Highlights of our Nusa Penida Trip with Amazing Bali Tours

It wasn’t a year of planning for this trip. But it felt like it, reconciling each member’s differing schedule. Finally, we agreed on a 5-day trip instead of 10 days crossing borders and sleeping in night buses. We booked a trip with AMAZING BALI TOURS. Mr. Nyoman, our designated driver for the trip was as …

9 Photos that reveal the hidden charm of Sorosoro Springs Mountain Resort

I used to cringe when I see posts headlining “Instagrammable sites” as if blogs only encourage people to visit places for the ‘gram… Then I realize, I myself, take lots of pictures when I travel, in fact, in this recent trip to Sorosoro Springs Mountain Resort Batangas, I took 4 gigabytes of photos and videos, …

Lightroom Presets from The Girl with the Muji Hat

You have requested for my Instagram filter so I am sharing with you four of my favorite Lightroom Presets. You can see from the photos below how a preset can change the looks of my photos. I also included a link where you can download them. The left and right photos are the before and after …

White Island in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

I have been to several places called “White Beach” but “White Island”, I’ve never been to any. Apparently, here in San Jose, there is a little tract of land, surrounded by unsurprisingly clear waters, named White Island. The locals fondly call it “Manadi” which means “Sudden Appearance” as it’s said to have suddenly appeared decades ago.

What not to miss in Bali: Cooking traditional Balinese food

One of the best things you can do while on a trip is to immerse yourself in the local culture. An effective way to do this is learning how to cook an authentic local meal at a hands-on cooking class. In our recent trip to Bali, we had the chance to learn how to cook …

Glamping at Sinagtala Mud Huts

Sinagtala Farm and Resort has built a tranquil, chic getaway—20 mud huts inside the Bataan National Park. The unique outdoor glamping suite, complete with individual toilet, cozy beddings, an electric fan and a window that opens to the lush surroundings, caters to those who want to escape city stress. 

What to do in Boracay: Island-hopping

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Another great activity to do in Boracay is island-hopping. The sail usually lasts for 3-5 hours depending on your rented crew and THE weather. In my recent post, I recommended contracting Kuya Rey for most Boracay outdoor activities like Parasailing, Zorb, Helmet diving, Fish, Horseback-riding, Cliff diving, Go Kart, Kayaking, etc (Click …

Appreciating the modest beauty of Sabang Beach in Capalonga, Camarines Norte

Every place you will ever visit can be captivating, it broadly depends on your outlook. You can either free the inner kid in you, be cheery and playful OR kick up a fuss. In Sabang Beach Capalonga, Camarines Norte, it requires no effort to enjoy. The unpretentious, unpressured natural hangout is very much conducive to …

Things I Didn’t Expect in Maldives

I admit I had my moments of doubts while I was in Maldives. I thought keenly of what the well-promoted country has to offer— food, people, activities, sea life, etc.— weighed their cost and quality then compared the pieces to the ones in my homeland. Which is better?  You might probably have the same question. And to …

Chasing Unkai in Hoshino Resorts Tomamu

View of Hoshino Resort from Mt. Tomamu It’s been my dream to see Unkai in Japan. Funny to admit but the dream is kind of big. In fact, I’d been hopeful and “redundant” about it that whenever I talk to someone from Japan, the conversation would involve something like this, “I wanna see the Unkai”  …