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Wat Rong Khun aka white temple: a tourist trap?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Wat Rong Khun aka the White Temple – is it a tourist trap? Wat Rong Khun is a modern Buddhist temple located in Chiang Rai and to be honest – just randomly in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road.When Linda and I visited, there were A LOT of people there as […]

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2017’s Most Memorable Bites

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

2017 was one of my favorite years for food. I enjoyed so many vibrant, punchy, and creative dishes. In contrast to the kaiseki-heavy and refined restraint of last year, 2017 was all about bold, indulgent deliciousness! Since I have the biggest sweet tooth, I’m kicking off my most memorable bites with my favorite pastry of… Read More 2017’s Most Memorable Bites

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USA – Zion National Park day trip: The must see places and must do hikes

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Zion National Park is, after my visit, for sure amongst my favorite national parks in the United States. It’s located in southern Utah and just a short drive north of Las Vegas. I arrived late [...]

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The travel itinerary template I use to plan all my trips (free download!)

The travel itinerary template I use to plan all my trips (free download!)

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My travel itinerary template just got a big upgrade. And you can download it for free.

DIY Itinerary and Travel Guide: Below 48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is one of the destinations I consider for a quick international getaway. Apart from the fact that Filipinos can enter Malaysia on a visa exemption rule, accommodation, food, and activities are very affordable. Most travelers only consider the city as a transition from one city or country to another. With that, here’s […]

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Phang Nga Bay Speed Boat Day Tour (Honeymoon Pt. 2)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

While in Phuket, we went on a fun speed boat tour of the very scenic Phang Nga Bay. In eight hours, we hit up six diverse stops in the Bay, including canoeing, caving, and of course beaching. Oh yes, we also did a sail-by of the famous James Bond Island, but thankfully didn’t go ashore… Read More Phang Nga Bay Speed Boat Day Tour (Honeymoon Pt. 2)

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A review of Kink: a BDSM Porn Studio Tour in San Francisco

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

**NSFW** **NSFW** **NOT SAFE FOR WORK** NOTE: The following post contains sexually explicit images and links. If you do NOT want to see this, do NOT continue reading or scrolling.   SEE CUTE ANIMALS HERE INSTEAD . . . . . A peek in the SF Armory of porn site’s Kink BDSM Porn Studio Tour […]

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10 Things to Know Before Going to Iceland

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

In the past few years Iceland has become a tourist hotspot.  It used to sound so far away, so foreign, so unknown,  the elusive…Iceland.  However, nowadays I hear of more and more people making the trek to the sparsely populated country of only 320,000 people.  I’ll admit, this past year I was one of those people Read Post

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7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

ARGENTINA – The northwest; best 7-day Salta itinerary including Jujuy

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

A 7-day road trip in northwest Argentina will give a good impression of the area. I did this 1-week northwestern Argentina itinerary recently by car and enjoyed it a lot. I decided to start in [...]

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A magical & vortex weekend in Sedona

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

  I was able to find time to spend a short weekend in Sedona – one of the magical and beautiful places in the world with my boyfriend.  We loved the place and cannot wait to go back again but make it a longer road trip this time throughout Utah. My guide to a magical […]

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A Daytrip to Guatapé and La Piedra from Medellin, Colombia

A Daytrip to Guatapé and La Piedra from Medellin, Colombia

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

When researching things to do from Medellin, something that recurringly appeared was a daytrip to a small town nearby called Guatapé. Always keen for a daytrip that allows us to get out of the big cities and into the countryside, we quickly set aside our last full day in Medellin for this daytrip – and boy, […]

Floating Lotus Lake Homestays, Mekong Delta

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

In the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a collection of bamboo & palm-thatch huts on wooden stilts above a sea of lotus flowers, offer a night in a hammock or on a futon under a mosquito net, just a few feet above the frogs, the fish & the flowers... Continue reading

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

What to do, see and eat. (7 min. read)

Ride an open door Jack Harter Helicopter Tours in Hawaii

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’ve never been on an open-door helicopter ride, you MUST DO so. With Jack Harter Helicopter Tours. Specifically – on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. SERIOUSLY. I thought about going on a helicopter ride in Kauai when a friend told me about Jack Harter helicopter tours. It’s a helicopter ride but with the doors OFF. […]

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Báo điện tử VTV News - Đài Truyền Hình Việt Nam | VTV.vn


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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

