Achieve your travel goals with good planning

Have you come down with a serious case of Wanderlust? You want to do and see everything that is possible, but you feel overwhelmed with the amount of things you want. Or you just simply don’t know where to start your planning. Here is a very simple planning routine idea you can use : Do…

10 Secrets Airlines Don’t Tell You

1 . Best prices for plane ticket you will get shopping on Tuesday through Thursday and the best days to pick the flight on,  are from Tuesday through Saturday (less business clients travel on those days). 2 . Airlines want people to pay for upgrades, so don’t expect them for free. There is always a…

Pros and Cons of living and travel in Malaysia

Pros Easy to get visa Malaysian people are very friendly. Not too touristy. No one really hassles you and you are not constantly hounded to buy stuff or take taxi rides. Malaysia is a multilingual country. English is a common language that almost everyone uses. Very good prices for flights from Kuala Lumpur to many others…

10 things I wish I’d known before my first Solo Travel

Do your Research.  You need to be prepared and have an idea of what the culture there is like. What are the Do’s and Don’ts and all the law restriction. Be ready to be surprised and research your destination. Do not over-plan things. In most cases solo travel tends to be cheaper. I didn’t have to cater to…

Korean jjimjilbang / Bathhouse

How to visit a Korean Jjimjilbang bathhouse and Why! Jjimjilbangs (찜질방 or  찜질房) are a popular weekend getaway for Korean families. A jjimjilbangs, literally meas ‘heated rooms’,  are a large, gender-segregated, public bathhouses in South Korea. Most jjimjilbangs are open 24 hours. You can find inside a lot of relaxing hot and cold soaking pools, bathing and massage…

How to avoid losing a Luggage

You’re standing at a baggage carousel for like forever, slowly loosing all hope. What to do now? We all know that sense of panic when we realize that our bag is gone. Make sure you are ready. Try to prevent this situation. Losing a Bag pretty much sucks for everyone. Its a Pain, taking out time…

Where to Go in 2017. 7 Underrated Travel Gems

Cape Town, South Africa takes the top spot on this list this year. Cape Town arguably has the best city vibes, best mountains for hiking, best seaside, and the best  nature – All in one. There is so much you have to see and do. City is dominated by the iconic Table Mountain, which serves as a…

Angkor Wat Secrets! Cambodia

For both history buffs and travelers, Angkor Wat is a must-see. The Angkor Wat is one of the most celebrated temples in Cambodia. For many years, Angkor Wat was totally isolated from the Western World. Large, thick jungles covered the area. The French colonialists were the first westerners to get exposed to Angkor.  Angkor Wat can be seen…

How to Stay Safe as a Solo Traveler

Traveling solo can be an intimidating experience, But, the reality is that this is the most rewarding and amazing adventure you could get in life.  Traveling Solo shouldn’t stop you from going anywhere. It  is one of the most incredible gifts We can give Ourselves in life. The unknown is very scary, but you aren’t the first person to…

Why Solo Travel?

The most common comment I hear is, ‘Wow, you’re doing it alone. That’s so brave.’ Friends told me they didn’t think they could do something like this. But People fail to understand that we are never really alone.  I meet more people when I’m traveling alone than when I was traveling with a friend. Why you should travel solo…

Driving a motorbike. Bali Road Etiquette

The first thing you will notice on arrival in Bali will probably be a huge amount of Scooters passing you. I am used to driving a car, and I don’t want to get knocked off a scooter, but there is something so amazing about driving this little machine. Driving a scooter is simply the best way to…

Make a Flight more Comfortable. Tips!

