Travel essentials giveaway updates

Thanks to everyone who already submitted their entries! It was a delight looking through the form and seeing that you guys got the answers correctly! There are some misses too, but it was offset by the correct answers on the bonus questions!

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Just to remind you, the answers to the questions can and MUST be found in Justwandering.org and in the Just Wandering Facebook Page. Don’t just pick the answers off Google! (Though Google does play a big part in looking for the correct answers.)
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To guidebook or not?

When I started planning for my first solo trip, I turned my nose up at guidebooks. Why bother paying for information that I can easily get online?

Southeast Asia on a Shoestring
Three generations of Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on a Shoestring guide

Though I refused to shell out Php 1,000 for a Lonely Planet Thailand, I ended up buying an AAA Spiral Thailand and a Traveler’s Companion Thailand that ended up costing me as much (maybe even more) than the LP guidebook. In the course of preparing for the trip, I came to the conclusion that toting a guidebook means you have information within reach — no need to go online to find out where to eat. It was Lonely Planet’s size (and the tag price) that turned me off from buying it. I wouldn’t want to be toting a heavy book around. That’s how I ended up shelling with the spiral guide; it’s small and light enough that it doesn’t add any significant weight to my bag.
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The magic continues at the Disneyland Hotel

There are two hotels in the Disneyland Resort: Disneyland Hollywood Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel. The first features an art deco architecture (with a not-so-hidden Mickey here and there) and has 1920′s feel. The Disneyland Hotel on the otherhand, is a Victorian splendor inside and out. The warm tones of the interior is matched by the warm reception of the staff that welcomes you to the hotel.

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Disneyland Hotel

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Just Wandering’s Travel Essentials Giveaway

Five years ago, I made up my mind to stop talking about wanting to travel and actually travel. That decision proved to be a pivotal moment in my life: from January 2006 to December 2010, I have traveled farther and traveled a lot more than I ever thought I would.

Along with researching about my destinations, I have read up on travel gears and gadgets I am supposed to have in my backpack at all times. Over the years, I’ve learned which works for me and my travel style, owing to years of trying out recommended products by other travelers.

To celebrate the start of another year of travel, Just Wandering is giving away this basket of travel goodies:

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Experiencing the Disney magic at Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland, a place usually associated with kids, is also a place for adults who grew up with Disney cartoons. It’s hard to resist the Disney magic that you feel as soon as you step unto the resort grounds.

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Tohru excited to explore Disneyland

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