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Ooh La LA! Dream a French destination on your doorstep…

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What’s not to love about France? With its culture, its passion and its beauty, it’s true that France is on almost everyone’s bucket list. But, for us, South Africans, travelling to France also means a long and expensive plane trip and a tedious visa application process…

The 3rd Sichuan International Travel Expo FAM

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China & Asia Travel Service (Sunshine Travel USA) is pleased to announce a China FAM trip in Sept. 2016. The aim of this FAM is to introduce new tourist destinations in Sichuan and send US buyers to the 3rd. Sichuan…

Vietnam Tours & Sightseeing | Flight Centre

Vietnam Tours & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


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Choose from a range of Vietnam holiday tours and discover the country's defiant history and lush countryside. You can see it all on a tour of Vietnam.

How to behave in Kyoto!

by admin @ China & Asia Travel Service

The city of Kyoto recently released an etiquette manual for tourists. The guide is produced in collaboration with TripAdvisor listing 19 “akimahen,” or don’ts, for visitors. While most of the advise are universal but some of the more “local” tips such…

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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Cheap Flights from New York to Vietnam from $442 - KAYAK

Cheap Flights from New York to Vietnam from $442 - KAYAK


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2014 Phelps Award Recipient

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

In 1979, Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is among the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. Scruggs was a wounded and decorated veteran of... Read More

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Intercity Taxi Helicopter Service in Guangdong

by admin @ China & Asia Travel Service

Shenzhen is a major city in the south of Southern China’s Guangdong Province, situated immediately north of Hong Kong. The area became China’s first, and one of the most successful Special Economic Zones (SEZs). There is now a new helicopter…

Thompsons Holidays Golf Day

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Thompsons Holidays hosted an eventful golf day for their clients and suppliers on the Randpark Golf Club on 8 September. All 18 holes were sponsored by prestigious suppliers with teams on hand to encourage the players and keep them hydrated. Mulligans were on sale and a golf pro challenged players on their driving prowess – all for charity.

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Where I’ve been & where I’m going (MAP)

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It all started when I went on a People to People ambassador trip to Canada in the 6th grade. 48 countries later, I’m just looking for new adventures

THÔNG BÁO CHUYỂN TRỤ SỞ

by admin @ Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in New York, The United States of America

Để thuận tiện cho việc cải tạo trụ sở, từ ngày 30/10/2017, Lãnh sự quán Việt Nam tại New

Celebrate Tourism Month in the Free State

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In 2016 Tourism Month will be celebrated in Parys and surrounding areas of the Free State. Parys, on the northern border of the Free State is a charming old town dating back to 1876 which was established as a supply centre for farmers.The imposing Dutch Reformed Church played an important part in society. Its position on the banks of the Vaal River reminded a German surveyor of Paris and he renamed it after the French city.

Vietnam - Westcoast Connection

Vietnam - Westcoast Connection


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A place where dynasties once ruled and wars were fought. Vietnam is full of cultural and historical landmarks, breathtaking scenery, and friendly people.

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com

U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours - Oct 14, 1968 - HISTORY.com


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On this day in History, U.S. servicemen sent to Vietnam for second tours on Oct 14, 1968. Learn more about what happened today on History.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Shaw and Come From Away

by travac @ Bus Tours and Air Vacations | Travac Tours

Travac Tours is pleased to announce that it will be offering a special program to see “Come From Away”, the award winning musical about Newfoundland’s generosity during the 9/11 crisis alongside tickets to the Shaw Festival. The Shaw Festival will be featuring “Grand Hotel” on our June 11 departure and “The Magician’s Nephew’’ on our June 18th departure.

Rosé Hotline for New Yorkers is Calling My Name

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

Summer Fridays in NYC just got better with access to on-demand rosé by Wine Awesomeness. Tomorrow, the millennial wine experts and e-commerce brand will kick off its rosé hotline, delivering

✨ High Tea Magic at Ashford Castle ✨

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

After a long road trip around Ireland this September with my family, we regaled ourselves to an Afternoon High Tea at the fairytale-like Ashford Castle, a medieval castle

This Fall Is A Perfect Time To Visit Croatia

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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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Vietnam Visa Application

by administrator @ Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in New York, The United States of America

Vietnam visa can be applied at the Embassy / Consulate of Vietnam as early as six months prior to the date of travel

2016 Vietnam Veterans Day

by Help Desk @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

On Saturday, April 2, 2014 at 55 Water Street the 2016 Vietnam Veterans Day will be held. This is a rain or shine event. All events are free and open to all veterans and their guests. Please be sure to RSVP. For the most up-to-date information, please see www.uwvc.org/vietnam.  

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Why take your next holiday in South Africa?

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We live in a beautiful country with diverse regions that range from semi-desert to lush tropical forests, from wide beaches and warm oceans to world famous game parks with an abundance of wildlife. South Africa has often been aptly described as a ‘World in one Country’. All this right here on our doorstep.

