived right at 10:25 am, one hour in advance, and made our way up to the Aerolíneas Argentinas check-in counter. There were only about 3 people in line with plenty of agents available to help. We handed over our passports and checked our 3 bags without any trouble.

BOARDING

There seem to be very few gates and waiting areas, so they had us wait until the small post-security gate was clear. Once we got on the other side of security, the waiting area was virtually empty:

Boarding, from what I could gather, started with rows 22-15 and then everyone else. This makes total sense: let those in the very back board first which, in theory, should speed up the boarding process.

SEAT

Our aircraft was a Boeing 737-700, in a 3 x 3 configuration with appx 22 rows of 6 across in economy + a 1st class cabin with 2 rows of 2 x 2:

We made it to our seats near the back of the plane:

The plane is noticeably older but still in fine shape with cloth seats. The pitch of the seats seemed quite small. It seemed like tighter legroom than most domestic Delta flights, probably more in line with AirAsia or Spirit Airlines.

The plane was only about 1/2 to 2/3 full with lots of empty seats. This might explain why they had already canceled a few of the flights before us in the morning: cancel one and just move those passengers to the later flight.

Seated by the window and ready to take off!

After a quick safety demonstration, we were airborne!

MEAL SERVICE

The drink and snack service was started promptly upon reaching cruising altitude so as to try and serve everyone on the relatively short flight.

While no choice was given, we were handed snack boxes with mini alfajores, cheese crackers, and another small pastry.

If nothing else, the boxes were cool and celebrated the history of flight and the airline

After a short flight, we began our descent into Buenos Aires.

Touchdown at Aeroparque Jorge Newbery, Buenos Aires!

After deplaning, we rushed off to baggage claim and then into the city to start our few days in Buenos Aires!

 

How to Stop Muscle Twitches

How to Stop Muscle Twitches

by @ How to of the Day

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

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.

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…

Travel to Iceland: Reykjavik and Golden Circle Tour of the Northern Lights

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Experiencing the surreal beauty of the Northern Lights is a must-do expedition for any serious traveller. The magic of the aurora borealis has to be seen to be believed, and Iceland is one of the best places to take your chance at catching a glimpse of this temperamental natural phenomenon.....

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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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How to Prepare Your Dog for Your New Baby

How to Prepare Your Dog for Your New Baby

by @ How to of the Day

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

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.

2 working hours to get Vietnam visa approval letter for South African

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

It is great news for all South African citizens traveling to Vietnam in urgent plan and has no visa yet as they now can obtain an visa approval letter for their visa on arrival within 2 hours. So, no need to worry any more.

Get Out Of Town With The Hound

by Michele Fry @ Travelstart Blog

The sun is out, and the wind is starting to calm down but the beaches are still full and you’re a bit over walks on the prom. And… your best-friend is begging to go out, to…

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A Resort Guide to Verbier

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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Vorarlberg, hut hiking across the mountains of Austria

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

Austria’s Vorarlberg mountain range has many beautiful hiking regions to choose from that you will simply be lost for choice. I spent some special days hiking across these Austrian landscapes very recently. My recommendation is to focus on the Montafon and Bregenzerwald regions of Vorarlberg, plenty to see here. The....

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The Week That Was – #36

The Week That Was – #36

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

A look at the week that was and a little insight into the #bloglife, sharing things I just can’t share anywhere else! Highlights of the week This week we officially kicked off our YouTube Incubator with the guys at Changer Studios in Brisbane. What the heck is a YouTube Incubator? Well, in this instance, it’s an eight-week program run by Screen Queensland and the guys at Changer. It will connect the eight chosen channels with key experts who can educate us and share valuable insight on how we can meet our goals. Beyond that, for Matt and me, it’ll help us get closer to our big goal of our travel show! We met with the guys at Changer Studios this week and shared all our goals, strengths, weaknesses, what we do and don’t know, what we want to work on and more. It was really detailed and a great way for us to put into perspective where we’re at and what we want to get out of the program. Between now and our meeting next week, our channel is being analysed by one heck of an expert who knows a LOT about YouTube and its algorithm. I’m really excited to hear what he [...]

Ultimate budget travel guide: How to find cheap flights

by Nick @ Living to Roam

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A Guide to a South African Passport Renewal

by Mandy Alexander @ Travelstart Blog

You’ve made the bold move of turning your travel dreams into reality, amazing! You could be planning to jet off to Thailand with friends, a romantic getaway to Mauritius,…

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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

3 options with Vietnam visa for South Africans to stay in Vietnam for just over 1 month

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

At the moment, all South Africans to Vietnam need to obtain a valid Vietnam visa. Vietnam visa for South Africans are now available in the following types, in terms of its length: 1 month visa; 3 months visa; 6 months visa; and 1 year visa. So, what if you just wish to stay in the […]

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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Five Gorgeous Places To Visit In Galicia In Just Three Days

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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How long does it take to complete visa procedure at Vietnam airport

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Hi there, thanks for your great work. I’ve got my visa approval letter as per your guarantee. But, I heard from some others that the process to get visa stamped at airport in Vietnam may takes long. Please advise.

