June 9, 2018
Samar Travel Guide

SAMAR TRAVEL GUIDE #SPARKSAMAR | A Couch Potato Traveling to Samar

SAMAR TRAVEL GUIDE | Or a personal narrative of doing it |  A NOTE FROM JONA THE WITCH: I’ve been away from the Philippines longer than my heartbreak. Yet, this modest of a digital space for ramblings still got some  media trip invitations. With Ha Noi, Viet Nam as my current Point A, it’s either I declined or asked someone to have the fun. The latter is a happier option. So here is  Danielle, a self-proclaimed couch potato, took the challenge of stitching stories after stories of the places she found herself in.   I: Concerning a Couch Potato Coming from a […]
June 23, 2018
Things to Do in Samar Lulugayan Falls

#SPARKSAMAR THINGS TO DO IN SAMAR | A Couch Potato Traveling to Samar

NOTE FROM JONA THE WITCH | This is the second installation of Danielle Balanga’s field notes from her sponsored trip to Samar for Backpacking with a Book. She represented this humble blog. You can read the first part of her Samar Travel Guide on BWAB. Here are three more interesting things to do in Samar. V: THINGS TO DO IN SAMAR | Embracing Personal Histories at Lola Rosa’s Bed and Breakfast Tuckered out from a day of constant movement, everyone fell asleep en route to town. It was night time when we reached Lola Rosa’s Inn, a local historical site. […]
June 25, 2018
Cebu City Travel Guide

CEBU TRAVEL GUIDE 2019: 30 Things to Do in Cebu City and Neighboring Cities

LAST UPDATE: JUNE 2019 This is your Cebu Travel Guide from someone who lived there for fifteen years.  I had lived for fifteen years in Cebu City. First to pursue my degree. Then I hopped from one job to another right after college. A part ot this travel guide was published Rappler on August 6, 2016 as an insider’s look on Cebu City. As you read through, you would realize that this is not the usual travel guide to Cebu City. It is a mix of the usual tourist attractions (Magellan’s Cross, Taoist Temple, and Tops) and the things I loved […]
July 4, 2018
Ways to Stay Well-Rested When Traveling

4 Ways to Stay Well-Rested When Traveling

So you’re away from home, traveling the world. You’re supposed to living the dream, having the time of your life, yet all you can think about is sleep. You my friend have a classic case of travelers fatigue! Don’t despair you are not alone. Sooner or later every road warrior wears themself out and needs a little recharge time. It’s inevitable. Travel is a tiring endeavour. All those sleepless night buses, airport layovers and bumpy tuk tuk rides take their toll. Fortunately there are a few things you can do to improve your odds of staying well rested when wandering […]