What Are Your Travel Necessities?

I am posting this to ask the online travel community about the most common problems you encounter when you travel? Specifically with your travel necessities.

Packing light has been the nightmare of most people who travel. Identifying what you need to bring with you when you travel is very important. I would like to know the usual travel necessities that you bring along with you and what problems have you encountered with it?

Let me share with you mine. I normally use a small sling bag when traveling. And I travel with my iPad most of the times. I use it to upload my photos, search for a place to dine and the must-see spots, and for social media purposes. My problem with it is that it can’t fit to a small sling bag. Another one is that, with my sling bag, it usually get cluttered when I put all my travel necessities like, digital camera, action camera, smart phone, power bank, USB cables, a book  and keys. And it usually causes a ding on my gadgets. I think I should get a sling bag that has several compartments. So, what are your common problems when it comes to your travel necessities? I would love to hear it.

Coron, Palawan–PARADISO!

It was an early treat for myself to visit one of the countries most popular destinations. For all beach lovers, Coron has been the most visited island in the archipelago in the past few years both by local and foreign travelers. I must say that this part of the Philippines has the most beautiful beaches and snorkeling/diving spots. To give you a glimpse of what happened with my most recent backpacking adventure, here’s a few pictures. (I will upload more photos as soon as I have them edited.) Also, the story about our Coron adventure will follow.


Pretty lovely island of Bulog Dos.


The other side of Banana Island. Pristine water and white sand beach.

Trying out over-under shot at Bulog Dos Island.

Trying out over-under shot at Bulog Dos Island.

Follow the leader.

Follow the leader.

That dramatic sunset over at Mt. Tapyas.

That dramatic sunset over at Mt. Tapyas.

Another golden hour.

Another golden hour.

Beautiful scenic view at CYC Beach.

Beautiful scenic view at CYC Beach.

Another shot at CYC Beach.

Another shot at CYC Beach.

My friend Ruby as Donya Ruby at Malcapuya island.

My friend Ruby as Donya Ruby at Malcapuya island.

Panoramic view of Bulog Dos Island.

Panoramic view of Bulog Dos Island. CLICK the picture to see the full beauty of the sandbar.

The perfect view you get from the far end of Malcapuya Island.

The perfect view you get from the far end of Malcapuya Island.

Forgive my ginger feet. I just want to show off how powdery white is the sand of Malcapuya Island. Do not miss this island if you happen to visit Coron.

Forgive my ginger feet. I just want to show off how powdery white is the sand of Malcapuya Island. Do not miss this island if you happen to visit Coron.

The private island of Bulog Uno. Pretty close to Bulog Dos that you can swin to get to it but you might get shot by the guards. :)

The private island of Bulog Uno. Pretty close to Bulog Dos that you can swin to get to it but you might get shot by the guards. 🙂

The Coron Crew.

The Coron Crew.


One of the many rock formations in Coron.

I Left My Heart In Bantayan



It’s been almost seven months after my trip to Cebu and I will try to recollect all that happened on my birthday trip. It was a 5-day vacation and a quick break from work. The main reason why I wanted to visit Cebu was for the cliff jumping in Malapascua Island. This has been on my bucketlist ever since I started backpacking. I even wrote a blog entry about it.

So I flew to Cebu last year, August 15 to be exact. There was a tropical depression during that time but Cebu has cloudy to sunny weather during my whole stay.


 The beach is all mine.


 A perfect place to just sit back and relax. Right?

