Mt. Lanaya: Between the Myths and Our First-Hand Experience

    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

My Summer 2016 Ender: A Throwback

  As often said, look for a healthy diversion when you're in blue. This day is a bit mundane so I look back on happy thoughts and this one came to mind first. It's actually a year-old memory with a sweet, thoughtful friend. Just wanna share how my summer ended with a bang last year. Disclaimer: … Continue reading My Summer 2016 Ender: A Throwback

How Travel Changed My Life

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

Malapascua Island: A Relaxing Summer Getaway

    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

Our Ultimate 5-Day Bantayan Island Experience On a Budget

​ ​ Have you ever wandered or traveled on an island with unclear itinerary, unfavorable circumstances, but still full of hope to enjoy and make the most of your stay? Here’s the trivia. Did you know that for our 5-day stay on the island I personally spend 2,269? And that includes inland and island tours, … Continue reading Our Ultimate 5-Day Bantayan Island Experience On a Budget

Islas de Gigantes: Kicking Off Our Summer 2017

​ ​​ ​ Who would not want to take a break from work stress and deadlines? Just as what we did and we made it right to cut our precious time at work to get a breather. Our best option? No other than the group of beautiful islands collectively called Gigantes Islands or Islas de … Continue reading Islas de Gigantes: Kicking Off Our Summer 2017

When In Vigan and Baguio: The Travel Story Untold

​ ​​ The first tiring, yet very rewarding adventure of my life was our Baguio-Vigan Trip from August 27-31, 2010. I know, 6 years have passed, but I’m still haunted by the memory of my first great wander outside Visayas, Philippines. I am reminiscing the travel and I dare, care to share it here.   Our group … Continue reading When In Vigan and Baguio: The Travel Story Untold

Blue and White Summer Escapade: The Innodata Way (2016)

​ ​​ ​ Indeed, summer is perfect for family, friends, colleagues, and employees to spend time and have fun together in a non-corporate setting. I am so lucky to be part of an enterprise that looks into and cares for the social needs of its employees other than work. ​​   This time, our company, … Continue reading Blue and White Summer Escapade: The Innodata Way (2016)

To Hop and Chase: From Oslob to Sumilon Island to Samboan Waterfalls

I have been to the southern part of Cebu a number of times already and been wishing to visit a remarkable island adjacent to Oslob, where the gentle giants (whale shark or locally known as Butanding) can be found. It was actually an unplanned side trip at first as we initially planned to chase the … Continue reading To Hop and Chase: From Oslob to Sumilon Island to Samboan Waterfalls

A Day Away From the Busy City Life: Mt. Babag Day Hike Via NAPO Trail

      It’s when I'm disturbed by day-to-day work routine when I started bugging friends and travel buddies to go somewhere quite, a place that soothes my senses and theirs. I can’t think of no other place than the serene mountain ranges. This time, we all agreed to go day hike to Mt. Babag … Continue reading A Day Away From the Busy City Life: Mt. Babag Day Hike Via NAPO Trail