Through the summer, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations. Through this travel-hardy season, we field postcards from our favorite nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, new nomad Rachel Halili (@rachelhalili) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Punta Fuego in Batangas.
Story behind the snap: “My dad’s friend was generous enough to invite us to experience his speed boat. It was a sunny morning and we managed to fit three families and two dogs on the boat. We cruised along the coastline of Nasugbu and spent the day on an isolated cove grilling sandwiches, sharing stories over drinks, swimming with our dogs, and meeting new people who came along.”
Local thing to love about this destination: “I love how the coastline is filled with isolated coves, jagged rock formations, and tiny islands along the bay. I’ve been to this place before but it’s always a new experience because of the company and the many places you can explore in the area.”
Travel Tip: “Club Punta Fuego is a members-only private resort and doesn’t allow walk-ins. But that shouldn’t stop you from experiencing the beautiful coves and islands of Nasugbu. Members can invite guests as an extension of their membership privileges.”