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Springtime fun at Bangkok Prep’s Spring Fair

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his year, Bangkok Prep’s annual Spring Fair turns 10!

Bangkok Prep’s Spring Fair is arguably one of the most attended family fair in the heart of Sukhumvit Road.

For the past 10 years, over 700 adults and children have been attending this annual fair, featuring a host of attractions such as the ferris wheel, amusement rides, games, activities, shopping lane, international food stalls and performances from the students of Bangkok Prep.

Bangkok Prep’s Spring Fair is open to the whole community – so grab your family, friends, and neighbours for an exciting day of non-stop food, fun and friendship.

Details

Event: Bangkok Prep’s Spring Fair
Date: Saturday February 7th 2015
Time: 2pm – 7pm
Location: Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School, Sukhumvit Soi 53. Bangkok Prep is adjacent to Thonglor BTS station (Exit 1) – school entrance is 30 metres along Soi 53. Please note that parking is limited.
Entrance Fee: Free Admission

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Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent Bangkok Airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest and most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

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Magic Art Museum Bangkok

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Location : Bangkok

Open Daily : 10.30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.

(Children under the age of 3 free of Charge and not over 120 c.m)

Engage yourself with our Modern art 3D Exhibition and allow yourself to interact with the super special illusions.

Thai Culture Zone :Prepare to blow your mind to the beyond and unlimited Inspiration of an amazing Thai Culture, Tradition and Heritage. You will experienced “Thai Way of Life” and visit part of “Thailand Tourist Attractions” though our creations with a smile.

Thai Horror Zone: The famous of “Thai Haunting” stories. Intense feeling fear, trembling, insanity with the unexpected Terrors. Entertainment behinds the Unique of Thai Ghosts. No Doubt! To be a zone that you will fall in love with.

Fun Zone : An introduction of the creativity, influence by amusement. Innovation within enjoyment that’s allowed you to be out of the box with unlimited fun.

Photo Land: Open a whole new world with the endless imagination from our miniature “Wide Ocean and Giant Pirate Ship” theme design.

Thai Toys Museum Zone: Manifest the Kingdom of Thai Toy Collections museum. You will enjoy step back in times with our “Thai Traditional Game and Play”. With a pleasure to a simplicity of “Thai Way of Life”.

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Flying Squirrels Zipline and Adventure

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New! Zipline Adventure Chiang Mai Thailand

Why Flying Squirrels?
Flying Squirrels, Zipline Adventure Chiang Mai Thailand is a truly fun adventure experience that YOU would have wanted to create! Engineered and built by a group of fun-loving experts, we have pioneered a one-of-a-kind attraction. With a combination of ziplines and our exclusive obstacle course built high in the treetops, we will take you on a journey of invigorating fun and exhilarating excitement. After all, where else can you bike high in the sky or slide down the trunk of massive ancient trees? And did we mention flying high above the canopy?! Flying Squirrels is an adventure like no other for ALL ages…

Zipline Canopy Tour Package
Just beyond the ancient city of Chiang Mai the plateau rises gently to greet rolling hills and an expanse of Evergreen Forests (technically speaking there are no rainforests in Thailand) that majestically paint the mountains behind a seemingly endless sky.

There, more than 1,000 meters above sea level perched atop a charming hilltop, lies the sleepy village of Pong Krai, home to the Flying Squirrels, Zinlining Chiang Mai.

Tour Description:
The flight will take approximately two and a half hours and will involve some easy to moderate physical activity. Two highly trained Flight Officers will guide each flight. You can create your own group (ideal for corporate team building exercises!) or simply join a group and get to know friendly people from around the world. Your flight will begin with an informative yet thorough briefing. Then, your flight will take off from “The Launch Pad”. HAPPY FLYING!

Time Duration : Approximately 5 Hours
- 1 hour from the hotel to Flying Squirrels
- 3 hours for being on the tree tops and activities
- 1 hour transfer back from Flying Squirrels to the hotel

What to bring:
Sunscreen, bug repellent, closed-toe shoes (please, NO flip-flops!)
Cameras with straps
Pants or long shorts (just above the knee). Loose clothing is highly recommended!
Your high spirit! YES, most importantly, bring your desire to soar and glide high above the wondrous ancient forest that awaits you at Flying Squirrels!

