Safeguarding our health has become top priority while traveling in the “new normal”. While I’ve long been an advocate of reducing our carbon footprint by using a bicycle or taking mass transport when traveling, I’ve finally decided to take driving lessons to acquire new skills and expand my options when I travel. Aside from the convenience, driving your own wheels – whether it’s a motorcycle or four-wheeled vehicle – poses a lower health risk compared to riding public transportation. EvenRead More→
Simply being close to nature can have such a healing effect on the mind and body. Just a 90-minute drive away from Cebu City, one can find a perfect escape where visitors are embraced by greenery, serenaded by trilling cicadas and birdsong, before getting lulled to sleep by the gushing rhythms of a shallow stream. Tucked in a lush gully, Treehouse de Valentine features rustic but well-appointed treehouses right next to a swimmable stream deep in the forested uplands ofRead More→
Cebu’s northernmost town of Daanbantayan — a four-hour drive north of Cebu City — may be best known for the thresher shark diving destination of Malapascua Island, but one need not head offshore to enjoy an all-out beach holiday. Just a few kilometers north of Daanbantayan town proper on the mainland is Kandaya Resort, a newly reopened sprawling 46-room beach resort that not only offers luxurious rooms and private villas next to a white-sand beach but all the facilities youRead More→
Among the best places to stay in Catmon, Cebu, Huna Huna Cliff Resort is a Mediterranean-inspired seaside retreat with a spring-fed infinity pool overlooking the Camotes Sea.
The municipality of Catmon, 56 km north of Cebu City, is an overlooked town, bypassed by tourists heading father north to popular beach destinations like Bantayan and Malapascua. Even most Cebuanos are unfamiliar with what the sleepy town has to offer. Nonetheless, Catmon is slowly revealing its laidback beauty from summit to sea, rewarding travelers curious enough to stop by and explore. In the past year, a low-key dive shop has spread the word about the town’s underwater attractions offRead More→
Looking for a real nature getaway with the creature comforts of a hotel? Tucked away in the mountains of Naga City, only 42 kms south of Cebu City, EZCamp is a new glamping (ie. “glamorous camping”) destination set in a lush 28-hectare property that offers the rustic ambiance and tranquil seclusion of a traditional campsite, while providing the comfort and convenience of staying in a well-appointed guesthouse. Each group of guests who book get the glampsite all to themselves, ensuringRead More→