A Gratitude For 2016 Adventures

Before the year 2016 ends, I would like to honor it by looking back on the journeys it has brought me. Each year has always been a year of discovery and adventures. Every destination comes with another learning. Through the years, I have learned and gained new lessons as I grow into the man I hope to be and I will be.

Mt. Naupa – A Weekend Breather

After a long stressful week, nothing compares with the relief brought by an escape back to mama nature’s arms. Escaping from the city has this “healing” factor. It naturally de-stresses you physically and mentally. Everybody has their own share of getting stressed, be it from work, school, relationships or simply “kaartehan”. This past weeks, I…

Mountain Hopping and the Extended Weekend

It all started with a simple invite. Days before September ended, Four Eyed Laagan and Wandering Soul Scamper invited me to join their weekend trip scheduled by the end of October. A hike to Mt. Lantoy in Argao, Cebu with river trek and caving side trips. I am somehow divided and hesitant to join at first…

Converse While You Traverse – Our Tale of Hours of Hiking to Kawasan Falls

All of us may have experienced that time when you do not notice the time passing by so fast because you’ve been talking and laughing good with each other. That’s what I experienced during our last traverse from Osmeña Peak to Kawasan Falls. Osmeña Peak is located in Mantalungon-Dalaguete while Kawasan Falls is in Badian, which…

Osmeña Peak And The View You Seek

When it comes to mountains in Cebu, nothing beats the fame of the mountains in Mantalungon-Dalaguete, where the famous Osmeña Peak is found. Dubbed as the highest peak in Cebu, Osmeña Peak also offers picturesque landscapes and stunning rock formations. I once climbed the peak years ago but it was only a day trek and the…

Mt. Takliad And The Lost Trail

Mt. Takliad is located in Argao, Cebu. A neighbouring peak of the infamous Mt. Lantoy. This lesser known peak hasn’t reached the ears of most campers yet. I was able to climb the peak as I was invited to join the weekend trip plotted by fellow outdoor bloggers Wandering Soul Scamper and Four Eyed Laagan….

Revisiting Cordillera in 6 days with 7Kphp budget

The Cordillera region does not run out of wonders. With numerous mountain peaks and rich culture, this region has a lot to be discovered. This trip has already been booked earlier this year, though the itinerary planning just came days before the actual trip. We exactly catered our trip to fit within our budget since…

Apo Whang-Od – a living treasure hidden in Buscalan

In all forms of media, from TV to internet and magazines, Apo Whang-Od is making noise and has gained popularity over the time. From local celebrities to journalists and travelers from all-over the world. People from different places come to visit and have their skin marked by Apo Whang-od. Apo Whang-Od Oggay is known as…

Greet the sun at Kiltepan!

Kiltepan Peak has been one of the must visit places in Sagada. How couldn’t it be? With one of the best sunrise view, you’ll never regret waiting for several hours for the sun to rise up.   Kiltepan Peak is located in Sagada. It is also included on the list of tours within the municipality. How…

Potter for a moment at Sagada Pottery

We all have our own way of relaxation. Be it travelling, doing exercise or yoga, reading books, enjoying music, or just laying flat on your bed. Pottery maybe a curious way of relaxation, but it has already made noise over the social media and throughout the internet claiming it to be relaxing. Pottery does not…

Lakad sa alapaap sa Mt. Ulap

Mt. Ulap, as its name suggests, makes every trekkers feel like they’re walking on the clouds (ulap in tagalog). The mountain trail perfectly sits on the right altitude where the clouds and heavy fog forms. The mountain also showcase scenic views with Batanes like grass with a touch of towering pines. Mt. Ulap is located in…

Nine days – Six provinces

This past month of July, me and my friends temporarily left our corporate-city life for a short period of 9 days. We packed and travelled to the western visayas, the island of Panay. It was time for a short break and time to take a taste of fresh air. It was time to momentarily get…

Bacolod – The City of Smiles

As early as 6AM, we departed Iloilo to catch the 6:30AM boat trip to Bacolod. After 2 hours, we reached Bacolod. Straight from the port, we headed to the Bacolod mansion ruins. To get to the ruins, go to the Ceres North Bus Terminal. There are ticycles nearby the terminal that takes passengers to the…