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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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Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We made a decision that we would go Exploring Mykonos by Quad Bike. What a great decision this was. If you want to believe the hype about Mykonos being a paradisical islan…

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BEAUTIFUL SAIGON HOTEL III

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Big promotion 20% off for Deluxe room: Stay 1 nights in Deluxe Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee in room Terms […]

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips - Top Tourist

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips - Top Tourist


Top Tourist

Saigon has so many places that you must visit, delicious food you should taste and friendly local people to interact with … It really is a fantastic destination for domestic tourists and international visitors. 1. Weather: Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) has a tropical climate. The weather here is divided into two …

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

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.

Truffle Hunting with A Toast to Travel

by A Toast To Travel @ Top Tourist

So, what are Truffles?  They are rare, edible mushrooms with an intense aroma and flavor.  They grow underground and can be difficult to find.  They only grow in certain parts of the world.  Certain experts in the past (and some still do) used pigs and hogs to find them—today, in Italy, dogs are used as […]

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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: RENT A SHORT-TERM APARTMENT WHILE TRAVELING

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

If you want to experience the true life of a place, experience it like a local: get an apartment in a true neighborhood. Wake up to the sounds of street vendors and garbage trucks. Be recognized with a smile by your local noodle-slinger.

If a city strikes your fancy, rent an apartment for a month and stick around for awhile.

Another advantage of worldwide Internet networking is that it allows us to exchange short-term apartments without going through an agent or company. Check the New York City craigslist sublet page and you’ll find plenty of Parisians happy to exchange their Left Bank apartment for a little temporary stepping stone on the Upper West Side. Though apartment exchanges are rare in Asia, there are plenty of expats and locals alike who will be vacating their adobe and happy to have someone trustworthy in ... Read More »

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Scott Keyes turned a simple newsletter into a popular travel hacking site, Scott's Cheap Flights. In this interview, Scott tells us how he and his worldwide team find cheap flights using a combination of manpower and knowledge of industry trends. Every flight is hand-searched!

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How destination marketing organisations can better defend their budgets

by PATAIntern @ PATA

SYDNEY, January 17, 2018 — Don’t wait for budget kick-back to happen. Here’s how to be better prepared with data and arguments… Read More   

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What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to do in Dubrovnik for a Day. The city of Dubrovnik is located in the south of the beautiful country of Croatia, and lies on the Dalmatian peninsula. It is positioned …

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I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I didn’t really like the Medieval Island of Rhodes in Greece. Rhodes  (pronounced rho-dos) is an odd little place, with a highly controversial history. Visi…

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What are Some Cultural Places to Visit in Taipei

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Taipei is steeped in history, with an interesting past, and a forward-looking culture, and flying in to Taipei from Singapore is always a treat. It is made of a fascinating amalgam of cultures – mainland Chinese, Dutch, Japanese, and indigenous...

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.

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to the city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

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…

Smashing Day

Smashing Day

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Because it’s the start of the year, I make a long list of resolutions — at least in my mind. To make things simple and doable, I just promised myself I’d like to get back to some sport activities. Today, … Continue reading

Blue River Hotel 3

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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.

Thailand ready for ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai

by PATAIntern @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 17, 2018 – Thailand is ready to host the 37th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2018) between 22-26 January, 2018, at… Read More   

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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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The Golden Key Hotel Concierge – Les Clefs d’Or

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The Golden Key Hotel Concierge is the Ultimate Insider, who belongs to an organisation called Les Clefs d’Or

A concierge of a hotel is there to help with direct…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities

Saigon on A Budget - Tips for Cheap Foods, Transportation, Activities


The Christina's Blog

Ho Chi Minh City remains a place that can be enjoyed if you have tight money. Here is some tips to do Saigon on a budget.

Smart Travel Tips For Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Smart Travel Tips For Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


AspirantSG - Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Looking to visit Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon for holiday? Here are some smart travel tips to get you started on your trip planning!

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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19 Fairytale Castles In Germany You Have To Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

It probably goes without saying that Europe is home to some of the most incredible castles in the world and not many places more so than Germany. There are LOADS of fairytale castles in Germany and we’re talking about castles that have actually inspired real fairytales, loved by billions across the world. Some of these … Continue Reading

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7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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Beach Hostels in Barcelona

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

It’s summertime and “the weather is high,” as Mungo Jerry said. And one of the biggest things going through everybody’s mind is probably some iteration of the first few lines of Nicky Minaj’s Starships, “Let’s go to the beach!” The olympics have been good to Barcelona, helping it rejuvenate itself and becoming one of the read more »

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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.

54 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Bali

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 54 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Bali. Bali is known as the Land of Gods, and the Balinese believe that Heaven is Bali and that Bali is Heaven, and i…

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Where to Stay in Milan – Best Hotels Tried and Tested

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

MondaysinMilan is back! If you’re planning to visit and wondering where to stay in Milan, this place is for you – here are the best hotels in Milan, all tried and tested. Which means that I have actually slept there. How’s that for a guarantee?  One of the questions I’m asked most often by readers […]

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Ngumban Cliff Rest Area- Free Camp

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Camping and doing the lap of Oz is high on many people’s bucket lists now days. With many people on the road and the rising costs in everyday expenses, everyone is trying to save a pretty penny or two by opting for free camping options. Free Camping is exactly that, for FREE.  It doesn’t matter Read More

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EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

EER131: Workaway Jobs, Traveling Sisters & Tween/Teen Travel

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Teen travel. Tween travel. Budget travel via workaway jobs. We’ve talked to lots of parents to travel with teens and tweens, but today we’re going to hear from some of the kids themselves. These four traveling sisters have been on the road with their parents for over two years so far, and in this episode of […]

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How to Visit Uxmal, the Best Mayan Ruins in Mexico

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Many people think that the best Mayan ruins in Mexico are found at Chichen Itza near the town of Valladolid. It’s true that Chichen Itza is larger and also very impressive. That said, our family thought Uxmal was the best Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula and the rest of the country. Read below and […]

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Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia – where all that glitters …

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I think I would have to say that St Petersburg in Russia was not at all what I was expecting, and Spending 2 days in St Petersburg in Russia revealed that all that glitters,

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To See Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Come Extra Early

To See Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Come Extra Early


TripSavvy

An overview of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which contains the embalmed body of the Vietnamese leader.

17 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Turkey

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Turkey is an amazingly diverse and complex country, and these 17 Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting Turkey will help make you visit that much more enriching.�…

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7 Best Coffee Places to Visit in Melbourne

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Food and drink in Melbourne are the easiest things to find in the city. There are millions of bars, restaurants and eateries across  town, but what makes Melbourne so special is the quality of the coffee and variety of places...

A Day with Triip Creators in Tokyo, Japan

by Ha Lam @ Living Local

Japan and Tokyo have been in my bucket list for a long time. The country appears quite often in my dream, those shiny smiles of Japanese people, the Wagu beef, Sappor, Asahi beer, sake, salmon, sashimi, sushi, udon, ramen, tempura. My gratitude to ChangeMakersXchange – you made this happen: Tokyo – happier and easier traveling with Triip’s local experts […]

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The top 5 Florida watersports you need to try

by Gary Bembridge @ Tips For Travellers

In this article you will discover the top 5 Florida watersports you need to try Taking part in watersports can be fun, but also daunting. If you have never tried some but are interested in doing so, Florida can meet your needs for various reasons. The water’s ready accessibility is one big reason; three of Florida’s…

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Explore the City of Cairns Itself

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

You have made it to Tropical North Queensland, and to Cairns, so here are some ideas to explore the city of Cairns itself.

After you have been to the Great Barrier Reef, on…

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Jeepneys – Getting Around Manila

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Cheap flights to Manila are easy to find if you book them in advance, but the difficulty arises when you get there. Metro Manila is arguably the most densely populated stretch of land anywhere on Earth, and if you thought...

Visiting ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We visited ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, in Sweden. Gordon wasn’t really fussed, but I said, ‘take a chance on me.‘ He said well, ‘you are the danc

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

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

XO Tours Blog

XO Tours Blog


XO Tours Blog

Blog and Vietnam travel tips!

6 Must-see Highlights At The Reopened Maritime Experiential Museum Singapore

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

The Maritime Experiential Museum Singapore just reopened its doors after a comprehensive 9-month overhaul and it is ready to transport you through time in 15 thematic galleries. You and your loved ones get to relive the glorious Maritime Silk Route of eras past and journey in the tailwinds of great explorers Zheng He, Marco Polo, […]

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Learning about Lisbon from a local

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We spent some time with Nuno, a local Lisbon man from Lisbon Riders, a tour company where we spent our day Learning about Lisbon from a local. There is nothing like spendi…

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Tips for Travellers 150: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Tips For Travellers

Tips for Travellers 150: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Tips For Travellers


Tips For Travellers

Ho Chi Minh City tips for travellers on must do things to see and do

Summer Destinations 2016

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Want to travel the world this summer? Who wouldn’t? One of the biggest obstacles that comes from traveling the world is finding a way to do it without selling your house and car to pay for it. The solution that world backpackers and many a world traveler give is to stay in hostels and other read more »

11 famous alleys for food lovers in Sai Gon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Saigon Alleys are food heaven for those who want to discover the authentic cuisine of Sai Gon. Just a short visit to one of these alleys, you will see why locals love to eat in those small alleys. 1. 52 Cao Thắng Alleyway, District 3 51 Cao Thắng Food alleyway has been a popular spot

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10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun

10 Vietnam Travel And Safety Tips - Banker in the Sun


Banker in the Sun

I was very disappointed by the Vietnam travel and safety tips I'd read when I got to Ho Chi Minh City. I had come with this scared mindset, even negative...

Guest Blogger: Maggie Wu's Travel Tips to Ho Chi Minh City

Guest Blogger: Maggie Wu's Travel Tips to Ho Chi Minh City


Lark & Ives Collectibles | Unique and Memorable Pins

When my husband and I moved to Singapore due to his job assignment a few months ago, we wanted to take full advantage of the fact that Singapore was so close to so many destinations that would normally be 20+ hours away for us to visit if we had to visit them from New York. The first place we visite

A Study in Contrast when you visit Le Meridien Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Le Meridien Saigon is one of Ho Chi Minh City’s most ultra-modern 5-star hotels. If you like bright and shiny things, you will love this hotel. It is located across fro…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Visiting Valentia Island in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

To be quite honest I had never heard of Valentia Island in Ireland. When we were planning our road trip of 3 weeks in Ireland, we knew we couldn’t do everything beca…

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Where to find Street Art in Saigon

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Away but within earshot of the cacophony of motorbikes and beeping horns in Hoi Chi Minh City, you will find a little alley full of Street Art in Saigon. Most things in Sai…

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A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

A throaty tenor danced across the inky night, joined moments later by a chorus of lighter voices. The empty footpath widened as I approached the Kartlis Deda statue. The disembodied voices echoed across the cool night. Lit in soft green, Mother Georgia towered above me. The nearby voices lifted in perfect harmony, swelling as the ethereal melody penetrated […]

This travel story (A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Traditional Gift Ideas For Your Third Marriage Anniversary

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Whether you lived together before your wedding, marriage still changes things. Once married, you are going to make the relationship work, whatever it takes. With this commitment comes strength, more openness and an honesty which can lead to couples being more attracted to each other than the day they were married. This makes early anniversary […]

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Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

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

The 10 Cruise Cabins To Avoid – And Why

by Gary Bembridge @ Tips For Travellers

Discover The 10 Cruise Cabins To Avoid When Cruising, And Why! Lean about the cruise cabins to and how to choose the right cruise cabin for your cruising vacation. There is more to deciding between an inside, ocean view, balcony or suite. In my video discover the ten types of cabins that you should avoid…

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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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Top 10 Free Attractions in Bali

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Bali is a beautiful and extraordinary place. There is no other island like it in the world. Thanks to its size and the local culture, it offers so much. However, because it is such a popular tourist destination, it can...