SINGAPORE | Things to Do in Singapore for First Timers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Singapore is a quick international getaway for Filipinos. A lot of Filipino travelers even consider the country for their first overseas travel. With Singapore as a prime destination in the region, tons of activities are waiting to be discovered especially for Singapore first timers. Going through the immigration on my first Singapore trip was a […]

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Ultimate Whale Watch: Chasing whales in Maui

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Chase whales with Ultimate Whale Watch Tours while you’re in Maui. My friend and colleague, Amy Tan from Planet Hoppers and I flew to Maui for a few days and had a hell of a time. Besides, it being a “work retreat” (lots of both work & play!), Amy scored us comped tickets with Ultimate […]

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ISRAEL – Jerusalem, Tel Aviv & Haifa: My favorite restaurant hotspots for lunch & dinner

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 10-day Israel road trip with my daughter. Although she’s just 11 she likes fine dining as I do. Of course, a burger and a pizza were on the menu too but [...]

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Clos Malverne Restaurant

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

Four course Food and Wine Pairing Menu prepared by Executive Chef Nadia Louw Smith and her team of expert chefs.

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Real Vietnamese Cooking – 850,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Real Vietnamese Cooking is a culinary voyage through this unique and vibrant country. Using traditional cooking techniques to recreate local dishes and classic favourites at home, as well as lush photography and fascinating personal insights into the intricacies of the country’s rich culture, this book is your authoritative guide to Vietnamese cuisine. The recipes draw on the three main culinary regions of the country: the hearty food of the North, the imperial cuisine from the Centre, and the sweeter and spicier food from the tropical South. From classic Vietnamese fare such as Beef noodle soup (Pho Bo), Spring rolls (Nem) and Banana flower salad, as well as lesser-known recipes such as Caramel fish with galangal or Artichoke and pork rib soup, these recipes will delight and inspire lovers of Vietnamese cooking. Published in May 2014.

2017’s Top Three Restaurants

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

It’s time to reflect and pick my top food experiences of 2017! This year, I had a fun variety of meals – from high end tasting menus to bun cha served on the side of the street. My Vietnam trip was a major highlight – how cool to experience my favorite cuisine in its country… Read More 2017’s Top Three Restaurants

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BOLIVIA – Back to the Tiwanaku Empire; a day trip from La Paz

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

The Tiwanaku site near La Paz in western Bolivia was the capital of the Tiwanaku Empire and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Recently I did a 10-day road trip through Bolivia and in the [...]

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HO CHI MINH CITY | XO Foodie Tour: Saigon's Food and Culture on Two Wheels - iWander. iExperience. iKwento

HO CHI MINH CITY | XO Foodie Tour: Saigon's Food and Culture on Two Wheels - iWander. iExperience. iKwento


iWander. iExperience. iKwento

XO Foodie Tour, is one of the most trusted tours when it comes to night food tour in the city. The company promotes the intriguing bike culture of Saigon.

Review: A day with Holo Holo Maui Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

With half a day left to explore Maui, I didn’t waste any time connecting with Jasmine from Holo Holo Maui Tours for some sightseeing with a local. There really isn’t anything better than going with someone that knows the secrets of their home and happily shows it to you. Upon meeting Jasmine, I knew immediately […]

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Sompong Thai Cooking School, Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 5)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

The cooking class at Sompong Thai Cooking School was a highlight of my Thailand trip! I love Thai cuisine and dabble with Thai flavors in my cooking. I make a mean Tom Kha Gai (coconut galangal chicken soup), so I was super excited to optimize that dish and learn a few others in this class.… Read More Sompong Thai Cooking School, Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 5)

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Eight Tables – Chinese Fine Dining in SF

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

I just survived a 12-week software bootcamp, and what better way to celebrate than to get back to blogging? Well I can think of a few, but I did want to share my wonderful meal at Eight Tables, which was a bit of celebration in itself. 😀 Eight Tables opened earlier this month, bringing the… Read More Eight Tables – Chinese Fine Dining in SF

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XO Motorbike Tours In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

XO Motorbike Tours In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Phuket Travel Secrets

During our most recent adventures throughout Asia, we decided to explore parts of Vietnam. In the process we came across a unique motorbike tour in

XO Foodie Tour – Ho Chi Minh City

XO Foodie Tour – Ho Chi Minh City


Pondering Perth Girl

Given our love of food and exploring off the beaten track, I searched high and low for a different kind of tourist experience to undertake while we were in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, depending wh…

Melbourne: a foodie’s paradise

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Melbourne is one of the world's great cities - the vibe is great and so is the architecture. But the food in Melbourne is what you go there for!

