Riding the Mekong Delta in Southern Vietnam [SOURCE]
If you are planning a trip to Vietnam in the near future, you will likely be looking for some ways to have the most authentic experience. After all it only makes sense to do justice to such an interesting country; of course there is the legacy of the war, but there is much for you to discover about modern Vietnam too.
That is why you should separate your time between the cool mountain regions, emerald green waters and soft white beaches with some time in the towns and villages.
USA Roadtrip - Horseshoe Bend [SOURCE]
Growing up in Hawaii, on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 2,467 miles away from the North American coastline, the thought of visiting Mainland USA inevitably conjured up mental pictures of cross-country roadtrips from New York to California.
At 17 years old, fresh out of high school, I caught a plane from Honolulu to New York City and finally discovered what it was like to explore America.
I lived in Long Island, New York for almost four years, and during that time we would take trips across the country whenever we had a chance to, up north to the lakes and mountains of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, down south through the Virginias, Carolinas and Georgia then down to Florida, and out west through Colorado, Nevada and Texas, all the way out to California.
During that time, I learned that there are many different ways to do a cross-country trip across North America.
If you are planning a trip to the USA and Canada, here are just three ideas on how you can go about exploring those places to the full.
Killer Whales and Alaskan Glaciers [SOURCE]
If you're searching for a cruise holiday this year, you'll be simply spoiled for choice.
From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean, from two nights to two weeks, from child-friendly to adults-only, whatever your travel style there is a superb collection of cruise holidays out there to suit virtually every age, taste and budget imaginable.
Eating Snake at Liuhe Nightmarket: Have You Tried This Interesting Delicacy? | Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
The sign above the nightmarket shop couldn't have made it any clearer. Whatever lingering doubts one might have had as to what was being served on the menu here immediately disappeared once you looked up at the giant neon cobra flashing over the entrance way.
I am no stranger to exotic food. Deep fried chicken butt, fermented stinky tofu, boiled pig intestine hotpot, succulent fish eyes, juicy shrimp heads...these are just a few of the things I've not only tried but that I actually love eating as well.
Last minute vacations might have been around forever, but even now they are still a hugely popular way to find a low-cost break.
What's more, you don't have to compromise on value. Here's a tip: These are THE SAME vacation packages that have been advertised all year round! They are just cheaper and as such require a little more spontaneity and creativity to find.
I'm JR. I come from a long line of adventurers, some were nomadic explorers of the sea and others wandering cultivators of the earth. Ultimately, this legacy of drifters has deeply affected my view of travel. Read more...