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3 Days 2 Nights Cebu and Moalboal Itinerary
Nov08

3 Days 2 Nights Cebu and Moalboal Itinerary

The island of Cebu in the Philippines has some extraordinary outdoor adventures to offer. And the best activities are all within a close area. Cebu is now easily accessible with its international airport. So, I had to take just one day off work and have 3 great adventure days. Upon arrival, it looked a bit chaotic. Little information for tourists but as soon as I spotted the driver who would bring me to Moalboal I knew I was in good...

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Food Lover’s Haven: Boracay and Its Must-Try Cuisines
Aug08

Food Lover’s Haven: Boracay and Its Must-Try Cuisines

Boracay’s beaches are so world-famous they need no introduction. But what about the food in this tropical paradise? Boracay is a vibrant food hub that is home to many amazing cuisines. Food lovers are in for a treat because Boracay is brimming with local and international food choices. Have a taste of what Boracay has to offer in this curated food guide. Indulge in the freshest seafood The vibrant aquatic life in Boracay makes the...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling in the Philippines
May29

The Do’s and Don’ts of Traveling in the Philippines

The quantity of food is typical, but we have plenty of other dishes out there. Foreigners I’ve met list the same few reasons for heading on over to the Philippines: amazing beaches; relatively low cost of travel; deliciously sinful and artery-hardening food; inexpensive liquor; and friendly people who can speak English.  All the above combine to make the Philippines an attractive destination for backpackers other travelers...

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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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