It was one of the roughest boat rides we’ve had in recent memory. On our way to the first destination of our island-hopping tour that Tuesday morning we had to hold on to the sides of the wooden outrigger boat as the powerful swells kept smashing into our faces. Leo was even considering putting on […]
After an unusually rainy holiday season, we were raring for a visit to the beach. While local tourists usually flock to beaches here in the Philippines during the hot and dry months of April and May it might actually be better to do those trips during the months of January to February. Rainfall and typhoons […]
We’ve done a road trip through the main highway going north (MacArthur Highway) to the Ilocos provinces of La Union, Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte at least four times now but there are a few towns where this road doesn’t pass through. One of them is Luna in La Union province. On our last visit […]
The past year saw us battle with health problems but a quick change in diet and an adherence to a healthy lifestyle are helping us make a crucial turnaround. Fortunately traveling is an ingredient of that lifestyle and there was no slowing down for us in that regard. Here’s a look back at the various […]
Our first day of island-hopping at Port Barton Bay had been a revelation of a secluded and not-so-well-known locale in Palawan. More was to follow however, as we set about for our second day of island-hopping off the beautiful shores of Port Barton, a fishing village in the town of San Vicente. Similar to our […]
Itaytay Beach is an ideal place for chilling. But wanting to enjoy the best of what nature had to offer at Port Barton, we started our second day on this peaceful fishing village by embarking on a day-long boat trip to the islands and reefs at Port Barton Bay.
It wasn’t our original destination on this balmy December week. But after our trip to the Linapacan islands in northern Palawan didn’t push through we found ourselves chilling at this remote, peaceful coastal village of San Vicente town in Palawan. Port Barton may not yet be that popular with local tourists but foreign travelers have […]
From a distance the jumble of coral rocks looked rather unimpressive. Then when our friends found out that we had to wade the 200 meter distance from the beach to our destination, they balked at the attempt, thinking at first that the way to the coral pools was muddy.
Bauang, La Union, used to be a magnet for beach goers in the 1970s but with the discovery of white sand beaches all over the country, beach combers have flocked to other destinations over the years. But beginning sometime in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, visitors started flocking to another town further up north: San Juan. Their primary motive: surfing.
We had originally planned to trek to the waterfalls in Luisiana town as a side trip on our visit to a relative at Tiaong, Quezon. But when Leo’s back acted up we had to give up that trek reluctantly. It was then that our sights turned to Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas. Not exactly a […]