For my most recent trip to Bali, I booked a stay at the Holiday Inn Express Baruna Bai to meet the requirements of the IHG Rewards Club Accelerate promotion – and despite its mediocre location, it turned out to be a positive surprise with nice rooms and great service. If you need a hotel close to the airport and the … Continue reading
If you are living in the US and want to take your family to an exotic beach getaway without paying Hawaii prices, Bali is a great choice: Flights to Asia are inexpensive, you have beautiful beaches and lots to do! This Dream Itinerary will show you how you can spend two weeks exploring Bali’s culture, relaxing among rice paddies and tanning on … Continue reading
I visit Bali regularly and on this trip wanted to return to Nusa Dua Beach – on a budget. And the Mercure Nusa Dua offers modern rooms, resort amenities and their own beach club – all at a fraction of what a beachfront hotel charges. It was my favorite hotel on this trip and is great for families or anybody … Continue reading
Conrad Rangali Pool
The Maldives are on of my Top 5 Romantic Getaways – and when you see the stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and experience the luxurious hotels, it’s easy to understand why so many couples plan to spend their honeymoon there!
The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It offers great privacy, beautiful beaches, an innovative underwater restaurant and impeccable service!
Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia, was planned to be the capital of Australia, settled by free immigrants and not convicts like the bigger cities Sydney and Melbourne. Those plans led to a neat grid of streets in the center of Adelaide, surrounded by a ring of parks. While that plan never quite worked out, it left a compact … Continue reading
You live in the United States and need to get away to the beach, but Hawaii has just become too expensive? Boracay has been on many “best beaches” lists and its soft white sand, clear water and fun nightlife have made it popular. And while luxury hotels no the island have become more expensive, you can still stay on the … Continue reading
I love road trips, especially when they offer you breathtaking views, and the Great Ocean Road in Australia’s Victoria State is one of my favorite driving trips in the world! It’s more than 200 km of road with beautiful beaches, stunning limestone stacks at the 12 Apostles and a history of shipwrecks! So, rent a nice car and go for … Continue reading
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Northern Borneo, and a busy city with a population of around 500,000 people. And while most people us it as their base to explore the Orang Utans at Sepilok or the wildlife in the Danum Valley preservation area, you also can have the long, sandy beach of Tanjung Aru almost to yourself – a great place to relax after hiking Mt Kinabalu or exciting wildlife watching!
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Ko Samui is one of the most popular beach getaways in Thailand. You can head to the lively beach of Chaweng or retreat to a luxury hotel to be pampered in a peaceful hideaway, like at the beautiful InterContinental Ko Samui with stunning views like above!
My favorite stretch of White Beach on Boracay is Station 1 – it’s the widest stretch of soft sand and the quietest. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive beach, with upscale hotels like the original island hotel, Friday’s. During a recent visit, I wanted to find a cheaper alternative in walking distance from Station 1 – and found a great … Continue reading