Your Best Meal In Saigon Is Made By This Woman

Friday, July 23, 2010

Meet Nguyen Thi Thanh, or better known in these parts as the “lunch lady.” Due to the relentless coverage of television (Bourdain visited her last year on No Reservations) and the blogosphere, Saigon’s own Nguyen Thi Thanh has become the David Chang of Ho Chi Minh, creating legions of foodie followers and elevating her little […]

Kerala: Transported To A Different India

Friday, July 23, 2010

Vehicles — whether plane, train or bus — move your body to a new place. You hop on board, you take your seat, you watch the world move from your window. You arrive, either excited or exhausted (or both), and you sense a change. You have been transported. That was the sensation Helen Anderson experienced […]

The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing

Monday, July 19, 2010

By Matt Stabile During a recent road trip to Montreal, it came up in conversation that one of the riders in the car was going to be CouchSurfing for the first time at an apartment in the city. This being her inaugural experience into the world of sleeping in a stranger’s apartments for no other […]

Another Phuket? This One In The Philippines

Friday, July 16, 2010

Is it me or does it seem like every time a new tiki bar or hotel opens up on a Southeast Asian island, the inevitable, “The next Phuket” tag seems to creep in? Which begs the question: how many Phukets can there be, and do we really need or want more than one? This week […]

Beating The Travel Blues When You Are Alone

Friday, July 16, 2010

Traveling solo can be daunting and, often times, exhausting. It pushes you mentally, emotionally and physically. Not only can you have a cerebral malfunction due to a cultural overload, but you have to learn to do things by yourself. However, it is through traveling alone that one can experience a personal shift, a new-found independence, […]

Road Trip: Lonely Planet Style

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summertime means road trip time, and Lonely Planet is helping you out by giving away free — one every week — PDF copies of their themed itineraries ahead of the release of their book, USA’s Best Trips: 99 Themed Itineraries Across America (oh, to be that disappointed 100th road trip that just missed the cut, […]

Video: Laos By Boat

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Yves Schiepek took a pretty epic trip throughout Southeast Asia, including stops in Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia, documenting most of the trip here on his Vimeo page. The above video is taken from the Laos portion of his trip where, it appears, he spent much of the time tooling around on a speedboat checking […]

Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap

Thursday, July 8, 2010

GoMad Nomad recently introduced a new “Ask GoMad Nomad” feature on their site (à la the seemingly defunct “Ask Rolf” series on World Hum). In its inaugural post, GoMad tackles a very familiar question that pretty much all travelers face at one time or another: How to travel without going broke? GoMad recommends exploring the […]

World Cup Dispatch: Part Six (Every Match Must Have An End)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Contributor Andrew Post is traveling in the U.K and Ireland for the next two weeks covering the World Cup and his trip for This week he’s in North East England before heading to Dublin, then on to Scotland. Minus any hooligan-related incidents, Andrew will be checking in with dispatches along the way. God help […]

Exploring Cambodia And Vietnam Through The Eyes Of “La Marguerite”

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Most cruise lines seek to provide its customers with what I call the “Best Of” trip (e.g., “See the Best of the Mediterranean: From Scenic Livorno to the Seascapes of San Tropez”). While this is probably a very lovely way to sail and explore, I often want to experience all of what a country has […]

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