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”. šŸ˜‰ 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. šŸ™ 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 happierĀ life altogether. And so, I did travel. I took on a 3-month backpacking trip around Europe and Morocco,…

Being in Malapascua, Cebu

Being in Malapascua, Cebu

And then there was Malapascua. Out of all the islands and the beaches in the country, it wasĀ Malapascua. Somewhere IĀ haven’t been to. A name that I’ve only heard of but wasn’t really sure of what to expect. I just thought, there must be something special about it. Located in the northernmost tip of Cebu, this islandĀ is quite off the grid as compared to some destinations in the Philippines. A very long commute from the city proper, Malapascua is mostly frequented by those who want to get acquainted with the thresher…