We’re all acquainted with the discomforts of flying. Most annoying things like small seats, dry air, cold cabins can drive us crazy.  Here are a few ways to feel like you’re in first class – when you’re actually flying economy. Before you check-in ask about upgrades. If staff have an overbooked flight with a tight seating arrangement, they may try…

Best of Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia

Georgetown  is situated on Penang island in the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia and its a mix of many cultures. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site its an exotic melange of old and new.  Penang’s colonial past is visible everywhere. Most people don’t choose Penang Island for a holiday destination or it just never comes to mind, as…

Discount airlines in Europe

Most popular discount airlines in Europe sell their tickets over their website or over the phone, and they are not available to buy at travel agents. Most ticket are ticket-less. You need to just turn up at the check-in desk or at the departure gate with your passport and confirmation number on a print-out of your e-ticket or on your phone…

Stolen or Lost Phone. What to Do.

Here are some tips that will help you find your phone: Call and Text your Phone. You may be lucky and person who found the phone,  will return it to you. Maybe Offer a reward. Once a phone’s SIM card is removed, there is nothing you can do to trace or retrieve it. Contact Your Carrier. Your carrier…

Magical, Komaneka at Bisma, Bali

Komaneka at Bisma is part of Komaneka Resorts in Ubud, and a collection of boutique hotels. We stayed 3 nights at Komaneka at Bisma, as our first accommodation in Bali. I’d stayed in Ubud (although not at Komaneka, which wasn’t around at the time) about 3 years ago, and I have to say it’s become much, much busier and more…

Top Things to Do in Bali

Bali is the dream destination for many. Its rich and diverse island with unique blend of things to do. There’s a diversity of experiences, whether that’s shopping, surfing, serenity-seeking, exploring or indulging. Bali is great value for money where affordable flights and accommodation packages are available. Here are all the reasons to keep Bali on your Bucket…

Gili Islands, Indonesia

Gili Islands The Gili Islands are a group of 3 tiny islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air located just of northwest tip of Lombok Island. the Gilis became popular and felt like a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. Three Gilis are famous for the ultimate remote island experience. This is…

Ultimate Carry-On

My first real longer trip was in 2009 and I had no idea what I was doing. I packed so many random things I never needed, and forgot to take even basic stuff. Now no matter where in the world I travel to, my carry-on packing routine is nearly always the same and simple. You…

The best way to avoid Travel Scams

Sadly people love to take advantage of naive tourists. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get into shady situations. Most travelers think they are to smart to get ripped off. The truth is… it happens to all  of us. No matter how prepared you think you are, there is always a chance something can happen. Its better to at least be…

Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Indonesia is an absolutely massive country, and I was only able to spend there one full month during my three-months Backpacking Trip. I still think I could be happy with even more time.  I only had few days at the biggest Island of Java. I wanted to take careful thought with my itinerary. Of all the…

Ibis Styles, Yogyakarta

Ibis Styles is a very colorful concept hotel with modern decor. All the services and amenities you expect from more basic Accor Hotels are there to enjoy. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including bar/pub, safety deposit boxes, 24hr room service, restaurant, room service, spa. Overall it’s a nice and pleasant…

The Phoenix Hotel, Yogyakarta

After staying only in a lot of Hostels, during my Backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, I didn’t know what to expect of Phoenix hotel except that according to reviews it was ranked #2 among all Yogyakarta hotels. I needed a break from noisy backpackers and picked this accommodation for my stay in the city. This amazing hotel…

Reggae Mansion, Kuala Lumpur

This hostel is a perfect place to meet other travelers, and great base to explore the city. Its targeted at younger travelers who like to mingle. Don’t be put off by reviews that claim it as a ‘Party Hostel’, because the rooftop bar is far away from most of the dorms and you can have…

Hostel etiquette

The hostel life is something that most travelers will experience at some point. Making friends is easy but keeping them can be hard. Lets talk about it. The unwritten rules of Hostel Life. It used to amaze me how many people do not know the etiquette while staying at a Hostel, which is very often just…

General Travel Tips and Tricks

These are the best travel tips and tricks I have gathered along the way Travel with a hand baggage. If you can try to avoid checking a bag. Instead travel light and go straight to your gate, avoiding long queues at the check-in desks (check in online from home and print your own boarding pass, or even…

Lub D hostel – Siam Square. Bangkok, Thailand

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights (2013). Convenient for the budget traveler who is just passing through and looks for a nice comfortable stopover. Lub D has a “wow” factor for a hostel. It is just next to national stadium BTS line, which is very useful in getting anywhere and especially to the international…

Things I have checked off my Bucket List

Learned to speak another language well. Lived in a different country. Observed a full solar eclipse Sipping Guinness in Brewery in Dublin Lived and Traveled on my own Learn to surf, stargaze & sleep on the beach Swimming with turtles in Zakynthos, Greece Get Certified in Scuba Diving in Thailand River Rafting in Bali, Indonesia…

How to pack for a long backpacking trip – Hot climate

Make sure you have what you need, for anywhere you go. Find your main bag/backpack, and Waterproof Packing Organizers (packing folders, packing bags) Remember If you won’t wear it more than three times, don’t bring it! Pack light, wash frequently, buy it if you need it. Limit yourself to one carry-on if you can. Toiletries…

Heaven on Earth, beautiful Koh Lipe, Thailand

(this is, updated with new info, re-post from my old blog) WHY Koh Lipe? Koh Lipe is not a party island. It took me my whole life but I finally get to my dream island, I really hope it doesn’t take to long to come back there. Basic info: The nearest airport to Koh Lipe…

Seoul, South Korea

(this is updated with new info re-post from the old blog) South Korea was always on top of my list of places to go. I went to Korea in September 2012, for 3 weeks. If you you are looking for interesting East Asian country with rich history and stunning countryside, South Korea is great for it. To understand more…

Do you have a travel Bucket List? Here is mine (2017 edition)

The world is full of jaw-dropping locations and adventures. I want to be able to check-off most of this list. Set foot on all 7 continents Soak in the Hot Springs in Iceland See Machu Picchu – Peru Float Down the Mekong River in Laos Balance Relaxation and Adventure in New Zealand USA Cross Country Road…

Few Days in Bangkok in 2013

UPDATED Re-post from the past (old blog entry) 2013 My flight to Bangkok was pretty OK. Only 14h long and with one stop in Abu Dhabi. I don’t like flying and being on the plane crumbled in a tiny seat with all those people around brrrrr. And dry Stuffy air sucks. Dry skin sucks. I…

You think you are TOO POOR to Travel! NOPE

You think you’re too poor to travel? I’ve heard it very often when I was talking about my travels with other people. Majority of people thinks their situation is special and they are not able to do things they wish they could. We all make excuses, because its so much easier, then sit down and plan how we can…

Budget Your Trip

You have to be smart about your spending if you want to make your money last. When I first started traveling, I didn’t watch at all on where my money was going. But no matter how I spent, I never been in trouble and never got myself into bad situation. Now I have much more experience with managing my money. It all starts with…

Get a room!

There’s something about getting a place off the beaten path. There are plenty of ways to save money on accommodation and experience something different then empty soulless hotel room. People are always looking for more exciting & the cheapest value for accommodation they can find. Here are few websites I found and used: CouchSurfing.com – you can make arrangements and stay for free…

3 weeks before your travel

Basic TO DO list: Preparing Backpack/bag. Making sure it stand out from the crowd and its well protected. Just think how many identical black, roll-on cases there are spinning around the carousels in airports. Adding stickers or flags will help.  Making sure You don’t pack anything You can’t bear to lose. Keep your precious items on your…

Super Cool Hostels I want to Visit

The first capsule hotel In Moscow The only compact and affordable Sleepbox Hotel in Russia recently opened on one of Moscow’s liveliest streets, just minutes away from the Belorussky train station. Modular rooms designed for one, two or three guests. Overnight stay for two people in a Double Room  with one double or two single beds will cost 4600 rubles…

My Handy Travel Apps

Tripit – TripIt is a free travel organizer app. You’ll never have to dig through your printed, paper itineraries again. TripIt links to your e-mail account and picks up every confirmation number that comes into your inbox. Any flight, hotel, or even dinner reservation that contains a confirmation number will be put into an organised…