Covid-19 Pandemic Volunteer Outreach Groups You Can Support

March 31, 2020


Did you know that staying at home during this Covid-19 pandemic is one of the best way to fight the virus? Healthcare workers refer to people staying at home as “our wartime air and artillery support. The more people who stay at home, the more chances we can contain and fight the virus”. Stopping the spread of this deadly disease means pushing the pause button in our daily lives. It is a sacrifice we all must do to ‘flatten the curve’ of infection. However, and understandably so, many people suffer anxiety because they cannot go out and help. Unfortunately, as this virus continues to spread, going out of our homes will only invite more risk than produce much-needed help to our fellowmen.

Things to do in the Sacred Town of Pushkar | India

March 22, 2020


Pushkar is a small town near Ajmer in the desert state of Rajasthan. Daily life and other activities here—including religious ceremonies and rituals—centers on Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu Site. Surrounding the lake are more than 50 Ghats where Pilgrims bathe and the nightly aarti are held. Narrow alleyways lined up with bazaars housed in centuries old havelis (traditional Indian mansions) and hundreds of temples surround this small town. Brimming with a rich history, colorful culture, savory cuisine and revered religious events—more than a charming town—Pushkar still hid many gems every traveler would delight in discovering.


To learn more about Pushkar, here are some information you can use to help you plan your trip to this fascinating town someday.

Things to Do in Rishikesh, India: The Yoga Capital of the World

March 20, 2020

Known as the "Gateway to the Himalayas" and "Yoga Capital of the World", the city of Rishikesh is considered as one of the holiest places to Hindus. As a pilgrimage site, it is dotted with centuries-old temples. The River Ganges—considered as sacred in India—starts streaming in the state of Uttarakhand, where Rishikesh is located. Made famous when the Beatles came to visit in the winter of 1968, the city of Rishikesh has now become a place where one finds spirituality, tranquility, adventure, culture, good food and then some. To discover more about this place, here are some things to do and places to see in Rishikesh.

Lakshman Jhula Bridge

Travel Books to Ignite Your Wanderlust

March 12, 2020


Describing the abundant advantages of travel, Saint Augustine was quoted in John Feltham’s English Enchiridion (1799) as saying “the world is a great book, and none study this book so much as a traveler. They that never stir from their home read only one page of this book”—an evocative passage that sums up the ultimate desire of modern-day travelers; to learn and discover whatever exists outside our comfort zones.


4 Ways You Can Feed Your Passion for Travel While in Lockdown

March 10, 2020


As large portions of the world and its population are currently being placed in lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19, it’s only natural that people are starting to go stir-crazy. It sounds simple enough - “stay home and flatten the curve” - but after a few days with the kids and your significant other, it can all be a bit much. If you happen to have a passion for all things travel-related, being stuck indoors can be even tougher. There’s a good chance you’re busy daydreaming about all the travels and adventures you’d rather be having.
Stay at home right now, sit on a tree real soon. We will get through this 

10 Reasons why you should visit Siargao Island

January 05, 2020


Facing the mighty swells of the Pacific Ocean, the teardrop-shaped island of Siargao has garnered numerous accolades in recent years; including being voted as the "World's Best Island" by Conde Nast Travelers—an esteemed travel and luxury magazine—and a number of widely-read travel sites. Despite the growing popularity of the island, Siargao still retains its remote vibe even in the face of increasing development. Therefore, more travelers are now opting to go to Siargao over other more touristy islands like Bali in Indonesia and Phuket in Thailand.

Have a Guilt-free Meal at these Vegan Places in Teacher’s Village, QC

January 03, 2020


More and more people are choosing to embrace the vegan lifestyle not only to become healthier but also to advocate cruelty-free eating. Doing so, believers of greener dining habits are shattering previous misconceptions about veganism: “vegan food doesn’t taste good”, “there aren’t many vegan options” and so on. Thanks to them and the growing number of vegan places in the country, more people are learning that vegan food isn’t that bad at all. In fact, it has spawned creative dishes that provide memorable gastronomic experiences.

Known Vegan traveler Celine Murillo of Celineism shows off sticks of Vegan Isaw

Woven PH: Weaving Change in the Lives of Women Artisans of Basey, Samar

December 05, 2019


I first came to learn about the banig weavers of Basey, Samar many moons ago when on a pre-Yolanda morning, I explored the entirety of San Juanico Bridge on foot. I arrived in Samar with no destination in mind until a local I encountered pointed me to a fascinating place. “You can go to Basey, it is a small town not far from here. There’s an old church there and a cave where you will see women weavers making beautiful banig”, he told me in Tagalog.

Where to Eat in Baguio City | A City of Pines Culinary Tour

December 01, 2019


Some of my fondest memories of Baguio City always include food—well, and the company I was with. There’s Sarah giggling like a little girl at Oh My Gulay, my former girlfriend Lauren giddily explaining to me the ingredients of Spinach and Chicken Galantine at PNKY Café (now closed already) and the heavenly face of my ex-girlfriend Monette, as she was finishing her plate of lomo ribs at Canto. These are just a few of my wonderful memories of Baguio where a foodie joint, café or a craft brewery starring in a key supporting role. It seems that whenever I visit the City of Pines, going out on a food tour will always be my main agenda. To help you create amazing memories of food next time you head here, here are some where to eat places in Baguio City.

Foggy Mountain Cookhouse

This Salmon Pie was one of the standout dishes in Foggy Mountain Cookhouse