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Should You Bother Visiting the Mui Ne Sand Dunes in Vietnam?

Are the Mui Ne sand dunes a place for a spectacular trip into a wonder of nature or just a cheesy tourist trap? We tell all! Mui Ne, Vietnam used to be a quiet fishing village about 200 km east of Saigon. Now it is a bustling beach resort, which attracts Vietnamese weekenders from Ho […]

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Hiking in Armenia: Stunning Hikes & Historic Sights for Adventurers

Have you ever thought about hiking in Armenia? No? Neither had we, until we were shown some stunning pictures of Armenian mountains! We haven’t had a chance to experience Armenia trekking yet, but we’re happy to share the best hiking in Armenia in this post created in partnership with Ashkhen. So read on to discover […]

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world elephant day

World Elephant Day: 7 Ways to Help Elephants When You Travel

If it were up to us, every day would be World Elephant Day! To celebrate the world’s most amazing animals, we’re sharing the best ways to help elephants when you travel. As you know, I love all the animals! But when asked to pick a favourite, it’s elephants every time. And I’m not alone. Do […]

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long-term world travel

Could You Handle Long-Term World Travel? We Answer Your Questions!

Are you wondering if you could handle long-term world travel? Would you thrive not knowing where you’re going to sleep every night, or would you cave after a few weeks and head back to the familiarity of home? Long-term world travel is not for everybody. Most people need the stability and predictability that comes from […]

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11 of Our Favourite Things to Do on Vancouver Island British Columbia

A paradise on Canada’s west coast, Vancouver Island offers amazing things to do for adventurers and mindful travellers. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary (and because we miss our great country so much, especially during the summer months), we decided to share our favourite spots on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, which just might be our […]

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Best Hotels in Saigon: Ho Chi Minh City Hotels for Mindful Travellers

Finding the best hotels in Saigon is not an easy task! There are just so many great ones to choose from. If you don’t want to spend the next three hours scouring Booking.com for Ho Chi Minh City Hotels, you’ve come to the right place. Where to Stay in Saigon Fun fact: Though the official […]

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mui ne hotels

Best Mui Ne Hotels — A Yogi’s Mindful Travel Guide

If you’re looking for Mui Ne hotels, you probably already know that the big attraction in Mui Ne is the long stretch of soft sandy beach. In the winter months, it’s a hot spot for travellers from all over the world who come to warm their chilly bones. The spectacular Mui Ne sand dunes and […]

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best travel pants for men

Are Bluffworks the Best Travel Pants? A Yogi’s Travel Gear Guide

If you’ve been searching for the best travel pants for men, you may have just found them! Find out why Bluffworks travel pants have earned a permanent spot in my luggage. When you travel year-round with just a carry-on suitcase, like I do, there’s no room in your luggage for unworthy clothing. Over the years, […]

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bus in tamil nadu

A Traveler’s Guide to Riding the Bus in Tamil Nadu, India

We might just die on a bus in Tamil Nadu. According to my Pocket Earth app, we are flying along this crowded country road at 65 kph. The driver is leaning on the horn and eschewing the brake as though Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are on board, frantically attempting to disarm a bomb. Either […]

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mindful travel in vietnam

Vietnam Travel Guide: How to Make the Most of Your Mindful Adventures

This is your complete Vietnam travel guide, with a focus on mindful travel, eco-adventures, and responsible travel. We have visited Vietnam six times in the last ten years and we love the country! This Vietnam Travel Guide includes our favourite Vietnam destinations, the best hotels in Vietnam for every budget, our favourite vegan and vegetarian […]

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budget hostel in london

Sleep in a Prison Cell at This Budget Hostel in London

Looking for a budget hostel in London? At Clink78 you get comfy beds, friendly staff and lots of great common areas to make you feel at home. Read on for our full review! Unless you’re from Tokyo, the prices in London are bound to make your eyes water, especially when it comes to finding a […]

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Can you Really Find Luxury on a Budget in London?

Is there such thing as luxury on a budget in London, one of the world’s most expensive cities? I was doubtful, but citizenM London Shoreditch surpassed my expectations, delivering all the comforts of a high-end hotel for a fraction of the price. Book a room at citizenM London Shoreditch for a little luxury on a […]

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The Best Hotels in Phong Nha for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Phong Nha, Vietnam

Best Hotels in Phong Nha Phong Nha is still a bit of an undiscovered destination in Vietnam. It’s already a backpacker haven, but the flashpackers and the tour busses haven’t really invaded yet. Home to one of the world’s largest cave systems, you could spend weeks exploring underground in Phong Nha! There are also boat […]

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Transylvania Cycling tour

Transylvania Cycling Tour: Exploring the Villages of Biertan, Romania

Interested in a Transylvania cycling tour? Go! It’s a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the region. Here’s what you can expect… As we cycle down a dirt road through a small ramshackle village in Transylvania, a little boy runs out to greet us. He raises his hand for a high-five and we all comply […]

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Ephesus or Pergamon

Ephesus or Pergamon: Which is the Best Ancient Site in Turkey?