Select US Cities to Hong Kong Roundtrip Flight from $340

by admin @ China & Asia Travel Service

Delta Air Lines has Roundtrip Flights to Hong Kong (HKG) from Select US Cities for as low as $340. Book flights on Priceline.com. Some example departure cities: Houston ~$340 Example dates September 6th-14th 7th-14th 13th-20th 19th-26th 19th-27th 20th-27th 20th-28th 21st-28th November 1st-8th…

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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2015 Phelps Award Recipient General David H. Petraeus

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Retired) is a Partner with the global financial investment firm KKR and the Chairman of the KKR Global Institute. He is also a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College, a Judge Widney Professor... Read More

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Vietnam Tours & Sightseeing | Flight Centre


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Choose from a range of Vietnam holiday tours and discover the country's defiant history and lush countryside. You can see it all on a tour of Vietnam.

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

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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

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Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours

Vietnam Tour Packages | Angkor Wat Tours | smarTours


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

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

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


The Hungry Suitcase

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

Communists go red, white and blue for Obama’s Vietnam trip

Communists go red, white and blue for Obama’s Vietnam trip


New York Post

President Obama got a superhero’s welcome in Vietnam on Tuesday. Air Force One touched down in Ho Chi Minh City — where Obama was greeted by throngs of Vietnamese people, including a little boy dre…

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Eco-Tourism Spotlight: Patagonia

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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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New Orleans and the Songs of the South- March 2018

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Thông báo: Lãnh sự quán Việt Nam tại New York nghỉ làm việc ngày 1 tháng 5 năm 2015

by administrator @ Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in New York, The United States of America

Lãnh sự quán Việt Nam tại New York xin trân trọng thông báo Lãnh sự quán sẽ nghỉ làm việc và tiếp

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Mosi-oa-Tunya – The Smoke that Thunders

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Mosi-oa-Tunya. The Smoke that Thunders

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5 Reasons to Visit Sapa Valley

by Breana Johnson @ Mokaller

5 Reasons to Visit Sapa Valley It’s little wonder that Vietnam’s Sapa Valley is featured on so many souvenirs and postcards. This place is a sweeping landscape of romantic beauty! The terraced fields, picturesque homes, and layers of mountains will make you wish that you could stay forever. Besides the visual appeal, there is a

Halong, the Bay of the Descending Dragon

by Heidi Von Appen @ Mokaller

Halong, the Bay of the Descending Dragon Halong Bау is a stunning dеѕtinаtiоn with itѕ clear еmеrаld wаtеrѕ аnd fоrеѕt covered limestone iѕlаndѕ. There are more thаn 1,500 rосkу оutсrорѕ in the 120 kilometres оf thе coastline оf Bai Chау Beach. Bаi Chay Bеасh is lосаtеd аbоut 170 kilometres nоrth-еаѕt оf Hаnоi. Thе bay iѕ

First Arival Event, tnooz & PR Tips

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

Last week, I packed my bags and took my tired self to Vegas to check out the new Arival Event, focusing on unifying the tours, activities and “in-destination” industry

NYC Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza Relighting Ceremony

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

We are delighted that on October 13, 2016 the new state-of-the-art LED lighting system will be illuminated. We invite you to celebrate with us.

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6TH ANNUAL BIG APPLE RUN FOR THE WARRIORS®

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

Hope For The Warriors® is pleased to announce the 6th Annual Big Apple Run For The Warriors®. This race is dedicated to the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their families, and families of the fallen. It is a celebration of their strength and resolve and a promise to continue restoring self, family,... Read More

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5 Destinations of Vietnam you do not want to miss

by Beatriz Westendarp @ Mokaller

5 Dеѕtinаtiоnѕ оf Vietnam You Dо Nоt Wаnt Tо Miѕѕ Viеtnаm iѕ a bеаutiful соuntrу in Nоrth Eаѕt Aѕiа. With аmаzing lаndѕсареѕ, uniԛuе сulturе and friendly people, Vietnam iѕ attracting mоrе and mоrе tоuriѕtѕ еvеrу уеаr. Tоuriѕtѕ, who аrе short оn time, often wоndеr whаt the рlасеѕ that аrе worth viѕiting in Viеtnаm аrе. Tо

SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Flight from US to Asia from $399 by Air China

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Air China is having a Flash Sale and offers Roundtrip Flights from Select US Cities to Select Cities in Asia from as low as $399. Note: Availability may be limited. Departure cities: San Francisco [SFO] San Jose [SJC] New York…

Cambodia Named World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2016

by admin @ China & Asia Travel Service

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) has named Cambodia as the ‘World’s Best Tourism Destination’ for 2016. Cambodia was selected from a field of 30 countries around the world that entered the annual tourism award competition. Judges awarded…

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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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Looking ahead to 2018 🌎 ✈️

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

At the end of 2017, most people will evaluate their year and look ahead to those perennial New Year’s Resolutions. I am not unique by any means in

Hotline for Vietnamese protection abroad launched

by administrator @ Consulate of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in New York, The United States of America

Vietnam Veterans Day Video

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

Names of the 1,741 soldiers from New York City killed in Vietnam rang from the pulpit of a Downtown church. Their names were followed by a reading of the 99 New Yorkers who have died in post-9/11 conflicts. The solemn reading of names on Saturday, April 2, held for the first time at Elizabeth Seaton... Read More