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

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

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

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21 Things I Have NOT Learned In My Twenties Hi Hello How Do I Learn Them

21 Things I Have NOT Learned In My Twenties Hi Hello How Do I Learn Them

by Kim Quindlen @ Thought Catalog

How to take a shower and then not lay on my bed doing nothing for 16 minutes afterwards.

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.

EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

EER132: Ireland with Kids — Building the Perfect Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Anyone considering an Ireland family vacation will be looking for the best things to do in Ireland with kids. This week’s guest has a lot of experience in discovering Ireland for kids. Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, RSS, and more) Ireland with Kids: Building an Ireland Family Vacation Itinerary Meet Jody Halsted, manager of […]

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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…

Berlin Bucket List: 10 Things to Experience in the City!

by Laura Bronner @ THAT BACKPACKER

Berlin is a city packed with excitement. Whether you want to visit for the history, the art scene, the food, or some adventure activities, there’s...

Full Guide for Vietnam visa in Cape Town

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Vietnam visa in Cape Town, South Africa. Are you looking for such issue? Do you want to know whether you need a visa to Vietnam or not and how to obtain a visa from this place. Let’s read through this post which will give you the answers.

Travelling Europe by car: tips and things to consider

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

In the last three months, we’ve travelled over 5,000 miles across nine countries in Europe by car. The journey has taken us from the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam and the beaches of the Algarve to Bavarian castles, Slovenian lakes and finally, to Prague. Here’s a look at our experience of travelling Europe by car, including […]

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Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour – You’ll find it’s more than a modern city

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Ho Chi Minh City – also known as Saigon – is no longer a strange destination for travellers visiting Vietnam. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat Airport, you are free to venture and explore a number of destinations in Vietnam, but believe me, don’t mistake Ho Chi Minh as another sprawling modern city without personality. With […]

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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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Are you organising a group booking?

by dreamsedge @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

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Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


The Points Guy

Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

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

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Where To Travel In 2018 Before Everyone Else Does!

by Sophie Baker @ Travelstart Blog

These emerging destinations should be on your travel list in 2018. Get there before the rest of the world cottons on!
There’s something about discovering a place before…

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How to Send a FedEx Package

How to Send a FedEx Package

by @ How to of the Day

Sending a FedEx package is easy and convenient. First, you’ll need to package and label the item. Then, you can select and pay for the delivery service that best suits your needs. Finally, you can send the package off and track it online. No matter what you’re shipping or to whom, you can send it through FedEx for a quick and easy delivery.

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.

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Skirt Long TSA Lines With TripIt’s Latest Feature

Skirt Long TSA Lines With TripIt’s Latest Feature

by Jeffrey Preis @ The Points Guy

A new year, a new TripIt feature. The highest-rated travel-organizing app just got a new feature that estimates wait times at security checkpoints. With the update, one of the most unpredictable aspects of traveling now has real-time wait times so users can plan exactly when to head to the airport.  By alerting travelers to wait-times …

Citi ThankYou Premier Brings Back Sign-Up Bonus: Earn 30k Points After $3k in Spend

Citi ThankYou Premier Brings Back Sign-Up Bonus: Earn 30k Points After $3k in Spend

by Sarah Silbert @ The Points Guy

Two of Citi’s best travel rewards cards, the Citi Prestige and the Citi ThankYou Premier, haven’t been offering new cardholders any sign-up bonus at all for the last several months. Especially if you’ve been wanting to boost your balance of Citi ThankYou Rewards points, you might have held off an applying for either — but …

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 »

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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Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

Now Arriving in Hanoi: What You Need to Know

by Vietnam Visa @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

A premiere locale for seasoned jet-setters and new world travelers alike, Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi welcomes you. As Vietnam’s capital and cultural hot spot, Hanoi has enjoyed a long, rich history, with settlement dating back to 3rd century BC. Many areas of the city reflect the remnants of its former French occupation, giving its […]

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Portugal – a destination for digital nomads all over the world

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Portugal has unique surprises and treasures that are waiting to be discovered at the moment and is also an ideal country for digital entrepreneurs and nomads.

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Sibiu, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sibiu, Romania

Delta SkyMiles Removes Restrictions On Using Upgrade Certificates

Delta SkyMiles Removes Restrictions On Using Upgrade Certificates

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

There are lots of issues I have with Delta SkyMiles. Probably my single biggest point of frustration is the program's lack of transparency. When it comes to the actual quality of the program, in many ways they've led the race to the bottom, in terms of elite status requirements, award redemption rates, etc.

