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Epic Deal: Save Literally Thousands of Dollars on These High-End Rugs

Epic Deal: Save Literally Thousands of Dollars on These High-End Rugs

by @ Gear Patrol

ABC Carpet & Home, one of New York's top destinations for luxury homewares, is offering up to 70 percent off its extensive carpet collection.

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.

Save $30 on This Kangaroo Leather Wallet by Tailfeather

Save $30 on This Kangaroo Leather Wallet by Tailfeather

by @ Gear Patrol

The Finch wallet may be the closest you'll get to Australia without actually going. But, what the hell? Get the wallet and book the flight any way.

Bangtao Beach - Everything You Need to Know About Bang Tao Beach

Bangtao Beach - Everything You Need to Know About Bang Tao Beach


phuket.com

Bangtao is a study in contrasts, with the luxurious resorts and villas along its six km (four mile) stretch of beach just a few minutes' away from the town of Cherng Talay, where many villagers still make their living as their ancestors did - by fishing, farming

Top Hotels in Southern Asia: Readers’ Choice Awards 2016

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

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Vietnam to issue one-year visas to US citizens

by admin @ sapa travel

Vietnam is poised to extend the validity of single-entry visas for U.S. citizens to one year to facilitate their travel and foster trade and commercial ties between the two countries, the lawmaking National Assembly said Monday. U.S. tourists or business travelers currently can only apply for a three-month, single-entry visa for their Vietnam trips, and […]

Cat Ba Warning: Avoid Hoang Gia Minh Hotel And Trips From Mr. Zoom | Vietnam travel forum

Cat Ba Warning: Avoid Hoang Gia Minh Hotel And Trips From Mr. Zoom | Vietnam travel forum


Travelfish

I spent four days in Cat Ba and want to warn other people so they may avoid mistakes I did. First, i... : Travelfish Vietnam travel forum

2014 Summer Newsletter is Here!

by Kevin Farkas @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

Summer 2014! Our free, multi-page newsletter is sent twice each year to all of our breakfast friends and supporters. It contains our current schedule of events, as well as news about local veterans and our efforts to honor veterans’ stories. If you would like to receive a paper or email edition of our newsletter, please […]

Today in Gear: The G-Wagen “Night Package”, Nike’s Cushy Running Shoe and More

Today in Gear: The G-Wagen “Night Package”, Nike’s Cushy Running Shoe and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

What to pack for a Hill Tribe Tour - Haute Culture Textile Tours

What to pack for a Hill Tribe Tour - Haute Culture Textile Tours


Haute Culture Textile Tours

It doesn’t matter how often I travel or how much notice I get before hand, I always leave packing until the utter last minute. If you watched my live Facebook video today you will know that tomorrow I head off on a 9 day fashionable adventure around North Vietnam with Asia Plus to research my route for Haute Culture’s future hill tribe textile tours. Once again it’s the night before and I’m throwing stuff into a bag with as much consideration as a kid in a sweet store, but jokes/bareface reality aside, I thought you might like to know what I pack on my fashionable adventures around the world! Lets have a gander… Tech Macbook Pro Laptop – charger – adapter Iphone – charger – tripod – wifi selfie thingy Olympus OMD-5 Camera – prime lens – zoom lens – cleaner – charger – tripod Personal Face cloth Deodorant Tooth brush / tooth paste Perfume x 2 Beauty moisturizing balm Tinted lip balm Red lipstick Eyebrow shadow Concealer (I will buy shampoo and soap on route) Toilet roll Mosquito repellent E45 cream Clothes Backpack Hmong red shoulder bag Yaken zip purse tote bag Dry bag (for electronics) Doc Martin boots …

Summer hot deal 2017: Stay 4, Save 25%

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

This summer, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at our boutique hotel and enjoy all the fun and excitement of a vacation in beautiful Saigon with our great deal: Book a minimum of 4  consecutive nights from April 1 to October 31, 2017 to save 25% on your room rate! We are also offering extra benefits for […]

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The 10 Best Smart Home Devices, If You Have an iPhone

The 10 Best Smart Home Devices, If You Have an iPhone

by @ Gear Patrol

From lights to cameras, outlets and sensors.

Favorite Photos, Favorite Moments of 2017

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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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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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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Reuniting With a Long Lost Lover

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Going home is such a strange thing isn’t it?     I mean, I suppose it’s strange to call it strange since it’s something so familiar.     Familiar spaces and faces reminding you of who you’ve been and what you’ve survived. Echoes of your past that almost ache when your bones remember.   […]

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

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

The 6 Best Shopping Destinations in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Shopping in South Korea is a serious business. In fact, it might seem that all South Korean’s do is shop. But having explored the shopping districts of the city, I can sympathise. The diversity found in Korean design is exhilarating, as are the multitude of markets selling fabrics, haberdashery and handicrafts. There are way too many to mention them all, but these six destinations were particular favourites of mine. Within them I found everything that is integral to contemporary Korean style, from antiques to Hanboks, vintage fashion to cultural crafts, and stylish concept stores to sensational street food. Exploring the city in this style will serve you well. If you love shopping you’re gonna love Seoul, so let yourself get sucked into the mad but exciting consumerist culture that South Korea has to offer. Dongdaemun Market Dongdaemun market is one of the biggest haberdashery and fabric markets that I’ve ever had the joy to visit. There are over 50,000 manufacturers selling wholesale clothing, fabric, trimming and unique fashion items. The maze-like mini-metropolis is spread over two buildings and six floors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this cave-of-wonders. The crowd here is mixed; expect to bustle your way through […]

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The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Marks the Return of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Marks the Return of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

by @ Gear Patrol

With a return to their roots and a nod to an icon of the past, Kawasaki does nouveau-retro, right.

Middle Island – On the Margins in the Heart of Hanoi

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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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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Epic Deal: Save Literally Thousands of Dollars on These High-End Rugs

Epic Deal: Save Literally Thousands of Dollars on These High-End Rugs

by @ Gear Patrol

ABC Carpet & Home, one of New York's top destinations for luxury homewares, is offering up to 70 percent off its extensive carpet collection.

If You Love Watches, Can You Love the Apple Watch?

If You Love Watches, Can You Love the Apple Watch?

by @ Gear Patrol

I wore an Apple Watch Edition to SIHH. What could go wrong?

This Direct-to-Consumer Apparel Brand Is Exactly What Running Needs

This Direct-to-Consumer Apparel Brand Is Exactly What Running Needs

by @ Gear Patrol

Meet Scott Bailey, the man perfecting the running short.

Maybe the Best Place to Fall Asleep Under the Northern Lights – Levin Iglut in Finland

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

We all have those once-in-a-lifetime travel destinations that have been on our holiday tick list for as long as we can remember. Seeing the Northern...

