Laos Railways – Information on every planned railway

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[China-Laos railway under construction.] Laos currently has no railway services, apart from one station near the border that is served by Thai State Railways. This is set to change once the Boten – Vientiane line is opens in 2021. There are also some other lines that have been proposed, which would connect Laos to ports in Vietnam, and maybe even Cambodia. The plan is to turn landlocked Laos into a rail hub... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Taxes for Expats

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No matter where you reside – you must file a tax return. All US citizens and Green Card holders must (if they meet minimum filing thresholds) file an annual tax return reporting their worldwide income. There are deductions and exemptions available, but they are not automatic. In order to benefit from the myriad of exclusions – the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE), Foreign Tax Credit, Foreign Housing Exclusion, treaty exclusions, and many more – your tax return must be filed and tax saving tools utilized properly. Failure to... (c) BecomeNomad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to slip into Serenity at Chimney Rock & Lake Lure NC

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I feel like my spirit lived in Lake Lure in a previous life. It’s elevated every time I arrive and see the forested green of the pine trees surrounding the lake. Lake Lure sits in the Hickory Nut Gorge, surrounded by lush mountain tops and sheer granite cliffs. In the distance are the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Hickory ... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Moody Skies at The Alamo in San Antonio

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The post Moody Skies at The Alamo in San Antonio appeared first on LandLopers. (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How To Plan A Trip To Komodo Island, Indonesia.

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Travelling to Komodo National Park to see the legendary Komodo Dragons up close and in their natural habitat is the ultimate bucket list adventure on many backpackers gap year itineraries, but how exactly do you do it? How do you get to Komodo Island? Where do you stay? This article will help you plan your trip to Komodo Island and the surrounding area. Komodo National Park... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Different Strokes: Bellyak founder Adam Masters picks his go-to gear

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Adam Masters was born into kayaking. His father, Bill Masters, founded Perception Kayaks in the ‘70s and had a large hand in taking the sport mainstream thanks to Perception’s affordable plastic boats. Adam has been kayaking all his life, but in the last several years, he’s made his own contribution to the world of paddlesports by developing the Bellyak, a kayak you paddle while lying down. “I got into hand paddling in 2004 and loved the connection with the river,” Adam says. “I wondered what it would be like to lay on top of my kayak and... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How Much Does it Cost to Travel Western Europe?

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Europe is not a monolithic place, and prices vary greatly depending on how far north, east, south or west your travel. Europe covers a huge area of the world with multiple visa zones and multiple currencies. For 20 euros, you can get a private room in Greece. For that same price in Paris, you may get a 16 person dorm room. You can eat for a few euros in Spain or Hungary, but a sit-down meal in Italy will cost around 15 euros, and triple that in ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Interesting Facts about Taxis in Paris

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Avenue de Villiers – Paris (photo: Francisco Anzola) Beyond their rivalry and its effects on customers, how much do you know about the taxis in Paris? Do you know how they work, their rights and duties, troubles and jargon? Here are some interesting facts about Paris taxis and their drivers. A very masculine profession 93 percent of Paris taxi drivers are men. More men work as... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Hydro-Geothermal Deposits of Dallol, in Northeast Ethiopia

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Dallol, officially one of the remotest places on earth, is located in the Danakil Depression in northeast Ethiopia. The area is known for its otherworldly hydro-geothermal features that include acidic sulfur lakes, geysers, and bizarrely colored mineral deposits. Though technically listed as a settlement by the government, Dallol is no longer inhabited. Other than nomadic peoples who mine salt and run camel caravans in the area, the only residents ... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The 5 Best Places in the Amalfi Coast, Italy

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The Amalfi Coast, the beautiful southern coast of the Sorrento peninsula is named after one of its towns Amalfi. With right it is one of Italy’s most popular holiday destinations. The beauty of this steeply sloping rocky coastline, in whose ravines and inlets small enchanting towns lie, is unique. Each of these towns has its (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

5 of the Best Phone Plan Features for International Travel

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Researching options for cell phone use abroad can seem like an overwhelming, complicated task. There are many different companies with international options that vary a great deal. That said, there are certain features that can really benefit overseas travelers, including affordable Wi-Fi options and high-speed internet roaming packages. ... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks

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Update: this article just won a Latin American Travel Association Award at the RSA House in London. I’m pretty chuffed about that and over on Facebook, some of you have been asking what the award was for: Well, here you go! Pre-Columbian Art in Ecuador and the Surprising Question It Asks Christopher Colombus. One nation’s hero, one continent’s despair. Endless generations of schoolyard amusement when English speakers realised that his real name was Colon. But I want to move past him for now, and focus instead on the art scene in Ecuador... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Travel Blogging for Teachers and Educators