Town Tours and Island Hops in Coron, Palawan

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

Coron can be considered the quiter sibling of El Nido. El Nido definitely didn’t feel very urban and is still in the super island mode, but the town already has a good no. Of bars and restaurants for all kinds of tastes. Coron on the other hand is much smaller than El Nido, and we […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Planning the Ultimate Luxury Weekend Staycation?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This is a Step by Step Guide to Planning the Ultimate Luxury Weekend Staycation because you deserve it. A Staycation is the latest in travel trends, where you don’t le…

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Do You Make These 21 Travel Mistakes?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Of course, we all make mistakes in organising our travels, but Do You Make These 21 Travel Mistakes? You really shouldn’t be making these, seasoned traveller or not.…

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Ho Chi Minh - Travel Tips, Blogs & Guides - Detourista

Ho Chi Minh - Travel Tips, Blogs & Guides - Detourista


Detourista

Plan a trip in Ho Chi Minh. See places to visit, go, stay, budget travel tips, promo, tourist spots, & itineraries in Ho Chi Minh.

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…

Seasickness On A Cruise. 9 Ways To Prevent And Cure Seasickness

by Gary Bembridge @ Tips For Travellers

Seasickness on a cruise is something many cruisers worry about. I have been on over 50 cruises and not yet had seasickness by following the nine seasick prevention and cure tips that I talk about in my video below. In the video I share nine key things to do to ensure that you are less…

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Pho Binh Noodle Shop

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

5 Best beaches in Thailand

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Top 5 best beaches in Thailand is an exotic list for anyone out there who is a big fan of tropical heat, the beach and fresh coconut water. Why? Because these 5 beaches have extra-ordinary features of the most exotic beaches on our Planet Earth. 1. Undeniably no. 1 among the best beaches in Thailand: […]

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What to do in Katakolon, Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Katakolon, Greece is a hole-in-the-wall port that is surprisingly charming. The port of Katakolon or Katakolo is a popular stop for cruise ships, offering an opportu…

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A dress fit for a wedding… and for the Trans-Siberian train

by Jennifer Makin @ Urban Adventures

Between high school and university, I went to Belgium for a year on Rotary exchange, to improve the French I’d learned at school and experience a different culture. I got along well with all three of my host families, but in the second one, there was a daughter a year...

Why You Must Visit Dingle in Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You must visit Dingle when you go to Ireland. Everyone loves Dingle, including the Irish, because there is a lot to love about this seaside town on the west coast of the Wi…

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5 Facts about unique Hostels in Style

by Gomio.com @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Looking for a cool and unique Hostel which fits completely to your needs can be very tough and annoying. Therefore we recommend to ask the Gomio Team simply via our social channels such as Twitter or Facebook. Go and stay at the unique hostels of this world! It’s important to realize that Hostels can be read more »

How not to piss off a Parisian

by Bec Pickett @ Urban Adventures

Parisians often carry the reputation of being rude and arrogant — especially to travellers in their city. But this stereotype is dated and, in fact, over the last several years the City of Love has become much more customer service oriented. If there are any rude ones, trust us they’re...

Food Trip: Kingscross

Food Trip: Kingscross

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago when I brought my son to American Eye Center in Crescent Plaza for check up, we saw that a new restaurant just opened, Kingscross. Honestly, we’ve been really sad that NYDC has closed in this … Continue reading

Complete guide to avoiding taxi scams in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Being as local in Saigon, a tour guide (well, I used to) also a Traveler. I’m very sad to know that very few visitors to Vietnam want to return to this magnificent country. One of the major reasons that contribute to this problem is tourist scams. Although there have been so many topics discussing around

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COMMENTARY: Asians were ‘refuse and dregs’ in the 1880s. Is that how Trump sees Haitians and Africans?

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Buck Gee and Albert Shen We are high achievers now. But U.S. leaders have not learned from history and may repeat the same mistake with immigrants from another continent. The office of the President of the United States should be an institution of world respect and leadership. Regrettably, recent remarks by President Trump reportedly […]

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…

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?

Top 5 hostels for backpackers in Saigon

by Khue Nguyen @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Things to do in: Ho Chi Minh City

by Urban Adventures @ ho chi minh city travel tips – Urban Adventures

You’ve been to the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi Tunnels, and you’ve eaten your weight in pho. So what’s next while you’re in Ho Chi Minh City? Good thing for you, the city of Saigon has a lot more in store for you to discover, including plenty of...

Top 4 best South America tours

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Top 4 best South America tours The “Best South America tours” is a must-read list should you booked your tickets to the land of Latin American. We have come up with the list of top 10 tours for you to save your time researching. Read on and book a tour to enjoy every minute there. 1. […]

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5 Romantic Getaway Ideas

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

5 Romantic Getaway Ideas that will inspire you to realise your dreams of  unique and unforgettable romantic getaways. Perhaps you’re tired of always celebratin…

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A Road Trip in Iceland is on our Radar

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

A Road Trip in Iceland is on our Radar, and there are some ways to do this. This is what we have found out so far. Depending upon the time you have on this island, will depend o…

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Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

by admin @

Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Here's THE Travel Guide | Wanderlust Duo

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam? Here's THE Travel Guide | Wanderlust Duo


Wanderlust Duo

Visiting Ho Chi Minh City? What to do, where to stay, getting to Ho Chi Minh City, everything you need to know in THE Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide.

Make your loved ones feel special with MyPostcard

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

Traveling during special occasions can be both great and awful at the same time. It’s great because we get to spend our holidays, for example, with new people and we experience their culture and their own way of celebrating. But at the same time, feeling a little bit awful because we miss our family and […]

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Exploring Oia, and Falling in Love with Santorini

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you think I am going to tell you that Santorini is stupendous and that Exploring Oia in Santorini is one of the most amazing things we have done, and that you can do too; w…

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The best souvenir I ever bought was…

by Urban Adventures @ Urban Adventures

We recently asked our travellers about the best souvenirs they had picked up on their travels. And the answers were hilarious, cool, charming, precious and sometimes a little weird… Vintage records, a handcrafted kaleidoscope, an alpaca jumper from Peru, an ogre mask, a good ol’ bottle of hot sauce from...

Things To Do in Cebu City: Where To Sleep, What To Do

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

Our last trip to Visayas, one of the Philippines’ main islands, was indeed an adventurous one! We visited different provinces including Cebu, Dumaguete, and Siquijor. It was our second time visiting Cebu City. On our first time visiting this beautiful city in Visayas, we didn’t have so much time to explore it. But luckily, this […]

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The Rex Hotel

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14 Amazing Things To Do In Crete, Greece

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Out of all the Greek islands like; Corfu, Samos, Santorini or Mykonos, Crete is (without a doubt) the largest. It’s a place filled with everything from historic forts, plates of yummy Greek food and oodles of beautiful scenery. There’s a whole heap of amazing things to do in Crete. I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, as I said, … Continue Reading

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Food Bucket list: 21 Must try Food when you travel Around the world

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

So are you hungry now? Me too! I’m  still dreaming about the delicious Pad thai in Bangkok,  Spring rolls in Vietnam,  Tikka Masala, Macaroons in Paris. Wait a minute I can’t…

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Vietnam Travel Tips for Bangladesh Tourists - PATA

Vietnam Travel Tips for Bangladesh Tourists - PATA


PATA

Handetour’s experts say Vietnam will be one of the best destinations in Asia for Bangladesh tourists to visit with the… Read More   

Top 5 exciting shopping experiences in Hanoi

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Ho Chi Minh City - The Lone Travellers

Ho Chi Minh City - The Lone Travellers


The Lone Travellers

Backpack in Ho Chi Minh, find out all about travel to Ho Chi Minh with tips from fellow backpackers such as hostels, must visit places, eating out, visas and more

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.

The 17 Best West End Theatre Shows In London To See

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

Confession: The very first West End Theatre Show In London I saw was years and years ago and I remember being very unenthusiastic prior to seeing it. It was all Lloyd’s idea – mostly to escape the cold in London.We’d all popped round to celebrate New Year’s in London (we hadn’t moved to London back … Continue Reading

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Contest winners

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

A few of our readers won a recent contest we ran, picking the top five biggest stories of 2017 affecting the local API community. Rochelle Yuen won a $25 gift certificate to Ocean Star, Tony Vo won a $25 gift certificate to Tai Tung, and Rose Wong won a mixed fruitcake from Cake House, which […]

When Five Inches is so enjoyable: Economy Plus at United Airlines.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Economy Plus at United Airlines is precisely where the trending market is.

Of course, we all want to fly first class, but let’s face it, without winning the lottery, f

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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.

We just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is something about alternative places, that meant we just had to visit Freetown Christiania – Copenhagen’s Hippie Town in Denmark. Amongst the icons l…

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Uncovering the real Rio… in just one day

by Anne Von Osterhausen @ Urban Adventures

I went to Rio while on my first ‘360’ around the world. I had spent a few weeks in Ecuador and Peru, and wanted to visit my family in Germany on my way back home to Australia. It would have been silly not to stop anywhere else along the way,...

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I was talking to an older man the other day, and he was telling me what a worrying world we live in, and he is correct. He expressed his concerns about us traveling so much in …

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30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It appears that I am not the only one with a thing for lighthouses, and here are 30 of the Best Lighthouses in the World. It all started when we visited Hook Lighthouse in Ir

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Street Food in Copenhagen at Papiroen

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you want to sample some amazing Street Food in Copenhagen, then head to Papiroen, or more correctly Papirøe, which translates to Paper Island. If you want the very t…

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Islands in Iran

by Giv Travel @ Top Tourist

The mysterious and tropical nature of Iran’s islands makes them the perfect destination for an adventurous cold-season trip. Two of these islands are a must-see, not to mention that there are no requirements for an Iranian visa. Qeshm Island, the largest island in the Persian Gulf! Qeshm Island is larger than 23 countries in the […]

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

Stay near the BTS and MRT in Bangkok

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Stay near the BTS and MRT in BangkokClick To Tweet when you are choosing where to stay, in the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok can be quite daunting as the city is vast, w…

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Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruiser – 2 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Embark My Tho – Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner) 08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km). 10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan. The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and […]

A Guide to Tipping Around the World

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Tipping Around the World is a guide on what countries do you tip in. The list is comprehensive as possible, but feel free to add any others in the comments. Tipping in diff…

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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...

