Field Notes

Top 7 Things To Do, Eat and See in the Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful country filled with both Asian and Spanish cultures. Possibly the only time you will witness such contrast within a single country. With many places to visit & great cuisine to enjoy, you are in for a great treat while visiting...

5 Tips To Make You Fall in Love with China

From majestic mountains to Hutongs, street food and the beautiful diversity of different provinces. I would say that if you're looking for a peaceful vacation by the beach with margaritas and gourmet food, China would not be the place for you. ...

How to Deal with Culture Shock

Culture shock is a normal part of travel---it comes with the territory when you're immersing yourself in an environment and culture different from your own. It can be extreme (ie. moving from New York to a tribal village in Borneo) or not so extreme (moving...

Staycation in LA: How to Enjoy Venice Beach in One Day

I live in Los Angeles. As metropolitan cities go, it’s a humongous network of neighborhoods, each with its own vibe. This summer, I staycayed for one month at my friend’s Venice Beach pad a block from the Boardwalk. It helps to have friends in cool...

Tales of NOLA: A Jazz and Po-Boys Experience

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo by Saloni Behl[/caption] “Don't you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn't just an hour - but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands - and who knows what to do with it?”...

Traveling in Turkey: 10 Spots You Can’t Miss

Turkey has been turning a lot of heads lately. People who typically travel to Paris or Rome are now finding themselves in this country where two continents collide. With its East-meets-West flavors, its history that digs deep into the pockets of civilization, and its extremely...

10 Reasons to Vacation in Budapest, Hungary

It's not everyday that you get to experience an incredible place most people know nothing about, and then bring home incredible stories packed with unexpected surprises. After living in Budapest for three months solo, that's exactly what I get to do now that I’m home:...

4 European Countries You Didn’t Know Existed

Europe is an epicentre for tourists in the summer. Visitors flock to all the typical sites to soak in the sun and the historical architecture. Cities like Paris, Berlin, and Vienna are on everyone’s check-lists, making the destinations all the more crowded and expensive. Silently...

Top 6 American Foods for July the Fourth

The red, white, and blue is all set. The fireworks are purchased, the streamers are hanging on the patio, and the star-spangled banner is flying proudly in the wind. It’s the one day of the year when the donkey and elephant agree on something and...

8 Lessons Learned While Traveling The World

I'm from Barranquilla, Colombia. I've lived in Buenos Aires, Auckland, Los Angeles and now currently, Vancouver. I like to travel and experience cultures and situations that are out of my comfort zone [but not too much]. I lived out of my luggage for seven months...