How to teach children to observe and respect the cultures you’re visiting.

Children take cues from their parents for most aspects of life. That applies to travel and behaviour in new situations, too. We can ensure our children become good travellers who respect the people whose countries they’re visiting by teaching them a few basic rules of travel. There are four tips, easily applied to any situation […]

Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up

Naypyidaw: Capital City Built from the Ground Up Myanmar is a land that’s been essentially cut off from the world for the better part of five decades. Over the past few years, much has been written about its first official steps into the 21st century as the military slowly (sloooowly) loosens control on media, politics, […]

Don’t waste your valuable time! – Albino Smiles, July 2014

Don’t waste your valuable time! Time management. Efficiency. Productivity. You might not realize it, but your holiday has begun the minute you contact Smiling Albino. Sure, some people like to “do it themselves” and piece together a trip based on information gleaned from old Internet blog postings or out-of-date travel guide books, but the most […]

Vietnam: North, South and the Middle

One of the obstacles with vacations is that they’re never as long as you want them to be – there’s always that one extra country you could have seen, that one province that was just a bit too far away, the last attraction that didn’t make your final cut. But one of the great things […]