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Air China to Launch Direct Flight From Newark to Beijing in October

by admin @ China & Asia Travel Service

The exclusive national flag carrier of China will soon offer a new route to Beijing from the New York metropolitan area. Air China currently offers service to Beijing via JFK 11 times a week (four times a week on the…

Angkor Wat Temples

by Beatriz Westendarp @ Mokaller

Angkor Wat Temples Onе of thе mоѕt fаѕсinаting and ѕсеniс trаvеl dеѕtinаtiоnѕ I’vе viѕitеd iѕ Cambodia. It is a соuntrу with a vеrу rich hiѕtоrу аnd сulturе. In саѕе you’re рlаnning tо trаvеl to this аmаzing соuntrу, mаkе ѕurе you bооk оnе of the Angkоr Wat tours. Unlеѕѕ уоu’vе bееn living undеr a rock, уоu

The Great Karoo Meander

by @ Thompsons Holidays Blog

When being invited to travel, I'll be the first to admit that staying local isn't necessarily my first choice. Having said that, my recent trip to the Karoo completely changed my outlook on domestic travel!

Memorial Restoration In Progress

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

We are happy to announce that our Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall is undergoing a major restoration. Completion is scheduled for late Spring of 2016. We thank you for your patience.

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5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Win A Free Trip To Incredible India

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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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Top Beaches to Visit in Vietnam

by Breana Johnson @ Mokaller

Top Beaches to Visit in Vietnam Vietnam is adorned with dozens of beautiful beaches! Whether you’re on the islands or the mainland, you’ll have endless options to explore. Of course, you’ll want to see only the best beaches during your Vietnamese vacation. Wondering which beaches to check out? Here is out list of the top

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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Small group tour in Vietnam

Small group tour in Vietnam


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We'd like to spend about three weeks in Vietnam next September. Any suggestions for a tour company?

It's always sunny in paradise

by @ Thompsons Holidays Blog

Whenever you think of a tropical paradise, a vision of scattered islands like the Maldives come to mind.

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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How do you afford to travel so much?

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It’s a common question, “how do you afford to travel so often?” It puzzles many people. A lot of it has to do with prioritization of your budget.

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Do Cuba like the Cubans do

by @ Thompsons Holidays Blog

2015 heralded a new destination for holidaymakers – captivating Cuba, which was reopened  by U.S. President Obama and now Cuba is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

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

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

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Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit

Vietnam: Breathtaking Beauty and Indomitable Spirit


The Nation

The Vietnam War (known as the “American War” in Vietnam) left an indelible imprint on both the land and people of this small Southeast Asian country, yet m

In Memoriam of Harry Bridgwood

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

  IN MEMORIAM Harry Bridgwood Chairman of the Friends of Vietnam Veterans Plaza 1945 to 2016 We bid farewell to Harry Bridgwood, a most remarkable man who dedicated himself to bringing honor, respect and assistance to veterans of every era. Harry served his country as a USMC Vietnam Era veteran, and afterwards served the people of... Read More

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2016 Phelps Award Recipient General John M. Keane

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

General John M. Keane, United States Army, Retired General Jack Keane is president, GSI Consulting. He serves as chairman of the Institute for the Study of War and the Knollwood Foundation, is a director of General Dynamics, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and a former and recent member, for... Read More

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2014 Honoree of the Year Jan Scruggs

by lfiordiliso @ Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Plaza

2014 – Jan Scruggs In 1979, Jan Scruggs conceived the idea of building the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., as a tribute to all who served during one of the longest wars in American history. Today, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is among the most visited memorials in the nation’s capital. Scruggs was a wounded... Read More

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Top Vietnamese Food Worth Trying

by Mónica Pérez @ Mokaller

Top Vietnamese Food Worth Trying Food is at the heart of culture in Vietnam. More recently, Vietnamese food which offers a blend of flavors and tastes, is ranked among the best foods in the world. Foreigners regard Vietnam as the “new food star” in Asia. Do you have a thing for great tasting food? Are

Where to Travel This Fall

by JP @ Trip Whisperer

It’s odd to be planning for fall in the dead of heat, but it’s a great time to jump on your fall and holiday travel plans. Here are

Spain- 3 Weeks With Meals (New Package)

by travac @ Bus Tours and Air Vacations | Travac Tours

MICHELIN GUIDE BANGKOK 2018

by @ Thompsons Holidays Blog

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has celebrated the opening of an exciting new chapter in Thailand’s dynamic culinary evolution with the launch of the first Michelin Guide Bangkok.

Disneyland Paris - Pirates of the Caribbean

by @ Thompsons Holidays Blog

When Pirates of the Caribbean re-opens at Disneyland Paris on 24 July 2017, guests will discover new surprises as well as a band of new buccaneers.

Washington, D.C. and New York City - WorldStrides Educational Travel

Washington, D.C. and New York City - WorldStrides Educational Travel


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Visit Washington, D.C. and New York City with your students. Explore Washington, D.C., with a local guide, then head to New York City. See an itinerary.

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