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Island Hopping

Pescador Island: The Chime of Moalboal and Tañon Strait

Pescador Island: The Chime of Moalboal and Tañon Strait

Naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling, so I must go.” The same goes for the sea. The siren call of the deep blue world is difficult to resist. After all, the unimaginable beauty, mystery, and danger under the waves captivates the mind. In many ways, that call originates from a […]

Dazzling Sandbars of Concepcion: A Place of Postcard-Perfect Paradises

Dazzling Sandbars of Concepcion: A Place of Postcard-Perfect Paradises

Postcards. That’s how we took our first glimpses of the beauty of the Philippines. Seeing these postcards of beaches, hills, mountains, and islands that adorn our country were our first steps in embracing a lifestyle of travel and adventure. And once again, we had the opportunity to visit another postcard-worthy, summer-perfect destination. This time, we buried […]

25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures to Do This Summer

25 Exciting Island Hopping Adventures to Do This Summer

Summer is around the corner! Is there a better way to enjoy the season than frolicking in a beautiful beach? Yes, and it is called island hopping—a must-do activity during these sunny months. You won’t just visit beaches but also secret lagoons, coves, inlets, marine sanctuaries, and more! We gathered 25 of our best island […]

Island Hopping Around Nueva Valencia: A Pleasant Adventure for the Starry-Eyed Couple

Sweetie and I want our love celebrations to have a dash of exciting adventure. You rarely see us having dates in malls, cafes, theaters, or bars. We find secluded and pristine places more romantic, more in tune with our love for each other, and more likely to ignite the fires of our passion. That is […]

Hundred Islands National Park: An Iconic, Idyllic Archipelago in the Lingayen Gulf

Hundred Islands National Park: An Iconic, Idyllic Archipelago in the Lingayen Gulf

From our history and geography lessons in school, we learned that the Philippines has more than 7,100 gorgeous islands. But when you look at a map of the country, it would seem that there are only a handful of them, no more than three dozen. Well, it turns out that many of the smaller islands, […]

Experience Antique: Nogas Island – The Mysterious Realm of Anini-y’s Invisible Spellcaster

Once upon a time, in the remote municipality of Anini-y, Antique, there lived a beautiful enchantress who brewed magic spells in a pot. However, the villagers were afraid of her powers and strange ways. Aware of the fear and resentment the people felt on her, the dejected spellcaster retreated to an isolated island just off […]

Experience Antique: Mararison Island – Where Green Hills and Magnificent Beaches Meet

Our country, the Philippines, is a picture-perfect tropical archipelago comprising more than 7,000 islands. But these islands are far from similar to each other. In fact, each one of them has its signature beauty, geological lay, and characteristics. Some are made of towering karst formations, some are simply sandbars peeking out of the sea’s surface, and other are jagged […]