Situbo Falls

Save from the major cities of Dipolog and Dapitan, the vastness of Zamboanga del Norte generally remains a secret. Truth be told, what lies beyond the twin city is greek to most. Unknown to many, beautiful surprises await the curious ones who choose to discover the province’s soul. Awesome surprises in the form of natural wonders – summits, caves, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and more! Most of which are still unspoilt. One of the province’s most beautiful secret is tucked amid the dense foliage of the…Continue Reading “Situbo Falls: Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte’s Awesome Surprise”

I am a backpack guy and I rarely use luggage or duffel on my travels. But if I have a week or two to spend in a city, say Tokyo or Bangkok or even Manila, I guess I will be needing one. Well actually, I need one because that’s what I am planning on my next travels. For a change, I want a relaxing week-long trip sans my usual busy itinerary. I want to think of it as a self-reward. Come that day, I couldn’t…Continue Reading “Pacsafe Toursafe Wheeled Duffel: The Ultimate Urban Adventure Buddy”

Before the year 2016 bid adieu and amid the busy holiday rush, I got to pull off another adventure. It was Rizal Day and we went on a day climb in Rizal Province, a year-ender Mount Cayabu to Mount Maynoba traverse, our own little way of paying homage to Philippine mountains. Nested at the foot of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Mount Cayabu and Mount Maynoba are just two of the numerous peaks that can be found in Tanay, Rizal. With elevation of ~680 and ~720…Continue Reading “Yearend Adventure with Pacsafe Venturesafe 25L GII”

There’s no doubt of Boracay being hailed as the best island in the world again by Condé Nast Traveler, a leading travel magazine based in London. When you have a long stretch of perfectly fine white sand beach, beautiful gradient of turquoise sea, vivid marine life, poetic views of sunrise and sunset, vibrant night life and myriad of surprises and other activities, then being the top pick of more than 300,000 dedicated readers comes without uncertainty. While Boracay today continues to evolve and reinvent itself,…Continue Reading “Spider House: Boracay’s Chill Corner”

Calle Crisologo

Calle Crisologo Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Walk back in time and feel the old-world charm of Vigan, one of the very few remaining Hispanic towns in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage. Established in the 16th century as Villa Fernandina, Vigan is endowed with its timeless and well preserved beauty and the heart of it is Calle Crisologo, the city’s show window. Calle Crisologo is a short (approximately 500 meters long) cobblestone thoroughfare filled with old Spanish-style houses and shops that evoke a bygone era. The street is bustling with…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Daybreak at Calle Crisologo”