Travel

The joys of road-tripping!

Beckoning, wide open spaces.  The seemingly endless stretch of highway, and the contrasting, picturesque charm of back roads and byways. Destinations bearing the promise of adventure and exploration, ever closer, as rubber hits the road.  Nothing quite compares to a road trip. Barring the cacophony of “Are we there yet?” on loop from children in …

Time Travel to Taal

A weekend in this charming town of Batangas will definitely make you feel like you’ve gone back in time, minus all the enmity of war and oppression by foreign countries. Just a three-hour bus ride from Manila is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the simple life. Do not miss the chance to …

The Unsung Heroes of Philippine Tourism

While the Department of Tourism gets most of the credit when it comes to promoting the Philippines as a “more fun” destination, most of the time, it’s the local tour guides who have to make sure that the tourists have the time of their lives. With my limited (but slowly growing) travel experience, here is …

The Down-Low on Iloilo

One of the best places in the Philippines to visit is the province of Iloilo. Known as the “City of Love,” Iloilo is definitely set to steal your heart and make you fall in love with its heritage, people, and cuisine. Do not miss the chance to visit one of the four UNESCO World Heritage …

Bacolod beyond Sugarcane

Did you know that the 12th most fascinating ruins in the world can be found in the Philippines? A visit to Bacolod wouldn’t be complete without feasting your eyes and bellies in two of its most prized possessions aside from sugarcane: The Ruins in Talisay City and Calea Cakes & Pastries along Lacson Street. The …

Dumaguete City: Negros’ Food Haven

When you ask travelers about what to do in Dumaguete City, you will most likely hear just one activity: EAT! And they are right for a deliciously good reason. From Vegan to European to down-right Pinoy cuisine, you have hundreds of dining choices when in Dumaguete. Here are three foodie stops you should definitely check …

Siquijor 101

Barely untouched and breathlessly captivating. These are just some of the words to describe the hidden beauty of Siquijor. Siquijor is an island province about an hour and a half away by boat from Dumaguete. Widely known for voodoo, witchcraft, and supernatural beings, most tourists didn’t bother including Siquijor in their itinerary. But as time …

Spellbinding Siquijor

You’ve probably heard or read somewhere that Siquijor Island is no longer a place feared for dark magic and supernatural creatures, but a hidden tourism gem slowly being discovered for its captivating natural beauty. Here are some activities and places that you shouldn’t miss when in the Island of Fire. Jump off a cliff at …

Spaces

YOU ALL BUT crawled out of the cave and into sky—space—expanse—countryside. Breathe. The stone cool under your feet. Your heart thumping hard. Muscles throbbed against skin. Mud clung to you, thick around your feet, and your jeans were soaked and slimy and heavy. You felt like you could sink into the earth. You walked the …

The smart traveler’s ABC’s

ABC’s: basic building blocks of knowledge. Some of the first things we learn; vital to progress and growth. I have put together my own ABC’s for traveling; rudimentary, almost basic tips learned from my experience as a travel writer, crucial for developing the “travel smarts”: Adventure; your sense of, that is. Don’t leave home without …

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