How to Make Money While Traveling…or From Home!

How to make money while traveling or from home? That’s the question every would-be digital nomad or full time traveler wants answered. We can help! But in this day and age one income is never enough. The goal is multiple income streams, aka side hustles! And whether you want to make money while traveling or want to start a side …

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Keto Snacks on the Go

Finding keto snacks on the go is a critical part of staying on a travel keto diet. You can always pack sliced avocado, vegetables, boiled eggs, travel packages of tuna or cooked meat as keto travel snacks. But those snacks can smell strongly and won’t last forever if you forget about them in your luggage for a week! You can …

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3 Reasons Why Bansko Bulgaria is a Digital Nomad Hub

Bansko, Bulgaria is a digital nomad hub. In fact, it is often named as One of the Best Places for Digital Nomads to to Visit or Live. We first heard about Bansko Bulgaria when we were in the most famous digital nomad hub in the world: Chiang Mai Thailand. Other digital nomads we met in Da Nang Vietnam also mentioned Bansko …

Bansko Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Bansko Bulgaria is a stunningly gorgeous affordable luxury slow travel destination. Nestled at the base of Pirin mountains, Bansko is a ski town that reminds us very much of Aspen…but more pristine! And everything in Bansko is affordable. We paid around 200 euro for a month’s rent in an affordable luxury apartment. We ate in luxury restaurants for a fraction …

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Sozopol Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Here is what you should do in Sozopol Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury: Why Go to Sozopol Bulgaria? The entire time we were in Sozopol we kept thinking: this place is like a beach town in Greece…but cleaner and cheaper! Affordable luxury! Located 35 km south of Burgas on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, today Sozopol a major seaside resort. …

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Priority Pass Lounge Montego Bay Jamaica – Club Mobay

The Priority Pass Lounge Montego Bay Jamaica is Club Mobay. Club Mobay is a large lounge with lots of food – but not enough keto friendly food to make a meal if you are on a travel keto diet like we are. But there is a full service bar, a shower room and even a spa in case you want …

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Review of AirAsia Premium Flex Singapore to Penang

We once again took advantage of AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Singapore to Penang, Malaysia. The one-way all-in cost was just under $100 US per person. AirAsia Hot Seats and AirAsia Premium Flex add a touch of affordable luxury travel to every flight! Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Singapore Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do …

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How to Take the Bus Between Burgas and Sunny Beach Bulgaria

Our plan was to take the bus between Burgas Bulgaria and Sunny Beach Bulgaria. But we had a VERY hard time finding information about it. During our affordable luxury time in Burgas Bulgaria we tried to book bus tickets online. But the various online bus ticket agencies we tried kept erroring out. We couldn’t even find the bus schedule between …

Bus From Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria

The bus from Plovdiv to Bansko Bulgaria is cheap, easy and comfortable. Especially when it’s a van! After spending a few days exploring Plovdiv we decided to make our way to Bansko Bulgaria which is an emerging digital nomad hub. There is sort of an option to take a bus plus narrow gauge train on this route but by far …

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Priority Pass Lounge Malta – La Valette Lounge

The Priority Pass Lounge Malta Airport is the La Valette Lounge. It’s a large lounge with many drink options and enough hearty food to make a meal even if you are on a travel keto diet like we are! Wondering how we find cheap coach fights and cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Airfare Guides: How To Use …

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Varna Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do in Varna Bulgaria as an affordable luxury travel vacation destination: Varna Bulgaria for an Affordable Luxury Beach Vacation Varna Bulgaria is a wonderful affordable luxury travel vacation destination in summer. Especially if you love the beach! Varna is a port city and seaside resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea. It’s famous for the “Gold of Varna.” This 6,000-year-old …

Sunny Beach Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Why Sunny Beach Bulgaria as an Affordable Luxury Travel Destination? We stopped in Sunny Beach Bulgaria on our tour of Bulgarian Black Sea beach towns starting in Sozopol, then Burgas, Sunny Beach and finally Varna. Sunny Beach Bulgaria has a Reputation Sunny Beach has a well-earned reputation as one of Europe’s summer party capitals. Clubs and bars are full revelers …

