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Alternative Itineraries in Japan: Suicide, Sadism, & a Side of Sushi

It was that time of year again when many of the teachers pack up and leave Korea for adventure or relaxation. Peering through the tiny perforations along the ribs of the airborne capsule, what looks like pools of mercury can be seen from below mirroring the residue of the abating sun. I relish the ritual of staring through the peephole. Like looking through a camera … Continue reading Alternative Itineraries in Japan: Suicide, Sadism, & a Side of Sushi

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Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

 Korea’s Cycling Road Tour 4대강 국토종주 자전거  Shuffling among the suffocating crowds of more than 50 million people (more than all of Canada), it is hard to imagine finding space to breath. If you yearn to stretch your limbs and explore the calmer, more natural side of South Korea, riding cross country is the perfect escape. The cycling paths are a part of a $20 billion project … Continue reading Biking Across South Korea With a Dog

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Tao Expeditions: The Beauty of Island Kids

Between El Nido and Coron: Tao Expeditions Chapter 7: Saved by Island Kids I planned an epic six day sailing trip off the northern coast of Palawan, a tropical paradise in the Philippines.  This trip was the first time in four years I (a Floridian) took a reprieve from the harsh Korean winter.  Unfortunately, I had no idea I was leaving the frozen concrete tundra of Seoul for … Continue reading Tao Expeditions: The Beauty of Island Kids

The Hidden Beaches of Boracay: What To Do Outside of White Beach

    Where to go in the Philippines for my First Trip? When I decided upon the Philippines for my vacation, I had a difficult time choosing between traveling to Palawan or Boracay. In my heart, I wanted to go to Palawan. Palawan is the road less traveled, it has less tourism, and it is uniquely more Filipino.   Additionally, it holds the wonders of … Continue reading The Hidden Beaches of Boracay: What To Do Outside of White Beach

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Under Cerulean Skies(The Hidden Beaches of Boracay)

When I decided upon the Philippines for my vacation, I had a difficult time choosing between traveling to Palawan or Boracay. In my heart, I wanted to go to Palawan. Palawan is the road less traveled, it has less tourism, and it is uniquely more Filipino. Additionally, it holds the wonders of El Nido and Coron. However, I could not get a direct flight to … Continue reading Under Cerulean Skies(The Hidden Beaches of Boracay)

Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast Review: Our Favorite Place to Stay in Boracay

I’m from Florida and I hate tourists.  Growing up, there was nothing more disgusting than encountering a fat man wearing a Hawaiian button-up shirt layered over a t-shirt that spelled Florida with tacky colors.   When living in Lake City, it felt like an infestation of these men materialized in our town to pump gas into their oversized Buicks on I-75.  So, if I have  such … Continue reading Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast Review: Our Favorite Place to Stay in Boracay

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Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast Review

I’m from Florida and I hate tourists.  There was nothing more disgusting to me growing up than coming across a fat man wearing a Hawaiian style button up shirt,  layered upon a t-shirt that spelled Florida with tacky colors, topped off by a straw hat.  Living in Lake City, it felt like an infestation of these men materialized in our town to pump gas into … Continue reading Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast Review