May 20, 2016
Hipmunk Hotels: Deep South Delights

Hipmunk Hotels: Deep South Delights in Lafayette, Louisville, Durham, and More

This post, “Hipmunk Hotels: Deep South Delights in Lafayette, Louisville, Durham, and More,” appeared on Travel Tweaks, on April 15, 2016. Exploring the American Deep South is a delight for all types of travelers. Civil War and antebellum attractions draw hordes of history buffs each year, while the Cajun, Spanish, and […]
May 18, 2016

Dear Isa: It Is All Right to Not Travel

My name is Isa, I’m  also from the Philippines. I discovered your blog through your recent travel essay on leaving everything behind to travel the world. Consider me a new follower of your blog; while I envy that you have seen as much of the world as you possibly can […]
May 17, 2016

Why Working Some More Instead of Traveling Europe Felt Great

Last month, I emptied my cabinet of clothes and realized I had a lot of second-hand dresses I haven’t worn yet. Sorting out the clothes—what must stay and what must be given away—was not as easy as I thought. I let my small garden at the back die. I moved […]
May 14, 2016

QUEST HOTEL | A Room with a View

To stay in the city on a weekend is rather rare. Most of the time, I would be on a bus or aboard a ship to pursue some places I have never been to. Or revisit some old hangouts like Moalboal. And my recent trip to Siquijor makes me want […]
May 10, 2016
Affordable Hotels in New York

New York City Remains Charming

It must be the energy that affects first-time and repeat travelers alike in New York  City. It must be the excitement to explore the culinary maps of this city that is never afraid of experimenting something, fusing different flavors, different countries on a plate. It must be the nights that […]
May 8, 2016
Affordable Hotels in Virginia Beach USA

Virginia Beach: Where the Ocean Is Your Soundtrack

Virginia Beach is the place where Chesapeake Bay greets and kisses the Atlantic Ocean. It is the city that makes you believe you live an island life: slow and stress-free. You get up in the morning with the ocean breeze breathing life into your being. A life by the coast […]
May 7, 2016
Kai Made for Adventure

KAI: How Is It to Wear Your Passion?

For years, I have been planning to come up with my own clothing brand that echoes my varied albeit related passions in life: coffee, writing, reading, cats, gardening, and traveling. Recent travel news affirms that traveling and cats can actually go together. I gushed out about t-shirts with quotes from […]
May 6, 2016
Filipino food

MONEY TALK | Can You Really Save by Cooking for Yourself?

Some people at work were somewhat surprised to learn that I do not only do something domestic but I actually love doing them; say handwashing clothes (no, it is not a primitive way, just a matter of preference), interior designing my little place, and cooking. Once you start wearing the […]
May 1, 2016
West New Guinean Liberation Monument, Jakarta

Why We Chose Jakarta as Our Entry Point

I come from a country that prides itself for having more than 7 107 islands, which has now increased to 7 407 after a mapping agency discovered four hundred islands more. It has been my quest to visit all 81 provinces in the Philippines before traveling abroad; but it was […]
April 29, 2016
Affordable Hotel in Ocean City

When the City Meets the Ocean

From the air, Ocean City feels like a city that suddenly appeared out of the sea. It’s sandwiched between the crashing Atlantic Ocean and the often-quiet Isle of Wight Bay. What to do when the world gives you an ocean? You make a city out of it by enjoying its […]
April 23, 2016
Affordable Hotel in Monterey

Marvel at Monterey’s Beauty

Home to one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, Monterey is a paradise for anything salty, romantic, artistic, and rustic. Aside from its beaches, there are many eccentric shops, art galleries, and acclaimed golf courses. It’s also a to-go place for good food and wine. Here are five lovely […]
April 19, 2016
Leave Everything Behind and Travel the World

Hoi An, Vietnam | Work. Save. Travel. Repeat.

The past two weeks or so have been like an exciting jigsaw of days and ideas and trial and error plans that have often turned out to be the worst decisions, but at other times have pleasantly surprised us. It’s been a detailed board game of buses and hostels and […]