An Ideal Off-the-Grid Destination: Cuatros Islas in Inopacan, Leyte

November 21, 2015
Under a bright blue, cloudy sky, at the receiving end of the beautiful radiance of the sun, we set sail toward our destination: the dotted islands off the coast of Inopacan, which the locals appropriately refer to as Cuatros Islas. Our short boat journey started off with nothing out of the ordinary, looking ahead I fervently wished we could magically cut the distance: Boat rides bore the wits out of me, even if I love hopping from one island to another in this archipelagic country of ours.

The Time I Met the Taj Kids

November 05, 2015

(this article appeared in the 2015 3rd Quarter issue of Resource Magazine in New York)

Growing up I remember flicking through every glossy pages of travel magazines of photographs that depicts beautiful places and interesting portraits of people belonging in different cultures. My mental immersion in those printed images further inspired myself to dig my own wanderlust and eventually, a life of travels. 

Iceland Has More to Offer Than You Know

November 01, 2015

A reader submitted this story about a how a surprise trip to one of her dream destination materialized.  

“After about ten years of marriage, you know your spouse better than anyone. Well, that was what I thought for the longest time. My fortieth birthday was on the horizon. In fact, it was only a few weeks away, and I realized that my husband was planning a big surprise. He was walking around the house with this big smile on his face and humming a little tune. Sometimes he would cut conversations short on the telephone when I walked into the room or he would turn off the computer. I surmised that this had something to do with my birthday surprise or he was having a secret affair.