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Best 5 Places to Visit in Mekong Delta

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Are you looking for the most rewarding experiences from a Mekong Delta tour in the South of Vietnam? Indeed, your trip will be unforgettable and fantastic if you get the fascinating insights into life in the Delta region through discovering special features in culture, cuisine, history, and religion of each specific area. Let’s start here! […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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24 hours in Dublin

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let’s face it, 24 hours in Dublin is never going to be enough time, but if that’s all you’ve got, then here is how to make the most of it. 24 hours in Dubl

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The Best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We went to the best Cooking Class in Tuscany in Italy. This is a tour which is bookable on TripAdvisor. This was something that I have wanted to experience for a long time. …

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20 Things to do in Jersey, Channel Islands

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

If you’re looking for things to do in Jersey (I mean the Channel Island, NOT New Jersey!), this post is for you! We’ve included all you need to know before travelling to Jersey, 20 different activities to enjoy during a weekend in Jersey (or longer, if you’re lucky), as well as tips on where to […]

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13 Things to Do, See, & Eat During Winter in Japan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Winter in Japan. Like every season in this amazing country, Japanese winter has its own specific sights, smells, and sounds. Let us tell you what to look for. What to Do, See, and Eat During Winter in Japan I’ll be honest: winter is not our family’s favorite season. Indeed, we enjoy living in places with […]

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Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I have made no bones about the fact that we were charmed by Ireland, but I do have a message to Cobh, Ireland – don’t rest on your laurels. We loved the raw natural b

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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.

State agency gives drivers’ info to immigration authorities

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington’s Department of Licensing has been regularly providing photos and driver’s license applications upon request to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), state officials said. From 20 to 30 times a month, the department has been giving residents’ personal information to federal immigration-enforcement officers — information used to arrest and deport people […]

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

Mini Oily Guru Workshop

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

A couple of weeks ago, I co-hosted an Essential Oils 101 and Mini Oily Guru Workshop, together with my good friend Ruth. Ruth opened her home to seven awesome ladies who wanted to learn a bit more about why we … Continue reading

Staying Dry in Taiwan – When to Go!

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

In other holiday destinations, the drill is simple. You check the weather, the attractions and the hotels, you look for cheap flights, and then you go. With Taiwan, there’s one added step. Thanks to the many fantastic festivals that take...

#1 Hotel in Ireland – Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Harvey’s Point Hotel, Donegal has been named ‘No 1 Hotel in Ireland’ by TripAdvisor for the fifth year in a row, 2017 ‘Travellers Choice’ Awards on its websi…

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

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

Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

You are a foodie and want to explore the best street food in Saigon but aren’t sure where are the best places in town? Then this what you will love. Let’s put my recommendation of  the Top Must-eat Dishes & Dining Spots In Saigon for Foodies in your pocket and start exploring the Saigon food haven. * STREET FOOD 1. Cơm

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Visiting Malapascua: Things To do In Malapascua

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

During our recent trip to Cebu, our first stop was Malapascua. It was our second time visiting Malapascua and it didn’t really disappoint us. It was so beautiful with nice weather for swimming and taking pictures. How to get to Malapascua If you are in Cebu, there are two ways to get to Malapascua- by […]

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Saigon Central Post Office

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Barcelona 360 Spotlight

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Today we have the pleasure of introducing you to one of our favorite hostels in the city of Barcelona. Since we are based out of this city we take pride in promoting it and want others who visit to feel welcomed and have an unforgettable experience. Barcelona 360 Arts and Culture is a hostel that read more »

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly

Vietnam Travel Guide: Tips, Advice, & How to Travel Responsibly


A Little Adrift

Everything I needed to know to backpack from one end of Vietnam to the other. A guide to what to see and do, where to stay, and responsible travel.

A unified police precinct for the ID

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Starting on Jan. 24, Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon will all be in the same police precinct. “I’m excited about it,” said Seattle Chief of Police Carmen Best. “It’s been a long time coming.” Best said that about a year ago, the Chinatown-International District (C-ID) Public Safety Task Force […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Located just 20 minutes from Portland, we spent a day Visiting the Seaside Town of Weymouth in England. Weymouth is the archetypal English seaside holiday destinatio…

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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…

Medellin – Videos

by jemishere @ The Lone Travellers

Join our lone traveller Jem has she uncovers Prime a non governmental organisation based in Medellin.  Prime is a language learning centre that also carries out community projects across the city. Their flagship project ‘Stairway to English’ is situated in the colourful Comuna 13. Volunteers from all over the world take part in helping Prime achieve their goals of offering free education and support to people who […]

Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

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Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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Our Flight from Sydney to Manila on Cebu Pacific Air

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The first thing I noticed when we arrived for our flight from Sydney to Manila on Cebu Pacific Air, was the uniforms of the flight attendants. I know that most people woul…

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

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

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

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Hong kong Layover: What to do and How to make the most of your stay

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

If it happens that you have Hong Kong Layover,  Instead of staying at the airport waiting for your next flight. Grab that opportunity to discover the vibrant lively city.    …

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BEAUTIFUL SAIGON II

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I. Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Superior, Deluxe Family Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee in […]

Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

On our recent cruise, we visited many places in Europe, and we had the Best Sim Card to use in Multiple European countries. This is because it worked really well everywhe…

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

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

How to eat pho in Ho Chi Minh City

by Nhi Pham @ ho chi minh city travel tips – Urban Adventures

We asked Nhi Pham, our local guide and expert in Ho Chi Minh City, about how to eat Vietnam’s most famous dish like a local in her city. Pho in Ho Chi Minh City is a bit different from what you’ll find in Hanoi and other northern cities. In the...

Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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Where to find the best snacks in Athens

by Rebecca Skevaki @ Urban Adventures

The Athens food scene is pack with snacks, most of which you can feel good about because they’re made with healthy ingredients like olive oil, honey, local cheeses and fresh vegetables. (Chemical-laden and processed convenience foods are hardly appealing when you’ve got a cuisine as tasty as that of the...

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Christina's Saigon

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EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

EER129: Cruising With Children — Tips on the Best Family Cruises for Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Today I talk with Jeff Bogle about cruising with children and his tips for the best family cruises for kids. Jeff is a parenting blogger and travel writer, but he never thought he’d want to take his kids on a cruise. Once he took one, however, he was hooked… Subscribe to Our Podcast (iTunes, Stitcher, […]

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A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

As dawn broke on this year, I was excited for a fresh start. Last year, I dealt with panic attacks and anxiety from taking on too many projects, a breakup that left me heartbroken, and a mini-identity crisis from settling down. But that “greatest worst year of my life” set the stage for a year […]

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Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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Pet Travel Peeve: Airline Passengers Who Have Too much Carry-On Luggage

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

One of My Pet Travel Peeves are Airline Passengers who have too much carry-on luggage. You know the ones. They have a bigger bag than the one that you just stood in line and …

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Coffee Experiential Tours – Something Unique

by Umoja Motherland Tours @ Top Tourist

Let’s go to Eastern Uganda and have a tour of Uganda’s best coffee plantations. We’ll learn how coffee is grown, processed and how it impacts the local people. Enjoy tasting the wonderful, fresh coffee grown here, without any chemicals.  Our Coffee Experiential Tour is one of the most authentic tours you can ever have, and […]

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AccorHotels Singapore 50th Anniversary Celebrates Everyday Heroes

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

AccorHotels Singapore 50th anniversary was celebrated in November 2017 by honouring everyday heroes – men and women, such as social workers, volunteers, firefighters, nurses and teachers – who work each day to serve their communities. The Group by inviting them to more than 2,000 establishments around the world, including over 500 hotels in Asia Pacific […]

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Magical Memories of Lake Argyle

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Its known that Lake Argyle is  “the jewel of the Kimberley” and you know what, there  exactly right. Of all the amazing  places we have visited so far in the land down under, Lake Argyle is absolutely the most majestic and memorable place we have ever visited. If this place isn’t on your Australian Bucket Read More

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Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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BEAUTIFUL SAIGON HOTEL I

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I.Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Standard room, Superior Double, Superior Triple, Deluxe Double, Deluxe Family Room (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water […]

A different experience of El Nido

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

Want other plans in El Nido aside from the regular Tours A to D? After spending a few weeks in El Nido with One Life Adventures, we will share with you my most recent El Nido trip with Rachel. Here we break down other activities that are worth doing in one of the famous islands […]

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Visiting Gibraltar. I’m just not into you!

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

After Visiting Gibraltar, I concluded that, “I’m just not into you!” Let me share with you why Gibraltar didn’t rock my socks (pun intended). …

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Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

Christmas & New Year’s English Mass Schedule

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

Sharing with you this year’s English Mass schedule for Christmas and NY. If you need the full document with the map, please email hellosaigoncity@gmail.com. Have a meaningful Christmas everyone!

Travel Writers Share Their Experiences with Airbnb.

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We asked some Travel Writers Share Their Experiences with Airbnb, to ascertain what is working, and what is not. We are not writing for Airbnb, but we do use their servic…

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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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You won’t get Champagne and Caviar on Tigerair Australia

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

That’s correct, you won’t get Champagne and Caviar on Tigerair Australia because it is a low-cost, budget airline and does not pretend to be anything else.

With Ti…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Travel Guide and Tips: Ho Chi Minh

Travel Guide and Tips: Ho Chi Minh


Bitten Escapes

Located in the south, Ho Chi Minh (originally Saigon) is Vietnam's largest city.  Things to do War Remnant Museum Located in District 3, the museum has exhibits from the Indochina War as well as the Vietnam War. Although there's hints of anti-American propaganda, the museum offers tons of informatio

The Highlights of our year as Travel Bloggers

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

The wonderful thing about being travel bloggers is that we have no idea of what our year will look like, and I guess that is totally true with life also. That is why our tagl…

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Lisbon Travel Blog: Complete City Guide for 2018

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam

Exclusive Travel Tips for Your Destination Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon in Vietnam


Enchanting Travels

Discover Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon during your private tour of Vietnam! ➤ Receive Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon Travel Tips from our experts.

Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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Devils Marbles- Northern Territory

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Put this one on your Northern Territory Bucket List, these gigantic granite boulders at Devils Marbles, in the Northern Territory, Australia  are pretty darn amazing to see. They are situated right on the Stuart Highway,  so its perfect to pull up, take a break and take in the surrounds. Devils Marbles is a low cost Read More

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PATA Denmark Chapter: PATA Worldwide Workshops 2018

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

COPENHAGEN, January 17, 2018 — PATA Denmark Chapter has the pleasure of inviting you to participate in the PATA Worldwide… Read More   

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Spring Creek Rest Area- Free Camp

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

The Spring Creek Rest Area believe it or not was our first free rest area to EVER stay at in Western Australia. We are new to roadside free camps and we are keen to utilise more of them!! After a long day of driving from Derby  we were pretty keen to pull up stumps for Read More

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Why Travel Agents are Back in Style

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The story of why travel agents are back in style

  • Once upon a time travel agents did all of the work for you when you went on vacation.
  • Then along came the internet, lots of gr

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Important Holidays in Thailand to Keep in Mind

by Haylie Hoang @ Living Local

Thailand is a multi cultural country that you can easily get immersed in, literally everyday is a party or a memorable celebration of a royalty. But if you want to double up the fun, Thailand does have their regional holidays to offer if you wish to learn more about their distinctive heritage. Songkran Festival (April […]

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Weather and how to explore Hanoi in January

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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Why I Love Facebook, and Why I Hate Facebook

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I have many reasons why I Love Facebook, and Why I Hate Facebook. Facebook, as we all know, is a free social networking website that allows registered users to create pro…

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Pokemon GO Kyogre – How To Defeat & Catch Kyogre In Pokemon GO Gym Raids

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Pokemon GO trainers were delivered a surprise this weekend as Kyogre, the Water-type Legendary Pokémon originally discovered in the Hoenn region is now appearing in Raid Battles around the world! Just like how Pokemon Ho-Oh was released, Kyogre will only be available as a Raid boss from now until 5am (Singapore Time) on 14 February 2018. There seems […]

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Our International Flight with Tigerair Australia to Bali

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This was the first time that we have taken an international flight with Tigerair Australia. We flew from Australia to the topical island of Bali, an island that is immen

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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.

