Tag Archives: Bukidnon

Me, Myself and my Selfie Stick: Philippine Travel Stories

The selfie stick. Banned in many crowded places for safety reasons. It won’t be necessary to ban the selfie stick if it’s not ubiquitous, and it won’t be ubiquitous unless it has an excellent purpose. You see, the selfie stick serves an important role in this era of social media — you can take your own photo without asking anyone for assistance or, in case of a groufie, without leaving anyone out of the photo. Continue reading Me, Myself and my Selfie Stick: Philippine Travel Stories

5 Traits of a Traveler: Philippine Travel Stories

A traveler, by definition, is a person who moves around from place to place. A wanderer, on the other hand, is a traveler who wanders aimlessly. Beyond these definitions, we go by what Gandalf said, that “not all those who wander are lost.” For those who seek travel with a purpose — regardless of whether the purpose is with the act of traveling itself, or of the destination, or of both the journey and the destination — traveling, or wandering, requires a set of emotional, mental and physical skill sets. Let’s tackle five of those. Continue reading 5 Traits of a Traveler: Philippine Travel Stories

We Will Rock You: Philippine Travel Stories

We don’t get tired of talking about Philippine travel photos, especially the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. Whether we’re stuck in traffic or doing our daily ritual in the “throne room,” we scan the photos. It’s fun and, compared to, say, watching a movie or a concert, watching these photos is free. And these photos rock! Continue reading We Will Rock You: Philippine Travel Stories

Love is in the Air: Philippine Travel Stories

We’ve featured the Feet of Summer after we noticed a pattern of feet as focus in photos of various Philippine destinations, posted in Instagram with our tag or bearing #visitpinas. We can’t also help but notice the couple shots in beautiful travel destinations. We’ll feature these couple photos here (tag us if you have such a photo, so we can add it in this post). Continue reading Love is in the Air: Philippine Travel Stories

Magical Mornings at Kapayawan Ridge, Bukidnon: Photo of the Day

“I wish I could wake up to this view every morning,” said this aspiring photographer, Bona Fidës (check her Instagram account, @eamsfides, for more photos). Well, we also have the same wish. How can you not gush at the sight of mornings, after spending an equally magical night, at the Kapayawan Ridge in Bukidnon? Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Magical Mornings at Kapayawan Ridge, Bukidnon: Photo of the Day

Magical Night Sky at Kapayawan Ridge, Bukidnon: Photo of the Day

Perhaps people are too busy, too preoccupied with keeping an eye on the road and chasing the fast pace of life, that they forget to look up, well, maybe except every half a century or so during the closest Supermoon. Perhaps people feel too comfortable inside a home, that they forget how liberating and exhilirating the open night sky is. There are countless other reasons, we’re sure, why we refuse to step out of our comfort zones, but if only we are reminded how majestic the night sky is, with the stars merrily dancing over our heads as we sit around the campfire and swap laughter with our loved ones, perhaps we’ll start visiting sites like the Kapayawan Ridge in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, as shown in this magical photo captured by Myra Lou (check her Instagram account, @m2ira, for more beautiful photos). Click the photo to enlarge. Continue reading Magical Night Sky at Kapayawan Ridge, Bukidnon: Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day: Go Rappel

Yep, don’t worry, we’re sure of it — we’ve spelled “rappel” correctly. We checked it a few seconds because, truth be told, we’re not sure how to spell it. We checked it again so, yes, we’re sure. It’s easier if we’ve done it before; you need to learn to spell that something dangerous you’re about to do. What we’re not sure, however, is whether we’ll strap our couch butts into that thin rope and slide down a sheer cliff somewhere in Bukidnon (yes, the same place overflowing with pineapples and, of course, the Dahilayan Park). Until the time comes when we actually swing on that rock face, we’ll happily gaze at the smiles of those who have conquered this adventure, like Adrenaline Romance — rock climbers, mountaineers, and, uhm, sweethearts on adventure (check the Instagram account, @adrenaline_romance for more photos). Let us know of your experience if you’ve also tried this adventure. Click the photo to enlarge: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Go Rappel

Photo of the Day: Long-Legged Philippines

We know that Dahilayan is lovelier because of its pine trees that can,  in the not too distant future, rival Baguio (making the zipline experience more magical).  While we know that the giraffes in the Philippines are found in the Calauit safari in Palawan, we didn’t know that there are replicas of these long-legged creatures in Dahilayan. It’s really a very lovely place (you guys should include it in your travel bucket list). So what happens when a traveler — like cozitsmeshiera, with her lovely photo featured here — decides to challenge the slender pine trees and the long-legged giraffes to a fun, uhm, stand-off? Here, check her cool photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Long-Legged Philippines

Photo of the Day: Whitewater Rafting

The first time is usually the most memorable, right? So, when we saw the expression of Debbie Grace Andres (utopiansky, and company) in her first encounter with the white sparkles of Cagayan River, we can’t help but feature the cool photo, even if we have our own whitewater rafting photos in Cagayan de Oro City. There’s truly something extra special with a group picture. Consider utopiansky‘s photo (click to enlarge) — one crew is mightily trying to steer the raft, the rest of the members are seriously trying to paddle, but there’s one member (left side) RAISING her paddle and there’s another one (middle of raft) WITHOUT a paddle (and is he holding a camera or eating something?). We’ll never know for sure until Debbie and her crew drops by to clear the air (or, in this case, clear the water). Here’s the photo: Continue reading Photo of the Day: Whitewater Rafting

Itinerary for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Camiguin

A long weekend is coming up. For those planning to take a 4-day vacation to Cagayan de Oro — Bukidnon — Camiguin, allow us to share our itinerary. We’ve gone this route as part of our VisitPinas advocacy and, incidentally, to experience first-hand the route. This way, we’d better assist travelers over at GoTravelBliss Tours (see disclosure). Continue reading Itinerary for Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon and Camiguin