Review: TAP Air Portugal Miles & Go Rewards Program

The rewards and loyalty program of TAP Air Portugal is called “Miles & Go”, formerly known as Victoria. TAP has undergone a make-over under repeat-airline innovator David Neeleman. They are a StarAlliance member, have renovated their fleet and aggressively grown their transatlantic flights, often with very low fares. Their reward program TAP Miles & Go also has some interesting features, … Continue reading

New IHG RewardsClub Accelerate Offer – how many bonus points can you earn?

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) unveiled their Accelerate Promotion of their IHG RewardsClub loyalty program. From September 1 to December 31, 2019, you can earn points for completing personalized tasks, in my case up to 40,000 bonus points. After many IT issues and uninteresting rewards in the last few rounds, this is the worst iteration yet for me and certainly won’t get … Continue reading

Accor Sale: Hotels up to 40% off!

Accor Hotels has frequent “Private Sales” for Accor LeClub members, offering significant discounts off regular rates. The latest sale is available now through May 24, 2019 for stays into 2020 with discounts as high as 40% off regular rates – you’ll typically find the best rates of the year during these sales and I found some bargains this time as … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Manila’s Intramuros – A Stroll on historic walls with a view

Manila is the most important sight of Spanish colonial history in Asia and a stroll along the centuries-old fortress walls, the sight of old bastions surrounded by parks makes for a wonderful day of relaxed sightseeing. Throw in a beautiful church, some delicious Filipino food and friendly service and you have the making of a great visit!

Check out my Perfect Stopover Itinerary Manila Intramuros for a weekend visit or a short stop-over on a visit to the beautiful island beaches of the Philippines!

Save up to 50% of award flights with Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

When Singapore Airlines devalued their KrisFlyer loyalty program, they also offered a little bit of good news by making their popular Spontaneous Escapes a permanent feature of their KrisFlyer program. Now, the first release of the permanent version is out! While it isn’t as spectacular as the announcements made it sound, there are some good deals on flights from Barcelona … Continue reading


Fantastic Foto Friday: Borneo’s Beaches

Borneo is known for its fantastic wildlife – but if you want a beach break to recover from the hiking and relax, there are a few beaches around Kota Kinabalu to offer white sand and warm water. The nicest beach on the main island is near the Shangri La Hotel and it makes for great sunset watching, too!
Intrigued? Read more in my Guide to Kota Kinabalu!

Philippine Airlines launching new routes to Hanoi, Phnom Penh and New Dehli

Philippine Airlines (PAL) is continuing to expand its network and is launching three new routes over the next few months, including new non-stop flights to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Hanoi, Vietnam, and New Dehli in India. PAL is also increasing the frequency of flights to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Sydney, Brisbane and a number of Asian destinations, enhancing … Continue reading

Philippine Airlines reduces Mabuhay Miles earning rates!

The annual reward program devaluations continues: Philippine Airlines announced that they are reducing the mileage earn rates in their rewards program Mabuhay Miles. Fortunately, it’s a small adjustment and only a small number of fare classes are impacted. Check out the new earning tables and when they are effective – if you have upcoming travel plans with Philippine Airlines, it … Continue reading