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Our 2017 travel roundup

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

As the year draws to a close and we prepare to leave for South America in January, it’s time to take a look at our 2017 travel roundup. I feel incredibly blessed to have enjoyed yet another year full of new experiences, adventures and travel. In 2017, we managed to live in Thailand, trek to […]

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

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

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

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The Year in Pho: Recipes, Cooking Tips, and Family Stories from 2017

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

| Wouldn’t you know it, there was a lot of pho fervor this year, especially at Viet World Kitchen! Instead of doing a year-end summary of the most popular recipes on the site, I decided to round up all the pho-related content that published during the past twelve months. I published tips, tricks, and recipes...

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Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala: Camping on Volcán Acatenango

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Chris camps overnight on top of Guatemala's Volcán Acatenango and witnesses lava eruptions...

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

14 Months in 14 Pictures

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

It’s been a month since we’ve been home, and it’s almost as if it never happened. Lucky for us, we have the pictures as proof of our adventures! I literally took thousands upon thousands of pictures along the way, but I thought I would pick just 14, one for each month we were away. These … Continue reading "14 Months in 14 Pictures"

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The Summerfields Kitchen in Hazyview – reviewed

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chè Chuối Nướng Út Lúa 115 Phan Đăng Lưu Street, P.7 Phú Nhuận District DT: 0915 762 076 DT: 0121 547 3763 Facebook:Chuối Nếp Nướng Nam Bộ *************************************************** If you’re in Saigon, and can’t quite make it to the Mekong River Delta countryside, don’t despair. There’s still a way to find yourself inside a Mekong [Read on ...]

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How to find an apartment in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Looking for last-minute ideas for a favorite cook? That may entail gifting yourself (!), a friend, or family member. This year, I found myself obsessing about certain kitchen tools and cooking appliances. Maybe it was an escape from the political roller coaster that we’ve all been on — no matter what your affiliation or inclination...

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Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com

Vietnam Travel Costs & Prices - Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta & Floating Markets | BudgetYourTrip.com


Budget Your Trip

Vietnam is a country rich in culture and history. It's an ever changing country that is forever working to increase its tourism base.

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Ladyboys: The third gender in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

What comes to your mind when you think of Thailand? I know what you will say. You will probably tell me about paradise beaches, palm trees, good food, temples, Buddha statues and scooters. Then, with a bit of irony and humour, you will mention go – go bars and ladyboys. You might even wink at […]

Northern Lights Tours of Iceland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Iceland is one of the most famous destinations for seeking a view of the famous dancing lights, and there are several tour options here to give you the best opportunity to spot them.

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Maison Marou – Best Chocolate in Saigon, or Anywhere?

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Maison Marou 167-169 Calmette Street District 1 +84-873005010 09:00 am – 22:00 pm ************************************************************************ Fifteen years ago, when I first began traveling back and forth between Vietnam and California, there were two predictable requests by my Vietnamese friends about what items I must buy in the USA and bring back for them upon my return [Read on ...]

Nha Viet Nam  (Kyoto Station/Vietnamese) - GURUNAVI Restaurant Guide

Nha Viet Nam (Kyoto Station/Vietnamese) - GURUNAVI Restaurant Guide


GURUNAVI Japan Restaurant Guide

Information for Nha Viet Nam (Kyoto Station/Vietnamese). GURINAVI offers all the information you need including detailed menu, map, and coupons for Nha Viet Nam .

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Doors: The Balkans – Part 1

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining [...]

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Malay Cuisine: Food in Penang and Kuala Lumpur

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

I know for a fact that I had never tasted nor wondered what Malay food was like until I showed up in Malaysia. After a few weeks and dozens of meals in the country, I’m still not 100% sure what Malay food really is. Why? The food in Penang, Kuala Lumpur, and throughout the country, as well as the population, is a mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian. Between the Chinese noodle soups and Indian curry dishes, both of which are local styles, it’s pretty difficult to distinguish what is solely Malay. Even though I couldn’t pick it out of

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The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam - Elsewhere Man

The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam - Elsewhere Man


Elsewhere Man

The Backpacker's Budget Guide to Vietnam for the rebellious backpacker who knows his mama's spending recommendations ain't gonna cut it.

Backpacking Vietnam on a Budget: 2-3 Week Itinerary + Tips

Backpacking Vietnam on a Budget: 2-3 Week Itinerary + Tips


Taylor's Tracks

Backpacking Vietnam on a budget is easily done, but with so much to see in the country where do you even start? Learn how to spend 2-3 weeks in Vietnam, what to do backpacking in Vietnam and help building a Vietnam backpacking route plus Vietnam travel tips and a Vietnam budget.

A short guide to Had Rin

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

How to Prepare For a Trip Abroad

by Vicky @

You’ve just booked your perfect vacation. You’re ready for a new and exciting country. You’ve pictured beautiful locations and yummy food. What happens when things go wrong. A lost passport, lost medicine, credit card not working, or even a natural disaster? Planning a trip abroad...

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BRB – I’m Traveling in Southeast Asia

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Blog updates coming in the new year...

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One Day in Da Nang: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Exploring with the Lisbon tourist card

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a city full of winding cobbled streets, bright yellow trams, wide piazzas, historic buildings and UNESCO treasures. Picture medieval towers, dome-roofed monasteries, baroque palaces and ornate churches. If, like us, you have just a few days to explore the city, it could be worth getting a Lisbon tourist card which grants […]

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One Day in Chiang Mai: The Essential Guide

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Love hoisin sauce with pho and in other Asian dishes? Make it yourself! I didn’t think it would be easy, but for the sake of excellent pho and the desire to offer a gluten-free hoisin recipe in The Pho Cookbook, I experimented for about two weeks to come up with an excellent recipe. Now, you...

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Portraits of the Pamirs

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Venturing into the Pamirs, also called the ‘Roof of the World’, means venturing into a landscape of ancient fortresses, natural springs, glaciers and breathtaking lakes. It’s one of highest mountain ranges in the world, with several 7000+ meter peaks and the home of snow leopards and the Siberian ibex. The best way to explore the […]

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Why Backpacking in Cuba is Different than Anywhere Else

by Bailey Busslinger @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Only a couple of weeks ago I returned from a backpacking trip that was like no other I have ever been on, exploring the Caribbean island of Cuba! Arriving in Cuba was like taking a time machine back to the 1950’s, which is probably why travelling there was such a different experience - and such an unforgettable one.

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The Ultimate Drumheller Sightseeing Guide: Things To See And Do

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Have you heard of Drumheller? To be honest, I had not before visiting this spectacular area in Alberta. The Canadian Rockies tend to get all the attention (granted, they are magnificient), but I really like Drumheller as well. We had never… Continue Reading

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7 Best Free Walking Tours in Europe

by Vicky @

7 Best Free Walking Tours in Europe Have the most unique and uncommon travel experience So you think a Free Walking Tour is always about history and the old town of a city? Wrong! Thanks to the increasing demand in this kind of visits, also...

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Street food Tour in Bangkok’s Chinatown with TakeMeTour

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

BonBon Residence

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

BonBon Residence 2C8 Trường Sa Street P. 19, Bình Thạnh District **************************************** Let’s get this out of the way right up front.  I hate the name BonBon Residence.  Sounds like an assisted-living home for expired frozen treats. And, I want to be clear that Eating Saigon! is not in the business of reviewing the Saigon hotel/housing [Read on ...]

Flying Over The Treetops With The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

I remember when I was a little girl, a little girl very fond of climbing trees. There was a big tree in my parents back yard and my father had made a rope in the tree so we could climb… Continue Reading

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Cost of living in Thailand: Can you afford it?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Lessons learned from living abroad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I have lived abroad for 13 years. I was very young when I left Poland and when you’re young you want to try something new. I wanted to try living abroad. I was planning to stay in England for a year, but I stayed for 10. Time goes quickly when you live in a big […]

The Philosophical Implications of Being Stepped On by an Elephant

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

  When I was a kid, I was obsessed with elephants. Now, that’s hardly unique. Everybody loves those big noodle-nosed bastards. But when I say that I was obsessed with them, I mean that I was obsessed. The kind of obsessed that gets people put on watch lists nowadays. If elephants were an attractive girl, […]

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How To Travel The Maldives On A Budget – Exploring Paradise On The Cheap!

