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Munich’s delightful contradictions

Munich’s delightful contradictions

When I think of Germany, I think of cars, I think of discipline, I think of science and technology, I think of…oh, all sorts of unromantic things that aren’t exactly the stuff of travel dreams. I found myself in Munich only because my companion wanted to […]

Travel insurance for European trips

Travel insurance for European trips

Travel insurance is one of the requirements for getting a Schengen visa and I’m often asked about it. I’ve fortunately never had reason to use the insurance so I can’t speak to ease of filing claims, and I also can’t compare the different Schengen-approved insurance […]

Travel insurance for a European trip: Sample itineraries and prices from Blue Cross

Travel insurance for a European trip: Sample itineraries and prices from Blue Cross

For an overview of how to get travel insurance for a European trip (especially for Schengen visa purposes), please see Travel Insurance for European Trips. Sample Prices   1 Schengen country Example: France Up to 24 days   1 Schengen country Example: France 25 days   3 Schengen […]

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 […]

Where to stay in Cebu: SILEO Balamban

Where to stay in Cebu: SILEO Balamban

* Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Cebu or a long-time resident looking for a breather, you will love the cool air and refreshing green scenery of the mountains of Balamban. My parents, in particular, love going up the Transcentral Highway, inhaling the fresh air, and […]

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 […]