Hacks for lower hotel costs when booking from a different country

UK/EU residents can book TravelSecrets.com hotels, as from North America and a third of the time will save an additional 10-20%, as hotels have different prices for residents in other countries. Both UK/EU and North American residents can also book as if from Asia and further save. See how in the below video. View the […]

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The Unspoken Risks of Charging Your Phone at the Airport

In the whirlwind rush of modern travel, we often find ourselves tethered to our smartphones more than ever before. From checking flight updates to navigating unfamiliar destinations, our devices have become indispensable companions. Yet, amidst the chaos of airport terminals, there lurks a subtle danger that many travelers overlook: the seemingly innocuous act of charging […]

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Mastering the Art of Avoiding Delhi Belly and Food Poisoning on Your Global Quests

Are you an intrepid explorer, hungry for adventures that tantalize your taste buds and awaken your senses? If you’re nodding in agreement, then you’re likely familiar with the notorious “Delhi Belly” – the unwelcome souvenir that can turn a dream vacation into a nightmare. But fear not, fellow wanderlust-seeker! With the sage advice from Lonely […]

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A must-side trip when visiting S.E. Asia

Discovering Georgetown and the Island of Penang: Exploring the Cultural Tapestry I love to see original ancient buildings and residences when visiting anywhere in the world.  It is disappointing that when visiting almost all South East Asian cities, modernization has mowed them down, and those that still stand, have not been refurbished properly. Then there […]

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A Scenic Coastal and Gastromic Sojourn: From Bordeaux and San Sebastián

In the heart of southwestern Europe lies a mesmerizing route that traverses through picturesque landscapes, culinary delights, and cultural treasures. Embark on a journey from Bordeaux, the wine capital of France, to San Sebastián, the culinary gem of Spain’s Basque Country. Join me as we unravel the scenic sojourn between these two enchanting destinations. Bordeaux: […]

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How to get a free hotel upgrade

Getting a free hotel upgrade can be a pleasant surprise and enhance your overall travel experience. While there’s no guaranteed method, here are some tips that may increase your chances: Be Polite and Friendly:Approach the hotel staff with a positive attitude. A friendly demeanor can make a significant difference in how staff perceive and assist […]

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Japan is more than the hottest honeymoon destination of 2023

According to tour operators and travel agents in the US and Europe, Japan has become the hottest honeymoon destination in 2023. Since borders reopened in October 2022, post coronavirus closures, visitor numbers have nearly reached pre-pandemic levels with more than 2.3 million overseas arrivals in July alone, reported the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). That’s impressively […]

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Travel ‘on brink of extinction’

Travel is in for a ‘dystopian future’ if action on climate change is not taken now. That is a conclusion from a new report published by Intrepid Travel in partnership with foresight agency The Future Laboratory. It looked at what the world of travel could be like in 2040 if no action is taken. Travel as we […]

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Discover a different side of  Hong Kong

Hong Kong is easy to visit on your own as a first-time or return visitor. The must-visit places can be covered in one day, including a half-day walk around bustling Kowloon, on the southern tip of the China mainland (and maybe a short subway or taxi ride to Sham Shui Po).  Lunch on street food […]

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Ultimate Travel Guide for Food Lovers

As many dedicated foodies will know, hunting for the most incredible food spots when traveling requires a savvy approach. There are plenty of bustling food markets, charming eateries, and hidden culinary gems around the world to explore – but where are the best cities to be a foodie? To find out, the experts at Spin Genie, […]

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Research finds hotels increasingly likely to beat Airbnb and Vrbo on price

Which?, a UK consumer advocacy, compared the cost of thousands of hotels with 300,000 Airbnb and Vrbo stays and found private rentals were almost a fifth (19%) more expensive on average. For your reference, one UK pound is approximately 1.2 US dollar. Private holiday rentals are a popular option for thousands of travellers every year, […]

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