Buu Long Pagoda – A beautiful Buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City

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Ho Chi Minh City has a wide variety of monuments representing different religions spread out across the city. Most visitors will be content to see those around District 1 and District 5. If you have a bit more time on your hand then a visit to the Buu Long Pagoda (Chùa B?u Long) will take you off the proverbial beaten track. This pagoda is in District 9 in the far east... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Jordan Pass Is A Great Way To Save Money In The Country (And Petra)

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The Jordan Pass is one of the best discount tourist packages offered in the world but it’s not well advertised. Unfortunately, many travelers learn about the Jordan Pass after they’ve arrived in Jordan or spent $70 entrance to Petra, missing out on a lot of money and time... (c) foXnoMad - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Why You Should Follow Your heart (and its wild journey)

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I never realized I felt like a visitor in my own country until recently relocating to Raleigh. Now that I’m here and experiencing the feelings that I am, I know that was what that unsettled feeling always was. That desire to roam and seek, feeling like I never belonged, or perhaps not even wanted. I thought I just wanted to travel. I though I just enjoyed being free and turning up in places not knowing anyone and not being able to be found. That definitely comes into play, and it’s because of that, I ended up... (c) y Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Route 66 – What Surprised Me About the Drive

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I spent a lot of time preparing for my epic Route 66 drive, probably too much to be honest. I mean, there’s only so much research you can do before it all becomes pointless, but it helped me assuage my concerns that I would miss something along the way. Tackling the entire route in less than two weeks, while that sounds like a lot of time in practice it felt like I was racing. I still ... (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Why All Backpackers Should Travel To Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia is an independent backpackers dream. Cheap, fascinating and full of adventure, it is a perfect backpacking destination for any gap year traveller. But so few backpackers visit this amazing country despite an embarrassment of cultural, historical, geological and natural riches for them to explore. Here is why all travellers should be adding Ethiopia to their bucket lists.  No longer held back by the past it is so often defined by, Ethiopia is... (c) Bemused Backpacker - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Festival Recap: Gunnison River Festival 2018

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The water might be temporarily low, but the stoke is always high in the Colorado whitewater community. The 15th annual Gunnison River Festival was a gathering of the tribe. Self-described river rats and whitewater lovers gathered on the banks of the Gunnison River to soak up the sun, meet new friends, and enjoy all of the classic whitewater events... (c) Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

7 Cheap Ways to Travel Across Europe

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Updated: 6/26/18 | June 26th, 2018 Traveling around Europe can be fairly expensive. Airline tickets, high-speed trains, overnight trains, ferries – they can all eat into your limited and precious travel budget. I mean you came to spend money on delicious food and wine, not transportation! However, there are a few recent trends that have helped travelers get around ... (c) Nomadic Matt's Travel Site - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How Anthony Bourdain Inspired Me to Eat More Adventurously

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Last Friday morning I awoke to the tragic news that Anthony Bourdain, one of my personal hero's, had taken his life at a hotel in France. He was 61. Bourdain was there shooting an episode for his CNN series, Parts Unknown, with best friend and French chef Eric Ripert of New York's famed Le Bernardin. Ironically, it was while checking my foodie friend Mark Wiens' Instagram account that I first caught wind... (c) GoBackpacking - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

18 Essential Things to do in Vienna

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Whilst I usually prefer cities to be more rough around the edges, I couldn’t help but marvel at the opulence of Vienna. After visiting Budapest and Bratislava – which are more rough around the edges –  Vienna was like walking into an open air museum. Everything looked immaculate. It was the perfect city to finish up my little European train journey. Vienna has a lot to offer: Oozing with imperial history, music ringing through its streets, a mix of quirky and grand architecture, and stylish coffee houses, ... (c) The Culture Map - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

PHOTO: Camel Caravan on the Salt Flats in Ethiopia’s Danakil Depression

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Initially, I thought the line of brown bumps were cliffs on the distant horizon. But as our jeep sped across Ethiopia’s infinite salt flats in the Danakil Depression, I realized the bumps were moving. Moments later our driver pulled over and invited us to step out into 115 degree temperatures to watch the first camel caravan of the day. Searing heat seeped through my thick rubber... (c) Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Marrakech luxury travel guide

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Marrakech, the beautiful Berber metropolis of Morocco, is known to be the “red city” and anyone approaching Marrakech will quickly realize why. The houses are all decorated in shades of red, pink or ocher. It is full of history and color, but is also firmly rooted in the modern world. The perfect destination for a (c) Luxury Travel Tips and Vacation Ideas - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Mrs. O at hOme: Quick tabbouleh recipe

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One of my current favourite salads or a side dish for a barbecue is this version of Tabbouleh, a Middle-Eastern staple, by Kate Harrison, author of the book, The Dirty Diet. This is a really interesting book if a) you need to shed some weight (I do!) and b) if you are in a rut and want some new super simple recipes. I ... (c) Mrs. O Around the World – a luxury travel blog by Ana Silva O'Reilly - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Ultimate Guide to Visas in Southeast Asia

