El Nido: A Virtual Tour

Here we are at home entering the third week of an enhanced quarantine/lockdown that was extended to include the whole island of Luzon here in the Philippines and with no clear end in sight. We were supposed to be at El Nido, Palawan for island hopping at Linapacan and the Bacuit Archipelago this past weekend.... Continue Reading →

Panglao, Bohol: Beaches and Islands

More than most provinces in the Philippines, Bohol probably has the most diverse travel destinations. But like many of the archipelago’s 7,000-plus islands, its beaches and islands are the more prominent ones. These are scattered throughout the province but the more popular ones are concentrated in and near Panglao Island at Bohol’s southwestern tip. Panglao... Continue Reading →

Port Barton: Paradise Off the Beaten Path

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... Continue Reading →

Coron’s Banol Beach

We were the only visitors during the first time we came to this white sand beach in the early 2000’s. Part of the Coron Island loop tour even back then, Banol Beach was our lunch stop for the day. It was practically deserted with no human-made structures in sight. Resting after our exhilarating snorkeling experience... Continue Reading →

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