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Summer Cruise: Of Chillin' Snorkelin', Corals and Scuba

Summer Cruise: Of Chillin’ Snorkelin’, Corals and Scuba

It was like another summer to remember in one of the Saturdays of September. Straight from my late work shift and caffeine-filled mornight, I went alone to San Luis, Batangas to experience discovery scuba diving. Even though this was my third time, the thrill and excitement were still present. My first two dives happened in […]

10 Ways Paano Mag-travel With Feelings

10 Ways Paano Mag-travel With Feelings

There are many ways to travel. You can do it solo, or with your besties, or in an open trip with strangers. You can wander in a budget or in splurge mode. Or you can travel with feelings. So paano nga ba mag-travel with hugot (The Ang Sakit Mong Magsalita, Close Ba Tayo Edition)? 1. […]

50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

50 Reasons Why Visiting Batanes Should Be In Your Bucket List

The flight booking game for Batanes is so strong during the SkyJet Airlines seat sale in a recently held travel exposition in Manila. Even though the gates at the venue were not yet opened, the line stretched with length as long as the blockbuster queue we see in December film fest. If you’re one of […]

20 Reasons Why Everyone Should Choose The Window Seat

20 Reasons Why Everyone Should Choose The Window Seat

Passengers at the aisle get an instant access to the lavatory but they also have the higher chance to be jolted by the rolling store of the flight crew and by fellow passengers on the same row who will use the toilet. People in the middle receive two arm rests but there’s a probability of […]

Blank Space and the 80 Instagrammers

Blank Space and the 80 Instagrammers

In celebration of Instagram’s 400 million active users monthy and in anticipation of the Worldwide Instameet 12, I’ve rewritten Taylor Swift’s Blank Space to sum up the community which the Filipino Instagram users share one frame at a time. Blank Space is a perfect metaphor for the long list of minimalism lovers in Instagram. With […]

8 Questions Frequent Travelers Always Get

8 Questions Frequent Travelers Always Get

Whether the question pops from my Facebook inbox or during a small talk in a meetup, I like to answer these curiosities about travel because it’s my favorite topic. And there are questions that are repeatedly asked by different people. I know my fellow travelers get this a lot too. Here are some of the […]

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

Capturing Contrasts and Complements

There were times as I wandered in other parts of Asia, I could also find the Philippines fitting in the picture. And vice versa – the countries, where I have been, were also remembered in some of our own spots. The following captures from my lens are either in contrast or complementary. I am presenting […]

10 Pabebe Climbs and Treks Near Manila For Beginners

10 Pabebe Climbs and Treks Near Manila For Beginners

Okay. The thought of traveling had crossed into your mind at one point. But you are shutting down the idea because you don’t know where or how to start your own adventures. Let my friends inspire you. When they joined me for the first time on a hike or a trek, the roller coaster of […]

Broke But Blessed Birthday By The Boardwalk

Broke But Blessed Birthday By The Boardwalk

My tradition of traveling solo on my birthday becomes more interesting every year. I enjoyed two Hong Kong theme parks alone last 2013 and wandered around the city of Taipei in 2014. Instead of going to another Chinese populated city for my weekend of birth, I decided to go off-grid in Siargao, one of the […]

El Nido or Coron? 12 Factors to Consider in Choosing One Over the Other

El Nido or Coron? 12 Factors to Consider in Choosing One Over the Other

The islands of El Nido had received some bright spotlight from various international travel magazines and blogs like Travel and Leisure, National Geographic and CNN. But the world might be overlooking an equally stunning place called Coron (Calamian Islands). Both archipelagos of towering limestone formations are located in northern Palawan. In case you are still […]