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Canigao Island (Leyte): Hidden in Plain Sight

Life plays tricks on us. Always. Remember those times when you were looking for a pencil and it was right there, stuck on your ear, all those time? Or looking for the love of your life and she/he was by your side all those years? It’s along those lines that we’ve encountered an island close to the coast of Leyte — Canigao Island. Join us in exploring the reasons why Canigao is hidden in plain sight. Continue reading Canigao Island (Leyte): Hidden in Plain Sight

The 24/7 Beach Paradise: Boracay, Philippines

There’s only one thing better that being one of the world’s best beaches like Boracay — a 24/7 beach paradise. Just like, you guessed it, Boracay! (You might be interested to know that this clip is now part of the Visit the Philippines 2015 campaign of the Department of Tourism). Watch and share this short video below:: Continue reading The 24/7 Beach Paradise: Boracay, Philippines

Cliff Jumping Paradise: Ariel’s Point, Boracay (Video)

We love Boracay. Who doesn’t love Boracay? One or two souls maybe, but we absolutely love the world-famous island paradise called Boracay. From its hotels (let’s have less of those humongous hotels please), calamansi muffins, fruit shakes, pizza and other smokin‘ hot cuisine. It’s fine, white sand of course. And clear waters. We’ve seen the fire dancers and tried parasailing, and, mind you, we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of Boracay fun. We can also tell you at least 5 reasons why, despite all the downside that naturally comes with development, we still love Boracay. Heck, we’ve even survived its underwater-world and international mermaid school! What we haven’t tried, and what we seriously intend to do before our bones get too brittle with time (and milk-to-alcohol imbalance) is the cliff jumping in Ariel’s Point. Yes, Boracay, we’ll conquer your cliff jumping challenge. We’ll see if the 15-meter cliff jump is enough to challenge us (uhm, the 3-meter option is technically doing the jump, yes?). In the meantime, watch this video of the Ariel’s Point jump through the eyes of fellow travelers: Continue reading Cliff Jumping Paradise: Ariel’s Point, Boracay (Video)

5 Reasons Why We (Still) Love Boracay

So much has been written about Boracay, recognized as one of the BEST beaches in the world (yes, that’s a bit modest, because Boracay has been dubbed, in more than one occasion, as THE best beach in the world). And because we can’t speak for everyone, we’ll give (at least) five reasons why we still love Boracay. Continue reading 5 Reasons Why We (Still) Love Boracay

Sunset at Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

We’ve seen flamingos, with their long, slender legs sticking out high above the water. In the Philippine setting, because we haven’t seen flamingos in this side of the equator, we’ve seen herons, their long, slender legs similarly sticking out ricefield paddies, their white bodies reflected by the calm waters. Replace the heron, or the pink flamingos, with white cottages that glow orange-red with the glorious sunset, and you have the Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort. Continue reading Sunset at Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Sea and Sand at the Bohol Beach Club

There’s a reason, or “reasons” to be precise, why the Philippines is considered a destination to watch in 2013 by a reputable international travel magazine, Conde Nast, which noted that “the Philippines has around 7,000 of the most heavenly islands in the world.” One of those islands is Panglao Island, a stone’s throw from, and an administrative adjunct of, the province of Bohol. Continue reading Sea and Sand at the Bohol Beach Club

Boracay: The World’s Best Island

We’ve previously noted that Boracay is noted as one of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world. We’ve always considered Boracay an island paradise. Boracay didn’t make it to the top spot back then, but this time is different — Boracay has been voted as No. 1 in the Top 10 Islands for 2012. Continue reading Boracay: The World’s Best Island

Cool Surfer Girl at the Surfing Capital of the North (San Juan, La Union)

Summer is fast approaching. The sleepy sun is slowly emerging from the horizon in San Juan Beach. While others were still deep in slumber, she was getting ready to start surfing practice and stretching on the beach, right at that point where the sea water heaves its last sigh as it gives up its eternal quest to embrace the whole beach. Continue reading Cool Surfer Girl at the Surfing Capital of the North (San Juan, La Union)

Surf Camp at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa (San Juan, La Union)

“When He closes a door, He opens a window,” goes a Christian teaching. And to paraphrase what someone said — that we often meet our destiny in the road we take to avoid it — we often discover something spectacular when don’t get what we want. To be concrete about it, we preferred Thunderbird Resort in Poro Point, La Union. It was fully-booked and we were able to catch the last few remaining slots at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa found at the town of San Juan, La Union. Continue reading Surf Camp at Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa (San Juan, La Union)