Journey with PADI: Becoming an Open Water Diver experience

DAY ONE 12 o'clock. We arrived at a parking lot by the Jumeirah Beach for our first day of training where we were met by our instructor, Mustafa of Nemo Diving Center. We were then ushered to what appears to be their usual rendezvous - adorned with shining silver cylinders, wet vests that has hoses [...]

Birthday in Paradise: Our 4D/3N stay in Meeru Island Resort & Spa – Maldives

Months. Weeks. Days. I patiently counted until my last working day, the day of my birth and the day we fly to one of the destinations high above almost everyone's travel list- MALDIVES. On an instagram post, I have stated that I am really not keen on celebrating big or going on trips for my [...]

The Seychelles Islands: Our 6D/5N Seychellaxing itinerary (Part 2/2)

Oh, Seychelles! Coming here was definitely a huge tick off the wanderlist and another dream come true. Our first few days in the island of Praslin (If you missed Part 1, click here) couldn't have been a superb intro to an immaculate vacation. I still get high whenever I remember the stunningly palm-fringed beaches and clear, blue waters [...]

The Seychelles Islands: Our 6D/5N Seychellaxing itinerary (Part 1/2)

Yes, finally, writing about our vacation that happened months ago in the island of *drumrolls* - SEYCHELLES! This country has been on my wanderlist ever since Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton flew there for their honeymoon, because, well, Prince + Duchess + honeymoon - you get it, right? Well, it wasn't until last year when [...]

CHOOSE PHILIPPINES: Falling in love (again) with Siargao Island

Good times. I can't think of another word or phrase that would best describe our recent trip to Siargao. It was my second time on the island and in both times, I undeniably fell in love with its laid-back surfer vibe - which is very inviting, thus some expats and local city folks alike chose [...]

MALTA: An underrated European gem

Malta. Population: over 400,000 Two years after adding it into our wanderlist, we finally turned our dream of visiting this small European country into a reality. After an almost 8-hr flight from Dubai (with a connecting flight in Istanbul), we giddily set foot in Malta; ready to explore and take on new adventures. Our 10-day stay [...]