The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

The Witch Doctors of Siquijor Island

You learn a lot of useful things while traveling, particularly in a place such as Siquijor Island in the Philippines. For instance, I didn’t know that a manananaggal is a hideous, blood-sucking witch capable of detaching her upper torso and sprouting wings to...
A Midnight Run to Atlanta

A Midnight Run to Atlanta

Drastic times require drastic measures. With the fate of my trip to Thailand in just a few days resting on some bureaucrat’s desk, I decided to take matters into my own hands — where they belong. I made an appointment for 8 a.m., hired a sleek Nissan, and...

Big Trouble in Little Brunei

Click. I didn’t think anything of the harmless photograph taken of the busy street corner. A green sign with Arabic beneath advertised “Jalan Sultan” — the street name. Behind the sign was a Dairy Queen — the first and only one that I...

A Real Vagabonding Adventure

Vagabonding is less about the clicking pictures of landmarks and more about the little adventures. Sometimes those little adventures fall into your lap when you least expect them — or want them — and sometimes you have to go looking for them. It’s a...