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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 »

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 »

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 »

Journey to Mt. Pinatubo – Sandy Wastes and Jagged Peaks

Mount Pinatubo

Mt. Pinatubo Sandy Wastes and Jagged Peaks In July 1991, a volcano in the middle of the Central Luzon plains that has been dormant for the past several hundred years suddenly rumbled to life. Mt. Pinatubo, which sits smack dab in the middle of the province of Zambales, erupted unexpectedly. For days the entire Luzon was covered in a fine ... Read More »

Sagada, The Beautiful Mountains

Sagada Mountain View

Sagada The Beautiful Mountains   During summer, lots of people head down to their favorite beach destination to soak up the sun and ride the waves. Others, however, prefer to escape the sweat-provoking tropical heat by climbing to high-altitude tourist spots where they can enjoy cooler, fresher scenery. At 1500 meters above sea level, the picturesque town of Sagada in ... Read More »

The Batanes Islands – Travel To The Land Of Storms…. and Beyond

A stone village house, Batanes, Philippines

Batanes – The Land Of Storms Travelling all the way through to the northernmost islands of the Philippines is something of an adventure in itself. Very few people venture past the northern coastline of Luzon on their Philippine vacation, content to bask in the many beaches and resorts that are found in the more popular tourist destinations. After all, what’s ... Read More »

Baler, Aurora | Secret Beaches for Surfers

Baler, Aurora - Philippines Surfing

Baler, Aurora. Sand, Salt, Sun, and Sea When looking for the perfect beach getaway, people flock to the usual suspects such as Boracay, Palawan or Puerto Galera. Flat lands lead to the sea, so we go the obvious island destinations that offer lots of commercial amenities and great seascapes. But.. Tucked away at the base of the Sierra Madre mountain ... Read More »

Viva Ilocandia: A Time Traveler In Vigan (Part 2)

Grandpa's Inn - A popular hotel in Vigan, Philippines

Viva Ilocandia: A Time Traveler In Vigan (Part 2) Itching to do more in the historic city of Vigan? Here are a few ideas as to how you can spend your holiday there: Read More »

Viva Ilocandia: A Time Traveller In Vigan (Part 1)

Vigan, Philippines - City Street

Viva Ilocandia: A Time Traveller In Vigan (Part 1 of a series) Have you ever wished that you could turn back time and see for yourself how a place looked like centuries ago? Well, in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, you can do just that. An 8-hour ride northwards from Manila will take you to the famed provinces of Ilocos Norte ... Read More »