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An Insider’s Travel Guide to China: Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Zhangjiajie and More
China is an enormous country. The world’s most populous nation is a case study in contradiction. Gleaming skyscrapers dot the Shanghai skyline while the garrison at Jiayuguan has guarded the country’s western approaches since the Ming Dynasty. Time seems frozen in Shangri-La, deep in remote Yunnan Province. Beijing’s modern architecture rises above centuries old, densely-packed hutongs. Everywhere you go you find a country constantly moving towards the future yet never managing to escape its past. In this short guide, we provide our recommendations to those places that captured our imagination. Places that stuck in our heart and minds long after we left. This is our insider’s travel guide to contemporary China.
TripBlogJan 20, 2020028
Top 19 Hippest Mid-Size US Cities
Megacities are the most creative and dynamic places on Earth. These massive population centers concentrate people and infrastructure in ways conduce to economic growth. Yet as we’ve too often seen, however, megacities suffer myriad problems from overcrowding and a lack of affordable housing to environmental degradation. Fortunately, mid-size cities in America have emerged as great alternatives. With a great many benefits and fewer downsides, these mid-size localities are attracting increasing numbers of young people hungry for opportunity. In this list, we profile 20 mid-sized US cities that offer great overall quality of life and appeal to hip and diverse populations. In no particular order, these are the top hippest mid-sized US cities!
TripBlogJan 15, 20201146
Ala Moana Beach Park: Honolulu Local's Top district
A famous district of Honolulu is Ala Moana. The district has the vast Ala Moana Center shopping complex and the local favorite Ala Moana Beach. The downtown district of Honolulu is home to the Hawaii State Capitol building and Iolani Palace. The Iolani Palace is a museum but was once the home of Hawaiian Royalty. Other famous museums are the Bernice Pauhj Bishop Museum and Hawaiian State Art Museum. Both showcase the local culture and arts.
TripBlogJan 15, 2020068
2020 Things to Do in Seoul: 5 Days Plan
There are many things to do in Seoul like visiting Gyeongbokgung Palace, exploring Hongik University Street and such, hence a good plan for exploring and experiencing this city is very necessary. With 5 days in Seoul you can discover major part of Seoul and enjoy your trip to the fullest.
TripBlogJan 14, 2020231,523
Thanksgiving 2020: Thanksgiving Notes and Vacation Ideas
What day is Thanksgiving 2020? 26 Nov. Thanksgiving 2020 is a bit later than usual. Thanksgiving is an American holiday and is a day of celebration all over the country. This special day has a historical significance in America as it is connected to the pilgrims from Europe who set foot on the new world. Thanksgiving is also a very important day because it is the start of the Christmas season as well. Many people start Christmas shopping and planning for the big season right from Thanksgiving
TripBlogJan 13, 20200338
Free Things to Do in NYC: Top List 2020
New York has a lot to offer for everyone in the City. From the neon-lit Times Square to the iconic landmarks like Empire State building, from the gigantic Central Park to Broadway theatre, there are countless things that you cannot miss while you are here. Whatever brings you to the City, work or leisure, the City has so much to see and do, that you will be lost just by the idea of where to start. This Insider's guide will walk you through the free things to do in NYC.
TripBlogJan 13, 20201256
Nijo Castle: Complete guide to Nijo Castle Kyoto 2020
If you have one day in Kyoto, nijō castle shall appear in your must-see list. The castle lies in the heart of the city of Kyoto and has a very scenic charm owing to the old architecture as well as its many manicured garden that bloom during various periods of the year. The castle also has deep roots in Japanese history and dates back to the 16th century.
TripBlogJan 13, 20201628
The Best Trail in Honolulu: Manoa Falls
Standing as tall as 150-feet, Manoa Falls is situated in Manoa Falls Trail in the Honolulu area in Oahu, Hawaii. The waterfall and the area surrounding it are incredibly beautiful and attract many people who visit Honolulu. Nestled snugly in the Koolau mountains, it is surrounded by a tropical rainforest that houses many rare species of plants. The grounds surrounding the waterfall are often muddy and damp as the area experiences heavy rainfall.
