Taiwan: Visiting Zhinan Temple and Riding the Maokong Gondola

Taiwan: Visiting Zhinan Temple and Riding the Maokong Gondola

Last week, I spent four days in Taiwan with my mom. I'd say it's one of my most favorite destinations to date (not that I haven't traveled a lot), because we were able to see, taste, and experience so much on a fairly affordable budget!Our first stop after a couple of hours' rest at our [...]

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Taiwan, July 2018

Taiwan, July 2018

This trip was supposed to be our official Honeymoon, but Ranie recently got a new job and very quickly had to fly out to Serbia for two months. So I ended up doing a "Mamamoon" w/ my newly retired Momma! We had a blast enjoying a mix of old and new culture experiences + really [...]

Pamulaklakin Forest Trail, Subic

Pamulaklakin Forest Trail, Subic

We wen to to Subic to pause, breathe, and kick off being married properly.

Subic Beach, Sorsogon

Subic Beach, Sorsogon

Blue skies. Turquoise waters. Pinkish sand.

Tagiti Falls, Consosep

Tagiti Falls, Consosep

A hidden, quiet respite in Ocampo.

Bicol Photo Diary: Panoramic views and the Deer Farm in Ocampo

Bicol Photo Diary: Panoramic views and the Deer Farm in Ocampo

Deer, overlooking views, and cool weather -- I never knew one could find these things in Bicol!

Two days, four towns: How barong shopping in Lumban turned into a Laguna mini-tour

Two days, four towns: How barong shopping in Lumban turned into a Laguna mini-tour

We were in four Laguna towns Friday night and yesterday: Los Baños, Lumban, Pagsanjan, and Sta. Cruz. I guess this is our version of a pre-Valentine's Day date? In Elbi, handed over invitations to our former teachers/sponsors. Then we met up with some orgmates. In Lumban we bought Ranie's barong. He's always been dead set [...]

Rare Birds in Bintan!

Rare Birds in Bintan!

Highlights from our restful and productive kick off in Bintan - only 1 hour away from Singapore.

San Juan

San Juan

There's more the Surftown than surfing.

Surftown Sidetrip

Surftown Sidetrip

48 hours of pure, stress-free magic ❤ Worked on our goofys and paddles too (will share once we actually get the hang of it). https://youtu.be/VIutEUbRktA