Born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines, road trips and beaches are a part of my life. When I was younger, we’d go on a 6-hour drive to Baguio and back to Manila in one day. And during summer, we’d travel to Bataan, Batangas, and Cavite to have fun on our beaches.

Fast forward to today, I’ve been blessed to have friends and loved ones who love traveling and discovering new spots in the Philippines. With them, I had the privilege of hiking in Kalinga to meet the oldest mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattoo artist), Apo Whang-od, couchsurfing in the Mountain Province and Bohol, road trippin’ to Bicol and swimming with the butandings (whale sharks), and going on numerous weekend getaways to Zambales, La Union, and Tagaytay. (Read: 21 Best Places to Visit in the Philippines)

If you are planning on a trip to my side of the world, I hope that my well-researched travel guides, tips, and stories will inspire you to pack your bags and fly to the Philippines to enjoy our beautiful beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and rich culture and heritage. (Read: Is the Philippines worth visiting in 2024?)

Thank you for visiting and I hope that, in whatever space you’re in now, you will get something from reading the posts here. Enjoy!