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Typhoon Beach, Danjugan Island

Leaving Sipalay was heartbreaking. We could have stayed longer if time permitted. Due to the uncooperative weather condition, we missed some of its priced natural attractions, which made us feel that the trip was incomplete. Also, I will surely miss the acquaintance I made, especially the staff of Easy Diving and Beach Resort, who had been very helpful. To negate the sadness, I thought of good memories and better pictures Read more

The sunrise is always stunning at the peak of Mount Kiltepan in Sagada

Sagada is one of the few places in the Philippines that preserved indigeneity. Pre-Spanish burial customs; freakish way to remember the dead (panag-apoy); barter change; strong influence of the local tribal leaders called Dap-ay; and strange planting, harvesting, and wedding ceremonies – all these are still part of the ways of life of Sagada people. Located in the central Cordillera Mountain Range, reaching it is…a bit of a challenge. But don’t think about the Read more

The enchanting Kapurpuran Rock Formations

Thinking for a place to visit on your long weekend or vacation days? Why not check Ilocos Norte, the northwestern-most province in Luzon island. And if you are wondering how to spend your time there, here’s a list of awesome things to do. You can reach Ilocos Norte by a 10 to 12-hour bus ride or via a 45-minute flight. Church of San Agustin (Paoay Church) – Municipality of Paoay The Church Read more

taal volcano main crater

There are two ways to enjoy your visit in Taal Volcano Main Crater. You can take the regular tourist trail, and then enjoy a panoramic bird’s eye view of the crater or hike your way up [then down] via the Secret or Kalawit (Calauit) Trail, and then witness not just the beautiful panorama of the lake but also experience the warmth of the sulfonated water. How to get There Board a Read more

After looking for the best way to spend a weekend, I made a last minute registration with Travel Factor’s Conquer Sagada tour. I was a solo joiner. I boarded a bus with group of strangers, all with the same destination. I had minimal expectations during that moment and my primary goal was to, at least, enjoy the trip. Meetup with TravelFactor Staff Without counting our guides, Tikoy and Ron, I first Read more

I slowly drew out my left foot from being sunk-in in the red mud when I smelt a rancid odor. It was a hydrogen sulfide-adulterated smoke that tried to escape from a long incarceration below the ground. Though dog-tired, it felt like a thorn was being pulled out of my throat. “Yes!”, I exclaimed, “I am close!”. I can already see the resting huts uphill, the summit of Taal Volcano Read more