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India-bound: Exploring Off-beat Kerala for Nature Tripping and Holistic Healing

Hard to imagine that vibrant Kerala, the state where the perennially-busy Kochi airport which is home to Air India Express is located, was once relatively little-known as a tourist destination, taking a backseat to Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. That’s all history now as Kerala is but obviously holding its own when it comes to drawing tourists with over 10 million flocking every year. But it’s nice to know that even a popular state as Kerala still has its relatively off-the-beaten track destinations, places with a lot less tourists per square feet.

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Rivers Romblon

Cantingas River: Cleanest Inland Body of Water

It seems there are several title holders for the “cleanest inland body of water” in the Philippines. Good thing about this is it shows how many natural clean body of water we have. Bugang River in Pandan, Antique was the first I know to have the title through the Gawad Pangulo ng Kapaligiran. There’s also Lake Apo for Northern Mindanao. Cantingas River in San Fernando, Sibuyan Island in Romblon adds to this merry list of clean body of waters in the country.

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Islands and Beaches Romblon

Cresta de Gallo: Sibuyan Island Sandbar Paradise

Found at the southern tip of Sibuyan Island is one of Romblon’s raw gems worth daring the often tempestuous waters of Sibuyan seas for. Cresta de Gallo, named after its shape resembling a rooster’s comb, is an island with fine white sand beach and stunning sandbar. No commercial establishments or structures. Just pure tropical island paradise.

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Japan Travel

From bustling Tokyo to Snowy Sapporo, here’s how to Save Big in Japan Travel 2020

A Guide on Flight Tickets To Japan  

Up until recently, planning a trip to Japan seems to be a prohibitive proposition.  Aside from the airfare, there’s the thing about Japan’s high cost of living which can translate to rather expensive travel costs.  Good thing that travel has evolved and come of age with more affordable fares and rather inexpensive options – if you know where and how to look for them.  Let’s start with transport: with cheap flights to Japan deals, you can start planning your Japanese jaunt sooner than later.  If you want to save even further, watch out for Jetstar flight promos at Traveloka online.  In that way, you can save even more and have more cash for splurging on other things like shopping, dining and sightseeing.

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Romblon Travel Waterfalls

Waterfalls of Sibuyan Island

Sibuyan island is one of the most fascinating in the country in terms of biodiversity. Its 445 square meter area is home to more than 123 species of trees (54 are endemic), estimated 700 vascular plants species, 131 species of birds, ten fruit bats and more animals that have yet to be catalogued. A naturalist haven that it wasn’t many are calling this the “Galapagos of Asia”. But Sibuyan Island should be called by its own character, home of the world’s densest forest and rich biodiversity. I was excited to finally step on this island of MIMAROPA and glad to be able to explore the waterfalls of Sibuyan Island. There are around 44 waterfalls but only a number accessible to tourist. Check them out below.

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Mountains Nepal Travel

6 Best Treks in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal is the dream of every trekker, indeed, Nepal never disappoints its visitors. It is possible in every season as it offers a unique landscape, geography, climate, and is blessed with a diverse range of flora and fauna. 

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Islands and Beaches Romblon

Sun Setting at Bonbon Beach Romblon

There is no shortage of spectacular beaches in Romblon. While “good beaches” vary to taste on a personal level, for me the qualifications comes down to the sand quality, the surrounding environment, the waters and awe factor. Strip off any establishments or fancy gimmicks, it always comes down to the bare nature of it all. That’s why I’m loving Bonbon Beach (sometimes spelled as Bon Bon) in Romblon. About 5km from Romblon Island, Poblacion. Privately owned, but open to the public. Stretches of gorgeous coastal white sand beaches leading up to a panoramic sandbar. Oh boy I envy Romblon for having this.