Madison 101 Hotel + Tower | Review

Located in the heart of Quezon City near Smart Araneta Coliseum and Broadway Centrum, the Madison 101 Hotel + Tower welcomes you in a contemporary and warm atmosphere. You will enjoy peace and comfort of their room for a well deserved break after your busy work.  

Madison 101 features 101 dormitory rooms and 34 modern designed hotel rooms, which are all air-conditioned. Each of their guest rooms are tastefully decorated and perfectly equipped to provide comfort and relaxation. The dormitory room is perfect for students and young professionals that master their craft.

MassKara Festival 2016 | Bacolod

MassKara Festival is one of popular festivals in the Philippines which started in the early 80’s. The annual celebration held every October by locals in Bacolod, known as as “The City of Smiles.”

MassKara Festival | Photo by Syron Grande Jardeniano

The fun festival features a parade of locals wearing unique and colorful mask and a streetdance competition where participants are wearing also mask and beautiful costume while dancing to the beats of the drums. Other activities include the MassKara Queen beauty pageant, musical concerts, drum and bugle corps competitions, carnivals,  food festivals, sports events,  agriculture-trade fairs, garden shows, and other special events.

Dingalan Aurora | Travel Guide

Aurora is famous for its surfing spots in the town of Baler. The province is also known for having unspoiled beaches, amazing rock formation and pristine waterfalls. One of the newest tourist destinations in the province that attracts a lot of outdoor enthusiasts is a place called "Dingalan."

Dubbed as the Batanes of the East, Dingalan features breathtaking view of magnificent blue sea and stunning rock formations. No wonder why they compare it to Batanes. This newest attraction has also a lighthouse. You can the feel here the cold breeze of the wind and it's really refreshing. Get an extra careful if you're taking pictures or selfie. Please also don't step on the solar panels because you might break it or you will break if you fall down into the ground.

Subic Beach | The Hidden Gem in Sorsogon

For those who will plan to explore the wonders of Bicol Region, visit the beautiful Subic Beach in Matnog, a municipality in the province of Sorsogon.

Enjoy the long stretch of fine white sands and crystal clear waters, as it relax your eyes on the wonders of Subic Beach. The whole area is peaceful and pristine. There are lots of trees in the beach where you can stay to protect its you from the direct heat of the sun.

Calayan Island | A Pristine Island in the North

Calayan Island is not just an ordinary island in the north. It is the  home to some of the most unspoiled white beaches in the country, featuring amazing rock formations, breathtaking waterfalls,  majestic caves, enchanted forest and other beautiful natural structures.

Calayan Island

Calayan is one of the municipalities in the province of Cagayan. The town is the largest of the Babuyan Islands which is composed of four islands namely: Calayan proper, Camiguin, Dalupiri and Babuyan Island. Near the town is  Fuga Island which is considered as part of Aparri municipality.

Casapsapan Beach | A Beautiful Beach in Aurora

If you already visited Baler and Dingalan, head over to Casapsapan Beach, located in the town of Casiguran Aurora. The beach is famous for its unbeatable fine sand and crystal clear waters which will give you a relaxing feeling. 

Casapsapan Beach 

Casapsapan Beach is not that yet famous compare to other beaches in Baler. The beach features fine and creamy sands, pristine blue sparkling waters, and five hectares of virgin mangrove which will truly take your breath away. You can find here different resorts that offer affordable room accommodations where you can stay overnight. For those backpackers, you can pitch a tent for Php100.

Dingalan | An Island Paradise in Aurora

Aside from Baler, another reason to spend your weekends or holiday vacation in Aurora is an island paradise called Dingalan.

Dingalan is located in the  the southernmost town of Aurora Province, Philippines which known for white beaches, caves, waterfalls and rock formations. It's 3-4 hours drive from Manila which is accessible by road through the Northern Luzon Express Way. You can see lots of mountains and rice fields along your way going to the island.

Sunburn Music Festival | A 24 Hour EDM Party in Pangasinan

Sunburn Music Festival will be held on August 27 to 28, 2016 at the Bay Area of The Capitol Grounds in Lingayen, Pangasinan.

Sunburn Music Festival is an electronic music festival (EDM party) thet will feature best of the best DJ's from around the world. This 24 hour rave party will definitely give party goers an awesome night with lots of great music and entertainment.

Club Balai Isabel | A Resort Near Taal Lake and Volcano

Club Balai Isabel offers a breath-taking view of  Taal Lake and world -famous Taal Volcano. It's is a residential resort community situated in Talisay, Batangas, an hour and a half drive from Manila.

Not only the cold weather, Tagaytay is  famous by its view of Taal Lake and its volcano which is  the jump off point  for treks to the crater. Some tourists usually think this is the best spot to have a personal view of smallest volcano in the world.  Visit Club Balai Isabel in Talisay and you can also see here amazing view of the lake and its volcano.

Osprey Packs Presents: Day Hikes and Nature Walks from Manila, A Book Launch

Hiking is widely popular now in the Philippines. This activity is not only for mountaineers, outdoor enthusiasts can also indulge in this kind of activity. As long you are physically fit and have the passion to explore the mountain, hiking is just like a chill walk in  the morning.

Before indulging in a hiking, you should know first the do's and don't in hiking. For a beginner, this is not an easy activity.  Expect a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths) and sometimes a sudden change of weather. Be Prepared and don't expect too much! You should be patient and have the dedication to reach the summit. Another thing, you must have the proper attire to avoid injury along the trail and some essentials for hiking like bag, tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, etc.