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How to celebrate Surva in Pernik, Bulgaria

by Dianne Thomas @ Indie Travel Podcast

Every year, the town of Pernik in Bulgaria hosts Surva, the International Festival of the Masquerade Games. Get the most out of your Surva experience with this guide!

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.

Explore Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Baan Dam Museum (Black House), and Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) in Chiang Rai, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Wat Rong Khun may the most popular but it isn't Chiang Rai's only draw. There are two other attractions close to the city that are worthy of your itinerary – Baan Dam Museum, aka Black House, and Wat Rong Suea Ten, otherwise known as the Blue Temple. You can visit all three in half a day.

The World of Wanderlust Complete Guide to Paris

The World of Wanderlust Complete Guide to Paris

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Paris is a city that captivates you in every sense of the world. A waft of fresh croissants as you walk past your local boulangerie, the texture sensation as you bite into your first macaron, the sounds of street buskers as you meander through the local fruit markets… and that is just day one. This complete guide to Paris will prepare you for the city of romance like you’ve never seen it before: through the lens of a wannabe Parisian who will guide you through the highlights of Paris and make your first experience a memorable one. Guide to Paris: Neighbourhoods Paris is sectioned into twenty arrondissements, also know as neighbourhoods. Each of these has their own unique appeal, but if you’re looking for the creme de la creme, check out the below: My favourite Hoods Le Marais – Currently my favourite neighbourhood to stay and play in for its’ effortlessly chic boutiques, an abundance of cafes and great cheap eats. Best enjoyed on a Saturday when the streets are packed with locals and a buzz fills the air. St Germain des Pres – The posh part of town and rightly so! Here you will find some of the most […]

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A City Guide to Edmonton, Alberta

A City Guide to Edmonton, Alberta

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

My first trip of 2018 has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember: the Canadian Rockies! My first stop on the trip was initially one of convenience, flying in to Edmonton as one of the two gateways to the region (the other being Calgary). But I soon realised this city is worth so much more than a stopover as it turned out to be a really fun few days! Below you will find my recommendations for the city of Edmonton, which is bursting with so many great restaurants, cafes and bars. Its the kind of city you can really kick back and enjoy yourself in, especially if you consider yourself a bit of a foodie like me. So, lets dive in! Your Guide to Edmonton, Alberta I landed in the afternoon after a 24 hour flight journey from my hometown in Tasmania. If you’re flying from Australia you will be spoilt for choice, as Air Canada have just launched direct flights from Melbourne to Vancouver, in addition to the Sydney-Vancouver route already on offer. From there, its just a 1 hour and 15 mins flight through to Edmonton. Once you’ve arrived, I would recommend […]

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Lucie Fink: What it’s Like to Drastically Change Your Lifestyle Five Days at a Time

Lucie Fink: What it’s Like to Drastically Change Your Lifestyle Five Days at a Time

by Maddy Moon @ Maddy Moon

Episode 184: Lucie Fink is a 25-year-old video producer, lifestyle host and stop motion artist. At Refinery29, she created and hosts the hit YouTube series “Try Living with Lucie” where she takes on social experiments for 5 days at a time, documenting her experience vlog-style. Throughout her time here, she’s built a loyal YouTube fan-base that has helped her […]

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and its biggest city by far. It's a top tourist destination which is consistently ranked among the world's most visited cities. In fact, so popular and beloved is Bangkok that it was voted the "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine readers for four consecutive years. Spend a few days there and you'll get its appeal.

The ultimate guide to Australian summer adventures

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

From white-sand beaches to world-class vineyards, you will find something to love here.

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Exploring Wroclaw’s Beautiful Christmas Market

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The well-wrapped crowds move together under the flickering pinpricks of a thousand glowing fairy lights. A chorus of carols blends perfectly with a rattling of sleigh bells and the excited…

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A short guide to Had Rin

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Had Rin is a small town, located on thee beautiful island of Koh Phangan, in the south of Thailand. It is mostly famous for its full moon parties – monthly events, frequented by thousands of young people looking for cheap booze, loud music and good fun. I have been coming to Had Rin every year […]

A Walk Through Wartime Warsaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The narrow, cobbled road beside Warsaw’s Park Ogród Krasińskich used to be one of the city’s busiest streets, although nowadays you wouldn’t be able to tell. The buildings that used to…

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

How to get around New Zealand podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get around New Zealand? Check out our New Zealand transport tips in this NZ travel podcast.

Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Teaching English online has many advantages. You can live anywhere you want, travel and earn money at the same time. Thanks to it I’ve managed to live in Thailand, Vietnam and Poland and soon I’m going to be travelling again. So far I’ve only told you about the good side of online teaching, but what […]

9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pai is a small town in the north of Thailand. For years it’s been popular with yoga, Thai massages, vegetarian cuisine and nature enthusiasts, who value healthy lifestyle and relaxation over the noise and chaos of a city. It was once a favourite hang out place among the hippie crowd and only recently it gained popularity […]

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.

8 reasons why you should become an Online English Teacher

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When I started working as an online English teacher I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that it was going to be better than working at a school, or for a big corporation. I wanted to be independent and wanted to be my own boss. So, I took the leap and I have […]

How to Survive Bhutan’s Famous Naked Monk Dance

by Evan Purcell @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Bhutan in late October? Don't miss the Naked Monk Dance in Bumthang, central Bhutan. Check out our Naked Monk Dance festival article for tips!

Top 10 things to do near Vilanculos Mozambique

by Sabine Behrmann @ Indie Travel Podcast

From diving to horse-riding; picnics on the beach to exploring the local market -- there's plenty to do in Vilanculos, Mozambique.

How to get around Australia podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Australia is a land of huge distances, so choosing the right transport is a big deal! Find out how to get around Australia in our Australia transport podcast.

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Discover fascinating history, fantastic food, art galleries and a year-round party scene in one of Asia’s most exciting cities … once you’ve mastered the art of dodging the motorbikes, that is

SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is of course the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit I had […]

The best places for some tea and pastries in Kuala Lumpur that the Queen would approve

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

This post is brought to you by Traveloka  When you are in Kuala Lumpur but you’ve covered everything this city has to offer, all its touristic attractions and glory, what else can you do? If you are a person who enjoys their siesta time with the perfect cup of English tea and some scones to […]

Get to know my story and become an online English teacher!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

6:30 am in Chiang Mai. I am slowly dragging myself out of bed. It’s my second week of working in Thailand and I’m slowly beginning to think what I should do next. Is it worth looking for another job? Another school? Maybe it’s time to go back to England? I look at Chris, who is […]

How to celebrate Easter in Coleraine, Northern Ireland

by Leanne Dunlop @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Christian festival of Easter is celebrated widely across the North Coast of Northern Ireland. Find out how you too can celebrate Easter in Coleraine.

