Brooke's Journey to the Philippines

Current Location

Angeles City Philippines

Hello! My name is Brooke Tubbs and I'm living in Angeles City, Philippines where I conduct research on special education practices. Join me in exploring this exciting culture and country!


The Philippines is made up of over 7,600 islands. Currently, I live on the biggest one, but this past week I traveled to one that is a newly discovered gem called Siargao.


From epic coral reefs and amazing surf spots to green mountains unique cultural opportunities, the Philippines has so much to offer. My time here has instilled in me a new appreciation for travel.

Field Notes

From closing tourist beaches for clean-up to limiting the use of plastic bags, the Philippines has been actively working on solutions to prevent more plastic pollution, but there's a long way to go.


The City of Vigan, a town on the island of Luzon, was established in the 1500s. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for its unique melding of colonial Spanish, Asian and European architecture.