Davao Oriental

Discovering the Off-the-Grid Dive Sites of Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

Posted on June 18, 2019

Despite the short notice, I jumped at the opportunity to join Sawom Dabaw, a two-day dive festival organized by Department of Tourism – Davao Region, Visit Davao Summer Festival, and the Provincial Tourism Office of Davao Oriental, held last June 14 to 15, to introduce the newly discovered dive sites in Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental (pronounced he-ne-ro-so) – the southeasternmost corner of the Philippine archipelago. Participated by 21 scuba divers, the event was co-sponsored by AirAsia, which runs frequent low-costRead More

My 10 Best Adventures In The Philippines Over The Past 10 Years

Posted on June 14, 2018

2018 marks a milestone for my travel blog! It’s the 10th year anniversary of EAZY Traveler, since I started this online travel journal on March 2, 2008 – urged by the burning desire to see more of my homeland, the Philippines. Since then, my travels have taken me across all corners of the world’s second-largest archipelago on personal trips, sponsored media tours, and for commissioned assignments as a freelance travel journalist – many of them for Smile, the inflight magazineRead More

Mount Hamiguitan: Hiking to the World’s Largest Pygmy Forest

Posted on July 8, 2017

The mountain wasn’t revealing its beauty too easily. We had to earn it. A sudden downpour bombarded our initial ascent from the trailhead, which in itself was an arduous undertaking: we had to crisscross a shallow stream, battle thorny foliage and clamber up steep slopes for hours to reach the first lantawan (lookout). By the time we got there, we were soaked to the bone in rain and sweat. Nevertheless, the entire climbing group — writers, forest rangers, local tourism officials, policeRead More

Cateel, Davao Oriental: The Glorious Cascades of Aliwagwag Falls – the Tallest in the Philippines!

Posted on August 8, 2012

The Aliwagwag Falls – the tallest in the Philippines – as seen from the Aliwagwag Bridge. An unfinished road through Compostela Valley to Cateel, Davao Oriental has cut the eight-hour travel time to the sleepy Pacific town by three hours. Thereby making its prime attraction, the Aliwagwag Falls, easier to visit. Composed of 84 cascades that reach a total height of 1,110 feet, the glorious waterfalls of Brgy. Aliwagwag is considered by many to be the tallest in the Philippines.Read More

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