Weekend Idea: Tali Beach Resort

Posted on August 17, 2017

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 in the country. Among the many resorts that line the Batangas shoreline, Tali Beach has gained popularity among big groups and families looking for aRead More

Island-Hopping in Boracay

Posted on June 21, 2017

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 1 to 3. Getting an island-hopping tour requires no effort at all as boatmen will approach just about anybody on the beach without caution. Alternatively,Read More

Family Travels: Tips and Tricks

Posted on June 17, 2017

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 that children should be exposed to the wonders of the world early on. Education from experience is, after all, more profound and memorable. So, howRead More

College Courses for those who would like to Travel

Posted on June 8, 2017

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 that may land you a job that will allow you to travel. In fact, these courses may take you to different destinations even during your undergraduate years.Read More

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

Posted on June 7, 2017

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 soon. The total cost for two of our Bantayan Island – Manjuyod Sandbar – Dumagute City Tour is Php31, 270.05 or Php15,635.03 per head, inclusiveRead More

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

Posted on May 15, 2017

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 that offer much more than the basics for a price that is reasonable. Such is Anika Island Resort, a charming little beachfront property nestled inRead More

Negros Oriental Diaries: Where to Stay in Dumaguete City

Posted on May 14, 2017

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 course, the good reviews posted on Travelbook convinced us even more to choose Golden Gate Suites. The room had all the basic amenities to keepRead More

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa: A Luxury Resort with a heart for the Environment

Posted on May 14, 2017

Whenever we travel, it has become a tradition for us to cap our adventure in with an overnight stay in a luxury hotel or resort. It’s the perfect way to cap a week filled with activities. And since we were celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary, we wanted to splurge in a hotel that was special but worth its price. Atmosphere Resorts & Spa was our choice and we couldn’t be happier with our decision. Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is locatedRead More

Negros Oriental Diaries: Dumaguete City Food Guide

Posted on May 14, 2017

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, expect seafood to be abundant, readily available and affordable at Dumaguete. First off, begin your day with a filling breakfast in one of the painitansRead More

Negros Oriental: Manjuyod White Sandbar and Dumaguete City

Posted on April 29, 2017

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. We boarded a Ceres Bus bound for Tabo-an (Php165/pax) and requested to be dropped off at South Bus Terminal. We intended to catch a Dumaguete-boundRead More

Looking Back: How Traveling Changed My Life

Posted on April 25, 2017

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 strived to conquer the corporate jungle with much gusto and actually convinced myself that a thriving office career was the sole definition of success. Not longRead More

Journeying through Bantayan Island

Posted on April 23, 2017

There’s something about early morning travel that is both invigorating and exciting at the same time. Never mind the lack of sleep, an early start gives you the confidence and the energy to take on the challenges of the day, especially with the thought that you are ahead of the pack. Thus, as we kicked off our summer adventure this year, we hit the road even as the majority of the metro was still in slumber land. We were boundRead More

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