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

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Myanmar Magic · Thoughts, Ramblings, and Confessions · World Lust

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

Adrenaline & Adventure · Couples Travel · Heights & Hiking · Into Indonesia · Islands and Isolation · Pretty Places · Travel Listicle · World Lust

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

Accommodations I Love · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places

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