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My 12 Favorite Hostels in Bangkok in 2019

Posted: 1/10/2019 | January 10th, 2019 Bangkok is a wonderful city full of history, gorgeous temples, and excitement. It’s an excellent place for travelers, as there is a lot to do and see here. It is one of my favorite cities in the entire world, and I can never get enough of it! Stick me in a Thai market surrounded by food stalls and I’m a happy man! Bangkok is the hub for travel in Southeast Asia, and chances are you’re likely to pass through it on your travels around the region. The city ha...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Green House, Chang, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Jam, Khao San Road, Bangkok Tree House, NomadicMatt, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Depth Budget Guide, Bella Bella House

A new take on the January blues

We’ve got a new take on the January blues… here we highlight some of the most beautiful blue places around the world to visit, from exploring the brightly-coloured alleyways of Chefchaouen in Morocco to sailing around the turquoise waters and tropical islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia on a traditional phinisi yacht. Chefchaouen, Morocco Chefchaouen […] The post A new take on the January blues appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Greece, Indonesia, India, Africa, Morocco, Maldives, Regions, Western Europe, Raja Ampat, Chefchaouen, Chefchaouen Morocco Chefchaouen

19 Facts That Will Make You Want to Visit the Philippines

The Philippines is an extremely rich place with tons of things to do. There are natural beauties, beaches, exciting tours, and lively cities. Plus the culture of its people is extremely rich and somewhat different from the one of the surrounding Asian countries. Making it a great, well-rounded destination. But not a lot of people know about the actual facts and interesting things about the country. So I’m sharing some with you. Facts That Will Make You Want to Visit the Philippines Philippin...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Asia, Southeast Asia, Spain, Philippines, Manila, Palawan, Phillippines, Philip II, Philippines Philippines, Camiguin, Palawan Sea, Philippines The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, Philippines Population

Global Wellness Summit Announces Prominent Co-Chairs from Asia to Curate 13th Annual Conference – First to be Held in Hong Kong

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the foremost gathering of international leaders in the $4.2 trillion global wellness economy, today named Catherine Feliciano-Chon, a leading brand development and communications expert with offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and Tokyo-based spa/wellness investor and entrepreneur Yoriko Soma to co-chair the leading conference on the business of wellness. The Summit returns to Asia for the third time in its thirteen-year history and will take place at Gran...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, Global Wellness Summit Announces Prominent Co, Catherine Feliciano Chon, Yoriko Soma

The ultimate escape in Burma

This new year we can’t think of anywhere we would rather escape to than the mysterious and magical land of Myanmar, with its serene atmosphere and wealth of experiences on offer: from floating high above the temple plains of Bagan in a hot air balloon for the most striking of views over this iconic landscape, […] The post The ultimate escape in Burma appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Burma, Myanmar, Regions, Bagan

10 of the best sustainable hotels in south-east Asia

In Thailand, Vietnam and across Asia, these eco-lodges and hotels are recycling, composting and reclaiming to reduce their impact on the environmentYes, some of the structures are made form recycled shipping containers. And yes, recycled paper is used as insulation to keep the buildings cool. Inverter air conditioners and LED lights save energy and refillable glass water bottles for guests eliminate the need for plastic, while composted waste keeps the garden green – and the mojitos minty. But w...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hotels, Environment, Bed and breakfasts, Top 10s, Bangkok, Green travel, Ari, Thailand Vietnam

Dressing for Dream Destinations: South Korea

How to dress when visiting South Korea's ancient sites and urban jungles alike. Pexels "Dressing for Dream Destinations" is a travel series that takes us across the world to daydream about what we'd wear to various locations.South Korea is emerging as one of the top tourist destinations in Asia for a good reason. The exciting cities, food scene, and plethora of historical sites makes for an unforgettable vacation. Cities like Seoul and Busan are known for being home to very fashionable and tre...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, College, Inspiration, Korea, Vacation, Busan, Seoul, Packing, Jeju, Jeju Island, Outfits, SEOUL Seoul, Busan Busan, Jeju Island Jeju Island

Top 3 Vacation Ideas for Single Guys

If you are a single man looking for some adventure away from your town, you have tons and tons of options out there. And I know how overwhelming it can be to choose when you have so many routes to chose from. That’s why I narrowed down three of the top destinations for single travelers. These have been given to me by some of my closes traveler friends. Top Vacation Ideas for Single Guys 1. Las Vegas This is by far one of the most popular cities for single men who want to go out and have an am...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Asia, Las Vegas, Ibiza Spain, Seoul Korea, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Gangnam, Top Vacation Ideas for Single Guys, Cala Tarida

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […] The post Luxury travel news this week appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Featured, Air Travel, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Miscellany, Cruises & Boat Travel, Health & Safety

I Hate Flight Delays

I was rather fortunate on my last trip to SE Asia in October. My long flights to get to SE Asian and back were fine even early. But I ended up taking six short puddle jumpers while there mostly without delay. I considered myself lucky. This is not
Tags: Travel, Asia

