Ideology of ‘Pura Vida’

‘Pura vida’, the literal meaning is pure life, and it’s the motto of Costa Rica. The phrase has multiple meanings such as full life, this is living, going great or real living and… Continue reading

Rio de Janeiro, My Trophy

The culmination of a childhood fixation and admiration, my travel trophy, Rio de Janeiro.  Imagine being in the 3rd grade and doing a book report on Brazil and going to the local library to… Continue reading

A Frog Walks Into a Bar,… Trippin’ in Puerto Princesa

  As we take our table in the bar, one of the girls noticed a tree frog on the table in front of us and they notified the waitress and her response was… Continue reading

La Isla Bonita, San Pedro, Belize

Last night I dreamt of San Pedro Just like I’d never gone, I knew the song A young girl with eyes like the desert It all seems like yesterday, not far away [Chorus:]… Continue reading

Sinulog

In my birth city of Cebu, Philippines there is a festival which is unrivalled by any other in the country, Sinulog. The word ‘Sinulog’ is a dance ritual in honor of the miraculous image… Continue reading

ZION best trails in the US

In my short travels through the US, I haven’t found a better group of trails than the ones in Zion National Park in Utah. You don’t have to be an avid hiker to… Continue reading

Kayaking La Jolla Caves

I know, when you think of La Jolla you think expensive neighborhoods and the Mormon Temple. There is actually a beautiful beach surrounded by cliffs and reefs which keeps the waves minimal. The… Continue reading