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The 7 Best Asian Street Foods

By Stephen Bugno<p>Sitting down for a sidewalk pad thai along a busy Bangkok street. Trying piping hot fried bananas in Indonesia. Popping into a takoyaki stand after a night of drinks and karaoke in Osaka. Most of us associate food with culture. The reason we travel is to experience new places and …

Asia Travel

Backpacken Thailand - Backpacken in Azië

Mooie bezienswaardigheden, een goed uitgaansleven, veel backpackers en meer.<p>Niet alleen de stad zelf is geweldig, maar ook de schitterende omgeving …

Campers Today Care as Much About Smartphones as Toilet Paper

Smartphones and free Wi-Fi are requisites for a successful camping trip today, according to the 2015 North American Camping Report from Kampgrounds …

Social Media

Looking Back: Five Years of LandLopers

Every blogger writes these anniversary posts, so who am I to buck the trend? This week marks the 5-Year Anniversary of my web site, a fact that …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

Travel

Bangkok's best views: top spots to admire the Thai capital

In pancake-flat Bangkok, elevated views are as precious as a good dish of pat tai. Yet for a place that barely breaks sea level there are quite a few places to marvel at the scale of the city: from a Buddhist temple on an artificial mountain to chic restaurants crowning towering skyscrapers.<p>River …

Asia Travel

How to Learn the Basics of Any Language in Four Steps

<i>I’ve always been bad at languages. I barely made it through high school Spanish and have forgotten all the French I hired a tutor to teach me. I’m</i> …

Language Learning

How to Play, Feed, Bathe, and Protect the Elephants in Thailand

Elephants have long been important in Thailand, where they are a symbol of religion, history, royalty, and power. According to Buddhist legend, Queen …

Wildlife

Ko Lanta: The Thai Island That Remains Paradise

It all started with two French girls. It was 2006, and I was five months into my first round-the-world trip. I’d arrived in Thailand two weeks …

Hotel Booking Sites To Save You Money | Nomadic Matt

As much as I love hostels and other forms of cheap accommodation, there is something nice about the luxuriousness of a hotel: the clean room, comfy …

Life on the Road as a Gay Couple

<i>One things we haven’t focused on this site is LGBT travel and, as we bring in a wider range of reader interviews, I wanted to highlight LGBT readers</i> …

Dominican Republic

10 Interesting and Helpful Travel Websites

Every day, a dozen new travel websites start up in hopes of making your trip planning easier, help you meet locals, crowdsource your advice, or save …

This is the Best Thai Food Outside of Thailand

I’ve left pieces of my heart in many places around the world: New York, Paris, Stockholm, and Hong Kong to name a few. But no place has a bigger …

South-east Asia

Smartphones, Tablets, or Laptops: What's Best for Travelers?

<i>On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters is here giving you great tips and advice on travel tech and gear. When you first</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Solo Female Travel is Different

<i>On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel.</i> …

Travel

What I Learned Hitchhiking Around China

<i>On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel.</i> …

10 Destinations to Visit When You're a Budget Traveler

The world is full of affordable destinations, and it doesn’t require much effort to find them. No matter what continent, there are always places you …

Asia Travel

What Makes a Nomad a Nomad?

What makes a nomad a nomad? Or a backpacker a backpacker? How do you define a budget traveler?<p>Am I a nomad because I move around a lot, or did I give …

Time I

How to Stay Safe When You Travel as a Solo Female

<i>On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel.</i> …

Ho Chi Minh City

12 Things Not to Do When You Travel

Travel writers always talk about what <i>to do</i> when you travel. It’s all must-see attractions and things to do. Go here, do this, see that, act this way. …

7 Common Travel Myths That are Completely WRONG

Years ago, the website Earth Porm reposted my article “The Ultimate Guide to Traveling When You’re Broke,” and in January, social media maven and …

Credit Cards

Everything You Need to Know About Smartphones For Travel

<i>On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us tips and advice on travel tech and gear. He is our resident expert,</i> …

12 Things I'd Tell a New Traveler

Hope. Fear. Excitement. Traveling for the first time provided me with wave of conflicting emotions. When I left to travel the world, I didn’t know …

Costa Rica

How Thailand's trade in fake passports fuels crime gangs around the world

Have you ever lost your passport on holiday? The illegal trade in forged and doctored travel documents props up criminal activity all around the world: from human trafficking to terrorism<p>• Italian's passport used to board flight MH370 was stolen in Phuket<p>On 30 November 2010, a 39-year-old Pakistani …

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …

Beaches

Rolling Homes, Svencele, Lithuania

<b>Circles are universally recognized – across cultures,</b> eras, and continents. The symbolism of a circle ranges from centeredness to mobility, and from …

Lithuania

Cabin Laksvatn, Tromsø, Norway

<b>Even with tunnels moling under fjords,</b> it takes a long time to get anywhere in northern Norway. Imagine being an ant navigating from the base of your …

Small Spaces

What’s the Best Thing About Car Camping?

<b>Adventure Journal readers are so core.</b> You guys overwhelmingly chose backpacking over car camping in a poll last year. What we didn’t ask, though, …

Camping

24 of Our Readers’ Best Camper Vans

We asked and you delivered. Searching for the best outdoor rigs and a little inspiration to hit the road, we asked our followers to share their adventure vehicles on Instagram using #OutsideMobile. Here are 24 of our favorite setups.<p><i>Photo</i>: Our winning shot! Courtesy of …

Tiny House Movement

Tips to Stay Warm while Camping - REI Co-op Journal

There’s nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night shivering.<p>Night should be your time to rest and recharge for the next day of …