Bohol: 15 Years After


Another round trip ticket that I bought a year ago was nearing its travel dates but I was unsure if I would proceed with it or not. It was for Manila-Cebu-Manila that I bought for P699.00. I was choosing to go to Bantayan Island in Cebu or take a two hour fast craft ferry to neighboring island of…

La Union: Tangadan Falls


“I travel because I’d rather look back at my life, saying ‘I can’t believe I did that’ instead of ‘if only I had…”  – Florine Bos Saturday. 4:00 o’clock in the morning. I went out of bed to go to the toilet. After which, I went back and saw a message notification on my phone (Yes,…

Let’s Talk About Batanes: A Traveller’s Dream


“The only trip you will ever regret is the one you don’t take” Batanes. My dream destination. A destination which remained elusive until recently. I have been procrastinating for so long. It was a case of should I go now, or wait till next month? Will the weather be good? What if the weather gets bad when I am…

Random Trips: Baguio and Boracay


During the month of August 2017, the Philippines had three long weekends. I only had one travel plan for August 26, and that was to visit Tuguegarao in Cagayan. Particularly, I wanted to see the Callao Caves and Palaui Island, both in Cagayan. But a visiting typhoon got my flight cancelled. Nevertheless, I was able…

Albay, Bicol: What To Do in 12 Hours?


The original plan was for me to stay in Bicol for four days and three nights. I wanted to do the ATV in Mayon Volcano, swim with the whalesharks in Donsol, Sorsogon and go island hopping in Masbate. But as they say, always have a Plan A or even a Plan C when planning a…

FHM Feature


While browsing Facebook this morning, I chanced upon an article of FHM Philippines titled “9 Siargao Accomodation Options For Less Than P1,000”. Upon reading, I was gladly surprised that Paglaom Hostel was at Number 3. That hostel was where I stayed when I was in Siargao last February 2017. And what made it even more surprising that…

Masungi Georeserve and Beyond: Weekday Getaway


A few hours away from Metro Manila is the Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal Province. I have been wanting to visit this place since last year, but booking a slot in one of their tours was very hard since it was always full and it’s not practical to go solo. Good thing that my work…

Apo Reef Natural Park: Underwater Wonder


To start with, Apo Reef Natural Park in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro should not be confused with Apo Island, in Dauin, Negros Oriental which I visited in 2016 Read here Apo Reef is the second largest contiguous coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines. The Apo Reef Natural Park consists of the…

El Nido, Palawan: Holy Week 2017


The first time I was in El Nido was in 2015. Thanks to a seat sale by Air Asia, I was able to booked a roundtrip flight to Puerto Princesa en route to El Nido during this year’s Holy Week holiday. From the airport, I crossed the street and looked for a van going to El Nido….

El Nido, Palawan: Revisited 


I spent holy week 2017 in El Nido, Palawan. The first time I visited was in 2015. I have tons of photos and I will write a blog entry about it soon. In the meantime, I made a video of that trip. Watch it here

Coron: Lovelier the Second Time


The first time I was in Coron, Palawan was in 2015. I only spent three days exploring  Coron Island and was not able to fully enjoy what the place had to offer. Here is my blog entry of my first visit to  Coron, Palawan Coron has also been in the news, because of the announced plan…

Siargao: On My Mind and In My Heart


While watching the waves of the Pacific from General Luna beach, feeling the warmth of the sun embracing my skin, the salty  wind brushing against my face…. I whispered – “I can live here”. For almost two weeks in late February this year, I stayed in Siargao and I really fell in love with the place. The calm and…