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Can you travel the Maldives on a budget? Yes you can! From accommodation and transport to food, here's how to travel the Maldives on a budget

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The 10 Best Places in the World to Celebrate Halloween

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

You guys, it’s finally Halloween season! This is hands down my favorite holiday. You can celebrate it literally anywhere and anyhow you want. If you want to get together with family and remember those you’ve lost recently, do it. If you want to stay in with a shit-your-pants scary movie, a bottle of wine to […]

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A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How to Prepare For a Trip Abroad

by Vicky @

You’ve just booked your perfect vacation. You’re ready for a new and exciting country. You’ve pictured beautiful locations and yummy food. What happens when things go wrong. A lost passport, lost medicine, credit card not working, or even a natural disaster? Planning a trip abroad...

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SEE TEFL course interview with Hailey from America

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

All you need to know about Thai spirit houses

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Budget Tips: Unexpected Travel Costs While Backpacking

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

While most budget travelers are already conscious of great deals and do not make frivolous decisions, sometimes that isn’t enough to keep expenses down. Sometimes there are unexpected costs that occur while backpacking that are difficult, if not impossible, to anticipate. Types of Unexpected Travel Expenses From healthcare to flights, there are many costs that can explode when things don’t go your way on a trip. Instead of covering a vast list of hypothetical expenses that could arise on any trip, I am going to run through my personal list of unexpected costs that popped up throughout my trip in Southeast Asia. All

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Most Dangerous Countries For Couchsurfing

by Vicky @

  Couchsurfing, even though already very popular, it gains more and more popularity as days go by and a millions of people use it daily to find free accommodation. This is a situation that could have never been foreseen by Casey Fenton, traveling enthusiast and...

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Travel to Sapa – Homestays and More

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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The Antarctica Trip Checklist

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

You can hike. You can snowshoe. You can go mountaineering, you can kayak, you can even camp out under the stars. There are plenty of ways that you can explore the stark beauty of Antarctica – the rugged landscapes, the drifting icebergs, the determined wildlife that includes lots and lots of penguins. The question about […]

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How to become an online English teacher?

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Vietnam’s Visa System is a Mess (Here’s How it Actually Works)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Explaining the four different ways of entering Vietnam visa-free or with visa.

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The Best Luxury Hotel On Bali: Jamahal Private Resort & Spa

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

In November Frank and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa on Bali. We had such an amazing time there that, even though I usually don’t write hotel posts, I made an exception for this… Continue Reading

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Snap shots of Sri Lanka

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Stumbled upon some photos of my 2015 Sri Lanka trip! Our Sri Lanka trip was a crazy, beautiful roller-coaster ride full of highs and fortunately no single low. We were surprised by the diversity of Sri Lanka. In our mere 12 days we saw pristine temples, hiked through seemingly endless tea fields in misty mountains, boarded […]

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Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe

Ladies Who Rock: Katie Jones, Copywriter and Digital Nomad

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Which Cigar Does Your Country Love?

by Vicky @

I know it’s your favorite pastime and you can’t imagine your next holiday without them. Cigars are synonymous with relaxing and spending quality time with people. But I challenge you to leave them at home for once. Why not experience local tastes instead of simply...

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A short guide to vaccinations for Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Conquering Huayna Picchu

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

The clouds and mist finally broke for the first time, and the sun managed to peek through the sky and briefly settle on the ruins below. Three days of hiking across jagged mountain cliffs, trekking through deeply carved valleys and exotic vegetation, and suffering the constantly changing temperatures had paid off. The moment was literally [...]

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

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

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

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

REVIEW: Anantara Dhigu Maldives – The Perfect Island Resort

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking for the perfect Maldives resort? Just 35 mins from Male Airport Anantara Dhigu offers up stunning rooms, scuba diving and even surfing!

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How much money do I need for Vietnam

How much money do I need for Vietnam


GoodMorningSapa

How much money should you budget to travel in Vietnam? Let's explore Vietnam with Wonder Bay Cruise now, You would experience interesting things here.

Best Airbnbs in Reykjavik for a Winter Break

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Let me share my Airbnb wishlist for Reykjavik, Iceland. Read my list of the best Airbnbs in Reykjavik, including budget rooms, perfect apartments and luxury rental homes.  Winter season has got me dreaming about white snow and cold countries. I was just sixteen when I went on my first trip to Iceland – it was short […]

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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

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

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

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )

PRICES in Ho Chi Minh City ( Saigon )


Eating Saigon!

  Maybe you’ve heard the real estate bubble in Vietnam has burst – some housing prices dropping from their highs by 30-40% in 2012! Maybe you’ve heard that inflation in Vietn…

4 P’s Pizza – Saigon’s Best

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

4 P’s PIZZA 8 Thu Khoa Huan, District 1 (immediately behind Bến Thành Market) +84-8-3622-0500 (Reservation Only) ***************************************************** Once in a while, Hai and I decide to leave Saigon’s streets and enjoy dinner inside a “fully-enclosed” eatery. And we recently decided to do it in real style! Not only had we convinced ourselves that we deserved an [Read on ...]

Living Lagom in Sweden: An Interview With Lola Akerstrom

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Izmir, Turkey

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Izmir, Turkey

Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam

Expenses for a Motorbike Road Trip in Vietnam


Vietnam Coracle

Many readers write me wanting to know how much to budget for a road trip by motorbike through Vietnam. I've put together this list of necessary expenses, and an estimate of total daily cost while on the road in Vietnam... Continue reading →

San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

Does an Actual Lottery Strategy Exist?

by Vicky @

A Jacksonville man just won $1 million with a lottery couple of days ago. While compared to the huge winnings we have all heard about, winnings going up to a billion dollars and more, this doesn’t seem like a huge win, it would make most...

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My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Fulidhoo Island – A Complete Guide To The Maldives Diving Paradise

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking at diving the Maldives on a budget? Well the local island of Fulidhoo in the Vaavu atoll is the perfect place to experience diving in the Maldives!

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Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Terre-de-Haut, Guadeloupe

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Fort-de-France, Martinique

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Fort-de-France, Martinique

A guide to travelling to the Super Bowl

by Vicky @

As 2017 draws to a close, the thought of the 2018 Super Bowl will, as a fan of American Football, be at the forefront of your mind. Even if you just love to travel and experience the biggest events on the planet, this is something...

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How Much Does The Maldives Cost – From Luxury Resorts To Budget Travel Options

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Want to know how much a trip to the Maldives cost? Here's a full Maldives budget breakdown for all budgets - accommodation, transport and more

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Disadvantages of teaching English online

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

One Day in Kuala Lumpur

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Kuala Lumpur travel guide, we share our favourite things to do in Malaysia’s capital city, including the best temples, Chinatown and the best vegetarian restaurants in the city. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, wasn’t on our original travel itinerary. But we’re so glad we went there! Kuala Lumpur is a city with towering skyscrapers, […]

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Where To Go in Malaysia

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Malaysia travel guide, we explore where to go in Malaysia and the best travel destinations. We’ll take you to the towering skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, the lush green tea fields of the Cameron Highlands and the bustling art-laden cultural city of George Town. We loved Malaysia. But I should say up-front that we’re […]

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Southeast Asia Backpacking: Cost of Travel Overview (2017)

Southeast Asia Backpacking: Cost of Travel Overview (2017)


Indie Traveller

Average costs, key expenses and suggested daily budgets for backpackers or independent travellers planning a trip to Southeast Asia.

