You know that feeling when you come face to face with a stunning landscape or scenery and you just want to hold your lover’s hand or hug tightly as you bask in the beauty of the place. The more you lovers travel to these kind of places the more your bond tighten as you make beautiful memories together. The Philippines is blessed to still have many stunning natural landscapes, from the topmost province in Batanes, to the southernmost islands in Mindanao and forlorn places in…Continue Reading “10 romantic spots in the Philippines for adventurous lovers”

It was already two hours from the time we started from Madalag in Aklan, that I was getting anxious of reaching the Barangay Liktinon portion of the Timbaban River and get a view of the white rocks, boulders that populate the river. Lapit na po tayo sir, Escot, the tourism officer of the town who acted as my guide assured me, trying to encourage my spirit after the habal-habal ride, the upriver raft, a brief walk and stopover at one of the houses along the…Continue Reading “Jumping over boulders, the white rocks of Liktinon”

Boracay, from a hushed secret beach among backpackers in the 70s and 80s, when it was just another palm fringed island in the Philippines primarily inhabited by the Ati tribe and where the only entertainment at night were stories, singing and dancing under a blanket of stars and a gas lamp, has come a long way to finally become a world destination where people celebrate its powdery fine, sugar white beach, emerald waters, frenetic night life and cosmopolitan cuisine. But there’s more. Say chori The…Continue Reading “Boracay, more than a frolic at the beach”

I always have some suspicions whenever I hear a restaurant offering Bacolod chicken inasal, that veritable Hiligaynon grilled chicken that is tops for flavor and goodness, that many claim to specialize on and are found outside of Bacolod or Negros Occidental for that matter. Perhaps, its because of the commercialization courtesy of Mang Inasal that I really don’t like and a taste that is quite different from the original. But I was fortunate enough to know the owner of Island Chicken Inasal, Niña, a true bloodied…Continue Reading “Authentic and good Bacolod food in Boracay”

Every one of our 520 small, independent hotels has one thing in common: excellence. We’ve carefully selected each one to celebrate their individuality, quirks and character, but also make sure they are of a consistently high standard. We don’t settle for ‘so so’… Sophisticated beach resort beside White Beach, the most prestigious stretch of coast on Boracay island SLH.COM That’s how Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH.COM) describe its member hotels and their description of Discovery Shores. But its one thing to read it…Continue Reading “One of world’s best small luxury resorts is in Boracay”