However, one thing I have to give Delta SkyMiles credit for is that they do also make positive changes with some frequency. I can think of exactly one positive change that American AAdvantage has made to their program in the past few years, while with Delta I can think of many. That's not to say that it's a superior frequent flyer program (it isn't, in my opinion), but I at least appreciate that they see the value in making improvements in some areas.

Just to give a few examples of some improvements, we've seen SkyMiles:

Is Marriott Revising The SPG Program Beginning March 1, 2018?

Is Marriott Revising The SPG Program Beginning March 1, 2018?

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Marriott's takeover of Starwood closed in September 2016. As a Starwood loyalist I've been impressed overall by their path towards integration. From day one Marriott and Starwood have offered reciprocal elite benefits and points transfers between programs, while maintaining the benefits of the individual programs.

We do know that eventually Marriott intends to create a single global loyalty program, as they presently run three programs -- Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest. Marriott has been working on aligning some policies between programs so that the transformation into a single program won't be quite as radical, when it finally happens. They've also been providing plenty of notice of what's to come, including that Amex and Chase will both be issuing Marriott credit cards in the future.

As far as the merger of the programs goes, Marriott has said that they hope to have a single technology platform in 2018, and then plan to combine the programs at a later point, which presumably means 2019 or later.

Full guide for foreigners to extend Vietnam Visa

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

What is Vietnam Visa Extension? How to extend visa? What to prepare for Vietnam Visa Extension? Details can be found here!

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Tips To Stay Within Your Budget While Vacationing In Japan

by Tiffy @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.

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Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, a German Fairytale

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Visiting Bavaria feels like stepping into a fairytale. Picture forests of tall pointy trees, rolling green fields and medieval towns set against a backdrop of the jagged, snow-topped Alps. Then there’s the castles that dot the landscape, including a turreted Disneyesque masterpiece that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the pages of a storybook. […]

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

Hilarious: Renting A Car Without Paying Any Fees

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Tripp and Tyler is a pretty funny YouTube channel that does lots of skits based on things you may encounter in real life. Just yesterday they uploaded a hilarious video called "A Rental Car Success Story," which I think perfectly sums up most peoples' experiences with the "big guy" car rental companies. Here's the video, if you need a good laugh:

A couple of weeks ago they made a video entitled "Air Travel In Real Life," which is about what it would be like if being a passenger in a car were like being in a plane:

Christmas Tours in England and Scotland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

From the glistening, frosted landscapes to bustling Christmas markets on cobbled squares and carols carrying on the breeze, the UK is the ideal place to celebrate this very special time of year. Every destination is dressed with its finest decorations. During your Christmas Holidays in the UK you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents. Travelers looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when visiting the UK from late November until Christmas each year. With so much charm, fantasy, and tradition, a trip to the UK during the Christmas season is bound to inspire awe in any traveler, and luckily there are several tour options available to allow you to make the most of these Christmas-wonder-lands.

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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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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Puerto Madryn, Argentina

What is so great about Vietnam?

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

There is no wrong reason to visit a country, and no matter what lights up your day, you have plenty of destinations to choose from. However, Vietnam will offer you everything from above and more.

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Iceland by sea: explore the land of puffins, elves and fjords

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

Despite its name, only 10% of Iceland is actually covered in ice. In fact, the country about the size of Maine, is gloriously green. Wildflower fields, lush meadows, and rich tundra blanket a landscape of astonishing variety: black sand beaches, tumbling waterfalls, active volcanoes, bubbling hot springs in the middle of the wilderness, and snowcapped […]

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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 […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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You Can Now Take an Online Course in Flying Cars

You Can Now Take an Online Course in Flying Cars

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

While degrees in aviation and aeronautics have existed for decades, there’s a new category of aviation education that is finally being addressed: flying cars. Udacity, an online school that offers courses in technology for autonomous cars, VR and more, is now launching a “nanodegree” in flying car engineering. Udacity was co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, who’s …

8 Places You Must See In Ho Chi Minh City Saigon

by Kristin Cooke @ Vietnam Visa » Vietnam Visa

As the largest city in Vietnam and one of the most prosperous areas of the country, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) is often known as the Paris of the Orient. With rich cultural influences from France and China, Ho Chi Minh City is the most multicultural city in Vietnam. Here you can […]

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Indoor Skydiving with the GoPro HERO 6

by traveldaveuk @ Travel Dave

It’s always fun to go on a local adventure close to home. I thought it would be an awesome idea to head on over to Xscape in Milton Keynes to try out indoor skydiving for the first time at the iFLY Indoor Skydiving centre. I managed to get my hands....

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All you need to know about Vietnam Business Visa

by Hanh Pham @ Comprehensive Vietnam Visa & Travel Guide

There are currently 2 ways of applying for a Vietnam visa: Vietnam Embassy Visa & Vietnam Visa On Arrival. Vietnam Business Visa is categorized as "DN".

