8 Life Lessons Mountain Climbing Taught Me 23 Jun

  In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~ John Muir   1. Never underestimate a mountain. Be it a minor or a major climb, preparation is the key to meet the demands of going up and down a mountain. Proper training and conditioning physically and mentally will get you through the […]

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Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Chic Shanghai 16 Jun

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” ― Anthony […]

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Two Roads Less Traveled 08 May

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Check out this article by Off the Grid Adventures co-founder Vera Irinco in the latest issue of Carmudi about her personal experiences trekking Mt. Kinabalu and the Everest Base Camp. Learn more about two scenic hiking destinations that are both challenging and inspiring. Read the full article here.

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Off the Grid Adventures – Featured Photos 08 May

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We’ve been featured! The latest issue of Carmudi features photos from Off the Grid Adventures co-founder Vera Irinco. Check out their feature on great driving destinations this summer. Read the full article here.

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7 Memorable Travel Quotes from Movies 26 Mar

Travel Quotes from Movies | Off the Grid Adventures

In case you need more quotes in your life, we’ve compiled 7 memorable travel quotes from wanderlust-inducing movies. If you’re feeling a bit restless from your daily routine, let these words of wisdom ignite your passion for travel and adventure. While you’re at it, check out the films which inspired these travel quotes. See the world through the eyes […]

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10 Ways to Experience Batanes 16 Mar

Lighthouse in Batanes | Off the Grid Adventures

  Mention Batanes and a slew of images come to mind – the vakul, the Ivatans (indigenous people), stone houses and the picturesque lighthouses. You may also associate Batanes with typhoons as roughly 15 typhoons pass through annually, earning its moniker as the typhoon capital of the Philippines. This, coupled with irregular flights, prevented tourists from visiting and […]

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Fujisan Climb: Rain or Shine 25 Sep

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「富士山に一度も登らぬバカ、二度登るバカ」 “He who climbs Mt. Fuji is a wise man; he who climbs twice is a fool.” ~ Japanese Proverb   Mt. Fuji, or Fujisan (3776 meters) as they call it in Japan, is my second international climb after Mt. Kota Kinabalu. Me and my siblings were lucky enough to have joined a few friends in […]

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Puerto Princesa: Your Gateway to Adventure 11 Sep

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“Tourist spots being what they are exist as stops, escapes, getaways, and possibly gateways to other adventures, but Puerto Princesa has roots. More than the number of tourists that are coming in, the people living there leave an indelible mark. More than a tourist spot, it’s a home, and homes are only as good as […]

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Above the Clouds 11 Sep

Mt. Pulag | Off the Grid Adventures Philippines

“Rose, Ian and I joined a scheduled climb of the Off the Grid Adventures team for Mt. Pulag. The schedule was originally for the third week of December, but we had to re-schedule because of bad weather conditions. I already know the organizers because they were also our guides for the Mt. Batulao climb. I […]

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The One With The Mountain Of FIRSTS 06 Aug

Mount Maculot | Off the Grid Adventures Philippines

I therefore conclude I am insane. One of my bosses recently posted a note in our board that says, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results”. I realized, there are many areas in my life where I can declare that I’m insane. And the large […]

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The ONE with the walk among the CLOUDS 11 May

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Not everyone gets to say that they have died and gone to heaven. I can. Mt. Pulag Akiki-Ambangeg Traverse 2016 literally was a walk among a sea of clouds. The majestic and sacred third highest mountain in the Philippines and the highest mountain in Luzon was as amazing as we have expected and much more. But […]

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The ONE with the BUNGY 15 Apr

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When a control freak manages to sum up enough guts to fall of a 50-meter bungy jump, the result is a 3-minute video that consists of a string of profanities not fit for public consumption (and yes, the same video your friends blackmail you with.) Still in our work-related trip in Bangkok, we already decided […]

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The ONE that YOU DATE 11 Mar

Mt. Kinabalu Climb - Off the Grid Adventures

So I stumbled upon my college professor’s travel blog who posted an article about “Don’t Date a Boy Who Travels” inspired by “Date a Boy Who Travels” which in turn was inspired by a blog about “Date a Girl Who Travels” which was in turn inspired by…. yes, the list goes on and on.. Needless […]

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The One with the Third Wheel 10 Feb

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Valentine’s Day has come and gone and officially the “love month” is over.  There was this survey I read that said, Philippines tops as the country with the most widespread feelings of (romantic) love. 93% Pinoys reported they felt love which makes my country the “world leader in love“. Err..Right. I cannot say I belonged to […]

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6 Ways to Enjoy Bohol 30 Sep

I spent one hot and humid birthday in Bohol, an island slowly becoming popular to tourists in the Central Visayas region. Because of the increasing seat sale promos of local airlines, going there has become affordable and easy. If you are pressed for time, here is a rundown of Bohol must-do which you can actually […]

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Photowalk: Marina Bay Singapore 21 May

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Flyer, and Gardens by the Bay are the country’s recent tourist attractions that draw travellers and photography enthusiasts alike to the land of the lions for leisure and a photo walk. To best enjoy and appreciate Singapore’s magnificent structures, you may explore the Marina Bay area around dusk that highlights the cityscape’s […]

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Hundred Islands 17 Mar

Bulkang Mayon. Hagdan-hagdang palayan. Hundred Islands. These are the national wonders that were inculcated to  us in our Sibika at Kultura high school days, which seemed so improbable to reach back then. Ubiquitous tourism campaigns bring us closer to these famous landmarks, bringing to life the photos that were only seen in books before.Hundred Islands is […]

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5 Travel Tips to Hongkong and Macau on a Shoestring Budget 18 Sep

Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life. ~ Jack Kerouac Hongkong and Macau are both cultural and shopping havens – a diverse melting pot of sights, sounds, and food that appeal to travellers all over the world. My sister and […]

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Dios Mamajes (Thank you), Batanes! 16 Apr

Tsunami alert, falowa, rolling hills, coconut crab, palek, yellow rice, bicycle = epic Batanes adventure. This sums up our five days and four nights of unforgettable stay in Batanes. The harrowing Japanese tsunami and nuclear disaster dampened our vacation a bit but we were determined on exploring the 3 idyllic inhabited islands: Batan, Sabtang, and […]

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Biri Rock Formations DIY Itinerary 08 Nov

From the Himalayas, my friend and I decided to take a breather from the freezing weather and traipsed the beautiful and exotic Biri rock formations. This has been one of my dream destinations and it finally came true (thanks to Cebu Pacific’s piso fare!). Located off the coast in Catarman, Northern Samar, Biri’s exquisite rock […]

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Seven Days in Tibet 17 Oct

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost Trivia: Tibet, the world’s highest plateau, has almost the same elevation as Mt. Kinabalu, thus altitude sickness throughout the trip was inevitable. It took us only days SEVEN days to go […]

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