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

Image

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!

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

Image

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!

Perfect Weekend Itinerary: Wine Country Visit to Napa, California

Napa Valley is one of the most popular weekend getaways from San Francisco – in less than 90 minutes you are surrounded by the beautiful wine country, with rolling hills and vineyards. You’ll be tasting some of the best wines in the world by day, enjoying delicious food and be pampered in high-end spas and hotels – it’s pretty hard … Continue reading

Boracay reopened – cleaner, quieter and more sustainable?

Boracay, just voted again to be one of the top 5 islands in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler, reopened on October 26, 2018 as scheduled. The island was closed to visitors for 6 months by the order of the Filipino president to clean up the consequences of over-tourism. So, what was accomplished in this time, how has Boracay changed and … Continue reading

The Top 5 Islands in Asia – Conde Nast Traveler Survey 2018

Conde Nast conducts a reader survey each year to determine the best islands in the world. This year, the Philippines, my home in Asia,  score the top 3 slots and I very much agree with the chosen islands as wonderful beach destinations. Find out which islands scored top honors, read my personal tips and start planning your next beach getaway to … Continue reading

Image

Fantastic Foto Friday: Island Hopping in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!

DreamTrip: Romantic Getaway to Bali in Luxury

You are planning a romantic getaway and are looking for an exotic destination and a luxurious treat? Bali in Indonesia offers a unique combination of miles of sandy, white beaches and remote rainforests and rice fields, offering you two very different, relaxing experiences in one trip. And Bali knows how to pamper you in luxury without breaking the bank! This … Continue reading