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  • Real, Quezon Adventure A Slice of Paradise Francis Real, Quezon Adventure Trip! Definitely one of my favorite easy-access destination from Manila is Real, Quezon. Only a 4-hour van/bus commute or a 3.5 hours by private car, Real, Quezon, is a good destination for thrill seekers not to mention a scenic one too. If you leave Manila before 5:00am you will be awed by a sunrise on the horizon making Laguna’s rice fields gold during the harvest season. A tour participant described it as “a slice of paradise” and I call it “quick escape for real adventure.” When I think about Quezon, I think about the romance of Sierra Madre mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Having said that- Quezon Province ...
  • Top Five Places in the Philippines to Retire Siquijor SunsetLeading property portal Lamudi explores the top five places to retire in the Philippines AUGUST 2014: It is never too early to make retirement plans in order to prepare yourself in terms of financing and security. Most of the time, retirement is associated with an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and people think of being somewhere peaceful and close to nature. But why of all places in the World, should you retire in the Philippines? To begin with, the cost of living is affordable. There are numerous perks and discounts to being a Senior Citizen in the Philippines, so your retirement wealth will surely go a long way. The ...
  • Davao: Salamat Kaayo Islander! ISLANDER sponsored slippers to Amihan boys (and girls)I guess almost all my regular readers here know that I’ve already changed address from Manila to Davao, particularly the province of Davao Oriental. I started living in Dahican Beach, Mati City in Davao Oriental last August 2013. But I still kept on going to Manila/Laguna as I still have to manage the tours and hammock business I have which requires me to be in Manila most of the time. This year, after coming back from India, I busied myself on finishing my small kubo by the beach and volunteering on one of my loves- turtle hatchery in Dahican Beach. Together with the Amihan Boys we transferred eggs, took care of ...
  • El Nido and San Vicente Palawan Yoga Retreat Acro Yoga by the Sunset Announcing our newest addition to Palawan tours- EL NIDO and SAN VICENTE YOGA RETREAT on October 23-26, 2014. YOGA RETREAT in EL NIDO & SAN VICENTE Me and my beautiful girlfriend, Callie, are happy to announce our first ever tour. I will be in-charge of the island hopping and food preparation (vegetarian friendly) while Callie will lead the yoga classes. We will also have meditation classes during the tour. Set in two of the most idyllic locations in Palawan- El Nido and San Vicente.El Nido is consistently World’s Number 1 Beach Getaway and San Vicente boasts of the longest white sand beach in the Philippines, a gem yet to be discovered by most tourists. Imagine ...
  • Making Money Doing What You Love Most DCIM102GOPRO One of my many secrets in traveling is to “make money doing what I love most.” It has become my bread and butter since 2007. Nowadays I offer reasonable and personalized travel packages in El Nido, Davao, Baler, Coron, Quezon and many more. 2010 when I started blogging about my running and travels that I learned more about “making money doing what I am passionate about.” Since then, I have seen I have learned a lot from meeting people with the same mindset as mine. Not only that, I have sustained my lifestyle of travel and location independence. I always tell people to follow their heart’s desire and resources will follow. There ...
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Featured Posts

  • Learning to Live A Simple Life: THE QUEST FOR MORE (Part 1 of 2) Simple Life on a hammockLearning to Live A Simple Life Part 1 of 2: THE QUEST FOR MORE Part 2 of 2 : THE ART OF LETTING GO “Instant gratification, high-speed absolutely everything, and bigger, faster, stronger, more consumptive ...
  • I Fell In Love in Bali Watching sunset at Irrawaddy River, Mandalay after biking around the city and playing sepak takraw with Buddhist monks One Epic Night in El Nido, Palawan  “Do you dance?” asked the American girl in a bar playing live acoustics. “I don’t dance. Ahhmm maybe when I’m already tipsy.” We were ...
  • Epic 3rd Blog Anniversary and Beach Party P1480648 How can you blog about an epic weekend when you have still that “happy hangover”? Northern Road Trip + Cool Company of Friends + Boodle Fights + Filipino Games + Mini-Bonfire ...
  • Newest Attraction in Surigao- Chocolate Mountains Carrascal area- as viewed from Surigao sea Looking for a new destination? Something that your friends and loved ones haven’t seen or experienced before? Come to Surigao! I rarely promote off-the-beaten-path destinations for fear of it becoming another ...
  • What Will Happen to the Pawikan Hatchery in Dahican Beach? Bye Pawikan #SaveDahicanBeach It’s been a week since I left Manila to investigate on what’s happening at the turtle hatchery at Dahican Beach, Mati City. The sea turtle hatchery will ...
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Food Tastings

