• Lake Sebu

    Travel Guide: Lake Sebu

    Friday, April 11, 2014

    Perched in the highlands of South Cotabato is the town of Lake Sebu, home to the indigenous T’boli and Ubo tribes and an emerging eco-tourism and adventure destination in Southern Mindanao. Known for its majestic waterfalls, lakes, rivers and springs, and with its rich biodiversity…

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  • Bantayan Island

    Travel Guide: Bantayan Island

    Monday, March 24, 2014

    The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches, Bantayan Island is one. Bantayan Island is made up of three municipalities of the province of Cebu – Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe. Bantayan takes up…

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  • Batad Rice Terraces

    Travel Guide: Batad (Ifugao)

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    Nothing beats waking up in the morning on the sweet sound of the chirping birds, on the fresh breeze of the mountain air and on the majestic view of rice terraces! Nothing beats waking up in the morning in Batad! A village of Banaue in…

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    Travel Guide: Palaui Island (Updated)

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    *First Publication 03-Mar-2011/14-Jun-2011/01-Jun-2013/Updated 06-Feb-2014 Sta. Ana, the north-eastern tip of the province of Cagayan and mainland Luzon, is a Special Economic Zone bustling with some modern industrial establishments, casinos and other gaming facilities. The town is also blessed with beautiful coastline, with some great white…

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  • Lussok Crystal Cave

    Travel Guide: Luna (Apayao)

    Saturday, September 28, 2013

    So you have been to Cordillera and most likely seen its famed rice terraces, the mountain range, the waterfalls, the raging rivers, the beautiful caves, the indigenous culture and almost everything about the region. But have you explored Apayao and have you heard of interesting…

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    Travel Guide: Calaguas Islands (Updated)

    Saturday, September 7, 2013

    On the northernmost part of Bicolandia is an unknown paradise that can rival the white sand beach of Boracay and the serenity of Pagudpud, still virgin and unspoiled- the beautiful and enchanting islands of Calaguas. Calaguas is a group of islands in the Pacific under…

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UNESCO World Heritage Site: Paoay Church

Paoay Church

Ilocos is home to some of the Philippine’s oldest churches, one that is always being mentioned when talking about the region is the imposing St. Augustine Church of Paoay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It takes almost a century to complete the construction of this…

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Travel Guide: Lake Sebu

Lake Sebu

Perched in the highlands of South Cotabato is the town of Lake Sebu, home to the indigenous T’boli and Ubo tribes and an emerging eco-tourism and adventure destination in Southern Mindanao. Known for its majestic waterfalls, lakes, rivers and springs, and with its rich biodiversity…

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Farola Series: Faro de Punta de Malabrigo (Malabrigo Point Lighthouse)

Malabrigo Lighthouse

In late 1800′s, the Spaniards undertook a massive lighting of the major seafares of the country, they identified several strategic points in our seas and created a grand “Master Plan for the lighting of the Maritime Coasts of the Philippine Archipelago”. One that was identified…

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Apr
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Return to the Depths of Balingoan: Banaug Shoal & Lapinig Island

Balingoan

For two main reasons, the lesser known town of Balingoan is one of my favorite places in the Philippines for scuba diving. First is of course because of its rich marine life; and second, the absence of the usual tourist traffic that the other known…

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Apr
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Jomalig: The Golden Sand of Salibungot Beach

Jomalig

The Philippines is well known for its beautiful beaches. Being a country made up of islands and having one of the longest coastlines in the world, it is no surprise that its coast will definitely be painted with amazing shores. White, cream and gray sand…

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Six Reasons to Visit Bohol Now

Bohol

October 15, 2013, a powerful earthquake struck the island province of Bohol. The magnitude 7.2 tremor claimed 222 souls, left eight missing and almost a thousand injured. A lot of heritage churches, bridges and other structures, old and new, collapsed or damaged and the landscape…

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Slideshow: Hola Puerto Galera!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Just three and a half hours away from the Philippine capital is the coastal town of Puerto Galera, a popular tourist destination for its amazing scuba diving sites and patches of white sand beaches. Situated in the north-westernmost tip of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera’s coast is…

Taal

Snapshot: The Heritage Town of Taal

Friday, April 4, 2014

Basilica de San Martin de Tours Taal, Batangas Just two hours away from Metropolis is the heritage town of Taal in the province of Batangas. Famous for its old structes and ancestral houses, Taal’s history traces back in 1572 when it was founded by Augustinian…

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Slideshow: Biking for Cordillera

Thursday, March 27, 2014

If there is one mountain biking event in the Philippines that you should not miss, I believe it should be Globe Cordillera Challenge. Why? I can give you four reasons! First and foremost, more than a biking activity, it is an environmental campaign that aims to raise…

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Snapshot: ‘The Beach’ of Krabi

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Beach Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Leh, Krabi, Thailand Needless to say, you have never been to Krabi if you have not visited Ko Phi Phi Leh. The uninhabited Koh Phi Phi Leh is the second largest island of the Phi Phi archipelago made…

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Grand Mirage Bali

Grand Mirage Resort: Life in the Playful Side of Paradise

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

After spending a blissful day at Samabe Bali Resort and Villas, Mike and I transfered to the nearby Grand Mirage Thalasso Bali for another leg of our Bali escapade where a whole new round of fun and excitement was waiting for us. Grand Mirage Thalasso…

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See You in Malasimbo!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The stage is set and all roads lead to Puerto Galera this weekend for the fourth year of Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival! A celebration of music, arts and culture with focus on environmental protection, the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music…

Rome

My Bucket List: Top Five Places I want to Visit in Europe

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Europe is a dream destination for most travelers, non-European of course. Who doesn’t want to visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Colosseum of Rome, piazza and palazzo of Florence, gondolas of Venice, Duomo of Milan, museums of Vienna, historic buildings and cathedrals of Frankfurt, castles…

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Top Five Dive Spots in Mainland South-East Asia

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

If you’re thinking of booking a last minute holiday, have an adventurous spirit and enjoy marveling at the wonders of nature, then why not go to mainland South East Asia for some snorkeling or scuba diving? Aside from marvelous, yet landlocked Laos, all the other…