Incomparable with Coron and El Nido, Balabac Islands in the southern tip of Palawan has its own caliber of beauty. Still a virgin, Balabac group of Islands is untouched by commercialization and tourism, which makes it stand out from among all other tropic paradise in Asia, if not in the world.… Read the rest
Running out of travel and destination-inspired films to watch? Here’s a list of movies based on suggestions from members of GirlsLoveTravel. I’m also saving you the time of searching ratings and plots from IMDB or Rottentomatoes by pasting them here. The first 5 are my favorites while the rest are in random order.… Read the rest
So you love to travel, observe other cultures, meet new friends from other nations, eat diverse cuisines, and venture into nature’s islands and landscapes that take your breath away. Somehow, you feel the urge to do it not just whenever there’s a long weekend or a holiday; you dream of doing it more often.… Read the rest
Imagine sitting by the window on a bus, or a train, or a plane or your own car, looking out on breathtaking views while getting farther from where you came from. Nothing would be more frustrating at this moment than not having good music to accompany your epic adventure.… Read the rest
We all know that on the night before hiking, the most important thing to do is to make sure our backpacks are light but complete. However, having hiked 20 mountains trails in a span of 10 months since I started, I realized that there are tiny preparation details that we tend to forget, causing either a small inconvenience or a painful consequence on the trail. … Read the rest
How can you actually make money out of your travel writing?
If you have been keeping an amateur personal blog where you post your travel experiences and tips plainly for the love of travel writing and documenting your awesome adventures, OR if you have just started travel writing, OR you’re just about to start writing, then you could earn at least AU$40 per article.… Read the rest
One miracle that only adventurers and risk-takers can experience is the wonder of building good friendships out of the strangest events with amazing people from different walks of life. This is a magic that I have experienced after deciding to join 14 other strangers hike the scorching secret trail of Taal Volcano last April 17, 2016. … Read the rest
What’s more exciting than a spontaneous long ride to a beach on a weekend? Last night, Ce Phan spontaneously extended his invite to me for a motorbike escapade to Can Gio, a 2-hour ride down south of Saigon.… Read the rest
If home is where your heart is, then for now my home is Saigon.
Two years ago in April 2014, I was sent by my previous company to Ho Chi Minh (ancient Saigon), Vietnam to attend a 3-day conference which fell on Wednesday to Friday.… Read the rest
Who wouldn’t long for a relaxing beach getaway after a series of adventurous summer trips including a scorching trek to Taal Volcano Lake, chasing waterfalls in Laguna, and a risky hike to the monolith of Pico de Loro? I decided to head to Crystal Beach last May 16 for I could not think of any other resort to satisfy my craving to just beach bum, watch the sun rise and set, hear the waves crashing to the shore while I chat or not with my friends, read a book, swing by a hammock, not thinking of any work nor any itinerary.… Read the rest