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Where the World’s Best Denim Is Made

Where the World’s Best Denim Is Made

by @ Gear Patrol

These denim mills make top-tier fabric used in some of the best goods you can buy.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon results 2015

by admin @ sapa travel

The participants from 45 countries have join the Vietnam Mountain Marathon in Sapa by Topas Travel & Denmark Embassy in Hanoi. Sanya Khanchai (from Thailand) and Samantha Young (from USA) are the male & female winners for the 70-km racers. We proudly welcome Mr. Sanya Khanchai to VMM 70km. The ultra-champion of Thailand, now signed […]

The Ultimate South Korea Travel Guide

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You may have already read my guide to visiting the 2018 Olympics and Paralympics Games —but if not, you can find it here. There’s plenty...

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Best Cameras for Hiking and Trekking - Days to Come

Best Cameras for Hiking and Trekking - Days to Come


Days to Come

Before your next adventure, we’ve created a list of the best cameras for hiking and trekking to suit all levels.

Argentina Travel Guide: A Land of Many Reasons to Go

by Theresa Jackson @ Enlightened Journeys Travel | Theresa Jackson

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Deals of Note: January 25, 2018

Deals of Note: January 25, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save (more) on J.Crew final sale items, plus great deals on a Filson watch, Samsung QLED TVs and more.

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong - Scenic

Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong - Scenic


Scenic

Discover the thrilling wonders of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 17-day tour from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City which includes a breathtaking Mekong river cruise.

Hello world!

by webmaster @ Zoom Zoom’s Let’s Go To The Countryside

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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The Ultimate Post-Travel Detox

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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What's the Best Camera for Travel: DSLR or iPhone?

What's the Best Camera for Travel: DSLR or iPhone?


Tortuga Backpacks Blog

Which is the best camera for travel, a DSLR or an iPhone? Read a comparison of traveling with a DSLR camera and an iPhone to help you decide.

Tour - Cambogia / Vietnam -  CAMBOGIA & VIETNAM DEL SUD - 7 Giorni - 6 Notti - Min. 2 Persone

Tour - Cambogia / Vietnam - CAMBOGIA & VIETNAM DEL SUD - 7 Giorni - 6 Notti - Min. 2 Persone


Combotour

Per scoprire le meraviglie naturali e storiche di due affascinanti paesi del Sud Est asiatico, tra cui Ho Chi Minh, una volta Saigon, lo spettacolare Delta del Mekong e il maestoso tempio di Angkor Wat in Cambogia.

Otterbox Just Got into the Soft Cooler Game With its New Trooper Series

Otterbox Just Got into the Soft Cooler Game With its New Trooper Series

by @ Gear Patrol

Perhaps most importantly, there are bottle openers on both coolers.

Save 30% on This Hand-Dyed Motorcycle Jacket from Dainese

Save 30% on This Hand-Dyed Motorcycle Jacket from Dainese

by @ Gear Patrol

This is one of Dainese's top-tier jackets, so to get it for $240 off, is a steal.

How to get to Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Just a ten minutes uphill walk along Seoul city wall near Daehakno district  sits the Ihwa Mural Village. Climbing away from the city, the air clears, the noise stills and suddenly as you reach the very top of Mount Naksan you find a village dedicated to something quite unexpected; street art. Eleven years ago, Ihwa ‘moon village’ (so called because of it’s fantastic hill-side views of the moon) had been destined for destruction, due to it being rather run down and slum-like. Historically, moon villages were homes to the working class, who couldn’t afford housing down in the flatter, central parts of the city. The village was saved in 2006 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, who decided to transform the village as part of their ‘Art in the City’ initiative. Artists selected by the committee were commissioned to design 64 installations under the theme of ‘Mix, Connect and Get Together’. Over the course of six months, 70 painters (including local volunteers, art college students and visiting artists) covered the village from schools to homes, underpasses to stairways, walls, fences and rooftops with beautiful and diverse murals. After having become something of a tourist attraction the once slum-like […]

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Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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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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.

To find a luxury cruise in Nha Trang

by admin @ sapa travel

To travel from Sapa to Nha Trang, firstly you need to go back to the capital, Hanoi- Vietnam. You can get Sapa Express or Sapa Train to Hanoi. Then, from Hanoi, we recommend to get a short flight from Noi Bai Airport to Cam Ranh Airport. Check the flights at VietnamAirlines.com or VietJetAir.com Indeed Nha […]

VBC Board Member on PCNC’s Night Talk

by Todd @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

Kevin Farkas, executive board member of the Veterans Breakfast Club and director of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, recently appeared on the May 23, 2014 edition of PCNC’s Night Talk hosted by Lenny McAllister. The local news talk show, which reaches more than 850,000 homes throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia, dedicated its Friday […]

Vietnam War Photographer Malcolm Browne

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

Burning Monk Iconic Photos from The Vietnam War Revisited 2018 will mark the 50 year anniversary of the Tet Offensive, and the beginning of the end of US involvement in the Vietnam War. The NVA and Viet Cong’s co-ordinated attack during Lunar New Year may have […]

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Exploring the Valley of Fire near Las Vegas, Nevada

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Valley of Fire is a brilliant, colorful spot located in Nevada, just one hour from Las Vegas. Filled with panoramic vistas, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and stunning red and pink rock formations, the Valley of Fire makes an excellent day trip from Vegas. What is the Valley of Fire? The Valley of Fire is a state park located 50 miles ...

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Local Veterans’ Portraits Win Cover of the Year

by Todd @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

Tom Kerrane, publication manager with Hibu community news magazines, announces that the June 2013 cover of Beaver Life, featuring a collage of local veterans, not only was voted the best cover for the month of June, but it also won Hibu magazine’s 2013 Cover of the Year award. There are more than 600 Hibu community […]

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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How to Change Your Life With Coffee Enemas

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  Do you believe me when I tell you, that putting coffee up your butt just might change your life? Well, at the very least, I can tell you, that it changed mine. Not to say that the thought didn’t horrify me once upon a time.     Frankly I probably would have never even […]

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What I’ve Learned From Four Years Without Sex

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

When people discover that I’ve been celibate for the past four years they always ask me if it’s by choice.   They must be trying to figure out if I’m a) totally repressed (by choice) or b) totally undesirable (not by choice)   And I don’t exactly know how to answer, because I’m neither… and […]

