My Secret In Long Term Travel: How To Afford It

My Secret In Long Term Travel: How To Afford It

Myself at Versailles, France Disclaimer: I find that photo (above) a fitting “money shot”. 😉 The time has come for me to address the elephant in the closet: how I was able to afford long term travel. If I was being more technical, I was just traveling on and off for the past two years: long trips that went on for months, breaks at home, and holiday within breaks. However, doing that for 2 years is quite a long time as compared to what most people do. Thus, raising questions…

2017 and Counting: How Life Has Been

2017 and Counting: How Life Has Been

  The last time I wrote something was a few days before my boyfriend arrived to visit me while having a mini-vacation from his 2-year sabbatical. At that time, I was having my mini-vacation at home which meant that I have my personal space for a creative outlet and of course, a laptop. Once the traveling commenced, I unfortunately haven’t been diligent here. 🙁 Since then, I had… Visited 3 new countries (YAY!!!), two with him and one by myself: Myanmar Iran Mexico Took a “vacation” from my “vacation aka…

The Year That Was: 2016 in Love and Love of Travel

The Year That Was: 2016 in Love and Love of Travel

It has been a few weeks since 2017 kicked in and I still haven’t truly grasped the series that unfolded last year. The year that was 2016. 2016 started with the idea that after I see parts of my country (the Philippines) in the first few months and have touched base with Southeast Asia in the 2nd quarter, I will be heading off somewhere far by autumn to study and culturally immerse for an extend period of time… perhaps, for the next 2 years. After spending the first month of…

When Feeling Lost Finally Hits You

When Feeling Lost Finally Hits You

I’ve never been more lost than I am right now. Being on a sabbatical to “figure things out” is an opportunity that I’ve always looked forward to. I imagined having all the time in the world doing so much more than what I’ve been doing before. I wanted to travel the world. I wanted to write my thoughts and hopefully inspire other people. I wanted to share stories. Perhaps, even embrace a happier life altogether. And so, I did travel. I took on a 3-month backpacking trip around Europe and Morocco,…

A Call for Responsible Tourism: Whale Shark Interaction in Oslob, Cebu

A Call for Responsible Tourism: Whale Shark Interaction in Oslob, Cebu

A Whale Shark in Oslob being fed with shrimps, in order for them to stay in the same area during the “interaction” time —– This is a post about A Call for Responsible Tourism: Whale Shark Interaction in Oslob, Cebu. Reasons why you should not go to Oslob to swim with the whale sharks. The world of tourism. The life of travel. And all things in between. For the tourism service provider, It’s a good source of income especially during high season, and one can do so much when money…