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Island Hopping Around Nueva Valencia: A Pleasant Adventure for the Starry-Eyed Couple

Sweetie and I want our love celebrations to have a dash of exciting adventure. You rarely see us having dates in malls, cafes, theaters, or bars. We find secluded and pristine places more romantic, more in tune with our love for each other, and more likely to ignite the fires of our passion. That is […]

San Vicente Marine Sanctuary: A Developing Success in Marine Conservation

Have you ever observed something in progress? While evidence of man-made progress is generally observable, Mother Nature takes a rather slow, gradual, and unobtrusive path. She takes a lot of time—sometimes counted in tens, hundreds, or thousands of years—to heal, improve, or change the environs of a place. Seeing Mother Nature at work, even in […]

Scuba Diving in Chapel, Apo Island: Finding Love, Beauty, and Wonder Under the Waves

Apo Island is a peaceful, postcard-perfect island paradise. It has a rustic town, uniquely formed sea cliffs, an expansive snorkeling area, white-sand shores, and tree-covered hills. But like many of the amazingly beautiful places we’ve been around the country, its true beauty is hidden. The real gem of Apo Island lies beneath the blue waves, […]

Snorkeling in Sumilon Island: Seeing a Stunning World a Few Steps from the Shore

The world under the sea is a mysterious, dangerous, and spectacular place. It is vastly unexplored; we know more about outer space than our oceans. But here in Cebu, Philippines, we are fortunate to be blessed with so many places wherein we can explore this alien world with nothing more than a good-quality snorkel and […]

Balicasag Island, Panglao: Extraordinary Marine Diversity Beyond Compare

Scuba diving is one of our favorite activities. Yes, the activity allows us to ride boats, explore islands, bask in the tropical sun, escape the heat, and meet wonderful people. But more than that, it allows us to explore a colorful and sometimes dangerous world that is so bizarre that it almost defies imagination. It […]

Project BLUE: A Worthy Endeavor to Save Sumilon Island’s Majestic Corals

Ever since we started our passion for adventures, we have always asked the question in our subconscious mind: why are we doing this? Yes, adventuring is indescribably fun, and we learn a lot of lessons in our adrenaline-pumping activities. But there should be more than just enjoying picturesque scenes, challenging ourselves to conquer our limits, […]

Sharing Our Way of Attaining Serenity and Joy: DSD with Friends

We simply love the outdoors, from mountaintops that offer picturesque views of the checkered valleys to the depths of the seas that teem with rarely seen marine life. The joy that we feel whenever we are out there actually heals the bruises and wounds of our soul, be it the stress of work, the fear […]