What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

by admin @

Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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Insider’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, is the mixed reflection of dynamic modern lifestyle and impressing historical architecture. In some ways, Saigon is lovely in the eyes of some people, but dangerous for the others. The difference, I think, lies in how much you understand about this city. It may be unfair for

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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3 people accused of operating Georgia brothel sent to prison

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two Chinese women and a Malaysian man whom prosecutors say operated a brothel near Atlanta that lured women from around the U.S. to work as prostitutes have been sentenced to federal prison. Court records show that 45-year-old Xiaohong Huang, 59-year-old Chan Kong Chow and 54-year-old Biyun Gong […]

30 Quirky Things to Do in Tbilisi & Best Restaurants

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

There are so many things to do in Tbilisi that one week was definitely not enough, even though it was our second visit! Make sure you visit the awesome capital city of Georgia, the country, and check out all its amazing quirky tourist attractions! We visited Tbilisi for the first time in 2011, at the […]

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Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City


The Daily Advertiser

Crossing a street in Vietnam requires a clear head and nerves of steel, two things not exactly helped by a raging hangover.

How to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

As the 2017 European Capital of Culture, here is how to Spend 24 hours in Aarhus in Denmark and make it a very worthwhile experience. In our opinion, Aarhus is a contempor…

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A guide on choosing a hotel around Hanoi Old Quarter

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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10 Most Watched Tips For Travellers Videos 2017

by Gary Bembridge @ Tips For Travellers

The end of the year is usually a time of reflection and looking back. So in that spirit, here are the 10 most watched Tips For Travellers videos on my Tips For Travellers YouTube Channel in 2017. They are ranked from one to ten based on the number of visits to the article. If you…

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A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

We travelers are a lucky bunch. It's easy to forget just how privileged we are to be able to travel the world. The truth is, most people rarely even leave their own country, let alone visit destinations all over the globe. My recent visit to Madagascar reminded me that it's important to keep this perspective in mind, and to give back to organizations that help the places we visit.

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10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Going to a new country can be a daunting experience, trying to understand the language, where to go & what to do can be a time consuming challenge. Wayne and I took our first overseas trip together in July 2017. Our trip was mainly based in Ho Chi Minh City as we were visiting family Read More

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7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

7 Things to Know Before You Go To Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


The Points Guy

Ho Chi Minh City is the jumping off point for many people visiting Vietnam. Here are seven things you should consider before you head there.

Traveler Alert: Which Web Browser Should you Use to Save Money?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Beware. Which web browser should you use when booking your travels?

Different web browsers and different computers will yield very different results if you are booki

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Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Hong Kong

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Sitting at the crossroads of East and West, Hong Kong is the real global city, and those looking for cheap flights to Hong Kong will not be disappointed. The city has a long history of catering to business travellers, and...

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.

17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Vietnam is one of the most rewarding places you can visit, but you need to be aware of these 17 Do’s & Don’ts when Visiting Vietnam. From the frenetic cities of Ho …

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How To See The Most Beautiful Ice Castle In Alberta, Canada

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Embracing the snow, icicles and the chilly weather is something that’s amazing during a Canadian winter, especially within beautiful spots in Alberta. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll be hankering to see some of this picturesque side of winter, with the Edmonton Ice Castle being one of the prettiest. I mean, there’s not too many … Continue Reading

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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

Solo Traveler’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Solo Traveler’s Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Traveling solo is a great way to explore the world and know more about yourself.

What we learned from our first cruise experience – 50 days

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We have never been on a cruise, and this is what we learned from our first cruise experience, which happened to be 50 days long. Let us share our Cruise Hacks and Recommend…

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

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.

Things I Learned about Monaco and Monte Carlo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I had known a couple of things about Monaco before I visited … but not a lot. I was always confused between Monaco and Monte Carlo. These are the Things I Learned abo…

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Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

New York City is one of the most visited cities in the world, and here is a list of the Top 20 FREE things to do in New York City. Just walking around the city is enough to keep y…

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BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese

BLOG: 7 tips for surviving Ho Chi Minh City when you’re not Vietnamese


Northwest Asian Weekly

By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly I recently took a long overdue vacation to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, and it was a really exciting experience, one that I gleaned many lessons from. Here are my…

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!

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

A screaming kid with a gold fist; a woman who looks like me first thing in the morning and yes, we were Visiting Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway.

Frogner Park is the largest p…

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10 Essential Travel Tips for Newly Vegan Travellers

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

10 Essential Travel Tips for Newly Vegan Travellers by Dale Davies of AngloItalian

I have asked Dale Davies to share with us his tips for newly vegan travellers. As a fam

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Food and shopping market you should not miss while visiting Bangkok

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

If you think Bangkok is only made of Buddhas and Temples. Think twice! Don’t be surprised if you need to pay for excess baggage when you’re going home from Bangkok.  Bangkok…

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SAIGON EUROPE HOTEL

by bookingengine @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

I.Special off 7% for all rooms:  Stay 1 nights in Standard room, Superior Double, Deluxe Double, (double occupancies), with special room features and privileges below: Package includes:  + FREE Wireless internet access  + Welcome drinks & refresh towels  + Orientation map + Daily complimentary breakfast  + Daily complimentary bottled water  + Tea bags & coffee […]

Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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11 Countries With The Best Beaches In The World

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The best beaches in the world have long since attracted travellers from all across the world. There’s just something about beaches that appeal to pretty much everyone. Even if you’re not one to spend all day on a beach, a few minutes or even hours on a picturesque sandy beach is something that’s probably an … Continue Reading

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How To Shop Like a Local In Saigon?

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Shop like a local in Saigon, why not? Ho Chi Minh City, or much commonly known as Saigon, is a real mecca for shopping enthusiasts, but it is crazy, to tell you the truth. If you do not take some information or tips in hand, you will find yourself lost among stalls and stalls of

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Tips for Solo Travel in Ho Chi Minh

Tips for Solo Travel in Ho Chi Minh


Gamintraveler

If you are planning to do a solo travel around Vietnam. Read our tips in Ho Chi Minh City. How to meet people and how to spend amazing time.

5 Top Things to do in Casablanca

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are the 5 Top Things to do in Casablanca. Famous in fiction for the movie that bears its name, Casablanca is not so much a Hollywood romance destination as a bustlin…

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A local’s guide to Stromovka Park in Prague 7 (Holešovice)

by Silvie Pösslová @ Urban Adventures

No one knows local life like our guides. That’s why we’ve asked them take us around their favourite ‘hoods and offer their insider tips on seeing the city like a true local. If Stromovka sounds like your kind of place, local Prague guide Silvie and her team can show you...

Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The best hostels to stay in Taipei

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Going for a holiday to Taipei? Maybe you will be staying there a little longer. Looking for places to stay in Taipei for a good price? Skiddoo.com.sg, an online travel agent with the largest selection of the lowest airfares anywhere in...

San Fermin – More than the Running of the Bulls

by Mattea Kearney @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

     Get ready to get wild. We’ve all heard about the glorious event that is the running of the bulls. Thousands of tourists being chased down little Spanish streets by a parade of bulls. But the running of the bulls is only one component of a much bigger festival: San Fermín. Festivities commence with read more »

Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Have you ever wondered about some Weird and Wonderful Things about Japan? Like why Japanese people can fall asleep, anywhere, anytime?  Why people slurp n…

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Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Ever wondered which places to visit in Switzerland?, well these are  the Top 14 Places to Visit in Switzerland that needs to be on everyone’s list when they visit t…

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Optimal Guides and Tips : For first time traveler to Boracay Island

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Out of 7,107 beautiful islands in  The Philippines, Boracay Island is still the top choice for beach lover all over the world. Who would never fall in love on this…

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How to Travel When you Have a Fear of Heights

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This article is about How to Travel When you Have a Fear of Heights, not an article on how to overcome your fear of heights. A phobia like Acrophobia, the fear of heights is …

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ATF 2018 tours combine neighbouring destinations with Thai local experiences

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 16, 2018 — The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 offers buyers and media a unique opportunity to discover Chiang… Read More   

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On the Camino de Santiago, a €1 pin was the best souvenir I’ve ever bought

by Cindy Young @ Urban Adventures

I had just finished walking 800 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago across Spain. It was my second Camino, and I wanted something to bring back to Australia. People who have walked the Camino often wear a scallop shell, both to commemorate their journey, and also to identify themselves to...

Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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A useful 2 day itinerary for your trip to Ho Chi Minh City

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

Most visitors spend around 2 days in Ho Chi Minh city, and although the city has a lot to offer, with a well designed itinerary you can certainly get a good taste of the city lifestyle and make the most of your time here. Here’s a list of things to do for your 2 day […]

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Hostels in Greek Islands

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Greece, a great country place to visit for the backpacker or budget sensitive traveler. In the past Greece was once very expensive to visit but it is now affordable. Here, we will focus on some of the wonderful Greek Islands. In Greece one of the amazing attractions that one can easily find are the Greek read more »

Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam travel tips: How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City


Stuff

It seems like a simple task but this daring venture requires a clear head and nerves of steel.

Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

This is our experience about Getting the Best SIM Card in Vietnam. We are not the sort of people who choose to disconnect from our social media platforms when we travel be…

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Visiting Kristiansand in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We were Visiting Kristiansand in Norway because it is one of the popular cruise stops, and also a summer destination for local people. Kristiansand is Norway’s …

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Why Some Women Choose Bali for Their Next Holidays

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Flights to Bali Indonesia are usually packed with women. Why? I used to blame it on Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and was convinced that most of these women heading to Bali are divorced and are looking for a sense in...

Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I am calling it here and now; Cádiz in Spain will be the next Hot Spot Travel Destination. I probably shouldn’t tell people this and ruin what is one of the most delight…

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How to Get Fit BEFORE you Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Whether you like it or not, traveling can be exhausting, so this is How to Get Fit Before you Travel. You are out seeing and doing things that are different, and your body n…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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14 Unique Things you can do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Here are 14 Unique Things you can do in Tokyo. Tokyo is one of the most vibrant, energetic and dynamic cities on the planet. Not only will you experience one of the most ama…

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Michelin star boosts chef at outdoor Thai kitchen to stardom

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) — After spending more than three decades cooking in an unassuming outdoor kitchen, a wok-wielding, goggles-wearing Thai chef has been propelled to international culinary stardom by having her restaurant awarded a Michelin star. Supinya Jansuta, better known as “Jay Fai,” is among 17 Bangkok-based chefs whose venues received […]

Appreciating a Prolonged Layover at London Gatwick

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Appreciating a Prolonged Layover at London Gatwick.

