Robinson Crusoe Island fire dancing

Life on Robinson Crusoe Island

When you’ve chosen to “maroon” yourself on a 31-acre island for 3 days and 3 nights, how do you spend the time? We got the chance to find out when we booked a stay at Robinson Crusoe Island Resort in Fiji last October. 

Fiji Island Cruise

Everyone says that when you visit Fiji, what you really want to do is travel among its many islands. Unfortunately, for an archipelago, there are not a lot of easy ways to travel along Fiji’s waters, usually requiring one to travel back and forth through Nadi. Though the islands seem clustered close enough to each…

Wenatchee Day Trip

Back in May, I spent a weekend in Wenatchee, Washington. My friends got married by the beautiful Lake Chelan, and David and I decided to make a mini-break out of it. Of course, we only really had a day to explore the area, what with the wedding. So I can only share a day trip’s worth…

Japan: Itineraries

I’d like to wrap up my Japan series by providing some itineraries based on my experience. There is so much to see and do, so please note that these are just suggestions. So many things can change your plans: getting on the wrong train (never happened to us in Tokyo, but happened a dismaying amount throughout Osaka and Kyoto),…

Kyoto Day Trip: Nara

Nature and Zen in Nara. We visit the largest bronze Buddha housed in one of the largest wooden buildings in the world, feed wild deer, enjoy a tranquil Japanese garden, and eat great street food!

Barkada Road Trip: Punta Fuego

A barkada is a Filipino term for a group of friends. Usually the composition is pretty static (with the addition of people’s significant others) and there is a certain implied closeness and intimacy. So, this is not your Tuesday trivia meetup group nor your work colleagues, though you may have some colleagues in a barkada along with other people.

The first weekend of my visit to the Philippines, my high school barkada went on a day trip to Punta Fuego.