Specialty Delivery Services: Digitally-Driven And To Your Door

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In Vietnam, the average living area of a family of three is around 50 square meters. That means a centrally positioned sofa would be 25 meters from the front door, which is an easily reachable distance to pick something up. With that short distance in mind and considering the global rise in food deliveries that led us to […]

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Matador Network: 10 Experiences to Have in Los Angeles

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

I’ve written about Los Angeles a few times for Matador Network lately. I think it’s because since I’ve been back in America, I’m looking to settle down. The last place I settled in America was LA, so it’s difficult not to make comparisons. What would my life be like back there, had I never left? Is […]

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Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

Christmas Road Trip from Chiang Mai to Pai

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

This Christmas, we took a 2-day road trip from Chiang Mai to Pai. Because we work full-time, we use our Christmas holiday to make sure we go on an adventure! I know that doesn’t sound much like what you do at Christmas back home, but to be honest we’re both quite rubbish at sitting down, […]

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Singapore Travel Guide | What To Do with a Stopover in Singapore

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

In this Singapore travel guide, we share the best travel tips for a stopover in Singapore that takes in all of the city’s best sights without breaking the bank. Known as the gateway to Asia, Singapore is a popular stopover destination for travellers taking connecting flights to and from other countries in Asia. This unique […]

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Humahuaca, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Humahuaca, Argentina

Yogyakarta Travel Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

In this Yogyakarta travel guide, I share the five best things to do in Yogyakarta, the best vegetarian restaurants in the city and the best hotels in Yogyakarta. This Yogyakarta travel guide focuses on local culture, vegetarian food and green accommodation, to bring you the best green and local travel advice about the city. Yogyakarta – pronounced Jogjakarta – […]

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Where I’m At: December, 2017 – Hanoi edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Hanoi! It’s been a month bookended by conferences in two different fields. I average about one conference a year, so two in a month is unusual for me. I try to mix it up […]

Knife Sharpening and Maintenance Tips

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Folks, working with a new blogging system is confusing. I made a mistake with part of this post. For a Japanese knife buying guide, see my 2017 Gift Guide for Curious and Obsessive Cooks. For this post, I’m focusing on how I keep my all of my knives in ship-sharp shape. Read on! Since I’d invested...

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

SEE TEFL Course Interview with Mandy from Mexico

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Timisoara / Temesvar, Romania

Orangutans in Borneo | Our Rainforest Adventure

by Luke Nicholson @ Charlie on Travel

The best place to see orangutans in the wild is Tanjung Puting National Park on the island of Borneo. There are said to be 6000 orangutans in the park. Borneo is shared by three countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. Tanjung Puting is in Indonesian Borneo, which is known as Kalimantan. Wild orangutans are found only on […]

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District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Marcus Loke is the production manager at District Eight. Like many of us, he found his vocation by chance. Disappointed by his high school exams, Marcus set off on his bike to the industrial zone near the edge of his hometown in the north of Malaysia to look for work. That journey led to a […]

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Southeast Asia current and proposed railways [2017]

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Current and proposed railways of Southeast Asia – every line mapped In 2016 I compiled every current and proposed railway in Southeast Asia and created the Future Southeast Asia Railway Map, which depicted all current and proposed railways as a subway map. [Future Southeast Asia Railway Map – 2016 version (Click for larger image).] I’ve […]

Christmas Tours of Italy

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Italy makes a spectacular destination any time of the year, but for an even more magical experience, come during the Christmas season to join festivities celebrating the holiday season which date back for centuries. Lights are in the trees and there are decorations everywhere, just waiting for you in the most beautiful cities of Italy. During your Christmas Holidays in Italy you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents.

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How to Travel Independently (and Cheaply) in Cuba

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Salsa, cigars, 1950s cars and mojitos await in this fascinating country. But you should be aware of a few things...

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Khao San Sunrises: Bummin’ it in Bangkok

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

I had some expectations for Bangkok when I arrived at 4 AM on yet another “perfectly” scheduled night bus drop off. Tales of the epic street parties, unbelievable street food, and strangely, flocks of lady boys, swirling around my head. As expected, the city turned my sleep cycle upside down. We regularly went to bed after 6 am and slept deep into the afternoon, despite the laundry women’s best attempts to chat and work right outside of our room starting at 7 AM each morning. We stayed at Greenhouse, a hotel/bar one block from Khao San Road, the main tourist party street in

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Helpful Tips And Advice For Travelling In The Maldives On A Budget

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking to travel the Maldives on a budget? Here are some helpful tips and advice to make the most of paradise - including dress code, tourist beaches and what to pack

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How Much To Budget For A Month In...Cambodia - Backpacker Banter

How Much To Budget For A Month In...Cambodia - Backpacker Banter


Backpacker Banter

Cambodia is one of my favourite places to travel - from Angkor Wat to island time on Koh Rong. But how much does it cost & what should you budget for a month?

New York in Winter is a magical place, according to New Yorkers

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Now that I live in New York, and the holiday season has well and truly begun (I mean, not by my standards, but there are already decorations and skating rinks going up on every block, like what?), I thought it’d be appropriate to repost an older article. This was originally from November 2nd, 2013 on Matador Network. New […]

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Vancouver: A 2 Day Itinerary And Sightseeing Guide

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Vancouver was our first stop in Canada and I’ll be honest: it wasn’t love at first sight. When we arrived it was cold and rain was pouring down from a dark-grey sky. We couldn’t even see the mountains north of… Continue Reading

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The Perfect 2 Week Bali Itinerary For First Time Visitors

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

While we traveled extensively around Southeast Asia during our 5 month trip in 2015, we had not yet been to Indonesia. And because we longed for a tropical beach after our 5 month road trip adventure in Canada and the… Continue Reading

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Redemption by Persimmons

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

It’s persimmon season, the time of the year when many Asians swoon at the site of the glowing, orange fruits at markets and on tree limbs. Many people have gifted my parents persimmons but the ones from my neighbor Dan are particularly delicious. I’ve earned lots of bonus points with my folks through Dan’s generosity....

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My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks

My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks


My Travel Guide | Canada | 2Hearts2backpacks

If you are wanting to travel the world and you want to do it without spending alot of money! This is the perfect site for you! 2Hearts2Backpacks

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

A Little Hospitality… A Guest is a Gift from God

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

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

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

Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

What it’s Like to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

“SHOOOOOEEESSSS” From the moment the surgical-masked woman on the front desk screeched at me to take my shoes off the second I entered the door, I knew the capsule hotel in Tokyo was going to be an experience. It had taken me an hour to find the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, even though it was apparently just a ten-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station. A whole 60 minutes with over […]

Eat With a Local Saigon Family – An Amazing Experience!

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Once in awhile Hai and I get feedback from our readers that makes us feel great about what we’re doing here at Eating Saigon! In this case, Justin and his friends from Michigan, USA shared their thoughts about their recent home-cooked Saigon dinner with our family hosts, Hà and Hà. Seems they had a wonderful Eat With [Read on ...]

My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

6 Adventurous things to do in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods

Backpacking Vietnam - Average Prices of Common Goods


The Shoestring Trekkers

How much is a hostel bed? A beer? A pack of smokes? Find out those and more with our post of the average costs of goods in Vietnam!

Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

How do you top a life altering trip? Easy, you plan another one! I wrote in my last post Breada and I decided not to teach in Vietnam like we originally planned, but we still had our ticket booked to go back. I’m not in the business of wasting anything, let alone two business class … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part One"

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Brasov, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Brasov, Romania

The Most Beautiful Cafés in Chiang Mai

by Christopher Grabinski @ The Blond Travels

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

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)

Vietnam Cost of Living (How Much to Live in Vietnam in 2017)


A Little Adrift

This full breakdown covers the cost of living in Vietnam as an expat and digital nomad Includes food, rent, internet, & why expats love Southeast Asia.

