Yes I’m Single and I Am Not Afraid To Travel On My Own

Yes, I’m single…maybe I am single because I want to at a certain point. I always state that I’m not looking for someone but if he crosses my path, our life will fit, I would love to…but…


Yes, I am single but I’m happy!

A person who loves solo travel is seen as a free spirit. A true nomad who’s broken free from the shackles of society and dared to march to the beat of their own drum. The solo traveler doesn’t need another’s reassurance, they make big bold decisions every single day.


Now I’m master of my own destiny, I know what I want and I know where I am. I’ve got some goals set and that’s where I’m going. I don’t let myself get destructed by another, to help the other achieve their prioritizing the goals of the other… and because of that shifting my own self to the side.


You’ll never hear a solo traveler tell you anything but how wonderful, life-changing and liberating it is to travel alone. It’s all true, you’ll learn your biggest lessons in love, life and the beautiful planet we share. You’ll change as a person and your very core will be strengthened. You’ll never depend on another, you will be the true master of your own destiny. Meeting new people will become a daily occurrence and that will quickly teach you never to settle for less. You will establish your tribe, a mixture of old friends and new. Initially you’ll let all kinds of weird and wonderful people into your life but you’ll quickly learn to be discerning about who sticks around.



Often I hear people say: I don’t want to be traveling alone, I really don’t like that. I can’t share my experience and I probably feel alone.  These reactions come from people that are not single. So when at home they share their every day experiences too with their family or partner. I sometimes get the feeling that I need to defend my lifestyle. Apparently, for a lot of people, alone is not good….it seems that if you can not share ..immediately, right on that spot, with your partner, family or travel companion it’s not nice…


If you need more convincing, here’s an appealing numbered list to peer-pressure you to travel solo:

1. You won’t worry about what anyone thinks.


2. You won’t be on anyone else’s schedule.


3. You’ll meet new people without feeling bad.


4. You’ll learn how to meet new people.


5. You’ll learn to be independent.


6. You’ll learn a lot about your personality.


7. You’ll actually experience what’s around you.


9. You’ll learn to appreciate good qualities in people.



One of the first questions I get is: Are you going alone?




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Mt.Tagaytay |Humble and Charming Peak in Toledo, Cebu

Weekend, Yay! One humble afternoon and I met up again the lunatic group called Tribu Hugawan, Lol! Another hiking adventure that’s full of fun through the mountains of Toledo, City Cebu.


Getting there was a bit extreme motorcycle ride as we crossed the rocky road river. While I am on the ride, I remember the moment when I visited the Marmol Cliff in Tuburan, Cebu.


Getting a good view from the summit of Mt.Tagaytay is not difficult. Even on rainy days, the mountain’s summit will always give you the opportunity to see the entire City of Toledo and also the enchanting Malubog Lake. 

We started our hike at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon, which is late, as the recommended time starts in the itinerary is 1:30 PM. The hike starts at Barangay Malubog right next to Barangay Casoy where we took a habal-habal ride.


I could tell that the day was going to be a scorched hike as the heat of the sun really blast. Even at the foot of the mountain which is surrounded by many trees, I was already starting to sweat. The first part of the trail passed a cemented road in a small community, a row of houses, a field where cows were grazing, then a steady but gradual uphill;l climb trail that seemed to wind around the mountain.


Brgy Magdugo- where we took our habal-habal ride going to the jump-off

Because it was a hot afternoon hike, so we did not have a lot of stops to take photos. After of almost an hour hike, we reached the house of Miss Beth Dacuma. She’s actually our assigned guide for this weekend hike and camp-out in Mt.Tagaytay.  There, we cease our hike real quick in order to relax.


After 15 minutes of loosening up, we then resumed our hike going to Mt. Bucau. In this part, the trek was still a gradual uphill trail. As we reached the mountain of Mt. Bucau I instantly grab my camera because of the picture-perfect view. I just can’t afford of not to take photos with the scenic background of Malubog Lake no matter how scorching hike it was.


