St. Moritz, Switzerland : Remembering Our Last Trip

Weeks before COVID-19 was declared a pandemic crisis and before the Swiss government partially shutdown the country, we had our last holiday trip in St. Moritz. It was the first week of March and it feels like ages ago. We were supposed to go to Kiruna, Sweden for Aaron’s birthday in late February to catch [...]

Boracay… Finally!

Last year, I had 38 flights around the world and my KLM app tells me that since I joined their programme in 2010, I've had 78 flights with them. Most of these flights were leisure flights. So, I always feel a little embarrassed when non-Filipinos ask me about Boray (and El Nido) - because despite [...]

Hiking in Zermatt, Switzerland: 5 Lakes Trail

Switzerland is a heaven for hikers. Every region in Switzerland has a beautiful hiking trail to offer to all types of hikers - from easy to hard, from family-friendly to solo hiking. My favorite hiking trail in the world is in Zermatt - the 5 lakes trail. I try almost every year to do this [...]

The Italian Summer Road Trip: Discovering Piedmont

We initially planned for a summer holiday in Greece but after being told that I need to go to Torino for work, we thought, why not just do a road trip in Italy instead? We didn't have a lot of time to prepare for it, but as they say, spontaneity can be rewarding. True enough, [...]

3 Continents, 4 Countries, 9 Cities/Town in the Last 2 Months

It's been 2 months since I updated this blog. Yes, I've been traveling - a lot. Since the 15th of December 2018, my husband and I have traveled to 8 different cities/towns in 4 countries in 3 continents. We had such a wonderful time in each of these places. Here's a quick snapshot of where [...]

Long Weekend in Amsterdam

Three weeks ago, we had the Jeune Genevois holiday on a Thursday. We took the opportunity to do our (potentially) last holiday travel for this year (excluding Christmas holiday) by taking a long weekend in Amsterdam. I fly KLM a lot. When I say a lot, the KLM app reminded me that I have flewn [...]

Bush to Beach Honeymoon Adventure Part I : Maasai Mara, Kenya

After 6 months of saying our I Do’s in the Philippines, we finally had our honeymoon. We’ve always wanted to do a balloon safari in Maasai Mara and I’ve always wanted to go to Zanzibar. So, for our honeymoon, we decided to do a Beach to Bush adventure. My husband, Aaron, grew up in Kenya. [...]

Geneva Sunday Activity: Lavaux Vineyard Hiking Trail

All shops and some restaurants are close on Sundays in Geneva and in most parts of Switzerland. This brings us to one of the most common questions: "What to do on a Sunday?". One of my suggestions for an active Sunday activity is to do the Lavaux Vineyard hiking trail. The Lavaux vineyard terraces is [...]

Spend that long weekend in Switzerland

There are those long weekends in Switzerland, and probably the whole of Europe too, that I often forget to plan for. If you are one of those who just realize that a long weekend is coming up in the first week of June and found out that all the reasonably priced flights to popular destinations like [...]

Hotel Review: Hotel Barcarola (Van Der Valk Hotel Restaurant Barcarola)

As part of our Easter road trip, my partner and I drove to Costa Brava, Spain to enjoy the sea. We stayed at Hotel Barcarola in Sant Feliu de Guixols. We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights. Location/Accessibility (4/5) Sant Feliu de Guixols is an hour far from the busy and touristy Barcelona and [...]