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Day 101 Lod Cave and trying our luck at driving the turns

Pai is known for the 700 turns and steep mountain climbs and descents it takes to reach the small city. It used to be an escape and the recommended location for exposure to the beauty of Thailand nature and culture and avoid mass tourists crowds. In steps
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Pai, Lod Cave

Discovering the Value of Slow Travel – Why We Chose to Stay in Chiang Mai

When I made my first packing list for our RTW sabbatical, I included maps and guidebooks but I never thought of bringing along a paper calendar. At home, we have one in just about every room of our house, but for some reason, I thought time would be less relevant on the road. The truth is, it can be hard to keep track of months, let alone days when traveling long-term. That’s why I now keep a paper calendar in my bag everywhere I go. And according to that calendar, we are just about to start a n...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, New York, Featured, Bali, Australia, Thailand, Bud, Cambodia, Bird, Tokyo, Vietnam, Laos, Bangkok, Luang Prabang

Best Things to do in Thailand with Family

Travelling with your family is indeed a fun personified. And what about travelling to Thailand with your family? That must indeed be heaven personified! Thailand offers the best in everything – and for everyone. It is the best for travellers of all ages. It has a great deal of offerings – right from aquariums to interactive art galleries to enchanting live shows. What are the best things to do when you are with your family in Thailand? Let us check out the best features of Thailand. If you are ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Usa, London, Thailand, Cinderella, Bangkok, Madame Tussauds, South East Asia, Hua Hin, Asiatique Bangkok, Bangkok Ocean, Thailand The Street, Monkey Mountain, Siam Discovery Center

Pandan desserts from Southeast Asia

Some of the tastiest , most eye-catching desserts in Southeast Asia are bright green. While most neon desserts can typically credit their hue to artificial dyes, the verdant color is all thanks to a single natural ingredient: pandan, a plant that tastes of vanilla, tropical fruits, and flowers all wrapped in one. From silky, sweet custards to sticky rice cakes, the spiky leaves of the tropical pandan plant give desserts a distinctive grassy sweetness and a playful green hue. Also known as scr...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, All, Pandan, Harold McGee, Kim David Shutterstock, Pandan Desserts, Southeast Asian Desserts

January 2019: Travel Summary and Statistics

This month, I felt particularly on-brand, as I found myself sitting at London Heathrow debating whether to get on my flight or go to the emergency room. With an opening like that, you’re probably expecting me to confess that this month was disastrous, but the opposite is, in fact, true. January has been another wonderful month and I ended it in one of my favourite places in the world. So, let’s start from the beginning. Flying over a very snowy Europe on my way to a much warmer Asia I welcomed...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Greece, Southeast Asia, India, Qatar, Rome, Dave, Thailand, Tokyo, Bristol, Bangkok, Doha, Caribbean

Bangkok Offers A Lesson on the Importance of Shifting Attitude

We spent our last two nights in Thailand in the city of Bangkok resting after a long day of travel from Koh Phangan involving boats buses planes and cars in preparation for another full day travelling from Thailand to Indonesia. We have been to Bangko
Tags: Travel, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangkok, Koh Phangan

Thai Visa On Arrival’ service goes live for Chinese tourists – for fast, convenient entry

‘eVisa On Arrival’ service goes live – for fast, convenient entry into Thailand  ·       Travellers from 21 countries* to benefit ·       New eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service assures faster immigration clearance through dedicated counters at Thailand airports·       Travellers receive pre-approved eVOA online before departure and can avoid long wait times in the regular Visa On Arrival queues and the inconvenience of filling up application forms on arrival  The new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Travellers

Silent Saturday: Water Under the Bridge

Chao Phraya River Bangkok, Thailand The post Silent Saturday: Water Under the Bridge appeared first on BitterSweet.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Thailand, Baking, Landscapes, Bangkok, Night Photography, Chao Phraya River Bangkok Thailand

