Tag: Philippines

A One-of-a-Kind Giveaway to Thank Everyone Who Supported Our Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

A One-of-a-Kind Giveaway to Thank Everyone Who Supported Our Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Rebuilding Efforts

* As a special thank-you to everyone who supported our Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) relief efforts last year, the awesome Mar Jefferson Go, a brilliant artist/designer/illustrator with whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating (and the honor of calling my friend), agreed to create a commemorative 

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

How does a girl from a tropical island prepare for an 18-day winter trip? By raiding the ukay-ukay, of course.

* Alright, I get that secondhand clothing is not for everyone. Some people cringe at the thought of wearing clothes previously owned by strangers, while others simply think it’s beneath them. (That’s okay; I’m not here to tell you how to live your life.) For 

How Much Does A European Trip Cost?

How Much Does A European Trip Cost?

* _ This is the question I get asked most often when I talk or write about traveling. Of course, the answer depends on a lot of variables — how many cities you plan to visit, what sort of hotels you prefer, whether you are able 

It’s More Fun in the Philippines

It’s More Fun in the Philippines

“It’s More Fun in the Philippines” was created by LSS for travel site Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.

The Other Side of Boracay

The Other Side of Boracay

We arrived at Station 2 just as the sun was beginning to set, its light starting to play tricks with the water. As we watched the water turn dark blue gray, the setting sun casting sparks of gold on the liquid surface, I thought: yes, this 

Passport Application/Renewal at DFA Cebu: What You Need To Know

Passport Application/Renewal at DFA Cebu: What You Need To Know

* First: The Basics * The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is at the Pacific Mall (also sometimes known as Metro Mandaue) in Mandaue City, Cebu. * DFA Cebu is open from Monday to Friday 9 AM-6 PM and Saturday 9 AM-3 PM. If you