Beautiful Boracay Island in the Philippines was recently named by Conde Naste Travel as number one in their ranking of the best islands in the world! The island is well known for its incredible beauty and its wide range of adventure sports. When I was researching beach options for my … Read more
Watching the Travel Channel is a great way to get a glimpse of the world without leaving the comfort of your couch, but they tend to put a glamorous spin on travel. Anthony Bourdain floats through exotic countries and makes it all look so effortless. Andrew Zimmern eats bizarre food … Read more
On the small Philippine island of Boracay, a security guard watches over a popular tourist hotel. He’s dressed in a gray uniform and stands at attention along the sand boardwalk running in front of the hotel. His eyes dart back and forth, always alert for suspicious people and aware … Read more
Last Fall, I returned home exhausted from an action-packed 14 days in the Philippines after attending my first TBEX conference. For those of you non-bloggers, TBEX stands for “Travel Blogger Exchange” and is a conference bringing together travel bloggers and travel industry professionals from around the world. TBEX Manila was … Read more
“The Shadow of Your Smile”, performed by an amazing group of Filipino musicians, sets the tone for my first visit to The Ruins of Negros. The song lyrics and images stuck in my head for days. Sometimes referred to as “The Taj Mahal of Negros”, the Ruins … Read more
The Philippines, being an archipelago of more than 7,100 islands, has a whole lot to offer for tourists. For first-time explorers, however, that bounty of potential Philippine destinations can make it hard to pick where to go.
Fortunately, there are tried and tested spots and attractions which never disappoint and … Read more
At the top of the stairs leading to the temple built into the side of the mountain, a cute little old man sits quietly at a table. This is his office, located in the shade of an old tree, and he’s assigned the important task of setting off fireworks when … Read more