• Chasing Places Spotlight: Toni Rose

  • Things to Do in Sagada

  • Sagada Food Trip: Where to Eat

  • Where to Stay in Sagada

  • Surviving Sagada’s Cave Connection

  • Going Solo in Sagada

  • 2013 Year-End Post

  • Chasing Places Spotlight: Tal of The Pinay Wanderer

  • Better Days Ahead

  • Why Travel to Mindanao

  • Singlehood and Solo Traveling

  • Dumaguete and Siquijor Expenses

  • Where to Stay in Siquijor: Replica Manor

  • Siquijor One Day Itinerary

  • Chasing Places Spotlight: Naprey of Behind the Rolling Chair

  • Daredevil? I’m not.

  • The Unforgettable Jump at Cambugahay Falls

  • Why Siquijor is Worth Checking Out

  • Traveling from Davao City to Maragusan

  • Where to Stay in Maragusan: Haven’s Peak

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, […]

Singlehood and Solo Traveling

“Being alone is not synonymous with being lonely. After all, being in a relationship won’t guarantee happiness.” Maybe it’s the vibe of this coffee shop that inspires me to write this post. As more friends are heading towards married life, I came to ask myself if I wanted to head that way too. I’ve been […]

Dumaguete and Siquijor Expenses

One of the common excuses I heard from people why they’re hesitant to travel is the cost. While you really spend money when traveling, it doesn’t mean that you have to be filthy rich to make it happen. It’s just really a matter of finding ways to do it. There were a lot of challenges […]

Where to Stay in Siquijor: Replica Manor

It was quite a challenge for me to look for a place to stay in Siquijor. It was a long weekend and so people are heading to this island for rest, relaxation, and perhaps spiritual sojourn. Three days before the trip, I already have inquired almost all hotels, hostels, inns, etc in the place and […]

Siquijor One Day Itinerary

We basically only had 1 full day to enjoy the beautiful Siquijor. We initially intend to spend a night there but because of our flight schedule, we need to make last minute decision on heading back to Dumaguete on the same day. Siquijor Day Tour Itinerary If you only have one full day to enjoy […]

Chasing Places Spotlight: Naprey of Behind the Rolling Chair

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 […]

Daredevil? I’m not.

Talk to anyone who has been to Siquijor and one of the places that these people will recommend is the Salagdoong Beach. With its turquoise water and cheap entrance fee (less than PhP 50!), it’s one of the places you shouldn’t miss. The beach is not just famous for its natural beauty but also for […]

The Unforgettable Jump at Cambugahay Falls

One of the reasons why I took swimming lessons last summer was to be able to experience the adrenaline-rushing jump at Cambugahay Falls and Salagdoong Beach. But I guess, the lessons didn’t sink it.. I was so excited while on our way to the falls. Before this trip, I found myself daydreaming about this place […]

Why Siquijor is Worth Checking Out

When some people learned that I’m heading to Siquijor, an island located in Central Visayas, people were asking me the big WHY. You see, Siquijor has been badly portrayed in the Philippine media. It has been perceived as an island of horror – of aswangs and witchcraft. Instead of ending up in long hours of discussion, I […]

Traveling from Davao City to Maragusan

Mindanao is teeming with beauty and those who claimed that it’s a dangerous place to explore miss out something really huge. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, one of the places that I highly recommend is Maragusan. More than just chasing waterfalls, this humble place makes you connect with nature and your self. If […]

Where to Stay in Maragusan: Haven’s Peak

While I love sunny days, I still look for that comforting Baguio-like coolness. Thus, when we were invited by Havens Peak to check out Maragusan and explore their resort, I couldn’t contain my excitement! Together with the other Davao bloggers, we head to Maragusan, Compostela Valley to see what this summer capital of the Davao […]