That Sorta-Before-Sunrise Walk Around Vienna

About two years ago, I dragged my friend Robson to come do the 'Before Sunrise' walk with me in Vienna and his response was, "What is Before Sunrise, bitch?" And of course, I went to great lengths explaining to him about the love story of Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) which started … [Read more...]

Updated: Countries Where My Filipino Passport Can Take Me

(Updated: 31 October 2019, all new details have been marked in maroon) I have dreamt of travelling for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I’m all 38 years grown up, married, and I still want the same thing. The dream remains the same - I want to discover the world (this time with my husband) and … [Read more...]

Idaho: It’s Not Just About Them Taters

Don’t go to Idaho, they say. There’s nothing there but their damned potatoes. There’s not much you can do except ski, snow tube, snowboard to your heart’s content; or walk around artsy downtown Boise for the modern feel or Idaho City for the older, more authentic one; or visit the State Penn amongst … [Read more...]

Another Happy Place

My friend asked me, what did you want to see in Virginia? And I said, “I don’t know.” Lately, that seemed to have been my common response to many things – “I don’t know.” It was the most honest response I could think of most especially since I did not want to tire myself with a lengthy explanation … [Read more...]

This Trip Up North (Part 1)

While on the phone with my friend last night (planning ‘Bahamas’ and weighing the consequences of sending my passport so my visa can be processed), she interjected asking me how many states I have covered so far. I thought, maybe nine or ten. I have been keeping track of the states I have visited … [Read more...]