July 30, 2017
Jacksonville Florida Travel Guide

What Makes Jacksonville Extra Special

Jacksonville, a major seaport city in the United States, is a place where the river meets the ocean. Exciting things happen where freshwater befriends saltwater, and the varied activities you can experience here make this city popular and special. From nature parks to museums to amazing beaches to sumptuous dishes, Jacksonville […]
June 16, 2017

An Updated and Honest Philippines Travel Guide and Travel Tips for Beginners from a Filipina

NO TIME TO READ IT NOW? PIN IT FOR LATER! 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 June 2019).  I hope you find it useful. If […]
May 10, 2017
Siquijor Travel Guide Things to do in Siquijor

SIQUIJOR TRAVEL GUIDE | Things to Do in Siquijor Island

This is your most updated Siquijor Travel Guide. Last update June 2019 How many times have I been to Siquijor? Does it even matter? Doesn’t really. Revisiting places allows the traveler to see a different side of the place. When I’m brokenhearted or when I don’t know what’s going on […]
April 21, 2017

I’m a Southeast Asian Traveler, Neither Rich Nor a Begpacker

SA PA, VIETNAM | Yes, I’m Jona, a Southeast Asian traveler, neither rich nor a begpacker. These are my honest thoughts on the recent “white Begpackers in Southeast Asia” phenomenon.  *** That the native does not like the tourist is not hard to explain. For every native of every place […]
March 29, 2017
secrets pavilion urban boutique hotel review

9 Things I Love about Secrets Pavilion Urban Boutique Hotel

My year-long trip kicked off in Cambodia. I spent a total of nine nights ( 3 nights Phnom Penh, 3 nights Battambang, and 3 nights Siem Reap) before flying to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia (My Malaysia Travel Guide) to catch my flight to Sydney, Australia. I’m going to write it backwards. […]
February 25, 2017
Right Motorbike For Vietnam Road Trip

How to Pick the Right Motorbike for your Epic Road Trip in Vietnam

JUMP TO Advice: Don’t do it if you are not 100% confidentOn BikesOn learning the rules of the roadOn Ho Chi Minh trail or road, or highway?On Cops/WavesOn Routes A NOTE FROM THE BLOG OWNER: I met David, then single, and his brother, then newly divorced, on one of the […]
February 25, 2017
Port Barton Travel Guide

DEEP MOON RESORT REVIEW | My Port Barton Travel Guide

In total, I spent 9 nights in Palawan: two nights in Puerto Princesa, five nights in El Nido, and two nights in Port Barton. Palawan is elongated in shape. I’ve only covered three destinations in the northern part. Since the flights are relatively expensive, it is better to explore and […]
February 18, 2017

The Best Coffee Shops to Check Out in Richmond, VA

Richmond is rich in culinary adventures and cultural attractions. There’s the Liberty Trail, a self-guided walking tour that connects all of Richmond’s historical delights. There’s also the foodies’ trail, which allows you to experience the city on a plate. In between sightseeing and dining, there are also other places worth […]
February 17, 2017

SUELAS FLATS REVIEW | Suelas, the Soles’ Soulmate

I walk. Often slow. With my eyes processing the sceneries, the ears listening to the conflicting sounds and noises around. I take my time until I could feel my leg muscles silently speaking the language of exhaustion and pain. Walking is the soul of my trips. It deepens my understanding […]
February 7, 2017
Malaysia Travel Guide Tioman Island Malaysia

MALAYSIA BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE | Budget, Itinerary, and Accommodation

UPDATED DECEMBER 2017 | 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). I’be been there five times already. During my recent 12-day trip, my partner and I […]
February 5, 2017

Designer Cafes in Singapore Worth Checking Out!

Small countries like Singapore have this certain charm that big countries lack. For a young nation like Singapore, its economical growth is incredibly rapid. In fact, it is one of the most expensive countries to travel to. But that does not there is no room for budget travelers. Travelers can save […]
January 28, 2017

We’ve Been Warned about a Misogynyst and Poor India, But We Found a Different Country

Before traveling to India, I braced myself for the possible unpleasant encounters with misogyny and utter poverty I often heard from news. Some said, expect people to poo by the road. Yeah, we saw that. Even stepped onto one in Old Delhi. Expect to be tailed. Yes, we experienced that. Expect […]