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Cebu

The Toledo Trilogy: A Weekend Outdoor Challenge

The Toledo Trilogy: A Weekend Outdoor Challenge

Unlike other tall mountains in the country, Cebu’s mountains do not have obvious prominence. However, punch-for-punch, our peaks do not lack in the way of adventure. The mountain range that stretches along the entire island’s length provides a unique opportunity for those who want to really challenge themselves. Answering to the call of the challenge […]

PhotoUp Beach Cleanup: Real Corporate Social Responsibility

PhotoUp Beach Cleanup: Real Corporate Social Responsibility

I (and, in a big part, Sweetie) work in PhotoUp, a Michigan-based photo-editing company made up of creative, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking people. That alone makes it one of the best companies we’ve ever worked in. But more than, PhotoUp is serious in making its mark as a globally responsible, socially ethical, and environmentally sustainable industry […]

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Unraveling Biological Gems of the Reef

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Unraveling Biological Gems of the Reef

Our blue oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet. It contains 90 percent of our biosphere, but only 5 percent of the world ocean has been explored. That means, there are infinite geological and biological wonders under the waves that capture the imagination. Scuba diving has allowed us, humans, to witness such wonders […]

Mt. Manunggal: Trekking Cebu’s Most Historic Mountain

Mt. Manunggal: Trekking Cebu’s Most Historic Mountain

Mountains have their own immortal tales. While many of these stories fade in the mists of obscurity, some leave identifying marks—everlasting scars in time—in their lofty slopes. The saga may be one of triumph, inspiration, mystery, or tragedy. An example of such story surrounds Mt. Manunggal in Balamban for it has a great significance in […]

Mt. Mauyog: Scenes, Sounds, and Stories of Cebu’s Highlands

Mt. Mauyog: Scenes, Sounds, and Stories of Cebu’s Highlands

The mountains of Cebu are not remarkably tall. In fact, their pinnacles punch through the 1,000-meter mark by a mere few meters. But that doesn’t mean they are less magnificent than other peaks in the country. Our mountains are absolutely fascinating. They radiate their own unique magic, and they have their own beautiful stories to […]

Sail Away! A Dreamy Way to Relax

Sail Away! A Dreamy Way to Relax

Breathe. Relax. Invigorate. These three words remind us that living life is more than just studying, working, and bearing the weight of our personal world on our shoulders. Indeed, we ensure that we revitalize ourselves after a hard week’s work and study. We do this through traveling and engaging in outdoor activities. However, little did […]

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Exploring Coral Gardens and a Curious Artifact

Scuba Diving in Mactan: Exploring Coral Gardens and a Curious Artifact

At the center of tropical Visayas is Mactan Island—our home—along with its satellite Olango chain of islands. What makes this cluster so well known around the world? Well, aside from being a national transportation, industrial, and commercial hub, Mactan also hosts many lovely tourist attractions. The vibrant reefs surrounding the island and the Olango Chain […]