Apologies for the lack of proper updates on this site for the past month as I’ve been busy traveling for the TravelMindanao Project. It was a thrilling whirlwind 20-days (and would have been more if not for Super Typhoon Yolanda’s unexpected arrival) but was quite fulfilling in discovering (and re-discovering) different facets of Mindanao. So what started as a joke from the recent WAT 2.0 in Iligan evolved to an advocacy, a call to action to Travel to Mindanao. With a group of 8 travel bloggers we explored Mindanao to showcase the sights, the people, the experience and hoping you consider Mindanao on you next travel plan. Here’s a snippet on some of the highlights of this project.
There is certainly no shortage of superb museums in the USA. This vast country has a correspondingly impressive selection of institutions, focusing on a diverse range of topics. Whether you are interested in art, history, science, space or anything else, you should be able to find the perfect museum for you.
Antigua offers sun and beautiful scenery, but for those who aren’t inclined to sit back and let the views pass you by there are plenty of great adventure activities to get stuck into. Flights to Antigua with flythomascook are great value, so if you love beautiful scenery, an adrenaline rush and saving money, take a look at what’s waiting for you and decide how soon you can go!
It’s time to share what I love about Palawan and El Nido is definitely one of the reasons why it’s one of my top favorite in the country. To kickstart 2014, Backpack Photography will hold an El Nido Photo Tour, to make it more interesting, we’re coinciding the photo tour in time for the Ati-atihan festival, but this time on a little known town of Barotuan. It’s an added photo opportunity to participants who would not only enjoy the sights but the culture as well. Read on for the details.
This month of November, I along with 7 other travel bloggers will give some travel loving to the much maligned Philippine region of Mindanao. Yes, starting November 6, we’ll be exploring Mindanao to experience and share with you destinations where you can safely travel through yet enjoy stunning nature trips, extreme adventures, mouth-watering delicacies, rich culture and the unique warmth of Mindnanoans. Let us change your perception of Mindanao and hopefully this TravelMindanao project would entice you to book your next travel here.
Florida. What a wonderful and sunny place it is! Once you find a couple of vacation days for you and your family, you should spend them somewhere where the sun is. And if you have kids then you should visit one special place you will both enjoy – Walt Disney World. That’s right; not just your children but you yourself will have fun in a family filled park!
“Let’s call this one Junakis Falls!” I remember Shugah telling the group as we were trying to recall the name of the first 2 falls we visited in Barangay Dalipuga. Well they don’t really have a name so locals consider it as part of the nearby Pampam Falls. There may be 23 falls in Iligan City but those are documented ones, this one had no name, but the crystal clear basin was calling and the cool cascades inviting. Oh what a start for our “waterfalling” adventure.
I must admit, Iligan City is one of those cities in Mindanao that sees little tourist because of its smeared reputation from past “bombing” incidents in the city. I even remember a friend telling me that “I have to dodge bombs there before I can visit the waterfalls”. But I learned many times already from past visits to Tawi-tawi, Basilan and even Cotabato to not hastily judge a place by how media perceives it. One thing I know for a fact, Iligan City has plenty of waterfalls, 23 of them documented, and for a waterfall chaser like me, I know I’m gonna have a field day in this city. More apt this time is that Iligan Bloggers Society, organised a Waterfalling Adventure Tour event, where in 5 days, we get to explore 7 waterfalls, experience the festivities and culture of Iligan. I only have to shell out a minimum amount, my flight ticket and I don’t have to trouble myself in logistics . How can I resist that? I signed up immediately and was lucky to be one of the participants to this year’s tour. It’s time to experience Iligan!