Waves for Water: Cartagena, COLOMBIA

Kinga Philipps goes on a mission with Waves for Water to Cartagena and provides clean drinking water to communities in need. You can do the same, just by packing a few filters in your suitcase. There’s a surplus of humanitarian needs in the world we live in. Fortunately, humanity redeems itself with the efforts of people who offer their support, energy, funds and (most importantly) time to make … [Read more...]

Branch out in BELIZE

Kinga Philipps delves deep into the Belize jungle, exploring caves, visiting ancient Mayan ruins,  and sleeping amid the treetops at Parrot Nest Lodge. Charlie, said endearingly as if referencing an old friend, is the palm-sized wolf spider you might see occupying wall space in the cabins and bathrooms at the Parrot Nest Lodge. Let me clarify, Charlie is the common name for ALL the various wolf … [Read more...]

Diving with Whale Sharks in ISLA MUJERES, Mexico

Kinga Philipps takes a solo adventure off the coast of Cancun to Isla Mujures and finds unspoiled beaches, transparent water and epic dives surrounded by whale sharks and manta rays.  What better place for a solo sojourn than the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and a place called Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women. It was my eat, pray, love of sorts. Except, instead of pasta, I indulged in … [Read more...]

BottleRock Festival: NAPA VALLEY

Launching a new music festival certainly isn’t inventing or even reinventing the wheel these days, but if you can add a few unique tweaks to the standard offerings, Kinga Philipps thinks it might just catch on. Enter BottleRock. Inaugural year: 2013. Location: Napa Valley, California. First and foremost, a good lineup is a must or else you’re letting kids swing at an empty piñata. Held … [Read more...]

Tooth or Dare: Great White Shark Dive, Guadalupe, MEXICO

“Whhhiiitttteeeee Shark!” Two words most people hope to never hear for fear they might be their last. Certainly not two words that ever become background noise. But when you venture by boat 150 miles off the coast of Mexico to Guadalupe Island, a geological wonder, a biosphere reserve and one of the worlds premier sites to cage dive with great white sharks…things are a bit different. Over the … [Read more...]