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Kalanggaman Island: A Beautiful Island Paradise in Leyte Philippines!

January 17, 2018

There are many places that have left us speechless, but Kalanggaman Island takes the cake for one of the most beautiful islands on our list.  It’s crazy to think, but these photos just don’t do it justice.  As beautiful as it may look from the perspective of our camera lens, these images pale in comparison to the real view you get while standing on the edge of the water, toes in the…

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Falls in the Philippines: Kawasan Falls Cebu

January 2, 2018
Kawasan Falls Cebu

Our Visit to Kawasan Falls Cebu Swimming in bright blue turquoise water is definitely bucket list worthy and Kawasan Falls offered us the opportunity to do just that. Situated on the west side of the beautiful Island of Cebu, this majestic waterfall is one of the Philippines most popular tourist attractions. For that reason, we left bright and early & on a weekday as to avoid heavy crowds. (If you are…

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A Visit With the Mangyan People of Mindoro Philippines

September 19, 2017
Mangyan People

A Trip to Mangyan Village Traveling is all about coming across the unexpected, at least for us. Usually, we plan our trips as best we can but we like to leave a little room for spontaneity. On our planned trip to Talipanan Falls, we stumbled upon something we didn’t expect – Mangyan Village. Here we had the opportunity to meet the Mangyan people and get a glimpse of what…

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Collect Moments, Not Things | A Few Thoughts on Long-Term Travel

September 17, 2017
collect moments not things

“Collect Moments Not Things” One of the most common questions we are asked is “how do you afford to travel so much?”. Well, we’re definitely not part of the Hilton family and no, we did not hit the lotto. Our answer is simple – we work hard and collect moments, not things. Every day, we are all bombarded with the latest trends. We see it on magazines, billboards, televisions and even…

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Temple of Leah: The Taj Mahal of Cebu in Barangay Busay

September 8, 2017
Temple of Leah

Our Visit to the Temple of Leah The Temple of Leah may not have a long history, but it can be said that Cebu officially has it’s very own Taj Mahal. This Cebu Temple was constructed in the year 2012 as a symbol of an undying LOVE. Business Tycoon, Teodorico Adarna (Grandfather of actress Ellen Adarna and owner of Queensland Motels) constructed this huge edifice for his late wife, Leah Albino-Adarna.…

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Boodle Fight at Isdaan Floating Restaurant | Laguna Philippines

August 28, 2017
Isdaan Floating Restaurant

After spending a few days in Cabuyao Laguna, Melody’s cousin recommended a visit to Isdaan Floating Restaurant. She described it as a place with Thailand feels and great food. Since it was nearby, we decided to bring the family along for a day of photo taking and dining the Filipino way, ‘Kamayan Style’. The restaurant is known for their ‘Boodle Fight’ and we’d highly recommend it. We arrived a little…

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TayTay Falls Day Trip: Majayjay Laguna Philippines

August 23, 2017
TAY TAY

TayTay Falls, also known as Majayjay Falls, is one of Laguna’s best known attractions. The two story high waterfall cascades into a large pool of clear water which serves as the perfect place for swimming with family and friends. The abundant greenery surrounding the falls also provides the ideal backdrop for photo taking. If you love nature, be sure to have your cameras ready. Mother Nature certainly performed some…

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Child Poverty in the Philippines: Our Visit with Street Children in Cebu

August 21, 2017
Street Kids Philippines

Cebu City, Philippines – We were strolling the city at night when a scene made by 5 or 6 boys made our hearts sink. To be honest, they noticed us before we noticed them. The sight of a ‘foreigner’ in the Philippines signals hope for many. This is the frame of mind we keep when approached by a local with souvenirs for sale, a child with their hand out, or…

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Oriental Mindoro: Things to Do in Puerto Galera Philippines 2017

August 18, 2017
Things to do in Puerto Galera Philippines

Puerto Galera Philippines is known among tourists as a marine sanctuary with it’s numerous snorkeling and scuba diving spots.  In fact, the area is designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and has some of the most diverse coral reef diving in Asia. Aside from the wonders below the sea, Puerto Galera is also included on the list of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays of the World. Whether you are above or…