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Fantastic Foto Friday: Wildlife at Etosha National Park, Namibia

Visiting Africa to see its wildlife is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and Etosha National Park in Namibia is a great place to do it! You can hang out at the waterholes and watch the wildlife come to you or you can go on wildlife drives, trying to find animals across the park. Either way, you’ll have an amazing experience!
Start planning your own wildlife adventure with my trip report Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Doi Suthep, stunning temple above Chiang Mai, Thailand

Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”, is Thailand’s second city and a great place to escape to from bustling Bangkok. It’s a little calmer and cooler, set in the Northern mountains of Thailand. One place you shouldn’t miss is Wat Phratat Doi Suthep temple. The buddhist temple sits on top of Doi Suthep mountain and offers stunning views over the valley and the city. 

Do plan your own trip to Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North, for a weekend getaway (or more), check out my Chiang Mai Guide with things to see and places to stay and eat!

Accor Sale Bali – save up to 45% of your hotel room!

Accor Hotels has frequent “Private Sales” for Accor LeClub members and sometimes regional sales, too. The current sale offers a 35% discount on hotels on Bali or Lombok in Indonsia for all members and 45% for AccorPlus members. The promotional rate also includes free breakfast, making this an even sweeter deal! The current sale runs through February 28th, 2020 for stays through December … Continue reading

How to use grab at Manila Airport and in Manila

Updated 2020: Grab is the uber of South East Asia, offering ride hail services, food delivery and courier services, and since the acquisition of uber, your only choice to hail a ride in Manila! And while it was certainly inspired by uber, it has made adjustments to the local needs and using the service is a little different. Check out … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Tricycle Tour in Melaka’s Old Town, Malaysia

Melaka Tricycle

I’m usually not a fan of tourist-oriented attractions, but a tricycle ride in Melaka’s Old Town, especially at night, is a fun treat: I have never, anywhere in the world, seen tricycles (or rikshas or any other public transport) seen as decorated as here. In the old days, the decoration would be elaborate flower arrangements. In 2019, they are over-the-top light shows. You can even pick a “Hello Kitty” tricycle for your tour of town.
To plan your own getaway to Melaka, Malaysia, easily reached from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, check out my Destination Guide Melaka!

Lonely Planet Top Countries to Visit in 2020

Need some inspiration for your vacation in 2020? Now is the time to browse, research and prepare. Lonely Planet, my favorite travel guide book, publishes lists of destinations to visit each year and the recommendations are out for 2020. The Top Country to visit in 2020 is Bhutan – find out the rest of the Top 10 and dream of … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Victoria Falls – The Smoke that Thunders

Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is one of the most impressive natural sights to experience. The local name translates to the “smoke that thunders” and is an opt description for the masses of water crushing over the cliff in noise and clouds of mist! The double rainbow on my visit made it a lot less threatening and added to the m(y)istery of the visit!
For more adventures in Africa, check out my Cape Town to Victoria Adventures of a Lifetime!

USA: My everyday travel rewards credit card – Citibank Prestige

The Citibank Prestige MasterCard has been my go-to travel card for a while – you earn up to 5x Reward points for travel, can use them to book travel or transfer to airlines for high-value, premium award travel and get great travel perks, like worldwide lounge access. It comes at a steep annual fee of $495 and Citibank eliminated some … Continue reading