While most visitors to Taiwan focus on Taipei, Taiwan has some amazing wilderness to explore. The mountains across the island are steep, the forests dense and the mountain streams crystal clear. My favorite place to hike is Taroko Gorge, a short high-speed train ride from Taipei, Taiwan. It’s a great nature getaway from the busy city and worth a side trip!
But it all starts in Taipei, so check out my Destination Guide Taipei to plan your own trip to Taiwan!
Singapore Airlines made their award sales “Spontaneous Escapes” a permanent feature of the program earlier this year and they continue offering great deals for last-minute award trips. Until February 29, 2020 you can book last-minute award flights in March 2020 for 30% off, with tickets available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class flights to 50 destinations. For example, you can fly from Singapore … Continue reading
Update 2020: SoFi is offering a new cash management account with debit card that currently pays 1.6% 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
The Heritage Beach Resort has a prime beachfront location on Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, just a short ride from Bangkok! It offers full resort benefits, including a multi-level pool area, big gym and spa, as well as a restaurant, making this one of the best places for a relaxing beach getaway from busy Bangkok and resort experience. The room is huge … Continue reading
Melaka Fort Afomosa
Melaka in Malaysia has an interesting colonial history, with the Portuguese, Dutch and British each in control of the important harbor for 150 years. Throw in the presence of Chinese, Arab and Indian traders and you get a veritable melting pot with hundreds of years of history. Fort Afomosa sits on the hill above the city and offers great views over the city and glimpses into the past!
To plan your own getaway, check out my Destination Guide Melaka!