EVA Air Business Class Has a New Soft Product That Really Is Like First Class

My own take on world's second best business class is Star Alliance member EVA Air based in Taipei. They should be on everyone’s radar because they also frequently have very good award availability from their US gateways and offer good connectivity into Asia. Already they offer great seats — reverse herringbone that’s similar to what Cathay Pacific has — but they take things a step beyond with pajamas, pre-order meals, great champagne, and quality amenity kits. And their service is top notch. Con...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Advice, US, Taipei, Star Alliance, Cathay Pacific, EVA Air

Travel: No ship of fools for these cruise performers

Garry Carson has heard it thousands of times from cruise passengers before showtime: “I don’t like magic, but let’s see if the guy is any good.” Some entertainers would have bruised egos overhearing such comments, especially on a crowded elevator ride to the deck of the theater. But after 500-plus cruises over 22 years, the seafaring magician knows the life of taking an act on the road where there are no roads. “These people aren’t there because they love or even like magic,” said Carson, pointi...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Florida, New York, Texas, Australia, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Brian Wilson, Long Beach, New Orleans, Miami

Ticao: A Standout Island in the Philippines

Ticao, a small island in the Philippines, has something---it's like a distillation of the friendly Philippines vibe, with generosity, easy living and fish.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Philippines, Destinations, Ticao

Study shows travel benefits students

If you’re feeling guilty for taking your kids out of school for that family vacation, don’t. It might actually be making them smarter. According to a new survey commissioned by the Student and Youth Travel Association, travel has an extremely positive impact on students’ educational prospects, cultural awareness, and even their future careers. One thousand five hundred US-based teachers were polled in the survey, with 74 percent agreeing that travel has a “very positive impact on students’ pe...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, News, US, Family Travel, Travel With Kids, Family Trips, Family Vacation, Travel With Children, Student and Youth Travel Association

Beautiful places to visit in Osaka, Japan

Osaka is one of the more prominent Japanese tourist destinations and is a place that one must definitely visit if they are making a trip to this beautiful country. While Japan might have plenty of sights for one to see, Osaka stands out as one of those gems that is sure to stay in your...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, Osaka, Beautiful Places, Osaka Japan

The Most Exciting Hotel Openings In Asia In 2019

Now that we are well into 2019, it is time to look at the year ahead in hotel openings. Cities across the globe can expect an influx of new properties to debut, with options ranging from budget to ultra-luxury. Asia, in particular, will be home to a plethora of new luxury hotels that are sure to top jetsetters' must-visit lists. Here are just a few of the most exciting to check out.
Tags: Travel, Asia

6 Tips To Stay Safe While Touring The World On A Motorcycle

Is the world calling you to travel far distances on a motorcycle? If so, you’re one of many people who can’t imagine seeing the sights any other way. Nothing beats traveling to historical sites with the wind at your back. Plus, it’s cheap. This guy did it for $1.17 a mile. It’s a beautiful adventure to journey across the world on a motorcycle. Whether you ride across America, Africa, Europe, or Asia, you’re going to have a grand time. First, let’s talk safety. 1. Put aside some cash in a travel...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, US, New Zealand, American Express, Medicare, Mastercard, Travel Blog, Motorcycle, Motel, Mark, America Africa Europe, U S citizens U S Medicare

Beautiful Koh Phangan Happy to Call you Home for the Next Six Weeks

Our Air Asia tickets from Bangkok to the island of Koh Phangan in Southern Thailand included a two hour bus transport from Nakon Si Thammarat airport to Donsak Pier where we would board a ferry for the three hour transit to our island destination. Its a
Tags: Travel, Asia, Bangkok, Southern Thailand, Koh Phangan, Nakon Si Thammarat, Koh Phangan Happy, Donsak Pier

19 Places to Travel in 2019

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for fresh new perspectives! What better way to gather perspective than to travel the world? A chance to explore places and cultures, and meet people unlike yourself. At AirTreks, we believe that travel is the pathway to transformation. What does it take to get started on stepping out and into the world? A spark of curiosity, a willingness to step outside of your comfort zone, and a dose of inspiration. That last part is where we come in! We pinged our trave...
Tags: Travel, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Russia, Barcelona, Rome, Thailand, Unesco, Malaysia, Pakistan, Santiago, Chile, Morocco, Mexico City, Dubai

OYO unlocks homes in Dubai to restore balance in hospitality

25-year-old OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal must've had a really happy NYE as the company he founded only a few years ago is seeing great results in global markets. From Asia to the UK — and now the Middle East — it seems there's no stopping his hospitality empire.
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, Middle East, Dubai, Nye, Ritesh Agarwal, Oyo

UPDATES: New and EXPANDED Editions of Our Guidebooks!

