Cruise and Expeditions in Asia

(Photo credit: Ponant Studio Nathalie Mitchel)

When it comes to Asia, not many people know of the cruise destinations that they can explore. The lack of knowledge is often what makes them miss out on some of the best experiences. Asia is surrounded by almost every form of landscape, making this a versatile continent to visit and explore. To help you pick out some of the best destinations, we have a list of the best ones that you can explore.

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Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5: Nug-as, Alcoy to Upper Beceril, Boljoon

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5

The story of fresh, local vegetables that we enjoy eating starts in the highlands of southern Cebu. Here in the misty mountains, we learn and appreciate more on the healthy food that we put on our tables. Hiking along Segment 5 of the Cebu Highlands Trail lets us discover the synergy between food, history, and culture.

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Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5: Mantalongon, Dalaguete to Nug-as, Alcoy

Cebu Highlands Trail Segment 5

The mountains of southern Cebu are blessed with rich and fertile soil, cool climate, plenty of sunshine, and lots of moisture. Furthermore, locals have perfected the art of farming, the knowledge of the craft handed down from generation to generation. As such, southern Cebu is perfect for growing fresh vegetables of all kinds. The vegetables here are so high in quality that southern Cebu has now become the main source of the region’s vegetable supply. Segment 5 of the Cebu Highlands Trail took us across Cebu’s vegetable basket.

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Seco Island: A Sandbar in the Middle of Nowhere

Seco Island

The Philippines has over 7,000 islands. But not all these islands are accessible by normal means. In fact, some of them, such as Seco Island remain raw, unadulterated, and almost unexplored. Her visitors are only the denizens of the sea and the few local fishermen who ply the Sulu Sea. This virgin white spot in the middle of the deep blue never fails to dazzle the wandering mind. Thanks to the generosity of Katahum Tours, Team Sweetie—together with various Pinoy travel bloggers, vloggers, and influencers—were able to set foot on Seco Island.

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Calawag Mountain Resort: Relaxation, Adventures, and a Hot Bath

Calawag Mountain Resort

Hello readers! Before anything else, we would like to apologize for the long absence. Work has been crazy! But we’re now back to regular programming.

There is a new special place in Antique where nature, relaxation, food, and adventure all come together in a delightful gruel. It’s located up in the visually stunning highlands of Tibiao. It is a place where you can have a truly enchanting, exciting experience. That place is called Calawag Mountain Resort.

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Mt. Hibok-hibok: At the Top of the Island of Fire

Dangerous ledge

Mt. Hibok-hibok in Camiguin has always been in our sights since we started mountaineering. And there’s good reason that it is. At 1,332 meters above sea level, it is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. It is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, and thus has a history of violent eruptions. All these gave it a certain charm that is impossible for us to resist. So we strapped on our Deuter Alpine backpacks, ready for an awesome adventure!

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Black Forest: A Stunning Underwater Jewel in Camiguin

Black Forest Dive Site, Camiguin

The first Camiguin Dive Festival poised the Island of Fire as an upcoming world-class dive destination. And it’s about time. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and magnificent reefs, and being a volcanic island, Camiguin has a lot of surprises when it comes to diving. We got a taste of Camiguin’s spectacular diving adventures at the magnificent Black Forest.

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