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Home is where your mother is …

Back at our lake house in Tagaytay. This place holds so many memories for a over 2 decades now. It was my mom’s dream house she had constructed based on a cabin we stayed at in Big Bear.   It was here where I surprised my family after 8 years of absence. I wrapped myself […]

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Guatemala: Exploring the Rich Heritage of Antigua and Lake Atitlan

Welcome to the heart of Central America, where ancient traditions meet breathtaking landscapes. Antigua, Guatemala, and Lake Atitlan together create a magical journey that blends colonial charm with natural splendor. Over the next seven days, I invite you to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, explore historical sites, and unwind by the serene shores of […]

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Top Neighborhoods in Paros, Greece

Exploring the Timeless Beauty of Paros Nestled in the heart of the Cyclades archipelago in Greece, the picturesque island of Paros beckons travelers with its enchanting landscapes, crystal-clear waters, captivating traditional charm and wonderful locals. Renowned for its traditional whitewashed buildings, idyllic beaches, and rich history, Paros has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists […]

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Discovering Santorini’s Secret Treasures (An insider’s guide)

“But Santorini is so touristy,” is what everyone says. They are absolutely right. I have been to Santorini five times, and the towns of Fira and Oia are getting more and more crowded by the season. Sometimes, you can’t even find a space to stand on. While the main attractions of Santorini are undeniably captivating, […]

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Traveling to Koufonesia: A Hidden Gem in Greece

While popular tourist spots like Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos attract thousands of visitors each year, there are still hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Welcome to Koufonesia, a picturesque island tucked away in the Aegean Sea, offering an authentic Greek experience away from the crowds. Koufonesia is so small, its full time residents is less […]

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Koufonesia is Mykonos 40 years ago.

Koufonesia is a very peaceful and quaint island. Unlike Mykonos, there is no Fendi store here, no big parties, €100 cabanas, papparazzis or €400/person dinners. Unlike Santorini, the cruise ships does not stop here, and there are no tourist buses. There arent even rental car companies on the island. Instead, there are bike rental shops […]

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Tsibog, a Filipino Restaurant in Sicily

I’m While I love Italian food, it kinda got too much after 3 days. In Sicily, the food selection is kinda limited- pizza, pasta, and panini at every corner. So when I learned that there is a Filipino restaurant a mile away, I was determined to go despite the rain and my exhaustion. I took […]

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