9 Photos that reveal the hidden charm of Sorosoro Springs Mountain Resort

I used to cringe when I see posts headlining “Instagrammable sites” as if blogs only encourage people to visit places for the ‘gram… Then I realize, I myself, take lots of pictures when I travel, in fact, in this recent trip to Sorosoro Springs Mountain Resort Batangas, I took 4 gigabytes of photos and videos, …

Celebrating Freedom in the Peaks of Mt. Ulap

If you think you’re bad at being happy, you probably are. And if you think hiking a mountain can invoke that happiness you desire, it probably could.  You see, the great Greek philosopher Thucydides understood it very well. Having the courage to take on challenges (like a mountain traverse) is liberating, and this freedom leads …

What to do in Calaguas: Day hike to Small Baguio

There are many ways to have a wonderful time in the islands of Calaguas, including camping waterfront and a day hike to the steep hills of Small Baguio.  When you think of what to do in Mahabang Buhangin (Long Beach) in Tinaga Island, one of the major islands of Calaguas, your itinerary for the most part …

Going Back to Daranak

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My wandering feet took me to a green paradise in Tanay, Rizal…  The splendid Daranak Falls.  This nature beauty nestles humbly at the foot of the Tanay mountains, about 57 kilometers east of Manila and approximately 1 hour away from my hometown. Daranak (or dadanak) came from the Tagalog phrase …