Tips and Guides

When in Venice: A Quick and Easy Guide

No trip to Venice would be complete without getting lost repeatedly. I wonder why everybody is head over heels with Venice. To my curiosity, I traveled to this unique city during my Europe trip and suddenly fell in love. I found out that Venezia is definitely in the hearts of tourists from all over the world. Everything for me is extraordinary just like in the movies. It’s stunning architecture, h...

trip-to-paris, save money

A lot of friends and readers ask me almost every day: How much does it really cost to travel in Paris? Can you recommend a budget plan? What if I told you that €100 or ₱5,000 is enough to enjoy Paris?  Here you go! Paris is a dream. Let’s face it, most Filipinos biggest excuse avoiding trips they desire is that they simply expensive. Frequent travel around the world is a luxury of the rich, in the...

Infographic: Are you a tourist or a traveler?

Do you see yourself a traveler or a tourist? There is always been a debate about who is a tourist and who is a traveler. I have read a lot of blog posts about the difference of both but it seems to me that one is not necessarily better than the other. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary a traveler is someone who is traveling or who travels often and moves around from place to place instead of ...

The Budget Guide to Visiting Zaanse Schans, Holland

A week ago, I was in Holland for a short trip. It was not my first time in the capital city Amsterdam but my latest trip made me realized that there are many “must see” places outside the city center. Amsterdam was too busy and crowded even in wintertime. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about the it, the people, the places, not to mention the smell of weeds everywhere (even in hostel room) a...

Budget Guide to Asik Asik Falls in Alamada, North Cotabato

I have long been yearning to visit and witness Asik Asik Falls’ majestic beauty. I was in an awe of this place even in pictures I get to see. I remembered asking a co-employee who lives in North Cotabato about how can I get to this falls and how much it will cost me, budding to do it solo before. Luckily, I found few new friends  who were up for DIY adventures as I’ am. So, on my lead, the 24-hour...

OFW’s Quick Guide on How to get US Visa if you are in the Middle East

*Please note that that this blog post is for the B1/B2 US Visa or Tourist Visa/Business Visa. “Congratulations your visa is approved! Enjoy your birthday trip to the USA.” The day I got my visa approved was one of the happiest days of my life. Everything went surprisingly fast for me. I have been to many visa application process and US won the “most relaxing”, hands down. But for many Filipinos th...

A Plunge Into The Deep Blue Sea: Free Diving 101

I never knew about free diving until I was introduced to it just three weeks ago as of writing. It was sure fun to have learned a new sport to enjoy a lot. However, free diving involves multiples of discipline, making it not favorable for everyone. Free diving is a form of underwater diving that relies on the diver’s ability to hold their breath until resurfacing rather than using a breathin...

Chasing Waterfalls: Matigol Falls, Arakan, Valley North Cotabato

“Matigol Falls is a 500 meter multi-tiered waterfall veiling the steep ravine of Sitio Matigol, Brgy. Datu Ladayon, Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. It is most accessible in Sitio Inamong, Datu Ladayon.” How to get there? From Davao City, take a bus bound for CDO. Alight at Kampo Uno in Arakan. It’s few minutes away from Marahan. Travel time from Davao City takes approximately two ...

For A Day's Worth of Hike

When I’m all round up with work and only got a day to spare, hiking is one thing I enjoy doing. I like sweating too much under the heat of the sun, motivated by sharing of laughter with friends, almost gives up at some point, and yet reaching the peak mightily. When on top, I can only think of how worthy a hike has been and can only look forward to another round the next time I could. So, when you...

10 Tips On How To Travel Solo Safely

Most of us want to travel alone for once in our life; believing that we will learn a lot of things by going out of comfort. Some of us probably wants boost our self confidence or maybe to have a meaningful life to live. In Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs defines self-actualization as “The motivation to realize one’s own maximum potential and possibilities. It is considered to be the master mot...

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...

Where In The World Are You Traveling this 2016?

  We are about to start a new calendar year. Have you plan your getaway in 2016? Do you know where are the best places to visit? I believe that people who take vacations at least once a year are happier and successful with their lives. If you are regular employee, you are more satisfied more creative and more productive at work if you take vacation to purely rest and relax. Most employees are...