The One about Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

It may seem surprising to people when I tell them that while I travel a lot, my parents travel more than I do. After my brother and I sent my parents to Hawaii, years ago, since then, they have enjoyed traveling overseas.  And for them, they are more interested in traveling to areas in the country they are originally from, the Philippines. One location they loved visiting is Las Casas Filipinas […]

The One about Ryo Izaki – RIP Ryo and thank you for your travel blog!

RIP to travel blogger Ryo Izaki. A young man full of life and was traveling the world and blogging about it since Feb. 2016. This past weekend, Ryo’s next country to visit was Colombia. On Saturday afternoon, his latest stop was in Medellin, the second largest city in Colombia and on the day he arrived, he was shot and killed by robbers. There are those of us who travel for […]

The One about (Not Checking Out) Yasukuni Shrine

If there is one shrine in Japan that is controversial, it’s Yasukuni Shrine. For those not familiar with Yasukuni Shrine, since 1869, the shrine is where people go to honor the souls of those who died in service of Japan. Known back in 1869 as Shokonsha, it was renamed Yasukini Shrine in 1879 by Emperor Meiji who visited the shrine in 1874. According to the Yasukuni Shrine website: Currently, more […]

The One about My Latest Travel Challenge: The Tokyo Ward Challenge

In October and November, I will be embarking on several travel challenges.  The main travel challenge is known as the “Tokyo Ward Challenge”. The challenge is quite simple:  Visit each of the 23 wards in Tokyo. For those in the United States, think of it as visiting every county in your state.  But in Japan, wards are local entities that are directly controlled by the municipal government.  And these governments […]

The One about Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy

For sushi enthusiasts, the name Jiro Ono is internationally known. The sushi chef is considered one of the greatest sushi craftsman alive and in Ginza, his restaurant “Sukiyabashi Jiro” has received a three-Michelin-starred rating.  There is also a restaurant in Roppongi as well. And many more people are familiar thanks to the 2011 David Gelb documentary titled “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”. But before anyone goes to Sukiyabashi Jiro, there are […]

Travel Guide: The One about the Top 10 Things One Should Do Weeks Before Traveling Overseas

Before traveling overseas, assuming your passport, tickets, luggage, hotel and important details have been taken care of. But there are a few things one should make sure they take care of before traveling. Here are my Top 10 Things One Should Do Weeks Before Traveling Overseas. 1.  GET VACCINES, FLU SHOT and MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RULES ON MEDICATIONS OVERSEAS Before traveling, I try to get a flu shot […]