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Two Days in Saigon - A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | Will Wander For Food

Two Days in Saigon - A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | Will Wander For Food


Will Wander For Food

What to eat when you have 48 hours in Saigon - review of the motorbike XO Tours and where to get Banh Mi, Pho, and much more!

Photo Diary: Galapagos Islands with GAdventures

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

A few of the things Linda and I did during our fabulous trip to the Galapagos Islands with GAdventures: Traveled by speed boat around the islands of San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela Island // Camped in the highlands of Santa Cruz Island with views towards the ocean // Visited the Charles Darwin Research Station […]

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Australian East Coast Road Trip Itinerary

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The East Coast of Australia is the perfect place for a road trip - there are amazing beaches, cute towns, and of course the city of Sydney to explore.

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Bangkok Food Tours - XO Private

Bangkok Food Tours - XO Private


XO Private

Eat Your Heart Out with Bangkok Food Tours

Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours

Vietnam: Saigon + Food with XO Tours


Generic Dreams

Riding & Eating with XO Tours + I spent a few days in Saigon or now officially called Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). + On the first night, I knew I wanted to go around Saigon and get FOOD. I arranged…

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City

XO Tours Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City


Eating Saigon!

XO Tours Vietnam OK, I admit it. I’m not normal! Now I’m not admitting to some serious mental deficiency. I mean this, of course, only in the statistical sense – you know, the &#8…

The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour - Heels to Hiking Boots

The Taste of Vietnam with Saigon Food Tour - Heels to Hiking Boots


Heels to Hiking Boots

Ride through Saigon with Saigon Food Tour & explore some of the best food Vietnam has to offer. With your own personal guide Saigon Food Tour is the best.

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Tour - Sew Delicious

Ho Chi Minh City Street Food Tour - Sew Delicious


Sew Delicious

One of the things I was most looking forward to about our trip to Vietnam was the food. We are no strangers to Vietnamese cuisine – there is a large population of Vietnamese Australians living in Melbourne so there are many fantastic restaurants near us. The street food culture of Ho Chi Minh City (and…

Greece Travel Guide: Athens & islands

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Travel Guide Round Ups: Greece (Mykonos, Santorini + Athens) + Generic Dreams presents a Greece travel guide to help you plan your trip and what to do + see when you are there! This includes all the airlines I flew, hotels I stayed at + things I did, recommend or NOT recommend. When: We went early […]

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Pineapple and Pearls Review – Washington, DC

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

You know you spend too much on food when you think $280 for a meal is great value! But seriously, the pre-pay ticket at Pineapple and Pearls gets you the full tasting menu with tax, tip, and generous drink pairings included! What a refreshing change from other two and three star Michelin spots that charge… Read More Pineapple and Pearls Review – Washington, DC

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Echino Cushions

by roslynruss @ Sew Delicious

  Last year on my trip to Tokyo I did some fabric shopping and picked up some gorgeous Echino prints. I love the feel of their cotton/linen blends and the bright colours they use in their fabric design. They were heavily discounted due to some small fault running through the bolt (so tiny I couldn’t…

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XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


Girl Tries Life

Girl Tries Life reviews one of the most popular tours in Saigon, combining both sightseeing and local food - XO Foodie Tours.

The Great Balance Between Work and Life for Digital Nomads

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

By Jess Signet from Tripelio Thanks to Amy and her amazing website for collaborating with me on this blog piece and allowing me to share this article. She’s such an inspiration for how to get out there and chase after amazing adventures (such as her Galapagos trip—absolutely stunning!) while still getting all the “adult things” […]

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Want to be a better or smarter traveler? Here are 4 ways to help!

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

There are a few things that travelers do or don’t do that really gets my knickers in a twist. I know. There’s many ways to travel and see the world. Call us tourists, travelers, backpackers, flashpackers, nomads, whatever! There’s just some things that I do and don’t recommend doing if you’re exploring the whole wide […]

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XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


More Than A Foodie

XO Foodie Tour is a must do in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)! I came across this tour in my research for our trip to Vietnam. I was looking for an experience to “kick off” our trip. Somethi…

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam

How to make the most of one week in Vietnam


travel. paint. repeat.

