10 BEST Resorts in Pampanga for A Leisurely Stay

A province best known for its culinary cuisine, Pampanga is a good alternative for those who are looking for a quick vacation. It is only 2-3 hours from Manila and is easily accessible via the expressway. It’s home to several decent resorts, most of which offer a more natural setting for peace and relaxation. It …

Travel Guide to Basilan: Mindanao’s Hidden Treasure

Here’s a travel guide to the province of Basilan including a sample 2-day itinerary. Before we proceed, let me tell you that this is one of the most difficult pieces I’ve written. Not because I don’t know what to write, but because I don’t know how to approach the subject properly. Due to its history, …

The Great Mindanao Adventure: ZamBaSulTa Itinerary + Tips

One of the best backpacking routes in the Philippines is the ZamBaSulTa. ZamBaSulTa refers to the Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces. It typically starts in Zamboanga City, which serves as the gateway to other provinces. The reason that it’s a great route is that it allows you to experience Tips on planning your ZamBaSulTa …

13 Practical Gifts for Travelers

Are you thinking about gift ideas to someone who’s a frequent traveler? Here’s a guide to help you decide which item to give, ranging from budget-friendly options starting at P300 to special ones you can buy for P1000 or above. P.S. I had a good time writing this gift guide, as some of these I …

Island hopping in Panglima Tahil (Sulu)

One of the things you shouldn’t miss when visiting Sulu is island hopping in Panglima Tahil. Panglima Tahil is a municipality in Sulu with a small population. It’s home to several pristine islands which are perfect for beach lovers. We spent our first day in Sulu island hopping in Panglima Tahil, wherein we visited 3 …

Travel Guide to Sulu Province + 2 Days Itinerary

I said it before and I’ll say it again: Mindanao has the best nature attractions in the country. This is evident in Sulu, a province filled with beautiful islands and white-sand shores that will easily put other popular beach destinations in the country to shame. I particularly loved our island hopping tour in Panglima Tahil …

Travel Guide to Lamitan City (Basilan) + Day Trip Itinerary

A visit to Basilan province wouldn’t be complete without dropping by its capital: Lamitan City. Lamitan City is the home base of the Yakan tribe. The Tausugs and Chavacanos also live here. There are a few city attractions you can explore in Lamitan City. It also has fine-sand beaches and an interesting waterfall called Bulingan …