As one-half of a travel blogging duo, I often get asked if Vins and I always wander together. And the short answer to that is NO. In fact, in the early years of The Poor Traveler, we always traveled separately: Vins with his officemates, and I alone. The great thing
I didn’t like the idea of returning to Batanes. At least, not in the beginning. It’s not because I did not enjoy my previous trip. Quite the contrary. Batanes has always been atop my list of dream Philippine destinations, and when I was finally able to set foot in it
Hi! My name is Vins. And I’m an addict. Addicted to sweets! LOL. It’s probably my only vice. I don’t do drugs. I’m not fond of alcohol. And I have never touched a cigarette in my life. But I am too weak to resist the call of a sugar rush.
As a scuba traveler exploring the world’s best dive locations, the Philippines has quickly become one of my favorites. There are so many world-class dive sites in Philippines, as well as a huge variety of rare species, making it one of the greatest scuba destinations in the world.
This travel guide covers not just Manila City but also other parts of Metro Manila. A sample itinerary and summary of expenses are also provided. It’s easy to dismiss Manila as a tourist destination. Most travelers see it only as a jump-off point to the country’s stunning islands. Outsiders may
One of the main reasons why many Metro Manila residents are hesitant to book flights to or from Clark Airport is the limited accessibility. For the longest time, travelers coming from the capital will have to take a bus and another transfer to reach Clark. When bus companies began offering
One of the best things that happened for travelers from Metro Manila and Central Luzon is the launch of the Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus service from Manila to Clark Airport. Clark International Airport is the fastest growing gateway in the country, and airlines have been constantly adding new flights that
The Poor Traveler‘s past couple of years had been all about international travel. We had been busy hopping from one country to another, collecting passport stamps, and creating travel guides for mostly European and Asian cities. But as soon as 2017 stepped in, we knew it was time to “come
You get a message from your friends: Let’s meet! It’s always great to hang out with friends and just burn hours over a meal, coffee, or a whole lot of nothing. It’s the company that matters after all. But if you’re a Metro Manila resident, you know that meeting with
I should’ve listened when they said, “Go the extra mile.” The last time I was in Negros Occidental, I burned most of my time in Bacolod and went as far south as the municipality of Cauayan. I was a travel newbie then and was only interested in the obvious and