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Fantastic Foto Friday: Repulse Bay – a sandy beach on bustling Hong Kong island

Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis and probably the last thing most people think of is a sandy beach! But, if you want to escape from the hustle of the big city, you only have to take a bus for a short ride across Hong Kong island to Repulse Bay and you can stick your toes into the sand, look out over the ocean or enjoy lunch or drinks in one of the restaurants lining the beach. It’s the most relaxed place I’ve found on the island and it’s worth the trip!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Bronte Beach, Sydney, Australia

What makes Sydney special to me is the combination of a vibrant city with fantastic beaches and sunny weather, giving you a chance for fun and relaxation in one trip! What makes it even better is that Sydney’s Eastern Beaches are connected by a beautiful coastal walk, so you can check them out and pick your personal favorite for the day! My favorite is Bronte Beach which one is yours?

Siargao – my new favorite island in the Philippines

The Philippines are known for their beautiful islands and fantastic beaches. Palawan/Coron and Boracay have featured in many “best island” lists, but my new favorite island is Siargao. Long popular among surfers, it offers nice beaches, unspoiled nature and a cool vibe for relaxing getaways, even without a surfboard! It’s much less developed and still has a “Robinson Crusoe” feel … Continue reading

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Best of the Maldives in 60 seconds

The Maldives are a dream destination, one of my top 5 romantic destinations and a favorite among honeymooners. They made over-the-water villas a staple of luxury beach vacations and each new hotel seems to outdo the last one. Hotels like the Conrad Rangali on its private three islands make it easy to understand why the hotels have the highest ratings of any destination I’ve ever seen! 

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Fantastic Foto Friday: More than beaches – the dramatic coast line of Phuket, Thailand!

Most people come to Phuket for its sandy beaches, warm water and sunny weather. Many look forward to great food and fun nightlife. But one of the most impressive sights Phuket has to offer is the impressive coast line in Phang-nga National Park with the dramatic limestone cliffs dropping into the ocean! So, if you spend your vacation on Phuket, make sure to take a tour of the beautiful nature surrounding it!