How to get a tourist Pass & routine for ILOCOS & PANGASINAN via Tara Na!

2021 • 5 • 29

The Ilocos region is slowly reviving tourism as well as has reopened its provinces — Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union as well as Pangasinan — to tourists. However, since the pandemic is still around, specific security regulations as well as health and wellness protocols are still in place.

Among the necessary steps to take prior to the trip is arranging a visit. You must be able to do this at least 5 working days prior to your meant travel date. approval of tourist Passes are processed within 48 hours.

In this publish is the step-by-step guide on exactly how you can do that. before you might routine a visit, you requirement to indication up for a TARA NA! account first. Here’s how:


How to produce a TARA NA! Account1. Prepare the complying with identification documents.
2. go to the Tara Na! VISITA website.
3. fill out the registration form.
4. upload your IDs.
5. evaluation all details.
6. download your QR Code.

How to routine a Visit1. indication in to your Tara Na! account.
2. apply for a tourist Pass.
3. choose your destination.
4. go into your origin.
5. go into your function as well as travel dates.
6. upload needed documents.

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How to produce a TARA NA! Account

1. Prepare the complying with identification documents.

Profile Picture

Valid government ID (with photo)

Selfie of you holding your valid ID

Note: Make sure that the data size of your pictures are 4MB or less.

2. go to the Tara Na! VISITA website.

Log on to as well as click REGISTER.

3. fill out the registration form.

Enter your birth date as well as click CONTINUE.

Enter your very first Name, Last Name, email address, as well as password then, click indication UP.

Fill out the details of your personal information then, click save & CONTINUE.

Enter your present address as well as click save & CONTINUE.

4. upload your IDs.

Choose which type of ID you have as well as type in your ID number.

Upload your identification proof: profile picture, valid government ID, as well as Selfie holding your ID.

Click save & CONTINUE.

5. evaluation all details.

Make sure they are correct. If whatever is accurate, click FINISH.

6. download your QR Code.

You will requirement this on your visit. Then, click proceed to Tara Na!

How to routine a Visit

1. indication in to your Tara Na! account.

You may avoid this step if you’ve recently produced an account. If you don’t have an account yet, comply with the steps above.

2. apply for a tourist Pass.

On your dashboard, go to tourist PASS APPLICATIONS as well as click apply FOR A tourist PASS to routine your visit.

3. choose your destination.

You have four options: LA UNION, PANGASINAN, ILOCOS NORTE, as well as ILOCOS SUR. just pick the destination you want to visit.

4. go into your origin.

You’ll be requested the complying with information:



city or municipality


Click NEXT.

5. go into your function as well as travel dates.

You requirement to state the specific area (city or municipality) you plan to visit.

Select your date of arrival as well as departure. Your travel pass will only be valid within these dates. If you’re going on a day trip, tick the DAY trip box.

Select your travel purpose. If you’re traveling for leisure, select Tourist.

Confirm your travel details. If whatever is in order, tap submit APPLICATION.

6. upload needed documents.

Once your application is submitted, you may upload the requirements. You may do this now if you have them ready, however you may likewise select to do it later.

The listing of demands vary depending upon your specific destination as well as your origin, so it will be difficult to listing them all down here.

If you want to have an concept what extra documents may be needed, you may inspect via S-PASS.PH website. just browse for the province as well as then the specific destination. then click on view DETAILS. The updated listing of demands will be provided on the next page.

That’s it! travel risk-free as well as enjoy your trip!

Published: 29 may 2021

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AQUARIA WATER PARK, BATANGAS travel guide + requirements

located in Barangay Sta. Ana in the municipality of Calatagan, Aquaria Water Park is part of Calatagan South beach (CaSoBe), a huge seaside residential and resort community that is continually being developed by Landco. It is a full-service resort with rooms, cabanas, and three dining places. It also has swimming pools with varying depths and features a thrilling water slide. Although it bears “water park” in its name, don’t expect a terrific variety in the slides. think of it as a a lot more exciting family resort.

While it has an exciting water slide and several swimming pools, the resort lies along the beach, so you can also take pleasure in the company of nature as you laze on the supple, cream-colored sand and enjoy the stunning sunset.

It is now operating, yes, but because the COVID-19 danger is still present in the Philippines, there are safety protocols to be followed to make sure the safety of everyone — including both the guests and the staff.

For those planning to check out soon, here are the things you need to know before you go.


Who are allowed to visit?
Do we need to make a reservation?
How to Book
Aquaria Water Park travel Requirements
Is there a checkpoint going to Calatagan?
How to get to Aquaria Water Park from ManilaBy private Car
By Public Transportation

New normal Admission Procedure
Operating Days and Hours
Day excursion vs Overnight Stay
Day excursion RatesEntrance Fee
Hut & Table Rentals

Overnight RatesCocoons at CaSoBe
Crusoe Cabins

Things to Do at Aquaria Water ParkHighlight Attractions
Other Activities
Other resort Amenities

Where to Eat
Rules and Regulations
Other ideas for the poor Traveler
Frequently Asked Questions
Aquaria Water Park contact Details
Calatagan emergency Hotline and contact Numbers
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Who are allowed to visit?

As of November 2021, Aquaria Water Park welcomes guests of ALL AGES!

But note that it can only accept those from GCQ and MGCQ areas with Alert level 1-3.

Do we need to make a reservation?

Aquaria Water Park accepts both overnight and day excursion guests. However, as of writing, WALK-IN guests ARE NOT YET permitted in any Calatagan resort. This is mandated by the local government of Calatagan.

All resorts are required to forward a list of guest arrivals to the local government a day before to allow entry of tourists into Calatagan.

If you want to book through an online booking platform such as Klook, you might also score a discount. Make sure you contact the management to inform them of your booking. show your booking voucher, so the management can confirm your reservation. safe the other requirements as well. check the previous section for the needed travel documents.

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How to Book

Guests need to reserve or book their check out in advance. You may do so through any of the following:

If you wish to check out on a DAY TRIP, you may book by means of Klook.

If you plan to stay at CRUSOE CABINS, book by means of Agoda or this website.

If you plan to stay at COCOONS AT CASOBE, book by means of Agoda or this website.

You may also email the following:

Day Trip:
Cocoons at CaSoBe:
Crusoe Cabins:

Then do the following:

Contact Aquaria Water Park. You may email them through the corresponding emails above. If you booked by means of their web site or third-party site, send them a copy of your booking. If you haven’t booked yet, then inquire for availability first and supply the total headcount, your choice of lodging (if any), and the date of your visit. Bookings done by means of the official web site can be paid by credit scores card transaction. Otherwise, you can pay through bank transfers and then send a copy of the deposit slip through email.

Save and print a copy of the booking voucher or confirmation letter. You’ll be presenting on the day of your trip. Make sure you have two (2) hard copies of the confirmation letter. One will be handed over at the checkpoint.

