A six-hour van ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, Palawan

Earlier this year during a 10-day trip my cousin and I embarked on through Palawan, our first stop was at El Nido. It’s the place that gave rise to Palawan’s popularity, a local tour guide told me. At the end of our time there, it was easy to see why it’s such a highly-trafficked destination… More A six-hour van ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, Palawan

Better late than never: a trip to Palawan nearly four years later

Palawan is a province in the Philippines I’d had my eye on for nearly four years. You’ve probably heard of Boracay as a popular tourist destination in the country. But Palawan has also gained some popularity in more recent years. When I last traveled to the Philippines in 2014, I was determined to come up… More Better late than never: a trip to Palawan nearly four years later

Experience life on the edge at Horseshoe Bend

If you spend a moderate amount of time scrolling through outdoor or travel-themed Instagram accounts and/or hashtags, chances are you’ve come across epic photos of Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona. That’s how I learned about this natural wonder and how it became another addition to my bucket list. Page, Arizona is an eight-and-a-half-hour drive from… More Experience life on the edge at Horseshoe Bend

BLOOM: an interactive pop-up art show coming to Los Angeles

In April I received an invitation to check out a media preview for a new interactive pop-up art show called BLOOM. Since it was taking place at Griffith Park in Los Angeles and because this year is the first time the show is going to take place, I was really excited to learn more about… More BLOOM: an interactive pop-up art show coming to Los Angeles

How I went on a one-week road trip and visited 3 national parks on less than $500

Earlier this month I went on a one-week road trip through four states where my brother, friend and I visited three national parks and a few other places. And we did it all in less than $500 per person! Driving to Zion National Park Somewhere along The Narrows, Zion National Park Beautiful sunset at Joshua… More How I went on a one-week road trip and visited 3 national parks on less than $500

Find Filipino-inspired baked goods and beverages at Kape Republik

Kape Republik is a Filipino-American coffee house and specialty bakery in Cerritos, a city in Los Angeles’ South Bay region. It opened its doors in April 2016 and is has quickly become a popular and highly rated spot in the plaza on the corner of Artesia Boulevard and Norwalk Boulevard. Earlier this year I got… More Find Filipino-inspired baked goods and beverages at Kape Republik