Beaches

Nacpan Beach: To Go or Not To Go (and Spend P1500)

Nacpan Beach: To Go or Not To Go (and Spend P1500)

SGMT — I’ll be honest: if the tricycle driver hadn’t offered to take us to Nacpan Beach for P1000 — instead of the usual P1500 — I might never have gone. Nacpan Beach has been described in superlatives ranging from “the best beach in El […]

Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach

Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach

SGMT | Sunset at Marimegmeg Beach —  Do yourself a favor. If you’re going to El Nido, set aside at least one day for beach bumming. Spend a lazy afternoon at Marimegmeg Beach and stick around for the sunset. You won’t regret it. * * […]

Island Hopping in El Nido: Combo Tour A & C

Island Hopping in El Nido: Combo Tour A & C

SGMT —  It was our first time in El Nido, and it wouldn’t be our last — or so our guides assured us. According to both Jack, the tricycle driver we engaged on our arrival in town, and Sam, the boatman who led our island hopping tour the next […]

Blue and Good

Blue and Good

SGMT —  At this time last week I was with my family on a beach in Davao.  This week, right now, past midnight, my sunburned little nose is still stuck in front of the computer because I have to catch up on all the work I wasn’t able to do […]

Malapascua

Malapascua

* White sand, hot sun, blue green waters, and heavenly mango pancakes. Summer is descending on the Philippines and nothing quite says fun in the sun like a day at the beach. In Cebu we’re blessed with beautiful beaches — not in the city center […]

“Postcards from Home”

“Postcards from Home”

Pandanon is a small island off the eastern coast of Cebu, where I live. It is easily accessible by outrigger boats departing from Mactan Island and is a favorite destination for island hopping. I don’t get to visit this postcard-worthy beach as often as I would like, […]

A day at the beach is for everyone

A day at the beach is for everyone

It’s low tide in Boracay, and this little puppy is having quite the beach adventure. (Boracay Island, Philippines, 2011)   © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved.

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Boracay

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Boracay

Local children frolicking in the waters of Boracay island, Philippines. (2011)   © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Boracay

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Boracay

The glorious sunsets are just one of the reasons why people flock to Boracay island, Philippines. (2011)   © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Cebu

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: Cebu

Island hopping is a popular pasttime in Cebu and Pandanon island is one of the most popular stops. (Cebu, Philippines, 2010)   © Small-Town Girls, Midnight Trains. All rights reserved. Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette