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Cebu

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 […]

Dive Against Debris: Tackling Marine Debris Head-on

Dive Against Debris: Tackling Marine Debris Head-on

“Remember, with great power comes great responsibility,” Uncle Ben once told Peter Parker (a.k.a. Spiderman) in a poignant conversation that actually hit me. We humans hold a tremendous amount of power, enough to become the stewards and protectors of planet earth. We have the power to make the world a paradise for everyone in it […]

Cebu Highlands Trail: The First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in the Visayas

Cebu Highlands Trail: The First Long-Distance Hiking Trail in the Visayas

One of the greatest wishes of any outdoorsman is to walk thousands of miles and witness breathtaking vistas on the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian Trail, the Great Continental Divide trail, and other long-distance trails. For many, such an undertaking is the Holy Grail of hikes, the ultimate challenge, the grandest dream, or the best way […]

Deuter: A Leading Specialist of Outdoor Backpack Innovation

In the world of travel and outdoor adventure, a backpack is part of one’s survival system. Ask any adventurer, and he would say that his backpack is his home in the wilderness. The hostility and unpredictability of Mother Nature demands that one’s backpack should be top-quality, rugged, durable, and functional. We found all these qualities […]

BCBA 2016: Our Gift of Gratitude to You

We are halfway through our Experience Antique familiarization tour, so it’s time for a short break. And what a surprising break it is! We recalled the words of former US diplomat Vernon Walters: “The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner.” True! A little over a week ago, we received a very unexpected […]