Reviews

Travel Gear Review | Sea to Summit 35L Hydraulic Dry Pack

Posted on November 17, 2014

This is my product review of the Sea to Summit 35L Hydraulic Dry Pack – an innovative dry bag with removable harness system. I received free merchandise from Sea to Summit for writing this review. What I Think I’m always out and about in the elements when I cover adventure travel stories. So while scuba diving in Anilao, “shooting the rapids” in Pagsanjan Falls or kayaking in Sipalay, I trusted no other than my new travel partner, the Perth-based travel gear brand Sea toRead More

Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte: Bayud Beach Resort

Posted on October 12, 2014

During the 7th Siargao International Gamefishing Tournament from April 24 to 28, 2014 organized by One Corporate Grand Tours, I stayed at Bayud Beach Resort, a private enclave located along a deserted stretch of coastline at the town of General Luna. Located far away from the town center within a quiet seaside village, the resort’s location obviously has its pros and cons. While its remoteness makes it a bit inconvenient to visit town or catch public transportation, it lends toRead More

Melaka, Malaysia: A’famosa Resort – One-Stop Holiday Destination for Family Fun! [SP]

Posted on December 30, 2013

Feeding endangered Malayan tigers at Safari Wonderland in A’famosa Resort, Melaka, Malaysia! Named after the famous 16th century Portuguese fortification in the World Heritage-listed city of Melaka, A’Famosa Resort is surrounded by rolling hills and lush countryside and is rated one of the region’s foremost leisure and holiday destinations. Established in 1992, this expansive real estate development has been dedicated to becoming the one-stop destination for leisure and business for over the past twenty years. A sprawling integrated resort, A’famosaRead More

Panglao Island, Bohol: South Palms Resort Panglao – the Way a Bohol Beach Holiday Should Be! [SP]

Posted on December 27, 2013

South Palms Resort – where elegant accommodation, nature’s beauty and delectable cuisine meet. With the longest white sand beach on Panglao Island, classy garden rooms and beach villas, and incredible farm-fresh cuisine, South Palms Resort Panglao, a new beach resort in Bohol, Philippines, beckons luxury travelers to experience “the way a Bohol beach holiday should be.” South Palms Resort Panglao occupies the site of what was once the larger half of Bohol Beach Club, which still exists as a separateRead More

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon: Pitcher Plant Farm

Posted on December 16, 2013

Beautiful Venus flytraps are grown together with other carnivorous plants at Pitcher Plant Farm in Bukidnon  Hidden off the Buda (Bukidnon-Davao) Highway in the cool-weathered plateau of Malaybalay City in Bukidnon is the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the Philippines, the Pitcher Plant Farm. The farm resort was opened by Volker B. Heinrich, a German naturalist and self-confessed nepenthophile or pitcher plant enthusiast, together with his Filipina wife. The farm is only open to visitors staying at the cozy, solar-poweredRead More

Perak, Malaysia: Lost World of Tambun Theme Park, Hotel & Spa [SP]

Posted on December 2, 2013

Jumping off the 65-foot high platform of the Needle of Tambun! Whether it’s relaxation, excitement or thrill, there’s something for everyone at Lost World of Tambun, an integrated resort located at Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia. Designed like a lost civilization (something like Egypt meets the Mayans), the scenic resort combines a theme park, hotel and hot springs resort, all cradled within the Jurassic karst mountains of the tin mining valley. Watch the daily tiger feeding shows at Tiger Valley  UponRead More