Travel Log

A Filipina and a Cheesesteak!

While visiting Guam this week, we stopped in at the Air Force Base Exchange Food Court one day for lunch. After living in the Philippines for nearly 3 years, it was an easy lunch choice for me to make…I was having a Philly Cheesesteak! My wife decided on Popeye’s Chicken so as she walked over […]

A Trip to Biri Island, Samar

Time for Biri Island Being Retired in Samar, anyone would think that after living here for over two years, we would have already visited the beautiful rock formations at Biri Island. So when my friend and his visiting father dropped in on us for a visit at our house where we live just west of […]

Tacloban and Back!

This past Tuesday, we took a drive down to Tacloban City on the neighboring island of Leyte to get our car serviced. Tacloban is the closest Mitsubishi dealer around, so that becomes thee destination when the kilometers add up to an oil change and needed service on the car. It also provides us with an […]

I Found Scenery at Alona Beach, Bohol, Philippines

Sweet Mango Moment…. During our recent Island hopping adventure, we visited Cebu, stayed in Bohol at the Sun Avenue Hotel close to the waterfront, and visited Panglao Island. In Bohol, after visiting the Chocolate Hills, and Tarsier Conservatory, we had lunch on the Rio Verde Floating Restaurant on the Loboc River, and then visited the […]

Looking for a Hotel near NAIA – Manila?

Budget Hotel Near Airport As much as I’ve traveled here in the Philippines, I don’t know why it took me so long to find a permanent hotel site where I can stay with confidence and relative safety. Many times I will fly in and out of Manila and I have stayed at several of the […]

An Auto Dealer Adventure in Tacloban, Philippines

Live and Learn…Again! Several months ago, my wife and I were visiting up in Bataan Province where her sister lives and where we also have friends in and around the Subic Bay area. While there, we decided to buy a new car from Mitsubishi. We settled on a compact and sporty little G4 Mirage GLX. […]

Re-Transformation of Subic Bay, Philippines?

The New Olongapo City. As NIKE® used to spell out in their commercials, sometimes you “Just Do It”, and in my case, I had to “do it” in order to answer the question for myself. I lived and worked in the Subic Bay Freeport Zone (or SBFZ as it is now called) years ago and […]

A Trip to Veriato Falls, Northern Samar

Veriato Falls Recently my wife and I accompanied some friends, Thomas and Maria, on a day filled outing with our motorcycles which took us northward along the coast of Western Samar, into Northern Samar. We stopped along the way several times for some photo taking and to stretch our legs and we eventually ended up […]

Video – Exploring the Philippines; Caving in Samar

TREXPLORE Adventures Joni Bonifacio of TREXPLORE Adventures is once again with his Italian caving visitors who keep coming back to Samar for more extreme adventure. With many kilometers of underground river yet to explore, each day brings more mapping, more adventure, and more fun in the Philippines. The first part of the video features visits to […]