  • Davao City Food Trip davao food tour Davao City’s Kadayawan Festival in Style Series The Welcome- Kadayawan Festival at Marco Polo Davao City Food Trip The Parades- Kadayawan Festival Davao City Food Trip It was a festival of ...
  • 10 Food Destinations in Dumaguete City Everybody <3s Silvanas If you haven’t been to Dumaguete and planning to visit soon, you would ask, “Where to eat in Dumaguete City?” So we prepared “10 Food Destinations ...
  • Local Breakfast in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Trying the local breakfast for the second time in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi If there is one thing I miss in my jaunt in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi it is the breakfast served in their local cafes. In Jolo and Bongao ...
  • Binondo Food Trip and Walking Tour Guide Beef Wanton How far, better yet, how full can you get with only Php200.00 (less than US$5) on your pocket for a food trip at Binondo? I write this ...
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Travel Tips

  • How to Make Your Own Itinerary 100 days planning SPECIAL NOTE: This post is not intended for my clients who make inquiries about Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. Time is gold. Forgive me for being blunt but I continue to receive ...
  • How to Travel Cheap in the Philippines One way of volunteering? Helping roast lunch later... So you’re done with your research and itinerary. You are excited but having doubts at the same time. Worry not, I know how you feel ‘coz I was in your ...
  • Make Your Trip ‘UNFORGETTABLE” I would not have experience this Grand Feast after the Mosque Inaguration if I I believe this would raise some eyebrows but I’m writing this anyway. If you are guilty at one point, please forgive me, I meant it- believe me, its for your ...
  • How to Fund Your Wanderlust? cut your expensesHOW TO FUND YOUR WANDERLUST? There is no such thing a FREE travel, if there is, please let me know okay? But there is this thing called saving up for your ...
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Videos

  • Dolphins Love Freedom in Mati City, Davao Oriental dolphins in mati I just ticked-off another from my bucketlist- swimming* with dolphins. Yep, but I did this not during a dolphin show or in a dolphinarium. I did this while ...
  • Misibis Bay Adventure in Video How about let's do this again? I will be your captain and we will get lost to the tune of "I love it when we're cruisin' together..."Eveyone deserves a SUMMER Adventure. This is among the many things I’ve done this summer of 2013. Yes, tt has been months since I published a video edit. Since ...
  • Mt. Purgatory Traverse in Video Along the mossy forest trail And to cap off the life-changing year of travels, I go up north- to the mountains of the Cordilleras for a year-end hike organized by my friend Gideon ...
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Travel Guides

  • 5D/4N Puerto Princesa and El Nido Tour Nacpan Beach El Nido Palawan This would surely help you on your research about traveling on a budget in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido, Palawan. Hope this blog account inspire you and your friends ...
  • Bukidnon Travel Guide Collab Earl Bukidnon “The name ‘Bukidnon’ means highlander or mountain dweller. Bukidnon is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao.” –Wikipedia I teamed up with a Bukidnon-based travel blogger, runner and fellow adventurer ...
  • Camiguin Travel Guide White Island Camiguin Camiguin. An island province in the north of Mindanao that is “born of fire,” or created because of volcanic activities some eons of years ago. Here’s our short Camiguin travel guide ...
  • Sagada Travel Guide Collab Sagada Weaving Sagada! Almost everyone who hears this destination has something positive to say about the place. If you have been there, then it would surely bring back happy memories. If you ...
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Quickie

  • Tabaco City, Albay Quickie Tabaco Padjak and Mayon The more I travel the more I realize that there are more places of interest that I need to explore. Being a first-timer in Tabaco ...
  • Mt. Pico de Loro Quickie James and Gwen I should be in Baler riding 4-6ft waves that day but because of my good friend’s invitation for a day hike to Pico de Loro ...
  • Malaybalay City, Bukidnon Quickie Monastery of the Transfiguration The Monastery of Transfiguration, San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon After a looooong 15 hours of journey from Cantilan, Surigao del Sur I arrived here at the ...
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Travel Products

  • Spyder Vapor Jacket Review Biking under the rain Rainy season should not stop you from doing outdoor activities right? Traveling is not limited to summer and if you are not that type of someone who would sing and ...
  • Spyder Shades Review Air at Jomalig Do you know that shades or sunglasses are important part of everyone’s summer outfit. Glad I had new shades courtesy of Spyder Philippines, just in time for my endless summer ...
  • Zem Gear Terra Review Look at the grip on its sole and its not stiff. ZemGear Terra Review Once in a while I get new travel products to try and Zem Gear Terra arrived last year. I’m using it for almost half a year now and ...
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  • Real, Quezon Adventure A Slice of Paradise Francis Real, Quezon Adventure Trip! Definitely one of my favorite easy-access destination from Manila is Real, Quezon. Only a 4-hour van/bus commute or a 3.5 hours by private car, Real, Quezon, is ...
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