Finding perfection (and a possible future home) in Porto

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Despite having just booked one-way tickets to Colombia, Andrew and I have been talking a lot lately about finding a future base in Europe. As much as we love our freedom, we know that after our South American adventures we’ll need to find a base in Europe where we can hang up our backpacks, work […]

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

Exploring Kuala Lumpur: Petaling to Petronas

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Pulling into the city that would end up being the final stop on my backpacking campaign, it was difficult to see how large and lively Kuala Lumpur was under the cover of darkness. After taking a long bus ride into the area, the modern light-rail system took us the final distance to the Petaling Hotel near Petaling Street. Only a few hundred feet from the entrance to the Petaling Street market, I could see the crowded areas packed with street food and cheap merchandise from in front of the hotel. Petaling Street Area  This picture at the entry to Petaling Street does

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Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge

by Breada Potts @ The Shoestring Trekkers

The first time I entered an airport lounge was over ten years ago.  I was flying to Peru with my god family and my godfather traveled frequently for work so he had status, thus getting us all access to a lounge in Dallas during our layover.  I can’t remember exactly what the lounge was like, … Continue reading "Lounge Review: Turkish Airlines International CIP Lounge"

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How Not to Lose Your Luggage and What To Do If You Lose It

by Vicky @

  You just gut out of your plane, you’re exhausted but ready to roll! All you can think of is the trip ahead of you – that tour you’ve got tomorrow, the museum tickets you have waiting for you, and your sense of wanderlust is...

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The Cost of Living in Hoi An, Vietnam

The Cost of Living in Hoi An, Vietnam


Never Ending Voyage

The Cost of Living in Hoi An, Vietnam

How much will I spend in Hanoi?

How much will I spend in Hanoi?


Travelfish

While Vietnam is still a cheap place to visit, relative to costs outside of the region, inflation has recently been the highest in Asia: it peaked at more than 22 percent year on year in 2011 and clocked in at 14 percent in March 2012.

Trat: A Delightfully Unassuming Thai Town

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A little slice of Thai life off the usual trail, with prices rarely seen in the south.

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?

Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi?


Nonstop Newcomer

Wondering about the cost of living in Vietnam? I share data on my real expenses as well as what common goods cost. I live in Vietnam so I know it's accurate

Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries

Cost of Living in Vietnam - International Living Countries


International Living

Vietnam is an inexpensive country to live in. Most items cost less than half of what you would pay in the West, and anywhere from 5% to 25% less than what..

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Royal Saigon Restaurant

Royal Saigon Restaurant


Royal Saigon Restaurant

Be our guest, remain as a friend.

Thulusdhoo Island – A Complete Guide To The Maldives Surfing Paradise

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Heading to the Maldives in search of surf or to explore a local island? Here's the complete guide to Thulusdhoo - including accommodation, budget and of course the waves!

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

Hey, What's the Cost of That Bowl of Pho? - LovingPho.com

Hey, What's the Cost of That Bowl of Pho? - LovingPho.com


LovingPho.com

Ever wonder how much a bowl of beef pho costs to make? Read about how the cost of a bowl of pho can have an impact on both the pho customer and restaurateur alike.

Back To Black With Phuc Van Dang

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story of Phuc Van Dang here

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Socially Responsible Travel in Hanoi (Travel and Give Back)

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Copper Cow Coffee: Vietnamese Pour-Over Goes Global

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Like her Copper Cow Coffee, Debbie Wei Mullan is a mix of Asian and American. She was raised in San Francisco by her Chinese-Vietnamese mother and American father, and although they assimilated into American culture, growing up, her mom’s kitchen was filled with the pungent aromas and intense flavors of Vietnamese and Chinese home-cooking. That […]

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Things you need to do before you move to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

I know that you’re dreaming of moving to Thailand. No wonder! A lot of people want to live in a country where the sun always shines, people are nice and costs are low. Moving to the Land of Smiles isn’t difficult at all. That is when you prepare accordingly, of course. I lived in Thailand […]

RETA INSIDER PODCAST: A Conversation With One of Playa’s Savviest Young Developers

by Ronan McMahon @ International Living

Welcome back to your Lifetime Insider podcast—a podcast exclusive to RETA Lifetime members where I share with you private conversations I have with my inner circle. This month I’m talking with Eloy Caceres.

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Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

If you read my first post, you’ll know we have quite the trip ahead. It took a lot of saving, planning, and research, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.  So how did we do it? I wish I could say I have some sort of secret way of getting free … Continue reading "Booking the Trip of a Lifetime – Part Two"

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Liberty Central Hotel, Nha Trang

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Liberty Central Nha Trang is a contemporary, stylish, high-rise hotel just a block from the beach. Featuring elegant, minimalist decor, extraordinary sea views, rooftop bar & its own section of beach, Liberty Central is a solid place to stay in Nha Trang.... Continue reading

Long-term visas to Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Visiting Slovenia – tiny but lovely Ljubljana and Lake Bled

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

After a fairy tale trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, we set off along Germany’s Romantic Road, driving through tiny Bavarian villages surrounded by forests and peaks. We climbed higher through the Austrian Alps, passing through ski towns where the snow lay like thick icing on rooftops and clung to the branches of pine trees. This winter […]

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Meeting People From Around The World

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Glancing at the map below, you can see all of the countries from which I met travelers during the several months I spent in Southeast Asia.   It is easy to see the predictable pattern of wealthy countries being red while poorer countries are not represented. In addition, if I hadn’t physically been in the countries of Southeast Asia, I highly doubt most of the countries would be red on this map either. The countries that by far had the most travelers in Southeast Asia were England and Germany. I would be so bold to say that 30% of all

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Basel Christmas Market: What to Pack, See and Do

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I’m just back from Basel Christmas Market, my first time checking out some Crimbo stalls in Europe. FIRST TIME. It was great. After my limited experience at the delights of Manchester German Market, and London Christmas Market, this one was definitely bigger, better and had a much bigger variety when it came to the stalls. In short, it was way better. So for today’s festive post, I just wanted to […]

Christmas Tours in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Come explore Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, home to imperial palaces and fairy-tale castles, Bavarian villages and Baroque cities, the mysterious Black Forest and the snow-capped Alps. This is storybook Europe, where half-timbered inns painted with festive flowers lean over quiet country roads, and the Gothic spires of castles rise from craggy bluffs above the Rhine River.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Food - What to Eat in Vietnam


vietnam-guide.com

In the past few years Vietnamese food has become more and more popular around the world. Food lovers may have tried the two best known Vietnamese dishes – spring rolls and bread rolls. Rice, noodles, fresh vegetable and herbs all play big roles in Vietnamese food, making it

Detailed Costs & Budgets for Backpacking Vietnam | Travel Expenses

Detailed Costs & Budgets for Backpacking Vietnam | Travel Expenses


The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Need to know how much to budget for backpacking in Vietnam? Check out my detailed daily expenses from my six weeks in Vietnam last year.

REVIEW – The GoPro Hero 6 Camera (And Should You Add It To Your Travel Kit?)

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking to buy a new GoPro? Here's my full review of the GoPro Hero 6 and whether it's the perfect GoPro for travel.

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Yangon, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Yangon, Myanmar

The best places to live in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A guide to travelling to the Super Bowl

by Vicky @

As 2017 draws to a close, the thought of the 2018 Super Bowl will, as a fan of American Football, be at the forefront of your mind. Even if you just love to travel and experience the biggest events on the planet, this is something...

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Second wife and men’s dowry: Relationships in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

Every time I research things related to Thai love, I get a little confused. As everything here, also relationships in Thailand are complicated and full of contradictions. Sometimes I think that even Thais can’t figure it out. On one hand the society is very conservative and talking about sex is wrong, on the other, there […]

Elsewhere Plans: Festivals Calendar December 2015

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

You guys, it’s the holiday season! Time to completely give up on every semblance of health you thought you gave a shit about until March. Those warm clothes will cover up the pudge anyway. But while you’re wasting away in a soggy puddle of cinnamon buns and shame, why not try to hit a festival somewhere? Nothing builds […]

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Green spaces of Tokyo

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

My Incredible Malawi Safari in Liwonde National Park

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Liwonde National Park was the last stop on my week in Malawi. I’d had a great week featuring elephants, hippos, some amazing food and beautiful Malawi accommodation, but without a doubt, it was my time at the Mvuu Lodge that impressed me the most. I loved it there. We arrived in the vicinity for our second Malawi safari of the week (the first had been in the Nkhotakota Reserve) and […]

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville by train

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

Sibiu, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sibiu, Romania

How to find short-term accommodation in Kraków

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Elsewhere Plans: Festivals Calendar January 2016

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Happy new year, everybody! Congratulations on surviving another lap around the sun. At this rate, you could probably hit at least another six or seven. I’m sure you’ve made plenty of resolutions for the new year. You’re probably going to fail most of them before February. But if you need to pick one to stick with, […]

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Festival Essentials: The A-Z list

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Next year’s festivals are starting to announce the line ups – exciting times! With Christmas around the corner it’s a great time to start thinking about the essentials for festivals so you can get your order in to Santa / Amazon. Here’s a quick A-Z, courtesy of SMC Coach Hire, so you can start to get excited for all the festival fun to come in 2018. – Post in collaboration […]

An updated map of the future Saigon Metro

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe

How Quality Luggage Help us for Higher Studies while Traveling?

by Vicky @

The world is larger than us all. What is in it? What people occupy its lands? What knowledge is accessible to the diligent searcher? These questions and others have propelled great men and women to go beyond themselves to reach new heights and horizons. These...

