Sunset over Bulacan, Philippines

sunset over bulacan by contactmoment1
sunset over bulacan, a photo by contactmoment1 on Flickr.

Spent early Christmas with the Agustin family in Pleridel, Bulacan, Philippines before headed off to Davao to spend our family Christmas there.

We spent the entire day in the province and treated 50 kids to gift baggies from the United States, and the best part – shared a dinner with their family.

On our way back to Manila the sun was setting over this field and I had to snap a shot from the window of our moving van before the scene vanished into the distance.

Samal Island, Southern Mindanao, The Philippines

The Beach by contactmoment1
The Beach, a photo by contactmoment1 on Flickr.

Some of my favorite blogs on the internet are travel blogs. Blogs about wanderlust, getting away from “the cycle” and really living life. I’ve been a traveller since my earliest memories and for some strange reason I never thought to jump on this band wagon.

Especially because even now I appreciate more and more traveling in my own back yard of the United States too. So it is December 31st here in the Philippines, and we are getting ready to ring in 2014 against the Manila skyline and I think that this year I’m going to make a resolution to keep a blog – a travel blog. Why not start right now.

I just got to Manila the other day from having been down in Davao City. While I was there with my family we went Island Hopping and wound up on a totally empty strip of white sand beach.

Take it all in – this is what life is all about. This moment, right here, right now.