Voluntourism Trip to Siargao Island

I was very excited about this trip because — we were going to Siargao! Surfing, virgin islands, the famed Magpupungko Rock Pools. This 2015 Cebu-Siargao trip is a Alon ng Pag-asa, a small group of travelers promoting voluntourism in the Philippines. We planned this trip as requested and supervised by a fellow volunteer, Kuya Danny whose …

Skydiving: It’s more fun in Iba, Zambales

In our last moments, we might think of things we might have done, dreams, mistakes, opportunities and if one was an important decision or not. Most people have an answer to “Have you ever?” and most have an excuse for “Why’s?” Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting adventure and this is on most people’s bucket …

Exploring Sorsogon through volunteering

Confession: Initially, I didn’t have much high expectations for this Sorsogon trip. What do you know? It turned out to be one of the most memorable travels I’ve had so far. Giving back to the community and exploring the best Sorsogon tourist spots made a mark in my heart. Looking back at this trip, I was certain I fell in love with …

The end of summer: Visiting Apo Whang-Od in Kalinga

How does one’s summer end? Is it the first hint of rain or the sign of morning sun that can wake one’s good sleep? Months ago, a friend planned a trip to Sagada in the Mountain Province, with a short detour to see the oldest traditional tattoo artist in Kalinga, Apo Whang-Od. This was something I’ve …

Quezon’s hidden treasure: Golden sands of Jomalig Island

So while I’m waiting for Hali’s photos of past events, I’m going to reminisce a little about our not-so-long-ago visit in Jomalig Island in Quezon Province last April just after holy week. If you haven’t heard of this place, that’s totally understandable and also now that you do, congrats! This place is totally awesome. If …