Is the Philippines Safe to Visit?

Tribe in the Philippines

I’m a member of several backpacking groups online and one of the most common questions about the Philippines is whether it’s safe to visit. This is actually a reasonable concern since safety is a top consideration when visiting a country. I’m not going to shame […]

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Snorkeling & Freediving in Pagkilatan, Batangas

Kat in Pagkilatan, Batangas

Just as the amihan season arrived, my friend Peng invited me for a snorkeling/freediving trip to Pagkilatan, Batangas. Pagkilatan is one of the best places to freedive because it’s home to a vast marine garden, filled with corals and different kinds of wildlife. It’s actually […]

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