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[Hawaii Video] Nectar Sweetness for the Entire Family!

[Hawaii Video] Nectar Sweetness for the Entire Family!

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since I’m a mom of teens now, I’m consciously watching at what I wear before one of my kid label me as “trying too hard to look cool, young, or hip” (or what’s that word now? DOPE?!) So the first time I visited the Nectar Sunglasses website, I was a bit intimidated that I may […]

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The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

MY ANA trip to Tokyo arranged accommodation at the beautiful Imperial Hotel, a 120-year-old legendary landmark in Tokyo that welcomed royalties, heads of state, and world and business leaders. This grand hotel located in central Tokyo at the Hibiya area around Japan’s Royal Palace corner. This hotel houses 17 restaurants and a plaza with shops […]

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Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is 372 miles from Tokyo to Kyoto. So we took an ANA flight and landed to the nearest airport in Osaka. After 60 minutes of the bus ride, we arrived in Kyoto, Japan. First stop, is a quaint roadside restaurant for a traditional 4-course kaiseki meal. Fresh vegetables, seafood, tofu, rice, and soup. A […]

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ANA’s Chicago O’Hare Inaugural Flight to Haneda (Tokyo) + Tour

ANA’s Chicago O’Hare Inaugural Flight to Haneda (Tokyo) + Tour

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

ANA just launched a direct flight from Chicago O’Hare to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan and lucky me; I got to be part of the Inaugural flight. So after the airline launch festivities at O’Hare, I finally boarded my flight and was excited and thrilled that I was placed in the Business Class section where […]

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Kuala Lumpur – An Unforgettable Experience in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – An Unforgettable Experience in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

I spent four full days in Malaysia, my last #DTour stop ending my 31 nights in Asia. I was exhausted by the time I hit Kuala Lumpur but my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had done a fantastic job with my itinerary and I couldn’t wait to get started! Looking back now, Malaysia was the perfect […]

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Kuala Lumpur: Sacred Shrine at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Sacred Shrine at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On my very last day in Malaysia, my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur arranged a trip to the holiest Hindu Temple in Malaysia at Batu Caves – 8 miles away from Kuala Lumpur. Seeing from afar I was easily intimidated by the grandiose limestone hill with a 140 ft high Lord Murugan statue (supposedly the tallest […]

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Kuala Lumpur: Thanking Teachers with #CookieCare in a Local School in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Thanking Teachers with #CookieCare in a Local School in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

My Malaysian host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had me tagging along on what I felt is the most rewarding experience on my entire #DTour travel. Not very often a normal tourist can or would plan to visit a local school and get a chance to talk to students and teachers from another country. I was fascinated […]

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Kuala Lumpur: The Culinary Scene in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: The Culinary Scene in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Under the beautiful urban setting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is probably the best and most diverse culinary scene in the world. In my own humble opinion, that is. I’ve actually been told by many that I’ll eat well in Malaysia but seeing it was way beyond what I had imagined it to be. Malaysia in […]

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Phuket: Must Do Activities!

Phuket: Must Do Activities!

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As busy as I was running around in the urban setting of Bangkok, Thailand, my schedule was even more packed in the three days I was in the tropical scenery of Phuket. My gracious host who is tucked in a more quiet part of the island DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Surin Beach  planned quite an active […]

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Bangkok: Train & Floating Markets To Check Out in Thailand

Bangkok: Train & Floating Markets To Check Out in Thailand

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

My Bangkok host DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok took me to the most unique markets I’ve ever seen. The Floating Market’s business is supposedly mainly running just for the tourists but regardless, traditional scenes and cuisines were experienced in the floating market. The Train Market on the other hand is quite unique. Maek Long train station […]

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