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UK Tourist Visa For Filipinos: Documents, Show Money, Hints, and Everything Else You’re Concerned About

Let me just start by saying that this isn’t a step by step application process for the coveted visa. There are plenty of articles about that all over the internet, and I want to give you something more different. So instead of boring you with a list of the required documents that you’ve probably memorized… Continue reading UK Tourist Visa For Filipinos: Documents, Show Money, Hints, and Everything Else You’re Concerned About

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Female Travel Hack · Hacks For Wanderlust · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle

10 Safety Travel Tips For Mindanao, Philippines

After having lived in the Philippines for almost a decade now, I’m ashamed to say that I’m not entirely always in the know when it comes to the current events here. I choose to avoid the local news because it depresses me, and because I’ve also learned that media is not always the best source… Continue reading 10 Safety Travel Tips For Mindanao, Philippines

Thoughts, Ramblings, and Confessions

First Time Camping With Your Partner? Top Do’s And Dont’s

So, you’ve been with your partner a while, you think they could be the one. You’ve asked your friends opinion, you checked with your gran and you’ve consulted your horoscope. You’re absolutely certain the time is right to finally pop the question…”Will you come camping with me?” They say yes! Hooray! You pack your bags… Continue reading First Time Camping With Your Partner? Top Do’s And Dont’s

Adrenaline & Adventure · Hong Kong Hoppin' · Travel Listicle · World Lust

Top 5 Tips For Hong Kong Disneyland

I’m not really a big theme park person. I’d rather hike a mountain than stand in line for hours to ride a rollercoaster. Disneyland, however, will always be an exception. I’m a true 90’s kid so that means I grew up watching original Disney movies when it actually came out on the theater. Not on… Continue reading Top 5 Tips For Hong Kong Disneyland

Accommodations I Love · Philippine Gems

Where To Stay In Boracay: Ferra Hotel Is Like A Sleepover At Your Favorite Rich Tita’s House, But Better

I lost count of how many times I’ve been to Boracay. All I know is that with every visit, despite all the ups and downs, I find something new to love about it. I don’t wanna sound like a broken record, but I’ll say it again one more time: Boracay isn’t the same. It breaks… Continue reading Where To Stay In Boracay: Ferra Hotel Is Like A Sleepover At Your Favorite Rich Tita’s House, But Better

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30 Most Awesome Things To Do In Antique, Philippines

I tried to brainstorm for the perfect adjective that best describes Antique, the province that has captivated me right from the first time I went in 2016. Magical. Mystical. Unique. Off beat. Kickass. Nope. No word is just good enough. Antique is better off as a word of its own, because as thick as Webster’s… Continue reading 30 Most Awesome Things To Do In Antique, Philippines

Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Top 10 Best Beaches In Batangas

Having lived in Tagaytay for a few years now, it was imperative that I explore the best beaches nearby. Batangas isn’t too far away and it’s a well-known beach destination down south. It’s a huge province so keep in mind that these beaches listed are mostly far from each other. But the good thing is, it’s… Continue reading Top 10 Best Beaches In Batangas

Female Travel Hack · Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Your Guide To El Nido, Palawan: Instagram Edition (Tour B)

Not another Instagram guide. But hey, you’re here either reading it or skimming through the pictures, aren’t you? I figured you’ve already read about twelve different travel guides for El Nido. What to do in El Nido. Where to eat in El Nido. DIY El Nido. El Nido 3D2N Itinerary. The Ultimate Travel Guide To… Continue reading Your Guide To El Nido, Palawan: Instagram Edition (Tour B)

Food For Thought · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Where To Eat And Drink In Boracay: Sunset Like No Other At KASBAH

It wasn’t the best time to be in Boracay. There was a tropical storm, an insane number of crowds of tourists, and a festival in the nearby town of Kalibo coming up, making every place in Boracay pricier than usual. I’ve been told that rain showers came in on a daily the past week, and… Continue reading Where To Eat And Drink In Boracay: Sunset Like No Other At KASBAH

Accommodations I Love · Into Indonesia · Pretty Places

Where To Stay In Gili Trawangan: Les Villas Ottalia

Ah, Gili Trawangan. Did you really go to the Gilis if you didn’t experience the busiest island? I almost skipped this one as I was looking for my previous trip to be a quiet one, and with Gili T being the popular party island of the three, I wasn’t convinced about it. But as I… Continue reading Where To Stay In Gili Trawangan: Les Villas Ottalia

