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Backpacking

Naturally Guimaras: Of Spanish Ruins, Mangoes, and Windmills

With a total land area of a little over 604 square kilometers and a population of just over 174,000 souls (NSO-2015), Guimaras Island may be a dwarf among its larger cousin Panay Island. However, within this tree-rich island province is a mishmash of natural, historical, cultural, and technological attractions that captivate the mind, body, and […]

An Unnamed Northern Paradise: A Rare Visit of a Last Frontier

Some of the best moments we have in our trips and adventures are when we get opportunities to visit stunning places that are hidden from the general public’s eye. These virtually untouched paradises are privy only to a very few people. During these times, we feel as if we were the last humans on earth […]

Quiet Pagudpud: A Sleepy, Scenic Northern Resort Town

Quiet Pagudpud: A Sleepy, Scenic Northern Resort Town

We love hushed, charming faraway towns. Their rustic charm and the pristine natural vistas around them never fail to reinvigorate our bodies, minds, and souls. The townsfolk’s way of life, practiced for generations and relatively uncontaminated by the complexities of city life, gives us a glimpse of rich tradition and simple grace. Their culture is […]

Burgos Wind Farm and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation: A Seamless Synergy of Nature and Technology

The Industrial and Technological Revolutions that started in the early 1800s paved the way for our modern way of living. Machines, electricity, motorized vehicles, and automated production processes replaced laborious and inefficient human-powered methods. However, to obtain the means to power humanity’s machinery, we exploited and harmed Mother Nature. With these Revolutions, it seems that technology and […]

La Paz Sand Dunes: Riding the Timeless Sands of Adventure in Laoag

La Paz Sand Dunes: Riding the Timeless Sands of Adventure in Laoag

Mother Nature has provided us the best playgrounds for those who love adventures. There are mountains to trek. Granite and limestone cliffs to climb. Ponds to swim in. Reefs to dive in. Caves to explore. But what about sand? Laying down on a sandy beach and basking lazily in the sun is hardly an adventure. […]

Nostalgic Vigan: A Day’s Journey into Our Rich Past (Part 1)

This Yuletide season, let’s take a different kind of Christmas break. Let’s have an adventure of the mind and soul. Let’s revisit and educate ourselves with our rich and vibrant Filipino history and culture. And in the Philippines, there is no other place where you can truly step back in time than in lovely Vigan, […]