Here’s What Happened

“What happens in Bantayan should not stay in Bantayan.” It is meant to be shared. An awesome experience in a paradise like this place should not be kept to oneself. My original plan was to visit Malapascua, Oslob and Camotes. But due to inclement weather condition and from studying the geographical location of the above supposed destinations, I decided to take the plan B. I made a few Google search and wallah! I found myself in the beautiful island of Bantayan. Nope. I did not just appear in that island out of nowhere. I took a four hour bus ride from Cebu proper to Bogo City. I was asleep the whole travel time (as always). I took the RoRo going to Bantayan. It was noon and the sun was up when the vessel landed in the island. I have no idea where to go. I remember that I did the same thing during my first time in Boracay. I do not know where to go. I do not know what to tell the habal-habal(motorcycle) driver when he asked me where I am staying. I asked him instead if he can recommend a cheap place to stay in. He brought me to a resort near the beach. It was a decent resort for its cheap price and its prime location. Located at the heart of Sta. Fe, Bantayan. Well, it was a low season anyway and only a few visitors are in there.


A peaceful haven where you can just be lazy all day and do nothing.

What Made Me Love Bantayan?

I settled in and took a short nap then headed to the town proper. Right after my lunch, a man approached me and asked if I would want to rent a motorcycle. I have never ever drove a motorcycle in my entire life. Yes, I have rode it but have not tried driving it. I know how to ride a bike. I can say that I am good at balancing but I do not know how to operate it. At the back of my head, I would love to try driving a motorcycle. I tried haggling and convincing the owner until we reached into an agreement. I was a bit nervous at first. I asked for a few things on how his motorcycle works. He said that the motorbike is automatic and where the brakes are and how to operate it. For Php300, I rented the motorbike for 24 hours. I brought my camera with me and I roamed the whole Bantayan Island the whole day.

What made this trip very meaningful, aside from the fact that it was my first time to drive a motorbike and that I don’t have a driver’s license, I get to appreciate the whole place in a different way. It tested my ability to be spontaneous. It took me into a sudden immersion with the locals unexpectedly. Taught me so many things that I never thought would occur during this whole trip.



A dilapidated boat at the Fisherman’s Wharf.

Barrio Fiesta. Dinner And Drinking Session With An Assassin.

I was lucky enough that on my first night in the island, one of the barangays in Sta. Fe was celebrating their annual fiesta. I was invited by the resort’s care taker to attend their fiesta. We went to his friend’s house. He introduced me to him and his family. A little chit-chat and a few shots. I learned that he used to work as a bodyguard in my hometown. It was our common ground. We then became instant friends and he started telling stories of his experience as an assassin. To be honest, I had a little heart attack hearing his stories. I pretended to be in awe. But after a few more stories and how his life was changed when he settled in Bantayan, I feel secured. I was relieve and felt secured. Sparkle (the nickname of our host) and his family were very accommodating. The food prepared by his wife was scrumptious. The booze was flowing. And we went back to the resort I was staying full and very satisfied. I did not spend anything on that night out. Another experience that I will never forget. One of the things I love about backpacking solo. Random people with amazing stories and a life-changing experience with them.

bantayanswimA boy’s early morning dip with his father.


Roaming The Whole Bantayan Island (Except for the town of Madredejos)

I went to a few spots in Bantayan. I was able to visit the Ogtong Cave, the mini-zoo of Ogtong Beach Resort, the bakawans/mangroves, the Bantayan town proper, Bantayan Nature Park and the Bantayan Fisherman’s Wharf. Everything became possible through riding a motorbike. Before I left Bantayan, my ride gave me a souvenir. Yes, I fell on the bike while trying to maneuver it. I got a few scratches but nothing really serious happened.

So, if you happen to visit this place in the near future, I recommend you try renting a motorbike to explore the island. But don’t forget to apply some sunblocks, put your sunnies on, wear a rash guard or warmer and a hat. Don’t forget to take some snapshots.




Where is gladJAYtor now?

Good day my dear avid readers! (As if I have a lot of readers.)

I would like to say sorry for not updating this blog site for some time. Honestly, I have been busy with few things. I have been surfing, exploring, surfing, working, surfing and a few more surfing sessions. Yes, I am addicted to surfing. I’m still learning a lot of things about surfing. Wait, did I just say surfing, again? Sorry, it’s just all over my system and I couldn’t help ’em. I just added this entry to let you all know that I am still alive. I did not fall off the cliff or died while swimming on the beach alone or get kidnapped by some bandits.


Please do not worry about me or that I might stop exploring because I get addicted to surfing. I still go to places from time to time. I still hike and climb mountains if the waves aren’t surfable (if there is such term). I still dream of going to places that most people would not dare set their foot on. I still crave to swim and discover beaches that aren’t popular and away from the tourists. I am still the same crazy dude who loves cliff jumping and traveling alone. (But  I found some cool friends who do the same stupid things that I love. They are as aggressive, brave and as crazy as I am. Now, most of the times I travel with them. But I will set my own trip to somewhere alone again, soon. I think everyone needs a “me time”.)


Photo credits:  Scher Padilla of http://schergoesplaces.blogspot.com

If you’re wondering, where the hell is gladJAYtor now? The answer is simple, he is just somewhere on his hammock, reading a book or contemplating about life. Or maybe he is watching the news while cursing some politicians (Yes, I do that!) Or maybe he is just somewhere in the happiest place on earth riding the waves.


Thank you for your support. I am happy to see that I still get around 150-200 views a day. Small things that makes me happy. Keep exploring my dear friends!

Anawangin-Capones Backpacking

*I wrote half of this blog in Anawangin.

While writing this, I can hear loud voices of children, men and women shouting in the background. They’re probably composed of 25-30 people including children. Seems like a family reunion. They arrived at about 8PM. They are setting up their huge tent and their loud generator. People usually seek for secluded beaches to camp out to achieve at least a peaceful night away from the city noise but unfortunately, these people are ruining it for campers like us.

I was supposed to meet my friends whom I have never seen after college and have missed me since I have been traveling lately. We were supposed to have dinner on Saturday. It was cancelled but I was so perky and wanderlust just attacked once again so I went on this trip even if they canceled on me. I urgently searched for possible destinations. Marinduque, Mindoro and Potipot was on top of my list. I have been hesitant with Marinduque since getting there is not easy and transportation means are not as consistent as compared to Potipot and Mindoro. So I have to choose from the two left on my list. Another thing I also take into consideration when traveling is the budget. Learning from online blogs that Potipot accomodation is much cheaper than that of Mindoro, I finally came to a decision.

I packed(light) my bag and went up north. I took the express bus going to Olongapo then transferred to an ordinary bus to San Antonio where Pundaquit is the jump off to Anawangin Cove. Yes, I am going to Anawangin. I left Manila at around 2pm and I arrived in San Antonio at around 5:30PM. The jump off to Potipot is roughly 2 hours from San Antonio so I decided to stay in Anawangin for the night since I missed this cove the last time we were in Zambales for island hopping. Anyway, it was around 6:50PM when I left Pundaquit for Anawangin. I rented the whole boat for Php1,200 (I was crying inside while handing the money over to the boatman.) including an island hopping to Capones the next day. I arrived in Anawangin in less than 30 minutes. No rough waves this time unlike our Nagsasa Cove trip where my friends got scared with the waves and decided to end the island hopping early.


The bangkeros (boatmen) I hired were so accommodating and helpful in setting up my tent. It was dark already and I was tired due to no sleep since I came from work the night before. After fixing my things, I took a good 30 minute dip into the water. It was dark but a few people were also swimming. I was refreshed and amazed because it has been a while since my last night swimming. Plus the fact that the sky was full of stars and the water was so calm, I couldn’t help but to appreciate a moment like this. Another thing that amazed me was the planktons that turns into a glowing thing. Everytime you move your hands or feet they lit up and they looked like fireflies underwater. I felt like a child again. I was floating on the water while stargazing and it was perfect. (Ikaw nalang ang kulang!) I saw a couple of falling stars and I wished for something. What did I wish for? Mind your own business. Kidding!



Some locals and travelers sleep by the beach.

