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Experience: Novo Turismo Resort and Spa, Timor Leste

Dili in Timor L’este isn’t known as a major tourist destination so I was curious to see what kind of hotel offerings the city had. I found Novo Turismo centrally located and had great reviews, so I contacted them and arranged my stay. Coming from Darwin, I had a quick flight to the capital city … Continue reading Experience: Novo Turismo Resort and Spa, Timor Leste

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Experience: Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Hyatt properties are a safe bet when searching for luxury, convenience, and professionalism. That’s why I chose to stay at their fairly new property in Manila in the “City of Dreams” development. Opened at the end of 2014, this casino resort is made up of three hotels, clubs, restaurants, and a shopping mall. Outside of … Continue reading Experience: Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

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Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

When landing at Kiribati’s international airport located on a long beach, one may wonder where they would sleep. Though the entire island seems like an empty stretch of beach, Tarawa actually houses half of the country’s population. This means visitors have the option to stay at modern hotels like The George Hotel. On my Pacifying … Continue reading Experience: The George Hotel, Kiribati

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Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

Suva, the capital of Fiji is a city with a long history and one of the icons of the colonial past is The Grand Pacific Hotel. In 2014, the hotel was fully renovated to exemplify its grandeur and celebrate its one hundredth anniversary. The initial planning for the hotel started in 1908 by a New … Continue reading Experience: Grand Pacific Hotel, Fiji

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Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world which is apparent as soon as you land at their airport in Funafuti. This tiny nation receives few tourists mostly due to its isolated location and the high costs of travel. Filamona Hotel is not only the best (and one of the only) places to … Continue reading Experience: Filamona Hotel, Tuvalu

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Experience: Lomani Island Resort, Fiji

The picture perfect white beaches you see on Fijian postcards are often not of the main larger islands, but rather the tiny islands scattered out to sea. Lomani Island Resort is located on one of these islands, Malolo Lailai in the Mamanuca chain of Islands. It is about 50 minutes by boat from Denarau Island … Continue reading Experience: Lomani Island Resort, Fiji

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Experience: Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

Fiji. The word alone evokes images of white beaches and turquoise waters. Near the capital Nadi is Denarau Island, a development of luxury hotels focused on providing an all inclusive getaway for the resort traveler. Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa occupies a large 1.5 km stretch of beach on the island. The brand showcases … Continue reading Experience: Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

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Flying Air Astana

What is Air Astana? Many have never heard of the flagship airline of Kazakhstan unless planning a trip to Central Asia. They would then discover that the majority of the routes in the area are dominated by this large airline with its hubs in Almaty and Astana. I had the same discovery when planning my … Continue reading Flying Air Astana

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Experience: Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands

Working your way through Honiara, you may think that this chaotic capital city has little to offer in terms of accommodation, but off of a small side street of a central roundabout is an international standard hotel. Heritage Park Hotel is named for its rich roots dating back to the 1950s when British governors resided … Continue reading Experience: Heritage Park Hotel, Solomon Islands

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Experience: Loloata Island Resort, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, the bustling capital city of Papua New Guinea, has a secret. A short drive away is a scuba diving island paradise for those in the know. Locals have treasured the possibility of an island escape for decades and for good reason. Loloata Island Resort is a simple yet fantastic getaway with some of … Continue reading Experience: Loloata Island Resort, Papua New Guinea