Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and competes friendly but fiercely with Sydney. While Sydney was love at first sight with its beautiful setting on the harbor and the iconic Opera House and bridge, Melbourne has been growing on me from one visit to the next. It’s cosmopolitan, fun, foody and artsy – without some of the attitude … Continue reading →
George Town on Penang Island is one of my favorite cities in Malaysia: The colorful, multi-culturual city offers impressive cultural sights like Kek Lok Si Temple above, historic buildings like Town Hall and Fort Cornwallis from colonial times and the food & fun of the Old Town with lots of character. Add in the sandy beaches elsewhere on the island, and you have a complete vacation just a short flight from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore!
Manila is my current home town and I have discovered more and more about it – from the colonial architecture and beautiful churches to the modern skyline, from busy streets to quiet parks! And from bright sunny days to romantic sunsets – there is a lot to like about Manila!
Plaza Premium operates 140+ lounges worldwide, many of them available via the PriorityPass Lounge membership I have courtesy off my Citibank Prestige Card, so I was excited to see one open at the new Terminal 1 at Kota Kinabalu airport (BKI) on my most recent trip to Sabah, Borneo! … Continue reading →
Ogetsu Hime is the Japanese restaurant in Manila we go to most frequently. It’s in a convenient location at SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, has friendly service and good food at reasonable prices. They offeBonifacior sushi as well as teppanyaki and sukiyaki – three traditional Japanese ways of serving food! … Continue reading →
For a recent trip, I was looking for a range of hotels on my favorite stretch of Boracay’s White Beach – Station 1. White House Resort is one of the oldest hotels on Boracay and has a prime spot on the beach. Despite the great location, it’s reasonably priced and you get friendly service and a good room for your … Continue reading →
You live in the USA and need to get away with your family for some peace & quiet on the beach? You want to travel in comfort, but not spend a fortune? If you have two weeks, you can do all that easily and inexpensively – Bangkok is a fun gateway city with food, shopping, culture and entertainment and it’s … Continue reading →
If you live in the Philippines and want to earn free flights on Cebu Pacific Airlines by earning points in their GetGo Rewards Program with a credit card, you can choose from a variety of cards from 9 local banks! The rewards you can earn, the benefits of the cards and the fees vary greatly, so I dig into the … Continue reading →