The benefits of exploring the many sights and sounds of London have been well documented throughout the years, ac…

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12 Best Vegetarian restaurants in Saigon

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Is it possible to find any good vegetarian food in Saigon? Fortunately, it is, now more than ever. US travel website When On Earth has listed Ho Chi Minh City among the ideal cities worldwide for vegans and vegetarians. The city is named one of the ten destinations that “tickle veggie-loving taste buds” as it

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The Most Fascinating Waterworld on Earth

by Keralayathra Tours and Travels @ Top Tourist

Fondly referred to as “God’s own Country”, Kerala, with its palm-fringed coastline, biodiversity of the Western Ghats mountain range and cultural vibrancy, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India and, indeed, the whole of Asia. Included in the National Geographic Traveller’s list of “50 Places of a Lifetime” Kerala has an equitable […]

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PSK Christmas Promo

PSK Christmas Promo

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

I can’t recommend enough the use of Essential Oils and how it has helped in the overall wellness of our family. I really started out as a skeptic and even in my oily journey, I really check, double-check things because … Continue reading

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It is very important that you know How to Choose the Best Sunglasses for Travel. When selecting the perfect pair of sunglasses for all types of traveling, be it active or …

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Ubud Monkey Forest In Bali – Things To Know Before You Visit

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

My first visit to the Monkey Forest was fraught with an unnecessary amount of anxiety! One of us, can’t remember who it was (all I know is that it wasn’t me 😀 ) mentioned how the monkeys in the forest were kinda crazy and would attack people for food or even for things like their … Continue Reading

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Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips

Best Time to Visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Weather & Other Travel Tips


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November to April is the best times to visit Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Initiatives from Portugal, Spain, India and Indonesia winners of UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

MADRID, January 18, 2018 — Turismo de Portugal I.P (Portugal), Ecotourism Trust (India), Tryponyu (Indonesia) and SEGGITUR (Spain) are the winners… Read More   

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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‘A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY’: THE TWILIGHT ZONE EPISODE THAT EXPLORES OUR NEED TO TRAVEL

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

“a place around the bend where he could jump off”

Created during a time (1959-1964) when American television seemed eerily clean and domestic, The Twilight Zone challenged viewers to examine a possibility of uncertainty beyond the comforts and assumptions of contemporary life. It was my favorite thing on TV. One episode in particular always stuck with me- A Stop at Willoughby. It brings up questions. How could such a ‘successful’ man working in a New York tower and living in an upscale suburb be so miserable? Why would he dream of escaping to a sleepy village where the streets have no name and the children wear overalls and go fishing?

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY is the story of an advertising executive named Gart. Gart feels endless pressure from his pugnacious boss and his minion-like coworkers at his New York City office during ... Read More »

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What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

If you have ever wondered What to do in Kotor in Montenegro for a day, we will share our experiences with you.  Kotor, in Montenegro, is known as the Bride of Adriatic an…

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Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Go Visit Donegal, Ireland for a lot of craic. Donegal, pronounced Donegawl, is a remote county in Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. It is an area of outstanding natura…

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Visiting Flåm in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

It was a day when everyone woke early on the cruise ship because we were Visiting Flåm in Norway. I am talking 4am early because we were sailing along the Aurlandsfjord, …

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10 Tourist Tips in Saigon

10 Tourist Tips in Saigon


Hello Saigon!

Friends have been visiting Saigon a whole lot recently and I have been getting questions on why this, why that. So, I decided to address it here in this blog post. Here’s 10 tourist tips when…

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort 1st VR Roller Coaster – The Great LEGO Race

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is back to wow families with their world’s 1st Virtual Reality Roller Coaster – The Great LEGO Race this December. By fusing virtual reality technology and roller coaster thrills, the Great LEGO Race promises to elevate your roller coaster experience with a new adventure never-before-seen in a LEGOLAND theme park. Time to plan […]

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

Unusual Travel Tips For Vietnam | Flight Centre

Unusual Travel Tips For Vietnam | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Blogger, guidebook author and street food tour guide Barbara Adam gives us some of her more unusual travel tips for Vietnam.

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam

7 Tips To Help You Successfully Negotiate Bến Thành Market, Hồ Chí Minh City in Vietnam


Hand Luggage Only

Bến Thành Market is one of the more exciting places to visit in Hồ Chí Minh City. It's a chance to truly get stuck in with the locals and test your bargaining skills. It's a very different experience

Millennials have Discovered B & B’s and are Loving Them

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The aim of this article is for innkeepers to understand exactly why the Millennials have discovered B & B’s and are Loving Them, and what you can do to capitaliz…

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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13 Tips: How I became an AIRBNB super host & earned $20k in 10 months

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Do you have an extra place that you don’t know what to do? Or are you looking for extra income by welcoming guest in your home?  AIRBNB is a website…

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Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Devils Marbles Hotel

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Just cruising down the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory and yes it was another toilet stop needed. The closest place to pull up where we were  was  a place called Wauchope. Or better known as the Devils Marbles Hotel.  This Outback Pub is without a doubt  legendary, a little oasis in the outback that Read More

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The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What is it about lighthouses that appeal to so many people? We live next to two lighthouses in Australia, and we love them. So maybe that has something to do with it. Check …

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How to Eat Well When Skiing

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It does not matter how good a skier or boarder you are, learning how to eat well when skiing is very important. Without the proper fuel in your system your shredding abili…

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7 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Jakarta

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Travellers visiting Jakarta will easily find that the Indonesian capital is quite the enigma. The galling dichotomy between rich and poor, and the wildly diverse population often make the city seem impenetrable. Even if they spend their trip by the...

We Found the Best Sim Card with Data in London

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We found the Best SIM card with data in London and Europe. We wanted to know where to get a prepaid data SIM in London and which was the best London sim card for touris…

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Park Hotel Clarke Quay CNY Reunion Dinners Welcome Year Of The Dog

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

The Year of the Dog 2018, the 11th animal in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign, fast approaches. With the dog’s ever sociable and loyal characteristics that make it man’s best friend, the coming year promises an abundance of excitement, challenges and opportunities. At the Park Hotel Clarke Quay, Chef James Wong – a […]

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Cruise Packing Tips : Unusual, Strange But Essential Items To Pack

by Gary Bembridge @ Tips For Travellers

In this article I share with you some surprising cruise packing tips. You will discover twenty-one unusual, strange and unexpected, but essential, items that you really should pack and take with you on your next cruise. In the video below I reveal twenty-one surprising things that I and other experienced cruisers bring on board to…

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Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Lagom is the key to unlocking the Swedish psyche, and it governs all aspect of Swedish society. In this interview, Lola A. Åkerström talks about why lagom is about more than just balance, and what it's like to assimilate into life in Sweden as a writer and photographer.

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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6 (Non-Millennial) Solo Female Travelers Share Their Travel Wisdom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Solo female travel isn't just for millennials! In this column, Kristin Addis introduces us to some older solo female travelers who are following their dreams to see the world. These women come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, proving it's never too late to start traveling.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Let’s Explore Tanzania

by Matangos Expeditions @ Top Tourist

7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS ADVENTURE • See the African Big Five • Spend time in a resort made from local rock on the Ngorongoro Crater rim • Traverse the Serengeti Plains • Fly over the vast Serengeti (and watch the wildlife underneath you) • Watch the flamingos of Lake Manyara • Picnic in the Olduvai […]

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10 Tips For First Time Travellers to Ho Chi Minh City

10 Tips For First Time Travellers to Ho Chi Minh City


FeetDoTravel

Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it is known by locals is one of the youngest and dynamic cities in Vietnam. As a first time traveller, let me share with you my top 10 tips.

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.

Exploring Saigon

Exploring Saigon

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

So this morning as the car I was on passed by the Tourist Information Center by the river, I thought to myself what it would be like to work in that center. How much information should they know and would … Continue reading

Danasan Eco Adventure Park in Danao

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

It’s been a long stay in Cebu, and the three weeks that we spent have been incredible, topped by a very new experience we had with Danasan Eco Adventure Park. If you’re headed to Cebu, and have a day or two to spare outside the city, this is one perfect destination. How to get to […]

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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.

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.

7 Killer Reasons to Slow Down when you Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

7 Killer Reasons to Slow Down when you Travel

The temptation to see every possible thing when you travel is prevalent. It is because you have traveled a long way to get to t…

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Overseas Travel- Our First Overseas TripTogether

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Yep, you read it right. Wayne and I are off on our FIRST ever overseas trip together! For those that know Wayne on a personal level, he sure is not the type of bloke that likes to move away from the ‘normality’ of Aussie Life. His holidays are much preferred traveling Australia in the ute Read More

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road

Things to do in Saigon » A Guide to Top Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City - Love & Road


Love & Road

An ultimate guide to all the top things to do in Saigon. Where to stay, transportation, attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and safe issues.

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips

Things to do in Vietnam: readers’ travel tips


the Guardian

Beautiful countryside, delicious food and fascinating culture ... readers share the most memorable places and experiences from their travels, often discovered in the company of knowledgeable locals

Mekong Eyes Cruises – 3 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Daily departures ( except 31st per month and Feb 29th annual ) Day 1 : 08.00 * Pick-up at the hotel in Saigon (only included for those pax using the shuttle service) **For tour that starts from Cai Be on even date, pickup time in Saigon is at 9am for those who use the shuttle […]

10 THINGS I CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Recently I’ve taken a four-month break off of travel to settle into a comfortable life in a quiet town. It’s been nice, mostly.

I do miss packing and unpacking the bags. I miss tossing away ripped up socks, giving away paperback books, and moving what’s left of my big shampoo into a small little shampoo thingy.

Some things are essential to have packed and ready to grab when I’m on the road. I will not include the obvious things like a camera, computer, passport, etc. These following are the little home run hitters that are easy to forget about, but always needed:

1. DENTAL FLOSS

I like to eat. I like to eat meat. I like eating late. My teeth are spaced fairly far apart from laughing too much. Stuff gets in there and I need to get it out. I’ve often been wandering ... Read More »

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New destination: Cabo Verde

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

Here at Gomio we are happy to announce that we are continuously growing the amount of affordable accommodations that we can provide you. Recently we have added our first hostel to the list in Cabo Verde and we want to share with you our excitement. What better way to do so than to get out read more »

Watching the San Francisco 49ers Game Live

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Watching the San Francisco 49ers Game live, was an experience that is quintessentially American. The match was the San Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, and a sp…

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Hey Aussies – It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

It will not cost you many dong to fly AirAsia to Vietnam. OK, so the dong is the currency of Vietnam, but with AirAsia a major budget airline flying from Australia to Vie…

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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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Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat on a Flight?

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Do you choose the Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat on a Flight? I think we all have our preferences when selecting a seat on a flight, but which one do you aim to book?

