Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival 2017

If you are planning to visit Puerto Galera in 2017, put on your summer bucket list the unique music and arts festival in the country, the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival, happening from March 10 to 12. 

Malasimbo 2017 will feature best of the best local and international artist including Jordan Rakei, Tennyson, LEFTO, Similarobjects, Curtismith, and Kristian Hernandez.  Line up of artists including the local performers will be announced soon.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Manjuyod Sandbar is Maldives of the Philippines

Did you know that there's a destination in the Philippines that can be compared to the beauty of Maldives? Yes, it's located in Negros Oriental which features powdery white sands, clear aquamarine waters and wonderful view of mountains around the sandbar. This trending tourist destination is called  Manjuyod Sandbar.

Located at the North Bais Bay in the Tañon Strait, Manjuyod Sandbar showcases native wooden cottages that look like they're floating on the glimmering clear water, same set up in some resorts in Maldives. Tourists can stay here daytrip or overnight stay.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Aklan | Ati-Atihan Festival 2017 Schedule of Activities

Ati-Atihan Festival is one the biggest festival in Philippines held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus). It is considered  as the country’s own version of Mardi gras.

Ati-Atihan Festival is celebrated on the third Sunday of January in Kalibo Aklan. The event features street dancing, floats parade and people wearing indigenous costumes and weapons.  The festival has inspired many other Philippine Festivals including the Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Dinagyang of Iloilo, both adaptations of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Festival.

Cebu | Sinulog Festival 2017 Schedule Of Activities

Sinulog Festival is one of the grandest festival in Philippines. It's annual celebration held in Cebu City on the third Sunday of January. 

(C) Dinno Sandoval

Sinulog Festival is a religious celebration that commemorates the Filipinos' acceptance of Christianity and to honor Senyor Sto. Niño. A lot of locals and international tourists converged in the beautiful city of Cebu to witness this glamorous event.

Travel Guide | Fortune Island in Batangas

Fortune Island is one of the interesting tourist spots in Nasugbo Batangas. It features replica of ancient buildings of great architectural like Parthenon. You would feel that you're in Acropolis Greece. 

Fortune Island is located about 15 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu, Batangas which can be reached via 1-hour boat ride from the jump off point. The island measures about 27 hectares and filled with Grecian architecture from the famous pillars of Parthenon and unique structures featuring ancients gods and mythical creatures, imitating Greek Acropolis.

Travel Guide | Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte

Aside from Caramoan Island, one of the beautiful destinations that you need to visit in Bicol Region is Calaguas Island. It is located in the province of Camarines Norte which about 7-8 hours travel from Manila. Lots of tourists are comparing the island to the white sand beach of Boracay.

Calaguas Island is composed of beautiful islands such as Tinaga Island, Guintinua Island, Maculabo Island and other minor islands. This beautiful and enchanting paradise features a long stretch of beach with powdery white sand, pristine clear water and dotted green trees, a place where you can relax and find a peace of mind.

Travel Guide | Masasa Beach In Batangas

As a backpacker, I 'm always looking for a budget-friendly destination. Due to my busy schedule in blog events and work, I preferred a place which is near the Metro. One of my friends suggested to visit the unspoiled beach in Tingloy Island in Batangas, the Masasa Beach.

Masasa Beach is a 1-2 hour drive from Manila. This white beach can be reached from Mabini Batangas via a 45- minute motorboat ride. The jump-off point is either Talaga Port or Anilao Port. First trip in Anilao/Talaga port starts at 10AM.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pacsafe launches Flagship Store in PH

Bags are really important for travellers. It can help to pack and secure personal belongings when travelling. There's a wide variety of bag in the form of cloth or leather backpacks , handbags, and briefcases . Some of the brands now available in the market added unique features and technology on their products for anti-theft.

At the recent event held in Glorietta 5 in Makati, Pacsafe officially launched its flagship store. It's joined by members of the press. online community, bloggers and friends from Pacsafe Philippines. The launching event was hosted by singer and former MYX VJ Julz Savard.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island

Aside from Burot Beach,  the Masasa Beach in Tingloy Island is one of the unspoiled beached in Batangas. It features white coastline, pristine water and some rock formations. It's  three-hour land trip and a 45- minute motorboat ride from Manila.