Complete all the requirements. The resort staff will also tell you all the requirements that you need to have prior to your trip. Make sure that you safe all the needed papers for your trip.

Have all the requirements ready for checking on the day of your check out or check-in date. There’s a representative per resort at the checkpoint. They will check your papers and your name on the resort’s guest list.

Aquaria Water Park travel Requirements

As of November 2021, here are the requirements when traveling to Aquaria Water Park:

Confirmed Reservation. This can be your confirmation Letter or Booking Voucher. This will serve as proof of your booking or reservation.

Travel Coordination permit (TCP) through S-Pass. Calatagan is a restricted municipality in Batangas requiring TCP by means of S-Pass account. If you don’t have an S-Pass account yet, here’s how to register: how to get S-Pass: travel Coordination permit (TCP).

For guests 18 years old and above, a vaccination card for fully vaccinated guests or an RT-PCR or Antigen negative test result for unvaccinated guests. For vaccinated guests, at least 14 days have passed after your second dose before the arrival date. For unvaccinated guests, the negative test result need to be within 72 hours before the arrival date.

For guests 11 years old and below, bring a copy of the birth certificate. The birth certificate shall be presented instead of the S-Pass travel permit. The accompanying guardian need to complete all the requirements.

For guests 12-18 years old, negative RT-PCR (swab or saliva) test result, 72 hours before arrival date OR negative Antigen test result, 24 hours before arrival date. This is for those who are not yet fully vaccinated. The result need to be done or certified by a DOH-accredited test center.

Valid Government-Issued IDs


Make sure to bring two (2) hard copies of the documents. The officer-in-charge/an Aquaria staff will ask for a copy at the checkpoint. The other one will be presented at the resort’s registration counter.

When publishing your requirements for S-Pass TCP, you can publish the vaccine card if fully vaccinated in the “RT-PCR negative result or Equivalent” section. You may publish a copy of your booking confirmation voucher/receipt in the “Other Documents” section.

Still following the guidelines of A.O. No. 2020-006-C, guests need to come from CALABARZON or NCR regions and need to stick to the “point to point” travel between the two regions.

These restrictions are subject to change based on the prevailing local government policies.

Is there a checkpoint going to Calatagan?

Yes, usually.

“Usually” because we’ve been to Calatagan a few times this year and there was always a checkpoint each time, except on our recent trip. We asked the Aquaria staff why we didn’t encounter any checkpoint this time around and we were told that it has considering that become occasional. That said, visitors are still required to bring a copy of their S-Pass TCP and all the other requirements because you’ll never know when the checkpoint will be there and because it’s the ideal thing to do.

How to get to Aquaria Water Park from Manila

Aquaria Water Park is located in Barangay Sta. Ana on the western coast of Calatagan in Batangas. coming from Manila, the travel time is three to four hours, depending on the traffic conditions.

By private Car

Traveling by means of private automobile is the safest option these days. going to Calatagan from Manila, the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is the fastest route. another route is by means of Aguinaldo Highway. Whichever route you choose, road tripping is now much easier when you seek advice from Waze or Google Maps for direction.

From SLEX, you can either take Santa Rosa exit or Mamplasan Exit. The latter is a faster route with the launching of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX). ready your Autosweep and EasyTrip (if taking CALAX).

Whatever route you take, you will be driving along Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road. continue driving until you reach Tagaytay Rotonda.

Continue driving along Tagaytay-Nasugbu Road. You will reach the Batangas-Cavite boundary, driving past the arc with a “Welcome to Nasugbu” greeting.

Take a ideal turn when you reach the Palico Rotonda or junction. The landmarks are Jollibee and Caltex.

Continue driving along Palico-Nasugbu highway until you reach the Lian-Nasugbu Intersection / Rotonda. Your landmarks are Shakey’s and shell gasoline station.

Take the Calatagan-Lian Highway, passing through Lian town proper. There may be a checkpoint upon entry to Lian so make sure you have the requirements and tell the staff that you’re bound for Calatagan. continue driving until you reach the boundary of Calatagan and Lian.

You will reach the checkpoint where you need to present the travel requirements. See the previous section for the new normal entry/travel process.

When you are already cleared, continue driving through Calatagan town proper. You will pass by Lago de Oro. follow the signs.

Continue driving passing by Stilts. shortly after, you will see the CaSoBe entrance to your right.

Alternative Route: another route from SLEX is to continue driving to star Tollway then take Batangas City Exit. then drive through the towns of Bauan, Lemery, Calaca, and Balayan to reach Calatagan.

By Public Transportation

Make your way to DLTBCo Buendia Bus Terminal, located just next to the LRT Gil Puyat Station.

Board the bus bound for Calatagan. P180-200. get off at Calatagan town Proper.

Hail a tricycle to Stilts. Fare: P200-250.

Pre-pandemic, there was a Calatagan Van terminal in Pasay City. It’s located along P. Zamora street between Kabayan hotel and Metropoint Mall. This is the point where MRT trains terminate at Taft station along EDSA. but we’re not sure if this van service remains operational.

New normal Admission Procedure

The team had recently been to Aquaria (November 2021). Here’s our entry process experience:

At the gate, the guard will ask you about your service and your booking confirmation.

There’s a staff member who will assist you at the vehicle parking lot, guiding you to the registration area.

From the vehicle parking lot, you will go through the foot bath or foot sanitation area.

After that, you will be asked to wash your hand inside the restroom. One person at a time.

After washing your hands, you will be asked to sanitize your hands with alcohol when you exit the restroom.

You will then be led to the registration counter. There are significant floor markings and signs reminding you of the health and safety protocols.

Before you technique the registration counter, you have to go through thermal scanning to check your temperature.

Check in and register. You will find different QR Codes there. These are for the following:
– Registration Form
– Waiver
– health declaration Form

You can also accomplish the first two forms online prior to your arrival.

Pay the ecological fee. It costs P30 per person. This is government-mandated.

Welcome and enjoy! Don’t forget to observe social distancing and other safety protocols.

Operating Days and Hours

Office Hours
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday (except holidays and with 1-hour lunch break)

Resort Hours
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday – Sunday



The aqua park conducts weekly maintenance that prompts the management to close the park for one whole day (Tuesday) every week.

For those staying overnight, no swimming at the beach beyond 6:00 PM. a lot of pools are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM only, but there’s one that remains open until 8:00 PM.

For group package or events, check the official web site or contact the management for the available schedule.

There are also dates when the park is closed for private events, weather-related reasons, or maintenance. It’s better to check the official web site or FB page prior to your check out or booking.

Day excursion vs Overnight Stay

Which is better depends on how much time you have, what you want to experience, and what your mode of transportation will be. The place is not too big or complicated and is pretty easy to explore. If you have your own ride, it’s possible to have a grand time even on a day tour.

