Review SoFi Money (USA): Interest Checking, no fees, worldwide ATM reimbursement, a $75 sign-up bonus- and peace of mind for traveling!

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


Fantastic Foto Friday – Historic Taipei, Taiwan

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!

Destination Guide: Melaka, Malaysia

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

Deal: TAP Air Portugal offers 15% off select flights!

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


Fantastic Foto Friday: Pura Luhur Batukaru, Bali

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!

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