Travel Blogging Challenge- Week 7 (Inspiration for Traveling)

There are three types of people: those who travel, those who want to travel, and those who don't, can't, and never will. At 23, I'm not quite a kid and not old. People around me are getting jobs, making families, buying houses, etc. I often think to myself... what have I done with my life? [...]

Guest Post: Explore your city – Get lost in London

Happy Friday, everyone! This week's guest blogger is Josy from A Walk and A Lark. Her blog talks about all the beautiful walks she takes with her husband in the UK, Japan, Canada, and more! I'm a very inspired by the photos she takes while walking. We decided to do a blog exchange on walking [...]

Practical Things to Know About Moving from a Small Town to New York City

This is a message to those who wish to move to the city, but are scared of the dreaded unknown. This is a message to parents or friends who have loved ones wanting to move to city and are afraid for them. Everything will be okay.  When I decided to move to New York City, I [...]

Guest Post: An Open Letter to Chicago

Dear Chicago, Don’t tell Atlanta, but you’re “home” to me right now. I was never able to explore the inner workings of that city like I have for Chicago. The past three years have been shaped by weekend outings, long L rides and some unforgettable memories. From Lollapalooza to the 606 to Portillo’s, my Chicago [...]

The Time I Almost Fell Off a Coconut Tree

I've always been jealous of people who can climb coconut trees. Growing up in the Philippines, I loved the easy access to cheap coconuts. I've often sat and watched people climb up the trees with ease, grabbed a coconut from the top, and slide back down like a boss.  In tropical and humid countries, coconuts [...]

10 Things to Know About Norway

Norway was recently declared the happiest country in the world, and rightly so. I love Norway for so many reasons. The country is gorgeous, and the people are free spirited and friendly. But my main reason was that it had ignited my love for traveling. When I graduated high school, my uncle, who had immigrated to Norway [...]

A Step Into The Past: Medieval Festival in NYC

Once a year, the Medieval Festival brings to life the traditions and spirit of the Renaissance days. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park transforms into a medieval market town decorated with eye-catching bright banners and processional flags. Performers and festival goers dress in medieval costume and speak Old English. Visitors are greeted by medieval music, dance, magic, and [...]

I Go Where My Feet Takes Me

New York has been especially beautiful lately. We were biking down Hudson River Greenway when I saw an excellent bench to sit with a great view of the water and the skyline. We brought our books and sandwiches, and have all the time in the world to sit and creepily watch people walk by.   A [...]

Like a Mother

We love her. She is beautiful and full of life. She's is gentle, yet strong. Her anger inspires the worst of fears, but she forgives easily. Her love is bottomless. She gives and gives and gives. She is protective, giving us all that we need to survive. Our food, our shelter, our history. She nurses us [...]

Free New York: Food and Music Festival in Brooklyn

New York is a giant hub of free things to do. There are always free performances on the sidewalk of busy streets in NYC, from street art to live music, from people on stilts to break dancers on subways, there's a little bit of fun for everyone. My recent favorite is listening to a saxophonist who [...]

Floating on the Clouds: Volcán Acatenango

Everyone who visits Guatemala must visit Antigua, and anyone who visits Antigua, must try to climb Acatenango, a dormant volcano since 1972. It is the dream destinations for activities as a backpacker. Cultures, nightlife, colors, foods, nature, ruins... Guatemala has it all! One of the many reasons why Guatemala falls on the top of my favorite [...]

Robot Restaurant Adventures

How often can one say that they've been to a robot restaurant? In Japan, the strangest things in the world are easily accessible. As an avid anime and manga enthusiast, I've always been fascinated by Japan and its culture. One can say using "unique" to describe Japan is an understatement; Japan comes up with the weirdest [...]

Couchsurfing in Yokohama

Couchsurfing is a traveler's best friend. For those who don't know, it is a community of traveler-friendly enthusiast who host people as well as "surf" couches. A CouchSurf host is a friend in a who is also eager to foster cultural exchange; it's the best way to experience local culture. To learn more about this awesome community, [...]

Spending Time with Kids: Asheville Weekend Trip

Growing up in a small town in the mountains, there weren't many things to do. My parents, who were constantly busy, didn't take us out much. That's why whenever I get the chance to come home, I love to take my brother and sisters out to fun day trips. We lucked out this weekend by getting [...]