International Travels, China

Beijing Memoirs 3: Expenses For A Private Tour For Two

By far, the Beijing trip in March 2016 was the most laid-back, hassle-free international travel Mary and I have ever had. There were no getting lost or scammed the entire time we journeyed back to 3,000 BC. We intended the trip to be exactly that way - relaxed, and a real vacation. We are true-blooded… Continue reading Beijing Memoirs 3: Expenses For A Private Tour For Two

International Travels, Travel Tips

My CebuPacific Story: 8 International Destinations In Three Years

Their slogan is right. It's time every Juan flies. 4 years ago I wouldn't have imagined spending a weekend in Australia, my birthday in Japan, our anniversary in China, Thailand and Cambodia, new year in Taiwan and a weekend with my mother and Mary in Hong Kong and Macau (as a Mothers' Day gift), all in… Continue reading My CebuPacific Story: 8 International Destinations In Three Years

International Travels, Philippines, Travel Tips

DIY or Packaged Tour: Deciding Factors For Different Travelers

“By 2020, 320 million international trips are expected to be made by youth travelers each year, a staggering 47% increase from 217 million in 2013,” David Chapman, director general for World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation said in his report (source: Forbes.com). These days, we have tons of travel groups that we can join for free… Continue reading DIY or Packaged Tour: Deciding Factors For Different Travelers

International Travels, Australia

Pinoy Travelers’ Confessions: Our Favorite Aussie Spots

When I went solo to Sydney towards the end of July, I fell in love with it on a different level. Close to Japan-favorite level. So I spoke to my friends who have been there or who live there and asked them if they also felt the same way about the country. I won't speak… Continue reading Pinoy Travelers’ Confessions: Our Favorite Aussie Spots

International Travels, USA, Visa Application Guide

USA Diaries: Get That US Tourist Visa For Your Philippine Passport!

Perhaps one of the most dreaded tourist visas to apply for is the B1/B2 visa to the United States of America, and for a number of reasons. For one, we keep hearing stories about consuls granting the visa to good-looking applicants, questions being tricky, their accent hard to understand. And on the other hand, while no… Continue reading USA Diaries: Get That US Tourist Visa For Your Philippine Passport!