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Burgundy by bike, boat or car

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

  Paris may be crawling with tourists scurrying to monuments and museums, but in Burgundy, a mere 90 minutes south  on the TGV train, sightseeing is never an object. The pace is slow, the countryside bucolic and the pleasures of gastronomy rule supreme. The chandeliers in the Michelin-starred restaurants are eternally glittering and the puffy […]

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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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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 […]

9 Fabulous Places To Visit In Sri Lanka

by Claudia Tavani @ My Adventures Across the World

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Rant: When You Know More About The Road Conditions in Switzerland Than Your Swiss Driver

Rant: When You Know More About The Road Conditions in Switzerland Than Your Swiss Driver

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Let me start by saying that this post is entirely a rant (in case it wasn't sufficiently obvious based on the title), so by all means stop reading if you're not interested.

The past few months I've made an effort to be less passive of a person when it comes to many aspects of travel. This includes confronting flight attendants when they accuse me of recording them, and it also includes trying to be more involved to prevent problems from happening when it comes to travel logistics by doing research in advance.

Today Ford and I went from Verbier to Gstaad. While we took a train from Geneva to Verbier and will take a train from Gstaad to Geneva, we decided to take a car service between Verbier and Gstaad, since there were significant time savings involved. Swiss car services aren't cheap.

Travel tips for travelling while pregnant

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Travel tips for travelling while pregnant Travelling while pregnant is sometimes a little more work but it is possible. Doing a little extra prep beforehand can go a long way to reducing discomforts en route to your destination. Whether you’re planning a holiday retreat before the baby arrives, a work trip or a four-hour drive to […]

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How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

How to Stay Warm in Cold Weather

by @ How to of the Day

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

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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 […]

Ski or hike in Zermatt, Switzerland.

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

Head to Zermatt, Switzerland for spectacular powder runs, stunning trails and the romantic charm of an idyllic Alpine village.  Matterhorn Magic Walt Disney was inspired by the majestic sharp mountain in southern Switzerland and copied it for the famous Disneyland ride. It’s easy to fall in love with the Swiss winter, especially in the shadow of […]

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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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Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?

Can UK passport holders enter Vietnam without a visa?


Travel Dave

Can British passport holders enter Vietnam without applying for a visa in advance?

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 […]

What to Pack for Punta Cana: Packing List for Dominican Republic

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Want to know what to pack for Punta Cana? Read our packing list for the Dominican Republic to prepare for your tropical adventure!

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

by Audrey Bergner @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Love a Little Extra Paradise: The Outer Islands of the Cook Islands

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

If you are planning a visit to the Cook Islands and you are looking for something off the beaten path, consider one of the outer islands.

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When The Universe Doesn’t Bring Them Back To You

When The Universe Doesn’t Bring Them Back To You

by Rania Naim @ Thought Catalog

When the universe doesn’t bring them back to you, trust the universe.

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.

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

A Traveler’s Guide To India On A Budget

by Cal Bailey @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

India is a popular destination for travelers around the world thanks to its beauty, ancient and modern wonders, and the pull of adventure.

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Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs

Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

We spent December 2013 in Vietnam, travelling from Hanoi down to Saigon. Here's how much Visiting Vietnam cost us.

Win an American Tourister Case worth £119

by Jess @ The Travelista

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

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12 reasons to visit Vietnam at least once in a lifetime

by Hoa Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is not as celebrated as its regional cousins Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and even Indonesia. However, this does not mean that it is any less intriguing or wonderful than they are.

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11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

11 Great reasons to visit stunning Okinawa

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

Far away from the bustling, neon-lit streets of Tokyo, Okinawa offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. Idyllic stretches of pristine, white-sand beaches and glittering turquoise waters hiding a dazzling world of marine life below. Famed for its vast number of centenarians, the Okinawa archipelago is alive with natural wonders, historical sites and unique cultural and food experiences just waiting to be unearthed by avid adventurers. If it isn’t already, Okinawa should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here are 11 great reasons why. Watch this video and be inspired to explore Okinawa yourself…  1. Stunning cherry blossoms Okinawa comes alive with brilliant shades of pink Sakura, offering the earliest Cherry Blossom. Hanami celebrations run from mid-January through to mid-February, providing avid adventures with the opportunity to take part in Cherry Blossom Festival celebrations all over Okinawa. Visit Mount Yaedake, Nakijin Castle Ruins, Nago Central Park and Yaese Park where you’ll spend hours soaking in the annual pink phenomenon, a travel bucket-list item for many travel lovers. 2. Locals who understand longevity Discover the secrets of longevity from Okinawa’s elderly residents. Per head, Okinawa’s population is home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world – [...]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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

by Selma Dzonlic @ THAT BACKPACKER

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

Hanoi Street Food: Into Capital’s Cuisine with a food connoisseur

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Google Maps can easily show you top tier restaurants with a few strokes on a smartphone, but it still struggles to pinpoint the location of Hanoi street food vendors. Hanoi’s small stands rarely have a specific address or really, any desgination at all. They are located in unsuspecting alleys, hidden within unpopular parks, or spotted […]

