Exploring ILOCOS NORTE: The Pride of Ilocandia

Ilocos Norte is home to a rich number of interesting travel destinations. It has centuries-old churches, stunning natural wonders, as well as magnificent man-made structures. According to the Department of Tourism in 2017, three of its tourist spots are some of the top favorites of local Filipinos to visit, and these are the beaches of…

Exploring ALBAY: Home of Mt. Mayon, the Perfect Cone

It’s been months since I’ve been chosen as one of the ten finalists of Wranger Philippine’s #TrueWanderer but I’m still very thankful for the honor and the opportunity that came with it. As a way of giving back, I want to share my experience and itinerary for the travel that I did for the contest….

Exploring Sorsogon: Luzon’s Amazing Southernmost Province

Sorsogon is the last province in Bicol that I haven’t visited yet that’s why going here to explore the place has been my goal after visiting Catanduanes. And to my really big surprise, it was very beautiful! I think all of the beaches that we went to here have fine, white sand and clear, aquamarine…

Exploring Caramoan: Camarines Sur’s Island Jewels

Ever since the US TV show, Survivor, has filmed in Caramoan, a group of islands off the eastern coast of Camarines Sur, and shown it worldwide in early 2013, many people― both locals and foreigners― have flocked to see it for themselves. Five years since, Caramoan remains a popular travel destination despite the long travel…

Exploring Catanduanes: The Land of the Howling Winds

It has always been a dream of mine to go to my Lolo Ernesto’s province, the far-flung island province of Catanduanes. This August, I was able to finally fulfill that dream. And wow! Catanduanes is beyond doubt beautiful, from its fine, golden sand beaches to its towering rugged cliffs. Travelers who venture here are sure…

Exploring Breathtaking BATANES: A Primer

My Batanes trip is one of the most exciting travels that I’ve had. The province is beyond beautiful; you can’t help it but appreciate its beauty and magnificence wherever you may go. But going here won’t be so easy. Preparing to travel here is a must. Let me help you with some tips that I…

Exploring Casiguran: Aurora’s Hidden Haven of Nature

  Aurora has been a constant go-to place of many people who are either on a long vacation or just wanting to escape for a short but good time. Baler is a haven for surfers while Dingalan is a sanctuary for stunning landscapes. But one place in Aurora hasn’t been explored by many people yet…

EXPLORING CORDILLERA: Maligcong, Sagada and Batad in 4 Days

I have been to Mountain Province and Ifugao before (I’ve also blogged about them: click each province to read about them in detail) but there are always good reasons to go back. From wonderful sunsets and sunrises atop the mountains of Maligcong to the cold, dark caves of Sagada (both of which I was not…

Exploring Mountain Province: Maligcong, Bontoc and Sagada

I’ve been fascinated by Mountain Province even before the hit film, That Thing Called Tadhana, made one of its municipalities, Sagada, a word-of-mouth for people of all ages. Some friends, either travelers or not, have already experienced the said Cordillera province and the common thing that they tell me about the place is that it’s beautiful, more…

Exploring Calayan Island: Cagayan’s Hidden Paradise

Think about looking at the sea showing the bluest shade that it can get. It kind of pulls you in, but then it freezes you in awe. You can play along its white, sandy shores and take a dip in its shallow parts. But then waves can be so big you’d have to be careful…