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North Macedonia the Great

Steeped in history and nestled between stunning mountains, shimmering lakes and gorgeous parks, North Macedonia quickly became one of my favorite places in the Balkans.

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The Best of Northern Albania

Isolated and shut off from the world for so long, Albania emerged from communist rule in 1991 and has been slowly trying to catch up to modernity…very slowly. Traveling through most of northern Albania was like traveling back in time and back to the grey, drab colors of the Soviet era. At this point you […]

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Singapore – Riverview

Singapore is one of those clean, cultured and cosmopolitan places that we enjoy visiting often. There is so much to see and experience in this diverse island nation that we make it a point to stay in a different part of Singapore each time we visit.

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Koh Lanta – Serene Simplicity

Koh Lanta is one of the most accessible tropical islands in Thailand that is mostly unspoiled and very welcoming. The island is only 70 kilometers from Krabi and it’s international airport, but feels a million miles away due to it’s gorgeous strands of never ending beaches, lush jungles, pretty coral reefs and bohemian laid back […]

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$25% off Hotels(.com)

Since we sold our house a few years back and now live exclusively out of hotels it is important that we save as much as we can.  After all this is kinda our mortgage so to get 25% off is a nice discount. Hotels.com has a rewards program that gives a free night after 10 […]

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Seclusion on Koh Phi Phi

Phi Phi Island (Koh Phi Phi Don) is synonymous with a young loud party scene. It is set on a tiny island in the Andaman Sea, dominated by cliffs in the midst of the most gorgeous turquoise water and jungle. And yes, the over crowded Tonsai Bay is exactly that – party central but we […]

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My Favorite Beach in Phuket

As many of my friends know, I love Thailand and so many of it’s glorious islands – just not super touristy Phuket which is the largest one. As we had 3 free nights at a Marriott resort expiring, it made sense to give Phuket Marriott Nai Yang Resort and Spa a chance to prove me […]

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Vietnam’s Best Beach and Resort

Reading many blogs and reviews of Vietnam’s beaches, I was seriously confused. Some said that the shoreline of Vietnam was Asia’s greatest secret and others said that it was polluted and not really worth a visit. Traveling down the coast from Halong Bay through Da Nang and Hoi An I would agree with the later […]

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