Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Road trip to Ilocos - Visit to Vigan, Laoag and Bangui

Ilocos Sur - Welcome signTwo days after I landed in Manila, my family and I went on a road trip to the northern part of the Luzon island. 

We went to the picturesque and historic towns of Vigan, Laoag and Bangui and discovered a truly unique Ilocos experience.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Breakfast in La Union - Stop over in San Fernando City

San Fernando City - Town Plaza courtTwo days after I landed in Manila, my family and I went on a road trip to the northern part of the Luzon island. 

We stopped to get a quick breakfast in San Fernando City in the province of La Union. Afterward, I took a quick look of the town plaza. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Back in Chicago - Rediscovering the city and its sites

Chicago - Cloud Gate looking west bwI was back in Chicago for a meet up with several of my highschoold friends who now call North America their home.

I also took this chance to checkout some of my favorite landmarks which I was seeing for the second time and a few I have not seen before. I heart Chicago.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Back in California's Central Coast - A relaxing weekend in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara Mission bwWe took Friday off, packed some clothes for the weekend, our sunglasses and off we went driving down south to Santa Barbara. 

As always, it was a delight to the senses to be in Santa Barbara.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pinoy in Maine - Relaxing trip to Portland, South Coast, Bangor and Lake Pushaw

Maine - Welcome signOur friends B&B inherited a lake house in Maine and we got an invite from them to check it out. Mijo and I didn't waste any time and booked a roundtrip ticket for two to Portland, Maine.

Follow me on my tour of Maine and see why Maine is the epitome of relaxing vacation.

Friday, April 17, 2015

La Dolce Vita in Liguria - My memorable travels to Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore - Panoramic viewIt wasn't in our original plan to go to Cinque Terre. I am glad we ended up going to Cinque Terre because the five towns of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are absolutely stunning.

Our trip to Cinque Terre was relaxing at the same time a feast to the senses. This Filipino guy was in travel heaven!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

La Dolce Vita in Lombardy - My memorable travels to Milan, Lake Como and Bellagio

Milan - Vittorio Emmanuele mallIn Milan, Mijo and I saw Da Vinci's Last Supper and we were in awe. For me, it is one of the must-see masterpieces.

Milan also has more to offer like beautiful churches, grand shopping arcades and more masterpieces. I enjoyed our stay in Milan!

Friday, March 27, 2015

La Dolce Vita in Veneto - My memorable travels in Venice

Venice - GondolasVenice is just like how I had imagined it upclose. Charming, beautiful, decadent, old world. I have never seen anything like it. 

Mijo and I absolutely enjoyed this trip. Venice is truly La Serenissima!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Life is a Beach - Back in Oahu

Waikiki Beach - SunsetAloha! It has been years since I first traveled to the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Twelve years to be exact. 

So when Mijo suggested we go to Hawaii to get away from the cold winter weather, I said yes right away. Life is a beach in Oahu!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My first time Cruising - Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Inspiration - Food Chocolate SquaresI had second thoughts about going on a cruise. Even though most people I know who has been on a cruise all gave raving reviews, somehow, I was still not convinced. I had to go on cruise myself to check it out with an open mind.  

In a nutshell, the story went well because I enjoyed the cruise and I was absolutely relaxed.