VIDEO: The Siargao Life


After many trips to the Philippines, I constantly kept hearing about a place called Siargao [pronounced “Shar-gow”]. It was intriguing. Everyone was talking about it, throwing in phrases like “island life” and “cloud 9”.

I had to find out what all the hype was about.

This video is a sneak peek into my 2 week stay on Siargao Island.


Buddhas Surf Resort Siargao Philippines


As I was planning my 1 month trip back to the Philippines, my friend Elaine (from Surfista Travels) sent a message out on Facebook saying she would managing a new resort in Siargao. To my luck, it was perfect timing for when I’d be in the country. I booked my flights and made room reservations.…

GET IN THE FLOW – 7th FLOW SurfYogaSamba Weekend Retreat in Baler

Flow SurfYogaSamba Baler Philippines Surf Beach Board


What a weekend.

3 days of fun and excitement.
72 hours with new friends and new experiences.

But leave it to me to wait over a month to write this post. One of these days I’ll stop procrastinating. Until then, here was the weekend……


Surfista Travels Group Boards


When I first started this Philippines based website I was still based out of Vancouver, Canada. I started reading other related blogs to get a better idea of what everyone else was up to, which progressed into following travel and Philippine Tweeters.  I’m glad I did because Twitter turned out to be one of best ways to meet people …


Shogun Suite Hotel Pasay Manila Room


I needed to stay in the Manila area for a couple nights, so I looked online for a clean and cheap place to stay. I chose the Shogun Suite Hotel because it was only 20 minutes to the airport and 5-10 minutes to the Mall of Asia. It’s also beside both the MRT and LRT if you’re taking local …


King Solomon Dive Resort Mabini Batangas


I’m back in Mabini and staying at the King Solomon Dive Resort. We dropped my mom off in Mabini town proper where she visited and stayed with her friends. My dad and I head straight to the resort for some much needed rest after a few days of being in transit.

King Solomon is located in Solo, Mabini. When …


ShangriLa Makati Outside Front


After a few hot and wet months in Pampanga I decided to treat myself to a weekend in luxury. My local friend had a resident special where his second room would be at a significantly reduced rate. Since I love discounts, as I’m sure you do too, I hardly had to think twice.

The Makati Shangri-La is right in …


Dive Solana Resort Anilao Batangas


Rest and relaxation at Dive Solana in Batangas – My mother was just arriving in the Philippines so I picked her up at the airport and headed down to Mabini, Batangas.

Dive Solana resort is situated at the southern most point of the peninsula, on the coast facing Tingloy on Maricaban Island. It’s probably about 15km from the Anilao …

INTERVIEW – Surfista Travels

Surfista Travels Surfing Tours Philippines

A couple months ago I was fortunate to meet (on Twitter) Elaine Abonal from Surfista Travels, a new company that just started this year. I wanted to feature her here on the website because I think she is doing some awesome work and I think you should all check out it out.

Luckily, I was able to get Elaine to …


Subic Tree Top AdventureView


After an afternoon picnic at El Kabayo Waterfalls we went to check out the Subic Treetop Adventure Park.  I had heard a lot about the place but this would be the first time I would visit and take a ride. Truth be told, I have a fear of heights, so I wasn’t sure how much fun I would be …