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Batanes: A Photographer’s Dream Destination

Morong Beach, Sabtang Island, Batanes

Ask any Filipino what is on their bucket list and almost every one will mention visiting Batanes. Although tourism is a big part of what sustains these islands — life here is not cheap given the fact that everything has to be flown in from Manila — nearly all tourists are Pinoy. Perfect for me … Read More

FriFotos: Perfect Panoramas From All Over The World…But Which Is Perfect For You?

Mount Rinjani and Lombok Island Panorama

Everyone has a different idea of perfection so I’ve compiled perfect sights and times from around the world for this week’s FriFotos theme. Take a look at tell me which one best describes your perfect day? Finding A Perfect Island Paradise? Driving Down A Deserted Road Through A Perfect Landscape? Relaxing On A Perfect Deserted … Read More

The Remote Chavayan Village, Batanes: A Trip Back In Time

Chavayan, Sabtang Island, Batanes

The tiny village of Chavayan is located on Sabtang Island, part of the Batanes region of the Philippines and permanently locked in a time long since passed. There is just one long and lonely road in and out of the village, which helps keep the village isolated. It is nestled on a thin strip of … Read More

The Best New Travel Blogs You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

Bemused Backpacker

The sheer number of travel blogs on the web has exploded over the last couple of years and it has gotten increasingly to keep up with all the newest ones, let alone stay up-to-date with all their posts. For quite some time now I have wanted to start a monthly series highlighting my top picks … Read More

Sabtang Island, Jewel of Batanes, Philippines

Morong Beach, Sabtang Island, Batanes

When visiting the Batanes island chain in the far northern reaches of the Philippines, one island in particular stands out: Sabtang. This island is only home to 1,500 people but is well-known throughout the country for its white sand beaches, old stone houses, and Mission-style churches. Sabtang Island northeastern coastline   Thankfully the weather was … Read More