Posted: 1/9/2019 | January 9th, 2019 Happy 2019, my fellow travelers! This is going to be a big year at Nomadic Matt HQ. I have some big personal news I’ll be sharing next week (no, I’m not getting married. Yet.) and big news about the direction of this website (I used the holidays to map out my vision for 2019) that I’ll also be sharing soon (hint: we’re going back to basics). But, right now, I want to talk about our books. As you all know, we offer detailed how-to guides to destinations arou...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Travel Gear, Hostelworld, Don, Forget Travel Insurance Travel

Chiang Mai trip report – the provincial powerhouse of Southeast Asia

Every time I return to Chiang Mai (which has been often) I marvel at how hard this inland provincial city punches above its weight. After thinking about this I looked at a map of Asia, and I can’t think of a non-capital city (and not a port/coastal city) that has as much to offer as Chiang Mai. Sure there are bigger inland cities in China, but not with the international appeal as Chiang Mai. In the future I think Da Nang will be the city to watch, but it has some way to go to catch up with the...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Beijing, Shanghai, WeChat, Alipay, Vietnam

As Low as 32,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From London: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale January 2019

Redeem as few as 32,000 SkyMiles for round-trip flights on Delta Air Lines — plus $142.00 to $185.00 in taxes and fees — for travel between the 48 contiguous United States and London in Asia between Friday, February 1, 2019 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019, when all travel must be completed… …but you must... The post As Low as 32,000 SkyMiles Round Trip To or From London: Delta Monthly SkyMiles Award Sale January 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Asia, London, United States, Airlines, Promotions, Delta Air Lines, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs

The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough […] The post The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, China, Africa, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, South America, Norway, Central America, Panama, Rwanda

Best alcohol-free retreats

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of overindulgence over Christmas, but as the new year dawns, we often find ourselves looking for something to help us re-energize. Cutting out alcohol is one of the best ways to feel instantly refreshed. Going teetotal increases energy levels, improves sleep, reduces depression, and revives lackluster skin and hair. But signing up for a “dry January” can be difficult without some encouragement and motivation. These alcohol-free trips will help you stick to you...
Tags: Travel, Wellness, Asia, England, London, Thailand, Michelin, Kent, Sri Lanka, Bangalore, Suffolk, All, Koh Samui, Retreats, Wellness Retreats, Alcohol Free

Share a tip on affordable winter sun for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Tell us about budget ways to dodge the rain and cold – destinations, things to do and places to eat and stayWith Christmas and New Year over, the months ahead can seem a grind of grey skies and cold winds. So we’d love to hear about ways you’ve escaped the British winter – without spending a fortune.You may have basked in January heat in the Canaries or southern Med, soaked up souks in north Africa, or snagged a bargain flight to a balmy destination in Asia. We’re looking for budget breaks, so t...
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Best VPNs for China 2019 (that still work despite the ban)

Update January 2019: As many of you know, China spent a good portion of 2018 cracking down on VPN usage throughout the country and even threatened to ban all non-state sanctioned VPNs. Obviously, that hasn’t happened (expats are still using VPNs today). So what’s the deal? Do the best VPNs for China still work? As an expat who has spent over a decade in China, I’d like to offer my thoughts and recommendations. Sadly this website, like many others, has been blocked in China since 2009 ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, UK, China, US, Los Angeles, Apple TV, Netflix, Internet Access, New York Times, Tips, Vpn, North America, Xinjiang, Wall Street Journal, Facebook Twitter and Instagram

Opec’s usual oil cut gambit unlikely to move the needle | Financial Times

Opec’s usual oil cut gambit unlikely to move the needle | Financial Times:If Saudi Arabia and its allies are to convince oil traders that they are serious about balancing the market, they need to do what just a year ago would have seemed almost unthinkable: cut output of its lightest, sweetest barrels and restrict exports to Asia, the fastest-growing demand centre.This would fly in the face of conventional wisdom which, in recent years, has seen Saudi Arabia target output cuts in the US — home o...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Russia, US, Opec, Financial Times, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

More than just a tourist trap: 10 reasons to still keep Thailand on your travel list

There’s no denying that Thailand has become overrun with tourists in recent years. People have flocked to Thailand in their millions, each trying to seek out their own little piece of paradise. There are certain Thai towns and cities which have become so westernised that you could mistake them for your hometown (minus the tuk-tuks...
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#AbuDhabi's Masdar to double renewables capacity in five years - CEO | Reuters

Abu Dhabi's Masdar to double renewables capacity in five years - CEO | Reuters:Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) plans to double its renewables energy capacity in five years with new projects in Asia and the Americas, its chief executive said on Monday.Masdar, wholly-owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company, has till now invested $8.5 billion to build capacity of 4 gigawatts (GW) in renewables projects in the United Arab Emirates, Britain, Seychelles, Spain and the Middle East.“We...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Middle East, Abu Dhabi, Masdar, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company Masdar, United Arab Emirates Britain Seychelles Spain, Mohamed Jameel al Ramahi

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