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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|
In the hills of northern Thailand, lush jungle, farms, and fruit trees rolled past the train window. As we neared Chiang Mai a fellow passenger cautioned me that the Flower Festival would fill every room in town. I hadn't made a reservation. It was a chore, but eventually I found a room. My hotel was pricey, but right on Kotchasarin Road, on the eastern side of the Moat Road that encloses the old city, a 700-year-old defensive rampart and canal built against the encroaching Burmese.
|0||by Andrew Kolasinski||Art + Culture, Festivals, Nature Appreciation, Temples and Churches, Chiang Mai, Trip Ideas|
Three days from now, I will be making my first trip to Asia, going on World Spree's 12-Day Amazing Vietnam tour, a trip that will take me through Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Hoi An, and Hanoi, and includes an overnight cruise on Halong Bay. We've written about this travel package in the Real Deals section of BudgetTravel.com on several occasions because it's a great value vacation priced from $1,899 per person and includes 5-Star accommodations in four Vietnamese locales, an overnight cruise on Halong Bay, several guided tours, most meals, and international airfare from San Francisco (additional fees apply for airfares from L.A., New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.) There's a good mix of free time to explore on your own and an extensive guided tour-filled itinerary, as well as several affordable optional activities in case you're looking for special experiences like a 6-hour guided day-trip to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels (from $40 per person) or a $50 half-day guided tour of Hanoi that ends with a traditional water puppet show.
|0||by Kaeli Conforti||Adventure, Art + Culture, Food + Drink, Historical Travel, Literary Travel, Nature Appreciation, Pop Culture and Travel, Scenic Drives, Walking Tours, Wildlife Appreciation, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, Hue, Trip Ideas, Food + Drink, Girlfriend Getaways, Solo|
It's crunch time! Bloomberg recently released its list of cities around the globe that will be the most crowded in the year 2025. The top five? Hong Kong; Salvador, Brazil; Mexico City; São Paulo; and Singapore. All the more reason not to put off traveling to these destinations any longer! Bump them up on your bucket list instead, using some of our favorite travel tips for each town as guidance:
|0||by Jamie Beckman||Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico City, Salvador da Bahia, Sao Paolo, Health and Hygiene, Safety and Security|
|0||by Sia Ling Xin, Asiarooms.com||Art + Culture, Bali, Safety and Security, Trip Ideas|