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Last Chance to Save 35% on Award Stays at These Top Starwood Hotels

Last Chance to Save 35% on Award Stays at These Top Starwood Hotels

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

As I shared last summer, Starwood is currently running a promotion called “Bucket List Bound,” allowing members to save 35% on a handful of the chain’s priciest redemptions. It’s a phenomenal opportunity to try out SPG’s top properties, including my all-time favorite, the St. Regis Maldives, which TPG and I both had a chance to …

Photo Essay: CET Shanghai

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Chloe Chang (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Shanghai, Fall 2017                

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6 Incredible Reasons to Explore Dorset

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

With everything from castles to cake, not to mention some of the most geologically diverse landscapes in the UK, there are plenty of reasons to explore Dorset. Reasons to Explore Dorset Located on the southwest coast of England, acclaimed landscape photographer Andy Farrer discovered there's a lot to get excited about in Dorset and its […]

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A Traditional Australian Motel Reborn: The Esplanade, Batemans Bay

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

The traditional Australian motel or motor-inn had its heyday in the 1950s through to the 1970s.  They were traditionally cheap and cheerful accommodations in locations that built on the growing travel market.  Because everything old is new again, the Aussie motel is undergoing a renaissance …

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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.

5 things you cannot miss in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

When taking part in the journey in Saigon, there are tons of things to do in this wonderful city, from free tours to affordable experiences. Below are some of the best activities that the tourists in Saigon usually do during their visit. >> 8 famous pagodas in Saigon Explore Ben Thanh Night Market When thinking […]

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Bienvenuto a Roma!

by Andrea Carrillo @ #RamblersAbroad

Week one has officially come and gone! I have to say, it feels like I’ve been here a lot longer. From the 24 hours of constant travel to full days of orientation to my first few days of classes, the reality of studying abroad still hasn’t sunk in. As I wait for the feeling of …

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Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Les Rives

Top Reasons Why You Should Visit Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Les Rives


Les Rives

Top reasons why you should choose Ho Chi Minh City City ( Saigon) as your first destination when you plan to travel to Vietnam this holiday.

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam

13 Amazing Vietnam Destinations | Traveling To Vietnam


Getting Stamped

Traveling to Vietnam and looking for the best Vietnam destinations? When planning a trip to Vietnam narrow it down to the best places to visit in Vietnam.

7 popular tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Working all day, drinking coffee with friends or being at home to make friends with technology… perhaps a day of the Saigon people is quite simple. However, do not let that “simple thing” makes Saigon tedious and accidentally “steal” rare moments of rest after a week of study and work stress. Therefore, let us find […]

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12 Of The Best Things To Do In Morocco

by Lloyd @ Hand Luggage Only

Morocco is a pretty incredible country to explore. Now, I know I say that to lots of places, but I truly mean it! It’s one of those countries that’s so much more than just the Souks of Marrakech, with so many of the best things to do in Morocco outside of the city itself. From the unspoilt … Continue Reading

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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…

Our Guide to the Best Baby Carrier and Reviews 2018

by Sharon @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

If there is an essential accessory for a new baby and when you go travelling, it has to be a baby carrier. Baby carriers can make your life so much easier! You can hold your baby without using your arms either around the house or on the streets of Bangkok. In fact, even if you don’t […]

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A Guide to Street Art in Shoreditch, London

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

What could be better than a weekend exploring the Street Art in Shoreditch, London? We had an amazing time exploring this enigmatic part of the East End of London, wandering through little alleys, along the famous Brick Lane, and generally gawking at the colourful characters. …

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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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Guide For New Visitors On Where To Go Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Wonder where to go Myanmar for the most meaningful memories? The following is our 7-day travel itinerary on the top-ranked destinations in the country you can have a chance to visit all. Also called the Golden Land, Myanmar is a spectacular country which is still relatively untouched by tourism. Thanks to thousands of iconic sights […]

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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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Orientation in Roma

by Alexa Brennan @ #RamblersAbroad

Ciao! It’s almost two weeks since I arrived at the John Felice Rome Center, yet it already feels like home. The students here, both from Loyola University Chicago and other universities, are open and eager to meet as many people as possible and to engage in genuine conversation. And Rome is even more beautiful, fascinating, and …

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5 Must-Visit Destinations in Cebu, Philippines

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

Cebu is the major port city in the Philippines and is a highly visited city by tourist. It is the center of commerce and trade in Visaya and is considered as the livable city in the country. For a tourist the best part is the affordable food and accommodation compared to other urbanized cities in Philippines.

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…

Best Places to Stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | Top Hotels & Hostels

Best Places to Stay in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam | Top Hotels & Hostels


Adventure In You

Where to stay in Ho Chi Minh is... Finding the best place to stay in Ho Chi Minh is not easy but here are our top picks from budget to luxury. Vietnam is...

Voyagin: Asia's Best Things to Do, Tours, Activities & Tickets

Voyagin: Asia's Best Things to Do, Tours, Activities & Tickets


Voyagin

Wondering what to do in Asia? Discover unique travel experiences on Voyagin, a marketplace for offbeat tours, authentic activities and your guide to Asia

That Luang Festival Laos

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Every year, in the mid-December of the Buddhist calendar (usually in November or sometimes also in October of Solar calendar), the Lao people from all over the country flock to Vientiane - the capital of Laos to take part in That Luang festival. This is a Buddhist festival in Lao and also the largest national festival of the year.

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What Makes The Holidays At Universal Orlando Epic

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The holidays are here and they’re in full effect at Universal Orlando. All of your favorite things at the park are still here, but there might be a few holiday twists. There isn’t a bad time to visit Univeral Orlando but we think it’s safe...

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24 Hours in Nice – Sometime’s You Only have a Day to See it All

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Face it: sometimes you don’t have a great deal of time to spend in a city. But I’ve learned that you can pack a lot in in just 24 hours, if you plan ahead and prioritize what you want to do. Here's what I did with my short 24 hours in Nice, France. By Susan […]

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Best nightlife in Pattaya — What to do in Pattaya at night?

by Emily Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Having mentioned Pattaya without talking about nightlife activities is a big mistake. It is famous for its long, no sleepy streets, bars and with many types of entertainments, Pattaya has become a symbol of Pattaya. What to do in Pattaya at night and things to do in Pattaya for adults? Let’s discover the best things […]

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Boeing and Airbus Airplanes Just Got More Expensive

Boeing and Airbus Airplanes Just Got More Expensive

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Prospective Airbus and Boeing customers should expect to pay a bit more for their new aircraft. The world’s two major aircraft manufacturers both announced this month that they’ve increased list prices for 2018. In a press release, Airbus announced that its list prices have increased across its product line by 2%. On the other hand, …

The BEST: What to do in Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona While on Vacation

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

If you’re looking to escape the rainy weather in your hometown, get some golf in, or just enjoy the hot, hot heat, Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona are a great way to do just that. We recently visited Phoenix, and after our research, below you’ll find the best things to do in Phoenix and nearby Scottsdale […]

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.

Best Beaches and Islands to Visit in Thailand

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Imagine lush green islands, clear blue water lapping at the yellow sand; colourful long tail boats, epic sunsets, the smells of Thai food wafting through the air,  and yes, you are visiting some of the best beaches and islands in Thailand. This is why Thailand

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Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?

Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City: Which City To Visit In Vietnam?


Geeky Explorer | Travel smart

This is a city showdown: Hanoi vs Ho Chi Minh City. Get to know more about costs, food and sights and find out which Vietnamese city you should go first!

Should You Book a Business Trip on Expedia?