While mos…

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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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When To Go To Delhi – Avoiding the Extremes

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Though one of the oldest and most varied cities in the world, and easily the most fascinating places to visit in India, the extremity of Delhi’s weather may be off-putting for some tourists. While travelling through the immense metropolis taking...

Cyber Monday: All Books and Courses Up to 50% Off!

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

This Cyber Monday, all of my books and courses are up to 60% off! If you've ever thought about learning to blog, improving your writing or photography, or wanted to become a travel vlogger then you'll definitely want to check out this sale! There is something for everyone, but the sale won't last so don't wait!

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Travelling in Kuala Lumpur With Kids

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

When going on vacation, taking your kids with you can truly be a nightmare – wondering if the hotel will have everything you need, stressing when everyone in the restaurant is looking at the scene they’re causing, fretting over whether...

Edmonton, Canada – Your 1 Week Travel Plan And Itinerary

by Yaya @ Hand Luggage Only

The city of Edmonton in Canada is not necessarily the city everyone might have a ready made travel plan and itinerary for. Vancouver, perhaps or even Toronto but seeing as we had to get one together after visiting recently, and one that saw us make the most of the season we visited in, I figured … Continue Reading

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Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise?

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me ask you something about a comedy cruise. Can YOU Survive a 3 day Comedy Cruise? Do you have it in you to accept the muscular spasms from laughter? Will you perhaps …

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Seattle City swear-ins

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, City Attorney Pete Holmes, and Councilmembers M. Lorena González and Teresa Mosqueda took their respective oaths of office at Seattle City Hall on Jan. 8, to begin their official four-year terms. Mosqueda and Durkan were sworn in last November to fill out the remainder of the terms for the elected officials […]

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

7 Travel Tips For Every Hijabi. Hijabi is women or girl who wears the Islamic head-covering respectfully, called Hijab. This article has been written by a guest co…

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Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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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 Fly First Class or Business Class Cheaply

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We all want to know how to fly first class or business class cheaply, or at least, how to get cheap first class or business class tickets on airlines. They only the trouble …

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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

by PATAIntern @ PATA

  BANGKOK, January 17, 2018 — The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26… Read More   

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North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Is Naples worth visiting? That would be a yes. Naples is generally the southern Italian city that people transit through on their way to the archaeological ruins of Pom

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What to Pack for a Staycation

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

What to pack for a staycation? Sometimes, that can be even more confusing than packing for an actual holiday. Since I love staycations, and one of my current gigs is giving me a real insight into the art of staycations, I’ve decided to put together this staycation packing list, together with some tips on where […]

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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.

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

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


Inspitrip Blog

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

How to Get from Narita Airport to Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Many people ask How to Get from Narita Airport to Tokyo. Getting from Narita Airport to Tokyo is easy. Your choices, however, are a little complicated. How you choose to …

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Driving The Stuart Highway- Port Augusta to Darwin 

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

With the beautiful The Great Barrier Reef, the spectacular Sydney Harbour Bridge and breath taking Opera House, backpacking across Australia or even doing the Lap of Australia with the family  is a dream harboured by most people the world over. In September/ October 2017, a part of this dream turned into a reality where we went Read More

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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.

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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Victorinox, Original Makers of the Swiss Army Knife

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The story of Victorinox, Original Makers of the Swiss buy cialis 20 mg Army Knife is interestingThe Swiss pioneer Karl Elsener founded a cutler’s workshop in 1884. T…

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4 Places To Relax This Summer

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

When you just need that x factor to make the most of the summer break, you might like to consider these 4 Places To Relax This Summer. There is something about the summer mo…

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

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

Amazing Colours of the East await winners of TAT Newsroom Blogger Thailand 2018 Competition

by Jessica Naval @ PATA

BANGKOK, January 18, 2018 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s is pleased to announce the itinerary for its TAT Newsroom… Read More   

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Last month, my mom told me she thought this blog was boring. “Where’s all the fun stuff? I want to see more photos of you traveling. I don’t care about these other updates.” “Mom, I live in Austin now. You know I’m not on the road that much,” I replied. “I know but still….I want […]

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BLOG: A year of wonder

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY “Triumph” is the word I use to depict the year 2017. It’s not that I had invented a major breakthrough to save the Northwest Asian Weekly, which has been struggling like all print media. But the more I thought about last year, words like “extraordinary,” “serendipitous,” and even “miraculous” […]

Visit Hook Lighthouse, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

An excellent day trip from the charming town of Kilkenny in Ireland is to go and visit Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the world.Hook Lighthouse …

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City Breaks: How to make the most out of short stay holidays

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Sometimes a long trip or holiday just isn’t possible. For various different reasons such as family commitments, financial priorities, and other responsibilities, you’ll only find yourself with a few days of holiday time. Deciding what to do with those days can be a challenge, especially for those who love to travel as it doesn’t give […]

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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.

20 Best Lighthouses in the World

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We recently published The 60 Best Lighthouses in the World, and then we received another 20 Best Lighthouses in the World. Considering that everyone loves lighthou…

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7 Surprising Reasons Why You Need to Downsize from your McMansion

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

While it was the norm to own your home on your block of land, where you raised your children and stayed there until you couldn’t any longer; times have changed R…

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Teppan By Chef Yonemura Joins Resorts World Sentosa Michelin-starred Restaurants

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Famed as a pioneer of innovative French-Japanese cuisine, Kyoto-born Michelin-starred Chef Masayasu Yonemura starts a new chapter of his stellar 30-year culinary career with the brand new Teppan by Chef Yonemura at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) in December 2017. More than just his very first outpost beyond the shores of Japan, the restaurant is also his first establishment […]

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

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8 Places to Explore in the East Kimberley’s

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

If you’re planning a road trip to the East Kimberleys, Australia, you have come to the right place to find out some of the best places you need to explore when you visit there. We travelled  the bitumen road from Kununurra to Derby and although, we didn’t tick off everything on our Kimberley bucket list, Read More

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24 hours in: Ho Chi Minh City

by Urban Adventures @ ho chi minh city travel tips – Urban Adventures

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular cities to visit in Southeast Asia for a reason. The pace is frenetic and the streets chaotic, but the high-octane energy is a large part of the appeal. It sucks you in and takes you along for the ride —...

You must Explore The Ring of Beara in Ireland – or maybe not.

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

While many people have heard of the spectacular Ring of Kerry in Ireland, you must explore The Ring of Beara which is absolutely not to be missed. The Ring of Beara in Irel…

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A Little Portrait… Stories of Microfinance from the Women of the Oaxaca Valley, Mexico

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

It’s the scent of warm corn that most reminds me of my time in Oaxaca, Mexico. Corn is intrinsically woven into the fabric of Mexico’s culture and daily life. And in the rural areas of Mexico, this link is even stronger. First cultivated 10,000 years ago, indigenous cultures keep a link to their past as […]

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Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

An Epic Education’s Year in Family Travel 2017: Family Travel Roundup 2017

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Kayaking in Borneo. Lava tubes in the Canary Islands. Horseback riding in Mexico and scuba diving in Indonesia. It’s been a full year for Team Epic Education (aka the Yoshikawa-Jenkins family). Here are a few highlights from our year in family travel 2017. An Epic Education’s Year in Travel 2017 Spain, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia, and […]

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Toronto – Get there

by Melanin Travel @ The Lone Travellers

Air Two airports serve Toronto: Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Pearson is the main international airport, with a direct express train service to Union Station via Union-Pearson Express. The train departs every 15 minutes and costs around $12. Billy Bishop is located on Toronto Island and a short ferry ride […]

Multigenerational Travel – Why We Do It – Contributing Writer

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Multigenerational travel is certainly one of hottest travel trends these days. Taking a trip with three or more generations of a family is making the travel ind…

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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 to avoid food poisoning in India and what to do when you are unfortunate to get it

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

India is a country of flavours. The food here is one of the best in the world and it is really hard to stop yourself from eating. The smell of food and spices is everywhere. People come here not only...

The Best Lisbon Hidden Gems and Secret Spots

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Medical Tourism is more than just Fake Boobs

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Medical Tourism and Health Tourism are growth industries in the travel sector. While these terms are often used interchangeably there is, or should be a difference…

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Best restaurants in Hanoi: Wander in the map of tastes

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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14 Do’s and Don’ts in Paris

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These 14 Do’s and Don’ts in Paris might be of assistance when you visit the city of light and the city of love. For some reason, people are intimidated by Paris, and th…

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What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

You are Planning a Ski trip to Japan. Well done you. Ever wondered What to Pack for a Ski Trip to Japan? As veterans of skiing in Japan, we can tell you that it is one of the mos…

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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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…

The Phuket Art Village – A Hidden Art Gem in Phuket

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Phuket is famous for its party atmosphere, clubs and bars. Patong gets especially wild and many tourists come here just to have a really good time. Flights to Phuket International Airport arrive every couple of minutes, bringing more and more...

Useful, if trivial, information about London and Londoners

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Useful, if trivial, information about London and Londoners

London is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in the world. There are many articles about what to s

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Nick the Greek and Exploring the island of Corfu in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Let me tell you about Nick the Greek and exploring the island of Corfu in Greece. I am fairly sure that when you get off a cruise ship in Greece, the waiting hordes of taxi dr…

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48 hours in Helsinki, Finland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

What to see, what to do, where to stay and where to eat when you have 48 Hours in Helsinki, a city that will pleasantly surprise you. As the capital city of Finland, spendin…

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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The Most Complete Travel Guide to Pico Island, Azores

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Guide and Tips for Couples who want to visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Guide and Tips for Couples who want to visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)


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Ho Chi Minh is an affordable place to visit and a popular destination best for all types of travelers including, Solo traveler, families, and Couples.

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.

Beating the queues at Les Catacombes, Paris

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Les Catacombes, Paris are an immensely popular attraction and not as ghoulish as you may think. We didn’t have tickets when we arrived on a brisk Wednesday morning be…

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Amazon Natural Healing

by IntoEcuador @ Top Tourist

Spend 4 days in the indigenous Community of the Secoya people. The house of the last shaman of this tribe. Experience his energy when he heals you and cleanses your body. This is an experience of a lifetime! The package includes: • All transfers in – out from airport to the city of Quito. • Full […]

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In northern Vietnam, a piece of unfinished cloth tells a story

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

I recently took a trip with my mother through northern Vietnam, and up into the mountainous region that borders Southern China. The people who have lived there for generations are not Vietnamese, but a mix of isolated and unique groups that retain very separate cultural styles — partly due to...

Fluid + Form Action Camera 4K: A Review

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

This blog post is about our new acquisition: Fluid + Form Action Camera 4K. We just got the package and the first thing that we did was to plan a small trip to take pictures. Where was the planned place? One of our favorites and one of the closest places from Pampanga– Subic. We have […]

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Many great reasons to visit Kilkenny, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

From the hole in the wall pub run by the towns cardiologist, who was the doctor for Metallica, to the milk bar where you can get a whisky, to the hospitable publicans at the …

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A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Has life sped up? The days, weeks, and months whip past faster than I can count. I landed in Oaxaca, Mexico in January. Two months later, I’m settled but restless. Does that even make sense? Traveling is a hard habit to break. I bought a coffee cup when I arrived. It was a small concession […]

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Exploring Naplfio or Navplion in Greece

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When people talk about the history of Greece and the beauty of the aquamarine waters that surround the Greek islands, you can find an excellent example by Exploring Nap…

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Niavaran Palace

by Delengo @ Top Tourist

Built between 1958 and 1968 this remarkable palace contrasts clean-lined functionality on the outside with opulent, European-royal-style furniture and enormous, intricately woven carpets inside. Highlights include: The magnificent Kerman carpet showing Iranian kings right back to the Achaemenids, as well as, some European sovereigns, including Napoleon Bonaparte. The Shah’s walk-in wardrobe full of dozens of […]

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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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26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip

26 Important Things To Know Before Your Vietnam Trip


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

The 5 Best Night Markets in Taipei

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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A small souvenir that holds big memories of Morocco

by Olivia Saunders @ Urban Adventures

Before returning to New Zealand in 2016, my partner and I spent a number of years seeing as much of the globe as we could, with the time and money we had available. We had been living in Birmingham for two years before our visas ran out, at which point...

Tired of getting scammed? Triip is a new way for you to travel

by Joe @ Living Local

What is Triip? Triip is the happiest way to enjoy truly local experiences.  We are the travel platform that enable travellers to book truly local experiences crafted by local experts in 93 countries, 653 cities around the world. We enable local individuals to become Local Experts and share their passions while making extra revenues. On […]

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Toronto – Safety

by Melanin Travel @ The Lone Travellers

Toronto is considered to be one of the safest cities in North America, so it’s deemed unlikely that you will run into any issues during your time there. Toronto is also relatively safe at night, and locals are generally very polite and quite helpful. Exploring the tourist attractions at night should not be a problem. […]

Ho Chi Minh travel tips and Vietnam visa guide for Portuguese

Ho Chi Minh travel tips and Vietnam visa guide for Portuguese


Ho Chi Minh City Travel Guide

Brief but coincise information about some Ho Chi Minh Travel Tips, along with guide to get Vietnamese visa for Portugal citizens.

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe?


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Is Ho Chi Minh City safe? We think so but here's a few tips we use on our travels around the world that will make it even more so.

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

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam

Vietnam with Kids: Our Complete Guide to Family Travel in Vietnam


An Epic Education

Wondering if you'd go to Vietnam with kids? Here's our complete guide to family travel in Vietnam. Getting around, what to do/see/eat, where to stay, etc.

Siversea presents exclusive savings offers for selected luxury Asia voyage

by PATAIntern @ PATA

HONG KONG, January 16, 2018 — Silversea Cruises is delighted to offer last minute savings on a fascinating selection of Asia voyages*,… Read More   

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12 Beautiful Things To Do In Budapest

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Budapest in one of my favourite cities in Eastern Europe and I was totally taken aback on my first trip. There really are so many beautiful things to do in Budapest. I have to be honest, I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful the city is. I mean, I’d had a good nose around online and knew … Continue Reading

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How to Survive in Japan without Being Called a Rude Gaijin

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Gaijin is a term used in Japan to describe a foreigner and an outsider. Many say that it does not have a positive connotation, while others say it is just a word to describe someone, who is not a Japanese,...

Things to Do in Merida Mexico — What to see, Do & Eat in the Yucatan

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

Visit Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and you’ll find so many things to do in Merida with kids…or without them. We travel with children, but Merida has something for everyone. In fact, the Yucatan Peninsula is great for any and all types of traveler: from grubby solo backpackers to adventurous families to retirees on a luxury holiday. Things […]

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Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

When you visit Vietnam, these are the Must Visit Sites in Hoi Chi Minh City (Saigon). Saigon is the more familiar name of this very popular city to visit. The city is beaut…

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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.

Complete Guide for Nepal Trekking

by Hari Shrestha @ Top Tourist

Trekking in Nepal, known as ‘Himalayan Hiking’, is a goal that many adventure seekers and adrenaline addicts aspire to. Here is a guide to the seasons and a few words of advice on what to expect when planning your hike. Nepal Trekking Season Fall (September-November) Fall is considered as the best season for trekking in […]

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What to Do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Insider Tips

What to Do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City - 7 Insider Tips


The Crowded Planet

Are you looking for what to do in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City? Here are 7 Insider Tips from Saigon locals, expats and city lovers, to help you enjoy the city!

5 Animal Activities to Avoid in South Africa and Responsible Alternatives

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

If you’re planning to road trip South Africa or visit well-trodden African locations like Victoria Falls, you’ll probably be wondering what to do with all the ‘animal encounters’ on offer – here is what we think! Travelling around South Africa, you’ll be surrounded by ‘once in a lifetime’ animal experiences – walking with lions, swimming […]

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Best Thailand honeymoon resorts

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Best Thailand honeymoon resorts A list of the best Thailand honeymoon resorts is all you ever need to complete your perfect wedding package.  Thailand earns its name as “the Vegas of the East” for its top-notched services filled with pure hospitality and mesmerizing resorts on the sexiest beaches of our Planet Earth. All of which are […]

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Travel news: Monte Carlo Las Vegas Update

by @ Wikitravel

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

3 Days in Siem Reap – A Quick Getaway to Cambodia

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

I took a flight to Siem Reap without much planning. I just knew it was a friendly little town and decided to figure out what I am going to do there after I arrived. It wasn’t very difficult to come up...

Responsible Travel in Australia – 6 Ethical Animal Activities

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Are you looking for info about responsible travel in Australia? Here are 6 ethical animal encounters you can have during your time Down Under, allowing you to get close to native animals without harming them and supporting places that work hard to ensure their survival in the wild. The first time I visited Australia in […]

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A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

To call it sadness gives it too much weight. But happiness is too vibrant and concrete. I don’t feel identifiably happy as I enter my tenth year on the road. At least not toward travel, particularly. It’s more like a heavy uncertainty. My life is pregnant with pause. I am waiting to hear from the […]

This travel story (A Little Reckoning… On Transformative Travel Experiences and 9 Years of Travel ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Let’s Send Another Set of Students Abroad (Exciting Updates from FLYTE)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Two years ago I started FLYTE, a charity designed to help students from underserved communities see the world. Since then, we have raised over $100,000 and sent three classes on trips around the world. Here are updates on the organization.

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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Where to find the most beautiful islands in The Philippines

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

The Philipines is a tropical country made up of beautiful islands. In fact, it consists of  7,107  beautiful islands lying between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. We…

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Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

I can’t say I knew a lot about this town, but I can tell you that Eating Tapas and Exploring Cartagena in Spain was one of those serendipitous moments. This city was amaz…

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Visiting and Discovering the City of Stavanger in Norway

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had the distinct pleasure of visiting and discovering the city of Stavanger in Norway. This is a cool little city, which also happens to be a city of great Norwegian pr…

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Ultimate guide to smart & safe travel in Ho Chi Minh City

by Phuoc Le @ Innoviet Travel

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam, in general, is one of the safest travel destinations. However like most countries, it has its share of traveller annoyances such as scams and other petty crime. Spend a little time to learn about these simple tips to travel safely, securely, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Vietnam – without

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Stavanger in Norway is the City of Street Art. This affluent city has an edginess to it that we were not expecting when we arrived on their National Independence Day. The …

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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.

Pretend you are a Tourist in Your Home Town

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Pretend you are a Tourist in Your Home Town #wkendtravelinspiration

Too often, we spend so much time traveling else where, that we forget about what is outside of our …

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Why you should get lost when you travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

The more we travel, the more we have come to realize that, sometimes, it is ok to get lost when you travel. In fact, getting lost can often be better than finding your way on …

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11 Travel Scams that Make Great Stories

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 11 Travel Scams that make great stories, and others where you can learn a lesson. I don’t think that anyone is immune from travel scams, but being more aware c…

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

Homestay at Dalat

Homestay at Dalat

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

For our latest stay in Dalat, we decided to again book through Airbnb. We had a good experience with Cozy House a couple of years ago and wanted to stay there again but it was already fully booked for the … Continue reading

EDITORIAL: Asians spared in ‘sh**hole countries’ tirade?

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By now, you’ve heard President Donald Trump’s reported labeling of Haiti and African nations as “sh**hole countries.” Last week, conservative commentator Carrie Sheffield attempted to argue that Trump isn’t as anti-immigrant or racist as those comments suggested. The president “said he would welcome immigrants from Asia, so he is open to accepting people from other […]

One Day in Mumbai

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Mumbai is an ancient city, put together over thousands of years by hundreds of different groups of people, so trying to take it all in in one day seems like a herculean, if not completely stupid task! Visitors are always...

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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25 Things that Annoy Me about Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We eat out at least once a day, sometimes twice and at other times we do the trifecta, so these are the 25 Things that Annoy Me about Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars. I know, I k…

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Guangzhou Association’s new legal counsel

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

On Jan. 3, the Guangzhou Association of Washington state announced that it has engaged Zhaocheng Zhou, a prominent lawyers from China, as its legal counsel. The Guangzhou Association has strengthened the relationship between the United States and China, in trade, economic development and growth, promoting cultural and educational exchange and building partnerships. Several community members […]

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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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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My Ultimate Birthday Present – A Dinner and a Show at Moulin Rouge

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

‘So, I thought that maybe you want to go to Paris for your birthday?’ said my husband to me on one rainy, spring morning. Did I want to go to Paris? Of course I did! The last time I had...

What is Experiential Travel, and why is it important

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

So what is Experiential Travel, and why is it so important? Let me explain.

It was the imperfect start to a perfect day and the start to our immersion experience in Valenc…

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One Life Adventures Experience

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

Recently, we went on a press trip or familiarization trip sponsored by One Life Adventures and Tourism Philippines, in cooperation with Philippine Airlines. It was an honor to be part of influencer trip, and most importantly because it will highlight a trip covering one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines – Palawan. Complete […]

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Wanderlust Africa Safari

by Wanderlust Africa Safari @ Top Tourist

We have developed several unique itineraries that have been designed to accommodate your particular needs. For example, families with children often like fun activities incorporated into the trip to break up the long drives, while honeymooners may prefer more intimate experiences with luxury lodgings. There are itineraries which track the great migration according to the season, […]

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The Secret Musical Based on Jay Chou’s Secret Movie Here In Singapore

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

The Secret Musical, based on Jay Chou’s movie, Secret will be here in Singapore at The Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands from 6 to 15 April 2018. The Secret musical brought Jay Chou to the theatre stage and hit gold when his music was incorporated into his own multi-award-winning directorial debut, Secret, which contributed USD10 […]

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Visiting The Medieval Village of Eze in France

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We started our tour of Monte Carlo in Monaco, and Visiting the Medieval Village of Eze in France, by driving along the scenic roads of the Moyenne Corniche. From here we h…

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Siem Reap for Romantics

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

Flights to Siem Reap from Singapore run at just over two hours, so culturally minded couples who want to experience the biggest religious monument in the world have absolutely no excuse not to visit. Skiddoo.com.sg, an online travel agent with...