What to do, see and eat. (7 min. read)

Solo Trip to Le Meridien Bora Bora

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

From the moment I landed in Bora Bora I was pinching myself.  It was unlike any beach vacation I had ever been on before and it was unreal.  For one, I was there by myself.  No one goes to Bora Bora alone, at least that’s what the locals made very clear as they gave me Read Post

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How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

How I afford travel: Badass trips on a not-so-badass budget

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Many travel blogs are written by people who’ve sold all their possessions and have taken a huge plunge into the world of long-term travel. I'm not one of those people.

THAILAND – Restaurant hotspots in Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai; my personal list

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are two cities in northern Thailand which are probably, if you are doing a 3-week Thailand itinerary, cities you’ll visit too. Several weeks ago, I did a Thailand road trip [...]

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Explore Portland’s Food Carts with EAT ADVENTURES

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Portland is such a foodie city that I absolutely had to do a  (Portland Eat Adventures) food tour during my visit and not only that, but a food cart tour since Portland is the birthplace of food carts with over 700 currently existing. I paired up with local tour company Eat Adventures Food Tours to enjoy […]

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SINGAPORE | Singapore Hostels for Budget Travelers

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Singapore is a prime destination in Southeast Asia and sometimes scares every traveler because of its cost of living.  But Singapore is not purely about luxurious hotel accommodations and fancy dining on Michelin-starred restaurants. Surprisingly, food is cheap with hawker centers scattered around the city-state. In addition, Singapore hostels make the backpacker scene less intimidated. With […]

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

Vietnam airport transfer | Cu Chi Tunnels

Vietnam airport transfer | Cu Chi Tunnels


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3 of the best travel tours we’ve ever done

3 of the best travel tours we’ve ever done


Little Grey Box

Little Grey Box regulars among you will have heard me speak about my long-suffering and very sweet husband, Matt. Well, today’s post has been written for you by Matt and it is his guide to th…

JAPAN – Day trip to Himeji Castle from Osaka (or Kobe / Kyoto)

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Himeji Castle is Japans largest castle and one of the three most important ones. An Himeji Castle day trip is a must do if you’re in Osaka, Kobe or Kyoto. With almost a million visitors [...]

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BlogHouse Milwaukee

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Woo hoo for 2015’s BlogHouse Milwaukee!! What is BlogHouse? BlogHouse is a mini workshop taught by top tier bloggers at Navigate Media Group to up & coming bloggers with a lot of sass and spunk to grow. They teach + talk & mentor about blogging and more specifically – travel & food blogging. I’m very […]

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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC)

by Lena @ XO Motorbike tour – ramonadetravels

March 6 to March 9, 2012 March 6: HCMC-XO Motorbike tour Flight to HCMC from Siem Reap takes a little over an hour. Thanks to TripAdvisor contributors we know exactly to proceed to Landing Visa for VOA, Visa on Arrival, upon arriving in Saigon airport. … Continue reading

Food, Fun & Motorbikes - Second Breakfast

Food, Fun & Motorbikes - Second Breakfast


Second Breakfast

In this post, I’m going to tell you about an incredible night we had recently, and one of the most fun things we did in our two months in Vietnam: The SAIGON FOODIE tour with XO Tours, a company that runs all female driven tours in the city. XO tours is not your average tour …

My New Travel Necessity: The Thule Stir Hiking Pack

by Hannah @ Heels to Hiking Boots

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a daypack that I can take anywhere.  Luckily for me, Thule has developed their new Stir series to bring comfort, practicality and style to solve all my backpacking needs. The lightweight nature of their new hiking bags make them great for a day at the beach or an overnight camping trip Read Post

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Night dining adventures with Seoul O’ngo Food Tours

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

My first trip to Korea could NOT be complete without a Seoul food tour. I teamed up with local Seoul O’ngo Food Tours for a night dining adventure to experience four different restaurants and drink the night away. The night of the tour, we made our way to the O’ngo’s Food Tours office location which wasn’t […]

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il-Horza restaurant: Marvelously Munching in Malta

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Are you a foodie or food lover? Enjoy fine dining? or just plain awesome cuisine? Well if you ever visit Malta…there is one restaurant you can’t miss. The first night in Malta, we arranged to have dinner by the chefs at il-Horza restaurant. I researched a bit prior to leaving and knew that il-Horza was a […]

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A taste of Lima with Food C’s Barranco food tour

by kelleyjanelowry@gmail.com @ Pondering Perth Girl

If I had a guiding principle when travelling, it would be that the best way to get to know a country is by its food and people, and there really is no better way to do this that with a foodie walking tour, hosted by a local. Enter… Food C’s Barranco Foodie Tour with the lovely […]

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

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 [...]

