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Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Going on a summer road trip!!!

Don’t you love how things often just fall into place? Just last week, I told a friend of mine that if I was able to seal the deal I was working on, I would take my Bubba on a summer road trip back to the beach. Lo and behold, less than a week later, I got it! I’m really looking forward to getting in my car and heading off to Laiya. Bubba loves getting in the car, but sometimes, I wish I could plan for longer road trips with him so we can go to different places. It’s just kind of difficult to plan it all out because most resorts and hotels do not allow pets. Plus he’s gotten so much bigger already so the front seat, where he prefers to sit, has gotten quite cramped for him.

can't we get a bigger car Mom??? It's too cramped in here!!!!

If only I had an RV or even one of those used motorhomes that will allow me to travel with him more comfortably without having to worry about accommodations, we definitely can travel not just in comfort, but in style too!

Coron: My Must-Visit Travel DiscOVIry!

A few days after my Coron trip earlier this month, I came across several calls for entries to the OVI contests hosted by several bloggers. I quickly scanned my set of photos taken from the trip and selected a few then sent it in to Maki of makieduardo.com.

A few days later, I got the great news! I was the Week 2 Travel DiscOVIries Winner!

I sent in my entry via my OVI email, which is one of the mechanics of the contest. As far as I know, there’s still a week or two in the contest run, but the themes change per week. Anyway, here was what I shared with Maki and why Coron is definitely a Must-Visit Travel DiscOVIry:

There are so many gorgeous places in the Philippines and I was lucky enough to be able to go to Coron, Palawan for a second time this year. This island, which is part of the Calamian group of islands, is definitely a Must-visit travel destination!

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When in Coron, one must definitely go see Kayangan Lake. While the trek to the lake can be a bit physically demanding, it definitely is worth the effort. Half-way through your climb you can detour a bit to the left from the rest area where there is a cave and across, the fabulous view of the island. When you finally make it to the top, you will once again be greeted by serene blue waters and beautiful greens all around.

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Island hopping is also a must-do in this must-visit travel destination. Snorkling in Siete Picados is amazing, but even more than that, there is an actual shipwreck of an old Japanese war ship in what the boatmen would call Skeleton Island. If you look close enough and the waters still, you can see the bow of the sunken ship from your banka.

sunken ship

For a beach bum like me, Coron is an island paradise.

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Atuwayan beach is a little strip of beach near the shipwreck site and it is a perfect destination for a liesurely afternoon soak in the sun, or sea if you’d prefer. There are many other beaches to go to (last year I went to Banol Beach) but what I liked about Atuwayan is that it is really isolated and quiet. The water is so clear that even if you don’t have snorkels, you can see the fish swimming around you :-) Be careful though as there are some sea urchins around.

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Any trip to an island would not be complete without catching the sunset. Coron is definitely no exception. By the pier, all you can do is sit back and watch the amazing beauty of nature right in front of your eyes.

sunset

There are still so many other beautiful places in Coron, like the Twin Lagoon, Maquinit Lake and so much more, but this entry is longer than a blog post already :-) Let me end with saying, however, that for me, Coron should be your next must-visit travel destination.

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