Keeping a travel diary is my favorite. Before this internet thingy, I used to write in paper journals daily. I have 6 beautiful journals that are full of stories from trips I took in my 20's.
Journaling creates a safe place to be raw and detailed about life on the road. It also serves as a memory backup. I can't be the only one that will totally forget stuff if I don't write it down?
On this page I've organized my diary blog into chunks of posts by category or destination, newest to oldest. You can read all of the posts in each category by clicking the drop-down menu below.
Read the diary from our 2017 trip to Egypt, Israel, and Morocco on this separate website here.
Read the diary from our 2013 trip to Thailand and Bali by clicking here.
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We did a three day and two night island expedition with Buhay Isla to travel between Coron and El Nido. What would normally take about six hours on a ferry, we stretched out over three sun drenched, unplugged, well-fed, adventurous days. What a beautiful way to travel from one place to another.
El Nido is the jumping off point to go island hopping out to breathtaking Bacuit Archipelago, a cluster of about 50 protected islands with towering limestone cliffs, crystal blue water, pristine white sand beaches, and enchanting lagoons.
Legend has it that Siquijor (pronounced See Key Whore) is full of mystics, shamans, voo doo, and healers. Superstition keeps many Filipinos from visiting the sleepy island. We spent 6 days there and had to experience some sort of healing treatment ourselves.
Travel usually runs smoothly for me and Nick, so much so that I’ve come to expect it. So I guess it was about time to have a memorable trip full of blunders and fuckery.