DIY Day Trip Adventure Around the City of Taipei

Visiting Taiwan wasn’t really in my plans initially. Upon learning that I didn’t have to pay and apply for a visa, due to my active US visa, at the same time my friend invited me to join on a trek to Snow Mountain for a relatively cheaper cost, I decided to go to Taiwan. I…

Trekking Snow Mountain – the 2nd Highest Mountain in Taiwan

Day 1 Waking up in the morning on the day of my first international hike is like a dream come true. It was February 2017 when we had our incredible hike in Snow Mountain, Shei-Pa National Park, Taiwan. We stayed in Space Inn Xinyi, which is an ideal hostel for budget travellers located in the…

A Daytrip to Yehliu and Jiufen

During our 7-day backpacking trip in Taiwan, we dedicated a whole day visiting two of the must-see destinations, Yehliu Geopark and Jiufen. Both places are located in the north east part so it is possible to make a whole day itinerary for these two. We stayed in Oxygen Hostel Ximending, which is an ideal hostel…

12 Essential Tips for Budget Travelers

Traveling to new places is fun and exciting. However, it can also be tedious and stressful especially if it is your first time and have no experience at all in traveling. Being in an unfamiliar territory will give you many problems if you are not used to it. After traveling for some time, I had…

Hong Kong Travel Guide for First Timers

Hong Kong is an autonomous territory, and a former British colony, in southeastern China. It is also considered as a major shopping destination in Asia. Over the years, Hong Kong has been dynamic city which has been greatly developed for the past couple of decades – theme parks, skylines, shopping, booming businesses, tourist attractions, and…

Badian Island: A Hidden Paradise in the Philippines

Somewhere in the south of Cebu City, we found a paradise island called Badian Island. It is a 3-hour drive from the city and a 10-minute boat ride from the main island. The getaway island is not that popular to tourists as compared to more popular counterparts such as Boracay, Coron, and El Nido. Probably…

Tarak Ridge: A Marvel on its Own

Tarak Ridge is a range integrated in Mt. Mariveles. It is not a really a mountain or has a summit on its own. It is a part of Mt. Mariveles, which is a dormant volcano in the province of Bataan, Philippines. Tarak Ridge is considered as the most popular hiking destination in Bataan due to…

A Magical Day in Vinpearl Land Nha Trang

It’s a fun way to begin the day by going to Vinpearl Land. Vinpearl Land is located in a separate island right across the Nha Trang beach which has its own amusement park, waterpark, arcade games, aquarium, and a luxury resort. And there’s only one way going to Vinpearl Land – a cable car. Within…

Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City for First Timers

Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, is one of the busiest cities in Vietnam. It is located at the southern part of Vietnam. Many tourists come to this city due to its richness in history and culture. Tip: Not all Vietnamese can speak and understand English. What I did was download Google Translate. Through…