Reaching the Mt. Bucau will give you the best background of Malubog Lake



The trail going to Mt. Tagaytay wasn’t tough and exhausting. This time, I did a lot of stops to take photos with the natural greenery background. I was so amazed by the surroundings as it will give you the best view of the mountains that surround around Malubog Lake.



Over that scorched hike, we finally reached the expansive field of Mt. Tagaytay. It was an eye-opener for me since that was really my first time to see a pleasant plateau.


Everyone can roll and ramble because it is spacious, really! That was my first time also see a camp site as big as Mt. Tagaytay.


A surprising view at the top of Mt.Tagaytay. It is spacious, really!

Since we arrived Mt. Tagaytay at around 5:00 PM, we quickly pitched our tents for us to chase the sunset. Everyone is really busy preparing their cameras to take a photo of the beautiful yellow-reddish daylight that slowly fades away in the mountain, lucky enough!



From there, I’ve got the best panorama shots of the entire Toledo City. Everywhere in the mountain is really surrounded by the beautiful backgrounds.



After getting those awe-inspiring shots, we then prepared our dinner and had a leisurely talk/socials with the group.


We’re so lucky to get our foot in Mt.Tagaytay as we are the first group to set up a camp in this private and spacious area. Thanks to Miss Beth and RJ for taking good care and organizing this weekend climb!



The next morning is another day to rise up for a new journey to the summit Mt. New Bucau.






Pick It Up and Clean It Up: The Annual National Mountain Clean-Up Day

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As a traveler, camper, and trekker, I always believe that trekking won’t be complete without the cost of love and respect for the mountain environment. I want to inspire people and share to them about that keeping our mountains clean is of supreme importance.


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The Summit of Windows XP


Mountains are friends to all. They are not just soil, forest, birds, and animals. They provide us with the most essential things in life. I also agree that mountains are also generous sources of recreation, pleasure, and delight. The joy of watching the sunrise and sunset with your fellow trekkers.


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Adventurose and Social Climber @ the Summit of Mt.Lanaya


However, many people seem to have taken them for granted. It is disheartening to see a dump of garbage on the trail and slopes.  Most of us don’t know the proper system to handle the garbage, especially in mountain villages. Putting them in dustbins is not enough. Burning them or throwing it into the streams is not a good practice. If we are not bringing back our non-biodegradable things-plastic bottles, wrappers, foils, etc back to cities, we are littering the mountains.

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I don’t expect that city-dwellers to come and clean all the mess in mountains. But I do expect them to not litter. That alone can be a good example in cleaning up of the mountains.


From the day that I’ve entered the blogosphere and learned to appreciate the beauty of the world, I always wanted to join any activities that have something to do with environmental awareness.


Last July 8-9, 2017 was the 4th National Mountain Clean-Up Day. It is an annual activity initiated by Pinoy Mountaineer to clean up the mountains and to remind the importance of having a clean mountain environment.   An activity that gives a great opportunity that I am longing for.  Lucky me, I am surrounded by friends with the same interests as me. We have a group called, Tribu Hugawan. A small group who would like to see beautiful things around the world through wandering. These are the people who want to inspire people that it is very important to get to know and respect our planet.



These are the awesome people of Tribu Hugawan, from left Tboy, me, Lovely and Belle. We are actually missing one creature. 🙂


So these friends of mine decided to participate in such annual activity with Laagan Pilipinas at Ablayan Peak, Boljoon Cebu. As we meet the group in the particular area, we began to felt awkward. Thus, we manifested the trails of Mt. Lanaya in Alegria, Cebu.

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Upon arrival at Alegria, Cebu, we prepared our trash bag that is tied around the hands. At the trail, all the non-biodegradable waste that we saw along the trail goes into the trash bag. We picked the litter from the trail and keep it in our trash bags until we reached the campsite of the mountain.

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Before proceeding to the peak of Mt.Lanaya, we bring the garbage down and take it to a nearby house who collects garbage where there is a proper system to manage the garbage.

