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My favorite 10 Things To Do in Johannesburg, South Africa

My favorite 10 Things To Do in Johannesburg, South Africa

My favorite Things To Do in Johannesburg, South Africa – Understand Johannesburg is the capital of South Africa and it’s industrial and financial center. Johannesburg feels more gritty than you’d expect for a middle income capital. It certainly is not a beautiful city. However entrepreneurship and interior design runs strong with South Africans and there […]

Posted on January 19, 2019 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Review

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Review

The Hyatt Regency Kathmandu sits in a lovely green oasis to the east of the downtown area of Kathmandu. Without traffic, it is just 10 minutes from Kathmandu International Airport. Check-in was quick and efficient. I currently have no Hyatt status so wasn’t expecting much but the room we received had a lovely view and […]

Posted on August 19, 2018 by in Hotel Reviews, World of Hyatt

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How to stay warm and cool in any climate the world throws at you – My minimalist clothing guide for travel

How to stay warm and cool in any climate the world throws at you – My minimalist clothing guide for travel

The Basics Readers keep asking me about my clothing and luggage choices, especially when going to more extreme climates. Over time, I realized a number of things about my luggage: Lots of luggage slowed me down (duh!) Many items in my luggage that I kept coming home with were unused, incl. many electronics, chargers, etc. Less […]

Posted on March 8, 2018 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Windhoek, Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Windhoek, Walvis Bay & Swakopmund

My Favorite 15 Things to do in Namibia – Understand This was my first time in Namibia – an enormous country twice the size of California and with just 2 million citizens. Namibia is located northwest of South Africa. It is a former German colony and still has many Germanic roots and signs, though English […]

Posted on January 26, 2017 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki

My Favorite 15 Things to do Honolulu and Waikiki – Understand Honolulu and Waikiki certainly suffer from mass tourism, though given the sheer numbers they have managed the crowds exceptionally well and provide one of the cleanest and best big city beach experiences anywhere in the world. Where else can you get awesome, cheap, ethnic cuisine from all […]

Posted on October 8, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan

My Favorite 33 Things to do Almaty, Kazakhstan – Understand Almaty is the commercial capital of Kazakhstan and has a history of an oasis trading hub in the region. It’s located just north of the Alatau Mountains that separate Kazakhstan from Kyrgyzstan (see My Favorite Things to do in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). The city is a rewarding travel […]

Posted on September 24, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Review

Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo Review

The Grand Hyatt Sao Paulo is located to the west of the city in a modern business development. It’s about an hour’s drive from Guarulhos International Airport if there’s no traffic. It’s often said to be the ‘best place to stay in Sao Paulo’ – so I was curious to try! The hotel is rather […]

Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Hotel Reviews, World of Hyatt

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My favorite Things to do in Surabaya

My favorite Things to do in Surabaya

Things to do in Surabaya – Understand Surabaya is a sprawling, business-dominated city in Eastern Java. It’s Indonesia’s second largest city and it’s also one of the hottest cities in Indonesia with a humid and hot climate (even for Indonesian standards). The heat index easily reaches 120 degrees for most days. It will surprise you […]

Posted on April 11, 2016 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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My favorite 14 Things to Do in Novosibirsk, Russia

My favorite 14 Things to Do in Novosibirsk, Russia

My favorite 14 Things to Do in Novosibirsk, Russia – Understand Novosibirsk is an industrial city in Western Siberia (eastern Russia). It’s a rather modern and efficient city. However, don’t expect much hospitality or tourist infrastructure. Locals probably won’t believe that you are a tourist, as they tend to think that nobody would ever go to […]

Posted on May 27, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Air Astana Review (Economy Class)

Air Astana Review (Economy Class)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Photo Review Intramuros, Manila, Philippines – and the best place for a Manila sunset Philippine Airlines Review – Domestic and International Economy Class Marco Polo Davao Hotel Review Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy Davao, Philipinnes Jen Hotel Manila Hotel Review (formerly Traders Hotel […]

Posted on May 20, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU)

Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU)

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Top 10 things to do Guam and what to expect Photo Review Intramuros, Manila, Philippines – and the best place for a Manila sunset Philippine Airlines Review – Domestic and International Economy Class Marco Polo Davao Hotel Review Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy […]

Posted on May 19, 2015 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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