Thailand Thoughts · Travel Tales

I Rode An Elephant And I’m Not Proud Of It

It seems that these days, one of the most popular things to do in Thailand is to ride an elephant. I mean, how authentic does that sound, right? You sitting on a saddle on the back of beautiful gentle animal, going for a stroll in the lush tropical jungle in an exotic land. Now that… Continue reading I Rode An Elephant And I’m Not Proud Of It

Backpacking and Beyond · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Listicle · World Lust

20 Signs To Diagnose Chronic Wanderlust

This article was first published in Thought Catalog, but written by yours truly. If you like my blog, follow me and let’s get in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! There’s love of travel, and then there’s chronic wanderlust. It’s a drug and a disease all at the same time. It only spreads bigger as… Continue reading 20 Signs To Diagnose Chronic Wanderlust

Adrenaline & Adventure · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Tales · Waterfall Wanderlusting

Just A Waterfall Away 

Good news to anyone who lives in Manila: You don’t have to go very far to get in touch with nature. Yes, it’s true. Even to those who’s stuck on an unnecessary layover in Manila for over 24 hours, you too, can escape the chaos and beat the pollutioned air of the city. Let me… Continue reading Just A Waterfall Away 

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Listicle

6 Lifestyle Changes That Happens After Backpacking

Thought Catalog published this article and I might as well post it here in my blog.  While there are plenty of deeper and more meaningful things that happen when you travel, there are also minor ways that it changes you. Yes, sure, you’ve found yourself and you now have a new perspective in life. We get it. But… Continue reading 6 Lifestyle Changes That Happens After Backpacking

Hacks For Wanderlust · Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Listicle · World Lust

6 Movies To Gratify Your Wanderlust

There are days you have an itch to scratch and the need to get out there is necessary. But somehow, you can’t. Maybe there’s just not enough time, maybe you’re low on cash, or possibly the weather Gods are just not letting you have it. Whatever your reason may be, I know how hard it… Continue reading 6 Movies To Gratify Your Wanderlust

Couples Travel · Philippine Gems · Pretty Places · Travel Tales

Time Traveling in Taal, Batangas

One of my favorite things about venturing to new places is the possibility of feeling like you’re being transcended back in time. It’s quite fascinating to see how some still manage to preserve it’s state from centuries throughout all the war, all the fortuitous events, and every changes that came to the world as time… Continue reading Time Traveling in Taal, Batangas

Adrenaline & Adventure · Backpacking and Beyond · Hacks For Wanderlust · World Lust

The ABC’s of Backpacking South East Asia

South East Asia is a beautiful portion of the world. With a plethora of culture combined with a medley of colonial history, it’s a place of diversity at it’s finest– a melting pot. There’s so many things to write about my experience that I intend to in the future, but for now, I’ll start off… Continue reading The ABC’s of Backpacking South East Asia

Inspirational Corner · Thoughts · Travel Listicle · World Lust

The 7 Stages of Post-Travel Syndrome

  This is an article I submitted to Thought Catalog about a year ago. Thought I might as well put it up here. http://thoughtcatalog.com/erica-villas/2014/06/the-7-stages-of-post-travel-syndrome/ Traveling. The memories and experience are beyond what money can buy. But whether you do it grand or modestly, it has a price. Insect bites (in my case, an allergic reaction),… Continue reading The 7 Stages of Post-Travel Syndrome

Adrenaline & Adventure · Hacks For Wanderlust · Philippine Gems

THE ULTIMATE BORACAY HACK

Boracay, despite the ugly reputation its been getting lately, is still no doubt a paradise to many, including myself. I wish I would have been able to see Boracay in its immaculate form back in the 90’s. I was told that back in the 70’s, the only way to get to to Boracay is through… Continue reading THE ULTIMATE BORACAY HACK