Trekking Juneau's famous Mt. Roberts

Where Have I Been?

When I decided to embark on what I believed was going to be a new adventure, I thought I would have the journey of a lifetime. To be frank, I somehow did. Part of it was a series of pathetic sobbing to the point of choking under the covers, but the other part was also a trip worthy of being labeled as cathartic ; it seemed to have opened so many things for me that despite of it being such a challenging way to live, I am still considering to go back. Continue reading


Rainbird Trail, Ketchikan, Alaska

From the great bald eagles to the towering glaciers, everything in Alaska is big. If you don’t believe me, google an aerial photo of Southeast Alaska, the state’s panhandle– Alaska is synonymous to immense. Its cities are located in the heart of the dense Tongass National Forest, the largest old-growth temperate forest in the world; 6.8 million hectares of cedar, spruce and hemlock trees and many other flora, home to thousands of endemic and migratory fauna. Alaska is a haven for the nature lover. Continue reading

Nawiliwili, Hawaii April 2014

Good Morning

“Joan! Did you see the sunset?!” Ari yelled from the other side of the galley.

“Huh?” I asked confused, as I started picking up the entree plates from the Chef’s counter, “What sunset?”

“Look outside!” Continue reading

Backpacking Baguio With My Mother: Strawberry Farm & Butterfly Sanctuary

The plan was to spend 4 days in Hong Kong with my friends and our parents. We had arranged everything in advance; tickets were bought 6 months early and we had made reservations at an inn in the heart of Kowloon. I was ecstatic! So imagine my disappointment when we entered the airport and the agent told my mother that her passport was already expired.

I was wearing my favorite travel pants, my bag was heavy on my back and it took my mom 8 hours to get to Manila– I was not going to let the weekend go to waste! Continue reading