15 Totally Underrated Destinations in the Philippines

15 Totally Underrated Destinations in the Philippines

Beyond the gorgeous beaches, majestic mountains and spectacular islands, the Philippines has so much more to offer than its over-hyped, over-glorified touristy destinations. With 7,107 islands dotting the Philippine archipelago, you’ll never run out of amazing destinations to explore. Why … (read more)

Cebu Helium Balloon – A Must-Do Outdoor Fun in Mactan

Cebu Helium Balloon – A Must-Do Outdoor Fun in Mactan

Thanks to Maam Krystal, a colleague and a good friend of mine, I wouldn’t have experienced this top-of-the-world helium balloon ride. We were fortunate to avail of the promo (Php 1,000 / 4 pax), so we only paid Php 250 … (read more)

Surviving a Canyoneering Adventure in Badian, Cebu

Surviving a Canyoneering Adventure in Badian, Cebu

I couldn’t quite remember the total number of jumps we did. Maybe 7? 8? I don’t know. All I can ever remember is that it’s nerve-wracking but super fun. Mixed emotions actually. I was not in my best physical condition … (read more)

Weekend Getaway to Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental

Weekend Getaway to Apo Island, Dauin, Negros Oriental

Situated in the town of Dauin, Negros Oriental, Apo Island is one of the best diving and snorkeling destinations in the Philippines. Unfortunately, after the tropical storm Ondoy hit the province in 2009, many of its well-preserved corals and verdant … (read more)

Revisiting Mauie’s Birthday Trip to the Ilocos Region

Revisiting Mauie’s Birthday Trip to the Ilocos Region

Naragsak a Kasangay Fifty-six hours and a hundred miles or so (didn’t really keep track..hehe). For friendship and love of adventure. That’s what that trip was all about. Happy birthday to me. May 15, 2009, 12mn. Quite an early start … (read more)

Philippine Festivals to Celebrate Every April

Philippine Festivals to Celebrate Every April

From religious activities to historic events, here are the Philippine festivals to celebrate every April. Be sure to put on your sunscreen because you’ll definitely feel the scorching summer heat while celebrating these festivals. 1. Moriones Festival Image by touristspotsinthephilippines.com This is … (read more)

Making the Most of My Finland Business Trip: Helsinki (Part 1)

Making the Most of My Finland Business Trip: Helsinki (Part 1)

On a weekend during my stay in Tampere, Finland, I bought a train ticket to Helsinki and decided to explore the capital city by myself. After converting the cost of the train ticket to Pesos (PHP), I realized it was way too expensive … (read more)

Philippine Festivals to Celebrate Every January

Philippine Festivals to Celebrate Every January

Embrace the new year with some of the grandest and biggest Philippine festivals. Celebrate the Feast of Black Nazarene, Sinulog, Ati-Atihan and Dinagyang this January! 1. Feast of the Black Nazarene Image by Jsinglador This feast is celebrated at the heart … (read more)

13 Cebuano Delicacies Every Visitor Must Try

13 Cebuano Delicacies Every Visitor Must Try

I remembered our Philo professor back in college once said, “In taste, there’s no debate”. I couldn’t agree more but hey, these 13 Cebuano delicacies are just sinfully irresistible for me to be silent about. So here, I’ll be bragging … (read more)

Philippine Climate – When is the Best Time to Visit the Philippines?

Philippine Climate – When is the Best Time to Visit the Philippines?

One of the essential things to consider when traveling to the Philippines is the weather. The country doesn’t have a very stable weather – one day it’s sunny, the next day it’s rainy. Timing your travel can be a little … (read more)