February 22, 2024

PUNTA CANA TRAVEL GUIDE | Where to Stay in Punta Cana

Punta Cana Travel Guide which focuses on where to stay in Punta Cana lists down all the all-inclusive resorts and travel tips to make your trip memorable. NO TIME TO READ IT NOW? PIN IT! It is a resort town. No mistake for that. Located on the eastern tip of […]
February 21, 2024

Astoria Palawan Personal Review: An Irresistible and Amazing Staycation in Puerto Princesa

This Astoria Palawan blog review first appeared on my column Down South on Interaksyon.com. I included more photos here to give justice to the beauty of this place. PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES—An egret ambled around my deck, peering through the glass wall of my own sanctuary. It must be looking for food. […]
February 20, 2024

How To Have A Better Road Trip Experience

One idea if you’re looking to get away is to head out on a road trip. It’s a great opportunity to explore new places and have some quality time with your passengers. It doesn’t mean you should just hop in your car and wing it. Instead, there are actions you […]
February 17, 2024

Day trip from Ljubljana: 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 […]
February 4, 2024

What to Do in Aachen in One Day

We hovered in the same artist group, but I don’t really know this person. She posted some Aachen photos and gushed out how beautiful the city was. I so happened to be in Bielefeld for my work then, so I told my partner that instead of staying in Cologne, I […]
February 3, 2024

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 […]
February 2, 2024

One Day in Lugano: The 10 Best Things to Do

Lugano is a picturesque town located on the steep shores of a stunning alpine lake that stretches into both Switzerland and Italy. The city blends Swiss efficiency with Italian charm. This was our last stop from our week-long road trip from Munich (our home) to Italian destinations: Jesolo, Venice and […]
January 18, 2024

Paradise by the dashboard light from Bangkok to Koh Tao

One of the world’s best regions for scuba diving and paradisiacal beaches is to be found amongst the Thai islands, specifically the Chumphon Archipelago off the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. In that cluster of azure-watered coconut-palm fringed beaches lies the island of Koh Tao – a mecca […]
January 13, 2024

We Weigh In: The Best Time to Visit Venice in 2024

I surely love Venetian architecture and the endless and labyrinthine waterways, but personally I can barely stand the crowd. We visited in early September, and the crowd was maddening. Even the locals mumbled under their breath, “Fottuti turisti.” 😳 But despite the crowd, there is no doubt that Venice is indeed […]
January 12, 2024

The Ultimate 40 Siargao Tourist Spots You Must Experience

Often, Siargao Island is described as a tear drop-shaped island. But, meh, I don’t buy it. It is more like a rough diamond cut, which was really the case some years ago. Siargao Island, although many locals will say otherwise, is gradually taking the route most popular destinations take. In […]
January 12, 2024

Your Ultimate Guide: How to Get from Cebu to Malapascua

I wrote a short story set in Malapascua. It failed as a story. Malapascua, located in northern Cebu, some four hours away from the city, was one of my favorite destinations in Cebu. Almost every month, I found myself aboard the Ceres bus bound to Maya. I made some good […]
January 10, 2024

Where to Stay in Vienna for First Time Visitors

Having explored 15-plus European cities since relocating to Munich, Germany, I unequivocally declare Vienna as my favorite. This imperial jewel along the Danube orchestrates a symphony of culture, history, and elegance. Opulent palaces, a classical music legacy, and charming coffeehouse culture contribute to its timeless allure. I like how ostensibly […]