International Travels, Australia

#melBOURNEforyou – Our Second Australian Trip And Its Misadventures

We were torn between a trip to Greece and Turkey or Australia and New Zealand for Mary's 2018 birthday. I didn't feel we were ready for a Schengen visa, but I have a 3-year multiple-entry visa to Australia; Mary has an expired visa and could easily apply for another one. Plus, who can pass up… Continue reading #melBOURNEforyou – Our Second Australian Trip And Its Misadventures

International Travels, Museum and Theme Parks, New Zealand

Middle Earth Goals: New Zealand’s Auckland and Hobbiton In Two Full Days

The dream to step on New Zealand soil has been brewing since 2014. I never knew I could make it there, much less make it there with Mary (I haven't met her yet at the time). The country is dreamy from the outside, so I wanted in. If you'd ever wish to come by New… Continue reading Middle Earth Goals: New Zealand’s Auckland and Hobbiton In Two Full Days

International Travels, China

48 Hours in Shanghai – China’s Cosmopolitan City “Upon The Sea”

Mary and I sipped our Mojito as we feasted our eyes on the mega buildings before us on one side, 19th century buildings on the other, and the rest of the Huangpu river in the horizon, as the blue hour faded into the night. Flying to Shanghai was conceived in December 2017 when Cebu Pacific… Continue reading 48 Hours in Shanghai – China’s Cosmopolitan City “Upon The Sea”

International Travels, New Zealand

Loving ANZ – Planning Our 8-Day DIY Itinerary in Australia and New Zealand

Before anyone raises an eyebrow at how incredibly short 8 days is for these two countries, we're telling you now, we couldn't agree more. But this is all we have as full-time employees. This trip is for Mary's birthday and though she initially wanted to go to a different continent, I think the plan worked… Continue reading Loving ANZ – Planning Our 8-Day DIY Itinerary in Australia and New Zealand

International Travels, Visa Application Guide, New Zealand

Middle Earth Goals: How To Get A Tourist Visa To New Zealand (PH Passport Holders)

Who doesn't want to go to New Zealand, right? With its other-worldly landscapes, the Maori culture that we basically only came to know through the Haka dance performed before rugby matches, that Anne Curtis wedding and of course the Lord of the Rings - Hobbit movies. I have been wanting to go since 2014 but… Continue reading Middle Earth Goals: How To Get A Tourist Visa To New Zealand (PH Passport Holders)