• The Sand Dunes of Ilocos Norte: From movie set to natural laboratory

    These amazing sand dunes in Ilocos Norte  have been there for ages, but recently, these geological treasures are fast becoming a top tourism destination north of the main island of Luzon. Ivan Domingo, a local journalist, wrote that the scattered sand dunes of La Paz in Laoag City gained attention after being featured in the […]

    Joel C. Paredes 4 min read
  • Bucket listing Mt. Guiting Guiting

    Mt. Guiting Guiting is one of the most technically challenging mountain terrains in the Philippines and that is why it comes as no surprise that its part of the bucket list of the country’s most seasoned climbers and hikers. Aside from the challenge, the view from the top makes one believe that they’s in another […]

    Angie Chui 5 min read
  • Firefly watching in Coron

    Mangroves are known for enhancing biodiversity and enriching ecosystems and it is also a wonderful tourist attraction. This is something the residents of Barangay Bintuan in Coron are beginning to appreciate. In a strip of boardwalk donated by the provincial government several years back, tourists are now flocking to get a chance to view beautiful […]

    Angie Chui 2 min read
  • Biking Baler: Conquering Three Uphill Battles

    Baler is considered as one of the top surfing spots in the country attracting both local and foreign tourists especially during the surfing season. But do you know that Baler is also an ideal place to explore with our two wheeled environment-friendly and sustainable mode of transportation – the bicycle? I have yet to connect […]

    Michael Villanueva 5 min read
  • Exploring My Mother’s Hometown of Casiguran

    Riding alone and with no actual itinerary but driven with the desire to hit the trails, I rode my bike on a Good Friday all the way to the rolling hills of Casiguran, my mother’s hometown in Aurora Province. It turned out to be a travel adventure. I was time-warped in this aid-back, but scenic […]

    Michael Villanueva 3 min read
  • Protecting the Apo Reef Natural Park

    Meet Fe Raguindin, the park superintendent overseeing Apo Reef the largest atoll-type reef that stretches across 34 square kilometers of shimmering waters off the island of Mindoro. She may not be the typical tough-talking enforcer, being soft-spoken and seemingly cool-headed. But don’t be misled by her meek and friendly gestures. She had gained a reputation […]

    Joel C. Paredes 6 min read
  • Affordable Beach Getaway near Manila

    Burot is a remote beach located along the shores of Calatagan, Batangas. It has a stretch of semi-fine cream sand beach kissed by calm waters, beautiful rock formations and dotted with trees. As one of the nice beaches near Manila, it has become a favorite beach destination among weekenders and those who seek a quick […]

    Noriel de Guzman 3 min read
  • Finding Love Amid Tragedy: A Story of Healing

    When Dennis Cuarto was struck by Ondoy, he thought that it was going to be the end of the world. He lost everything except for the clothes on his back. As it turned out, tragedy would introduce him to a new love. In September 2006, Dennis was one of the millions of Filipinos who fell […]

    Angie Chui 4 min read
  • Getting ‘high’ as they climb mountains for a cause

    Mountain climbing gives one a certain high. It gives a sense of fulfillment that one has reached the top and could see the beautiful scenery around. It also tests one’s mettle to reach peaks and stamina. Such adventure requires strength in body and mind. Mount Pulag is the highest mountain in Northern Luzon at 2,922 […]

    Noriel de Guzman 3 min read
  • The many charms of Mount Marami

    After conquering Mt. Pico de Loro, my friends and I decided to look for another mountain to scale for another holiday. Of course, after my poor aching muscles made themselves felt after the Pico day hike, I requested an area with less assault (ascent) — if possible, I said, a slightly lower mountain to climb? Our […]

    Angie Chui 9 min read