An Amazing Week Sailing in Thailand Aboard a Tall Ship

The Star Clipper in ThailandIf you ask me, there’s no better way to experience the idyllic Thailand coast than by sailing on the Star Clipper, an 1830s replica schooner taking guests on Star Clippers tall-ship...

Biking the Mekong Delta in Vietnam

I met Matt and Kat in Ninh Binh in northern Vietnam. They were a British couple cycling across Southeast Asia for six months. Being the only people in our guesthouse, we spent a couple...

How to do the Philippines on a Budget (2018 Edition)

Today’s guest post comes from Will Hatton from The Broke Backpacker. He’s an adventurer and location independent entrepreneur who has spent a great deal of time in the Philippines. Sadly, I’ve only been to...

A Travel Primer on What to See and Do During Your Visit

April 3, 2018 / By NomadicMattThe capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is located in the north of the country. Crowded (pop. 6,000,000+), a little polluted, and slightly run-down, it nonetheless is very quaint.Though I did...

Don’t miss the natural beauty of Hong Kong (it’s not all skyscrapers & dim...

If you’re planning a trip to Hong Kong, you’re probably thinking of dim sum, skyscrapers and stunning Victoria Peak views.These are all fun and worthy things to explore on your Hong King vacation. However,...

First Look at the New Singapore Airlines 787-10

I was fortunate to be in North Charleston, SC, this week to witness aviation history in the making. Singapore Airlines (SIA) took delivery of the very first Boeing 787-10 from Boeing at its South Carolina...

A Great App for Travelers to Japan

Posted By: Johnny JetJohnnyJet.com has been in Japan several times in the past few months (see our stories at the bottom). Japan is an incredible travel destination, with amazing food, beautiful nature and...

10 Things to Do in Chubu, Japan

Snow covers the UNESCO-protected village of Gokayama in Chubu, JapanOn the dizzying list of Japanese islands—of which there are more than 6,000—four names stand out: Honshu, Hokkaido, Shikoku, and Kyushu. These four are the load-bearers...

The Greatest Month in All my Travels

In November 2006, I was 5 months into my (supposed) year long trip around the world. While emailing my parents to let them know I was still OK, I saw a message in my...

I Still F*ing Hate Koh Phi Phi

Yeah, I used the F word. That’s how much I hate Ko Phi Phi.I was supposed to visit Ko Phi Phi in 2005, but the deadly 2004 tsunami destroyed the island. Thousands were killed...

10 Days in Japan Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Planning a trip to Japan?After spending years looking at beautiful and exotic photos of Japan, we knew we needed to visit Japan and see the country for ourselves.We wanted to see the colorful...

10 Things to Do in Tokushima, Japan

Iya Vine Bridge in Tokushima, JapanI have heard it said many times that certain far-away destinations—like Japan—are not worth visiting from America without ample time. Two weeks, people say—that would be enough. Any less,...

One Day in Tokyo, Japan, a City to Love

The march to Senso-ji Temple in Tokyo’s Asakusa districtFor whatever reason, you have one day in Tokyo. What do you do? At its most guttural, my advice is to plant yourself in an area...

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

On a whim, I went to Tokyo for a week. My friends and I had been talking about a food-themed trip to the city for years, and after convincing them that now was the...

2 Week China Itinerary – Best Places to Visit in China

China is a massive country, and with only two weeks, it can be hard to know where to start when planning your China itinerary.Many visitors stop by the main cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and...

10 Reasons to Stay at Izu Marriott Hotel Shuzenji –

Kon’nichiwa! I just returned from a short but memorable trip to Japan. I was there checking out some of Marriott Hotels’ new hotels and resorts. They are beginning to market themselves in Asia as...

My Quick Trip to Tokyo –

Kon’nichiwa! I’ve just recently returned from a short but memorable trip to Japan. I was there checking out some of Marriott Hotels’ new hotels and resorts.Full disclosure: Marriott flew me and some other journalists...