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Tour

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Eating Amsterdam Tours Review: Twilight De Pijp Food Tour If you know me, you know I cannot visit a city without experiencing a food tour of some kind! In Amsterdam, I linked up with Eating Amsterdam Tours to experience and do a review. I decided upon the Twilight De Pijp tour (out of the three offered). The Twilight […]

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Wine Tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

While abroad the Wine Train in Napa Valley, my sister and I decided to disembark to enjoy a wine tasting & tour since a few were along the tracks and were able to stop for passengers. We chose the wine tasting at Grgich Hills Estate Winery for none other than the history background of this fine winery. As you […]

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KOTO, a culinary journey through Vietnam – 800,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

Authoured by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl was released by Hardie Grant Australia, in 2008 and has since sold over 9000 copies. This book will take you on a dish-by-dish journey through the regions of Vietnam: from the Northern Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the busy streets in Hanoi to the quiet life in the French hill station, Dalat; from the Chinese-inspired cuisine of the north to the royal cuisine of the centre and the tropical fare of the south. Stunningly photographed by Michael Fountoulakis, this book will inspire the gourmet traveller in us all. Royalties donated to the KOTO, training project.

Where is Amy?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Greetings from Milwaukee! I’m attending a blogging workshop/conference called BlogHouse – ran by other top travel bloggers from Navigate Media Group. BlogHouse has been a chockful of information on well – blogging but we’re also on a “mini” press trip so there’s been plenty of attractions and activities to see and do – not to mention […]

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

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 [...]

The best food and drink in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Eat the best food in Queenstown and Arrowtown with this guide. Featuring everything from food truck tacos to winery lunches, you'll find something you like!

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Vietnam Ho Chi Minh XO Food Tour - Glamorous Glutton.com

Vietnam Ho Chi Minh XO Food Tour - Glamorous Glutton.com


Glamorous Glutton.com

Discover Ho Chi Minh like the locals on the back of a scooter, taking in all the local street food. You'll have a ball and learn a bit too.

Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

Ultimate carry-on packing guide + free printable checklist

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

A fresh look at all the gear I use to pack super-light, and how I organize it all to stay sane throughout my trip.

How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

How to pack for a 2-week trip in a carry-on

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Because checking your bag is for the birds.

VIETNAM – Must do day trip: Cu Chi tunnels and Cao Dai Temple from Ho Chi Min City

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Ho Chi Min City is a great city to stay several days but a day trip to the Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels is a must do too. The Cao Dai religion was [...]

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Rainbow Mountain with Flashpackers Connect – A Review

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Hiking Rainbow Mountain or Viniacunca Viniacunca (Seven colored mountain) or rainbow mountain is a mountain outside of Cusco near the Ausangate. Rainbow Mountain was discovered in 2015 because until recently, a thick layer of ice and snow covered the mountain. As temperatures rose, the snow and ice melted and revealed thick stripes of mineral deposits painted […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

Chase this waterfall: Bridal Veil Falls, Raglan, New Zealand

by Petra @ The Global Couple

Bridal Veil Falls in New Zealand's Waikato region is a must-see for nature lovers. It's a stunning waterfall and a worthwhile stop on a road trip!

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Tips on going to a Nationals game in Washington DC

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Going to a Nationals game in Washington DC is something I LOVE to do when the weather gets nice! If you’re a tourist or a local that’s never been, I totally recommend going to a Nationals game a least once (at Nationals Park). Yes, yes you must – if only for the drinking. Seriously. I’ve been […]

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Eating Your Way Through Vietnam - Taste The Style

Eating Your Way Through Vietnam - Taste The Style


Taste The Style

Vietnam had me at hello…“Ăn cơm chưa?” which translates to “have you eaten yet?” Any place that starts a conversation this way is a place where...

How to spend a long weekend in Kauai

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

How to spend a long weekend in Kauai I simply love Kauai. My first trip to this island was in March and while I spent a whopping two weeks there, it felt like a long weekend in Kauai. I spent most of my time working in an incredibly comfy airbnb with an open lanai (balcony) and […]

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

A post for those in Saigon...ever had Housekeeper/Nanny envy?

by noreply@blogger.com (Dani) @ The Moggys Mekong Madness

If there is one thing that has made our time here amazing it is this lady.  I have just posted on Anh Phu Neighbours Quyens availability from the end of June. I'm confident she will find the right job very quickly but thought I'd spread the word.  How do you sum up my "like having a husband but only more useful" domestic godess?  I did my best.  If you live here....spread the word!