Restrictions and Requirements:
20 Kg minimum weight required while a body weight of 110 Kg. is the maximum.
Not recommended for people with heart, back, hip or knee problems or pregnant women.

Tour include
- Air – con VIP van pick-ups and drop – offs.
- A traditional Thai Buffet with the nice view of the mountain.
- Full Insurance Free
- T- Shirt by Flying squirrels
- Up too 3 hrs. ( depending on the size of the group ) of real hands – on Adventure brimming with fun and excitement!

Tour not include
-Soft drinks
-Tipping

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Baiyoke Crystal Grill Restaurant at Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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Please Note : This product is not available on SongKarn Day 13 April 2015

 

Location : Baiyoke Sky Hotel
Tour Type : Admission fee Available 05.30 pm-11.00 pm, Daily  Weekday Operating Hours:Daily
Duration of Tour : Buffet Dinner 01.45 hrs.

 

Overview This voucher is for ” Grilled & Seafood Buffet Restaurant with Grilled & Seafood Buffet  at Baiyoke Sky Hotel on 82th floor” including “Observation Deck” on 77th floor and “Sky Walk Revolving Roof Deck” on 84th floor.

The Crystal Grill serves the long array of superb grilled & international buffet culinary with the best panoramic view of the capital through the full height of 5-meter glass wall.

 

SAMPLE OF MENU

- Chinese fried shrimp salad           – Briased beef red wine sauce                     – Steamed river prawn                   – Oyster + NZ. Mussel with condiment  

- Seafood torpidor                           – Steamed crab whole – Shrimp cocktail      – Dory fish with butter sauce          – Spicy seafood soup – Easiest

- ever seafood risotto                      – Stuffed chicken with bacon                        – etc.  

 

 **The Hotel has reserved the right to change the menu without advance notice

 

Remark :

  • Rates not applicable for festive days ;

Mother day 12 Aug, Loy Kratong, Father Day 5 Dec, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year Eve, Valentine Day 14 Feb and Songkran Day 13 April.

  • Those rates are applicable for foreign tourists only.
  • 1 Ticket include 1 bottle of drinking water.

 

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Flyboard in Pattaya

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Flyboard device is a flying water board, which can give you unforgettable feelings of freedom and adrenaline rush both in the air and in the water. It allows you to fly over the water surface at a height up to 15 meters, hovering like a bird and diving like a dolphin, and feeling like a Superman! This is an incredible experience that will stay with you for life!

Flyboard requires no special skills, unlike other extreme activities. Its principle of work is very simple, all your movements are carried out at an intuitive level as during some usual walking, thus leaving the flyboard water supply control to our professional coach, who is on the jet ski. As early as the 2nd-3rd minute of training, you will be able to enjoy the flight!

Open daily from 8:00 till 18:00.

Included

·       Free Two-Way Transfer (take about 20 min from centre)

·       Detailed Instructions

·       Bottle of water

·       20-Minute Usage of Flyboard (5min training and 15 flight)

·       Travel Insurance


For additional price

·       Photographing (free if order a video)

·       Dynamic Camera Shooting on GoPro (additional service) 950thb (30$)


Entertainment area:

Darts

Billiards

Balcony for viewers and photography

Music

Free Wi-Fi

Fresh clean water

Team flyboarders

Safety:

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3 days 2 nights RIVER KWAI Discovery

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RIVER KWAI Discovery 3 days 2 nights (min. 2 persons) / From THB 10,150 net per person Valid: today – 31 October 2015

Highlight: Thailand–Burma Railway Centre, War Cemetery, River Kwai Bridge, Hellfire Pass Memorial, Mon Dance, Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park, Lawa Cave, Mon Tribal Village & Temple, Death Railway Train and Stay at River Kwai Jungle Rafts

 

 Day 1

06.00 – 06.30 Pick up from major hotel in Bangkok downtown area. Depart to Kanchanaburi province (128 km. to the west of Bangkok)
09.00

