Update 2020: SoFi is offering a new cash management account with debit card that currently pays 0.2% interest, charges no monthly or other account fees, no Foreign Exchange (FX) fees for use abroad and reimburses ATM fees worldwide, instantly. You can control the card and account from your mobile app, giving you additional peace of mind when using the card … Continue reading →
Taipei has a turbulent history, with influences from China and Japan and it tells that story well, without hiding the dark spots in it! While you’ll learn a lot in Taipei’s museums, the historic buildings, like the memorial to Chiang Kai Shek, the founder and former president of the Republic of China, tell the story, too!
To find out more about Taipei, check out my Guide Taipei and start planning your own trip to this fascinating city!
The Fifth Jomtien has a nice location, off Pattaya’s nicest stretch of beach and with easy access to public transportation. You’ll get a large room with a kitchenette and resort amenities like a gym, pool and good breakfast, all at a reasonable price. I encountered a number of small issues that spoiled my experience – but check out my review … Continue reading →
Melaka is home to important historic sights, with landmarks from Portugese, Dutch and British colonial times. Throw in ever-present Chinese and Arab traders and you get an early melting pot, resulting in a unique mix you won’t find anywhere else in Asia. You’ll also find those ethnic roots in the food scene, with the vibrant night market on Jonkers Street … Continue reading →
Accor Hotels runs frequent sales for members of their (free) loyalty program Accor LeClub, but their sale for Cyber Week is the best yet – with up to 50% off flexible rates worldwide, resulting in some of the best prices I’ve seen in years! It ends today, so if you want to take advantage of it, you have to be … Continue reading →
TAP Air Portugal is starting CyberNovember, a month of deals, with 15% of flights from various cities in Portugal to destinations all around Europe. You can pay cash with oneway fares starting for as little as EUR41 or with miles, also discounted by 15% to 6,375 miles oneway! With oneway fares that low, this is a great opportunity for a spontaneous getaway! … Continue reading →
Most people visit Bali for the beautiful beaches, but you can also find a rich history and more temples than anybody could visit in one trip. One of the most impressive temples is a little off the beaten path – you get to enjoy it with fewer people!
Plan your own getaway to Bali to see this and other impressive temples with my Best Places to Stay in Bali!
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 →
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 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 →