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”

Tokyo

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, continues to expand its wings with the addition of two newest routes from Japan to United States of America to its flight network. This was after it was awarded with the highly coveted day slots from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to New York (via JFK) and Chicago (via ORD). Haneda, one of the twin airports of Tokyo, is closest to downtown, only thirty minutes or a short train or bus ride away. These new routes bridge more links between Asia and…Continue Reading “Linking Asia and America: ANA launched new routes from Tokyo-Haneda to New York and Chicago”

Boracay

Boracay once again took the center stage as Condé Nast Traveler hailed the island as the best in their World’s Best Islands of 2016 list, thanks to more than 300,000 readers, subscribers and fellow travelers who took part in the 29th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards Survey of this US-based travel publication. Admittedly, Boracay used to be an expensive destination. But with the advent and popularity of budget hostels, Boracay evolved into one of the country’s top budget destinations offering best of the best experiences –…Continue Reading “Budget Stay in Boracay: W Hostel Boracay”

Nueva Vizcaya

Got a spare weekend and thinking of an ultimate adventure somewhere? How about crossing Nueva Vizcaya off your bucket list!? In less than P2,300 pesos from Manila, discover this landlocked province which is considered as one of the least explored places in Luzon. What’s in store are natural attractions that are mostly in their pristine state – majestic waterfalls, wondrous cave systems, verdant rice terraces and more! Here’s our weekend itinerary to help you plan your trip to Nueva Vizcaya. Weekend Itinerary Day 0 2200H:…Continue Reading “Nueva Vizcaya: Weekend Itinerary (Waterfall Chasing and Spelunking)”

Pacsafe Venturesafe GII

I just came back from my solo backpacking trip in Utah and Arizona in the US and Cusco in Peru. Eleven days of pure adventures, navigating from country to country, state to state, city to city, and airport to airport. And all throughout my entire journey, my back and frontpack were my constant travel buddies, well no less than Pacsafe Venturesafe GII! Utah and Arizona, as with other US states, are safe and tourist friendly destinations. But even though, you cannot be so sure specially…Continue Reading “The Art of Fearless Backpacking with Pacsafe Venturesafe GII”

Annapurna Base Camp

My first journey to Annapurna Base Camp of Nepal in December of 2014 was a kind of test. A test if I can really pull off a solo do-it-yourself and self-guided trek to the base camp of the great Annapurna. There were already some who went ahead of me on the same journey as narrated on few blogs that I have read. Enough assurance that it can be done… it was proven doable. There wasn’t really a concrete plan nor detailed itinerary. I was only armed…Continue Reading “Travel Notes: DIY Solo and Self-Guided Trek to Annapurna Base Camp”