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Where to go for your December holiday?

Christmas trips are an extra special experience for families and friends, and picking the perfect destination is very important first step to ensuring that everyone has the best time. So, where shall we go this year? Take a look at Skyscanner’s compilation for your end-of year holiday.

What dreams are made of: Experience these incredible accommodations

What makes a destination a dream destination? What excites our imaginations about these far-off places? In a recent Skyscanner survey, one of the top reasons for…

12 best places to visit in September

For those looking to travel and are asking "Where to go in September?", the world is your oyster. The summer crowds have thinned out slightly, yet the weather remains gorgeous and mild in more places than one. From Koh Samui and Athens to Barcelona to Beijing, check out Skyscanner‘s vacation guide for city breaks with amazing seasons, plus the best events in September.

Top 10 year-end destinations for Singaporeans

The end of the year is closer than you think! Where are you going to celebrate Christmas and New Year to finish off your 2018? Take a look at Skyscanner’s handy guide to the top 10 destinations that Singaporeans are searching for their year-end holidays so that you can plan your dream year-end vacation right now!

Japan beauty guide: where to buy cosmetics, makeup & skincare during your next holiday in Tokyo

Some of us love Korean beauty items while some of us believe Japanese skincare products are amazing, don’t we? But Tokyo is a big place, and if you’re not sure where to go for Japanese cosmetics or makeup Skyscanner is here to help you find the best places for makeup brands such as Shiseido, Kose, and more.

Where to go for June school holidays: 18 family vacation ideas

Haven’t started your family’s June holiday planning just yet? Fear not! If you’re not sure what to do for this year’s round of school holidays, Skyscanner has a great selection of family-friendly destinations to recommend. In fact, we’ve got enough vacation ideas to cover the school holidays all year round!

Living in Japan

I first moved to Japan as an 18 year old college student who knew very little about what the country was really like. My father is Japanese, and I visited many times growing up, but moving there taught me in ways visiting never could. But while living there, I never really understood how much the country had changed me. It wasn’t until after I came back to Singapore that I realized how much of Japan I had taken home with me.

5 heavenly islands near Bali that aren’t Bali

Looking for slice of Indonesian island heaven outside Bali? Here are 5 other islands perfect for an idyllic getaway that’ll blow your mind and refresh your soul. Skyscanner introduces five gorgeous Indonesian islands for a fabulous sun-kissed vacation that will be packed with beach fun and underwater adventures!

Wanna do everything in Japan but have a limited budget?

Skyscanner contributor and traveler, Norina Masaki shares personal lessons and secrets gleaned from being a local and a backpacker in Japan.