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China Transit without visa (TWOV) official rules

Below is the official extract from TIMANTIC. This is the system run by IATA and used by airlines to check visa policy. (As of 15 Jan 2017) Check out our guides regarding the TWOV as well: China 24 Hour and 72 Hour Transit Visa TWOV China 144-hour and...

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10,800 yen Japan Explorer Pass or ANA Experience Japan Fare

Headed to Japan and looking for a cheap way to get Japanese domestic flights? As long as you don’t live in Japan, you’re eligible for a Japan Explorer Pass. Both of Japan’s airlines, ANA and JAL participate in this program, great! Here’s how to get it: Cost: one-way...

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Missed a delayed Southwest flight due to airline

This is an interesting story. I was traveling in the US from SLC to LAX on Southwest Airlines in January. Flight originally scheduled for 6:00pm, delayed notification on smartphone app showing departure at 6:40 pm. OK, so rather than sit at the airport and do nothing, I’ll arrive at...

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Hong Kong Visitor Visa Requirements: Do I need a visa?

Asking yourself, “Do I need a visa to enter Hong Kong?” The official government policy is cumbersome to view, we’ve simplified it for you. Simply look at the chart below and see if you are allowed visa-free entry. If not, refer to your local Hong Kong/China consulate or...

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TBEX North America: Good and bad of Huntsville 2017

TBEX North America 2017: Huntsville, Alabama just ended. It was my first time attending the travel blogger exchange conference and here’s my review and thoughts on the event. Location  I want to commend the Huntsville community and CVB for their hospitality and organization during the few days. Everything was...

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Short HKG Layover, Things to Do in Tung Chung

Do you only have a few hours and/or want to stay near Hong Kong Airport? HKG Airport is located on Lantau Island, roughly 36km from Central to the airport via road. Certainly far by Hong Kong standards. Luckily though, Lantau has a few attractions on offer for the quick...

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Review: Sleeep Capsule Hotel

I had the opportunity to check out Hong Kong’s newest capsule hotel, Sleeep. It’s located in a Tong Lau in Sheung Wan. While I didn’t stay overnight, I did get a tour. Location is great, nearby Central in Sheung Wan. It’s located off Queen’s Road Central, up a...