B/Biyahe: Postcard from Bataan

  As summer winds down, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations before we settle indoors. To wrap up this travel-hardy season, new nomad JM Sabariaga (@jm.sabriaga) sends us #LoveLocal all the way from Bataan.  Story behind the snap:  “I like going to unfamiliar places that have breathtaking sceneries and inspire tranquility. Since its proximity […]

B/Biyahe: Teraoka, a Family-Run Farm in Pangasinan

Raffy Teraoka Dacones was living what many millennials would consider a dream: pinballing around Tokyo as an interior designer. Amid furnishing the homes of strangers, however, the twentysomething yearned for another sense of home. Last year, he returned to his mom Annabelle’s homeland and with his parents, three brothers, and three sisters, helps run the […]

B/Biyahe: Postcard from Mt. Pulag

At the start of 2016, BENCH BLOG emphasizes a rediscovery of domestic destinations as a grand resolution. Through the year, we field postcards from our favorite new nomads: travelers who inspire wanderlust through their itinerant Instagram feeds. This week, nomadic couple Tin Bejar and Jason Chua send us #LoveLocal all the way from Mt. Pulag in […]

B/BIYAHE: Balay Dako & Batangas Boating with Kito Zialcita

  After a season of chasing waves and waterfalls from Taytay to Baler, B/BIYAHE dives back into the staple destinations of summers past. Amid the higher altitude in Tagaytay, new concepts have risen rapidly in the past couple years, from mini-amusement parks to art galleries. And further down south to the old reliable that is […]

B/Biyahe: Taytay Falls with Kimi Juan & Thomas Caja

  As we’ve seen in classics like Bonnie & Clyde and A Life Less Ordinary, love is more exciting when it’s on the run. Even sweeter: when both people can take some great photos along the way. Putting the romance in wanderlust are Thomas Caja and Kimi Juan, who have racked up quite the Instagram […]

B/Biyahe: Liliw, Laguna with Chef Justin Sarabia

Words by Margarita Buenaventura For many of us, the provincial life is an escape—a welcome change from city life. It’s when we stop thinking and simply enjoy. But for Chef Justin Sarabia of Rural Kitchen, heading to the province is more than a chill out jaunt: it’s a muse for his craft. Justin spent several […]