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    Gael Hilotin

    Gael Hilotin

  • Dinagat Island by Motorbike

    Like a tiny gem rising from the ocean floor, the province of Dinagat Island glimmers in the sun-kissed azure waters of the Philippine Sea. Dinagat is composed of seven towns namely, Tubajon, Libjo, Basilisa, Loreto, Dinagat, San Jose and Cagdianao, … Continue reading →

  • Claveria’s Rough-edged Beauty

    Unusual landmarks on a stretch of coastline punctuated by craggy coves caught my eyes as I stood near the windswept peak. True enough, nothing can encompass nature’s prowess. I'm in Claveria, an unassuming municipality composed of 41 barangays in the … Continue reading →

  • Spectacular Rock Formations in the Philippines

    Undeniably, nothing can encompass nature’s feat and the Philippines’ topography is a perfect testament to that. This bountiful country comprised of over 7,00o islands may be well-known for its gorgeous beaches, but it also has its fair share of rock … Continue reading →

  • Badoc: The Uncharted Ilocos Norte

    Although Ilocos Norte is rightfully famous for the UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church (Church of St.Augustine), one of the Baroque churches in the Philippines, there’s more to discover in this province. Take for example Badoc, does it ring a … Continue reading →

  • Pug-os Beach : Where the Sand is Turned into Salt

    Ilocos Sur has long been a magnet of pleasure seekers especially Vigan, but for those seeking an off-the-beaten side trip, consider Cabugao. This peaceful municipality is easily reached from Vigan or Laoag, yet it’s a world’s away from its neighbors' … Continue reading →

  • 10 Cheap Beach Getaways Near Manila

    Planning a beach retreat for your troop of friends and rallying them can be overwhelming. To give you a head start in choosing where to spend your much-needed beach break this summer. Here’s a list of affordable beach destinations near … Continue reading →

  • Romantic Mountain Getaways in PH

    As the old adage goes, “Love can move mountains”, though not meant to be taken literally, there is always that unparalleled feeling of conquering a soaring peak that seduces adventurous couples. Whether it’s the thought of being out in the … Continue reading →

  • Island Hopping in Honda Bay

    Puerto Princesa has long been a magnet of sun-worshippers and pleasure seekers. Gratefully, despite the crowd it brings, it has managed to preserve its splendor over the years. Resting on the eastern coast of the green city is Honday Bay, … Continue reading →

  • The Old World Charm of Silay City

    A ubiquitous mingling of heritage architecture and arts greets you as soon as you step into Silay – a rising city in Negros Occidental. It screams with pride as many of the houses standing harmoniously in the main urban center … Continue reading →

  • A Glimpse of Maasin City, Southern Leyte

    In an unruffled rural setting in Southern Leyte, lies a city draped by remnants of its glorious past. Maasin, the capital of the province blissfully sits on the western coast and is largely not a tourist favorite. Not much is … Continue reading →

  • Cruising in Dawel River

    The mere mention of Dagupan connotes images of bangus (milkfish); this lively independent component city of Pangasinan province is a top producer of the said fish in the region. Unlike Bolinao and Alaminos that are well-known to tourists, Dagupan has … Continue reading →

  • Snorkeling in Moalboal

    While Cebu’s top beach destinations like Malapascua and Bantayan suffered from Yolanda’s wrath, tourists nowadays are looking for alternative beach bum vacations. Why not visit southern Cebu? Consider Moalboal! It may not rival the top tropical beaches in the country … Continue reading →

  • Sinulog 2014 Solemn Procession

    Cebu City once again celebrates Sinulog Festival, a nine-day revelry in honor of the Holy Child Jesus, one of the grandest in the country. A fluvial procession of the image of Sto. Niño was held around 6:00 AM on January … Continue reading →

  • Discover Jawili in Tangalan, Aklan

    Every January, Aklan celebrates one of the oldest and grandest festivals in the Philippines - Ati-Atihan which traces back its roots to as far as 1212 AD. During the merriment, its capital Kalibo comes alive as dancers wearing feathered headdresses … Continue reading →

  • Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Launched

    Targeting RM76 billion in tourist receipts through the presence of 28 million tourist arrivals, the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) themed “Celebrating 1Malaysia Truly Asia (C1MTA)" was launched at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur on January 4th. Since last year, … Continue reading →

  • Riding the Rapids of Tibiao River

    Finally, the under the radar province of Antique is slowly gaining attention from adventure-seekers. Despite being hit by typhoon Yolanda, Tibiao is determined to rise again and one way to help boost their economy is by exploring the municipality. Tibiao … Continue reading →

  • Best Walkable Cities in PH

    If you’re the type of tourist who shun package tours and private vehicles to get a taste of the destination by foot, then the cities below will be of interest to you. Meander in these adorable urban centers flanked by … Continue reading →

  • Things to Do in Lake Sebu’s Seven Falls

    The landlocked municipality of Lake Sebu is a countryside escape of rolling mist-filled hills, vast plantations and placid lakes. Located in South Cotabato, it is one of the most peaceful destinations in Mindanao, untainted by commercialism and mass tourism. Locals … Continue reading →