Byaheng Mindanao: Chasing waterfalls at the city of Iligan

          Have you been to Iligan City? It is a highly urbanized city in the Northern part of Mindanao, Philippines. It is one of the 10 largest cities in the Philippines in terms of land area. Well, I’ve been here last December 2015. The City got my interest because of the numerous waterfalls located within its area.  Iligan City is known as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” and there are about 24 waterfalls in the city. Two of the most well known falls are the Tinago Falls and Maria Cristina Falls. 

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Mt. Sembrano Pililla Rizal: DIY Adventure Trek

Name: Mt. Sembrano
Jump Off point: Malaya, Pililla, Rizal
Elevation: 745 MASL
Difficulty: 3/9 
Features: Grassland, mountains
and view of Laguna de Bay

          Mt. Sembrano is my second mountain climb during the month of July for the year 2016. A day hike adventure for beginners that would take 3-4 hours hike to the summit and 2-3 hours descent. It is located in my own province of Rizal. It lies between the boundaries of the towns of Jalajala and Pililla in Rizal and the town of Pakil in Laguna. The mountain sits at the helm of Jalajala peninsula along the shore of Laguna de Bay and is surrounded by the lake on three sides.

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Summer Goal: El Nido Getaway (Budget Travel Guide 2017)

          Hello summer! We’ve been waiting for you to arrive and this is it.  It is officially summer for the year 2017. My friends and I are so excited to start our bucket list for this year. One of the first travel destinations in our list is El Nido, Palawan. It is currently ranked #4 in Condé Nast Traveler‘s list of “20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World.” It is also called the Best Beach and Island destination in the Philippines by a Lifestyle Travel Magazine for its extraordinary, natural, splendor, and ecosystem. El Nido is situated in Bacuit Bay covering a land area of 465.1 square kilometres (179.6 sq mi) in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. It is composed of 45 islands and islets, each has its own unique geological formations.

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The stunning Secret Lagoon

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A Perfect Camiguin Experience: Day 2- Old Church Ruins, Sunken Cemetery and Sto. Niño Cold Spring

      Camiguin is an island most Filipinos heard of but never been to. When I got the chance to visit Camiguin, I did not know what to expect even I’ve already seen most of the popular tourist attractions on TV shows featured at Living Asia Channel. I was curious to find out more about the beauty of Camiguin province. Upon reaching the place, my friends and I had an island tour for the first day and a land tour for the second day. It really captured our thrill seeking heart as it was the best experience we had! We were totally amazed when we personally had the glimpse of Camiguin. Wow! We did not expect to see such a beautiful and enthralling place! 

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A Perfect Camiguin Experience: Day 1 -The White Sandbar and Mantigue Island

      Well, I planned a perfect escapade to treat myself from busy schedule and pressure from work. Since I am an adventurer who also wanted to experience simplicity and diversity, I opted to visit Camiguin Island for two days tour. I just wanted to simply relax, let the days pass by and enjoy nature at the same time away from the hustle and bustle life of the city. There was no active night life in Camiguin Island just like what I have seen in Boracay Island. I really love the serenity and tranquillity of the place especially nature where the mountains and the sea meet in harmony. 

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The Ultimate DIY Travel Guide: Mt. Pulag Survivor 2016

      Before 2016 ends, I decided to reserve a slot for Mt. Pulag trek. A year-end getaway on the cold month of December. Yes, you read it right! I climbed Mt. Pulag on the coldest month of the year. I wanted to experience the thrill of Mt. Pulag’s wind chilling and freezing cold weather. I needed a serious preparation for this kind of extreme adventure because of the unpredictable weather condition at the top of the mountain. This Mt. Pulag experience was the toughest yet the most humbling hike I ever had. An amazing climb that was worth the struggle. Yes, the struggle was real! One of the hardest and coldest but best climb I had for 2016.

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Five Reasons I Love My Bukidnon Adventure Trip

      It’s been a year since I had my Bukidnon Adventure trip with my friends. It was such a wonderful place to visit! Bukidnon is a landlocked province in the Philippines located in the Northern Mindanao region. There are no seaports in the province because the place is entirely surrounded by land. The name “Bukidnon” means “highlander” or “mountain dweller”. The province is considered to be the food basket of Mindanao, being the major producer of rice and corn in the region. 

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        I highly recommend this place to everyone. Bring your family, friends, and other people in your life. You would really enjoy being here. Why?

          These are five reasons I love my Bukidnon Adventure trip.

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TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Getaway: Unforgettable Weekend at Mountain Lake Resort

 

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                Yay! I just won at the TravelBook.ph’s Blogger Getaway Contest. Actually, this is my first time to join in a sponsored Blogger Getaway for three days and two nights all-expense paid at Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort, Cavinti Laguna. I am so excited to explore the breathtaking view of the resort with my new-found blogger friends. 

