Best Travel Coffee Maker: Your Options For Coffee On The Go

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The Best Travel Coffee Maker for 2018Kick crappy hotel coffee to the curb with one of these convenient portable coffee makersLife without coffee is miserable. That’s a scientifically proven fact that’s not up for debate. When you’re at your home base – the coffee flows plentifully (or it should!). But when you’re off traveling, it …

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Phu Quoc Speedboat – A Fun Phu Quoc Fingernail Islands Boat Tour

This past weekend, my lady and I finally had a chance to skip away from work for a few days and pop down to Phu Quoc, Vietnam. If you’re not familiar, Phu Quoc is an island that’s actually off the coast of Cambodia (i.e. not Vietnam). But due to the quirks of national geography, Phu …

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6 Stunning Rooftop Bars in Hanoi, Vietnam – My Personal Favorites

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When you’re in it, the chaos of Hanoi’s streets can feel overwhelming. But when you’re above it looking down, it’s definitely a beautiful thing. So if you want to get above the crowds and enjoy a drink with some comparative peace and quiet, give these Hanoi rooftop bars a look. Hanoi’s rooftop scene isn’t quite …

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Cost of Living in Vietnam: How Much Does it Cost to Live in Hanoi, Vietnam?

Cost of Living in Hanoi, Vietnam

Wondering about the cost of living in Vietnam? I’m guessing you’ve heard a bit about how cheap it is to live here. But just how cheap is cheap? I mean, if you live in San Francisco, everywhere is cheap in comparison. I think I can help provide some context… See, as someone who’s grown up …

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Which Taxi in Hanoi? Avoid Taxi Scams by Choosing These Companies

Which Taxi Hanoi is Safe

A major concern for most travelers in Vietnam is avoiding falling prey to taxi scams. Guide books constantly warn about it and, while it’s not as bad as it once was, it is still something that happens fairly regularly…if you’re not careful. But if you stick with the major taxi companies in Hanoi, you should …

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Best Cheap Noise Cancelling Headphones for Flying and Travel

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Best Cheap Noise Cancelling HeadphonesIt’s well known that the Bose QuietComfort 35 are the best noise cancelling headphones around. But you know that? They also cost $350. Yup – three hundred and friggin’ fifty dollars! Do I look like Mr. Moneybags? Heck no. If I could drop $350 on headphones, I’d already be flying in first class! …

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That Time I Ate Coconut Worm Larvae in Hanoi, Vietnam (and Where You Can Too)

Eating coconut worm larvae in Hanoi, Vietnam

I was a picky eater when I lived in America. I was. Then I moved to Vietnam, where the culture took a sock full of pennies to every picky bone in my body. In America, I felt woozy when I saw blood on my de-boned chicken breast. In Vietnam, I eat raw blood pudding and …

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Vietnam Bus Tickets: Where to Buy (Hint – Not the Travel Agencies!)

Vietnam bus tickets don’t have to be scary. But they are when you first arrive. I remember when I first landed here, I got totally bilked when I bought a bus ticket from Hanoi to Sapa. They showed me and my friend this amazing brochure. We saw the bus and instantly went, “hell yeah!”. They …

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