Sabtang Island, Batanes: Exploring the Best Heritage Island in the Philippines! (Photo Essay)


Vast green grasslands as far as your eyes can see, towering limestone cliffs, crystal clear waters, and beautiful landscapes that look out of this world. With access to all of these and more, it’s not hard to see why Batanes is on every Filipino’s bucket list.

Sabtang Island is the southernmost municipality of Batanes and is the smallest of the three major islands, the others being Batan and Itbayat.

Bashi Eco-Tours & Adventure
Batanes, Batan – Sabtang – Itbayat
Mobile: +63 999 990-7547
Guide: Kuya Roger

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#Accommodations, #Travel, Batangas

CAMP NETANYA: Santorini-inspired Resort & Spa in Batangas!

Camp Natanya

Camp Netanya Resort & Spa is a luxurious Greek-themed resort situated on the tropical paradise of Anilao, Batangas.

Here you can enjoy a little piece of Greece–soak in their pools, indulge in their Mediterranean fare, stay in their Santorini-inspired villas–all with a touch of warm Filipino hospitality.

We love the resort for its family friendly atmosphere, the amazing sunset view by the gorgeous infinity pool, their delicious food, its access to Anilao’s world-class snorkeling and diving sites, the relaxing hike up Mt. Gulugod Baboy, and the fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Did I mention, it’s just about two hours away from Manila?

Here’s a photo essay of our stay…

Brgy Ligaya, Anilao Mabini Batangas, 4202 Philippines
Mobile: +63 939 7535 074 | +63 927 8954 092
Facebook: campnetanya

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#Accommodations, #Travel, International

Noboribetsu Hot Spring Village: Warm Your Body and Soul in a Traditional Onsen!


Venture to a land where steam and the smell of sulfur emerge from the ground, as we visit Hokkaido’s most famous hot springs that will surely warm your body and soul!

Noboribetsu is a place that boasts of its onsen’s mineral-rich waters. Here you can take a stroll through the rustic streets in traditional yukata, see the fantastic view of Jigokudani (Hell Valley), enjoy delicious Hokkaido seafood, and relax as you indulge in the area’s many outdoor hot spring baths.

Here’s a photo essay of our experience…

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Awesome Festivals

Wanderland Jungle 2017: Wildest Wanderland Ever & Post Concert Depression @WanderlandFest

Text and Photos by CK Santos


Here comes the post-concert depression after being in the wildest Wanderland last March 4, 2017. Known for being the biggest indie music arts festival, Wanderland stayed true to its theme: the jungle.


Wanderland 2017

For its 5th year, they brought in various international and local artists, such as Yuna, HONNE, LANY, UDD, Gab and John of Urbandub, Lola Amour and many more. The Temper Trap was the main headline, who gave us the feels and a throwback to the very first Wanderland in 2013.


Wanderland Festival 2017
March 4,2017
Filinvest City Event Grounds Alabang
Facebook: wanderlandfest
Instagram: @wanderlandfest
Twitter: wanderlandfest

Wanderland x OAP Series:
Wildest Wanderland Ever and Post Concert Depression 2017 (Photo Essay)
• Wanderland 2016: Out of This World Music Festival Experience (Photo Essay)
• Awesome Camping Experience at Wanderland Festival 2015! (Photo Essay)
• WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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UNICEF Children’s Ball: Asia’s Best Female Chefs in Manila! (Photo Essay)

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For the first time ever, all of Asia’s Best Female Chefs were on the same stage to support the UNICEF Philippines Children’s Ball. The event aims to raise P10,000,000 for building One-Stop-Shop Centers for Children with Disabilities in Manila, Davao, and Cebu! 

It was a surreal affair, getting to taste the flavors of Bo from Bangkok, Gaita from Manila, Lenshu from Taiwan, and Vicky from Hongkong, all in one dinner for a good cause. 

Here’s a photo essay of the inaugural UNICEF Children’s Ball and how you can continue to support the cause of Children with Disabilities…

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William Drew on What it Takes for Manila to be in Asia’s 50 Best List?

Inspiration behind Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

William Drew: "The inspiration behind Asia's 50 Best Restaurants, which was five years ago, was to celebrate, discover and showcase more Asian restaurants, through that more diverse Asian cuisines, because we realized that Asia, obviously a huge continent, has so many different styles of food and food cultures going on and for much of the world that wasn't as well known as it might be."

The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Since we had a certain number of Asian restaurants but then we knew there were many, many more that deserved to be celebrated. So we launched, in 2013, Asia's 50 Best Restaurants because there was nothing that was doing the whole of Asia, bring the whole of Asia together promoting that celebration and collaboration. And over the years, we built up a strong presence or a strong media following which is really gratifying and fantastic."

We're trying to do more and more events such as this 50 Best Talks which is not just about the ranking of the restaurants…

Anton Diaz:  Yes.

William Drew: …important though as that is. That's almost though a means of promoting more understanding of different cultures and cuisines, more diversity and more collaboration between chefs and different countries.

So in one sense, we've love taking ideas from all around the continent, and in another sense, there's a lot of people going back to their roots and rediscovering the traditional food of their country. The two can exist together.


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Naturally Peninsula: ChangeMakers Dinner Event & What Happens Next @ThePeninsulaMNL #HealthyHelping

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We get invited to a lot of dinner events in Manila, but I was not expecting this kind of gathering of like-minded individuals in a different kind of networking.

I thought it was a PR event but it was not. You could sense that the intentions were sincere–to make a difference, promote sustainability, and help each other out.

Here’s a photo essay of the Sustainability Networking Dinner hosted by Janice Lao at The Peninsula Manila…

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#Travel, International

HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!

Goryakaku Area

Let’s explore charming Hakodate, home to beautiful sceneries, historical sites, hot springs and delicious food. It continuously inspires visitors with its natural beauty that goes hand in hand with its history and urban charm.

Here are my top 7 favorite places in Hakodate…

Hakodate Series:
HAKODATE: 7 Awesome Places You Should Visit in Hakodate, Hokkaido!
Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market): Hokkaido Crab, Tuna, Squid, and Seafood Galore!
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse: Romantic Charm of Hakodate’s Bay Area!
MOUNT HAKODATE: “Glimmering Jewelry Box” Night View from Mt. Hakodate!

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#Philippines, #Travel, Awesome Festivals

Malasimbo 2017: Celebrate Arts, Culture and Music Sustainably @MalasimboFest

by Pau Naz

Photo K

The worlds musical greats are coming to the Philippines once again for a celebration of arts music and culture in Malasimbo!

On its 7th year now, the most sustainable of its kind, the annual contemporary international music festival welcomes 2017 with a strengthened and more solidified purpose. 

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
Festival Date: March 10-12
Email: /
Facebook: Malasimbofestival
Instagram: @malasimbofestival

Buy Tickets (click HERE)

MALASIMBO 2016 Series:
Malasimbo: A Backstage Pass To The Beautiful Mindoro Island! @MalasimboFest 2016
MALASIMBOOO! Transformative Music, Art & Magic @MalasimboFest 2016
WANDERLAND 2014 Hangover! #TakeMeBackToWanderland @wanderlandfest

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