Photo by Lizzy Masibay

Welcome to The Curious Passport.

I’m Ligaya, a San Diego-based freelance writer covering the intersection of travel, food, culture and wellness. The Curious Passport is my personal travel scrapbook. Here, you’ll find postcards from recent travels, first-person analysis about current food and travel trends; the occasional longform, narrative essay, and roundups of my favorite eats and things to do in southern California, Hawai’i (where I grew up) and beyond.

More of my travel and food writing can be found around the web and in print including New York magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Bon Appétit, Mic, Salt & Wind and more. You’ll also see my work as a contributing writer for San Diego Magazine. Head to my Featured page to view recent bylines.

Get in touch

thecuriouspassport (at) gmail (dot) com.

Ligaya Malones at Liberty Public Market at Liberty Station, San Diego, California
Photo by my pal: Alina Mendoza Photography