13 Practical Gifts for Travelers

Are you thinking about gift ideas to someone who’s a frequent traveler? Here’s a guide to help you decide which item to give, ranging from budget-friendly options starting at P300 to special ones you can buy for P1000 or above. P.S. I had a good time writing this gift guide, as some of these I …

Yes, We’re Guilty of Traveling for Instagram

Recently, we’d come across a news article about how travelers nowadays choose their next destination based on how Instagrammable it is. Based on the survey conducted by Schofields Insurance, travelers aged 18-33 says “how Instagrammable a holiday would be” is their topmost motivator (40%). The survey was done in UK but I suppose it’s safe …

Why I still prefer DIY over packaged tours

There’s a lot of things that make a DIY travel awesome. It’s cheaper obviously, more flexible in terms of schedule and bonds people better, perhaps due to shared responsibility among the group. But this isn’t the reason why I prefer DIY over joining packaged tours. When you think about it, DIY has its challenges too. …

How Traveling Changed my Life (Hint: It Didn’t)

Recently, there’d been rounds of stories around the theme “How Travel Changed my Life” as promoted by an online booking website. I’d like to write about my answer to this. It didn’t. I don’t want to sound anti-climatic, but there goes. The most that I can say about traveling is that I met some wonderful …