Do it.

Do it.

* * An article I wrote for Rappler about how to minimize one’s chances of being offloaded by the Bureau of Immigration was published just yesterday and I think it’s worth bringing up a few points: I think we can all agree that the system at 

Thrifty eating: How to save on food while traveling

Thrifty eating: How to save on food while traveling

“Where to eat” is one of the last things I research for a trip, if at all. I usually eat wherever I happen to be at mealtime as that just makes sense to me time-wise. Plus, it seems to me an exercise in heartbreak to 

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

How to get a Schengen visa through Norway’s Visa Application Center in Cebu

* Filipinos planning  to travel to Norway, Estonia, Finland, Iceland and Sweden can apply for a Schengen visa at the Norway Visa Application Center in Cebu starting May 7, 2015. Quick facts and links: Address: Norway Visa Application Centre – Cebu Unit 503, 5th Floor, Keppel 

Erenee: The Intricate Handbag

Erenee: The Intricate Handbag

A lot of skill and patience goes into the crafting of one Northloom bag. The abel, the handwoven textile making up the body of the Erenee bag pictured above, takes a month to weave a 50-yard roll. The enormous time investment is one of the reasons 

Piso Sale! How to Get the Cheapest Airfare Deals

Piso Sale! How to Get the Cheapest Airfare Deals

I get asked this a lot: how do I find cheap flights? It’s a great topic to explore especially now that airlines have dropped fuel surcharges, a move mandated by the government when oil prices dropped. Last year, a “piso” flight from Cebu to Singapore (that 

The NORTHLOOM Miguee Backpack (Review)

The NORTHLOOM Miguee Backpack (Review)

Ever since I saw my sister carrying a NORTHLOOM backpack in her photo at the Barcelona airport, I’ve been crushing on it and raving about it. The backstory of these backpacks — which I wrote about a month ago in “NORTHLOOM: Carry Your Culture” —