The vagabond life--who hasn't dreamt of living one? Being on the road with nary a responsibility except to oneself, chalking up a different experience each day, getting to meet a variety of people, getting to know oneself deeper. What's not to love?
For those who are planning to travel but haven't yet decided where to go, here are some stories that will inform, inspire and prod you:
10 Survival Tips for Summer Travel in Europe by Cherie Querol-Moreno is a must-read for those heading to the Old World;
Seattle to Fairbanks and Back, in 9 Days by Noni Mendoza talks about a daredevil road trip by two seniors in their 70s who just had to complete their bucket list;
Revisiting El Nido by Criselda Yabes reveals a less-touristy but nonetheless spectacular side to this highly popular travel destination;
Come Join Me in Portugal is a Read Again by Tiago Gutierrez Marques who wrote lovingly of his homeland;
Viña del Mar by Migs Bassig is a deeply personal narrative about being in Chile.
And then as first-time contributor Dayumman Marie Ngoddo writes, there's nothing like travel to make one appreciate the delight and comfort of Home, Sweet Home.
Safe travels everyone.
For those aching for some comfort food, Rene Astudillo's recipe for Fish Tocino is our Happy Home Cook feature this week.
Filipino-Canadian singer/comedian Mikey Bustos returns with our Video of the Week, a very funny and clever parody of Meghan Trainor's hit "No," which becomes, in Mikey creative mind, a statement on what makes a Filipino.