Callao Cave

*First Publication 11-Dec-2009; Updated 20-September-2017 Callao Cave is among the most popular caves in the Philippines and the best known tourist attraction of Cagayan Province. Located in Barangays Magdalo and Quibal in the town of Peñablanca, approximate 30-minute ride from Tuguegarao, Callao Cave is one of more than 300 caves in the vicinity of Peñablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape. Callao Cave is made up of seven chambers and various formations: the Column, Chapel, Skeleton, Elephant’s Head, Praying Angel, Rocket, Lion’s Head and Dog’s Head Formations. The…Continue Reading “Callao Cave: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay and More!”

Pokhara

Dubbed as the “City of Lakes and Mountains”, Pokhara is the largest city of Nepal. Located in Gandaki Province in central Nepal, it serves as a base for treks and expeditions in Annapurna Circuit. Pokhara has a totally different vibe from Kathmandu. It is more quiet, relaxed and hip. Sit in a café by the Lakeside, watch people while enjoying a glass of beer or a cup of coffee; indulge on Nepali, Indian and even Korean, Chinese and Italian foods in various restaurants along the…Continue Reading “Pokhara Travel Guide: The Gateway to the Great Annapurna”

Fortune Island

Located off the coast of the town of Nasugbu in Batangas, Fortune Island is is 27-hectare private property that is fast becoming a go-to place for those aiming a quickie island escapade specially for those in Metro Manila and Southern Tagalog. Fortune Island boasts of white sand beaches and rocky cliffs in the backdrop of its rich turquoise waters. But the island’s most prominent features are the ruins of old columns and statues that aptly resemble the Parthenon of Greece! These ruins are remnants of…Continue Reading “Fortune Island: Travel Guide, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More”

Palaui

*First Publication 03-Mar-2011/14-Jun-2011/01-Jun-2013/Updated 06-Feb-2014/09-Aug-2017 The town of Sta. Ana, the north-eastern tip of the province of Cagayan and mainland Luzon, is a Special Economic Zone bustling with some modern industrial establishments, casinos and other gaming facilities. The town is also blessed with beautiful coastline, with idyllic white sandy beaches along its shore yet it still looks so rural and laid back, projecting contrasting features that add to its mystique. But what makes the town more contrastingly beautiful is the island off its shore that offers…Continue Reading “Palaui Island Travel Guide 2017 (How to Get There, What to Do, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More)”

Batad

Initial publication: March 14, 2010; Updated July 28, 2017. Nothing beats waking up in the morning on the sweet sound of the chirping birds, on the fresh breeze of the mountain air and on the majestic view of rice terraces! Nothing beats waking up in the morning in Batad! A village of Banaue in the province of Ifugao, Batad is famous for its amphiteater-like rice terraces, one of the five clusters of rice terraces in Ifugao that are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site…Continue Reading “Travel Guide to Batad, Banaue 2017: How to Go, What to Do, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More”

Sagada

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 […]