One Awesome Adventure at a Time…

One thing I love about the Philippines is its abundance of adventure opportunities that await the most curious and adventurous in spirit. We have been exploring the country ever since we started our blog journey seven years ago, and we haven’t stopped. 🙂

I would like to share with you our 10 Awesome Experiences that we set out to conquer one adventure at a time this year.

1. Food Trip in Los Baños✓ DONE

We heard so much about its quaint restos, best carabao’s milk and the beautiful UP Campus there. Watch out for the food trip series in Los Baños!

2. Go Baguio (Road Trip to Baguio Part II) –  ✓ DONE

We went on a road trip to Baguio for the second time this year, and we fell in love with it all over again.

Baguio Food Trip Part I.

  1. Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente’s Mama’s Table Private Dining
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever…
  3. BenCab Museum Experience & Cafe Sabel @ BenCab Museum
  4. Hill Station & Mt. Cloud Bookshop
  5. Happy Tummy & Wright Park
  6. Cafe by the Ruins Breakfast!
  7. Eve’s Garden Lunch
  8. Hotel Elizabeth and Bliss Cafe

Watch out for the feature on our Baguio Food Trip Part II!

3. Rejuvenate with a 5-day Detox  ✓ DONE

Finally, we were able to go on a five-day Detox Retreat @ Nurture Farm. Our bodies desperately need to go back on the road to wellness and a well-balanced existence.

I’m excited to share the day-by-day details of the retreat soon…

4. Long Weekend to Subic with the Boys   ✓ DONE

Subic is making a comeback as an ideal long weekend destination for Manileños.

Watch out for our Subic Adventure series…

5. Wellness Escape at Enchanted Farm

Bamboo Grass Palace
(Photo by Dharma Dreams)

I’ve always wanted to visit Gawad Kalinga’s Enchanted Farm. We will finally get the chance with FLOW’s Farm, Yoga, Samba Weekend! Talk about hitting several birds with one stone!

6. Explore Lake Sebu 

(Photo by Ivan About Town)

Ever since Ivan’s Lake Sebu feature, I’ve been planning to bring my family to see it for ourselves. Before the year ends, we will visit Lake Sebu. 🙂

7. Sagada Finally!

(Photo by Wikipedia)

One of the few foodie places that I have not been to in the Philippines. I’ve been researching for a travel guide to Sagada for some time now. We will conquer it this BER season. 

(Let me know if you have any tips! 🙂 )

8. Boracay with the family!

I’ve been to Boracay almost every year–but usually with Rache or with a group–but never with the boys. This year, we plan to enjoy Boracay together with the whole family!

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9. Discover Tabucol

(Photo by Tabucol Bird Sanctuary)

We love organic retreats, and we plan to head to Tabucol Bird Sanctuary soon…

10. Food Trip and Beach Escapade in Davao 🙂


(Photos by Pearl Farm Resort)

And last but not the least, we plan to get to know Davao’s foodie secrets and beach escapes. Share with me your tips, please! 🙂

Life is short. Let’s Get Out More with our friends and family!

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9 thoughts on “One Awesome Adventure at a Time…

  1. Hi Anton! It’s nice to know you have Davao in this year’s bucket list. You should try the buffet at Eden Nature Park’s restaurant as I am sure you will love it. And then croc meat at Riverside Grill. Have fun!

  2. Finally! I was really hoping you’d visit Davao.
    Davao tips:
    1. Eden Nature Park
    Around P500 per head with buffet lunch and day tour. Reservations must be made. The kids will surely enjoy Indiana Jones.
    2. Ahfat Seafood (Victoria Plaza Compound): They have three branches in one compund. And all branches are almost always full during lunch and dinner.
    What to order: crabs, steamed lapu lapu or pompano, spicy spare ribs, chinese style beef, green soup, bird’s nest soup
    3. Jack’s Ridge (top of the hill): Grilled foods. There’s a coffee shop that serves durian coffee. Good view of the city. Best to go at night.
    4. Penong’s: the number 1 chicken bbq in Davao. You can find it almost everywhere. Always full on lunch and dinner. So come early or late. Order manggang hilaw with bagoong and kinilaw for appetizer. Observe: all waiters are male and bald.
    5. Buffet:
    Nanay Bebeng’s
    Marco Polo
    6. Space burger. A lot of my guests from Manila like Space burger and I don’t know why. They even want to franchise.
    7. Aling Foping’s Halo halo in Matina Town Square. Make your own halo halo. :))
    8. Outland adventure, crocodile park, Zorb.

  3. Sagada:
    1. You MUST try the buffet at the Log Cabin (food changes depending on what the available ingredients are — the chef is french (story is he biked around the world and decided to settle in sagada)
    2. Try the yogurt & cookies at the yoghurt house
    3. Egg pie at the Lemon pie house
    4. There’s a small bakery near the hospital that serves really good cinnamon rolls. It’s pretty cheap too –19 pesos per piece

  4. I am waiting for your Los Banos post. I studied and lived there for almost 7 years and I am interested to see if you’ve discovered the secrets of our beloved college town. 🙂

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