• Biri Island

    Travel Guide: Biri Island

    Friday, July 10, 2015

    If there is one place that best represents Northern Samar to the tourism map, it is most probably the island municipality of Biri. Biri is a typical laid back Philippine island, rural and quaint. Home to not more than 12,000 inhabitants, its coast is rugged…

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  • Tanay

    Travel Guide: Tanay

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    The province of Rizal is just a stone throw away from the Metropolis and yet it seems to be always overlooked by tourists. Unbeknownst to many, the province boasts of numerous attractions that will surely delight outdoor persons, most specially nature lovers and adventurous ones….

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  • Tinglayan

    Travel Guide: Buscalan (Tinglayan)

    Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    Immerse with the unique culture and tradition of the mountain people and be awed with the natural beauty of one of the least explored provinces of Cordilleras – Kalinga! An off-beat travel destination, the province of Kalinga offers beyond what most expect. And where’s best to…

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  • Bongao

    Travel Guide: Tawi-Tawi

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    In the southernmost tip of the Philippine archipelago is a cluster of 107 islands and islets scattered over Sulu and Celebes Seas, closer to Malaysia than the nearest Philippine city of Zamboanga. But is not your usual tourists destination for it is enveloped by the ghost…

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  • Sagada

    Updated Travel Guide: Sagada

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    Fifteen hundred feet above the sea is a small and tranquil town of Sagada in Mountain Province, 275 Kilometers north of Manila. A remote town with so much to offer to anyone who chooses to experience its distinct appeal. With its temperate weather, wondrous caves and cliffs, lofty rice terraces and waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, rich heritage and traditions […]

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  • Balabac

    Travel Guide: Balabac

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    In the farthermost and south-westernmost tip of the province of Palawan is a paradise in its raw state. Where virgin island beaches and perfectly turquoise water are normal scenery, the chorus of rare birds and animals is the typical music! Welcome to Balabac Islands! Situated in…

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Jul
30

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Category: Travelogues

Balabac Sojourn: Onuk Island, Pink Beach and Melville Lighthouse

Balabac

It was on our third day in Balabac that we started exploring the islands, our boat captain cum guide was no less than the well versed and knowledgeable Kap Andong of Barangay Poblacion 4 in mainland Balabac. I bet no other person in town knows…

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Jul
15

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Category: Nature, Spots

Maguindanao: The Blue Lagoons of Datu Odin Sinsuat

Maguindanao Blue Lagoon

Just the mention of Maguindanao gives a chill and cold shoulder to most travelers. Truth be told, the province is not a popular tourist destination. Years of armed conflicts and family feuds cast a dark shadow on its potential as a tourism hotspot. Sad reality…

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Jul
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Category: Information

How to Apply for New Zealand Visa in the Philippines

New Zealand

Kia Ora! Finally the long wait for a direct link from Manila to Auckland will be over very soon as Philippine Airlines announces its upcoming flight to New Zealand via Cairns, Australia starting December 2015. For the fans of The Hobbits and The Lord of…

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Jul
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Travel Guide: Biri Island

Biri Island

If there is one place that best represents Northern Samar to the tourism map, it is most probably the island municipality of Biri. Biri is a typical laid back Philippine island, rural and quaint. Home to not more than 12,000 inhabitants, its coast is rugged…

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Jul
7

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Category: Spots

Discover Vancouver on a Westcoast Sightseeing Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

Vancouver

I got to visit Vancouver City in Canada last summer, thanks to Philippine Airlines who regularly flies direct to this British Columbian city from Manila. The uneventful but comfortable twelve-hour flight transported me from the scorching heat of the Philippine summer to the cool breeze…

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Jun
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Category: The List

The Philippines’ 10 Best Dives

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The Philippines, being an archipelagic country surrounded by various bodies of water, is home to a diverse and vivid underwater word. In fact, our entire country lies in Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity. With the Philippines on its core, we are on the center of world’s marine biodiversity.

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Photo Blogs

Panglao

Snapshot: Alona Beach of Panglao

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Alona Beach Panglao Island, Bohol You have never been to Bohol if you have not visited Panglao Island, home to province’s fine white sandy beaches and amazing scuba diving sites. Of course, when talking about Panglao Island, Alona Beach always make it to the scene. Dubbed as the…

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Eight Days in Eight Stills: A Solo Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For someone who lives in a tropical country all his life, who doesn’t have fascination with snow and white mountains? I, for one, have this intense dream of seeing, feeling and experiencing the snow and white mountains, the Himalayan mountains most specially. So I went to…

EL Nido

Snapshot: Nacpan Beach

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Nacpan Beach El Nido, Palawan, Philippines The internet did its magic again! What used to be a quiet and deserted beach is now a quite busy spot. Say hello to Nacpan Beach of El Nido! Situated in Sitio Calitang, approximately 17 kilometers north of El…

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Slideshow: Mementos from Cordillera Ride (Ifugao – Mountain Province – Kalinga Ride)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Mementos from Cordillera Ride Images from Ifugao – Mountain Province – Kalinga (All images are taken using phone camera) There’s no doubt that the mountainous region of Cordillera is one of the best places in the Philippines for cross country mountain biking. Its trails, off roads,…

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Change of Heart, Hello Sun!

Category: Others, Sponsored

Monday, June 29, 2015

Life is all about the path we take and the choices we make. Be it on a huge life changing decisions to smaller things of our day-to-day living, our life involves and revolves on choices. Choices make our day… make our life. Where shall I eat?…

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Life On The Road: Don’t Let the Pains Stop You

Category: Others, Sponsored

Sunday, June 7, 2015

It was December last year when I ventured into the Nepal to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Alone and unguided, I braved the solitude and endured the cold Himalayan winter to fulfill a dream. So I trekked for six days and five nights to 4,130-meter…

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Introducing the OPPO Fabulous Trio – Joy Plus, Neo 5 and R1x!

Category: Others, Sponsored

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Exciting development in the local smartphone market as OPPO Philippines launches its three newest smartphone models. In a star studded and fun filled event at BGC’s Valkyrie Night Club graced by media personalities and celebrities, the tech giant presented the stars of the night – Joy Plus,…

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Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Quotable Quotes of 2014

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My last flight of the year 2014 from Singapore to Manila last December 29th was delayed for a couple of hours. Thankfully, I was in Changi Airport, the best airport in the world and one of the few that I won’t mind being stuck in for…