Travel Journals

An Adrenaline-charged Wakeboarding Adventure Awaits You in Pili, Camarines Sur

An Adrenaline-charged Wakeboarding Adventure Awaits You in Pili, Camarines Sur

You’ll definitely feel your adrenaline charging up as soon as you step foot on Pili, Camarines Sur’s water sports complex. The Camsur Watersports Complex (one of the first in the Philippines) has sturdy cables/ropes, creatively designed wakeboards, high platforms and entertaining facilities. Should you lack the necessary wakeboarding skills, CWC will still make sure that you experience a lot of th... »

Would You Rather Have Your Health or the Ability to Constantly Travel?

Would You Rather Have Your Health or the Ability to Constantly Travel?

I’ve been asking this question to people that I meet along the way. It’s a difficult question because both are quite important in life. It’s obvious that health is important; however, for those who have done a lot of traveling, they realize how much traveling has shaped the person they are today. It is through travel we learn to be more confident in who we are and learn to apprec... »

Experience the Sublime Island Life in the White Sands of Boracay

Experience the Sublime Island Life in the White Sands of Boracay

Boracay (in Aklan province) has got to be one of my favorite white sand beaches in the Philippines. I’ve been to the island 4 times in a span of 4 years, and the whole place just never tires me down. Both locals and foreigners can attest to the beauty of this haven, as it’s frequented several times in a year. It’s also been recognized as one of the loveliest wedding destinations in the country ... »

Tallinn, Estonia: Medieval Charm & Party-Goers

Tallinn, Estonia: Medieval Charm & Party-Goers

I decided to take a little detour from my planned route. My couchsurfing host, Maija, told me that it would be very easy to take a ferry from Finland to Estonia.  After researching that it would be about 48 euro and 2 hours one-way, I decided I had to do it. Apparently all the Finns visit Estonia to party because beer and cigarettes were cheaper than in Finland (and yes, I saw many people coming b... »

What It’s Like to Stay In The World’s Largest Ice Hotel

What It’s Like to Stay In The World’s Largest Ice Hotel

Sleeping in the ICEHOTEL was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that I’d recommend to anyone in a heartbeat. Although staying at the ICEHOTEL in Sweden is quite expensive, especially if you want to actually sleep inside one of the art suites, it offers a magical experience that was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. The hotel i... »

There Is No Such Thing As A Touristy Destination

There Is No Such Thing As A Touristy Destination

So there I was, engulfed in the smell of beer. The music was loud and the crowd was plentiful. I was in Europe, but I just heard a lot of English speakers. I was at Oktoberfest 2012. During this 16-day festival, tourists from all over the world flock to Munich to drink their faces off and have a jolly good time. There are over 6 million people that visit this festival every year. I was at one of t... »

7 Reasons Why Hong Kong is a Must-see Destination

7 Reasons Why Hong Kong is a Must-see Destination

Hong Kong was the first Asian country that I visited outside of the Philippines. I instantly loved everything about the state, starting from the long climb up the seated Tian Tan Buddha, riding the cable cars to and fro Ngong Ping, shopping around Mongkok and experiencing the 360° view from the rooftop of The Peak. The things that you can do in Hong Kong are endless. But I’ve managed to list down ... »

5 Thrill-seeking Adventures That Makes Traveling to the Philippines More Fun!

5 Thrill-seeking Adventures That Makes Traveling to the Philippines More Fun!

The Philippines tourism industry has prospered even more after promoting it’s now famous tagline “It’s more fun in the Philippines.” In a local’s perspective, being able to partake in this campaign makes ones heart feel proud. With its 7,107 islands, my country proudly presents some of the most thrill seeking adventures in Asia. And I’m proud to say that I’ve experienced some of the best ones yet.... »

So I Went to Iceland and Ate Sheep Balls…

So I Went to Iceland and Ate Sheep Balls…

So what is there to do in Iceland? Well there is the scenic landscape, the friendly Icelandic people and, of course…the sheep balls. Yes, I said sheep balls. During the Icelandic midwinter festival, Þorrablót or Thurseblot, it’s somewhat of a tradition to eat a feast that mainly contains the following treats: Hákarl (putrefied shark) Blóðmör (filled sausage/black pudding) Hrútspungur (... »

Couchsurfing: I Rented Out My Room, So We’re Going to Have to Share the Bed.

Couchsurfing: I Rented Out My Room, So We’re Going to Have to Share the Bed.

People always seem a bit apprehensive when I tell them that I travel the world and stay on strangers’ couches. I think if I didn’t know about the Couchsurfing project, I would be too. Couchsurfing is a community of over 5 million members in 97,000 cities — and every country — around the world. Their website connects travelers and locals who meet offline to share cultures, hospitality a... »

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