RRB in the Philippines | Snorkeling with Whale Sharks

When we were planning our trip to the Philippines, I knew we wanted to build in some beach time. The question was: Where? I initially thought Borocay or Palawan, two of the more popular tourist beaches. We finally settled on Mactan Island in Cebu — and a big reason was because of its proximity to Oslob,Continue reading “RRB in the Philippines | Snorkeling with Whale Sharks”

RRB in the Philippines | By the Numbers

Kail and I took our third RRB (regional rest break) to the Philippines. It wasn’t an ordinary vacation. It was my first trip to the Philippines in 30 years. I was born there, but when I was one year old, my family immigrated to the United States. It took three decades, but I finally made itContinue reading “RRB in the Philippines | By the Numbers”

Maldives | Diving

Grey reef shark.Kail and I did 10 dives on our recent RRB in the Maldives. We spent a total of seven hours and 59 minutes underwater. Less than a year after receiving our PADI Open Water Diver certification (and about seven months after obtaining our Advanced Open Water Diver certification), we’ve completed 28 dives.

Memorial Day Weekend in Roatán

Paraíso.Kail and I spent Memorial Day weekend in paradise, also known as Roatán, Honduras. Because why wouldn’t we go on vacation a week before we’re scheduled to depart El Salvador? We had already visited one of Honduras’s Bay Islands, Utila, a couple weeks before, and I was excited to see what Roatán has to offer. The answer: A lot.