Can you believe it?! We’re already mid way through 2014! Are you currently on your vacation or already planning for the December holidays? In this issue, we’ll recap our trips and staycations so far in 2014 and you’ll be sure to have ample ideas for your next travels!
A Quick Recap of 2014!
Rounding up our USA Trip of the West Coast
At the end of 2013 and start of 2014, we travelled to the West Coast of USA covering San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver Washington (in the state of Washington – often confused with Vancouver Canada).
Historic F Line San Francisco
Feel the vibe at Pike Place Market Seattle!
Awesome Majestic Multnomah Falls
Scenic Oregon drive from Vancouver to San Francisco
Thanks to the tourism boards of San Francisco, Vancouver and Seattle (thanks Angela, Nicole, Jacob!), we were also hosted to stays at these luxurious hotels during our visit…
Friendly Staff of Hilton Vancouver Washington – Leesa in the middle provided us with helpful info about Vancouver
Facade of Heathman Lodge Vancouver Washington
Swimming Pool of the Palace Hotel San Francisco
Facade of the San Remo Hotel San Francisco
Noelle – Friendly and Lively receptionist who welcomed us to Inn at the Market
Royal Caribbean Cruise aboard Mariner of the Seas 8D7N Laem Chabang / Ho Chi Minh
Mariner of the Seas made its maiden voyage to Southeast Asia and we took the opportunity for a cruise covering Laem Chabang (gateway to Pattaya) in Thailand as well as Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam!
Pool Deck with Romero Britto’s Surfer Boy Sculpture aboard Mariner of the Seas
Walking Street Pattaya
City Hall Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Thanks Royal Cliff Hotels (shoutout to Maria!), we were also hosted to a unforgettable stay at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel during the stopover at Laem Chabang…
Infini Pool (aka Infinity Pool) of Royal Cliff Hotels – one of the best hotel swimming pools we’ve visited so far
Thanks to Sheraton Bandung (big shoutout to Ari and team!), we were hosted to a stay at this newly renovated hotel and also had the opportunity to tour the city of Bandung! Do check out our post on the top 5 attractions in Bandung Indonesia to find out more!
Deluxe Room Sheraton Bandung
Tauhu Telur – especially shiok when freshly fried!
In addition to our review of the top 10 Singapore Staycation Ideas for 2014, thanks to our partners, we’ve also visited AMOY Hotel, Quincy Hotel and Rendezvous Hotel with upcoming visits to Pan Pacific and Oasia…
Welcome drinks and the staff of AMOY Hotel – Apple and Lina!
Visit to Chinatown during our staycation at Amoy Hotel (CNY period!)
Madeleine and Zydney with our welcome drinks – Great start to a Quincy Hotel Staycation!
Surfer Dog by 2bearbear.com during Quincy’s Art Jamming Session – Isnt he cute?! It is actually for sale at a ridiculous price – contact us to find out more!
Swimming pool Rendezvous Hotel Singapore
During our stay at Rendezvous Hotel, we also had the opportunity to savour Straits Cafe’s Sunday Brunch Buffet and sample the award-winning laksa and other goodies!
Straits Cafe Signature Laksa
Straits Cafe Durian Pengat, Durian Cake, Durian Puff and Durian Crepe
Fresh huge and succulent oysters
The upcoming trip will be to Taiwan and we’ll be covering several cities during this visit. Thanks to our travel partners, we’ll be visiting Tainan, Chiayi, Changhua, Taichung, Tongxiao, Zhunan, Taipei and Taoyuan.
So stay tuned and as always,
Happy Travels Everyone!
Tom & Kate,
P.S. We are currently looking for partners for our trips in December 2014. Tourism Boards and hotels that would like to host us can contact us via our official email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to collaborating with you in 2014!