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The Handsome Hanbok & Where to Buy One in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Hanbok is the traditional dress of Korea, worn by men and women, rich and poor, across the north and the south for over 1600 years. Throughout this time, its general design was similar to the sloping eaves of the Korean traditional house – the hanok – with a soft division of lines and angles. Throughout the centuries, it’s obviously maintained its popularity for good reason. It’s a garment of pure beauty, synonymous with Korean aesthetics and tradition. Thoroughly theatrical and distinct, it’s hard to not admire the strong visual structure of the hanging sleeves, bulging full-length skirt, floral detailing and pretty bows. Women’s Hanboks are comprised of two elements: the jeogori (cropped blouse) and the chima (skirt). It’s said that the wide curved arms of the jeogori represent the warmth of the embrace of the Korean people, and the wide flowing chima symbolises space and freedom. A sad representation, given the borders that now divide the Korean people. Under neath the dress is special type of (adorable) Hanbok underwear and a petticoat which adds the fullness to the silhouette. The whole look is completed with accessories such as a Norigae (hanging good luck charm) and hair accessories. The loose cut of the style […]

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First Look: Apple HomePod — Here’s What You Need to Know

First Look: Apple HomePod — Here’s What You Need to Know

by @ Gear Patrol

The big question is, how good can $350 sound?

Four Top Designers Reflect on the Rise of City-to-Mountain Apparel

Four Top Designers Reflect on the Rise of City-to-Mountain Apparel

by @ Gear Patrol

With Woolrich, Nanamica, Aether and Snow Peak.

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Marks the Return of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

The 2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Marks the Return of the Universal Japanese Motorcycle

by @ Gear Patrol

With a return to their roots and a nod to an icon of the past, Kawasaki does nouveau-retro, right.

Top 10 Ways to Experience Barcelona like a Local

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in the world, but more and more, the city is getting a name as just another party city...

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The 7 Best Axes and Hatchets For Camping and Survival

The 7 Best Axes and Hatchets For Camping and Survival

by @ Gear Patrol

From a full-length axe that'll make quick work of cordwood to a simple hatchet that you can stash in your backpack.

The Single Girl’s Guide to Sri Lanka

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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What to Expect on a Wine Tour

by Leona @ Days to Come

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

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If You Love Watches, Can You Love the Apple Watch?

If You Love Watches, Can You Love the Apple Watch?

by @ Gear Patrol

I wore an Apple Watch Edition to SIHH. What could go wrong?

First Look: Apple HomePod — Here’s What You Need to Know

First Look: Apple HomePod — Here’s What You Need to Know

by @ Gear Patrol

The big question is, how good can $350 sound?

How to Visit Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Death Valley National Park is filled with unusual spots to visit and the Racetrack Playa may be one of the most bizarre. This is the place to see those mysterious sailing stones…the large rocks that somehow glide over this dry, muddy surface, leaving imprinted trails behind them. This is not a spot you can just visit on a whim. Getting ...

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VBC in Beaver County: Recorded Live!

by Kevin Farkas @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

On March 26, 2014, the Veterans Breakfast Club hosted its 2nd Beaver County breakfast event at Seven Oaks Country Club in Beaver, Pennsylvania.  The spacious banquet room was filled to capacity as over one hundred local veterans, family members, and friends came to celebrate the stories of those who served in uniform. The event was […]

48 hours in Seoul: Shopping, Sightseeing, Ceremonies and Shows!

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Seoul is a thoroughly modern city that dances to a consumerist beat. The enthusiasm for style, fashion and visual identity here is fuelled by centuries of design traditions and a rich cultural heritage that carries through to contemporary life. There’s plenty to do, see and experience, but the metropolis can be overwhelming if on a short itinerary. Here’s my 48 hour snap shot for people that love fashion, textiles, art and culture. Day 1 9am Start your trip by stepping back in time to visit Bukchon Hanok Village in the heart of the city. This traditional village is totally beautiful, with hundreds of Hanok houses that date back to the Joseon dynasty, maintained till today. It’s free to wander around but I definitely recommend renting a Hanbok to do so in. Make the most of the photo opportunities under the sloping roofs that rise up through the village. 11am Insadong Street is where to go for traditional antiques and cute crafts. Pick up some trinkets at the flea market, get your own personalised stamp and if you’re lucky, strike gold in one of the many vintage shops. It’s a lovely spot to stop for lunch – try and get a table […]

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Top 10 Amazing Things to do in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

The Dingle Peninsula is one of the most scenic places in Ireland—or in fact, in the whole world! When you’re thinking of Ireland, chances are...

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Why Your Next Pair of Sunglasses Should Have Blue Lenses

Why Your Next Pair of Sunglasses Should Have Blue Lenses

by @ Gear Patrol

Reduce glare, enhance contours and reduce stress on the eyes.

Vivid Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Also known as the Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, the street became famous after photographers started posting pictures of blooming trees.

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New Zealand – South Island Activities

by 10,000 Miles @ ✈ 10,000 Miles ✈

South Island New Zealand – Our top 16 places of where to go in New Zealand South Island – If you are looking for spectacular scenery, some amazing places to visit, with a wide range of attractions, activities and South Island adventure. Dominating the South Island of New Zealand are the Southern Alps, which run [...]

Episode 74: Three Nights in Luang Prabang, Laos

Episode 74: Three Nights in Luang Prabang, Laos

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

Laos is one of Southeast Asia’s sleepiest countries. Home to 6.5-million people and landlocked, it’s a place of mystery for many travelers and unknown to much of the world. Once […]

Why Your Next Pair of Sunglasses Should Have Blue Lenses

Why Your Next Pair of Sunglasses Should Have Blue Lenses

by @ Gear Patrol

Reduce glare, enhance contours and reduce stress on the eyes.

Flights of Fancy

by 10,000 Miles @ ✈ 10,000 Miles ✈

After months of painstaking preparation, 10,000 Miles is finally ready to take flight and begins her adventures around the world. We, at 10,000 Miles, firmly believe in a saying “Once you have the wanderlust in your blood, you have got it for life”. This is so true especially to some of us. There are so [...]

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Two Days in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Earth Trekkers

Best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, aka Saigon: tour the Cu Chu Tunnels, shoot an AK-47, War Remnants Museum, motorbike tours, and food tours.

First Look: Smith’s New Magnetic Goggle

First Look: Smith’s New Magnetic Goggle

by @ Gear Patrol

The I/O Mag is Smith's latest technological innovation. We got a chance to test a pre-release pair in Jackson, WY.

Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment

Camera Gear: How to Not End Up With the Wrong Equipment


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Before you travel, be sure to get a camera. But which one? Here’s a guide to the kind of camera, lenses, and equipment that is right for you and your trip.

Now Is the Time to Buy Up Cars of the ‘90s and Early ‘00s

Now Is the Time to Buy Up Cars of the ‘90s and Early ‘00s

by @ Gear Patrol

Enjoy them and resell in 10 to 15 years for a payday.