Luke Nguyen's food pho thought

Luke Nguyen's food pho thought


Good Food

From banh mi to rooftop bars, the chef and TV presenter offers his tips for eating in Ho Chi Minh City.

Nice travel guide: what to do in Nice, France

by Mandy Nicholls @ Indie Travel Podcast

Amazing beaches, delicious food, connections with France, Italy, and Monaco -- what isn't to love! Find out what to do, where to stay, and how to enjoy Nice, France, in our Nice travel guide.

How to walk the Milford Track podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Milford Track is the most famous of New Zealand’s Great Walks — and for good reason. An easy track, wonderful scenery and birdsong, and good infrastructure make the Milford one awesome track. Learn how to prepare for the walk in our Milford Track podcast.

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide 2018 | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism - KAYAK


KAYAK

Planning to visit Ho Chi Minh City? Discover how to get there, where to stay, what to do, where to eat and more, in the best guide to Ho Chi Minh City, from KAYAK.

Hunting for Krasnale – The Anti-Communist Dwarves of Wroclaw

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Wroclaw may possibly be one of Poland’s most charming and picturesque cities. Nestled both alongside and within the Oder, its centre contains 12 islands connected by 130 bridges. A rainbow of…

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Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City  - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France

Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France


AirFrance

Stay in Ho Chi Minh City: what to visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where to stay, which restaurant to go? All information to prepare your holidays to Ho Chi Minh City with Air France.

How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is the most popular location for expats in the north of Thailand. It is full of hostels, hotels and apartment buildings, which are available to rent in different prices. A room in a condominium can cost only 4,000 Baht per month, plus bills. But how to find an apartment in Chiang Mai if […]

Life and work in Thailand: Q&A

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I receive many emails from you asking about life and work in Thailand. I am always happy to get messages from my readers and discuss different, travel – related things. However, some questions repeat themselves and that’s why I always refer you to my blog. I’ve decided that I would gather all questions and answers […]

The 26 Safest Cities for Female Solo Travelers

The 26 Safest Cities for Female Solo Travelers

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Over the last five years travelling the globe solo I have had many ups and downs, good experiences, terrible experiences, and most important of all, life lessons. However if I could have known then what I knew now, there are some cities I would have avoided and others I would have visited sooner. Below is a comprehensive list of the safest cities for female solo travelers, where I have felt most comfortable and enjoyed every minute of my time in. Sure, there are many more… but these cities are a safe bet! The Best Cities for Female Solo Travelers 1. Zurich, Switzerland Switzerland as a whole is one of the safest countries to travel to solo, but Zurich is the city that captured my heart most. Just big enough to remain interesting for a few days but with a small village feel, the city is full of winding alleyways and postcard-worthy views. For an authentic experience consider renting an apartment (with a balcony) for a few nights and spend your days meandering the cities’ many pockets. Read more: How to Spend 48 Hours in Zurich 2. Vancouver, Canada Vancouver is the kind of city you imagine yourself living in just […]

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10 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh - Best Attractions in Saigon

10 Best Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh - Best Attractions in Saigon


vietnam-guide.com

Many of the best attractions in Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) centre around the events of 20th century war and conquest. It sounds sombre, and in parts it is, but there are some truly fascinating historical activities suitable for all ages. From classic French architecture to perfectly maintained

Connection vs. Attachment (what’s the difference?)

Connection vs. Attachment (what’s the difference?)

by Maddy Moon @ Maddy Moon

Episode 186: Have you ever found yourself attached to a person you were in a relationship with, even though you saw red flags and way too many warning signs? Ever felt attached to a particular job or a role in life that you felt recognized for? Have you ever been attached to a moment so much that you […]

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A Backpacker’s Guide to Hanoi

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

After being lost from the tourist map for decades due to the ravages of war, Hanoi has become a mainstay on the majority of backpacker’s trips around South East Asia.…

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Pong Kwao Hot Springs: A very hot attraction in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Pong Kwao Hot Springs is a a hidden gem in the area of Chiang Mai. It’s hard to find and one must have quite a bit of time on their hands to navigate through the mountain roads to find it. But, once you get there, it will be hard for you to leave. Chris and […]

Eight architectural wonders in Ljubljana

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Some of the most stunning European architecture can be found in Ljubljana, including works of famous architect, Jože Plečnik.

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Attending a Ganga Aarti: how to worship the Ganges River in Haridwar

by Sebastian Wojnar @ Indie Travel Podcast

Haridwar’s Ganga Aarti has taken place nightly - rain or shine! - at Har-Ki-Pauri Ghat since 1910. Find out how to experience the Ganga Aarti for yourself.

Ukrainian International Airlines: Why I don’t want to save money on flights anymore

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Ukrainian International Airlines are one of the top airlines that fly between Thailand and Europe and because of their prices many people choose to holiday in the tropics. Expats from many countries very often use deals and promotions from UIA to visit their families, or to go for a short break to their home countries. Prices are […]

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Everything You Need to Know About Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) - Everything You Need to Know About Ho Chi Minh City


vietnam-guide.com

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is the business and financial hub of Vietnam, with a prominent history going back hundreds of years. The Khmers originally settled the region, with the Vietnamese taking over in the 17th century. The French conquered Saigon, as it was then known,

Six unique Jakarta neighbourhoods you should explore

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover six Jakarta neighbourhoods loved for their quirky charm, historical buildings and luxury stores.

