Carnaza Eco-Park Although this isn’t my first time on the island, Carnaza always gives me butterflies. Check my previous travel to this island in 2019 here: Mesmerizing Carnaza Island: A Travel Guide I was just invited for this trip, but later get to organize almost everything. It’s okay though, no big deal at all. What is … Continue reading Carnaza Island: Still a Paradise Amidst COVID-19
Life can be so boring when everything is planned accordingly. Yes, I love well-planned trips, but spontaneous adventures anytime, anywhere are something I’m always up to. Here’s another misadventure I’ll be sharing with you, laughing. Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The views, opinions, and tips expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the other … Continue reading Misadventure Series (#6): A Detour to Moalboal from Aloguinsan
Fast forward, in 2018, my co-workers and I longed to venture to Mt. Kapayas in Catmon. Our passion for climbing just began and rumors have it that it is challenging. Lack of knowledge and skills made us delay the plan. Years after, I’m still vying to reach that brain-like summit just like that of Mt. … Continue reading Mt. Kapayas: A Preclimb for a Major Cause
Yes, this tabletop was turned into pieces hours after this session... haha I don’t know what’s on this island that every time I came to visit, there’s always a misadventure or more. It’s like there is always up for me, a lesson per se, to learn. Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The views, opinions, and … Continue reading Misadventure Series (#5): Our Group Broke a Glass Tabletop in a Resort (Bantayan Island, Philippines)
It’s been a while since I’m home because of the pandemic, and a long time ago since the family went on a road trip complete. Yes, it is exciting, and I’m overwhelmed. Note: This trip happened before the restoration of GCQ in the province. We chose to wander in areas with a lesser crowd, lesser … Continue reading Lantapan, Bukidnon Road Trip with the Fam
Langub Beach So, how’s Malapascua Island since COVID-19? Traveling to and staying on the island is now possible. There are government and health protocols to follow, of course. Health remains everyone’s priority. Quite curious, I decided to revisit the island years after my last visit (story here: Malapascua Island: A Relaxing Summer Getaway) with some … Continue reading Malapascua Island: Revisiting the Idyllic and Dive-Haven Paradise
Chirping birds. Leaves rustling through the wind. Sounds of crickets at night. The smell of the bonfire. Beautiful dancing lights from fireflies. Chilly breeze. Sun peeking through the trees and mountains. Getting loose with family and friends. Plus, the humble and cuddly furry pals you’ll get to meet. Indeed, nature acts in the simplest way … Continue reading Hashinida Farm and the Epic Tree Planting and Nature Camping
Yes, it’s not my first time on the magical island of Bantayan but it always gives me something new and exciting every visit. Remember Typhoon Yolanda in 2013? This island was one of those hardly hit by the super typhoon and I was there with some friends to extend help. I saw how it was … Continue reading Bantayan Island: Summer in November Escapade
The gang Beach and pool escapades seem mainstream these days. Why not get a new experience with nature? We were here for the Wild Birthday Party of a dear friend and member of Tribu AdOBo, Mandoy, who made the reservation. With the seclusion of the Green Mountain Spring Farm, you’ll surely enjoy its beauty of … Continue reading Serene, Relaxing Green Mountain Spring Farm
Stop thinking of what’s gonna happen tomorrow, you might not enjoy the ride… Although I love well-planned trips, I am always on-the-go for spontaneous adventures anywhere, anytime. Life is full of detours and misadventures. Yes, it is for life can be boring when everything is planned accordingly. Another yes for these unprecedented turns of events … Continue reading Aloguinsan Bound, Ended-Up in Moalboal: An Epic Detour
With the onset of COVID-19, we have been apart from our friends, peers, etc. Thankfully, catching up with them is now “yey, okay” but with certain health protocols and guidelines to follow. Just in time for Tribu AdOBo to celebrate our third year at House of Gwapa campsite. Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The … Continue reading 3rd Tribu AdOBo Anniversary at House of Gwapa Campsite
I got it. Curtailing your freedom in a snap can be frustrating. But have you ever weighed things over and saw the bigger picture of life’s unfavorable circumstances? Yes, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is lethal. While it is a blessing in disguise for some, some find it very challenging. Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The … Continue reading Work from Home Amidst COVID-19: Embracing the New Normal
I knew I had it penned but I couldn't find it. Sourcing and digging anywhere until I found it on my draft folder. Too busy? Or aging symptoms? Both, and more, I guess. Haha... It took me almost 2 years to complete and publish this travel story. Thanks to my friends' request for the itinerary … Continue reading Mesmerizing Carnaza Island: A Travel Guide
Times you even forget you're still human.You have burdens. You're hurt.You've been forgotten. You've been left behind. You're reminded of your rock bottom.You surpassed past troubles.You don't know how. They just did.How could you not this time?Accept it. Embrace it. Let go. Let live. The cycle continues til' time you don't know. … Continue reading Let It. Let Go. Let Live.
