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Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao

Juan for Fun Backpackers Explore Davao Text and photos by Jojie Alcantara Five adventurous teams composed of 15 energetic college students with high self-motivation and thirst for exploration were selected through video auditions for the first Cebu Pacific Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge in the Philippines. Opening this wonderful opportunity to the youth is the country’s largest flag carrier, Cebu Pacific, which offers six destinations to explore in a budget travel competition from August 29 to September 2. Each team is given P30,000 allowance where the primary goal is to accomplish the most number of fun activities in Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Iloilo and Manila. The team who was able to spend the least amount of money wins 12 Cebu Pacific tickets to any domestic or international destination of their choice, 3 hotel accommodation packages and 3 Canon S100 cameras. During the Davao race as the 4th leg of the backpacker challenge, Team Bukidnon won the fastest crocodile relay, pomelo peeling and durian eating at the Davao Crocodile Park. Gracing the event opening …

Destination Mati: Travel Photography Workshop

(downloadable poster above) DESTINATION MATI: A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES BY RHONSON NG AND JOJIE ALCANTARA (June 16-17, 2012) In photo: Dahican at Daybreak (Mati, Davao Oriental) Jojie Alcantara, May 2012 Dahican, the popular and most beautiful beach in my birthplace Mati, is an extended strip of stunning white beach lined with coconut trees, facing sparkling turquoise waters that ebb and flow wildly into the Pacific, inviting adventurous skimboarders to surf in glee. But there is more to Mati than sand and sea, and glorious island hopping. When I am in Mati, I always arrange for my early (4am) sunrise shoot, to capture early risers, and fishermen returning from their catch, while locals run to assist with the boat. Here, they are able to get free meals from the fisherman. In line with the coming PUJADA BAY FESTIVAL of Mati this June, we are announcing our travel photography workshop on June 16-17, which includes the sunrise shoot along Dahican. Limited slots only. Email or * * * * Tweet

Are You Mad About Travel?

  Looking for a refreshing travel jumpstart? The Travel Club’s Mad About Travel is back, with this year’s theme: Fitness and Relaxation. Expect it in four key cities in the country, on March, April, July and October of 2012. If stress is at its height and the mind and body is in utter exhaustion, a relaxing getaway might just be the best cure. To offer a variety of ideas, The Travel Club brings back the Mad About Travel. This year’s event centers on Fitness and Relaxation. It is set in several areas nationwide: TriNoma on March 16-18, Abreeza Davao on May 18-20, Ayala Center Cebu on July 20-22, and Glorietta on October 12-14. Discover one of Philippines’ most picturesque destinations, learn about travel agency benefits, find new air flight offerings and get great deals on discounted premium luggage and bags. The event will include exciting games and a raffle of airline flights, hotel accommodations, gift certificates from event partners and special discounts on premium products. Mad About Travel was created by The Travel Club back …