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The Best Day Trips from Hanoi

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Hungry Ghost Festival…What is it??

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks an important event in the Lunar Calendar – The Ghost Festival or Hungry Ghost Festival! This festival typically starts from the 7th month in the Lunar Calendar and on the 15th Day, and lasts for a month. Why … Continue reading

Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane

Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane


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Our Laos motorbike Buffalo Tour from Vientiane to Longsane is an alternative for those that wish to experience a truly extreme and challenging motorcycle

“What’s So Great About Vietnam?” One Backpacker Explains All…

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

A whistle-stop guide through Vietnam as a backpacker! Includes tips on the wackiest and most fun activities, the local grub not to be missed, where to stay... from glitzy backpacker resort to rustic homestay... plus transport info! Vietnam is a beautiful, wildly varied country with tons to offer, and us backpackers need to soak its magic up before it becomes too touristy...

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VIFA Fair 2015 (11-14 March 2015), Vietnam’s International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

by Admin @ Go Vietnam!

First, let us give you some useful information about the VIFA furniture fair in Vietnam. The official name for Vietnam’s number one Furniture Fair : Vietnam International Furniture & Home Accessories Fair 2015 Abbreviated name: VIFA-EXPO 2015 Dates for this furniture event in Vietnam: 11 – 14 March, 2015 Trade days: 11 March, 2015 (10:00 […]

Lost in Chiang Mai: A Personal View of How the City Has Changed in 5 Years

by Nikki Scott @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you ever revisited a place only to find it completely transformed? This is how I felt recently upon revisiting Chiang Mai after being away from the city for five years. Chiang Mai had been the home for the SEA Backpacker Office and was personally my home for the best part of three years. During […]

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Why you must visit the Bali Treetop Adventure Park!

by GlobetrottingGrommets @ Globetrotting Grommets

Bali Treetop Adventure Park is located in the north of Bali, at the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul. It is around a two hour drive from Nusa Dua where we were staying but I promise its worth every minute of the long drive – the scenery on the way up is absolutely stunning and gives you a […]

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by tweetchatii @ Fodor's Forum

Hello, we�ve created an app for sharing travel itineraries. If you are interested in sharing your adventures and information about your trips please...

Hue Imperial Adventures

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Hue Imperial Adventures To the Citadel…and beyond! The day begins with a coffee or juice, where you’ll meet your tour...

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Phuket v Koh Lanta - Dec. 2018

by Htrav04 @ Fodor's Forum

Traveling next December with my family (2 adults and 3 teens). I am torn between staying at the JW Marriott in Phuket and Pimilai in Kho Lanta. As a...

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Hotels near Buffalo Tours, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Things to do, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


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Russian Trains - Luggage

by blondiepopo @ Fodor's Forum

Going on the Trans-Siberian Train this fall with a group tour. I already have luggage, but it's a 26" regular suitcase with wheels. Would I be better...

A Comprehensive Guide to Vietnam Visas

by Scott Jones @ XO Tours Blog

*** Disclaimer: We believe all the information in this article was correct at the time it was published however, regulations in Vietnam change often so we urge travelers to not rely solely on the information in this blog post when planning their trip to Vietnam. We cannot be held responsible for any lost monies or travel time due to any…

Buffalo Tours - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos | Ho Chi Minh Tours & Activities Booking Website VELTRA

Buffalo Tours - Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos | Ho Chi Minh Tours & Activities Booking Website VELTRA


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HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Hello, we�ve created an app for sharing travel itineraries. If you are interested in sharing your adventures and information about your trips please...

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...

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hue to Hoi An

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Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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A guide to Hoi An’s Lantern Festival

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hoi An, at any time of the year is stunning but it’s particularly magical during the full moon. The electricity is switched off; the streets are closed off to traffic and the old town is transformed into a fairyland of … Continue reading

A Mekong Delta Cruise with Buffalo Tours

A Mekong Delta Cruise with Buffalo Tours


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After a few days in Saigon we wanted to see a more relaxed side of South Vietnam. The Le Jarai Cruise offered by Buffalo Tours was exactly what we were looking for!

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

A Fun Stay At Vietnam Backpacker Hostel: The Downtown Hostel (Hanoi)

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Written by Huong on Jul 13, 2016 The experience of backpacking through Southeast Asia would not be fulfilling without spending a night at a backpackers’ hostel. Among all the experiences I have had so far in Southeast Asia, one of … Continue reading

LifeProof: A Phone Case for your Travel Adventures

LifeProof: A Phone Case for your Travel Adventures

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Almost 4 years of traveling has left us with countless memories and priceless experiences, and LifeProof cases help us keep our phone safe while traveling

XO Tours in Hanoi

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

XO Tours does not operate in Hanoi, and it’s unlikely we ever will. So why the misleading blog title? We felt the need to write this blog post to protect our brand, so that when our valued guests search for XO Tours they will know that XO Tours only operates out of Ho Chi Minh City…

RENFE and credit cards

by IMDonehere @ Fodor's Forum

One pop psychology definition of insanity is do the same thing and expect a different result. Well, today I tried to book tickets on RENFE. Yes, I...

Streets & Eats of Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

This is an all you can eat & free flow drink tour, so come with an appetite!

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5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Summer Special Offer! The Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

  We couldn’t be prouder of our Hanoi to Saigon Buffalo Run. Taking you to everywhere that makes Vietnam so damn great, many years of hard work have gone into designing this adventure. And this summer we are offering an … Continue reading

The Best Of Vietnamese Street Food

by Viet Nguyen Duc @ Go Vietnam!

Vietnamese food is well-known for its diversity, palatability and healthiness. It’s also low in fat and high in carbohydrates which is very good for your health. The balance between fresh herbs and vegetables as well as carefully selected spices make it one of the best cuisines in the world. Fortunately, in Vietnam you can taste these delicious […]

Hai Van Pass & Coastal Adventure – Hoi An to Hue

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Guests ride on the back with our experienced drivers on this tour to ensure safety. If you'd like to drive, please contact us directly!

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The Intercontinental, Bali: A Luxury Beachside Hotel

The Intercontinental, Bali: A Luxury Beachside Hotel

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

The Intercontinental Bali occupies a premier location on Jimbaran Bay and enables guests to experience the culture of Bali, or relax in its exclusive club.

Can You Travel Hong Kong on a Backpacker Budget?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Over all, Hong Kong cost us around HKD$3,500 for two people for three nights. Solo travellers might find themselves spending a little less than this. It’s a beautiful city with so much to offer, and its often overlooked by backpackers. We wholeheartedly believe that anyone who doesn’t visit here is missing the opportunity to see a different side to China, unlike anywhere else.

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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...

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...

10 Tips For Budding Travel Photographers

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

In response to requests throughout my trip for picture-taking and gear tips, I’ve compiled a list of insights that have helped me improve my photography related experiences throughout the past two months.

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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...

Travelling the World as an Introvert: How I Coped

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

What difficulties might one face when travelling the world as an introvert? One traveller describes her personal experiences on a world trip and how at first, she ignored her needs and tried to be someone that she's not. Introversion is something that affects many people and in spite of the obvious challenges, this article proves that it is possible to fully enjoy travel as an introvert, you just need to listen to yourself...

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Fun facts about Hanoi that you may not know…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Hanoi translates to “city inside rivers” (there are nine lakes in the city). It’s historic and more formal name is Thang Long, which has a more bad-ass meaning “Ascending Dragon”! Hanoi is over a thousand years old! The city celebrated … Continue reading

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


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The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia: Modern Design & High Tech Service

The Lokal Hotel, Philadelphia: Modern Design & High Tech Service

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

By replacing the staff with technology, the Lokal provides an interesting and private experience. It works seamlessly and makes for a special getaway

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon After Dark - Saigon, Vietnam


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Join the exhilarating streets of Saigon on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter while stopping at some of the best food stops & local nightlife hot spots. This is the quintessential night tour in Saigon.

27 Hours… Hanoi to Luang Prabang: The Worst Bus Journey in SE Asia?

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Have you done the 24+ hour bus journey from Hanoi, Vietnam to Luang Prabang, Laos? Or Vice Versa? Feared by backpackers all across Southeast Asia - is this journey as bad as they say it is? Read this and decide whether you want to book a flight instead!

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Capella, Singapore: A Luxury Hotel Escape on Sentosa Island

Capella, Singapore: A Luxury Hotel Escape on Sentosa Island

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

We love the hustle and bustle of city life, but we also crave peace and quiet. That's why Capella on Sentosa island is our new favorite destination in Singapore.

How to get around Saigon on the cheap!

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

How well do you know Southeast Asian food? Put yourself to the test!

by Admin @ Go Vietnam!

Have a go and let us know how well you performed in this hunger-inducing test. Let your taste-buds scream and see which of your friends knows Southeast Asian dishes the best!

VBH Guide to Vietnamese TET New Year & The Year of the Rooster…

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

2017 represents the Year of the Rooster according to the zodiac. To the Vietnamese, the Rooster is one of the most important animals that govern human life. It’s an essential protein for nourishment but is also often used as an … Continue reading

Vietnam Backpacker Hostels Grateful of No Serious Injuries in recent Public Ferry Collision

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

On 1 January 2017, a scheduled public ferry carrying passengers from Cat Ba Island to Hai Phong Harbor, Vietnam made contact with a bridge pylon. The accident resulted in damage to the ferry’s bow, and several seats inside the passenger … Continue reading

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

Phnom Penh Nightlife Experience

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

Kickstart the evening with a cocktail at a rooftop bar overlooking the Mekong river on the famous Phnom Penh riverfront...

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The Insider’s Phnom Penh

by admin @ Vespa Adventures » Products

If you’re looking to see not only the highlights of Phnom Penh but the secret spots too – this is the...

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Check out this Amazing video about the Frenetic Traffic In HCMC!

by Viet Nguyen Duc @ Go Vietnam!

THE FRENETIC TRAFFIC IN HO CHI MINH CITY Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo. Rob Whitworth is a prominent urban filmmaker with his excellent knowledge and experience in time-lapse photography. You can easily recognize his work which reveals places around the world through powerful and compelling photographic skills. His work has gained […]

Baltazar, Budapest: A Boutique Hotel Meets Bohemian Chic

Baltazar, Budapest: A Boutique Hotel Meets Bohemian Chic

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Boutique hotels are always stylish and different, but Baltazar is extra special. It has a quirky design like no other, with service, food and a location to match

Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist based in Saigon, Vietnam – Pizza 4P’s

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Globalization has been bringing the world to become smaller as well as blending cultures together, particularly when speaking of cuisine. Pizza could be one of the Italian greatest and most popular foods ever. We are accustomed to the fact that pizza is an Italian dish; therefore, the best quality that this oh-so famous dish should […]

Eating Dogs in Vietnam….When pets become food

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Dog meat and dog restaurants in Vietnam and around the world Every year, hundreds of thousand of pets are snatched in Thailand, then smuggled into Vietnam. The increased demand for dog meat in the Vietnamese market means that a  higher number of dogs are killed every year in order to satisfy all the consumers. Up […]

itinerary and home base for Italian Riviera

by imgwiz @ Fodor's Forum

I am starting to plan a 9 day trip for myself and my husband in April - May and wanted to spend a few days exploring Cinque Terra. Thought we could...

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Everyone likes to go on a shopping spree sometimes, and Saigon is definitely one of the best place for this. Through a quick Google search will help you find countless of high end shopping malls (Vincom A and B, and the most recent Takashimaya), we...

DIY Guide to Halong Bay: Dodge the Crowds & Get More Bang For Your Dong!

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

If you’re planning a trip to Vietnam, chances are that the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay is on your itinerary… and so it should be! Made up of around 2000 limestone islands, Halong Bay is just a stone’s throw away from Hanoi. A few clicks on your favourite search engine will suffice to understand […]

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World Travel Awards - Vietnam Nominees 2016

World Travel Awards - Vietnam Nominees 2016


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Nominees of the 2016 World Travel Awards - Asia Region

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

Have yourself a warm and merry little Christmas in Păng Tiêng, Lâm Đồng province

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

It is said Christmas is the best time of the year. It definitely is when you get together with family and friends to give gifts to one another and have a warm Christmas dinner spreading festive cheers. Unluckily, our festive cheers and just cannot do that much for people who live in poverty. Around and about in […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - Southeast Asia Backpacker Magazine


South East Asia Backpacker

Known by locals by its former name, Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam became Ho Chi Minh City in 1976 following the country's victory over the French...

Ultimate Gifts for Travelers

Ultimate Gifts for Travelers

by Danika Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Looking for that perfect gift, for the world traveler who has it all? Here are plenty of great ideas ranging from ultra luxe to practical, that will fit any budget! 

Soneva Jani: A Modern Luxury Maldives Resort

Soneva Jani: A Modern Luxury Maldives Resort

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

There are many luxury hotels in the Maldives, but Soneva Jani may just be the best. Everything about it is comfortable, laid-back, and sustainably run.

Albus Hotel, Amsterdam: Quirky, Comfortable and Well Located

Albus Hotel, Amsterdam: Quirky, Comfortable and Well Located

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Located in the city center of Amsterdam, Albus Hotel is stylish, welcoming and has a world class restaurant, perfect for visiting as a tourist, or if you’re in need of a staycation!

Choosing Effective Photos for Your Website (with Examples)

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

Choosing the right photos is vital when it comes to marketing your travel products. It’s also one of the hardest things to get right. In this article, Erika Braeger talks to the experts, breaks things down, and presents some case studies to make things easier. Stunning landscapes and gleeful families on the beach have held […]

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Eat, Stray, Love: Eating Your Way Through Ubud, Bali: A Self-Guided Food Walking Tour

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

If you’re looking to experience Ubud beyond the Monkey Forest, this self-guided food walking tour takes you off the beaten path into serene rice fields with quaint cafes and tasty treats dotted all along the way!

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itinerary and home base for Italian Riviera

by imgwiz @ Fodor's Forum

I am starting to plan a 9 day trip for myself and my husband in April - May and wanted to spend a few days exploring Cinque Terra. Thought we could...

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

MARKET INNOVATOR: SOPHIE'S ART TOUR - Dulichable

MARKET INNOVATOR: SOPHIE'S ART TOUR - Dulichable


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Sophie’s Art Tour offers a different tourist experience to the typical city tours in which visitors attempt to piece together Vietnamese history through the narrow selection of historic buildings and museums.

It’s 2015 and I’m in Phu Quoc! Great, now what do I do? Tips for those travelling to Phu Quoc, Vietnam

by Dario Gonzalez @ Go Vietnam!

Here are some ideas that could be useful to persons travelling to Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. Having been there in 2007 and now in 2015, the difference is amazing, not really a good thing as I prefer the less-developed version with its small airport in the main town of the island. Things have changed […]

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The art of crossing the streets in Vietnam…..

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Locals or anyone who has lived in Vietnam a long time, who have observed the traffic, will see it as though they are watching a perfectly coordinated ballet performance of people, motorbikes, cars, buses or even the occasional chicken. If … Continue reading

3 reasons you should not book with XO Tours

by XO Tours @ XO Tours Blog

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

Philadelphia/DC in late June, possibly 4th of July?

by marvelousmouse @ Fodor's Forum

I had been considering a short trip to SF or San Diego this summer. And then I was googling the Mutter because I was trying to explain phrenology...

Keating Hotel, San Diego: A Boutique Hotel in the Gaslamp

Keating Hotel, San Diego: A Boutique Hotel in the Gaslamp

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Located in a historic building in the heart of downtown San Diego's famed Gaslamp Quarter, The Keating Hotel seamlessly blends California history with Italian style.

Moving from the United States to Europe with UPakWeShip

Moving from the United States to Europe with UPakWeShip

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Moving from the United States to Europe can be a logistical nightmare, and an expensive one at that. Here’s how we shipped our stuff overseas, thanks to UPakWeShip

Rich Traditions Hue Countryside

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Rich traditions Hue countryside Discover the hidden charms of Hue. Kick off the day with a Vietnamese coffee or fresh...

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THE BEST MONTH TO VISIT VIETNAM? SEPTEMBER!

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Yes, Vietnam is a great country to travel all year round depending on the region – but if you ask us which time of the year we like to travel most, it’s definitely the month of September! Here’s why: It’s … Continue reading

Spring Break in Madrid with Kids (8 and 12 yo) - Need Advise!

by anuta77 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! We are planning to take our 2 kids (boys, 8 and 12 yo) to Madrid (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187514-Madrid-Vacations.html) for...

Tune Hotel – The perfect transit stopover when travelling through KL

by GlobetrottingGrommets @ Globetrotting Grommets

Flying Airasia often means we have a lot of stopovers in Kuala Lumpur - some only for a few hours and some overnight. We used to stay at a hotel out of the airport, around ten minutes drive but found this was a hassle with the three kids, bags and often late at night! So […]

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Nevai Hotel: A Boutique Ski Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland

Nevai Hotel: A Boutique Ski Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Nevai provides the classic alpine experience but takes it up a few notches. With its contemporary design and lovely spa, it is perfect for the discerning skier.

Hoi An Rural Villages & Luxury Spa Experience

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Hotel drop-off is not included in this package.

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Phuket v Koh Lanta - Dec. 2018

by Htrav04 @ Fodor's Forum

Traveling next December with my family (2 adults and 3 teens). I am torn between staying at the JW Marriott in Phuket and Pimilai in Kho Lanta. As a...

Spring Break in Madrid with Kids (8 and 12 yo) - Need Advise!

by anuta77 @ Fodor's Forum

Hello! We are planning to take our 2 kids (boys, 8 and 12 yo) to Madrid (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g187514-Madrid-Vacations.html) for...

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...

Philadelphia/DC in late June, possibly 4th of July?

by marvelousmouse @ Fodor's Forum

I had been considering a short trip to SF or San Diego this summer. And then I was googling the Mutter because I was trying to explain phrenology...

Get Inspired with 6 Effective Travel Websites

by joshzukas @ Dulichable

When building a new website or refreshing an old one, it’s best to start with a hunt for inspiration. In this article, Josh Zukas talks to the experts to round up six of the most eye-catching and effective travel company websites from around the world. Authentic Asia This continental tour company focusing on bespoke luxury […]

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Water Buffalo Tours - a MUST for Mekong Tours in Vietnam – Globetrotting Grommets

Water Buffalo Tours - a MUST for Mekong Tours in Vietnam – Globetrotting Grommets


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Buffalo Tours – 2 day 1 night Mekong Delta Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels One thing we look for when booking our tours is privately tours run by locals – there is nothing worse in my opinion than sitting on a shuttle bus with 30 other tourists all cramming on and off the bus, and …

It’s Mid-Autumn Festival Time… What is it?

by max @ Vietnam Backpackers' Hostels

Today marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival! Named Têt Trung Thu in Vietnamese, it is also known as the Children’s festival. It is said that name came about, as it’s a way for parents to make up for the … Continue reading

Off The Beaten Path in Vietnam

by Brinda Shah @ XO Tours Blog

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

The Ultimate Hanoi Shopping Guide – What to buy and where to buy it

by Graham Stein @ XO Tours Blog

We wrote a very popular shopping article focused on Ho Chi Minh City 2 years ago, and have since had many requests for a similar piece for Hanoi. Shopping posts are difficult to do however, because there are so many unique things that you can buy in Vietnam that it’s impossible to include everything in a single article. We…

Water Buffalo Tours – a MUST for Mekong Tours in Vietnam

by GlobetrottingGrommets @ Globetrotting Grommets

Buffalo Tours – 2 day 1 night Mekong Delta Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels One thing we look for when booking our tours is privately tours run by locals – there is nothing worse in my opinion than sitting on a shuttle bus with 30 other tourists all cramming on and off the bus, and […]

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

From exploring the depths of a mysterious subterranean world to bargaining in a Mekong market, from sleeping under a bamboo roof in the mountains to scaling waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Vietnam is bursting with exciting things to do. In this XO blog post we outline the very best activities across the country – from…

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...

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur: A Luxury Stay in Malaysia

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur: A Luxury Stay in Malaysia

by Chris Garlotta @ Luxury Travel Blog: No Destinations - No Destinations

Calling the Petronas Towers neighbhors, and occupying a most privileged location in Kuala Lumpur, the Mandarin Oriental has the style and comfort you'd expect and so much more

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....

Bali with babies

by GlobetrottingGrommets @ Globetrotting Grommets

Travelling with babies isn't always as impossible as many think - Actually out of all our trips to Bali with kids at different ages, I think the 4 month old was the easiest! There may be a little bit of extra luggage to take and planning, but here are mine and Kate from Rolling Along […]

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Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog

Top 5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City | XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Fun things to do around the Ho Chi Minh City area. Our top 5 day trips!

Russian Trains - Luggage

by blondiepopo @ Fodor's Forum

Going on the Trans-Siberian Train this fall with a group tour. I already have luggage, but it's a 26" regular suitcase with wheels. Would I be better...

Researching, planning and budgeting

by GlobetrottingGrommets @ Globetrotting Grommets

  Planning and researching our trips well in advance is our holiday style...we definitely aren’t the “wing it” kind of travellers. We like to have everything pre-booked and planned down to the last detail. With three young kids in tow it makes our life much easier when we are organised. Obviously things don’t always go […]

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Ha Giang Loop, Vietnam: A Biker’s Guide

by Guest Author @ South East Asia Backpacker

Layer upon layer of blue-green mountains reaching out as far as the eye can see; jagged black rocks jutting out of the hazy green landscape and sheer cliffs descending dramatically from the edge of narrow mountain roads — these are just some of the views you will encounter during the 320-kilometer Hà Giang motorbike loop, located in the extreme north of Vietnam.

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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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RENFE and credit cards

by IMDonehere @ Fodor's Forum

One pop psychology definition of insanity is do the same thing and expect a different result. Well, today I tried to book tickets on RENFE. Yes, I...

Information about traffic violation penalties fees for car drivers in Vietnam

by Thuy Nguyen @ Go Vietnam!

Traffic and driving in Vietnam is complicated, annoying, dangerous and a volley of other terms that will come to each readers’ minds. You need nerves of steel and a great deal of patience to manage it but it is really a part of everyday life living here. To get from point A to point B, […]

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