I visit Bali regularly and on this trip wanted to return to Nusa Dua Beach – on a budget. And the Mercure Nusa Dua offers modern rooms, resort amenities and their own beach club – all at a fraction of what a beachfront hotel charges. It was my favorite hotel on this trip and is great for families or anybody … Continue reading
Bali can get very busy during the dry season from June to August and if you want to get away from the crowds to enjoy nature, head North to Lake Batur. With Mount Batur on one side and even higher Mount Agung on the other, you get some dramatic views. If you really want to get away, you can join a group or hire a mountain guide to take you to the top of these mountains for even better views!
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I love Filipino food, but what really sets the food scene in Manila apart from other Asian cities is the great International food you can find, with authentic taste and top notch quality you’d expect in the home country. Gino’s Pizza is one of those places, serving pizza with the perfect crust from their brick oven, quality toppings and healthy … Continue reading
Update: Cebu Pacific is a no-excuses, low-cost carrier, serving Filipinos and visitors around the world and has a lot of loyal, return customers. Cebu Pacific no longer allows the retroactive credit of points for flights already taken! Read my update below for more details! … Continue reading
Even if you haven’t been to the famous temples of Angkor in Cambodia, you might have seen the famous jungle temple of Ta Phrom, with huge trees overgrowing the century old temples, courtesy of Angelina Jolie’s movie “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” from 2000.
And if you didn’t like the movie, it’s still worth visiting Angkor Wat – seeing this old city that had a population of 1 Million people when London only had 50,000 is fascinating and seeing the jungle reclaim its space is a powerful impression!
Cebu Pacific has their own rewards program, called GetGo. Over the last two years since its launch, they have made a number of changes, making it a more robust program with a growing number of partners, earning and redemption options. Find out what you can get from this progrma in my detailed review of Cebu Pacific’s GetGo rewards program! … Continue reading
Cebu Pacific Airlines has eliminated the change fees for tickets within 24 hours of purchase. If you book a flight and notice an issue within 24h of buying the ticket, you can rebook your flight, changing the dates or times of your flight as well as the flight sequence. You still have to pay any difference in fare between your … Continue reading
If you want to stay on Bali’s most popular beach, stretching from Kuta to Seminyak, Legian in the center offers a good compromise in terms of price and location. The all seasons Legian is an inexpensive, midscale hotel in the Accor Group with colorful rooms and resort pool in walking distance from the beach. It’s not the newest or nicest, … Continue reading
Conrad Rangali Pool
The Maldives are on of my Top 5 Romantic Getaways – and when you see the stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and experience the luxurious hotels, it’s easy to understand why so many couples plan to spend their honeymoon there!
The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It offers great privacy, beautiful beaches, an innovative underwater restaurant and impeccable service!
The Mercure Grosvenor Adelaide is a mid-scale hotel in a central location and offers basic rooms. The hotel is older and while the rooms are clean and look modern, they could use new carpets and paint here and there. The Mercure shares the building with an ibis hotel and they have parking and a restaurant. … Continue reading