My Facepalm-Worthy Moments aka What Not To Do When Traveling

I interrupt my “regular programming” of blog posts on exhilarating adventures, life-changing travel moments, life lessons from travel, and the usual feel-good travel and insight posts to bring you, readers, the worst of my travel boo-boos. Those idiotic travel moments that make you go… Photo by Alex Proimos under Flicker Creative Commons Yes, my travels are…

9 Life Lessons from First-time Rock Climbing

In many inspirational and success quotes, I often see photos of rock climbers scaling seemingly impossible heights. Now, after rock climbing for the first time at Tinandog Wall, Atimonan, Quezon, and ticking this exciting activity off my bucket list, I understand why. Rock climbing is a perfect metaphor for life. What were once just inspiring…

Binondo Chinese New Year in Photos

Binondo, Manila is colorful enough any day, with bright charms, bracelets, and other gaily-colored wares for luck hawked on streets. But on Chinese New Year, though, the place bursts with color, sounds, and life. It was my first time to go to Binondo on a Chinese New Year this weekend, and I thought: “So this…