Tiger Safari in India – What to Know About Ranthambore National Park

Going on a tiger safari in India is an experience that needs to be on every bucket list! 

There are around 3,000 wild tigers in India, which is the largest concentration of these big cats in the world. 

Seeing them in their natural environment is truly magical, and is a must for any North India itinerary. There are several national parks throughout India known for their high chances of spotting these elusive creatures.

So let’s dive into the article, and show you one of the best places to go on a tiger safari! 

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St. Regis Maldives Review – The Best Maldives Bungalows

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is an archipelago of about 1,200 islands that boasts beautiful turquoise waters, pristine sand, and swaying palm trees. It’s one of the most beautiful islands in Asia, and what makes these islands so great to visit is staying in a picturesque Maldives bungalow.

I was lucky enough to enjoy one of the best overwater bungalows in the Maldives during my stay at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort. This St. Regis Maldives review is filled with everything you need to know before booking your stay.

I cover everything from things to know before you go, things to do when you get there, and why you should stay in a gorgeous Maldives bungalow at the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in the first place!

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Traveling to Tibet Through Central China

Roads in Tibet

Traveling to Tibet through central China is a transformative experience; the journey itself is almost as interesting as actually visiting Tibet, an autonomous region within China.

I worked in China for about 8 years. This trip to Tibet was a team-building exercise with our local representatives in China. My partner and I were the only non-Chinese speaking Westerners.

There are many different roads and transportation options for traveling to Tibet. We opted for traveling to Tibet by private vehicle from Xining to Lhasa, a popular but very arduous route offered by many companies (so evaluate them before you pick one). A train line also exists as well.

Here is a peek into our experiences across central China to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.

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How to Travel From Hong Kong to Hanoi Overland Fast

2018 Update: We've been told via the comments that the bus we used may no longer be in operation or on limited days. Please keep this in mind when planning.

Direct travel from Hong Kong to Hanoi has been described as a headache for many travelers who have attempted the route without flying.  Why is this a headache you might ask?

Well, according to train travel site Seat61, the shortest possible itinerary that includes train travel takes just over two days, a few connecting cities (there is no Hong Kong to Hanoi train directly), and nearly $100 USD of funds consumed in the process just for transportation alone.

However, in my planning I found another method that could quite possibly be the worlds shortest duration in traveling between Hong Kong and Hanoi, requiring just 23 hours from door to door and a grand total of roughly $60 USD.

Train travel on this particular route siphons you through multiple different cities, typically being Hong Kong/Shenzhen to Guangzhuo, onward to Nanning, and then finally to the border and down to Hanoi.

The problem with this is that one or more of the routes is often done by night train and produces an extra day of travel and an increased cost.  However, there is one often overlooked option: a night bus.

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