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Photo Of The Day: Street Art in Vietnam

Photo Of The Day: Street Art in Vietnam Sep 20th, 2013 at 6:00PM: NguyenDai, Flickr Traveling isn't always about the "touristy" parts of your destination. Sometimes, you want to hit the side streets for a taste of the more gritty, local culture. Many urban areas and downtown alleyways feature explosions of color in the name of "street art" -- aka, graffiti. Some cities hate it, others embrace it. Where have you seen the most interesting street art? We'd love...

Territorial Disputes Over Tourist Attractions

Territorial Disputes Over Tourist Attractions Jul 29th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Gibnews.net, Wikimedia Commons Spain is being accused of intentionally holding tourists in long lines as they make their way back from day tripping in Gibraltar. The British Overseas Territory claims the traffic jam -- which has so far affected more than 10,000 vehicles -- has been deliberately orchestrated because of a disagreement over a creation of an artificial reef in territorial waters. Of...

Busy Completing Your College Degree? Travel Abroad Can Help

Busy Completing Your College Degree? Travel Abroad Can Help Mar 1st, 2013 at 4:00PM: Approaching the finish line on completing a college degree, students often struggle to pick up a class here or an internship there. Between the need to graduate on time and summer jobs, travel abroad for a whole semester is not realistic for many. Now, a new alternative promises to give students that same international experience in a program that fits their timetable. People to People...

Half The Sky Launches Facebook Game To Provide Funding For Women And Girls Worldwide

Half The Sky Launches Facebook Game To Provide Funding For Women And Girls Worldwide Feb 20th, 2013 at 3:00PM: About 300 million people play social games on Facebook per month. Now imagine if even a fraction of their time was spent playing games that could trigger funding for positive causes. That's the concept behind "Half the Sky Movement: The Game," a new Facebook game that engages players in a series of stories and adventures related to the challenges facing women and girls worldwide. The journey...

Traveling Couple Hits 20 Countries In 312 Days On 3 Minutes Of Video

Feb 5th, 2013 at 4:00PM: In a quest to tackle 30 must-have travel experiences before they turn 30, career breakers Gerard & Kieu of GQ trippin traveled 108,371 kilometers (67,338 miles) in 312 days through 20 countries for one adventure of a lifetime. Shooting 1,266 videos along the way, the traveling couple ended up with 11 hours of video but has reduced it and their entire year of travel to just three...

Video: Vietnam Traveling

Jan 15th, 2013 at 3:00PM: "So Viet" from Aquil'tour on Vimeo. I came across this video on Vimeo by user Aquil'tour and felt transported to Vietnam in a way so authentic, I wanted to share. Vietnam's long and narrow geography makes its landscape and climate dramatically varied. This video features much of what Vietnam is famous for as well as some of the less-recognized attributes of the country. Chaotic motorbikes,...

Exploring The World's Largest Cave (VIDEO)

Jan 9th, 2013 at 1:00PM: In the video above, veteran photographer and National Geographic award winner Carsten Peter talks about exploring and photographing Vietnam's underworld inside the Sơn Đoòng cave, which is inside the country's Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, close to the Laos border. The cave was discovered in 1991 by a local man named Hồ-Khanh, but locals were afraid of the cave...

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries

Tim Leffel On The World's 21 Cheapest Countries Dec 12th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Tim Leffel's mission is to help skinflints like me find travel destinations they can afford. He traveled around the world on a shoestring with his wife three times and decided to write a book about the world's cheapest countries after realizing that there was no single resource out there for travelers looking for bargain destinations. The fourth edition of his book, "The World's Cheapest...

Video Of The Day: A Taste Of Vietnam

Dec 5th, 2012 at 5:00PM: "A Taste of Vietnam" from The Perennial Plate on Vimeo. For some upbeat and inspiring footage of Vietnam, watch this video. With an emphasis on the food of Vietnam, this video pairs creative music with professionally shot and edited film. This video is just one of many impressive videos from the folks at The Perennial Plate. Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine, the makers of this video, have a knack...

VietJet Air Fined For Having Bikini-Clad Dancers Onboard

Aug 11th, 2012 at 2:00PM: The Vietnam-based VietJet Air has been fined by the Civil Aviation Administration after allowing bikini-clad models to perform a Hawaiian Dance Show while passengers watched and recorded, the New York Daily News reported. The budget airline hired models to walk the aisles of the plane and hand out teddy bears to passengers en route to Nha Trang, a popular tourist destination. The models...

