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Fantastic Foto Friday: Cultural History of Borneo at Sabah Museum, Kota Kinabalu

Sabah Heritage Village

Most people visit Kota Kinabalu for its beaches or to explore the wildlife of Borneo in Sabah. But in-between those wildlife adventures to Sepilok or Danum Valley, it’s worth checking out the local Museum to learn about the cultural history of Borneo – it’s well worth an afternoon of your time!

EVA Airlines – Facts & Figures

EVA Airlines was only launched in 1989 and has gained a great reputation as a 5-star airline in the short time since! While it has grown quickly, it is still somewhat of a hidden gem few American or European travelers know about. Find out what destinations EVA Air serves and what planes they use – maybe they can earn a … Continue reading

Iceland Air buys local competitor low-cost carrier WOW Air

WOW Air was one of the low-cost carriers that sparked the fare wars over the North Atlantic, with one-way fares as low as $69 one-way, forcing competitors to respond. From their base in Iceland, they were able to fly across the Atlantic with narrow-body planes, which made for cheap, if uncomfortable flights. Now, their local competitor Iceland Air responded and bought … Continue reading

Brand Experience: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson is a midscale, select service brand of Radisson Hotels that is focused on the United States and is found in suburbs and second tier cities. You’ll get a nice room, free breakfast and internet at any of their properties. Find out who they are, what to expect from the brand and how they stand … Continue reading

Deal: IHG Hotel Sale: 20% off in the US

With the travel high-season behind us and winter knocking at the door, hotel companies are launching sales for their slowest season of the year. Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) is joining in with their annual winter sale, offering at least 20% off hotels in the US! If you have travel plans for the next few months, it’s worth checking out! Find … Continue reading

Lonely Planet Top 10 Countries to visit in 2019

Every year Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guides, publishes a list of top destinations to visit. The countries and cities Lonely Planet selects are usually beautiful places that are just making it (back) onto traveler’s lists, yet before they become mainstream and the tour buses arrive. That always makes for an intriguing list to check out and find inspiration for … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Siargao, Philippines – Best Island in Asia 2018

Siargao Beach

The readers of Conde Naste Traveler just voted Siargao as the best island in Asia for 2018 – and I agree. With stunning waves for surfers, quiet beaches and wild mangroves, it offers a lot for nature and beach lovers who want to get away from the crowds. There is a single road going around the island and you won’t see any tour buses here. And where else can you stay in a private pool villa right on the beach for $250? Go now, while you can still enjoy this island paradise without the crowds and the sky high price tags!
Check out my Siargao Island overview and Isla Cabana Resort review. Book your beach getaway before everybody else does!

Review: Lipault 22in wheeled carry-on – elegant & lightweight

In a world of practical, yet ugly carry-ons, the Lipault 22inch wheeled carry-on stands out as a practical and elegant luggage. It’s soft Nylon material has a nice sheen that looks good at a 5-star hotel and it also makes it one of the lightest wheeled carry-ons on the market, so you can pass the weight limits of a low-cost … Continue reading