If you are planning a family camping trip this summer, here are some useful tips that I want to share to make sure that planned camping with the kids is not only a fun experience but should also be safe for all the participants.
Prior to camping, you have to select in advance which tent to use, its advisable to borrow or buy a bigger tent to accommodate all participants. Then, you have to practice assembling the tents in your garage or your backyard, you don’t want to go to the camping site and finds out some are missing right? It’s best to practice so you can install the tent faster.
I am sure you have selected where to camp already. Just make sure that a thorough check on the area, hiking areas, points of interest, what are the amenities offered, and accessibility to first aid.
You then have to create a checklist so you don’t forget anything. Here are my suggestions in the list: cooking utensils, food containers, frying pan, bucket, stove, gear such as a frying pans, map, sleeping bags, first aid kits, flashlights, garbage bags, toiletries, sunscreen, ointments, insect repellent, rain coats, jackets.
Try to bring several canned goods. Would suggest to prepare some food while still at home and put them in the containers. You don’t want to spend most of your time preparing for the food.
Even if you are at home, or in camping grounds, always remember to take care of Mother Nature thus throw your rubbish at the proper compost tumbler.
Sleeping under the stars, communing with nature, and camping with the kids – what else do you want in life? Just enjoy the time with your family.
Bukidnon is a landlocked province in Mindanao which is considered to be its food basket and the home of the finest and sweetest pineapples in the Philippines. But, there’s more to it than just pineapples!
There is no sea in Bukidnon but you’ll surely be amazed by its lakes, springs, rivers and waterfalls. Just along the Sayre Highway in Sumilao, Bukidnon, you’ll be able to see the
For fishing or boating or day tour excursion, the Lake Apo in Valencia is highly recommended. It is 24-hectares wide and 85-ft deep and has been dubbed as the cleanest and greenest inland body of water in Northern Mindanao. Another wonder-lake in Bukidnon is the Lake Pinamaloy in Don Carlos which can also be seen from the highway. It is a guitar-shaped freshwater lake that’s often used as picnic and fishing area. Another fishing area in Bukidnon is the Malagaha Lake which is a fishing ground for mudfish and a hunting area for wild ducks.
If swimming is your game, don’t miss to visit the Dila Falls whose waters is pleasantly cool, or the Mangima Park where you can also do horseback riding, or its numerous spring resorts such as RR Family Spring Resort which is overlooking the Pulangi Lake.
For thrill and adrenaline-rush seekers, don’t miss the Dahilayan Adventure Park. Experience for yourself their breathtaking and heart-pumping ziplines which has been dubbed as Asia’s longest dual zip-line. Its lunchpoint is 4,700-ft above sea level and at an stretch of 840-m. Aside from the zip lines, you may also ride down the hill with the Zorb or dine with your family and friends inside a theme park with lots of pine trees.
As per the mountain trekkers, Mt. Kitanglad is perfectly right for you. It is the second-highest mountain in the Philippines which towers up to 9,000-ft therefore reaching its summit would surely be a challenge to the climbers. Attempting the “Mt. Dulang-dulang – Mt. Kitanglad Traverse” is also considered bby some as one of the top 5 most challenging climbs in the country.
Bukidnon is also known for its many caves. One of which is the Sumalsag Cave which is one of the longest. Its total length is approximately 1,859-m. Aside from the delights and adventures you’ll get in exploring this cave, it other unique feature is its exit where one has to dive underwater to get to the other side of the wall of the exit passage.
When you’re in Bukidnon and you love golf, missing out the Del Monte Golf and Country Club would be a loss. The world-class golf course is 6,390 yards, par-72, and is made up of 18 holes. It is located within the pineapple plantation of Del Monte Philippines, Inc.
If you’re in for spiritual retreat, the Monastery of Transfiguration would be a good place to do so. It is nestled in the slopes of Malaybalay and hidden in its hills and trees thus offering solitude and serenity.
Bird watching is also an enjoyable thing to do in Bukidnon. The Bird Watch Tower in Lalawan, Dalwangan, Bukidnon houses the Philippine Eagle and is a host to rare bird species like the Philippine hanging parakeet, giant scops, owl, and species of the flycatcher, Brahmin kite and jungle fowls.
Indeed, Bukidnon is not just the home of sweet pineapples but of beautiful sights and spots as well. Touring around Bukidnon and enjoying the wonders its offering would surely be an experience of a lifetime. So, pack up your bags and enjoy Bukidnon’s wonders first-hand!
Philippines is a tropical country gifted not just with beautiful landscapes, splendid beaches, volcanoes and fascinating tropical forests but also with numerous waterfalls distributed in its different parts.
This is the Tinuy-an waterfall located in Bislig, Surigao del Sur and is the 10th tallest waterfall in the country with its 180-ft height and also considered as the widest with its 95-m width. It is touted as the Niagara Falls in the Philippines.
This magnificent waterfall is the Alalum Falls located along the Sayre Highway in town of Sumilao in the province of Bukidnon. It is 148-ft high and is surrounded by lush green forest.
In Cateel, Davao Oriental lies the highest waterfall fall in the country, the Aliwagwag Falls. It is approximately 388-m high and its cascade has 13 rapids which look like a stairway with 84 steps of varying heights. This magnificent wonder-fall is situated in the middle of a virgin forest.
The second highest waterfall in the country is the Limusudan Falls which is located in Iligan City. It is a two-teired falls which has a combined height of 870-ft.
Undoubtedly, Pagsanjan Falls which is located in the province of Laguna is one of the most popularly-visited falls in the country. Its wondrous beauty fascinates not just the locals but as well as the tourists.
Maria Cristina Falls
Of course, who would forget this well-known 320-ft high Maria Cristina falls of the Angus River in Iligan City which is not just famous for its hydroelectric use but also with its famous legend pertaining to its being a “twin fall”.
These waterfalls, as well as the rest not mentioned, are the natural assets of the country. So let’s preserve and protect them for enjoying there waters and view is one of the countless pleasures that makes us proud to be Filipinos!
Everytime I travel, my colleagues noticed that I don’t put any makeup on, not even my favorite accessories, not even my fancy bags and high-heeled shoes. I try to keep as simple as possible so I can focus more on taking photographs, enjoying the scenes and not worry about my makeup smudges and aching feet. But one thing I don’t forget and don’t go out without, it’s my eb5 facial cream. It’s my only armor to protect my face.
As soon as I know the itinenary for the day, that’s the time I dress up accordingly! I also make sure I have comfortable shoes and clothes, because when you say travel/trip – means you walk!