Category Archives: Thoughts

Our Travel Philosophies

People often ask me and my husband how and why we travel. Over the years, we’ve learned to stick to some philosophies that we believe enrich our experiences on the road. We’d like to share our ways with you and would love to learn from your ways, too. In no particular order, here are the

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Philippines, Pearl of the Orient

Whenever I see photos and videos of the Old Manila, I feel kind of sad AND inspired. Sad because well, I think it really looked much prettier before, but inspired, too, because it gives me hope that if people work together, we can be a jewel city again. I especially like this video shared by

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Are You A Tourist or a Traveler?

I came across this article today, and again, that need for people to distinguish a tourist from a traveler has become apparent. I’m honestly getting tired of articles like this. Who’s to say who’s better, anyway? I think it’s simply different tastes for different people. Just because your fellow “traveler/ tourist” wants to relax while

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Truth in Travel

People often ask me why after all these years of traveling, I haven’t embraced the world of free travels through blogging, media, PR, travel show, etc. THIS statement by Conde Nast pretty much sums it all up: WHAT DOES TRUTH IN TRAVEL (their tagline) MEAN? Travel Publications often accept free or heavily subsidized travel and

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