A work in progress, but a home nonetheless.
I’ve been searching for things in the city to ignite the same spark, the same joy we feel outside of it. How can we fall in love with Manila?
The Philippines is an archipelago which means you’ll have to cross sea, land, rough roads, and sometimes unfinished trails to get where you want to go.
Our son discovered what fireflies were, the feeling of fish munching on your feet, and enjoyed the cityscape from a vantage point. Wouldn’t you want this for your own kids? If you are in need of a quick escape from the bustling city, then go here. We swear, it is worth the drive up.
Bangar, La Union ~ a town famous for their centuries-old loom weaving techniques. Each piece tells a story of skill and tradition.
What happens when you get stranded in the middle of nowhere with a two year old boy? Read on. Swear, it’s worth the read.
We made a four-hour drive from our humble abode in Fairview to the southernmost tip of the Bataan Peninsula. There, you’ll reach Camaya Coast. We learned how it was once secluded cove - accessible only to local fishermen. Now, you can see it transforming into a prime leisure resort and residential development.
While it’s hard for us to admit, we all need a break. A time where you can enjoy the present, without thinking about what meal to prepare the next day. A break where you can be in touch with yourself, and enjoying unplugged time with family On a recent blog post we shared on A Momma Abroad, we recall our soul detox in Villa Escudero.
We wanted to unwind, rekindle our spirits and appreciate slow-living. With our little boy in tow, we drove all the way to Club Monet in Cabangan, Zambales ~ an hour away from the usual go-to places such as Liw-Liwa, San Antonio or San Narciso.
Last December, my boys and I decided to go on a 5-day road trip up north ~ a family tradition we do every end of year. We spent a few nights in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. Unfortunately, it was raining hard throughout our stay in Pagudpud (Amihan season for that area, sadly), but on one of the days that the weather was forgiving, Bobby and I decided to drive all the way to Claveria, Cagayan (the nearest town from where we were).