Yes, she's the one you have been waiting for.  Our nanny/housekeeper Quyen is available from the end of June.  Quyen has been with us from the moment we stepped off the plane nearly 3 and a half years ago and has become a much valued member of our household.

She had previously worked for other expat families and has proven to be an absolute Godsend for us.  We are working parents with 2 children (they were 2.5 and 5 when we arrived) and she has made our time in Saigon a dream.  Her English is excellent and she can also read english which means she can make your favorite recipes from your cook books.(She has also copied many recipes from my cookbooks to take with her)  She has a wide and varied repertoire including firm family and kid friendly dishes like spaghetti, lasagna and fish fingers!  She does fab spring rolls and a delicious Vietnamese Chicken curry.  She loves to cook and is keen to try new things.   She has in the past done some amazing cheesecakes and lemon meringue pies for special occasions.  Just give her a recipe and she'll give it a go. She has also done a cooking course specifically geared for expat families.

Quyen basically ensures that our home functions smoothly.  She does our shopping, collects the children from school or the school bus, oversees any maintenance etc in the apartment and does all of our washing, ironing and cooking.

That all being said, her strongest traits are her honesty and initiative.  You do not need to hover over her and tell her what needs to be done and then watch to ensure she does it.  If we are out of something, she will restock.  Her honesty is impeccable.  I entrust her with our food budget and she runs it perfectly.
My children adore her.  She treats them like they are her own and she has been a strong and positive influence on their lives and their time in Vietnam.  She is a gentle soul but can be firm when it is needed. She has a very happy disposition and is a pleasure to have in our home.  I don't think I have ever seen her unhappy and without a smile on her face.(Nor as far as I can recall, has she taken a sick day!)  She currently works for us 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.  She is also always readily available for babysitting/overtime.

Quyen would prefer a full time position in District 2 but tells me she would consider 2 part time positions. She would also consider working in other districts if necessary.  We would dearly love for Quyen to continue her employment in a happy home where she is as cherished as she is in ours.  Please contact her directly on 0167 733 3979.

Portugal: Visiting Grapes and Bites WineHouse in Lisbon

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

When I was in Lisbon, I came upon Grapes and Bites WineHouse…it was so awesome that I ended up going twice. Tucked away at Rua do Norte 81-83 in trendy Bairro Alto, this small restaurant and wine house offers delicious food, an extensive range of amazing wines, attentive service and fabulous live music with a boisterous crowd. […]

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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 – [...]

ARGENTINA – In Salta, Kkala Boutique Hotel is the place to stay

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Salta was the starting point if my 7-day northwestern Argentina road trip. I stayed three nights at Kkala Boutique Hotel which is a small-scale luxury hotel. The perfect base to explore Salta city and make [...]

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THAILAND – Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai: intimate luxury for families & couples

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Akyra Manor Hotel Chiang Mai was my home for 4 nights when I was in Chiang Mai during my 3-week Thailand road trip. My wife and kids travelled with me. Akyra Manor Hotel is a 5-star [...]

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam

Motorcycle tours in Vietnam


Back of the Bike Tours

Are you looking for a unique experience during your trip to Vietnam? Hop on the back of one of our bikes and enjoy an awesome ride in Saigon!

What no one told me about becoming a digital nomad

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

By Travis Bennett, Nomad Stack (http://www.nomadstack.com) The digital nomad lifestyle is all rather exciting. You just need your laptop and an internet connection and you can work from anywhere in the world. It’s no wonder there’s more and more people taking the leap themselves. Grabbing street food lunches in Ho Chi Minh. Pulling an all-nighter […]

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Vietnamese Street Food – 750,000vnd

by estaff @ Hanoi Cooking Class

VSF brings the team together that brought you “KOTO a culinary journey through Vietnam”. With this book you will take some of the street life of Vietnam home with you. With over sixty recipes featuring some old favourites like Pho and Bun Cha to the more unusual like West Lake prawn cakes and Spring Rolls with Chinese sausage and dried prawns. Published in September 2011 by Hardie Grant Australia.

Turkey and the Wolf – Life-changing Sandwiches in New Orleans

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

Never before has a restaurant obliterated and exceeded my expectations so resoundingly, as did Turkey and the Wolf. The national media rankings and raves from friends were right, Turkey and the Wolf is absolutely killing it. Located a few blocks off of Magazine St. in the Garden District, Turkey and the Wolf is an easy… Read More Turkey and the Wolf – Life-changing Sandwiches in New Orleans

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Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours

Sampling the best of Ho Chi Minh City's food with XO Tours


The Global Couple

What could be better than riding motorbikes and sampling some of the city's best street food? The Ho Chi Minh City food tour run by XO Tours is fantastic!