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

Perhaps you’re new to business travel expenses or you’re at a new job where you’re just not sure whether using a site like Expedia is the appropriate way to book a trip. The answer is typically: “sure!” but there are a few things to consider before booking a business trip on Expedia, including your company’s […]

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City - Inspitrip


Inspitrip

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

Top amazing tourist destinations on Ho Chi Minh city map - Saigon Free Day Tours

Top amazing tourist destinations on Ho Chi Minh city map - Saigon Free Day Tours


Saigon Free Day Tours

If Hanoi is known as the capital of thousand years of culture with the peaceful and quiet beauty as well as a slow speed of life, Saigon is the city of the

4 Cities, 12 Restaurants and 66 Courses — for $10,000

4 Cities, 12 Restaurants and 66 Courses — for $10,000

by Kara Cutruzzula @ The Points Guy

The Pretty Fork, a Seattle-based “dining experience” company that throws progressive, destination and hidden dinners, launched an event called Destination Dining America on Friday and it’s a culinary doozy for travel obsessives. Here are the details: Attendees fly first class to four major metropolitan cities in the United States and eat at a dozen restaurants …

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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“No, I didn’t go to the club… I have a dream to follow”

by Angelo DeMarco @ #RamblersAbroad

“I have a dream to follow.” This hit me hard, really hard. Which is why I wrote this spontaneously because I truly believe others can benefit. I mentioned in my last blog that I live in a house with 20 people. I have not met them all nor have gotten to know everyone’s name. I …

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Is Expedia reliable? Can you book safely through their website?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

One of the world’s biggest third party travel companies, Expedia, has been around for over 20 years. It started as a company within Microsoft, and then was spun out, built up, and then made public as one of the fastest growing travel companies in the world. They work with thousands of hotels, airlines, car rental […]

Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

New York City Christmas – 10 Great Things to See in the City

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Who doesn't want to celebrate Christmas in New York? It seems that every great Christmas movie or memory of ours is somehow associated with NYC. When IHG© Rewards Club  asked us where we'd like to spend our last trip of the year, we suggested the Big Apple. A New York City Christmas celebration has always been our […]

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From Minority to Majority: On Navigating My Identity Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Stephanie Jamilla (George Washington University) Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Fall 2017 As I sit on a bench on the Book Street (Đường Sách), which has become one of my favorite nooks of Saigon, and draft my final blog post, it strikes […]

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Staying In A Overwater Bungalow At Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The quintessential over the water bungalow in the Maldives was once was just our dream, finally came true at Cinnamon Dhonveli in the Maldives! A bucket list worthy stay to say the least! We spent 3 nights at Cinnamon Dhonveli in a gorgeous over the water bungalow....

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What Is The Best Beach Resort In Cambodia?

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Traveling to Cambodia, besides exploring the grandiose complex of Angkor Wat, you can go to visit other beautiful natural spots, including many resorts located next to beautiful beaches. With these resorts, visitors will be completely satisfied with the quality of service and their prices. So what is the best beach resort in Cambodia? The article below will help you to answer this question.

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Amsterdam with Kids – 7 Attractions You and Your Child Will Love

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Spread the word! Amsterdam is as much a family-friendly destination as anywhere else in the world. Our family travel specialist Ari Charlestein proves you to can travel to Amsterdam with kids.  Amsterdam with Kids For too long, traveling to Amsterdam came with a significant, negative stigma. It had been thought of as a European “Sin […]

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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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20 Most Romantic Destinations in Europe

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

I know we have missed some, but here are the 20 Most Romantic Destinations in Europe. We know because we have visited each one of these. We could have added Vatican City, but that would have been wrong on every level. Please feel free to …

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8 Marketing Ideas Every Travel Agency Should Do To Boost Business

by Nguyen @ Holiday Bays

The scope in the tourism industry is increasing and people are exploding towards it. It is no new concept that people love to travel to new places to have some fun, learn new things, culture and lifestyle. With this trend growing at its highest pace, things are quite profitable in the tourism industry. There is […]

The Top 5 Day Trips from Hanoi

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Many people visiting Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, will do choose to do some day tours of the north of the country, and here are The Top 5 Day Trips from Hanoi. Hanoi is a melting pot of cultures, combining French cultural influences and …

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Ten reasons to visit  Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ten reasons to visit Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Stuff

With news that Air New Zealand will be flying to Vietnam, we take a look at some top travel tips for visiting this enchanting country.

The Year that Was and What’s Coming Next for The Planet D

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

When we look back on the year that was, it's hard to believe that we travelled to 22 destinations on five different continents in 2017. It was our plan to slow things down a bit, but when amazing opportunities come up, how can you say no? From horse treks in Kyrgyzstan to basking in the […]

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How to Explode Your Website Traffic this 2018 Using Pinterest

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Although Google still remains to be our biggest source of traffic, Pinterest is definitely a GREAT way to drive more people to your website/blog. In this article, I will break down the basics of how to set up a Pinterest account and how to use it to explode your website traffic this 2018. To give […]

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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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Types Of Traditional Music Of Vietnam

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country with long civilization and rich folk music. The characteristic melodies and rhythms of folk songs become the endless source of inspiration for the work of the musicians through various periods. With this article, you will be provided with some knowledge of traditional music of Vietnam.

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Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary

Ho Chi Minh City in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

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

Sun And Sea Vacations For Newlyweds Through Vietnam Holiday Package 2018

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Thanks to its colonial structures, sparkling bays, gorgeous beaches, stunning landscapes, exotic cuisine, and colorful culture, Vietnam is always appealing to many honeymooners in all parts of the world. So, if you are newly married couples and wondering where to go in the S-shaped country for unforgettable and meaningful experiences, then Vietnam Holiday Package 2018 […]

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Cu Chi – the Best Place for Ho Chi Minh Tunnels Tour

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

If you take a Ho Chi Minh tunnels tour, the must-going place is Cu Chi tunnel – one of the greatest works constructed by the Vietnamese. Cu Chi tunnel system serves as the living and hiding place for the Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Visitors reaching there can not only experience the great tunnels but […]

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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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Hotels near Saigon Tourist, Ho Chi Minh City  - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Tourist and Travel Info, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam

Hotels near Saigon Tourist, Ho Chi Minh City - BEST HOTEL RATES Near Tourist and Travel Info, Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam


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Top 10 Destinations in Ho Chi Minh Tourist Map

Top 10 Destinations in Ho Chi Minh Tourist Map


Travel Sense Asia

Sai Gon or Ho Chi Minh City is a perfect combination of the old abuts new with striking contrast. There are many obligatory stops in Ho Chi Minh tourist map that the tourists should pay a visit. Following are 10 out of thousands of places to visit in Ho Chi Minh city. 1. The War …

Visit Tallinn in Estonia

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

If you think that places with beautiful castles were only in fairy tales, then think again. If you want see where Rapunzel may well have lived, then Tallinn in Estonia is straight off the pages of these wonderful stories we all grew up reading.

Many …

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Finding the Best Bottle Sterilizer 2018 for your Baby

by Joshua @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

Anyone who’s used bottles knows how important proper sterilization is. And if you have or are using bottles for your baby you know how much time and effort it takes to ensure there’s always a hygienic, sterilized bottle ready. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve let the unsterilized bottles pile up then needed to […]

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Top 5 Best Restaurants in Venice

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

If a list was to be made about places that most people would like to visit before their death, the City of Venice would be at the very top of the list. This ancient city with its rich history not only gives you a beautiful holiday destination, but also true taste of Italian Cuisine.

“Losing Myself” in Immersion

by Mae McCreary @ #RamblersAbroad

Studying abroad this current semester is my first time ever leaving the United States. Before my departure I dreamt about the rolling vineyards in Chile and the extensive coastline, visiting Patagonia and having wild excursions up into Las Cordilleras. Although these daydreams are not at all impossible to experience, they have not necessarily been my …

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Useful guides for the-first-time travelers in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Traveling Saigon for the first time, you will have to prepare all about moving, accommodation, dining and attractions, in return you will be active in time and free to explore. If you are planning for a trip to this city, this is a guide to Saigon that helps you have the best moments and experiences. […]

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Discover Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh city

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City’s Chinatown or Cholon Saigon is Vietnam’s largest Chinatown with roots dating back to 1778; it’s also a place of great historical and cultural importance. The area today is a popular site for those on the tourist trail and also attracts many Taiwanese and Chinese visitors. Cholon is an interesting place to […]

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Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Top 5 best islands near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam - Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!


Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

A few hundred kilometers away, there are extremely beautiful paradises for Saigon residents. It is a sweet Phu Quoc, Con Dao poetic, Thanh An peaceful, Thieng Lieng wild, Long Son green. Do not miss these beautiful islands to refresh your experience, as you hide from the hectic pace of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Now, …

7 Best Day Trips from Sydney

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Here are the 7 Best Day Trips from Sydney, one for every day of the week. While Sydney has a lot to see and do, why not get out of the city and experience some of the unique things that Australia has on offer. From …

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Travel Sense Asia(TSA) will attend The Travel Mart AEC from Jan 16 – Jan 19 2018 in Myanmar

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

The Travel Mart AEC is the overarching voice of travel trade partners in the ASEAN Economic Community. It was first conceptualized by travel and leisure gurus as the go-to marketing arm of businesses who wish to showcase their travel products and services locally and abroad. Fueled by their passion and determination to see the industry […]

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The Basics of Offsetting the Carbon Emissions From Your Flights

The Basics of Offsetting the Carbon Emissions From Your Flights

by Katie Genter @ The Points Guy

Sometimes I feel guilty for flying. Although I try to be environmentally responsible in most areas of my life, I know flying produces substantial carbon pollution. And yet I still fly. A lot. If you fly frequently, flying likely accounts for the majority of your personal carbon emissions. Unfortunately, many of us aren’t willing or …

Photo Essay: CET Film in Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Amanda Luthy, (American University) Student Correspondent CET Film in Prague, Fall 2017                

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Photo Essay: CET Prague

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Eliza Singleton, (Elon University) Student Correspondent for CET Prague Fall 2017                

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One More 787 Operator Debuts

One More 787 Operator Debuts

by Emily McNutt @ The Points Guy

Bahrain’s national carrier, Gulf Air, has an order for 16 Dreamliners, the first five of which it’s going to take delivery of in 2018, with the first of that batch scheduled to be delivered in April. On Monday, the carrier announced its first destination for its new 787-9: London. Beginning June 15, 2018, the carrier …

Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue walking streets – one of famous tourist spots in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Walking around Ho Chi Minh City is a fascinating activity that you should not miss when traveling to the most bustling city in Vietnam. Bui Vien and Nguyen Hue are two most popular places for walking in Ho Chi Minh City which can bring you truly experiences. >> Famous street food eateries in District 1, […]

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10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

10 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City


The Independent

The whirlwind formally known as Saigon is a hot, noisy, dynamic city that rarely sleeps, with a complex history and plenty of culture to soak up. Combine this with the laughably good-value prices of everything from lodgings to lunch, and there’s never been a better time to explore this south Vietnamese gem. Here are 10 ways to make the most of a visit. 

Are You Traveling With Your Dogs? Here Are Some Dog Travel Tips

by Guest Author @ Holiday Bays

Traveling with a dog can be stressful. Besides all the basica things you need to know such as how much it costs to fly a dog overseas, pet travel rules and regulations, you also need to know how to take care of your dog during the trip. No one likes that nagging feeling of leaving their […]

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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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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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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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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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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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.

Sandals Resorts Overwater Bungalows in Jamaica

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

That’s right, you no longer have to travel halfway around the world to stay in an overwater villa. This type of accommodation used to only exist in the Maldives, Tahiti, and Bora Bora. There are now overwater bungalows in Jamaica at Sandals South Coast and Sandals...

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Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Ho Chi Minh City

Top 10 Things To Do With Kids In Ho Chi Minh City


Justgola

If you are traveling with kids to Ho CHi Minh city, this is a real place for them to explore and enjoy. Besides wonderful Sai Gon street foods, there are a whole lot of kid-oriented activities which will definitely keep your kids entertained the entire stay in Sai Gon.

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…

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now

10 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now


Condé Nast Traveler

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

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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Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

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

7 Fun Things to Do in The Picturesque City of Sintra, Portugal

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

There are so many things to do in Sintra, a picturesque city located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon Portugal. The history of the area dates back to the 1400’s when a single monastery was placed on a hilltop in Sintra during medieval times. When the Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 destroyed most of the city, the […]

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We’re Trekking Mt. Everest Basecamp…Come Join Us!

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Ever since I was a child, I could remember spending hours looking at my uncle’s old National Geographic magazines, gaping at the photos of exotic destinations and epic adventure experiences. At that time, I thought going on these adventures would remain nothing but a far-fetched dream. Little did I know that the little travel blog […]

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VRBO vs Hotels – What is the best option for travel?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

The world of the sharing economy has certainly changed the way we travel. From being able to book reservations in local apartments or houses, to getting around in shared cars, bikes, and more, it’s easier than ever to see the world. But we wanted to run a fair comparison between one of the biggest names […]

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City

10 Top Tourist Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City


Short Holidays and Getaways

No visit would be complete with visiting the 10 Top Tourist Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City. Before we get onto experiences, see the history of the city.

Vietnamese cities among world’s top 100 foreign tourist destinations

Vietnamese cities among world’s top 100 foreign tourist destinations


Travel Wire Asia

THREE Vietnamese cities are among the world’s top 100 travel destinations for international tourists, global business intelligence firm Euromonitor International said in its latest report. Based on Euromonitor’s Top City Destinations Ranking report presented early this

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD

Places to Visit in Southern Vietnam | Travel Blog | ThePlanetD


The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

In Autumn 2011 I embarked on a volunteer experience in Southern Vietnam for just under a month. In some ways Vietnam is a lot like the rest of South East Asia

Compelling Reasons to Visit Mumbai in India

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Our guest writer offers some Compelling Reasons to Visit Mumbai in India, describing Mumbai as the New York of India. Mumbai in India, is also known as Bombay, and is where it all happens. As the financial capital of the country, out guest writer draws …

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The 8 Commandments of Traveling with Your Partner

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

In collaboration with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group We have been traveling the world together for over 1,600 days (and counting) straight. Luckily, we travel pretty well together – but travel can be a big test of a relationship. A few things about traveling with your significant...

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Experience a river tour in Saigon: All things you should know

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Ho Chi Minh City is an attractive destination not only for domestic tourists but also international ones. Coming here, visitors will be impressed by French architecture remained at Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office or historical landmarks at the Palace of Independence and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. In addition, exploring the amazing […]

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Langkawi travel blog — The fullest guide for a Langkawi budget trip of Malaysia

by Ann Minh @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

It’s definitely not an overstatement to say that Langkawi is a tropical paradise of Malaysia. Considered to be the jewel of Malay tourism, this destination is home to 99 different large and small islands. About 30km west of the mainland, Langkawi is not only well-known for its potential in island tourism but also loved for […]

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Hanoi Thing To Do In The Rain

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Hanoi is a familiar destination in Vietnam. However, it is not easy to explore all the interesting places in the capital. Following are some suggestions on Hanoi thing to do in the rain. Coming to these destinations, you can take part in different activities regardless of the unfavorable conditions.

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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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Best Breakfast In Ho Chi Minh City

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Because of the busy life, many people just have a quick breakfast with a loaf of bread or sticky rice. So if having some leisure time at weekend, which dish do the locals usually have for their breakfast? This article will introduce you the best breakfast in Ho Chi Minh City.

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2450 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

2450 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Booking.com

Great savings on hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam online. Good availability and great rates. Read hotel reviews and choose the best hotel deal for your stay.

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City

Backpacker's Guide to Ho Chi Minh City


Mad Monkey Hostels

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

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.

The Perfect Honeymoon spot: Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

The Maldives is that tropical paradise we all dream about and hope to visit someday. The images we saw instantly sold us on making the trip, but how do you pick which Maldives resorts to stay at? We spent 6 weeks island hopping around the...

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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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48 Hours in Aarhus, Denmark

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

We had the most incredible time in Aarhus in Denmark and wanted to share with you how to spend 48 Hours in Aarhus. This city is edgy, historic, trendy, and very cultural. It is a place you need to put on your must see list. …

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Ho Chi Minh City Things To Do – Attractions & Must See - SmarterTravel

Ho Chi Minh City Things To Do – Attractions & Must See - SmarterTravel


SmarterTravel

Ho Chi Minh City Things to Do Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. Given its size and history, it should be no surprise that there are many attractions and things to do when visiting. Religion There are many historic religious structures in the city.  Cao Dai Temple, …

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

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


XO Tours Blog

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

La Première Naissance: Baby Born Mid-Flight in Air France First Class

La Première Naissance: Baby Born Mid-Flight in Air France First Class

by Brendan Dorsey @ The Points Guy

Dr. Sij Hemal’s flight from Paris (CDG) back to New York (JFK) began with the expectation of Champagne and then maybe some jet lag upon landing. Hemal turned on a movie and settled in to what he thought would be a quiet flight back home. Little did he know that the journey would be one …

90% of Tours in Dubrovnik, the King’s Landing Filming Location, are ‘Game of Thrones’ Related

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

90% of tours in Dubrovnik are now focused on the show, and not on historical sites Dubrovnik, Croatia stands on its own as a tourist attraction, being one of the most beautiful cities on the Mediterranean. Even before ‘Game of Thrones’ aired its first episode on HBO, tourism was on the rise following post-war reconstruction […]

Using Tokyo metro 24 hour ticket — You can discover all the best places of Tokyo during one day for only 600 yen!

