All posts by youngOFW

Carlo has started working in Macau in 2007 and two years after, he met his destined-to-be wife, Lorna and they started exploring the world. Together.

Hong Kong In-Town Airport Express Check-In

Hong Kong In-Town Airport Express Check-In

Almost all hotels in Hong Kong and Macau have standard check-in and check-out time which sometimes do not match with your arrival or departure plans.  In Hong Kong, if your departure flight happens to be at midnight and you have lots of luggage and leaving them at the hotel is inconvenient, you are lucky to have another option available for you:  Hong Kong In-town Airport Express Check-In.Read More    

Hiking Lantau Peak:  Second Highest Mountain In Hong Kong

Hiking Lantau Peak: Second Highest Mountain In Hong Kong

Hiking Lantau Peak was initially planned as a back to back with our Sunset Peak hike without us knowing the difficulty of the trails.  We underestimated Sunset Peak and we thought it was easy peasy but it turned out to be a very challenging one.  Lantau Peak is the second highest peak in Hong Kong and is one of the most popular hikes.  It is famous for its impressive vistas and incredible sunrise or sunset view.  The hike is the Section 3 of Lantau Trail traversing Pak Kung Au to Ngong Ping.Read More    

Sunset Peak Hike

Sunset Peak Hike

After we’ve completed and conquered the Dragon’s Back mountain hike, our first ever Hong Kong hike, we felt the urge of doing more challenging hikes.  The feeling was incredible especially upon reaching the top.  It was physically exhausting but it was definitely rewarding.  Finishing the Dragon’s Back hike was like a warm up for more strenuous hikes and has prepared us for our next adventure.  After that, we knew that we were ready for our next hiking destination, the Sunset Peak Hike.Read More    

How to Apply for Canada Tourist Visa Successfully

How to Apply for Canada Tourist Visa Successfully

There are many reasons why we want to go and explore Canada as tourists.  Some of us would like to see the Niagara Falls, some would like to be delighted by some of the world’s most beautiful lakes, some would want to witness the dazzling Aurora Borealis, and some would simply want to experience snow.  Some of you would maybe just set the date, make the itinerary, book the flight ticket, and presto it’s welcome Canada already.  But, for us, Filipinos, we still need to acquire visa, which is not guaranteed, to be able to explore this vast country above America.  I know it’s quite a hassle to do all of these formalities, but, it is necessary.  Good thing that applying is very straight forward and uncomplicated.  Today, we tell you how to apply for Canada Tourist Visa.Read More    

DIY One Week Hanoi-Halong Bay Suggested Itinerary

DIY One Week Hanoi-Halong Bay Suggested Itinerary

Exploring Vietnam in just a week is perfect if only visiting a place or two.  Some travelers with only a week to spare would ultimately decide whether to go to Hanoi or to Ho Chi Minh.  These two cities are polar opposite, yet a perfect description of the quintessential Vietnam.  If this is your first time on this country, visiting its capital is recommended.  Visiting Hanoi would mean visiting one of the country’s pride, a UNESCO heritage site, the Halong Bay.  Here is our DIY One Week Hanoi-Halong Bay Suggested Itinerary.Read More    

Top Five Mitch Albom Books

Top Five Mitch Albom Books

Today, we list down the top 5 Mitch Albom books or should I say, top five best airplane books.  Joining the likes of Brown, Patterson, Grisham, Sparks, and Hosseini as the go-to authors for travelers to read during a long flight or generally during vacation is Mitch Albom.  Over the years, with a total of seven books, excluding his sports books, Albom’s books have been a reliable companion for traveling.  Read More    

DIY Two Weeks California Suggested Itinerary

DIY Two Weeks California Suggested Itinerary

Right after getting your US Visa approved, you’ve been wondering which state to visit first.  Would you head to the East and be welcomed by incredibly tall skyscrapers of New York with a side trip in Washington DC?  Or would you go to the West and visit California?  How about heading straight to Hawaii and enjoy the beach?  That’s pretty much a hard decision to come up to.  Then, you decided to go to California first.  The land on the west with the abundance of beautiful places to see and diverse culture to explore.  The next question would be is, “How will you be able to do it by yourselves?”  Read More    

Visiting Yosemite Without A Car

Visiting Yosemite Without A Car

It is very rare for a US National Park to be visited and explored without a car.  Not having a car can be a hindrance for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty that the America has to offer.  Yosemite National Park is one of the very few national parks that can be enjoyed by everyone without having or renting a car.  It is very possible for tourists to come here via public transportation and to discover the area via its own shuttle service.  If you are planning a tour of Yosemite and worrying about not having a car, then worry no more, this article is just right for you.  Here’s our guide to Visiting Yosemite Without a Car.Read More    

Visit San Francisco on a Budget

Visit San Francisco on a Budget

Let’s get it out of the way, “San Francisco is pretty expensive.”  It is one of the most expensive cities in America and the cost of living is just right up there.  Hotels, food, parking, and shopping are quite expensive than in Los Angeles.  Yes, traveling here can hurt your pocket, but for travel fiends, like most of us, we’ll always find a way.  We can always find a way to visit San Francisco on a budget.Read More    

Top Ten Must Do Things in Los Angeles

Top Ten Must Do Things in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the home of the biggest stars in the world.  All aspiring actors go to LA to try their luck and penetrate the world of showbiz.  But, not everyone who’s going to LA is wanting to be famous, some just wanted to see the beauty that is Los Angeles. Read More