Travel to Denmark: What to do and see

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

Copenhagen is beautiful, clean and charming. The city is lively – especially at night with people drinking and celebrating in the streets but…it seems a bit muted. I can’t compare it to hectic cities in Asia but it was a pleasant trip that I thoroughly enjoyed and found a bit relaxing despite all the walking […]

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5 reasons why you should include the Philippines in your travel list

by Petra @ The Global Couple

The Philippines mesmerizes tourist and locals alike with its beauty. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the Philippines.

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How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

How I flew to Spain for $368 roundtrip

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

My not-so-secret source for ultra cheap flight deals.

Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

XO Tours Vietnam | Necessary Indulgences

XO Tours Vietnam | Necessary Indulgences


Necessary Indulgences

XO Tours Vietnam is a highly ranked motorbike tour company in Vietnam. This is the best way to see the sights in Saigon.

Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Dinner at Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand (Honeymoon Pt. 4)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

My favorite dining experience in Thailand was at Gaggan, a modern Indian restaurant in Bangkok. Gaggan recently climbed to #7 on the World’s 50 Best list, and the chef was featured on the Netflix series Chef’s Table. We had a new tasting menu, introduced just 15 days prior to our dinner. The menu was unique… Read More Dinner at Gaggan – Bangkok, Thailand (Honeymoon Pt. 4)

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SINGAPORE | Singapore Tourist Pass and Why You Need One

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Developed countries in Asia have an efficient mass transportation systems and EZ-link cards are convenient ways of navigating these networks. Japan has its famous Japan Rail Pass while other countries promote their train passes. Since Singapore is a major tourism destination in Southeast Asia, they also created their own, the Singapore Tourist Pass. The card […]

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BRAZIL – Belo Horizonte restaurant guide: my favorite hotspots

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Recently I did a 5-day Minas Gerais trip before a business conference in Sao Paulo. I had dinner at the following five Belo Horizonte restaurants. Although you can wake me any time for churrascaria I [...]

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Food for the Soul: Eating Your Way Through Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers

Food for the Soul: Eating Your Way Through Vietnam | Vietnamese Food Lovers


Vietnamese Food Lovers

You’ve probably seen this many times: a person sitting at a metal table at a hole-in-the-wall eatery, face held parallel to the plate or bowl in strong focus. In Vietnam, food isn’t just nutrition, it’s a philosophy – beautiful, complex and simple all at once. And lucky you – you can experience it yourself. A Family Affair Vietnamese food is not just an assortment of ingredients made in a specific manner. That’s a recipe, not a cuisine. At its most fundamental, Vietnamese food is both an idea and an experience. First and foremost, it’s a cuisine that celebrates the idea of family. As the writers of Golden Spoon & the Quintessence of Vietnamese Cuisine point out, “In Vietnamese culture, the family meal is always something holy. It is not only a place for reunion, but also a moment for connection, sharing [and] warmth that everyone saves for each other.” Walk around Saigon’s streets at night, and you’ll see this happy communion of souls at many a bia hoi and sidewalk restaurant: large groups laughing, shouting and cheersing over gigantic, family-style spreads of stir fries or communal hot pots. The Spice of Life However, what is most integral to Vietnamese food? For renowned Vietnamese chef Chiem Thanh Long,

Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

THAILAND – My personal favorite Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai craft beer bars

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

During my Thailand road trip, I tried to visit as many craft beer bars as possible to test the Thai craft beer scene. I came up with this Chiang Mai craft beer and Chiang Rai [...]

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Humantay Lake Hike with FlashPacker Connect

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

So you may have read about my rainbow mountain tour already. This is a review of my day trip to Humantay Lake hiking with FlashPacker Connect. The Humantay Lake Hike Tour: I had a different tour guide this time with Flashpacker Connect. His name was Jacob and his brother was our driver! Today’s tour with […]

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SINGAPORE | Must-Rides in Universal Studios Singapore

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

I have a confession to make, Universal Studios Singapore was my first legit theme park experience. Yes, I haven’t been to Enchanted Kingdom or Star City but I visited Carron Dream Park in Nueva Ecija during a familiarization tour. Considering the facilities, having your first theme park experience outside the Philippines is indeed more exciting. […]

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VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog

VIETNAM - Ho Chi Min City food tour on a motorbike; delicious street food – Chris Travel Blog


Chris Travel Blog

Visiting Ho Chi Min City? Do a Ho Chi Min City food tour with XO Tours. They take you on a motorbike around the city for the best food. Tasty!