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Viva a Vida: Where to Eat, Drink & Live like a Local in Lisbon and Surrounds

by Michele Fry @ Travelstart Blog

You’ve heard the lingo and been hooted at by a tram. You’ve tasted a traditional dish (so you thought) and the castles and cathedrals are beginning to look the same.…

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How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

How to Treat Type 2 Diabetes Naturally

by @ How to of the Day

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

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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Your Vietnam travel guide - What you NEED to know before you go

Your Vietnam travel guide - What you NEED to know before you go


Living to Roam

What are you waiting for? Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia's most exciting destinations. Find out everything you need to know in this Vietnam travel guide.

A Guide to the Vietnam Visa Requirements in South Africa

A Guide to the Vietnam Visa Requirements in South Africa


Travelstart Blog

  Vietnam is one of the largely undiscovered jewels of South East Asia. The country is home to breath-taking landscapes, such as the Mekong Delta. There are incredible historic sites, including the Imperial City in Huế. Then,

American Is Introducing Free Alcohol In Main Cabin Extra

American Is Introducing Free Alcohol In Main Cabin Extra

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Main Cabin Extra is American's extra legroom economy section. Passengers can pay to upgrade to these seats, and elite members are able to select these seats either at the time of booking or at some window prior to the flight, depending on their status.

In many ways American is lagging behind Delta when it comes to their extra legroom economy seating (which they call Comfort+). That's because Delta offers free alcohol and snacks in Comfort+, while American doesn't. Instead, American only offers Executive Platinum members in economy a free alcoholic drink and snack.

The Forward Cabin notes that American will be introducing new features in Main Cabin Extra, per an internal memo sent to employees. Here's how the memo reads:

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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8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

8 Easy ways to beat the back-to-work blues 

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

The end of the year brings much fun and excitement. We get to take time away from work, maybe go on holidays, spend time with loved ones, eat our favourite foods and completely disconnect from our day-to-day routine. It’s a much-needed opportunity to rest, recharge and refresh. Sadly, the holidays always come to an end and, sooner or later, we have to go back to work. Coming back to the office after such a great time away, staring down the barrel of another 12 months of work, can be overwhelming. To help you survive your return to the workplace after an epic festive season, here are 8 easy ways you can beat the back-to-work blues. 1. Start planning your next holiday This is my personal favourite suggestion on this list! While there’s a good chance you may not financially be ready to start splashing out money on a holiday post-festive season, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning. Go to your favourite travel agent and get some brochures for inspiration, set the wallpaper on your phone and computer to your next holiday destination and pin a few photos, postcards or holiday inspiration around your desk. Rather than focusing on being [...]

Must-known information about Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

When will Spanish be exempted from Vietnam Visa? How to get Vietnam Visa for Spanish passport holders? How many types of Vietnam Visa? Click here.

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A dogs life on Phu Quoc Island

by phu quoc @ Phu Quoc

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A Dog's Life on Phu Quoc Island Recently we caught up with “Jimmy“, a cute little dog living on the main island of Phu Quoc, along with his two owners.  The following is an interview from Jimmy's perspective that will offer those of you who are planning on bringing a pet to Phu Quoc some insight from both a local ... Read More

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back to the Community)

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Short & long-term Vietnam Business Visa for Indian citizens

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

Every Indian passport holder is obliged to apply for Vietnam visa before entering this country for any purposes. For those who want to work or start business in Vietnam, owning a Vietnam business visa can also mean that you don’t have to apply for work permit, which is more time-consuming and intriguing.

13 of the best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

13 of the best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef

by Little Grey Box @ Little Grey Box

If you’ve been looking for a very good reason to visit the Great Barrier Reef this year, look no further! 2018 is officially the International Year of the Coral Reef, which means it’d be rude not to celebrate with all the creatures who call a coral reef home. Am I right?! The Great Barrier Reef is the only place in the world where you can swim with Dwarf Minke Whales, float over colourful giant clams and look for six of the world’s seven species of turtle. Tropical North Queensland is the gateway to the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the perfect destination for an idyllic sun-drenched escape this year. To help you get inspired to visit, here are 13 of the very best ways to see the Great Barrier Reef and celebrate the International Year of the Coral Reef! Planning a trip to Tropical North Queensland? Here are, ‘16 of the BEST things to do in Cairns,’ and, ‘17 of the BEST things to do in Port Douglas.’ 1. Dive with sharks Discover one of the best shark experiences in the world while diving with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. The live-aboard expedition takes you to spectacular, remote Coral Sea drop-offs that attract [...]

