Hotels

Where to stay in Bangkok: On8 Sukhumvit

Where to stay in Bangkok: On8 Sukhumvit

* * The first time I went to Bangkok, way back 2005, my family and I stayed at First House Hotel. We stayed in adjoining twin rooms so we had more than enough space, and we loved their buffet breakfast. First House was also just across the road […]

The 32 Best Tokyo Hotels Under P8,000/Night (Cherry Blossom Season) – Part 2

The 32 Best Tokyo Hotels Under P8,000/Night (Cherry Blossom Season) – Part 2

This is the second (and final) part of The 32 Best Tokyo Hotels Under P8,000/Night (Cherry Blossom Season). Please see the first part for the criteria used to make this list. Click on the hotel names to find out more about each hotel. Hotels from P6,000 – P7,000 […]

The 32 Best Tokyo Hotels Under P8,000/Night (Cherry Blossom Season)

The 32 Best Tokyo Hotels Under P8,000/Night (Cherry Blossom Season)

Tokyo used to be the most expensive city in the world, and although it has since been toppled from the top spot by Singapore, it still ranks way up there among cities with the highest cost of living. Naturally, Tokyo hotels tend to be expensive as well, even […]

The best Hong Kong hotels under P8,000 for families

The best Hong Kong hotels under P8,000 for families

Hong Kong is a perennial favorite among families because of its proximity, visa-free entry, and of course: Disneyland. Its status as a tourism hotspot means that Hong Kong has a lot of hotels to choose from, for every type of budget and traveler, but sometimes the overwhelming number […]

Fancy favorites: Treat yourself and your family to these top Hong Kong hotels

Fancy favorites: Treat yourself and your family to these top Hong Kong hotels

A special occasion. A job well done. A milestone moment. Or simply a way to say: I treasure you more than anything. Whatever the reason, it’s nice sometimes to just forget our frugal ways for a while and treat ourselves and our loved ones to a fancy vacation…or […]

Where to Stay in Bali: The Royal Eighteen Resort and Spa (Kuta)

Where to Stay in Bali: The Royal Eighteen Resort and Spa (Kuta)

* There were several things I looked for when I was searching for accommodations in Kuta: Proximity to the beach – Kuta is famous (or infamous) for its waves and its parties, and though I’m neither a surfer nor a party girl, I thought it […]

Where to Stay in Bali: Narendra Guest House (Ubud)

Where to Stay in Bali: Narendra Guest House (Ubud)

It was past 10 in the evening when we arrived at Narendra Guest House. Our side trip to Uluwatu had taken longer — much longer — than I’d expected and we hadn’t been able to give notice that we would be checking in late, so […]

How much does a Bali trip cost?

How much does a Bali trip cost?

* The answer depends, of course, on how long you’re staying there, how much you spend for your plane ticket, what sort of lodgings and food you go for, etc. The total cost of your Bali holiday will vary widely based on those factors, but […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

A Beginner’s Guide to Airbnb

* First things first. What is Airbnb? How does it work? Airbnb lets you rent someone’s home — that’s the simple explanation. Instead of booking a hotel when you’re traveling, you can use Airbnb to find accommodations in the place where you’re going. Will I […]

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Where to Stay in Venice: Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia

Location was our foremost consideration when we looked for accommodations in Venice. We were only going to be there for two days, leaving very early from Venezia Santa Lucia on the second morning, so we wanted to stay in a hotel near the train station. […]