The next day, I woke up early and jogged bare foot along the shore line. After a good 15 minute jog I had my breakfast and went up the hill to see the beautiful sunrise. I wasn’t disappointed. I got what I wanted. I stayed for at least an hour up there. Taking pictures of the magnificent scene, sunrise and my new hobby die cast.


After a few minutes the sun rays were harsh already so I decided to go back to my tent. I asked the boatmen to fetch me at around 8AM for the Capones Island tour. It was just 7AM when I reach the camp site so I decided to take a dip. At 8AM I waved goodbye to Anawangin and whispered a promise to be back again. In less than 25 minutes, we landed the Capones Island. The lighthouse as its main attraction is very inviting. The edifice of this structure is something similar to what we have back in my hometown(Masbate). The ruins of it’s main building to the vandal on its wall to the staircase up to where you can see the full view of the island reminded me of the Jintotolo Lighthouse. (I remember climbing that more-than-a-century-old-lighthouse every summer.)




To get to the lighthouse, you need to hike for about 10 minutes. The trail is very easy and it is not really steep. I even saw some men and women in their 50’s with their family hiking up but stayed downstairs of the lighthouse. The way up to the lighthouse is not recommended for old people (senior citizen) and small kids. On your way up, you will be sweaty as the staircase is enclosed and no open window for the air to come in. Bring a towel, hat/cap, camera and water. And PLEASE, bring your trash with you when you go back down. I was disappointed as how people leave their trash inside the lighthouse. No one is taking care of the lighthouse and you come in this island for free. No entrance fee whatsoever. Please be a responsible traveler.

This is inside the lighthouse. Plastic bottles left by the so-called “tourists”!

Vandalism not only seen in school and mall toilets.

My Anawangin-Capones tour ended with seeing not just one but two(2) sea turtles. I was amazed to see them. Thinking that this sea creature no longer exist in this part of the country.


Travel tip: If you are planning to have a tour in Capones Island, it is recommended to get there the earliest possible as this place is getting crowded as in CROWDED that you need to wait downstairs and fall in line before you get to see the view.


My freestyle itinerary and expenses:
Aircon bus from Caloocan to Olongapo – Php225
Ordinary bus from Olongapo to San Antonio Php44
Got off at the wrong place, had to ride another ordinary bus for Php10
Tricycle to Pondaquit for Php70
Boat for Php1,200 (includes island hopping to Capones)
Entrance in Anawangin Php100

Boat rental

Anawangin Amazing Pundaquit Boat Tours (Facebook page)
Anthony Gonzales – 09198437370

Package -boat ride, tent, entrance fee, water, charcoal, ice(cooler), island hopping, free use of shower before and after, cooking utensils
Minimum of 10 pax per package

Boat ride only-Php200 per head, minimum of 10 persons per boat (entrance fee not included)

Jefferson Roldan-09483606054

Hayahay In Boracay

*Hayahay is a Bisaya/Cebuano term for convenience or comfort.

As I have said on my previous posts, I travel spontaneously. One of the most spontaneous trips I had is my trip to Boracay last year. I had no plans of going to Boracay actually. I was on a 9-day mandatory leave at work and I was planning to pay a visit to my hometown–Masbate. I then browsed the net looking for the cheapest airfare; I compared the rates from different possible airports. Legazpi, Masbate, Roxas City, Iloilo and Aklan were among the closest airports as there is no direct flight to our island. Aklan was way cheaper amongst the five. So I booked for Aklan 3 days before my flight. Aklan is just 2-3-hour drive to Roxas City. From there I can take a boat for another 3-4 hours to my hometown–Jintotolo Island. Yes, I am an island boy!

During my flight I was contemplating on pursuing that side trip to Boracay. I did not make any hotel reservations nor did I make any itineraries. (Oh I suck at doing itineraries!)

The plane has landed the Kalibo International Airport at 5A.M. and I am still undecided. With just limited money I have on me and knowing that Boracay is a first class beach destination; thinking of my possible expenses might be a nightmare.

