The Pinoy Traveler

Ultimate Guide for Budget Traveler and Adventure Seeker

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.

According to a study, when an adult doesn't learn to swim at an early age, there's a possibility of developing a fear of swimming t...

According to a study, when an adult doesn't learn to swim at an early age, there's a possibility of developing a fear of swimming that can make learning to swim later in life a challenge. For many adults who don't know how to swim, there's a feeling of fear, shame and uncertainty often get in the way of signing up for swimming lessons. If you feel like this, you are not alone, I'm one of them (before). I always tell to myself and friends, it's never too late to learn to swim!



Swim Central offers adult swim lessons established in 2015. Designed for adults with little or no prior swim lesson experience, their program gives adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to  learn how to swim and to improve their swimming skills in a safe environment – and under the guidance of experienced coaches.


The program includes basic swimming, basic free diving and survival swimming. It will allow adult swimmers to develop confidence, to learn several swimming strokes, to learn to survive in deep water and becoming comfortable in the water.

The island of  Boracay features one of the most picturesque and varied white beach landscapes in the Philippines. It's also the most v...

The island of Boracay features one of the most picturesque and varied white beach landscapes in the Philippines. It's also the most visited tourist destination in the country during the summer months. From the beautiful white beaches, leisure activities to lovely hotels and resorts, Boracay certainly was worth visiting.


Ferra Hotel and Garden Suites is one of the newest hotels in Boracay. It features cozy accommodation, rooftop pool bar along with an outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and  free Wi-Fi Internet access in all areas of  the hotel.