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Experience Davao Oriental Itinerary

We’re going east with the Davao Bloggers Society Travel Squad this weekend and you can join us… albeit virtually. The Provincial Tourism Office of Davao Oriental has invited Davao Bloggers to see, hear, feel, smell, and taste the best of Davao Oriental. I invite you to experience Davao Oriental with us. Here’s our Davao Oriental Itinerary that’s super packed with activities.

Experience Davao Oriental Itinerary Day 1

Our journey kicks off early tomorrow morning as we leave our beloved Davao City and head to Banaybanay. Our first stop is Cafe Pintatagan. After breakfast, we will be heading to Mount Hamiguitan, a newly declared UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hoping we will see the famed pygmy forest. The next stop is another Heritage Site, Cape San Agustin.

Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental
Dahican Beach, Mati, Davao Oriental

The day will end with dinner at our official residence for the trip, Dahican Cove at Dahican, Mati. The rest of the night will be spent exploring the City of Mati, the provincial capital.

DAY 1, Friday
3 am Departure to Davao Oriental
6 am Breakfast at Cafe Pintatagan
9 am Mount Hamiguitan UNESCO World Heritage Site
1 pm Lunch at Cape San Agustin Heritage Site
6 pm Dinner at Dahican Cove
8 pm Mati City Tour

Experience Davao Oriental Itinerary Day 2

Day 2 of our Experience Davao Oriental trip will begin with a breakfast at Dahican Cove, with the beautiful sunrise over the Pacific Ocean as the backdrop.

We will also be visiting the Sleeping Dinosaur, the Sabangan Museum, the Davao Oriental Provincial Capitol, and the Carmelite Monastery.

Sleeping Dinosaur, Mati, Davao Oriental
Sleeping Dinosaur, Badas, Davao Oriental

The rest of the day will be spent lazing on the shores of my favorite Dahican Beach and a trip to the Mati Park and Baywalk.

DAY 2, Saturday
5 am Sunrise Breakfast at Dahican Cove
8:30 am Sleeping Dinosaur Trek
9:30 am Sabangan Museum Tour
12 noon Lunch at the Provincial Capitol
1:20 pm Carmelite Monastery
2:20 pm Dahican Beaches
5 pm Mati Park and Baywalk
8 pm Dinner at Dahican Cove

Experience Davao Oriental Itinerary Day 3

The last day of our Experience Davao Oriental Tour will begin early at 3 am as the group sets to chase the sunrise at Pusan Point in Caraga. After Pusan Point, we will journey towards Banganga Sunrise Boulevard to taste local delicacies.

On the way home back to Davao City, we will be stopping by two of Davao Oriental’s most popular travel destinations. One stop is the Cateel Riverview Park in Cateel, Davao Oriental. And the last stop is the mesmering Aliwagwag Falls Eco-Park also in Cateel.

DAY 3, Sunday
3 am Departure from Dahican Cove
5 am Sunrise Breakfast at Pusan Point
9 am Baganga Sunrise Boulevard
11 am Lunch Cateel Riverview Park
2 pm Aliwagwag Falls Eco-Park
5 pm Departure for Davao City
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#ThankYou, DBS Fam!

“A grateful heart is a happy heart.”

This is one of the things that I have learned and have lived by. 2016 has been a challenging one for me but the little things remind me that there are always things I should be grateful for and this makes me happy no matter how sad, lonely, or angry I felt. Similarly, AirAsia Philippines aims to inspire me and many others to celebrate the holidays with a grateful heart. Check out their #ThankYou video.

With the spirit of gratitude that AirAsia imbibes, I am more inspired to live each day with a grateful heart.

As we approach the end of 2016 and celebrate the Christmas season, I would like to say #ThankYou to a lot of people… most of all a heartfelt #ThankYou, DBS Fam! <3

2016 has been a challenging one for me as I struggled to make sense of many things. I lost a part of myself somehow but I gained so much more than I could have ever imagined. From strangers, members of my beloved Davao Bloggers Society (DBS) became family to me.

While my family has always been there for me and will forever be my fortress of solitude, I consider DBS as my baby. An organization so close and dear to my heart that when we faced adversity I was heartbroken. Fortunately, DBS rose from the ashes like a phoenix. And it was not because of me or my hardwork. I credit the organization’s resilience and successes to its current officers and more so its members who have risen up to the challenge of contributing to the organization’s success.

We worked hard and played hard. Through our brainstorming meetings, shoots, nakakaumay tambays, food trips, mentoring sessions, Pokemon hunting parties, alak nights, and even more food trips, we became closer. We pushed each other to be better bloggers and better persons. While we are mostly competitive people, we opted to collaborate rather than compete. Taught and learned from each other. Celebrated each other’s victories and successes. We drew strength and inspiration from each other.

Here are some of our best moments together in 2016.

It has been an awesometastic 2016. Definitely, one for the books.

#ThankYou, DBS Fam! Daghang salamat kaayo for giving me a million reasons to work harder, push myself more, be better. Sa dami ng napagdaanan natin ngayong 2016, pinatunayan niyo sa akin na maraming mabubuting tao sa mundo, na hindi sayang ang ating mga pinaghirapan, na marami pa tayong pwedeng gawing kabutihan para sa isa’t isa at para sa ating komunidad. Daghang salamat!

You inspire me in so many ways. Labyu.

PS Wag pasaway at wag niyo akong ipa-high blood. Joke. Pero hindi. CHAROT!

Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0

It’s official. Members of the Davao Bloggers Society (DBS) are flying in to join Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0.

Blogapalooza 2016: Horizons 2.0
Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0

Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0 is happening this Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Novotel Manila Araneta Center. And for the first time ever, bloggers from various blogger organizations in Visayas and Mindanao are joining the event.

Blogapalooza is a the Philippines’ first and largest Business-to-Blogger Networking and Marketing Event. It is a networking opportunity where bloggers and businesses alike have the chance to meet potential partners who will help them grow their respective brands.

Visayas and Mindanao Bloggers at Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0

This year, I along with other members of DBS will be attending the event, not just to network and market our own blogs, but also to represent our organization. Davao Bloggers Society is one of the eight VisMin Bloggers Organizations participating in Blogapalooza.

VisMin Bloggers Organizations at Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0
VisMin Bloggers Organizations at Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0

DBS will be represented by myself, along with Jexx Hinggo, Josef Cagas, Klyde Jarabelo, and Jeffrey Mondia. Also joining are Claudine Claire Chua, Cham Tanteras, and Kezia Marie Medina.

Other VisMin organizations joining Blogapalooza 2016 Horizons 2.0 are:

The event organizers have partnered with Philippine Airlines for our flights and Novotel for our hotel accommodations this weekend.
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