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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Best Hotels in Santorini, Greece: From Cheap to Luxury Accommodations

Picturesque scenes adorned with bougainvillea, blue-domed buildings, and charming windmills make Santorini a sought-after destination worldwide. This Greek paradise attracts millions of travelers and honeymooners all over the world for several years now as visitors want to witness the famed sunsets of Oia, swim in the hot springs, and admire every corner....

15 Instagram-Worthy Cafes in Bali, Indonesia

There’s no denying that Bali is one of the perfect summer getaways that you can do especially with its expansive rice terraces, unspoiled beaches, and prime surfing spots. However, you’ll be surprised to know that it is also home to a flourishing coffee scene! In fact, travelers all over the world have become so smitten with the island that they have...

Top 10 Instagram Spots in Busan, South Korea

Take the off-the-beaten-path when you visit Busan, the second largest city in South Korea that’s just about 3 hours from the capital city of Seoul. After all, this seaport city is home to magnificent coastal sights, pristine beaches, and yummy seafood dishes, to boot. Aside from these, it also boasts of unique attractions like a rainbow-colored village...

Top 20 Instagram Spots in Cape Town, South Africa

Journey to Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, and you’re sure to find magnificent natural landscapes, dramatic coastlines and colourful sights! (Instagram Spots in Cape Town) In fact, there’s something here for everyone — whether you live to capture nature’s magical moments or seek solitude in the city’s secret attractions, the “Mother City”...

Ultimate Hiking Guide to Norway’s Trolltunga (Troll’s Tongue)

If you were to ask me what would be the most grueling YET breathtaking hikes that I have ever done in my entire life, there are two (2) things that I can quickly think of: my journey up to Villingardalsfjall in the Faroe Islands, and to Trolltunga in Norway. Newsflash: I’m not really ‘built’ for long hikes nor am I a fit person per se; but as a traveler,...

How to Find Work Teaching English Online (TEFL)

Teaching English online is a very popular career path chosen by a growing number of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) graduates, for a number of reasons. Once you’ve built up your experience and adjusted to the life of an online English teacher, you’ll enjoy all its benefits — but how do you get to that point? How do you find work? And where...

World Nomads: The Best Travel Insurance for Travelers (as Low as $12!)

CONFESSION TIME: I used to be the kind of person who NEVER bought travel insurance… and it was mainly because I deemed it as just an added unnecessary expense. However, as I continued to travel the world, I’ve come to see the HUGE advantages of availing such a thing given the wide array of coverage not only limited to medical protection: missed flights,...

Exploring Bohol Island: A Gem in Visayas, Philippines

It’s no news that the Philippines gained more international attention in the past years, and there are two main contributors that I could think of: first, the successful campaigns put forth by the DOT (Department of Tourism, “It’s More Fun in The Philippines”), and second: the articles (which often went viral) that are posted by several travel writers...

Best Hotels in Skopje, Macedonia: Cheap & Luxury Accommodations

Proudly standing on the banks of the Vardar River, Skopje is Macedonia’s capital as well as the country’s economic, political and cultural center. As a part of Eastern Europe, it is a city with a rich history and it can be seen through its huge monumental structures, building facades, and winding cobbled streets. It’s truly a wonderful Balkan metropolis...

Travel Guide to Batad and Banaue Rice Terraces (Philippines)

Banaue Rice Terraces — an iconic and ancient landscape of the Philippines that is said to be the greatest engineering masterpiece of the indigenous people in Ifugao: the Igorots. Towering to great heights at approximately 5,000 feet above sea level, the terraces were carved mainly by hand using stone and mud walls that follow the natural contours of...

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