TripBlogJan 13, 20200876
Tianzifang 2020: Shopping, Café & Arts Alleyways in Shanghai
Shanhai Tianzifang is a collaborative nest with boutiques, 29 design and art studios, 65 antique shops, and 58 art galleries and craft stores. Besides being home to a dazzling international array of cafes and global cuisine serving restaurants, silk shops, tea houses, textile shops, and more.
TripBlogJan 9, 20200472
10 Unique Things You Probably Never Knew About Texas
Texas is the largest state in the United States of America, both in terms of area and population. Located on the southern border, Texas has a unique and distinct personality and culture. From big cars to big houses to southern charm, Texas and its people are not shy about who and what they are.
TripBlogJan 7, 2020016
Best International Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
International travel often seems maddeningly out of reach. Friends seems to be constantly posting on social media about magnificent tropical vacations spent at lush island resorts. If you’ve even wondered (or fumed) how it was possible, there’s a secret you’re probably not aware of just yet. International travel need not be prohibitively expensive. With the right combination of airfare hunting and budget-friendly destinations, you too can have an incredible time abroad. We’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you and profiled these 20 international destinations we think offer great experiences without the corresponding risk you’ll need to refinance your home to afford them. These are our recommendations for the best international travel destinations for those on a budget.
Tripper-No1Jan 3, 2020051
Best US Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
Travel too often seems a luxury perennially out of reach. Infinity pools on tropical islands grace glitzy magazine covers and shame us into thinking heading to the Maldives or Bora Bora is the only real vacation. Fortunately that’s a load of hogwash. Modern travel need not be exorbitantly expensive. The conterminous United States is full of travel destinations offering world-class attractions. Best of all you don’t need pricy visas or complicated air connections to reach them. In this article we’re profiling 20 US cities offering great experiences at a fraction of the expense. These are our recommendations for the best US budget destinations to consider in 2020.
TripBlogJan 3, 2020073
Pilgrimage Tour of Religious Temples
India is a country where religions and gods are popular. There are as many temples as there are stars, each with different religious overtones. Here are seven temples with different styles. Let's sample their characteristics together.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019066
Religious Architecture Collection
Iran is one of the countries with the most magnificent architecture in the Islamic world. Visiting religious architecture is one thing that must be done in Iran.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190162
Festival in Italy
Italy is a happy and free country with various festivals. Each district has their own features in Italy, such as Carnival, the Venice Film Festival, Siena’s Horse Racing Festival, Milan Fashion Week, and the Milan Furniture Fair, etc.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019073
If You Want to Experience The Beauty of Architectural Art, Bhadgaon is Your Best Choice!
