- 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 ...
- Accommodations in Dahican Beach, Mati City
I spent almost a year living among the Amihan Boys in Dahican Beach in 2013. Friends always ask me about accommodation, tent and hammock options around the area so I thought of blogging about this for the information of everyone.
Here’s Accommodations in Dahican Beach, Mati City complete with contact numbers, email addresses and rates. You can also check “How to get to Dahican Beach” at the end of the article.
1. Amihan sa Dahican (Tent)
Home of the Amihan Boys, those skimboarders who fly on waves you always see on photos, this area of the beach is the busiest during weekends.
Accommodation is possible by setting up tent. They also have tents for ...
- Cagayan’s Yummy Pancit Batil Patung
Pancit Batil Patung (sometimes Patong). How come people name a pancit as complicated as that? According to my history teacher in Elementary, pancit came from the Chinese merchants and Filipinos began to love it and create many versions of it- we have bihon, canton (obviously Chinese right?). Soon other towns created their own variety- Pancit Malabon, Pancit Bato (Camarines), Pancit Habhab (Quezon), Pancit Molo (Iloilo) and the list would not end.
But this is about Cagayan’s pancit batil patung and the preparation is as complicated as its named.
When I was in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan I immediately asked the tricycle driver’s where they usually eat for pancit batil patung and they brought me ...
- PH Travel Idea: 3 Largest Lakes
Mountaineers can easily identify the three tallest mountains in the Philippines. most people are keen to know World and country trivia like the biggest whatever, smallest whatever or longest, etc.
Since we Filipinos have this adiction, might as well capitalize on this. Giving you an idea of the biggest lakes in the Philippines and how to visit them can make your travel plans exciting:
1. Laguna Lake
Actually, calling this Laguna Lake is redundant since laguna is the Spanish of lake. That is why we also hear people call this Laguna de Bay (Bay’s Lake- Bay is the old capital town of Laguna province). Not only that this is the largest lake in the country, but ...
- Finally! 100 Days Journey book its out!
After more than 2 years, finally, my “100 Days Journey” book is now out!
I thought it would be better to publish the book online so as to lessen my carbon footprint. Do you know that 6 trees are cut down to make 1 book?
So no need to pay if you want to read the book, just visit the website:
and read the chapters there.
I just want to ask you to read the eBook in the morning when your mind is uncluttered, with your coffee (or tea). Don’t read it while doing Facebook or Instagram or answering emails. I hope you interact with it and ask questions.
As you journey through it, ...
- 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 ...
- El Nido and San Vicente Palawan Yoga Retreat
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 ...
- 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 ...
- 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 ...