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  • A New Milestone: 10,000 Strong Facebook Likes 10000 FB Likes Just a quick update here. Today, April 13, 2014 around 1:30pm in the Philippines, after Manny Pacquiao won the WBO World Welterweight fight against Timothy Bradley, I reached another milestone in my travel blogging “career” (kinareer talaga?)- my official Facebook page hit 10,000 strong likes. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers and supporters. I want share this awesome moment with you. Thank you so much for believing that travel doesn’t have to be expensive and money is never a hindrance to enjoy life. I hope that the coming days and blog entries would encourage and inspire many to follow their bliss and reach for their dreams. You might ...
  • Short TV Appearance about Solo Backpacking on SONA Solo Backpacking SONA Solo Backpacking is becoming IN according to Ma’am Jessica Soho. This means that those who have been promoting this kind of travel is doing it right. Kudos to those who have paved the way for us. Last week I was invited to do a shoot for a segment on “SOLO BACKPACKING” by GMA News TV’s State of the Nation with Jessica Soho. I am filled with gratitude as I remember that “Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho” was also my first TV appearance back in 2011. I was beginning to explore the country back then. Now that I have been to all the provinces of the Philippines and some Asian countries, I ...
  • Pisobilities TV Guesting on Budget-Friendly Vacation and Sustainable Tourism Pisobilities TV Guesting Host: “How is your life different now compared before when you were still working?” James: “It is really different. Before I work 7am-6pm. Right now, I work 24/7. I need to work hard too-organizing tours, selling hammocks, blogging, etc…” Watch the full video below… Last week I was invited for a live guesting for the TV program called Pisobilities at the Global News Network. The whole show was intended to tell viewers that you don’t need a stash of cash to enjoy the Philippines has to offer. During the interview I shared the ff: How I Started Traveling/Blogging; Why I am addicted to spa and shopping?; The Truth About Being a Freelance Traveler/Blogger; Top 5 Places to Visit in ...
  • Longboard Surfing in Canggu, Bali longboard surfing bali They say that “If God surfs, Indonesia would be his home break- Bali to be exact.” And I would definitely agree! Don’t get me wrong, I love surfing in my home country but Bali is something different, magical and mystic. Surfing in Phuket, Thailand and the Philippines before Canggu (pronounces as changgu), Bali I have high expectations. I was hyperventilating while driving the motorbike from Ubud to south of Bali. I can’t wait to surf one of the world’s best spots. In this part of the world, almost everyone believes that “surfing is everything.” I remember the conversation with one surfer. He said, “there are only two kinds of people here: those ...
  • 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 to plan your next trip and book that ticket to Palawan. Last year I received a PM on my FB page- journeyingjames Hi Sir, My friends and I are planning to have a Puerto Princesa and El Nido trip next year, March 14-18 and Sir Jed of Biyaherong Barat recommended you to us. As of now we are already 9 in our group. Hope you could give us an estimate of the package and itinerary.  Thank you very much! Anna Since I have already scheduled El ...
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Featured Posts

  • 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 ...
  • Swimming with Turtle at Mantigue Island Hello turtlee! It was nice to share the ocean with you. Thanks for the photo-ops Short story: 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 ...
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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

  • 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 ...
  • Naga City Travel Guide Collab Jump into the ice-cold water of Malabsay Falls. Let me tell you about one of my fave cities- Naga. It was exactly 10 years when I first stepped in Maogmang Lugar. It was a crazy idea to go ...
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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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  • A New Milestone: 10,000 Strong Facebook Likes 10000 FB Likes Just a quick update here. Today, April 13, 2014 around 1:30pm in the Philippines, after Manny Pacquiao won the WBO World Welterweight fight against Timothy Bradley, I reached another milestone in ...
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