How I Found My Favorite Book

I lugged this brick of a book around with me for a whole month.  30 whole days with Shantaram either in my hand or my backpack.  Over 900 pages became part of my backpack that day when I picked it up in Taiwan. I was in the homestretch of a backpacking trip and on my…

Things I Didn’t Like About The Philippines

Like I said the other day, I'm trying to keep things real here and that includes telling you the things I don't like about places.  This isn't the first time.  Leon, The Grand Canyon, Tikal, you get the idea.  I don't love everything and I share it with you.  This may not be the most…

Awesome Things About the Philippines

There are affiliate links in here. My time in the Philippines had its ups and downs.  Today I'm going to share the ups with you, or the things I really enjoyed, and next,like always, I'll keep it real and share the things I didn't like.  Just know, the things I liked, I really liked. Bantayan…

Your Guide To Island Hopping Tour A In El Nido

Island hopping in El Nido is pretty much the only reason people go to Palawan in the Philippines.  In case you didn't know, which I didn't really before I got there, island hopping is the thing to do in El Nido.  Like, maybe the only thing.  Ok, not the only thing, but it's what most…

How To See The Sabang Mangrove Forest Without A Tour

It was the day after the underground river and time for another adventure.  This time it was in the Sabang Mangrove Forest and we were going to see some wildlife.  Hopefully at least.  Like most things I encountered on Palawan, I didn't really know what this was.  It was a mangrove tour and we were going…

DIY Tour: How To See The Puerto Princesa Underground River Without A Tour

All I knew about Sabang was that this is where I would find the underground river.  Like Port Barton, I had heard good and bad things.  It wasn't all that expensive and I like caves so I figured I might as well go while I'm there.  The chances of me being back there in my…

Port Barton: Palawan’s Hidden Paradise

There are affiliate links in here. Port Barton was a total mystery to me.  I didn't even know it existed until two weeks before I went there.  And even then I heard it's not worth going.  But, like everywhere else, I heard it was awesome and totally necessary to visit.  This seemed to be how…