The stingy ego of me reacted violently suggesting that I should just go home because my lola(grandma) missed me so much. The adventurer ego of me wanted to give it a try for at least one night. I boarded the van with so much anxiety and doubts. I’m really undecided. I just want to go home.

While on the road, fear and uncertainty is consuming me. A lot of what ifs again have clouded my mind. It felt like my first time to travel alone going to somewhere unfamiliar and chills are creeping in. I was new to this thing called backpacking. Plus, knowing that you do not have a lot of money in your pocket is really risky. Three and a half hours I found myself lining up on the counter to pay my environmental fee then bought a ferry ticket. About 15 minutes, the tricycle drivers greeted us (fellow ferry riders) and was too aggressive by grabbing our bags to offer us a ride to our hotel. Yes, I have set my foot on Boracay island.


I shared a tricycle with a young couple (I bet they’re boyfriend/girlfriend–who cares?!). The driver asked me where I am going. I was speechless. Froze for a while and then I blurted “Bring me to where they are going.”

Nope! I am not sharing a room with the couple. I don’t even know them.
It was a bit long drive from the port area to station 2, where the couple have their hotel booked. I have internet connection on my iPad so along the way, I was browsing for the cheapest hotel/inn. Thank heavens I have been reading Journeying James’ blog since I started backpacking he has been my virtual tour guide. Lucky me, one of his recommended resorts is in Station 2.

The resort was not easy to find. But with the very first thing I learned in backpacking which is to ask directions from the local, it was no sweat getting there. I have asked about five locals on my way to the resort. Around 10AM, when I entered the humble Friendz Resort lobby. A backpacker refuge in Boracay. (FYI: Friendz Resort was awarded 2011 best hostel in the Philippines and recommended by Lonely Planet.) They have amazing staff. I was served my free welcome drink upon checking in. Coffee!!!

I did not waste my precious time. I only rested for a few minutes. I quickly change into my favorite board shorts then ate breakfast at one of the restos in DMall. I then strolled around the shore line. Then went for a swim. A bit of sun bathing (this was around 2pm) then I went back to my resort. Slept for about 2 hours then back to the beach. Swam. Watched the magnificent sunset. I now understand why people love this paradise. One of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen.


WHERE TO EAT: (I know most of us loves to eat when traveling)

1. Olé – this is a mexican restaurant around DMall. I can’t remember what I ordered but one thing I still remember, when I left this establishment, I was full and satisfied! I’d definitely visit this place again. Price: Php200-250 servings are good for 2. I eat a lot. 😀

2. I❤Backyard BBQ- Also found in DMall area. Steak and BBQ are best served here. I might sound exaggerating but, yes, their BBQ is so tender. Best BBQ so far. (I was glad to learn that they also have a branch in Makati. Near my office.) Price: very reasonable. Around Php100-175.

3. Friendz Resort- I stayed for 3 days in Boracay and my breakfast for 2 days were courtesy of my resort. Not for free though but the price is reasonable as well. They are served with the brightest smiles by their friendliest crews. I love this place! Price: Php100-175.

If you are on a budget and want something you are familiar with like McDonald’s and Mang-Inasal, worry not! Both establishments have franchise in the island. Or if you want the classic karenderia type, there are few of them near the main road. If you want something classy, go to the finest hotel in the island. There’s a wide variety of cuisine to choose from in Boracay. So, forget about your diet. Deal with it once you get home.

WHERE TO STAY: For solo travelers, this has always been a problem as you shoulder the room rent alone. But lovely that there is Friendz Resort in Boracay.

Dorm-type room for Php500 per night at a walking distance (about 2-3 minutes walk) to the beach is not bad at all. Friendly staff and owner, nicest fellow backpackers, free wi-fi, free use of common area and computer, free use of billiards table. Plus a free mini-concert from local singers-exclusive party hosted by the resort. What more can I ask for? I had a good time in this place.
**Rates vary per season. During peak season, the rate is Php700 per night.