Young Tourists Killed In Vietnam In A Tragic Mystery

Young Tourists Killed In Vietnam In A Tragic Mystery Aug 8th, 2012 at 5:30PM: Last week, two young teachers were killed while on a weeklong trip to Nha Trang, Vietnam, in a tragic mystery. According to news.com.au, Canadian-born Cathy Huynh, 26, and American Karin Joy Bowerman, 27, fell ill only days apart from each other. Last Monday, Ms. Bowerman was taken to Khanh Province General Hospital for respiratory failure and a zero blood pressure. Only two days later, Ms....

Portugal To Vietnam By Rails: Are You Up For The Ultimate Train Challenge?

Portugal To Vietnam By Rails: Are You Up For The Ultimate Train Challenge? Aug 5th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Last year, Michael Hodson and two travel blogger friends challenged each other to take on the world by train. For a month the bloggers traveled on separate routes from Lisbon, Portugal, to Saigon, Vietnam, on a competitive quest to conquer the longest continuous stretches of train tracks currently on the planet. The rails-only expedition was dubbed the Ultimate Train Challenge, and after the...

Vietnam Military Service Recalled At Flight Museum

Vietnam Military Service Recalled At Flight Museum May 28th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Vietnam veterans will gather at Florida's Fantasy of Flight museum in June to share their personal stories of strength, survival and patriotism during America's longest and most controversial military conflict on foreign soil. During the Legends & Legacies Symposium Series: Reflections of Vietnam, several veterans will interact with guests in open forum/question-and-answer sessions,...

Unusual aphrodisiacs from Asian countries

Unusual aphrodisiacs from Asian countries Mar 3rd, 2012 at 2:00PM: Wondering how to get you or your partner more in the mood for sex? Instead of opting for expensive pills or unnatural remedies, why not learn from the Asian culture and try one of these libido-boosting aphrodisiacs? From dangerously poisonous fish to fertilized duck embryo or snake's blood, it is clear some people really will try anything to have good sex. While these odd ingestants may be useful...

Warning: This video will make you want to go to Vietnam

Feb 25th, 2012 at 1:00PM: The folks at The Perennial Plate produce a weekly web series about "socially responsible and adventurous eating." Their most recent episode was filmed while traveling through Vietnam with Intrepid Travel. It's an entertaining and dynamic video that captures the frenetic pace of Vietnam's streets and the passion that the Vietnamese people have for their food. The only problem is that we don't...

Photo of the Day: Monday morning in Ho Chi Minh City

Photo of the Day: Monday morning in Ho Chi Minh City Jan 31st, 2012 at 6:00PM: Each morning in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, mobile street vendors brave the city's frenetic traffic to hawk breakfast specialties like banana patties, pho, and other popular Vietnamese street foods. A typical Monday morning scene is captured in today's monochrome Photo of the Day from Flickr user Jeryc Garcia. Does your photo belong here? Upload your favorite travel shots to the Gadling...

Video of the Day: Traffic in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietman

Dec 5th, 2011 at 6:30PM: Everyone I know who has spent any time in Vietnam has bemoaned how challenging it is to cross the streets there. It's like a game of Frogger, but the stakes are much higher. This time lapse shows just how chaotic and frenetic the streets of Ho Chi Minh City actually are. The number of motorbikes along is staggering. Add to that roundabouts, limited traffic signage and pedestrians and you have...

Vintage aircraft collection to feature Legends and Legacies Series

Vintage aircraft collection to feature Legends and Legacies Series Nov 18th, 2011 at 1:00PM: For aviation fans, visiting a vintage aircraft collection is about as good as it gets. Scattered around the United States from Richmond, Virginia to Galveston, Texas, aircraft of yesteryear are available to view and some even still fly. One collection, Fantasy of Flight in Florida, takes it all a step further with its Fourth Annual Legends & Legacies Symposium Series, which features new and...

Photos of Vietnam by Brian Kelley

Photos of Vietnam by Brian Kelley Nov 2nd, 2011 at 9:30AM: Some beautiful photos of Vietnam recently caught my eye. Taken by Brian Kelley, these shots relay to viewers the journey he and nine other skateboarders were on when they traveled through Vietnam (as well as Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand) as a part of a project called Visual Traveling. The Vietnam series, which can be found on Brian Kelley's website, contains photos that are each examples of...

Man sets out on 5,000 mile hike throughout Asia to raise money for charity

Man sets out on 5,000 mile hike throughout Asia to raise money for charity Oct 13th, 2011 at 3:30PM: Winston Fiore, a 26 year old Marine from Bloomington, Indiana, has set out on a 5,000 mile journey, by foot, throughout Southeast Asia and China. Fiore arrived in Southeast Asia on September 25, 2011, for what is called "Smile Trek", and is projecting it will take him a year to walk the entire route, which begins and ends in Singapore. The goal of the journey is to raise $50,000 or more for the...

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