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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!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Royal Beach Getaway Hua Hin, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is one of the most popular cities in the world – and one of the busiest! If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, Hua Hin has been the beach getaway of the Thai Royal Family – and many locals. The beach stretches for miles and you’ll find anything from little huts to villas to luxury hotels! 
To plan your own royal getaway, start with my Destination Guide Bangkok and the Getaway Hua Hin!

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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!

Conde Nast 2019 Awards: The Best Destination Spas

Conde Nast has published the results of their annual Readers Choice Awards, conducted with the votes of more than 600,000 readers. 50 of the best spa hotels and resorts around the world have been ranked as the best of the best. And while one can certainly argue about which one is truly the best, the list makes for a amazing … Continue reading

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!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Stunning Temples in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai first became known as the entry point to the “Golden Triangle” between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, but today is a wonderful city to visit for his peace & quiet along the river, beautiful mountains and stunning temples. 
This Golden Temple is part of the White Temple (confusing, i know) and one of the most impressive sights for any visit to Chiang Rai. To plan your own getaway to Chiang Rai, check out my Weekend Itinerary Chiang Rai!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Mellow Mekong River Cruise – Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang is one of the most relaxed towns I’ve ever visited. Located on the confluence of two rivers, dotted with temples and inhabited by friendly, all the things that make for a relaxing stay. And if even this quaint town is too much – don’t worry, a boat trip on the Mekong river to visit local villages and a cave full of buddha statues are about as mellow as can be! All you have to do is enjoy the scenery and lunch!
Check out my Destination Guide Luang Prabang to plan your own, relaxing getaway from a busy world!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Stunning views from the Petronas Towers Skybridge, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

I love getting a bird’s eye view of a new city and the landmark Petronas Towers in Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur are a great place to get an overview of the city. The two towers are linked by a skybridge at breathtaking hights and the glass enclosure gives you great views. Just make sure you can handle the view down!
To plan your own visit to Kuala Lumpur and what else to see in the city, check out my Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur.