I am Aileen

This travel blog documents the adventures, stories, and travel tips of Aileen Adalid — a young entrepreneur and solo female traveler from the Philippines!

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Things to Do in Dinant (Belgium Travel Guide)

When I first saw the photo above of Dinant, I was smitten. (Well, who wouldn’t be?) Right then and there, I just knew that I had to visit this town and see its impressive beauty for myself! And once I did see its entirety with my own two eyes… I wasn’t disappointed at all. It was exactly how I imagined it to be — charming and picturesque, no matter...

Best Hotels in Paris, France: Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

Paris is one of the most influential cities in the world and the second most visited city in Europe! After all, this French capital has been drawing visitors for centuries from all over the world — and for good reason. Paris is known for its magnificent and timeless architectures such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Louvre...

Bruges Travel Guide: A Picturesque Medieval Town in Belgium

Ever since I started living in Belgium, apart from the ‘high praises’ that were given to Antwerp and Brussels, there were two other towns that gained a lot of raves from tourists and travelers alike: Bruges and Ghent. I have already been to Ghent a long time ago but it was only just last month that I was able to go to Bruges; a seemingly favorite choice of...

Best Hotels in Reykjavik, Iceland: Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

Iceland is the perfect destination for seasoned travelers and adventure enthusiasts. Called as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’, the country is well-known for its towering waterfalls, blue glaciers, and other striking sceneries. Aside from that, it has gained more global popularity given that it is one of the best places in the world to witness the magical...

20 Long Distance Date Ideas for Couples in Relationships

I’ve been through an LDR (long-distance relationship) — including situations wherein we are continents apart — and I’m not gonna lie: it’s definitely a challenging set-up. But add the current pandemic crisis and I’m sure that a lot of couples worldwide are even more frustrated about being apart for months on end with no other choice but to wait things...

The Best Travel Movies That Will Inspire Your Wanderlust

I am a self-proclaimed movie junkie, and you bet that watching the best travel movies helped shaped me up into the traveler that I am today! Besides, as I’ve mentioned in my previous article on how I started a traveling lifestyle, one of the important steps when starting a life of travel is to constantly reinforce one’s desire to do so. Apart from...

Best Hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark: Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

As the capital of Denmark and the center of the Danish empire for hundreds of years, Copenhagen is home to many historic buildings, grand palaces, and cultural relics. The city surely has many things going for it — a mix of old and modern architecture, vibrant food scene, beautiful sights, creative craft beer scene, organized biking culture, and warm...

15 Hidden Gems in Bali, Indonesia: Top Off the Beaten Track Sights

It’s no wonder that Bali in Indonesia remains to be a top tropical destination in the world—after all, there is always something for every kind of traveler there is. For starters, there are the popular Kuta and Legian areas that are perfect for surfing and nightlife. For some major R&R, there is always the option of retreating to the uplands of...

Best Hotels in Budapest, Hungary: Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

As the capital of Hungary, Budapest is dubbed as the ‘Paris of the East‘ because of its elegant boulevards and beautiful architecture. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities located on a beautiful stretch of the Danube River that is home to beautiful parks, historic buildings, bustling food centers, and centuries-old thermal baths. (Best Hotels...

Best Hotels in Boracay: Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

The island of Boracay in the Philippines is the most well-known beach destination in the country, and it is even coined as one of the most beautiful islands in the world! This comes as no surprise because it is truly blessed with a long stretch of powdery white sand beach, crystal clear azure waters, and stunning sunset views. (Best Hotels in Boracay)...

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