“Paradise found, forgotten and reborn” is the story of Maligcong, an upper barangay of Bontoc in Mountain Province, eight kilometers away from the town proper. It used to be the show window of the town but it went into a lull until social media triggered its recent reborn. Maligcong is the Kankana-ey term that means “surrounded by rice paddies”, as the village sits in the middle of rice terraces, hailed as among the most beautiful in the entire Cordillera Region. The rice terraces are best…Continue Reading “Maligcong: A DIY Weekend Itinerary (2D/1N Itinerary, Expenses and Tips)”
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”
If you dream of venturing into an Everest Base Camp trek but you don’t know where to start, then this post might come handy. I compiled the common questions and tried to answer them to the best of my knowledge and with the help of my recent experience in EBC.
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”
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”
I know great stuff when I see one, much more when I personally experienced it… used it… tested it! Such is Pacsafe, a brand made by travelers… for fellow travelers! Offering a wide array of products specializing in built-in innovative anti-theft technology, Pacsafe was established in 1998 by two Australian globetrotters who have covered more than 80 countries in six continents. Through the course of their travels and personal experiences, they saw the need for no-nonsense travel security which paved the way for the conceptualization…Continue Reading “Pacsafe Ultimatesafe Z28, My Newest Ultimate Travel Buddy”