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Shopping in Chiang Mai: The Best Markets, Boutiques and Malls

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

One of the reasons why tourists visit Chiang Mai is shopping. The city is known mainly because of the Sunday and Saturday markets and the Night Bazaar, which spread across the main streets. These are usually very busy and crowded affairs. It is worth going to one of them to see the great selection of […]

New York for Pastry Lovers: The 10 Best Bakeries in NYC

New York for Pastry Lovers: The 10 Best Bakeries in NYC

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

On my recent fleeting visit to New York, I had just enough time to check out what was happening on the bakery scene in the city and sample my way around some old favourites. Below you will find my handpicked selection of the 10 best bakeries in NYC and what each of them specialises in to make over-the-counter ordering a breeze! Supermoon Bake House (The Cruffin) New on the scene and only open a few days before my arrival, the creator of the cruffin (an Aussie himself) has departed Mr Holmes Bakehouse (West Coast) and branched out on his own with Supermoon Bake House in the lower east side. Of course, the speciality is still the croissant-muffin hybrid “the cronut”, but you’ll have to arrive bang on opening time to get your hands on one. If you miss out, the croissants are really good in terms of technique and flavour, but be ready to flake the whole thing all over you. Bonus: the coffee is great thanks to some Aussie baristas. 120 Rivington Street, Lower East Side, New York Woops! Bakeshop (The Cuteness) Over in Williamsburg I came across this little gem of a place that I’ll admit, looked better than it […]

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Scooters in Chiang Mai: How to drive safely around the city

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Scooters are everywhere in Chiang Mai. Just like anywhere else in Thailand, they are used for transportation of people, goods and even animals. For expats living in Chiang Mai they are a necessary tool to get to work quickly and to see places further away from the city, which often cannot be found in any […]

How to deal with travel stress

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling can be stressful. But don't let travel stress ruin your journey -- use our seven tips for de-stressing on the road!

Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

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.

Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Wat Pha Lat, also known as Wat Sakithaka, is a small gem on the map of Chiang Mai. This quiet temple is hidden in the forest and is very often omitted by travellers, who head straight to the nearby Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – one of the most famous temples in the north of […]

Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Bangkok’s Chinatown, or Yaowarat, definitely earns its spot on the list of must-see places in Thailand’s capital. It is home to one of the city’s most iconic streets and a haven for street food lovers. I have been to Bangkok many times before, but for some reason, I’ve never made it to Chinatown. That’s why […]

Things to Do in Bilbao. Top 5 Picks for Your Next Trip to Spain

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

The largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is the kind of place that pulls you in slowly with its subtle charms and welcoming people. This former industrial heavyweight of northern Spain has been reborn as a modern day destination for lovers of fantastic foods and contemporary art amongst other things. You will be surprised at […]

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Travel diary: A year of housesits and family time

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's been a year of slow travel for us -- lots of time housesitting and spending time with family. Check out our late-2017 travel diary.

How-to guide to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

by Beth Leslie @ Indie Travel Podcast

Want to know how to get the most out of the weird and wonderful Edinburgh Fringe Festival? Check out this guide for tips on what to do and see, where to stay, and how to get there.

A year in Review: My Favourite Destinations, Experiences and Blog Posts of 2017

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

I prefaced last year’s roundup with a note that, for the world as a whole, 2016 had been a veritable dumpster fire of a year. We all knew it would…

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Unusual Christmas Destinations: 17 Festive(ish) Travel Stories

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Christmas away from your home country can bring out all sorts of emotions. You either love it or hate it. But more often than not, unusual Christmas destinations become the funny tales that you remember over the turkey and a pint each Christmas. While we had a couple of extreme Christmas experiences in the past, […]

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Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City  - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France

Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France


AirFrance

Stay in Ho Chi Minh City: what to visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where to stay, which restaurant to go? All information to prepare your holidays to Ho Chi Minh City with Air France.

Meet Phil, the man behind Thailand’s #1 TEFL website

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before I moved to Thailand I had done a lot of research about the country and teaching opportunities. I was a complete newbie. All I knew was that I really wanted to live in the Land of Smiles. I had no idea how much a teacher could earn, how to find a job and what […]

Why Couchsurfing is perfect for couples

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

Couples looking for accommodation will have slightly different priorities to other travellers. However, Couchsurfing is one of the best options, for everyone really, but especially for couples.

The Best Advice For Your First Time Traveling Solo

The Best Advice For Your First Time Traveling Solo

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

I’ve been on so many solo adventures now that I am often quick to forget how daunting my first time traveling solo was. On my first trip, I embarked on the 30+ hour journey to Europe and made my way to Paris, Prague, Budapest and London. Since then, I’ve never thought twice about packing my bags and heading off on a trip solo. But there are so many things I know now that I wish I knew back then, like what to do when you catch the right train but in the wrong direction, or how to convince yourself you’re more adventurous than you really are. Below are my top tips to help you build the courage we both know you have to take your first solo adventure! 1. When packing: less is more The best piece of advice I was given before I set off on my first adventure solo was to pack my bags, take it all and cut it in half, then put only half back. The old saying “you can only wear one pair of jeans at a time” is remarkably true, moreover, your favourite pair of jeans is always going to be your go to. Anything […]

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

The railway line from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville was reopened for passenger services in 2016 after 14 years of being out of action. I’ve been to Phnom Penh numerous times and I have always admired the old train station, hoping that one day that train services would resume. If you want to ride the only […]

Visit Nami Island, Gangchon Rail Park, and Petite France on a Day Tour from Seoul

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Nami Island is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Seoul. Aside from being storybook beautiful, it's a curious place that's unlike anything we've ever visited. There's a child-like quality to the island reminiscent of faeries, elves, and other playful spirits. We relegate them to fantasy as adults but here, they may still exist.

How to be a tourist in your own backyard podcast

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's always possible to keep the travel mentality alive, by being a tourist in your own backyard! Listen to our local travel podcast for advice.

What’s in my Travel Bag 2018

What’s in my Travel Bag 2018

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

This year I’m taking a new approach to travel: I’ve written a list of destinations I don’t believe I can live without visiting in my lifetime and I’m ticking them off one by one. This year my adventures kicked off in Alberta, Canada, a destination that has been on my travel list for as long as I can remember. Although this destination is more popular in the summertime, I was determined to make it a winter trip as the concept of snow is still quite foreign for this Tasmanian native! Another new approach I am taking this year is to spend a lot more of my time capturing video content to help inspire journies of your own. For the past five years I have really side-lined video content and focused more on imagery, but this year I want to make my Youtube Channel my main approach. Switching to more video content means investing in new gear and upgrading some of my old and faithful gear. After much deliberation and way too much time watching review videos on Youtube, I’ve found the below equipment to be the best for me to capture my solo adventures this year in both photos and […]

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Popular IHG® Rewards Club catalog items for less than 80,000 points

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

You have lots of options for redemptions—and they start as low as 300 points.