If you want to explore the water park unhurriedly and you have the budget and the luxury of time, then you may opt to book an overnight stay. This is also a wiser choice if you’re taking the bus + tricycle because public transportation options are still limited due to the pandemic-related restrictions.

Day excursion Rates

Entrance Fee

OFF-PEAK season (July – December)

P400: Adults
P200: children (4ft and below)
FREE: Infants (1 y/o and below)

Weekends, holidays & long Weekends
P600: Adults
P300: children (4ft and below)
FREE: Infants (1 y/o and below)

PEAK season (January – June)

P600: Adults
P300: children (4ft and below)
FREE: Infants (1 y/o and below)

Weekends, holidays & long Weekends
P800: Adults
P400: children (4ft and below)
FREE: Infants (1 y/o and below)


The rates depend on the season. height season rates are different from the lean or off-peak season rates.

The height season period is January to June, while the off-peak season is July to December.

The rates are inclusive of complimentary use of swimming facilities — pool, beach, and shower rooms.

Day trip schedule is from 8:00 AM to 5:30PM only.

The Calatagan Municipality has mandated the collection of P30 per person for the tourism ecological Fee. This is usually paid at the resort either upon check-in or check out.

If you want to book through an online booking platform such as Klook, you might also score a discount. Make sure you contact the management to inform them of your booking. show your booking voucher, so the management can confirm your reservation. safe the other requirements as well. check the previous section for the needed travel documents.


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A Traveller’s guide to discovering Finland

Finland is the easternmost and least known of the Scandinavian countries. There is a argument on whether Finland ought to be considered part of Scandinavia or not, due to historical reasons, but regardless, this country has a lot to offer. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll love Finland!

Unlike its neighbors (Sweden, Norway and Denmark), Finns speak a language of their own, which is completely different from the other Scandinavian languages that all very similar to each other. Finland isn’t a monarchy, is the only Nordic country to use the Euro as a currency, and has its own national airline, Finnair. Culturally, however, it’s very similar to the rest of Scandinavia.

Let’s see why Finland ought to certainly be on your bucket list of Nordic countries to visit!

Ice-skating on the Baltic Sea

Top Sights in Helsinki:

Temppeliaukion Kirkko (Rock Church) and chapel of Silence

Art Nouveau buildings scattered all over the city center

Ateljee Bar (360-degree views of the city)

Suomenlinna Sea Fortress

Seurasaari Island

Puu-Käpylä (typical colorful old wooden houses)

Torkkelinmäki in Kallio

Most visitors arrive to Finland through Helsinki, the capital city on the south coast. allow a few days to visit this beautiful city and some of its very special attractions. Helsinki’s city center is small enough to explore on foot (some people say Helsinki is neither a town nor a city). wander the historical neighborhoods of Eira, Ullanlinna, Punavuori, Kamppi, Töölö, Kruununhaka and Katajanokka to delight in colorful Art Nouveau style houses and their many unique details.

In Töölö have a closer look at the interesting rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko), carved inside the granite and with outstanding acoustical features. Then, get inside the interesting wooden chapel of Silence in the middle of Kamppi’s hustle and bustle. In Katajanokka, spot the huge ice-breakers waiting for the winter season to come (if you are going to in summertime).

Rock Church (Temppeliaukion kirkko)
Have afternoon coffee with a generous Finnish pastry at Café Ursula on the seashore in Ullanlinna, contemplating the big ferry-boats cruising the Baltic Sea in front of you.

Helsinki also offers great opportunities to experience new Nordic cuisine, with four Michelin-starred restaurants and dozens of small intimate restaurants. one of my favorites is Kuurna, in Kruununhaka.

When the sun begins to set, head to Ateljee Bar on top of hotel Torni for stunning 360-degree views of the city. To reach further districts, public transport is very efficient with trams, buses, ferries and the world’s northernmost metro line.

The Suomenlinna sea fortress, which is a UNESCO world Heritage Site, is a must-see, and is 15 minutes away from the city center by ferry. The open-air (and free) museum on the very green Seurasaari island next to the President’s official residence is good to visit – you’ll find lots of locals here. It can be reached by bus (line 24) and a long wooden bridge.

You ought to also catch a tram (line 1) to the old wooden neighborhood of Puu-Käpylä. Hipsters will head to Kallio (metro station Hakaniemi) with its various bars, pubs and a very laid-back atmosphere. In the middle of Kallio, don’t miss the hidden gem of Torkkelinmäki.

Helsinki from Torni’s Ateljee Bar
Southern Finland

Top Sights in southern Finland:

Tampere (Finland’s second most significant city)

Turku (Finland’s third most significant city)

Glass-blowing in Iittala

Old Porvoo

The region around Helsinki is Finland’s most populated one, home to the country’s three most significant cities: Helsinki and its suburbs, Tampere and Turku. The climate is relatively mild for the latitude, with warm summers (around 20 °C) and a lot of light from may to August. The winters are rather cold with temperatures between +5 °C and -20°C, and very little light especially in November and December when the permanent snow cover hasn’t usually settled yet.

Summer is by far the best season to visit, top season being July. For a different experience, come in the middle of the winter season (mid-January to late February) when weather is typically at its coldest with beautiful snowy days and much more sunshine than in early winter.

Turku and Tampere are each worth a one-day trip and easily reached by fast train (Pendolino) or by car through a freeway ride of roughly 2 hours for both cities. Turku is west from Helsinki and Tampere is northwest.

Turku has a good European vibe around the Aurajoki river (it was Finland’s capital until 1812), whereas Tampere is an old industrial city with beautiful factories made of red brick. Don’t miss the rotating restaurant in Näsinneula and the lovely district of Piispala.

On your way to Tampere, stop at Iittala factory to see some real glass-blowers at work. Make sure to check the opening hours on Iittala’s site as they have a summer break during which the factory is shut down.

Closer to Helsinki, just a half an hour by car to the east, is old Porvoo, a must-see. This is one of Finland’s very few old wooden towns that survived wars and fires, with the oldest houses dating back from the late 1700s.

Porvoo in winter

Western Finland

Top Sights in Western Finland:

Åland islands

Archipelago ring Road

Old Rauma

Yyteri beach

This less went to region has many interesting places to go and is home to one of the world’s many special archipelagos, with much more than 40,000 islands and islets!

Take a big ferry-boat from Turku to Mariehamn in the Åland islands where people speak Swedish even though the islands are part of Finland. due to historical reasons, Swedish is Finland’s second official language, with roughly 5% of the country’s population using it as their main language.

The best way to discover Åland’s main islands is by bike. another way to experience the Finnish Archipelago is to circle the Archipelago ring road (Saariston rengastie), starting from Turku for example. You can do it by car or by bike if you have enough time.

