Travel

Celebrate Cebu

Ahhh, Cebu. Cebu is probably the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines, second to Boracay. It is filled with warm people, heartwarming culture, enthralling landscapes, breathtaking beaches, awe-mazing underwater life, and great tummy-fillers. I did quite a bunch of research for this trip, making sure that I’ve got most of the things covered. I …

For the Love of Traveling

Seeing her friends living their own destinies – whether be it marriage, parenthood, or “climbing up the corporate ladder,” travel blogger extraordinaire Nina Fuentes of ‘Just Wandering’ decided to take matters into her own hands. “Neither one of those was an option for me, so I decided to pursue what I’ve always said I want …

Weekendate: Tagaytay’s Best

Got roughly 36 hours to burn? Pack an overnight bag and head on south to Tagaytay City. Tagaytay is mostly famous for its proximity to Manila, just about two hours away from the capital. The town is highly accessible by public transport or private vehicle. It has a gazillion attractions – from food to art …

Savoring Sagada

A trip to Sagada, or any place for that matter, wouldn’t be complete without savouring the uniquely modern yet traditional cuisine this side of the Mountain Province. The things mentioned barely scratched the surface of the wide array of food choices in Sagada and for sure, I still have a lot of delicacies to try …

James’ Journey

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo and more. James Betia has certainly made a name for himself for traveling the entire Philippine archipelago in just 100 days. Not only did he go backpacking around the country, but he did it the cheapest way possible. For James, traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. It only has to …

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 …