Koh Phi Phi: The Quieter Side to a Backpacker’s Paradise

Koh Phi Phi (pronounced like Pee Pee) is a group of islands in the Andaman Sea. Phi Phi Leh and Phi Phi Don make up Koh Phi Phi. Phi Phi Don is the larger, welcomes more visitors and inhabited of the two. Phi Phi Leh is home to the famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach was filmed. Phi Phi Don is only about 45 minutes by speed boat or 2 hours by ferry from Phuket and 1.5 hours by ferry from Krabi town. Here are some helpful references I used for ferry service from Phuket(Rassada pier) and Krabi(Krabi town, Ao Nang…

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Guide to Cebu, Malapascua and Kalanggaman Islands

Cebu island is one of the many hundreds of surrounding islands that make up Philippines’ Central Visayas. It is home to some of most scenic places and definitely deserves a visit for any passionate traveler. I went in May, the beginning of typhoon season and actually was quite lucky since we hardly saw a bit of rain. I spent some time in Cebu city, Malapascua and Kalanggaman on a recent trip and want to share my experience as well as some things I look forward to doing in the future. There is plenty to do on Cebu island but takes a…

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Your Guide on How To Get To Paradise: El Nido

Now that El Nido is on your bucket list, you might ask, well how do I get there? How do you get there? There’s 2 main way: Flying directly into El Nido or flying to Puerto Princessa and then transferring to El Nido via bus, van, car, etc.. Option #1: Flying into El Nido – This is the pricier option of the 2 but definitely the least time consuming. As far as I know, Air Swift is the only airline that will fly into El Nido unless you have another chartered plane. You can find direct flight from Cebu city or…

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El Nido, Palawan – The Most Beautiful Island In the World

Is El Nido on your bucket list? Are you planning a once in a lifetime trip to this beautiful place? If not, then you should! Don’t be scared away by this new adventure. Once you get to paradise, you’ll wish you’d book to stay just a bit longer. Last May/June I got to go on the most unbelievable trip ever with the most incredible women, my mom! She is definitely a trooper and quite the backpacker I didn’t realize she’d be. We traveled the 7 seas(or what seemed like it) and finally landed in the Philippines. This was the beginning…

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