Turning My Lens on Tabogon
I came out of seclusion one early Tuesday morning. The day’s assignment deviated from my typical work-from-home routine. I was headed north to discover one of Cebu’s most underappreciated destinations: Tabogon.
The Allure of Exploring Gigantes Islands
An innate impulse to explore new places brought me to Islas de Gigantes or Islands of the Giants.
Lost Between Skyscrapers - Part 2
We woke at 9AM the next day to explore Hong Kong’s museums, food scene, and street markets. We wanted to bag some trinkets for the kids back home.
Lost Between Skyscrapers - Part 1
I just got back from Hong Kong and I wanted to share my first few international steps with you. I've never been outside the country but I've always dreamed of traveling abroad.
Leap of Faith: Canyoneering in Cebu
No one opposed him, as if he guessed what everyone had in mind: seek the ultimate adrenaline thrill. Suggestions for the trip flooded. Everyone was excited to cross this experience off their bucket list. If I remember it right, it was the first time we had a common #travelgoal for summer.
The Lure of Legazpi City
I’m 30 and still lamentably ignorant about my father’s hometown: Daraga, Albay. I wanted to change that but it’s so hard since the Philippines has plenty of fascinating islands, cities and provinces clamoring for a visit. Last April, I crossed off Legazpi city on my travel wishlist.
Braving Binangawan Falls
I have been breathing poison for years. How can I tell? My lungs noisily complained when fresh air from Binangawan forest filled them. Can you still go on? Neil asked.
Unang Dekada Sa Singa
What happens when your friend flips through a series of web pages randomly? She ends up finding epic vacation spots and promo plane tickets, which then leads to a wild idea of exploring Singapore!
Demystifying Mount Ilihan
Now I know why someone as picky as Neil would fall in love with Mount Ilihan. The actual place looked similar to the picture I conjured up in my head, based from his stories.
Bantayan is Bliss
Thump, thump, thumpity, thump. Off went my heart as soon as the sight of swaying palm trees, cyan-blue waters, and soft off-white sands gradually appeared before us.
Camiguin in 36 Hours
Imagine my excitement when Neil brought up his plans to visit Camiguin. Of course, I instantly wanted to tag along! But there was a slight challenge: we only had 36 hours to explore Camiguin.
Offline to Carnaza Island
14 hours. That’s how much time I spend in front of a computer… every day. Crazy, I know. There’s just no escaping the net and, sometimes, it becomes exhausting. I guess this is the curse of young professionals. What happens you unplug from it all?