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 outdoor 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.

Amazing Race Asia is Back! (Season 5)

Are you one of the million fans of Amazing Race?  Are you imagining yourself that you are on screen doing diffrent challenges as you travel around the world? This is right time for you to be part of Amazing Race Asia Season 5.

The Amazing Race Asia Season 5 is looking for couples or pairs (with pre-existing relationships) who are ready to face different challenges as they race around the world.

The show will debut in its fifth run on AXN in late 2016. Ten teams chosen from across the Asia-Pacific region will compete for a chance at the winning crown and US$100,000 in cash. The show will be hosted by Allan Wu

Contestant Requirements:

1. Aged 21 years old above
2. must have valid passports
3. must be a citizen or resident of Asia
4. Physically and mentally fit
5. must be outgoing, adventurous and socially savvy
6. At least one member must have a driver's license and can drive automatic transmission and manual transmission

The site is now open for application and this can be found at:

Interested applicants would need to fill up the online application form on our website and will have to submit a 3 minute audition video online.

Mang Larry's Isawan | The Famous Isawan in UP

After the class, some of the students in UP Diliman go to Mang Larry's Isawan, the famous isawan in Metro Manila. The store sells grilled isaw (pig or chicken intestine).

Mang Larry's Isawan is famous not only among scholars (ISKA and ISKO) of University of  the Philippines but also to all Pinoys who love streetfood. The small food cart was already featured on different local TV shows like Rated K and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

Baler | Summer Destination in Aurora

Baler is one of the summer destinations in the Philippines. It is famous for beautiful historical landmarks and amazing waves. The town is considered as one of "top surf spots" in country.

This surfing paradise is the capital of  Aurora province. It's six hours away from Manila. Baler situated on a vast plain at the south end of Baler Bay, a contiguous segment of the Philippine Sea. You can reach the town via a mountain pass accessible by bus and private vehicle.

Jomalig Island | A Beautiful Place in Quezon

Island hopping is one of the exciting adventures when traveling. You are able see places which are not yet commercialized and populated. Most of the time, you can find wonderful white beaches on this kind of activity.

One of the best island t to explore in Quezon province is Jomalig Island. It's located in the north eastern most part of the province of Quezon which measures 5,665 hectares (14,000 acres). The island is near to famous Polillio group.

Mt. Maynoba & Mt. Cayabu | Travel Guide

Mt. Maynoba & Mt. Cayabu are newly-opened mountains in the province of Rizal. It's formally opened to the public last March 22, 2016.  Its jump off point is located in Brgy. Cayabu. 

Mt Maynoba in Tanay Riza (c) Belle Lo Li

Dubbed as Maynoba Circuit, it's recommended for beginners in hiking as well mountaineers/ climbers looking for a dayhike. Mt. Maynoba and Mt. Cayabu feature a breath-taking view of grassland ridges, peaks in Sierra Madre and  nearby mountains like Mt. Batolusong.

Hulugan Falls | An Amazing Waterfalls in Laguna

Aside from Cavinti Falls and Majayjay Falls, another waterfalls that's now trending in social media, the Hulugan Waterfalls.

Hulugan Falls became more popular after it was featured in GMA's travel show, Byahe ni Drew which hosted by Drew Arellano. The falls is located in  San Salvador, Luisiana.

Oriental Palace | Chinese Restaurant in the heart of Quezon City

If you are looking for a great restaurant in Quezon City the offers authentic Chinese food, the Oriental Palace is a must-visit resto. It's located at Scout Gandia corner Tomas Morato.

The Oriental Palace Restaurant and Banquet Hall is owned by a Chinese family headed by Mr. Henry Chua. This family business was started in 1978 and traced its roots to Wah Yuen (Chinese Garden), a famous dim sum and noodles resto across the Love Bus in Escolta.

Manila to Baler with Joy Bus (Review)

For a long-hour of travel, its advisable to ride in a big bus with air conditioner, comfy chair and has its own CR. It's good to arrive in your favorite destination with a good sleep or without complaints to the bus.

Genesis Transport Service Inc. (GTSI) offers a deluxe busesm that will provide its passengers a different travel experience. This bus is called JoyBus. It is the executive coach of Genesis, promises to give its passengers a “joy ride,” convenience and safety ride.

Mt. Ulap 2016 | Travel Guide

Mt Ulap is one of the popular mountains in the province of Benguet. Its jump off point or entry point is located at Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon. It has 1846 MASL with a difficulty of 3 out 9. Mountaineers or outdoor enthusiasts can take it dayhike or overnight . The mountain features grassland and pine ridges as well the scenic views of the Cordilleras.

photo was shot by Almond Pader

A lot of mountaineers said that Mt Ulap is like a mini Mt. Ugo. Both mountains feature pine and grassland ridges with stunning views of the mountains. Some of the trails are covered with trees (Pine trees) and most are exposed grassland slopes. Near the summit, there're cows around the area enjoying the fresh grass.


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