The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

Boracay is always my top favorite spot in the Philippines when it comes to beach destination. This beautiful paradise is the place where I ...

Boracay is always my top favorite spot in the Philippines when it comes to beach destination. This beautiful paradise is the place where I can find  peace and happiness. From fine white sandy beach, cozy yet budget-friendly accommodation, exciting outdoor activities, to fun night life entertainment, Boracay has almost everything for an excellent vacation.


Finding a good hotel or resort is the most vital task when you are planning to visit Boracay. There are many cheap accommodation available in the island and it's hard to decide which one is the best for you. One of my highly-recommended hotels is Agos Boracay. This charming guesthouse is just a 5-minute stroll from White Beach and is centrally located between the famous seafood market, D'Talipapa & D'Mall in Station 2.

The province of Iloilo is not only rich in culture and history, it's also well-known for its natural structures and white beaches. One...

The province of Iloilo is not only rich in culture and history, it's also well-known for its natural structures and white beaches. One of the must-visit destinations in Iloilo is the Gigantes Islands known as Islas de Gigantes ( islands of giants). It is located in the northernmost part of Iloilo province and part of the municipality of Carles, Iloilo, Philippines.


In my recent trip to Iloilo, Las Islas Travel and Tours showed me one of the beautiful gems of the province. The tour started with a short briefing by the DOT-trained professional tour guide. His name is Alfred. He gave us some information about the Gigantes Islands and what to expect on our tour. He was very friendly and accommodating. I like the way he answered all of our questions and interacted to each  of  the joiners.

As a travel blogger, I get asked about using smartphones when I travel. It's not only a device that you can use for calling, texting,...


As a travel blogger, I get asked about using smartphones when I travel. It's not only a device that you can use for calling, texting, and using internet search engines, the smartphone is also the best alternative camera to a DSLR. Most phone cameras ( just like my new smartphone) are now very good at taking quality shots. Sometimes, I prefer to shoot with a smartphone rather than a DSLR camera.

Malalison Island in Antique

Compared to the traditional cameras, smartphones are very handy and easy to use when capturing precious moments. Aside from the convenience, you can easily edit your photos and videos and instantly shares to your Facebook or Instagram account. This is one of the best advantages of the smartphone, you are always connected to all your favorite social networks and it will enable you to use Internet search engines on the move.

Summer is not yet over. And the best way to enjoy the heat of the sun is to go a place where you can chill and relax. One of the destinatio...

Summer is not yet over. And the best way to enjoy the heat of the sun is to go a place where you can chill and relax. One of the destinations that I recommend to visit is the Inflatable Island in Olangapo, a beautiful destination which 2 hours away by car from Manila.


In my recent trip to Zambales, I visited the Inflatable Island in Samba Bluewater Resort, the famous floating playground in the Philippines. One of my favorite attractions here is the Pink and Yellow Bali Lounge. It's decorated with very inviting pink and yellow bean bags and umbrellas. You can stay here for FREE. It has the best view of the giant Unicorn.

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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