Olympus OMD field tested in Northern Vietnam

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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15 Things to do in Las Vegas with Teenagers

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Is Las Vegas a good place to bring teenagers (or your kids)? Will they have fun? Is there enough for them to do? If you are wondering if you should visit Las Vegas with teenagers, we can help. We visited Las Vegas at the end of December, between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. At the time we took this trip, ...

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Letting Go of Puerto Viejo

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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How A Small German Village Became the Most Important Place for Watches

How A Small German Village Became the Most Important Place for Watches

by @ Gear Patrol

Glashütte, with a population of around 7,000, has all the hallmarks of any other sleepy town in the German state of Saxony: steep hillsides, surrounded by forests. It is, however, home to the makers of some of the most coveted watches on the planet.

Otterbox Just Got into the Soft Cooler Game With its New Trooper Series

Otterbox Just Got into the Soft Cooler Game With its New Trooper Series

by @ Gear Patrol

Perhaps most importantly, there are bottle openers on both coolers.

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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Save 22% on This Award-Winning Tactical Folding Knife by CRKT

Save 22% on This Award-Winning Tactical Folding Knife by CRKT

by @ Gear Patrol

The M16 line is one of the CRKT's trustiest and today you can save 22% on the M16-01KS.

Working Women of Hanoi Exhibition

by ViF - The Scribe @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

The streets of Hanoi are alive with traders, couriers and incredible cooks, the vast majority women. In celebration of International Women’s Day, drop by to enjoy our exhibition of photos taken by participants on our recent Working Women of Hanoi workshop, as well as special guest […]

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So long, Bill Krovchek

by Kevin Farkas @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

In Memoriam Bill Krovchek January 2, 1918 – November 11, 2014 It is always heart wrenching whenever we lose a friend of the Veterans Breakfast Club.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their loved ones, of course, and we know that our extended family of veterans and storytellers will feel the loss.  As the […]

Surrender is What Will Save You

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  “Ultimate freedom has nothing to do with your life circumstances –it is the freedom of allowing the self to dissolve into the waves of the ocean. It is the freedom that is born through one’s absolute trust in life.” – The 55th Gene Key   (This post is part three in a series, you […]

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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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Hiking the Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

The Golden Canyon – Gower Gulch Loop is an easily accessible, enjoyable hiking trail in Death Valley. Hike through sandstone canyons, enjoy the view from Manly Beacon, and explore the golden mudstone hills that make this part of Death Valley look so interesting. If you want to add a hike to your Death Valley to-do list, the Golden Canyon – ...

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Hostels in Cat Ba Island - Choose from 20 Cat Ba Island Hostels with Hostelworld

Hostels in Cat Ba Island - Choose from 20 Cat Ba Island Hostels with Hostelworld


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Read 386 reviews for hostels in Cat Ba Island. Find great prices, no booking fees and 100% Booking Guarantee with Hostelworld.

North Vietnam, from mountain to sea

by admin @ sapa travel

This must be one of the nicest Vietnam Tours as it takes us from the charming beauty in northern mountains where offers amazing scenery, culture to one of Vietnam world’s heritages and values and end up with a great relaxation in Ninh Binh, the newest vacation destination in the north of Vietnam. HIGHLIGHTS Enjoying the […]

Deal: Samsung’s Excellent 4K TVs Are Up to 45% Off

Deal: Samsung’s Excellent 4K TVs Are Up to 45% Off

by @ Gear Patrol

The Super Bowl is coming. It'd be nice to see the game in as much detail as possible.

When the Jungle Burned Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  (Read Part One: A Return to the Wild)   My first two days back in the jungle were blissfully easy.   While I felt trepidation as I left Seattle, uncertain how Puerto Viejo may have changed or how I might see it through my new eyes, it actually felt so much better than when […]

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

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

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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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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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Today in Gear: Lightweight Barbour Jackets, Better Desktop Audio and More

Today in Gear: Lightweight Barbour Jackets, Better Desktop Audio and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

About Zoom Zoom - Zoom Zoom’s Let’s Go To The Countryside

About Zoom Zoom - Zoom Zoom’s Let’s Go To The Countryside


Zoom Zoom’s Let’s Go To The Countryside

Zoom Zoom is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. We provide private/personalized day trips and multi-day trips from Hanoi for small groups.  These trips operate on a first come first served basis. Explore northern Vietnam, travel off the beaten path, meet the …

SOG Celebrates Over 30 Years of Trusted Knife-Making with a Concise 2018 Collection

SOG Celebrates Over 30 Years of Trusted Knife-Making with a Concise 2018 Collection

by @ Gear Patrol

Just four knives, three multitools and a bottle opener.

Lejeune Memorial Gardens

Lejeune Memorial Gardens


VisitNC.com

Home to the Beirut Memorial, Onslow Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, 9/11 Memorial Beam and Montford Point Marine Memorial.

Trek to Fansipan after cable car installation

by admin @ sapa travel

The trekker would have to start 3 hours earlier than usual despite the dark, the cold and fog to be at the summit before the cable car is to open at 8:00. After the grand opening in February 2016, the cable car system between Sapa and Fansipan is a hot topic to debate among community […]

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.

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.

Now Is the Time to Buy Up Cars of the ‘90s and Early ‘00s

Now Is the Time to Buy Up Cars of the ‘90s and Early ‘00s

by @ Gear Patrol

Enjoy them and resell in 10 to 15 years for a payday.

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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Deals of Note: January 24, 2018

Deals of Note: January 24, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save on Dyson's smallest vacuum, Red Wing socks and a CRKT folding knife.

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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A Love Letter From a Woman to Her Jungle

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  When I touched you today it felt like the first time like the first time I touched you. And when I saw you I saw you more beautiful than I forgot to remember you.     No mildew of old stories no residues of past pains no expectations or plans. Just you and I […]

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Today in Gear: A Running Jacket Powered by LED,  Gorgeous Service Boots and More

Today in Gear: A Running Jacket Powered by LED, Gorgeous Service Boots and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

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.

50 Fabulous and Free Things to Do in Europe 

by Sama Abdi @ Days to Come

If there’s anything better than crossing things off your ever-growing European must-see list, it’s not spending a dollars as you explore Europe. From Rome to Istanbul, cheese-tasting to hiking, wine sampling to painting and everything in between, let’s make 2018 the year we get frugal this summer in Europe. These are the best free things to do in Europe.  Best free things to do in Europe  1. Stroll along the canals in Venice 2. Take in the impressive architectural detail across Spain  3. Walk from Buda to Pest 4. Enjoy a picnic under the Eiffel tower in Paris 5. Embark on

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Today in Gear: Lightweight Barbour Jackets, Better Desktop Audio and More

Today in Gear: Lightweight Barbour Jackets, Better Desktop Audio and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

How to Heal Your Relationship With Money

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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The 10 Best Smart Home Devices, If You Have an iPhone

The 10 Best Smart Home Devices, If You Have an iPhone

by @ Gear Patrol

From lights to cameras, outlets and sensors.

