Vietnam – Visa on Arrival?

Vietnam – Visa on Arrival?

I have traveled enough to know that checking visa and immunization requirements is the first thing you should do before traveling. Now I just arrived in Vietnam yesterday. I was convinced I can just get my Visa on Arrival like in Indonesia. This was reconfirmed by nobody raising any issues when checking in or boarding. […]

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in Immunization, Travel Deals

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20% off most Orbitz hotel bookings (conditions apply)

20% off most Orbitz hotel bookings (conditions apply)

Orbitz has a promo code that is active until midnight Sunday that gives you 20% off all eligible hotel bookings. SAVEBIGGEST20 Code rules: Book a qualifying hotel before October 13, 2013 11:59PM CST (for 1 or more nights). Travel must be between between today's date and November 15, 2013. Limit one discount per hotel room […]

Posted on October 13, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Review: Renaissance Hotel Yu Gardens Shanghai

Review: Renaissance Hotel Yu Gardens Shanghai

Book the Renaissance Hotel Yu Gardens Shanghai here. See all 10 pictures on our Facebook page. Since the Marriott promotion I participated are based on stays not nights I had to hop to another hotel the next night in Shanghai. The Renaissance Shanghai is just a 5 minute taxi ride away form the Marriott City […]

Posted on October 13, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Spotlight : Paris – Travel inspiration

Spotlight : Paris – Travel inspiration

Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France, is, with 2.2 million people living in the dense (105 km²) central city and almost 12 million people living in the whole metropolitan area, one of the largest agglomerations in Europe. Located in the north of the country on the river Seine, Paris has the reputation of being the […]

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Menorca

Travel inspiration – Menorca

Minorca or Menorca (Catalan: Menorca [məˈnɔrkə]; Spanish: Menorca [meˈnorka]; from Latin: Insula Minor, later Minorica "minor island") is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. Minorca has a population of approximately 94,383 (2010). It is located 39°47' to […]

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

Travel inspiration – Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas

Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago. The pool is located about 23 miles (37 km) west of Austin, Texas off Highway 71. Since the 1960s, Hamilton Pool has been a popular summer swimming spot for […]

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Sydney hotel gives free nights to popular Instagramers

Sydney hotel gives free nights to popular Instagramers

The 1888 hotel in Sydney has landed this story on CNN recently: Taking inspiration from the year 1888 — when Kodak patented its first box and roll cameras — the hotel has embraced the popularity of the photo-sharing app, with two screens in reception displaying a constantly updated feed of images guests have uploaded to […]

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Delicate Arch in Utah

Travel inspiration – Delicate Arch in Utah

Delicate Arch is a 65-foot (20 m) tall freestanding natural arch located in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah, United States. It is the most widely-recognized landmark in Arches National Park and is depicted on Utah license plates and on a postage stamp commemorating Utah's centennial anniversary of statehood in 1996. The Olympic torch relay […]

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Spotlight : Barcelona – Travel inspiration

Spotlight : Barcelona – Travel inspiration

Barcelona is Spain's second largest city, with a population of nearly one and half million people (nearly five million in the metropolitan area) and the capital and largest city of Catalonia. This city, located directly on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Spain, has a rich history dating back at least 2,000 years when it gained […]

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Bergamo

Travel inspiration – Bergamo

Bergamo is a pretty town of some 120,000 people nestling in the foothills of the Alps. Widely acclaimed as a city of rare beauty, Bergamo is famous for its wealth of artistic treasures and enchanting medieval atmosphere. It is a real life tale of two cities: Città Bassa, the busy and modern lower city, and […]

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Travel inspiration – Seljalandsfoss waterfalls

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most famous waterfalls of Iceland. It is very picturesque and therefore its photo can be found in many books and calendars. It was a waypoint during the first leg of The Amazing Race 6. Seljalandsfoss is situated in between Selfoss and Skógafoss at the road crossing of Route 1 (the […]

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Test your travel knowledge – our daily travel quiz 10/07

Test your travel knowledge – our daily travel quiz 10/07

Test your travel knowledge – which town is depicted in the pictures? Leave a comment below and win a United Club Pass. With your comment you will automatically enter the raffle for one United One-Time Club Pass that we give away every week. We will notify you via the comment function in Disqus. Good luck!

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Review: Marriott City Center Shanghai

Review: Marriott City Center Shanghai

Book the Marriott City Center Shanghai here. See all 7 pictures on our Facebook page. Shanghai has a huge range of new 4 and 5 star hotels. It's not easy to make up your mind. Marriott is usually not my first choice but thanks to the Megabonus and a Welcome Back promotion I'd earn a […]

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Svartifoss, Iceland

Travel inspiration – Svartifoss, Iceland

Svartifoss (Black Fall) is a waterfall in Skaftafell National Park in Iceland, and is one of the most popular sights in the park. It is surrounded by dark lava columns, which gave rise to its name. Other well-known columnar jointing formations are seen at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, Devil's Tower in Wyoming, USA […]

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Travel inspiration – Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Arabic :جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير) is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates[1] and is considered to be the key for worship in the country. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan […]

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight : W Retreat and Spa Maldives

Spotlight : W Retreat and Spa Maldives

The W Retreat and Spa Maldives is a fantastic looking property. Unfortunately SPG does not provide any deals booking high-end properties such as this one using points. It's usually a hefty 90,000 (!) Starpoints per night. Cash prizes start at $850 for the property. You can book it with our partner hoteltravel.com. How to get […]

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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Travel inspiration – Cabo San Lucas

Travel inspiration – Cabo San Lucas

Cabo is a varied destination that captures the essence of Baja Peninsula in its many resorts, championship golf courses, world-class dining and amazing outdoor activities. For much of its history, Cabo was a sleepy, remote fishing port which was generally accessed either by ship or a three-hour drive from La Paz. In 1977, the airport […]

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – St. Stefan

Travel inspiration – St. Stefan

Sveti Stefan, pronounced [sv̞ê̞ːtiː stê̞faːn], now Aman Sveti Stefan including the Villa Miločer (pronounced [vîla mîlɔ̝tʃe̞r]; formerly Sveti Stefan Hotel) ("Saint Stephen"; Cyrillc: Свети Стефан, Italian: Santo Stefano di Pastrovicchio) is a small islet and hotel resort in Montenegro, approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) southeast of Budva. The hotel won the Hotel of the Year […]

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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US Airways Share Mile Promotion

US Airways Share Mile Promotion

If you've read some of my other articles, you're well aware that I love US Airways Dividend Miles program. They have some of the best "sweet spots" of any award program out there. Particularly good are the 90,000 mile business class awards from North America to North Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, etc) […]

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Travel inspiration – Siena

Travel inspiration – Siena

Siena [1] is a medieval city in the region of Tuscany, located in the north of Italy some 70 km (43 mi) south of Florence. It is probably best known for a colourful horse race, Il Palio, conducted twice each year in the summer. See more at wikitravel

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Travel Deals

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Spotlight : Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Spotlight : Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa

Monastero Santa Rosa luxurious hotel is perched on a cliff with panoramic views of the Gulf of Salerno. We think it's really pretty! You can book it with our partner hoteltravel.com. Nearest airport : NAP Regular Economy fares in winter are about $700 (Turkish Airlines) or you can make use of AAdvantage Economy Off-Peak awards […]

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

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