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Kumusta! I’m Bryan. A Filipino traveler, fan of The Big Bang Theory and good food. Conqueror of mountains and secluded beaches. Advocate for cheap escapades.

Kumusta! I’m Bryan. A Filipino traveler, fan of The Big Bang Theory and good food. Conqueror of mountains and secluded beaches. Advocate for cheap escapades.

Some say millennials don’t have a reputation as a hard-working generation. I’m technically a millennial but actually, I’m more likely one of the work martyrs. I guess that’s all right. But, a career in the corporate world for years can be offset against your physical body — with less and less physical activities. And the fact that I can be that sleepyhead after work, I can easily fall

Some say millennials don’t have a reputation as a hard-working generation. I’m technically a millennial but actually, I’m more likely one of the work martyrs. I guess that’s all right. But, a career in the corporate world for years can be offset against your physical body — with less and less physical activities. And the fact that I can be that sleepyhead after work, I can easily fall

Despite being the smallest country in the world and a long history of controversies, I have a considerable interest to visit the Vatican as for a fact,  it is home to some of the greatest art treasures of all time. Just within the Italian capital city of Rome, the Vatican City or the Holy See is definitely worth at least seeing once in your lifetime.  I have often been skeptic

Despite being the smallest country in the world and a long history of controversies, I have a considerable interest to visit the Vatican as for a fact, it is home to some of the greatest art treasures of all time. Just within the Italian capital city of Rome, the Vatican City or the Holy See is definitely worth at least seeing once in your lifetime. I have often been skeptic

I have high hopes for April in Rome as spring begins to take hold. It's the perfect time to tuck in the heart of the eternal city. You can start to forget about the chilly days of winter and enjoy warm, sunny days with the best gelato in the world. There’s still a fair chance of showers but expect a lesser crowd, less hubbub and yes, room rates are lower. Plus, flight time from Barcelona

I have high hopes for April in Rome as spring begins to take hold. It's the perfect time to tuck in the heart of the eternal city. You can start to forget about the chilly days of winter and enjoy warm, sunny days with the best gelato in the world. There’s still a fair chance of showers but expect a lesser crowd, less hubbub and yes, room rates are lower. Plus, flight time from Barcelona

Most unplanned travels often turn out to be the best ones. One morning, my younger brother telling me “Let’s go for a ride” after a nice cup of coffee ended up at the mountains of Laguna searching for the famous waterfalls of Pagsanjan. Spontaneity can be (a lot) less complicated. We didn’t do the conventional "Shooting the Rapids", as the local tours call it,

Most unplanned travels often turn out to be the best ones. One morning, my younger brother telling me “Let’s go for a ride” after a nice cup of coffee ended up at the mountains of Laguna searching for the famous waterfalls of Pagsanjan. Spontaneity can be (a lot) less complicated. We didn’t do the conventional "Shooting the Rapids", as the local tours call it,

Iceland is definitely not your average travel destination. In fact, it's probably one of the most amazing places on earth I've ever been so far. You know that thought when you're a little kid about Iceland being literally a land of "ice"? In this trip, it was all painted with blue lagoons, waterfalls, geysers, and all things nice.

Iceland is definitely not your average travel destination. In fact, it's probably one of the most amazing places on earth I've ever been so far. You know that thought when you're a little kid about Iceland being literally a land of "ice"? In this trip, it was all painted with blue lagoons, waterfalls, geysers, and all things nice.

While most of us may still find it difficult to travel around the world freely without a visa, Filipinos could actually skip the brunt of tit-for-tat diplomatic measures of obtaining one. Like most other citizens of the third world, you could always try your luck, if not, face a whiff of fascism from those who sit in the immigration desks. Or, you could just skip the drama, grab your backpack a

While most of us may still find it difficult to travel around the world freely without a visa, Filipinos could actually skip the brunt of tit-for-tat diplomatic measures of obtaining one. Like most other citizens of the third world, you could always try your luck, if not, face a whiff of fascism from those who sit in the immigration desks. Or, you could just skip the drama, grab your backpack a

Finding a perfect summer getaway is quite a challenge this year. I've got higher expectations when it comes to beaches by now since I laid my eyes on the blue waters of the paradise islands — Ibiza and

Finding a perfect summer getaway is quite a challenge this year. I've got higher expectations when it comes to beaches by now since I laid my eyes on the blue waters of the paradise islands — Ibiza and

With frequent buses from Barcelona connecting major cities throughout Spain, there's no real reason why you can't get a perfect quick weekend getaway. And where better than Zaragoza? Talk about traveling cheap, a one-way 5 Euro bus ride is definitely a go! Just a 3 and a half hour journey from Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station), we took the early morning bus operated by ALSA (Spain's largest bu

With frequent buses from Barcelona connecting major cities throughout Spain, there's no real reason why you can't get a perfect quick weekend getaway. And where better than Zaragoza? Talk about traveling cheap, a one-way 5 Euro bus ride is definitely a go! Just a 3 and a half hour journey from Barcelona Nord (North Bus Station), we took the early morning bus operated by ALSA (Spain's largest bu

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Perhaps no one would argue that it really feels good to give back. Thanks to the initiative of my good company, we got a chance to share and volunteer a day for the kids of the Bosnian Town of Trebinje. Makes the reward trip (my

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Perhaps no one would argue that it really feels good to give back. Thanks to the initiative of my good company, we got a chance to share and volunteer a day for the kids of the Bosnian Town of Trebinje. Makes the reward trip (my

Ever since I started my backpacking adventures in Asia, I've always been an advocate for low-cost traveling. I book the cheapest flights from secondary local airports, prefer walking around cities and take the public transports if needed, sleep in bunk beds (or crash at a friend's place) and definitely no fancy hotels or restaurants. For the longest time, I got used to this norm that I forgot h

Ever since I started my backpacking adventures in Asia, I've always been an advocate for low-cost traveling. I book the cheapest flights from secondary local airports, prefer walking around cities and take the public transports if needed, sleep in bunk beds (or crash at a friend's place) and definitely no fancy hotels or restaurants. For the longest time, I got used to this norm that I forgot h