Travelling has evolved a lot since our adolescent days. Visiting touristy attractions were possibly the main agenda back then, but most of us now are no longer satisfied with the mere act of ticking off these iconic sightseeing places.
Instead, an increasing number of travellers are craving for an authentic local experience and immersing themselves in the lives of natives.
Perhaps the need to “escape” is no longer present for we now feel the need to educate ourselves with foreign cultural experiences – which really isn’t a bad thing. From living in a local town, partaking in cooking classes, sampling street food to walking whenever possible, here are 13 ways to live like a local while one is on a vacation.
Needless to say, food is so integrated in our daily lives that it is possibly the most talked about topic in town. Over here in Singapore, nobody asks how you have been. Instead, they greet you by asking if you have already eaten. Which is why there is no surprise that most of these self-professed foodies prefer going on a food-centric holiday. We too are guilty of this trend.
From learning about a different culture, gaining new knowledge and/or skills to meeting likeminded travellers, here are 8 Reasons Why A Food-Centric Holiday Is More Fun.
The perks of having locals take you around their city are aplenty, especially when our travel itinerary is no longer confined to what the media covers and what the guidebooks mention. We are lucky that our born-and-bred Malaysian friends have very kindly taken us around their UNESCO World Heritage-listed hometown, Penang
Similar to most Southeast Asians, Malaysians’ way of greeting revolves around the question of “have you eaten yet”. Needless to say, food is a way of life here—something that Singaporeans can resonate with. Penang’s street food has been ranked as world-class and we wholeheartedly agree. We had the best plate of char kway teow at Penang and there is no turning back.
From Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng to Pitt Street Koay Teow Thng, here are five local dining destinations—Penangite natives frequent—you should eat at the next time you visit Penang.
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States of America and is interestingly home to the only river in the world that flows backwards. The Windy City is famous for inventing the very first Ferris Wheel, gorgeous skyline, Chicago-style deep-dish pizza and much more.
From historically rich Art Institute of Chicago to the visually striking masterpiece Cloud Gate, here are 6 Must-Visit Attractions in Chicago that you must include in your itinerary.
According to Metro newspaper, The Big Apple is home to over a hundred museums. However, most travellers to New York City clearly do not have the luxury of time to cover all these places. If you are after a spectacular world-class experience, then you are on the right track.
From American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art to Whitney Museum Of American Art, here are the 7 Best Museums In New York City for all you art and history junkies. Most admissions require tickets, but the experience will make it worthwhile!
While planning a trip to Melbourne, most holidaymakers seem to forget about one important issue: Airport transfer. For those who have never visited Melbourne before, here is something you need to know—there are no trains located at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, hence getting to the city centre is not as simple for first-timers to the world’s most liveable city.
There are several modes of airport transfers available, but one should always consider a number of factors—such as budget, flight timing and the number of travellers with you etc— before picking your ideal mode of airport transfer. From renting a car, taking a taxi to using sky bus, here are 6 Ways To Get From Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport To The City.
We do not blame you if the word ‘glamping’ sounds foreign to you. After all, the terminology is considered an informal word and is basically a merge of the following words, ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’. Today, travellers can embark on glamorous-camping vacations, where their lodging boasts semi-luxurious facilities that one will not get when camping traditionally.
The perks of glamping are aplenty. For instance, holidaymakers can enjoy the tranquil ambience of a jaw-dropping scenic landscape in a remote island, but without compromising on the comforts and amenities of a high end resort.
Here are 10 Best Glamping Spots in Southeast Asia.
Coined as the Las Vegas of Asia, Macau is a municipality of China and one of Portugal’s last colonies. While Macau might be famous for their extravagant casinos, do make it a point to venture beyond the city center’s luxurious hotels.
Take a walk along Macau’s vibrant cobblestone streets and you will discover a wide variety of delectable dishes. These tasty street foods are mostly influenced by the Chinese and Portuguese cuisines. The number of vendors is exhaustive and is admittedly overwhelming, especially for first-timers to Macau.
Dive straight for Macau’s famous classic Pork Chop Buns if you have no additional time and stomach capacity to spare. This delightful street snack is similar to the Western hamburger but with a unique Macanese twist.