Visiting Bournemouth, the UK’s top seaside town

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

January isn’t the best time for a seaside break in the UK, but when The Cumberland Hotel invited us to stay with them in Bournemouth, we couldn’t resist the chance to visit our former home, which has also been voted the top seaside town in the UK. After a low-key New Year’s Eve, it was […]

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Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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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Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

What Vaccines Should a Child Have for Summer Camp?

by Josh Martinez @ Passport Health

The weather might be freezing and summer only seems like a dream, but it’s not too early to plan for the warmer season. Case in point: summer camp. Heading to summer camp after school lets out is a time-honored tradition for plenty of kids and teenagers from all over the world. The right camp can […]

Paris Tips for women, solo travelers, romance.

by Marybeth Bond @ Marybeth Bond, The Gutsy Traveler

  Paris promises something for everyone – sophistication, beauty, culture, history, cuisines, art, escape and that nebulous quality called ambiance and tips from a resident help you capture it all. Hopefully when you visit Paris you’ll carve out time to do more than rush to the major tourists sites; the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the […]

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Blitz Deal: ~$614 RT Raleigh, Baltimore, Boston or Chicago to Beijing-PEK in New Delta A350 Premium Select

by jeffrey @ Weekend Blitz

This fare first popped up about 2 weeks ago, but it’s still alive so I thought others might find it useful!

The Deal Active departure airports: Raleigh-RDU, Baltimore-BWI, Boston-BOS, Chicago-ORD, Chicago-MDW Destination: Beijing, China-PEK Active dates: Depends on the departure city but around January 2018 to April 2018. Price range: $614-696 depending on the dates and the departure city. You can pretty easily include a stopover at Detroit-DTW on either the outbound or return trip–but no idea why you would want to do that. This deal is for the NEW Delta Premium Select cabin on their brand new A350s. The new cabin is a proper premium economy cabin, similar to what the European or Asian carriers have been offering for years. According to Delta, the seats feature 75% more recline and 8″ more legroom than traditional economy.

How to Get It Head to Google.com/flights Enter departure airport as “RDU,BWI,BOS,MDW,ORD” (this will show you all of the options from the area) and arrival airport as “PEK“ Select “Premium Economy” as the class of service Everything for this deal will route through Detroit-DTW since that is the only route that Delta is currently flying it’s new A350 to Beijing-PEK, so if you want to limit your search to just 1-stop itineraries, you can click to limit the connection airport to only DTW. If you leave this blank or set to “Any connection”, you see all of the multi-stop itineraries that will most likely also go through Atlanta-ATL, Cincinnati-CVG, New York-JFK, etc. View the calendar to see the lowest fares available: Select your preferred flight times. A few things to watch out for here: Make sure your long-haul routes are from Detroit-DTW to Beijing-PEK and double check that the aircraft is an A350 in Premium Economy. The great news with Delta’s new service is that if you book Premium Select for your international routes, the domestic segments book into First Class. Double check that this is the case. At this stage, you can click to book directly with Delta or, if you search the route directly on the Delta website, you can view a few more options.

Don’t forget:

If you book with Delta, you can book today and will have 24 hours for a free cancellation. Delta’s Premium Select earns a 50% MQM bonus, so this trip would net 21,000+ MQMs, meaning you’ve nearly earned Silver Medallion with one trip. BOTTOM LINE:

This is a pretty awesome deal to try out Delta’s new Premium Select cabin for just about $100 more than economy. Redeeming miles for the same cabin would cost ~128,000 SkyMiles so this fare is quite a bargain. As an added bonus, the domestic segments book into Delta First and the MQM bonus will yield 20k+ MQMs for elite status qualification.

Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Hanoi has complex layers of culture to distinguish itself from others big cities in Vietnam. The border between the ancient Hanoi and the Hanoi of modernity and luxury one is not chaotic but unusually remarkable: With a walk down the same street, one can admire an antique Buddhist temple and soon after, the French architecture […]

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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 […]

How to Survive a Fast River Current

How to Survive a Fast River Current

by @ How to of the Day

Swimming in lakes, rivers and streams can be safe at designated swimming areas that are protected by lifeguards. However, drowning is the fifth leading cause of unintentional injury and death in the U.S. More skills and energy are required for natural water environments because of cold water and air temperatures, currents, waves and other conditions—and these conditions can change due to weather. Knowing how to survive and get out of a river current can save your life - and others.

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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5 best rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City for a glamorous night with a view

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

If you want to enjoy Ho Chi Minh City night life at its best, don’t forget to visit a rooftop bar, overlooking the vibrant city. These are great places to meet friends to share the views with. Here are our 5 go to rooftop bars in Ho Chi Minh City. The Social Club & Pool […]

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How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

This Is How You Date A Pisces

This Is How You Date A Pisces

by Maria Monrovia @ Thought Catalog

She asks you about your job, your friends, your family, your hobbies. She meets the punchline of your jokes with her own witty retorts you can't help but smile at. Before you know it, hours have passed and she tells you it's time for her to leave. You wish she didn't have to.