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Tokyo, a dream destination for many people who like to travel, has a lot of invitations, making the choice of places to visit is so difficult, especially if you have only one day to visit. Moving in the inner city will be an expensive fee if you do not plan on signing carefully. And this […]

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8 famous pagodas in Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Saigon is the most populous city as well as the economic, cultural and tourist center of Vietnam. Referring to ho chi minh tourism, besides natural sightseeing spots, the famous and sacred pagodas are also highly recommended to visit.  They not only are the peaceful places where people can throw away all the worries and find […]

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Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

What makes Canada a must-go destination?

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

Canada, the largest country in North America, is popular for its interesting history, mixed culture, untouched natural assets, and vast, stunning landscapes, easily making it as one of the most-visited countries in the world. The numerous cities in Canada may have varying appeal distinct from each other, but all are common in giving warm welcome to tourists who cannot get enough of their land’s beauty. Impeccable climate, efficient transport system, tourist-friendly rates, and sumptuous food all contribute in making Canada a must-go destination.

10 Things to do in Barcelona That You Can’t Miss

by Laura Gois @ Adventure In You

Barcelona is an unbelievable city: the mix of culture, art and – of course – incredible food make every visit an absolute joy and even after multiple visits, there will always be hidden nooks of the city to explore. It feels almost impossible to get tired of wandering the streets – although it’s usually in […]

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Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs

Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City | CET Academic Programs


CET Academic Programs

Written by Leah Phan (University of Florida), Student Correspondent CET Vietnam, Summer 2016 Activities Artinus 02-04 đường số 9, khu đô thị mới Him Lam D7, Tân Hưng, 7, Hồ Chí Minh Artinus is a 3D interactive art museum. Tickets range …

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Tourist Destinations

Commonly referred to as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh or HCM or HCMC is Vietnam’s largest city and previously ...

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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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.

Top 10 Beach Camping Sites In Victoria, Australia You Need To Know

by Hang Le @ Holiday Bays

If there’s one place I would ALWAYS come back to, it would be the beach. It’s easy to set up camp on any beach with a Camping Lab roof top tent, or to just lounge by the shore while stargazing over the good company and delicious food. From the clear waters to the relaxing views, […]

Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City with Kids - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

Top 5 Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City with Kids - Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids


Family Travel Blog - Travel with Kids

Our list of the top 5 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City with kids including cyclo tours, Mekong Delta, Cu Chi Tunnels and traditional water puppet shows as well as other tips for travelling in Ho Chi Minh City with kids.

Top 10 best places to visit in Pattaya

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Pattaya is known as a place to party (of course with a good meaning). But it does not stop there, Pattaya also has a lot of things to do and to watch for the whole family in the wilderness of the city again. You can enjoy the impressive beauty of the city, sandy beaches, and […]

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

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

Is VRBO Safe and Legit?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

We get asked about the new economy of short term rentals, and whether or not services like VRBO are safe and legitimate ways to book travel or to rent out unused vacation homes. We thought we would answer some of the most common questions below that we hear from our readers to help you make […]

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

The Best Place for Shopping in Saigon

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Staying at the Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains of Australia

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Staying at the Hydro Majestic in the Blue Mountains of Australia was, and remains a very popular place for romantics. It was said that “marriages are made in heaven, and were consummated at the Hydro Majestic,” and this remains true as it has always been …

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Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Van Life Interviews: 40 Hours of Freedom

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

As most of you know, Tom and I are gearing up towards van life which is why we thought it would be fun to kick things off by interviewing fellow van-lifers….(is that even a word?) With that in mind, I am pleased to introduce to you the guys behind 40 Hours of Freedom, owners of […]

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

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

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.

Walking – the best way to explore all the corner of Saigon

by 7gmt_editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Walking is considered one of the great ways to discover a new destination, new land and a new culture. Similar to walking tours in other countries or Vietnam’s cities such as free walking tour hong kong or hanoi free city tour, walking in saigon not only helps visitors to save money but also explore all […]

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Routeperfect Review

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

As much as I love to travel (heck, I travel for a living), I absolutely hate trip planning. Over the years, I’ve caught on to my partner’s happy-go-lucky attitude towards travel and very rarely plan for things in advance. Let’s face it. Trip planning is time consuming, stressful, and can definitely be overwhelming at times. […]

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5 Magnificent Historical Places to Visit in China

by Guest Author @ Holiday Bays

Are you considering to visit China? If you do, you will never go wrong with this wonderful country! Rich in culture and historic places, the Chinese people are deeply hospitable. With the country’s amazing scenery and spectacular landmarks, it is definite that travelers will always be entertained for the duration of their stay. China is […]

When Best to travel to Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Decide when best to travel to Vietnam will give you some confuse because Vietnam is the tropical monsoon climate. That is the reason why you should choose the best time to visit each place in Vietnam, however, there are some months which is suitable for all parts of Vietnam. This article will show you the […]

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Boston

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

We spent 48 Hours in Boston and enjoyed every minute of our experience. From history to culture, food to drink, Boston is a great city to visit. While Boston may only be a short train journey away from the bright lights of New York City

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Culture Shocked: Transportation, Scammers, Making Friends

by Sarah Higgs @ #RamblersAbroad

Thursday, January 18th, 2018. What am I doing here.   Prior to arriving in Rome, I had this notion that I’d be living in the middle of a postcard. Everything beautiful all around me all of the time. That wasn’t the case. Here at the John Felice Rome Center, we’re on the hill. It’s sort …

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Where to Stay in Sapa Vietnam?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Before visiting Sapa, you should find where to stay in Sapa, Vietnam in order to choose the best accommodation for your trip. There are some types of accommodations in Sapa like Hotel, Resort, homestay, so it is easy to match your demand. Sapa is the small town in North Vietnam. In 1922, the French settled […]

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Top 6 Mirrorless Camera For Travel Photography

by Hang Le @ Holiday Bays

The mirrorless camera revolution is in full swing. With the growing number of lens and accessory options and the constantly improving quality of mirrorless cameras available, there’s never been a better time to join the bandwagon. Mirrorless cameras are some of the best choices for travel photography because of the combination of three important factors: […]

Photo Essay: CET Japan

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Rina Lindenmayer, (Soka University of America) Student Correspondent CET Japan, Fall 2017                    

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Nustay Review: How to Save on Your Next Hotel Booking

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Disclaimer: This post was written in partnership with Nustay as part of their #NuStayExplorers team. As always, my opinions are my own. While traveling, accommodation usually takes a large chunk of your travel budget. Although I am a go-with-the-flow kind of gal, over the years, I have also become quite picky about where I stay. With […]

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50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run

50 Unique Things To Do In Vietnam - Journalist On The Run


Journalist On The Run

From kayaking through caves in Halong Bay to eating mysterious food in Hanoi and bonding with hill tribes in Sapa, here's 50 unique things to do in Vietnam.

The Ultimate Guide To Camping With Kids

by Hang Le @ Holiday Bays

What can be a better memory for a child than to go camping? Most of the adults still recall their childhood experience of family days somewhere in nature, however, still afraid to take their own kids camping. To get rid of this fear and make your trip safe, comfortable and enjoyable, we prepared 10 tips, […]

Mount Fuji day trip blog — How to spend one perfect day itinerary in Mt Fuji?

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Let’s discover the most famous iconic of Japan through our Mount Fuji day trip blog — Mount Fuji one day itinerary (Mt Fuji one day itinerary, Mount Fuji day trip itinerary) start from Tokyo and from when to visit Mount Fuji to best places to visit in Mt Fuji with Living Nomads: One-day excursion to […]

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Guide to Finding the Best Duffel Bag for Travel 2018

by Nicky Curtis @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

What is a duffel bag? If you are asking yourself that question, the important thing to know is that a duffel bag can be extremely useful for travel because they are easy to access. You can grab what you need with minimal fuss, and they also hold a lot of stuff, meaning you don’t have […]

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25 Epic Things To Do In Namibia

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

One of the most underrated places on the planet is the southern African country of Namibia. If you love adventure, nature, and culture you’ve come to the right place – There are plenty of things to do in Namibia. Home to the oldest desert in the...

