Quezon Province: Destinations at Metro Manila’s Doorstep

Quezon used to be one of the provinces that were last on our list of tour destinations close to Metro Manila. Sure there were beaches all over the place and some hilly or mountainous areas but the few rare occasions when we visited left us feeling unimpressed about the province. Time, however, would prove us... Continue Reading →

Biliran’s Raw Beauty

Six years ago it was a relatively unknown travel destination. But with its white sand beaches, turquoise waters brimming with marine life, pristine waterfalls tucked away in tropical rainforests and verdant rice terraces carved from gently rolling hills, the island province of Biliran could not be hidden forever. So when a chance came to visit... Continue Reading →

Unlocking the Hidden Treasures of Catanduanes

For two decades the province of Catanduanes has solely been associated with surfing – primarily at Puraran Beach in Baras. Known as the “Land of Howling Winds” due to its location that placed it directly along the path of typhoons entering the country from the Pacific, Catanduanes, however, has so much more to offer. It... Continue Reading →

Bantayan Island: Two Decades After

Bantayan Island was largely under the tourist radar when we first visited the place two decades ago. Located off the northwestern coast of the island of Cebu, it wasn’t an easy place to get into, needing 4 hours of bus ride from Cebu City and another hour’s worth of ferry ride. But the long stretches... Continue Reading →

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