After passing ricefields,  you will be welcomed of some small waves and howling wind. There are some small fishing boats are docked along stretch of the shore. The beach has white sand but it's not  powdery compare with other  white beaches in Batangas. Pebbles in different colors and sizes as well broken corals are scattered everywhere.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Palaui Island 2016

Palaui Island was in CNN's top 10 best beaches in the world (2013). The island also became the setting of 'Survivor' USA Season 27 and Season 28.  It is 7,415-hectare national government-protected marine area which features white beaches, crystal clear blue water, beautiful coastline and amazing coves.

Palaui Island is located in Cagayan Philippines. It's 14 hours drive from Manila and can be reached from Tuguegarao City via a two-hour land trip and a 45- minute motorboat ride.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan in Tanay Rizal

Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan are the newest mountains opened in Tanay Rizal. It's a minor climb with 12.81 km. distance from the jump-off area (versa) Mount Sapari is 592 metres above sea level (MASL) while Mount Binutasan is 562 metres above sea level (MASL).

Mt Sapari |  Photo by Alex Sabugo

Dubbed as the Maysawa Circuit, the he terrain of Mt. Sapari and Mt. Binutasan is similar to Mt. Maynuba and Mt. Batolusong. It features various hills, view decks and cogon-grasslands. At the summit, you will view here of nearby mountains such as Mount Batolusong,Mount Cayabu Mount Daraitan, and Mount Maynuba.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Colorful Houses in Benguet

One of the newest tourist spots in Benguet is a mass of colorful houses in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad.

colorful houses in Benguet |  photo by Bj Carreon / @pinoytravelwhore

The newest attraction located specifically in the sitios of Stonehill, Botiwtiw and Sadjap (STOBOSA) in Barangay Balili in La Trinidad. All houses were painted in various colors and patterns which inspired from the famous favelas in Rio del Janeiro, Brazil.

Bacolod | MassKara Festival 2016

MassKara Festival is annual celebration held every October by locals in Bacolod. It is one of popular festivals in the Philippines which started in the early 80’s.

MassKara Festival | Photo by Syron Grande Jardeniano

MassKara Festival 2016 will feature streetdance competition where participants are wearing mask and beautiful costume, MassKara Queen beauty pageant, musical concerts, drum and bugle corps competitions, carnivals,  food festivals, sports events,  agriculture-trade fairs, garden shows, and other special events.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Calayan Island | A Wonderful Paradise in the North

For those who don't have yet the budget to go to Batanes, why don't visit first the island of Calayan in Cagayan. It's a wonderful paradise in the north that features unspoiled white beaches, breathtaking waterfalls,  majestic caves enchanted forest and amazing rock formations.

Calayan Island (c) Niel Nunez

Calayan is part of Cagayan province which isthe largest of the Babuyan Islands. It is composed of four islands namely: Calayan proper, Camiguin, Dalupiri and Babuyan Island. Near the island is a beautiful place called Fuga Island which is considered as part of Aparri.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Dingalan | A Hidden Paradise in Aurora

There are many reasons why you need to visit the province of Aurora. Not only the town of Baler, Aurora offers a lot of beautiful spots that will surely attracts more tourists not only the locals but also foreigners. One of amazing destinations that you need to explore is an island paradise called Dingalan.

Dingalan Aurora (c) Jeff Gler

Dingalan is located in the  the southernmost town of Aurora Province, Philippines, which is 4 hours drive from Manila. It has several caves, of which the Lamao Caves are the best known. Aside Baler, you can also find here rough shoreline and very high waves which is perfect spot for surfers.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Be part of Amazing Race Asia Season 5

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is bringing back The Amazing Race Asia for a fifth season.

AXN was home to the previous four seasons, with the most recent edition concluding in 2010, and will now air season five. The show will debut in its fifth run on AXN in late 2016. Ten teams chosen from across the Asia-Pacific region will compete for a chance at the winning crown and US$100,000 in cash.

Hosted by Allan Wu, The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is looking for couples or pairs (with pre-existing relationships) who are ready to face different challenges as they race around the world.

Contestant Requirements:

1. Aged 21 years old above
2. must have valid passports
3. must be a citizen or resident of Asia
4. Physically and mentally fit
5. must be outgoing, adventurous and socially savvy
6. At least one member must have a driver's license and can drive automatic transmission and manual transmission

The site is now open for application and this can be found at: www.axn-asia.com/TARA

Interested applicants would need to fill up the online application form on our website and will have to submit a 3 minute audition video online.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mang Larry's Isawan | The Famous Isawan in the Metro

Most of the students in the Metro know where you can find the best grilled Isaw. For you sure you heard already Mang Larry's Isawan in UP Diliman. It sells grilled isaw (pig or chicken intestine) with mouth-watering sawsawan. 