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A guide to 2017 Asia-Pacific festivals

by Nicole Leigh West @ Indie Travel Podcast

From fun-filled water fights to sparkling headdresses and nature’s finest displays of beauty, the Asia-Pacific region hits the festival circuit running in 2017. Better yet, festivals give you the perfect excuse to travel and experience the wonder of cultural displays! Are you ready for the adventure? Here’s a guide to 2017’s Asia-Pacific festivals. Songkran, Thailand […]

Where I’m At: November, 2017 – Chiang Mai edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’ve been here for nearly two weeks on a visa run from Vietnam. In that time I’ve completed a new map of current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia. [Click here for […]

How to spend half a day in Graz, Austria

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

From the Schlossberg to the Murinsel to the Hauptplaz -- and everything in between -- there's heaps to do in vibrant Graz. Check out our half-day itinerary for Graz, Austria.

Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

How to spend one day in La Coruña podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

It's easy to spend a week or more in the Spanish seaside city of La Coruña, but one day is okay too! Check out our guide to how to spend one day in A Coruña, Spain.

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Swaziland: A safari setting like no other

by Michelle Lewis-Loubser @ Indie Travel Podcast

Swaziland may be the smallest country in the southern hemisphere, but it’s big on experiences. Read about how to make the most of your Swaziland trip.

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

Interview with teachers in Thailand: Bob and Corona from the States

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

It’s been almost 5 years since I did my TEFL course with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Wow! I can’t really believe it. Time goes fast. I still think that the month I spent training to become a teacher was one of the best times in my life. I really got to learn a […]

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop

Underground in Ho Chi Minh City: insider’s guide to the places to eat, drink, party and shop


South China Morning Post

Where to find the hidden restaurants, back alley bars, concealed clubs and more as we take you beyond the tourist haunts of a city that offers a fascinating mix of cultures and cuisines

DUMAGUETE + NEGROS TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget + Itinerary)

by thepinay solobackpacker @ The Pinay Solo Backpacker

Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental has long been a tourist-magnet.  It is one of the more popular spots for expats who wish to retire in the Philippines.  The bustling city is home to the scenic Siliman University, the oldest American private university in the country.  Dumaguete City is dubbed as a University town because a large percentage of its population …

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New Years Resolutions Worth Sticking To

New Years Resolutions Worth Sticking To

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

  Stop apologising for being yourself and just be   Immerse yourself in new experiences   Be kind to people who are unkind to you   Patience is strength, build it up   Plan your day the night before     Be your own soul mate   Leave bad situations   Make every day an adventure   Say thank you more   Be kind to your body, its the only one you are given     Look less at others and more at yourself   Give more than you receive, karma has a way of coming back to you   Write a list of places you want to go and go there   Smile more… way more   Learn to be happy in silence     Focus on the solution, not the problem   When all else fails, eat a tub of ice cream   When it comes to friendships: quality over quantity   Stop comparing   Let people go if you’ve outgrown them     You can google literally anything, ask google more   Read more about things that interest you   Go on more small adventures… to the beach, to the shop, to the fridge   Ask for help […]

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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.

Everland Resort: What to Do at South Korea’s Biggest Theme Park

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Everland Resort is a Korean theme park located about 36 km from Seoul in Yongin City. It's South Korea's biggest theme park, receiving around 7.3 million visitors annually. Its most popular attractions include T Express, the world's steepest wooden rollercoaster, and Panda World, which is home to a pair of giant pandas.

Danielle Paige: How to Use Astrology to Heal Personas and Clear Limiting Beliefs

Danielle Paige: How to Use Astrology to Heal Personas and Clear Limiting Beliefs

by Maddy Moon @ Maddy Moon

Episode 187: Danielle Paige is a Healer, Guide and Intuitive who uses Astrology as a tool to help her client’s unblock, understand, and explain their karmic soul blueprint to them. She is a master at seeing through personas which are limited beliefs, and helping people clear them out energetically so that they can live a life […]

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of Honshu (the largest island of Japan). Like many casual visitors to Japan with no ties to the country, I had never heard of Aomori. There are 47 prefectures (like a province or state) in Japan, and Aomori is one of the lesser visited of Japan. [Map of […]

The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a city that offers the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. After a couple of exhausting day trips into the mountains or other thrilling, action-packed activities, there’s nothing better than taking a deep breath and just do – well – nothing. Sure, a spa day with massages, manicures, pedicures and facials is […]

Overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane: A cheap and easy way to get from Thailand to Laos

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Travelling overland from Chiang Mai to Vientiane is an easy and cheap way to get from Thailand to Laos. It is a very popular way of doing visa and border runs for many backpackers and expats, who want to stay in the Land of Smiles a bit longer. Ticket prices are reasonable – for only 750 […]

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[HCMC Metro Map (download full resolution image here.] Out of all the megacities of Southeast Asia, Saigon is the only city without any form of metro transport. Even the traffic-dystopias of Jakarta and Manila have a few rail lines between them. This will change when the first metro line in Saigon opens sometime after 2020 […]

A Hot Bath

by Stef Ferrari @ Life & Thyme

The post A Hot Bath appeared first on Life & Thyme.

Top 10 things to do in Cambodia

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Cambodia is an amazing place: delicious food, a deep and interesting culture, complex cities, rich history. Check out our top 10 things to do in Cambodia.

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

Independent travel guide to Ho Chi Minh City, includes up to date information on guesthouses and hotels, attractions and advice on travel, timetables and more.

Ho Chi Minh City Luxury Hotels  - Forbes Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Luxury Hotels - Forbes Travel Guide


Forbes Travel Guide

View the best hotels, restaurants and spas in Ho Chi Minh City, with Five-Star ratings and more from Forbes Travel Guide.

The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You have been thinking of living in Thailand for a long time now. You read forums, reviews, take part in discussions on Facebook groups, calculate the costs of living and wonder how to live in Thailand permanently. This type of decisions is not easy. Among of all other things, you need to make a decision […]

Top 10 things to do in Portugal

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Portugal is an amazing place, full of delicious food and drink, amazing buildings, and cultural experiences. Listen to our top ten things to do in Portugal in this Portugal travel podcast.

Moving to Chiang Mai: How much money do you need for the start?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If after visiting Chiang Mai you started thinking that it would be a great place to move to for a little while, or you want to become a teacher here and stay in the north of Thailand longer, then you must be wondering how much money you need, so moving to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be […]

Congratulations on your 2017 #travelfirsts

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Your #TravelFirsts submissions have given IHG® Rewards Club members moments to last a lifetime.

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What to pack for travel with children

by Krystal Rogers-Nelson @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for travel with children is quite a different experience to packing for solo or couples' travel. Check out our packing tips for traveling with kids.

