Tribes and Treks Zambales | Seeding Hope in Nature and the Community

January 30, 2019

I could use a tree right now”, I muttered to myself as I feel the sun’s rays piercing my skin in the middle of the beautiful but barren landscape of San Felipe, Zambales. While patches of greens are starting to re-grow—in between flowing streams—still, much of the lowlands and the rolling hills appear denuded. What was once a fertile ground as far as the eyes can see was changed forever by Mount Pinatubo’s eruption.

Tribes and Treks uses carabao carriage
Carabao pulled carts are a big help to the community in transporting goods and people

Where to Stay: Nong Kiau Riverside | Laos

January 20, 2019

Sandwiching our almost week-long Luang Prabang blogger’s trip sponsored by Destination Mekong, was a two-day jaunt to a rustic village three-hours away. The town of Nong Khiaw situates in a picturesque countryside on the banks of the Ou River and squeezed by saw-toothed limestone peaks. So where did our host billet us? Of course, in a water's edge property called Nong Kiau Riverside.

the welcome sign of Nong Kiau Riverside

9 Best Day Trips from Manila

January 15, 2019

Amid the many hidden gems of Manila, the city also provides a strategic location from where a traveler can set out to explore nearby destinations for a day. ‘Day trips’—as most would call it—is a popular activity among travelers pressed for time and young professionals seeking to escape the toxicity of work. Surrounded by a number of provinces dotted with scenic countryside, rolling mountains and fine sandy beaches, you can never ran out of day trip locations to choose from. To help you plan your next quick escape from the city, here are some best day trips from Manila.

Manila as seen from the Manila Hotel

Unique Attractions and Activities in Metro Manila

January 09, 2019

Exploring the city of Manila is like opening a box filled with ukay-ukay (pre-loved) clothes and other objects. It may take you quite a while of digging before you start finding things you actually like. Because this city’s gems aren’t notable at first glance, it takes extra effort in discovering Manila’s allure. From the city of Manila to the rest of its Metropolitan area, one can find a myriad of charms hidden at every nook and cranny. By knowing where to search and expanding your zest for discovery, you can easily enjoy Manila with all its rich history, culture, art scene, food and friendly people.

Traveling from Koh Samui to Khao Lak | Thailand

January 03, 2019

Thailand, as a treasure of Southeast Asia remains as fascinating and as popular as it has ever been. The kingdom has always been attractive to those wishing to experience the mysteries of the East and to live a little in a tropical paradise, and the Land of Smiles has always given the traveler sand, sunshine and much, much more.

Phnom Penh, a Tapestry of History and Culture

January 02, 2019

Perched at the junction of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers, Phenom Penh is a colorful tapestry of Khmer and French Indochina colonialism, evident in every aspect of daily life. Legend has it that the city is named after an old lady known as Daun Penh, meaning “Old lady Penh”, with Phenom being the Khmer word for hill. Within Southeast Asia this is a must visit city full of color, fascination and learning.