• Baguio,  Travel

    Explore Baguio on a Motorbike with 175 Php Budget

    Dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines due to its cool mountain weather, Baguio surely has a lot of amazing things to offer. Pine trees were found in every corner of the city lending it the nickname “City of Pines”. There’s no shortage of parks and restaurants where people could spend quality time with their family and barkada. Bunch after bunch of fresh strawberries are found everywhere in the market. True enough, it’s too beautiful that staying here for a day wouldn’t be enough. We had a family vacation in Baguio way back 2004. And now after 15 years, I’m finally back! But this time not for a vacation.…

  • Baguio,  Travel

    JoyBus Premier Class Experience + How To Book Online

    Travel time to Baguio usually takes 7-8 butt-numbing hours from Manila. Thanks to JoyBus, we can now reach Baguio within 4-5 hours! This is because stop-overs won’t be needed anymore as each bus unit has a comfort room on board and snacks and drinking water were provided for free. In our case, travel time only took about less than 4 hours (from Cubao) as our schedule was very early in the morning (2:30AM). What I Liked Aside from having a comfort room and free snacks and drinking water, blankets were also provided for added comfort as it could really get cold at the bus. The blankets are thick enough and…

  • Dingalan,  Travel

    Isla Frontera de Pacifica Resort | Dingalan’s Next Top Attraction

    I’ve been very busy the past few months until an invitation reminded me that I badly needed a beach break. Sometimes we tend to forget that there’s more to life than just pushing yourself too much for a living. We forget that for our works to be done more efficiently, we need to unwind and take a break. Anything too much is bad. Balance is the key, as they say. But for now, let’s cut the drama and proceed to the actual trip. We were very excited we left home at 2:00 in the morning and arrived roughly 4 hours later. Isla Frontera de Pacifica Resort is about 30 minutes…

  • Tarlac,  Travel

    Goshen Resort & Hotel | A Little Taste of Rome in Tarlac

    You’ve always dreamed of witnessing the famous Colosseum up-close and personal, but your wallet always says mission impossible. A dream that seems too far. But hey, there’s nothing wrong about dreaming big, it’s actually important to have goals that seem unreachable. But for the meantime, getting a little taste of our big dream would be enough and fun too. Thanks to Goshen Resort & Hotel, a vacation spot in Tarlac that offers a fair enough Romania feels. Goshen Resort & Hotel is situated in a quiet and unfrequented town of Bamban, Tarlac. The ancient Romania charm of the place has easily reached every curious wanderer’s bucket-list. Many photo-shoots for special…

  • Antique,  Travel

    Mararison Island | Little Batanes of Antique

    White sand beach, stunning sandbar, crystal clear waters, rolling hills, such were the main highlights of our day-trip to this island paradise. Just 15-20 minutes boat ride from Culasi mainland, Mararison Island (also called Malalison) was put under tourism spotlight due to its massive beauty, accessibility, and hospitable community. From Culasi Port, we were asked to register first at their tourism office and hire a boat. Boat rental fee is fixed at 750 php roundtrip, good for maximum of 5 persons. In our case, we spent 375 each since we were just two. We also paid additional 30 php each for environmental fee. After few minutes we were escorted to…

  • Antique,  Travel

    Kawa Hot Bath, Bugtong Bato Falls, and Tibiao River

    Kawa Hot Bath is an activity you cannot miss when exploring Antique. There are lots of resorts around Tibiao that offer this activity, we just told our habal-habal drivers that we’re going to have a Kawa Hot Bath (as we did not have any idea where exactly to go), and they automatically took us to Kawa-Kayak Inn. The kawa (cauldron) that are being used as hot tubs were actually previously used in sugar factories. You’ll see how creative and resourceful people could become. It easily became a big hit as it is a very uncommon, yet, enjoyable and relaxing activity to do, especially in cooler and mountainous places like Tibiao.…

  • Antique,  Travel

    Seco Island | Unspoiled Sandbar Paradise in Antique

    A tiny island in an open sea faraway from everything, such unspoiled beauty that can only be found in a truly secluded place. Indeed, God has His way of preserving His top masterpieces by placing them in remote areas. One of them is Seco Island, a distant island off-shore Tibiao, Antique. Seco Island (seco means “elbow” in the local language) is a bit far from the mainland. Not sure about the exact distance in kilometers, but sea travel is 2.5 to 3 hours according to other people who have been there. We’re amazed because ours lasted only about 1.5hrs (less than 2 hours). Also, our boat ride was “smooth and…