around the world

my parents are so strict that traveling in the early years of my life only meant a beach or pool outing in the province with the relatives every summer. i was not allowed to join our school field trips until i reached the sixth grade. in high school, all out-of-town trips were either school-related (e.g. field trips, quiz bees) or had to do with family (e.g. weddings). i always get sick on long rides anyway so i really didn’t mind.

when i entered college, i started to wonder what more of the world can i see. this soon turned into wanderlust, but i didn’t want to go exploring alone. at first, it seemed hopeless because my potential travel partner–my boyfriend/husband–was a home buddy. but after i finally pulled him out of his cave for our first weekend getaway, we both discovered the bliss in traveling. and we have been dreaming of traveling the world together since. we see every window in our every day as an opportunity to travel to places near and far–driving and getting lost, flying and exploring, sailing and swimming and just moving around. it doesn’t matter where so long as we are traveling together.

first stop: the philippines. of course! our domestic travel goals have evolved from stepping foot on all three main islands (done!) to visiting at least one province in all regions or seeing at least one place in all provinces.

cordillera administrative region
baguio, benguet – apr. 2006

ilocos region
san fernando, la union – apr. 2008
vigan, ilocos sur to pagudpud, ilocos norte – may 2007
alaminos, pangasinan – mar. 2010

cagayan valley

central luzon
bagac, bataan – may 2010
san antonio, zambales – feb. 2009
san narciso, zambales – mar. 2009
clark, pampanga – feb. 2008, feb. 2010
baler, aurora – march 2013

taguig city – february 2013

san pablo, laguna – may 2013
tagaytay, cavite – june 2010, aug. 2011,  dec. 2003
taal volcano, batangas – mar. 2010
talisay, batangas – nov. 2012
san juan, batangas – mar. 2011mar. 2012feb. 2012nov. 2012
anilao, batangas – mar. 2009, dec. 2012
nasugbu, batangas – may 2011
calatagan, batangas – apr. 2010, apr. 2011, apr. 2012
cuenca, batangas – march 2013march 2013
san jose, batangas – march 2013
alitagtag, batangas – march 2013
sariaya, quezon – apr. 2007
mauban, quezon – may 2013

puerto galera, oriental mindoro – oct. 2004apr. 2010
puerto princesa, palawan – may 2005
coron, palawan – june 2008
el nido, palawan – mar. 2009

bicol region
naga to pili, camarines sur – sept. 2007
vinzon’s, camarines norte – may 2013
daet, camarines norte – may 2013

western visayas
malay, aklan – may 2007june 2009dec. 2012dec. 2012, may 2014

central visayas
bantayan, cebu – june 2010
moalboal, cebu – mar. 2014
oslob, cebu – mar. 2014
sumilon, cebu – mar. 2014
tagbilaran to panglao, bohol – nov. 2007

eastern visayas

zamboanga peninsula

northern mindanao

davao region
davao city, davao del sur – oct. 2011
samal island, davao del norte – oct. 2011




and here are our travels outside the country so far:

japan – 2015
south korea – nov. 2013
hong kong – nov. 2010
macau – nov. 2010
brunei – nov. 2008
malaysia – nov. 2008
singapore – sept. 2011
indonesia – june 2014

ps also check out our requisite jump shots <3


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