31 Best Things to Do in Marinduque (Spelunking, Climbing, Beach Bumming and Trekking | Arcobaleno Trailoutours' Marinduque Adventure Day 4 of 5)

Top Things to do in Marinduque

It's the 4th day of our 5-day Marinduque Adventure. Despite being "dead tired" from all the activities that we had in the past days (You can read them here: Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3), we still managed to wake up early for all the activities scheduled for that day. We were so excited, the organizers told us that we will get wet and dirty today. Okay! Let's get it on! Hahaha!

Be entertained in Tenerife


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Playa De Las Americas is one of Tenerife’s busiest resorts, popular for its buzzing nightlife that keeps party people up until dawn. The area has a fantastic tourist scene where you are bound to find an abundance of exciting activities to keep you entertained during your holiday. The beaches here are sandy and well-kept, although they get very busy in the summer months.

Pinoy Festivals: Masskara Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities, How To Get There, Things To Do and Where To Stay


Masskara Festival

Masskara Festival is the most anticipated festival in the country held every 3rd week of October in the "City of Smiles" Bacolod City. The festival's highlights are expected to happen on October 19-20, 2013 with the street and arena dance competitions for the school and barangay categories respectively. Just like the previous years, the Masskara Festival's street dancing competition will be performed at Araneta Avenue.

Davao Occidental: Day Tour at the Town of Sta. Maria and Joining a Gift-Giving Project


Last weekend, me and my friend, Glen of EscapeManila.com went on a day trip to the town of Sta. Maria in the soon to be province of Davao Occidental. It is one of the 5 towns that was carved out from the province of Davao del Sur to form the new province of Davao Occidental via Republic Act No. 10360. The new province will include the towns of Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, Sarangani and Malita, the new province’s proposed capital. But it will it have to wait until the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) performs a plebiscite that will ratify the creation of the new province.

A Closer Look At The Top 4 Most Popular Fishing Destination In Australia


Australia is a country that has many beauties to offer to those who are interested in discovering it - from century-old lakes and dames to mountains and breath-taking landscapes, Australia has everything a tourist could possibly wish for. In addition to the national parks and sandy, there are several fishing destinations that are popular all over the world, destinations that attract thousands of tourists who are passionate about fishing in the middle of the nature. Here are some of the most popular areas:

Ilocos Norte - Surfing in Pagudpud's Blue Lagoon


It's time to surf at Blue Lagoon Beach in Pagudpud on our 3rd and final day of this Northern Luzon trip. We woke up a bit late as we were so tired from yesterday's trip in Apayao Province. We had breakfast in a nearby eatery and then proceeded to Kapuluan Vista Resort where I will be getting my surfing lessons. I've been to Pagudpud in 2011 but missed to surf. I just stayed at Saud Beach back then and was not able to explore this part of the town.

Having A World Phone On Business Trips Is A Must


Waiting for important calls on top of the mountain

When travelling overseas it is imperative to have a cell phone that works. Having a world phone ensures that you will have cell phone access while travelling. International phones and international SIM cards are two of the most popular products on the market today. Sometimes the everyday cellphones that are used in a home country are not compatible overseas, which is why these products exist. The purchase of an international phone and SIM card are the cheapest and easiest option when travelling overseas. It is also very important to have a working cell phone with data accessible when travelling to a country overseas.

Pinoy Adventurista's Top 15 Philippine Travel Blogs for 2013


It took me a while before I finally came up with my "Top 15 Philippine Travel Blogs for 2013". Listing of top travel blogs is really subjective. It is based on personal preference and taste. With my list, I based my choices on 3 simple criteria: it has to be (1) useful, (2) informative and (3) easy to read. There are more awesome Philippine Travel Blogs out there that I also follow, but for now this is on top of my list.

Apayao - Finding the Spanish Church Ruins of Pudtol


The province of Apayao is formerly part of the larger province of Kalinga Apayao until it was divided into 2 separate provinces on February 14, 1995 under Republic Act No. 7878. It is one "off-the-beaten" destination that most travelers hardly visit. That's why when I got the chance to travel to Northern Luzon some time last year, I see to it that I include this province in my itinerary. We traveled for 4 hours from Laoag, Ilocos Norte to the sleepy town of Pudtol in Apayao in search for the Spanish Church Ruins.

Ilocos Sur - Re-visiting the Heritage City of Vigan


Since the town of Bantay is just outside the Historic Heritage City of Vigan, we decided to just walk towards the town square. This leisurely walk brings back memories when I first set foot in Vigan, in 2004. It was a quick trip with my cousins, a time when analog cameras were still widely used and cellphone camera's resolution was only VGA. Hahaha! I'm happy to be back in Vigan, the capital City of the Province of Ilocos Sur known to be the only heritage city in the country.

Whistler Is A Year-Round Wonderland

Whistler is a resort town located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia in Canada. More than 2 million tourists visit Whistler every year due to several tourist attractions. Whistler is Canada's premier tourist destination, offering numerous activities all-year round. You can enjoy winter activities such as skiing and snowboarding, and summer activities like mountain biking. Aside from the winter and summer activities, Whistler operates several restaurants, shops, spas, nightclubs, art galleries, and a museum.

