Wednesday, December 28, 2016

PHOTO DIARY: Amazing Thailand

Thailand 2016

Last Christmas eve, while my other cousins were busy with the kids, my other cousin's wife and I had a deep conversation about one thing that we're both interested - traveling. Interestingly, she's from Thailand and obviously, we talked about the cultural differences between Thais and Filipinos. Traveling around southeast Asia made me realize that the Philippines is an odd man out in the group. I mean, we are the only predominantly Catholic country in the ASEAN region, and the western influence in our country is very apparent. It's like a third-world version of the USA!

Thailand will always be one of my favorite countries to visit. The food is delicious and cheap, the temples are stunning, and it's the perfect place for shopping! Let me share some of my favorite photos I took during my trip to Thailand. If only I had enough time, I wouldn't mind going back there and rediscover what Thailand has to offer.

Thank You, Twenty Sixteen

The year 2016 was a roller coaster ride. I have gained a lot of new experiences mostly in life but lost a few that were dear to me. This so-called adventure doesn't teach us to dwell and linger with our past, especially the bad ones, but to always to keep our steady pace as we gear towards the future. No matter how we carefully plan our paths, life will always give us surprises along the way.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Essential Carry-On Luggage Items for Student Travelers

Traveling is a big part of the student lifestyle. Every year, thousands of students travel halfway around the world in search of adventures in the sun, new experiences, and a chance to earn some money during a gap year. There are well-worn backpacker trails around Southeast Asia, Australia and South America, with backpacker hostels and cheap bars a plenty. Since most students working through a masters in computer science online don’t have much disposable income, it is essential that you pack the right things before your trip, as you won’t be able to afford to replace essential items once you arrive. Here is our guide to the most important items you need to pack in your carry-on luggage if you are heading off on a student travel adventure.

5 Awesome Jobs for People Who Love to Travel

For an increasing number of people, the drudgery of a nine to five job is simply not fulfilling enough. Being chained to the same place of work day in, day out can have a detrimental effect on those who are career minded yet prefer a little more freedom in their lives. If you are one of those people you may have considered a career that involves a bit more exploration of the world. Below are our five best jobs for those of you wanting to work all over the world.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Why the United States Is a Freelancer's Paradise - Living the Nomadic Life

When the bottom dropped out of the economy in the latter part of the last decade, many professionals were literally forced to become freelancers because their jobs were no longer available. Companies downsized, others went out of business and others still simply held the status quo, reluctant to expand with an uncertain future.

It was probably at this point that the nomadic lifestyle reminiscent of the late 1960s and early 1970s began to resurface, but this time as a means of survival rather than a cultural trend. The economy has long been on the road to recovery, but for those who have gotten a taste of the nomadic lifestyle, there is no turning back.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Travel OOTD

Traveling does not just give you opportunities to experience new cultures and see the world in a different perspective, it also gives you the opportunity to mix and match your preferred outfit, depending on the prevailing climate or weather. In this day and age, having a stylish outfit without compromising comfort is a must. Here are some of the outfits I wore in three different seasons.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Trip of Wonders: Ain't No Bali Low Enough!

bali indonesia

Tucked away in the cerulean waters of the Bali Sea and the towering Mount Agung is an island blessed with fertile lands and rich biodiversity. Bali, with its varied terrain, numerous white sand beaches, picturesque temples, and standout local cuisines, has always been a favorite holiday destination for both local and international tourists.

When I found out I won a free trip to Bali, I got overwhelmed. I never thought I'd be back here so soon! For three days, we went to rediscover Bali, and to understand more about its culture.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Kingdom of Ayutthaya

I was still feeling groggy from last night's bar hopping activity at Sukhumvit, one of Bangkok's bustling night districts. At half past six, we drove north of Bangkok to explore the former capital of the Kingdom of Siam - Ayutthaya (or as what my travel buddy always say in our chat group, Uttaya LOL).

Unlike most cities in the world who were put under pressure to conform, this former capital of the Siamese kingdom remained immune to these sweeping changes. The vestiges of its past allowed us to understand its influence not just in Thailand, but also throughout southeast Asia.