Hopping from island to island is easy with totally free ferries that are part of the national road system. In Western Finland you can also visit old Rauma, a UNESCO world Heritage Site, similar to old Porvoo but a bit bigger. I tend to choose old Porvoo though, as its hilly configuration gives a better overall picture of the place and is much simpler to get to for many visitors.

If you are in the region, continue north to Yyteri beach near Pori. This remote and large sandy beach with its grassy dunes is Finland’s many beautiful beach.

The Finnish Archipelago from above
Eastern Finland

Top Sights in Eastern Finland:



The Forests and the Lakes

This may be the region that better describes what Finland is all about: unlimited forests and lakes! There are much more than 180,000 lakes spread all over Finland, with the majority of them located in the eastern part of the country.

Rent a conventional wooden cabin somewhere in the woods and delight in a wood-heated sauna, grilling sausages, drinking Finnish beer, fishing, bird spotting, berry picking and viewing unlimited sunsets. In the wintertime, one of the best things to do is to see the amazing northern Lights. Click here for some travel suggestions to make your northern Lights experience much more enjoyable.

In Finland there is a law called jokamiehenoikeudet, which implies anybody has the best to wander the forests and pick food that grows there, which is mostly billberries, huckleberries and delicious mushrooms.

For a posher cultural experience, book tickets (well in advance) to Savonlinna’s opera festival taking place each summer in a massive fortress built in 1475. even more east you can also drive to Koli, which has breathtaking scenery on top of mount Koli, and to the EU’s easternmost point on the Russian border, where you can see Russia on the other side of the lake.

Northern Finland (Lapland)

Top sights:

Kilpisjärvi area (Mount Saana)

Tankavaara Gold village (experience some real gold panning)

Saariselkä (360-degree views of the wild immensity around)

Rovaniemi (Arktikum museum and Santa Claus Village)

Glass igloos in Kakslauttanen or ice hotel in Kittilä (if you can afford them…)

Kevo Canyon (a 65 km long trek in the remote wilderness)

Hikes in the numerous national parks (Pallastunturi and Urho Kekkonen are my favorites)

Visiting Finland’s northernmost and vastest region is an experience of its own, with numerous tourists tending to visit Finland or Lapland (which stretches out across Finland, Sweden and Norway as well). the best way to travel here is to rent a car from Helsinki and discover the whole country at your own pace, including Lapland.

The fastest route from Helsinki to Rovaniemi takes approximately 10 hours to drive. In winter season it’s more suitable to take the train or a plane (in addition to Rovaniemi, you can fly directly to Ivalo and Kittilä).

Nature lovers will head to Lapland’s numerous national parks for unforgettable treks in the wilderness. There are trails of all possible lengths and for all levels of fitness – from a few hours’ walks to multiple day, overnight treks.

Cross-country skiing can be done anywhere and there are also ski stations for alpine skiing. But, don’t expect the feeling of high mountains like in the Alps, as Lapland is much flatter. Lapland also is the ideal destination for kids, with Santa, the reindeer, the huskies, the snow, the igloos…it really has it all.

For much more details have a look at my short article about Lapland.

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Posted: 4/17/22 | April 17th, 2022

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25 LA UNION vacationer spots & things to Do 2022

Hailed as the Surfing capital of the North, La Union takes pride in its monster swells that hug its shores for a lot of of the year. along with Siargao and Baler, “Elyu”, as regulars fondly call it, completes the holy trinity of Philippine surfing. The province’s track record as a wave rider’s playground has been well documented on various publications; it’s pretty much common knowledge.

But there is so much a lot more to La Union than its waves. Sprinkled throughout the province are a diverse set of attractions that have been mainly overlooked. From historic manmade sites like Baluarte enjoy Tower and Pindangan Ruins to other natural wonders like Tangadan Falls and Immuki Island, here are other noteworthy places to check out and things to do that will make you fall in love even deeper with La Union.

Note: travel policies and opening hours typically change, so please check the official web sites or Facebook pages for the current announcements first before going.


BEST vacationer spots IN LA UNIONUrbiztondo Surfing
San Juan Food Trip
Tangadan Falls
Immuki Island
Bauang Grape Farms

SAN JUAN vacationer SpotsUrbiztondo beach & Sunset
Lotus Valley Farm
CURMA Center

SAN FERNANDO vacationer SpotsMa Cho Temple
Filipino-Chinese friendship Pagoda
Pindangan Ruins
Halo-halo de Iloko
Christ the Redeemer Statue
Thunderbird Poro point Resort
Poro point Lighthouse

NORTHERN LA UNION vacationer SpotsParaoir Manmade Forest
Nalvo Pebble Beach
Baluarte Watchtower
Bahay na Bato
Bato de Luna
Darigayos Beach

SOUTHERN LA UNION vacationer SpotsCiano Umok Gallery & cafe Ilocano
Agoo Eco fun World
Agoo Basilica
PUGAD Pugo Adventure

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BEST vacationer spots IN LA UNION

Urbiztondo Surfing

Okay, let’s get this out of the way first considering that it would be a severe crime to not include surfing in this list.

The best time to surf is from July to March. Whether you’re a seasoned rider, an ecstatic beginner or simply a spectator, surfing is inescapable here. Surfboard rentals and surfing lessons are everywhere. rates vary depending on the season (peak and off-peak).

Surfing Lesson Rates: P350-500 (1 hour, with surfboard and instructors); P200-250 (surfboard rental only).

Surfing Season: July to October (South Swell); November to March (North Swell)

San Juan Food Trip

For non-surfers, San Juan uses another type of trip — the delicious kind! The food here is enough to compel us to check out La Union again and again. The food scene here is alive and kicking. There’s just a lot to discover and there’s always something new. whenever we visit, we try many joints and yet it always seems like we’re barely scratching the surface. but it’s fine because it indicates that we have a lot more reasons to check out again.

Whether you are on a budget or in the mood to splurge, San Juan has a lot to offer. Our favorites so far are the following:

MASA Bakehouse – try their shakshouka and Manong Benny (Eggs Benedict)

Gefseis Greek Grill – chicken souvlaki and moussaka

Mad Monkeys – smoky BBQ bacon burger

Tagpuan – goto and lugaw

Dampa sa San Juan –

Sabong chicken – honey bagoong fried chicken

Kabsat – beef kare-kare and shrimp in crab fat

Nak Nak – crispy pork kare-kare and beef sisig

Makai Bowls – surfer’s bowl

Aside from the restaurants, San Juan also harbors cafés where you can just take pleasure in a cup of your favorite coffee concoction while chilling and vibing with your friends! There are exceptional homegrown coffee shops using local coffee blends and other beverages. We’ve tried the offerings El Union Coffee and clean beach Coffee.

