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DIY Tours or Organized Tours: Travel Based on Your Needs

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

    Before, travelers were limited to traveling on an organized tour with an operator or traveling independently. However, with Charming Travel Destinations’ launch of DIY Tours, travelers can now decide to travel on DIY tours or organized tours based on convenience or flexibility. Guided tour have been around to provide many benefits to travelers... Read More

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Alexa’s Trip to South Korea – Part 1: Impressions of Korea

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

Recently, Alexa Lin, our Marketing Coordinator, traveled to South Korea for the first time on a Korea Wellness Tour sponsored by KTO (Korea Tourism Organization). The past few years, she has been to Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and many other Asian countries, and found different impressions of each destination. This time, Alexa has again... Read More

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Mayor Garcetti Announces a Record-breaking Year for the L.A. Economy

by Dave @ Dave's Travel Corner

LOS ANGELES —Los Angeles’ economy continued to surge in 2017, as tourism, travel through LAX, and Port cargo broke all-time records yet again. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the record-breaking numbers today at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal, alongside Councilmember Joe Buscaino and leaders from the Los Angeles Convention & Tourism Development Department, the Los Angeles […]

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Alexa’s Trip to South Korea – Part 2: Jeju Wellness

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

Recently, Alexa traveled to Korea on a wellness tour where she experienced the best programs in Korea to improve physical and mental well-being. As South Korea is well-known for their superfoods, skin treatments and beauty products, Alexa was able find healing, relaxation and rejuvenation in her tour. As part of her tour, Alexa visited Jeju... Read More

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Yampu Employee Spotlight with Imman Leyberman

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Get to know one of  Yampu’s expert Tour Designers, Imman! See what sort of rugged Adventures Imman enjoys when hes not assisting Tour Consultants with piecing together detailed itineraries… Name: Imman Leyberman Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Time with Yampu: Since May 2017. Q: What advice do you have for prospective travelers? A: Just do it! You can easily think of a million reasons NOT […]

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Top Malaysian Foods to Try

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

Malaysia is one of the most underrated destinations when it comes to their food. In addition to other renowned culinary destinations like Vietnam and Thailand, Malaysia offers its visitors a wide arrange of flavors. With the country’s multicultural background, Malaysians harmoniously use recipes and influences from China, India, Singapore and other parts of Asia to create... Read More

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Wilmington saves its historic branch library building as it gets a new one

by Sam Gnerre @ South Bay History

The Wilmington Branch Library is the second oldest Los Angeles Public Library building still in existence. Only the Los Angeles Central Library main location downtown, built in 1926, is older than the small one-story structure at 309 W. Opp Street … Continue reading

What to Look For in a South African Vacation & Safari

by admin @ smarTours

A trip to South Africa is the vacation of a lifetime, especially if you treat yourself to a safari experience. Tourism has increased substantially in South Africa over the last 20 years since the Apartheid, and the country is now one of the best destinations on earth to visit for its combination of safari and […]

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Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours


smarTours

Tour Vietnam, Angkor Wat and Cambodia with smarTours! Book now & discover the best places to visit in Vietnam on your next vacation!

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STA Travel

Travel Vietnam with the world's largest student and youth travel company. Find the cheapest flights, adventure tours, accommodation, advice and more!

US Tour Operators Reveal 2018 Travel Trends

by Valarie D'Elia @ Travel with Val

USTOA, (US Tour Operators Association) which has a largely baby-boomer clientele, (51 years of age & older) is identifying its travel trends for the new year. Iceland was named top emerging or “off-the-beaten-path” destination for 2018, moving to the top spot from second in last year’s member survey. Colombia followed in second, with Vietnam named […]

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

by Hannah Crosby @ Urban Adventures

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

Vietnam Highlands

Vietnam Highlands


Martins Travel & Tours

Witness the hustle and bustle of Vietnamese city life surrounded byslow, retro village life. Tour iconic cities and ancient sites on thisawe-inspiring adventure through the Vietnam Highlands.

4 Steps to Surviving Family Holiday Reunions

by Valarie D'Elia @ Travel with Val

Holidays can be a sweet spot, or can easily go sour when we bring the family together. David Cunningham is senior program leader for Landmark, a world-renowned personal and professional growth, training and development company. His focus is on communication. “We gather at the holidays to celebrate together, to relive happy times past, renew old […]

Marriott, Los Angeles Airport $$-$$$

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Tips For Traveling With People With Dementia

by Valarie D'Elia @ Travel with Val

Traveling is a way to relax and recharge, but it can be stressful when things don’t go as planned.  That’s especially true for families who are traveling with a loved one living with dementia.  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) offered the following tips for people to help make the trip as smooth as possible. […]

Historic Downtown Farmers Market Los Angeles

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Win A Free Trip To Incredible India

by admin @ smarTours

Have you ever dreamed of taking a trip to India? Is visiting the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? Your dream might just come true! smarTours is offering a free trip to one lucky individual to one of the most culturally rich nations in the world – Incredible India! Your trip includes deluxe and first […]

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Vietnam Tours from USA - Vietnam Tours for US travelers

Vietnam Tours from USA - Vietnam Tours for US travelers


Vietnam Tours - Indochina Tours

Vietnam Tours from USA or Vietnam Tours for US travelers, how to travel to Vietnam from US is similar and frequently asked questions from USA citizens.

Travel Inspires Creativity | Artists Name Favorite Destinations

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Whether a fine artist, a weekend watercolorist or an art enthusiast, a creative mind always needs to be refreshed and recharged. Travel is the go-to reset button. A change of scenery inspires the artist in all of us – with new sights, sounds, tastes and scents. But you knew that.   Yampu Tours recently ventured west […]

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Hanoi


Little Vietnam Tours

Discover where to go and what to see in Hanoi. The best places to visit in Hanoi. Must-see locations, hidden gems. Get ideas on how to spend your time in Vietnam. Honest accounts of what to expect and what not to do.

Los Angeles | Flight Centre

Los Angeles | Flight Centre


Flight Centre

Los Angeles Holidays have something for everyone in the family. For Los Angeles Holiday Packages, contact the travel experts at Flight Centre today.

50 Years Ago

by Web Captain @ Maritime Museum of San Diego

50-Years Ago November 1967 During the November northeast Monsoon storm season for the east coast of Vietnam, PCF’s 14 and 76 capsized and sank near the entrance of the Cua Viet channel which is just south of the DMZ border of South and North Vietnam. Earlier in the year, a Swift Boat base had been […]

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Yampu Employee Spotlight with Karen Butler

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Learn all about our fun loving Tour Consultant, Karen, a valuable Yampu team member who loves helping travelers to experience more! Name: Karen Butler Hometown: Pittsfield, MA Time with Yampu: Celebrating my one year anniversary next month!  Q: Would you say you are messy or organized? A: I live in a state of perpetual organized chaos. Q: What were you like at age 10? A: I was […]

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Yampu Employee Spotlight with Linda Gardner

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

This month we would like to give props to Yampu’s Air Coordinator, Linda; the lady behind the scenes who makes sure travel plans aren’t just left up in the air! Name: Linda Gardner Hometown: Boston, MA Time with Yampu: Since July 2012  Q: Would you say you are messy or organized? A: It depends on the circumstances.  I am totally OCD with cleaning my house […]

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Vietnam Destination Tours


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Testimonials

by Matt Ebiner @ GeoTours – Explore the Wonders of the World

August 24, 2016 Asha & Shahed, California GeoTours Southern Africa – 2016 This is the fifth trip we have taken with Sophie, Suzan and Matt Ebiner.  All have been singularly enjoyable.  The specifics that I note below are really applicable to all the trips that we have taken with them. Repeat customers:  It is a testimony […]

Holiday Lights Shine Bright

by Web Captain @ Maritime Museum of San Diego

STAR OF INDIA HOLIDAY LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT AT MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO San Diego, CA (November 28, 2017) — Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, has just completed holiday lighting of the legendary and oldest active sailing ship in the world – […]

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How to Combine Giving Back with the Gift of Travel

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak While ‘tis the season reveled for giving, Yampu Tours is proud to be recognized for giving back all year round. Topping our list: contributing to the local economy of our destinations, a core commitment to responsible travel.   Reforest Patagonia By traveling to Chilean Patagonia with Yampu, you’ve already made the choice to travel responsibly. Through Reforest […]

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Alexa’s Trip to Korea – Part 3: Seoul Wellness

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

In Alexa’s recent Korea Wellness Tour, she was able to experience the best programs to rejuvenate her physical as well as mental well-being. As Korea is known for their treatments, beauty, skincare and superfoods, Alexa was able to experience world-renowned wellness and beauty programs in Seoul. As part of her tour, Alexa spent time at... Read More

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Franzetti’s Creative Adventures; To Costa Rica and Back – pt. 1