Road Trip: Tasmania

by Necessary Indulgences @ Necessary Indulgences

For 6 glorious days, we explored Tasmania from Hobart to Launceston. Here are the highlights.

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Two Days in Saigon – A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

We found ourselves with just two days in Saigon so we crammed the food in, starting with a motorbike food tour from XO Tours. In 4.5 hours, we zipped through 6+ districts in Saigon and ate at three restaurants. We also (separately) sought out the most famous pho and banh mi spots in Saigon, tried… Read More Two Days in Saigon – A Food Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

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6 reasons to fall in love with Portugal

6 reasons to fall in love with Portugal

by Megan Van Groll @ Blog - travel. paint. repeat.

Incredible food, wine, art and music - and at a fraction of the cost of a typical European vacation. (8 min. read)

2017: Seven Memorable Trips of the Year

by RJ Abellera @ iWander. iExperience. iKwento

Some unplanned trips this year made me leave my day job in Cebu that led to a travel-filled second-half of 2017. This year started with the much-anticipated Sinulog Festival of Cebu City. Travel bloggers from Cebu and different cities usually have meet-ups before the parade or during street parties. The blogger-weekend continued with a staycation […]

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Xo Tours   Vietnam Motorbike Tours: Guide and Advice for Tourists, Photos, Links and Tips - AOL UK Travel

Xo Tours Vietnam Motorbike Tours: Guide and Advice for Tourists, Photos, Links and Tips - AOL UK Travel


AOL UK Travel

AOL offers the latest breaking news, gossip, sports, business and stock quotes on the web. Get free email, AIM access, viral videos, horoscopes and more!

Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler

Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler


National Post

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a population of 12 million and 7 million motorbikes — most of which seemed to be on the road at one time

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart

Experiencing Saigon by Motorbike with XO Tours - The Atlas Heart


The Atlas Heart

XO Tours only made me appreciate the foodie scene and nightlife in Saigon even more, it was one of the best tour experiences in Vietnam! Read about it here.

The Hottest Food Trends in 2018, According to NYC Restaurants

by Kirby Kelly @ Taste The Style

Each year seems to be increasingly marked by distinct trends that set it apart from the previous one — whether it be cultural, fashion-focused,...

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Finding street art in Brooklyn – Williamsburg + Bushwick

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

**Note: This post is graphic-intensive so it may take awhile to load*** New York City is like the mecca of graffiti and street art so when I booked my trip to Brooklyn, the #1 thing on my to-do list was to find and explore the street art around the underrated sister of Manhattan – Brooklyn. […]

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What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich

What made the banh mi the world's best sandwich


Traveller

A quiet war is raging in the streets of Hoi An, on Vietnam’s central coast. And it’s all over a sandwich.

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Review Hike Maui Tours: A day chasing waterfalls

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

If you’re into hiking like I am, you’re going to love going this post: Review Hike Maui Tours. Hike Maui Tours offers a few different hikes & packages (some include zip lining for example).  I ended up choosing the East Waterfalls hike – their most popular one on the Hike Maui Tour website. Making reservations […]

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THAILAND – Koh Samui restaurant guide: best food & craft beer bars

by Chris W. @ Chris Travel Blog

Koh Samui is one of the most touristic islands of Thailand and a great place to finish a 3.5-week Thailand road trip. I enjoyed Koh Samui with my family. I went diving with my kids; [...]

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Ayutthaya Day Trip and River Cruise from Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 3)

by Adrienne @ Will Wander For Food

We enjoyed a day-long Ayutthaya tour and river cruise while visiting Bangkok, Thailand. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam Kingdom back in the 14th-18th centuries, and the impressive ruins hint at the grandeur this once was! The city is located 80 km north of Thailand – about a 90-minute drive, which made for an easy… Read More Ayutthaya Day Trip and River Cruise from Bangkok (Honeymoon Pt. 3)

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

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

Where are you planning to travel in 2017?

by Amy @ Generic Dreams

With the new year starting, I’m expecting many of you have exciting travel plans for 2017. Here are some of my travel plans this year: The Philippines PJ and I are heading to the Philippines in February. I am especially stoked because this is my first trip to the PI. We will be in Manila because […]

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

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