February 19, 2016

Why I Felt Embarrassed Being Called a Travel Blogger

The eyes of the girl sitting beside me had tear marks. Before I entered the immigration office, I saw her through the glass window, answering the questions of the immigration officer. When I sat beside her to fill up the form, I heard her asking the immigration officer if the travel tax would be refunded. READ MORE: About Me, Jona, the Witch It was my first trip abroad. My arrogance got the better of me: I skewered five countries in five weeks. I did not declare my full-time job and just presented myself as a freelance travel writer and photographer. […]
February 22, 2016
Cameron Highlands Travel Guide

Cameron Highlands Travel Guide: Itinerary, Budget, and Accommodation

This is your most updated Cameron Highlands Travel Guide! I was the only Asian in the 4×4 jeepney. An Israeli couple traveling with their little girl Luna was an endearing sight. The morning air was cool. Everyone donned their cardigan or jacket. I wrapped the pink scarf around my shoulders; my wet hair tickled my arms. We were on our way to BOH Tea Plantation.
February 24, 2016
Filipinas Who Travel Solo

Filipinas Who Travel Solo | Alone, Not Lonely

JUMP TO To appear cool and trendy is the wrong reason to travel solo.Mariel  | Part-time Multimedia Arts Instructor and Freelance Graphic DesignerPauline, 22 years old, international NGO workerOther people’s mindset—warning you can’t travel alone because it’s not safe, especially for a young woman—can also affect yours.Don’t let anyone talk you down for doing anything because you’re a woman. Practice common decency, stay vigilant, and trust your guts and you should be good to go. How about you? Do you have a story to tell? If you are an Asian woman or POC woman who travels solo, please share your story […]
March 1, 2016

The Exhaustive Guide to Planning Your Next Road Trip

There’s nothing quite like the open road! It’s tempting to just get in the car and hit the highway, but road-trips are a significant investment of time and energy, and certain amount of planning can ensure you recoup that investment. Adequate preparation can also help maintain a positive state of mind, so you can both soak in the experiences and roll with the punches. So whether it’s a four-day jaunt with some college buddies or a four-month, bi-coastal trip from New York toSan Francisco, here are some things to keep in mind in anticipation of the next great adventure!