One of the toughest predicaments travelers face is how to get from Point A to Point B in the least stressful way possible. Deal breakers include the cost of travel, time convenience, and accessibility of transport. Biyaheroes, an online booking transportation solution, is easily a DIY Traveller’s best friend. With the sheer number of people taking … Continue reading BIYAHEROES: The Best Online Bus Booking Platform in Manila! Try it!
Aside from its coveted weather and otherworldly landscapes, Sagada is blessed with stunning limestone caves filled with millennia worth of history. The most popular locations for caving activities are in the Sumaguing, Lumiang, and Balangagan Caves. Here, adventurers can test their limits while exploring ancient burial grounds and magnificent rock formations. Most tourists opt for … Continue reading LUMIANG TO SUMAGUING CAVE: Conquering Sagada’s Cave Connection!
Log Cabin has made a name for itself as a favorite among both locals and tourists in Sagada. This rustic home was transformed into a bar, restaurant, and then lodge in the 90’s by Dave and Janice Gulian. In its early stages, Log Cabin was a bar exclusively for foreign dignitaries. Food was incorporated into … Continue reading LOG CABIN: A Cozy Retreat in Sagada (A 2016 Review)
Sagada’s mysterious Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley attest to the 2,000-year-old Igorot burial traditions that have fascinated the world. Pinewood coffins suspended with primitive wires and ropes along limestone cliffs act as vessels to heaven. The departed assume a fetal position, as it is believed that souls should leave the earth the same way they … Continue reading SAGADA DEATH RITUALS: On Hanging Coffins, Panag-Apoy and Echoes of Old Igorot Traditions
Whenever I think of Sagada, visions of cloud-filled vistas and verdant landscapes with a mystical allure come to mind. There is something just so transcendental about Mountain Provinces—it’s probably because they’re so close to the sky! On our visit to the chilly Mountain Province, the team embarked on adventures that tested us in every … Continue reading Sagada’s Marlboro: Basking in a Sea of Clouds at Kamanbaneng Sunrise Peak! (Photo Essay)
Getting the opportunity to visit Indonesia was one of the most eye-opening journeys for me. Along with 20 style, travel, and local influencers, I traversed Komodo-filled forests and plains, watched legendary sunrises, swam with a hundred species of fish, conquered steep hikes that led to stunning vistas, and immersed myself in a culture that is … Continue reading INDONESIA: Experience the Wonders of Indonesia on your Next Trip in 2017!
The Royal Ambarrukmo is more than just a hotel—rather, it is a documentation of the the rich history leading up to its modern transformation. Bearing witness to the turn of the Mataram Kingdom right up to the Indonesian Republic we know today, the hotel was initially a venue reserved for royalty and foreign dignitaries. Notable … Continue reading THE ROYAL AMBARRUKMO: Rubbing Elbows with Kings and Presidents through History
The Sasak, a predominantly Balinese ethnic group, makes up 85% of Lombok’s population. Lombok was previously a feudal state divided into small, ruling kingdoms that followed mixed belief systems such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Animism. By the 16th century, the majority of the Sasak converted to Islam, but maintained old religious practices—creating a uniquely Lombok … Continue reading SASAK TRIBE OF LOMBOK: How Ancient Traditions Still Endure in the 21st Century
Celineism stands on one of the peaks of Padar Island overlooking the one of Indonesia’s most breathtaking vistas. The Komodo National Park makes up 26 of the 17,508 islands of the Republic of Indonesia. Situated in the Lesser Sunda Islands between East and West Nusa Tenggara, the park covers 1,733KM squared of land and water. … Continue reading KOMODO NATIONAL PARK: On Dragons, Terrific Treks & Pink Beach!
If I had dollar for every time my friends would give me a weird look when I say "I don't like donuts", I'd probably be a millionaire by now (not really). Excuse the hyperbole, but donuts are probably the last thing I'd be craving. So when I was sent to do a taste test at Mister Donut, I had a gamut … Continue reading MISTER DONUT: How The New Cake Collection Made Me Like Donuts (sort of)