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Priority Pass Lounge Porto Portugal

The Priority Pass Lounge Porto Portugal is called – confusingly! – the ANA Lounge. To be clear, this lounge has nothing to do with the Japanese Airline ANA (All Nippon Airways). Nor does ANA even serve the Porto Airport. That’s just what the Priority Pass lounge at the Porto Portugal airport is called! What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides …

Eating Keto Diet on the Go in Thailand (Low Carb)

We found that eating a keto diet (low carb) in Thailand is easy. And after six weeks we left Thailand lighter than we arrived as a result of eating a keto diet. Background on Our Eating a Keto Diet When we decided to become digital nomads one of the first things we resolved to do was lose weight so we …

Choosing Between World Nomads or SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

For us, choosing travel medical insurance came down to choosing between World Nomads or SafetyWing. Here is our Guide to Travel Health Insurance for Americans (and Other Nationalities Too!) Here is our analysis of World Nomads travel medical insurance. Here is our analysis of SafetyWing travel medical insurance. Our First Choice Is SafetyWing After comparing costs and coverage of World …

Nessebar Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do for a day in Nessebar Bulgaria: Nessebar Bulgaria is an easy day trip from Burgas or especially from Sunny Beach. We spent a day in Nessebar Bulgaria during our affordable luxury beach holiday in Sunny Beach Bulgaria and recommend you take a guided walking tour of Nessebar so you can appreciate the rich history on display there. …

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2 Days in Singapore – A Quick Guide

We have visited Singapore many times. So when we arrived this time we knew exactly what to do in Singapore for 48 hours: food, shopping and Marina Bay! Spending a couple days in Singapore was the crowning jewel of a month of fast travel across Indonesia and Australia before we settled down in Penang, Malaysia. We arrived on a British …

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What to Do in Wroclaw Poland For Two Days

We arrived in Wroclaw, Poland for two days after leaving Cottbus, Germany in the morning and stopping for lunch and shopping in Bolescawiec, Poland The Polish Pottery Town Our plans were pretty simple: enjoy this quaint little Polish city. Where to Stay in Wroclaw Poland for Two Days There are tons of hotels and homestays to choose from in Wroclaw. …

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Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town

After leaving the picturesque German city of Cottbus we crossed the Polish border to check out Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town. Getting to Boleslawiec, Poland – The Polish Pottery Town The easiest way to see Polish pottery in Boleslawiec is by taking a day trip tour from Wroclaw, Poland. It makes a perfect 6-hour day trip. But we …

What to do in Cottbus Germany for One Day

What to Do in Cottbus, Germany for a Day

After spending two days in Berlin eating sausage, drinking German beer and seeing the sights it was time to head to Cottbus, Germany for a day! Our goal was to break up the drive between Berlin and Wroclaw, Poland by stopping in a quaint little German town for the night. Cottbus, Germany Cottbus is a university town and the second-largest …

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Amazon Private Label FBA: Things You Should Know Before You Start

If you are interested in becoming an Amazon Private Label (PL) FBA seller there are things you should know before you start. Online gurus will sell you the dream that Amazon PL is a great way to get rich quick and have a passive income for a $500 investment. The reality is that you can make a lot of money …

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Burgas Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

What to do in Burgas Bulgaria for Affordable Luxury Travel: Burgas Bulgaria is a hybrid between a beach town and a small European city. So you can enjoy a mix of beach and water as well as city life! Bulgaria Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Getting to Burgas Bulgaria from Sozopol Bulgaria Burgas was our second stop out …

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Priority Pass Lounge JFK Terminal 1

There are 2 Priority Pass lounges at New York JFK Airport Terminal 1: the Air France Lounge and the Korean Airlines Lounge. But each lounge can only be accessed with Priority Pass at certain times – and there are gaps when neither lounge is available using Priority Pass. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over …

Eating a Keto Diet in Jamaica (Low Carb)

We found that eating a keto diet (low carb) in Jamaica is easy once you have a little knowledge. There are many keto Jamaican foods and they are available at just about any restaurant on the island! Background on Our Eating a Keto Diet When we decided to become digital nomads one of the first things we resolved to do …