Arrive Kanchanaburi province Visit Thailand–Burma Railway Centre an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. The fully air–conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience Visit Allied War Cemetery which is memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death

12.00 Take a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to River Kwai Jungle Rafts. Check–in and have Lunch upon arrival.
14.45 Take a long–tailed boat downstream to Resotel Pier and continue on road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. Then return to the rafts
19.00 Dinner followed by a 45–minute presentation of traditional Mon Dance and overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

 

 Day 2

07.00 Breakfast
08.30

Take a long-tailed boat upstream to visit Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park. Return for Lunch at River Kwai Jungle Rafts

13.00 Visit Lawa Cave, explore the fascinating stalactite Afternoon at own leisure(Optional: Canoeing or Bamboo Rafting as additional expenses)
19.00 Dinner and overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

 

Day 3

07.00 Breakfast
08.30

Check-out

11.40 Lunch at local restaurant.
13.00 Take a historic ride on Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs
14.30 Journey back to Bangkok.
18.00 Arrive at Bangkok and transfer to hotels.

 

Inclusions
• 2 night accommodation at River Kwai Jungle Rafts 
• 7 meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch, dinner, breakfast, lunch)
• English-speaking guide
• Joined Transportation
• Admission Fee to all places indicated in the program
• Insurance

 

Exclusions
• Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
• Other meals not mentioned in the program
• Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips

 

Remark
• Deviations of the tours program or time given in the program may sometimes necessary, depending on traffic condition and any uncontrollable circumstances.
• Any rejection of meals or tour program is non-refundable.

 

Important note:
Our schedule is meant to arrive Bangkok around 06.00 PM, however, under some unpredictable traffic circumstances; we could take somewhat longer hours to get back BKK. Thus, please kindly aware of this situation when planning your trip

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Hill tribe day trek I

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(Operates 08:30 – 17:00 Daily)

Your hill tribe trekking begins at 8:30am. Our truck will be transporting you from town to the starting area. Start your trek on foot to Akha village, and enjoy your lunch at a scenic spot. Then continue your trek to Huay Mae Sai waterfall, visit Lahu villages. You will return to town by local bus. (L)

Services included in the price :
Tours and transfers by air-conditioned minibus. Pick up and Return at Chiang Rai town
Non air-conditioned transportation will be used in remote areas.
Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
English-speaking guide during tour and transfer
Services not included in the price :
Drinks & meals not mentioned in the above itinerary.
Tips for guide & drivers.
Personal expenses

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Regular Price:
฿3,900.00

Special Price:
฿3,705.00


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Everything You Need to Know About Using Smartphones When You Travel

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Smartphone photo of a sunset taken overseas

On the first Tuesday of each month, Dave Dean from Too Many Adapters gives us tips and advice on travel tech and gear. He is our resident expert, trying out new products and seeing what works so you end up with gear that doesn’t break and a laptop not filled with viruses! This month’s column is about how to pick the best phone for when you travel.

As a travel tech writer, I get asked about using smartphones when we travel. The minute we head overseas with our phones, we’re hit with a confusing mess of technical jargon, expensive roaming agreements, conflicting advice and non-working gear. Trying to discuss the nuances of GSM frequency bands or iPhone unlock codes with a mobile vendor in a dusty Cambodian town isn’t my idea of fun, and I doubt it’s yours either.

Since we all want our smartphone to work when we travel, I’ve put together this guide covering everything you need to know to get your smartphone working, one way or another, when you’re on the road. It’s detailed, but hopefully not too complicated, and should save you money, time and plenty of frustration.

Will My Phone Work Overseas?

The first thing to check is whether your phone will physically work overseas. Different countries and cell companies use different technologies and frequencies, and your phone needs to be compatible with them to work. The most common cellular technology is GSM, and it’s widely used throughout much of the world. CDMA is less common, but it is used by Verizon and Sprint in the US, and a few carriers elsewhere – if your phone only supports CDMA, it’s highly unlikely to work internationally.