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Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey Pho Recipe — Pressure Cooker and Multicooker Edition!

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

  Do you cook during the holidays with leftovers in mind? I do. There’s so much involved in pulling off a holiday meal to feed a crowd that I love to bank my efforts by repurposing ingredients and using up scraps. Many Americans make soup from the leftover turkey carcass and vegetable, but what about...

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Get To Know The Real Bali: Live Like A Local In Sebatu Village

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

An Indonesian man with a wide smile walks toward us and asks: “Are you Lotte?”. “Yes I am”, I say: “And this is my husband Frank”. “My name is Wayan”, he replies: “I will be your host for the next… Continue Reading

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Vietnam Backpacker Daily Budget Breakdown

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

How much will one month of backpacking in Vietnam cost? What will the cost be per week? What should my budget look like for hostels? What will just food and water cost me? All of these are questions a thoughtful backpacker might have while planning for a trip to Vietnam. During my six weeks of travel in Vietnam, I attempted to capture every single purchase I made and log it in a spreadsheet. This detailed breakdown of expenses left me with key numbers like the average daily budget, budget per city, and average expenses in specific categories. Check out the

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Visiting Bournemouth, the UK’s top seaside town

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

January isn’t the best time for a seaside break in the UK, but when The Cumberland Hotel invited us to stay with them in Bournemouth, we couldn’t resist the chance to visit our former home, which has also been voted the top seaside town in the UK. After a low-key New Year’s Eve, it was […]

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Endurance Athlete Chi Nguyen Aims To Run In 100 Cities

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

In November, Chi Nguyen finished third in Ho Chi Minh City’s first Techcombank International Marathon in a time of 3 hours 22 minutes. The Vietnamese endurance athlete has also completed the Mont Blanc CCC, a 100-km mountain challenge that quickly climbs to the Grand Col Ferret Alpine pass at 2537 meters. It’s a race in […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Life and work in Thailand: Q&A

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

9 places to see in Pai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Bucket List Item: Diving At The Great Barrier Reef In Australia

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Since getting our PADI in 2015 Frank and I have been diving whenever we get the chance. The underwater world is incredible and I love floating through the water without any distractions or sounds. One of the dive spots that’s… Continue Reading

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Visiting Aomori Prefecture in Japan

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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

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


The Christina's Blog

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

Love a Little Extra Paradise: The Outer Islands of the Cook Islands

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

If you are planning a visit to the Cook Islands and you are looking for something off the beaten path, consider one of the outer islands.

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1 Week Indonesia Itinerary: How to Make the Most Of Your Trip

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Rachita shares how you can see the best of Java and Bali in one shorter trip.

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Hot and Sour Soup Recipe (Suan La Tang)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Simple and satisfying soups are commonly served with other dishes to make a multi-dish Asian meal but you don’t always have to follow convention! When autumn’s chill recently set in big time, I decided to make a pot of hot-and-sour soup for lunch. It was a main dish bowl of soup, the star of the...

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Do New Point-of-Sale Technologies Make Workers Hate Me?

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

For the past several years, the use of new point-of-sales (POS) technologies, like Square, that use a touchscreen have become popular among businesses. These systems are sleek, easy to use, and have decreased the length of in-store credit card transactions. For me, they have also done one more thing – raise my self-consciousness about not tipping. One reason shop owners love these systems, I assume, is that they increase tips. After the cashier swipes your card, they flip the screen around to face you and you see a screen that looks like this: Before these systems, a customer would have

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Thinking About A San Diego Family Getaway?

by Vicky @

Thinking About A San Diego Family Getaway? Avoid the Potential Family Frown with These Four Easy to Follow Tips for a Great Trip. Taking a vacation is be a great way to bond as a family, as well as enjoying some laid back time together....

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On new travel plans and more…

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

My last ‘personal’ blog titled ‘On work and wanderlust has a publishing date of almost two years ago. Therefore, time for a small update on my personal life and also to reveal new exciting travel plans! On a personal note In september, I finally obtained my Ph.D. degree, which I celebrated together with friends, family and […]

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What’s the Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand?

by Charlie and Luke @ Charlie on Travel

One of the pull factors of Thailand is the low cost of living, but how much does it really cost? Living comfortably in Chiang Mai, expect to pay 28,100 Thai baht per month. That’s roughly $873 or £644. That includes the following: Accommodation in a house, plus a guesthouse in Pai — 8000฿ / $248 […]

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Cultural Spotlights of Hanoi (Experience Hanoi like a Local)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Hanoi is perfect for a trip of cultural exploration. Its culture is expressed in many of the remarkable attractions of the city. The culture, too, is in every activity that you see on the street. In this article, I will go through several casual cultural spotlights of Hanoi. A random cultural experience of the city, […]

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Pros and Cons: How to Pay When Traveling Abroad?

by Vicky @

When leaving home for a long(ish) time, the list of “must-pack” items is pretty long, covering everything from personal hygiene products to prescription meds. But there is one thing that’s too obvious to forget: currency. Money is important for everyday life and even more so...

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40 photos that will inspire you to visit Tajikistan!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

TAJIKISTAN – “Never heard of it. No idea where it’s located. Isn’t that a dangerous country?…” Just a couple of responses I got from people when I told them I traveled through Tajikistan, a country you generally don’t hear a lot about. Undeservedly so. Tajikistan is absolutely stunning and the people are incredibly friendly and hospitable. Even though […]

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Cost of Hospitalization for Foodborne Diarrhea: A Case Study from Vietnam

Cost of Hospitalization for Foodborne Diarrhea: A Case Study from Vietnam


PubMed Central (PMC)

Vietnam is undergoing a rapid social and economic developments resulting in speedy urbanization, changes in methods for animal production, food marketing systems, and food consumption habits. These changes will have major impacts on human exposures to ...

18 Amazingly Cheap Places You Should Travel to in 2018

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Get inspired to travel with this ranking of top budget-friendly destinations around the world...

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The Doomed Independence Movement of Easter Island

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Easter Island barely juts out of the ocean over 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. It’s one of the most remote places on Earth – Antarctica is far more accessible, almost as if the land called Rapa Nui by the locals wasn’t meant to have locals in the first place. Man didn’t make it to […]

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4 awesome rooftop bars in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Most Dangerous Countries For Couchsurfing

by Vicky @

  Couchsurfing, even though already very popular, it gains more and more popularity as days go by and a millions of people use it daily to find free accommodation. This is a situation that could have never been foreseen by Casey Fenton, traveling enthusiast and...

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My trip to Tibet: 20 photographs from the Roof of the World

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

It was quite a spontaneous idea to visit Tibet. I was traveling in China and Tibet was so close, I just couldn’t resist. So, shortly after arriving in China, I also arranged my trip to Tibet. I’m forever glad I did. No country has ever kept me under its spell as Tibet. The unsurpassed beauty […]

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Chiều Cháo Lòng

by admin @ Eating Saigon!

Chiều Cháo Lòng 26 Huỳnh Mẫn Đạt Bình Thạnh District 0934 324557 ******************************* One of my favorite memories from my years living in Hanoi (already 10 years ago now), is a small cháo lòng eatery just a few blocks from my apartment there. On a chilly Hanoi winter morning, there was nothing better for breakfast than [Read on ...]

