13 Fun & Free Things To Do in Sibuyan Island, Romblon

Find out how to get to Sibuyan Island, Romblon and where to stay for your next adventure-packed trip! There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Sibuyan Island. From mountain climbing, to chasing waterfalls and river trekking, to firefly watching, to enjoying a secluded beach, to stargazing and catching splendid sunsets… this remote place is full of nature appreciation activities. For a breathtaking experience, visit these unspoiled tourist spots: Cantingas River, one of the cleanest rivers on earth; Mt. Guiting-Guiting, one of the densest forests in the world and popular hiking destination for Filipino outdoor enthusiasts; Cresta de Gallo, a shifting sandbar… Continue reading 13 Fun & Free Things To Do in Sibuyan Island, Romblon

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Mt. Guiting-Guiting [Reverse Traverse] Toughest Hike in the Philippines

The climb to Mt. Guiting-Guiting (G2) involves seemingly endless scrambling on steep and rocky terrain, night trek beginning at 2AM, knife-edge ridge crossing & kiss the wall segments, and includes getting through a 90-degree wall without ropes. As one of the toughest hikes in the Philippines, this requires a healthy sense of adventure. We took the Reverse Traverse with the trailhead at Sitio Olango in San Fernando, climbing up to the summit with a height of 2,058 masl… Continue reading Mt. Guiting-Guiting [Reverse Traverse] Toughest Hike in the Philippines

Digesting Travel Memories

This was the last thing I expected to enjoy. Staying home for days never crossed my mind before. Yet, I have afforded myself a weeklong “staycation”. Never spent a single cent. Never went out far from the front gate. Never craved for a cup of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Never tasted Potato Corner fries when visiting a mall. Never jogged at the paved roads. Never got sunburns or darker skin from staying long at the beach or in the mountains. Never sneezed at the smell and dust of old-but-still-good used clothes at the ukay-ukay or secondhand stores. These things I used to … Continue reading Digesting Travel Memories

How we traveled to Banaue (Ifugao Rice Terraces) from Manila by bus

Check out different ways on how to get to Banaue Ifugao Rice Terraces by bus from Manila (with or without Baguio stopover). The Philippine Cordilleras has 5 terraces listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Two are found in Banaue: Bangaan Rice Terraces and Batad Rice Terraces. Both sites require some easy hiking to witness its magnificent paddy fields. Also in the list is Mayoyao Rice Terraces which is accessible and can be squeezed in the day tour because of its proximity from Banaue… Continue reading How we traveled to Banaue (Ifugao Rice Terraces) from Manila by bus

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Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Experience [Walk the Torq]

Mt. Kinabalu is the world’s highest via ferrata route and Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hikers are required to take a short training at Pendant Hut (3,289 masl) around 4pm the day before summiting Low’s Peak (4095.2 masl) to experience the via ferrata (iron path)—a steep route with a series of metal rungs, cables, and bridges installed on mountain walls… Continue reading Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Experience [Walk the Torq]

When in Dumaguete

One summer weekend, we decided to travel to Dumaguete as a gateway to Apo Island, a turtle (pawikan) marine sanctuary and a top diving spot, and to get to Balinsasayao Twin Lakes. Also, Dumaguete City is a wonderful destination for a foodie. There are lots of great restaurants, especially around their coastal boulevard. You won’t have any problems with the transportation because there are many tricycles available to take you from your doorstep to anywhere… Continue reading When in Dumaguete