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

The benefits of travel, experiencing the world first hand, is unmeasurable as great positivity stems from seeing the world with one’s own eyes. Paul and Joe Franzetti, a dynamic father-son duo and Yampu Travelers, have managed to bring together their talents and inspiration from their world travels to not only release creative energy, but to inspire others and benefit those […]

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Best of Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia with Charming Travel Destinations

Best of Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia with Charming Travel Destinations


Charming Travel Destinations

Best of Thailand, Singapore & Malaysia with Charming Travel Destinations and vacation in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

Meet Our Travel Experts at the 2018 LA Travel and Adventure Show!   On February 24th and 25th, Yampu will be attending the 2018 Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center where world travelers will be coming together to begin planning their travel filled year! Attendees will be able to explore endless vacation options, attend […]

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Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Vietnam from $412 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from Los Angeles to Vietnam from $412 - KAYAK


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Los Angeles Athletic Club $$-$$$

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This Fall Is A Perfect Time To Visit Croatia

by admin @ smarTours

Imagine a destination where you could get fantastic coastline views, a nice warm breeze and a little bit of sand between your toes. Croatia is one of the best places to vacation because of its ideal location. The Croatian coast is lined with waterfront properties facing the Adriatic Sea, providing an excellent experience of the […]

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Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Tours | HistoryNet

Bob Hope's Vietnam Christmas Tours | HistoryNet


HistoryNet

Bob Hope entertained U.S. troops in Vietnam on his annual Christmas tours from 1964 to 1972. The shows, featuring popular entertainers, were filmed live on air bases and ships, and the edited footage was broadcast as a television special in January.

9-Night Vietnam Tour From $1,273 With Luxury Flights, Hotels & More — Ho Chi Minh To Hanoi

9-Night Vietnam Tour From $1,273 With Luxury Flights, Hotels & More — Ho Chi Minh To Hanoi


TravelPirates

Experience the beauty and culture of Vietnam with this fantastic nine-night trip that will take you from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Travel with a knowledgable guide through some of the country's most spectacular landscapes and exciting cities. Fly from Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco on 4-star or 5-star airlines.…

8 Days Best of Vietnam

8 Days Best of Vietnam


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Adventure to the Galapagos Islands

by admin @ smarTours

Mostly known for their exotic environments and rare species, the Galapagos Islands are nestled near the coast of Ecuador. The 13 main islands that make up the Galapagos Islands are about 600 miles off the South American coast line. Due to the distance from shore, the islands are very isolated and a cruise is the […]

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What to Do when a Natural Disaster Occurs while You Are Traveling

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

What to Do during a Natural Disaster while Traveling With Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and the 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, the world has experienced one natural disaster after another. As you travel, it is important to be aware that natural disasters can happen at anytime and anywhere. Preparing before your trip and learning basic information... Read More

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Voluntourism: Combine Action with Compassion

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Voluntourism is more than simply scheduling some volunteer time along with sightseeing. It is a purposeful activity – at its very best, enhanced by cultural sensitivity and responsible travel. For the traveler, such a journey can provide a deeply meaningful experience. Where do you begin when you want to venture out on a journey that includes […]

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Vietnam and Cambodia tour | City Guides

Vietnam and Cambodia tour | City Guides


City Guides

The overwhelming image retained by visitors to Vietnam is that of a country blessed with an extraordinary beauty. It’s a mosaic of mist-shrouded mountains, vibrant green forests, a patch-work of rice paddies and pristine white beaches, whilst its villages and cities are custodians of the culture and monuments of a unique 2,000 year old civilisation. Highlights and inclusions See the hauntingly beautiful and inspirational countryside with shimmering rice fields, where buffaloes are tended by farmers adorned with conical hats Visit the Angkor ruins, a UNESCO-listed complex of ancient temples and one of the world’s greatest ancient sites Guided tour of the fascinating Cu-Chi tunnels, the former Vietcong underground stronghold and a poignant reminder of the US-Vietnam conflict Cycle rickshaw tour of Hanoi seeing the Temple of Literature, tree-lined avenues, colonial belle-époque villas Take a leisurely cruise in UNESCO-listed Ha Long Bay aboard a converted Chinese junk Visit to Hue with a guided tour of the Citadel and Forbidden City plus visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and Emperor Tu Duc’s temple Enjoy a full-day trip on the mighty Mekong delta, the world’s 10th-largest river system City tour of Phnom Penh including the Tuol Sleng Museum Return travel from the UK with …

