How to spend 3 days in Langkawi

Aaron/ October 29, 2017/ Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah. Facing the Andaman sea, lined by white sandy beaches, mountains rising steep within. At just over an hour from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi Island is an great choice for a short beach & nature getaway. Best of all, without the crowds of the similar but more popular spots nearby. Here’s a 3-day itinerary I used for my recent short getaway to Langkawi Island, which could easily be yours too!

The Best Places in Asia for a short getaway – Living La Vida Global

Aaron/ October 14, 2017/ Mentions/ 0 comments

Scratching your head over where in Asia to spend your next long weekend? Look no further than Living La Vida Global’s Best Places in Asia for a short getaway! In this collaboration post, Dean from Living La Vida Global invited travel bloggers around the world to share where they would spend a few days in Asia. I could not resist taking part and sharing my fantastic experience in Batanes, Philippines. To read more about that as well as other amazing

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The Best Local Places to Visit in Different Countries – Trek with Derk

Aaron/ October 7, 2017/ Mentions/ 0 comments

Interested to find out how to experience cities like locals do in your next trip? Dereck from Trek with Derk has compiled a neat list of the best local places to visits, by bloggers living all over the world. I’m glad to have been able to contribute a write up for Singapore. To check out my recommendations, as well as recommendations for cities such as Helsinki, San Francisco, Sydney, Toronto and more, check out his post here:  

17 Travel Bloggers’ Favorite Emerging Destinations – Travel Lemming

Aaron/ September 1, 2017/ Mentions/ 0 comments

A couple weeks back, Nathan from Travel Lemming ran a collaboration post among travel bloggers to find out the latest destinations for 2018. I’m fortunate to have been able to contribute a writeup for a city I’m sure would rise into prominence next year, with the FIFA World Cup being partially held here. Find out where it is and check out 16 other destinations that have great potential for being the next big thing in 2018! Time to add these

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Travel Blogging Friends of Hawaiian Brian – Hawaiian Brian

Aaron/ August 27, 2017/ Mentions/ 0 comments

Ever since I’ve started putting more time into this blog, I’ve made many new friends. One of them is Brian of Hawaiian Brian, proud owner of 26 Hawaiian shirts! Recently, Brian generously created posts for his travel blogging friends to introduce themselves, and I am really happy to have been a part of it. Read my introduction to this blog, as well as write-ups on 6 other amazing travel blogs on his post here!  

12 European Destinations Loved by Travel Bloggers – Free Two Roam

Aaron/ August 23, 2017/ Mentions/ 0 comments

Heading to Europe any time soon? Free Two Roam recently organised a collaboration among bloggers to come up with a list of 12 amazing European destinations. I was fortunate to have been a part of it, and am glad to be able to share the result with you today.   Free Two Roam is a travel blog by a couple based in UK. They juggle working full time with exploring the world, and have been to 45 countries. Head over

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1 day in Southwest Singapore – Beyond the City

Aaron/ August 9, 2017/ Hiking, Southeast Asia/ 0 comments

Looking for something new beyond the usual stroll around Marina Bay? How about checking out this other side of Singapore, not far from the city center, far less crowded, and full of interesting sights? Here’s a guide to spending a day (or 2) in the south western part of Singapore (without going to Sentosa).

Why you should never just pick the cheapest flight ticket

Aaron/ July 23, 2017/ Travel Tips/ 0 comments

So you’ve found the cheapest flight ticket on Skyscanner or Wego, what’s next? Could there possibly be any regrets with grabbing that ‘best deal’? I’ve learnt it the hard way, that finding the cheapest ticket is only the first step to having an enjoyable/ affordable flight. Here’s a list of 10 things you must check on the flight details, to make sure you won’t be having any regrets with that cheap ticket.

Another half lap round the sun! Where should we go now?

Aaron/ July 9, 2017/ Blog/ 0 comments

In the blink on an eye, it’s already July! Once again, I’ve allowed myself to get so consumed by work that I forgot to plan a break. Now aiming for a trip in September/ October. Looks like some people never learn. But in case you’ve got some flexibility on your side and looking for some inspiration to capitalise on the weather in the next few months (July / August / September), here are some ideas to begin with, and some

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A Journey on the Trans-Siberian: Bridging Borders and Cultures – Trek with Derk

Aaron/ July 8, 2017/ Mentions/ 1 comments

This week, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of sharing my experience meeting locals on the Trans-Siberian Railway on Trek with Derk. Trek with Derk is a travel blog by Dereck (or Derk) which focuses on bridging the gap between travelers and the communities they visit. On his blog, you’ll be able to find tips, stories and experiences on building the emotional connection with places you visit. Read more about my very memorable experience making friends and forging bonds with strangers

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