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Our Guide to the Best Sleeping Bag Liner 2018

by Nate Hughes @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

Whether you’re camping with a sleeping bag or staying at budget hostels, a sleeping bag liner can be hugely beneficial. The best sleeping bag liner takes up little space and can serve two main purposes. It will increase the warmth of your sleeping bag and it will also add another hygienic layer of protection. They […]

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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.

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.

Top tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City (part 1) - Indochinadaytours

Top tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City (part 1) - Indochinadaytours


Indochinadaytours

If Hanoi is the capital of thousand-year-old culture with the ancient, poetic and peaceful beauty, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City is extremely magnificent and bustling. Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, you will feel that the city never runs out of energy even though the night falls. After that, this article lists outstanding tourist destinations in Ho Chi Minh City.

Top 14 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ⋆ ADARAS Blogazine

Top 14 Things To Do in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ⋆ ADARAS Blogazine


ADARAS Blogazine

Discover the best things to do in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. From the city's best-kept secret oasis to hidden gems, restaurants, temples and canal tours. 

Ho Chi Minh City Airport Transportation

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

From Ho Chi Minh City Airport (Tan Son Nhat International Airport), there are many choices of means for you. The distance from Tan Son Nhat Airport to the city center is only about 10 kilometers so the cost is not too expensive. After that, you will be provided with the useful information about Ho Chi Minh City Airport transportation.

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10 Amazing Fairytale Castles In Germany You Cannot Miss

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

Did you know there are over 20,000 castles in Germany? Yeah, neither did we! Deciding which German castles to visit can be a daunting task. We’ve traveled to Germany 6 times and seen a ton of gorgeous castles in Germany. Let us help you pick...

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Where to Stay in Bangkok Can Make or Break Your Trip

by Adam @ Getting Stamped

Deciding where to stay in Bangkok, more than in many other cities, can really make or break your trip. Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok is home to more than 9.5 million people. If you look at a map of Bangkok you’ll be more than overwhelmed...

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Hong Kong tourist card — 7 useful Hong Kong travel card every traveler must-have

by Emily Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Your trip will be easier if you know the type of card (Hong Kong travel card or Hong Kong tourist card) you need when traveling to Hong Kong. Especially, when using these cards as a universal key as a wallet. From MTR to Octopus cards, you will not have to worry about carrying too much cash […]

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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.

I’M Hotel Review: A Relaxing Stay in the Heart of Makati

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

All my life, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my hometown Manila. Although there is no place like home, often times, I find this place too intense and chaotic for my liking which is why I moved away 7 years ago. However, during a recent trip back to the Philippines to visit friends and family, […]

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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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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…

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.

Best onsen in japan — Top 5 best onsen towns in Japan

by Angela Smith @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

If you are planning to go to a place and want to find an Japanese onsen (Japanese hot springs) place that fits your itinerary, there are plenty of options along the Japan country. Are you are looking for the best Japanese onsen? Let’s discover the famous and best onsen in Japan with top 5 best […]

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Visit Myanmar 2018 Tips For Newcomers To Gain Unforgettable Memories

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

Fall in love with the Buddhist temples and monasteries, pristine white beaches, and ancient Asian culture? Then, it is time to visit Myanmar, or commonly known as Burma. Here is a must-see destination for those who are fond of Buddha and beaches. What makes the country apart from the crowd is a collection of numerous […]

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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.

12 Incredible Travel Experiences I Found Through Instagram

by Hayden Myers @ Adventure In You

We all know Instagram is the favored place for people to post what they had for breakfast, post their #sundayselfie, their #ootd and pretty much anything they think will get the Insta-universe liking and following their posts. However, there are less cringeworthy types of posts – believe it or not – and they come in […]

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25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however

Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

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

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...

Even in a Rainstorm: Australia’s Great Ocean Road

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

 

Even in a Rainstorm: Australia’s Great Ocean Road is amazing. The 12 Apostles are a group of limestone formations that rise above the ocean. The Great Ocean Road is one the most visited areas in Australia.  They were christened the 12 Apostles by Victorian …

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8 must-taste Vietnamese specialties

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Vietnamese cuisine is well-known all over the world. If you have the opportunity to travel to Vietnam, you should not miss the discovery of Vietnamese street food. Following are 8 must-taste Vietnamese specialties: bánh mì, bánh xèo, bún chả, cao lầu, chả cá, cơm tấm, gỏi cuốn, nộm hoa chuối and phở.

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Photo Essay: CET Florence

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Tessa Carreiro, (Brandeis University) CET Florence, Fall 2017                    

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The Beaches of North Carolina

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

If you visit the beaches of North Carolina in the summer, you won’t find it terribly hot and humid. It’s going to be warm and sunny, of course – but it won’t be hot enough to make you uncomfortable.

Top 20 Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh: Uniquely Saigon

Top 20 Things To Do In Ho Chi Minh: Uniquely Saigon


Trip101

An amalgam of the past and present, here’s a list of the top 20 things to do in Ho Chi Minh City that will inspire and leave you with a strange sense of nostalgia.

How Does VRBO Work?

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

So you’re curious about this new trend in vacation rentals, and VRBO has you interested, right? Below we’ll explain how VRBO works, the things you need to know, and help you find the perfect place to stay for your next vacation. For those of you looking to rent your property on VRBO, and curious about […]

Flying with Baby — Tips for Baby’s First Flight

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

Traveling with a baby is definitely something to look forward to, but something that gives anxiety and worry as well. Imagine lugging heavy, bulky bags with a child in tow—this can really be a challenge. But being a parent to a small child does not have to stop parents or the whole family from flying as there are ways on how to travel with a small child and keep the entire flight smooth-flowing.

CBS Reality Show ‘Survivor’ Drastically Increases Tourism in Filming Locations

by Rob The Holy Toledo @ Champion Traveler

Reality TV show ‘Survivor’ isn’t just a big win for CBS, it also brings in big tourism dollars to each season’s location. The show, now on its 35th (!!!) season, pits players against one another in a foreign and isolated location, with a mix of rules and twists to keep the show’s premise interesting and […]

Awesome Sprinter Vans on Instagram That You Need to See

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

If you find yourself scrolling down Instagram for hours on end in search of some travel inspiration, chances are, you would have stumbled on to a few photos of #vanlife. Recently, there has been a huge rise in young people opting to forgo living in a traditional home. Instead, their habitat of choice is a […]

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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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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

How to Achieve your New Year’s Resolution

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

It was exactly 10 years ago that we fulfilled our New Year's Resolution that changed our lives. It was, January 2008 as we sailed down The Nile River in Cairo celebrating the kick off of The Tour d'Afrique; A cycling race down the continent of Africa. One Year earlier Dave and I made a New […]

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AA Flight Attendants Agree: the 737 MAX Bathrooms Are Too Small

AA Flight Attendants Agree: the 737 MAX Bathrooms Are Too Small

by JT Genter @ The Points Guy

I had the honor of flying American Airlines’ first revenue Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight from Miami (MIA) to New York LaGuardia (LGA) on November 29.  To get the true economy-class experience, I bypassed choosing an extra-legroom Main Cabin Extra seat, snagging a window seat in the back of the plane. My plans were almost …

Where to Stay in San Francisco – A Guide To The Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

Choosing  where to stay in San Francisco can be difficult. With so many neighborhoods to choose from, selecting accommodation can be overwhelming for the first time visitor. Local writer Mimi McFadden created this guide to help you with your decision. A guide to San Francisco includes information on of the 5 most popular areas with suggestions of […]

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United’s Adding a Bunch of One-Off Flights for the Super Bowl

United’s Adding a Bunch of One-Off Flights for the Super Bowl

by Zach Honig @ The Points Guy

United Airlines — and to a much lesser extent American and Delta — added a handful of flights specifically for travelers heading to Minneapolis (MSP) for the Super Bowl, including some routes unique to next week, such as nonstops from Boston (BOS), Providence (PVD) and Philadelphia (PHL) to MSP. United added 16 flights in total, …

10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

10 Places to Visit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Hand Luggage Only

Formerly known as Saigon and Prey Nokor (at different times), Ho Chi Minh City was re-named after the country's revolutionary leader (and the first leader in North Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh. It is the largest city

The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

11 Tourist Attractions You Must Visit When In Saigon (HoChiMinh City) Vietnam

11 Tourist Attractions You Must Visit When In Saigon (HoChiMinh City) Vietnam


Holiday Bays

I used to live in Saigon for two years and this city always fascinates me for many reasons. Here's my list of 11 places you will want to see when visiting Saigon.

