Although I’m not an Instagram mega-star, my top Instagram posts 2017 demonstrate that the Up&AtEm Travel Instagram account has come a long way since joining in 2016! My #2017bestnine reveals that my travel photos (and insightful or piquant captions, of course) have received 28,000+ likes. I never post all myRead More →

From checking out Macau’s cultural scene to rolling through Colorado in America’s biggest truck, the Up&AtEm Travel highlights 2017 are varied! Although I did not visit any new countries this year, I am just as thrilled looking back on these special trip memories as I was in 2016. Without furtherRead More →

Hotel Legend Palace

Macau’s luxurious Legend Palace Hotel opened to great anticipation in February 2017. Drawing aesthetics from Monte Carlo, Legend Palace Hotel joins the Victorian-styled Rocks Hotel and the Harvourview Hotel as top-notch East European-inspired accommodation along Macau Fisherman’s Wharf. With an on site casino and open views of water, the 5-starRead More →

Pousada de Coloane pool

Macau is more than a collection of grand hotels and casinos. Although tourists nip to cultural hotspots such as Senado Square, the Ruins of St. Paul’s and A-Ma temple, heading south to Coloane is a more relaxed way to soak up Macau’s mixed Chinese and Portuguese colonial heritage. A goodRead More →

Up&AtEm Travel on She Roams Solo

On International Women’s Day, She Roams Solo published an interview with freelance travel writer and Up&AtEm Travel founder, Alison Roberts-Tse, about solo female travel. The new website and online community, abbreviated as SRS, focuses on issues that independent female travelers may face while abroad. The impulse behind the creation of SheRead More →

Santorini

I’m ready to say “sayonara” to 2K16 – a year that kicked off with a car crash and continued to metaphorically drizzle for its duration. Though coming home to J after a frustrating commute in each direction and a long workday multiplied by management’s pettiness, I was exceptionally thankful forRead More →