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The nations of Southeast Asia comprise a huge variety of landscapes, from the jungle-covered hills of Northern Laos, to the mysterious sand dunes along the south Vietnamese coast, to blue-fire volcanoes in Indonesia. Southeast Asia is also culturally heterogeneous, from the Buddhist peoples of Cambodia and Thailand, to Islamic Malaysia and the predominately Catholic Philippines, whose islands are dotted with indigenous animists. Unfortunately, while low-cost airlines and improving roads have made traveling... (c) Leave Your Daily Hell - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

7 Beautiful and Unusual Things To Do in Greece

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Looking for inspiration for wonderful and unusual things to do in Greece but tired of lists churned out by people who’ve never been there? Look no further! Here is a collection of beautiful, cultural things to do in Greece, peppered with a bit of soul and a lot of golden ... (c) Inside the Travel Lab - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

A July 4 Salute to the U.S. Air Force

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Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: It’s a visual extravaganza of the history of flight, and the U. S. Air Force. It’s worth days of your time. It’s the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located in Dayton, Ohio. It’s the world’s largest and oldest aviation museum – and it is an extremely powerful experience. Both my father and my husband’s father were in the U. S. Military. We were both born on an Air Force base. But until our family visited the Air Force Museum, I had no idea of the deep cultural impact that the... (c) Wandering Educators - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity College

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The post The Long Room Of The Old Library At Trinity College appeared first on LandLopers. (c) LandLopers - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Hawaii Tourism to benefit from added air monitoring stations for Big Island vog

The Kilauea eruptions on the Island of Hawaii are slowly subsiding, but are still ongoing, and many tourists have questions about the air quality, also known as Big Island vog (volcanic smog). To address the issue of air quality, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will install 10 additional permanent air quality monitoring stations to measure fine particles (PM2.5) and sulfur... (c) Travel News | eTurboNews - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Small Town Travel: 7 Reasons to Visit Medina, New York

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For me, 2014 was the Year of the Small City. Chattanooga. Raleigh. Buffalo. Last month, we went even smaller. On a trip through western New York, we stopped in the small town (they prefer “village” actually) of Medina NY. It’s not the stereotypical “one stop light” town, but it’s close. For me, ... (c) Vagabondish - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Denali Expedition: Haugen & Team Move to High Camp

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As mountaineers, we tend to take things one day at a time. It just so happens that this was one of the best climbing days ever. (c) RMI Expeditions - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

How to Use VPN When Traveling

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Most travelers use VPN when traveling only for one purpose: to get around Internet filtering. But a VPN is much more useful than that — here’s why. As a travel blogger, I do most of my work online, so having internet access is important to me regardless of where I go. Since I spend almost 60% of the time on the road, it’s not always easy to find stable, fast and secure internet. I also tend to travel to many remote and isolated countries (because of my interest) such as ... (c) Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Byton’s Autonomous Tech Is Just 2 Years Away

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An Introduction to Byton With Tesla being in the news for all the wrong reasons these days, it seems like a good time for its rival Byton to introduce its own autonomous driving system. The label, which is owned by the Chinese manufacturer Future Mobility Corporation, unveiled its new concept car by the name of K-Byte at an event in Shanghai last week. Byton is fine-tuning the K-Byte concept by collaborating with Aurora in order to bring its autonomous ... (c) Four Jandals Adventure Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Video: Riding the Whole Enchilada in Moab, Utah

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Moab is home to some of the best mountain biking trails in the entire world, but perhaps the most famous is one called the Whole Enchilada. This route is 27.5 miles (44 km) in length, offers an ascent of 2200 feet (670 m) and a blistering drop of more than 8000 feet (2438 m), making it one fast and furious ride. It doesn't hurt that the scenery along the way is pretty great too. In this video,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] (c) The Adventure Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

The re-emergence of Bangkok Chinatown – get there before the metro does

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Bangkok Chinatown is one of the largest Chinatowns in the world, and it’s as old as the city itself. Chinatown is at the bottom of Rattanakosin Island, which is the historic part of the city by the Chao Phraya River. Even without the Chinese-themed stores there is a distinct feel to this area compared to central Bangkok. Part of that is because there are few high rise apartments here, and there is no metro system (yet). On my last few visits to Bangkok I’ve ... (c) Nomadic Notes - Read entire story here. … [Read more]

Two Months in Ft. Pierce, Florida – Causeway Cove Marina, Tackling Boat Projects & Enjoying ‘City Life’

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When we pulled into Ft. Pierce in early April for the MTOA Rendezvous, we were only thinking we might stick around a few weeks. But then boat projects were taken on, and at that point you might as well let go of a concept of schedule. Despite a lot of project chaos during our stay, we made a point to get out and enjoy the amazing little town of Ft. Pierce – there’s a lot to discover! First, our video recap of our time: Where ... (c) Technomadia - Read entire story here. … [Read more]