Darkness

Darkness paralyzes our consciousness, crippling our mobility.  Nothing good can come of it, accidents and injuries. We plan around it. The fear of the unknown grips us and renders us dysfunctional and I… Continue reading

Man Was Once a Boy

As a child, I viewed the world from a far, through the window of our humble home. * I looked at the world in amazement and wondered if I could ever see it… Continue reading

Middle Earth, Quito Ecuador

Middle earth is the land of hobbits, orcs and elves living in a constant struggle between good versus evil. This is the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien but on this planet, middle earth is… Continue reading

The Gift

Only the truly blessed can see beauty on a cloudy day. The sun gleaming in small shards of warmth through a darkly covered sky. Beams shimmer on the water or highlight the ground like… Continue reading

In The Shadow of Charles Darwin, The Galapagos

  Charles Darwin once visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835 and he was so intrigued by the flora and fauna of the islands he further studied the animal species, specifically the finch, and… Continue reading

Paradise Found, El Nido

  The road to paradise can be long and arduous which adds to their uniqueness. They’re not often down the street. That’s why there hard to find. The road to my paradise started… Continue reading

My Portal Through Time and the Alaska Experience

1,000 years ago the Roman Empire split into the Eastern and Western empires and China was on its way to becoming a nation. The Tasmanian wolf terrorized the island. The dodo bird ruled… Continue reading

Introduction

My interest in adventure travel was created during my years as a child.  Growing up in an immigrant household in Orange County California, we didn’t have the means to travel.  With both parents… Continue reading

A Ride on Misty Mountain

The night before,  it rained and made the Chugach Mountains misty and damp this morning. The clouds clung to the hillsides  the morning we scheduled our Mustang ride. After a short drive from… Continue reading

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