Blooper: When I arrived at the resort, some of the guests who are staying in the resort were playing billiards and some are having their breakfast. Most of them were foreigners. (One more thing I learned in backpacking is to be friendly and approachable.) I was approached by a guy in his mid-40’s and introduced himself. He said he’s from The Netherlands or some European countries, I can’t remember. I introduced myself and was being polite. A little chit-chat and to make myself sound like more welcoming since he is visiting our country, I told him “I hope you enjoy your stay in the Philippines!” Then he said, “Oh, I own this resort. I hope you enjoy your stay here!” That was very awkward. I just smiled but at the back of my head, I was cursing myself already. LOL



I’m pretty sure every beach-goer in the Philippines has heard of this island. Powdery white sand beach, unspoiled and is comparable to that of Boracay minus the hotels, restaurants and bars. But the beauty of this paradise leaves one breathless and amazed.
The island welcomes its guests by the turquoise water and fine white sand upon arrival. It makes one realize that “the world is meant to be explored and its beauty is to be admired!”



There’s more to sand, salt and sea in Calaguas.
If you are into hiking, you can witness the sunrise at one of the hills of approximately 200 meters above sea level near the beach. Not only the sunrise and sunset that makes one in awe of its beauty, it also gives you a 360-degree view of the island which let you see the neighboring islands too.

20130422-124940.jpgThe view of sunrise from the mountain top.

20130422-125134.jpg Witnessing sunset by the beach.

Sunset is best experienced by the beach. Just take a moment, sit on the sand while you stare at the sun as it dives into the west until it turns the whole horizon into different colors of pale orange, red and yellow.



Things To Do In Calaguas
-Bring your goggles: Snorkeling on a crystal clear water is very tempting.
-Don’t forget your sunblock: Swimming on a turquoise water is like no other.
-Condition your muscles: Trekking to the mountains is best in the morning for sunrise viewing.
-Camping: Bring your own tent or rent from the locals. No hotel accommodation in the island.
-Jogging: You can start your day by jogging barefooted by the beach just like what my friend did.
-Photo shoot: The beach as your background will get you more likes on Facebook. Also ideal for group pictures.
-*Frisbee: Just bring your own frisbee then ask your friends to play with you.
-*Beach Volleyball: The net is waiting. Just bring your volleyball and ask other campers to play with you.
-*Skim boarding: Waves are ideal for this sport. Again, bring your own equipment.


Do you have any questions or comments regarding this article? Feel free to get in touch with me by leaving a comment here or you may send me an email at victoriousjay1@gmail.com. I’m also on Twitter. Please follow me @gladJAYtor. Also on Instagram, @Traveling_GladJAYtor. Enjoy your trip and keep safe!

Top 5 Undiscovered Beaches in Luzon

Beat the heat! Let’s go to the beach!

Are you the type of person who hates crowded, overrated and touristy beaches? Do you want to soak yourself in crystal clear water, enjoy the white sand, witness the sunrise and the beautiful sunset, stargazing or watch dazzling fireflies at night? I bet you want to try all these but your next question would be, how much is the budget? My answer is, that would be the least of your concern.

Let me give you my top 5 undiscovered beaches near the capital city of the Philippines.

1. Burot Beach in Calatagan, Batangas — This has been one of my favorite destinations. I have been to this remote beach in Calatagan. I blogged about it twice and I must share with you that this has been the most viewed entry in my entire blog site.


With only Php1,500 all-in, you can have an overnight stay in this white sand beach. To learn more about this trip you can read my previous blog about Burot beach.

2. Kwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon — Another hidden paradise in Quezon. This beach is not so accessible, I tell you. But that’s also the reason why this place remains uncrowded and have preserved its beauty. You have to travel for about 5-6 hours to get here. A few transfers from bus to jeepney to tricycle to boat and a bit of trekking. But don’t lose heart, my fellow traveler. Nature-lovers and adventure-seekers love this place.