We’ll be publishing a separate post about the various food places around San Juan soon, so enjoy out for that.

Tangadan Falls

Nestled in the mountainous area of San Gabriel, Tangadan Falls is probably the most popular of the lots of cascades in the province. Baroro River flows down two tiers, each with its own natural pool. The whole place is surrounded by smooth limestone cliffs and peppered with boulders.

During the rainy season, the lower tier produces twin cascades. The cold water is refreshing after the 15-minute trek down from the jump-off point. If you are not a confident swimmer, you can rent a life vest or just swim in the shallow parts. avoid the mossy rocks because they are very slippery, but if you cant help it, be extra careful. For the adventurous, you can go cliff jumping!

The way back to the jump-off point entails ascending trails and taking many concrete steps. Although there are rest stops, it might still be challenging for seniors and those with mobility problems.

No excursion guide, no entry policy. You also need to present the official receipt (OR) issued by the Municipal Treasury office before you can enter Tangadan Falls vicinity. The office is located beside the San Gabriel police Station.

Location: Barangay Amontoc, San Gabriel, La Union
Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Daily)
Fees: P30/head (Environmental Fee); P500 (Guide Fee)
Habal-Habal Fare: P300/head (Roundtrip, Municipal Treasury office – Tangadan Falls Trailhead)

Immuki Island

Accessible after a 30-minute drive from San Juan, Immuki Island is best for those who are trying to find new adventures in La Union. Off the coast of Barangay Paraoir, it is a rocky paradise adorned with mangroves and carved with three picturesque lagoons.

The lagoons have consistent and clear but deep waters, best for swimming and cliff diving. You can even see fish swimming! However, note that there are shallow areas and there are also deep areas. The deep parts of the lagoons range from eight (8) to twelve (12) feet in depth. Moreover, put on protective footwear like aqua shoes because the rocks and corals are sharp.

To access Immuki Island, you need to register at the barangay hall. There’s a designated vehicle parking lot if you are bringing your car. From here, there are two ways of reaching the island — by treading the waters during low tide and by riding a balsa during high tide. Barangay Paraoir boasts an abundance of sea urchins, so you might spot some on the way to the island.

You cannot bring food and drinks to the island, but you can use one of the cottages along the beach if you are planning to have your lunch there. There are shops, showers and changing cubicles, but they are very basic. Bring your own toiletries and towels too.

Location: Barangay Paraoir, Balaoan, La Union
Visiting Hours: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Daily)
Fees: P20/head (Environmental Fee); P250 (Balsa Rental, good for 5-7 pax); P10 (Shower Fee); Donation-Type (Cottage)

Bauang Grape Farms

The town of Bauang boasts hectare upon hectare of vineyards and grape farms. Overshadowed by the beaches and waves of the neighboring towns, the grape-picking activity in Bauang is certainly an underrated attraction in the province. but timing is everything here because grapes are seasonal. thankfully for us, we checked out in March, just in time for the grape-picking season!

Along the long stretch of MacArthur Highway, from TPLEX going to San Fernando and San Juan, we observed several people with posters that read: “Grape Picking” or “Grape Farm/Grape Picking”. We didn’t know whether or not they are legit, so we went straight to Lomboy Grape Farm‘s Uvas Café and inquired there. We chose it because the founder of Lomboy farm is the pioneer of grape farming in the region, credited for introducing the industry to La Union.

After registering, we were led to the partner grape farm (Danny Ancheta’s Grapes Farm). The team actually took pleasure in our time picking grapes and sampling local grape wine, fruit wine, and natural fruit juice concentrate — Mangosteen, Blueberry, and Guyabano.

Best Grape-Picking Months: March to may (Dry Season)
Fees: P25/head (Registration/Entrance Fee); P350/kilo (Grape picking Activity); P25 (Parking Fee)
Established Grape Farms: Lomboy Grape Farms, Gapuz Grapes Farm, Danny Ancheta’s Grapes Farm, Manguerra Grapes Farm, Calica Grapes Farm, Acosta Grapes Farm, and others

SAN JUAN vacationer Spots

Urbiztondo beach & Sunset

This is where it all started! a lot more than half of Elyu’s income is generated in San Juan, particularly from the Urbizondo area where accommodations and dining places mushroomed between the 2000s and 2010s. This is La Union’s tourism hub.

From its large bed of sand to its spectacular sunset, you’ll find a lot to take pleasure in here even if you’re not interested in surfing at all. The shore is lined with restaurants and cafes, making it a favorite hangout place for sunbathers, foodies, and sunset lovers. The area is also a popular spot for nightlife and beach parties.

Urbiztondo beach is the best area to stay in La Union because of its proximity to the beach and the highway as well as its large variety of dining options. other attractions in La Union are also easily easily accessible from here. You’ll also find a lot of accommodations here.

If you wish to make Urbiztondo as your base, here are some of your lodging options:

Urbiz garden Bed and Breakfast. FB page.

The escape San Juan. check rates & Availability! ✅

The little Surfmaid Resort. check rates & Availability! ✅

EL Navi Surftown. check rates & Availability! ✅

Costa rental property beach Resort. check rates & Availability! ✅

Surfer’s point Deck. check rates & Availability! ✅

Lotus Valley Farm

NOTE: Lotus Valley farm remains CLOSED, but we’re including it here on this list in case they decide to open. (The management said they would be opening soon when we inquired.)

Are you a lot more of a mountain person? Do you like peace and quiet? Well, you might want to consider staying at Lotus Valley Farm, a sustainable and environment-friendly nature resort tucked away in the mountainous parts of the popular surf town.

It started in 2009 when owners and environment advocates Toby and Marissa Tamayo purchased hectares of land and transformed it into a verdant and flourishing agro-tourism destination. They created a forest paradise with over 20,000 trees of various kinds (narra, antipolo, molave, etc.) and many medicinal, ornamental and edible plants. and in the middle, they built bamboo huts, where guests can spend the night.

It also features a lotus flower plant garden, a stream, and a spring that also helps supply water throughout the barangay. Some parts of this hidden gem are not open to the public because they are home to wild bees, bats, and birds, just to name some. The food options used here are plant-based, farm-to-table types.

Before the pandemic, we had the privilege of touring the farm and experiencing acupuncture detox and sound meditation. We also had a delicious plant-based dinner made from vegetables that were harvested from the farm itself.

Day excursion check outs were allowed pre-pandemic. but staying overnight in their kubo is another experience. No need for air-conditioning and you’ll get to wake up to the sound of the birds! If you are planning to spend a night here (when they reopen), note that cellphone signal is rough, so that indicates away from your gadgets and a lot more time to commune with nature.

If you’re only interested in seeing an expanse of lotus plants, other than Lotus Valley Farm, there are also roadside lotus farms that are publicly easily accessible in La Union like this one:

Photo by Mariah Cruz
There are sunflower farms, too.

