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How Many Points Do You Need for Free Flights? While no flight is completely free, there are ways of getting pretty close. Here's how many points for free flights are needed for major carriers.

Non-Malaysian foreigners can rent HDB flats for longer period from Jan 1 The maximum tenancy period for Singaporeans and Malaysians remains unchanged at three years. There is no maximum period for tenants in private residences. Property analysts said the change was a practical one that was a long time coming.

Suitcases vs. Backpacks: Which One is Better? Though I can make multiple climates work in one backpack, it's a bit easier to sit on the lid of a suitcase to push it down while zipping it than it is to pray the zipper doesn't break on your backpack while pushing the fabric together.

Look Out for the Bag Watching Scam There are tons of travel scams out there to be mindful of, and today, we bring you another one, this time straight from the State Department's Twitter handle:.

Let's face it: No matter how long you go for, a trip to Hawaii is always going to feel too short. For the adventurous, expeditions that combine beaches and hikes can help make the most of your way-too-short travel time in this Polynesian paradise. Ehukai Pillbox Hike, Oahu You don’t have…

The revitalization of giant otters in Ecuador It doesn't hurt that their whiskers, or vibrissae, are highly attuned organs of touch that detect water pressure and movement in the current which helps them pinpoint the location of their prey. They frequently hunt together as a team, otherwise known as a "romp" on land and a "raft" in the water.

Finding the feel-good factor in Siem Reap With TripAdvisor naming Angkor Wat as the number 1 Landmark in the World for the second consecutive year it's no surprise visitor numbers are on the rise.

Going to art cafe AT BRAGA STREET for a meal Battle TripLink Episode 114 Theme Hidden Destination We should visit before it gets famous. Trip Designer Team Lee Suji and Song Daeun Destinati…

Ryu Joon Yeol & Lee Jae Hoon confirmed as backpacking partners for new JTBC travel program Actors Ryu Joon Yeol and Lee Jae Hoon have joined JTBC's upcoming travel reality program, 'Traveler'! According to JTBC, 'Traveler' is expected to premiere some time in early 2019.

The Travelling Tale of Monsieur M Kat I live in a concrete jungle! Most meerkats would be happy living where I do, in a little garden surrounded by lots of my friends, admired by people who pass by. But not me, Monsieur M Kat, - I longed for adventure - and one day my chance came when I heard of a journey going far, far away.

WalangPasok: Suspension of Work in Government Offices on January 2, 2019 Enter your email address:. Delivered by FeedBurner. Manila, Philippines - Malacañang Palace announced the suspension of work in state colleges and universities and other government agencies under the executive branch on January 2, 2019. According to the Memorandum Circular No.

Cybersecurity to go! If you're taking a well-earned holiday break, remember that cyber criminals work 24×7, 365 days a year! In fact, often cyber criminals will target their activity when they think people are going to be less cautious, particularly around holiday periods.

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Amex Offer as low as $250 + tax Another opportunity to use the Amex Offer with Dell.com - check out how you could get Bose QuietComfort 35 II for around $250 plus tax with free shipping.

Travel Book of the Week: "To Shake the Sleeping Self" by Jedidiah Jenkins My friend and colleague Melissa Curtin McDavitt recommended "To Shake the Sleeping Self: A Journey from Oregon to Patagonia, and a Quest for a Life with No Regret" by Jedidiah Jenkins, saying it's an "incredible read!

Drink-driver can't be offered rehabilitation course as he's off backpacking next month A MAN caught drink-driving in Poole last month cannot be offered a rehabilitation course - as he's off to travel the world. Shane Murray, 27, drove a Vauxhall Astra in Poole Road with 94 micrograms of alcohol in his breath on November 24. The limit is 35mg.

Travel Instagrammer of the Week: Rachel Jones Since then, the American from Ohio has moved from the beaches in Goa, India, to the beaches of Mexico and has accumulated close to 100,000 followers on Instagram. I met her last week for the first time at the TPG Awards and she's really cool and fun to follow.

Leyte Bucket List: Top 15 Things to Do in Leyte Here are the top 15 things to do in Leyte. Leyte's history is driven by the fact that it's where General Douglas MacArthur landed when he was trying to free the Philippines from the Japanese Imperial Army. You can visit the MacArthur landing Memorial where larger-than-life statues of MacArthur and his force can be found.

The Cool Travel Gift Guide for Christmas There's less than a week to go for Christmas, but here are probably the most fun travel gifts to have. Besides, contrary to popular belief, it's not like I need a suitcase in a new color every year. Here's our updated take on the coolest-and some potentially useless-travel gifts to give for this year.

Adventure Travel Gift Guide with Backcountry This year, think about gifting your family and friends some essentials that will get them outside, and treat yourself to some new adventure gear! Backcountry is a great place to shop for the outdoor lover and adventurer in your life.

Affordable drinks to pair with your favourite Filipino Christmas treats Enter your email address:. Delivered by FeedBurner. Manila, Philippines - It's that time of the year again when the metro is dressed with ornate fairy lights and decorations; when traffic is at a standstill; and when Jose Mari Chan's ubiquity rivals the global pop charts.

A call from Buenos Aires, the European dream and people who 'make it' This post is about opportunities and about how they arise. Opinions I came across regarding why some people 'make it', views on why some people are successful and have better career opportunities while others do not. I will present these through three stories, encounters with different people.

5 reasons to ski at Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Japan For anyone heading to Hakuba this season, here are a few great reasons why Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park might be your pick for the day. Longest season for peak to valley skiing.

7 Editing Tips to Improve Your Travel Photographs As today's tip, I thought I'd bring attention to the work of Laurence Norah, a travel photographer we've featured in the past. Laurence has been running a five-part series on Nomadic Matt on travel photography that's full of great tips and insights. On Sunday, the fifth part was published: 7 Editing Tips to Improve Your Travel Photographs.

Visiting Iceland in September: What to Expect and Things to Do In this post I share what to expect when visiting Iceland in September including the weather, road conditions, what to wear, things to do, and the pros and cons of travel at this time of year. Our 12-day road trip in September focused on the western side of the island including the stunning Snæfellsnes Peninsula and remote Westfjords.

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