Way back in college two decades ago, I used to voraciously read the Sunday paper and clip those travel related articles. It was a way of storing those information that I might use in the future. Unfortunately due to moving back to Cebu for the board exams and eventually work, I seem to have lost those clippings. Fast forward to the present, I’m still an information hoarder but no more magazine and newspaper cuttings and storage. Thanx to apps, I can digitally bookmark articles and…Continue Reading “As a travel blogger, this is why I love Pinterest”

After the widely successful remote beach list I posted last year, here’s another ten that will surely whet your appetite to travel and discover more of the Philippines. Most of these beaches haven’t been included in other beach lists that you usually find repeated again and again and I’m proud to say that I’ve personally been to all these. These are beautiful with white sand ranging from powdery white to cream colored to a mixture of sand, pebbles and other normal sea debris. Not all…Continue Reading “10 under the radar white sand beaches in the Philippines you haven’t been to”

There are just so many spectacular islands and beaches around the country that just, as the cliche goes, takes your breath away. Although there are certain popular spots, going off the well worn path indeed has several surprises and Higatangan Island’s shifting sandbar in Naval, Biliran is one. Higatangan Island’s shifting sandbar is a long tongue of white sand that curves near the tip. Depending on the month and monsoon, this sandbar is at a particular location that varies position within the southeastern and southern…Continue Reading “In awe of Higatangan Island’s shifting sandbar”

Sumptuous paella valenciana, fabadas, pescado en salsa verde, sopa de mariscos… I could enumerate the rest of the delectable spanish dishes that I enjoyed at Cafe Marco but it would be better if you try, see and taste it for yourself. Like the previous culinary journeys that I’ve featured, Cafe Marco this month focuses on select Spanish dishes for the next ten days (until May 3) for Sabores de Espana. What’s more, in support of Madrid Fusion that is currently happening in Makati City, Cafe…Continue Reading “Sumptuous Spanish cuisine in Marco Polo Cebu’s Sabores de Espana”

A brief overnight stay at Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort in Oslob, Cebu was one of the most memorable staycations I had. While I had a great time, it was the different beaches that really made the trip unforgettable. There are three types of beaches in this small island and each have its own charm and beauty. 1) The Sumilon Island sandbar One of the most popular areas for Sumilon Island visitors is the sandbar. It’s really no ordinary stretch of sand but, from around 9…Continue Reading “Stunning sandbar, pristine beach at Sumilon Island”