Why You Need to Go on a Bike Cycling Tour

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

There is no doubt that traveling has become more than just sightseeing, travelers want new and different experiences as well. With this rising trend, many active travelers seek out bike tours for interesting ways to travel. Combining immersive traveling with active cycling, there are many reasons why these tours are so popular. Unique Experience Bike... Read More

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Los Feliz Farmer’s Market

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Tour Consultant, Sales- Based in Los Angeles | Yampu Tours

Tour Consultant, Sales- Based in Los Angeles | Yampu Tours


Yampu Tours

Travel Tour Consultant: Sales Yampu Tours- Los Angeles, CA Full-time, Commission Yampu Tours is excited to announce the opening of our West Coast office in Los Angeles and we are looking to fill positions for Tour Consultants to join the LA team! Our ideal candidate will have traveled to at least two of our destinations, have a drive to succeed and …

The Oltrepo Pavese – Milan’s Secret Wine Region

by Stef Smulders @ Dave's Travel Corner

Though frequently called the Tuscany of the North of Italy, the Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy, only 40 miles south of Milan, is fairly unknown abroad. Tourists pass the area closely when travelling to the real Tuscany, to Umbria or further south. This is a pity as the Oltrepò really offers something worthwhile for almost every […]

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Summer 2017 Highlight: Day Trips to Toledo and Segovia on Language Learning Spain

by kevin @ Putney Student Travel

Putney’s Language Learning Spain summer program enables high school students to learn Spanish and take real steps toward language fluency in the context of learning about local Spanish culture and history. Students benefit from learning Spanish in real-life situations and Continue reading

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Top Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning a Spiritual Vacation

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

By Ellen Lutwak   Ask 10 people to define “spiritual travel” and you will hear 100 responses.   That may sound like a Zen proverb – and enlightened adventurers will offer answers as simple as they are complex. In the context of travel, there are so many paths to take. At the core: transformation.   “Travel itself is always a […]

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Travel like the First Lady: Tips for Touring China

by admin @ smarTours

In just a few days, the first lady – or, shall we say, first ladies – will depart on a week-long excursion to China. Michele Obama will be taking her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, to Beijing, Xi’an, and Chengdu to learn about the country’s standards and methodologies for education. POTUS […]

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Yampu’s Top 10 Destinations in 2018

by Lance Caron @ Yampu Tours

As the new year begins, the Yampu team reflects on their accomplishments in the past year and excitedly looks forward to what is in store for 2018 in the world of experiential travel. With this in mind, Yampu’s travel experts have excitedly compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in the new year that simply cannot be missed! […]

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How A Chevy Equinox Test-Drive Turns Into A Hurricane Getaway Car

by Valarie D'Elia @ Travel with Val

By Valarie D’Elia Under normal circumstances, travelers might create a checklist when preparing for a road trip, but as I learned, you can’t plan for every fork in the road. When I was offered the opportunity to test-drive a new 2018 Chevy Equinox for a trip to the Florida Keys in exchange for a review, […]

Severe Selfie Bragging Rights With This Crazy Affordable China Tour

by Valarie D'Elia @ Travel with Val

If China—and a selfie on the legendary Great Wall of China—is on your bucket list, here’s your chance.  World Spree’s 10-night Middle Kingdom tour is a steal at $1,399,  and it includes round trip air fare from Los Angeles or San Francisco (New York is $100 more); all intra-China transportation; accommodations in convenient, 4-star deluxe […]

The Perfect Time to Book a Japan Cherry Blossom Tour

by Sung-Un Choe @ Charming Travel Destinations

There is no doubt that Japan is currently one of the most trending destinations. Out of all months to travel, the Japan Cherry Blossom Season, from March to May, is one of the most popular seasons among Americans. However due to its popularity, travel experts recommend planning for the season almost six months in advance.... Read More

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Swift Boat Coastal Cruise - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Swift Boat Coastal Cruise - Maritime Museum of San Diego


Maritime Museum of San Diego

Cast Off All Lines – Swift Boat on Patrol. A Southern California Coastal Voyage. July 27, 2016 update: added additional news links & photo gallery. Tuesday July 12, 2016, the Vietnam War era Swift Boat PCF-816 has departed the Maritime Museum for a extended cruise up the coast of California. The captains and crew will …

Eco-Tourism Spotlight: Patagonia

by admin @ smarTours

Over the past two decades, eco-tourism has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry. Defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people,” this concept appeals to the rising number of people interested in social responsibility, similar to the booming organic food industry […]

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