There are two mangrove areas that I know of that were developed for ecotourism. There’s one in Subic, and another one in Calatagan, Batangas. I was excited to find out that there was a mangrove forest open to the public in Lobo, Batangas as well. There’s nothing like an outing that has a bit of … More A mangrove forest in Lobo
Day 2 in Lobo was dedicated to seeing this town’s claim to fame: the Malabrigo Lighthouse and the pebble beach. The drive to Brgy. Malabrigo from the main town was easy-breezy – it’s straight all the way, road conditions are excellent, and the view is just super nice. We just had to stop and take … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself 2
Batangas. It’s every long weekend’s best friend. It’s also the province for all seasons, as one travel blog put it. 😀 There’s a lot to love about Batangas, given its wonderful, natural attractions and close proximity to Manila. But for something less ubiquitous but still pretty as a postcard, Batangas harbors a secret spot called … More Lobo: Where you can have a bit of Batangas all to yourself
We don’t need a lot of reasons to go to Tagaytay. Lunch is a good enough reason. We went to Sonya’s Garden because we couldn’t convince anybody else to come with us on a 2-hour drive for a salad (as how some men would put it). Of course there’s more to Sonya’s than it’s famous … More Tagaytay for the soul
Laiya is the gift that keeps on giving. Just around the corner from the city, it patiently waits to welcome you back every time the call of the sea becomes difficult to ignore. I was dead set on a beach trip especially since my visiting brother-in-law expressed interest. For a while then it seemed that … More Family beach break in La Luz
Coming off from a meal that was heavy but not as satisfying, I zeroed in on the most healthy-sounding restaurant from TripAdvisor’s list of ‘top-rated restaurants’ near 88 Hotspring Resort: Herb Republic. There are so many terms for restaurants like this nowadays, it can be a little confusing – vegan, vegetarian, farm-to-table, organic. In the … More Hello, Laguna! Herb Republic
We are the kind of family that likes to take their vacations in a relaxed, unhurried manner. It was something we consciously decided on beginning with our first out-of-the-country trip as a family for Akira’s 1st birthday. We were travelling with seniors (J’s parents) and a baby. We agreed that if most people could fit … More The secret to a Tan-tastic vacation
My, how this place is developing. This wonderful Saturday in Nuvali had me wanting a bike so bad in my life. I need to have a bike the next time we go here. That’s Akira having a Peter Pan moment, making sure her shadow is keeping up 😀 The dog barely could! It’s a lovely mall, this one. … More Hello, Nuvali!