So you only have time to visit one great ancient site in Turkey? Which should it be? Ephesus or Pergamon? Stephen and I have been to Pompeii in Italy, Jerash in Jordan, and Palmyra in Syria — not to mention Rome and Athens. But when in Turkey, you can’t NOT visit Ephesus or Pergamon. That […]

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vegetarian restaurants lisbon

Your Guide to the Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Lisbon Portugal

If you’re looking for vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon, you’re in luck. There are so many to choose from — and lots of vegan options, too! Here’s your complete guide to our favourite vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon. Food in Portugal can be a bit tricky for vegans and vegetarians. Portuguese cuisine tends to lean heavily on […]

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best hotels Hue, Vietnam

The Best Hotels in Hue for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Hue, Vietnam

Where to Stay in Hue / Best Hotels in Hue, Vietnam The attractions of Hue are subtler than those of nearby charming Hoi An or bustling Hanoi, but visiting Hue is a traveller’s best opportunity to understand how typical Vietnamese people live. It is also a fantastic destination for vegans and vegetarians who want to […]

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best hotels in izmir turkey

The Best Hotels in Izmir for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Izmir, Turkey

If you’re looking for the best hotels in Izmir, Turkey, a laid-back city on the country’s Western shore, here are our favourites. Whether you’re on a tight budget, have a little more to spend, or want to splash out on all the little luxuries, we’ve found the best apartments, hostels, and hotels in Izmir for […]

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11 Adventurous Women Who Will Inspire You to Live Your Adventure, Too

I want to introduce you to someone — 11 someones, in fact. These are 11 adventurous women whose stories are guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing, to get your passions riled up, and to prove that anything is possible if you want it badly enough. I spent last week at the World Tourism Forum […]

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hoi an scooter tour

Countryside and Culture: What to Expect from a Hoi An Scooter Tour

There’s no question that the best way to get around Hoi An is on two wheels. I spent many happy days cycling around the ancient streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city. Merrily ringing my bell, I derived a little too much pleasure at the sight of unwary tourists diving out of my way. But […]

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most romantic cities in the world

11 of the Most Romantic Cities in the World to Inspire Your Wandering Heart

We write a lot about the ways that travel is chaotic, uncomfortable and challenging. We’ll let you in on a secret… Travel can be amazingly romantic. Wandering cobbled streets, inhaling divine incense or the scent of exotic spices, gazing out on spectacular views, or snuggling beside a toasty fire… So if you’re a dreamer, a […]

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vegetarian food in hoi an

The Myths and Legends of Vegetarian Food in Hoi An, Vietnam

By the time I went on a tour of vegetarian food in Hoi An, I had been in Vietnam for almost three months and in Hoi An for a week. Even though I thought I had tried everything vegetarian that Hoi An had to offer, Kam from *Hoi An Food Tour introduced me to lots […]

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best hotels Hoi An

The Best Hotels in Hoi An for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Hoi An, Vietnam

Where to Stay in Hoi An / Best Hotels in Hoi An, Vietnam Hoi An Vietnam may just be the most charming city in South East Asia. The narrow streets and buildings of the ancient city provide endless diversions for the traveller who likes to walk and wander while the restaurants and bars are varied […]

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vegan restaurants in hoi an

Hoi An Vegan Restaurants: Your Guide to Vegan Food in Hoi An, Vietnam

I just finished writing a post about how Hue is the best city in Vietnam for vegans. But now that I’m writing this I realise that Hoi An vegan restaurants might be even better! The ancient town of Hoi An somehow manages to be charming and touristy at the same time. The pedestrianised streets are […]

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best hotels hanoi vietnam

The Best Hotels in Hanoi for Every Budget: Where to Stay in Hanoi, Vietnam

Where to Stay in Hanoi / Best Hotels in Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi is littered with guest houses, hostels, and hotels. It can take hours to filter through all the reviews, understand the various neighbourhoods, and figure out where you’ll get the best hotel bang for your buck. Here’s your shortcut to finding the best hotels […]

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