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Blanca Aurora River: A Fascinating Adventure in Going Home

Blanca Aurora River: A Fascinating Adventure in Going Home

Research and stories show that in mountaineering, or any outdoor activity for that matter, most accidents happen on the way back to base camp. Having successfully been to the pinnacle of the adventure, one’s mindset becomes more relaxed. Having conquered the hardest part, going back home should be easy, right? Well, that relaxed state can […]

Sulpan Cave: Whispered Treasures in a Deep, Dark Void

Sulpan Cave: Whispered Treasures in a Deep, Dark Void

They say that there’s a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But during our adventure inside mysterious Sulpan Cave, we saw no glittering treasure. What we found at the end of a spellbinding waterfall was an otherworldly light-less realm of mysterious creatures, unseen geological treasures, and whispered secrets. Sulpan Cave is a […]

Pinipisakan Falls: A Rare Glimpse of Genuine Purity

Pinipisakan Falls: A Rare Glimpse of Genuine Purity

Once upon a time, before humans exploited the world to suit their whims, there were natural wonders that are so magnificent they defy the wildest imagination. Wonders that make you believe that magic exists. Rare treasures that make you step back and question why we are destroying our world. A few weekends ago, we considered […]

An Insightful Weekend Prelude to Free Diving

An Insightful Weekend Prelude to Free Diving

Absolute peace. Ultimate freedom. Serene silence. Childlike wonder. These are the simple, heartfelt joys that free divers seek. Unencumbered by sophisticated and bulky scuba equipment, these amazing athletes and underwater enthusiasts can silently hover above reefs or dive hundreds of feet deep with just a single breath of air. Sweetie and I took our very first step in this exciting sport.

10 Highly Recommended Trips for the Ber Months

10 Highly Recommended Trips for the Ber Months

The wonderful “ber” months are upon us! As the countdown to the Yuletide Season begins, why don’t you check out some marvelous destinations around the Philippines? Indeed, the last quarter of the year is a perfect time to travel. Beaches are less crowded, towns are starting to fan the embers of Christmas, and the weather […]

Sardine Point: An Unexpected Wild Encounter Under the Sea

Sardine Point: An Unexpected Wild Encounter Under the Sea

Aquariums, zoos, marine parks, and certain tourist attractions have allowed people to interact with rare wildlife. Amazing as these attractions are, we cannot deny the fact that these animals are housed and presented in a controlled, if not artificial, environment. Their behavior and habits are far from natural. That is why we favor adventuring in […]

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 […]