Address: Sitio Kasilagan, Dasaya, San Juan, La Union
Contact Details: 0942 366 4519 (Mobile Number)

CURMA Center

If you have a heart for marine life conservation or you are just curious about how you can help secure the environment, you might want to check out SIFCare-CURMA Hatchery in San Juan. CURMA (Coastal Underwater resource management Actions) focuses on the conservation and protection of marine turtles through regular beach patrolling and hatchery management.

Other than that, the organization also partners with other interested parties for coastal clean-ups and pawikan-release events.

The group also conducts information and education campaigns and other advocacies like the “No Plastic” campaign. If you are interested in volunteering or donating, you can check out the headquarters or the official web site to learn more.

Address: SIFCare-CURMA Hatchery, 374 Saint Jude Subdivison, Ili Norte, San Juan, La Union
Contact Details: 0942 366 4519 (Mobile Number); (E-Mail Address); (Official Website)

SAN FERNANDO vacationer Spots

Ma Cho Temple

The Ma Cho temple is an famous cultural landmark in San Fernando. constructed in 1977, this is said to be the first Taoist temple in the Philippines and is dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess Mazu (Ma Cho).

Resting atop a hill, it affords a panoramic view of the San Fernando Harbor and the West Philippine Sea. It features the Altar of the Goddess of Ma Cho, the Altar of Our Heavenly Father, the Statues of the 18 Taoist Disciples, the Majestic Five-Door Gate, the Bamboo Garden, the Lian thing Pagoda, The Goddess of Mercy (Kwan Yen), the Bell and Drum Tower, and its distinguished Spider-Type Dome. The temple is open to both worshipers and non-worshipers.

There’s an annual pilgrimage wherein the image of Ma Cho travels from San Fernando to the Archdiocesan Shrine of Our lady of Caysasay in Taal, Batangas during the 5th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar because lots of followers believe that Ma Cho and Our lady of Caysasay are one and the same.

Address: Ma Cho Temple, Quezon Avenue, San Fernando, La Union
Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Daily). note that the schedule may change, so check the official web site or Facebook page before going.
Entrance Fee: FREE

Filipino-Chinese friendship Pagoda

Also sitting on top of a hill, this friendship Pagoda is a commemoration of the neighborly relations between the Filipinos and the Chinese people. It supplies a picturesque view of the city of San Fernando and the sea beyond.

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21 best things To do in Mykonos, Greece

When it pertains to places to see in Greece, the idyllic island of Mykonos is at the top of a lot of travelers’ lists.

Known for its whitewashed blue-roofed homes, this island has reached worldwide fame and has become a hotspot for jet setters, honeymooners, and party-goers.

There are around 200 islands in the Cyclades, with Mykonos being one of the most popular — for good reason.

There’s something for everyone on Mykonos island and (if you want) it’s absolutely possible to escape the crowds and parties. In fact, on this list of things to do in Mykonos, you’ll only find one party-related item!

The villages across this Cycladic island are a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, which were used as a way to confuse pirates.

Its sensational coastline is best for sipping white wine while taking in the golden sunset, and its rocky landscape and mountainous roads are great for ATV and motorbike trips.

See Also: The utmost Greece travel Guide

In this guide, I’ll cover 21 of the best things to do in Mykonos you won’t want to miss. 

Table of Contents
1. visit the Windmills
2. Day trip to Delos
3. explore little Venice (one of the best things to do in Mykonos!)
4. scuba Dive at Paradise Reef
5. eat the local Cusine 
6. party at Paradise Beach
7. visit the Maritime Museum
8. go on a Bike Tour
9. visit the sensational Beaches
10. Go white wine Tasting 
11. Day trip to Rhenia Island
12. Go Shopping
13. See the Church of Panagia Paraportiani
14. visit the Old Port
15. check Out The Folklore Museum
16. visit Ano Mera Village
17. visit the Monastery of Panagia Tourliani
18. Armenistis Lighthouse
19. Kayak around the Island
20. take pleasure in a Mykonos Sailing Tour
21. Experience summer Festivals
Now You know What To do in Mykonos!

1. visit the Windmills

Sitting on the coast just outside the neighborhood of little Venice in Mykonos town lie these white and brown windmills.

Throughout history, Mykonos was known across Greece for its wheat production. during its height, there were over 20 windmills spread around the island, each one crucial for its production and the island’s economy.

Today there are only seven windmills left, and these remnants of a not-so-distant past have transformed into one of the island’s a lot of famous sites.

The best thing about these windmills is that they are complimentary to visit, are great for photos, and are one of my favorite spots to enjoy the sunset. Click here to find them on the map.

2. Day trip to Delos

This tiny island is not only picturesque but also plays a crucial role in Greek history and mythology. Delos is the “Delphi” of the Cycladic Islands and was a major religious spot in ancient Greece.

On the island shrouded in brush, there is a large palm tree that marks the only fresh water on the island. Plus, this is where the Titan Leto gave birth to Apollo.

Today, there are ruins of various temples scattered around that cover a range of different eras. There’s also a museum that showcases a huge amount of achronological and religious finds.

Personally, my favorite thing to do is to climb to the top of the largest mountain. This short (but intense) hike gives you a spectacular view of every corner of Delos as well as a great view of the Aegean and the nearby islands.

Delos is just a 30-minute ferry ride from Mykonos, making it one of the best day trips you can do. Click here to learn about the highly-rated excursion which includes the ferry, entrance ticket, and guide. 

3. explore little Venice (one of the best things to do in Mykonos!)

The a lot of popular neighborhood on Mykonos is frequently known as little Venice.

Located in the town of Mykonos, what makes little Venice so appealing (besides its beauty) is that there’s something for everyone here.

The area is best for taking photos, enjoying meals at small intimate restaurants (many of which are built in former sea captain’s houses), souvenir shopping, and sipping on drinks at one of the bars.

This picturesque section of the town lies along the southwest part of the harbor and is one of the best places to visit in Mykonos. Click here to find little Venice on the map. 

4. scuba Dive at Paradise Reef

There is much a lot more to the island than rocky hills and white houses.

One of the best things to do in Mykonos for any adventure-seeker is to head underwater at Paradise beach and explore the large variety of plant and marine life.

Divers are treated to up-close views of barracuda, octopus, starfish, sponges, and more.

Mykonos Dive center is a good option and uses lessons that range from beginner to expert.

The prices tend to vary according to the season and type of classes you want, but a fun dive costs around 50 Euro. always do your research before choosing a dive operator.

5. eat the local Cusine 

One aspect that gets lost in Mykonos’s appeal is the local cuisine. dining out here is one of the top foodie activities in Mykonos.

