Posts Tagged With: Vietnam

All About the Budget: My Advice for the Long-Term Traveler

coinsTuesday night was my first-ever travel-related speaking gig (well, I am always doling out travel advice, but I’ve never before been asked to do so in an “official” capacity). It was the first Meet, Plan, Go! New York City meet up of 2015, and the topic was how to set a travel budget and stick to it when you’re on the road. Here are the questions I was asked, along with my answers – most focus on the lessons I learned while planning my fall 2014 trip to Southeast Asia.

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On the Road: The 10 Apps I Use Most

10 appsIn our day-to-day lives, most of us can’t imagine being too far away from our smartphones. And while it’s good to take some time and “unplug” while you’re on the road, smartphones can be incredibly handy tools for navigating foreign lands.

Before you leave on your trip, it’s a smart idea to delete extraneous apps off of your phone, since you’ll want the extra space for photos and music, and you’ll likely be in situations where you need to find information quickly (and where wifi connections are weak/Internet access is slow).

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On the Road: The Five Things I Can’t Live Without

5 thingsDuring my recent travels to Southeast Asia and India, there were a few items that made life on the road so much easier and more comfortable. Here they are (with links to where you can purchase them):

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Instagram Roundup – Vietnam

my lovely hotel room in Hue

my lovely hotel room in Hue

Following my Cambodia Adventure tour, which ended in Ho Chi Minh City, I stayed in Vietnam for two weeks, traveling north to Hanoi through Hue and Hoi An, with a stop in Halong Bay.

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Instagram Roundup – Cambodia Adventure

pad thai in Bangkok

pad thai in Bangkok

I have always been skeptical of group tours; however, at the 11th hour I decided to join Intrepid Travel‘s Cambodia Adventure tour, which led me for from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, making five stops in Cambodia along the way. It was a fantastic 12 days, and I can’t imagine having done it any other way. Here highlights from the tour, as seen on Instagram.

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Ladies: What to Pack for Southeast Asia

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It all fit!

Ladies, this one’s for you! Here’s the list of what I brought in my backpack for almost eight weeks in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia).:

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