7 Things to Make Traveling Cheaper and Easier

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You have chosen your dream destination for your vacation, but you know you have a tight budget, so your dream can easily turn into a nightmare. To guarantee yourself a smooth trip, you should first do some smart and thorough planning. Here are some tips on making your trip more efficient and less stressful.

Travel Mindanao | CEDAR Waterfalls Trek in Impasug-ong

Dila Falls in CEDAR

Another day of adventure awaits the Travel Mindanao team in Bukidnon. It was time to leave Valencia and we’re then headed north to Impasug-ong. The team regrouped again at the town market in Malaybalay with Lai of PinayTravelista rejoining us after she left us at Lake Sebu. And this time to guide us is another Bukidnon local travel blogger and runner Earl of SuroyPilipinas. He had already arranged our transportation going to CEDAR in Impalutao, Impasug-ong. I don’t know what to expect of the place except for some nature hikes and a few waterfalls.

IGACOS | Monfort Bat Cave: Marvel at the Sight of 2.5 Million Bats

Geoffrey Rousette fruit bats in the cave

I made sure I allotted a day to do an inland tour around Samal Island. The objective was to visit a couple of waterfalls and also the famed Monfort Bat Cave which has earned itself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 for having the largest colony of bats in a cave. I must admit, at first my interest wasn’t really sky high on seeing this site as I thought it would just be trivial, but being there changed my opinion of this one-of-a-kind sanctuary.

Making the Most Out of Your Layover

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Traveling is fun. Period. No questions asked. But the worst thing about traveling is the actual traveling part. We all want to just hurry up and be in our nice plush hotel room, hanging out by the beach with a beautifully decorated cocktail in hand, or enjoying our sport or leisure activity of choice already! If we all had to eliminate one part of traveling, it would be the ‘getting there’ part.

Travel Mindanao | Placid as Lake Apo in Valencia Bukidnon

Marky contemplating by the lake

Our caving and rappelling adventure along the Pulangi River may have ended but the day for the Travel Mindanao team in Valencia Bukidnon continues. Sated from hunger, we were off to another exploration in Valencia. This time, we were headed to Baranggay Guinoyoran, famed for its crater lake named as the legendary Lake Apo. At the helm again to guide us in her hometown is Wandershugah. We rode a bus bound for Valencia and alighted at an intersection in Kisanday, Maramag where we hired a couple of heavy duty habal-habal (motorbikes) to Lake Apo, an awardee for the cleanest inland body of water in Mindanao.