Adrenaline & Adventure · Couples Travel · Heights & Hiking · Pretty Places · Taiwan · World Lust

A First Timer’s Travel Guide To Taiwan

Ever since I first laid eyes on a photo of the Lantern Festival in Chiang Mai many years ago, it quickly imprinted on my non-existent bucket list.How romantic would it be to sit under the night sky and release a lantern with a perfect wish written on it and watch it float away with thousand… Continue reading A First Timer’s Travel Guide To Taiwan

Heights & Hiking · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · Waterfall Wanderlusting

Top Instagrammable Places In And Around Tagaytay

Forget great food, forget nature therapy. Admit it or not, sometimes, we’re just after the good ole’ Instagrammable quality of places. But hold up, it’s not 2015 anymore and a simple brick wall won’t do the trick any longer. Instagram friendly places is all about novelty! Everyone’s tired of the latte shots, people are over… Continue reading Top Instagrammable Places In And Around Tagaytay

Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems

10 Tali Beach Hacks: The Perfect Day Trip Getaway Near Manila

Manila is insane. I haven’t lived there in a very long time but it seems that the traffic and chaos is a lot worse than I can remember. It’s no surprise that people are flocking to the nearest getaways any chance they can, and while the north offers a few beach destinations that will give… Continue reading 10 Tali Beach Hacks: The Perfect Day Trip Getaway Near Manila

Accommodations I Love · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Rizal Park Hotel Is Manila’s Most Instagrammable

Prior to the pressure of social media, life was much easier when looking for a hotel. A quick TripAdvisor search usually tells us what we need to know– comfort, service, value, cleanliness, location, etc. But in 2018, there’s another criteria that is millennial can’t help but include in our standards– it’s Instagrammable potential. When in… Continue reading Rizal Park Hotel Is Manila’s Most Instagrammable

Food For Thought

I Died And Went To Ramen Heaven aka Butamaru

There’s a movie that I recently watched called Ramen Girl with Brittany Murphy. After abandoning her life in the US to join her boyfriend in Tokyo, she gets dumped. Right on the spot. So what’s a girl to do? Apparently, learn how to cook Ramen. She then begs an OG ramen chef to teach her… Continue reading I Died And Went To Ramen Heaven aka Butamaru

Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · Unforgettable UK · World Lust

10 Reasons You’ll Love Christmas Time In London

It’s been established that London is my favorite city in the world two days after I landed in this magical place last year. It might have been because holiday season is just a wonderful time to be here, but it could also be because London is just phenomenal in general. I’ve had this post sitting… Continue reading 10 Reasons You’ll Love Christmas Time In London

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45 Best Beach Hikes Ever

Panoramic and a breathtaking vantage point. Powdery sands and the bluest ocean water. Small villages and local encounters. An unforgettable hiking experience and a kickass destination. That’s what this post is about. Travel bloggers from all over the world gives us the best beach hikes in their books. From tropical beach hikes in Southeast Asia,… Continue reading 45 Best Beach Hikes Ever

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The 3-Minute Gili Guide For Beginners And Lazy Readers

By now, I bet you’ve already heard of how amazing the Gili islands are. So, to get down to the point, this isn’t a post to convince you why you might wanna consider taking a journey to the scuba diver and any beach lover’s Indonesian paradise. This is written to semi-help you to plan your… Continue reading The 3-Minute Gili Guide For Beginners And Lazy Readers

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10 Reasons Why You Need To Go To A Cat Cafe ASAP

Cats are such mysterious creatures to me. They’re graceful, beautiful, and there’s something so captivating about them that even if you aren’t a cat person, you’re bound to be charmed by them almost as quickly as you would for a basket of puppies. I’m not a cat person myself, but their unpredictable side kinda reminds… Continue reading 10 Reasons Why You Need To Go To A Cat Cafe ASAP

Accommodations I Love · Hong Kong Hoppin'

Hong Kong Hack: Stay At Pentahotel In Kowloon

Hong Kong is one of my favorite cosmopolitan. Big, busy, and bright, the city is pretty much Asia’s NYC. The skyline is impressive and no doubt it will continue to evolve. The community is diversifying faster than before. The modernization is unstoppable. But you know what the best part is? The city stays true to… Continue reading Hong Kong Hack: Stay At Pentahotel In Kowloon

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7 Lesser Known Islands In The Philippines Locals Prefer That Isn’t Palawan Or Boracay

There was a time when Philippines was Southeast Asia’s hidden gem. It wasn’t too long ago, really, because the archipelago’s rise in fame happened almost as quickly as the overnight sensation of social media itself. But it was almost expected though– because with the beauty of our beaches and the authenticity of the island life… Continue reading 7 Lesser Known Islands In The Philippines Locals Prefer That Isn’t Palawan Or Boracay

Hong Kong Hoppin' · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle

An Instagram Friendly Guide To Hong Kong

When I was planning my second trip to Hong Kong, I knew what I wanted. I’ve seen all the noteworthy popular spots from my first trip back in 2013 and I wasn’t particularly craving an immersive experience this time. I just wanted this trip to be laid back, simple, and with no pretensions. I wanted… Continue reading An Instagram Friendly Guide To Hong Kong

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I Found The Most Beautiful And The Most Photogenic Place In Tagaytay: Escala Tagaytay

I’ve been living in Tagaytay for quite a few years now, and as much as I wanna say it’s a city that continues to evolve in a fast pace, it’s not. The restaurants come and go, newer hotels are built, and malls have finally occupied the city, making traffic and crowded weekends dreadful to locals.… Continue reading I Found The Most Beautiful And The Most Photogenic Place In Tagaytay: Escala Tagaytay

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How To Up Your Beach Photography: Tips For Creative (Instagram Worthy) Tropical Shots

If I had a dollar for every beach photos I have in my hard drive, I’d be rich by now. Beaches are my haven, and I don’t wanna sound annoying, but they’re my thing. Summer or not, I’ll find my way there, and I will make it for damn sure that I have photos no… Continue reading How To Up Your Beach Photography: Tips For Creative (Instagram Worthy) Tropical Shots

Food For Thought · Philippine Gems

Tagaytay Secrets: Rekados Cafe & Restaurante

I love food. Whenever I travel to new places, the food is always one of the major factors on how great the trip is going to turn out. And because I love food so much, I want to write about it more. It is a huge part of cultural immersion, after all. I’ve lived in… Continue reading Tagaytay Secrets: Rekados Cafe & Restaurante

Accommodations I Love · Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Lux Siargao Is The Siargao Accommodation You Didn’t Think You Needed

Siargao’s reputation is hard not to acknowledge. A small island with all the tropical vibes you need, it isn’t just a place to experience true authentic island lifestyle.  It also allows you to experience it without lacking the basic comforts we’re all accustomed to today– decent wifi, western food, and hip accommodations. You’ve got a… Continue reading Lux Siargao Is The Siargao Accommodation You Didn’t Think You Needed

Pretty Places · Thailand Thoughts · Travel Tales

I Found It First! Bangkok’s Unicorn Cafe

Remember when it was all about Hello Kitty? Or when it was cool to own something with the Playboy Bunny logo? Well, times have changed, thank Bob. If Hello Kitty is the spirit *animal* of basic bitches in the 2000’s, today, it’s all about the magical unicorns. You must be from another planet if you… Continue reading I Found It First! Bangkok’s Unicorn Cafe

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Sweat, Smiles, and Shimmer in Yangon, Myanmar

My plane continued on with its descent, getting closer and closer to land. As I looked out the window, I thought to myself that I probably won’t be seeing much from my vantage point other than empty land, because Yangon must be a wide city with nothing but dirt roads and cows roaming the streets.… Continue reading Sweat, Smiles, and Shimmer in Yangon, Myanmar

Accommodations I Love · Couples Travel · Into Indonesia

The Villas At The Villas Bali Hotel And Spa

During our honeymoon back in 2014, I’ve only had the chance to go to Seminyak in one occasion when we decided to spend the afternoon at Potato Head Beach Club. Instantly as our cab drove past the big luxury hotel chains and cute boutique shops, I knew this part of town is where all the… Continue reading The Villas At The Villas Bali Hotel And Spa

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10 Things You Need To Know About Nusa Penida

1.) It’s a part of Bali. I was under the impression that Bali is just one big island so I was very surprised to learn that Nusa Penida is actually a part of the province, together with the other smaller islands (Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan). But although Nusa Penida is just one short ferry… Continue reading 10 Things You Need To Know About Nusa Penida

Accommodations I Love · Philippine Gems

Where To Stay In El Nido: Sea Cocoon Hotel

Back when I first went to El Nido in 2015, I was young, fearless, and I was down to sleep on floors if I had to. I suppose I’d say I still am, but today, I’m older and my back will probably hurt easily if I do. See, my first trip to El Nido was… Continue reading Where To Stay In El Nido: Sea Cocoon Hotel

Female Travel Hack · Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Your Guide To El Nido, Palawan: Instagram Edition (Tour A)

I’m not proud of saying this, but as you’ve noticed, I haven’t been sharing so much content on my blog lately. At least for the last couple of months. I just didn’t feel creative, and the juices just weren’t coming. I was feeling a bit uninspired and unmotivated, so instead of forcing myself to write… Continue reading Your Guide To El Nido, Palawan: Instagram Edition (Tour A)

Backpacking and Beyond · Islands and Isolation · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

Siargao Guide For The Young And The Lonely

I was turning 30 in one of the loveliest islands of the Philippines. I had a beautiful AirBnB booked, island hopping plans to bask in the gorgeous sun, a travel buddy from Australia coming to meet me, and a whole lot of adventure laid out for myself. It was the perfect birthday week planned out… Continue reading Siargao Guide For The Young And The Lonely

Accommodations I Love · Couples Travel · Into Indonesia · Islands and Isolation · Pretty Places

Going Full Indonesian At Hotel Tugu Bali

Four days in the islands of the Gilis in Lombok was as lovely as it could get. It was everything I needed– the sun, sand, salt, and the complete island life experience. It was marvelous, but I was ready for Bali. It’s been three years since I was in the island where almost everyone I… Continue reading Going Full Indonesian At Hotel Tugu Bali

Macau Mementos · Philippine Gems · Travel Tales

A Tale Of The Almost Forgotten Honda Bay Of Puerto Princesa And My Unfortunate Allergic Reaction

Before they paved the way for an easier access to El Nido, it was all about Puerto Princesa. It was a no brainer, almost. Coron is too expensive and El Nido is practically impossible unless you’re an A-lister. Puerto Princesa was the easier choice. After all, it is the jump off point to reach the… Continue reading A Tale Of The Almost Forgotten Honda Bay Of Puerto Princesa And My Unfortunate Allergic Reaction

Adrenaline & Adventure · Heights & Hiking · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · Waterfall Wanderlusting

8.5 Waterfalls Near Manila To Hit Up Before The Summer Ends

Philippine summer is ending in no time. Seriously, where did time go? Things are happening too quickly, seasons are escalating too abruptly, and in a blink of an eye, we’re back to spending weekends indoors while super typhoons cut off our electricity. To help you make the most of your remaining days of summer, why… Continue reading 8.5 Waterfalls Near Manila To Hit Up Before The Summer Ends

ireland · Travel Listicle

10 Very Irish Things You Learn In Ireland

Ireland is a wonderful place to hear stories, tell stories, and make stories. So much more than what I’ve expected, it’s a place of gorgeous sceneries, friendly people, and of course, whiskey and beer. If I would have went to Ireland a few years ago, I probably would have went home with the world’s biggest… Continue reading 10 Very Irish Things You Learn In Ireland

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Panja Resort Palawan Is Puerto Princesa’s Hidden Jewel

It’s been almost 6 hours in a van ride. I’m dizzy, my neck is sore, and I’m beginning to feel nauseous. The ride from El Nido has always been a dreadful one to me, and the fact that I’m definitely getting older doesn’t make it any easier. We were the last ones in the van… Continue reading Panja Resort Palawan Is Puerto Princesa’s Hidden Jewel

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Top 10 Southeast Asian Food You Need To Try Authentically

Food is a critical part of my travels. Each country’s culinary habits are unique and immersing in it is one of the best way to learn about their culture. You may have a go-to “authentic” pho place, and yes, they may be as good as you say, but trust me, there is nothing like the… Continue reading Top 10 Southeast Asian Food You Need To Try Authentically

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Female Travel Hack · Hacks For Wanderlust · Healthy Travels · Travel Listicle · World Lust

10 Most Common Travel Illnesses (And How To Avoid & Treat Them)

With all the beautiful things that comes with traveling, there comes the ugly side of it too. Not that it would ever stop us from going, but travel isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. No matter how invincible we feel when we’re out exploring the wild, sometimes, our body can only handle so much and it… Continue reading 10 Most Common Travel Illnesses (And How To Avoid & Treat Them)

Thoughts, Ramblings, and Confessions

Why You Should Go To Goa

You Should be Going to Goa Out of the many countries in the world, India is definitely among those with the most definitive personalities. Just like China, Japan, and a few other countries, it’s very hard to mistake India for any other place. In India, culture pervades everything. This alone is an important reason to… Continue reading Why You Should Go To Goa