Heritage Series: Tabaco Church, Albay’s beautiful enigma

Tabaco Church in the Municipality of Tabaco in Albay stands breathtaking in its beautiful and enigmatic simplicity. The Tabaco Church, also known as the Saint John the Baptist parish Church, was one of our stopovers during our tour in Bicol in 2014. Tabaco, as a small town, was established by the Franciscan friars in the…

Weekend Idea: Tali Beach Resort

Batangas has been a favorite destination for beach bums because of its proximity to Manila. A drive of a little more than two hours through the South Luzon Expressway will take you to the land of Kapeng Barako and balisong (butterfly knife), which is also home to some of the best beaches and dive spots…

Island-Hopping in Boracay

Aside from lounging leisurely at the beach and partying at night, what else can you do in Boracay? If you are looking for activities beyond helmet diving, banana boat riding and paragliding, then island-hopping might be for you. Yes, there’s much more to see in Boracay aside from the stretch of white beach along Stations…

Family Travels: Tips and Tricks

Traveling is such an enriching activity but it becomes even more memorable when you are with your loved ones. However, it is a different story altogether though when you are bringing children with you. With their insatiable curiosity and limitless energy, it can be a little challenging to have children along. Nevertheless, we are firm believers…

College Courses for those who would like to Travel

So, you’re one of the lucky few who, at a young age, are already certain that they want a career that involves regularly traveling. Even so, you’re still probably thinking if there exists an undergraduate degree that will allow you ample time outside the cube farm once you graduate. Fear not, because there are indeed courses…

Bantayan Island, Manjuyod Sandbar and Dumaguete City: DIY Itinerary + Costs

For those of you who might find this helpful, here’s to share with you our sample DIY travel itinerary and actual expenses during our recent trip to Bantayan Island, Manjuyod Sandbar and Dumaguete City. We did not include airfare in this grid because it’s variable. Who knows, you might be lucky enough to score a flight via seat sale…

A Review of Anika Island Resort, our home in Bantayan Island

Every time we travel, seldom do we really care much about accommodation since we’ll be out and about most of the time. As long as we have the basics (i.e. clean bed and toilet, strong water supply and air-con unit), we are OK. Thus, it’s always such a big bonus whenever we stumble upon accommodations…

Negros Oriental Diaries: Where to Stay in Dumaguete City

When looking for accommodation, we always try to find one that is proximate to the town or city’s attractions and shopping destinations. Such was our criteria when we chose Golden Gate Suites, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Dumaguete City. The best that the city has to offer is just one tricycle ride away. Of…

Negros Oriental Diaries: Dumaguete City Food Guide

The best way to immerse oneself in a particular region’s culture is to eat like a local. And that’s exactly what we did during our recent trip to Dumaguete City. Its food scene offers a good mix of traditional and modern cuisine, catering to the myriad tourists that flock the city. Being a waterfront settlement,…

Negros Oriental: Manjuyod White Sandbar and Dumaguete City

Manjuyod Sandbar, April 2017 – Our journey to Dumaguete City is probably the longest we have embarked on so far. When we were planning this trip, we really wanted to sort of immerse ourselves in the experience by traveling via land. We left Bantayan Island before lunch and were at Hagnaya Port after 40 minutes….

Looking Back: How Traveling Changed My Life

In many ways, traveling gave me back my life. About 5 or so years ago, I took a long, hard look at my life, carefully assessed it and realized that I’ve been wasting a good deal of it in a small cubicle. Since I started working, my world became limited to a restrictive cube farm. I…