2019: A Look Back

Getting older by one more year and closer to our senior status hasn't slowed down our drive to travel and venture into destinations we've never never set our feet upon. Here's a review of the places we've had the privilege of visiting this year. January is well within the amihan or northeast monsoon season, a... Continue Reading →

Masbate: Bicol’s Underrated Getaway

Masbate has always been known as the cattle capital of the Philippines, its gently rolling hills providing an excellent setting for cattle ranching. In the 1990s, Masbateños launched an annual rodeo festival in Masbate City – the Rodeo Masbateño – and the event has been roping in tourists ever since. But cattle ranches and rodeos... Continue Reading →

Ticao Island, Masbate: Beyond Tourism

With its pristine beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and amazing rock formations, Ticao Island in Masbate province, was quite a revelation. And even though we only had a limited amount of time to go around, we were still impressed with the beaches of bigger Masbate Island to the south. But exploring those locations was not... Continue Reading →

Burubangkaso Island and Catandayagan Falls

As stunningly beautiful as Halea Nature Park is, it wasn’t the only remarkable natural feature on this side of the island of Ticao. Lying to the southwest is a small island featuring a collection of slab-like boulders looking like stack of books tilting to one side and a waterfall cascading down a rugged cliff into... Continue Reading →

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