destinations

Conquering Masungi

I don’t have a bucketlist. I’ve tried making one, but the list got ridiculously long that I just told myself to grab almost every opportunity available and say yes to new things. Experiencing  Masungi Georeserve would be one of the items included in that list, if I did continue writing it.

Conquering Masungi

Finding Qi in Palawan

We gravitate towards remote and secluded places. We love conversations with just a handful of people and being able to freely roam around without worrying about going through a crowd. And that’s exactly what my husband Miguel gave us when he booked Qi Palawan for his 40th and my daughter Talia’s 12th birthday celebration.

Finding Qi in Palawan

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

It’s all about slow living when you get to Sitio Liwliwa in San Felipe, Zambales. Who cares about spotty signal when you get to enjoy the sun, sand, sea, and sunsets every day?

Testing the Waters at Liwliwa

The Dessert Museum

Eat your way through 8 mouthwatering rooms of sugar-filled happiness at The Dessert Museum, an interactive eat as you play and learn experience located at S Maison Mall in Conrad Hotel Manila.

The Dessert Museum

Bounce!

I try to look for new activities or places to visit every so often just to break the monotony of our school-work-school-work-school-work routine. And for this week, we spent it at a new trampoline park called Bounce!

Bounce!

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

An abandoned theme park in Lemery, Batangas was our playground for the day as we took time off from our usual production related work. Built in the early 2000s, the management behind Fantasy World couldn't see through the park's completion due to financial and corporate troubles.

Road Trip: Day Dreaming in Fantasy World

Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty

On June 15, 1991, the wrath of a raging beast was felt not just in the Philippines but affected the entire world. Ash blanketed the metro and global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C for 3 years. Mt. Pinatubo took hundreds of lives and left thousands homeless. But today, she's blooming.

Mount Pinatubo: From Beast To Beauty

Road Trip: Southern Food Retreat (Laguna)

Laguna is the birthplace of our country's national hero, Jose Rizal. It is famous for several attractions like the hot spring resorts in Calamba and Los Baños, the Taytay Falls in Majayjay, the footwear from Liliw, among others. 

Road Trip: Southern Food Retreat (Laguna)

Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)

Santa Rosa, Laguna is predominantly a residential community located in southern Manila. The Nuvali area in Sta. Rosa is popular for their recreational complex which offers paths for leisure biking, off road trails for mountain biking, a water sports facility for wake boarding, a huge pond for koi feeding, and more.

Road Trip: Rural Address, Urban Experience (Sta. Rosa, Laguna)

Manila Bay

Manila Bay, bay of the South China Sea extending into southwestern Luzon Island, Philippines. Almost completely landlocked, it is considered one of the world’s great harbours and has an area of 770 sq mi (2,000 sq km) with a 120-mi (190-km) circumference. Its widest diameter, from northwest to southeast, measures 36 mi. Corregidor Island, 30 mi west of Manila, divides the bay’s 11-mi-wide entrance into two channels—the seldom used South Channel and the safer, 2-mi-wide North Channel between Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor. (From https://www.britannica.com/place/Manila-Bay)

Manila Bay

Sampaloc Cove (Outreach Program w/ Lighthouse Legacy Foundation)

We end 2016 by being part of a wonderful initiative headed by The Lighthouse Marina Resort Legacy Foundation. Sampaloc Cove in Zambales is home to several indigenous families and we were part of this year's Lighthouse tradition of sharing blessings with the community.

Sampaloc Cove (Outreach Program w/ Lighthouse Legacy Foundation)

Around Mactan Island

Mactan Island is part of the Cebu province in the Visayas region of the Philippines. The main draw of this island is the island hopping trips in the Bohol Strait between Cebu and Bohol.

Around Mactan Island

Balai sa San Juan, Batangas

Located at Barangay Abung, San Juan Batangas, Balai sa San Juan is situated on a 7 hectare property, blessed with 200 meter long beachfront, and various birds as well. With just about 2.5 hours away from Metro Manila, it's a "no frills" spot to unplug and unwind.

Balai sa San Juan, Batangas

Road Trip: Clark and Subic

Clark and Subic are former US military bases in the northern island of Luzon, Philippines. These places are now among Asia's emerging tourist destinations. 

Road Trip: Clark and Subic

San Juan, La Union

San Juan, La Union is one of the Philippines' surfing destinations and its close proximity to the capital makes it a popular spot for both tourists and locals alike. With the fifth longest coastline on the planet, San Juan has become the surf capital of the north over the last ten years. 

San Juan, La Union

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

Our second trip to this open air heritage park still got us gaping at the amazing houses and Filipino craftsmanship all over the place. Visitors will always see something new in this resort because of the owner's ever growing collection of heritage houses.

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar