A Sagada Primer
Within the Cordillera Mountains in Northwestern Philippines lies an enchanting town called Sagada, one of the six (6) provinces of the Cordilleras. Here’s a primer for those who want to visit Sagada for the first-time!
Lake Buhi, Camarines Sur
What we appreciated most was that we were along the shores of Lake Buhi. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll see the Mayon Volcano from a distance - it’s distinct, perfect cone peering through the mountains surrounding it. There are places around Lake Buhi Resort where you can just chill, watch your kids run around, and take a moment of mindfulness.
Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens & Spa: Your Quick Getaway From Everything
Our son discovered what fireflies were, the feeling of fish munching on your feet, and enjoyed the cityscape from a vantage point. Wouldn’t you want this for your own kids? If you are in need of a quick escape from the bustling city, then go here. We swear, it is worth the drive up.
A Hidden "Boracay" in Mariveles, Bataan
We made a four-hour drive from our humble abode in Fairview to the southernmost tip of the Bataan Peninsula. There, you’ll reach Camaya Coast. We learned how it was once secluded cove - accessible only to local fishermen. Now, you can see it transforming into a prime leisure resort and residential development.
Tiaong, Quezon: Beguilding Glimpse of Villa Escudero
While it’s hard for us to admit, we all need a break. A time where you can enjoy the present, without thinking about what meal to prepare the next day. A break where you can be in touch with yourself, and enjoying unplugged time with family On a recent blog post we shared on A Momma Abroad, we recall our soul detox in Villa Escudero.
A Glimpse of Claveria, Cagayan
Last December, my boys and I decided to go on a 5-day road trip up north ~ a family tradition we do every end of year. We spent a few nights in Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. Unfortunately, it was raining hard throughout our stay in Pagudpud (Amihan season for that area, sadly), but on one of the days that the weather was forgiving, Bobby and I decided to drive all the way to Claveria, Cagayan (the nearest town from where we were).
San Juan, La Union: Feels Like Home
The first time we were here, pre-Yñigo days, Bobby & I would drink under the stars, listen to the waves crashing into the shore, talking about how life would be. Who would have thought that we'd come back, somewhat do the same things, but this time with our kulit son in tow?