We just came back from the archipelago of La Maddalena in Sardinia. It was one week of sunshine and everything nice. No wonder it is called the Maldives of Italy. Read more
I often ask my almost five-year-old son Roberto where he thinks home is. He was born in Italy, but has lived in Cambodia, the Philippines, and countless hotels we’ve found ourselves in through the years. Read more
Every Saturday from 6am to around 1pm what is usually a parking space during the week is transformed into a Market. Salcedo Saturday Market offers its visitors fresh, locally-sourced fruits and vegetables and ready-to-eat food,so If you want to try some Pinoy streetfood, this is where to go. Read more
Prior to visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) Elephant Nursery, the only elephant my son has ever seen since he was born was Dumbo from his favorite American animated film. The night before our visit, we talked about baby elephants and he was super excited and couldn’t stop asking questions.When the big day finally arrived, I ended up just as excited as he was because I couldn’t wait to see his reaction. When the baby elephants started trotting in, I saw his eyes light up in awe and his heart melt. I felt like I had just hit a jackpot! Visiting the elephant sanctuary with him was a great idea! Read more
If you asked my son what he loves most about visiting Kenya, he will probably tell you stuffing his face with grandma’s Maandazis, also known as Swahili Bun every other morning and feeding Giraffes at The Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. We both love spending sometime with these tall, majestic creatures and this year was not an exception. Read more about it HERE
There are a few tips and tricks you pick up on as a university student who cannot seem to give up their love for traveling. Firstly, make the best of your generous end-of-term holidays, as you are constantly told by warning adults that once you reach the “real world,” month-long spring holidays will be a laughable thing of the past. Secondly, if you have a friend, lab-partner, course mate or housemate who jokingly invites you to come and stay in their beautiful country, make sure to pounce before they can take it back.
Yoga retreats are the perfect excuse to take a break from daily responsibilities, unwind, relax and reinvigorate. A few months ago, my friends and I were on the hunt for the best that the universe had to offer. After a zillion searches on yogaretreats.com, we decided on the Sattva Samui Yoga Retreat, which offered the perfect package at an unbeatable price. Read more
Our day trip to Mount Binacayan in the province of Rizal, was as spontaneous as we could get. It took just a few hours, but it turned out to be the perfect excuse to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It was therapeutic, no doubt.The night before the hike, the organizer drops a quick line on our WhatsApp group chat and asks participants to bring gloves. That’s when it hit me that I had no idea where we were going or what to expect. But I quickly set aside my worries. Before I sleep, I thought to myself, Hiking is the answer; who cares what the question is? My initial apprehension was eventually replaced with excitement for another mountain trail! Read more
WE NEED TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF MOTHER EARTH.
This one is crucial. The sad reality is many of us who live in and travel to the best places in the world often fail to appreciate and take care of them. It breaks my heart going back to a place only to find it worse than I remember it. If we don’t take care of our natural resources, years from now, there won’t be a reason to travel anymore. There is so much beauty around us—beauty that we MUST preserve so that the future generation can also enjoy it. Read more
This was my first time experiencing spring in full bloom and it was heart thumping seeing and getting lost in rows and rows of peach blossoms. Read more