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Museo Orlina: A Glass Escape in Tagaytay

May 7, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

Tagaytay has long been an escape for the urban dwellers of Manila. People visit Tagaytay for a weekend of breather to avoid the smog of the city, see the Taal volcano, get a massage, take in fresh air and dine out in the comfort food restaurants by the lake. Museo Orlina, […]

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Nestling in the Heart of Cocoon Boutique Hotel

May 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

Sustainability is a buzzword excessively thrown around these days. However, only a very few establishments could claim to be truly sustainable from top to bottom. In the hotel industry, one such establishment is Cocoon Boutique Hotel, located in Scout Tobias, Quezon City. We recently had the honor of attending Cocoon’s […]

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7 Glamping Spots in Luzon You Should Visit

April 26, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Staycations nowadays don’t have to limit your movement within the four walls of a hotel and seclude your movements in its immediate surroundings – no matter how fancy it may be. Experiencing the great outdoors without surrendering comfort reigns in the glamping type of traveling (or glam camping) – that […]

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Cleopatra’s Needle: A Trek to Puerto Princesa’s Highest Peak

April 12, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

Cleopatra’s Needle (Photo courtesy of Centre for Sustainability PH) Looking for a challenging activity this summer? Why not climb Cleopatra’s Needle, the highest peak in the City of Puerto Princesa at 1,593 meters above sea level? The mountain got its name from the rock structure found in its peak, which […]

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Narvacan Outdoor and Adventure Hub, Ilocos Sur

April 8, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Adventure in this part of Ilocos Sur involves the varying rudiments of our planet; water, wind, earth and fire – making it the go-to place to quench that thirst for exploits of every thrill seekers yearning of things-to-do celebrating the grandiose beauty of Mother Earth. Situated at the foot of […]

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Reconnect with Nature This Holy Week

April 1, 2017 7:00 pm by Katrina Castaneda

Photo courtesy of Instagram’s @wilfs8 We’ve already welcomed the summer season with the intense heat and a number of out of town trips, but for those who haven’t decided yet on where to go this coming Holy Week, we discovered a quiet place the whole family could enjoy – no […]

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Shaping a Heritage in the Pottery Town of Iguig, Cagayan

March 29, 2017 7:00 pm by Marky Ramone Go

Hundreds of years after what is believed to be the earliest industry that thrived in this part of Cagayan province, the town of Iguig is picking up where its ancestral settlers left off. By continuously shaping a heritage through the delicate hands of its artisan townsfolk; the soft natural rock […]

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Diura Fishing Village: Witness Traditional Ivatan Fishing in Batanes

March 6, 2017 7:00 pm by Cheenee Otarra

“Ayun po! May parating na mga bangka, kakauwi lang! (There! Bangkas are just about to come to the shore!),” our Ivatan guide, Viring, informs us about the arrival of mataw (fishermen) in the Diura Fishing Village, a small coastal community in the eastern side of Batanes, facing the Pacific Ocean. […]

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Danjugan Island: Where Vacation and Conservation Go Hand-in-Hand

March 5, 2017 7:00 pm by Gabriella Galvez

Summer is nearing and its time to start looking for where to park your bum when it arrives. The Visayas is littered with beautiful spots that are all vying for your attention, but there is one destination that stands out, because of its natural beauty, and of the cause at […]

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5 Reasons to Attend the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

March 2, 2017 7:00 pm by Vicki Abary

If you haven’t attended the annual Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival held in Puerto Galera, Mindoro, you are missing half your life. I’ve attended four times and each experience was different – not only because of the different musical acts and artwork on display but also because of the people […]