Trekking Kandungaw Peak, Dalaguete, Cebu

Kandungaw was not originally part of our itinerary. We went to Dalaguete to primarily visit Casino Peak. However, our habal-habal driver suggested that we should go straight to Kandungaw after. Convinced, we decided to grab the opportunity and trekked 2 mountains in 1 day. From Barangay Lunsangan, (Casino Peak) it took us 20 minutes habal-habal…

Casino Peak: The Chocolate Hills of Southern Cebu

A few weeks ago, we learned that a new trekking site was recently opened in Dalaguete near Osmena Peak. Casino Peak was officially opened just this month, mainly dedicated to the thrill seekers and adventure lovers. So before the crowd gets loco, we packed our bags. How to Get There From Cebu City Take a…

Siquijor, The Mystic Island of the Philippines: A Travel Guide

Dubbed as the mystic island of the Philippines, Siquijor got a long-term reputation of witchcraft and magic.  From tell-tales to documentaries, the island mysticism has brought intrigue and interest to its visitors from all over the world. Aside from the island being known of its enigma, the island has an enticing beauty which is a…

Discover Scuba Diving

It was a sunny day and the weather was perfect for an outdoor activity. Mactan Island is only 30 minutes away (if without traffic) from Cebu City. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, beaches and water sports. Swimming, banana boat ride, parasailing, snorkeling, sunset tour, yacht cruising and scuba diving are some of…

Apo Island Sea Turtles Adventure

It’s summer! I couldn’t be more excited than to travel and enjoy the sun. The Philippines being composed of 7500 islands (updated), I have plenty of options where I want myself tanned. Apo Island highlighted my curiosity when I  learned that the island is inhabited by sea turtles.  Yes, sea turtles and you can swim…

Siquijor: Around the Mystic Island of the Philippines

Siquijor is a small island with so much to offer, from beautiful beaches to century old churches. It’s a place where you can enjoy tranquility and have a glimpse of its history. We had a chance to see some of the tourist destinations in Siquijor. Our driver Kuya Danny was very kind to show us…

Travel Guide: Camotes Island, Cebu

Known as the “Lost Horizon” of the south, the beauty of Camotes Island has been one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines. Located in the east of Cebu, it’s a secluded island away from the stress of the city which is a perfect destination to unwind. How to get there: If you are…

A Backpacker’s Guide to Alona Beach, Panglao, Bohol

How to Get There: Tagbilaran is the gateway to Bohol. Direct flights from Manila are available daily. If you are not traveling from Manila or Cebu please check flight availability of your preferred airline. By Plane: From Manila Cebu Pacific, Airasia and Philippine Airline fly to Tagbilaran regularly. Please check website for exact flight schedules and fares….

El Nido, Palawan: 4D – 3N Itinerary

With more than 7,000 islands comprising the Philippine archipelago, this tropical country holds countless of stunning beaches with pristine waters great for island hopping, snorkeling and diving. One of the islands that captivated the hearts of its visitors is El Nido, Palawan. Aside from its secret beaches, lagoons, and caves, El Nido also exhibits its…

The Tattoo: Meeting Apo Wang Od

A 100-year old Filipina from the Butbut tribe in the far-flung mountains of Buscalan, Kalinga, Philippines is considered a treasure in the world of body art. Apo Wang Od as she is commonly known was named as the last mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) of her tribe. Batok is a traditional hand-tapped tattoo technique that uses charcoal…

Travel Guide: Philippines – Swimming with the Whale Sharks

The Philippines has a lot to offer in the world of tourism like the country’s  virgin islands, unspoiled beaches, and other natural beautiful landscapes. As a tropical country, the sun shines almost 365 days a year, though it has random typhoons usually  from June to December.   In the sleepy town of Tan-awan, Oslob in…