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Fantastic Foto Friday: Safe, sunny, sandy: Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam

Nha Trang Beach & Boardwalk

Nha Trang in South Central Vietnam is blessed with endless beaches. You can walk for miles along the boardwalk or sandy shore and enjoy the view out over the warm see. There are trees and grass behind it, so you can rest in the shade. And Vietnam has done exceptionally well during the Coronavirus pandemic, making it a safe choice for post-CoVid travel!
Check out my Destination Guide Nha Trang to plan your own beach getaway.

Travel in the CoVid-Age – All you need to know!

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has changed travel more than any single event in my lifetime. I traveled in Asia at the beginning of the outbreak and as it got worse. I “got stuck” due to the fast closing web of travel restrictions and will have to travel again, while the pandemic is raging on. In a series of posts, I … Continue reading

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

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Melaka, Malaysia, Riverwalk

Melaka Riverwalk

Melaka is a fun, little city in Malaysia, easy to reach for a weekend getaway from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. There is a lot of history to see, but my favorite spot is the riverwalk. It’s well done and lined by little restaurants and bars, making it a great spot for a walk or to hang out for happy hour as the evening cools!
To plan your own getaway to Melaka, Malaysia,  check out my Destination Guide Melaka!

Airline Loyalty Program Elite Extensions due to CoVid-19

Travel has shut down worldwide to a degree never seen in my lifetime due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic and most airlines have shut down or severely reduced their schedule, some around 90% of their flights. Even the most frequent travelers are staying home and will fly or spend enough with airlines to meet the targets to renew their elite … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

Nature can be truly awe-inspiring, especially when you are faced with a place so overwhelming, both in its size as its beauty as Fish River Canyon. It’s second in size only to the Grand Canyon and we were really amazed on our visit as part of the Cape Town to Victoria Falls adventure! Natural wonders like this can give you some perspective, just as helpful in good times as in bad times!

Hotel Elite Status Extensions in Corona Times

Travel has shut down worldwide to a degree never seen in my lifetime due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Billions of people around the world are told to stay home and stay safe and travel is not in the cards for even the most avid travelers. But what does that do to the elite status many frequent traveler have in … Continue reading

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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!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Pattaya Beach, Thailand

The (in)famous Pattaya, is the closest beach getaway from Bangkok. You’ll get all the sand, sun, warm waters and gorgeous sunsets you’d expect from a tropical beach, and all at a budget price. And while the beach in Pattaya itself can be so crowded with chairs that you can barely see it, Jomtien to the South has beautiful beach with fewer vendors, so you can just throw down your towel and stick your toes in the soft, white sand!
Check out my Destination Guide Pattaya/Jomtien to plan your own beach getaway from Bangkok!