Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes: Save up to 30% of award flights in March 2020

Singapore Airlines made their award sales “Spontaneous Escapes” a permanent feature of the program earlier this year and they continue offering great deals for last-minute award trips. Until February 29, 2020 you can book last-minute award flights in March 2020 for 30% off, with tickets available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class flights to 50 destinations. For example, you can fly from Singapore … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Colonial History of Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka Fort Afomosa

Melaka in Malaysia has an interesting colonial history, with the Portuguese, Dutch and British each in control of the important harbor for 150 years. Throw in the presence of Chinese, Arab and Indian traders and you get a veritable melting pot with hundreds of years of history. Fort Afomosa sits on the hill above the city and offers great views over the city and glimpses into the past!

To plan your own getaway, check out my Destination Guide Melaka!

Travel Made Easy: Radisson Hotel Group Overview

Updated 2020: Radisson Hotel Group is not a name as well known as Marriott or Hilton. But with almost 1,200 hotels worldwide and clearly defined brands, it’s an interesting hospitality group to watch and more easily navigated than Marriott or Accor with over 30 brands each. Get a quick overview of the hotel group, the experiences you can expect from their … Continue reading

Destination Guide: Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, the Capital of Taiwan, is an interesting city few people have on their travel radar. It has a turbulent, rich history that is well documented and today is one of the most open & progressive cities in Asia. My first trip to Taipei was a convenient stop-over from the US to South East Asia – and I have returned … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Endless beaches, quirky bars & restaurants: Nha Trang

Nha Trang in South Central Vietnam is blessed with endless beaches. You can walk for miles along the boardwalk or sandy shore and enjoy the view out over the warm see. You’ll find some quirky spots like “Happy Beach” along the way – first time I saw a piano right on the beach walk! And that beach is available on a budget, with prices for 4- and 5-star hotels under $100 – what’s not to like?
Check out my Destination Guide Nha Trang to plan your own beach getaway.

Wyndham Rewards adjusting redemption categories – use your points now!

Wyndham Rewards as announced that they will adjust on February 11, 2020 the award categories of approximately 800 hotels in their portfolio of more than 8,000 hotels, with 500 being less expensive and 300 more expensive. While I appreciate a heads-up, Wyndham is not announcing which hotels are going up or down and previous changes have drastically reduced the value … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Manila’s Modern Skyline

Manila has an interesting colonial history and is rapidly becoming a modern city. A great place to see the contrast is at Fort Santiago, the historic, Spanish colonial fortress, with a view across the Pasig River onto the skyline of the city!
To plan your own trip to Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, start with my Destination Guide Manila!