Photo Guide Tours: ARDENT HOT SPRINGS RESORT

Ardent Hot Springs Resort Located in Mambajao, Camiguin Discovered in the early 1980s, this was literally a steaming hot river of water flowing down Mt. Hibuk-Hibuk. It was so hot, you could actually boil an egg in it! Well, it would take about 30 minutes, but yes, a hard-boiled egg you would get. And becauseContinue reading “Photo Guide Tours: ARDENT HOT SPRINGS RESORT”

My Philippine Adventure (Camiguin Trip) by Karen Haycox

MY PHILIPPINE ADVENTURE by Karen L. Haycox (Camiguin Trip) So after the reunion take a side trip to Camiguin Island. There is huge sentimental value in this for me – it’s where I first fell in love with snorkeling. Daddy is not pleased with this development as he is highly protective and is convinced I’llContinue reading “My Philippine Adventure (Camiguin Trip) by Karen Haycox”

CAGAYAN DE ORO, Where Are We Now?

On the night of December 16, 2011 (Friday), just before midnight, an event occurred in Cagayan de Oro that changed the way we look at Philippine weather cycles.  It was an experience so unexpected, so unprecedented and so disastrous that whenever it rains now, we fear a repeat of the catastrophe that wiped out moreContinue reading “CAGAYAN DE ORO, Where Are We Now?”

I Really, Really Like Bohol

This is the third time I have come to Bohol.  The first was in 2007, with my cousin, her husband, my husband and my mom.  We stayed on Panglao Island and did the Countryside Tour.  The second time was last year (2010), with a group of tour guides, attending the First National Tour Guides Convention.Continue reading “I Really, Really Like Bohol”

My Goal: The Philippines

In a 1997 workshop I attended, I wrote down 100 goals and dreams.  One of them was to visit all the islands of the Philippines. The actual decision to do it came when we literally fell into the tourism business in 2002.  We were invited to join a public transportation group and I became aContinue reading “My Goal: The Philippines”

I Know What You’re Gonna Do This Summer!

I bet you don’t know why I know this.. Let’s be psychic for a moment..  We know that this year 2011 is the Chinese Year of the Metal Rabbit and that it means it will be a year of prosperity especially for those with businesses dealing with metal and alloy.  In other words, those whoContinue reading “I Know What You’re Gonna Do This Summer!”

My Love Affair with Camiguin

I have been going to Camiguin for as long as I could remember. The very first visit was in 1981, I think.  I was 7 years old.  Back then, there was only one barge company in operation, bringing passengers to and from Balingoan Port to Benoni Port twice a day – one in the earlyContinue reading “My Love Affair with Camiguin”