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I understand that there are some trekkers feel that it is very difficult to be committed to picking up litter in a day especially when they are struggling to climb. Yes, I completely understand that! It is difficult to pick things up on the trail.

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After taking the garbage down to the house, we then proceeded to the assault of Mt.Lanaya. Meanwhile, the ascending trails of the assault going to the summit of Mt.Lanaya were quite clean which gives us the best time to explore the area. It was truly fulfilling that you have already explored your beautiful surroundings while helping it to make the mountain environment clean.


I’ve been to many cleanup drives but this was my first time to join the National Mountain Clean-Up. 



After cleaning the site, we proceeded to a place where it will bring us a perfect nostalgia. And since we feel tired and hungry of our explorations, so we decided to jaunt Cangkalanog Falls to give some sort of shake.

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Just by looking at it will bring you an instant nostalgia. It is a complete mixture of Kawasan Falls in Badian and Enchanted River in Surigao. A scenic bluish-green color of the water will make you jump and shout for joy.

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No one will do the same thing at their own house. I think the fundamental reason is the lack of responsibility towards Mother Nature. They feel a sense of duty when it comes to keeping their house clean, but they don’t feel the same towards nature.

So, there is an immediate need to make the trekkers feel responsible by telling them the consequences of their actions. Our Green Trails goal can only be achieved if trekkers feel responsible towards the mountains.


“Keeping the mountains ‘clean’ is not just our duty, but a necessity”


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Chill | Party | Laugh @ Ubeertime Comedy + Music +KTV

It is very essential to anyone who lives in a fast pacing lifestyle, working in a stress environment and living in various problems to laugh. Spontaneous laughing despite of predicaments is a great gift to each oneself.


Laughter is a part of human behavior regulated by the brain, helping humans clarify their intentions in social interaction and providing an emotional context to conversations. So therefore Laughter is the best medicine and we deserve to laugh genuinely.


Moreover, Expressing of lively amusement is the main goal of this newest place in Cebu where you can escape from your daily work routine and to experience a delightful feeling outside from the work place.



Fortunately, one of my Facebook friends invited me to visit the bar to help out their marketing engagement with the public, so I’ve met the business owners and they treat us some drinks. Thanks! 🙂



Ubeertime Comedy +Music +KTV is one of the several comedy bars in Cebu City. The place is not too big but surely you will enjoy your visit due to the reason of their Happiness Ubeerload where you can sing with their prof-sound karaoke system. Also, they have their in-house Comedian and Biritira/Singers.


When I arrived, I noticed right away the attractive lights on the entrance. And a signage that will welcome you from outside.


As I walked inside, I was surprised by their big screen where you can see the entire lyrics of the specific song in karaoke. Since it was Thursday night, the venue was not overcrowded. The Bar is air-conditioned and a non-smoking area. The lights are very colorful and festive. The audio is great and appropriate for the size of the entire bar. If you are occupying the tables outside, no worry for visual because TV monitors are provided for those who are not sitting closer to the stage where the big screen was placed.



Ubeertime Comedy Music and KTV will also cater events:


How to get there?

Ubeertime Comedy Music and KTV is located at St. Patrick Square R. Aboitiz Street Cebu City (Fronting STC main gate (back portion) Near Redemptorist Church and Baseline)

For inquiries and reservations you may call or text ( 032) 415-1030 and 0928614127 and look for Rick. You may also visit and like their FB page

How To Enjoy Your 500 Pesos In Olango Island, Cebu

Can you visit one of the best keep paradise in Cebu on a low budget?Yes, you can! I will share with you how to enjoy Olango island on less that 500 Pesos a day.


After posting a quick video teaser on Facebook about my quick jaunt in Olango island in less than 500 Pesos. Many of my friends are asking if how did I do that. So I decided, to sum up, everything.


Many people are probably aware of the bird sanctuary in Cebu which is the Olango island. This is one of the beautiful islands that can be found in Cebu including Sulpa, Guiolongan, Nalusuan, Caohagan, Camungi and Pangan-an.