Hangout Jozi in Eloff Street, Johannesburg – reviewed

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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My Mom Says This Blog is Boring

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Jakarta, Indonesia

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Jakarta, Indonesia

What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017

What is the Cost of Living in Vietnam? - 2017


Banker in the Sun

The cost of living in Vietnam earns big marks too when it comes to booze--alcohol is magnitudes cheaper than neighboring Thailand.

Gap Year Itinerary Ideas By Region

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you’re going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn’t to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it — you should never let plans get in the way of following […]

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Silent & Spectacular Kyrgyzstan: 5 top adventure picks

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

Most people who visit Kyrgyzstan head straight to its most famous sights such as Lake Song-Kul and Lake Issyk-Kul. However, if you go ‘off-the-beaten’ track, you will discover some of Kyrgyzstan’s lesser known sights and find that those are just as spectacular. I ended up spending most of my time in these relatively little visited places and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were […]

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

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

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

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

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

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

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

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Scotland now has a gin-themed spa and we are almost convinced

by Linda.Scarborough @ Eat Out

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Doors: The Balkans – Part 2

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

Doors and their ways. What do you think before opening a door and crossing through a doorway? Nothing? Watching your head? Wondering what’s on the other side? Something superstitious? Often, I view traveling and its benefits as a doorway. A doorway to a fuller, happier life; to open mindedness; to a brighter future; to obtaining [...]

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Driving home for Christmas and heading to South America

by Andrew Wyatt @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Big news – we’ve just booked flights to Colombia in January! As I write this we’re on the ferry back to the UK to celebrate the festive season with family before we begin our 2018 adventures. Driving home for Christmas has taken us to the supreme Cologne xmas markets and to Bruges, which may well […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Thinking About A San Diego Family Getaway?

by Vicky @

Thinking About A San Diego Family Getaway? Avoid the Potential Family Frown with These Four Easy to Follow Tips for a Great Trip. Taking a vacation is be a great way to bond as a family, as well as enjoying some laid back time together....

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REVIEW – Sennheiser PXC 550 Headphones, The Perfect Travel Companion? + GIVEAWAY!

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

I love a good bit of travel and technology but can the Sennheiser PXC 500 Headphones really live up to their promise of being the perfect travel companion?

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Festive Fun at the Prague Xmas Markets

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

It’s nearly Christmas! Well, it certainly feels like it here in Prague. The streets are strung with fairy lights and the squares full of huge sparkly Christmas trees and stalls selling gifts and mulled wine. This is all set against a backdrop of Prague’s Gothic spires and domed cathedrals, cobbled streets and stone bridges. Oh, […]

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Sihanoukville – The New Macau of Southeast Asia

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

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

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017

How Much A Trip to Vietnam Costs | Vietnam Travel Budget 2017


Charlie on Travel

How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? Average daily cost per person, total travel expenses, budget accommodation and cheap food in Vietnam.

Laos Daily Backpacking Budget & Expenses for Cheap Travel

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

It’s not easy to know how much you will spend while backpacking in Laos. The country doesn’t follow conventional rules – it is less developed than other countries in Southeast Asia, but it is more expensive. Normally it is the other way around. So, what will backpacking in Laos cost be per day? Per week? How much should you budget for travel in Laos? What should your budget look like for hostels? I will answer all of these below so you can budget for your upcoming trip to Laos . During my three weeks of travel in Laos, I tracked all of my expenses in a spreadsheet. This

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Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam

Dining on a dime: Find out the cost of food in Vietnam


InsideVietnam Blog

Vietnamese food is delicious and scandalously cheap, but just how much should you expect to spend? Violet investigates the cost of food in Vietnam.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Home sweet home: Find your dream place in Thailand

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

A Year in Review (And a Needed Break)

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Which Cigar Does Your Country Love?

by Vicky @

I know it’s your favorite pastime and you can’t imagine your next holiday without them. Cigars are synonymous with relaxing and spending quality time with people. But I challenge you to leave them at home for once. Why not experience local tastes instead of simply...

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The Backpacker’s Budget Guide to Spain

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

Spain is one of those places that everybody hates for their first three hours. You’re new in town, jetlagged to hell and back, and all you want to do is find someplace to eat. But it’s 4 PM. Every god damn restaurant in the city is closed down for siesta and the guy who’s supposed […]

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A Little Update…

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

Have no fear, The Shoestring Trekkers are back! It was looking like the page was going to fall into the abyss of the interwebs, but fear not! Honestly, as soon as we got home everything just sort of fell back into place like we never left. I can’t tell you how many blogs I read … Continue reading "A Little Update…"

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Adam’s Peak In Photos

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

I can clearly remember waking up at 3:00am – or a similar awful time – to be able to make it to Adam’s Peak for sunrise. I had lots of snacks to get me though the hike; I was thinking in survival mode so I bought lots of sugar-loaded local snacks, most of which I [...]

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7 Natural Beauty Brands From Vietnam

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

Vietnam’s cosmetic retail market rakes in US $1.78 billion per year and is expected to hit US $2.35 billion by the end of 2018. That’s one of the fastest compound annual growth rates on the planet. Currently, 90% of Vietnam’s cosmetic market share is dominated by multinationals including companies from South Korea, Europe, Japan, Thailand, […]

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18 Travel Destinations For Your 2018 Bucket List

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking for some travel inspiration? Well here are 18 destinations that should visit in 2018 - as recommended by some awesome travel bloggers! Add them to your bucket list!

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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

Visiting Neuschwanstein Castle, a German Fairytale

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Visiting Bavaria feels like stepping into a fairytale. Picture forests of tall pointy trees, rolling green fields and medieval towns set against a backdrop of the jagged, snow-topped Alps. Then there’s the castles that dot the landscape, including a turreted Disneyesque masterpiece that looks like it’s been pulled straight from the pages of a storybook. […]

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How to Do Mount Fansipan Right

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

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

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How Not to Lose Your Luggage and What To Do If You Lose It

by Vicky @

  You just gut out of your plane, you’re exhausted but ready to roll! All you can think of is the trip ahead of you – that tour you’ve got tomorrow, the museum tickets you have waiting for you, and your sense of wanderlust is...

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REVIEW: Starling Bank – The Best Way To Manage Money Whilst Travelling?

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

What's best way to manage your money whilst travelling? The Starling Bank app is my favourite way to manage money abroad - here's why...

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The best western food in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Does an Actual Lottery Strategy Exist?

by Vicky @

A Jacksonville man just won $1 million with a lottery couple of days ago. While compared to the huge winnings we have all heard about, winnings going up to a billion dollars and more, this doesn’t seem like a huge win, it would make most...

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Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

💸 Cost of living in Da Nang, Vietnam - The Blond Travels

💸 Cost of living in Da Nang, Vietnam - The Blond Travels


The Blond Travels

Planning to move to Da Nang? Find out if the cost of living fits into your budget using our helpful tables and case studies. Food ✔ Transport ✔ Rent ✔

7 Best Free Walking Tours in Europe

by Vicky @

7 Best Free Walking Tours in Europe Have the most unique and uncommon travel experience So you think a Free Walking Tour is always about history and the old town of a city? Wrong! Thanks to the increasing demand in this kind of visits, also...

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The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

I can still remember the first time I ever heard of the Czech Budweiser. It was 2011 and I was in Vienna, drinking at the hostel with my buddy Dominic. I asked the bartender what he had for good beers and he replied “Budweiser”. I gave him some wise crack somewhere along the lines of … Continue reading "The Real Budweiser Budvar Brewery Tour"

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Back To Black With Conceptual Artist Phuc Van Dang

by David Kaye @ Vietcetera

Phuc Van Dang is an artist and storyteller who moved to Denmark when he was only nine. He now lives in a converted former prison that has become a cultural hub in the central Danish town of Horsens. Phuc works in a restricted palette of black and white in different mediums—ceramics, painting, and drawing—and with […]

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Your Guide to the Prices in Phu Quoc

Your Guide to the Prices in Phu Quoc


VickyFlipFlopTravels -

My First VidCon Experience How to Spend 2 Days in Panama City Beach, FL

Chiang Rai Province: Why It’s Worth a Stop in Northern Thailand

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Chiang Rai highlights: from mountain-top views stretching into Laos to scenic villages among the tea fields.

