The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts flocked to Lima, Batangas last May 4 to join the first leg of Spartan 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Regi...

Many athletes and fitness enthusiasts flocked to Lima, Batangas last May 4 to join the first leg of Spartan 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Regional Series. This race aims to prepare competitive Spartans who want to be qualified for the Asia Pacific Championships in August.


The Spartan Race 2019 at Lima Technology Center features the Spartan Sprint, a 5-kilometer (km) race with 20 obstacle courses, the Spartan Beast, 21-km with 30-obstacle-courses and the first-ever Hurricane Heat 12-hour race.

It hurts so much to see children crying, hurting and dying in this world. Every time I see photos, videos and articles about child refugees...

It hurts so much to see children crying, hurting and dying in this world. Every time I see photos, videos and articles about child refugees, it really breaks my heart. Over 68 million people around the world are currently displaced from their homes. They flee their country for their safety, looking for a new place to rebuild their lives.


According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), refugees around the world walk an estimated 2 billion kilometers every year to reach the first point of safety. The global campaign called "2 Billion Kilometers to Safety" calls on people all over the world to cover this distance traveled by refugees through individual acts of solidarity. These acts when taken together, acknowledge the resilience and strength of refugees.

Every Lenten season, a lot of local and international tourists are traveling to the province of Marinduque to witness one of the oldest re...

Every Lenten season, a lot of local and international tourists are traveling to the province of Marinduque to witness one of the oldest religious festivals in the Philippines, the Moriones Festival. It is an annual event celebrated during Holy Week where men and women in costumes and masks replicating the garb of biblical Roman soldier. But aside from being a festive destination, there are many reasons why to visit Marinduque any time of the year. I have listed some of the most popular tourist spots and attractions in Mariduque.


In our recent famtour in Marinduque, we visited some of the beautiful destinations that you should not miss to visit if you are in this province. Enjoy their white-sand beaches, heritage sites, man-made attractions and local delicacies. By the way, both of my parents are from Marinduque. They grew up in the quiet town of  Sta. Cruz.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Taiwan ? I guess you would say Taipei 101 . But aside from being famou...

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Taiwan? I guess you would say Taipei 101. But aside from being famous for its super tall skyscraper, Taiwan offers a lot of natural scenery, world-class theme parks, interesting heritage sites and a great weather.



In our recent famtour in Taiwan, we visited some of the must-see destinations. Here are the places that you should include in your itinerary.

Are you looking for a destination that will celebrate a festival this May? I have listed some of the popular May Festivals in the Philippin...

Are you looking for a destination that will celebrate a festival this May? I have listed some of the popular May Festivals in the Philippines to give you an idea of which ones to visit.


Here are the list of May Festivals in The Philippines

1. Pahiyas Festival

Pahiyas Festivals is one of the country’s largest and most colorful festival held every May 15th at Lucban and Sariaya in the province of Quezon. It's thanksgiving to San lsidro, the patron saint of farmers. This festival showcases a street of houses which are adorned with fruits, vegetables, agricultural products, handicrafts and kiping, a rice-made decoration. There's also a competition for the best ornamented house.

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Are you planning to visit Pangasinan soon? If yes, travel to  Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos. It's the  first national park...

Are you planning to visit Pangasinan soon? If yes, travel to Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos. It's the  first national park and a protected area in the province of Pangasinan. It features over 100 hundred islands and islets scattered in Lingayen Gulf.


Going to Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos is a 5-hour ride in a bus. You can find a lot of public transportation in Cubao going directly to Alaminos. I must say, it's still one of the best destinations to visit this summer, perfect for family outing, team building and barkada getaway. It features white sand beaches, caves, limestone rocks and cliffs, snorkeling spots and a lot more.

Traveling to Marinduque is now faster and more convenient. Thanks to Cebu Pacific. This budget carrier offers direct flights to Marinduque ...

Traveling to Marinduque is now faster and more convenient. Thanks to Cebu Pacific. This budget carrier offers direct flights to Marinduque thrice weekly. Flights to the island province will take less than an hour compared to the eight to nine hours of travel by land and ferry.


Cebu Pacific is the only airline operating flights in and out of the Marinduque Airport through its subsidiary Cebgo. Flights are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, out of the NAIA Terminal 4 (Manila Domestic Terminal) in Manila.

Baler is one of the best surfing destinations in the Philippines, a truly haven for surfers. The town is famous for its high waves making ...

Baler is one of the best surfing destinations in the Philippines, a truly haven for surfers. The town is famous for its high waves making it the main tourist asset drawing surfing crowds from October to February. But Baler is not all about the endless surf of Sabang Beach, you can find here a lot of beautiful destinations and interesting activities.


Surfing

Sabang Beach is the most popular beach in the province of Aurora. It features a long stretch of sandy shoreline, shallow ocean bed and gigantic waves. There are several surf shops along the beach that offer surfing lesson and board rentals. Fee is P300 which includes surfing board and surfing lesson which will last for an hour.

As a racer, you’re most comfortable in your race suit. It’s not exactly flannel pajamas, but when you’re racing you feel alive, in your el...


As a racer, you’re most comfortable in your race suit. It’s not exactly flannel pajamas, but when you’re racing you feel alive, in your element and seen in a way you don’t normally get looked at. You’re cool! You’re invincible! You’re brave! Under all of that, you might be a little itchy. Perhaps you feel a little bulky where there shouldn’t be a bulk? Your pant leg is bunching at the ankle because your legs don’t quite fit? Forget the pre-made sizes and have your suit tailored this race season!


 Tailoring Improves Comfort

Most races, especially motocross, endure and hare scramble, are not a walk in the park. Though the adrenaline will be pumping, pushing you to that finish line, a simple flaw in motocross jerseys can have you wishing the race was done already. Get your suit to a tailor before race day! A suit that doesn’t fit can cause chaffing in places you might not have even considered.