All posts by Kaila Sharlene

A Child’s Milestone is Not a Race

Life is not a race. A child’s development is not a competition.Wyatt Maktrav is a late talker. When he was 2 years old, I was expecting him to say a few words but to no avail. 3 years old, 4 years old,

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My Points of View Regarding Solo Hike

Sharing this article again, taken from my old blog. I wrote this way back 2011, when I was still a fan of solo hike. But now, I no longer hike alone because I have my husband and our baby. We always

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The North Face Kaiju 4 Tent Review

Camping with more than two people can be a challenge. It can be difficult to find a tent that will accommodate everyone and their gear, without crowding everyone together. An ideal tent would be spacious,

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Mountain Hardwear Optic VUE 2.5 Tent Review

Two people camping together may have a difficult time finding a tent that is not too heavy, but also spacious enough for two and built out of solid materials. When backpacking or canoe camping, weight

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Organized Climbs versus DIY Climbs

Photo Credit: Francis Cayetano. This was taken before our Mt. Amuyao climb organized by Mansibang Outdoor Institute with the group of Rolandbench Garcia. Climbing mountains in the Philippines is becoming

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Kelty Granby 4 Tent Review

Camping with multiple people can be difficult, and it's important to factor in how many campers will be occupying your tent and how much space and privacy they will need. If your tent is too small,

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The North Face Homestead Roomy 2 Tent Review

When two people are camping together, it’s important that the tent have enough room to comfortably fit them both in addition to their gear. Most tents tend to be very conservative on the space aspect.

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 1 Tent Review

It can be hard to choose the perfect tent for a camping trip. There are so many different options that it can be overwhelming. The most important thing to keep in mind is what the purpose of your tent

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Kelty Como 6 Tent Review

When camping with more than 2 people, it is important to purchase a tent that has ample space for each occupant and their gear. However, you don’t want to sacrifice the quality of the tent when upgrading

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The North Face Assault 2 Tent Review

The perfect tent for a mountaineering expedition can be hard to find. There are so many factors in choosing a tent that can have significant consequence when on an adventure. It’s important to consider

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Sky 2 Tent Review

For the serious backpacker, it is important to balance durability and quality with keeping your gear as lightweight as possible. In the rugged backcountry, it is important that your tent is sturdy,

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Kelty Acadia 2 Tent Review

When camping, an important factor in choosing a tent is convenience and accessibility, in addition to reliability and strength. If you’re looking for a well-built tent for short camping trips in

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3 Reasons Why We No Longer Hike Mountains

A lot of people are asking us when our next hiking trip will be because they want to meet Wyatt Maktrav. Unfortunately, we don’t have any scheduled hikes and here are the reasons why we no longer hike

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Boracay: Red Coco Inn Review

Red Coco Inn ReviewLocationRed Coco Inn de Boracay is located in Station 2, along the main road. It’s just around 10 to 15 minutes away from the jetty port. If going to the beach, you’ll just have

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Muntinlupa: Crimson Hotel Review

Crimson Hotel ReviewLocationCrimson Hotel is one of the luxury hotels in Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is strategically located near Festival Mall, just around a 5-minute walk. So if you want to buy something

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Bangkok, Thailand: Best Western Plus @20 Sukhumvit Review

We recently had our ten days Bangkok, Thailand trip. For the entire duration of our vacation, we stayed at Best Western Plus @20 Sukhumvit Hotel. I’ve got a pretty good deal online, and it’s all worth

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Travel Guide: Top Places to Visit in Bangkok, Thailand

Touring around Bangkok, Thailand can be expensive because of the admission/entrance fees for each destination. Thankfully, Klook app is there to the rescue! I purchased tickets through Klook, and I got

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Deuter Schmusebar Backpack for Kids Review

Wyatt Maktrav carrying his Deuter Schmusebar during our Mt. Kinabalu hike.I've always loved Deuter products and most of our hiking backpacks are Deuter. They are comfy, lightweight and also very ergonomic.

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Muntinlupa: Acacia Hotel Review

Acacia Hotel LobbyAcacia Hotel Manila is a five-star luxury hotel in the Philippines. We stayed there for one night and that's one of the best staycations we had! Here is our Acacia Hotel review.Acacia

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Klook Review: An Awesome Mobile App for Travellers

Alright, a lot of people think that we have plenty of money to blow that's why we can go to different places in other countries. On the contrary, we earn an average living and live off on an average family

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