The Complete Ilocos Itinerary

We did this itinerary back in 2012. Reposting because I miss spontaneous trips and quick weekend getaways. ----- For those who want to follow our ala Amazing Race tour of Ilocos, here's a complete rundown of all our activities and equivalent cost (if any) in those 3 days.But just to warn you, this type of … Continue reading The Complete Ilocos Itinerary

Discovering the Enchanted River

This post is sooo long overdue (think almost a year!), but better late than never, right? It is not a hugely popular tourist destination in the Philippines (yet!) but if you look up Hinatuan Enchanted River on Google, you'll see images of a beautiful lagoon-river with clear waters in different shades of blue, surrounded by … Continue reading Discovering the Enchanted River

Tinuy-an Falls, Surigao del Sur

I'm really not a fan of waterfalls, but among the few that I've been to, I really liked Tinuy-an Falls in in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. As suggested by our habal-habal driver, we were in Tinuy-an around 730 or 8am, which was a good idea if you want to avoid the crowds and if … Continue reading Tinuy-an Falls, Surigao del Sur

Weekend Getaway: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

Since I really like old houses and buildings, I've been wanting to visit Las Casas. It's a heritage park in Bagac, Bataan, which had been built to make you feel like you've stepped back in time. They brought in several old houses from different parts the country and restored them to look like their 'original' … Continue reading Weekend Getaway: Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bataan

Weekend Getaway: Bantayan Island, Cebu

Bantayan Island will always be one of my favorite beach destinations ever, because of its clear waters and powdery white sand. I especially love it because it's not too crowded and not as commercialized as other beach destinations. (And I seriously hope  it stays that way.) The last time I was here was 6 years … Continue reading Weekend Getaway: Bantayan Island, Cebu