A Weekend in Palm Springs

First stop of our western USA road trip: Palm Springs – a desert resort city within the Coachella Valley, California My flight from New York to Palm Springs was around 9 hours, including stopovers. Arriving at the Palm Springs Int’l Airport is a lovely way to start your vacation. With its open-air concourse, cute shops, easy-to-navigate size,…

101 Thoughts I Had While On The Treadmill

Let’s get it on. Which machine should I use? How about this? Okay. Press. Start. Choose ‘ Speed Interval’ workout. Set the time: 30 mins. Jog speed? 5 mph. Run speed? 8 mph. Are you sure, Isabela? Fine. Lower it to 6 mph. You can always increase it anyway. It’s starting. I’m feeling good. Don’t…

Mt. Maculot – Travel Guide

How to get there? Take a bus to Lemery, Batangas and then, ask the driver to drop you off at Cuenca. From there, ride a tricycle to the jump-off point. Ask your driver to pass by the Registration Area near the Cuenca Barangay Hall where you can register and pay the 20 php fee. At…

USA Travel Bucket List Update

Originally posted on I See Bela:
Days before my flight to the USA, I put together a little bucket list of things of I hope to experience in the land of stars of stripes.  Luckily, I’ve done most of them for the 2 months that I’ve been here. I can’t imagine that I could go…

Mt. Batulao: Easy to Climb, Easy to Love

As an archipelago of 7,107 islands and a tropical country blessed with some of the world’s greatest biodiversity, it is a given that the Philippines can serve as a good playground for both beginner and seasoned hikers alike. In Nasugbu, Batangas, there lies one of the most climbed mountains in the country due to its…

Mt. Daraitan – Travel Guide

How to Get There For Public Transportation: At the EDSA- Shar Crossing, ride a UV express (70 pesos) or a jeepney (57 pesos) to Tanay, Rizal. The trip would take you 1.5 hours. Upon arriving the Tanay market, ride a tricycle (120/person but you can haggle) to Barangay Daraitan. For Private Vehicles: Head out to…