Bangkok Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants in Bangkok, Thailand

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

If you ask people what their favorite thing about Bangkok is, then the most common answers will surely be the temples, the nightlife, the low prices, and our personal favorite – the food. In case you haven't heard, Bangkok is a food lover's paradise, so much so that CNN named it the very best street food city in the world.

Living on the Edge: Cycling Bolivia’s Death Road

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

As soon as the liquid hit my lips it felt as though my whole mouth was on fire. Within seconds my eyes were streaming. “Don’t worry, It’ll give you courage!”…

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How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Before Chris and I left Vietnam for Poland we started looking for short-term accommodation in Kraków. We quickly found out that finding one for a good price is not as easy as we previously had thought. I had never rented a flat for such a short period of time in Europe. I was convinced that it […]

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now


Condé Nast Traveler

If you're visiting Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, take the time to visit these ten hot spots, spanning cafes, historic buildings, and temples.

Money for travel podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our money for travel podcast for tips on saving for travel, making money while travelling, and how to spend less while travelling.

Top 5 things to do in London

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Delve into history, see a show, enjoy the parks -- if you find yourself wondering what to do in London, England, these five things to do are a great place to start.

15 Unique Travel Gifts for World Explorers

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for a friend, partner or relative who loves to travel? Fear not! We’ve compiled this unique travel gifts guide just for you, packed full of the best gifts to buy for travellers in 2017. Anywhere we go we’ll always seek out the more unusual and hidden places […]

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A Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City - Man Vs Globe

A Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City - Man Vs Globe


Man Vs Globe

Vietnam’s largest city started from humble beginnings. What was once the small, rural Khmer village of Prey Nokor has gone through centuries of colonialism, war, and now a strange brand of…

Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Beaches may be Phuket's biggest draw, but Thailand's largest island has cultural treasures beyond the shore.

The post Go beyond the beach in Phuket with these unique attractions appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Korean Food Guide: 44 Things to Eat in Seoul, South Korea and Where to Try Them

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

As delicious and universally appealing as Korean barbecue is, I've learned that there's so much more to the cuisine than just bulgogi and galbi. Things like ganjang gejang, jokbal, and naengmyeonaren't as well known outside of Korea but they are dishes well worth flying for.

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism | Flight Centre

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide | Ho Chi Minh City Tourism | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Discover the southern regions of Vietnam with our Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. At Flight Centre you'll find great deals on a great selection of holidays.

Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai: The Most Romantic Things to do

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is famous for its culture, temples and markets. It’s a city that attracts visitors from all over the world, who look for the real Thailand. Not many consider it to be a romantic destination and they head to the islands for honeymoons and getaways with their loved ones. But do you know there […]

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

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

Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If you are reading this post, it means that you’re either moving to Thailand, or you would like to move. I am sure that you’ve searched the Internet and you’re still confused which visa to choose. Long-term visas to Thailand is not an easy subject. You need a lot of patience and have quite a […]

Top 10 things to do in Australia podcast

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Australia is a fantastic place, with great cities and amazing wildlife. Check out our top ten things to do in Australia in our Australia podcast.

A Quick Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | WORLD OF WANDERLUST

A Quick Guide to Ho Chi Minh City | WORLD OF WANDERLUST


WORLD OF WANDERLUST

A quick guide to the Vietnamese capital: A guide to Ho Chi Minh City.

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

The first thing which you need to do when you come to live in Thailand is to find a good place to stay. It’s a stressful process for those, who want to settle here for the first time, but despite what you might think, finding an apartment, or a house in the Land of Smiles […]

The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

If there’s one thing in the world everyone can mutually agree on it’s this: Thai food is delicious! And while every tourist who visits Thailand to devour pizza, steak and other western dishes should be ashamed of themselves – as an expat it’s good to know where to go when that craving for western food […]

Long Neck Village: One of the worst attractions in Northern Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

There are attractions in Thailand that I would never want to see. These include so called tiger kingdoms, where wild cats are drugged and forced to pose for photos with tourists, or places where elephants are trained to paint pictures or ride bicycles. I wouldn’t visit them because mass tourism is distasteful, but also because […]

One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

My digital nomad life led me to Da Nang – one of the rapidly developing cities in Vietnam. I chose it mostly because it was by the sea and the internet was supposed to be good. I expected it to be different than Thailand, but I didn’t expect it to be so fascinating and beautiful. […]

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Guide, Vietnam


MapTrotting

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an fascinating place to visit. Our handy guide will tell you where to visit, eat, drink and sleep in Vietnam's busiest city.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip


Inspitrip

What if we told you that what makes a trip memorable is not necessarily the things you see and do but the person you travel with? It takes an insightful and pas..

Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When we decided to move to Poland I knew that I wanted to live in Krakow. I had visited the city a couple of times before and I thought it was a magical, lovely place, full of history and a lively international expat scene. We have been here for over 4 months. Living in Krakow was […]

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

“Guess how many casinos are in Sihanoukville”, my taxi driver asked as we drove from the train station. “20”, I said with confidence. I had read a news report about it recently and I felt certain with my answer, even though it seemed like a ridiculously high number. “55”, he said. I don’t know if […]

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: 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.

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast

Travel Guide – Saigon City or Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnamese | Indie Travel Podcast


Indie Travel Podcast

Free online travel guide for Saigon City / Ho Chi Minh City. Travel amongst the Vietnamese and see the sites of Saigon.

Southeast Asia Budget Guide (8 Months) How Much Will it Cost?

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you looking for a Southeast Asia budget guide? Great! We can help! Before our travels we surfed the net restlessly for a travel budget guide that will give us some sort of indication of how much money we need to save. By time we left London, we had around $11,000 (£9,000) between us in […]

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What to do in Tokyo

by Kaila Yu @ Indie Travel Podcast

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the world’s most populous metropolitan cities and has been ranked as the 11th most expensive city in the world for expatriates. Formerly known as Edo, Tokyo is an urban city with an impressive skyline as well as museums, restaurants, theatres and clubs of international standards that, all […]

How to organise your own trip and travel on a budget?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

You want to see the world, but your earnings and budget don’t allow you to travel? You listen with envy to your friends who tell you about their adventures abroad and you dream to be able to do the same in the future? You want to know how other people can afford to go to […]

Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Looking for a family getaway with lots to do? Here are some fun locations throughout the U.S. for kid-friendly vacations.

The post Splash, play, hike: A family guide to outdoor vacations appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Bora Bora's lagoons draw snorkelers from all over the world. Here's how to experience them yourself.

