Some people can’t handle chill

While Social Media use is widespread today, only very few people know how it truly works. Zach, when you read this, know that not everything posted on social media is everything the person who posted them is. These are snippets of his break time amid the horrifying realities he faces daily – especially on Instagram where…

Sigaw ng Surigao: Visit Enchanted River and Tinuy-an Falls

Amazing how we can be at one point one minute and miles away the next, just like that. I say this because my recent trip all the way South of the Philippines in Surigao del Sur, Mindanao sent me hopping on a 2-hour plane ride to Davao and enduring an additional 8-hour bus ride down…

Finding space in a crowded place. A Baler Story.

The fam and I try to avoid road trips and beach outings during long holidays as much as possible; lest all tourist spots will be jam-packed and we won’t be able to enjoy ourselves. Hub and I even opted for Mt. Pulag over Boracay during one Labor Day weekend, thinking that no one would choose…

Tips to surviving your commute in Metro Manila, Philippines

Early this year, Business Insider published what it’s like to be in some of the world’s most populated cities, which included Metro Manila, Philippines. Having traversed the city’s most crowded highway, EDSA, for 11 years now, I could confirm that the article did give out a real image of what our commute is truly like…

Terrazas de Punta Fuego: Pristine White Sand Beach Near Metro Manila

It’s summer in the Philippines, and going to the beach is a hit! Nothing can bring on the tropical island vibe better than lounging on soft sand and embracing the waves in the country’s updated count of 7,641 islands. And while there are a lot of beaches to choose from, most Metro Manila folks would…

5 reasons why La Union is the best beach in the Philippines for me

To succeed in my claim that La Union is the best beach in the Philippines, I might have to recall how many beaches I have been to in my life. Which surprisingly, is not a lot. HAHA, but enough to make this conclusion. Because while most of these other beaches truly have fine white sand, pristine…

Masungi Georeserve: 4.5 hours of CardiYOLO!

It took me two weeks to get back to my cardio workout, and it just had to be on the Discovery Trail of Masungi Georeserve, Baras, Rizal!  I used to think of Masungi Georeserve as simply a mainstream tourist park filled with photo-worthy corners here and there.  Until finally my friends and I gave it…

Cool down at nearby Tinipak River in Tanay Rizal

To celebrate reaching the end of 2016 still alive and kicking, my sister and I headed out for a nature hike in nearby Tinipak River. Actually, we thought we were headed off to the summit of Mt. Daraitan in Tanay Rizal. Guess I wasn’t paying enough attention. However, the Tinipak River stroll was more than…