Sailing In Gay Sardinia And Corsica – DJ Yabis

Author: , October 19th, 2018

Gay Sardinia - DJ Yabis

Sardinia and Corsica have some of the dreamiest beaches and coastlines In Europe. Yes the sand is really that white, and the sea the bluest blue. Imagine dropping anchor in Costa Smeralda, a jumble of fjord-like inlets and coasts of frost-white sand, and exploring the Sardinian coast at its most idyllic. Or imagine strolling in Corsican villages with their stony ramparts at their most captivating at dusk on a warm summer evening.

You get to experience all of this and more on a sailing trip to these beautiful islands. As most of you who follow the blog know I’m a beach person and there’s nothing that could make me any happier than being in the water. Imagine my excitement when I was finally able to go on a sailing trip for a week. Sailing is definitely an experience you have to try at least once in your travels in Europe.

The Yacht-Sharing Experience

We sailed with Miaplacidus sailing yacht through Intersailclub. IntersailClub is a yacht-sharing concept which makes sailing much more affordable. It’s like the Airbnb of yacht sailing because you can just rent a cabin and share the whole yacht with other people instead of paying for the whole yacht. They also call this concept as cabin charter in sailing lingo.

Renting a yacht that comes with a crew for 1 week can easily cost you from 5,000-20,000 euros for a week depending on how big the yacht is. With IntersailClub, you can book a cabin or a bed in a yacht from 700-1,000 euros for a week and they’ll take care of everything! You’re welcome.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at DreamEuroTrip

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What I’ve Been Up To – Dream Euro Trip

Author: , June 5th, 2017

DJ Yabis

DJ Yabis catches us up on his life.

Will you ever grow tired of this?

Yes, but maybe not today. Or maybe never.

Spring has always symbolised rebirth for me. New beginnings. New dreams. It’s like the world is having an orgasm, bursting with flowers and colors it kept all those winter months. How else could you explain this beauty?

So besides enjoying all these beautiful cherry blossoms, what have I been up to lately?

100-Year-Old Granny

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you know that I have been quite busy obsessing about living a healthy life lately. It’s not that I have lived an unhealthy one before. It’s just that I wanted to live even healthier because my goal in life is to be a 100-year-old granny. So my health is my top priority. I obsess about the food I eat, how much sleep I get, minimizing stress and exercising enough. I enjoy cooking healthy meals so much so that I even plant my own vegetables. I have a mini-greenhouse full of super healthy sprouts. And my balcony is now filled with more vegetables, fruits and edible flowers. I can’t wait to harvest them in the summer!

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Sail With DJ Yabis to Sardinia and Corsica

Author: , May 17th, 2017

DJ Yabis

I’m so freaking excited to share this big news with you! I’m finally hosting my own #DreamEuroTrip this summer!

It’s going to be a luxurious sailing trip for a week. And it’s not just to any basic bitch islands either.

It’s a sailing trip to two of the most beautiful and dreamiest islands in Europe: Sardinia, Italy and Corsica, France.

I am SO SO SOOOOOOO EXCITED!

I have been living and traveling around Europe since 2009 and been blogging about it for a few years. If you’ve been following me for a while specially on Instagram you know that I am obsessed with Europe and that I love traveling with my family or friends to show them around my favorite places.

This year I want to offer the opportunity to YOU to travel with me!

I get emails and comments every now and then of you guys saying “Take me with you please!” or “Can I join you on your trip next time?” so now here is your chance to join me on a fabulous trip in Europe.

By D.J. Yabis – Full Story at Dream Euro Trip

DJ Yabis is Back!

Author: , March 12th, 2017

DJ Yabis

The last few months have been a spiritual awakening experience. It sounds weird or new-age hogwash to say it but I just feel it. I don’t know how to verbalize it. But there’s no denying I am living in a new kind of world. I’ve been trying to make sense of it and learn as much as I can. But like with everything in life, you just have to go with the flow and the mysteries of life will unravel on their own.

My absence has been deliberate. I started questioning everything I am doing in my life and online including this dear blog of mine. I won’t apologize for it but I hope you understand that sometimes one has to run away from it all to reflect and digest things.

I feel like Pocahontas. I alluded to it on my Facebook post last December. “Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?” Can you? Are you awake? Conscious? Can you talk to trees?

Being surrounded by the beauty of nature has been a major part of my spiritual awakening. Plus being surrounded by magical friends (shoutout to you Vicky!) In the last months I have travelled with my friends to gorgeous Croatian islands and waterfalls, quaint Slovenian countryside, magical Sicilian coves to the dreamy Sahara desert and a quick trip in Madrid to see my gay friends for Halloween. And I am not even mentioning my annual birthday trip which we did for the last 2 months around the world with my husband.

The world is abundant in beauty. In everything.

