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Malapascua

Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time…

When it comes to diving-focused destinations like Koh Tao, or the Perhentian Islands, or Malapascua, I get a lot of questions about what there is to do for non scuba fans. Malapascua is still deliciously undeveloped, and so in this particular case, the answer might seem to be, well, not a lot. Unless of course you…

Idyllic Malapascua is just a teeny blip on the Philippine's tourism radar in comparison to bigger stars like Boracay or Palawan -- and that's part of what makes it so alluring to those who do make the arduous journey to get there. Those that do are mainly in pursuit of diving experiences that are hard to…

I remember back to years ago, before I first stepped foot in Southeast Asia. I knew that geographically there were different countries here but I couldn't help but picture them as one homogenous lump of rice, temples, and elephants. Of course, it didn't take me long after arrival to begin to appreciate the nuances and individualities…

Our final week in the Philippines was spent in island bliss. We kicked things off in Malapascua, which now rivals Koh Rong, Cambodia, Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia, and Ton Sai, Thailand for Best Beaches title in my book. I truly never wanted to leave, but we decided to take a peek at Bohol before flying back to…