Deal: Get 20% off Radisson Hotel Rewards Redemptions worldwide!

November is the best deal month of the year and Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) has been running promotions for their Radisson Rewards loyalty members. The most recent one is the best so far – you can spend 20% fewer points on free nights for awards booked by November 20, 2019 for stays between November 22, 2019 and March 31, 2020 … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Getaway to Hoi An, Vietnam

Rice fields around Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is known for the most instagrammable old town in Vietnam, the shops and restaurants and 30km of beaches stretching all the way to Da Nang. When I think of a relaxing getaway, my mind usually wanders to beaches or mountain vistas, but I find the huge rice fields, gently moving in the wind just as calming to look out over. You can explore the rice fields around Hoi An on a bicycle and getaway from the tourists in town in less than 10 minutes!

Plan your own relaxing getaway with my Destination Guide – Hoi An!

FAA downgrades Malaysia to Category 2 after Air Safety Assessment

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) does not meet international safety standards as defined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). They downgraded Malaysia to Category 2, which means Malaysian airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia or Malindo are banned from launching new flights to the US. Because international aviation … Continue reading

Review apause inn Taipei: A small, windowless room in a great location

The apause inn is a small hotel across from Taipei’s Main Train Station, occupying two floor in a commercial building. The rooms are small and many don’t have windows, but they are  modern, clean, efficient and very quiet. You’ll get a small breakfast and have access to a laundry room and even a small fitness room. If that’s all you need, you’ll … Continue reading

Deal: TAP Air Portugal offers 15% off select flights!

TAP Air Portugal is starting CyberNovember, a month of deals, with 15% of flights from various cities in Portugal to destinations all around Europe. You can pay cash with oneway fares starting for as little as EUR41 or with miles, also discounted by 15% to 6,375 miles oneway! With oneway fares that low, this is a great opportunity for a spontaneous getaway!  … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Singapore – a melting pot of cultures

I call Singapore “Asia for Beginners” because you can find the vast diversity of Asia in the small city state, giving you a chance to see the architecture, religion and culture of different groups all in reach of a simple subway ride. 
The Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown is a great example. Once you step inside, you’ll be overwhelmed by the sight of 100s of buddha statues along the wall. It’s an amazing experience and worth a visit on your trip to Singapore.
Plan the rest of your Singapore Stopover or longer visit with my Destination Guide Singapore!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Huge Crododiles in Chobe National Park

I’m not a big fan of crocodiles, so I was glad to see them from a boat! That’s one of the unique things about Chobe National Park in Botswana – you can see much of the park on a boat cruise, especially elephants and crocodiles. And it’s best during sunset for a truly magic experience.
We did it as part of our tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls, an adventure of a life time!

IHG Rewards Club Point Breaks November 2019 – January 2020 – Hotels from only 5,000 points/night

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is running regular PointBreaks promotions for their Rewards Club loyalty program. You can book award stays at select hotels at reduced rates of 5,000, 10,000 or 15,000 points per night. Sometimes, that is a huge discount not only on the award rate, but also when compared to cash rates. Sometimes, it’s only hotels in inconvenient locations at a small … Continue reading

Travel Made Easy: TAP Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal is the flag carrier of Portugal. They are a full-service airline and you will find new planes, comfortable cabins, friendly service and competitive prices. They are a member of StarAlliance and an interesting alternative on flights around Europe, across the Atlantic or to Africa. Find out all you need to know about the TAP Air Portugal fleet, … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pura Luhur Batukaru, Bali

Most people visit Bali for the beautiful beaches, but you can also find a rich history and more temples than anybody could visit in one trip. One of the most impressive temples is a little off the beaten path – you get to enjoy it with fewer people!
Plan your own getaway to Bali to see this and other impressive temples with my Best Places to Stay in Bali!