All legitimate ways to get Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens

by Phuong Nguyen @ Vietnam-Visa.com: Vietnam Visa on Arrival

A Visa to Vietnam is required for citizens of Czech Republic. This post will introduce you concisely 3 ways to apply for Vietnam Visa for Czech citizens, including Vietnam Embassy Visa, Vietnam Visa On Arrival and Vietnamese E-visa.

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4 Simple Reasons You Need To Visit Vietnam

4 Simple Reasons You Need To Visit Vietnam


Thought Catalog

The best experience in my life happened when I was a junior in college at Loyola University Chicago. I studied, went to school and volunteered abroad in a place called Vietnam. It was an every-day,…

15 Things To Like Today That Are Good But Not Great

15 Things To Like Today That Are Good But Not Great

by Kim Quindlen @ Thought Catalog

A tv show that’s pretty good but not your favorite thing ever but you’re finishing it anyway so that you can say you finished it.

Travel Safety Tips: I Had My Bag Stolen and These Are 4 Ways I Could’ve Avoided It

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

While theft can't be 100% prevented, it can be avoided. Read these travel safety tips and how they could've helped me avoid being robbed.

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Emirates Is Launching Nonstop Flights Between Newark & Dubai

Emirates Is Launching Nonstop Flights Between Newark & Dubai

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

Emirates has announced some adjustments to their US service. Most significantly, Emirates has announced that they'll be launching daily nonstop flights between Newark and Dubai as of June 1, 2018.

The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, featuring eight first class suites (not Emirates' new first class), 42 business class seats, and 306 economy seats. The flight will cover a distance of 6,860 miles, and is blocked at 14hr westbound an 12hr30min eastbound.

The flight will operate with the following schedule:

Hon Thom Island Fishing Village

by Huyen Pham @ Phu Quoc

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Hon Thom Island: A look Back The new Phu Quoc Cable Car will bring Hon Thom Island into the global spotlight and plans for the transformation of this bean shaped island, Phu Quoc Districts second largest, into an ecotourism destination will be executed and thus forever transforming the land and the lives of all of Hon Thom's inhabitants.  Here is a look ... Read More

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How to Dress for Cold Weather and Not Over-Heat

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Ever traveled in winter when it's freezing cold outdoors but you roast the minute that you walk indoors? Read these tips to avoid this issue!

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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.

How to Grow Oats

How to Grow Oats

by @ How to of the Day

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

What to Pack for Lake Tahoe: Winter Essentials

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Tahoe is a beautiful destination and especially magical during winter. Before you hit the slopes, follow our tips on what to pack for Lake Tahoe!

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Best detox spas and retreats in Thailand

by TMB @ TMB – Tropical Medical Bureau – Vaccinations and Health Information for the International Traveller

Best detox spas and retreats in Thailand -Detox Thailand  Escape from the stresses of your daily life at a detox spa or retreat center in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Travel has evolved in recent years and with healthy living being a massive trend in the last decade more travellers are […]

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Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

It's interesting to see how Uber has evolved over the years. When Uber was first introduced, the whole selling point of the platform was that it was a cashless system, and tips were expressly discouraged. This was in stark contrast to the taxi industry.

However, over the years they've evolved, especially as dissatisfaction has grown among drivers. Uber has a new CEO, and the company has pledged all kinds of positive changes to help drivers make more money, including the introduction of in-app tipping, which we saw rolled out in the summer of 2017.

When tipping was first introduced, Uber made it clear that this was entirely discretionary. There was no expectation of tipping, and based on the comments most of you left, it's clear that a majority of people didn't intent to tip through the app.

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

Patagonia: the Ultimate Travel and Hiking Guide

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!

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Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Review

by mccown @ Weekend Blitz

We loved staying right in the center of the Recoleta district of Buenos Aires on our trip to Argentina. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods in BA (all with very different personalities), this area is considered by many to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city, filled with lavish homes and fancy shops and restaurants. The famous Recoleta Cemetery is also located in this area, so there’s plenty to see and do all around.

BOOKING

We booked with Hyatt Cash+Points for $125 + 10,000 points per night. Cash rates are easily in the $500+ range, so it makes redeeming points a very attractive offer.

We used a Suite Night Award and were booked into a “Park Suite King” and “59 to 72 sqm: Sitting area: Shower and bathtub: Flat TV: DVD: Butler.”

CHECK-IN

When we were headed to the hotel from the domestic airport (Buenos Aires-AEP), the cab driver had never heard of the hotel– we had to show him name of hotel– but it wasn’t until he read the address that he finally had a general idea of where to take us. Then, he drove right past the entrance, but we said it was fine and just jumped out at the intersection. Walking up, the hotel staff obviously seemed a bit confused that we were arriving by (what looked to be) foot.

