Destinations

We’re Traveling to Baguio, Wanna Meet? As a Friend…

When Filipino actor Paolo Contis broke his silence a few days ago over his split with his partner LJ Reyes through an Instagram post, “Baguio as a friend” became a trending topic on social media. Contis has been rumored to be in a relationship with Yen Santos, his co-star in the movie “A Faraway Land”. …

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A Complete Guide to Visiting Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Nacpan Beach in El Nido, Palawan is a 4 km stretch of pristine cream-colored sand beach, lined with coconut trees and surrounded by beautiful blue water. It is one-half of the famous Twin Beach, the other being Calitang Beach. It ranked 18th at the Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards 2021 for the Top 25 Beaches …

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Watchtowers of La Union

Guide to Visiting The Watchtowers of La Union, Philippines

Last Sunday, my siblings and I went “watchtower hopping”. My interest (obsession) with the watchtowers of La Union started one afternoon last week while I was doing my daily walk at the beach. The route I took was Taboc Baywalk to Urbiztondo Beach. Halfway through the walk, I passed by the watchtower of San Juan. …

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Taraw Cliff Canopy Walk: Conquering Taraw Cliff the Safe Way

When I visited El Nido in Palawan in 2018, one of the things I wanted to do was to go hiking. El Nido is famous for its beautiful beaches and island hopping activities, and I wasn’t really sure if there is any mountain I can climb. Searching the internet led me to Taraw Cliff. Some …

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My Post-Pandemic Bucket List and What I Will Do in the Meantime

In the past four days that I’ve been back at home for my field break, I’ve been going for a walk on the beach alone every afternoon. I don’t know with others, but with me, I do a lot of thinking in moments like this. (I’m such an overthinker.) I’ve been reflecting on what I …

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We Hiked From Poblacion to Lay-odan Farm in Balili, Mankayan

After a month of waiting, we were finally able to hike to Lay-odan Farm in Balili, Mankayan, Benguet last Sunday. I’ve been here before already, but my colleague hasn’t been yet and we wanted to do a long walk again. We were planning on doing this the weekend after our Pilipil Red Soil hike. However, …

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Guide to Visiting Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan, Philippines

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is a resort in Bagac, Bataan in the Philippines that is home to Jose Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses. Most of the houses are originals collected from different provinces while some are replicas. The original houses were carefully dismantled then they were carefully restored by the resort’s artist. You …

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Where to Stay in Kenting, Taiwan: Amanda Hotel Kenting

Recently, news came out that Taiwan is extending its trial visa-free entry for Filipino travelers from August 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022. However, as of the moment Taiwan is open for essential travel only. But plans on reopening for vaccinated travelers is on the table. When leisure travel to Taiwan is allowed again, you …

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