TRAVEL

Need ideas on where to go for a holiday? Whether you are looking for beach destinations, waterfall and hiking adventures, great food or something else, you can find it here. We will make good friends if you love free and easy travel and visiting places that offer authentic local experiences.

Check out this category for more original travel stories, tips, guides and lessons learnt. You can also view destinations by alphabetical order. 

Must-read articles on Travel

Melaka Street Art

Melaka Itinerary – How to Visit 15 Melaka Attractions in 3 Hours (Day 2 – pt 2)

How to visit 15 Melaka Attractions in 3 hours? Well, it isn’t really difficult because many attractions in Melaka are compactly located around Jonker Street. A google map and a working GPS on your phone are all you need to wander around Melaka like an expert. Of course, you’ll have to first mark down these locations as part of your travel research. In this post, I’ll link you to these locations. What you’ll need to do is …

Melaka Itinerary – How to Visit 15 Melaka Attractions in 3 Hours (Day 2 – pt 2) Read More »

Where to stay in Melaka

Where to Stay in Melaka that offers a Spectacular Seaview? (Plus Parking Woes in Melaka Malls) – Day 2

Where should you stay in Melaka? How about setting base at an upscale neighborhood that offers an amazing view of the Strait of Melaka? You can be neighbor to a 5-star hotel and swim at an instagram-worthy infinity pool, which in my opinion, qualifies as an attraction on its own. All for a very affordable price, ya know? :) Today’s post is part of the 3D2N Melaka Getaway series. You’ll read about what we did in …

Where to Stay in Melaka that offers a Spectacular Seaview? (Plus Parking Woes in Melaka Malls) – Day 2 Read More »

Okinawa Free Itinerary (Horizontal)

Free Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide (Revamped Copy)

Hi Guys, I believe many have already downloaded the Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide. It was launched a few months ago and seems quite popular eh. Is it because you guys are all heading over to the beautiful south island of Japan? Free Printable Okinawa Itinerary (Revamped Copy) Good news for everyone! I’ve just completed a major revamp of the Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide – it’s now a 3-page copy instead of two.  In the printable PDF copy, you’ll …

Free Okinawa Itinerary Pocket Guide (Revamped Copy) Read More »

Shamed by Airbnb Host

How I was Shamed by Airbnb Host for leaving a Factual & Negative review

Hey guys! As I’ve predicted in an earlier post, the Airbnb host from Woodlands, Singapore has shamed me for leaving a factual and not-too-positive review. Do you want to know what he said? I can only say that I am disgusted and somewhat amused because he did exactly what I was warning travelers about in the review. That is, his tendency to shame guests who didn’t sing praises on his apartment. Must-Read: My First Airbnb Stay In …

How I was Shamed by Airbnb Host for leaving a Factual & Negative review Read More »

Jonker Street Night Market

Melaka Jonker Street Night Market is One of the Best Night Markets in Asia (Day 1 Part 2)

I was surprised that I actually love Melaka’s Jonker Street Night Market, which is likely the most touristy place in Melaka. Those who know my traveling style would know how much I loathe overly-touristy places. So, what made Jonker Street Night Market so special? It’s all about good food, reasonable pricing, vibrant ambiance and beautiful historical buildings! Let me bring you through Jonker Street, the way I’d experienced it. This post continues from Melaka Day 1 (Part 1). …

Melaka Jonker Street Night Market is One of the Best Night Markets in Asia (Day 1 Part 2) Read More »

Taiwan Hotel Price New Year Period - horizontal

A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop)

I totally switched off from social media and blogging over the weekends because I’d received a rude shock – Taipei and Taichung hotels are up to five times more expensive during New Year’s Eve and New Year 2019. At time of writing (a full seven weeks prior to New Year 2019), many good accommodations are already fully booked. Even Airbnb units that often priced themselves low at $20 to $40 also inflated the price such that a …

A Rude Shock: Book Hotels Early if Traveling to Major Taiwan Cities over the New Year (Plus AsterSpring-Dermalogica Workshop) Read More »

Singapore Airbnb Woodlands

My First Airbnb Stay in Singapore, Woodlands turned out to be a horrible mistake

  Who knew I’ll be spending time writing my first Singapore Airbnb Review when I still have a huge backlog of travel posts to churn out. Sorry guys, those have to wait because I feel a strong need to do the community a service, i.e. to share about how horrible my first Airbnb Stay in Singapore was. The sooner this goes out, the better it is to provide a more balanced view of this Airbnb unit. Because …

My First Airbnb Stay in Singapore, Woodlands turned out to be a horrible mistake Read More »

Taiwan Itinerary for Solo Traveler Coupon (40off)

Next Trip Booked – TAIWAN, here I come again. Woohoo! (Plus First Airbnb Stay in Singapore)

Hey there, How’s your weekend been? I just came back from a Staycation in Singapore and sadly, it was one horrible experience. That Airbnb stay affected my mood so much I actually couldn’t sleep at all on their comfy and luxurious mattress. And I couldn’t write for a few days even though my intention was to do full-scale writing at the ‘serene’ retreat. Sadly, this bad Airbnb example had to come from my country. But I …

Next Trip Booked – TAIWAN, here I come again. Woohoo! (Plus First Airbnb Stay in Singapore) Read More »

Pin It on Pinterest