2016 – Was it really that bad?

Okay so yeah.  The answer is yes.  In terms of progressiveness 2016 was pretty awful for the world.  Atrocities, natural disasters, war crimes against humanity and countless social injustices littered a year that most people refer to as the worst because too many celebrities died. All that other stuff is pretty terrible but if you Read More …

El Nido – Turning 30 in Paradise

El Nido is far and away the most paradisaical location I’ve ever had the pleasure of vacationing in.  This Filipino Island is consistently ranked as the top beach in the world.  After traveling to blissful places like Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi and Philippines’s Boracay’s white beach before El Nido, I wholeheartedly defend El Nido’s superiority.  It was these very rankings coupled with dozens Read More …

3 nights in Puerto Princessa, Palawan – Philippines

After a few day on Cebu Ronda and I departed for Palawan where my brother, Ben, was waiting for us in Puerto Princessa. Truth be told this city is really just a hub and the best thing to do is head north for Sabang, Port Barton or El Nido but if you’ve got a few days Read More …

7 ways to spend a weekend getaway in Cebu, Philippines

Ronda and I arrived in Cebu excited for a relaxing island stay mixed with Filipino excitement. With 3 nights at an amazing Air BNB and an eyeful of adventure it was sure to be a great stay. The Philippines are a perfect place for backpackers on a budget or flashpackers like ourselves ready to spend Read More …

Sunsets, Sunrises and a new watermark

Over the last few months I’ve had a ton of great criticism about my photos.  Most people love them and are jealous of my travels but I do get a few complaints.  Other than my mom telling me to take less pictures of scenery and more of myself the biggest complaint has been my “distracting Read More …

Adventure’s in Boracay, Philippines – New Years Eve

One of the main reasons I decided on New Years Eve on the Filipino island of Boracay was to meet my best friend Josh and his wife, Christine.  They had been traveling islands in the Philippines for a few weeks with her family & friends (who happen to be Filipino).  Our reunion began in the Read More …

Adventures in Boracay, Philippines – Bulabog Beach & Mt. Luho

Zipping down the road in a flimsy yellow tricycle was just one of many great adventures in Boracay, the party island of the Philippines.  After a red-eye flight, a holiday family Skype session and a few measly hours of sleep I found myself on the island of Caticlan Sunday morning.  It was a short taxi Read More …

Boracay, Philippines – A sneak peek

I’ve been busy beating this virus I brought back from the Philippines and dealing with ‘complications’ at work aka no pay & the CEO stealing our pensions.  The good news is I’m almost finished sorting through my pictures and editing the first narrative from Boracay; not to mention I’ve still got everything from my Christmas hike Read More …

Back from the Philippines

What a trip!  I’m finally home… wait?  home?  Yeah that’s weird.  I’m back ‘home’ in Korea and excited to sleep in my bed!  I’m actually a little excited to see my little munchkins tomorrow too.  Other than seeing my students and coworkers I’m horrified at going back to work this week after having my first Read More …

En Route to Boracay, Philippines!

VACATION!  Its finally here, my first vacation in Asia!  As your reading this its likely that I’m in the air or already landed in the Philippines!  I have 2-8am layover in Cebu, Philippines (and am looking forward to a Xmas family Skype session) but will be in Boracay by 10am and hopefully on a beach Read More …