January 26, 2023

Lucisca Beach: A Hidden Gem Tucked on Hvar Island

Ah, Lucisca Beach, a hidden gem tucked away on Hvar island. A natural beauty, it boasts crystal clear waters, a spotless pebbly beach, and a view of the majestic mountains that will leave you sighing with content.  Summertime tip: set your alarm clock and arrive early to secure your spot […]
January 26, 2023

Dubovica Beach: Tucked Away But Easy to Find Beach in Hvar Island

Escape the Split chaos and sail 8km east to the idyllic Dubovica beach on the south shore of Hvar island. Known for its pebbly beach, breathtaking underwater views, and rustic countryside charm, it’s the perfect spot for a picnic and a glimpse of 18th/19th-century rural living. Savor the local cuisine […]
January 26, 2023

Pokonji Dol Beach: A Little Gem near Hvar Port

All four of us, all girls, coincidentally stayed in the same hostel. One is a courageous young Filipino-American woman, one is from Germany, who has a friend joining her, and this friend happens to Filipino-Swedish. What are the odds to have three Filipinas in a dorm by a coast in […]
January 25, 2023

The Best 16 Siargao Beach Resorts with a Pool

Welcome to Siargao Island, where the waves are Pacific (in the tone of magnifique), the sun bright (it’s your holidays, everything has that holiday glow, duh), and the palm trees sway to the beat of island life. This sea-breezed and coconut-grove paradise is the perfect escape from your micromanaging boss […]
January 13, 2023

Amazing Resorts in General Luna Siargao for Couples and Families

General Luna Siargao, GL as the locals called it, is a small coastal town situated on the island’s northeastern coast. The town is home to a long stretch of sandy beach popular with tourists and locals alike. The beach is lined with palm trees and is a great spot for […]
January 9, 2023

Where to Stay in Siargao: Your Guide to the Best Locations

Where to Stay in Siargao covers all the different accommodation found in the island. They are divided into different locations and prince range and preference.  Well, the secret that is Siargao Island is pretty much out. But compared to the world-renowned Boracay Island or Cebu, Siargao still has that idyllic […]
January 8, 2023

Moalboal Sardine Run: Your Ultimate Guide from a Local

The Philippines, an archipelagic country facing the Pacific, never runs out of ways to surprise the curious and the wandering. My home island Cebu, for example, has piqued the interest of fellow Filipinos and foreign travelers alike for its incredible and jaw-dropping underwater ecosystem. On top of my list, regardless […]
January 6, 2023

Where to Go in the Philippines in 2023?

Hi there, I’m Jona, a Filipino who left her homecountry to pursue a long-term trip abroad. Here is an honest and updated Philippines Travel Guide and Travel Tips (last updated in January 2023).  I hope you find it useful. If you got questions not answered in the content, please leave […]
January 5, 2023

Malapascua Island Guide 2023 | 14 Amazing Things to Do in Malapascua Island

This is the most updated Malapascua Island Cebu, Philippines Travel Guide 2022 | Last updated Jan 2023 Snobbery is an unlikely character of a wanderlust. A traveler opens not only his heart but also his mind to the intricacies and complexities of a place. It is inevitable, however, that there […]
October 13, 2022

Siargao’s Magpupungko Rock Pool: Everything You Need to Know

When you think of Siargao, you think of Cloud 9, local surfers with tight-ass abs—and the past years—the swimming hole named Magpupungko Rock Pool. Magpupungko Rock Pool is definitely one of the most epic spots in Siargao. This natural pool is located in between two limestone cliffs and offers a […]
October 13, 2022

Cloud 9 Siargao: Everything You Need to Know

I’m no surfer. I tried it once, and right in the middle of the surfing lesson, I know it is not for me. But places always hold a singular image in your head. Siargao, before my first trip to this ever-growing popular destination, some pounds ago, was Cloud 9—not the […]
October 8, 2022

Everything You Need to Know about Siargao Surfing

I’m not a surfer. I tried it. I’m not built for it. It requires patience that my mind fails to develop. I did not and most likely do not see the pleasure of paddling towards the waves for 15 minutes only to ride the wave for 5 seconds. Pro surfers […]