The post The ultimate snorkeling adventures in Bora Bora appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Travel diary: Five months in New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Five months in New Zealand (and about five weeks in Australia) have shown us that there's no place like home... and also, no place like the open road.

Don’t cancel your trip to Thailand yet! Read this first!

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

On the 13th of October at 15:52 local time King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the king of Thailand, passed away. The whole country has been mourning him since then. The famous Thai smile is a little less common nowadays, videos of crying crowds and pictures of people holding portraits of the King flood the internet. Tourists, who […]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Peace and quiet can be hard to come by in Hanoi’s old quarter. The square kilometre of sooty streets and tangled telephone wires is a constant cacophony of rasping scooter engines,…

The post How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace Solo Travel appeared first on Man Vs Globe.

Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Northland New Zealand

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

However long you have to spend in Northland, New Zealand, a stop at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves is highly recommended.

Jason Nemer: What AcroYoga Can Teach You About Play, Connection and Love

Jason Nemer: What AcroYoga Can Teach You About Play, Connection and Love

by Maddy Moon @ Maddy Moon

Episode 185:  Jason Nemer is the co-founder of AcroYoga. He has been blessed to have many great teachers on his path. His family was always very supportive of his many passions. His younger brother brought him into gymnastics and from there he found acrobats playing at the gym and was hooked on both. During his teenage […]

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Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City  - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France

Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France


AirFrance

Stay in Ho Chi Minh City: what to visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where to stay, which restaurant to go? All information to prepare your holidays to Ho Chi Minh City with Air France.

Your guide to the Calgary Stampede

by The Dime Travelers @ Indie Travel Podcast

The Calgary Stampede takes place over ten days every year in July and is located in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). Check out this guide to the Calgary Stampede for advice on accommodation, tickets, and food.

Gifts for travellers podcast (aka gifts we love)

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Listen to our travel gift podcast for tips about what presents to buy for travellers. We've received some awesome travel gifts over the years!

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City

Twenty reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh City


Traveller

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

Ho Chi Minh City for Digital Nomads

Ho Chi Minh City for Digital Nomads


Nomad List

Ho Chi Minh City costs $774 per month to live and work remotely with 14 mbps internet speed, scores good (82%) for digital nomads and today it's 28°C with very bad air quality (155 µg/m3).. See cost of living, internet speed, weather and other metrics about Vietnam as a place to work remotely for digital nomads.

Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

Green spaces of Tokyo

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

As the biggest city in the world (by most definitions), Tokyo is not exactly famous for its greenery. Concrete jungle, sure. Actual jungle, not so much. [Tokyo – it’s a jungle out there.] I was a guest of the Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau, and I spent a day visiting gardens and green spaces of […]

Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Your Mobile Travel Guide, Tour, and Map

Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Your Mobile Travel Guide, Tour, and Map


TripScout

Ho Chi Minh City is beautiful and chaotic. The Ho Chi Minh City Tour on the TripScout mobile app takes you to all the best spots in the city.

Where to Travel in 2018. Tried and Tested (15) Travel Destinations

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

New year, new destinations. So many of them! But fear not, we are here to help you decide where to travel in 2018! From exotic Japan to peaceful Oman, from white sand beaches in Greece to glaciers in Antarctica, we have a list of incredible places to keep you inspired all year long! These tested […]

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Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

A Day Trip to Gozo, Malta

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

There’s no recommendation like that of a friend, so when an old school friend told me “you have got to go to Gozo” while in Malta, I took it as a challenge I was willing to accept. Like something out of a time-warped film set in Hollywood, this incredible island encapsulates everything Maltese living is about: sun, sea, and more sun!! Although I visited at the end of summer, the sun was scorching as the taxi driver translated the radio announcement to me: “the hottest day on record in a decade” he told me. Thank God, I thought to myself. So it isn’t just me… I’m not the only one melting into the abyss! We arrived at the bay area in Valletta and I almost threw myself into the shadiest seat on the boat, before the driver hit the engine and we made our way to Gozo. Arriving in Valletta The first thing to hit you in Valletta will be an overwhelming sense of wonder. Embrace it. The city is UNESCO World Heritage listed and presents one of the most awe-inspiring displays of architecture you will find anywhere in Europe. The church facades, statues and polished marble are just the beginning of this fabulous city that seems to reveal […]

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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.

All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is a country, where Buddhist philosophy blends with mysticism and superstitions. Faithful gather in golden temples to pray to Buddha statutes and offer money and food to different gods to get rid of misfortunes and attract good luck. Thais are very superstitious and they strongly believe in ghosts and mystic energy, which is everywhere and […]

From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

Discover beachside paradise while exploring some of Rayong's best–and least known–beaches and islands.

The post From beaches to islands, nothing beats Thailand appeared first on IHG Travel Blog.

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City


Booking.com

Saigon, you’ve got it goin’ on. This bustling metropolis – officially called Ho Chi Minh City – pulsates with a unique energy. Plunge in head-first and you’ll be immersed in an intoxicating swirl of lively markets, succulent street-food stalls and cool rooftop bars.

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


Mad Monkey Hostels

Backpacking Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Listen up! We've rounded up the best places to stay, things to eat, and things to do.

How to celebrate Oktoberfest Tulsa

by Adam Cheshier @ Indie Travel Podcast

Heading to Oktoberfest in Tulsa? Here's everything you need to know about the festival, including how to get there and what to drink.

A Coffee Lover's Guide To Ho Chi Minh City

A Coffee Lover's Guide To Ho Chi Minh City


Sprudge

A coffee guide to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

How to get from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura, Spain

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Sometimes it makes sense to fly to an alternative airport and make your way to your final destination by ground transport. In the Canary Islands, if you're going to Fuerteventura, you might want to fly into Lanzarote.

The challenges with Dry Hopping

by SEABrew @ SEA Brew – Annual Conference and Trade Show

Dry Hopping is a crucial part in producing successful Craft beers, especially IPAs. It is an explosive experience for the gustatory system to taste and enjoy all the different fruity, floral and spicy notes which can only be achieved with Dry Hopping. Dry Hopping means adding the (dried) hops in the finished beer. Now you...

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Flat whites and short blacks — a Melbourne coffee tour

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Melbourne is a city of coffee and cafes. We joined a Melbourne coffee tour with Context Travel for a morning of coffee and history.

6 Reasons to Budget Travel at Least Once in a Lifetime

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Since we turned our lives upside down back in 2016, budget travel has opened our eyes to so many things and made us appreciate the world around us more. Try it and you will see. It might be hard at times, but in the long run not only will it make you a travel budgeting […]

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The checklist: How to pack for Burning Man

by Leigh Shulman @ Indie Travel Podcast

Packing for Burning Man, be it your first time or not, is an overwhelming experience. This what to pack list will help you be prepared for anything.

Why use public transport when travelling

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Travelling by public transport is an experience in itself when visiting a new city! Listen to our public transport podcast.

A Guide to Visiting Jasper National Park in Winter

A Guide to Visiting Jasper National Park in Winter

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

The winter wonderland that is Jasper National Park has long been on my (seemingly endless) bucket list of destinations, so I will struggle to find the words to describe the beauty I have so long wished to see first hand. After a casual -38 degrees (an all-time low for me) in Edmonton, I took the four-hour car journey onwards to Jasper, one of the most famous National Parks in Canada and these photos are about to show why! So if you find yourself visiting Jasper National Park in Winter, here’s a complete guide on how to make the most of your time here! Check-In: Jasper Park Lodge There are heaps of accommodation offerings in Jasper but before you get your heart set on a beautiful cabin in the woods, be warned that most of the accommodation is closed over the wintertime as this is surprisingly the low season for Alberta! I checked-in to the whimsical Jasper Park Lodge, a sort of “camp for adults” if you will, complete with cabin-style accommodations overlooking the lake. This is the kind of oasis you want to spend at least a few nights in, so be sure not to sell yourself short. The atmosphere […]

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Why Istanbul City Break Should Be On Your Bucket List

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Looking for things to do on your next Istanbul city break? Then we are happy to report that there are endless amounts of things to do and see in the city! This fascinating ancient metropolis with a modern twist is packed full of indulgent cuisine, exceptional architecture, rich culture, friendly locals and great vibe. Istanbul […]

The post Why Istanbul City Break Should Be On Your Bucket List appeared first on MapTrotting.

24 Hours in Jerusalem 

by Craig and Linda @ Indie Travel Podcast

24 Hours in Jerusalem - After a brief visit, I've put together my perfect to do list for a short visit to Jerusalem.

Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is not only popular because of its weather, food and smiling people, but also because of relatively low prices. You can live here comfortably on around $500 a month. It all depends on which part of the country you want to live in and what kind of lifestyle you prefer. Expats, who have been […]

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.

Explore a summer of possibilities in New Zealand

by Kenny Monteith @ IHG Travel Blog

How about seeing the best of New Zealand on your next holiday? A hallmark of any trip is the great food and wine – from.

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Guess where I 'm going next!

Guess where I 'm going next!


ArrivalGuides

Can't figure it out? Click here and get wander-fully inspired.

SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

A few months ago, I visited SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai to take a look at their brand-new school building in Chiang Mai. SEE TEFL is, of course, the TEFL school I attended when I arrived in Thailand around four years ago to get trained to become an English teacher. During my visit, I had […]

Top 10 things to do in Chile

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Chile is an incredible country, stuffed full of experience all the way down its considerable length. While there’s plenty to do in the capital of Santiago, if you’re looking for the best things to do in Chile it’s definitely worth venturing further afield. 1. Star-gaze in the Atacama Desert. With one of the clearest night […]

SINGAPORE: 5 Best Places to Eat Hainanese Chicken Rice in Singapore

by Lionel Lee @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Hainanese chicken rice is one of the most popular Singaporean dishes and often considered by locals and foreigners as one of our National Dishes. In this post, I will share with you the top 5 Chicken Rice places you should check out when you visit Singapore.

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.

Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

Vietnam is infinitely photogenic. From the serene beaches of Phu Quoc to the monumental limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the decaying facades of Hanoi’s Old Quarter to the lantern strewn streets…

The post Photo Diary: Snapshots of People in Vietnam appeared first on Man Vs Globe.

What to eat in Buenos Aires

by Craig Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

There's plenty of deliciousness to be found in Buenos Aires, and the city is finally shaking off its vege-unfriendly status. There's little of that here though. If "when in Rome, do as the Romans do" applies, then "When in Buenos Aires, eat these tasty finds" will certainly work too.

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Maddy Moon

Craving to experience the hectic, chaotic beauty of Vietnam? Look no further than this Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide to experience authentic culture in the heart of Vietnam.

How to celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

by Linda Smith @ Indie Travel Podcast

From early March to late May, Japan's gorgeous cherry trees are in bloom -- and the whole country celebrates! Learn how to celebrate the cherry blossom festival in Japan!

Should I do a tour?

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Although we love to travel independently, sometimes a tour is the best way to see your destination. Check out our favourite tours for indie travellers.

The Best Books I Read in 2017

The Best Books I Read in 2017

by Brooke Saward @ WORLD OF WANDERLUST

You know that break I’ve been taking? It’s finally over. This year I have done what I haven’t done in five years: I’ve spent more time at home than I have abroad. Crazy, I know. At the start of the year on a trip to Tahiti, I made a promise to myself that I would take some time off exploring the world to explore other interests. As such, I’ve had a lot of time to read and this has led me to find some really positive-perspective books that I want to recommend. MILK AND HONEY BY RUPI KAUR If you haven’t already read this book then put on some clothes, get in your car and go buy it now (or just click the link – whatever is easiest). This is hands down one of the most soul-revealing books I have read. It makes you realise you’re not the only one, that someone else has been through that too. It leaves you with answers to questions you thought would forever be unanswered. It’s the kind of book you want two copies of: one to devour and ripe out the pages to put in frames around your living room and the other […]

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The First-Timer’s Travel Guide to Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

South Korea is booming. Over 17 million tourists visited the country in 2016, a number that will only grow as Korean pop culture continues to find its way into the global mainstream. Whether you're into K-pop, K-dramas, cosmetics, or kimchi, there is so much to be excited about in this burgeoning megacity called Seoul.

Jai Thep Festival in Chiang Mai: A day filled with fun, love and music

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Jai Thep Festival is the newest addition to Chiang Mai’s event calendar. A group of like-minded people got together and decided to do something amazing – they created a music festival unlike any other that has taken place in Northern Thailand before. I love everything about music festivals: the happy atmosphere, crazy people dressed up especially for […]

Top 10 things to do in Scotland

by Linda Martin @ Indie Travel Podcast

Whisky, haggis, bagpipes, the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow — there are so many good things to do in Scotland! Listen to our Scotland podcast for our tips.

Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City  - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France

Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France


AirFrance

Stay in Ho Chi Minh City: what to visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where to stay, which restaurant to go? All information to prepare your holidays to Ho Chi Minh City with Air France.

