The international travelers network landed in Cambodia six months ago. They hold their first "trip up" at the FCC Phnom Penh on Sept 9.
Call it social networking for real life travelers.
Tripptrotting, an international organization with headquarters in Pasadena, California, has chapters in more than 500 cities across the globe. The group facilitates introductions between people
After hearing all of the opinions from every source of media, he decided to go Myanmar to see with his own eyes and to hear with his ears. So when a holiday season started, he searched until he found a way how to get there. He was George Taylor, a positive thinker who made up his mind to start the adventure, and was now on his way to the former capital city of Myanmar, Yangon. He came to Yangon not only for pleasure, but also to seek the truth.
The Philippines is an overlooked treasure of Southeast Asia, but that's due to its remoteness, not for lack of natural gems that range from coral-fringed islands, palm lined white-sand beaches to hot springs and majestic volcanoes. Consisting of more than 7,000 islands between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, it would take you years to visit all that the Philippines has to offer, but for some highlights we take you mountain biking on trails that run up and down the base of volcanoes on the main island of Luzon.
Indonesia’s best-known island, the holiday mecca Bali, is said to be close to tropical paradise. So, Nick Ross took advantage of the cheap airfares to find out if this haven for surfers and holidaymakers is more than just another Costa del Sol. Photos by Nick Ross.
Latin jazz plays in the background as I look over Legian Beach in Seminyak. Surfers ride waves and beachgoers sun themselves on a not-so-sunny, almost white sand beach. I am in Kudeta (think coup d’etat), one of Bali’s most iconic bars. Last night Jose Padilla of Cafe Del Mar fame played his hallmark concoction of beachside lounge music that has helped him sell five million albums.
Travelling overland between two of Indonesia’s best-known islands is easier than you think. But is it worth it? Will Peach traipses over 600 miles to find out.
Despite the lukewarm welcome sign of “Drug Traffickers will be Sentenced to Death,” the feeling of excitement passing the gates at Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta’s international airport, is building to a satisfying crescendo. It’s early December and the beginning of Java’s wet season. As the bustling capital ploughs along I contemplate my travel plans – 600 miles in the space of a week. That’s how it stands between here and the famous sun-baked beaches of Bali. Here’s hoping I have time to catch the surf.
Probably like many people, I had always thought private villas were exclusively for the rich and famous; beyond the budget of a mere mortal like me. How wrong was I?
A few years back my family was staying at a well-known resort in Phuket. Following an afternoon by the pool the drinks bill arrived. It was over US$30 for a couple of cokes and lime sodas – a mark-up of almost 600% on prices at the nearby supermarket and probably double those of the local Thai restaurant on the beach. After a week it became clear that room costs were just the start of the holiday expenses: for every dollar spent on accommodation, another was spent on food and drinks.
Private Homes & Villas was born out of frustration and two very grim holidays. I personally have found it extremely difficult to find decent and impartial information on villas to rent. As a result it has gone into ‘the too difficult tray’ and I have stayed in a hotel instead. Now in the absence of anything else we decided to do something about it.
You may have been to to Luang Prabang once or twice, but haven't you ever tried to explore the surrounding nature? Shangri Lao offers you now an unforgettable trip - with a lot of luxury included. It is not just that you are in the footsteps of French explorer Dr. P. Neiss, you actually feel kind of like back in the colonial days.
Surf Goddess Retreats is a boutique holiday adventure on the magical island of Bali created especially for women just like you.Perfect for absolute beginner surfers and solo travelers, our retreat provides an enchanting space where you can learn how to surf in a totally positive and supportive environment packed with fun and laughter with your surf sisters!
You’ll also have plenty of time to unwind from the pressures of life and take time to pamper yourself.