Top 4 Places To Visit While Traveling to Fiji

by Hang Le @ Holiday Bays

Fiji is among those island nations which is constantly on the radar of tourists all over the World. There are quite a few things that are a reason behind its popularity. Be it the sun-soaked beaches, swaying palm trees or the turquoise water of the beaches all are enough to persuade a person to enjoy […]

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…

The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

Sai Gon City Walking Tour

by editor @ Saigon Free Day Tours

Date: 9 am – 11/01/2018 Guides: Truc Quynh and Dong Minh Guests: Sarah and Henry Address: 138 Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1 – Avanti Hotel. Picking up It is the second city tour we’ve got. We arrived at the hotel at 9 am then asked the receptionist to call the guests. Unfortunately, Sarah got […]

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10 Countries You Didn’t Know You Could Fly to on Southwest

10 Countries You Didn’t Know You Could Fly to on Southwest

by Michael Spelfogel @ The Points Guy

With nearly 4,000 flights scheduled every day, Southwest’s route network is quite extensive  — and it continues to expand. Since Southwest is such a popular choice on domestic routes, you might not realize it also offers service between the US and seven countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean. Here’s a look at Southwest’s lesser-known international flight options. …

Our 2018 Goals: Trek Everest, Live Van Life, Make $20,000 a month

by Anna Faustino @ Adventure In You

Whew! Is it just me or was 2017 a huge whirlwind of events and experiences. For my partner Tom and I, this year literally flew by so fast. To some, our life looks like it’s made up of epic adventures, non-stop travels, and fancy hotels. While some of this is true (#bestjobever), we also go […]

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Top 5 Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations in the World

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

Wedding is the most special moment for couples and enjoying every bit of post-wedding is really memorable. Honeymoon trip is the next most important thing to do after wedding and visiting the same old place isn't a good idea.

The Best Bluetooth Tracker for finding stuff is Tile.

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

The Best Bluetooth Tracker for finding stuff is Tile.

Have you misplaced something? Something you might really need? Your phone, your wallet, your keys, your passport, your luggage, your car, your dog, your mother, or even a stuffed Panda? Then the Best Bluetooth Tracker for

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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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Must-Do Things While You’re in Hoian

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Now, Hoian is one of the most famous destinations in Central Vietnam in particular and in Vietnam in general. Coming here, you can enjoy the ancient beauty of the hundred-of-year-old ancient works such as the convention of the Hoa people, Japanese Bridge and An Bang beach. In addition, you should spend time experiencing the following must-do things while you’re in Hoian.

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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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Photo Essay: CET Siena

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Photos by Morgan Ryan, Student Correspondent (University of Virginia) CET Siena, Fall 2017          

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Veni!

by Samuel Hardeman @ #RamblersAbroad

From endless fog to Etruscan fountains, the archaic rolling hills of the eternal city have entangled my highly abbreviated 21st-century attention span. The vistas and monumental lifestyles of the commonwealth are far beyond any expectation that I formed prior crossing the Rubicon. “I cannot go back”, I tell myself; even during those lonely moments of …

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Reviews of the Best Luggage 2018

by Joshua @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

Travelling carry on only is always my ideal. However, often that just isn’t possible – like when we were travelling with babies. Sometimes, I also think its easier to take one big suitcase than mucking around with a whole lot of carry on ones. For these times, it’s essential to have a great bag suitable […]

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Why Paralysis Made Me Want to Travel to Every Country in the World

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

My set plan was always to gain two years of career experience after university before thinking about travel. But that would all change. With the beige anoraks and cashmere black overcoats flurrying past me in my blurred peripheral vision, the sound of hundreds of pairs of shoes walking sharply past my ears, I knew something […]

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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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Cruising the Sea of Cortez with Offshore Outpost

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

Our last trip of 2017 had us cruising the Sea of Cortez with Offshore Outpost. It wasn’t your typical cruise at all. Everything about cruising with Offshore Outpost is way different than any other cruise we’ve been on. So when they asked us to join...

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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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10 Best Things to Do in Seminyak, Bali

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Seminyak is one of the most trendy places to stay on this lovely tropical island, and we share the 10 Best Things to Do in Seminyak, Bali. This guide starts your stay by visiting Balinese temples, then has you doing some yoga, going for coffee, …

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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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11 Mouthwatering Snacks That You Can Easily Buy In Manila

by Guest Author @ Holiday Bays

Mabuhay! Welcome in the Philippines. You are now here in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Please enjoy your business trip, vacation in hotels and visiting theme parks. Hotel food is expensive and you would like to try the most frequently eaten snacks in the Philippines.  Adobo, Sinigang, Bistek, Bicol Express and many more are […]

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

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

The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

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

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.)

These Top 10 Destinations in Vietnam Are Just a Taste of the Country

These Top 10 Destinations in Vietnam Are Just a Taste of the Country


TripSavvy

Can't figure out where to go in Vietnam? Choose from this list of the top 10 destinations in Vietnam.

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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How to Spend 48 Hours in Prague

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

If you plan to visit the Czech Republic, then your first priority should be at least 48 Hours in Prague. Prague is stunningly beautiful with monumental landmarks, Gothic Churches, and a rich cultural history. As the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague …

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13 Things You Must Do in Vietnam – Vietnam Bucket List

by Tom Divers @ XO Tours Blog

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

WordPress Alternatives: A Complete Comparison Guide

by Tom Rogers @ Adventure In You

We have been working online (mainly blogging) since 2015 and within that time frame, one of the most common questions that we get is, “Should I use WordPress for my blog/website?”. Well, today in this post I answer that very question. This complete comparison guide to WordPress alternatives does not only include pros and cons […]

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A Shinto Shrine Guide: 8 Things You Will Find Inside a Shinto Shrine in Japan

by Hang Le @ Holiday Bays

Japan is a country full of marvels and rich with history. Its colorful culture is admired by many. Foreigners and locals travel to different parts of the country just to experience Japanese culture. When you travel to a new country, there will always be things that you are not familiar with. If you go to […]

Top museums in Tokyo — Top 10 best museums in Tokyo you must visit

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, let’s come to visit these incredible museums in Tokyo. Tokyo is known as the home of the world’s most impressive works of art, film, science, history, and culture. It means you’ll be able to admire both local and national museums spreading across the city. Thus, choosing […]

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Things to see in Istanbul, Turkey

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

The fascinating city of Istanbul spans both Europe and Asia, and no other city can surpass such a lovely location which allows its people and visitors to enjoy both the ancient and modern world. The myriad culture of two worlds creates contrasting features, from minarets and mosques to skyscrapers and fancy restaurants, from lowly traditional eatery to flashy nightclubs and bars, the perfect blending of variations is second to none. Here is where bright lights and energetic parties happen while carefully and consciously preserving heritage, culture and history. With all these taking place, there is no wondering why Istanbul is the destination to beat.

Travel Experts Choice: 27 of the Best Tourist Spots in the Philippines

by Hannah Lukaszewicz @ Getting Stamped

There are 7,641 islands in the Philippines how do you decide which ones to visit? We asked 30 travel experts what their favorite place in the Phillippines was and made this list of the best tourist spots in the Philippines. No matter where you go...

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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.

