Busy millenials need ways to unwind after a long day’s work. One of the most effective ways to unwind is to go camping. It is a great way to reconnect with nature and enjoy quality time with family and friends.
The Queen City of the South. An Island in the Pacific. A place where the heart sings. Our Cebu City is a jewel in the Philippines. As the country’s oldest city, it is rich in history, heritage, and culture that Cebuanos are proud of. Thus, one weekend, Sweetie, together with our daughter Alexa and her cousin Ashley Faith, availed a cool Cebu tour package from Travel Cebu.
We are only human. There are times when we just want to quit, throw in the towel, and raise the white flag. But as proven countless times, the human spirit is indomitable. Willpower, grit, and sheer determination can carry people to heights that they never thought was possible. The battle between quitting and persevering was what we fought during our climb up Mt. Kabunian, the third and final mountain in our Bakun Trilogy.
There are times that you don’t want to get off from bed and face the world (who does?). We would rather stay asleep or stay in our comfort zones. But going out of the confines of comfort, safety, and security is what adventure is all about. It is what makes life exciting and worth living. In fact, the best things in life lie outside our shell.
Starting something that you’ve always wanted to do can be downright nerve-wracking. There are so many uncertainties. But facing those uncertainties can be exciting too. Thus, Halourd, Sweetie, and I were filled with a mix of trepidation and excitement as we prepared to climb Mt. Patullok, commonly referred to as Mt. Lubo—the first of the Bakun trilogy in Benguet, Philippines. This is also the highest mountain of the three.
One of the most recent climbing trends in the outdoor community is undergoing day treks. As the name implies, day treks are treks (hikes or climbs) that can be completed in a single day without the need to camp in the wilderness. These adventures also imply that day treks are short and easy. Well, that is definitely not the case! We discovered that a day trek can be as difficult as a major climb during one of our grandest adventures of 2018—the mighty Bakun Trilogy in Bakun, Benguet in Luzon, Philippines.
Sometimes, even the most familiar places hold pleasant surprises. Sometimes, even the most well-laid plans take a different turn. That’s what makes life—and adventure—exciting! Although Sweetie and I are sticklers of planning, we do live for such excitement. That excitement happened during a recent weekend climb on Manggapares Trail on Tagaytay Ridge.