With a distance of 14km to Kathmandu, Bhadgaon is the cradle of Nepalese architectural art. You can see the most ancient Hindu temples in the suburbs there. If your time is limited, you can spend a day strolling around Durbar Square. However, you need to stay at least one night to fully appreciate the charm of the ancient city.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190147
The Most Enchanting Postcard Scenery, Ishigaki Island, Okinawa
Ishigaki Island is one of the most famous and lively outlying islands in Okinawa. It is the central island of the Yaeyama Islands. When going to Iriomote-jima, Taketomi-jima, Hateruma-jima, Yonaguni-jima and other such islands, tourists usually depart from Ishigaki Island, which is often referred to as the camp for island hopping tours. There are direct flights from Naha, Miyako, Tokyo and Osaka, and it takes about an hour to fly from Naha Airport to Ishigaki Island.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019079
Low Cost and Lazy Atmosphere, Pai is Very Suitable for Aimless Tours and Killing Time
Mountain county, Pai, is affiliated with Mae Hong Son, and is a three-hour drive from Chiang Mai. It is known as Northern Switzerland and attracts countless tourists with its beautiful pastoral scenery and low cost travel. The low cost and lazy atmosphere here make it ideal for killing time.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019054
Go to These Local Towns and Take An Alternative Route in The South of France
In addition to popular tourist destinations, Provence has many local towns that can be visited for a long time or just one day, such as Avignon, Arles, and Marseille.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019054
It's not easy getting to Kenting. 8 landscapes you cannot miss
Longyan Grassland: between the mountains and the sea Longyan Park is a limestone terrace formed by a raised coral reef. It is also listed as one of the four major landscapes of Kenting National Park because of the dissolution of limestone, which causes cracks, seepages, limestone caves and other bizarre landscapes. Longyan Park has a wide view and grassland plants, and the blue scenery of the Pacific Ocean is very refreshing. Longyan Park is also a good place to watch stars. Every April and June of the year, you can see the rare Southern Cross.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019085
Too Beautiful to Be True! A Fairy Tale Town in Austria by The Lake
Hallstatt is located in central Austria, and is very close to Salzburg. It is surrounded by lakes and mountains, with elegant churches, ancient hotels and beautiful cottages. Owing to its unique scenery, it is called "the most beautiful town in Europe". It takes about 2.5 hours by train from Salzburg. A one-day walking tour can be arranged in the town.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190103
Top 10 must-See Attractions on Jeju Island
Top 10 must-see attractions on Jeju Island
TripBlogDec 27, 20190147
A Medieval Czech Town Where Time Stands Still
Cesky Krumlov, popularly known as CK is located in Southern Bohemia. It is the most famous spot to visit other than Prague in Czech Republic. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is known for its fairytale like set-up. You can take a bus from Prague and head there. It takes about 3 hours. We suggest spending a day there.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190148
Six things You Must do in Ayutthaya
Six things you must do in Ayutthaya Ayutthaya is located in the north of Bangkok, about one-hour drive away. There are not many tourists in Ayutthaya, and there is no subway noise, but it can allow people to feel the peace and quiet of small towns.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190444
10 Must-see Sights of Langkawi
Cenang Beach || Cenang Beach is the center in Langkawi and is located some 25 km Southwest of Kuah. This is usually the first stop to a self-driving ride, with shops, restaurants, hotels all nearby. You can rent cars, have a massage, book a diving session or other adventures.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190680
There is no Wishing Pool in Prague, But there are Many Fine Buildings that Must be Seen
There is no wishing pool in Prague, but there are many fine buildings that must be seen Prague is a place where medieval buildings cluster, and it may be rated as a living specimen of a lifetime’s worth of European architecture. It is also worth mentioning that in 1992, the entire city added to UNESCO’s world heritage site list.
TripBlogDec 27, 2019098
8 Things You Cannot Forget on an Unforgettable Trip to Valencia
8 things you cannot forget on an unforgettable trip to valencia Valencia is located in the eastern coast of Spain, and is the third largest city in the country. One of the greatest marks of the city is the coexistence of ancient structures and modern buildings. Flying or traveling by train, it takes 1 hour to arrive in the city, and 2-3 days is sufficient to explore the city.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190149
Football City? Beatles City? Liverpool Must Visit List
Albert Dock: Liverpool's Glorious Landmark Albert Dock is Liverpool's largest scenic spot, listed in the World Heritage List and it the most vibrant place in Liverpool. The dock is full of unique buildings and various characteristic museums, as well as some featured shops. The violent sea wind and the passing ships only remind the passengers of this port city's busyness and glory.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190161
The 10 Best Around The World to Travel in November
Chiang Mai Thailand’s rose of the north # The Loy Krathong Water Festival of Lights# takes place every November, and it is best to participate in this traditional festival in Chiang Mai.# Thousands gather together to light and release the sky lanterns, where Chiang Mai holds a grand skylight event, with sky lanterns lit in the night sky. The scene is very spectacular.
TripBlogDec 27, 20190159