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San Vicente Marine Sanctuary


1. From Colon, Cebu City. You can take a ride via jeepney ( frequency: O1K ) going to Parkmall. The fare is 9 Pesos.
2. From Parkmall, you can ride a multi-cab going to Punta Engano. The fare is 14 pesos.
Inform the driver to drop you off at Movenpick Port.
3. From Movenpick port, get a ferry ticket for just 15 pesos and terminal fee of 5 pesos.

(travel time from Cebu City to Olango Island may take 1 to 2 hours depends on the traffic.)

You may also take a public Van from SM City Cebu. The fare is 25 pesos. Inform the driver to drop you off at Gaisano Mactan.
1. From Gaisano Mactan, take a multi-cab going to Punta Engano and drop off the Movenpick port.
2. Follow #3 instruction above.

Total cost/expenses
Fare from Colon to Parkmall- 10 Pesos
Parkmall to Movenpick Port- 14 Pesos
Movenpick port to Olango island – 16 Pesos
From Olango Port to Casa Blanca (Tricycle fare) 50 Pesos
Casa Blanca Resort ( Day use- all access)-300 Pesos
Snacks-30 Pesos
Biking in Olango -10 pesos per hour
From Casa Blanca to Port ( motorbike) -20 Pesos
From Olango Port to Punta Engano-16 Pesos
Punta Engano to Parkmall- 14 Pesos
Parkmall to Cebu City – 9 Pesos
Home Sweet Home
Total Expense: 458 Pesos

Here’s the quick peek on my Olango Day Trip!

( Note: Casa Blanca is just close to Tungasan Boardwalk, Marine/Bird Sanctuary. So there will be no cost if you wish to visit those places.)
See you And Enjoy Cebu!

Private Paradise Escape For Only 300 Pesos


Nowadays, people need to go somewhere to relax and recharge.But, sometimes it could a struggle to find the perfect place for a not so expensive getaway especially if you are residing in Cebu metropolis.


Outside view of the resort


After how many weeks of planning to visit Olango island, I finally got the chance to travel unexpectedly the island and experienced a luxurious leisure for just 300 Pesos.



My unexpected visit to Casa Blanca By The Sea over the weekend was absolutely comforting with a combination of luxurious atmosphere in a total commune of nature. The resort is situated in one of Cebu’s best keep paradise, Olanggo island. The resort is not that famous to many people, but this is certainly one of the resorts on the island that you should not miss.



The resort is a true definition of “a home away from home”, it will bring in a picture perfect idea of modernization and serenity.


The resort can actually offer a day use with lunch package (prices posted below). But you need to contact them prior to the arrival time because they need to prepare the food. Here’s even more! They don’t ask for a corkage fee, so better bring your own food as many as you want.


As I arrived at the resort, I was astounded because it was like I own the resort. There are only a few people on that day so I had a great opportunity to capture all the best spots. Lol!And I am so glad to meet the staffs of the resort because they are very friendly and accommodating.


The ambiance of Casa Blanca by the sea is indeed a relaxing place which I was looking for on that day. The fact that it has a beach front where you can set your foot in the sand and enjoy walking along the Tungasan Boardwalk (stories will be posted separately.)


Starring the scenic Tungasan Boardwalk


Casa Blanca By The Sea Beach Front

My quick jaunt to Casa Blanca By The Sea is now considered as one of my great weekend getaway/budget travel. Looking forward to coming back here soon with some friends.


Day Use from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM – 300 PHP / 550 PHP with lunch package
Night Use from 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM – 400 PHP

Note: Call them ahead of time or prior to arrival so they can prepare the food.

Come and Visit Casa Blanca By The Sea
Your Private Paradise Escape…

Bas Coral, Olango Island, Lapu-lapu City, Cebu
Contact Nos.: (032) 406 7738 / +63 917 635 8600 / +63 923 521 8164