6 Reasons Travelers (Still) Love Boracay

I’ll be honest – Boracay was not part of my “must-go-to” list. I had always thought of Boracay as a party place, and partying, while appreciated, is not exactly my top priority when traveling. When it comes to beaches, I usually prefer unspoiled, sometimes even isolated ones – the likes of Danjugan Island, one of…

Siraan, Anini-y: The Hot Spring on a Cliff by the Sea

Hot springs are love and therapy for the body, but aesthetically, sometimes they look all the same to me, especially when they are enclosed in swimming pools. Which is why I was in for a pleasant surprise when I made my way up Siraan Hot Spring in Anini-y, Antique. Siraan Hot Spring is on top…

Iloilo’s Oysters: A Delicious Yet Cheap Love Affair

Iloilo is a heritage haven of churches, with the Miag-ao Church rightfully recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it is Iloilo’s oysters that I will always remember, and which I actually came back for on my second visit, during my 7-week Visayas backpacking trip. As soon as I sank my teeth into the…

It’s More Fun for Kids in Danjugan Island

Danjugan Island is the perfect playground for kids and kids at heart. With its beaches, plentiful and colorful marine life, mangroves, caves, sea eagles and other birds, what more could a kid ask for? A few months ago, on one of Danjugan’s marine and wildlife camps, I was lucky to see kids smile and laugh…