Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: March’s Q&A: The Phone Edition

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: March’s Q&A: The Phone Edition


March’s Q&A: The Phone Edition

Posted: 31 Mar 2013 01:04 PM PDT

Every month, I make a short video answering questions you submit via Facebook, Twitter, and the comment section in the previous month’s video post. This month I had a number of good questions but I decided to focus on one: what do you do about getting a phone overseas?

A lot of people asked about this so I decided to focus the video on just that one question instead of my normal lightning round Q&A.

Next month, I’ll answer all the questions I didn’t get to this month. If you have a question you want answered, leave it in the comments section below.

March’s Q&A: The Phone Edition is a post from: Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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Driving the Icefield Parkway: Part One (Banff National Park, Canada)

Posted: 30 Mar 2013 04:01 PM PDT

The 230 kilometres of Icefield Parkway curls its way along the spine of the Rockies. Connecting the tiny gem of Lake Louise with its famed chateau and glorious lakes and the ski town and national park of Jasper, the road teems with gushing waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas of craggy peaks and vividly coloured glacial lakes. Every bend seemingly unveils a stunning new view as the road connects...

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Armenian Street, Georgetown – Malaysia: itravelnet.com Travel Blog plus 1 more

Armenian Street, Georgetown – Malaysia: itravelnet.com Travel Blog plus 1 more

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Armenian Street, Georgetown – Malaysia

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 11:32 PM PDT

Armenian Street, Georgetown Penang - Malaysia

Lebuh Armenian (Armenian Street) Georgetown, Penang – Malaysia.

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Top 5 Las Vegas Clubs for April 2013

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 06:40 PM PDT

Get ready to rage in Las Vegas, because April 2013 has some of the hottest DJ lineups this year. With spring comes new life, and spring in Vegas is no exception. Spring in Sin City means more sins to add to that bucket list, and with all of the hottest DJs performing at the Las Vegas clubs this April, it won't be difficult to have Sin City live up to its name this spring. But you may ask, which Las Vegas nightclubs and day parties will be having the best parties and featuring the top DJs? Here are our top picks for Las Vegas Clubs and DJs in April 2013:

1. Wet Republic Ultra Pool at the MGM Grand Las Vegas: Starting Saturday March 30th, 2013, Wet Republic at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino kicks off its Vegas pool party season. We hope you've been working on those swimsuit bodies, because you've got to look hot to match the hottest DJs in Las Vegas. DJs this spring and summer at Wet Republic include Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Calvin Harris, Nervo, Tommy Trash, Hardwell and others. The Grand Opening for Wet Republic at the MGM Grand will take place on April 20th and April 21st to truly kick off the summer at, one of the best pool party Las vegas clubs. Here are our top picks for Wet Republic pool parties and DJs in April:

Calvin Harris on Sunday, April 7th and Saturday, April 27th
Tommy Trash and NERVO on Sunday, April 14th
Hardwell on Sunday, April 20th
deadmau5 on Sunday, April 21st
Steve Aoki on Sunday, April 28th

2. 1 OAK Las Vegas: 1 OAK, the relatively new Las Vegas nightclub at the Mirage, gives a NYC feel to a Las Vegas nightclub for a "One of a Kind" nightlife experience. You know what else is one of a kind at this nightclub? Each of the beautiful ladies that attend this new Vegas hotspot. Here are our top picks for Las Vegas nightlife at 1 OAK Las Vegas in April 2013:

Special Guest DJ Swizz Beatz on Friday, April 5th.
Major Lazer on Tuesday, April 9th

3. Haze Nightclub at Aria Las Vegas: Haze Nightclub at Aria Vegas

Nelly Hosting the Night for Industry Night at Haze on Thursday, April 4th
Mr. Mauricio Live DJ set on Friday, April 5th
House of Pain with T-Pain on Saturday, April 6th

4. Moon Nightclub at the Palms: Located within the Palms' Fantasy Tower above Nove Italiano, Moon is an exclusive Vegas club with spectacular views of the strip. But let's be real, we're going out to a Vegas nightclub to take in the views of the hotties, not the strip. Not to worry though, both views at Moon will light up the night in Vegas. Here are the top Moon Las Vegas club picks in April, 2013:

Kid Conrad at Moon for GBDC After Dark Tuesday, April 9th at the Palms
Exodus with Seany Mac for Moon Thursday, April 9th at the Palms Las Vegas.

5. Ghostbar Dayclub at the Palms: At fifty five floors above the Las Vegas Strip, Ghostbar Dayclub, commonly referred to as GBDC, is one of the hottest day parties offered by a Las Vegas club. This Vegas dayclub mixes a lounge feel with a quirky and playful atmosphere and an anything goes attitude…but not everything goes because Casino Boy already learned the hard way that clothes are required since there's no pool at this day party…pshhhh. But while there's no pool, there is a balcony and view of the strip that put this Las Vegas club near the top of the list for day parties in Las Vegas. Here are the top picks for Ghostbar Dayclub Las Vegas events this April:

Miguel Ortiz on Sunday, April 7th at GBDC
Kid Conrad, Sunday, April 14th and 28th at Ghostbar Dayclub Las Vegas
For the Ladies Wednesday with Betsey Johnson Intimates on Wednesday, April 17th
Mardona Drazpa on Sunday, April 21st at Ghostbar Dayclub Las Vegas

This article was written by Ariel Abbott, Editor of CheapoVegas.com.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper and Barely Surviving to Tell the Tale

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper and Barely Surviving to Tell the Tale


Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper and Barely Surviving to Tell the Tale

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 09:55 AM PDT

traveling alone doesn't mean you are aloneA few weeks ago, I was in Austin, Texas for the SXSW music festival. Since I was in town for over 10 days, I wanted to get away from the festival and explore Austin. I asked some of my local friends to give me a list of their Austin. I wanted something more than what I’d find online. One of the items on that list was Tears of Joy, a hot sauce shop located downtown. There I could buy some of the world’s hottest sauces (conveniently located in a coffin shaped shelf) and sample some of the sauces they make.

Now, I hate spicy food. Almost as much as I hate heights. While years of eating Thai food built up a mild tolerance for those spices, generally, I can’t handle spicy food. I never developed a taste for it. If I go out for Indian or Mexican, I get it as mild as possible.

But you only live once and I thought the image of me eating the Ghost Pepper would make a great video. The Ghost Pepper (Naga Bhut Jolokia) is considered the world’s hottest pepper with a Scoville heat rating of over one million.

On a bright sunny morning, I walked into the shop, got the hottest Ghost Pepper sauce they had as well as pure capsicum extract (i.e. death in bottle).

The results? Watch this video to see:

It took me all day to recover and I must have drank two gallons of milk. It was an interesting experience but now that I’ve survived that, hot sauce doesn’t seem so bad anymore. It’s like throwing someone in the deep end to teach them to swim. If I can survive pure extract, I can survive spicy Indian food.

The next time you visit Austin, check out Tears of Joy for some burn your mouth hot sauces. You can sample many varieties and they provide ample milk to wash it down. If you like spicy food, you haven’t lived until you tried a bottled labeled “keep away from children.”

Eating the World’s Hottest Pepper and Barely Surviving to Tell the Tale is a post from: Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

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Tips for Traveling on India’s Railways

Posted: 27 Mar 2013 02:21 PM PDT

guest post by Jamie King Indian railway networks are some of the largest in the world, with certain areas of track running for over 71,000 miles through 7,500 stations. As of December 2012, Indian railways carried over 25 million people every day, and nearly 9 billion on an annual basis. Most of these passengers were travelling from the suburbs to the cities; however, many of the trains that run...

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: How to Overcome Being Alone

Nomadic Matt's Travel Site: How to Overcome Being Alone


How to Overcome Being Alone

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:30 AM PDT

traveling alone doesn't mean you are aloneBefore I first went away in 2006, I had these expectations about travel. My trip was going to be a non-stop adventure filled with colorful and exciting people. I'd make friends everywhere. I'd be talking to strangers on buses. Locals would be inviting me out places. I'd be drinking a latte, strike up a conversation with my beautiful waitress and then the next thing I'd know we'd be at a wine bar with her teaching French. It was going to be just like those articles I'd read or movies I saw on travel.

Then I went overseas. There I was, on the road and alone.

At first, it was exciting. I could do whatever I wanted, when I wanted.

It’s fun, it’s cool, it’s adventurous but then that excitement wears away as you begin to crave human interaction and companionship.

Suddenly, you're alone in the bad way — and that's not what was supposed to happen.

But then you realize the only reason you are alone is because of fear.

I was a big introvert. It wasn't natural for me to just walk up to strangers and talk to them.

But that fear was keeping me back from living the dreams I had in my head. If I wanted to make them happen, I was going to have to MAKE them happen.

A lot of people wonder if traveling alone means they will always be alone? How will they make friends? Is it easy?

It’s a valid concern and, for us non-natural socialites, it’s a challenge.

But let me tell you: it's a lot easier than you think.

There are a lot of people traveling solo.

People just like you.

People looking for an adventure.

People who crave interactions with others.

And that other is you.

Because we all start off in the same boat – in a foreign country without any friends, looking for people to spend time with.

Once you realize that, you realize how simple and easy it is to make friends because everyone is just like you.

It took the introvert in me a while to learn that truth but once I did, I had no trouble meeting people.

Try starting small. Talk to the person in your dorm room. Say hello. Ask them about themselves. They will respond. It will be fine.

Do the same to other tavelers you see.

Look for that group leaving for the bar and ask, "Can I join you?"

Walk over to that pool table in the hostel and ask, "Who's next?" Guess what? You are!

I found it hard at first, but you either sink or swim on the road. My options were to be alone or to get over my fear, take the plunge, and talk to people. I choose the latter.

And on the occasions I was sinking instead of swimming, other travelers came up to me and said hello.

They made the first move so I didn't have to.

Why? Because they are looking to make friends too, and understand that if they don’t do something either, they too will be alone.

Travelers are a friendly bunch. We want to meet new people and make new friends.

And one of those friends is you.

You are never alone on the road. There are people everywhere who will be constantly talking to you and inviting you out.

Traveling alone doesn’t mean you will be alone.

Take it from this introvert, you’ll meet more people than you’ll know what to do with.

And you’ll realize that there was never any reason to worry in the first place.

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Photo of the Week: Spring Flowers and Bees

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 04:36 PM PDT

The wondrous time of spring…

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

City Rising (Toronto Timelapse): itravelnet.com Travel Blog

City Rising (Toronto Timelapse): itravelnet.com Travel Blog

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City Rising (Toronto Timelapse)

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 11:27 PM PDT