Ilocos Sur - Visiting Bantay Church and Bell Tower


After visiting Sta. Maria Church, we hailed an ordinary bus bound for Vigan, Ilocos Sur. It took us roughly 40 minutes to reach the town of Bantay where St. Augustine Parish is located. Though not part of Vigan, this church is a popular tourist destination for travelers visiting Vigan because it is actually one of the first things you will see before entering the heritage city. It wasn't my first time in Vigan, I've been there in 2004 but we missed to visit this church.

Explore The Island of Stunning Natural Beauty - Tasmania


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Tasmania has always been one of the world's mystery spots. It has unique historic sites, natural beauty, rich wildlife, sophisticated food and much more. Apart from these, there are a lot of exciting and thrilling activities to and enjoy here. With so many amazing and world-class experiences throughout the island to choose from, it is no wonder that Tasmania is on most people 'must-visit' holiday list.

Summer is Definitely More Fun in the Philippines!


Summer is definitely my favorite season! I love the warmth it brings and the sun that beats down on me. This season gives me more time to explore and enjoy with the blue sky and the intense heat of the sun. I simply love spending my summer days with my family and friends, as well as to travel and discover new places - beaches, mountains, waterfalls, caves and just about anything. And of course, summer in the Philippines is time for festivals and celebrations! It certainly gives me that feeling of joy and excitement that is "one of a kind".

HOTELS IN MANILA: Remington Hotel Manila, A Comfortable and Affordable Accommodation at the heart of Resorts World Manila


Two weeks ago, I was invited for an overnight stay at Remington Hotel Manila. I was quite excited as it is my first time to spend a night at this hotel located at Resorts World Manila in Newport City, Pasay, Metro Manila. It is right across NAIA terminal 3 and and a few minutes away from NAIA Terminals 1 and 2; a place perfect for passengers catching up their flights at the airport or for families seeking a stay-cation for the weekends. Is it really worth staying here for a night? That I have to know.

Pinoy Festival: Lucban's Pahiyas Festival, A Celebration of Thanksgiving for a Bountiful Harvest


The sleepy town of Lucban in the province of Quezon becomes more alive and colorful every May 15th as they celebrate the annual Pahiyas Festival. It is a celebration of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest in honor of San Isidro Labrador, the "Patron of Saint of Farmers". Beautifully decorated houses along the historic streets of Lucban amazed me as it is my first time to witness Pahiyas Festival.

Embark on a Delectable Journey of Discover-E with Electrolux


We, Filipinos definitely love to eat. Be it eating at the restaurants or at the luxury of our own homes, eating is definitely part of every Filipino gathering. In line with this, Electrolux, the global leader in household appliances, get on a journey to re-discover our appreciation of Filipino food, culture, and heritage through its Discover-E kitchen campaign.

UPDATED BATANES TRAVEL GUIDE: "How To Plan A Trip To Batanes" (Budget, Itinerary, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Expenses, Where to Eat and More!)

Batanes Travel Guide

The Budget Travel Guide to BATANES, Philippines

Planning my Batanes trip is one of the hardest I had so far. I planned it 3 months in advance by reading blogs and asking friends who've been there. Working on a set budget, it wasn't easy to decide whether to get a packaged tour or exploring it in "do-it-yourself (DIY)" way, where to stay, what to eat and outlining the itinerary. So, I'm sharing to you some information I gathered before and during the trip. Hope this will guide you on your Batanes trip soon!

Palawan - Shop, Dine, Relax and Enjoy at Robinsons Place Palawan in Puerto Princesa City


Together with other travel bloggers, we visited Puerto Princesa City to checkout Robinsons Place Palawan as well as to see and experience the natural wonders they are most proud of. Built on a 16-hectare property, Robinsons Place Palawan is the largest and first full-service mall in Palawan that cater to the needs of Palaweños as well as travelers visiting Puerto Princesa City. It's my first time to be here and I am quite excited to see what's in store for us in the so-called "City in a Forest".

WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO PRINCESA, PALAWAN: Go Hotels, A Place for Every Juan in Puerto Princesa!


Now, there's every place for every Juan in Puerto Princesa! Go Hotels, a chain of budget accommodation offers a decent, affordable and "feel-like-home" ambiance is our home for 3 days in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Located beside Robinson's Place Palawan, it is just 15-20 minutes away from the airport. Together with other travel bloggers we stayed here during the whole duration of our Puerto Princesa trip last week.

Ilocos Sur - Santa Maria Church, A UNESCO World Heritage Site


After exploring the province of Abra, we're off to our next destination - The Church of La Nuesta Señora de la Asuncion in Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur. From Bangued, we took an ordinary bus bound for Baguio City and told the bus attendant to drop us at the church. It took us about 45 minutes to reach the church. I included this in our itinerary for it is the only one of the four UNESCO-inscribed churches I haven't visited yet.