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A Pyromusical Affair

Flyer from the Pyromusical Competition

The Philippines thundered with the sound of fireworks this March, in the 4th International Pyromusical Competition. The SM Mall of Asia’s esplanade provided a breezy venue for the fireworks festival, a  dozen countries from all over the world, the Philippines included, battled to become this year’s pyromusical winner. The list of hopefuls included Japan, Finland, Taiwan, Spain, UK, South Korea, ... Read More »

White Water Rafting The Golden Waters of Cagayan

White water rafting in the philippines

Whitewater Rafting The Golden Waters of Cagayan In December 2011, the province of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) was beaten down by typhoon Sendong. The entire city center, once a bustling hub of businesses, schools, and malls, was devastated by the waters of the mighty Cagayan River. Whole streets, homes, churches, and other establishments were either felled by the strong winds or ... Read More »

Back To Nature – Camping at Anawangin

Anawangin Cove

Camping at Anawangin Getting Back To Nature When you’re in a tropical country, it’s usually a good idea to reconnect with the environment through laid-back nature trips. Some people prefer to go to the beach, while others want to climb mountains. There are those who dive deep to see amazing marine wonders, and still more who would rather spend the ... Read More »

Travel The Philippines With The Right Style

Backpackers Travelling In Style

Travellers Style Every trip is a one of a kind adventure. Every destination is a mystery waiting to be revealed. Each time that you hop onto a plane is a chance for you to discover a little bit more about the world. But a trip is no excuse for wearing sloppy, ill-fitting or inappropriate clothes. Even when you’re abroad and seeing ... Read More »

Raining In The Philippines? Enjoy The Great Indoors

Raining In The Philippines - Visit Manila Ocean Park

Raining In The Philippines? Enjoy The Great Indoors It’s always a bummer when you have tons of activities planned for the day but the weather won’t cooperate with you. Like most countries in the Southeast Asian region, the Philippines enjoys a lot of rainfall, especially during the monsoon season. Most beachgoers prefer to visit the country in late March to ... Read More »

Enjoying Food The Filipino Way

Click Here For A Bicol Express Recipe

Enjoying Food The Filipino Way  The Philippines is a country known for its sumptuous homemade delicacies and dishes, each one featuring ingredients unique to the place where it originated. The Ilocanos have their pinakbet, the Kapampangans have their sisig, and the Bicolanos have their Bicol express. What unifies all these distinct flavours and seasonings is the Filipinos’ love for good ... Read More »

Guimaras – More Than A Beach Holiday

Guimaras

Not Just A Beach Holiday Tired of visiting the same old beach destinations? The charming island of Guimaras in Iloilo may just be the place for you. Surrounded by sparkling emerald waters and filled with lush, verdant terrain, Guimaras is best known as the center of the Philippines’ mango industry. It has often been said that the best mangoes are ... Read More »

Ilocos Norte, Pagudpud – Windmills and Waves Galore (Part 2)

Pagadpud Beach

Ilocos Norte (more) Windmills and Waves Galore Pagudpud Itching for more fun sights to see in the north? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There’s still time to visit one last beach before the summer officially ends. If you’re the kind of beach bum who doesn’t mind traveling far to get your dose of the surf, heading up north is ... Read More »

7 Things to Remember When On Vacation With Your Kids

Group of kids on vacation

7 Things to Remember When Taking Your Kids On Vacation. Spending a holiday with your kids can be a precious, once-in-a-lifetime experience. You will have a unique bonding experience plus tons of pictures and video to ooh and aah over for years to come. Though they may be too young to fully appreciate the trip, you will still have an ... Read More »

Ilocos Norte, Windmills and Waves Galore

Bangui Bay Windmills,

Ilocos Norte Windmills and Waves Galore (part 1) Feel like travelling to the northwest tip of Luzon? The shores of Ilocos Norte are the perfect destination for you. The province boasts an undulating coastline perfect for beach lovers, plus rolling hills, mountains, and other quaint scenery that complete the paradise-like allure of the surroundings. And just to remind you that ... Read More »