Even if you do have a GSM phone, though, you still need to make sure it supports the frequencies used in your destinations. For the ability to send and receive calls, texts and 3G data in most of the world, look for the words “quad band”, or the specific bands 850/900/1800/1900 MHz in the specifications. If your phone supports all four, you won’t have many issues while travelling. This page lists the exact GSM frequency details for pretty much every country.

But, don’t fret, as phones are built these days to work in multiple countries so there’s a 99% chance your phone will work overseas.

Once you’ve got that figured out, it’s on to the next hurdle: unlocking.

What’s an unlocked phone and why should I care?

Man walking and using his smartphone in NYC subway tunnel
When it comes to travel, you’ll hear a lot of talk about unlocked phones, which isn’t much use if you don’t know what they are and whether you have one.

If you got a free or discounted smartphone by signing up for a service contract, there’s a chance it’s network locked (this is especially true for Americans). This means your phone company prevents your phone from being used on anything other than its own network. In a particularly shady move, some companies in the US even lock phones that you paid full price for unless you specifically bought the unlocked version.

With a locked phone, you’re stuck with paying your cell company’s roaming rates from the minute you land in your destination until you arrive back home.

Locked phones are common if you’re from the US, Australia and New Zealand, less so in Europe and Asia where paying the full price for unlocked devices is typical. If you’re not sure if your phone is unlocked, ask your cell company.

An unlocked phone is a phone that you can use anywhere in the world. You can replace the SIM card as you travel the world and put local SIM cards in as you go.

Is roaming really that bad?

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Yes, almost always. Your existing cellular plan doesn’t usually apply overseas, and you’ll typically be charged much higher rates every time you make a call, send a text or use cellular data. Not every company is out to gouge their customers, but stories of people returning home to a bill of several thousand dollars after a short international trip are far from unusual.

There are a couple of rare exceptions – T-Mobile in the US includes free SMS and (slow) data in 120+ countries as part of its Simple plan, and Three in the UK extends your calls, text and data package to 16+ other countries. If you’re not with carriers like these, roaming is an option best left for those with corporate expense accounts as even the “special” international packages are expensive and a poor value.

How do I unlock my phone?

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The good news is that it’s often possible to get your phone unlocked; the bad news is that it’s not always simple or cheap.

The first step is always to ask your cell company. Policies vary widely but cell companies in the US are at least legally required to unlock prepaid phones after a year, and contract phones after they’ve been paid off. This page has a good breakdown of the policies in several different countries, but even if you’re not officially eligible, it’s always worth asking.

If your carrier refuses to unlock your phone, you can always try to find the appropriate unlocking code yourself. Companies like Unlock Base sell such codes for a few dollars. They aren’t guaranteed to work for every device, but the company says it’ll return your money if there’s a problem.

The best way is to go to independent phone stores and specialized unlocking places and have someone unlock your phone for you. You can find unlock stores all around the world (especially in Southeast Asia).

My phone is unlocked. Now what?

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Once you have an unlocked phone, you simply buy a local SIM card in your destination. The price, approach and difficulty varies a lot, but you’ll typically end up paying between $10 and $50/month for a useful amount of calls, texts and data. Daily and weekly plans are sometimes available if you’re in a country for a shorter period.

This is an inexpensive way to stay connected with phone and data service while you travel. The downside is that you’ll have to change SIM cards every time you change countries so you end up carrying a stack of SIM cards around the world with you (though I like being reminded of all the places I’ve been!).

What if my phone won’t work, or I can’t unlock it?

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If your phone isn’t going to work overseas, or you can’t get it unlocked, you still have a few options:

  • Only use Wi-Fi - Your smartphone will still connect over WiFi just fine, so replace calling with Skype or Google Voice, SMS with WhatsApp, and download a bunch of offline travel apps to use when you’re away from a signal. You’ll be surprised how well that approach can work, and not getting notifications all the time is quite refreshing.
  • Buy a budget smartphone – While there’s a lot of junk at the bottom of the smartphone range, there are a few decent phones for travelers under $200. My current favorite is the Motorola Moto G – you’ll want to buy a microSD card for some extra storage, but other than that it’s a reasonably speedy smartphone, with a battery that lasts all day and a 5” screen you actually want to use. Tip: grab the “Global” version for maximum compatibility overseas. You’ll still need to buy local SIM cards to put in it.
  • Rent a phone - You can rent phones at airports and from various companies before you leave home, but I’d only consider it for a short trip to a specific country where my usual phone didn’t work. For anything other than that, it’s cheaper just to buy a new one.
  • Rent or buy a portable hotspot – Portable hotspots are small gadgets that create a wireless network and share a cellular data connection over it – you can typically connect 5 or 10 devices to the network you create. You can rent one for short trips at an inflated daily or weekly rate, or you can buy an unlocked hotspot and stick a local SIM card in it, just as if it was a phone. Your smartphone will treat this like any other WiFi network.
  • Use a tablet with cell capabilities - If you already own a 3G/4G tablet, there’s a chance it was unlocked when you bought it. If so, you can use this when you travel instead of a phone – just buy a data-only SIM locally, and use Skype and WhatsApp for your phone and SMS requirements. You can also use the tablet as a hotspot, to share the connection among your other devices.
  • Buy a disposable phone - If you’re in a country for a while and all you need are calls, texts and maybe some light web browsing, just buy the cheapest prepay phone you can find at the local mobile store. Sure, it’ll probably be complete rubbish, but you can often pick these phones up with a bit of credit for next to nothing and they’ll do the job for a while. The upside? You really won’t care if you drop it in the hostel toilet. If it does survive the length of your trip, just pass it onto to somebody else when you leave.

Tips for using your phone overseas

As you can tell, getting your smartphone working overseas without coming home to a huge bill isn’t always a straightforward task. You need to do some leg work – at a minimum, you need to know where you’re planning to go, the exact specifications of your phone and the details of any contract you have for it. Expect to spend some time talking to your cell company, no matter how painful it’s likely to be. Sorry about that.

With a bit of time, money and effort up front, though, you’ll know exactly what options you’ve got when you’re on the road, and can prepare for most eventualities. Do your research, avoid the rip-offs, have the right gear with you, and you’ll still be able to have an affordable, connected trip with smartphone in hand.

Dave runs Too Many Adapters, a site devoted to technology for travellers. A geek as long as he can remember, he worked in IT for fifteen years. Now based out of a backpack long term, Dave writes about travel and tech from anywhere with half-decent Internet and a great view.  You can also find him talking about the life of a long-term traveller at What’s Dave Doing?

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My 2015 Group Tours: Two Trips to Europe!

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At the end of 2013, I started leading group trips. I’ve done four so far and have really enjoyed them. I like meeting readers, exposing others to my travel style and taking them around to some of my favorite places in Europe. I want others to fall in love with the places that made me love travel so much.

This year I’ll be offering two short tours in the fall: one to Paris and Amsterdam and one to Prague and Vienna. (You can find the details below.)

If you’re looking to travel with like-minded people, this tour is for you. People on my tours become fast friends and remain in touch long after the tour ends. I know touring may not be the normal topic on the blog, but if you are looking to travel for the first time, or are an experienced traveler and looking to travel with someone who knows these destinations well, my tours are for you. I run small groups so we can have an intimate and friendly environment.

I will take you to all the best sights, restaurants, bars, and off-the-beaten-track sights in each destination. I’ve spent considerable time in each location and know places you won’t find in any guidebook. It’s true that these tours are more expensive than traveling solo, but you’ll get way more value out of these tours than you would if you tried to do this alone.

So come to Europe with me, meet some wonderful people, see amazing sights, eat delicious food, and have a lot of fun!

Below you’ll find more information about the two tours and how to book them:

Nomadic Matt’s Prague and Vienna tour

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Length: 9 days
Number of people: up to 12
Dates: September 5th to September 13th, 2015

Day 1 – Prague

  • Arrival day
  • Welcome meeting and dinner

Day 2 – Prague

  • Historical walking tour of the city (led by me)
  • Visit to the Prague castle (admission included)
  • Optional group dinner

Day 3 – Prague

  • Half-day trip to the famous Bone Church in Kutná Hora
  • Explore Prague on your own
  • Optional group dinner

Day 4 – Prague

  • Free day to explore one of the most beautiful cities in the world
  • Optional group dinner

Day 5 – Vienna

  • Train to Vienna
  • Group dinner for traditional Vienna schnitzel

Day 6 – Vienna

  • Historical walking tour of Vienna
  • Optional group dinner

Day 7 – Vienna

  • Free time to explore the city
  • Optional group dinner

Day 8 – Vienna

  • Bike trip into the countryside to see the vineyards
  • Final group dinner

Day 9 – Vienna

  • Departure day! (Though I’ll be around all day to hang out!)

