Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

WARNING: If you are looking for a detailed itinerary and summary of expenses of our Akiki-Ambangeg hike, feel free to scroll down to the last part of this post. You might find the next paragraphs to be overly dramatic and gross. HAHAHA. One of the many guilty pleasures of every human being is getting envious … More Mt. Pulag: What the Playground of Gods taught us about Taking Things Slowly (via Akiki Trail)

Buwakan ni Alejandra: How to enjoy little inconveniences in life

                I’ve long passed the stage of organizing events and getting all the blame for all the lapses and inconveniences. This is the reason why even with its risks, I started to go on solo trips – more convenient, faster, and nobody but myself to blame for getting lost and going beyond the budget. However, … More Buwakan ni Alejandra: How to enjoy little inconveniences in life

Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano

If you’re following a lot of travel blogs, probably you have crossed upon the idea of the “quit-your-job and-travel-the-world” hype. While the idea seemed gutsy and bold and many backpackers have successfully survived with it, this does not hold true for everybody. Coming from an “above the poverty line” class of family – Filipino family … More Mt. Kanlaon: Climbing Visayas’ Highest and Most Active Stratovolcano

Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me

If you were to ask me about the first mountain I have climbed, brace yourself for a long and detailed tale of a gutsy decision and misadventure. It’s difficult to forget a first time – same as first love, first boyfriend, first heartbreak, first… whatever. But more than the memories, it’s the lessons that we … More Spartan Trail: Paying forward what the Mountains had taught me

Nights at Cabintan: 5 Reasons Why You should Stay Outside

I grew up with stories of “engkanto” and “di-ingon nato” used by my parents and elders to force my playmates and I to go home before six in the evening after hours of chasing each other. Years later when those stories became irrelevant, the “dark forces” still terrorized me – this time they have taken … More Nights at Cabintan: 5 Reasons Why You should Stay Outside

Brokepackers in Boracay: How to Survive Boracay with a Budget of 1K

 I never wanted to go to Boracay. Growing up near the shores of Cebu, I had enough Vitamin Sea, white sands, alluring sunsets, and salty breeze experience all through my life. So why bother going there? Moreover, I have watched several documentaries about the island – including its history, issues, and conspiracies – so why … More Brokepackers in Boracay: How to Survive Boracay with a Budget of 1K

10 Instagrammable Places in Cebu that are Restricted to the Public

Instagram has an inevitable power amongst millennials these days. With more than a million users, advertisers, and influencers across the board, Instagram has finally infiltrated the lives of many individuals causing more and more milennials to set forth on an adventure, purchase high-end cameras, and learn how to perfect angles just to get that “Instagrammable” … More 10 Instagrammable Places in Cebu that are Restricted to the Public

Isla Gigantes: The Unconventional Trip of the Gutsy Wanderer

They say magic happens when you don’t give up even if you want to and that the universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Well, while it’s easy to believe on those “relatable” quotes artistically crafted and posted on Tumblr, experiencing them firsthand is a different story. Days before my birthday, I booked … More Isla Gigantes: The Unconventional Trip of the Gutsy Wanderer