We traveled around the Philippines’ northernmost island, Luzon, for under two weeks, checking out an active volcano and the mountains. Most people think of gorgeous beaches when envisioning the Philippines. But of course there’s more than that here. The northern islands’ best attractions are mountains, forests and cooler weather. Since Manila, where we were starting […]

We left at 1 in the afternoon. Being the budgeting backpackers that we are, we chose public over private transportation to reach Intramuros, the most historic Spanish section of Manila. There, a mere 7.7 kilometers away, we would be able to see the remnants of an ancient wall, an iconic citadel, a church, and a cathedral from the […]