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Mountain Trekking

Manggapares Trail: A Practice Climb and a Closed Sale

Manggapares Trail: A Practice Climb and a Closed Sale

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.

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Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 2: Tubod to Barili

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 2: Tubod to Barili

Finishing even a quarter of a long-distance trek gives us the inspiration to go on, reinforcing the idea that it can be done. That was exactly what happened when we finished Segment 2 of the Cebu Highlands Trail.

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 2: Lutopan to Tubod

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 2: Lutopan to Tubod

In the outdoors, nothing is as easy as it seems. Believe it or not, that includes walking on concrete or dirt roads! That was what we had to contend with during our trek on Segment 2 of the Cebu Highlands Trail.

Mt. Kupapey to Mt. Fato Traverse: Discovering the Gems of Maligcong

Mt. Kupapey to Mt. Fato Traverse: Discovering the Gems of Maligcong

Humble places are where you learn the most important things in life such as simple joys, peace of mind, respect for Mother Nature, and appreciation of tradition. We found all these and more in Maligcong, Bontoc.

Marlboro Country: Come to a Place of Beauty and Tranquility

Marlboro Country: Come to a Place of Beauty and Tranquility

Nature soothes the human spirit. The longing to reset ourselves from the complications of life is one of the reasons why we included an early-morning visit Marlboro Country in Sagada, Mountain Province in our itinerary.

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Mt. Samboryo to Lutopan

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Mt. Samboryo to Lutopan

There is nothing ordinary. The simplest lifeforms, the most humble homes, the most basic communities—they all have something special. But you need to have an open mind, a keen willingness to learn, a humble heart, and a ready sense of acceptance to experience their unique salience. When hiking the CHT, you need these qualities to […]

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Tugop to Mt. Samboryo

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 1B: Tugop to Mt. Samboryo

When you trek in wild places that are serenaded by rustling leaves and the cries of birds, the world suddenly makes sense. Trekking the Cebu Highlands Trail in Cebu, Philippines gives you that chance to truly commune with yourself.