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Venice Travel Tips

Fancy a romantic gondola ride on the Grand Canal in Venice? Or maybe you’re the type who’d rather explore its ancient winding streets on foot? Whatever kind of traveler you

10 Dos and Don’ts When Traveling to Japan

Japan is on many people’s bucket list. It’s a beautiful country rich in history and culture. Every year, the number of foreign visitors in Japan increases. In 2016, it rose

Iloilo’s Old World Charm

Our plane touched down on the runway of Iloilo International Airport ahead of schedule. Golden slivers of sunlight illuminated parts of the tarmac. The sky was a vibrant azure. Already

10 Practical Tips for First-Time Travelers

I love to travel. It is such an exhilarating, enriching experience. I first rode a plane when I was 10 years old, and I was hooked ever since. There are

How to Plan a Multi-City Trip

While some travelers opt to join package tours to avoid all the hassles of planning a trip, a lot of travelers prefer to do everything themselves. From planning the itinerary

In Photos: Seoul Food

On October 13, 2013,  I received a message from my friend Melanie who lives in Singapore, telling me that our good friend Jee Young, who lived in Seoul at that

7 Must-Haves When You Fly

As someone who travels fairly regularly, I have learned that there are things that can make you more comfortable when you fly. Aside from the essentials like passport, ticket, and

8 Rome Travel Tips

Rome can be overwhelming for unseasoned travelers. The Eternal City, once the center of the Western world, is one of those travel destinations blessed with so many sights to see.

4 Myths About Traveling to Japan

“Japan is so expensive,” says mostly anyone who has never been there. I have to admit before my first trip to Japan, I was apprehensive about going there. I didn’t

Why I Keep Going Back to Japan

Japan was always on my bucket list as a child. Before I moved to the Philippines in 2010, I had traveled to Japan once and was instantly mesmerized. Since then,

Why Florence is my Happy Place

I traveled to Florence for the first time in 2012 and immediately fell in love with this enchanting city. As someone who teaches art, I feel so blessed to have

Studying Abroad – As Easy as 1, 2, 3

When I was twenty-five and naïve, I decided to go to Madrid to study Spanish for three months. It was a decision which I found easy to make at that