Many foreign tourists often say that a travel experience in the Philippines will not be complete without riding in or on a jeepney. Why? Mainly because it is already part of the Filipino culture and it is definitely fun. In fact, it is almost always blazoned as an integral part of any adventure across … Continue reading Riding In/On a Jeepney in the Philippines
Photo credit: Asa Ni Quen? Yes, I know what you’re thinking. It is named after a giant, hence the name Gigantes Island? Let’s try to trace its origin. Disclaimer: All thoughts expressed in this blog are based on my own. Every traveler may differ in perspectives on things they experience at traveling. According to Wikipedia, … Continue reading Why So-Called Gigantes Island?
It's breezy, we walked anyway It's risky, we camped anyway It's scary, we went through anyway We struggled, we stumbled; we survived anyway Life, after all, is full of adventures worth-living on our own way…
Be prepared. Persevere. Be determined. Be mindful. Be careful. Enjoy. These are the mantras most climbers keep repeating themselves to reach the summit no matter the trail to traverse. How else can you make sure that all information received and gathered before an adventure are facts? This is the start of planning this … Continue reading Mt. Lanaya: Between the Myths and Our First-Hand Experience
It's not about where you're at; it's more about your journey.
So what else can be better than camping with your close friends and family? How about go hiking and camping with people you less talk to and those you have just bump into first time? Well, it was a challenge at first, fun and enjoyable all along, and will be something to look forward to … Continue reading Osmeña Peak With the Birdie Buddies: A Friendship Camp
The weekend is near and it only means a perfect time for the wanderer to explore the wilderness. People may find me crazy to spend my supposed rest time off work on Sundays to the wild, but I actually find it comforting to walk on hectares of land that comes with muddy, rocky, bushy trail … Continue reading Mt. Mago: A Boundary Day Hike to the North of Cebu
Good morning atop Mt. Naupa in Naga, Cebu Do you believe that I have reached my late 20s before realizing my passion in going outdoors, meeting random people, and learning different cultures locally? Yes, it took me decades to pursue my childhood dream of exploring the country and the world, when able. Maybe because my … Continue reading How Travel Changed My Life
Expensive accommodation and facilities, a variety of pricey food, foreigners outnumbering the locals are among the hearsays I’ve been hearing about the Island of Malapascua. I’ve done my own research and, truth to be told, found nothing much to see on the island except its beaches and diving sites. Thus, it remains a … Continue reading Malapascua Island: A Relaxing Summer Getaway
Have you been spellbound by a spectacular view of nature or by an idyllic spot just to see the sun rises and sets? I have been at the hype for these, countless of times actually, which is why I always think of wild camping whenever I’m stressed, at mundane or just when I need to … Continue reading Bittersweet Nature Trip: From Obong Spring to Osmeña Peak