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

Endless Summer Hotel: Midtown Boutique Stay with 360-Degree Rooftop Views of Baler, Aurora

Posted on February 9, 2019

They say home is where the heart is. Then I might as well declare that I left my heart in this unassuming accommodation in Baler, Aurora. While our two-night stay was brief, I quickly fell for the small-town charm of Endless Summer Hotel, which, contrary to its name, feels more like a family-run guesthouse or homestay than a run-of-the-mill hotel. I immediately felt right at home upon arriving, our check-in smoothly administered by the friendly and efficient receptionists at theirRead More

12 Awesome Things to Do in Baler, Aurora (and Around)

Posted on February 8, 2019

Wedged between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Aurora Province showcases a windswept beauty that has long drawn those who want to intimately commune with nature. While surfing is the town’s main draw, the rise in tourism in recent years has seen a new wave of accommodations, restaurants, and tourism services being offered. These days, there’s more to see and do in this laid-back coastal town! Surf in Sabang & Cemento Beach Without a doubt, surfing isRead More

Summit Hotel Tacloban: Where Your Eastern Visayas Adventure Begins

Posted on February 7, 2019

Tacloban is one of the most progressive cities in the country today, and there seems to be something new and exciting to experience with every visit. Summit Hotel Tacloban is one of the newest establishments to rise in the past year. A stone’s throw away from the junction to Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, Downtown Tacloban, and the southbound highway to the rest of Leyte province, this new addition makes for a strategic home base when visiting the regional center ofRead More

Maayo Hotel & Maayo Well: Your Total Wellness Destination in Cebu

Posted on December 13, 2018

They say health is wealth. So turn your next vacation in Cebu into an investment for your total wellbeing with a wholesome holiday for your fitness and beauty at the metro’s newest total wellness destination! Its name taken from the Cebuano word for “good” or “well”, Maayo Hotel promises to be more than just a four-star hotel but a total wellness destination with its adjacent out-patient facility called Maayo Well (formerly Maayo Medical) – designed especially for medical tourism atRead More

How to Maximize Your Japan Rail Pass

Posted on November 26, 2018

Travel in Japan can be affordable, but the country’s costly transportation will still gobble up the bulk of your budget. So you’ve worked hard and saved up enough for a long vacation and, after careful deliberation, will be purchasing a Japan Rail Pass, which is a smart investment for lengthy visits because it allows you to take unlimited rides on the extensive railway system – including the shinkansen bullet trains – within a specific time frame. Available in 7-day, 14-day andRead More

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