Travel money-saving tip: Use discount sites

Adventures need not be expensive. This is a paid post, but all opinions are mine. I am all for DIY trips from scratch, and I have done them myself many times. A few times, though, I bought from discount travel sites or coupon sites, especially when the discounts were big (almost like a DIY trip in…

IN PHOTOS: The Cute Cats of Penang in Street Art

Cats big and small. Some black, some white. Others bright orange or bursting with other colors. All adorable and painted on the walls of Penang’s streets. For cat and art lovers like me, George Town, the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Penang, Malaysia, is a dream destination. These cats are in fact one of the reasons I fell in love with Penang. While Penang is…

IN PHOTOS: Relaxation Every Moment at Mandala Spa Boracay, An Environment-Friendly Destination Spa

The unusual scorching July Boracay heat was suddenly tempered as we walked along Mandala Spa’s leafy entrance. It was like entering a respite from the island’s traffic jams and rush of tourists. Several steps forward, it was still all greenery and I felt a soothing coolness on my skin. As we turned the corner, up ahead was the open-air reception area and the welcoming smiles of…