Price: $1,350

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Nomadic Matt’s Paris and Amsterdam Tour

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Length: 9 days
Number of people: up to 12
Dates: October 3rd to October 11th, 2015

Day 1 – Paris

  • Arrive in Paris
  • Welcome meeting and dinner

Day 2 – Paris

  • Historic walking tour through Paris
  • Free afternoon to see the city’s museums
  • Optional group dinner

Day 3 – Paris

  • Day trip to the Palace of Versailles (with a guided tour)
  • Optional group dinner

Day 4 – Paris

  • Morning food tour of the Paris markets
  • Afternoon free time to explore Paris
  • Evening show at a cabaret
  • Optional group dinner

Day 5 – Paris

  • Explore Paris on your own (Optional visit to the Catacombs of Paris and Père Lachaise Cemetery with me!)
  • Optional group dinner

Day 6 – Amsterdam

  • Morning train to Amsterdam
  • Historic walking tour of the city
  • Free time to explore
  • Optional group dinner

Day 7 – Amsterdam

  • Breakfast at my favorite Dutch pancakes place
  • Canal tour though the city
  • Optional group dinner

Day 8 – Amsterdam

  • Free day to explore Amsterdam
  • Final Group dinner

Day 9 – Amsterdam

  • Departure day! (Though I’ll be around all day to hang out!)

Price: $1,550

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What’s included in all the tours?

  • All accommodations
  • Listed activities
  • Guided walking tours
  • Inter-city transportation
  • Local city transportation when traveling as a group
  • Group meals listed above
  • For the Paris/Amsterdam tour, a Paris Museum Pass

What’s not included in all tours?

  • International airfare
  • Applicable visa fees
  • Food outside that listed above
  • Alcohol
  • Souvenirs
  • Anything not listed

NOTE: As the months go on, I’ll be working with various local operators and vendors to fill even more activities!

F.A.Q.

Can I do a payment plan and pay in installments?
Yes, you can! We can work out something specific to your needs. Just send me an e-mail at matt@nomadicmatt.com and we can talk. I can be flexible.

These tours seem to cost a lot. Why this price?
These aren’t backpacking trips, and tours always cost more than traveling solo. I make a big effort to pack a lot of activities and meals into these tours — I’ll take you to my favorite sights, restaurants, and bars, thus the price. If you want to do it cheaper, doing it solo is the way to go. If you want to do it with me, I think the tours offer great value for your money. You get a lot of bang for your buck!

What kind of rooms are we staying in?
We will be staying in dorm rooms – males in one room, females in another. If you are traveling as a couple, you can get a private room together. Moreover, the hostels we are staying in will all have elevators.

What if I want a single room?
If you want your own room, that’s possible, but you’ll need to pay extra. Costs will vary depending on what you specifically want. Please contact me.

Is international airfare provided?
No, you’ll be responsible for your own airfare to and from the tour.

Will I need travel insurance?
Yes, all guests will be required to have travel insurance for the duration of the trip. I’ll be asking for proof before departure. If you don’t have it, you won’t be able to come.

Is there an age requirement?
You must be 18 years or older.

Will I need to fill out any release forms? 
Yes, you’ll also be required to fill out and sign a liability waiver releasing me and Nomadic Matt Tours from any and all liability related to the tour.

What if I change my mind? What is your refund policy?
I’ll cry but understand. Plans change. The refund policy is as follows: if you cancel 90 days before departure, you’ll get 100% of your money back. If you cancel between 90-60 days before departure, a 50% refund. If you cancel within 60-30 days of departure, a 25% refund. Cancelation within 30 days results in a 0% refund.

Will I have any time to myself?
Of course! I hate tours that book every minute of your day. While we will be busy, there will also be plenty of time for you to explore on your own! Travel is about adventure and discovery and I push those on my tours to go out and explore on their own!

What about visas?
If you require a visa to enter Europe, you’ll need to get that in advance at your own cost.

How many spots can I buy at once?
Reservations on the tour are limited to a maximum of 2 per person to ensure everyone gets a chance to go!

I still have questions. Can I contact you?
Of course! My e-mail is matt@nomadicmatt.com

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What Makes a Nomad a Nomad?

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Nomadic backpacker out exploring the world
What makes a nomad a nomad? Or a backpacker a backpacker? How do you define a budget traveler?

Am I a nomad because I move around a lot or did I give up the rights to call myself that when I got an apartment? Am I a luxury traveler because I stay in a hotels or a budget one because I use points to stay in them for free?

I was faced with these questions last month when asked how it felt to no longer be a nomad. I responded by saying I didn’t feel any different nor did I think the label had any special meaning. Once a traveler, always a traveler!

There are a lot of names for people who travel the world – backpackers, nomads, vagabonds, tourists, explorers, travelers.

Labels are everywhere but seem especially prevalent among travelers seeking to differentiate their style of travel. For many travelers, these labels make them feel superior over another.

Andrew Zimmerman from Bizarre Foods once said “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you. Those are the keys to understanding this amazing world we live in.”

This quote is symbolic of the mindset that travelers are better at exploring the world than tourists. They dig deep into the culture, drink it up, and get to know a place whereas a tourist takes pictures and claims to have “done Paris.”

But that mindset is elitist travel crap.

We are all tourists.

Out on the road, backpackers love to talk about how authentic their travels are and how inauthentic tourists are. “Look at those tourists over there,” they say. They scoff at others who travel too quickly or to places they deem not off-the-beaten-path enough. And they do so from hostels while eating hamburgers and drinking beers with other travelers. An irony often lost on them.

The only way to really get to know a place deeply is to live there. If you want to live like a local, find an apartment, get a job, commute to work, and do the same things you did back home.

We are all merely passing through a culture, getting a small taste of it before moving on to the next place. Even if we stay weeks or months, we’re just grazing the surface. In reality, we are all really just tourists.

Or travelers.

Or nomads.

Call yourself whatever you want – it’s all the same.

Let’s take budget travel as an example. Who defines what a budget traveler is? Though some places are more expensive than others, my average daily budget for travel is $50 per day. Sometimes I spend more, most of the time I spend less. However, to some that’s not cheap enough.

“You spent $50 a day in London? Well, I spent $30!”

“Ha, I only spent $5 dumpster diving and squatting in homes.”

There is a one-upmanship on the road about who can be a cheaper traveler, especially among backpackers. Everyone is trying to race to the bottom thinking it makes them a better traveler. But no matter how much you spend – or don’t spend – we’re all trying to do the same thing: see the world.

Don’t label anyone and don’t let anyone label you.

Your trip is your own.

Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about how you travel, where you go, or the direction you take – dumpster dive, take a cruise, be a tourist, be a traveler, take tours.

We are all tourists. We are all travelers. What we are all doing is more important than what we call ourselves.

Let’s stop labeling each other.

Because it doesn’t matter.

There is a smug superiority among travelers when they use labels. The words convey the hidden message: “I’m a better traveler than you are.”

Sure, you haven’t yet hiked Kilimanjaro, sailed in the Amazon, or traveled across Central Asia — but you might one day. Or you might not. It doesn’t matter. It’s your trip – go at your own pace, do your own thing.

I don’t care where or how you travel so long as you go, see something new, and expand your horizon. Sitting at a resort isn’t my cup of tea, but if you like it, you’re no more or less a traveler than I am.

I call myself a nomad because I like the word (and how it combines with my name). But in the end, it’s a meaningless label.

The next time someone tries to define you, just tell them, “No travel labels, please. We’re all the same! Let’s just enjoy the fact that we are simply people on the road.”

No more, no less.

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