6 New Places to Eat & Drink in Coron, Palawan

Posted on January 12, 2024

Located in the northern Calamianes islands of Palawan, Coron is an idyllic tropical destination that lures travelers far and wide with its incredible seascape crowned with soaring karst cliffs. Coron Town on the Busuanga mainland is homebase for most visitors who venture to Coron Island and other smaller islands on day excursions for beach-hopping, snorkeling and scuba diving. With the growing popularity of the destination, the past decade has seen an economic boom with more and more dining establishments poppingRead More

7 Great Reasons to Stay at Coron Natural Farms

Posted on January 7, 2024

Together with El Nido, Coron is one of the must-see destinations of northern Palawan in the Philippines, beguiling visitors with its island-hopping excursions amidst jaw-dropping karst seascapes. It’s no surprise that this idyllic tropical paradise always finds its way in travel magazines and influencer content! Over the New Year holiday, I spent my fourth visit to Coron with family visiting from the US, and extended my stay for four more days to explore places outside of the main town. IRead More

8 Amazing Reasons to Stay at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo

Posted on December 24, 2023

One of the latest accommodations to open its doors in the progressive capital of Iloilo City is Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, situated next to SM City Iloilo, a major shopping mall along Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao District. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, here are six amazing reasons to book a room at this brand-new addition to the center of the Western Visayas region, known for its beautiful built heritage, mouthwatering gastronomy, and rambunctious Dinagyang, oneRead More

Alab Petroglyphs: 3,500-Year-Old Philippine Rock Art is Vanishing

Posted on December 14, 2023

Mountain Province in northern Luzon is best known for Sagada, a highland tourist destination known for its laid-back town atmosphere and outdoor adventures like hiking and caving. Unknown to most, however, is that the province also harbors a rare cultural treasure at risk of disappearing. Alab Petroglyphs are prehistoric rock art carved on a remote outcrop in the provincial capital of Bontoc. Discovered by science in 1972, it is only one of two documented ancient petroglyphs or rock engravings foundRead More

Vanyard Hotel: New Boutique Hotel Near Kalibo International Airport

Posted on November 10, 2023

Besides being the alternative gateway to world-famous Boracay Island, the provincial capital of Kalibo stands on its own with its lush and expansive mangrove park, exquisite piña (pineapple cloth) loom-weaving, and the annual Ati-Atihan Festival, held every third weekend of January in honor of the Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus). Vanyard Hotel is the newest accommodation in town, housed in a four-storey building, only two kilometers away from Kalibo International Airport. The brand-new establishment, run by friendly and accommodating staffRead More

Bujang Valley: A Travel Guide to Southeast Asia’s Oldest Civilization in Kedah, Malaysia

Posted on October 30, 2023

Southeast Asia is known for its ancient civilizations, which left behind magnificent centuries-old stone edifices. Among the region’s main tourism draws are ancient temple ruins like Angkor in Cambodia, Ayutthaya in Thailand, and Borobudur in Indonesia. But did you know that the region’s oldest civilization can be found not in these countries but in Malaysia? Among the best-kept secrets of the country – and perhaps the entire Southeast Asian region – is Bujang Valley (Lembah Bujang in Malay), a sprawlingRead More