The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

In time for the Kadayawan Festival, Davao will be hosting the second leg of the Regional Travel Fair that will be held on 16-18 August 201...

In time for the Kadayawan Festival, Davao will be hosting the second leg of the Regional Travel Fair that will be held on 16-18 August 2018 at the SM Lanang Premiere.

The first leg was held in Legaspi, Albay last 17-20 May 2018, which joined by travel tour operators, travel agents, domestic hotels and resorts, destination management companies and domestic airlines from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Starting August 14, Cebu Pacific , the country's largest airline, will start servicing the Manila-Melbourne route, 3 times weekly with ...

Starting August 14, Cebu Pacific, the country's largest airline, will start servicing the Manila-Melbourne route, 3 times weekly with fares as low as Php7500, banking on the rising number of Filipino tourists in Australia.

Bluewater Day Spa recently celebrated the successful grand opening with a official ribbon-cutting ceremony of another branch at Banawe , Q...

Bluewater Day Spa recently celebrated the successful grand opening with a official ribbon-cutting ceremony of another branch at Banawe, Quezon City – one of the busiest business districts in the metro.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony was joined by Bing Limjoco (Philippine Chamber of Commerce President), Ms Mary Simisim (CEO), Christian Bautista, Ms Thia Thomalia (Ms Eco-Tourism), Benjamin Alves, David Licauco, Janeena Chan, Ervic Vijandre and Mr Carlo Orosa.

Me and My Town is the newest Magazine and Travel show in the Philippines that will be aired on GMA News TV. It aims to promote the unique ...

Me and My Town is the newest Magazine and Travel show in the Philippines that will be aired on GMA News TV. It aims to promote the unique charm of cities and towns in the country by featuring its tourist attractions especially lesser-known yet worthy destinations.

Kathy San Gabriel visits the the City of Imus ( photo from Me and My Town)

The travel show will not only highlight famous tourist destinations in the Philippines, but also to showcase culture, heritage, food and the arts. It will also feature sustainable tourism as well some of the advocacy being implemented by the local government and several groups or organization. 

On my second day in Kota Kinabalu, we went to Jesselton Point, a prominent ferry terminal to Labuan and Brunei and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park,...

On my second day in Kota Kinabalu, we went to Jesselton Point, a prominent ferry terminal to Labuan and Brunei and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, to avail the package tour for Manukan Island, Sapi Island, and Mamutik Island. The tour rate is MYR MYR50 which includes boat transfer and terminal fee. There's also a Sabah Park's Conservation fee of $20 per pax (for Non-Malaysian). If you want a hassle-free tour, you can enjoy a day tour with KKday to experience the Malaysian excitements!


We went first to Sapi Island, the smallest island of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. We took a big speed boat and we're like flying above the calm water. It's a bit scary to ride on their speed boat because it's like you are riding on a jetski. No worries, each passenger must wear life jacket before the trip. Good thing we arrived safely in the island. Going to the island was really fast. It only took around 10 minutes to reach the white sand beach. It's packed with tourists (especially Koreans and Chinese). There're also lots of speed boats around wooden stilts. It's not advisable to visit the place during holidays or peak season. Sapi Island can get this crowded at times, especially during summer season.

Aside from my clothes, shoes and travel gadgets, I want to make sure I have my grooming essentials in my travelling bag whenever, wherever ...

Aside from my clothes, shoes and travel gadgets, I want to make sure I have my grooming essentials in my travelling bag whenever, wherever I go. It's really important for me to look good and smell good all the time. Two of the grooming essentials that I always bring are perfume and wax or pomade.


Recently, I received a package from Mane Coon. The brand sent me pomades and solid perfumes. The packaging is classy and manly. Honestly, it's my first time to see a solid perfume. The perfume is oil-based which is in a small unique metal box. On the other hand, the pomade is in a circular metal box which is covered with a black box ( I forgot to shoot the box).

Most of the travelers right now are traveling multiple countries in just one trip. There are some countries that border only one country, w...

Most of the travelers right now are traveling multiple countries in just one trip. There are some countries that border only one country, with only land borders being counted. One of the examples of that is travelling from Malaysia to Brunei. Aside from taking an airplane or ferry, you can reach Brunei from Kota Kinabalu by bus.


Its very easy to travel from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, to Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei in a single day. You can take bus, ferry or airplane. But, if you want to save money, I highly recommend to take either bus or ferry. No worries, it's comfortable and safe.

If you are planning to spend your holiday / vacation to Kota Kinabalu or travelling for a business trip, information on how to get to KK i...

If you are planning to spend your holiday / vacation to Kota Kinabalu or travelling for a business trip, information on how to get to KK is one thing that you need to know. The best way to reach Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia is by airplane.


Travelling by air is the most convenient and fastest way to reach Kota Kinabalu. If you are travelling from Brunei, you can do it by bus, by ferry or by airplane. You have three options to reach KK but I highly recommend to book a flight because you would save a lot of time.

When you hear about Pangasinan, what is the top thing that comes to your mind? I'm sure we have same things in mind, the very famous &q...

When you hear about Pangasinan, what is the top thing that comes to your mind? I'm sure we have same things in mind, the very famous "Hundred Islands” where you can enjoy island hopping; and the tasty “bangus" (milkfish) which is the highlight in Bangus Festival .” Maybe some of you are thinking beautiful white beaches in  Bolinao or old churches and ancestral houses in Dagupan. 


In our recent travel in Pangasinan, we found this hidden paradise resort nestled amidst a fishing village in one of Pangasinan’s pristine beaches – the Masamirey white sand beach. The name of this beautiful beach resort is Masamirey Cove. It took us more than 5 hours to reach the resort via land transportation. It is a cozy resort which accentuated by the tropical Asian architecture of the luxurious amenities and conveniences.

Whether it’s summer or rainy season, Baguio is one of my favorite destinations in the Philippines that I frequently visited. Not only the g...

Whether it’s summer or rainy season, Baguio is one of my favorite destinations in the Philippines that I frequently visited. Not only the good weather, it also offers a lot of beautiful destinations and delectable dishes.


Recently, The Manor Hotel, one of the premier hotels in Camp John Hay, invited me to join their especial occassion called Triple Treat : A Symphony of Comfort and Luxury, Incredible View and and Service Excellence. This event aims to promote The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio Country Club and The Forest Lodge, and other hospitality and tourism establishments, as well as promoting Baguio as preferred tourist destination in the country.