Grand Time at Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo

Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo terminal

Ever since a few years back, I’ve gotten a bit allergic, annoyed, and somewhat scared with the usual New Year celebration in the Philippines. All the big noise and pollution just keep getting worse each year, and I definitely feel a need to escape that sort of thing. A year-end getaway was what I thought would be a relief from the usual noise and dangerous firecrackers. What else could be better than Grande Island in Subic, Olongapo. Continue reading “Grand Time at Grande Island, Subic, Olongapo”

Coron Island Hopping Tour, Coron Palawan

Coron Palawan Island Hopping Tour - Barracuda Lake

Coron Palawan trips are typically mostly island hopping tours simply because Coron is home to some of the world’s most gorgeous beaches and corals. Half the beauty of Coron is beneath the water’s surface. Coron Palawan is a treat to travelers who are into snorkeling, diving, and nature tripping. We joined an organized island hopping tour to explore the different islands of Coron on our first day on the island. Continue reading “Coron Island Hopping Tour, Coron Palawan”

Coron Do-It-Yourself Island Hopping Tour

Coron Palawan mangroves

On our trip to Coron, Palawan, we tried two different ways of exploring the Calamianes group of islands. First, we joined an organized tour via a tour operator. We chose to book with Calamianes Expeditions & EcoTours since it seems to offer relatively cheap island hopping tours. On the next day, we decided to try a DIY (do-it-yourself) island hopping tour of Coron’s islands. Continue reading “Coron Do-It-Yourself Island Hopping Tour”