PinoyTravel: The Future of Pinoy Backpacking?

Those who backpack across the Philippines will tell you that there can be magic when you board a bus headed to your next great adventure. To some, buses even become havens – sanctuaries of peace as they get those last few hours of rest before disembarking on a journey across foreign lands. Those who truly love travel are able to appreciate long bus rides and the promise of adventure that they bring.

Travel Photo Friday: Stunning sandbar of Kalanggaman Island in Leyte

Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte has probably one of the best sandbars I've ever been! Its powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise water will definitely leave you breathless.

Postcard-perfect view of Kalanggaman Island's white sandbar in Palompon, Leyte

What a fantastic first day it has been! But we're not yet done with our gastronomic adventure as we were set to have our dinner at Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant located just beside Victory Liner terminal and Microtel Inn and Suites.

Facade of Te Quiero Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Baguio City

Baguio City Accommodation: Upstairs Bed & Bath

Baguio City is one of my favorite quick getaways up north Metro Manila. For the past few years, I have managed to visit the Summer Capital of the Philippines at least twice yearly. I tried to do and see new things in each visit considering the fact that Baguio City has a lot to offer. My recent visit was no exemption. Never did I realize that Baguio City is more than just the sights, strawberries and cool weather -- it's a food haven as well!

Upstairs Bed and Bath located along Leonard Wood Road

Top 5 Freak Out on Camping Apps

In the Philippines we are blessed with amazing white sandy beaches, idolised by tourists and available year-round for us. What can be better than heading to an idyllic island, like the Hundred Islands National Park, and setting up camp where you can kick back in hammocks or spend days fishing in the clear blue waters? Can’t think of anything? Well, it’s time to pack your tent and get out into the fresh air.

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Travel Photo Friday: Boardwalk at Cloud 9 in Siargao

Siargao's famous boardwalk at Cloud 9

Siargao is world-famous for surfing due to its waves that barrel up to nine feet high, making it known as the "Surfing Capital of the Philippines".

Guimaras: Pawikan or Turtle Island

The third stop in my Guimaras island hopping tour was the popular Turtle Island which is known to be the sanctuary of sea turtles or pawikan. The island is located just across Ave Maria Islet but unlike it, Turtle Island is inhabited. 

Beach in Turtle Island, Guimaras

Guimaras: Ave Maria Islet

Ave Maria Islet was the second stop in my island hopping tour in Guimaras and my most favorite. It is one of the smaller islands that features some rock formations and a white-sand beach located in Lawi, Jordan. As compared to SEAFDEC, Ave Maria Islet is near from the jump-off point of island hopping which is the Alubihod Beach.

A beautiful patch of beach at Ave Maria Islet