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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

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

Blood Red Clothing Opens First Concept Store in Cebu City

Posted on July 20, 2017

Ahoy there! The long wait is over. Sailing-inspired clothing brand Blood Red finally opens its first concept store in Cebu City on July 24 (Monday). While the brand has been sold nationwide through retailers in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand and Canada and via their online store, this is their first standalone concept store, since they started out in 2007. In celebration of this milestone, a big sale will be held on the store’s opening day – with 70% offRead More

TRAVEL GUIDE | Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte

Posted on July 20, 2017

The revelry of the Sinulog Festival still throbs in our head as my friends and I board a pump boat in Palompon, a laid-back mangrove-fringed town, an hour’s drive northwest of Ormoc City. A rowdy weekend of partying has taken a toll on us, and we badly need a beach getaway — a healthy dose of “Vitamin Sea” so to speak — to recuperate from festival fever. The weather was inviting: the late morning sun beamed, accompanied by the saltyRead More

Calamay Festival: Celebrating Bohol’s Iconic Dessert in Jagna

Posted on May 22, 2017

As iconic as Chocolate Hills and Yoda-faced tarsiers is Bohol’s calamay – the quintessential pasalubong (souvenir) from the island next to Peanut Kisses (peanut cookies).  Calamay is a sticky dessert made of coconut milk, glutinous rice and brown sugar, packaged in coconut shells sealed with red crepe paper. The finest calamay on the island hails from the town of Jagna, along the southern coast, where the dessert originated in the mid-1800s, introduced by parish priest Fr. Mariano Gutierrez. Scooping up the sweet,Read More