How to Find an Affordable Luxury Serviced Apartment in Da Nang

How to Find an Affordable Luxury Serviced Apartment in Da Nang? You can use an agent but we found that process frustrating. Here’s how we did it. Soft Landing: Aria Grand Hotel Based on our experience in Chiang Mai we decided to book a hotel for a couple nights so we could decide what area was right for us and …

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A Keto on the Go Diet Kitchen

Having a travel keto diet kitchen makes eating a keto diet while traveling much easier! Especially for snacks and desserts. Cooking in a Keto on the Go Kitchen Before we started eating a keto diet Lisa and I rarely cooked at home. She was a traveling consultant most of her life living in hotel rooms, so cooking was never a …

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Eating a Keto Diet in Mexico (Low Carb)

We spent 3 months eating a keto diet in Mexico. Think you can’t find keto Mexican food? Think again! Living in Mexico as digital nomads we thought we’d have a hard time finding a Mexican keto diet too. When you think about Mexican food it typically involves corn or flour tortillas – whether around tacos or burritos. And tortilla chips. …

What to Do in Krakow, Poland for Three Days A Quick Guide

What to do in Krakow, Poland for three days? Be a tourist! Krakow is a beautiful city but has a dark past. So to see the amazing you have to hang out in the Market Square. And see the Wawel Castle and Corpus Christi Basilica. But you also have to take in the horrors of the 1930s and early 1940s …

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

VIP Green Bus Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

The VIP Green Bus is the affordable luxury travel way to go from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. Chiang Mai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Chiang Rai Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Plane, Bike, or VIP Green Bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai? It’s about 125 miles (200 kilometers) from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. …

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What to Do in Berlin, Germany for Two Days

What to do in Berlin, Germany for two days? German beer, Brandenburg Gate, The Wall, Checkpoint Charlie and…a dentist…twice! Berlin was the first stop in a plan Lisa laid out to spend 2 weeks exploring Germany and Poland with her parents. We arrived in Berlin Germany on a Lufthansa Business class flight from Philadelphia via Frankfurt. We took a taxi …

11 Brilliant Travel Accessories and Travel Hacks – Updated for 2023

Compact Travel Accessories and Travel Hacks From Full Time Travelers We have used each of these travel gadgets, travel accessories, travel apps and travel hacks during full-time travel and recommend them. Lisa wrote our posts about travel clothes for women and travel clothes for men as digital nomads because, frankly, she’s the clothes shopper in our relationship. I get to …

Bulgarian Train Service

The Bulgarian Rail Network The Bulgarian train network spans over 4000 km and connects all of the major cities and towns in Bulgaria. The main rail hub is Sofia. From Sofia there are international connections to Serbia, Greece, Romania and Turkey. International service to Turkey is also available from Plovdiv. The national railway company is the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ). Bulgarian trains …

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Batu Ferringhi Penang: Bora Bora Beach Bar and Ferringhi Garden Restaurant

We went to Penang, Malaysia for slow travel so we could focus on our businesses. But we did take the time to see some must-do sites in Penang including Penang Hill and Penang Hill Funicular, Batu Ferringhi beach and Fort Cornwallis. In terms of an awesome investment of time, two out of three ain’t bad! This post is about Batu …

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AirAsia Premium Flex Penang to Bangkok (DMK)

Using AirAsia Premium Flex to fly from Penang to Bangkok demonstrated once again that AirAsia provides a solid, reliable and affordable way to hop around southeast Asia. And they add a touch of affordable luxury travel to each flight. Vietnam Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do Penang Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We had previously flown AirAsia …

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Airport Lounge at Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1: Sala Montale

The Sala Montale Lounge Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 is a large and beautiful lounge. It has food, drinks and facilities that include showers, a silence room, a family room and even a smoking room. Sala Montale Location To reach the Sala Montale simply follow the signs. This lounge is in the B area of Terminal 1 past passport control. Make …

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Day Trip to Opole, Poland – A Quick Guide

After two days in Wroclaw, Poland we took a day trip to Opole, Poland on our way to Krakow. With a long history dating back to the 8th century, Opole is one of the oldest cities in Poland. So we thought we would check it out over lunch. Opole, Poland Like all of southwest Poland, throughout history Opole was variously …