At check-in, she confirmed our stay and rate and said, “we have a great room for you in our historic building” — perfect. As it turns out, there are essentially 2 hotels in one: a newer building with many more rooms and the old, renovated “palace” or mansion, connected by a courtyard (and underground walkway).

underground walkway between the two buildings

ROOM

The room, a Park Suite on the Palace side, was very well appointed but somewhat small. In fact, I’m not sure that it could even qualify as a “suite” as it had no separate sitting area or room, just a bedroom with a very large bathroom. From what we’ve read online, the suites are much larger in the newer, more contemporary building, but we really liked the style, feel and decor of the Palace building with the very stately feel of the deep molding around the ceiling and the huge antique windows.

view from room window

Within a few hours of checking in, two of the “butlers” arrived with our welcome gift: a fruit tray with apples, some type of chocolate snack and a bottle of Malbec wine.

BATHROOM

The bathroom was huge- almost as big as the bedroom itself. There’s a bathtub in the main, open area with the sinks and then a closed-in shower and separate toilet area. Plenty of space for two people to get ready at the same time.

SERVICE

While we didn’t need anything special while we were there, we found the service at check-in, breakfast, etc. to be top-notch. They were very helpful if needed, and friendly- everything we’ve come to expect and appreciate in a Park Hyatt.

Welcome letter

PROPERTY

The historic property feels regal and luxurious and, for us, provided a comfortable [...]

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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How to Install a French Drain

by @ How to of the Day

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

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam

How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam


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If you're wondering "How Much Money Do I Need For Vietnam?", see our guide to the prices of Vietnam food, booze, accommodation, travelling and activities

What to Wear to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

by alex @ Travel Fashion Girl

Traveling to Rio de Janeiro is exciting in itself; visiting for Carnival is a whole other experience! Read these tips on what to wear to Carnival in Rio!

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How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

How to Handle Being the New Kid at School

by @ How to of the Day

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

One Sheraton Hotel Discontinues SPG Platinum Lounge Access For Non-Guests

One Sheraton Hotel Discontinues SPG Platinum Lounge Access For Non-Guests

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport is one of the better airport hotels out there, at least for those staying in their club wing. While the rooms in their standard wing aren't noteworthy, the hotel has nice club rooms, and a very nice club lounge, especially for an airport Sheraton.

On top of that, the hotel has had an exceptionally generous policy that set it apart from other hotels, which I've written about in the past. Specifically, the hotel has allowed SPG Platinum members to use the lounge even when not staying at the hotel. In other words, if you have a layover at the airport you could elect to use the Sheraton lounge, given that it's connected to the terminal.

It goes without saying that this wasn't a published benefit, but rather this was purely a generous perk at the hotel's discretion. To me this is the true appreciation of loyalty. If someone is a loyal guest, you appreciate them not just when they're giving you money directly, but even at times when they're not. I wish we'd see more loyalty programs reward members in such a way (of course in this case it's an individual hotel rewarding members, rather than the program as such).

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

American & Delta Restore Their Interline Agreement

American & Delta Restore Their Interline Agreement

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

In September 2015, American and Delta discontinued their interline agreement. An interline agreement is one of the lowest levels of cooperation between airlines, as it's less involved than a joint venture, an alliance, a partnership, or a codeshare agreement.

An interline agreement simply allows tickets to be sold on multiple airlines, and allows an airline to rebook you on another airline in the event of irregular operations.

Interline agreements are standard industry agreements, and the reason that American and Delta cut their interline agreement was because Delta was unwilling to agree to the standard terms. Per a memo sent to American employees at the time:

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 […]

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

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

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Singapore Airlines Cancels Their “Capital Express” Route To Canberra & Wellington

Singapore Airlines Cancels Their “Capital Express” Route To Canberra & Wellington

by lucky @ One Mile at a Time

As of September 2016, Singapore Airlines launched an interesting "Capital Express" route, from Singapore to Canberra to Wellington (connecting Singapore to the capitals of Australia and New Zealand). The flight was operated 4x weekly using a Boeing 777-200.

Singapore Airlines was getting some indirect subsidies from the Australian government for the route. I was skeptical of whether the route would ever make money, especially given that no other airline even operates a flight between Canberra and Wellington. I was raked over the coals for daring to question the sustainability of the route (as usual). A couple of my favorites:

Guide to Complete Online Application for Vietnam Visa for South Africans

by Hanh Pham @ vietnam-visa.co.za

All South Africans can obtain a Visa on arrival to Vietnam if they get into the country by air. So, how does the online application form look like? How to provide information? What information to provide? What information to provide? Following is the complete guide to do so.

Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

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.

The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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…

Yangon, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Yangon, Myanmar

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