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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

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San Juan, La Union

La Union Surfing | Riding baby waves

La Union, which is about 5 hours bus ride from Manila, is a surfer’s haven. This laid-back town is widely known as the closest surfing spot from Metro Manila. Almost anytime of the year you can happily catch the waves here. Peak Season is… Continue reading La Union Surfing | Riding baby waves

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2D1N Apo Island + Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Itinerary [Cebu–Dumaguete Weekend Travel]

This is how we spent our weekend away from the big city. The trip from Cebu to Dumaguete to reach Apo Island and Balinsasayao Twin Lakes was long but reconnecting with nature is such a refreshing experience. Sharing our 2D1N itinerary with some tips here. Continue reading 2D1N Apo Island + Balinsasayao Twin Lakes Itinerary [Cebu–Dumaguete Weekend Travel]

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 foodies because 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

Pinatubo Crater Hike

Mt. Pinatubo Trek | Easy Hike to the Crater Lake

After receiving several promotional emails for cheap flight bookings to Clark Pampanga, I finally decided to plan my next outdoor adventure. During that time, I was eager to do a lot of travels to accomplish some under my bucketlist which includes Mt. Pinatubo. The jump off site is in Capas, Tarlac — an hour from Clark International Airport… Continue reading Mt. Pinatubo Trek | Easy Hike to the Crater Lake

Exploring Cebu South. Travel by Bus.

Just another weekend at Cebu South: Exploring Samboan, Ginatilan & Boljoon

I had been to different parts of the country, but I haven’t seen this part of our hometown yet. So to finally visit here turned out to be one of the best weekends! We had snorkeling fun near-shore in Samboan. Had a wonderful time in Aguinid Falls. Enjoyed dipping into the cold waters of Inambakan Waterfalls. Learned some history through Boljoon Church Museum and paid a quick visit inside their baroque church considered for UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue reading Just another weekend at Cebu South: Exploring Samboan, Ginatilan & Boljoon

Fun Things To Do in Coron | Best Island Hopping & Snorkeling Experience

There are just so many reasons that make Coron a fascinating destination. You will be charmed with Kayangan Lake‘s cleanliness and natural beauty and be awed by the poster-worthy scenes at Twin Lagoon. You will definitely have fun snorkeling or free diving or even scuba diving if you wish as there as many spots with great corals teeming with colorful fishes and… Continue reading Fun Things To Do in Coron | Best Island Hopping & Snorkeling Experience

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Mt. Dulang-Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad Traverse | Climbing the 2nd & 4th Highest Mountains in the Philippines

The traverse from Mt. Dulang Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad (dubbed as D2K) is one of the most challenging trails I have braved. The majestic mountains belong to Kitanglad Mountain Range, a popular climb destination for Filipino hikers due to its elevation, summit views, and difficulty level. Continue reading Mt. Dulang-Dulang to Mt. Kitanglad Traverse | Climbing the 2nd & 4th Highest Mountains in the Philippines