Travelling to the Philippines?

Join my adventures in different parts of the Philippines such as Davao, Cebu, and Manila. Learn about life here in the Philippines as an expat.

If you are moving out to the Philippines or traveling here for the first time, consider a one on one consultation with myself.  I’ll help you find the best places to visit, hotels to stay at and any other helpful tips to make your trip more enjoyable and stress free.  You can book a consultation today by clicking the link below and following the instructions! If You think you might need a few consultations you can save money by purchasing a package (A One hour consultation is $50, Two One hour consultations $85, and Three One hour consultations will cost you $125 if Pre-paid ahead of time).

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About Me

My name is Gio and I left the USA over 7 years ago to travel SE Asia and live a better life without stress and cold winters.  My first few years here I taught English in The Philippines and also Vietnam.  I quickly learned that working 40+ hours a week wasn’t what I wanted to do. 

Follow my journey as I travel around The Philippines reviewing different islands and cities searching for the ideal retirement destination.

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My Travel Blogs

Philippine Travel Blogs


The Hotels I highly recommend when staying in the Philippines.  (various cities and islands).


Should You Carry Travel Medical Insurance?

In this blog I will discuss why it is important to carry travel medical insurance and what are the top three incidents that could happen to you here in The Philippines. 

Retirement Cities in the Philippines – My Top 3 Choices!

The top three cities I recommend for retirement based upon my travels thus far.

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What They Say

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“Thank you Gio for making it easy to find the right accommodations. The consultation was well worth it! I knew what to expect and where to stay as soon as I landed in Cebu.”

WALTER Schwarz
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“I had three consultations with Gio to prepare for my move to the Philippines and it was worth every cent.  I am now happier than I ever have been in my life. 

Phil peterson
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“I have been reading Gio’s blog now in addition to his videos and I really enjoy it. Every time I need to book a trip to the Philippines, I book a consultation to get any updates and information about the area I will be visiting.”


Insurance That Covers You While Traveling In The Philippines.

Traveling to the Philippines can present some challenges that may not arise when traveling in other parts of the world. There are a number of different insurances that are important for any traveler to consider taking out when planning a trip to this part of the world. In order to avoid the feeling of being underprepared, it is important to make sure you are adequately insured, both in your home country and while you are traveling especially in pandemic. Check Safety wing to know more.

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