The island of Capri: scary bus ride to Anacapri and the terrifying chairlift to Monte Solaro

On the day we planned to go to the island of Capri, the weather conditions weren’t as favorable. The clouds were visibly darker and could potentially rain. At the ticket booth in Sorrento, Keith… Continue reading

Touring Southern Italy: A Family Getaway in Sorrento

Vacationing in Sorrento can be especially difficult when traveling with children. The narrow streets are dominated by crazy drivers in their mopeds (the preferred method of transportation). They drive fast and are very… Continue reading

Lunch with a View at Le Ziryab, Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris

Lately I’ve been reminiscing some of the trips we’ve taken in the past. I’ve been looking at pictures of the two boys and I can’t believe how much each has grown over the… Continue reading

Kate Spade Afternoon Tea at Raffles Makati

One of my favorites and quite an unforgettable experience I’ve done during my visit in Manila was the high tea at the Writers Bar at Raffles Hotel in Makati. I wanted to catch… Continue reading

The Magic of Tokyo Disney Sea

I was looking at old pictures of our 2010 vacation in Japan and it brought me back a lot of great memories from that trip.The kids were excited to go to Japan mainly… Continue reading

Miracles at Our Lady of Piat (and Stations of the Cross at Calvary Hills), Northern Philippines

The Philippines proudly boasts as the only Christian nation in Asia. More than 86 percent of the population is Roman Catholic. I was born and raised a Roman Catholic and Sundays are usually… Continue reading

Climbing the 183 Steps at Callao Cave, Peñablanca, Cagayan, Philippines

The drive from Manila to Vigan to our final destination, Tuguegarao, was not only long but very tiring. It was definitely a relief to arrive in my parents’ home. A few years ago,… Continue reading

Road trip: Northern Philippines

Our road trip from Vigan to Tuguegarao (the city where my parents currently reside) took almost 12 hours . There were plenty of interesting places to stop and explore (not to mention the… Continue reading

A Day of R&R in Manila: Sofitel Philippine Plaza

My flight from Dallas to Narita was unbearable–I had a migraine from the moment we took off at DFW to the minute we landed in Narita. I couldn’t wait to arrive in Manila.… Continue reading