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Plovdiv Bulgaria – A Quick Guide

Plovdiv Bulgaria is a charming city that should definitely be on your must-visit list in Bulgaria. And the Plovdiv Free Walking tour is a must-do! In fact, it’s our favorite city in Bulgaria for exploring the fascinating history of Bulgaria’s various eras! Why Visit Plovdiv Bulgaria Plovdiv is the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe. Or so they say! And …

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Day Trip to the Black Madonna of Czestochowa

We took a day trip from Krakow where we were spending three days to see the Black Madonna of Czestochowa (aka the Black Madonna of Poland). The Black Madonna of Czestochowa is Poland’s holiest and most important relic. This icon of the Virgin Mary with darkened skin and two scars on her face has a long history and is said …

Best Things to Do in Koh Samui Thailand – A Quick Guide

What are the best things to do in Koh Samui? Affordable Luxury Lodging in Koh Samui We used our weeklong stay at P&P Resort on Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui as our example of the difference between luxury travel and affordable luxury travel. We cannot recommend this place more highly for affordable luxury travel! For $37 a night we got …

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What to do in Hua Hin Thailand – A Quick Guide

What to do in Hua Hin for affordable luxury travel? Where and What is Hua Hin Thailand? Hua Hin is a beach town about 200 km (120 miles) southwest of Bangkok. The drive from Bangkok takes 2.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic. We were arriving from Penang, Malaysia on AirAsia and pre-arranged a car for the drive directly from …

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Priority Pass Lounge Penang International Terminal

UPDATE: It appears the Penang Plaza Premium Lounge stopped accepting Priority Pass during COVID. The only way to enter is to pay a one-time fee. Here’s the link to do that: https://www.plazapremiumlounge.com/en-uk/find/asia/malaysia/penang/penang-international-airport/international-departures This lounge is a bit dark, small and cramped. But has a variety of fresh-prepared dishes and beverages. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access …

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Lufthansa Business Class Philadelphia-Frankfurt-Berlin

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time for our Lufthansa Business Class flight from Philadelphia to Frankfurt connecting to Berlin. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! Thanks to our cheap business class fare hacks we would fly to Berlin in …

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance

SafetyWing Travel Medical Insurance SafetyWing is the relative new kid on the block in terms of providing travel medical insurance to people who travel either a lot or full time. Click here for our guide on understanding the difference between health insurance and travel medical insurance – and why you need both. The people who created and work for SafetyWing …

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Is a Travel Keto Diet Healthy?

When Lisa and I embarked on a keto diet lifestyle in late June 2018 we got the same question over and over: Is the keto diet healthy? The truth is that, at the time, we had no idea. We had heard so much conflicting information. And while that made us nervous, we really wanted to lose weight and keep it …

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Priority Pass Lounge Medellin Airport Domestic Terminal

The Priority Pass Lounge Medellin Airport Domestic Terminal is The Lounge Medellin International by Global Lounge Network at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport. It’s a large lounge with great views. It has plenty of drink options including soft drinks, wine, beer and liquor including Colombian Aguardiente. And a small selection of food to make a meal even if you are …

Port Tasting and Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley Portugal

Port tasting and wine tasting in the Douro Valley of Portugal is a must-do day trip out of Porto Portugal. And it’s definitely an affordable luxury travel experience! Porto Portugal Tours, Tickets, Activities & Things To Do We’ve done unique wine tastings all over the world. There’s nothing better than getting out to vineyards and tasting wine with the people …

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Priority Pass Lounge Seville Spain (SVQ)

The Priority Pass Lounge Seville (aka Sevilla) Spain is the Sala VIP Azahar. It’s a perfectly functional lounge with many drink options and limited but varied food options. What is Priority Pass Priority Pass provides airport lounge access to over 1200 lounges in 143 countries. It’s the largest independent airport lounge access program in the world. You can purchase membership …

Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Terminal 1

The Lufthansa Senator Lounge JFK Terminal 1 is a terrific well stocked lounge where you can make a meal, have a variety of drinks and cocktails and enjoy great views of the tarmac. Priority Pass and MIDO Watches, would like to offer you a special bundle this summer. Save up to 25% off on Priority Pass Lounge memberships and 30% …

Which Priority Pass Lounge Budapest Airport Terminal 2 is Best?

There are 4 Priority Pass lounges at Budapest Airport Terminal 2: two Platinum Lounges, the Menzies Aviation Lounge and the SkyCourt Lounge. All of these lounges can be accessed with Priority Pass membership. But which is best? We were looking for a decent keto diet friendly lunch so decided to keep visiting Priority Pass airport VIP clubs until we found …

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The Best Long Term Travel Bag

The best long term travel bag, the best travel backpack and the best digital nomad bag are the same item. It’s the Osprey convertible roller-backpack! Requirements for a Long Term Travel Bag As full time digital nomad travelers we are all too familiar the requirements for a long term travel bag. It needs to: Work in any situation – sometimes …

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3 Easy Ways to Find Penang Expats and Penang Digital Nomads

Life as a Penang expat or Penang digital nomad can be awesome. When we talk to digital nomads and others who have spent a significant amount of time in Penang, Malaysia the same issue comes up over and over: it’s hard to find other Penang expats and Penang digital nomads. So we want to share what we consider to be …

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Exploring Germany and Poland with Lisa’s Parents – The Plan and Launch

After two weeks skipping across the USA to visit and spend time with friends and family, it was time to move our digital nomad lifestyle to Europe. And we were SUPER excited to have Lisa’s parents Jake and Marlene in tow! The Plan for Exploring Germany and Poland Jake’s ancestry is German. Marlene’s is Polish. So when Lisa proposed taking …

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Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 4 Hershey, Pennsylvania

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We landed in Los Angeles from a pretty awesome but also kind of weird Hong Kong Airlines business class flight from Hong Kong. Then we spent a few days in LA hanging out with a Hollywood actor. From …

Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 2 Boulder, Colorado

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We landed in Los Angeles from a pretty awesome but also kind of weird Hong Kong Airlines business class flight from Hong Kong. Then we spent a few days in LA hanging out with a Hollywood actor. From …

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Two Weeks Transiting the US from Asia to Europe: Stop 1 – Los Angeles, California

After five glorious months as digital nomads in southeast Asia and Australia we spent two weeks transiting the US from Asia to Europe. We loved our time in Asia and Australia. Especially Koh Samui, Chiang Mai, Tazmania, Penang and Hua Hin. Even relative disappointments like Hanoi were still amazing experiences! But rainy season was coming to southeast Asia…and in any …

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Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles

We flew Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Los Angeles as part of our $585 business class fare from LA to many Asian cities. Wondering how we find cheap business class flights? Check out our Cheap Business Class Fare Guides: How To Use Google Flights to Find Cheap Business Class Flights (And Cheap Economy Flights Too!) Passive Ways …

What to Do in the Sukhumvit Area of Bangkok for 2 Days of Affordable Luxury Travel

What to do in the Bangkok for 2 days of affordable Luxury Travel? Shop in the amazing malls. Get a massage. Explore Sukhumvit by day and again by night. Enjoy Bangkok street food and street bars. Eat some amazing food in affordable gourmet restaurants. Here’s what we did in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok for 48 hours. Arriving in Bangkok …

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Fast Travel: Transitioning From Asia to Europe Through the USA

Time for some fast travel as we transition from Asia to Europe through the USA! We like to mix slow travel where we work and get to know a place deeply with fast travel where we see as much as possible in a short amount of time. We tend to slow travel in cheap places and fast travel in more …

We Are Moving to Penang, Malaysia…For a Bit…

After five weeks of fast travel, we are soooo ready for some slow travel again. So we are moving to Penang, Malaysia. We loved slow travel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Then some more slow travel in Da Nang, Vietnam. But we were getting antsy so decided to spend some time doing fast travel in Bali and Australia. And it has …

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Priority Pass Bali Lounges

Unfortunately, there are currently no Priority Pass lounges in the international terminal at Bali airport. Here are our other Priority Pass lounge reviews: