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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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Chicken Adobo Recipe: Authentic Version (Filipino Food)

Apart from the famous Philippines food or dishes such as lumpia and pancit, adobo is surely a crowd favorite — not only for locals but for foreigners too. In fact, it is arguably the (unofficial) national dish of the country, and given its popularity, there are various versions that have come to fruition; however, the chicken adobo recipe is said to...

China Visa Application Requirements for Filipino Tourists in The Philippines (Single / Multiple Entry)

China is vast and because of that, it is definitely a melting pot of various diversities for activities, food, history, and sceneries that a lot of tourists seek. In fact, from the bustling city hubs to the quiet rural areas, it’s a destination that can offer just about anything for every type of traveler out there! (China Visa) ...

How to Get To Tulum Hotel Area Zone From the City Center (Tulum Travel Guide)

Tulum in Mexico has a spectacular coastline and vibe that a lot of travelers seek. As a destination, it is considered to have 3 zones: (Tulum Hotel Area) Tulum Pueblo: The town center which lies along Highway 307 wherein most restaurants are found alongside hotels and other shops.Zona Hotelera: This is the Tulum hotel area or hotel zone which...

Les Grands Buffets: The Best Value & Most Unique All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Experience (Narbonne, France)

I’ve been to a lot of countries and I’ve dined in a lot of gastronomic establishments… but nothing could even closely compare to the impressive Les Grands Buffets that is found in France’s southern town of Narbonne! Much like what the name implies, this “Grand Buffet” is as glorious and luxurious as it can be. With over 300 dishes, one might...

Italian Riviera Cities & Towns: Top 10 Places to Visit (Ligurian Riviera)

There is much to love about Italy beyond the usual destinations such as that of Rome or Venice. In fact, if you want to enjoy crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, visiting the famed Italian Riviera cities is a must on your travel itinerary! Bordering the south of the French Riviera, it has been a famous getaway since the 1800s not only...

Hertz Car Rental Experience: France & Italy Road Trip (Review)

Travel is gradually making a comeback and when I finally had the chance to resume my postponed trips, some of the destinations that were high up on my list were places in the French and Italian Riviera found on the southern coast of Europe. After all, I have always been drawn to its dreamy sceneries, sweeping cliffside views, charming little beachside...

French Riviera Road Trip: Top 10 Places to Visit (Côte d’Azur)

Most people would think of Paris when they consider a vacation in France and though it is a must to see in the country, there is a myriad of other amazing destinations to consider! For instance, one of the top experiences you should try at least once in your life is a French Riviera road trip — just imagine dramatic cliffside views, charming little...

LIST: 68 Countries Open for Filipino Tourists (2021 Tips & Requirements for Travel During COVID-19 — UPDATED Regularly)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post of countries open for Filipino tourists was last updated in September 2021 with new information. Travel is back — or at least, for the most part — and with restrictions, of course. I’m sure a lot of you who are comfortable with the risks and ready to adhere to safety protocols are itching to start traveling again;...

How to Apply for a France Schengen Visa for Filipino Tourists (Manila, Philippines)

UPDATE 2021: As of June 9, travel to France has finally resumed. Given that the Philippines is classified as an “orange” or “amber” country, vaccinated persons can apply for a France Schengen Visa regardless of their purpose of stay. However, unvaccinated persons must have compelling reasons to visit and are subject to a 7-day self-isolation upon entry...

Philippines Facts & Trivia: 10 Things Foreigners Should Know

As a local, we all have those moments wherein we want to offload TONS of fun and interesting facts about our country to foreigners who might have misconceptions — or who might simply have no idea at all about certain facets of our history and society. (Philippines Facts) That’s why starting today, I am launching a series for this blog in which...

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