Dr. Emilio Osmeña Botanical Garden: A Cool Getaway in Busay

Several weeks ago, by accident, I discovered an exciting new spot in Busay. During one of my usual motorbike trips to the highlands, I saw a sign that pointed me to a certain ‘botanical garden’ somewhere in Busay. Knowing that IG spots are now the ‘in’ thing among business owners and social media enthusiasts, I […]

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Suddenly, Curbada dela Maria

During one of my many South Cebu motorbike trips last month, I found myself driving towards Mantalongon in Barili via the mountain roads of Aloguinsan. I am quite familiar with this short cut as I discovered it by accident during my very first quest to find the Bojo River some years ago. While I am […]

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Visiting Malabuyoc’s Fern Valley Resort

When my friend Anne posted some photos of a new spot in Malabuyoc, I knew I had to check it out right away. Her roots are from Malabuyoc and she’d been talking for days about it. I had been to Malabuyoc several times in the past, and as a matter of fact, I had also […]

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What Happened to Cambuhawe?

Many years ago, I was able to visit the Cambuhawe Springs in Balamban. I remember that there were numerous springs in the area and one (or two) of them fed a gigantic swimming pool. The water from the pool then flows straight towards a shallow brackish body of water which also flows towards the sea. Two weeks ago, […]

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Cebu Pacific Names Juan For Fun 2015 Winners

Last July 1, Cebu Pacific flew a few members of the local press and the blogging community to Davao City for the culmination of this year’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge. I was one of the three Cebu bloggers who got invited to cover the event. If you’re wondering what the #JuanForFun challenge is, here’s a […]

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Hidden Valley Mountain Resort: Pinamungajan’s Secret

A couple of weeks ago, I learned that the town of Pinamungajan now has a wave pool. I’m not sure if this is the very first wave pool in Cebu, but if it is, then this is definitely great news. Now, as a Cebu traveler, I was understandably intrigued and a little confused. I’ve been […]

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The Search for Lanipao

Weeks ago, my cousin told me about her trip to Lanipao and she said that I should definitely check it out. Anyways, long story short, I decided to go ahead and investigate. I know Guadalupe is such a big barangay but with the instruction to “just follow that road behind the Guadalupe Church until you […]

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Sumilon Island: Southern Treasure

Sitting near the top of my travel bucket list is the island of Sumilon. Located off the coast of Bancogon in Oslob (around 125 kilometers from Cebu City,) Sumilon is what a lot of people refer to as Southern Cebu’s “biggest treasure.” The coral island of Sumilon has an area of around 24 hectares. It […]

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The Ranch Resort: Wet and Wild (West)

So last week, I had the chance to tour a few western towns on a Haojue motorcycle. From Toledo City, I went to Pinamungajan and Aloguinsan. Before leaving Toledo proper though, I dropped by the very intriguing The Ranch Resort. I’ve been to the resort once but I never really got the chance to get […]

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Once In a Lifetime

Okay, some of you might think that I’m exaggerating but that’s exactly how I felt when I finally experienced Mactan Island’s Plantation Bay Resort and Spa last week. The experience was totally once in a lifetime! Ok, I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. Sorry. So, yeah. A few weeks back, everyone at work, […]

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Hidden For A Reason

So, it’s a long weekend for me. There’s a holiday at work on Monday and we’re moving the Independence Day holiday from Wednesday to Tuesday. So, that’s a total of 4 days with nothing to do but stare at my computer (which has no Internet connection.) I knew I had to travel but I didn’t […]

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