buddha’s surf resort: where to stay in siargao

Few miles from Sayak Airport on board an ATR-72, I held on to dear life amidst the whips of dark clouds when the captain’s voice broke the aircraft’s monotone hum. pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, we will be sustaining at 1,000 feet a little longer due to...

The heart of Malasimbo

We snugged our sarongs tightly to our chins to somehow ease the chilly mountain wind. Our friend, Santi, fashioned his Thai pants into a bolero to do the same. We were at the gates of the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival waiting for our passes to get...

20th Travel Tour Expo 2013: Pinoys’ Gateway to the World

Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA), in cooperation with the Tourism Promotions Board, brings back the 20th Travel Tour Expo 2013 at the SMX Convention Halls in Pasay City. Dubbed as Gateway to Getaways, Chairperson (20th Travel Tour Expo) Aileen Clemente and President (PTAA) John Paul Cablaza promise...

demystifying siquijor

 Featured on the October-November issue of Juan Philippines Magazine   Foreboding never felt so ominous. Like folklores that grow wings and perch on top of the roof at night, waiting for the perfect chance to lower its tongue into the belly of an unsuspecting mother, Siquijor's reputation for...

the tagbanua tribe of coron island

We pulled away from the port and, as if by divine providence, the sky cleared. If not, we would not have risked the visit to the northern part of Coron Island while the clouds beat the crap out of the ocean. But he was too...

coron island tour: the gateway to iraya

Our trike parked in front of the Coron Eco Lodge as we gulped the remains of instant goodness from our coffee-cups and downed the last morsels of scrambled egg sandwiched in hot pan de sal. It was time to take on the waters of Coron in a not-so-perfect...

manila revisited | intramuros in a new light

My heart used to enter the gates of a state university that is housed in the place that is built by blood and stone. It stole silent kisses in the nooks and crannies of the famed walled-city known for its marriage to history. It walked...

#ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines Meme

Fliptravels.com was invited by the Department of Tourism together with the selected group of media for its launching of the new campaign slogan. After last year's Kay Ganda Hullabaloo, every body's itching and excited to have a new banner and move on from the horrid...