TRAVEL GUIDES

HOW TO SLEEP ON A PLANE

Many of us do not love the idea of long plane trips because of the discomfort it may bring. So here, I have collaborated with Mary Johnson, an experienced fashion, travel, and shopping blogger to give you tips on how to properly sleep on a plane. During the last years, prices of flight tickets as well as hotels got more reasonable ...

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World Cup 2014 Travel Guide

World Cup 2014 Travel Guide

It’s common to hear the phrase “the world stops” in relation to the FIFA World Cup. Indeed, it does seem as if once every four years work and other obligations matter a little bit less (at least in participating countries) as people all over the world tune in to a month of incredible international soccer competition. But this year in ...

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TRAVELING: WHEN FACT IS REALLY FICTION

PTB Blog Carnival

Those who have been following (if there are) my blog, you probably would have noticed by now my so much gusto for the movie The Beach, which was based on a novel of the same title by author Alex Garland and made famous by then-26-year-old Leonardo di Caprio (he’s turning 39 this year).

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GONE TOO SOON

Marie

Rowjie: Palalabs, nag-message si DJ. Kaiz: Oh? Rowjie: Naaksidente si Marie. Kaiz: Oh? Rowjie: Car accident. Kaiz: Okay naman siya? Rowjie: Patay daw yung mga kasama. This day last year, at around 1PM and while in the middle of deep slumber, Rowjie woke me up trying to tell me something. I wasn’t sure if he too was shocked by the ...

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BASCO: NORTH BATAN

Basco, Batan

Basco, the gateway to the northernmost province of the Philippines, is also the capital of Batanes. Located in Batan Island, Basco is politically divided into six barangays—Ihubok II (Kayvaluganan), Ihubok I (Kaychanarianan), San Antonio, San Joaquin, Chanarian, Kayhuvokan making it the largest municipality in the island in terms of population and land area.

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MAHATAO: SOUTH BATAN

Mahatao, Batan

Mahatao is definitely one of the most famous municipalities in Batan Island because of its several popular tourist attractions. It also is the town next to Basco when you’re going to the southern part of the island via the National Road. Mahatao is divided into four barangays: Hanib, Kaumbakan, Panatayan, and Uvoy. It is the smallest town in Batan in terms ...

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BATAN ISLAND ON MOTORBIKE

South Batan

When Rowjie and I arrived in Batanes, we had no definite itinerary and basically had no idea on what we could do around the province. We were staying there for eight days and I didn’t do enough research because we wanted to just go wherever our feet take us. Or maybe I was just too lazy. Anyway, the only thing ...

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THE LIFE-CHANGING TRAVEL THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN

Wego Life-Changing Travel Story

What you are about to read isn’t some inspiring or heartwarming travel story with amazing photographs to go along with it. This is not your typical fairy tale where everything ends well. Instead, you’d be reading, a boring narrative on how travel can change one’s perspectives in life, which in this case is mine. It is one of the most-anticipated ...

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ITBAYAT IN ONE DAY

Itbayat Airport

Half day tour in Itbayat, said someone. WUT? As in WUT in high pitch! After the death-defying three-hour boat ride from Basco,  after becoming a human pachinko ball, after you vomited all throughout the trip, you’re leaving again tomorrow? You must be kidding. Traveling from Basco to Itbayat isn’t a joke. If you need two days to see the major ...

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ITBAYAT ISLAND BUDGET GUIDE

Itbayat Island, Batanes

Going to Itbayat, the largest among the three islands of Batanes, can be a lot expensive especially when you’re traveling alone because of its distance being the last municipality in the northernmost part of the Philippines, literally the last frontier. But hear me, it’s all worth it! Just the boat ride alone is one thing you cannot forget for the ...

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