Blood Red Launches The 2017-2018 Seven Seas Collection

Posted on September 11, 2017

Ahoy there! For the third year in a row, I’m excited to be partnering once again with Blood Red Clothing, a Cebu-based international lifestyle brand that’s been innovating sailing-inspired apparel and gear for men, women and children since 2007. This year, the decade-old brand launched its 2017-2018 collection inspired by the “Seven Seas” and opened its first concept store located in Cebu. For the past month, I have road-tested their new watersports apparel – particularly the new rash guards – duringRead More

Aquascape: Cruise Around Lake Caliraya in a Cozy Floating Cottage (Houseboat)

Posted on September 7, 2017

The long weekend rush clogged the southbound expressway, so it took us nearly four hours to drive to Lake Caliraya, Laguna instead of two. But as soon as the car rolled into Aquascape Lake Caliraya, a rustic lakeside family-vacation-spot-turned-resort in Cavinti, our dreariness from the long drive melted away with the tranquil scenery of the lake. I knew right away that we found one of the best escapes from Metro Manila. Situated on Eco-Saddle, a campsite on a small peninsulaRead More

Liquid Dive Resort (Liquid Dumaguete): Discover Muck Diving in Dauin, Negros Oriental

Posted on September 6, 2017

Recreational scuba divers are typically attracted to coral reefs teeming with marine life like vibrant coral fish, sleek sharks and amiable sea turtles, but the more you dive the more you’ll appreciate the little guys. Those into macro photography in particular are drawn to barren dive sites of mud or sand in search of unique critters they can observe and photograph. The dark substrate provides an excellent backdrop for strange and colorful animals. This type of scuba diving is calledRead More

Sea of Clouds: The Newfound Marvel of Danao, Bohol

Posted on September 4, 2017

Aside from the reopening of Danao Adventure Park, where one can brave the world’s highest canyon swing, travelers have regained interest in the mountain municipality of Danao, Bohol for a whole new reason. A scenic natural phenomenon occurring in town, located three hours’ drive away from Tagbilaran City, has been popularized by social media and persuaded curious travelers to pay a visit to this off-the-beaten-track destination in the central highlands of the island province. If you want to combine aRead More

7 Amazing Reasons to Experience Masungi Georeserve’s Night Trail

Posted on August 31, 2017

Since opening to the public as a nature park in late 2015, Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal has attracted nature-lovers with its 1,600 hectare forest dotted by 60-million-year-old karst formations. It always comes as a surprise to find a lush rainforest ecosystem like it only an hour’s drive from Metro Manila. Originally intended to be developed into a government housing complex, the deforested area off the Marinina-Infanta Highway (Marcos Highway) was overridden by stone quarrying and illegal logging in theRead More

Sta. Monica Beach Club: Your Relaxing Seaside Getaway in Dumaguete City

Posted on August 31, 2017

Located five kilometers south of the heart of Dumaguete, Sta. Monica Beach Club may be away from the action but, on the other hand, provides a quiet beachside getaway that’s still accessible from the city. Managed by One-Of Collection, the same guys behind Amorita Resort in Bohol and The Funny Lion in Coron, the boutique resort has roomy quarters and a contemporary-rustic ambiance that feels exclusive yet low-key. The property sits right along an east-facing gray-sand beach facing Cebu andRead More