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  • Why I Loved This Singapore Food Tour

    Why I Loved This Singapore Food Tour

    Singapore

    Singapore is all about food. This city has so many restaurants and food courts that it’s not uncommon to get a little decision anxiety when choosing a place to eat. It’s kind of like choosing a movie to watch on Netflix. Once a decision is made, so many good options go flying out the window. That's why I went on a Singapore food tour by Withlocals. The tour connects the appetites of tourists with expert Singaporean foodies who know all the best foods to try and the best places to find them.

  • 12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Turkey’s Çanakkale Region

    12 Reasons Why You Should Visit Turkey’s Çanakkale Region

    Turkey

    I recently had the opportunity to visit Troy and Gallipoli on a tour of Turkey’s Çanakkale province (pronounced “Chan-uh-ka-lay”). I knew there’d be a lot to learn from these famous sites, but I did not expect Çanakkale to be such a wonderful off-the-beaten-path vacation destination. Çanakkale is a dream destination for anyone interested in history, but even if you’re not the world’s biggest history buff, you still can’t go wrong with a trip to Çanakkale. Here’s 12 reasons why.

  • Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Villa Amrita: My New Favourite Luxury Villa in Ubud, Bali

    Bali, Indonesia

    We visited Villa Amrita, one of the best luxury villas in Ubud, Bali, and found out what it means to be treated like a celebrity. The villa staff were super friendly and helpful, carrying our luggage, getting us settled in, and giving us insider tips for Bali. And that’s only a taste of the bend-over-backwards attentive service you can expect to receive.

  • The Ultimate Guide To Find Cheap One Way Flights

    The Ultimate Guide To Find Cheap One Way Flights

    Travel Tips

    The cost to fly internationally has gone down consistently for over 3 decades. However, airlines are making more money than ever. Follow my rules to book cheap one way flights (and know when to break the rules) and you’ll be laughing all the way to Fiji, or wherever you want to go.

  • Top 77 Photos of 2018

    Top 77 Photos of 2018

    Highlights

    2018 was a year of great personal change and growth. I got married in June and have been travelling the world with my wonderful wife, Jacinta. That also means I’ve been able to step in front of the camera on a few more occasions this year. I hope this selection of photos inspires you to reach for your dreams in 2019 and the years to come.

  • 21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    21 Things To Do In Bali With Teens

    Bali, Indonesia

    I recently spent a week with my niece (14) and nephew (15), and like most teenagers, they’d be happy to spend a week in a plush hotel with on-demand movies and a high-speed internet connection… But where’s the fun in that? Teen years are a period of discovery. They’re fundamental in shaping identity by cultivating passions, likes and dislikes. So, when I took these teenagers to a region with a culture as rich as Bali, I wanted them to get off the Wi-Fi and try something completely new.

  • 6 Essential Things To Do In Chiang Mai

    6 Essential Things To Do In Chiang Mai

    Thailand

    Chiang Mai is dramatic. Wedged between sheer mountains, spreading along an ancient alluvial plain, the unofficial capital of Northern Thailand conceals a tumultuous history dating back to the 13th century. A plethora of unique tourist attractions matched with extreme affordability, draws over 14 million tourists per year. Here are the top 6 attractions that made my list:

  • G Hotel Kelawai, Penang: Room With A View

    G Hotel Kelawai, Penang: Room With A View

    Penang, Malaysia

    Choosing a hotel requires consideration of dozens of factors. Your suite will become your home away from home, and your base for a memorable vacation, so it pays to be picky. I checked out this 5-star hotel in the heart of Penang, Malaysia and discovered a few surprises.

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