Travel Goals

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”--Walt Disney 

The Beach 
       1. sleep and eat breakfast in all the 11 countries of Southeast Asia

       2. swim with whale sharks in Donsol or Oslob, Philippines (March 2014, Oslob, Philippines)

       3. jog on the Great Wall of China (April 2014)

       4. surf in Bali, Indonesia (February 2019)

       5. have a relaxing bath in a hotspring in Iceland 

       6. watch my favorite tennis player, Rafael Nadal, play live (October 2010, ATP 250 Thailand Open, October 2017, ATP 500 China Open)

       7. scuba dive in any of the pristine warm waters of Southeast Asia (February 2019, Duka Bay, Misamis Oriental, Philippines)

       8. spend the night at the uninhabited Maya bay on Phi Phi leh island, Thailand. The filming location of the movie "The Beach"

       9. drive an SUV on Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia 

      11. embark on a US concert tour with an award-winning choir (July 2006, Philippine San Beda Male Singers)

      12. organize a medical outreach/mission with Klement ‘09 (April 2023, Bukidnon, Philippines)

      13. circle the globe; an around-the-world trip (November 2019)

      14. hike the Inca trail in Peru and experience Machu Picchu

      15. have a photograph with the Eiffel Tower in the backdrop

  16. watch a live international pro basketball game (February 2011, Philippine Patriots vs. Thailand Slammers, ASEAN Basketball League, Bangkok, Thailand, September 2019, Philippines vs. Iran, FIBA World Cup, Beijing, China)

     17. ride a Greyhound bus from east coast to the west coast of the United States of America (July 2006)

 18. hangout at night in Time Square, New York, USA (August 2006)

     20. participate in international choral festivals (Taiwan, July 2005. Spain, September 2006)

     21. win an international choral competition

     23. visit all 7 continents 

     25. watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat (June 2012, July 2012, August 2016)

     26. go tubing in Vang Vieng, Laos (August 2016)

     27. ride a sled pulled by Siberian Huskies in Siberia, Russia 

     29. behold the Pyramids of Giza while riding a camel

     32. teach as a volunteer in a village in Africa and mingle with the locals there

     33. experience the altitude and temperature of Everest Base Camp (EBC) and behold Mt. Everest

     34. be featured in a travel magazine, TV travel show or radio program (March 2020, Esquire magazine PH, May 2021, GMA 7 (national TV))

     35. be a kid again and have fun in all 6 Disneyland Parks around the world

     36. cross the Golden Gate in San Francisco, USA (August 2006)

     37. eat a bowl of handmade spaghetti/fresh pasta in Rome, Italy (October 2017)

     38. visit, experience, and photograph all the New 7 Wonders of the World and be amazed by their glory

     39. have a family vacation at a log cabin with a fireplace in the mountains during winter 

    40. drive or ride a classic car in Cuba

    41. have an uninterrupted train journey from Saigon, Vietnam to Porto, Portugal passing by Mongolia and Russia 

    42. go on a trekking trip in the Himalayas

    43. walk where Jesus walked (literally) (November 2019)

    44. travel through the Outback in the Land Down Under (Australia)

    45. relax while beholding Taj Mahal with my girlfriend/wife

    46. see, touch, and feel the infamous Berlin Wall (July 2005, Germany)
    47. have a roadtrip using a camper van

     49. have a retreat in the temples on the mountains of Tibet

     50. drive a classic, vintage vehicle from Valencia, Bukidnon to Laoag, Ilocos Norte, Philippines 


Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17

What's on your list? I want to find out. 



  1. Avery Esteban-O'ConnorFebruary 12, 2012 at 7:43 PM

    Don't go to Burma muna....hintayin nyo kami and let's all 4 go together! It's also on our wishlist of places to visit SOON!

  2. Nice list you got there Regin. I probably missed it, but seems you are planning to get married after 40? Well, it's really a nice list, wisely penned down. God bless.

    1. Haha... Not really after 40. I think I can still travel while I'm married. With my wife of course...

  3. I want to do all of these too! :D

    1. I've read your blog, and I know you're an adventurous woman.I know you can do it. I can see the Lara Croft in you. Let's go!

      By the way, you write beautifully. I like how you express yourself through words. Keep it up.

  4. Great list! Best of luck on your bucketlist! :)

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  6. I remember having a travel goal list similar to what you have... nasa papel nga lang yung saken.. Keep travelling!!!