Puerto Galera: Paradise on Manila’s Doorstep

I’m sitting at a bar. Hardly surprising I know. But, it’s the location of this particular beer that’s worth talking about. I’m in Puerto Galera south of Manila on the island of Mindoro. Behind me I’m watched over by giant volcanic peaks, trying to pierce Read More …

Amazing Bandung, Indonesia

The world is full of incredible places. Destinations that are so diverse, it’s impossible to say that one place or another is the ‘best’. Yet, sometimes when travelling the globe, you come across a magical destination. A place that speaks to your soul and rejuvenates your Read More …

The mystical fantasy island that actually exists: Coron

The vibrational hum of the propeller engines shifts from a constant high buzz to a low drone as our plane dips into a descent. As we pass through the haze, I look out the window and see perfect island after perfect island. Like giant turtles, Read More …

10 Simple Things I Love About Living in the Philippines

NINE months ago we moved from Sydney to Manila. As we packed our bags and sold most of our things, I felt fearful yet excited. I had travelled to the Philippines many times but, living somewhere is a whole different ball game! Well, after 9 Read More …

The 6 Best Family Vacation Ideas in Palawan

Guest Post by Carmela Alvarez – Let’s Palawan Family vacations are perfect occasions to connect with your children and explore the great outdoors together. Taking an exciting trip with the family does not only bring joy to the faces of the young ones but it’s also Read More …

From tourist to resident: Daily life in Manila

We’re all tourists. Not all the time. However, most of us have several moments in life where we become the tourist. It may be in a faraway country and culture that makes you dizzy with exotic sights, sounds and smells. Or, it may be somewhere Read More …

Incredible highland day trips from Manila

The pulsing metropolis of Manila, Philippines is surrounded by shy volcanic mountains. Some jagged with abrupt peaks, some smooth with long rolling crests of green. I say ‘shy’ because the dense humidity and pollution of Manila often causes a haze that blankets anything of great Read More …