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Inferiority complex at Salar de Uyuni. ©G.S. Matthews

Backpacking South America – Tentative Itinerary

I’m backpacking South America from 2015-2017. Given its distance from home and the duration of my travel, it makes sense to prepare my itinerary in advance.

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How to Pass the Time at the Airport

In 2012, I left Woodlands in Singapore to go to Changi Airport an hour before my flight back to the Philippines. Needless to say, I arrived too late and had to buy a replacement ticket on the spot, a mistake … [Read More...]

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Favorite Solo Travel Destinations in the Philippines

A lot of solo travelers--including those who only traveled alone out of necessity and not by choice--have their own special places they consider their favorite. These destinations could be friendly to solo … [Read More...]

One member of our tour group taking pics of Vayang Ranch.

How to Travel Cheaply in Batanes

The first time I saw pictures of Batanes, I couldn't believe my eyes. Did such a place really exist? Weren't the pictures edited? It couldn't be possible that such verdant, rolling hills really existed, or that … [Read More...]