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travel inspiration for small budgets and big dreams


In my last post, I wrote about our short weekend trip to Siargao and how we did nearly nothing there. This is the “nearly” part.   * Sohoton Cove is 2-3 hours away by outrigger boat from the Cloud 9 surfing enclave of Siargao. At first we weren’t sure if our trip there would push […]

Where to stay in Siargao

* My family recently spent a weekend in Siargao and we stayed at Ocean 101 Cloud 9 Surf Resort. To help you decide whether or not to stay there, here’s a list of what we loved and didn’t love about our accommodations. Pros Location — 5-minute walk to the Cloud 9 boardwalk, where the fiercest […]

Siargao, and the art of doing [nearly] nothing

* Surfing, Valentines, and family vacations. Oh, and jellyfish. Not exactly four things you would naturally string together in your mind, but there it is: my entire family spent the recent Valentines weekend in Siargao Island, the surfing capital of the Philippines. (Tell you about the jellyfish later.) First, a bit of geography for those […]