Paris. Is. Possible.

Paris. Is. Possible.

On the third anniversary of my first ever European trip, I thought I’d go back to the basic, underlying message of this blog: you can do it too. And what better place to feature than Paris, where this love affair with travel (and writing about 

7 things you should know before planning your trip to Batanes

7 things you should know before planning your trip to Batanes

Answers to frequently asked questions about the paradise in the far north of the Philippines *   1. How much will a Batanes trip cost? * First of all, I’m not going to play the my-Batanes-trip-was-cheaper-than-yours game. My Manila-Basco-Manila ticket, bought during a Philippine Airlines promo, 

That Time I Almost Got Robbed in Paris

That Time I Almost Got Robbed in Paris

* While some would argue that a Paris vacation is itself a bit of a robbery anyway, I am often quick to defend the French. They are always getting a bad rap from tourists who say they are rude, snobbish, et cetera, yet I have 

Conquering Fear

Conquering Fear

Traveling with an anxious child * This little boy doesn’t like closed spaces, especially tight, crowded ones. He cries when we take jeepneys. He panics in elevators. No matter how happy and carefree he is seconds earlier, the moment he realizes he’s in a cramped 

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

I’ve always thought it would be crazy awesome if I were a travel writer. I love traveling and I love writing, so getting paid to travel around the world and write about it would be the ultimate dream job, right? I’ve realized, though, that it’s 

The SMALL-TOWN GIRLS, MIDNIGHT TRAINS Travel Manifesto

The SMALL-TOWN GIRLS, MIDNIGHT TRAINS Travel Manifesto

♥ ♥ I will see the world with wonder, with gratitude, with respect. I will strive to stay, though ever moving, right in the happy middle: the intersection of longing and contentment. I will not close my eyes to the harsh realities of life and