After enjoying the luxury of a private pool villa, we needed a single night stay near the airport to avoid traffic issues prior to our flight home – and we picked the Holiday Inn Express Kuta Square. I have stayed at a number of HI Express in Asia and liked them, so at only $30 per night and a short … Continue reading →
Cebu Pacific is a low cost carrier based in the Philippines and has grown with its aggressive pricing and savvy marketing to become the largest airline in the Philippines! Their low, low prices, often less than $1 plus taxes & fees have helped them grow quickly – but are they safe and should you consider them for your flights? … 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 →
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 →