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  • PH Travel Idea: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Philippine World Heritage Sites The next Philippine Travel Idea is to visit all the  ☑ 9 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES For a quick lesson, a UNESCO Heritage site is a place (forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex or city) that is of special cultural or physical significance. (UNESCO) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. World famous sites include India’s Taj Majal, AZ’s Grand Canyon National Park (which I really want to see), Peru’s Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat Complex in Siem Reap Cambodia and Old Bagan in Myanmar. In our country, the most famous are Vigan’s Heritage City, the Rice Terraces which we always see in our postcard and one of the wolrd’s 7 New Wonders of the World- Puerto ...
  • Lovin’ My Islander Slippers Islander slippers in Davao, getting some wave froth with a sea turtle hatchling.I want to be blunt here. If you remember I wrote months ago about LOCALISM and supporting local products because it helps our economy and encourages patriotism too. The truth is, there are still times when I use (or buy) imported products specially when the local ones are not as good as the imported ones. Reality check: It is really hard to support localism especially when everyone else has this colonial mentality. Months ago, I was offered sponsorship by a local brand named ISLANDER. I believe you’ve heard about this brand before and believe that their slippers are more comfortable than your Brazilian-made ones. We are the same, we know that ISLANDER ...
  • PH Travel Idea: Provinces without Jollibee or McDo or Starbucks Sagada coffee Since Philippine travel season is coming soon (October-May), I thought of throwing some ideas for you to travel around the Philippines. In order to accomplish these it would be better to have a target time. This Philippine Travel Idea Series kicks-off with ☑ VISIT PROVINCES THAT DOESN’T HAVE JOLLIBEE or MCDONALD’S. Weeks ago, I posted a question on my Facebook page: // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]> Post by journeyingjames. Read the comments and tell me what you think. Thank you Mam Tsari for this awesome idea!! Why visit provinces ...
  • Celebrating 4th Year Blogging Anniversary P1590709 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 white sand stretch of Boracay, ONLY WITHOUT THE CROWD or ANNOYING TOUTS. If the 3rd Anniversary tour was EPIC, this one is CHILAXING! Think about… Unhurried meals. Morning yoga sessions. Coffee talks – Robusta not fake 3-in-1 Boodle fights- signature #jjtours Pinoy games like patintero, pukpok-palayok and piney henyo Rain showers S’mores night. Where you make tusok-tusok the marshmallows and place it on fire <3 Raffles and give-aways. Yep, we gave away hammocks, trip to Coron and more! Buko bonding. Beach bumming. Card games Sunset viewing. stunning! Majika singing. Being a Filipino, this is a norm. ...
  • Photo Essay: Mt. Cleopatra’s Needle Backpacker Roots There are times where I rather keep to myself the places I visit. Many times I have forced myself from posting photos or blogging about it. The reason: It has become so special and I feel not sharing it for fear that others might damage it. Truth be told, humans are the number 1 destroyer of nature. BUT… it gives me hope that the same humans can also protect and conserve nature for at the very core, we ourselves are part of it. Everyone is interconnected in this huge web of life. So I will blog about Mt Cleopatra in high hopes that readers would learn and appreciate what we have here ...
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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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  • PH Travel Idea: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Philippine World Heritage Sites The next Philippine Travel Idea is to visit all the  ☑ 9 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES For a quick lesson, a UNESCO Heritage site is a place (forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex or ...
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