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!

Hyatt launches new Hyatt Caption brand – another Select Service Lifestyle hotel brandb

Meet the latest Hyatt Worldwide hotel brand: Hyatt Caption is a Select Service lifestyle brand targeting young travelers and promising “alluring and approachable spaces, conversation-worthy food and beverage and experiences that don’t begin or end at the hotel’s front door”. If that sounds like the right hotel brand experience for you (or you still don’t know what to expect), read … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beach Club Life on Bali

Potato Head Beachclub

Bali is one of my favorite islands and has fantastic beaches that invite to long walks, surfing and swimming. Many people come to Bali for the excellent beach clubs, that offer beach time in luxury, with lounge or party music, food and drinks all day. PotatoHead in Petitenget is one of the most popular ones. Having a drink while watching the sunset from a seat in the pool isn’t the worst way to end your vacation day…

Check out my Guide to the Best Beaches of Bali to find the one that’s right for you!

Bangkok again the most popular city in the world!

MasterCard has published their annual Global Destination Cities Index and named Bangkok the city with the most international overnight visitors world wide at 22.78M visitor arrivals. Paris is in second place, followed by London, Dubai and Singapore. But Dubai is the city with the highest visitor spend at an astonishing $30.8B! Find out the Top 20 and where all those … Continue reading

Accor Hotels launches new sustainable economy brand Greet

Accor Hotels is one of the largest hotel companies in the world with more than 4,900 hotels in over 110 countries. It has launched it’s 39th brand with the first greet property opening in Burgundy, France. greet is described as a lifestyle brand that will be community based, responsible and non-standardized. It will consist of hotel conversions in the economy … Continue reading