Here’s a quick photographic snapshot of our travels.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at Dream Euro Trip

Dream Euro Trip – Acciaroli, Italy

Author: , August 14th, 2015

Acciaroli - DJ Yabis

Acciaroli is that kind of charming fishing village along the Cilento coast in Italy where they don’t even bother calling possibly their only bar any other name but that, Bar.

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway visited in 1953 and met his “Old Man” here. They say that he based the character of Santiago in his novel “The Old Man and the Sea” on a local fisherman called Antonio Massarone.

“Everything about him was old except his eyes, and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.”

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Dream Euro Trip – Cetara is for Fish Lovers

Author: , July 30th, 2015

DJ Yabis - Cetara, Italy

I love seafood. I could give up meat and poultry any day if I could eat fresh seafood everyday. It’s so difficult to find good or fresh seafood in Germany where I live so every time I find myself in the Mediterranean I make it a point to always eat as much seafood as I can.

On my recent trip to discover the other unknown villages of the Amalfi coast, I visited the quaint, fishing village of Cetara.

Cetara looks like a quintessential Mediterrean fishing village: colorful houses built around a domed Church, a small port and a beach lined with bobbing fishing boats.

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Dream Euro Trip – Amalfi and Cilento Are The Most Beautiful Coasts in Italy

Author: , July 29th, 2015

Salerno - DJ Yabis

If there is one place that keeps surprising me with its beauty, cuisine, culture and history, it’s Italy. As much as I hate to admit it because it is so cliche and predictable even: I love Italy. No no no no. This is not coming from a tourist visiting for a week for the first time. I have visited Italy hundreds of times, ruined my waistline (all the time) and pretty much abandoned my Paleo diet which I worked so hard for to tell you a fact: I REALLY LOVE ITALY.

I love its big historical cities and its smaller, unknown – sometimes abandoned – towns equally. And my favorite coastline to date? It has to be the famous Amalfi coast and my recent discovery, the lesser known Cilento coast next to it.

The Amalfi coast and Cilento coast are both part of the province of Salerno in the Campania region. I visited Positano, the most famous town along the Amalfi coast, in 2011 and immediately fell in love. I vowed to come back and explore the area more so I am happy to make that dream a reality this summer.

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Dream Euro Trip – My Epic Week in Israel

Author: , April 12th, 2015

DJ Yabis Israel

You know that intoxicating feeling when your dreams unfold right before your eyes?
I’m all about that. I’m addicted to THAT feeling. It can be a big dream or a small dream. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that it’s all happening. Remember, this is a blog about dreams that come true and making things happen. It’s about being awake and dreaming and not knowing the difference.

I feel that way about my recent trip to Israel. Let me tell you a story.

I actually don’t know why or how I got interested in Israel. I am the most apolitical person you’ll ever meet so it’s probably not the constant barrage of news about this country that made me want to visit. In fact, that would most likely deter the average person from visiting.

I’m also pretty sure I was not planning to take a religious pilgrimage because last time I checked, I only go to church on Christmas. With my family. When people learn I’m from the Philippines and ask if I’m Catholic, I always say: Yes, I’m culturally Catholic.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at Dream Euro Trip | Israel Gay Travel Resources

Summer in Saimaa, Finland

Author: , August 20th, 2014

Saimaa, FinlandI’ve always bemoaned the fact that I have traveled to Finland twice and both trips were during the winter. I wanted to travel in Finland in the summer when the days are long and the landscape is not covered in snow.
You know me, I love Scandinavia. Or the Nordics. Whatever you want to call it. It is my favorite region in Europe. I am probably the biggest ambassador of it.

If heaven is a place on Earth, it’s Scandinavia in the summer.
You can quote me on that.

You see, summering in Scandinavia is quite special. I really can’t do the south of Europe in the peak of summer. Here’s a major eurotrip tip: Avoid the big cities like Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris etc in July and August because it’s super warm, they are swarming with tourists and the locals are all on vacation somewhere. And maybe that somewhere is Finland.

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Why I Love (and Hate) Senigallia, Italy

Author: , July 5th, 2014

DJ Yabis“Bomba di calorie! (A bomb of calories)”, the chef declared while holding what looked like lava cake in her hands. Our table roared with laughter.

It was our first day in Senigallia, Italy and we just finished devouring a deliciously heavy hearty 3-course Italian lunch at L’Angolino Sur Mare when Maria, the chef, came out and served the bomb of calories.

In front of me the velvet beach was quite and the white rotunda of Senigallia shone prominently under the sun. And the sea. THE SEA! We couldn’t stop laughing as we savored the bomb of calories. “This will be a great trip”, I said to myself.

By DJ Yabis – Full Story at Dream Eurotrip | The Marches, Italy Gay Travel Resources