Ko Samui Ko Phangan Ko Tao Bangkok Briefly

It was a short and pleasant ferry ride over from Langkawi to Satun in the southwest of Thailand. Passing through customs was no problem so off I went via a short songthaew ride to the bus station followed by a bus trip followed by some dodgy directions
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Langkawi, Satun, Ko Samui Ko Phangan Ko Tao Bangkok

Best places to travel in April

There’s an old cliché about April showers bringing May flowers, like that’s some kind of optimistic mantra to get you through four weeks of saying, “The weather really should be getting better by now.” But how about instead of finding clever rhymes to survive the unexpected doldrums of April you just get the heck outta town? April is the month where cherry blossoms bloom from DC to Japan, baseball gets back in season, and New Orleans isn’t yet soul-crushingly humid. And it’s Laotian New Year!...
Tags: Travel, Japan, California, Washington, Kentucky, Thailand, Washington Dc, New Orleans, San Jose, Michelin, Venice, Coachella, North America, Jason Aldean, Carnival, St Lucia

GoEuro rebrands as Omio to take its travel aggregator business global

European multimodal travel booking platform GoEuro has announced a change of name and destination: Its new ambition is to go global, scaling beyond its regional grounding to tackle the challenge of intercity travel internationally — hence needing a more expansive brand name. The name it’s chosen is Omio, pronounced with the stress on the ‘me’ sound in the middle of the word. GoEuro unveiled a new brand identity late last year — which it says now was preparing the ground for this full rebranding....
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Asia, Spotify, Europe, China, Berlin, Southeast Asia, US, Tech, Spain, Thailand, West, Italy, Transport

32 Random Facts About Me

Updated: 02/13/2019 | February 13th, 2019 A few weeks ago I mentioned that this year I wanted to make the website more personal. Back in 2011, I wrote this post featuring some personal facts about my life. It was a window into non-travel me. Well, that was a loooooong time ago. Life changes. People change. So I thought one way to make this website more personal was to resurrect this long forgotten post and share a window into the current non-travel me. So let’s kick off 2011 2019 with some r...
Tags: Random Musings, Backpacking, New York, Nomadic Matt

The best savory breakfasts

There are two types of people in this world: those who like sweet breakfasts, and those who like savory breakfasts. The latter prefers to leave the cavities and the inevitable sugar crash to the former. Around the world, savory breakfasts are generally more prevalent than sweet, and even the countries with the best sweet breakfasts can’t compete with the best savory breakfast traditions. These are the best countries for savory breakfast lovers. South Korea Photo: Early Spring/Shutterstock...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, UK, England, Mexico, Scotland, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Turkey, Iran, Breakfast, Thailand, Ireland, Korea, Bulgaria

The Variety of Food Here is Amazing

There sheer number of different culinary dishes in Thailand is hard to describe and most cost close to nothing. The range of tastes and textures and the mixing of hot sweet sour makes for every meal being an adventure. Im fortunate enough to ha
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Variety of Food Here

Arrived in Thailand

I was asked to join a banking project in Bangkok Thailand which seemed like a great opportunity to visit a county that Id never been to before. While the majority of my time would be spent working having weekends and evening free to explore the city w
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Bangkok Thailand

Family-Friendly Holidays – Things to Do in Romania

Romania should be atop destinations on any family’s bucket list. The country has numerous things to offer whether you are a nature lover, passionate about history or a foodie, Romania has it all to keep an entire family entertained.  While the capital Bucharest offers vibrant energy to people who enjoy the modern side of Romanian culture, the Transylvanian region of Romania amazes its visitors with towns and villages that seem stuck in time, spectacular nature and wildlife, castle and medieval f...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Thailand, Romania, Black Sea, Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Salina, Constanta, Sibiu, Transylvanian, Transylvania, Southern Spain, Brasov, Aqua Park, Piatra Craiului National Park

