Welcome to DreamTravel OnPoints!

I started DreamTravelOP to help people discover new destinations, find cheaper ways to get there and have a great experience traveling! You’ll find destination recommendations, reviews of hotels, airlines and things to see & do as well as tips to use points, miles, credit cards and deals to save you money. You can find a selection of posts to give … Continue reading

Best Western Hotels – what experience to expect!


Best Western is one of the largest hotel companies in the world with over 4,100 properties and one of the oldest, having started in 1946. It is a privately held company that allows the individual properties to stay independent, charges some of the lowest brand membership fees in the industry and some of the least stringent brand guidelines. The mix … Continue reading

Travel News: What does the Philippines pivot to China mean for tourism?

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China was the country with the most international departures world wide at over 84 Million, making Chinese travelers an ever-growing presence, especially in Asia. Now, that the Philippine government under President Duterte is making a “pivot” towards China, what will that mean for travel to the Philippines? The Department of Tourism is looking to grow the tourism industry in the … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday – Angry Elephant in Hwange National Park Zimbabwe, Africa



A picture says more than 1,000 words – and it is the most evident with wildlife photos: Nothing can capture the feeling of an angry elephant or a lion about to charge her prey like a photo.
Robin J. Dezember is the first guest photographer on Fantastic Foto Friday and his photography captures nature and wildlife in an amazing fashion, and his photo books are captivating.
This photo was taken in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe as part of a tour of Southern Africa – and if you have seen elephants in the wild, you’ll know how real this photo is!

If you want to see (and download) more of Robin’s photos, you can check them out on Robin’s Photography site – it’s worth the visit, you can have a virtual safari!
If you’d like to read more about the adventure that is Southern Africa, check out my trip report from Cape Town to Victoria Falls!