Category: Travel

The PTAA 22nd Travel Tour Expo 2015 : Travel Agents are Still In!

In the age of independent and do-it-yourself travelers, are travel agents still relevant at this time? I’d like to think so yes. I’m an independent traveler but I find value with using travel agents too when the need arise. Here are some reasons why it is smarter to use Travel Agents at times and visit the upcoming PTAA 22nd Travel Tour Expo 2015.

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Team Tuklas as the Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 Grand Winner

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Team Tuklas with Coach Paolo Abrera and Candice Iyog

After nine epic days of traveling to six cities – Kuala Lumpur, Bacolod, Cebu, Camiguin, Cagayan de Oro and Manila – and facing challenges that would test their physical fortitude and mentally strength while at the same time having fun, the five teams are back to culminate the exciting Juan For Fun Backpacking Challenge this 2014. Aside from travelling for free for nine days and using items from major sponsore, the teams get to take home special prizes depending on their rankings. And here are the winners.

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Get a Glimpse of Mt Hamiguitan in this Awesome Video

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The Philippines is ecstatic to have another UNESCO World heritage site on the list and this one clearly showcases the natural wonders of our country. The Mt Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental has been included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage List last June 23 2014.

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Cebu Pacific’s Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge 2014 Kicks Off

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Juan for Fun Backacker Challenge Send-off

Gotta give it to these youngsters. I can feel the energy, the zest and the thirst for adventure to the five teams participating for this year’s Cebu Pacific Juan For Fun Backpacker’s Challenge. We got to see them on their official send-off yesterday at Resorts World Manila as they fly to Malaysia, Juan For Fun’s first international destination. It’s their first stop as they head back to Manila then on to exciting stops at Legaspi, Cebu, Camiguin, Cagayan de Oro and Davao for nine days all for free! Isn’t it exciting? ALong the way, they would be guided by their adventure coaches Paolo Abrera, Gretchen Ho, Jude Bacalso, Bogart the Explorer and Luke Landrigan. Let’s get a quick look at the teams.

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Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 Auditions

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The long-running TV series The Amazing Race is one of my favorite reality shows of all time. I can say I have never missed a season of the original American edition of this series.TV5 and activeTV Asia  is about to launch the second season of The Amazing Race Philippines hosted by Derek Ramsay, and they are looking for contestants who are up for the adventure of a lifetime! Do you have what it takes? Do read the requirements.

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Field Review | The Osprey Shuttle 22: A Rugged Wheeler Pack

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The Osprey Shuttle 22"
The Osprey Shuttle 22″

I’m more of a backpack type of guy when I travel and seldom uses trolley-type bags unless I needed to. The wheeler I had before was a convertible Wenger, the other is a huge World Traveler luggage when I moved to a new location temporarily. Recently I went on a week-long trip up north and brought with me the Osprey Shuttle 22″/40L bag. Now here’s one bag I wouldn’t mind hauling around. Read on why.

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