What lies ahead is yet to unfold.What's left for now is something to behold.Restrictions of any form.This is now the new norm. For life indeed is a hard-fought victory.Just be home and stay.Time comes we will see.We are Finally Free.When will that be?It's up to you and me. https://youtu.be/f1nPFMvdK0E
The challenging trails rolling up and down with vertical drops (some in almost, if not all at 90 degrees, angle), rappelling without harness just the strong twigs and roots of the wild, and the unpredictable weather. Twice the experience yet here we are again, climbing the magical 2-summit mountain range of Mt. Talinis. After those … Continue reading Mt. Talinis: To the Route Less Traversed, Okoy 5 Trail
"Nakarating ka na sa yong destinasyon (You've just arrived at your destination), " Waze app bot said, and we're at the middle of a long and winding road. Seriously? Haha.. This would happen when you just hit the road, decided to visit a scenic spot you've just heard and seen on social media, relied on … Continue reading The Communal Ranch: Starting My 2020 Journey
In order to enjoy every single second while in the woods with your canine companion, it is very important to train them the manners and rules which are followed during hiking. For training them well on the trail, it is recommended to make use of leashes as it will help you both while enjoying the … Continue reading How To Safely Hike With Your Dog?
You're a chocolate lover but there's that one sweet temptation you hardly can resist. Yeah, just a few months ago we were in Siargao and I was broken heartened of leaving the island. I then promised to go back as I do miss it already while still on the plane heading back to Cebu. There's … Continue reading Siargao Version 2.0 With a Sidetrip to Corregidor Island
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA or MIAA) serves the capital of the Philippines. The international airport is considered as the busiest and the largest airport in the country. It serves over 90% of the international flights coming in and out of the country. This guide covers detailed information on the airport’s inter-terminal transportation, … Continue reading Manila NAIA Airport: A Travel Guide
Why is it too hard to stick to healthy living? Work? Business? The modern way of living? Whatever your reason may be, you always have a choice. And we choose to keep weekends holy to unwind, go outdoors and spend time with family and friends. Since my immediate family is distant, my Tribu AdOBo family … Continue reading From the Island to the Highland – Exploring Samal Island, BUDA, and Davao City
Losing things or someone you loved so dearly. Ouch, how it hurts. It was my first travel abroad and already lost my favorite neck pillow before even getting around. You are traveling and just realized something is missing. Relate much? It’s very me – most of the times actually. Haha. Well, it’s already part of … Continue reading Misadventure Series (#4): Bidding Goodbye to My Favorite Neck Pillow
We don’t just exist; we coexist and live with our fellow earthlings (plants and animals). We all share the same home, the Earth. Animals too need care as much as we do - humans. How overwhelming it is to unwind, explore and be with nature while helping the rescued dogs who are in dire … Continue reading Camp IRO: Moment With Furry Friends
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It’s been the talk of the town, especially among climbers in Cebu. Why? Photos of the lake seem to be almost in every FB feed, Instagram post, and any other social media outlets. “Where is it located?” “How to get there?” A few of the questions primarily asked to those who have been there – … Continue reading The Still Lake Bensis and the Controversial “No-To-Geo-Tagging”
Spontaneity seems my adventure trend these days since our Singapore trip last April. Apart from being too preoccupied with my life, juggling between work and personal, yes, I felt always excited every time. Not until I got myself into this short-notice, and I mean short – as in just hours before, camp. That excitement turned … Continue reading Tagaytay Hills: A Night Trek and Camp In No Plan
To the South of Leyte: Visiting April Christine's Hometown The Challenge: Tour Southern Leyte without clear IT at 2000 pesos. Let's see if we achieved the challenge. Disclaimer: All thoughts expressed in this blog are based on my own. Every traveler may differ in perspectives on things they experience at traveling. With this feast … Continue reading To the South of Leyte: Visiting April Christine’s Hometown
Being able to serve the community in whatever possible way is one of Tribu AdOBo's advocacies besides going outdoors and having adventures. We made it first with success, no other reason we couldn't do it the second time, third, and so on with the help of our partners and/or sponsors. Our second outreach program … Continue reading Care to Love and Share: 2nd Outreach Program of Tribu AdOBo
Disclaimer: This is a personal blog. The views, opinions, and tips expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the other travelers. I’m not an expert. My purpose of writing is to share my story, hoping, somehow, to be helpful and inspirational to some – if not all. “Kuala Lumpur or Melaka?” If you’re asked the … Continue reading Amazing Race in Malaysia’s Historic, Culture-Rich Melaka (Malacca)
Almost done with my sumptuous dinner of rice bowl with squid and chili sauce then suddenly I lost my appetite realizing that something is missing. I wasn’t able to get an entry to an MRT station first because the EZ link card is out of load; the second time was due to my failure to … Continue reading A No IT Trip to Singapore: How It Went? – It’s an Epic!
Siargao? Too expensive. It may not be as safe as you thought. The food is a bit pricey. It’s too far. The few setbacks, or shall we say precautions, I’ve been told before getting here. Eager enough, my wandering soul bugs “you should go no matter the odds,” so I went. Besides, I’ve already booked … Continue reading Siargao+Sohoton – Where Leaving the Surfers’ Paradise is a Heartbreak