The Best Of Ibajay Ati-Ati Festival 2019

This was my first Ibajay Ati-Ati in over twenty years, a triumphant return to my birthplace. A return that gave me so much insight on my roots, family ties, and the insatiable desire to always be the last man dancing. It was an ear-splitting, booty-shaking, lechon-feasting fiesta that only Filipinos could fathom. A town of… Read More The Best Of Ibajay Ati-Ati Festival 2019

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Hiking Mount Balinsayaw in Aklan, Philippines

The province of Aklan on the Philippine island of Panay is known internationally as the home of and gateway to Boracay. The Philippines’ most famous paradise island is understandably a much-desired holiday spot, with its crystal clear blue waters and powdery white sand spanning kilometers of beachfront. However, those who go from Kalibo or Caticlan… Read More Hiking Mount Balinsayaw in Aklan, Philippines

Which South East Asian Capital Cities Have The Best Nightlife?

Next to the islands, jungles, and culture, the true appeal of South East Asia for travelers and backpackers is… cheap beer. I’m only partially joking. While most travelers do travel for more respectable reasons, cheap alcohol and the fun-loving South East Asian people are an added bonus to this already amazing region of the world.… Read More Which South East Asian Capital Cities Have The Best Nightlife?

So, You’re Headed to Boracay for the First Time…

So… you’re headed to Boracay for the first time and you don’t really know what to expect. Well, before anything else, let me commend you for including the island in your travel plans since it is one of the Philippines’ biggest tourist draws and ideal if you want some all-out summer fun. It’s better if… Read More So, You’re Headed to Boracay for the First Time…

Everything That Baffles Foreigners About The Philippines

Guest Post By Aby Nicole League What’s the best way of knowing about a culture? Do you need to earn a degree in anthropology, read every book on global culture in the library, or travel the world full-time? These methods can open your mind to cultural diversity, but not everybody has the time and budget… Read More Everything That Baffles Foreigners About The Philippines