The Top 5 Islands 2018 in Oceania

Conde Nast conducts a reader survey each year to determine the best islands in the world and the top slots went to 3 Philippine Islands. Are you planning a romantic getaway to the South Pacific or Australia – then check out which islands scored the top honors in Oceania in the 2018 survey and read my personal tips to make … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Romantic Getaway to Bali

Breeze at Samaya, Bali

Bali is a great destination for a romantic getaway. A dinner along the beach with the most dramatic sunsets every night – what could be more romantic? The Breeze at Samaya pictured above is a fantastic place to have dinner – or stay. 
To plan your own romantic getaway, check my recommendations for Bali’s Best Beaches!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Siargao, Philippines – Best Island in Asia 2018

Siargao Beach

The readers of Conde Naste Traveler just voted Siargao as the best island in Asia for 2018 – and I agree. With stunning waves for surfers, quiet beaches and wild mangroves, it offers a lot for nature and beach lovers who want to get away from the crowds. There is a single road going around the island and you won’t see any tour buses here. And where else can you stay in a private pool villa right on the beach for $250? Go now, while you can still enjoy this island paradise without the crowds and the sky high price tags!
Check out my Siargao Island overview and Isla Cabana Resort review. Book your beach getaway before everybody else does!

The Top 5 Islands in Asia – Conde Nast Traveler Survey 2018

Conde Nast conducts a reader survey each year to determine the best islands in the world. This year, the Philippines, my home in Asia,  score the top 3 slots and I very much agree with the chosen islands as wonderful beach destinations. Find out which islands scored top honors, read my personal tips and start planning your next beach getaway to … Continue reading

Destination Guide Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

If you want to explore rare wildlife in remote valleys, hike sacred mountains, go island hopping and relax on a beach, all on one trip, than Kota Kinabalu in Northern Borneo is a great base to explore all that Sabah has to offer! You can see orang utans in the wild, hike Mount Kinabalu and explore the remote Danum Valley, … Continue reading

Upscale food and drinks on Bali’s Seminyak Beach: Chez Gado Gado

Bali’s Seminyak Beach has no shortages of restaurants, but the Gado Gada stands out with its prime beachfront location, upscale ambiance and friendly service. Coffee, drinks and food are good and the million dollar views of the beach and sounds of waves crushing on the shore are included, so make it one stop on your Bali vacation to Seminyak beach! … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Resort Experience on Cambodia’s Sokha Beach

Cambodia is popular among backpackers for its remote beaches – but it’s quickly offering much more. If you are traveling as a familiar or couple and want to be pampered in a resort without ever having to leave for food, entertainment, beach or massages, The Sokha Resort on (almost) private Sokha Beach is a good choice – find out more about Cambodia’s Best Beaches!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: The Islands of Cambodia

Long Set Lagoon

While the islands of Cambodia have received a lot of interest and unleashed a wave of backpackers onto their shores, they are still a remote destination that takes a little effort to get to and that see far fewer visitors than their Thai neighbors – and you can still find peace and quiet without having to walk far, like this lagoon behind Long Set Beach on Koh Rong, my favorite on my list of Best Beaches in Cambodia!