- Living Outside the Box (Or Avocado Shake Reflection)
Note: This reflection happen during my #PalawanJourney
There were lots of chattering happening around… in French, Español, English and German…
I wrote this as I wait for my Avocado shake in Nacpan Beach, El Nido. My heart pumping wildly not only because I’m moving to the next beach but moreso because I just finished a big cup of brewed coffee.
I took the first sip and lick my lips of the remaining avocado shake around it. What a great way to spend the day! I sip another from my glass.
We are a generation of people addicted to the “box.” We have a saying “think outside the box” which I always believe to mean ...
- Palawan Journey Fun and Interesting Facts
Sharing with you some fun and interesting facts about Palawan Journey.
To read how it started, go here: Palawan Journey: A Celebration of Death
Day 1: Puerto Princesa – San Vicente, Long Beach (via Itabiak Road)
Day 2: Around San Vicente
Day 3: San Vicente
Day 4: San Vicente – El Nido (Corong-Corong)
*went back to Puerto to do bank errands, took the night bus and left my motorbike at El Nido Terminal
Day 5: Puerto Princesa (sometimes re-routing is part of the journey)
*then took the afternoon bus to El Nido and drove late night to Nacpan Beach
Day 6: Nacpan Beach, El Nido
Day 7: Nacpan Beach – Duli Beach – Santeria, San Fernando, El Nido
Day 8: ...
- Palawan Journey: A Celebration of Death
My father taught me how to ride the motorbike year 1999. Fast forward 2015, I’m here in Palawan under going some major internal journey.
Seems like choosing the name JOURNEYingjames is not just like that.
You see I chose this name not only because it sounds good and blends perfectly with the name James. I always knew that this life of mine here on earth is meant to move, learn, expand, grow, love and journey.
Saw this on my MacAir’s dictionary as I’m writing this
While all of these nouns refer to a course of travel to a particular place, usually for a specific purpose, there is a big difference between a jaunt ...
- 3D/2N Puerto Princesa City Tour Tour includes: Underground River, Honda Bay and City Tour
Optional: Firefly Watching and Ugong Rock Caving
Good bye Boracay, Hello Palawan! As more and more travel networks focus their attention to the World’s Most Amazing island- Palawan, more and more travel scams mushroom here in Puerto Princesa City.
This is a public advisory not to be trusting of travel agencies that offer too good to be true tour packages. They are cheaper because they don’t put value on their service, their employees and clients too. This goes to the saying too that “you get what you paid for.”
So please allow me to share how our tour looks like:
After an inquiry, we create a ...
- What is Travel? (Or What I Think About Some Travel Agencies)
Some people think that travel is just going to resort or the mall- you want this, you get this. But traveling is much more than that, much deeper than most people thought. Travel is much more like going inside a stranger’s home. There are rules and guidelines you must follow. Culture respect, asking permission, learning about the traditions, having a conversation are a must.
When you see the family living in the house, especially the head of the family, what do you do? Ignore them?
When you see there beautiful garden or pond, do you leave your trash there?
It is so sad to hear some travel agency view travel like going to ...
- Celebrating 4th Year Blogging Anniversary
Topping the epic 3rd year blog anniversary celebration was a tough call. This year’s celebration goes into one of my favorite provinces- Palawan. San Vicente is Palawan‘s answer to the long ...
- I Fell In Love in Bali
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 ...
- Newest Attraction in Surigao- Chocolate Mountains
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?
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 ...
- Swimming with Turtle at Mantigue Island
James: Miss. give me a favor please. Let me go to Mantigue island. I want to spend a night there. I’m just a backpacker trying to write a book ...
- Davao City Food Trip
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
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
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
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 ...
- How to Make Your Own Itinerary
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
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 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? HOW 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 ...
- Dolphins Love Freedom in Mati City, Davao Oriental
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 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
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 ...
- Real, Quezon Adventure
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 ...
- 5D/4N Puerto Princesa and El Nido Tour
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
“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
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 ...
- Tabaco City, Albay Quickie
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
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
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 ...
- Spyder Vapor Jacket Review
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
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
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 ...