The Brotherhood of the Traveling Abs: Philippine Travel Stories

Because we’ve featured women and the sleepy bikini, and because we want to be fair, we’ve decided to showcase the Philippine travel sites through the eyes, or lens, or contour, of the men’s abs. We’re not exactly looking for a six-pack, although we certainly won’t mind featuring one, but let’s just say we’ll have the proud dad-bods in a separate post (our crew will be the first to submit their photos for the dad-bods). For now, let’s have the VisitPinas-tagged traveling abs in Instagram.

We must confess that this post got its inspiration from the “good morning” greetings of lodi Allan Pineda (check his Instagram account, @allan_lira, for more photos). The photo oozes with happiness (and, true, it screams “sexy” with an attitude). But it’s more than that. What we see in this photo at Mahatum Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, is an image of pure bliss.

Imagine traveling to the Philippines, then getting a good night’s rest. In the morning, with the sun up, with or without breakfast, you slip into the clear waters of Palawan’s white beaches. With shades, of course, to make it extra cool. Love it.

On the other hand, if you’re into waterfalls (there are tons of outdoor activities to choose from in the Philippines), you can go read our post on the Waterfalls to Explore in the Philippines, then select one. Or two. Or more.

If you want it to be a secret, you can hike to the waterfalls in mountain destinations. You can also decide to go near the metro, with a super-secret waterfalls called, you guessed it, the Hidden Falls, Luisiana, Laguna. The abs in the photo is Mr. Rai Sean (check his Instagram account, @rhyjoe, for more photos).

If you want to chill, even when you’re under the weather on a stunning sunny day, Chris Edgar Ancheta (check his Instagram account, @mangkikoy, for more photos) has you covered.

“It’s okay not to be okay, he said. “Just put those sunglasses on as if nothing is going wrong!” That’s one happy abs at the wharf of Lakawon Island, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

We pause to highlight something — notice the role of glasses in two photos? Don’t leave home without it.

Anyway, we’ve noted before that the places of interest in the Philippines aren’t far from each other. For instance, if you go see the butanding of Oslob, Cebu, you can also drop by Tumalog Falls, as we can see in this photo by Elijah Hernandez (check his Instagram account, @elijah815, for more photos). Those are serious abs, mind you. And serious abs have serious thoughts. “We should all start to live before we get too old,” those abs said. We’re sure Elijah will agree.

We learned — after years of extensive research that abs are social animals. Yes, my man, abs enjoy being in the company of other abs. Just look at Brian Abengoza (check his Instagram account, @illumilluki, for more photos) and his friends at El Nido Miniloc Island Resorts, Palawan.

These abs are not only social animals, they are well-adjusted. They can adjust to any situation, any clothing available. Trunks and shorts, even sarong, like in the case of Derek Ramsey, er, JesTravel (check his Instagram account, @iamcuba07, for more photos), in the confines of the resort in Puerto Galera, Mindoro.

We are going to revise this post, so tag us with your abs in Instagram.

[Photos reproduced with permission (thanks). Tag your Philippine travel photos with #visitpinas so we can track it down. Photos will be featured in this blog’s photo of the day and in instagram/VisitPinas, facebook/VisitPinas, twitter/VisitPinas.]

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