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Malapascua Island: The Ultimate Destination Guide

Malapascua Island is a small island off the northeastern coast of Cebu in the Philippines. It features warm, tropical waters, palm trees, white beaches, and excellent dive sites.

The island has a long stretch of white sandy beach, where most of the resorts are located. There are a number of local villages on the island. Fishing and tourism are the main sources of income for the locals. Read more

How traveling has led me to complain less

I was recently asked the question: “how has traveling changed you?” A tough question. It’s often hard to see changes in yourself.

I believe this is because changes take place gradually and since you experience yourself continuously you don’t always notice the change. It sometimes takes a good friend or family member who hasn’t seen you for a while to spot the differences. Read more

Things to Do in Florianopolis – Nine Things You Shouldn’t Miss

Florianopolis is a popular holiday destination for Brazilians and Argentinians alike.  While it is a well known spot in South America, it’s relatively hidden to the rest of the world.  Most tourists go to Rio de Janeiro, Natal, or Fortaleza. That’s a shame, because there are a lot of cool things to do in Florianopolis.

In fact, Florianopolis is one of my favorite destinations. It has everything I look for: over 40 beaches, magnificent natural beauty, a great climate, a vibrant nightlife scene, and plenty of things to do.  If you are lucky enough to make your way to the paradisiacal island, here are nine things you can’t miss. Read more

Finding and booking your flights

Finding the cheapest and most suitable flight remains one of the biggest struggles for travelers who are planning to travel for a few months or more.

With numerous flight search engines and website around, all claiming to find the cheapest flight, which one can you really trust?

I answer this question in chapter three of my eBook, which you can download for free! Read more

Is Sligo really that surprising?

The first thing I read about the county of Sligo, Ireland, is that there is a wonderfully enigmatic local expression: “Sligo is surprising.” Why?  

Well, the county is known to have an abundance of scenic landscapes and diverse cultures. As you might imagine, I was completely intrigued by this catch phrase.  And so began my quest to find an answer to the question of the day: is Sligo really that surprising? Read more

Siargao Surfing: The Famous Cloud 9 Surf Break

 
When you think of surfing in Asia, Indonesia (Bali in particular) probably comes to mind first. But one of the best surf spots lies on the island of Siargao in The Philippines.

It’s signature break is called Cloud9. This right-breaking reef wave provides surfers with excellent surf opportunities and has a reputation for thick, hollow tubes.Read more

How to Fly Like a Gentlemen – Boarding and Disembarking Etiquettes

One thing that always surprises me is how people seem to lose all manners and etiquette as soon as they enter an airplane or airport. Suddenly, everyone behaves like a buffalo amidst a panic stricken stampede.

Ever wonder why everyone tries to rush out of an airplane at the same time as if it’s about to explode? Or why people stand at the luggage belt, blocking the view and access for all other passengers? I think it’s time for a quick rundown on air travel etiquette.Read more

Why Brazil is my Favorite Country

 
It’s always one of the first questions I get asked: What’s your favorite country? It’s a very tough question. All countries are different, each having its own unique characteristics.

I adore a number of amazing nations for a variety of reasons, but if I had to pick one, it would be Brazil. Here’s why.Read more

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