Leisurely day in Placencia, Belize

Here is a gem of an island tucked in eastern coast of Central America and bounded by the Caribbean sea on one side called Placencia. Placencia, a once-sleepy fishing village that has turned into a popular tourist attraction is about 35 minutes away from Belize City by air, or about four or five hours by land…

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Visiting a Bahamas fort

The historical Fort Charlotte in Nassau is what I always envisioned forts should be—an imposing structure located on top of a hill surrounded by a moat, with thick walls and dungeons with a draw bridge, except that the moat is dry. You can walk all around it. Fort Charlotte, a British colonial era fortress, is…

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Twin peaks of Saint Lucia

    THE famous twin peaks of Saint Lucia—the Piton mountains is the first landmark you can see when you approach the Castries port in this eastern Caribbean island. I was excited to finally check off this island from my bucket list after I joined a group tour a few months ago. Fast forward, we…

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Diving off at Taga Beach

TINIAN—The beach area is just actually a small cove hidden from sight by huge boulders beneath the view deck, but Taga Beach is one of the most popular beaches on Tinian. Located just a stone’s throw away from the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino, Taga Beach is an all-season favorite destination for kids and adults,…

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Conquering the Forbidden (Island)

Way out on the east coast of the island beyond the jungles and rugged terrains of Kagman, Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands  juts out a small piece of rock that has continued to lure even the non-adventurous to try the tricky trails and conquer the forbidden. This small spectacular plateau called Forbidden Island looks…

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Cruisin in the rain around Honolulu

WHEN you are visiting Honolulu, Hawaii briefly and the skies welcome you with torrential rains, don’t despair. Rain is not a hindrance to enjoy a scenic albeit wet drive around the best parts of Honolulu and count on leaving the island with hundreds of photos captured during a rainy drive. I was all set to…

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Footnotes from Tokyo

THE long walk through endless halls from the arrival area at Guam Airport to Gate 8 where we were scheduled to board the Continental Airlines to Narita Airport a couple of weeks ago should have been an omen of more walks and feet blisters to come. I was with Jinky Kintaro, one of the members…

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Tinian blow hole

I finally had the chance to visit the famous Blow Hole located at the Northeast part of Tinian, on the Pacific Ocean side last Sunday. This is one place I had always wanted to visit but never got the chance to do so, and i have Kiri Jackson, Tinian Dynasty’s casino marketing and promotions to…

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