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               Mountain Lake Resort is nestled beside a man-made Caliraya lake situated in the town of Cavinti, Laguna. The resort offers a relaxing environment where you can refresh and unwind together with your family and friends. As you are fairly isolated from the rest of the world, you get compensated with the view of rolling hills and a peaceful environment. For adventure seekers, the resort offers an In-Water Obstacle Course and other outdoor activities perfect for team building, corporate events and school outings. (Note: Click the blue link to check rates, reserve and book accommodations.)  

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Perfect Family Getaway: 5 Budget-Friendly Destinations this Holiday

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        Hey! Hey! Hey! Christmas is just around the corner and holiday season is fast approaching. This is a great time to get a vacation and spend more time with family. You’ve always wanted to reward your family with a vacation and now here you are. You want to make sure you’re spending your money on the right things but you don’t know exactly where to spend a vacation with less travel time. This post will help you make the most of your budget for family Christmas vacation this year. Reserve a room and book now for discounted rates.  Here are some of the TravelBook.ph’s awesome resorts and hotels near Manila.

1. Caliraya Mountain Lake Resort in Cavinti, Laguna

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The scenic view of hanging bridge and the in-water obstacle course

is one of the great places for your family outings. The resort has a floating boat house which is ideal for family vacations. It has affordable room accommodations without sacrificing your comfort and convenience. A unique experience and adventure is waiting for the whole family so reserve a room now.

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Explore the Hidden Treasure of Minalungao National Park

       I wonder what to expect in the province of Nueva Ecija. I haven’t heard much from this province until one of my friends told me that there was a hidden paradise located in the municipality of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija in Central Luzon Region. So I searched for it and decided to schedule the trip as my next summer destination. The so called “Minalungao National Park” a protected area with 2,018 hectares centered along the scenic Peñaranda River, bordered on both sides by up to 16-meter high limestone walls in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range. The park is promoted by the local government as an ecotourism destination offering breath-taking scenery of green pristine river and unique rock formations.

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The Minalungao National Park

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The Long Winding Roadtrip: Ilocos Region, Day 2 – LAOAG

          After a long winding road trip to Pagudpud, we continue our journey to the  next destination which is LAOAG, a third-class city and capital of the province of Ilocos Norte.  It is the province’s political, commercial, and industrial hub and the location of the Ilocos region’s only commercial airport. 

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Paoay Church (Laoag)

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Summer Lovin’ 2015; Bolinao Escapade

          Summer is everyone’s favorite season of the year. It is almost summer and the heat is on. A perfect time for outdoor activities. Most people spend their summer vacation in traveling, camping, trekking, road tripping, spelunking  and of course swimming at the beach. As for me, my travel adventure for 2015 starts now.

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         Since March was my special day, I was so excited to spend my summer birthday blast somewhere I’ve been in touch with beach and nature. After a long searched, We finally decided to spend our ultimate summer adventure in Bolinao. It is the 1st class municipality in the province of Pangasinan. It is known for enchanted caves and pristine beaches, the most popular of which is Patar White beach situated on the western coastline of West Philippine Sea. Discover the hidden treasures of the town of Bolinao. An awesome journey to paradise.

Patar rock formation

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Gastronomic Delights: Two of the best restaurants in La Union

          La Union is a province in the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon. Its capital is the city of San Fernando which also serves as the regional center of the whole Ilocos Region. When it comes to food, most of La Union’s restaurants serve Ilocano cuisine with the country’s culinary traditions. Two of the best restaurants in La Union which I highly recommended are as follows:

1. Coast Call Kitchen & Bar

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     A hotel restaurant right on the beach located at San Juan Surf Resort, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union.  It is a perfect place to hang out and eat a sumptuous local and international cuisine. It has nice, cozy, modern interior and summer vibe. It also has a great viewing deck of the beach. We came here for lunch and ordered their best sellers before swimming at the beach. The staffs of the restaurant welcomed us with a warmth smile and greetings.  Though it’s one of the more “high-end” restaurants among the slew of food spots in San Juan, we were surprised to find the prices quite affordable and the foods are better than average. The foods  we ordered were served after 20 minutes but it was worth the wait! A good value for money! Thumbs up!

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Long Weekend Alert!!!

          Wow! It’s almost June and summer will end up soon. But wait! Since June 12 is Philippine Independence Day which falls on a Monday, there’s another long weekend lies ahead.  So, here are some of the destinations I recommend for your “Huling Hirit sa Tag-Init.”  Click the Book Now button for your accommodations with discounts. 

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