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Should You Travel Now?

Should You Travel Now?

By Mhegan Lee Aug 30, 2021

With more people getting vaccinated things were looking up that a safer new normal may just be around the corner. That maybe it is time to start planning a trip overseas. But the emergence of new COVID-19 variants like Delta, which is more contagious than the earlier variants, could put vacation plans on hold again. If you are thinking of traveling abroad for vacation, here are some things to consider before you go.   


Traveling to Japan in a Pandemic

Traveling to Japan in a Pandemic

By J Lerin Aug 27, 2021

I traveled to Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games - one year after it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Japan is still closed to tourists and business travelers. And Tokyo was still in a state of emergency around the time I arrived there. It was my first trip since 2019.


5 Vegan Apps on our Good-To-Have List

5 Vegan Apps on our Good-To-Have List

By Tina Chau Apr 5, 2021

Many of us may not be planning any international travel soon. But that does not mean we cannot enjoy all things vegan, connect with people, and be a part of a community. Here are 5 vegan apps that help us do all that and more.


5 Spring destinations on our travel wish list

5 Spring destinations on our travel wish list

By Mhegan Lee Mar 19, 2021

Spring begins this Saturday, March 20th. It is a poignant time after the life-changing year we had. The COVID-19 pandemic is still here but we have come a long way in dealing with it -- from doing the health and safety measures to seeing the roll-out of vaccines, there is much to be hopeful for. Choosing to stay "stuck" at home this season does not stop us from thinking about the beautiful spring destinations to visit someday. And here are just some of them in no particular order.


10 Things I Miss About Traveling

10 Things I Miss About Traveling

By J Lerin Feb 28, 2021

As the big pause in travel continues, I find myself straddling that line between restlessness and settling in. Looking back, 2019 was when I traveled more than I did in the past. And 2020 was looking like another year of traveling. Until COVID-19 happened. After over a year of being grounded, here are some of the things I miss most about traveling.


Why we need to spend more time in green spaces during a pandemic

Why we need to spend more time in green spaces during a pandemic

By Tina Chau Feb 16, 2021

Life for many of us since the pandemic started has been about adjusting to traveling restrictions, working from home, sheltering in place, and physical distancing. While things have been getting better, we still find ourselves cautiously navigating a different normal in our daily life. International travel may not be high on our list of priorities at this time, but some of us are probably yearning to be out and about. And there's nothing like getting closer to nature at this time to keep our balance.


QuarantineEats: Vegan Food Finds While in Lockdown

QuarantineEats: Vegan Food Finds While in Lockdown

By Lei Nirel Jan 19, 2021

Lockdowns in the Philippines started at midnight on March 15, 2020 in Metro Manila. Other cities across the country followed soon after. Davao City implemented its community quarantine beginning April 4th last year. And since then, life has not reverted to pre-corona days. Life in lockdown continues. Eating out seems like a distant memory to me now. But spending most of my time at home led to some delicious discoveries. 


3 New Year resolutions for 2021

3 New Year resolutions for 2021

By Mhegan Lee Dec 30, 2020

If there's one thing that everyone can probably agree on it would be this: 2020 has been a year unlike any other. But here we are about to welcome a new one on a hopeful note. It may still seem uncertain when this COVID-19 pandemic will be over. And yet there is this budding hope for a better year.