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.

Textile Tribes of Vietnam: The Ha Nhi’s Traditional Textiles & Rapunzel-esque Hair

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Ha Nhi are one of the most decoratively dressed but elusive ethnic groups in Vietnam. The various sub groups that encompass this diverse culture reside in mud clad houses, sloping up the mountain sides of Lao Cai and Lai Chau. Each Ha Nhi village dons differently styled traditional attire, showcasing a multitude of textile skills across the region.  In 2017 Haute Culture visited the Ha Nhi of Y Ti village numerous times and built relationships with artisans there. Together, we developed a textile workshop for our annual Hill Tribe Textile Tour of Vietnam. In Y Ti, the residents wear a unique black cotton ensemble meticulously appliquéd with motifs made of coloured cording and a stunning head dress braided from black acrylic yarn and real human hair.  Who are the Ha Nhi The Ha Nhi are a collective of different ethnic sub groups living in the north of Vietnam. They speak their own language, which is said to be similar to the Akha people living in Thailand and Laos. Before 1986, the Ha Nhi were known to farm poppies for the opium trade. The Vietnamese government have since illegalised the trade, so they now live off the rice they grow on their terraces and keep […]

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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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Purépecha Style, An Indigenous Identity Stitched With Pride

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

The Purépecha are an indigenous group of people located in Michoacán state Northwest of Mexico city. They speak their own language and reside predominately in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range on a volcanic plateau surrounded by forests and lakes. The women of this region dress in a style soaked with Spanish influences and stitched with stories of folk life. The Purépecha people were a considerable pre-columbian civilization that maintained their independence from Aztec Empire despite numerous failed conquest attempts. It wasn’t until the 1530s when the Purépecha were eventually overruled by the Spanish conquistadors and their armies. Despite being converted to Catholicism the region has managed to maintain it’s rich traditional customs, as well as it’s reputation for producing folk art and fine crafts. Copper, carpentry, painting, ceramics and textiles have been traded by the same towns for over a thousand years, making Purépecha products some of the finest and most sought after in Mexico and beyond. The Purépecha people have a well earned sense of passion and pride about their artist ancestry and culture. This can be witnessed on the local women who strut their textile skills daily on their traditional dress. Purépecha women have a distinctive ethnographic dress adapted from […]

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Spectacular Costume & Dance at Korea House in Seoul

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Korea House is a stunning traditional venue in the center of Seoul promoting the arts, culture and cuisine of Korean people.  The beautiful house and grounds sits on the former residence Paengnyeon Park, who was one of the most highly respected royal subjects during the Joseon Dynesty in the 1400s. The traditional Hanok house was inspired by Jagyeongjeon (Queen Sinjeong residence) from Gyeongbokgung Palace and designed by Eung-soo Shin as a “important intangible cultural property” to showcase Korea’s artistic architectural carpentry. The interior is decorated with ornate painted ceilings and carved wooden panels, and the gardens and courtyards regularly host traditional weddings and ceremonies due to their immaculate beauty. For costume and culture lovers the sites main attraction is The Folk Art Theater. Offering twice daily performances the incredibly talented dancers and musicians showcase their countries cultural heritage through traditional dress, instruments and variety of different dances. The Buchaechum fan dance and the Pungmaul ribbon and drum dance are some of the many highlights during the show will leave you in no doubt about Korea’s contribution to the world of performing arts. The cultural performance at Korea House in Seoul is to date the most spectacular show for traditional costume, dance […]

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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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5 Of The Best Dressed Destinations To Get Your Freak On This Halloween

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Halloween or All Hallows Eve is by far our favorite annual celebration. Traditionally a Pagan turned Christian holiday for remembering the dead, today Halloween is a fully fledged festival treading the fine line between fun and fearsome. It’s a wonderful holiday that encourages people to embrace creativity, let go of your inhibitions and celebrate inner fears. Here’s Haute Culture’s top five global Halloween parties on our blood filled bucket list.  1. GREENWICH VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE, NEW YORK CITY, USA The NYC Halloween parade is the biggest in the world. Sexuality, politics and pop culture infuse through many of the costume designs and all combine to create a hedonistic spectacle of epic proportions. This year, 60,000 participants are expected to attend. The 2016 parade included a papier mache Trump, whilst the 2001 parade was themed ‘Phoenix Rising’. A phoenix puppet led the parade to represent the strength of New Yorkers in the wake of 9/11. A troupe of dancing rod-puppet skeletons always lead the way, dancing through the streets of the city for one day of the year, celebrating the life and soul of NYC.  31st October 2017 http://halloween-nyc.com/ 2. DIA DE MUERTOS, MEXICO CITY, MEXICO. Whilst The Day of the Dead is […]

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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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Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – Villa Song

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon is featured in WanderLuxe’s Travel Guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A Two-day Itinerary – as the main accommodation on their exploring journey. “The once war-torn Saigon — renamed unofficially to Ho Chi Minh City in honour of their late leader — is now comparable to the metropolitan giants like Bangkok […]

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Ten Incredible Things to Do in Bled, Slovenia

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

You’ve probably seen the popular pictures of Lake Bled, with its pretty island church and its stunning backdrop of mountains. The town is popular year-round...

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Two Fun, Short Hikes to do at Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Just 30 minutes from downtown Las Vegas is Red Rock Canyon, an outdoor playground for hikers, families, and outdoor adventurers. Go mountain biking, rock climbing, explore the hiking trails, and enjoy the view on the scenic drive through the park. If you want to escape the bright, neon lights and all-you-can-eat food buffets for a little outdoor adventure, Red Rock ...

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

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.

This Direct-to-Consumer Apparel Brand Is Exactly What Running Needs

This Direct-to-Consumer Apparel Brand Is Exactly What Running Needs

by @ Gear Patrol

Meet Scott Bailey, the man perfecting the running short.

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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Found: 5 Great Performance Cars Perfect for Modern Day City Living

Found: 5 Great Performance Cars Perfect for Modern Day City Living

by @ Gear Patrol

The right car can make mid-week runabouts incredibly easy, not to mention transforming weekend escapes into driving nirvana.

How to Free Yourself From the Past

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi

Street food isn't as scary on a guided food tour in Hanoi


chicagotribune.com

An unadventurous eater dives into Hanoi's sidewalk street food scene on a guided food tour.

