PHOTO GALLERY: Medieval Bhaktapur City – Nepal

Durbar Square - Bhaktapur - Nepal

PHOTO GALLERY: Medieval Bhaktapur City – Nepal See photos of Bhakatpur here Bhaktapur is one of Nepal’s most famous, beautiful and intriguing towns. Located just 15 km / 10 miles from Kathmandu, in the middle of the broad Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur is one of three royal cities in the valley. Built in the 1200s in …

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PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand Oddities

Shark Bus in Auckland New Zealand

PHOTO GALLERY: New Zealand Oddities (SEE photos of New Zealand Oddities) New Zealand is most famous for its divine outdoor scenery. Incredibly diverse, NZ has soaring snow-capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, beaches, dense rain forests, cliff-lined coastlines and supremely clear lakes and rivers. But that’s not all that New Zealand offers. Like most countries, NZ has …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Ovalau Island – Fiji

PHOTO GALLERY: Ovalau Island – Fiji (see photos of Ovalau Island Fiji here) Ovalau is a small, lush mountainous island in Fiji, just off the coast of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu. Although little known or visited, Ovalau is one of Fij’s historically most important islands. It was on Ovalau that Europeans established the …

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All About The Amazing Japanese Public Toilets

Japanese public toilet stall - photo by Kambayashi on Flickr CC

All About The Amazing Japanese Public Toilets Have you ever heard about Japan’s amazing super-VIP, over-the-top toilets? I’m talking toilets with optional heated seats, butt showers and sound effects, to name a few regular features. If you haven’t come across these extraordinary inventions before, read on… Personally, I had many opportunities to try Japan’s eclectic …

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NEWS: Travel Blog Success Membership Sale 2015 !

NEWS: Travel Blog Success Membership Sale!    This week only! Monday-Friday. April 13-17, 2015 30% off Membership! Save $104.10 US! Life time membership!    Sale Start Date:  9 am (EST), Monday, April 13, 2015 Sale End Date:  11:59 pm (EST), Friday, April 17, 2014 JOIN NOW Not familiar with Travel Blog Success?    Travel Blog Success …

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My Guide to Eating Dim Sum

My Guide to Eating Dim Sum Dim Sum could be described as the Chinese version of Spanish tapas. Small, visually-delightful, mouth-watering steamed morsels are served up on tiny plates to be eaten solo or shared among family and friends. These personally-selected collections of little dumplings eaten with piping hot Chinese tea will leave you happily …

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NEWS: My Third Article Published on A Luxury Travel Blog

screen print of ALTB Bali article

NEWS: My Third Article Published on A Luxury Travel Blog   A Luxury Travel Blog has just published my 3rd article, 4 Amazing Traditional Balinese-Style Resorts. Yippie, it looks like I’m becoming a regular contributor to one of the world’s top travel blogs: consistently ranked #4 of Top 100 Travel Blogs at Nomadic Samuel’s renowned list. …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Working Rickshaws of Malacca and Penang, Malaysia

PHOTO GALLERY: Working Rickshaws of Malacca and Penang, Malaysia  ( SEE Photos of Rickshaws here ) Malacca and Penang are two historic towns that rose to fame and glory during the Asian trading route days of the 1880s. Both towns are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites, full of beautiful colonial architecture, old Chinese shop houses, temples …

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How I Plan For Travel to New Countries

How I Plan For Travel to New Countries As many of you may know already, I’ve been traveling solo & continuously since 1998. By now I’m a well-seasoned traveler, accustomed to dealing with changing countries, languages, food, hotels & guest houseS, currencies & exchange rates, peoples’ customs and religious habits, climates & topographies. However, I’ve …

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Costs of Traveling in Bali on a Budget in 2015

Costs of Traveling in Bali on a Budget in 2015 I just spent one month immersed in my beloved Bali – after a 2-year hiatus. Quite predictably, prices in Bali have risen again since I last left the island in late 2012. At that time I wrote Costs of Budget Travel Around Bali in 2012, …

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