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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 bookย 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

ย  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 »

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Take Me Out to the Ballgame…

Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacksโ€ฆor BBQ chicken skewers and beer! With it being October and the MLB playoffs going strong back in the U.S., we thought catching a baseball game would be a great idea on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Seoul. We did a little research online and also asked our guesthouse owner how to best see a ... Read More »

Japan Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

Japan Travel Costs: Spending Breakdown

The goal for our RTW trip is to keep spending to under $100 USD/day. Hitting our target amount will be easy in some countries, but others like Japan will prove to be more difficult. We spent 12 days and nights in Japan, so having a plan in place for lodging and transportation was important to stay on track. These two ... Read More »

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

Top 5 Activities in Kyoto, Japan

We spent seven wonderful days in Kyoto, Japan. We enjoyed virtually everything we did, saw and ate during our brief time in the city. With that said, it is extremely difficult to narrow it down to our five favorite events. However, the post title dictates it, right? So, our five favorite activities we took part in while in Kyoto are… ... Read More »