Traveling with mental illness: what is it really like

Many bloggers don’t often talk about the downside of traveling with mental health illnesses. Too often have they share about how to cope with it and how they overcome it while traveling. Instead of sharing their vulnerability, several blog posts like that (i.e. “how I overcame depression and anxiety during my travel”) created a false […]

The resiliency of Deaf community in Indonesia

One of the Deaf Indonesians who is raising Deaf awareness in Indonesia “We still have a long way to go but we can do it.”   The Deaf Indonesians looked at me with pride and diligence. They’ve been facing discrimination in Indonesia and yet they are constantly investing their time and effort to earn their […]

A Rude Awakening about the Deaf Community in Nicaragua

Nicaragua brought me a whole new (dark) light but awaking awareness about the Deaf community comparing to other countries that I’ve visited. I’ve seen oppression and injustice that the Deaf community faces in South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. However, they’re gradually progressing and have better human rights, comparing to other countries – like Nicaragua. […]

Cancun made me feel that I was not Mexican enough

Apparently, I wasn’t Mexican enough.  A Mayan mosaic mask caught my attention at the local store in Cancun, Mexico. I was looking at it closely as I turned it around at different angles – debating whether should I buy it as a souvenir. I suddenly felt a strange sensation there was someone standing behind me. […]

Is “Hearing Impaired” an appropriate term?

People often believe that saying “Deaf” is an offensive term. But let me tell you, it’s not. Saying “hearing impaired” is. While I was traveling, I wasn’t only learning about other people’s culture and their perspectives about life. I was bringing along my own too. You see, we often talked about what we’ll learn more […]

10 things to consider packing as a Deaf & Hard of Hearing traveler

Are you a Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (HH) who loves to travel? But you don’t know what to pack? Had you been researching different pieces of advice and tips about traveling? But have you noticed something? Here is the problem, my Deaf friends, the majority of travel bloggers are Hearings. (note: we have ASL version here.) Although we […]