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VIDEO: River Kwai Jungle Rafts floating hotel, elephants and Mon village

If this video isn’t playing, you can watch it here: http://youtu.be/cOm3k1l5vPM Imagine someone says you’re going to stay on a “floatel” for the next two nights. What would you think? I had no clue.  But I love surprises and experiencing things for the first time.  I appreciate being whisked off to some place I’ve never

August 22, 2013 4
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Amari Watergate Hotel : A High in Bangkok hospitality

Ten minutes later, I arrived at Amari hotel. The exterior didn’t look impressive, but once you step inside, it opens to something nicer. We whizzed past lobby registration and went straight to the elevators. Not the usual route for a hotel check-in. Mark pushed the elevator button… 32nd floor.

July 19, 2013 6
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VIDEO: Surviving a Budget Hotel in Las Vegas

VIDEO:  Surviving a Budget Hotel in Las Vegas (watch my 2-minute reality style-video review )   What does the term “budget travel” mean to you? Do you have a positive or negative impression of it? Budget Airlines and why some of them make” a bad  choice”

June 6, 2013 17
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What’s a better choice: Capsule hotel or a manga cafe?

After I stayed at Popeye Media Cafe in Fukuoka, I was charged to keep going.  Like my explorations of Korean love motels and bathhouses, I was ready to take the tour of manga cafes (aka manga kissas).  Afterall, what I experienced for a $12 overnight stay was pretty darned exciting and if done right, it […]

May 27, 2013 15
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Is Siloam Sauna the best jjimjilbang in Seoul?

So, I’ve promised some of you the inside tip on the best jjimjilbang in Seoul… After the disappointment of Seoul’s much hyped Dragon Hill Spa, I was reluctant to return for another night of overnight non-thrill on a hard wood floor. Fortunately, a friend offered me an alternative suggestion…

March 12, 2012 52
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Vaginal facials: Hip or Hype at Seoul’s Dragon Hill Spa?

On my return to Seoul, there was one “luxury” jjimjilbang I’d heard hype about. Dragon Hill Spa has been raved about by CNN.com, The New York Times and bloggers being one of the deluxe spas in Seoul, where celebrities frequent and TV broadcasts like Yoo Jae Suk’s show, Happy Together (I think), occasionally film. It was a spot I’d been dying to try.

February 10, 2012 22
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Top 3 Best Boutique Hostels in Bangkok to Rest your Baht

Does your hotel stay shape your love of a place? Sometimes for me, it does. From bungalows, boutique hotels, guesthouse resorts and overnight trains… in Thailand you can experience a gamut of ways to lay your head or rest on your laurels. Thailand inspires a wealth of wanderlust, affordable tour packages and unique accommodations that budget travelers won’t have to cringe about.

December 19, 2011 4
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REVIEW: Where to get your screams in Hawaii this Halloween

It’s fright week weekend and I’m in Hawaii to relive my nightmare with Boo! This year, the Halloween buzz is highlights two premiere places where the best scare is predicted to be. I’m going to let you in on a little secret; I’ve already had a head jump on both of them!

October 28, 2011 0
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Review: A Most Unique Stay at Beung Pai Fish Farm, Thailand

“Catch-and-release” fish resort? What’s that?

This as the first time I was hearing the term. Graham, a 40-ish expat from the U.K., sitting next to me on the bus, was eager to divulge his secret hideaway, the Beung Pai Fish Farm…

October 27, 2011 5
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