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31 Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Traveling to celebrate New Year’s Eve can be fun. It’s the popular time of the year, especially since it’s only a few days after Christmas, which makes you get the most out of the holidays. Deciding where to go or the best place to visit for New Year can be hard, and that’s why I’m compiling this post to showcase some of the best places to celebrate this festive event.

While celebrating New Year’s Eve sounds like a novelty, there are also some downsides to it since it’s the peak season and almost everything, from accommodations and tourist attractions, increases their rate during this time of the year.

If you’re currently planning a trip to celebrate the next New Year’s Eve in a new place, you may want to consider one of these best places to visit for the new year. So, where would you celebrate it next year?

22 Best Places to Unplug and Live in the Moment

22 Best Places to Unplug and Live in the Moment

In a world that is so well-connected, there are times when we feel like unplugging and just living in the moment while enjoying where we are without having to connect to the outside world.

We all need digital detox sometimes, but sometimes the need is overlooked because almost 80% of our life is spent through the world wide web. Whether it is for work, connecting with friends and family when you live overseas, or simply just the fact that you’re bored of your reality.

So in this post, some fellow bloggers and I are compiling a list of top-notch places to unplug and live in the moment. The places you can consider going for a digital detox, some spots that can give you a chance to disconnect just so you can reconnect better with your routines.

Celebrate Global Travel at Traveloka’s GOverseas International Travel Fiesta

Celebrate Global Travel at Traveloka’s GOverseas: International Travel Fiesta

Now that international borders have begun reopening, Malaysian travel enthusiasts are once again searching for better ways to travel. Traveloka’s GOverseas: International Travel Fiesta will give travel buffs a way to visit several top-rated international destinations while earning exciting discounts and prizes.

Hosted by Traveloka in partnership with Malaysia Airlines and other hotel and airline partners, the International Travel Fiesta is an online travel fair that gives Malaysian Traveloka users a chance to earn multiple coupons and discounts. Use the Traveloka App or visit their website from 31 May to 6 June 2022 to book a trip to a wide selection of international destinations as well as a chance to win exciting prizes.

AirAsia Premium Red Lounge: Is It Worth Upgrading Your Flight Ticket?

AirAsia Premium Red Lounge: Is It Worth Upgrading Your Flight Ticket?

As someone who used to work for AirAsia years ago, I had to admit that I always tried to be as vigilant as I could be when it comes to the benefits that I could get from purchasing any of their products. Call me petty, but I spent my early 20s trying to absorb their product knowledge, and I still missed out on a thing or two that made me lose both temper and money.

From dealing with some irritating passengers (a guy from the House of Representative of the Republic of Indonesia once threw money on my face simply because he didn’t want to pay for freaking IDR 25,000 – around $2 USD – for a check-in service fee!) to even missing the payment for some excessed baggage that made me have to pay from my own salary!

Only when I already resigned, I finally realized the benefits of knowing their product knowledge by heart. That’s why I didn’t even bother to freak out when I missed my flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta on my last trip. At the time, I just booked a room at Tune Hotel Aeropolis KLIA and then another flight ticket for the next day. I rarely upgrade my flight ticket, but since I was flying from Kuala Lumpur at the time, I decided to upgrade it to Premium Flex since I got a chance to experience their AirAsia Premium Red Lounge at KLIA2 terminal.

So, is it worth upgrading the flight ticket?

Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis: How It Is and What You Need to Know

Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis: How It Is and What You Need to Know

Before the pandemic hit, KLIA had become my preferred airport to have a short layover for some of my international flights. Despite Changi’s popularity in Singapore, I never really enjoyed having a transit there as everything felt so pricey in Singapore. On the other hand, Kuala Lumpur is three times cheaper, and the airport is big enough to people-watching even though it’s not exactly a shopping haven or any place that is effective to kill boredom while waiting for your next flight.

I can’t remember how many hotels around Sepang area where I spent a night or two in Kuala Lumpur for my flights. I wrote about Capsule by Container, which is currently known as CapsuleTransit Airport Hotel in KLIA2. I also had an article about Bary Inn Hotel for when I waited for my flight to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines.

Other than the hotels that I wrote about, I also stayed in some others long before I started this blog. I remember, once I stayed at Sri Langit Hotel, a hotel close to Kuala Lumpur National Airport with an aircraft concept in their rooms. It was quite a nice, not-so-pricey hotel to stay for a night.

And as mentioned the other day, I missed my flight to Jakarta from Kuala Lumpur that forced me to extend my stay in Malaysia for one more day. Since I was too lazy to even spend 50 MYR to leave the airport, I decided to find a room in one of the few airport hotels available around KLIA/KLIA2. And this time, I got a chance to stay at Tune Hotel KLIA Aeropolis.