It’s a lovely afternoon here at Tachogna beach Tinian Island, Northern Mariana Islands. At the sunrise its water looks radiant and tranquil. But coming here late in the afternoon, we’re chasing that beautiful sunset, a Sibuyan Island-kind of sunset here in CNMI. Simple but unforgettable. Too close to the village, it’s about a minute driveContinue reading “Tachogna Beach, Tinian”
Long Beach. Located North of Tinian, this is about a 15-20 minute drive from the village. It has the longest line of white sand beach here in Tinian and the most secluded beach, less travelled path. It’s very close to Northfield (3-5 minute drive) away from other historical sites like, the atomic bomb pit, ShintoContinue reading “5 Beautiful Beaches in Tinian Island”
Life here is not that complicated. Basic things are met. People are friendly. And it’s almost like the usual province life in Philippines. Yes. this is the only way to the city capital (10-15 minute ride to Saipan). It’s 6 seater plane about 50 US dollars airfare. You can see the whole Tinian and SaipanContinue reading “A Glimpse of Life in Tinian Island”
Hongkong-Saipan Route. This route is the cheapest way. If you happen to be exploring Hongkong, then Saipan is just 5 hours away. For Filipinos though, we need to have a US visa when we enter Saipan. You can book a flight at Hongkong Express Airlines (Hongkongexpress.com). The cheapest deal you can get is USD 50-99Continue reading “How to get to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands”
From Bangkok, take a taxi going to Hua Lamphong Train Station. Be there before 4:30AM to make sure you have enough time to secure a ticket and all that. Buy a ticket going to Aranyaprathet Station. Train leaves at 5:55AM. Ticket is about USD 2.5 (48 Baht) (6 hrs travel by train). Get off atContinue reading “Cross Border from Thailand to Cambodia by Train”
La Vista Hotel. Located in Chalan Kanoa, the heart of Saipan. I’d recommend this for backpackers. For US$25/day, it’s a steal! Best Side. It’s just few steps from: Local restaurant (Gold something, I forgot the name hehe, but good food and desserts at very reasonable price), a supermarket, a fresh fruit vendor, a laundromat, andContinue reading “Cheapest Hotel in Saipan”
We need to try new things. It is so exciting to discover what’s out there. Long travel by bus, train rides on the countryside and travel by sea. What culture is it in other places. How does their food taste? Is it scary to go there? 2. It creates positive outlook in life. What’s farContinue reading “3 Reasons Why a Family Should Travel”
US land in Chamorro soil, Northern Mariana Islands is a hidden gem. With just a right amount of sunshine, and the rain tastes like a warm coffee…… Rota Island Island hopping is different here in US territory. Planes like 8 seater will take you to this secluded beautiful tiny island and experience a complete relaxationContinue reading “3 Islands to Visit in Northern Mariana Islands”
Hi there! A fresh start from Northern Mariana Islands. We’re an expat living here in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A tropical islands with white sand beaches is worth staying for almost 10 years. But hoping to see the world soon, even though, we’re just a budget family travellers. 🙂
Our blog intends to inspire and educate families from all walks of life. It is exciting to share our experiences on how to travel with family, and we will do it economically. We will take one step at a time.
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