Fantastic Foto Friday: Off the beaten path – Gili Islands, Indonesia

bal-speedboat-giliIf you want to get off the beaten path, you sometimes have to make an effort. Luckily, a speedboat with four outboard engines makes it fast and fun to get to the Gili Islands, a great beach destination away from the crowds of Bali!
Read my review of Gili Islands and the Vamana Resort, a great way to enjoy the peace & quiet of Gili Trawangan, and start planning your own getaway!
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Beach getaway to the Algarve: Snapshot Albufeira

The Algarve coast in the very South of Portugal is a popular beach destination and Albufeira is near the center of it, close to the main airport in Faro and with plenty of sun, sand and see for a beach getaway. The little town on the cliff above the beach offers plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants, making it a … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Beach Getaway Ko Samui

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Ko Samui is a popular beach destination in Thailand, yet you can still have the beach almost to yourself, enjoying a peaceful breakfast with your toes in the sand and the waves crushing onto shore! I remember this moment as one of the most relaxed breakfasts I’ve had in years!
Plan your own beach getaway to Thailand, with a stay on Ko Samui’s Chaweng Beach or as a romantic luxury escape to the Intercontinental Resort Ko Samui away from the crowds!

Snapshot Lovina Beach: Bali without the crowds!

Most visitors to Bali head to the beaches of Southern Bali, like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak or Nusa Dua or the forests and rice paddies of Ubud. If you are looking for a quieter beach to relax on Bali, there are lots of choices and on my most recent trip, i visited Lovina Beach in the North of the island – … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Romantic Getaway Maldives

ConradSpaThe 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! The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
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FantasticFotoFriday: Ubud, Bali: Relax among rice paddies!

Ubud - 13 Ubud is a busy tourist destination – but you are always only steps away from forests and rice paddies, making for one of the most relaxing and peaceful destinations you can find!
Read more about Ubud, Bali to be inspired! Ready to go?
Check out my Travel Made Easy – How to get there and around !
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Plan your trip with the Top Things to Do on Bali!
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Iberian Explorer – From Lisbon to the Algarve and Southern Spain

Have you been to London and Paris and want to see something new? Are you interested to learn about the stunning architecture that resulted from Christian and Muslim culture mixing? My next Explorer trip is taking me to the Iberian peninsula, starting in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From there it’s off to Faro on the popular Algarve coast and … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Please Don’t Rush – Luang Prabang, Laos PDR

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Luang Prabang in Laos is one of the most peaceful places I’ve ever visited. So, if you want to escape from the crazy pace of modern life, pack your bags and visit this beautiful, Unesco World Heritage town between two rivers, with lots of temples to visit and ancient customs to observe. But, please don’t rush – it would be out of character!
Read about my first visit many years ago and my recent return – Luang Prabang, Reloaded. Sounds like too exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!


Fantastic Foto Friday – Caye Caulker, the barefoot island!

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They call Caye Caulker in Belize the barefoot island – and it’s true. With sandy roads, restaurants with chairs in the sand and happy hours on the beach, your toes will be wiggling in the sand most of the time and you might as well leave your shoes at home.
If you just need to getaway, check out my review of Caye Caulker, and get ready for a beach getaway to one of the most relaxed places I know!
Sounds like too exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!

Fantastic Foto Friday – Sunset over the beautiful beaches of Bali, Indonesia!

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Bali is a fantastic destination, with much to offer from historic temples to peaceful walks through the rice paddies – and great beaches. I love to walk for miles along the beaches, with the sun setting over the ocean – what could be more beautiful?
Read my review of Bali for more inspiration and pictures, check out my post about Ubud and my Travel Made Easy series for tips for getting there & around, the best places to stay and the seeing the top sights! Sounds like too exotic a place to visit? Let me help you plan your trip with TravelMadeEasy Services!