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How to Get from Johor Bahru to Melaka

How to get from Johor Bahru to Melaka?  Well, we recommend utilizing Malaysia’s public transport system to save money for this journey (especially if you don’t have your own wheels). As you may have already heard, Melaka is one of Malaysia’s prime tourist destinations. Tourists tend to visit Melaka for a broad range of [...]

By |2019-07-24T09:57:11+08:00July 23rd, 2019|6 Comments

10 Ways to Save Big Money while Backpacking

10. Book your flights way in advance. Budget airlines like Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Tiger Airlines love to release ridiculously cheap fares over a year before their scheduled departure times.  If you choose to book only a week or two before your intended date of travel, be prepared to shell out big time [...]

By |2019-07-24T10:06:48+08:00July 23rd, 2019|3 Comments

How to Get from Male Airport to Malé City

Before I completed this trip to the Maldives, I began planning well in advance (approximately 6 months).  Here are are the resources we used: World Nomads Travel Insurance. 24/7 coverage for 150+ adventure activities. Get a Quote Momondo, Booking Buddy. We always use these 2 great price comparison sites to find the world's cheapest flights. Agoda, Booking.com, HotelsCombined. We [...]

By |2018-05-08T11:05:33+08:00February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Top Things to do in Malé – the Capital of the Maldives

The Maldives can be a very expensive destination to visit.  For this particular trip, I started planning about 6 months before our departure date.  Here are the resources we used for this trip to Male: World Nomads Travel Insurance. 24/7 coverage for 150+ adventure activities. Get a Quote Momondo, Booking Buddy. We always use these [...]

By |2018-06-12T17:48:37+08:00February 7th, 2018|0 Comments

10 Travel Tips You Should Know About Maldives

After visiting the Maldives and learning more about this fascinating country we thought that it would be a good idea to share some tips regarding our experience there with our readers. The Maldives can be an extremely expensive country, but it doesn’t have to be if you arrive well prepared. To get you started [...]

By |2018-05-08T11:00:42+08:00January 16th, 2018|2 Comments

How to Get the Cheapest Domestic Flights in Malaysia

Offering arguably the best selection of budget airlines in the world, it comes as no surprise that Malaysia is second to none in terms of airline promotions. Home to the world’s best low cost carrier for five years running (according to the World Airline Awards), Air Asia is indeed the leading domestic airline in [...]

By |2017-09-21T14:25:01+08:00June 12th, 2017|1 Comment

How to Get from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Redang?

Getting to Redang Island (locally and commonly known as Pulau Redang) doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Actually, it’s quite straightforward. In most circumstances, tourists wanting to visit Pulau Redang book a flight into Kuala Terengganu (try Momondo and/or BookingBuddy) and then take the ferry from the city center to the island. If you are [...]

By |2017-09-25T13:49:20+08:00July 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

Amazing Snorkeling Experience – Redang Island

If you’re planning on visiting Malaysia in anytime in the near future you will probably come across the term ‘Pulau Redang’ many times while researching for your trip.  If you are not yet familiar, ‘pulau’ translates to ‘island’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Therefore, when you combine the terms Pulau and Redang we begin to talk [...]

By |2018-04-03T11:55:37+08:00June 27th, 2016|10 Comments

How to Get from Dungun to Kuala Terengganu?

When you find yourself travelling up our down peninsular Malaysia’s east coast to see all the beautiful islands it’s important to have reputable transport information to rely on. After checking out Pulau Tenggol (Island) I recently travelled north to Kuala Terengganu in order to reach Pulau Redang (Island). Dungun is the ferry departure point [...]

By |2017-09-25T13:55:37+08:00May 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Wat Pho Travel Review

Bangkok welcomes millions of tourists every year.  Many of whom arrive to bustling Bangkok with no previous experience travelling in Southeast Asia.  This makes Bangkok both an “exciting” and a “slightly intimidating” place to take in what Southeast Asia has to offer. One of the challenges you must consider when visiting a city like [...]

By |2017-09-25T14:38:04+08:00December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

How to get from Kuala Terengganu to Pulau Kapas

Pulau Kapas is regarded by many as one of Malaysia’s nicest islands and we would have to agree. Pulau Kapas (Kapas Island), or Kapas for short, is dotted with beautiful white sandy strips of sand and it is surrounded by beautiful clear water. How clear you might ask? Well, we can confidently say that [...]

By |2017-09-25T14:40:14+08:00December 9th, 2015|9 Comments

My Experience Renting a Moto on Koh Lanta

Before I arrived on Koh Lanta in southern Thailand, I didn’t really know what to expect of the place.  Many of the outdated guidebooks that I had read referred to Koh Lanta as a bohemian, frontier-like island with minimal development and few tourists. This picture of true exoticness with jungle-fringed beaches seemed overly enticing. [...]

By |2017-09-25T14:46:40+08:00November 10th, 2015|0 Comments

How to Get from Don Mueang Airport to Khaosan Road, Bangkok

Everyday tourists book a flight to Southeast Asia and a few months later they land in Bangkok to start their journey throughout Thailand and its surrounding countries. Everyday tourists also gets scammed by Bangkok’s ‘seasoned’ tourist touts, taxis and tuk tuk drivers. In this article, we hope to provide you informative, current and reliable information on [...]

By |2017-09-25T14:50:14+08:00November 2nd, 2015|7 Comments

How to Get from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi

One of the most important connections in southern Thailand is getting from Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi.  Although Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi are only an hour apart via ferry, they differ very much in terms of their character.  Koh Phi Phi receives more annual tourists.  Consequently, its beaches are busier and [...]

By |2017-09-25T15:04:38+08:00September 20th, 2015|1 Comment

Train Tickets and Rail Passes

Whether you plan to visit Europe, Japan, the United States or another country offering rail passes it takes some serious time and effort to determine whether or not it is practical and economical to purchase individual train tickets for every journey opposed to an official pass. Rail Passes for Frequent Travel Based on our [...]

By |2017-09-25T15:10:07+08:00September 3rd, 2015|1 Comment

Top Hotels on Koh Phi Phi

It takes very little effort to figure out why Koh Phi Phi is regarded as one of the most famous islands in Thailand (and maybe even the world). Superb limestone kart scenery is definitely one of the major highlights while visiting Koh Phi Phi. World-class diving and snorkelling excursions are also a must-try.  Come [...]

By |2017-09-25T15:11:38+08:00August 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Water Reflections at Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Titiwangsa Park

Often overlooked by many foreign and domestic tourists visiting Kuala Lumpur, Lake Titiwangsa Park is a refreshing and relatively unknown attraction which is literally minutes away by car from the Petronas Twin Towers. Most tourists that visit Kuala Lumpur book a room for only a few nights which leaves them just enough time to [...]

By |2017-09-25T15:14:54+08:00August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Top Hotels on Langkawi Island

Langkawi is continuously growing and becoming one of the most sought after island getaways in Malaysia for both international and domestic tourists alike.  This stems from many different factors.  One of which is definitely the wide selection of things to do on the island. Unlike tiny islands, Langkawi has a healthy mix of duty-free [...]

By |2017-09-25T15:17:19+08:00August 17th, 2015|1 Comment

Top Hotels in Singapore

Singapore is regarded by many as one of the nicest modern cities in the world.  We couldn’t agree more with this common opinion. We also know first-hand that it is one of the most expensive cities as well.  This makes selecting the right hotel or guesthouse in Singapore a challenging task especially if you [...]

By |2018-01-11T11:46:14+08:00August 12th, 2015|0 Comments