Mountains are never to be underestimated. They have the absolute power to decide the fate of the very lives that set foot on their bosom and those who live beneath them. They have the capacity to protect, reshape, and destroy the land around them. Thus, we have high respect for these wonders of Mother Nature. […]
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 […]
In the world of traveling and adventure, it is not often that we get the honor to be among the new kids on the block. By that, we mean that it is a great privilege for us to set foot on rarely visited but stunningly beautiful places in our country. Thus, we were elated when […]
The life-giving rainforests that once carpeted large tracts of our country hold a lot of amazing secrets. Beneath their thick canopies are a plethora of mysterious flora, fauna, and other organisms that are yet to be discovered and documented—many of them beneficial to mankind. During our week-long Experience Antique tour, we had a rare opportunity to lay eyes on […]
Traveling is not just about visiting destinations. If you want a truly meaningful, eye-opening trip, you have to delve down and listen to the stories of the locals. You have to appreciate and be proud of their home, history, and culture as much as they are.
It’s rainy season here in the Philippines. It’s high time to stay indoors, watch TV, and sleep the day away, right? Wrong! For us and many other adventurers, staying put is a no-no. That moment when the skies become dark, nimbus clouds roll in, and the heavens weep in misery is actually a gate to try out a new adventure! Heavy rains bring quiet rivers to life, creating fast highways that become playgrounds for rabid adrenaline junkies. In fact, during this rainy season, we had a dream adventure come true—whitewater kayaking in the roiling, angry waters of the Tibiao River.
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 […]