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The Cost of Traveling Laos

The Cost of Traveling Laos


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Laos is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in Southeast Asia but how much does it cost to travel there? This article breaks down the prices.

The Ultimate Iceland Winter Road Trip Guide And 1 Week Itinerary

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice and now that I’ve visited I understand why. Iceland has around 45 volcanoes and the Vatnajökull Glacier is the largest icecap in Europe. Driving around this beautiful island there is always… Continue Reading

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Laying Low in Koh Tao

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

To be blunt, our trip to Koh Tao was nothing like the scuba-filled tropical adventure we had been building up to for months. Rather than getting cheap scuba training in one of the diving capitals of the world, Stu and I sat in our hotel room and watched Netflix for two days – he with a brutal cold and I with the stomach acid of an overweight, chain-smoking, grapefruit juice chugger paired with the remnants of my bronchitis. Neither of us were physically fit to dive nor did we have the mental drive. To top it off, we realized our visas expired in a couple days

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The Ultimate Top 100 of Travel Instagram Accounts

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

A Top 100 of inspiring travel Instagrammers, ranked based on user engagement and activity.

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

2018: Time to Be Kinder to Yourself

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

New Year’s resolution time. I really enjoying hearing people’s answers to the old “any New Years resolutions?” question. Whether they’ve got any hope of sticking to it or not, I just like to know how they’d change their lifestyle, or life course, if they could. Has anyone actually ever stuck to them? Really? This year I will. My resolution for 2018 is simple – be kinder, to myself. Join me? […]

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers

Money Matters: How much does it cost to travel Vietnam? - Bunch of Backpackers


Bunch of Backpackers

What are the costs to travel Vietnam? Inc. average costs per day, price examples and budget Vietnam tips from a fellow backpacker.

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

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Oroblanco Grapefruit Salad Recipe (Goi Buoi)

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Within the past seven days, I’ve made this salad twice. It’s that good. The first time was the day after Thanksgiving at my parents’ house. When I arrived, I notice in their entryway a basket full of oroblancos, a type of sweet grapefruit with a short season. My brother Dan brought them from Visalia, a...

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General Cost of Things

General Cost of Things


My Guide Vietnam

Our guide to General Cost of Things by our Vietnam local expert - General Costs of Things and Shoestring Budget in Vietnam...

Patagonia: the Ultimate Travel and Hiking Guide

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Patagonia is a huge region of South America covering both Argentina and Chile. With so much to see and do, including hiking, trekking, boating, skiing and snowboarding, touring historical sites, and more, we had to send someone down there to find out everything about it. And now our ultimate guide to Patagonia is awaiting those who yearn for more adventure in this beautiful and inspiring area. Come check out our guide and start planning your trip today!

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The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam

The Real Cost of Travel in Vietnam


Be My Travel Muse

What can you expect to spend in Vietnam, even during the Tet holiday? What kind of budget is realistic? This post evaluates the cost of traveling in Vietnam

Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Oranjestad (Sint Eustatius), Caribbean Netherlands

Backpacking in Zimbabwe: Route, costs and general tips!

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

When preparing for BoB’s Epic Adventure, Zimbabwe was probably one of the countries that intrigued me most. Its neighbours, Zambia and Botswana, always sounded ‘friendly, happy and green’, but this was not the case with Zimbabwe… Somehow, to me, Zimbabwe sounded adventurous, rough and even a bit dark. However, even before getting to Zimbabwe, my views […]

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The best healthy restaurants in SA

by EatOut Staff @ Eat Out

Our guide to eating out healthily features restaurants with plenty of vegan or veggie options; fresh, local, organic or free-range produce; and a willingness to cater for gluten, lactose and other intolerances. 

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Zagora, Morocco

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Zagora, Morocco

Tips To Stay Within Your Budget While Vacationing In Japan

by Tiffy @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

Vacationing to any foreign country can become an expensive venture in a short amount of time. The same holds true when vacationing in Japan. Besides the travel costs, there are a number of extra expenses that begin to add up as soon as you step foot in the country. From lodging to shopping, food costs to entry costs, the money you have set aside for your Japanese adventure can disappear quickly. But there are several things you can do to be a budget conscious traveler while still enjoying all that Japan has to offer.

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DJI Spark Review – The Best Drone For Travel? (Inc Spark v Mavic Pro)

by Chris @ Backpacker Banter

Looking for the best drone for travel? Here's my hands on DJI Spark review and how it compares with the Mavic Pro to discover the best drone for your adventure

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A Traveler’s Guide To India On A Budget

by Cal Bailey @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

India is a popular destination for travelers around the world thanks to its beauty, ancient and modern wonders, and the pull of adventure.

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How Quality Luggage Help us for Higher Studies while Traveling?

by Vicky @

The world is larger than us all. What is in it? What people occupy its lands? What knowledge is accessible to the diligent searcher? These questions and others have propelled great men and women to go beyond themselves to reach new heights and horizons. These...

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Vietnamese Fashion Brands: The Future Of Brick And Mortar Retail

by Minh Nguyen @ Vietcetera

With the current Vietnam fashion retail market reported to be worth US $358 million, Vietnam is attracting global industry players drawn by its double-digit growth figures of 22.5%. For the consumer, that means choice across different segments; for the retailer, that means new strategies are required to increase sales both on- and offline. Despite impressive […]

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Christmas Tours in England and Scotland

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

From the glistening, frosted landscapes to bustling Christmas markets on cobbled squares and carols carrying on the breeze, the UK is the ideal place to celebrate this very special time of year. Every destination is dressed with its finest decorations. During your Christmas Holidays in the UK you will make memories for a lifetime and you will bring back home the best traditional Christmas presents. Travelers looking for a different Christmas experience are in for a delicious and visually enchanting treat when visiting the UK from late November until Christmas each year. With so much charm, fantasy, and tradition, a trip to the UK during the Christmas season is bound to inspire awe in any traveler, and luckily there are several tour options available to allow you to make the most of these Christmas-wonder-lands.

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Crazy Jump Macau Tower: Bungy jumpers in costume at the highest commercial skyjump in the world

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Sometimes the word crazy is overused, but in the case of the Macau Tower Crazy Jump the use of crazy is warranted. The Macau Tower is 338 metres high and was completed in 2001. Bungee jumping from the tower began in 2006. The jump is 233 metres, making it the highest commercial skyjump in the […]

Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera

Cost Of Living In Vietnam: How Much Does It Cost To Live In Ho Chi Minh City? - Vietcetera


Vietcetera

Many of my friends back in America have asked: how does it cost to live in Ho Chi Minh City?

District Eight’s Marcus Loke’s Life In Furniture Production

by Vietcetera @ Vietcetera

[Article] Read the full story about Marcus Loke here

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Vietnam? | Eternal Expat

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Vietnam? | Eternal Expat


Eternal Expat

A 30-Day Vietnam Travel Budget. From transportation to food, where to stay to how much a beers costs. This post breaks it all down for you.

Living in Krakow as an expat: pros and cons

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Sailing The Whitsunday Islands With Cruise Whitsundays: A Day On The Camira

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Just like diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing the Whitsundays had been a bucket list item for years. So when we finally made it to Australia, there was no question about it, we would explore the fabled Whitsunday Islands… About… Continue Reading

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Vietnam - average fast food consumption per week | Survey 2016

Vietnam - average fast food consumption per week | Survey 2016


Statista

This statistic shows the results of a survey conducted by Cint on the average number of times fast food from quick service restaurants was consumed per week in Vietnam. During the survey, 23.59 percent of Vietnamese respondents stated they eat fast food less than once per week.