This island has a lot of great restaurants and signature dishes that you have to try. My recommendations is to find a restaurant that merges local delicacies with extraordinary views of the Aegean.

Food is a little a lot more expensive in Mykonos than in less touristy islands like Naxos, Chios, and Kefalonia. However, you can still get a great meal for 10 to 15 Euros.

Eating is one of the top things to do in all of Greece, don’t miss the tasty local cuisine here.

A few of the island’s a lot of essential dishes to try include things like kopanisti, a wonderfully refreshing spicy cheese spread, ksinotiti, the island’s popular sour cheese, and louza, which is thinly sliced spicy pork.

I must also alert you that food the Greeks call “spicy” aren’t actually that hot.

The Greek diet has very little heat. This is great news for people who can’t manage spicy foods, but not so great for those of you who crave some heat (like I do!). 

Other foods to try are refreshing salads, fresh seafood, and honey-soaked baklava for dessert. If you’re a foodie, dining will be one of your much-loved things to do in Mykonos. 

 ☞ SEE ALSO: top 15 things To do in Zakynthos Greece

6. party at Paradise Beach

For those heading to Mykonos for nightlife, the major vacationer spot is Paradise beach.

Spread across the towns and beaches are a variety of bars and nightclubs using drink specials, beach parties, and music.

In the summer months, certain clubs even draw the attention of world-class DJ’s. maybe the best-known club on Paradise beach is Cavo Paradiso which is often packed with thousands of people during the high season.

It must be noted that because of the massive crowds of partiers and music lovers, you must book a table in advance.

This area is popular among backpackers and travelers, but don’t expect a local atmosphere or prices. cocktails cost around 14 Euros (16 USD) while beers will set you back at least 7 Euros (9 USD).

7. visit the Maritime Museum

For thousands of years, the Greeks have had a deep relationship with the sea. even today the country relies heavily on massive ferries to transport goods, services, locals, and tourists around the islands.

One of the best ways to celebrate this history is at the Aegean Maritime Museum.

Here you can see relics and replicas that date back to prehistoric and ancient Greece as well as today’s world. There are fun things to check out, such as maps, coins, and statues.

It is worth a visit to learn a lot more about some of the most quintessential parts of the country’s history. The museum is open from April – October, 7 days a week from 10:30am – 1:00pm and again from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. The entrance fee is €4. Click here to find it on the map.

☞ SEE ALSO: 11 things To do in Corfu You Don’t want to Miss

8. go on a Bike Tour

I always think bikes are one of the best ways to explore a new area, and biking around Mykonos is no different.

Mykonos is a mountainous island, so it is wise to book a excursion that’s familiar with the variety of routes around the island. One company to check out is Yummy Pedals.

They have different routes that cover all skill levels, and you’ll visit some off-the-beaten-track sites, beaches, lookouts, and churches. If you’re wondering what to do in Mykonos to get some exercise, this is a great option.

If you’re trying to find romantic things to do in Mykonos, this bike excursion with a private beach picnic, white wine and candles is a must! 

☞ SEE ALSO: Rhodes Greece – A complete travel Guide

9. visit the sensational Beaches

Greek beaches are beautiful, so it’s no surprise that one of the major appeals of Mykonos is the variety of diverse beaches spread around the island.

Perhaps the most stunning beach is Paraga, which has sensational waters, soft sand, and beachside bars. Sadly, all this appeal comes at a price as it’s one of the most crowded beaches on the island.

Another popular beach is Psarou Beach, which is worth checking out for the light blue water, extraordinary bay, and activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving.

Keep in mind that you will be sharing this beach with a lot of other locals and travelers.

Elia beach is the longest on the island, and less crowded — although it’s popular among surfers and nudists. during the summer the beach draws DJ’s and big parties to Elia. A benefit of going to Elia is that it’s easy to get to by local bus.

If you are traveling with family, then head to Ornos Beach, which is less than two miles south of Mykonos Town. This beach caters to families and has a lot of fresh seafood taverns, and fun excursions in the area.

☞ SEE ALSO: Meteora Monasteries – A guide to Greece’s Mythical Landscape

10. Go white wine Tasting 

If you are a white wine lover like me and are trying to find a special place to stay, look no additionally than Mykonos Vioma organic Farm. This is a haven for standard products such as cheeses, hams, rusks, and of course, wine.

The landscape here is beautiful!

Enjoy fantastic views of the hills and vineyards that surround you. even if you decide to stay somewhere a lot more central on the island, it’s worth traveling here for the white wine tastings.

This farm is an exceptional experience that will only enhance your time on Mykonos. The Vioma organic farm lies just outside the village of Ano Mera.

If you’d rather have transportation and travel plan already sorted out for you, make sure to have a look at this fun, half-day, white wine tasting tour.

11. Day trip to Rhenia Island

Another great way to see a lot more of the area surrounding Mykonos is to embark on a day excursion to Rhenia Island.

The water here is clear and pristine, making it a great place to swim and relax. getting here is a fun-filled day of sailing, meeting new friends, and taking in the appeal of the Cycladic islands.

There are a lot of day excursions that will take you to both Delos and Rhenia, with prices normally costing around $100+. The excursion typically lasts 6-7 hours. Click here to learn more. 

☞ SEE ALSO: weather in Greece – When is the best Time to Visit?

12. Go Shopping

Mykonos isn’t just all about beaches, nightclubs, and windmills. It is also a great shopping destination for those trying to find hand-crafted souvenirs, international brands, and art. the best place for shopping is Matagianni.

This long little alley is lined with both local and luxury shops, as well as cafes and taverns best for grabbing a bite to eat, and a little jolt of caffeine.

While shopping is not up my alley (pun intended) I love this street because it showcases the extraordinary architecture of the Cycladic islands.

13. See the Church of Panagia Paraportiani

While the whitewashed houses of Mykonos are known around the world, maybe the most significant building is the Panagia Paraportiani.

This church located in the Kastro neighborhood is one of the most fantastic churches in the entire world. What makes it so popular is that it’s not just one church.

Actually, it is five small churches built nearly on top of each other across several centuries.

In fact, the Panagia Paraportiani isn’t even the main church but acts like a dome to the other five churches. If you are an Instagrammer, aspiring photographer, or just trying to find a charming view then this is one place on Mykonos that you simply can’t miss.

This local icon is located in Chora (also known as Mykonos Town).

14. visit the Old Port

Another area worth walking around is the old port in Mykonos Town.

What I love about this area is the maze of alleys, friendly locals, and family-run shops. This area was once the major port of the island, but considering that the newer port has opened this section of the city has all but been forgotten.

Now the old port is only reserved for fishermen and smaller boats. It’s a great place to people enjoy and gives you insight into local life away from the touri

HOW travel TAUGHT ME exactly how TO NOT provide A F*CK

Posted: 5/11/17 | may 11th, 2017

I vaguely understood about mark Manson. He was a buddy of friends, a fellow blogger, as well as somebody I understood who composed well-researched (and always a bit controversial) posts.

