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Accommodation Review: Green House Puerto

Accommodation Review: Green House Puerto

What is Green House Puerto? Green House Puerto (GHP) is a bed and breakfast located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. This B&B is owned by a wonderful husband and wife team, Susan and Ad. GHP features 8 rooms, which include options for singles, doubles and families. It is located on a quiet side street close to Puerto Princesa International Airport ... Read More »

Philippines Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Philippines Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We assumed the Philippines would be fairly inexpensive when deciding to add it to our itinerary. In advance of arriving, we booked flights between islands, but not much else was planned in terms activities. We knew we were going to be doing some island hopping around El ... Read More »

hELlo NIDO: Beaches, Sun and Bed bugs

hELlo NIDO: Beaches, Sun and Bed bugs

Accommodations Unfortunately our initial experience upon arriving at the guesthouse was not great, as we found bed bugs in our bed (exactly why I do sweeps of ALL hotel rooms!). In my previous jobs, traveling and hotels rooms were constant, so my bed bug detection skills became vitally important. Bed bugs can be nasty and they are not something you ... Read More »

Island Hopping in El Nido Part Deux

Island Hopping in El Nido Part Deux

We couldn’t get enough island hopping in El Nido, so we signed up for another round! From the different conversations we had with our guesthouse and others in El Nido, it was overwhelmingly clear we needed to book Tour C after already going on Tour A (check out the recap here). And boy, we are glad we did, because IT WAS ... Read More »

Island Hopping in El Nido

Island Hopping in El Nido

El Nido has been on our radar since deciding to visit the Philippines. It was even included on Matt’s Bucket List! The soaring limestone cliffs and crystal clear turquoise waters are unrivaled compared to other beaches and oceans we have visited. Everything has exceeded our expectations. However, to really enjoy all El Nido has to offer, you have to take ... Read More »

Five Days on Alona Beach, Panglao Island

Five Days on Alona Beach, Panglao Island

Getting to Alona Beach Getting to Panglao Island is fairly easy, at least it was for us anyway. We flew into Cebu City and took a taxi from the airport to the ferry port, which is a quick 20-minute ride. (GBG TIP: Head to the departure area and flag a taxi with a meter instead of grabbing a taxi outside ... Read More »

Korea Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Korea Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

  The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. We assumed Korea would be one of the more expensive countries we visit during our trip, especially with us spending the majority of our time in Seoul. We came to Korea without much planned for our 13 day visit other than initial lodging, so we ... Read More »

Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Top 5 Activities in Seoul, Korea

Visiting the Korea War Memorial Getting to the Korea War Memorial was on our list of places to visit in advance of our trip to Seoul. And the layout of the site and information we learned exceeded our expectations. I enjoy learning about world history (which I get from my Dad) and have always found war history to be fascinating. ... Read More »

Chillin’ Out in Seoul

Chillin’ Out in Seoul

What have we been up to lately? Well, we have been doing a lot of wandering, roaming, meandering, relaxing, etc, etc, etc. Basically, we decided we were going to chill out once we got to Seoul and explore the city at a casual pace versus the non-stop on the go that usually happens when we visit a new city. Seoul ... Read More »

Seoul Birthday Recap: Matt’s Take

Seoul Birthday Recap: Matt’s Take

First, THANK YOU to Alana for making my birthday in Seoul one I won’t forget. It was perfect. Love you lots! Second, THANK YOU to everyone for the birthday wishes on the website, Facebook, Twitter, email and so forth. I appreciate the love and thoughtfulness from everyone and hopefully I can celebrate future birthdays with you in person! Also, it ... Read More »