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas Joins IHG®

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is bursting with news: it has become part of the IHG family of brands. (IHG®) (InterContinental Hotels Group) is one of the world's leading global hotel companies with a growing number of luxury brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Regent Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.IHG purchased the award-winning hospitality and wellness company from private equity fund Pegasus Capital Advisors for USD 300 million. The sale includes the ...
Tags: Travel, Singapore, Israel, Thailand, Unesco, Portugal, Ihg, Manhattan, Cambodia, Pegasus, North America, Istanbul, Chinatown, Bhutan, Rajasthan, InterContinental Hotels Group

Introducing a New Adventure – The Explore the World Travel Podcast

When I started my travel blog in 2010, I really didn’t know what I was doing. I’ve never been a techie kind of guy, and honestly I’m still not. I didn’t really understand what a blog was when I published my first post and it’s a miracle I was able to somehow able to cobble together a web site with almost zero technical know-how. I managed though and over the years it, along with my online presence, has gradually grown and evolved. Social media has always played an important role in this strange...
Tags: Travel, Disney, Thailand, Ireland, News And Deals, Top Travel Tips, Explore the World Travel Podcast

Hilton Confirms: New Top 120,000 Points Redemption Level For Only One Hotel So Far

Earlier I wrote about Hilton's new highest priced award. Up until this week no hotel cost more than 95,000 points per night. That's been the maximum since Hilton increased some of their most expensive hotels like the Conrad Koh Samui in Thailand (all stand-alone villas) from 50,000 to 95,000 during high season in 2013. When they eliminated award charts 2 years ago we were told that hotels wouldn't get more expensive, that the top rates in place would apply but pricing might go down. Now with t...
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Bringing alcohol in a checked bag

All of your souvenirs will be in the trash 20 years after returning from a trip abroad. Snacks, spices, and even the hardiest canned foods expire. Clothes rip and begin to stink. Books yellow and magnets lose their stick. Furniture crumbles under feet and beneath thousands of butts. Even memories fade. If you want something that will be enjoyed in the moment, lasts, and brings back a flood of memories, few things compete like a quality bottle of booze. Spirits speak to a time and a place. Som...
Tags: Travel, France, China, US, Thailand, Netherlands, Tsa, Border Patrol, Bordeaux, Federal Aviation Administration, Bermuda, All, US Customs, Gosling, Travel And Alcohol, Traveling With Alcohol

New Smoking Rules in Thailand

Effective 3rd February 2019, there are new rules for smokers in Thailand. Smokers can’t just step out of the door and light up a cigarette. If you get caught, the fine can go up to 5,000 Thai Baht (RM 600++). This new smoking rules in Thailand is announced by Ministry of Public Health as reported by Sanook. ( = || []).push({}); For the new smoking rules in Thailand, smokers cannot light up within five meters of the entrances or exits of any ...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Featured, Thailand, Malaysia, Headline, Bangkok, Announcements / Press Releases / Statements, Others, Ministry of Public Health, ITB, Department of Disease Control, New Smoking Rules In Thailand, Smoking Rules, Smoking Rules In Thailand, ThailandBangkok Street Food Remains


I wrote a story in my next book about all the places that I’m supposed to go to, or want to go to, or should go to. For a long time, Vietnam was near the very top of that list. We have friends that live in Vietnam, settling there after a few years of living in Japan, Laos, and Thailand. An assortment of commitments had prevented us from visiting them in Vietnam (and previously, in Laos and Thailand, two other places on my list), but when we saw them last summer in France, we sat down together i...
Tags: Travel, Food, Asia, France, Restaurants, Markets, Thailand, Hotel, Bananas, Vietnam, Dining, Laos, Hue, Google Translate, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang

Savoey The Best Thai Seafood Restaurant in Terminal 21 Pattaya

( = || []).push({}); We have not visited Pattaya for many years and recently we revisited the beach city. There is a new shopping mall and it is the Terminal 21 Shopping Centre Pattaya. It is owned by the same owner of Terminal 21 Bangkok. The concept is the same but this mall is bigger than the one in Bangkok and almost twice the size. The are two ‘planes’ outside of the mall, a small private jet and a commercial size airplane. If you are look...
Tags: Travel, Food, Featured, Thailand, Hilton, Headline, Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Hua Hin, Roselle, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand - Food, Sticky Rice, Dee Lite, Durian Sticky Rice

Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train – best train times to see some of the highlights of Thailand

The train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is a great way to travel between the two cities, but depending on your travels it’s not always the best way. With some planning by picking the right trains you can save money and see some of the highlights of Thailand. Bangkok to Chiang Mai – train, bus, or plane? If you’re not familiar with railways in Southeast Asia then you would naturally guess that the train would be faster than a bus. In this case the bus is the cheapest and fastest land option. The...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, China, Trains, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Bangkok, Travel Blog, Chiang Mai, Nong Khai, Thailand Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Don Muang, Bangkok Chiang Mai

My Full-Time Travel Expenses: 2018 Report

This post My Full-Time Travel Expenses: 2018 Report appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Welcome to my travel expense report for 2018! These annual reports are incredibly time consuming to produce, but fascinating for me – and hopefully for you too. Let’s take a look at everything I spent in 2018 – business, personal, and otherwise – a year that saw me travel over 32,000 miles to six countries (with a whole lotta bouncing around within a few of those countries). Since 2010, I’ve published my...
Tags: Travel, Florida, New York, Hollywood, London, Australia, California, US, Toronto, Thailand, Canada, San Diego, Peru, Melbourne, Vietnam, Guatemala

The End of the Niece Project

This is it – the end. When I started on this project I wondered if I had the ability to stick to such a long-term project and now… poof…it’s over. Growing up… I never wanted kids of my own, I’m not sure why. It just never really hit me. I waited and waited, but I never heard a clock. I’d look at babies and smile and try to understand that deep desire to have one. But after my initial smile, I was uninterested. Maybe I would have had them if I had met the right guy – but the right guy never rea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, La, India, US, Thailand, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Vietnam, Lima, Denver, Belize, Family Travel

Leopard cub smuggled on flight from Thailand

Security staff heard muffled cries from baggage
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Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle Review

Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle’s entrance What to do in Hua Hin? How about visiting Asia’s first water jungle in Thailand? Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is the first ecologically aware community water park in the region. They literally transformed an empty plot of land into a tropical jungle, with over 200,000 plants and trees delivered from across Thailand in its 20 rai (3.2 hectares) property. We visited Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle when we stayed at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hu...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Family, Usa, Featured, Thailand, Canada, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Places, Headline, Klook, Agoda, Hua Hin, Thailand - Hua Hin, Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle Review

5 Travel Destinations That Will Leave You in Awe

There are many destinations in the world that people escape to for their vacations, or travel to explore and create memories, some for work too. However, some destinations stand out above the rest with their spectacular, unique sceneries. So, if you are looking for an awe-inspiring destination that enlightens your mind and inspires your soul, here are places you can start with that won’t disappoint: Thailand Thailand is mostly popular for its amazing beaches, thus making it into an...
Tags: Travel, Thailand, Unesco, Peru, Venezuela, Travel Tips, Maldives, Cusco, Mediterranean Sea, Phang Nga Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Thailand, Egypt Egypt, Machu Pichu, Siwa Oasis, Loi Krathong

Where I’m At: February, 2019 – Kuala Lumpur edition

Greetings from Kuala Lumpur and another edition of Where I’m At – my monthly summary of where I’ve been and other site news. Where I’ve Been Saigon Apart from the first and last days of January, I spent the whole month in Saigon. I started the month in Pattaya and Bangkok, before returning to Vietnam. Originally I was going to visit the Mekong Delta, but I needed a productive month of not moving around. January is also the best month of the year in Saigon, so I made the most of that. Th...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Southeast Asia, US, Thailand, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Bangladesh, Shire, Vietnam, Bangkok, Macau, Ho Chi Minh City, Where I'm At, Chiang Mai

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