When he as well as his spouse transferred to NYC, we lastly satisfied in person (I really satisfied his spouse first). We ended up being buddies — we’re both nerds, entrepreneurs, writers, poker players, as well as enthusiasts of whiskey (I even blurbed his book, The subtle Art of Not providing a F*ck, which is a phenomenal book about focusing on what matters).

His book exploded onto the scene, prominent with huge names like Chelsea Handler as well as Chris Hemsworth (aka THOR). mark is a phenomenal writer as well as in this post, he talks about exactly how travel made him the person is today — as well as laid the foundation for the book.

I have vomited in six different countries. That may not be the most savory statistic for a travel article, however when you’re huddled over a drainage ditch, spewing up what for all you understand might have been sautéed rat meat, these moments have a method of staying in your mind.

I keep in mind getting a flat tire in the India as well as the locals being flabbergasted as I altered it myself.

I keep in mind staying up up until 4AM in a hostel arguing with a drunk English youngster who believed 9/11 was a hoax.

I keep in mind an old guy in Ukraine got me drunk on the very best vodka of my life as well as declared he was stationed in a Soviet U-Boat off the coastline of Mississippi in the 1970s (which is most likely untrue, however who knows).

I keep in mind climbing the fantastic wall of China hungover, getting ripped off on a boat trip in Bali (spoiler alert: there was no boat), sneaking my method into a five-star resort on the Dead Sea, as well as the night I satisfied my spouse in a Brazilian night club.

Since selling my ownerships in the autumn of 2009, I keep in mind a great deal of things. I set out with a little suitcase to travel around the world. I had a little Web business, a blog, as well as a dream.

My year (maybe two) long trip turned into seven years (and sixty countries).

With a lot of things in life, you understand precisely what benefits you’re going to get from them. If I go to the gym, I understand I’m going to get stronger and/or lose weight. If I hire a tutor, I understand I’m going to discover a lot more about a certain subject. If I begin a new Netflix series, I understand I’m not going to sleep for the next three days up until I surface it.

But travel is different.

Travel, unlike anything else in life, has the gorgeous capability to provide you benefits you didn’t expect. It doesn’t just show you what you don’t know, it likewise teaches you what you don’t understand you don’t know.

I gained a great deal of incredible experiences from my travels — experiences I expected as well as looked for. I saw extraordinary sites. I discovered about world history as well as foreign cultures. I frequently had a lot more fun than I understood was possible.

But the most crucial impacts of my years of travel are really the benefits that I didn’t even understand I would get as well as the memories I didn’t understand I would have.

For example, I don’t understand the moment I ended up being comfortable being alone. however it occurred somewhere in Europe, most likely in either Germany or Holland.

When I was younger, I would consistently feel as though something was wrong with me if I was by myself for as well long — “Do people not like me? Do I not have any type of friends?” I felt a constant requirement to surround myself with girlfriends as well as friends, to always be at parties, as well as always be in touch. If for some reason I weren’t included in other people’s plans, it was a personal judgment on me as well as my character.

But, by the time I returned to Boston in 2010, that feeling somehow stopped. I don’t understand where or when.

All I understand is I flew house from Portugal after 8 months abroad, sat at home, as well as felt fine.

I don’t keep in mind where I was when I established a sense of patience (probably somewhere in Latin America). I utilized to be the person who would get upset if a bus was late (which frequently occurs in Latin America), or I missed my turn on the highway as well as had to loop back around. Sh*t like that utilized to drive me insane.

Then one day, it just didn’t.

It stopped to be a huge deal. The bus will ultimately come as well as I’ll still get to where I requirement to go. It ended up being remove that my emotional energy was restricted as well as I was much better off saving that energy for moments that mattered.

I don’t recall precisely when I discovered exactly how to reveal my feelings either.

Ask any type of of my girlfriends pre-travels as well as they’ll tell you: I was a closed book. An enigma wrapped in bubble-wrap as well as held together by duct tape (but with an very handsome face).

My issue was that I was terrified to offend people, step on toes, or produce an uneasy situation.

But now? a lot of people comment that I’m so blunt as well as open that it can be jarring. often my spouse jokes that I’m as well honest.

I don’t recall when I ended up being a lot more accepting of people of different walks of life or when I started appreciating my parents or when I discovered exactly how to interact with somebody in spite of neither of us speaking the exact same language.

But all of these happened…somewhere in the world, in some country, with somebody. I don’t have any type of pictures of these moments. I just understand they are there.

Somewhere along the method I ended up being a much better me.

Last year, I composed a book called The subtle Art of Not providing a F*ck: A Counterintuitive technique to Living a great Life. The premise of the book is essentially that all of us have a restricted number of f*cks to provide in our lives, as a result we must be mindful of what we’re selecting to provide a f*ck about.

Looking back, I believe that it was my experience traveling that subtly, without me realizing it, taught me to not provide a f*ck. It taught me to not provide a fu*k about being alone, the bus being late, other people’s plans, or producing an uneasy circumstance or two.

Memories are made of what we provide a f*ck about.

I have all the normal pictures from my travels. Me on the beaches. Me at Carnaval. Me with my friend Brad surfing in Bali. Machu Picchu.

I provided a f*ck about those.

The pictures are great. The memories are great.

But like anything in life, their value fades the additionally eliminated you get from them. just like those moments in high institution that you believe are going to define your life permanently cease to matter a few years into adulthood, those wonderful peaks of travel experience seem to matter less the a lot more time passes.

What seemed life-changing as well as world-shaking at the time now just elicits a smile, some nostalgia as well as perhaps an excited, “Oh yeah! Wow, I was so skinny back then!”

Travel, although a fantastic thing, is just one more thing. It’s not you. It’s something you do. It’s something you experience. It’s something you savor as well as brag about to your buddies down the street.

But it’s not you.

Yet these other, memoryless high qualities — the outgrown personal confidence, the comfort with myself as well as my failings, the higher appreciation for household as well as friends, the capability to depend upon myself — these are the genuine gifts that travel provides you.

And, in spite of the truth that they create no pictures or stories for mixed drink parties, they are the things stay with you forever.

They are your genuine enduring memories…because these things are you.

And they will always be you.

Mark Manson is a blogger, entrepreneur, as well as author of the new York Times Bestseller The subtle Art of Not providing a Fuck: A Counterintuitive technique to Living a great Life. His book is one of the very best books I checked out in 2016 as well as I can’t suggest it enough. It’s well written, funny, self-deprecating, as well as even works in a panda bear! You can checked out a lot more of his work at You can likewise inspect out his a lot more recent 2019 interview about his newest book, whatever is F*cked: A book about Hope.

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