Airbnb: Pros and Cons

Airbnb has become a popular choice for travelers looking for affordable places to stay, experience places as a local, and to meet others. Similar to VRBO and other similar sites, Airbnb connects those renting our rooms and properties to those looking to rent them. One of the things that makes Airbnb appealing is the appContinue reading “Airbnb: Pros and Cons”

Save 20%: Hilton HHonors MVP Rate for Americas and Caribbean

While it’s not widely promoted, Hilton discounts rates at participating hotels by 20% through the MVP program. In order to get the rate, you must be a Hilton HHonors member (easy and free to sign-up) and in most cases affiliated to a sports entity to quality. Since I’m a Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer it was easy toContinue reading “Save 20%: Hilton HHonors MVP Rate for Americas and Caribbean”

Car Rentals Tips and Why you should rent from Silvercar by Audi

Last Updated July 3, 2019 We hate renting cars. From the moment you stand around waiting for the shuttle to the ride on the shuttle shared with others, including screaming and vomiting children, and obnoxious people who are downright inconsiderate.  Then, as the shuttle pulls into the car rental’s office, you grab your bags makeContinue reading “Car Rentals Tips and Why you should rent from Silvercar by Audi”

Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera

Only two weeks earlier, we were enjoying a quick stay at the Hyatt Ziva in Cancun before we found ourselves checking in to the Grand Hyatt in Playa Del Carmen Resort for a 5 day vacation. As this was our 2nd visit to Play Del Carmen, I’ll share some information about the town, the sites,Continue reading “Playa Del Carmen: Local Culture and Beaches in the Mayan Riviera”

Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen

During our most recent vacation in Mexico we chose Playa Del Carmen as our base. As we have been intrigued by Tulum for quite some time now and it’s only an hour away, we decided to plan a day trip to check it out and see if we’d like to plan a longer stay inContinue reading “Tulum: Planning a Day Trip from Playa Del Carmen”

Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Galle is about 130 kms south of Colombo on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast and we travelled here by train for the last 4 days of our trip to relax and exploreContinue reading “Galle Sri Lanka in 4 Days – Where to Stay, Where to Eat, and Things to Do”

Travel Deals to Bali: Should you go right now?

Since the end of September, concerns about Mount Agung erupting have affected travel to Bali. When the volcano erupted on November 27, it forced DPS – Denpasar Airport to shut down for 2 days as flights had to be cancelled due to the volcanic ash in the air that clogs jet engines. As the tourismContinue reading “Travel Deals to Bali: Should you go right now?”

Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Sri Lanka is a beach lover’s paradise and during our stay on the South Coast, we explored 6 of them from our homebase in Fort Galle. Compared to other beach destinationsContinue reading “Beach Guide: Sri Lanka South Coast”

Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. Overview: Sri Lanka, a “tear drop” shaped island nation in the Indian Ocean has started to find its way into the mainstream tourist map for the last few years. Since the civilContinue reading “Our Trip to Sri Lanka: 24 Hours in Colombo”

How to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka – Colombo to Galle

COVID-19 Update: Sri Lanka is expected to re-open to international tourism in August 2020. For more information about the COVID-19 protocols, click here. At this time, tourists are not permitted to take public transit in Sri Lanka. Overview: Haunting, is one way to describe the opening scene of No Reservations Sri Lanka in which AnthonyContinue reading “How to Travel by Train in Sri Lanka – Colombo to Galle”