Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

As Asian, the warmth of summer is something that has already been embedded in my system. I hail from a country that is up to a snuff when it comes to the world’s top summer destinations. This explains why my wandering feet will forever itch for estivating at the umpteen beaches and mountains of the Philippines. Doing that used…

The Highlight Of My 30-Day Vacation

Leaving the country a couple of years ago was an epoch in my life. So many things took place from then till now and the most noteworthy is after almost 11 months of waiting, I was again back to the east for vacation last 19 February 2014. A few days before that day, I prepared…

CamSur Watersports Complex And Its Eco-Village

More than a month ago, I spent my second vacation (February 20-March 24, 2014) in Pili, Camarines Sur, and part of my supposed travel itinerary was to  to take a bath at Tinandayagan Falls in Libmanan and visit the first ever tropical Strawberry Farm in the south at Ocampo. However, the ever powerful intruder called budgetary constraints got…

Let There Be Light!

Christmas remains as the most celebrated festival, if not the most important holiday, in the world without much of the cultural, regional, and religious barriers to date. No wonder, all roads lead home at Christmas. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sonyboy Fugaban (@thewanderingfeetandmind) To herald the yuletide just around the corner,…

A Hideaway Amid The Slaving Corporate World

Working in a very busy and modernized city of Makati, taking a break once in a while to recharge the battery is a must. About five years ago, I came across an article in a magazine that talked up communing with nature by hugging a tree or being near it. Various researches on the latter…

Revisiting The Most Famous Cave In Cagayan Valley On A Whim

The whole of A Sophomore Section went rowdy as soon as the teacher announced that all are required to be part of the field trip to Callao Cave in March. The teacher smiled. He just let the students express their uncontrollable excitement–high school days circa 1998. Before the images of the green waters and greenery…

When Things Are Bright And Beautiful

It all started when I saw my son playing blissfully with the slippery earth, the warm-season cogon grass, and the almost piercing golden rays of the sun three years ago. That’s when I figured out he is bound to appreciate nature’s simple wonders just as I do. I have long understood how important it is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

Whenever I think and see the vast cerulean sea, I feel comforted. The world  instantaneously turns quiet and untroubled. And when I am dipped in it, I feel embraced by the arms of a celestial, gentle angel, which makes me want to settle in like for a long long time. Related articles Weekly Photo Challenge:…

The Playground Of Demigods And Nephilims: Tarak Ridge

I once read that all mountain landscapes hold stories. And those stories may come from what we read, from what we dream, and from what we create. One of my most notable climbs before leaving the country more than a year ago is at Mount Mariveles, most popularly known as Tarak Ridge, in Bataan. The…

Sitio Madlum: Another Bed Of Adventures At The North

Our recent climb to Mount Manalmon in Sitio Madlum three months ago is probably the most memorable as far as the word adventure is concerned. Sitio Madlum not only boasts the historical Mount Manalmon, it also brags other adventuresome places such as the very enchanting river (Madlum River) with a backbreaking monkey bridge on and white…

Rediscovering One Of The Country’s Historical Treasures

To pay tribute to the upcoming Lent, which is only three days from now, I was prompted to post about my Visita Iglesia (Church Visits) to two of the most prominent churches and one not-so-known church in two different regions of Luzon. I have the most visited and miraculous church of Our Lady of Manaoag…

A Magical Site Trip To Lobo Beach Club & Spa

The town of Lobo is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the province of Batangas because of its beautiful beaches. The coastlines enveloping the five barangays of Fabrica, Masaguitsit, Olo-Olo, Malabrigo, Soloc and Sawang could be a refuge for travelers wanting to temporarily escape the bustles of everyday life, not to mention the…