White sand, pristine water, caving, stargazing and fireflies will live up to your expectations. The most stars I’ve ever seen in my entire life, I’ve seen them here. I was also amazed to see some fireflies at night during my last visit here. Oh, the budget: Php1,500 all-in. That’s for an overnight.


Directions on how to get here? Read my blog about Kwebang Lampas.

3. Sitio Liw-Liwa in San Felipe, Zambales — Going up north, to my most favorite place when it comes to scenery. The country-side view of Zambales has always been what I look forward to. I always sit on the left side window of the bus going north. I always want to see its beauty. Mountains, trees, grass of different shades(it adds drama to the view, I swear!), the sun and everything in between. It always have this cinematic feel. Anyway, Liwliwa is a sitio in San Felipe. If you are not into surfing you would not hear of this place. Not white sand, not as famous as Anawangin Cove but there is something about the place that captured my heart.


How will I explain this? The place is quite small, very laid back life, with people who just love to smile, a clean beach, a secret haven for surfers who hates crowded sea and quiet place. There is something more about the place. I just don’t know how to elaborate but this has already been my favorite place in Zambales. I feel like I’m a local of this place and I think I can stay in Liwliwa for a long time. I just discovered the place last February and I have been there thrice already. I met some new friends who have been inloved with Liwliwa and made this place their every weekend destination since last year, consistently.


Now it’s your turn to discover the place and tell me if you love the place too! How to get there? Read my blog about Liwliwa. Budget is Php1,500 for 2 days and 1night.

4. Nagsasa Cove in Pundaquit, Zambales — I told you I love Zambales! Most beautiful places are not easy to reach. They usually include butt-numbing bus rides, scary-boat rides and trekking. But the place relieves all the muscle pain and little heart attacks you get from boat rides. Yes, you have to deal with rough waves. Not to scare you, but I’m just setting your expectations. But again, the view will make you forget that you are still in the Philippines. No exaggeration. From the rock formations, still water of the river, picturesque view and of course the falls it make you stay a little more in this cove.



Read more about its beauty here.

Budget: Honestly, I did not list down my expenses during my trip to Nagsasa. I was with my friends. I lost track of our expenses. But safe budget would be Php2,000 as the boat rental is kind of pricey plus you have to hire a tour guide if you want to trek to the falls.


5. Cagbalete Island in Quezon — White sand bars would be it’s trademark! I think the whole stretch of the island is white sand. You can trek, swim, kayak, snorkel or just beach bum on this not-so-commercialzed island of Cagbalete.

Budget: Another trip with my friends which means, I don’t list down my expenses. But I’m pretty sure it was not more than Php3,000.



Tips: For this kind trip where in you get yourself exposed to the sun don’t forget to bring your sunblocks/sun screen. It is also advisable that you bring a cap/hat, malong, umbrella(if you’re comfortable that way) or anything to give your head a shade and protection from the sun. Also don’t forget to apply mosquito repellant lotion as these places are home to insects that might cause irritation to your very sensitive skin.

My request: Please ALWAYS keep our beaches clean. Do not throw your trash on the beach or just anywhere. Love them as if you own the place. Let other people experience its beauty.

Keep exploring!

Do you have any questions or comments regarding this article? Feel free to get in touch with me by leaving a comment here or you may send me an email at victoriousjay1@gmail.com. I’m also on Twitter. Please follow me @gladJAYtor. Also on Instagram, @Traveling_GladJAYtor. Enjoy your trip and keep safe!

Wondering How Manila Looked Like Back in 1938?

I came across this video on Facebook and really fascinated at how was Manila like back in 1938. I felt educated and proud after seeing this video. You must take time and watch this to get a glimpse of how our capital city looked like back then.

Credits goes to the owner of this video:
travelfilmarchive (Youtube user name)

You may also watch more related videos on Youtube.

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