Airfare 101: How a $300 flight can cost you $1,000

Most of us are always on the lookout for cheap airfare deals and when we find one, we often impulse buy it in fear of the deal disappearing only to be left with buyer’s remorse later on. Just recently, a friend of ours booked “the deal of a lifetime” and later complained that due toContinue reading “Airfare 101: How a $300 flight can cost you $1,000”

Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City

With elite status in 3 major hotel programs, we tend to leverage the cost and value of our accommodations by participating in loyalty programs. That being said, some of our most memorable and enjoyable stays have been at smaller boutique hotels. For us, smaller boutique hotels have typically offered a hotel experience in a lessContinue reading “Review: Ignacia Guest House, Mexico City”

Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air

The best flights are those that you don’t want to end, the ones where you need a few extra hours to fully experience all the great amenities onboard. For us, flying on EVA in their Royal Laurel Class  777-300ER service between North America and Asia tops our list of those “best flights”. In this post,Continue reading “Airline Review: Why you should fly EVA Air”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG

Maxine and I have been fortunate to experience first class and business class lounges across the world (including the Emirates First Class Lounge at DXB – Dubai Airport) but if there is one lounge that tops our list, it’s Cathay Pacific’s The Pier, Business Class lounge at HKG – Hong Kong International Airport. During ourContinue reading “Review: Cathay Pacific’s The Pier Business Class Lounge at HKG”

Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka

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: Reading literature from the country you are going to visit is a good starting point to immerse yourself into the culture and can even help you to plan other aspects ofContinue reading “Books to Read Before Going to Sri Lanka”