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Northern Luzon 360° Road Trip Adventure

The goal of this road trip is to travel to Sta. Ana, Cagayan from Manila. From there the group would tour the island of Palaui before heading back to Manila. Sounds pretty easy huh? However, I promised my readers that I'd make basic travels into adventures. then again, this road trip's challenging adventure is not by choice but due to unexpected circumstances. 

Frequent travelers to Sta. Ana, Cagayan would attest that the straight forward back and forth trip from Manila to Sta. Ana would be 24-28 hours long. This Northern Luzon 360° Road Trip Adventure however took me and my friends almost four days to accomplish.

Overall we spent a total of 50+ hours on the road and only more than half a day to explore. The root of all this if you'd ask -is the suspension of two of the biggest bus companies plying the route to Cagayan. So how did our adventure go?

Day 1 Saturday

Upon learning of the bus suspension the hard way (we learned about it on the day of our departure). We decided to …

Best Tour Guide in Ilocos Region

Ilocos Region is comprised of the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. Rich in history and natural beauty these provinces will be a good choice to start your adventure. However, this article will focus mainly on the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.

If you're planning a trip to these two provinces, then Kuya Jomar is the guide for you.
What I admire about Kuya Jomar Villaluzis his jolly and respectful personality. It was my wife who actually found out about Kuya Jomar through the countless bloggers who were very satisfied with his services. I'm proud to confirm that he never failed to live up to his reputation.

If you want to avail of his services, (which I highly recommend you do) you can contact him in these numbers:
Smart: 09203183945
Globe: 09159074537
Sun: 09438326263

You can choose any of (or all) of these tour packages*:
Vigan Heritage City Tour  Laoag, Batac, Paoay Tour Pagudpod North TourPagudpod South Tour*rides included
Here's the rate…

Food Trip: Cabalen (ATC)

Our food trip today is all about an eat-all-you-want restaurant that focuses only on Filipino cuisine. Join me as we visit Cabalen (ATC Branch)!

It all started in 1974 when the Cabalen Family of San Fernando, Pampanga opened a small Bahay Pasalubong Restaurant. It focuses only on selling specialty food dishes. Later on, it grew into a restaurant called "Ituro Mo, Iluto Ko". Gradually the restaurant gained fame which leads to the establishment of the first restaurant with carrying the family name in 1986. It was in West Avenue, Quezon City that the first Cabalen "Eat-all-you-can, Eat-all-you-want" restaurant was established. From then on the family opened more restaurants around the Metro and the rest is history.
My first encounter with Cabalen was probably a decade ago when I use to pass by it in Robinson's Place in Manila. However, it was only a few months back when I first had a real chance to taste its dishes.
My first visit to Cabalen was when I was invited t…

List of Festivals in the Philippines: May

Do you want to witness and be part of the exciting and colorful cultural activities in the Philippines in this month of May
Then check out the list of popular fiestas or festivals happening this month.

Pahiyas Festival
Location: Lucban, Province of Quezon
Details: The festival is celebrated every 14th to 15th of May. Its highlights are the colorful facade of houses decorated with leaf-shaped rice paste wafers called kiping . This colorful festival honors St. Isidore the Farmer, the patron saint of farmers. The word pahiyas came from the word payas which means to decorate or decoration.

Mayohan sa Tayabas
Location: Tayabas, Province of Quezon
Details: The festival is celebrated every 14th to 15th of May. Its highlights are the Hagisan ng Suman and the all male procession. This festival honors St. Isidore the Farmer, the patron saint of farmers. It is one of the three big festivals held in Quezon on May 15th.

Arana't Baluarte Festival
Location: Gumaca, Province of Quezon
Details: The festiv…


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