Money Customs in Japan – Take Cash

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We travel to Japan regularly, and being aware of the money customs in Japan is something we know very well. Buy Japanese Yen before you go.  Surprisingly, as Japan is a …

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Buy Or Rent A Timeshare From Resale Market & Save For Your Next Holiday

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

If you are looking for an affordable, flexible way to travel, then you may want to buy a timeshare on the resale market. Some people are sceptical about timeshares. They’re afraid that they’ll be tied to the same resort every year. However, this is rarely the case anymore. With vacation ownership, it’s possible for you […]

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

by Phan Len @ Inspitrip Blog

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

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33 Travel Memes That Accurately Describe Going On A Vacation

by Bruno B. @ Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

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

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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…

Le Cochinchine Mekong Cruises – 2 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Cai Be – Tra On (Lunch, Dinner) 12h00: boarding Le Cochinchine boat, up for cruise to continue to Can Tho via Cho Lach and Tra On. Up to river tide, disembark and make a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s […]

19 Beautiful Greek Islands You Should Visit

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Greece is one of those countries that you’ll never get bored of visiting. With thousands of little islands and the gorgeous mainland, it’s a place that just gets better with every trip. That’s what makes a trip to some of the most beautiful Greek Islands a necessity when in Greece. With tiny little islands like … Continue Reading

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WTTC announces Finalists for 2018 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards

by PATAIntern @ PATA

January 16, 2018 — The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is pleased to announce the 15 Finalists for its 2018… Read More   

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A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

The sharp guffaw of a wild baboon startled me from sleep. Close as a whisper, the eerie sound ricocheted through my dreams. I awoke in full fight or flight response mode. My eyes whipped open, careening around the space; they slowly adjusted to the soft ochre light emanating from the banked campfire. From somewhere outside the dim […]

This travel story (A Little Story… How One Maasai Tribe Is Changing the Face of Responsible Tourism ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Le Charme Suites: A Luxury Experience

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

As our avid readers know, our most usual spot to visit in the Philippines is Subic. The main reason is because it’s very close to Angeles City, Pampanga where we are based. We love to swim in its beaches, to walk around and to watch the sunsets. In this trip we are about to share […]

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

How to Own an Iconic Norwegian Sweater

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

I love winter but am not a fan of being cold, so I am going to share with you, how to own an Iconic Norwegian Sweater. I remember talking to someone from Norway who said there …

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Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

There is no doubt that Killarney is a popular destination, and we share the Top 30 Things to do in Killarney, Ireland from our recent trip to this beautiful Irish town. Fr…

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Trump says program to protect ‘Dreamers’ is ‘probably dead’

by Northwest Asian Weekly @ Northwest Asian Weekly

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said on Jan. 14 that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have […]

EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

EER130: Airbnb for Families — Tips for How to Use Airbnb with Kids

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

We’ve been using Airbnb with kids since 2013, and today I’ll tell you some of my tips on how to use Airbnb for families. Airbnb for Families — How to Use Airbnb with Kids There’s lots of information out there on how to use Airbnb, but most of it is for couples and single travelers […]

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Looking Fabulous when you Travel – Ciao Bella Travel

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Ciao Bella Travel are a travel accessories and clothing company for female travelers, dedicated to bringing you fabulous products to make your trip both stylish a…

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Relaxing at Trichy’s Temples

by Skiddoo Insider @ Skiddoo Singapore Blog

One of the counterintuitive things about life is the coexistence of two conflicting things in the same place. Tiruchirappalli is a mind-bending frenzy of activity but people on Singapore to Tiruchirappalli flights can still find some relaxation in the attractions...

Visiting Bantayan: What To Do, Where To Sleep

by Ruben Arribas @ Gamintraveler

The most probable thing if you are visiting Bantayan is that you will be coming from Cebu or Malapascua. During our trip to Bantayan, we were from Malapascua and we really liked the vibe in Bantayan. The beaches were empty with white sand, clear water and a long shore perfect for walking. But sadly we […]

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Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Grab wine, coffee or better still an Estonian crafted beer, and let me tell you Why Tallinn Estonia or e-Estonia is so popular. It has to do with the fact that this medieva…

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25 Do’s and Don’ts in Japan

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

We are sharing the 25 Do’s and Don’ts in Japan so that you have some insight into what you should and shouldn’t do in this country of the rising sun. Of …

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

What Everyday Singaporean Never Knew About Early Childhood Educators

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Packing the bags of your little ones and sending them on their first day of pre-school can be both an exciting and daunting process for young parents. Giving your child the best head start possible begins with a solid foundation starting from the early years. There are many common misconceptions when it comes to understanding […]

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Not Having Travel Insurance is a Pain in the Butt

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

In these current times, we don’t even think about travel without travel insurance, because Not Having Travel Insurance is a Pain in the Butt. Most travellers ask us�…

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Beringer Shares 10 Steps To Better Vacation Planning Over Wine With Friends

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

If you have a severe case of wanderlust and the only thing holding you back is the dread of having to organise the trip, you aren’t alone. A regional survey commissioned by Beringer Vineyards showed that 1 in 2 Singaporeans lose an average of 4 days of annual leave due to poor planning. 1 in […]

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Things to do in Botswana – The Best One Week Itinerary

by Margherita @ The Crowded Planet

Back to Africa – here we share with you our Botswana overland itinerary, perfect if you’re spending a week in the country or travelling onwards to Vic Falls! After having told you all there is to know about road tripping South Africa, here’s our experience checking out the top things to do in Botswana! Ever […]

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Mien Tay Sampan Mekong Cruises – 3 days

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

Day 1: Embark My Tho – Cai Be (Lunch, Dinner) 08h00: pick up at hotel in Saigon then route for My Tho (70km). 10h00: boarding on Mien Tay sampan in My Tho, welcome drink and check in Mien Tay sampan. The guests can walk throught the island, trying native fruits viewing local handicraft production and […]

Deluxe Cai Be Daily Tour “Smaller group, better care“

by hiepsixike @ Beautiful Saigon Hotel Group Official Website

6 : 30 AM : Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. 9 : 30 AM : On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat […]

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by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

How to enjoy Universal Studio Singapore as solo traveler

by kristelleclaraee @ Sophisticated Wanderlust-

Singapore is not only made of a skyscraper, luxurious shops, hotels and garden of the bay. It’s also a place for people who want to have fun and for the…

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10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City - LoveYourTravels

10 Tips for First Time Travel to Ho Chi Minh City - LoveYourTravels


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Travelling to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time? LoveYourTravels tips will help you survive your first few days madness in the city. What can by overwhelming experience our tips will make you a pro in no time.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

Tokyo is a fascinating city, and despite its reputation as being a very expensive city, you will be pleasantly surprised at the Top 15 Free Things to Do in Tokyo.  With J…

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

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A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

A Very Pleasant Place to Visit is Warnemunde in Germany

by Paula McInerney @ Contented Traveller

We had never heard of Warnemunde in Germany and were only visiting because our cruise ship was stopping there. The reality on cruises is that you generally only get one d…

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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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Global Travel Entrepreneur Challenge 2016 Winner Announcement!

by Joe @ Living Local

Dear GTEC 2016 Participants Around the World, We are so happy to announce the winners of this years 2016 GTEC! Below, you can find the winners based on category. Grand Prize Winner: Emre from Seoul “My name is Emre and I’m from the Netherlands. I’m married to my Korean wife and we live with our […]

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A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating.

by Shannon @ A Little Adrift: Wanderings & Traveling the World

Shibuya, Tokyo Shibuya represented the Japan I had anticipated — bright lights, vibrant colors, pulsing energy, and so. many. people. A friend from college lives in Japan, a lucky circumstance that guaranteed mea familiar face to lead me through my first days in Tokyo. She navigated us through the metro’s maze and the surging mass […]

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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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10 Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips: Myths Locals Never Tell You - Living Local

10 Ho Chi Minh City Travel Tips: Myths Locals Never Tell You - Living Local


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1. The most important Saigon travel tips: Do not shop in Ben Thanh market, I repeat, do not shop in Ben Thanh market unless you want to do charity by paying for over-priced items. 2. Why Vinasun/Mailinh taxi? Uber and GrabTaxi are taking down regular taxi services here: much cheaper, faster, better service quality, every […]

Why a Bhutan honeymoon is worth your romance, find out here

by Hao-Nhien @ Living Local

Why a honeymoon is worth your romance, find out here! Bhutan honeymoon may be your sweetest decision to start an eternally peaceful and harmonious marriage life. Why? Because the humble Buddhism kingdom has been designed to adopt Buddhism into every aspect of life. Every single living creature is treated fairly and equally in Bhutan since it […]

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Casas Particulares, special lodging in Cuba

by James @ Blog : Backpacker Accommodation | Barcelona Youth Hostel | Hostels in Trinidad | Hostels in Tel Aviv

This blog is about Casas Particulares in Cuba, a special housing option available in Cuba. We have another post with some awesome travel videos related to backpacking in Cuba. Cuba is one of the fastest growing places to visit right now. Not only does it have some great sights to see, things to do, but read more »

The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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We Did The Ivanhoe Crossing!

by loveyourtravels @ LoveYourTravels

Ivanhoe Crossing has officially been ticked off the Aussie Bucket List!  Driving a river crossing can be dangerous, you need to be equipped with a 4WD and be aware of the elements around you. Stacey has never been a huge fan of river crossings,  maybe it has something to do with  crocodile infested waters or Read More

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Illumination of the Falls Niagara, ON

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

Every evening Niagara Falls puts on a lights show, this is Illumination of the Falls Niagara, ON. This has been operational since 1925, funded by The Niagara Falls Illu…

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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Pineapple Tarts Singapore Delivers CNY Goodies Right To Your Doorsteps

by AspirantSG @ AspirantSG – Food, Travel, Lifestyle & Social Media

Before we know it, Chinese New Year (CNY) is just right around the corner again. If you hate the crazy jostling of last minute CNY shopping, a renowned Pineapple tart maker from Penang now operating in Singapore offers to take away your stress of purchasing popular new year goodies such as pineapple tarts, kueh lapis, prawn […]

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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4 Reasons I am Loving Twitter @GordyandPaula

by Paula McInerney @ TRAVEL TIPS | Contented Traveller

These are 4 Reasons I am Loving Twitter, right now. I like Twitter, and it was probably the first social media platform I sort of got a handle on when I started travel wri…

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Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

Where to eat on the way to Dalat?

by Lyra @ Hello Saigon!

We ended 2017 with a road trip to Dalat to celebrate the start of the year 2018. Kinda weird writing that sentence. So anyhoo, it’s not our first trip to Dalat but we’ve always been clueless as to where we … Continue reading

Christmas in Barcelona: Holiday Family Travel in Spain

by Jason Jenkins @ An Epic Education

The beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava are an amazing place to spend the summer, but what about spending Christmas in Barcelona? CHRISTMAS IN BARCELONA The lights, the tree, and the ornaments — they’re all here. However, Christmas in Barcelona has its own traditions and idiosyncrasies. Below I explain a few things you might enjoy when […]

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Reasons to go for Langtang Trek

by Hari Shrestha @ Top Tourist

The Langtang trek is a generally short trek (from 6 to 9 days) that combines awesome mountain scenery with fantastic tea house convenience. What’s more, Syabrubesi (1400m) the bouncing off point for the trek, is only a six hour drive from Kathmandu and in contrast to Everest Base Camp or Annapurna, this trek receives only […]

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