One of the best things to do when traveling is trying the food. The only other thing I can think of that’s better than eating food, is learning how to cook new dishes. Food offers insight. A dish has the power to reflect the multiple identities unique to every culture.
During my solo days in Puerto Vallarta, I flirted with both extremes – adventure filled moments and relaxing hours of bliss. One of my “adventure filled moments” consisted of taking a trip through the Sierra Madre mountains only to find a sweet surprise. It literally was sweet.
Memories of bliss filled our chapters. We shared smiles and some innocent fun. One blink, a quick sigh, and the book was done. A perfect little example of a story gone wrong.
Just having wanderlust thoughts is lucky enough. It means that I’ve been exposed to adventures that only occur when traveling to places unknown, under circumstances way outside the infamous “comfort zone”. And although I’ve visited some spectacular places, there are a few that make my heart ache just a little. It’s the type of heartache … More A Traveler’s Faux Pas
When traveling, an advantage of knowing locals is finding where all the fun, non-touristy activities are. That’s exactly what happened here. The Ati Atihan festival in Kalibo was like nothing I had ever experienced before. Granted, I had very little idea on what the festival was about so I started the day with no expectations. … More Ati Atihan Festival
Boracay is paradise on earth. At first I was hesitant on going, but I really wanted a beach/tropical getaway for myself. Palawan didn’t work out the way I had hoped, so Boracay was the next best thing. Sometimes, things work out for the best. If you’ve never been to Boracay or have never seen pictures, … More Island Vibes in Boracay
Singapore is an impressive city—or nation, whatever you want to call it. The first thing I noticed when arriving was how clean the city was. Quickly, I learned that not only does it look spotless, but the people of Singapore put effort in maintaining its cleanliness. I once missed the trash can and someone almost … More Sterile, Spotless, Singapore
Traveling solo comes with pros and cons, as most things in life do. I’m really noticing it now as I’m sitting in this plane, waiting for my flight to Boracay. Families, couples, and friends taking selfies and laughing with each other. And I’m here. Sitting, alone, book in hand, waiting to take off. I’m beginning … More Thoughts of a Solo Traveler, In-Flight Edition
As the year comes to a close, I sit here thinking about the beautiful adventures I’ve been able to have. 2016, you have been one hell of a year for me. Many ups and plenty of downs, but yet I wouldn’t trade any of it. The world is a big place and I’m only beginning … More Top 3 Favorites of 2016