My Road Less Traveled

Traveler. Teacher. Food lover. Happiness seeker.

How Did I End Up Here?

Have you ever woken up one day and wondered “How on earth did I get here?” Has your life ever taken a ton of turns and you all of a sudden realized you’re not where you wanted to be? Welcome to my life. I had a plan. I knew what I wanted and all of […]

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A Quick Trip to Java

Yogyakarta, a town on the island of Java in Indonesia, is a place most backpackers I had talked to had never even heard of. As most tourists opt to head straight down to Bali, the Indonesia hot spot on every backpackers list, I made Yogya (as it’s more commonly known), a priority for my trip. […]

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Do you call this a 3 month vacation?

Since embarking in my journey I have felt a lot of emotions, but there is one thing that gets me every time. I absolutely CANNOT STAND when people, FRIENDS, from home tell me that I’m on a 3 month vacation. I’m not sure what they think I’m doing out here, but “vacation” is definitely not […]

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Alone in Singapore

After 20 days of traveling, I’ve finally, for once, been alone. It may be because I’m in a city, or that I’m not in the best hostel, but either way I look at it, I’ve been alone for the past 3 days; and it kind of sucks. Coming from the Philippines, (where I was surrounded […]

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Philippines to Singapore

Leaving the Philippines feels weird. One week ago I wouldn’t have been ready to go if you had told me my flight was going to be changed to leave earlier. I don’t know what it was that drew me to the Philippines, as it isn’t usually a stop on the typical “backpackers loop”, but there […]

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Sleepy El Nido Town

My arrival in El Nido was preceded by 10 days in crazy Boracay, and what I was met with wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I was looking forward to a more low key version of tourist, party-filled Boracay. Instead, I was greeted with a small, sleepy, quiet town. I must admit, upon immediate arrival […]

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Last night I finally moved on. It was my first real travel day and it sucked. I woke up at 6:15 am, left the hostel at 9 am, took a 2 hour van ride in a poorly air conditioned vehicle with 13 other passengers, waited in shit show of an airport (see picture below), took […]

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Saying Goodbye

Yesterday was the first time I’ve had to leave a place and move on to my next destination. When I decided to do the solo traveler thing I had no idea it would be so easy to meet people. One minute your strangers and the next minute you’re friends. We all have at least one […]

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I heart Boracay

I’m writing this in a shitty van, driving through the Philippine countryside from Caticlan to Kalibo. This 2 hour ride feels like it’s taking forever, with all the winding, bumps and my mild hangover. I finally pried myself away from Boracay and I’m moving on to El Nido. I have a long travel day ahead […]

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Photo Update: Boracay

I just extended my hostel stay and changed my flight reservation so I can stay in Boracay for 3 more days. This place is awesome. Small enough that you see familiar faces all around and big enough that you’re constantly meeting new people. And the Filipinos are incredibly nice. The island lifestyle works for them […]

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