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A Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales
Mar28

A Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

First quarter of 2017 is about to end and believe it or not, I just had my first ever tour this year. It’s pretty unusual to a born-adventurer person like me. And as much as possible, I don’t want to end each month without any out of town trips. Travel is my life and it makes me more focus and bring passion in all the things that I want to achieve. But of course there’s a good reason why I chose to minimize my out of town trips this...

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Discovering South Cebu: 4-Day Adventure in Cebu City, Badian, Carcar, Oslob and Lapu-lapu City
Dec03

Discovering South Cebu: 4-Day Adventure in Cebu City, Badian, Carcar, Oslob and Lapu-lapu City

It all started during one of our SMASH badminton sessions. We just wanted to visit our dearest friend Wesley in his hometown in Davao City, Mindanao. But when we checked the price of the ticket, it was almost Php7,000.00 for one-way only so we decided to meet halfway that’s why we came up with Cebu City, Visayas. After a week, Rodel booked our roundtrip ticket going to Cebu for only Php4,100.00 per person. The Planning and...

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Exploring Coron, Palawan: Practical Travel Guide to Coron
Dec02

Exploring Coron, Palawan: Practical Travel Guide to Coron

Coron is part of the beautiful province of Palawan, Philippines. It has many sub islands which are known for its amazing diving and snorkeling areas. Unlike other areas you won’t find any rubbish surrounding the islands. How to get to Coron, Palawan? You got several options depends where you are coming from. If you are coming from Manila, you can go either by plane or by ferry. Plane: Manila Ninoy Aquino airport to Busuanga, Coron. I...

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For as Low as $8: List of Cheapest Accommodations in Oslob, Cebu Philippines
Nov18

For as Low as $8: List of Cheapest Accommodations in Oslob, Cebu Philippines

Last week, I had an awesome time exploring South Cebu together with my nine other friends. Everything that has happened in Cebu was just priceless. From the rich history of Cebu City to best-of-the-best lechon in Carcar, to colorful underwater world of Moalboal, jaw-dropping falls and canyoneering adventure of Badian and down to whale sharks of Oslob, everything was just impeccable.    Prior to that unforgettable tour was an...

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Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights
Nov08

Exploring South Cebu: 4-Day Itinerary, Cost-Breakdown and Highlights

Cebu is one of the most popular destinations among Filipinos and has also captured the heart of millions of foreigners around the world. As a matter of fact, out of the 307,596 tourists who entered the country last August 2016, 103,778 visited Cebu. These impressive numbers show just how much travelers love to explore Cebu, mainly because of its many islands, beaches, diving locations, hotels, resorts and heritage sites. Last week, I...

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Spontaneous 4-hour Tour in Manila
Sep07

Spontaneous 4-hour Tour in Manila

Infamous from its monstrous traffic jam, pollution and over-population, Manila has its own charm from its Old Spanish era that is still evident from different places in Manila like Malate and Intramuros. There are some places like Makati, Taguig or Fort Bonifacio that are modern and advanced, while there are some parts that are still impoverished. Manila is one of the top destinations to visit among foreigners and locals. Because of...

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2 Days Baler Itinerary for Your Next Weekend Trip
Jun22

2 Days Baler Itinerary for Your Next Weekend Trip

Topping the list of beach destinations and one of the top surf spots in the Philippines, Baler has a lot to offer aside from its 9-foot waves that attract hundreds of surfers during the surfing seasons from September to February. Baler is rich in history from the American colonia period up to its conversion to cityhood. So if you have the passion to learn more about Philippine history while relaxing, Baler is perfect for you. Two...

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Daranak Falls, Calinawan Cave and Other Tourist Spots in Tanay
May17

Daranak Falls, Calinawan Cave and Other Tourist Spots in Tanay

This tour is one of those spontaneous travels I’ve been. Two days before the Tanay tour, I saw this random post from Affordable Travel and Tour agency on Facebook regarding their Tanay tour. Since it’s affordable, a day tour only and I don’t have any plans yet on that day, I sent them a message and asked if there’s still an available slot. Fortunately enough, they replied right away and said there is. I...

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