Ride along with us on the back of a Thai taxi! Photographer Quint Smith shot the hyperlapse video below in Ko Samet at the tail end of his recent trip to Thailand.
Underneath the video, Smith details how he got the shot and what it's like to visit Ko Samet:
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Thailand, Travel Video, Trip Ideas|
Budget Travel extends its sympathies to the people of Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday April 25 near Kathmandu, killing thousands and injuring thousands more. News agencies are reporting that northern India, Tibet, and Bangladesh were also affected by the magnitude 7.8 quake. Google has set up a People Finder Tool to help in finding those missing in the disaster.
|0||by Robert Firpo-Cappiello||Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Kathmandu, Safety and Security|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Pop Culture and Travel, Bangkok, Bangkok, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink|
As soon as we woke up this morning, we checked our news feed for the travel industry's best April Fools' Day jokes. And, hoo, boy, were there some doozies. We're still smiling about these pranks.
Madame Tussauds Terrifies Kids as Blue Man Group Springs to Life
Yikes! Visitors to Madame Tussauds wax museum in Las Vegas were shocked when the Blue Man Group mannequins (not mannequins at all) moved. It may have been the the curious children who ended up taking the brunt of the joke. Watch below!
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Bangkok, Missouri, Las Vegas, Branson, MO|
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Ayutthaya|
Danika Garlotta and her husband Chris are traveling around the world and sharing their experiences at nodestinations.com.
Vietnamese food is without a doubt, one of my favorite cuisines. My husband Chris and I love its creative ingredients, and that mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors! Although we were excited to visit Vietnam in general, we were more excited to taste everything and eat our way through the various cities we were visiting like Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Saigon.
|0||by Danika Garlotta||Food + Drink, Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Food + Drink|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Beaches, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Pop Culture and Travel, Urban Parks, Singapore, Singapore, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink, Girlfriend Getaways, Hip and Trendy, Solo, Women's Travel|
You've got questions? We've got answers! Google crunched its data from the past year and unearthed the top 10 travel search terms for their annual Year in Search analysis. One huge takeaway from the roundup: Travelers want to know how they can travel more—and do it on the cheap. We'll do a New Year's toast to that!
|0||by The Editors of Budget Travel||Beaches, Festivals, Beijing, Bali, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Packing, Passports and Customs, Trip Ideas|
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Food + Drink, Vietnam, Food + Drink|
The waitress brought exactly what I ordered, but it still came as a surprise. Instead of a plate, my Fish Amok was served in a coconut shell. The classic Cambodian dish was presented made with freshly caught fish from the Gulf of Thailand.
Cambodia's culinary traditions are made with the bounty of the land and water, with influences brought by successive invaders and visitors that have given variety to the Khmer approach to preparing food. The annual monsoon floods enrich the soil around the Mekong and Tonei Sap. The river system is one of the most diverse habitats on earth, and fishing has always been central to the Khmer economy.
|0||by Andrew Kolasinski||Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Pop Culture and Travel, Cambodia, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink|