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”
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”
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.
Kail and I recently returned from our second (of three) regional rest breaks (RRB). Where were we? Paradise. Otherwise known as the Maldives. The Maldives are an island nation on the Indian Ocean comprised of 26 atolls, ring-shaped chains of islands/reefs.
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.
It’s always hard to pick favorites when it comes to vacations. But I can say that one of the highlights from our trip to Hawaii was snorkeling for the first — and second! — times.