Mang Larry's Isawan became more famous when it's featured in different local tv shows.The store sells Isaw manok (chicken intestine) P6, Isaw baboy (pork intestine) P5, Atay (pork liver) P6, botchi (chicken intestine) P6, balun-balunan (chicken gizzard) P6, tenga (pork ears) P6, isaw baboy special (special pork intestine) P6, goto (pork tissue) P6,  and pork bbq P10.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Baler | Surfing Paradise in Philippines

Aside from La Union, the town of Baler is one the surfing haven in the Philippines. It's the capital of of Aurora province which is located some 230 kilometres (143 miles) north-east of Manila via a mountain pass accessible by bus and private vehicle.

Baler is famous for a historical siege and amazing waves. It's considered as one of "top surf spots" in the Philippines. You could find here nine-feet waves which attracts hundreds of surfers from around the world.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mt. Maynoba | New Mountain Destination in Rizal

Beginner or hardcore mountaineers, there are lots of mountains to enjoy in the province of Rizal. You can find here Mt. Binicayan, Mt. Haponang Banoi, Mt. Pamitinan, Mt. Ayaas, Mt. Sipit-Ula and other interesting mountains that you can visit together with your family, friends, colleagues and loved one. There are newly opened mountains in Rizal which became trending on different Facebook pages,  the Mt. Maynoba & Mt. Cayabu.

Mt. Maynoba trail (c) Belle Lo Li

Mt. Maynoba and Mt. Cayabu offer a breath-taking view of mountain ridges in the province of Rizal. It's an easy climb recommended for beginners as well outdoor enthusiast looking for a dayhike. Aside from the summit, you can enjoy 8 hidden waterfalls at the traverse trail namely Natatagong Paraiso Falls, Lantay na Bato Falls, Katmon Falls, Gugulong na Bato Falls, Guintoan Falls, Manganiso Falls, Pantay Falls and Maynoba Falls.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Slide and party at the NIVEA Slidefest 2016

There are many reasons why we need to go to beach or a private swimming pool resort. This is the right time to enjoy the heat of the sun. It's really refreshing to dip into the cold water of the sea or a swimming pool.

On April 16-17, head over to Filinvest City Alabang and join the biggest slidefest event in the country as Slidefest Philippines partners up with the Most Caring Sun Protection, NIVEA SUN, with NIVEA Slidefest!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Wakay Air now flies to Batanes

Wakay Air, the country's premier boutique airline, partners with AirSwift to bring more Filipinos to Batanes!

In the recent event, Wakay Air recently announced its partnership with AirSwift that they will bring more travelers to the northernmost island province in the Philippines. The event was joined by members of the press, friends from Department of Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure & Enterprise Zone Authority, and executives from Wakay Air and AirSWIFT executives.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus | 2GO’s newest premium sea vessel

M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus is the newest premium sea vessel of 2GO Travel. It is 16,622-ton and 160 meter long that can accommodate 1,856 passengers and 200 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo. 

M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus is addition to 2GO’s fleet of luxurious and modern sea vessels.This vessel rings passengers to the ports of Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro. 
It serves the Manila-Bacolod-Iloilo -Cagayan de Oro route every Thursday at 9 PM.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Jomalig | Golden Island in Quezon

Aside from Bordeos and Polillo Island, the unspoiled paradise of Jomalig is a must visit in Quezon Province. It features golden sand, pristine water, pine trees and accommodating locals known as "Jomaligins."

Jomalig Island

Jomalig is an island located in the north eastern most part of the province of Quezon which measures 5,665 hectares (14,000 acres). It's on the easternmost part of Polillio group. The jump off point to the island is in Real, which is around 4 hours away from Manila by bus or a private van. Take another 6-hour long boat ride on a cargo vessel through an open seas. The Real port is the easiest way to reach Jomalig Island. You can also rent a boat at Dalahikan port in Lucena.

Supremo 1 Action Camera Review

SUPREMO1 is one of the cheapest  action camera available in the Philippine market. It features 12 megapixel shooting power with full HD recording. It and a 2-inch HD preview screen which showcase 150 degrees wide angle shots. 

Some of the travelers right now, action camera is a must to bring when traveling. It's one of the best travel essential that can capture great memories. For outdoor activities like surfing, trekking, swimming and or skateboarding, the action camera would help you to document your best moment.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Quezon's Pahiyas Festival 2016 Schedule of Activities

Our friends from Lucban in Quezon province celebrate annually their biggest festival called Pahiyas Festival. They celebrated this colorful event every 5th of May in honor of their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador.

Pahiyas Festival is one of the colorful festival in the Philippines. It's a celebration of locals to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. It features parade of floats, street dancing, concerts, and parade of carabao.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Laboracay 2016

Another exciting summer event to expect  this May is the Laboracay 2016. This is annual party event in the paradise of Boracay. Most of the party peeps and beach lovers flock on this place to celebrate the labor day and making the most of the long weekend.

Laboracay is one of the biggest summer party in Philippines. Laboracay is from the word- Labor and Boracay. The event features a nonstop beach party consisting of outdoor activities, parties, events,and sand sports.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mt. Ulap 2016

A lot of outdoor enthusiasts and mountaineers want to reach the summit of Mt. Ulap. The mountain's peak rises 1846 meters above sea level which features pine and grassland ridges with stunning views of nearby mountains.

Mt. Ulap is one of the famous hiking destinations in Benguet. It is specifically located in Itogon Benguet Cordillera Region. The jump off point or entry point can be found in Brgy. Ampucao. Everyone needs to register and pay the necessary fee. Guide is required. Most of their guides are resident of Brgy. Ampucao which some of them are students. The fee will definitely help a lot your guide.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 at SM MOA

If you always attend the Philippine International Pyromusical Competition, prepare yourself for this year competition. The 7th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition 2016 will be held every Saturday starting February 13, 2016 to March 19, 2016 at the Seaside Boulevard at SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

photo by Haw Santiago

Competing countries that will the competition include include the Australia, USA, Canada, China,  Germany, Portugal, Italy, The Netherlands, France and  United Kingdom.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 | A Weekend of Everything That Flies

For those who want to witness flying hot air balloons in different forms, colors and sizes, you must to visit Pampanga on February 11-14 and join the 20th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

The event will be held in in Clark, Pampanga, featuring hot air balloon, kite flying aerobatics, skydiving, paragliding, remote control aircraft, kite flying and other exciting outdoor activities.

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2016 ticket prices are the following:

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Quiapo | Feast of the Black Nazarene 2016

Are you one of the millions devotees of Black Nazarene?  For sure you're one of the devotees who are waiting the month of January to join the procession of the Black Nazarene to commemorate the Translacion" in Quiapo Church. Millions of devotees that showed their great devotion to the Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno. Some of them wants to hold the rope and touch the miraculous image.

photo credit  |  abs-cbnnews.com

The Feast Black Nazarene or Pista ng Itim na Nazareno also known as Pista ng Quiapo is held every 9th of January. It's annual event in the Philippines, where millions of devotees joined the “Traslacion” or the transfer of the image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno from Luneta Grandstand to its shrine in Quiapo Church, Manila. It's considered the most attended fiesta in Metro Manila.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Baguio l Panagbenga 2016

As we welcome the year 2016, it's time to plan ahead for our travel adventures. For the month of February, we celebrate the flower festival in Baguio which popularly known as Panagbenga Festival. It is celebrated every first week of February until the end of the month. Most of the time, the celebration will continue until the first week of the following month (March).

Baguio Panagbenga 2016 Schedule of Activities

February 1, 2016

Grand Opening Parade: Drum and Lyre Competition- Elementary Division
Location: Panagbenga Park, Session Road-Magsaysay Avenue-Harrison Road-Melvin jones Football Grounds
Opening Concert (Atrium, SM City Baguio)
Baguio Blooms Exhibition and Exposition ( Lake Drive, Burnham Park) Program starts at 8:00AM

Minalungao National Park I The Amazing River in Nueva Ecija

Thee Hinatuan Enchanted River at Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur is now very famous in the Philippines. Usually a river showcase a clean and clear water but this river has a shade of sapphire and jade. Another unique river which can be found in the north that features an amazing beauty, the Peñaranda River.

The Peñaranda River in Minalungao National Park is different from the regular river. Just like Hinatuan Enchanted River, it has a shade of turquoise color. It's bordered on both sides by the amazing limestone walls in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range. You can find here floating bamboo rafts for those who want to explore the area via the flowing water.


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