• 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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  • 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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Category: Luzon, Travel Guide

Travel Guide: Tanay

Tanay

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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May
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Hotel of the Month: Injap Tower Hotel Iloilo

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Budget, comfort and convenience. These three best describe our hotel of the month – Injap Tower Hotel. The skyline of Iloilo City was forever changed by Injap Tower Hotel, the tallest and first ever high-rise building in Western Visayas at 21-storey high. Situated in the…

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Apr
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Category: Spots

One of Tanay’s Secrets Revealed: Calinawan Cave System

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The province of Rizal’s close proximity to Metro Manila makes it often overlooked by tourists but unbeknown to many, the province is home to a lot of attractions that will surely delight outdoor enthusiasts. Take the case of the town of Tanay, home to numerous…

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Mar
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Category: Travel Thoughts

Tales of a True Wanderer: The Joys and Pains of Solo Travel

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In 2011, I ventured to Bangkok on my own to tour the city’s attractions. I got lost in translation, mistaken to a Thai, entered some temples for free, almost victimized by the “jewelry store” scam yet still managed to see and enjoy the best of…

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Mar
20

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Category: Travelogues

A Weekend of Ultimate Adventure in Baler

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What will you get outside for? For Berlin Amploquio, a special education teacher, it’s her desire to continue exploring the places in the Philippines that she haven’t been to while engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, diving, running and other activities that she has…

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Mar
11

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Category: Trail Tale

Himalayan Adventure: My Three Days Trek to Poon Hill

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I can still remember the day… that one awesome day in Pokhara. The sky was clear then and the wind was subtle. It was the start of winter, cold but sunny. That day, I was about to start my three-day trek to the mountains of…

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Photo Blogs

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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,…

ElNido

Snapshot: El Nido’s Snake Island

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Snake Island El Nido, Palawan The world’s best island guarantees awe-inspiring scenery that will surely blow your mind. Postcard perfect spots that will make you wanr to stay long and experience more. Beautiful azure waters, pristine white sand island beaches, coral-carpeted underwater world, picturesque limestone…

Malasimbo

Snapshot: A Whole New Malasimbo Festival

Friday, March 13, 2015

Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival Mount Malasimbo, Puerto Galera, Mindoro Oriental All roads lead to Puerto Galera this weekend for Malasimbo! But not the Music and Arts Festival which was staged last weekend on its fifth year but for a new concept – the Malasimbo Lights and…

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Slideshow: Viva Zamboanga!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Viva! La Hermosa Zamboanga! Images from Asia’s Latin City Make your way to Zamboanga City and experience the warm welcome and extraordinary charm of Asia’s Latin City! Viva Zamboanga! Situated at the southernmost tip of Zamboanga Peninsula, overlooking the island province of Basilan, the city…

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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,…

Lakwatsero

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…

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Stay Healthy While Traveling

Friday, November 14, 2014

Imagine yourself in a long backpacking trip in a remote place. Probably in the mountains, in an isolated island or in a far flung area of the world where resources are not readily available and everything seems different and unfamiliar. Yes, including the cuisine! You…

Prinsipe Munti

Tanghalang Pilipino Presents “Prinsipe Munti” & “Melanie”

Category: Events, Others

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Since its founding in 1987, Tanghalang Pilipino, the resident drama company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has successfully presented more than 200 productions within 27 seasons while generating one of the best attendance records among the CCP’s resident companies. Tanghalang Pilipino commits itself to…