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Scuba Diving In Salang, Malaysia (one for the bucket list!)

False clown fish, Salang, Tioman Island

Ever been scuba diving in clear water surrounded by fish and coral? I never had until a few weeks ago and let me just say IT WAS FRIGGIN’ AMAZING! Easily the best travel decision I’ve made over the last few years (and definitely better than my infamous Tour de Horror project). Fan coral found scuba … Read More

Breathtaking Underwater Photos From Tioman Island, Malaysia

Nudibranch at lunch, Salang, Tioman Island

Over the last decade I’ve traveled to countless exotic destinations famous for their world-renowned scuba diving yet for some strange reason I have never been PADI certified. However all that is about to change next month! Needless to say I am super excited! In a couple weeks I’ll be headed out to Tioman Island, located … Read More

Photo Gallery: An Island Boat Trip to Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Tonsai Pier at Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand

A picturesque paradise. This is The Beach. (Yes, that movie was filmed here.) Welcome to Ko Phi Phi in southern Thailand! Located in the Andaman Sea between Phuket and Krabi, the Phi Phi Islands have quickly become a very popular tourist destination in Thailand. More than 1,000 people visit Koh Phi Phi ever single day. … Read More

5 Things To Do Before You Leave Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world's largest salt flat

Bolivia was my first experience of South America where I enjoyed three months of Spanish lessons, a homestay, volunteering and exploring the country. It remains one of my most memorable travel experiences to this day. It was also one of the most thought-provoking. Before you leave Bolivia be sure to soak up as much of … Read More

Nusa Penida: Bali’s Hidden Paradise (Shhhh!)

The HoliDaze Guide to Nusa Penida: Bali's Hidden Paradise

This island has long been overlooked by tourists, much to the pleasure of the locals. In fact originally I was not even going to write about it. However my blog is not near as popular as some of the others out there and I highly doubt that this post will result in a flood of … Read More

Batanes: A Photographer’s Dream Destination

Morong Beach, Sabtang Island, Batanes

Ask any Filipino what is on their bucket list and almost every one will mention visiting Batanes. Although tourism is a big part of what sustains these islands — life here is not cheap given the fact that everything has to be flown in from Manila — nearly all tourists are Pinoy. Perfect for me … Read More