Best Gifts for Beach Lovers: 21 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $125

Best Gifts for Beach Lovers: 21 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $125

I recognize this blog is a bit of a departure from my usual posts, but sometimes it’s good to branch out a bit. Plus, it’s almost Mother’s Day, and if you haven’t bought her something yet, you better hop to it. These gifts for beach lovers will transport your...
Fruits of Malaysia – the Real Secret why Malaysians are so Beautiful

Fruits of Malaysia – the Real Secret why Malaysians are so Beautiful

There are many local fruits of Malaysia, and I think I’ve tried them all. But the list of tropical fruits below has super-duper extra-fancy health-powers. I’m convinced these powers are the reason there are so many gorgeous women here. It’s def not their bloodline....
Malaysia Short Getaway: 17 Unique Places for Your Next Staycation

Malaysia Short Getaway: 17 Unique Places for Your Next Staycation

Okokokok. I know no one is traveling right now. But I also know we’re all chomping at the bit for the moment we are released from house arrest so we can boogie up outta here and see something different. I wanted to be ready and not go back to the same old...
Step Back in Time in Penang’s Most Eclectic Heritage-House Airbnb

Step Back in Time in Penang’s Most Eclectic Heritage-House Airbnb

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in a refurbished shophouse of yesteryear Penang? Well, Mark and I got the chance when we were invited to stay at 29 Ceylon Lane, an Airbnb in the heart of George Town. Since living in Penang, I’ve often imagined...
How to Get to Tioman Island: The Easy Way

How to Get to Tioman Island: The Easy Way

Tioman is one of those islands that people dream about. The lush hilly interior pours into the crystal clear sea in an idyllic paradise. No one is on the beaches, which adds to the rustic and remote feel. I think some of the reason it feels remote is that getting to...
How to Get to Perhentian Islands (Notes from the Road)

How to Get to Perhentian Islands (Notes from the Road)

It all started with a 5:30 am wake up, which I was NOT happy about. As much as I want to be a morning person, I am not. I especially don’t like waking in the dark – that seems totally wrong. But we had an east coast Malaysia road trip planned, and we weren’t exactly...
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion: Should You Stay There?

Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion: Should You Stay There?

The other day for our 17th anniversary, Mark and I decided to do something different, and the Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion Hotel was calling our name. We’ve been there a zillion times for the tours, the food, the bar, but never to stay. So, we brought our bottle of...
My Ultimate Penang Itinerary: What to Do in  Penang in 3 Days

My Ultimate Penang Itinerary: What to Do in Penang in 3 Days

Penang had me at hello. I didn’t want to like it. I certainly didn’t want to move here. But George Town sucked me in like a Kardashian at a Chanel store. Obviously, I have a soft spot for Penang and know it like the back of my hand. If you are wondering...