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Featured Wildlife: Alocasia and Corpse Flower of Guinumhay Peak, Agusan del Sur




Documenting one of the most threatened species A. sanderiana

Traversing the trail going to the Peak of Guinumhay in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Mindanao surprised me to encounter some of the most noted species of aroid particulary Alocasia and Amorphophallus. Based on their ecological status, some are endangered  and some are rapidly dwindling in numbers in their natural habitat.

Guest Post: Fun in the Fuerteventura Sunshine







If you're after a laid-back beach break where the focus is placed firmly on rest, relaxation and fun in the sun, a Fuerteventura holiday could be right up your street.

Ognop Cave | The Newly Discovered Cave in Agusan del Sur, Philippines






The Royal Staircase 


Now that "Lolong" is dead,  the world's record holder for the biggest crocodile in captivity, the province of Agusan del Sur in Mindanao has lost one great treasure enough to paralyze its tourism industry. This event prompted us to help the locals of the province by discovering another untapped tourist destinations in the nearby municipalities and to promote eco-tourism activities in the vicinity.

Isla Reta, Talicud Island, Samal | Where Love and Hate Collide







The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) in Davao del Norte has a charm that naturally draws me back for more. This time, I decided to explore another tourist destination in Mindanao which I've heard much popular only among the locals of Davao Region.

Libtong's Blue Lagoon | Cantilan, Surigao del Sur







It's been a while since my 13 Days of Summer Escapade ended last April 2013. And due to my chicken pox episode, I had been bed driven for almost two weeks where I was required for some visits to the community hospital in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

With summer was still around, the weather was just so perfect to waste  inside the house and it's hard to think doing the art of nothing, waiting 'til all of my scars are healed off.  This scenario was so unbearable for an  outdoor guy like me, so when my blisters have shown signs of drying, I went on searching for my next travel destination.

Libtong's Blue Lagoon | Cantilan, Surigao del Sur







It's been a while since I went on traveling after my 13 Days of Summer Escapade ended on April 2013. Due to my chicken pox episode, I was bed driven for almost two weeks where I was required for some visits to the community hospital in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur.

With summer still around, the weather was just so perfect to waste  inside the house and it's hard to think doing the art of nothing and just waiting 'til all of my scars are  healed off.  This scenario was so unbearable for an  outdoor guy like me, so when my blisters have shown signs of drying, I went on searching for my next travel destination.

Heathrow Duty Free: Is It Worth Stocking Up?







Duty free shops are hard to miss when you enter an airport lounge or take a ferry.  Chances are you will have some time to kill whilst waiting for your flight if you are travelling by air, and it can be hard to stay away from the promise of a good deal.  Having woken up in one of the Heathrow hotels from Travelodge, and successfully checked in your luggage, take a little time to see what the departures lounge has on offer.

Cantilan: Huyamao Island a.k.a Homer Simpson Island






If there is one icon that represents Cantilan , that would be the Island of Huyamao due to its distinct image that resembles the popular cartoon character of Homer Simpson from afar.

Aside from the lush vegetation  , the island is littered with white sand beaches that are comparable to the sugar fine white sand of Boracay.  The whole island is reported to be inhabited by isolated wild monkeys and some raptors or big birds dwelling in the secluded place.

Island Fever!






Are you looking for your next island paradise? Asia’s tropical seas are filled with little island gems just waiting for you to visit them. However, each place contains it’s own character and culture - some are better for relaxing on the beach while others have a more active party scene. To help you plan your next island getaway, here are some of the best islands the Asian seas have to offer.

Surfing the Dahican Way!





Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental is now getting popular because of the big waves suitable for surfing and other water sports. Aside from the waves, the beach itself possesses grandeur beauty, accentuated with white sand and turquoise blue water. It was only a couple of years ago that skim boarding became the main attraction in the area.