• Why El Nido Remains a Favorite

  • How to Enjoy El Nido and Stay on a Budget

  • Where to Stay in Baguio: Baguio Village Inn

  • What to Expect in Kublai Art Garden

  • The Elusive Virgin Falls of Davao del Sur

  • Things to Do in Sagada

  • Where to Stay in Sagada

  • Surviving Sagada’s Cave Connection

  • Going Solo in Sagada

  • 2013 Year-End Post

Seeking for a Deeper Purpose

Have you ever get to the point where everything seems to be working fine but you still can feel that something’s missing? I’ve felt that countless times. I get to travel and do what I love. From an outsider’s point of view, it seems that I am living my dream life but inside me, it’s screaming […]

Why El Nido Remains a Favorite

When I was invited for this El Nido trip, I was quite hesitant to accept the offer as I’ve already been there. I mean, in my mind, I was thinking ‘what am I going to do there?’ The beach would definitely look the same and probably the entire town as well. But this mindset was […]

Travel Bucket List for 2014

Days ago, I was trying my luck to find my personal blog. I found it and was surprised to find out that what I’m doing now are actually the things that I’ve always wanted to do. This is based on the posts I wrote 4 years ago (2010). I figured out that the Law of Attraction […]

How to Enjoy El Nido and Stay on a Budget

How much you’ll spend in a place depends greatly on your choices. If you’re still hesitant in visiting El Nido for fear of breaking your bank, here are some tips on how to enjoy it while sticking on a budget:  Stay in a backpacker’s inn Tay Miloy’s Inn is perhaps one of the well-known backpackers’ inn in […]

Top 5 Practical Tools for Light Travelers

How much do you bring when you travel? If you’re like me before, a 3 or 4-day luggage would look like I’m having a 2-week vacation. Yes, I used to overpack. I used to bring all these unnecessary clothes and toiletries for ‘just in case’ scenarios. If I have to do it again, I’ll definitely […]

Chasing Dreams: Changes and Lessons

It’s still the 5th month of the year and it seems that I’ve been through a lot lately. I just resigned from my full time job to pursue my passion in life. For years, I’ve been wanting to put up a web-based business but couldn’t do so mainly because of fear – fear of failure, […]

Where to Stay in Baguio: Baguio Village Inn

The solo trip to Sagada was a feat. Aside from enduring hours of lonesome bus ride, it was also what I considered to be the longest bus ride I’ve ever had (6 hours from Manila to Baguio then another 6 hours from Baguio to Sagada – can you just imagine that?). So, after days of […]

Chasing Places Spotlight: Ed of Edmaration

Chasing Places is not just all about me and my travel stories. This is all about you and the rest of those who wish to travel but are held back by some beliefs and circumstances. I’d like to tell you that anyone, regardless of age, occupation, and gender CAN travel.  Chasing Places Spotlight features travel enthusiasts who will […]

What to Expect in Kublai Art Garden

Aside from traveling, writing, and entrepreneurship, I’m a huge fan of visual art (I’m a self-professed artist!). This is why I got giddy when a co-worker informed me that aside from the Virgin Falls, we could check out the Kublai Art Garden located in Brgy. Kapatagan, Davao del Sur. The garden is just along the highway, […]

The Elusive Virgin Falls of Davao del Sur

Sleeping at 2 am (almost 3) and waking up at 4 am for a trek isn’t a good idea. Aside from the pounding headache, you’ll meet mishaps that you could have most likely avoided if only you get enough sleep. But the crazy sleeping habit didn’t change the fact that I almost hated trekking that […]

Chasing Places Spotlight: Toni Rose

Chasing Places is not just all about me and my travel stories. This is all about you and the rest of those who wish to travel but are held back by some beliefs and circumstances. I’d like to tell you that anyone, regardless of age, occupation, and gender CAN travel.  Chasing Places Spotlight features travel enthusiasts who will inspire and motivate you to break free from your […]

Things to Do in Sagada

When I decided to push through with the Sagada trip, I was only thinking of two things: the cave connection and the hanging coffins. But when I asked for a map from the tourism office, I was surprised that there are A LOT of activities that I can try there. Sagada for me is an […]

Sagada Food Trip: Where to Eat

When you go to a place, take time to experience it.One way to do that is to go on a food trip… If you happen to be in Sagada or planning to visit this awesome place anytime soon, then please do not miss checking out the following: 1. The Yoghurt House Sometime in 2012, I […]

Where to Stay in Sagada

Sagada is perhaps one of the top Philippines destinations that you shouldn’t miss. Aside from the natural wonders and action-packed activities, this 5th class municipality allows you to learn more about the Igorot’s culture. Plus, you’ll love the cold weather (colder than Baguio!) and its fresh produce. You don’t have to worry on accommodation as […]

Surviving Sagada’s Cave Connection

One of the highlights of last month’s Sagada trip is the Cave Connection. Anyone who is planning to go to Sagada should never leave the place without trying out this activity. After taking a quick breakfast, I went to the SAGGAS’ office and booked a Cave Connection activity. One of the staff asked me if […]

Going Solo in Sagada

It was in 2012 when I first came across the idea of going to Sagada. It was Grace who opened up the idea about the place and its amazing natural wonders. Due to time constraint, I have totally forgotten about it not until I browse my 2013 Wishlist album in facebook. So, I was thinking, […]

2013 Year-End Post

If I’ll compare 2013 to 2012, I can say that I have traveled more on the previous year. However, I gained significant insights this year that I wouldn’t trade for anything else. Here’s Chasing Places’ 2013 Year-End Review.. January  The adventure in Lake Sebu didn’t happen in 2012 because we arrived there at 6 pm. […]

Chasing Places Spotlight: Tal of The Pinay Wanderer

Chasing Places is not just all about me and my travel stories. This is all about you and the rest of those who wish to travel but are held back by some beliefs and circumstances. I’d like to tell you that anyone, regardless of age, occupation, and gender CAN travel.  Chasing Places Spotlight features travel enthusiasts who will inspire and motivate you to break free from your […]

Better Days Ahead

A lot has happened in the past few weeks and I’m glad that the affected areas of the Super Typhoon Haiyan are now slowly recovering fro what had happened. Personally, there were also these ‘crises’ that I prefer not to disclose But the good thing is, I’m better now and ready to move on. I […]

Why Travel to Mindanao

For years, this largest (major) island in the Philippines has gained negative publicity. Many people have this belief that Mindanao is a ‘dangerous’ place to visit. Yes, some places here require some precautions but it doesn’t mean that you have to tiptoe and keep yourself always on-guard while being here. I think wherever you go, […]