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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 […]

Juanderlust: Discover 80 Wonders of the Philippines in 80 Days

Juanderlust: Discover 80 Wonders of the Philippines in 80 Days

What if I told that there is a way to travel around the Philippines, covering the North to South, in 80 consecutive solid days for free? Will you leave everything behind and start this epic adventure? Hotel booking site, Travel Book PH and vacation rental booking site Stop Sleep Go teamed up to bring an […]

Meant-to-be Moments and Misadventures in Maldives

Meant-to-be Moments and Misadventures in Maldives

It is a known fact that Maldives, having endless pristine white sands and infinite blue waters, is one of the sought-after paradise destination of honeymooners. So how come a solo backpacker and poor traveler like me would choose a luxurious vacation to find himself or to search for love in a hopeless place surrounded by […]

Topload Thoughts To Tanay

Topload Thoughts To Tanay

After conquering a number of mountains near Manila, the group is keen and hopeful to hike the-cold-never-bothered-me-anyway Mt. Pulag next. I signed up on that climb list too. I’ve already reached its summit, but I haven’t witnessed the sea of clouds on its most beautiful form yet. (Like that of “Above The Clouds” epic finale!) […]

32 Pinoy Movie Lines Rewritten For Travelers

32 Pinoy Movie Lines Rewritten For Travelers

One of my items in the bucket list is to write a screenplay for a movie. Of course, that break is an automatic road film. While I was mind mapping my thoughts on how to play around on my material, an idea on making a spoof of the popular romantic-comedy films rolled into one hugot […]

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

A Playlist Of 48 Travel Songs

Long drive would not end in burning flames but in paradise as long as music accompanies us in our travels. When you put your jams and headset on or when you play your favorite playlist of travel songs in stereo out loud, it’s like you are shooting your written-by-fate independent road film. Here’s a playlist […]