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When I was looking for family accommodation in Langkawi, I found a lot of options. I decided on Dayang Bay Serviced Apartments because they had a suite with a sea view for a similar price to a regular hotel room at other resorts. I am a light sleeper, and the ideal situation for me, Read More

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In early 2015, my mom and I spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We had three different hotels for our stay. Here’s the run down. La Tradition d’Angkor Upon arrival by plane from Saigon, we went straight to La Tradition d’Angkor Hotel. I’d booked this hotel because the grounds looked beautiful, and I, Read More

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This week I had the opportunity to stay at luxury hotel The Reverie Saigon in District 1 Ho Chi Minh City. It was perfect timing, as I’d been busy with work even during winter break, and I needed a little Saigon Staycation. The Reverie has been open for about a year, with the official, Read More

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Just like Sanur Beach in Bali is currently my favorite beach in Southeast Asia, Apel Villas is one of the best places I have stayed. Ever. I wanted to move there. The Villas You can book a double room, a two-bedroom villa, or a four-bedroom villa. I booked through Agoda and the two-bedoom villa, Read More

When booking family vacations, I obsess over finding good value accommodation that’s both interesting for adults and practical with young children. I found Van Lan Riviera Villas on Agoda, where it had high ratings but only 3 reviews, one of which was in German. The property had no website and no contact email listed,, Read More