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.

The 7 Best Axes and Hatchets For Camping and Survival

The 7 Best Axes and Hatchets For Camping and Survival

by @ Gear Patrol

From a full-length axe that'll make quick work of cordwood to a simple hatchet that you can stash in your backpack.

Today in Gear: An Exceptional Chef’s Knife, a Reversible Bomber Jacket, Apple’s HomePod and More

Today in Gear: An Exceptional Chef’s Knife, a Reversible Bomber Jacket, Apple’s HomePod and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

The Apple HomePod is Coming February 9. Here’s What You Need to Know

The Apple HomePod is Coming February 9. Here’s What You Need to Know

by @ Gear Patrol

At launch, it won't support multiroom audio...and a few other things.

How to Love Yourself Like You’ve Never Been Loved

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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The 17 Best City Parks in Europe

by tomy @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

17 of the very best city parks in Europe. Find the ultimate combination of urban and natural in Europe’s most beautiful city parks.

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The Secrets of Cat Ba Island - This American Girl

The Secrets of Cat Ba Island - This American Girl


This American Girl

My guide to Cat Ba Island in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay with the best restaurants, the best tours and activities, the best places to stay, and how to get there.

How to Choose the Best Travel Backpack for Women

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

Picking the right backpack can be a little tricky, especially if you've never gone shopping for it before. So how to choose the best women's backpack?

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Impressive Terraced Rice Fields in Sa Pa, Vietnam | Places To See In Your Lifetime

Impressive Terraced Rice Fields in Sa Pa, Vietnam | Places To See In Your Lifetime


Places To See In Your Lifetime

Sa Pa has the biggest market in the province and also is famous for the terraced rice fields.

DSPTCH × Gear Patrol Camera Straps: Back in Stock

DSPTCH × Gear Patrol Camera Straps: Back in Stock

by @ Gear Patrol

One of our most popular collaborations is finally back! The DSPTCH x Gear Patrol orange camera strap is back in stock and shipping today. Available in three styles.

Tionesta Vets Share Stories

by Kevin Farkas @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

Five local veterans from Western Pennsylvania’s Forest County recently shared their stories of military service with the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, recording partner with the Veterans Breakfast Club. Tionesta’s Victor Miesel, a Pittsburgh native and WW II Army Air Corps veteran, helped coordinate and host the special recording event held at Mt. […]

Found: 5 Great Performance Cars Perfect for Modern Day City Living

Found: 5 Great Performance Cars Perfect for Modern Day City Living

by @ Gear Patrol

The right car can make mid-week runabouts incredibly easy, not to mention transforming weekend escapes into driving nirvana.

2 Amazing Days in Death Valley: Our Itinerary from Las Vegas

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

If you like the idea of exploring sand dunes, climbing down into an extinct volcano, hiking through canyons, and seeing one of the United States’ most unique landscapes, Death Valley is calling your name. With 2 days in Death Valley, you can see the main highlights, although more time allows you to explore further. Here is our two day itinerary ...

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VBC Hosts North Shore Monuments Tour

by Kevin Farkas @ The Veterans Breakfast Club | Creating Communities of Listening

As part of its mission to create communities of understanding around veterans’ experiences, the Veterans Breakfast Club hosted a very special event on May 22, 2014—the first of its kind Pittsburgh North Shore Monuments Tour. The VBC event package included bus transportation from three convenient locations in the North Hills, South Hills, and Penn Hills […]

Why Families Are Getting Behind The Camera Instead Of In Front Of It

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

Holiday Snaps: Why Families Are Getting Behind The Camera Instead Of In Front Of It When we think of holiday photos, most of us still imagine the whole family awkwardly posing in front of famous landmarks, often boasting angry sunburn or embarrassing hats. But times are changing and […]

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2017 Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate!

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Book direct with us and save up to 20% off published room rates this summer! Start your next journey at Villa Song with our Summer Saving Promotion: 20% discount off published rate for bookings from 1st April to 31st October 2017.  Additional benefits when booking direct with us. 25% discount off any Spa treatment a complimentary […]

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Indochine week promotion

by Yega Thiyagarajan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Saigon is very happy to welcome you back to our newly renovated hotel and restaurant, from 1st October 2016 onwards, with a special food promotion that showcases Vietnamese and International culinary talents, coupled with the freshest produce that Vietnam has to offer.   New and exciting dishes such as Wok-Fried Nha Trang Tiger […]

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Grantourismo – Villa Song Saigon as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city

by Lan @ Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Villa Song Hotel Saigon was picked as one of best boutique hotels in Ho Chi Minh city by travel and food writer and photographer Lara Dunston and Terence Carter. See full post on Grantourismo website’ s Best Ho Chi Minh city boutique hotels from chic city stays to riverside retreats.

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SOG Celebrates Over 30 Years of Trusted Knife-Making with a Concise 2018 Collection

SOG Celebrates Over 30 Years of Trusted Knife-Making with a Concise 2018 Collection

by @ Gear Patrol

Just four knives, three multitools and a bottle opener.

5 Days in London: The Ultimate London Itinerary

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

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

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Today in Gear: The G-Wagen “Night Package”, Nike’s Cushy Running Shoe and More

Today in Gear: The G-Wagen “Night Package”, Nike’s Cushy Running Shoe and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

9 Days in Vietnam, 9 Gear Essentials • Gear Patrol

9 Days in Vietnam, 9 Gear Essentials • Gear Patrol


Gear Patrol

Want to be taken away? Well, you must consider Vietnam. Take everything you’ve come to know or partially understand about the country as you’ve seen through the mass media and turn it all on its collective head. This picturesque sliver of a country is a true escape from some of what we’ve come to know...

Coming Home to the Truth of Me

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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Fighting Cocks of Hanoi

by ViF - The Scribe @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

The first rule of Fighting Cock Club is ‘Don’t squawk about F…’ No, actually it’s not clear what the rules are, other than it’s a fight to the death.  Even then, some of the small circle of men surrounding this hastily-constructed ring, or cockpit, in Hà […]

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Cycling Across the Miles to Johor

by 10,000 Miles @ ✈ 10,000 Miles ✈

Text by guest blogger: Kaile Photos credit: Kwok Hwee   When Swee Hoon told me that she would be cycling over to Pengerang, Johor with her friends to savour seafood and ostrich satay, I was immediately hooked. I mean, how often does one get the chance to visit an ostrich farm, let alone tuck into [...]

DSPTCH × Gear Patrol Camera Straps: Back in Stock

DSPTCH × Gear Patrol Camera Straps: Back in Stock

by @ Gear Patrol

One of our most popular collaborations is finally back! The DSPTCH x Gear Patrol orange camera strap is back in stock and shipping today. Available in three styles.

Four Top Designers Reflect on the Rise of City-to-Mountain Apparel

Four Top Designers Reflect on the Rise of City-to-Mountain Apparel

by @ Gear Patrol

With Woolrich, Nanamica, Aether and Snow Peak.

A Return to the Wild

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

  I think I’ve been scared to write this. Afraid that by putting the words on the page I might bring it all back to life. And yet that’s the very reason why I need to write this.   So that I remember to never forget.     I guess you could say the story […]

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Deals of Note: January 23, 2018

Deals of Note: January 23, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save on a Filson dive watch, a Taylor Stitch canvas jacket, Raden luggage and more.

Off the Beaten Tracks in Hanoi

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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The Healthy Guide to Chiang Mai

by Camille Willemain @ This American Girl

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And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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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.

1000s of La Catrina Parade Through The Streets of Mexico For Día de Muertos 2017

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Over 1000 costume lovers paraded through Morelia in Mexico yesterday dressed as the cultural icon of death, La Calavera Catrina.  Held on the first day of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), families, friends and foreigners flooded the city’s streets for the second year running to see the spectacular congregation of elegant skeletons march towards the central Cathedral. “Death is democratic, because in the end, the mother, the brunette, the rich or the poor, all the people end up being skulls” – José Guadalupe Posada La Calavera Catrina was an illustration created by the Mexican political print maker Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913). Published in local papers the early 1910’s at the start of the Mexican Revolution, the elegant looking skeleton was designed to mock Mexico’s Euro-centric elite, who were believed to be abandoning their indigenous heritage by starting to emulate the fashions and mannerisms of Europeans from Paris and London. Today La Catrina has been fully absorbed into Mexico’s annual festival of the dead and can be seen on everything from t-shirts to porcelain dolls, reminding everyone that no matter how beautiful we are on the outside, we will all end up looking the same in the grave. The costume […]

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Deals of Note: January 25, 2018

Deals of Note: January 25, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save (more) on J.Crew final sale items, plus great deals on a Filson watch, Samsung QLED TVs and more.

Đồ Sơn Dreaming

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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Episode 73: 2018 New Year’s Travel Resolutions

Episode 73: 2018 New Year’s Travel Resolutions

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

Happy New Year! It’s 2018: time to start dreaming of new things in travel. On this episode of Talk Travel Asia podcast we’re going to look back at 2017, reflecting […]

Save 30% on This Hand-Dyed Motorcycle Jacket from Dainese

Save 30% on This Hand-Dyed Motorcycle Jacket from Dainese

by @ Gear Patrol

This is one of Dainese's top-tier jackets, so to get it for $240 off, is a steal.

Best Lens for Travel Photography

Best Lens for Travel Photography


G Adventures Blog

G Adventures' own Attit Patel shares the lenses he considers most worthy of taking up precious space in his backpack.

Fansipan cable car is to open in Feb 2016

by admin @ sapa travel

The cable car system is ready to use in February 2016. The Sun Group has announced that they will open the cable car in 2nd Feb 2016. Be the first to experience the cable.   WORKING HOURS Start: 7:30 A.M End: 17:30 Date to start: 2nd Febururay 2016 PRICE Adult and child (taller than 1,3 […]

Today in Gear: A Running Jacket Powered by LED,  Gorgeous Service Boots and More

Today in Gear: A Running Jacket Powered by LED, Gorgeous Service Boots and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

Vietnam in Focus Gallery and Café

Vietnam in Focus Gallery and Café


Vietnam in Focus - Photo Tours

Café, travel hub, photo gallery, movie theatre, new home of Vietnam in Focus… our Gallery and Café is Hanoi’s number 1 new destination for those looking for great coffee, fruit shakes or a cold beer and a place to chill amid the hectic streets of the Old Quarter. Enjoy the show as Hanoi’s street-life bustles past, and check out our stunning gallery of photographs taken by tour participants throughout Vietnam.We just moved in a few weeks ago, so the café is still a work in progress, but we aim to make it a unique and unmissable spot for both visitors to Vietnam and resident Hanoians. Alex and Colm are on hand in the mornings to offer travel advice and photography tips, and we have regular screenings of art-house movies in the evenings. Tours with Vietnam in Focus can also be booked here at any time.

GONG XI FA CAI !!

by 10,000 Miles @ ✈ 10,000 Miles ✈

Wow wow wow, February is indeed a crazy month for us in 10,000 Miles. Since our launch in January, it has been madness every day and we have been working round the clock to firm up itineraries so as to bring the best deals to our friends like you! Nevertheless each day is an exciting [...]

How A Small German Village Became the Most Important Place for Watches

How A Small German Village Became the Most Important Place for Watches

by @ Gear Patrol

Glashütte, with a population of around 7,000, has all the hallmarks of any other sleepy town in the German state of Saxony: steep hillsides, surrounded by forests. It is, however, home to the makers of some of the most coveted watches on the planet.

Mr.ZOOM Backpacker Hostel, Cat Ba, Vietnam

Mr.ZOOM Backpacker Hostel, Cat Ba, Vietnam


Booking.com

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Mr.ZOOM Backpacker Hostel offers accommodations in Cat Ba. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Photo Tips – Hanoi

by ViF - The Magician @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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What to Pack for a Safari Tour in Tanzania

by Michelle Rae Uy @ Days to Come

Tanzania is one of the most culturally fascinating destinations in Africa, and there is no better way to explore the vast lands of this country than on a safari tour. Choosing a great tour operator and game reserve for your safari tour in Tanzania isn’t that difficult. There are many trusted companies out there and hundreds of resources online to help you pick the best ones. The trickiest part, however, is the packing side of things. If you’re wondering what to pack for a safari tour in Tanzania, fear not, as we’ve compiled an essential guide to alleviate any stress you

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5 Reasons Why Death Valley Should be the Next National Park You Visit

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

When you think of Death Valley, what is the first thing that comes to mind? A barren desert landscape, crawling with scorpions and rattlesnakes? Yes, you can find that here, but there is so much more to Death Valley than a forbidding desert landscape. We spent several days touring the park and fell in love with this place. Out of ...

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Hiking the Japanese Alps in Winter

by Michelle Rae Uy @ Days to Come

Towering peaks up to 3,000 metres tall stand tall in the heart of Japan’s Honshu island, dividing the area into two parts. These are the Japanese Alps, encompassing four prefectures and three of the country’s mightiest mountain ranges – the Hidas, Kiso, and Akaishi.  In warmer months, they’re sun-dappled and covered with carpets of green, where absurdly beautiful valleys and picturesque towns sit peacefully and mighty summits keep a relentless watch nearby. Yet in the wintertime, they’re even more thunderous, glistening with fresh white snow, wind-chiselled facades that are simply spectacular. Make no mistake: hiking the Japanese Alps in the

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Episode 67: Craft Beer in Vietnam with John Pemberton

Episode 67: Craft Beer in Vietnam with John Pemberton

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

Scott and Trevor have a beer and a chat with John Pemberton the founder of Heart of Darkness Brewery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to talk about his beers, […]

Deal: Samsung’s Excellent 4K TVs Are Up to 45% Off

Deal: Samsung’s Excellent 4K TVs Are Up to 45% Off

by @ Gear Patrol

The Super Bowl is coming. It'd be nice to see the game in as much detail as possible.

Episode 68: Wild & Wacky Asian Experiences

Episode 68: Wild & Wacky Asian Experiences

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

Culture shock is certainly something that occurs when traveling abroad. Here in Asia there are many curious customs and holidays that are so different what we experience at home. We […]

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Luxurious Hotel Wedding Venues | Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Luxurious Hotel Wedding Venues | Villa Song Saigon Hotel


Villa Song Saigon Hotel

Among luxurious hotel wedding venues, Villa Song offers unforgettable experience for your special day: by the flowing river; amidst lush gardens.

Hiking Mosaic Canyon in Death Valley

by Julie @ Earth Trekkers

Mosaic Canyon is a fun hike to do in Death Valley. There is just enough rock scrambling and navigating through obstacles to keep things interesting. Mosaic Canyon narrows and widens several times throughout the hike so the views are always changing. This tends to be one of the more popular hikes in Death Valley, so be prepared to share the ...

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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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The Spicy Lover’s Guide to the Globe: A List of Every Spicy Food

by Jackie @ Days to Come

Spicy food. You either love it, you hate it or you’re trying to get used to it (like my partner is). If you love it then there’s one thing for sure, you want to taste all the spicy foods around the world.

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Save $30 on This Kangaroo Leather Wallet by Tailfeather

Save $30 on This Kangaroo Leather Wallet by Tailfeather

by @ Gear Patrol

The Finch wallet may be the closest you'll get to Australia without actually going. But, what the hell? Get the wallet and book the flight any way.

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.

Where the World’s Best Denim Is Made

Where the World’s Best Denim Is Made

by @ Gear Patrol

These denim mills make top-tier fabric used in some of the best goods you can buy.

Deals of Note: January 24, 2018

Deals of Note: January 24, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save on Dyson's smallest vacuum, Red Wing socks and a CRKT folding knife.

New Zealand – North Island Activities

by 10,000 Miles @ ✈ 10,000 Miles ✈

North Island New Zealand is where New Zealand’s main population lives. New Zealand’s largest city, and main international gateway of Auckland is located here; as well as New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington. In the 2006 census the North Island of New Zealand had a population of 3,059,420 or about 75% of New Zealand’s total [...]

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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Episode 66: Animal Tourism in Asia

Episode 66: Animal Tourism in Asia

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

First off, this is not a podcast about attractions and activities your dog or cat could enjoy while he or she is on holiday in Asia. While that would be […]

All aboard the Re-Unification Express

by ViF - The Scribe @ Vietnam in Focus – Photo Tours

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The 10 Most Interesting Waterfalls in Europe

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

There are tons of waterfalls scattered around Europe and around the world, and all have their merits. But Europe is home to some of the...

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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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Episode 65: SCUBA Diving in Southeast Asia with Chris Mitchell

Episode 65: SCUBA Diving in Southeast Asia with Chris Mitchell

by Talk Travel Asia @ Talk Travel Asia

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s best regions for SCUBA diving. From wreck diving to focusing on spotting creatures like the whale shark, Southeast Asia has you covered. Whether […]

Today in Gear: An Exceptional Chef’s Knife, a Reversible Bomber Jacket, Apple’s HomePod and More

Today in Gear: An Exceptional Chef’s Knife, a Reversible Bomber Jacket, Apple’s HomePod and More

by @ Gear Patrol

The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.

Save 22% on This Award-Winning Tactical Folding Knife by CRKT

Save 22% on This Award-Winning Tactical Folding Knife by CRKT

by @ Gear Patrol

The M16 line is one of the CRKT's trustiest and today you can save 22% on the M16-01KS.

Episode 61: Riding Vespas in Southeast Asia with Steve Mueller

Episode 61: Riding Vespas in Southeast Asia with Steve Mueller


Talk Travel Asia

Today on Talk Travel Asia Podcast, we chat with American Steve Mueller, who took his love for vintage Vespa motorcycles and turned it into a business, showing tourists the ins and outs of travelin…

14 Reasons Vietnam Is The Best Destination For Textiles Right Now

by Donna @ Haute Culture Textile Tours

Call me biased, but I say with conviction that Vietnam is the most unique and authentic country in South-East Asia. It has 54 distinct ethnic groups, many with their own language, lifestyle and long traditions that have been passed down through the generations. Between the tribal traditions, natural beauty of the landscape, incredible food and hospitable hosts, Vietnam is a must visit country worthy of anyones travel list.  However. Vietnam is rapidly changing, and the changes affect all of it’s diverse people. Increased access to technology, media and mass produced goods are making the world a smaller, more generic place. In Vietnam, this is as evident amongst the younger generations of indigenous ethnic groups whom are now being exposed to a new way of life and opportunities previously unknown to their elders. Naturally, these young people are affected by what they see happening across the country, and they strive to fit in to a culture that was never their own in order to earn their place in the new world encroaching on them. As a result, traditional visual identities through dress are rapidly beginning to evolve, or worse, becoming extinct. This makes Vietnam one of the best destinations for anyone […]

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First Look: Smith’s New Magnetic Goggle

First Look: Smith’s New Magnetic Goggle

by @ Gear Patrol

The I/O Mag is Smith's latest technological innovation. We got a chance to test a pre-release pair in Jackson, WY.

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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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

The Apple HomePod is Coming February 9. Here’s What You Need to Know

The Apple HomePod is Coming February 9. Here’s What You Need to Know

by @ Gear Patrol

At launch, it won't support multiroom audio...and a few other things.

10 Essential Travel Packing Tips to Simplify Your Life

by Kylie Dingman @ Places To See In Your Lifetime

I’ve spent most of the past few years bouncing from place to place to place, and although that’s a ton of fun, it definitely means...

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Deals of Note: January 23, 2018

Deals of Note: January 23, 2018

by @ Gear Patrol

How to save on a Filson dive watch, a Taylor Stitch canvas jacket, Raden luggage and more.

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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