A six-hour van ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, Palawan

Earlier this year during a 10-day trip my cousin and I embarked on through Palawan, our first stop was at El Nido. It’s the place that gave rise to Palawan’s popularity, a local tour guide told me. At the end of our time there, it was easy to see why it’s such a highly-trafficked destination… More A six-hour van ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, Palawan

Better late than never: a trip to Palawan nearly four years later

Palawan is a province in the Philippines I’d had my eye on for nearly four years. You’ve probably heard of Boracay as a popular tourist destination in the country. But Palawan has also gained some popularity in more recent years. When I last traveled to the Philippines in 2014, I was determined to come up… More Better late than never: a trip to Palawan nearly four years later

A day trip to Baguio

October weather in the Pearl of the Orient can be inconveniently unpredictable. A lot of the times days start with bright and happy sunshine. But the afternoons almost always roll along with a merciless downpour of rain and unstoppable flooding. The Philippines is in typhoon season in October, but I was strongly determined to squeeze… More A day trip to Baguio