Notes on the Camino Ignaciano: Communing with Nature at the Aizkorri-Artz Natural Park

  Day 2:  Arantzazu to Araia  Distance:  17.7 kilometers   You were told that in terms of difficulty,  it would be a moderate walk. But that you could handle it despite the 17.7-kilometer distance. And besides, the Aizkorri-Artz Natural Park is beautiful! Questions arise: will you make it? More importantly, will you make it in one piece? …

JesCom invites pilgrims to join Camino Ignaciano

If you’re into contemplative walking and are thinking of going on a pilgrimage, why not join the Camino Ignaciano in Spain this September? Jesuit Communications Foundation (JesCom), the media arm of the Philippine province of the Society of Jesus, invites travel enthusiasts to join Camino Ignaciano, a pilgrimage that traces the journey taken by St. …

Tired of Huge Crowds in Gold Coast? Then Visit These 3 Hidden Gems

The Gold Coast is well-known for its amazing beaches, free parks, and prime barbecue spots. Families love visiting the coast as a lot of spots are kid-friendly. You might be thinking about visiting the Surfer’s Paradise Beach, Coolangatta Beach, Springbrook National Park, The Rockpools, and other well-known spots in the GC, but what about the …

Tambok’s: Ilonggo Comfort Food in El Nido

a review by Joanna Ruiz   “Maayo-gandang gabi!” Josef Sagemüller says to a security guard, and quickly laughs at himself. Bacolod-born and bred and German-educated Josef has just opened a restaurant in El Nido, Palawan, and is still getting used to the language differences, although Ilonggo is one of the dialects commonly spoken in El Nido. …

Travelling the World with Retrato

Thinking of following the Inca Trail in Peru? Or going to off-the-beaten-track spots in New Zealand? Maybe my friend, photographer Dody Peña, can help. Dody is the publisher of Retrato and has recently become a travel consultant. Here, he talks about his profound love for travel and how his experience may be able to help …