December 15, 2007



Natural Masterpiece that is Coron | Cebu Daily News | 19 March 2011

Batanes: Paradise on Earth | Cebu Daily News | 7 May 2011

Danao Adventure Park: An Exhilarating Plunge | Cebu Daily News | 9 July 2011

Bali High (Part 1) | Cebu Daily News | 1 October 2011

Bali High (Part 2) | Cebu Daily News | 8 October 2011

Donsol | Cebu Daily News | 10 March 2012

Mystical Mayon | Cebu Daily News | 21 April 2012

Dakak | Cebu Daily News | 15 June 2013

Features, Etc.

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The Heart Knows | Cebu Daily News

Turning Her Passion Into Business | Women Home Business

Samal Island episode | PopTalk | GMA News TV

Davao episode | Poptalk | GMA News TV

Top Ten Destinations | Ang Pinaka | GMA News TV

Valentine Hotel Packages episode | Poptalk | GMA News TV

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Me, sitting in the middle of the gallery, awed by it all.
The Louvre. Paris, France. June 2000.


I have been amazed, fascinated, and fallen deeply in love with so many places. I will be sharing my travels here, as well as tips and links, places to see, or perhaps, people to call.

My name is Aileen. I am a true-blue Cebuana but uprooted myself from Cebu 15 years ago to work for the United Nations. And then, I took a leap of faith and pursued what I have always been passionate about -- Photography. Last year, I took another leap and started a shoe business, a fulfillment of a childhood dream.

When I am not traveling or diving, I spend time on my business or photograph things and people.

Happy travels!


  1. i'm in love with your blog aileen! =)

  2. You are so sweet, Tin! Thank you! I'm on my way to visit your blog! :)

  3. I love your blog. I was looking for a place to stay in Lucban for the Pahiyas Festival and I happened upon one of your older posts. May I ask what camera you use? Your photos are amazing!

  4. Thank you, Miguel! You are very kind. I hope the numbers of the hotels in posted in Lucban are still working. :D I think you'd enjoy Pahiyas!

    I'm using a Canon 50D. :)

    PS. Your site is awesome!

  5. Just added your blog to my favorites list. :) I enjoy reading your posts whether it's about food or travels. Wonderful blog with good travel tips mixed in with great photography! (hopefully you'll add food photography tips too for beginners and amateurs like myself :D)

    1. Hi Jo-Ann! Your photos are awesome! No kidding! And I bookmarked your blog, too! : )

  6. I'm actually a little annoyed I only discovered your blog now.. I've got so much back posts to catch up on.. But I'm looking forward to it!

    Great blog!!

    Oh and yeah... Cebu Rules :)

  7. And I'm so glad you left a comment (and your blog link) because now, I have one more awesome blog to stalk! Thank you! : )




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