DANCING PANDAS

Journaling The Journey

Radisson Blu Resort Maldives – 2 Splendid Weeks on a Budget

Radisson Blue Resort Maldives

Have you seen those pictures of over the water bungalows hanging on top of the most ultra blue water, jumping dolphins and colorful fish “dancing” in the background?  Well, we just spent 2 magnificent weeks at the Radisson Blu Resort Maldives which is exactly that and so much more! Read on to find out how […]

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Qatar – 12 Interesting Things

Bear at Hamad Airport in Doha Qatar

Now that the FIFA World Cup is decided in Qatar, the party may be over.  But is it? Qatar continues to shine with it’s opulent and very impressive capital of Doha.  In addition this peninsula has a deep golden desert and warm shallow waters with sandy beaches located in the north east. And the shopping:  […]

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Sri Lanka’s 10 Most Magical Places

Sri Lanka Buddhist Monks

Sri Lanka is a gorgeous island country located just south of India.  On the map it looks like a teardrop! Out of the 127 countries that we have been lucky enough to visit, Sri Lanka is definitely one of our top 10 favorites. Why?  First, it’s the amazing people.  Of course a lot of places […]

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Philippines – 19 Interesting Things and a Shocking One

Philippines 19 interesting things and 1 that shocked me

The Philippines is our 126th country out of the 197 that we want to visit on this planet. So many of our close friends are originally from the Philippines. So, we have been dreaming about coming here! And for good reason. There is so much to explore on these islands. Especially the beaches with their […]

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Laos Fast Train Tickets – How to get them!

Laos-China fast train tickets how to get them

The Laos fast train has been anticipated for a very long time.  Before it’s inception in late 2021, it was difficult and timely to travel between the north of the country – Boten and the southern capital of Vientiane.  In fact to just drive the distance without stopping would take a minimum of 20 hours. […]

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5 Best Vegan Restaurants in Bangkok

One of the best of the 5 best vegan restaurants in Bangkok

Thailand is one of the best and easiest places to find vegan food.  Chiang Mai has always been one of our favorite places to find it.  And this time we discovered  5 of the best vegan restaurants in Bangkok.  Truly delicious and mouthwatering dishes from sushi to tiramisu and a lot in between!  Read on […]

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Finding Rare Proboscis Monkeys

Finding the rare Proboscis Monkeys

Once I saw a picture of elusive Proboscis Monkeys, I knew I had to see them for my myself.  But where?  Finding the rare Proboscis Monkeys is not so easy.  Why?  Because they can only be found on the island of Borneo.  Interestingly, this small island is home to 3 countries: Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia.  […]

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12 Interesting Facts about Seoul and 1 Scary One!

12 Interesting and 1 Scary Facts About Seoul

Seoul is a fascinating, cosmopolitan city with over 2000 years of history.  It is considered a megacity because it has a population of over 10 million people.  There are so many intriguing things about this city! In some ways Seoul reminded us of Singapore.  We found 12 interesting facts about Seoul. Yet the city has […]

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4 Bali Properties to Maintain our Hyatt Globalist Status

Maintaining Hyatt Globalist status in Bali

The Hyatt Globalist status is revered by many.  Because it is considered to be the best hotel loyalty program out there.  And we can see why!  Yet, usually the only way to get to this level is to spend a minimum of 60 nights in one of the Hyatt properties.  This can be time consuming […]

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The Amazing Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa

The Value Le Meridien Maldives

The Maldives is an independent country in the Indian Ocean made up of over 1,200 islands and 26 atolls.  We have all seen the stunning pictures of the over the water bungalows sitting atop endless turquoise water stirring feelings of warmth and relaxation!  Well, Le Meridien Maldives Resort & Spa does not disappoint!  Read on […]

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