Updated 2019: Philippine Airlines, like a growing number of carriers, allows you to bid to upgrade from your paid Economy Class to Business Class. Find out how you can upgrade your economy flight and enjoy more space and better food onboard, as well as priority check-in, boarding and luggage. And get my take whether it is worth to pay for … Continue reading
The bad news for award travelers keep rolling in – Singapore Airlines announced “enhancements” to their loyalty program Krisflyer. That’s a dreaded term for all frequent travelers, as it usually means small improvements meant to hide a big devaluation of the program. The same is true here – the program receives some long over due improvements and at the same … Continue reading
EVA Air is the second largest airline based in Taipei, Taiwan, and a five-star carrier. On a recent trip to Taipei, I was able to try out their Premium Economy Cabin on their flagship airplane, the Boeing B777. EVA Air was the first airline to launch a Premium Economy product in 1992 and it has been very successful. In addition … Continue reading
Taipei is EVA Airlines hub and on my recent trip, I was able to check out the EVA Air Star Lounge in Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport Terminal 2. While the EVA Air Star Lounge won’t win any awards for design or service, it is a pleasant place to spend your time till departure, grab a drink and have a snack. Find … Continue reading
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
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!
Viceroy Hotels is running an early Cyber Monday sale with discount of up to 45% at their 12 boutique hotels in 8 popular destinations including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico and the Caribbean. Several of the hotels are former Kimpton properties and prices in San Francisco can exceed $500/night, giving you an idea of the quality of your experience. … Continue reading
In a world of practical, yet ugly carry-ons, the Lipault 22inch wheeled carry-on stands out as a practical and elegant luggage. It’s soft Nylon material has a nice sheen that looks good at a 5-star hotel and it also makes it one of the lightest wheeled carry-ons on the market, so you can pass the weight limits of a low-cost … Continue reading
The Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley is a Dolce Resort owned by Wyndham Hotels. It offers large suites in a resort setting with a gold course, tennis courts, spa, gym and fine dining for a luxurious getaway to the wine country North of San Francisco. Considering the large suites, wealth of amenities and location, it’s great value with … Continue reading
Alaska Airlines launched another sale for their Alaska MileagePlan rewards program, offering a 40% bonus when purchasing miles. This can be a great opportunity to fly Cathay Pacific Airlines in Business or First Class for a fraction of the cash price or on one of Alaska’s other partner airlines – but make sure you check availability first! Find out all … Continue reading