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Camp John Hay: An Eloquent Piece of American History in Baguio

We have a loveable country. A lot of visitors from other nations can’t resist our motherland’s call and come back here when given the opportunity. In fact, many foreigners have deeply fallen in love with the Philippines that they plan to set up shop or residence here. Even the Americans, our conquerors in the past […]

Baguio City: Exploring the Summer Capital of the Philippines (Part 2)

The nice thing about Baguio is that the attractions are really close to each other. Yes, you can just walk down the road; and sooner or later, you’ll find something that picks up your interest. And the best thing about Baguio? You can hike all you want without feeling uncomfortably hot because the fresh mountain […]

Baguio City: Exploring the Summer Capital of the Philippines (Part 1)

Located 1,540 meters above sea level in the mountains of Benguet, Baguio is one of the highest cities in the Philippines. That altitude and the inland location of the city gives Baguio unique characteristics; it is one of the few places in the Philippines where pines, orchids, and other exotic flora flourish. Most notably, however, […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 3)

Just like any woman, Mother Nature is extremely moody. At one moment, she is calm, happy and proud to show you her best. Then without warning, her mood can turn sour and deny you of her beauty. And if, unfortunately, you’re caught in her wrath, she will not hesitate to put your life in jeopardy […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 2)

At 2,922 meters above sea level, Mt. Pulag is Luzon’s highest mountain and the third highest mountain in the Philippines. It is the sacred home of the Ibalois, Ifugaos, Kalanguya, Kankana-eys, and Karao tribes. It is the home of hundreds of plant species, rare birds, and threatened mammals such as the Philippine Deer, Long Haired […]

Mt. Pulag, Akiki Trail: An Adventure-Filled Valentines Climb (Part 1)

How do we celebrate Valentine’s Day? We usually stray away from the usual intimate candlelit dinners or 5-star hotel stays. As avid adventurers, we tend to find more romance and excitement on scenic mountain trails, on treacherous rock walls, under blue waves or in unknown places. Somehow, the beauty of Mother Nature, the feeling of […]