Samal Mango Haven Resort and Spa

Looking for atypical weekend getaway near Davao City? Look no further as Samal Mango Haven Resort and Spa offers affordable and quirky way to de-stress. The resort has this laid-back provincial vibe set in a mango orchard overlooking Davao gulf.  Continue reading


Tawi-tawi 2017

With misconstrued and hasty generalization from news channels, it’s likely for anyone in Luzon, Visayas and the rest of the world to assume that Mindanao is unsafe, chaotic, and infested with terrorist. Though Mindanao is not crime-free but definitely it is not worse as how the media presents it.

In my desire to prove that going to this part of the archipelago is perfectly safe, I decided to up the ante by going to the southernmost province of the Philippines… Tawi-tawi! Continue reading

Bukidnon 2017

Hello there. It has been quite a while since I’ve had a blog entry. Procrastination plays the major part, as always. Anyway, before my lazy self gets the best of me I’ll recount the local travel I had few weeks ago. So here it goes… Continue reading

Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte 2016

My top 7 Philippine dream destinations (in no particular order) were: Batanes, Bohol, Boracay, Camiguin, Palawan, Siargao and Vigan. This year, I’ve finally ticked off all of them. I’ve completed my local travel bucket list and was able to give my mom a birthday present. Talk about hitting two birds with one stone. Yay! Continue reading

Batanes 2015


Donning a headgear called Vakul

Batanes is one of my dream destinations.  Recently, I was able to experience and explore the northernmost and the smallest province of the country.  This picturesque group of islands holds numerous breathtaking landscapes. No wonder, several local romantic movies and prenup videos were taken in this idyllic paradise. But this postcard perfect place comes with a hefty price tag in terms of airfare. And the expression “Traveling is expensive” aptly applies, more so when you are traveling alone.

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