Purposeful Exploration with MAD Travel

It’s break time at the Yangil community, the urge to sleep off a spectacular lunch a natural inclination. We had some Filipino classics: tinola, adobo, fried tilapia, and of course, a little mango to top it all off. Coupled with some homemade lemongrass tea, the meal was just what the doctor ordered. The day had begun more than six hours ago. Liw-Liwa’s Circle … Read More

Masasa Beach In Tingloy, Batangas: A Quick & Cheap Weekend Beach Getaway

Listen, we get it: sometimes, life in the city just becomes too hectic and you need to get away for the weekend. The awesome thing about living in Metro Manila is that there are plenty of hideaway spots not too far away from the city: and Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas is quickly becoming one of the secret favorites among … Read More

Your First Steps to a Life of Passion and Travel (Without Going Broke)

There has never been a time in history when travel and work have coexisted so seamlessly. With faster and more reliable internet connections, and the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, committing to a life of exploration no longer requires putting your career on hold. The company Upwork (formerly oDesk) is perhaps the best example of just how little location matters … Read More

Wandering in El Nido

The last time I went to El Nido was for a magazine assignment. It was in fact, the very first travel assignment I got from the publication. It was very focused on the resort and its neighbouring islands, which was a treat, but I was pretty curious about what the regular tours would be like and what they had to … Read More

Photo Essay: The Beauty of Baler

Visited by hundreds if not thousands of people every week, Baler has bloomed from a quiet little place into a famous tourist destination in the Philippines. Every once in a while we travel 5 hours from the city to surf it’s waves. We’ve felt quite at home here, getting to know some of the locals who in our opinions are the … Read More

Flowing in Bahay Kalipay, Palawan

“It’s just like tuning guitar strings”, as El Kalinado, a man from France explains meditation and how it affects your body, mind, and soul. “If the guitar is tuned, then it creates beautiful music”. I walked inside Bahay Kalipay with no expectations, telling myself that I would be open to whatever I learn in this place. Little did I know that it … Read More

One for the Road Pocket Blanket

What we love about this pocket blanket is that it’s ultra compact, water resistant, has an easy-pack pattern, is puncture resistant, and has an attached storage pouch. If you’re looking for lightweight beach mats, this is the perfect choice. Bring it to the beach, music festivals, concerts, anywhere the road takes you. Get your own Pocket Blanket at One for … Read More