Inspiration

A Dream Birthday Trip to Paris

Why do we celebrate birthdays anyway? Let’s face it, we look forward to that special day all year long. So this year, I had the most exciting and memorable celebration that I can carry through my entire life. (…insert short dramatic story) Every year, I go through this pattern of feeling down, anxious and depress after my father died on my birthday three years back. Yes, it was in the morning of A...

How Quarter Life Crisis Made me Travel the World

Are you going through tough times? If you’re in the 20’s to 30’s age range, then you are experiencing a quarter life crisis. As I write this post, I remember that night. It happened to me at 23. I found myself stuck in the middle of the woods. Cold. Alone. I have been hiking for hours and my phone was dead. Clouds seemed to get darker and suddenly felt the first raindrops. I atte...

Brooklyn’s Cherry Blossoms Look Like Something Out Of A Dream

We all have that dream to see the famous cherry blossoms in Japan. It is a good to know that not only in Japan but also elsewhere such as New York that cherry blossoms are in full bloom.  Sakura in Japanese, these hybrid pink and white flowering trees are grown for their beauty like something out of a dream. In my recent trip to New York City, I thought of visiting a place that is something underr...

No clothes, No Problem! 8 Reasons you Should Go to a Nude Beach

Visiting a nude beach had been on my bucket list for so many years. I was always curious, how it would be on such a beach. I’m not a nudist or naturist. I just wanted to try it. After booking a flight to Miami Florida, I included Haulover Beach which is famous for clothing-optional beach on my itinerary. As a rookie nude beachgoer, I honestly felt the pressure and it was really awkward. Upon enter...

5 Reasons Why Filipinos are the Best Travel Buddies

Filipino globetrotters are amazing people with the most inspiring stories. It is one of the nationalities with positive attitude and fun to be with. Whether you travel with your colleague, best friend, girlfriend/boyfriend or soulmate, one thing is for sure it is awesome to bump with a stranger and becomes your travel companion. I guess everyone would agree that we Filipinos are the best travel bu...

7 Reasons Why You Need to Travel with Mom Now

“I wish I had spent more time with my father before he died. I wish I had taken him to his dream place to enjoy life more. Because of my regrets, I realized that I have to spend more quality time with my family, especially Mom.” When I was young, I would always think traveling is for wealthy people. I grew up in a family where travel was seen as a luxury for the privileged, but it’s not. I badly w...

Five Reasons Why Travelers Are the Best Workers

They can keep their head on straight in unpleasant situation. Every travel doesn’t always go as planned. The risk of misadventures is inherent. But, because travelers have already went to a number of places where they experienced a lot of differences, forced to be in tough situations, and pushed to reach the extent of their limits; they are often calm and stay even more peaceful if something goes ...

10 Reasons Why Couchsurfing is the Best Option to Travel

I am a frequent flyer and I love to explore new destinations. I never give up my passion of visiting new places and meeting friendly people around the world. Traveling abroad can be much cheaper than you think. So what keeps holding you back from seeing the world? There are plenty of ways to reduce your costs without compromising your experience; one of them is through Couchsurfing. Most of you ha...

Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels

She’s the one with the messy unkempt hair colored by the sun. Her skin is now far from fair like it once was. Not even sun kissed. It’s burnt with multiple tan lines, wounds and bites here and there. But for every flaw on her skin, she has an interesting story to tell. Don’t date a girl who travels. She is hard to please. The usual dinner-movie date at the mall will suck the life out of her. Her s...

6 Most Unanticipated #Hugot Problems Why Hikers Can’t Move On

Nowadays, more and more people are getting out to experience the beauty of the hills. Hiking is fun, healthy, affordable and a great way to socialize. Whether you are burnt-out, depressed or just plain stressed, being out in the wilderness and stand in the peak overlooking stunning mountain makes you a better person than you used to be. Some people consider hiking as a sports and others find it a ...

Why Being in a Regular 8-Hour Job Don’t Suck

Just recently, I celebrated my second year at my current job, I recalled feeling frustrated when I accepted this post at the brink of searching for a different industry to work for. I deliberately hated the field I was in. Thus, I submitted multiples of applications to different non-banking institutions from here and abroad. I despised banking. I had high hopes. I wanted to use my resignation wise...

14 Reasons Why Traveling Is a Lot Like Falling in Love

It is the time of the year again when your social media news feeds are flooded with sweet nothings, romantic couple images, and even selfies with a bouquet, chocolates, cards, and bears. It’s the time of the year again where everyone would feel like hugging and nuzzling their lovers. It’s the time of the year that even singles come out to share love and feel loved even more than couples do. It’s j...