Caramoan

In the farthest  coast of Camarines Sur is a paradise hidden in an underdeveloped and rural soil, where white sand beaches, limestone cliffs, islands and islets are common scenery. This is Caramoan! Caramoan, a peninsular town, is a group of islands and islets scattered in the Pacific Ocean, endowed with nature’s beauty and preserved by its seclusion. Made famous by the hit global reality show franchise “Survivor”, Caramoan s is blessed with numerous islands with fine white sand, lagoons, caves, limestone cliffs and rocks, and…Continue Reading “Caramoan: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Itinerary & Other Tips”

Legazpi

A progressive city by the bay with the Philippines’ most active volcano and the world’s most perfect cone on the backdrop is Legazpi City. The capital of the Province of Albay and regional hub for Bicol Region, Legazpi City beckons everyone with its beautiful scenery, natural wonders, delectable cuisines and delicacy, and lovely people. More than its unparalleled attractions, Legazpi City also serves as gateway to the province and the region’s amazing destinations. Trek the trails of Mount Mayon; dip in the hot springs of…Continue Reading “Legazpi City: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More!”

Tokyo

Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is well known as among the most expensive cities in the world. This is based on research and studies conducted by various firms such as Mercer HR Company and Economist Intelligence Unit. This is a bit of bad news for travelers specially for necessary expenses such as accommodation. But for frugal travelers and backpackers, do not worry for there are cheap options for accommodation such as capsules and dormitory hostels that will allow us to stretch our budget. Whether in Shibuya, Shinjuku,…Continue Reading “Tokyo on a Budget: Where to Stay”

Baler

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”

Vigan

Travel back to colonial Philippines in Vigan, the capital city of Ilocos Sur and one of the very few remaining Hispanic towns in the country. Established in the 16th century as Villa Fernandina, Vigan is endowed with its timeless and well preserved beauty. It portrays an Spanish-era Philippines with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages called”calesa“, ancestral houses and old structures that have survived the war and stood the test of time. Undoubtedly, Vigan has successfully preserved its heritage, getting the nod of UNESCO for inclusion…Continue Reading “Vigan Travel Guide: How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities, Sample Itinerary & More”

Luzon Itineraries

So you have five-day off and thinking where to go in mainland Luzon? These five itineraries will come in handy! Ilocandia: Time Machine to Northern Treasures Walk back in time and explore the best of Ilocos Region. From old chuches, heritage towns, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, food and more, Ilocos will definitely not disappoint. Day 1: Pagudpud Depart Manila the night before and arrive in Pagudpud in the morning and check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, hire a trike to take you around the…Continue Reading “Long Weekend: Five-Day Suggested Itineraries in Luzon”