May 3, 2024

Affordable Tulum Hotels under $80

Welcome to Tulum, where the sun-kissed shores meet the charm of imperfect plumbing and a thriving iguana community. This coastal haven, just an hour and a half from Cancún, has evolved beyond its quaint past. While traffic and waiting lists now dot the scene, fear not – Tulum’s allure persists. […]
May 3, 2024

How to Make Business Expense Reporting Easier When You’re Traveling

Traveling for business can be fun until you find yourself filling out the expense reports. Doing so accurately does take a lot of time away from both business and pleasure. But there’s no overstating the importance of due diligence in this area if you want to maintain your business’s financial […]
May 1, 2024

Where to Stay in Strasbourg for the First Time: The Top 15 Best Hotels

After Paris, the second French city that I visited was Strasbourg. Half-timbered houses. Gorgeous riverside restaurants adorned by falling red and pink geraniums. The Romanesque cathedral. I loved my three-day stay in Strasbourg. The great thing about exploring little but equally storied and charming cities in France is that you […]
April 29, 2024

MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Budget, Itinerary, and Accommodation

MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Hello there! A version of this guide is posted on Rappler. You see, Malaysia is often my jumpoff point for my past trips (Indonesia, India, Australia) since it has the biggest airport hub from Cebu, Philippines. I’be been there five times already. During my recent […]
April 29, 2024

15 Amazing Things to Do in Stari Grad, Hvar’s Rustic Old Town

 Stari Grad Hvar. Or as the Italians call it, Cittavecchia or Cittavecchia di Lesina, is a charming town nestled on the north side of the stunning Hvar Island in Dalmatia, Croatia. This place is seriously old, folks – we’re talking ancient! In fact, it’s one of the oldest towns in […]
April 16, 2024

20 Affordable Hotels in Venice with Canal Views

Venice is the only Italian city I’ve been to so far, aside from the little coastal Trieste. So I cannot compare it to other popular Italian cities. It may not be my favorite European city, Vienna claimed that spot, but I have to give it to Venice for embracing age […]
April 10, 2024

The Intersection of Digital Nomadism and Bitcoin: A New Frontier

Modern-day adventurers, we find ourselves living in an increasingly globalized and connected world. Gone are the days when intrepid explorers had to cart around hefty fanny packs filled with travelers cheques or multiple currencies. In the age of digital currencies, and specifically Bitcoin, the digital nomad landscape has undergone a […]
April 9, 2024

Where to Stay in Ljubljana: The Best Places for First-Time Visitors + Areas to Avoid

I actually did not know what to expect with Ljubljana. I had no actual affinity with Slovenia except for a brief encounter with a backpacking couple in the camping grounds in Ellenborough Falls in NSW, Australia way back in 2017. I remember asking the stupid question, is it part of […]
April 7, 2024

How to Squeeze One Day in Vienna: The Best Things to Do

No, I didn’t not stay in Vienna for one day. Rather I stayed for three nights and spread the sightseeing across those three days since museums and bookstores can really take up time. But there was indeed one full day where I did most of the sightseeing. I have to […]
April 5, 2024

Where to Stay in Lake Bled for First-time Visitors

I was in a pursuit. Visiting one European city once a month. That’s how I found myself in Ljubljana and Bled Lake one gorgeous April. Bled Lake, despite me living in Bavaria, which is known for its lakes and mountains, left me in awe. Julian Alps draping behind the lake […]
April 5, 2024

The Best Things to Do in Trieste in 1 Day

The way I travel in Europe is not too different from the way I travel around my home country the Philippines and my second home Vietnam. I check Google Maps. And if there is something in the satellite image that piques my interest, I simply check it out. That’s how […]
April 5, 2024

Hong Kong Travel Guide for First-time Visitors

Hong Kong reminds me of the paradox of human progress: the dragon-gated skyscrapers at Victoria’s Harbour coexists with the squalidness of Lucky House, infamous for its coffin houses. From the luxury cars becoming a commodity on the streets to the 570 bird species found in its land, representing one third […]