Beautiful Batanes – Philippine’s Northernmost Tip.

BATANES, a traveler’s place in their Philippine bucket list, an absolutely gorgeous province consisting of a few islands. I had wanted to go to Batanes a long time ago, but the prohibitive cost of going there left me just dreaming for a while. This smallest province of the Philippines is so far up north that it’s…

Jomalig Island – The Golden Beach.

If you are looking forward to golden sand and turquoise water, you need to visit Jomalig Island in Quezon Province. With the welcoming and friendly people, you’ve got no excuses to not visit this charming island. It’s not a developed place, which is why there are no hotels, but that’s part of its beauty. You can rent rooms at Tejada’s…

Kwebang Lampas, Puting Buhangin – a match made in heaven.

You want to experience Boracay-ish beaching? Head on to Kwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon. It’s just four to five hours away from Manila. You can actually go here from Manila by car. Used google maps to reach the place and entered Puting Buhangin. When you reach Pagbilao Grande Island, you’ll pass through a power plant…

Quick trip to Dampalitan Island. 

Last May 2014, we originally planned to go to Magalawa island. So, we went ahead to Victory bus liner in Cubao. We were so shocked as there are so many passengers bound to Zambales. We asked one ticketing officer and she told us that all the tickets are sold out and if we want, we…

Mt. SAMAT – 553 Meters Above Sea Level.

Mt. Samat is one of the top mountains that can be reached by car or any roadworthy vehicle. Seeing this mountain from afar is quite exciting. As you go nearer, you will be amazed of the huge cross atop of this mountain We went to see the famous Mt. Samat National Shrine also known as…

Mt. Talamitam – 630 Meters Above Sea Level.

My mother mountain. Mt. Talamitam is not as popular as other Batangas mountains but it deserves to be a must-hike destination. The trails are surprisingly well-kept and the crowds aren’t too bad. It’s also a relatively easy hike for beginners and experienced hikers alike. To tell you frankly, I’m not fond of mountains. I prefer…

Burot Beach and Star Fish Island – Calatagan, Batangas.

It was Thursday night and I was thinking where to go over the weekend. Since I only have 2 days off, the place should be 1 to 2 hours away from Makati. Good thing is I asked my dad where we can spend our 2 days vacay in the south. My dad suggested the Burot…

Fortune Island Sweet Escapade – Nasugbu, Batangas.

Even though I grew up in Batangas, I have no idea that an island which is called Fortune Island exist. Luckily, a cousin of mine already visited the place for photoshoot. I was like “for real? You went to an isolated island just for a photoshoot? That’s a bit crazy.” I googled the place of…

Taal – Heritage Village and Basilica of St. Martin De Tours

Batangas is my hometown and I love spending my vacation here. Aside from the heritage town, the basilica itself, I love the delicacies here especially the “Tapang Taal.” How to get there: From Buendia, board a bus bound for Lemery Batangas. Most buses pass through the town proper. It’s safer to ask the conductor first before…

Minalungao National Park – Nueva Ecija.

Who would have thought that Nueva Ecija has this well-kept secret? let’s unveil the “Minalungao National Park” Just a few hours away from Manila, this place is very much worth visiting. It is located at Barangay Minalungao at municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija. The nearest town is the Gapan which will be your gateway…