• Britania Islands, Surigao: Resisting The Tempting Shades Of Blue
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    Britania Islands, Surigao: Resisting The Tempting Shades Of Blue

    Absolutely gorgeous! Those were the words my inner monologue said, as we were soaking up the tropical vibes on Hagonoy Island, Britania Islands.  I was tempted, intrigued and enthralled. With its sparkling azure waters and fine white sands, there was no way I was going to pass up on the opportunity to swim on Britania Islands. Like an enchanter, the picture-perfect sea was calling us, luring us with its sheer majesty.  For a while, I felt like I was under its spell, mesmerized by its irresistible tropical grandeur. I had to take a plunge! After all, no island hopping adventure is complete without a little swimming escapade. And, just when…

  • Tinuy-an Falls And Enchanted River: I’m Addicted To Surigao del Sur
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    Tinuy-an Falls And Enchanted River:  I’m Addicted To Surigao del Sur

    Please don’t judge me. For the first time ever, I’m going to unveil one of my deepest secrets. I admit – I’m an addict. I’m addicted to exploring and seeing places that inspire creativity. I’m addicted to experiencing something new and crazily fun. And, I’m addicted to natural spectacles that mesmerize its beholders, such as Tinuy-an Falls and Hinatuan Enchanted River. There are so many places in the Philippines that have fed my travel addiction and have left me spellbound.  From lush and picture-perfect hills to gleaming skyscrapers, I’ve left my heart in dozens of wondrous places across our beautifully diverse archipelago. And, one of the places that swept me…

  • Tabla Mountain View: How Exploring Unlocks Your Hiker’s Compass
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    Tabla Mountain View: How Exploring Unlocks Your Hiker’s Compass

    Each one of us has an inner GPS. When I’m lost and stuck in the middle of nowhere, I turn to my internal compass, to navigate my way out of trouble. And every time I turn it on, my inner GPS often leads me to somewhere spectacular. As a matter of fact, it’s our sense of direction, or hiker’s compass as Raul has said, that helped us discover unheralded places like Tabla Mountain View. And believe me, it has led us to a heap of boredom-defying, gratifying and satisfying adventures in Cebu. The problem is, most of us don’t know that we have this powerful and easy-to-use tool. Heck, some…

  • Tagjaguimit Exploration: The Beauty Of Spontaneous Adventures
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    Tagjaguimit Exploration: The Beauty Of Spontaneous Adventures

    Every adventure connoisseur needs a little spontaneity in their getaways. In the age of Facebook, Instagram and Google, we rarely take a hike for a simple exploration adventure. Nowadays, everything is researched, planned and even rehearsed. Of course, we all know the thrill of hiking somewhere awe-inspiring is still there. But, wouldn’t it be better or more exciting if your escapade started the moment you arrive at the bus terminal? Wouldn’t it be more rewarding and fulfilling to go somewhere barely touched by tourists like Tagjaguimit? And, I get it – most of us don’t like the feeling of uncertainty. We are all scared of exploring the unknown and not…