Planning a trip to Bali? Read why you should add Ubud to your itinerary – the peaceful town surrounded by rice paddies and forests is my favorite place on Bali! My destination guide Bali will help you find the best places to stay and eat without spending a fortune, the top things to see & do while you are in … Continue reading
If you want to get away from crazy, busy Manila and find some peace & quiet in nature, Taal Lake & Volcano is your best bet – you can get stunning views over the lake from hotels like Taal Vista or restaurants on the crater rim, take a boat trip across the lake or hike on the island to yet another crater rim – with another lake and island!
Mabuhay Miles is the award program of Philippine Airlines (PAL), the oldest Asian airline. Find out how to earn Mabuahy miles, how to redeem and what they are worth. Read my Mabuhay Miles review to find out about Mabuhay Elite levels, Mabuhay Lounge access and wether it’s worth to join for you! … Continue reading
After airberlin and Alitalia entering insovlency this year, now Monarch Airlines went bankrupt and abruptly halted operations. The UK government refused to provide a loan like Germany or Italia had done and instead organized a “rescue mission” to bring back 110,000 Monarch customers stranded abroad! More than 700,000 customers have lost their future tickets and will have to pay for … Continue reading
The Best Western Premier Agung Resort Ubud is one of the few chain hotels in Ubud and larger than most. It has a peaceful setting on the edge of town, a beautiful resort pool, but you’ll have to make do with basic rooms in need of renovation and middling service at relatively high prices. Read my detailed review if it … Continue reading
You live in US and would love to get away to see some unspoiled nature and exotic wildlife! You want to have a comfortable trip without breaking the bank – no problem: You will fly to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and on to Sarawak province on the island of Borneo to see some fantastic wildlife in unspoiled nature! … Continue reading
If coffee shops are the most favorite place to meet in Manila, ice cream shops must be a close second! And with St. Louis House of Fine Ice Cream and Desserts you now have a place that combines the best of both worlds in fun stylish place to hang up, meet and enjoy! The latest outlet of this Australian company … Continue reading
The Best Western Plus The Ivywall Puerto Princesa is a great stop-over hotel on Palawan, with modern rooms, good amenities and friendly service at reasonable prices. We liked the pool, gym, bar and restaurant available, as well as the free airport shuttle, and would stay again without hesitation. Don’t expect any Best Western Rewards elite benefits though – you won’t … Continue reading
Wildlife watching is fascinating in Africa. What sets Chobe National Park in Botswana apart from other parks is the chance to see wildlife from a boat, a very different and more relaxing experience than rushing around in a Land Cruiser! And it gives you a comfortable distance when spotting huge crocodiles like this!
For other African adventures, check out my post on Kruger National Park and my Cape Town to Victoria Falls trip!
If you have traveled in Thailand, you might have noticed the colorful planes with a bird’s beak – they belong to Nok Air, a low-cost carrier based in Thailand. After more than 15 years of visiting Thailand, I finally flew with them and I was pleasantly surprised: Despite their low fares, they are a step up compared to AirAsia and … Continue reading