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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 […]

Don't Let A Traveler-Instagrammer Fall in Love With You

Don’t Let A Traveler-Instagrammer Fall in Love With You

It was unlikely for your paths to cross unless you also enjoy the cozy ambience of whitewashed coffee and tea shops or you are also an Instagram user who participates in photowalks. You will barely recognize him from the crowd until he pulls out his shiny smartphone and starts to take snaps. While he only […]

Of Chances and Closure in Cebu

Of Chances and Closure in Cebu

Call me crazy but I am writing an open letter to Cebu as if the place is a person. The place deserves to know this. Because I thought we have a long distance and long term relationship. Dearest Cebu, My friends have been constantly asking the reason why I keep on coming back to you. […]

Pico De YOLO InsTraverse: Do-It-Yourself Photohike

Pico De YOLO InsTraverse: Do-It-Yourself Photohike

It started with an invitation from my fellow Instagram enthusiast, Julio (@jdpanaligan) to hike the crowd-drawing Pico de Loro duo peak. After the conflicting schedules of his friends, his second attempt to plan a hike was responded with my yes. Coincidentally, another Instagram friend, Angelo (@angelotemp), is looking for an alternative to Pinatubo hike when […]

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation Anxiety is Parang Pag-ibig

Separation anxiety from our travels is like the love from our past (the ex-boyfriend or the ex-girlfriend, or the ex-crush, or the ex-almost) that we can hardly forget. Here’s the list of how close the parallelism between the two is: 1. They are beautiful… The places we had been, and the ex, whom we used […]