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Fantastic Foto Friday: New & Old in Poznan, Poland

Poznan Town Hall

Poznan in Western Poland has a turbulent history and you can see the signs of wealth and war, of destruction and rebuilding in its historic old town, demonstrating it’s development from the middle-ages with Polish and German roots. 
To plan your own weekend getaway, check out my Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Poznan!

The Top 5 Islands 2018 in Oceania

Conde Nast conducts a reader survey each year to determine the best islands in the world and the top slots went to 3 Philippine Islands. Are you planning a romantic getaway to the South Pacific or Australia – then check out which islands scored the top honors in Oceania in the 2018 survey and read my personal tips to make … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Romantic Getaway to Bali

Breeze at Samaya, Bali

Bali is a great destination for a romantic getaway. A dinner along the beach with the most dramatic sunsets every night – what could be more romantic? The Breeze at Samaya pictured above is a fantastic place to have dinner – or stay. 
To plan your own romantic getaway, check my recommendations for Bali’s Best Beaches!

Fantastic Foto Friday: Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The Gardens by the Bay are one of my favorite places to visit in Singapore. With the two stunning domes, creating unique environments, the lush gardens and the unique SuperTrees, it offers natural beauty and a feat of engineering at the same time. 
This shot is taking from the (very nice) Lavo Restaurant at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Check out my Singapore Guide to start planning your own trip to Singapore!

Lonely Planet Top 10 Cities 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: Orangutan Rehabilitation Center Sepilok, Borneo

Orangutan in Sepilok, Borneo, watching those funny humans

Seeing the orangutan at the rehabilitation center of Sepilok in Northern Borneo, Malaysia, is an amazing experience. Seeing them feed, play and observe you – while you observe them – left little doubt in my mind that they are our closest cousins with 97 shared DNA. 
To plan your own encounter with orangutans, check out my Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu!

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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!

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!