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International Destinations Reopening to Tourists

International Destinations Reopening to Tourists

Following the news and updates around the COVID-19 pandemic, many airlines were forced to suspend or reduce their daily operations, and countries were forced to introduce travel restrictions. With the pandemic slowing down around the world, many countries have started to ease border restrictions and reopen for international tourists. Europe European Union and Schengen countries […]

Posted on June 26, 2020 by in Destinations & Inspiration, Travel Deals, Travel News

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Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific has been my go-to airline to get to Asia for a long time. I love the Cathay Pacific Business Class mini-suites (more so than Cathay Pacific First Class) and the airline goes to almost anywhere I want. Cathay Pacific Economy Class Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) on the A330, including the Plaza […]

Posted on August 6, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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My 30 Favorite Things to do Chiang Mai

My 30 Favorite Things to do Chiang Mai

My 30 Favorite Things to do Chiang Mai – Understand Think of Chiang Mai as one huge ‘Khao San Road’ backpacker destination that has gone upscale in many parts and has gotten seriously trendy in China and South Korea. Chiang Mai is a rather small town that has some ‘big city’ vibes and ticks all […]

Posted on July 30, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Japan Airlines Regional Business Class Review Tokyo (HND) to Bangkok (BKK), 777 SKY SUITES Herringbone (Zodiac Layout) and Sakura Lounge Tokyo Review

Japan Airlines Regional Business Class Review Tokyo (HND) to Bangkok (BKK), 777 SKY SUITES Herringbone (Zodiac Layout) and Sakura Lounge Tokyo Review

After my more than satisfying flight from San Francisco, I was looking forward to spending another six hours on Japan Airlines Business Class to Bangkok. Check in at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport was crowded at around 8AM but the business class line was short. However, it took the check-in agent a good 20 minutes to get […]

Posted on July 18, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Japan Airlines

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Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair is to Cathay Pacific in Asia what Eurowings is to Lufthansa in Europe – it’s the way Cathay competes with the low-cost competition. The airline is part of Oneworld, so unlike SilkAir (which is not part of Star Alliance) but like SA Airlink, which is a Star Alliance affiliate. Dragonair gets its equipment from old Cathay planes […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Can IHG Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

Can IHG Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

  What are IHG Travel Agent Rates? Like other major hotel brands and travel providers, the InterContinental Hotels Group is known for offering preferred lower rates to travel agents, either for the agents themselves or for them to book on behalf of their clients. The official site, IHG Agent, is said to give travel consultants at least 35% […]

Posted on October 26, 2016 by in Best Rate Guarantee, IHG Rewards Club, Travel Agent Rate

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The Search for Wyndham Friends and Family Rates and the current Wyndham promotions

The Search for Wyndham Friends and Family Rates and the current Wyndham promotions

  What are Wyndham Friends and Family Rates? Friends and family rates do exist for employees of US Wyndham Hotels, although it’s not advertised too well to the general public. In the past, family members could book a cheaper rate and would have to take along an authorized discount voucher when checking in: There’s no current voucher available […]

Posted on October 24, 2016 by in Hotel Friends & Family Discounts, Wyndham Rewards

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The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

The 14 Things I Learned about Uzbekistan this week

It’s even prettier than the pictures We’d heard of Samarkand but discounted the pictures a bit. In reality, the country is less crowded, more interesting. more breathtaking and in much better shape than you’d expect. Every sight is extremely well-maintained (on a US level), not crowded and just so well integrated into regular city life that […]

Posted on October 3, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Your Mighty Travels Guide to the ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

Your Mighty Travels Guide to the ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

The Central Asia countries are often grouped together as ‘Stans. While this does not entirely do them justice, many have a similar history and a somewhat comparable culture. I just spent three weeks in Central Asia and have traveled there before. I have excluded Afghanistan and Pakistan from this guide; they both have a security […]

Posted on October 1, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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