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How to Survive the Van to El Nido

How to Survive the Van to El Nido

2016 July 02  |  SGMT —  El Nido, Palawan is paradise on earth, but as with most paradises, it’s a little tricky to get to. Visitors with a generous budget can fly direct to El Nido via AirSwift; everyone else must fly first to Puerto Princesa, the capital […]

Nara

Nara

SGMT —  Dinner  — On my second day in Kyoto, I was feeling rather uninspired. There were still many places I hadn’t visited — including the infinitely Instagrammable Fushimi Inari shrine — but I was already having second thoughts about everything. I’d been to two […]

The seasons at Kiyomizudera Temple

The seasons at Kiyomizudera Temple

SGMT – There are iconic images of Kiyomizudera Temple — images of the World Heritage Site’s wooden platforms and graceful dark roofs wreathed in cherry blossoms or maple leaves — but you will not find them here. Other things caught my eye, other markers of the passage of time, […]

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog: Making It Your Own

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog: Making It Your Own

* In How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps, we counted down the steps to creating your own travel blog. Now let’s count up the ways you can make it the next big thing in travel (or at least a really […]

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps

How to Create Your Own Travel Blog in 3 Easy Steps

Or any blog for that matter. When I first toyed with the idea of blogging, I was frankly skeptical. Who would want to read my blog? Who cares what I have to say? Isn’t it just vanity and presumption on my part to think that […]

Travel Writing: To List or Not To List

Travel Writing: To List or Not To List

* Having just published “16 Places in Batanes That Will Make You Never Want to Leave (or Make You Start Planning Your Return ASAP!)” it may seem like I am firmly on the “to list” camp. Just look at that title: cardinal number – check. […]