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Categories: Best OfStoriesBody: Sometimes two things don’t look as if they go together. On the surface, teaching and travelling don’t seem to be the closest of companions. To teach traditionally, you need to stay with students long enough for them to learn from you. To travel, you need to move from place to place. Not very compatible, right? But fresh ideas, inspirations, and genius come from putting together disparate ideas to make something new.  So if... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Texas Road Trip – Austin

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This week I’m once again working with Marriott International and my good friend Brendan Van Son, but this time instead of Route 66 we’re exploring more of the great state of Texas. Although I’ve visited a couple of times in the past, I’ve never really experience very much of the state which is why I was so excited for this new adventure. The final stop on our drive around the state was also new to me, the country’s Capital of Cool – Austin. I still find it odd I hadn’t... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Twin Cities World Tourism Association to be founded at PATA Travel Mart 2018

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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce that the founding of the Twin Cities World Tourism Association (TCWTA) will take place during PATA Travel Mart 2018 (PTM 2018) in Langkawi, Malaysia from September 12-14. PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy said, “PATA assists destinations around the world in the development of a responsible and sustainable tourism industry and it is only through cooperation and mutually beneficial partnerships that destinations can achieve such goals. The Twin Cities World Tourism Association’s mission is in ... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Denali Expedition: King & Team Stalled at 14K Camp

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The storm broke by mid day with views of the wind blown West Buttress. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Best Travel Jobs: 13 Ways to Make Money Traveling

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The best travel jobs are those that let you live a life of travel and get paid at the same time. Here are some of the best ways to make money traveling. Are you a travel addict? Do you plan your life around travel? Is travel your #1 priority? If you... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Exploring Hawaii: A Guide

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There are said to currently be 195 countries in the world, and each has its own unique qualities and possesses its own beauty. Amongst them, one of the most popular destinations has to be the breath-taking Hawaii. This beautiful state has eight major islands and is surrounded by clear seas and white sands making it a perfect destination for the beach lovers. In the instance that you’ve been thinking about going to Hawaii or are curious about what exactly it has to offer... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: A Look at the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan

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As we all know, the mountaineering world has turned its attention to Pakistan and the Karakoram mountains. For the next month and a half, it will be home to some of the most difficult expeditions taking place at the moment, with climbers attempting K2, Broad Peak, Nanga Parbat, and others. So what exactly does this place look like? The video below – narrated by David Attenborough no less – will... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Best Lightweight Camera Tripods For Travel (Plus A Giveaway!)

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Best Lightweight Travel Tripods Photography Tips Tripods are a fixture of a good travel photographer’s tool kit. These are the best lightweight travel tripods for capturing stunning landscapes around the world. As a professional adventure travel blogger, I rely on a lightweight and sturdy travel tripod to create epic landscape and adventure images from my travels around the world. Whether it’s hiking in the mountains of Afghanistan, or wandering the streets... (c) Expert Vagabond - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The best cafes in Luang Prabang

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Luang Prabang is a UNESCO World Heritage city that is filled with cool cafes in beautiful old buildings. It’s an ideal place to stay and work, or recombobulate after roughing it through provincial Laos. I was there for a week so I got to visit most of the cafes. These were the highlights of my cafe hopping through Luang Prabang. Indigo Cafe Address: Sisavangvong Road, Luang Prabang Website: www.facebook.com/indigocafeluangprabang I always get a cafe latte so I can compare the difference between... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Greatest Benefit of Long Term Family Travel?

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Greatest Benefit of Long Term Family Travel?There are so many benefits to long term travel that it is hard to narrow it down to just one "greatest benefit".  There are so many benefits to long term travel that it is hard to narrow it down to just one "greatest benefit". It has been the best possible education for Mozart, plus taking the time to allow her to be fluent as well as literate in Mandarin and Spanish added life-long benefits. We ... (c) Soul Travelers 3 - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Tokyo Experience That Gives You Culture, Food, And A Good Lesson For Life

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What most of us look for when visiting a new place is a local, authentic experience that feels like we’re the first outsider to discover. The best place to find this intersection of culinary culture is to ask a few locals, “where do you eat?” In Tokyo, that’s exactly what I did, which lead me to Rangetsu to try sukiyaki &#... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Unplug and let nature work her magic

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It happens every time we go for a walk in nature. “Do we have to?” It could be Savannah or Kalyra whining. You decide. “It’s so boring.” Is it? That’s interesting. What wouldn’t be boring to you.” I don’t know, playing games and fun stuff. My heart deflates a little with a, damn you society, with all your flashy gadgets pulling them away from the simplicity and beauty of nature and present moment awareness. “I’m... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]