Destination Guide: Nha Trang, Vietnam

Vietnam is blessed with miles of sandy beaches – and Nha Trang has a long stretch of it! Nha Trang has grown from a backpacker beach destination to a busy city beach and has plenty to offer, even if you are on a tight budget. Find out why you should visit Nha Trang, how to get to & around Nha … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Relax on Lisbon’s beaches

Lisbon is a vibrant city with lots of things to see and do. And when you need to get away from the busy city, a 15km stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Coast is just a short ride away – you can head to Costa Caparica, enjoy a long walk along the beach, soak up the sun, splash in the waves or kick back in one of the beach clubs!
Check out my Destination Guide – Lisbon to plan your own city trip with beach time!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: 30km of white sand beach start right here: Hoi An, Vietnam

I love long walks on the beach, looking out over the ocean to the horizon, it has something relaxing and calming for me. And one of the longest beaches I’ve found is on the coast of Central Vietnam, from Da Nang in the North to Hoi An in the South with over 30km of white sand beach. Some are quiet, some are busy, so there should be a stretch of sand right for everybody!

Destination Guide: Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An is my favorite city in Vietnam – it’s a beautiful, small town situated on the river with a lovely old town that invites you to hang out, read a book over coffee or wander among the stores. You can explore the rice fields around the town or head to the beach by bike. And some of the most … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Sunset in Anilao

If you have followed my blog, you already know that I love sunsets. And Anilao, South of the Philippine’s capital Manila, is not only a great and inexpensive place to dive, it also guarantees you beautiful sunsets every evening. I can’t remember a single visit where we didn’t have a sunset as beautiful as in this photo. Add an outrigger (banka) boat on the water and a cocktail in hand and you have a great way to end a day in Anilao!
Want to go yourself – check out my Guide to Manila to get your trip started!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Nusa Dua Beach – Bali without the crowds

Nusa Dua Beach

Bali is one of my favorite islands and has fantastic beaches that invite to long walks, surfing and swimming. But the most popular beaches can get crowded. If you are looking for a family resort vacation without the crowds, consider the resort area of Nusa Dua. A number of high-end resorts stretch along the beach, giving you lots of choices without the crowds you’ll find in Kuta or Legian!

Check out my Guide to the Best Beaches of Bali to find the one that’s right for you!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Beach Getaway Phuket

Swissotel Patong Rooftop

If you want to mix your beach getaway with a good party, Thailand’s Phuket is a popular destination and Patong is the undisputed party beach. You can party all night and relax by the beach all day – or just hang out at the hotel pool, if you can’t be bothered to go ALL THE WAY to the beach. And the Swissotel Patong has a very stylish rooftop pool & lounge area!

Beachfront on a budget – bbhouse Jomtien, Thailand

Updated 2019: Jomtien is my favorite beach in the Pattaya area and if you are looking for a budget hotel right on the beach, the bbhouse is a great option. You get a modern and clean room, with a/c, fridge and a good shower with friendly service just steps from the beach and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. There … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Borneo’s Beaches

Borneo is known for its fantastic wildlife – but if you want a beach break to recover from the hiking and relax, there are a few beaches around Kota Kinabalu to offer white sand and warm water. The nicest beach on the main island is near the Shangri La Hotel and it makes for great sunset watching, too!
Intrigued? Read more in my Guide to Kota Kinabalu!