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Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5: Mantalongon, Dalaguete to Nug-as, Alcoy

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5

The mountains of southern Cebu are blessed with rich and fertile soil, cool climate, plenty of sunshine, and lots of moisture. Furthermore, locals have perfected the art of farming, the knowledge of the craft handed down from generation to generation. As such, southern Cebu is perfect for growing fresh vegetables of all kinds. The vegetables here are so high in quality that southern Cebu has now become the main source of the region’s vegetable supply. Segment 5 of the Cebu Highlands Trail took us across Cebu’s vegetable basket.

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Seco Island: A Sandbar in the Middle of Nowhere

Seco Island

The Philippines has over 7,000 islands. But not all these islands are accessible by normal means. In fact, some of them, such as Seco Island remain raw, unadulterated, and almost unexplored. Her visitors are only the denizens of the sea and the few local fishermen who ply the Sulu Sea. This virgin white spot in the middle of the deep blue never fails to dazzle the wandering mind. Thanks to the generosity of Katahum Tours, Team Sweetie—together with various Pinoy travel bloggers, vloggers, and influencers—were able to set foot on Seco Island.

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Calawag Mountain Resort: Relaxation, Adventures, and a Hot Bath

Calawag Mountain Resort

Hello readers! Before anything else, we would like to apologize for the long absence. Work has been crazy! But we’re now back to regular programming.

There is a new special place in Antique where nature, relaxation, food, and adventure all come together in a delightful gruel. It’s located up in the visually stunning highlands of Tibiao. It is a place where you can have a truly enchanting, exciting experience. That place is called Calawag Mountain Resort.

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Mt. Hibok-hibok: At the Top of the Island of Fire

Dangerous ledge

Mt. Hibok-hibok in Camiguin has always been in our sights since we started mountaineering. And there’s good reason that it is. At 1,332 meters above sea level, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and thus has a history of violent eruptions. All these gave it a certain charm that is impossible for us to resist. So we strapped on our Deuter Alpine backpacks, ready for an awesome adventure!

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Black Forest: A Stunning Underwater Jewel in Camiguin

Black Forest Dive Site, Camiguin

The first Camiguin Dive Festival poised the Island of Fire as an upcoming world-class dive destination. And it’s about time. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent reefs, and being a volcanic island, Camiguin has a lot of surprises when it comes to diving. We got a taste of Camiguin’s spectacular diving adventures at the magnificent Black Forest.

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Camiguin Dive Festival: Explore a Blue World Around an Island of Fire

Camiguin Dive Festival
(Photo credit: Bo Mancao)

Visit an alien world within our world. A world where only a few have seen! Let’s dive in Camiguin, one of the best frontiers for scuba divers, in their first ever Dive Camiguin festival, which runs from June 23 to August 31, 2019! We had this amazing opportunity to discover the world beneath the waves surrounding the Island of Fire.

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Gear Review: Goosehill Inflatable Standup Paddleboard

Goosehill Inflatable Standup Paddleboard

Are you a water baby like us? We love water! As you can see in our blog, we totally enjoy playing in the ocean, rivers, and lakes. Now, that fun is multiplied ten times more with our brand new Goosehill Rainbow R Inflatable Standup Paddleboard. This gives us—and you—an even better time on the waves! And best of all

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