December 30, 2017

The Best Of The Philippines 2017

By Dijo S.

As with the past few years, 2017 was all about movement for us. We found ourselves constantly hopping on a plane or on a boat to be out there and explore the Philippines as much as we can. This year, we were again fortunate enough to be part of the second season of Globe Telecom’s […]

November 5, 2017

Don’t go to Siargao

By Monica C.

I have only been to Siargao thrice and all those trips were within a span of 10 months. I guess its gripping effect spells out its magic. It opens up an almost too-idealistic place where “wants” are suddenly non-existent, simply because I realize that I practically have all I need there and those, more often […]

October 13, 2017

BookEat: A Road and Food Trip to Bicol

By Trish L.

What’s the longest you’ve had to wait for good food? You walk into a restaurant, sit at the table, order your dish, and the waiter tells you it’s going to take some time before it’s served. You groan inwardly as your stomach growls violently, but you wait it out, hoping that the food will be […]

September 7, 2017

What You Might Not Know About El Nido

By Monica C.

Palawan has been stirring buzz around the globe, in large part due to repeatedly being voted as the “Number One Island in the World” in Travel + Leisure Magazine. Take a photo of any of its 1,000+ islands and it’ll most likely look stunning. But photos don’t give justice to the actual place, they always say. It therefore doesn’t come as a surprise that among the number one island’s major attractions, El Nido, has been a sought-after destination by local and foreign tourists alike.

August 8, 2017

Aquascape: Home in the Middle of Lake Caliraya

By Monica C.

A vacation from vacation sounds redundant but sometimes, it is what our minds and bodies cry for. It has become a rarity to purely bask in a sanctuary of utter peace as adventure often calls for attention when faced with the outdoors. That’s why when we came across an article about a cottage floating in the middle of a lake, Dijo and I thought it to be a perfect overnight place to temporarily escape the city that I perceive to consistently wreak havoc.

May 21, 2017

How to Survive a Long-Term Relationship

By Monica C.

It was foresight that Dijo and I became a couple in the summer of 2009. At that time, the season meant taking a break from school so that typically equated to quick escapes to nearby beaches for us. Perhaps, the distinct natural high we felt during those first few trips ignited our move to, well, keep on […]

January 30, 2017

Meeting the Dreamweavers of Lake Sebu

By Trish L.

They say you never fully remember your dreams upon waking. But there are people who will tell you otherwise. In the town of Lake Sebu, Cotabato, where the air is cool and the smiles are warm, there is a group of women who weave abaca strands into the crisp, vivid patterns of t’nalak cloth. The […]

December 10, 2016

Scenezoned Episode 7: Siquijor

By Dijo S.

For the season finale of Scenezoned, we explored Siquijor with the one and only Alex Diaz to discover all the wonders this magical island has to offer. After flying to Dumaguete, we took a ferry ride to Siquijor which took around a couple of hours. Immediately when we got there, we hopped on our scooters […]

November 7, 2016

Scenezoned Episode 6: Siargao

By Dijo S.

The Scenezoned team went next to Siargao, home of the most swell surf spots in the country. Amanda Fernandez took a break from her crazy schedule in Manila and joined us for a wonderful adventure in one of the most chill and vibrant islands in the Philippines. After a short flight from Cebu, we found […]

October 28, 2016

Airport 101: How to Avoid a Slacker’s Mistakes and Mishaps

By Trish L.

I’ve done a lot of traveling in the last few years, but not all my trips have gone smoothly. In fact, some of the worst scenarios have happened at the very beginning of the trip – at the airport. In my defense, there’s a tendency to be lax and sloppy once you’ve been doing something for quite some time. You take things for granted and you’re a little less aware, a little less observant of rules and common practices.

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