Phuket is the most popular beach destination in Thailand with more than 6 million visitors per year and some buzzing beach towns – but despite the crowds, you can still find peaceful beaches around the island, from quiet luxury resorts to remote little beaches, you’ll have plenty of choices to find your favorite beach!
I came to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the unspoiled nature and incredible nightlife – but was looking for a peaceful beach to relax. And the nicest beach is also easy to reach and almost deserted: Tanjung Aru Beach is 20 minutes by car from town, near the airport and you get beautiful sunsets to boot – what’s not to like? … Continue reading
MasterCard shared the data of their Destination Index 2017 at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Bangkok – and Bangkok, the City of Angels, had the highest number of nightly arrivals at 19.3 Million, followed by Singapore, my previous home town (13.1M) and Tokyo (12.6M). … Continue reading
Puerto Galera is the closest “white beach” to Manila, with the island feel that’s harder to find on the beaches of Luzon and has been a favorite for weekend trips for decades. With low-cost airlines, it has become much more affordable to go to the many other islands in the Philippines and there is a lot of competition – but … Continue reading
Many times when I visited a city, I wonder how it was 10 years ago and wish I’d come sooner. But Yangon‘s time is now – I loved it seven years ago and it is a city that still feels unique now, so you should go sooner than later!
The Shwedagon Pagoda and Kandawgyi Lake are the most impressive sights and it’s great to see them at night from the rooftop of the Esperado Hotel!
I have reviewed a number of reward credit cards on this blog, including for Cebu Pacific Airlines, the low cost carrier! Now, Union Bank of the Philippines is offering the Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa Debit Card – the first and only debit card to earn GetGo Rewards points and one of the few rewards debit cards in the world – … Continue reading
Most visitors to Phuket, the most popular island in Thailand, never leave their hotel or beach town. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds for an evening out on town with a more local feel, head to Chillva Market – a mostly local Thai crowd is doing some shopping, hanging out with friends, listening to live bands … Continue reading
Borneo offers some of the most spectacular wildlife in Asia and Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is a popular destination and good base to explore Northern Borneo. And if you want to combine the nature and wildlife with some time in the sun on a sunny beach, you don’t have to go far – you can hop on a … Continue reading
The Hilton Kota Kinabalu is the latest upscale hotel to open in the capital of Sabah on Borneo. During previous visits, I stayed at the Hyatt KK and the Le Meridien, so I wanted to see how the Hilton compares – and the low Hilton Honors rate of only 10,000 points/night made it easy! It’s a very stylish property, much … Continue reading