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Pinoy Travel Bloggers | Summer Epilogue

It is the body  that knows first that summer has arrived. Sweat trails the scalp, the spine, the forehead. It is the exposed skin that turns a shade darker. It is the nape that feels the uncomfortableness of of the heat. It is the body that screams for an escape to the […]

santa barbara spa resorts

Experience Luxury and Glamor in the top Spa Resorts in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, with its beachtown vibe, high-end luxury hotels, and Mediterranean atmosphere, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. With its beautiful beaches, Santa Barbara is a great place to relax, soak up some sun, and enjoy the California coastline. For those looking for […]

honeymooners in seychelles

WHERE TO STAY IN SEYCHELLES | Seychelles Travel Guide for Couples

While this might be cliché, Seychelles is pretty similar to paradise. The spellbinding archipelago upstages any other tropical island, with white, sandy beaches, gorgeous blue oceans, breathtaking wildlife, and a lot of room for exploring nature and waters. The remote Indian Ocean archipelago consists of 115 islands. If you’re looking […]

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WHERE TO GO IN SEYCHELLES 2022: 30 Gorgeous Islands in Seychelles to Visit

Most people would agree that if you want to visit the most beautiful island paradise in the world, Seychelles will be at the top of your list. With 115 islands and coral atolls in this Indian Ocean, it’s challenging to narrow down where to go in Seychelles. This is where our […]

Things to Do in Samar Lulugayan Falls

#SPARKSAMAR THINGS TO DO IN SAMAR | A Couch Potato Traveling to Samar

NOTE FROM JONA THE WITCH | This is the second installation of Danielle Balanga’s field notes from her sponsored trip to Samar for Backpacking with a Book. She represented this humble blog. You can read the first part of her Samar Travel Guide on BWAB. Here are three more interesting […]

TEDxUSanCarlos Talk | How Traveling Shapes Me as a Woman and a Writer

It was TEDxUPCebu that invited me first to debunk the popular dictum [quit your job and travel the world] after some of the students read my open letter Dear Isa, It Is All Right Not to Travel here on BWAB. But I’m leaving Cebu to pursue a year-long trip abroad while fending […]

DOWN SOUTH | Of Trails and Traces in Chiang Mai

This post first appeared on my travel column Down South on interaksyon.com on June 12, 2016. Included more photos here. 😉 I grew up climbing trees, hunting wild guavas, assigning names to animals to pass them off as friends, and wishing there was a living river nearby. Life would have […]

Hipmunk Hotels: Thrill and Adventure in Flagstaff, Saint George, Billings, and More!

The beauty of the U.S. mountain states lies in their diversity. Imagine climbing some of the highest mountains in the country or driving through a wide expanse of desert lands — or hiking through beautiful canyons and jumping into a blue lagoon. You’ll fall in love with the beauty. Here […]

12 Characters of a Good Traveler in Southeast Asia

12 Characters of a Good Traveler: Do You Have What It Takes?

I find it odd to write about this. Who am I to say that these are the characters that make a good traveler? After all, I am a flawed traveler myself, who bend rules once in a while—not wearing shoes when advised to wear one, for example. But with the […]

We are not invincible a travelogue

We Are Not Invincible: A Travelogue

Much has been written about what it’s like to be young, wild, and free (there’s even a song about it). Like so many, I was infatuated with the idea that I was invincible. I used to believe that in this life, you had 2 choices: either you live life so […]

Ten Philippine Destinations Where Your $100 Can Go Far

Said the overly quoted Pico Iyer, “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, […]

Mt. Ulap, Itogon, Benguet

Places in the Philippines to Avoid This Summer

A note: Hi there! I would constantly update this list. If you have been to overcrowded destinations in the Philippines that you want to include in the list, email us at backpackingwithabook@gmail.com—Jona In April and May, some Filipinos take three showers a day while others suffer from the absence of water […]

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