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!

23 Things To Do In Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City): Top Attractions!


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Discover these 23 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest and busiest city in Vietnam. Don't miss these incredible attractions when you're there!

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

Are Medellín’s Christmas lights the Best in the World?

by Dave @ Man Vs Globe

The Porce River isn’t a particularly attractive thing; murky brown water filling a concrete half-pipe, flowing through the centre of Medellín and cutting the city in two. However, for one month…

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A Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City Guide - Life & Thyme

A Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) City Guide - Life & Thyme


Life & Thyme

In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, we explore the vibrant food culture and the juxtaposition of old and new.

Lamphun and Lampang: Two destinations off the beaten path in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I thought that I had seen almost everything around Chiang Mai. So, when my birthday weekend came and I wanted to go for a trip, I had no idea where to go. Finally, my attention was drawn by two small towns in the north of Thailand – Lamphun and Lampang. The internet guides didn’t say […]

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and around Guide | Vietnam Travel


Rough Guides

Ho Chi Minh City – or Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh, to give it its full Vietnamese title – is Vietnam’s centre of commerce and the country’s biggest city...

25 Malta Pictures to Inspire You to Book Your Next Trip

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Have you been to the home of some of the oldest monuments on earth? Have you ever heard of this tiny rock in the south of Europe boasting 3000+ sunshine hours a year? If not, we hope that these 25 Malta pictures will inspire your next trip to the Mediterranean island. Hugged by rugged coastline, […]

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I teach English on Skype: My way to earn money online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Digital nomadism is one of the recent world trends. Many people want to travel, work online and earn money. It is a great option for those, who are tired with the corporate world and want to see and experience more. For a long time I dreamed about working remotely. I wanted to travel and work […]

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017

VIETNAM: HO CHI MINH CITY TRAVEL GUIDE (Budget +Itinerary) 2017


The Pinay Solo Backpacker

comprehensive DIY budget travel guide and itinerary of Ho Chi Minh City

Ladies Who Rock: Sanne Leenman, Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

When you are a digital nomad, or travel extensively, nutrition and fitness are really important to feel well and energised. I have been struggling with keeping a healthy diet recently as moving from place to place and working long hours have reduced the level of activities I used to do. That’s how I found Sanne […]

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: A first-timer's guide


Stuff

Amidst the heat and noise of southern Vietnam, there's both action and tranquility on offer.

A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Many people wonder what vaccinations they should get before they visit Thailand. There is a lot of information about it on the internet. Some websites have long lists of inoculations against scary diseases and it’s hard to tell which of them are really necessary. Before my first trip to Thailand I had the same dilemma. […]

Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand is an amazing country. Its culture, people, food and weather attract millions of visitors every year. Only here you can sip on an exotic cocktail while laying on a beautiful, paradise – like beach one day and trekking in the mountains, meeting minority tribes and learning how to cook the next day. Holidays in Thailand […]

Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

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

Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai is a place where it’s good to slow down and relax. During the day you can spend your time shopping in various boutiques and malls, or drink coffee in a beautiful and stylish cafe. And when the sun sets you can head to one of the bars in the city and mingle with […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - The Blond Travels

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide - The Blond Travels


The Blond Travels

An in depth guide to Ho Chi Minh City for travellers and aspiring expats with tips and advice on things to do, see, expat life, and cost of living.

Pinterest Guide for Travel Bloggers. Tips and Advice

by Map Trotting @ MapTrotting

Are you a Pinterest beginner looking to increase your travel blog exposure? Then our Pinterest guide for travel bloggers will help you understand the potential of this photo sharing search engine. So what is Pinterest good for? Ultimately, Pinterest is great for increasing traffic to your travel blog. But, it is also good for broadening your […]

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Gaggan in Bangkok: A Chef’s Table Degustation at Asia’s Best Restaurant

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

Gaggan is a restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand named after owner and executive chef, Gaggan Anand. It's currently ranked number seven on the list of The World's 50 Best Restaurants. In 2017, it received two stars with the recent release of the first ever Bangkok Michelin Guide.

Seoul Food Guide: 22 Must-Eat Restaurants in Seoul, South Korea

by JB Macatulad @ Will Fly for Food: Travel + Food Guides

This list of 22 must-eat restaurants in Seoul includes some of the best places to try popular dishes like bibimbap, kalguksu, and Korean bbq. It also included four of the oldest restaurants in Seoul. If you're looking for solid restaurant recommendations, then these are 22 you should seriously consider.

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Travel Guide Ho Chi Minh City - Plan your trip to Ho Chi Minh City with Travel by Air France


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Stay in Ho Chi Minh City: what to visit to Ho Chi Minh City, where to stay, which restaurant to go? All information to prepare your holidays to Ho Chi Minh City with Air France.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | Tourism - Cathay Pacific

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City | Tourism - Cathay Pacific


Cathay Pacific

Discover the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City. Find Ho Chi Minh City sightseeing tours, the latest shows, most talked about restaurants and local attractions.

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.

How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

We live in a world where you don’t need to leave your house to be able to go to school. Thanks to the internet and developed technology we can learn whatever we want and wherever we are. We can also teach anywhere, whether it’s a hostel in Thailand or a nice Airbnb apartment in Italy. […]

6 Adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Chiang Mai, the second largest city in Northern Thailand, is truly rich in culture, nature and food. Attested by more than 300 Buddhist temples, numerous historical sites, 4 colourful festivals and uncountable markets, Chiang Mai cannot be missing on your Thailand itinerary. It’s also a playground for adventurers, thrill-seekers, and adrenaline junkies. Chiang Mai will […]

How to help responsibly when you’re living in Thailand?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Thailand attracts hundreds of expats every year. Many settle here to pursue an entrepreneurial career, or become a teacher. Life in Thailand is simple and pleasant, something that you rarely get in the western countries. Quite often expats in Thailand want to show their appreciation and give something back to the community and wonder how […]

One Day in Chiang Mai: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I absolutely love Chiang Mai! I’ve been living here on and off for more than three years now and have been using most of my free time to explore the city and its surrounding areas. Chiang Mai really has a lot to offer and finding the “must-sees” can be a real hassle, especially if you only […]

Ladies Who Rock: Katie Jones, Copywriter and Digital Nomad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Katie is another strong, independent woman, who decided to pursue her career as a digital nomad. She lives in exotic places, such as Bali and Chiang Mai, and works remotely. She also helps Flylancer – a company that dedicates its work to building a strong community of digital nomads around the world – to develop […]

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