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…

Tips Traveling Around Europe in a Motorhome

by Guest Author @ Holiday Bays

Have you made a decision to travel through Europe in a motorhome? Still struggling with ‘how to prepare’ for the journey? Then this article is a must read for you, as it includes some important hacks and tips you should know before starting your journey. Europe is an amazing place to visit as it offers […]

My Motorbike Tour of Vietnam – An adventure like no other

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

My motorbike tour of Vietnam was a trip that turned out to be all I didn’t want but everything I needed. I was travelling through South East Asia – my last big roundtrip before turning 30 – and I wanted to make the most of it. So, following in the footsteps of TopGear, driving a […]

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Priceless Experiences at District Wharf D.C.

by Dave And Deb @ The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog

This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of IHG Rewards Club. The opinions and text are all ours.   Have you always wanted to be an ambassador? Enjoy the perks of elite status but don't ever stay enough in the same hotel to reach it? Well you can now! While visiting Washington […]

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Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org

Ho Chi Minh City travel guide. Travelfish.org


Travelfish

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

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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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…

The Best Pho In Ho Chi Minh City

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

Pho in Hanoi is well known from the North to the South. Nowadays, pho is not only sold in Hanoi but also found out almost every street in Ho Chi Minh City. However, to enjoy the best pho in Ho Chi Minh City with the real taste of North, you should consider the restaurants below.

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How to get around Bangkok by BTS Bangkok, MRT Bangkok & Bangkok Airport Rail Link?

by Emily Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

Bangkok’s “feature” is the traffic jam, so even if the cost of a taxi is cheap, moving by taxi when traveling to Bangkok is not a wise choice. By contrast, the subway system in Bangkok runs exactly in a minute, covering most major tourist destinations, can help you save a lot of time and money. […]

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

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


Cathay Pacific

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

Barcelona on a Super-Tiny Budget

by Jugoslav Spasevski @ Tourist Destinations

Barcelona remains to be one of Europe’s top destinations. The weather is nice all year round—not to hot and not too cold—which means you can pack light on clothing and go easy on the luggage. Barcelona is a city that takes pride of its wide, open spaces which invite for the great outdoors or just simply relax and spend a laid-back afternoon sitting on the benches that are lined-up in its majestic squares.

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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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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Questing while Abroad

by Anne O'Connor @ CET Academic Programs

Written by Anna Dolliver (University of Texas-Austin) Student Correspondent CET Taiwan, Fall 2017 Achievement unlocked! You are surviving your semester abroad. Sure, you’ve had a few late nights, a shaky speech or two, and the bus system continues to prove your fiercest rival, […]

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¿Qué onda, México?

by Alexandra Hanton @ #RamblersAbroad

Hola! My name is Alex. I am studying abroad as an exchange student at la Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and I am going to start my first blog post with a little bit of venting. I already studied abroad for a semester during Fall 2016 in Heredia, Costa Rica with USAC. This was, by far, …

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Five must-visit places in Vietnam

Five must-visit places in Vietnam


The Jakarta Post

Need a place to spend your summer vacation? Think Vietnam.

The Magic Roads of Ireland, or Gravity Hills of Ireland

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Ireland is shrouded in myths and legends, fairies leprechauns and just plain storytelling, and one crazy activity you must put on your “to do list” is to visit the magic roads of Ireland or the gravity hills. The Magic Roads are roads that defy gravity.…

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A Visitor’s Guide to Bora Bora

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

Let’s face it, Bora Bora has become the A list Hollywood celebrity’s favourite getaway. Think Ellen DeGeneres and Portia on their honeymoon, Justin Bieber swimming naked, Usain Bolt celebrating his Olympic victories but remember, Bora Bora in French Polynesia is not just for celebrities; it’s …

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Best Pho In Ho Chi Minh City District 1

by upbai @ Indochinadaytours

In district 1, the central district of Ho Chi Minh City, it is not difficult to find a good restaurant, from luxurious restaurants to sidewalk food stalls where numerous delicious foods are sold, for example, pho, broken rice and beefsteak. This article will introduce you the best pho in Ho Chi Minh City district 1.

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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.

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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From Jonkoping to Tenhult

by Angelo DeMarco @ #RamblersAbroad

Welcome to my blog! I am attending the International Business School @ Jonkoping University in Sweden. The university is split into four schools: School of Health and Welfare, School of Education and Communication, School of Engineering, and last but not least Jonkoping International Business School. All 4 schools consist of around 10,000 students, of which …

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10 Things not to be missed in San Francisco

by Gordon @ Short Holidays and Getaways

It’s been two years since we visited San Francisco, but it is a city you remember, so here are 10 Things not to be missed in San Francisco.

When it comes to iconic American cities, San Francisco has to be one of the best known. …

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What To Expect From Trek Sapa Tour Within 2 Days?

by Cuong Nguyen @ Travel Sense Asia

As an old French Hill station in the past, Sapa is now a beautiful and peaceful town in Lao Cai Province, Northwest Vietnam. Close to the Chinese border, the town has its name reputable for its unique weather, breathtaking natural beauty, and the wide variety of hill-tribes locals (Red Dao, Tay, Hmong, Xa Pho, and […]

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How to List & Rent Your Place on VRBO for Free

by Jacob Klein @ Champion Traveler

VRBO is one of the leading vacation rental platforms online and worldwide. They service almost every country in the world and, like their more-famous competitor AirBnB, offer both renters and vacationers life changing experiences at a fraction of the cost of a hotel. Add to that a dedicated customer service department and you won’t have […]

The first guests from 5 stars hotel

by fix @ Saigon Free Day Tours

-Our tours : Street food tour -Date : 6:00 pm January 22nd , 2018 -Guest: Jin Sung and his brother . -Guide : MINH DAT and HONG VAN -Address: NEW WORLD HOTEL -Itinerary:2 main dishes, 2 kinds of Saigon’s fast food,2 kinds of Saigon’s drink. PICKING UP We arrived at NEW WORLD hotel at 6:00 […]

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Buying Guide to the Best Compression Socks 2018

by Nate Hughes @ Family Travel Blog – Travel with Kids

We are all aware that spending extended periods of time inactive is unhealthy. However this is something we can not always help – especially when we are traveling or have other medical problems. Something that can be used to relieve some of the problems associated with sitting is compression socks. Once mainly used in the […]

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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.

How to get around Singapore — 6 means of transportation in Singapore for tourists

by Rose Nguyen @ Living + Nomads – Travel tips, Guides, News & Information!

With a wide network of stations located across the city, MRT seems to be an absolutely perfect solution for traveling in Singapore. However, there are still other vehicles in the city that you can use in other cases such as taxis, buses, or rental cars, motorcycles or even walk. With the range of only 50 […]

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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…

Hello Ho Chi Minh City!

by Emily Hansen @ #RamblersAbroad

Hello all! These past few days in Vietnam have been absolute chaos, but in the best way possible. Classes have just started, but I have already learned a lot just by living in Vietnam for around a week now (I don’t even exactly know how many days I’ve been here due to the time change, …

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From Home to Rome

by Jessica Criollo @ #RamblersAbroad

It’s been a crazy couple of days already. Well it’s actually only been 5 days. Throughout my time here, I have learned a lot. I’ve learned that snacks in airports are crazy expensive. I’ve learned that having a 9-hour flight can suck. I’ve learned that it is possible to get the stomach flu within the …

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Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit

Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City on Your First Visit


There She Goes Again

To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t know what to expect from this place! While I was noting the top things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, I was constantly overwhelmed by its sheer size. I was also a lot more worried about the “hectic” adjective a lot of travel bloggers liked to tack on as a descriptor, worrying I’d be in a concrete jungle lost in a sea of motorbikes, clinging to my purse in fear. However, I was totally wrong. While, yes, there is a certain craziness about HCMC, it’s also got a ton of charm, probably best reflected in its architecture. It actually became one of my favorite cities in my Vietnam trip. Most of the bigger sites can be found within District 1, which is very easy to do all by foot. If I had had more time, I would have loved to venture out to the other districts where a lot of the more traditional, pre-French Colonial structures are. However, I really only had my feet to take me around and a full day for all of it. To make your list searching easier, I thought I’d outline some of the places to see! Tips on Visiting Ho Chi Minh City VISAS If you're a U.S. traveler, yes, you DO need a visa to enter the country even as a tourist. Unlike Cambodia, you can't just do everything at the airport. You'll need to get a letter of approval online first. Print it and bring it with you. You'll then pay around $25 USD there to get the actual visa in your passport. You can use iVisa to handle getting your letter of approval or even doing an e-visa and paying online instead of waiting until you arrive. Check their quotes here. GETTING THERE I actually found a decent deal with Asiana Airlines, my favorite since 2011! Michelle flew the budget VietJetAir, which she said was okay. I booked mine on Expedia, but I've also been impressed with Kiwi lately, especially if you're on more of a budget. As for getting into the city, I had my hostel arrange a driver for $13, which I paid to him, not the driver. Klook actually has a cheaper deal. It's $12/car that seats up to 4 and $14/car that seats up to 7. WHERE TO STAY I got a private room at Lily Hostel since I was traveling alone for the first few days. I really enjoyed my stay, and the owners were super kind. It's on Bui Ven, which is a big backpacker road, and it's in walking distance of all the major attractions in District 1. I wrote a whole review here about it, and you can check prices on Agoda here. In general, if you want to see the main sites of HCMC, stay in District 1 or nearby. The nicer, luxury hotels are in the same area, which is close to the Opera House and Nguyen Hue Street. GETTING AROUND I would recommend not getting on motorbikes here. It's ultimately up to you though. I took taxis a few times, but mostly I just walked. Actually one day, I wanted to challenge myself, so I only took my camera, some money, and a paper map that I had made little notes on. MONEY + SAFETY I took out money at ATMs just fine. I have Citibank, and there were actually a few Citibanks in the city as well as an ATM right at the airport. In terms of safety, just take precautions. I never felt unsafe, but I was also in the most popular area during the day. WHAT TO WEAR You're fine with whatever you want to wear. HCMC is quite humid, even when I was there in February, so dress in loose, comfortable fabrics. TRAVEL INSURANCE Check with your insurance at home and see if they cover you abroad. You do want some sort of insurance for Vietnam just in case, especially if you plan on using a motorbike! If your insurance at home doesn't cover you, get a quote on World Nomads. It's really quite cheap and covers a lot of things. SIM CARD + WIFI I just picked up a SIM card at the airport, but every time I tried to recharge it during my trip it never seemed to work. There are probably better options, like this 3G Wifi deal with Klook. It's only $5/day and you can connect up to 8 devices. TOUR OPTIONS While it's very easy to wander around District 1 by foot, it may be easier to go on one of these tours. I actually think I enjoy going on some sort of tour first and then wander on my own for the rest of my trip. You usually have a local guide who can tell you about the history and culture more than a guidebook could, and it's a nice way to feel at ease in a new place. Here are some tours that include what I've added below: Saigon Motorbike Adventures What's HCMC without its crazy motorbike reputation? If you want to experience riding around on a motorbike but without the fear or bargaining, then this might be the best option for you. There are different packages, including street food options. Check prices + packages here. Another motorbike option is the Saigon City Tour by Motorbike. Cyclos & Markets Tour Another way of getting around is hanging out in the cyclos (three wheel bikes). The tour includes a few different landmarks as well as a visit to the War Remanents Museum. And, of course, it's more eco-friendly than motorbikes or buses. Check prices here. Saigon Half Day Tour Pretty standard half day tour. This is the general group option, but it might be nice to do the private option, which isn't that much more. Top Things to Do in Ho Chi Minh City Drink ca phe su dua. Scratch that, become mildly addicted to ca phe sua da. Oh sweet, Vietnamese coffee. Made with condensed milk, it's so flippin' good, I still dream about it and try to make it on my own. You're going to want to try this and then drink it the rest of your trip! It's all around, the city, and only $1-2, so indulge! Get a view of the city from Bitexco Tower. This is the place to go if you want a landscape view of Ho Chi Minh! You can go to the observation deck on the 49th floor or go up to the 52nd floor and eat or grab a drink at EON 51. Cost: 200,000 VND Times: Observation Deck: 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (ticket sales end at 8:45 p.m.), EON 51 Menu, 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Address: Tòa nhà tài chính Bitexco, 2 Hải Triều, Bến Nghé Visit the War Remnants Museum. Of all the things to do in Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the War Remnants Museum is the most sobering. Give yourself enough time to wander through because it’s a lot to take in. It’s divided into different parts with a recommended order, and you can see the varying effects the war had on Vietnam. Before you go, I'd do some research so you know what to expect. Crash Courses has a good video that lays down the basics. Cost: 15,000 VND Times:  7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. Address: 28 Võ Văn Tần Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon. Built in the mid-1800s after France took over the city, it’s official name is Basilica of Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception. Its bricks were imported from France, and it was considered the loveliest cathedral among the French colonies. It’s an excellent starting point to explore the area. Cost: Free Times: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Address: Bến Nghé Send a postcard from the Saigon Central Post Office. Literally, right next door to the Cathedral is the Post Office, built in the later 1800’s. It’s a mixture of French, Renaissance, and Gothic architecture. Inside is spacious and lovely, and it’s still functioning! If you can, get a postcard to send! Cost: Free Times: 6:00 a.m. – 10 p.m. Address: 2 Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé Snap a photo of Saigon Opera House. A few blocks down and past the swanky hotels (Hyatt, Continental), you’ll find the Opera house nestled in the midst. This is also probably the fanciest part of Ho Chi Minh City because it’s also where I stumbled across the big name brand stores. Built at the turn of the twentieth century, its majestic style is similar to Le Petit Palais found in France. Cost: Free, though I never went in and photographed it from the outside Times: Opening hours vary. Address: 7 Lam Son Square Walk near the Ho Chi Minh City Supreme People’s Court There’s not a lot of information out there on this building. According to this Google search, it’s in the beginning stages of restoration. It’s hard to not walk by at some point, and with its bright yellow and blue color scheme, you’re not going to miss it. Address: 131 Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Enjoy Nguyen Hue Street! This seems to be the main street of Ho Chi Minh City. I was there on Tet and it was flooded with people in their best outfits taking photos with the flowers. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Walk along the whole thing and enjoy the colors and cheerful crowds. Head up to 42 Nguyen Hue Street (an old looking building with a sketchy entrance) and find Saigon Oi, a delicious coffee shop, for a lovely view of the whole street! I also loved Parttea, a cute English tea room. Address: Nguyễn Huệ Eat Banh Mi outside City Hall. At the front end of Nguyen Hue is HCMC’s City Hall (or known as the People’s Committee Hall). It’s a massive structure with a plaza in front of it for viewing. It’s an awesome meeting point, and it’s nice to hang out and eat some Banh Mi with friends. Banh Mi is this delicious baguette sandwich, and you can buy it from one of the ladies with stalls nearby. Address: Lê Thánh Tôn For more food options in HCMC, you may want to check out this street food tour. Take a Day Trip to the Mekong Delta. Since I was kind of nervous visiting Vietnam on my own, I booked a full day tour as soon as I arrived. I'd wanted to see the Mekong Delta anyway, and it was the perfect way for me to get comfortable in a new country. Also, it's pretty much impossible to visit on your own. I wrote a post reviewing my day trip and what you'll see exactly if you want more info. If you have more time, you can actually stay overnight in the Mekong at a homestay, which I always thought would be a unique experience. Here are some Mekong Delta Tours: Full Day Excursion - This is pretty much the tour I did. You're in a bigger group and get taken around the different islands and learn more about the Delta region. Check prices and packages here. Mekong Delta River Cruise - If you want something a little more luxurious and more intimate, you might like this tour. Check prices here. Cai Be Floating Market and Tan Phon Island Tour - I actually wanted to go to the Cai Be Floating market, but since I was visiting around Tet, it was actually closed for the holidays. This is a great option if you're more interested in Mekong's culinary and food history. Check prices here. For More Vietnam Travel Posts A Logistical Guide to Vietnam Top 12 Things to Do in Hoi An, Vietnam 22 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Vietnam For More Reading on Ho Chi Minh City + Vietnam What would you add to this list of things to do in Ho Chi Minh City? I know only 3 days is NOT nearly enough! SHARE TOP THINGS TO DO IN HO CHI MINH CITY ON PINTEREST *This post contains affiliate links. I appreciate your

Top 5 places for a Night Time Local Experience in Ho Chi Minh City

Top 5 places for a Night Time Local Experience in Ho Chi Minh City


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Saigon is absolutely wonderful at night. Between the energy, lights, traffic, and tons of people who are finding their way through the city after the sun goes down. Even though there are plenty of bars for you to wander in and out of making new friends and having drinks, the part of Saigon at night that is truly special can be found at the parks and outside the more accessible famous sightseeing destinations in Ho Chi Minh Ciy.

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