Bantayan Island

Island Life

Every once in while you find a hidden gem, an island where there are not many tourists and you can experience the true island life. I have traveled around a lot in the Philippines and have been to some pretty neat places but when I decided to visit Bantayan Island off the coast of Cebu […]

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Five Travel Accessories You Don’t Have to Pack, But Why Wouldn’t You?

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