A Guide to a Hassle-Free US Visa Renewal (Skip the Interview!)

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Here’s a step-by-step guide to the US Visa Interview Waiver Program (aka the Drop Box Program), which is the perfect solution for travelers who wish to renew their US visa without having to go to the US Embassy. As OCD … Continued

Riding the Waves of Baler: A Travel Guide for Transport, Accommodation & Things to Do

  When people hear “Baler”, they immediately think of surfing in the capital of Aurora. What then follows are thoughts of quiet coves, pretty waterfalls, rocky shores and good hiking. The last isn’t surprising given how close the town is … Continued

DIY Adventures: A Guide to the Sights and Sounds of Dumaguete 

Our last trip to Dumaguete had a first for me –  we only stayed within the city limits. Every other time I’ve been there, we’ve always ventured outside the city. Dauin, Valencia, Sibulan – there’s a ton of choices. However, … Continued

Discovering Malalison Island: A Travel Guide for Transport, Accommodation and Budget

Called Mararison by the locals in their dialect, the island lies across the water from the Northern Antique town of Culasi.  As people referred to Malalison as the Visayas’ answer to Batanes, I was expecting that it’d be an extremely … Continued

One Week in El Nido – A 7-Day Itinerary and How Little It’ll Actually Cost You

  Think of this as a budget guide to paradise. El Nido is home to dozens of white sand beaches, handfuls of lagoons and seemingly “undiscovered” coves – all of which are accented by  majestic karst cliffs, colorful reefs, lush … Continued

DIY Adventures: Travel Guide to El Nido – Getting There and Around, and Where to Stay

  El Nido, known for the spellbinding Bacuit Archipelago, has always held a special spot in my heart. More than the fabulous white sand beaches, dazzling karst formations and water of aquamarine shades, you can’t help but fall in love … Continued

Home of the Winds: A Travel Guide on Batanes

Aptly called the Home of the Winds, Batanes is made up of rugged, picturesque terrain and choppy azure waters constantly buffeted by strong, cool winds.  For a fun-sized aka tiny person like myself walking along the cliffs and ridges of … Continued

Three Awesome Days in Batanes: A 3-Day Itinerary and Budget Guide

The Philippines’ northernmost province, Batanes is a unique treasure trove of dramatic cliffs, beautiful blue waters, abundant reefs and rugged coastlines. Because of its isolated location at the northern tip of the country, getting to Batanes via the daily flights … Continued

Two Days on Apo Island: Tips, Itinerary, Budget and Things to Do

Apo Island is the perfect combination of underwater wonderland and tropical nirvana. Although the sanctuary itself is still (temporarily) closed as of December 2016, the island has its own brand of charming allure for visitors. Can you say coral reefs? … Continued

A Travel Guide to Dumaguete City: Getting There and Where to Stay

Getting There and Around By Land: Buses from Bacolod travel over land (fare from Php 290+) There are also Cebu buses that go directly to Dumaguete (fare from Php 280+) including the ferry. Another option is from Cebu’s South Bus … Continued