Tag Archives: ecotourism

Trekking Mount Pinatubo: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

We did say that the Universe loves balance. Even a destructive event, like the 1991 eruption of a volcano that has remained quiet for 600 years, Mount Pinatubo, can be a source of beauty. The pyroclastic flow of Mt. Pinatubo buried many communities and the ash it spewed traveled halfway around the world, lowering world temperature by one degree fahrenheit. Continue reading Trekking Mount Pinatubo: Philippine Travel Stories (Photo Gallery)

Kaparkan Falls Gallery: Philippine Travel Stories

There are Philippine destinations that are heavily favored by travelers and photographers, both professional and amateurs, because of breathtaking beauty in multiple angles. We’ve seen amazing VisitPinas-tagged photos of Kaparkan Falls, located in Tineg, Abra, and just as we started to think that we’ve seen all possible facets of its beauty, we encounter new photos showing a different side. Look. Continue reading Kaparkan Falls Gallery: Philippine Travel Stories

Of Reflections, Rivers and Lakes: Philippine Travel Stories

There are places to commune with nature; we posted our Top 10 of these places. We also posted about the still life. There’s something else that we noticed with the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram. A lot of reflections are done on rivers and lakes. We’re not really surprised, because a calm lake or river lacks the hyperactive edge of the beach and presents an added difficulty of trekking, just like mountaineering. Balance is what you’ll find. Continue reading Of Reflections, Rivers and Lakes: Philippine Travel Stories

The Stingless Jellyfish of Sohoton Cove National Park (Surigao)

The jellyfish pond. Sohoton. Not much additional information on the jellyfish sanctuary heading into Siargao Island. We didn’t know exactly what the sanctuary is called, if it’s still part of Siargao, or how far it is from Siargao. All we wanted to do was go see the stingless jellies. No guts, no jellies. Siargao offered more surprises than we can take home even when using the biggest luggage in this inflation-challenged market. Continue reading The Stingless Jellyfish of Sohoton Cove National Park (Surigao)

Top 10 Places to Commune with Nature in the Philippines: Travel Stories

There are times when people want to be alone, as we noted in a previous post (Still Life: Philippine Travel Stories), and just commune with nature. We’re sure some of the featured VisitPinas-tagged photos would easily qualify under this topic, but let’s start fresh. We’re also sure that there are more than 10 places in the Philippines where travelers can commune with nature, and reflect or recharge for the challenges ahead. Continue reading Top 10 Places to Commune with Nature in the Philippines: Travel Stories

The Beach from Up There: Philippine Travel Stories

We oftentimes fail to recognize something we know to be familiar, when viewed from a different angle. Same principle in solving problems, looking at it from outside the box. The Philippines, with its numerous world-class beaches, is a good place to test if you can still identify the location when viewed from a drone. Let’s see if you recognize these drone-captured, VisitPinas-tagged photographs in Instagram: Continue reading The Beach from Up There: 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! You don’t believe us? Here, look: Continue reading We Will Rock You: Philippine Travel Stories

Caught in Parallel Universe: Philippine Travel Stories

There ain’t no science here, said Sam Smith in his new song, Promises. We’re not really going to discuss the universe, much more the concept of parallel universe. We just need a short descriptive title about two lines, something we find in Philippine travel, running parallel to each other and framing the subject. We have a lot of VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram with that theme.  Continue reading Caught in Parallel Universe: Philippine Travel Stories

The Boatman in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories

Boatman, noun, a person who rents out or works on boats. In the world of Philippine travel, a boatman can be anyone who has fun on a boat while exploring the archipelago’s beautiful wonders. The boatman, of course, can be male or female, or shades in between, but let’s just use boatman as a generic term. So, how fun is it to be a boatman in the Philippines? Here, let us show you through the VisitPinas-tagged photos in Instagram: Continue reading The Boatman in Paradise: Philippine Travel Stories