So my wandering feet brought me back to North Luzon where I found myself trekking again to the crater lake of Mount Pinatubo, the infamous volcano that had its catastrophic eruption in 1991 after more than six centuries of dormancy. Its eruption shaped a beautiful landscape that we see today. Ironically, it is now attracting countless tourists after its eruption fend off millions from the area in the past. A trek to the crater lake of Mount Pinatubo can be done in a day. It…Continue Reading “Return to Pinatubo: A Virtual Journey to its Beauty”


Diguisit Falls Baler, Aurora Adventure awaits in Baler. From sea to summit, rivers to waterfalls, the town breaths adventure. Baler is the capital of the Province of Aurora, nested on the east coast of Luzon, fronting the roaring waves of Pacific Ocean and enclosed by the mountains of Sierra Madre. The town’s relative isolation has preserved much of its sites, heritage and tradition that are all deeply rooted on its vibrant past. The town is a popular surfing destination in Luzon but unbeknown to many,…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Adventures in Baler”

The Wave

I never realized how lucky I was to have visited The Wave until my guide made me realized it. Why? There is no easy and cheap way of going to The Wave. Only 20 guests are permitted daily in the area, guide excluded. Permits can only be obtained by lottery. Ten slots are given from out of thousands online applicants and another 10 at the park’s office for walk-ins that are usually participated by hundreds. I wasn’t really lucky on lottery but on the day…Continue Reading “The Wave of Utah and Arizona: Where “Amazing” is Understatement”

Mount Marami

Silyang Bato, Mount Marami Magallanes, Cavite The day started at low point when I lost my wallet on the way to our meetup point for our Mount Marami trek. It was an unfortunate incident that could set the mood for the day. But a beautiful sunrise greeted us in Magallanes, Cavite and it bore a promise of a beautiful day. A promise fulfilled by Mount Marami. Standing at 405 meters above sea level, one will assume that the trek to the summit of Mount Marami…Continue Reading “Fleeting Moment at Silyang Bato of Mount Marami”

Canyoneering in Cebu

Southern Cebu has quickly become a major adventure and tourist destination, thanks to its beautiful river systems and majestic waterfalls along that serve as a stage to myriad of daring activities such as waterfall chasing, river trekking and canyoneering. Experience all these in Kanlaob River, South Cebu’s ultimate adventure destination. The four-kilometer downstream canyoneering course in Kanlaob River starts in Barangay Compostela in the town of Alegria and ends in Kawasan Falls of Barangay Matutinao in the town of Badian. The journey involves trekking, waterfall…Continue Reading “Canyoneering in Cebu: The Ultimate Adventure in the South”

Mantigue Island

Mantigue Island and Marine Sanctuary Mahinog, Camiguin Camiguin has become almost synonymous to White Sand, the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters – Mantigue Island. Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is a just a small one with a land area of just about four hectares. It is dotted with mangroves and vegetation on the center and surrounded with…Continue Reading “Mantigue Island: Camiguin’s Little Jewel”