Travelling Europe by car: tips and things to consider

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

In the last three months, we’ve travelled over 5,000 miles across nine countries in Europe by car. The journey has taken us from the canal-lined streets of Amsterdam and the beaches of the Algarve to Bavarian castles, Slovenian lakes and finally, to Prague. Here’s a look at our experience of travelling Europe by car, including […]

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A Little Adrift… Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxacan Life

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

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

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Our South America trip begins! Visas, vaccines, insurance and packing list

by Amy @ Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

Tomorrow we set off for Colombia! We’ve been talking about this South America trip for so many years that it’s taken on a surreal, dream-like quality for me. Now it’s a tangible thing. This time tomorrow we’ll be zooming across the sky to the other side of the world. Here’s a look at how we’ve […]

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich

by Anthony Forlizzi @ The Shoestring Trekkers

This was the first of two flights on the day, and honestly the one I was least looking forward to. I was just personally looking forward to our long haul flight back to Boston a little more. It’s also a short-haul flight and European carriers are known to use a EuroBusiness model, which is a … Continue reading "Flight Review : Swiss Airlines CS100 Business Class Budapest to Zurich"

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Trekking to Wat Pha Lat in Chiang Mai

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam

Budget Food Guide to Vietnam


Bohemian Trails

In Vietnam, a great way to experience local culture is by tasting some of the street food. Vietnamese food can be expensive but it's also budget-friendly.

Saying Goodbye To India

by EvanOnTheRoad @ Evan on the Road

This was written in March, 2015, just as I was about to leave India for Nepal.   This is my last full day in India, the land of carefully shaped mustaches. As always, time flies. I can’t believe I’m moving on. I’ve spent the last few days in Darjeeling, walking up and down its steep hills, [...]

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Eating in the Food Capital of Malaysia – George Town, Penang

by pvrouvas @ The Only Pete | Travel & Technology Blog

Leaving Southern Thailand behind, the journey to Malaysia involved an overnight ferry, four different mini-vans, and the most unorganized customs/border service I experienced in Southeast Asia. And that’s saying a lot considering the tourist swindling operations at the Laos border. In the customs office, the border officials requested our immunizations card, something the United States does not provide. After denying their request, we let them take our temperatures and they asked us if we had the Zika virus – of course we all replied that we did not. After sitting in the office for 45 minutes while they copied our information by hand

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The Secret Sauce Behind Scott’s Cheap Flights

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Pros and Cons: How to Pay When Traveling Abroad?

by Vicky @

When leaving home for a long(ish) time, the list of “must-pack” items is pretty long, covering everything from personal hygiene products to prescription meds. But there is one thing that’s too obvious to forget: currency. Money is important for everyday life and even more so...

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

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Thai charities that are worth supporting

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

And the winner is….

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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

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Female solo backpacking in Iran: Experiences and tips for future travelers

by BoB @ Bunch of Backpackers

‘What were your experiences as a female solo backpacker in Iran?’ This question I got quite a few times after my trip to Iran last summer. If you have been following my travels on Instagram or Facebook, you know I truly had the time of my life. In Iran I felt 100% free, careless and happy. I […]

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8 reasons why you should become an Online English Teacher

by Joanna @ The Blond Travels

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

Chiang Mai Vegetarian & Vegan Guide

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Chiang Mai is a hot spot for vegetarian and vegan food. In this vegetarian and vegan food guide, I share all my favourite places to eat in Chiang Mai. Expect Thai curries, pad Thai, Burmese tea leaf salads and more smoothies than you can shake a bamboo straw at. When our flight to Bali was cancelled […]

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Sighisoara, Romania

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Sighisoara, Romania

Bagan, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Bagan, Myanmar

Sichuan Magic Dust Popcorn Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

Since late November, my friend Andrew Janjigian and I have made a total of about 55 batches of this popcorn. It’s his recipe, which he shared with me after I wrote about MSG in pho. When he realized that I was open to tinkering with monosodium glutamate in cooking, he sent the recipe to me....

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Keeping Your Stuff Safe While Traveling

by Bryan @ The Budget Your Trip Blog

While you are traveling, either for business or pleasure, it is always important to keep your luggage and personal belongings safe. Theft is always a risk, but more often, sometimes things just get lost. Listed here are various ways to keep your belongings safe whenever you’re traveling.

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How Much It Costs: A Day In Sapa, Vietnam - Evan on the Road

How Much It Costs: A Day In Sapa, Vietnam - Evan on the Road


Evan on the Road

  One of the favorite things of my pre-travel research included looking up long-term travel budgets. I would look up numerous different budgets for different cities and countries around Southeast Asia and then I’d be able to create a pretty realistic budget for myself. In the following post I’ll give you an idea of what [...]

Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs

Cost of Visiting Vietnam For One Month | Our Total One Month Vietnam Travel Costs


Our Big Fat Travel Adventure

We spent December 2013 in Vietnam, travelling from Hanoi down to Saigon. Here's how much Visiting Vietnam cost us.

Backpack Review: Osprey Porter 46 (Newest 2017 Edition)

by Marek @ Indie Traveller

Osprey's new 2017 model of the Porter 46 sees some great improvements, but how does it compare to the Farpoint 40?

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Where I’m At: January, 2018 – Otres Beach edition

by James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Otres Beach, and happy new year! Where I’ve Been Hanoi A post shared by James Clark ✈️ (@nomadicnotes) on Dec 2, 2017 at 5:47am PST Ahh Hanoi. Every time I go back I’m amazed […]

Go Overseas: How to choose your travel insurance

by Colin @ Elsewhere Man

I’m gonna be honest, I have never once used travel insurance. I like to live my life with the confidence that any debilitating issue that crops up because of my poor lifestyle will be medically fixable by the time I’m 50. But this is because I live on a freelance writer’s budget. I’m a cheap bastard. […]

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Thailand Travel Costs and How Much to Budget [Infographic]

by Charlie Marchant @ Charlie on Travel

Thailand is a very budget-friendly destination and you will almost always get a lot of bang for your Baht. But what’s a good budget per day for Thailand? Well, it depends on how you’re travelling. If you’re a digital nomad living in Thailand, you can take advantage of long-term rentals and keep costs low. If […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Australia: A Budget Breakdown

by Lotte @ Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world, so big in fact that it counts as a continental landmass! With more than 823,000 kilometers of road available to be explored it is an amazing road trip destination. Both Frank… Continue Reading

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

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

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

This travel story (A Little Photoessay… What’s Japan Like? Gorgeous. Contradictory. Fascinating. ) first appeared on the A Little Adrift travel blog, thank you for following the journey. :)

Mandalay, Myanmar

by Budget Your Trip @ Budget Your Trip Recent Updates

Travel costs and prices for Mandalay, Myanmar

Speed POS: Diagnostic Data For Reactive Restaurateurs

by Jake Hornberger @ Vietcetera

In 1883, Dayton, Ohio restaurateur James Ritty was growing frustrated at his staff. Cash kept going missing and customers thought he was overcharging them. In response, he invented the first ever “incorruptible cashier” or mechanical cash register. It could calculate the total price of each bill, keep a log of each day’s total sales, and […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Travel Vietnam • Phenomenal Globe

How Much Does It Cost To Travel Vietnam • Phenomenal Globe


Phenomenal Globe Travel Blog

Everything you need to know about the cost of travel in Vietnam: detailed budget breakdown with info about accommodation, transport, food and activities.

Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

It took us SIX hours to get to the Manor Country House in Oxford, from Portsmouth, SIX HOURS. Unfortunately we’d (me and this new man I dropped into that catch up blog post)  decided to travel on the most difficult weekend of the year for the route, actually, not even weekend, day. Train strikes and inches of snow meant it was four trains, a two hour wait in the cold […]

Spiced Persimmon and Ginger Muffin Recipe

by Andrea Nguyen @ Viet World Kitchen

My parents adore bargains, especially the ones at their local Salvation Army on Wednesdays, when seniors receive a 25 percent discount. On October 12, 2016, they scored a charming set of English Royal Wessex Red Willow dishes for about $22 (discounted from the original $29.50). They bought it with the intention of gifting it to...

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